Passion Quotes

Being religious means asking passionately the question of the meaning of our existence and being willing to receive answers, even if the answers hurt.
Paul Johannes Tillich
The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman.
Honore de Balzac

There is no passion like that of a functionary for his function.
Georges Clemenceau
Joseph addison - to be exempt from the passions with which others...
Samuel taylor coleridge - all thoughts, all passions, all delights whatever...
Leonardo da vinci, the notebooks - intellectual passion dries out sensuality....

He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires and fears is more than a King.
John Milton
Educate your children to self - Control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes to society.
Daniel Webste
Matters of religion should never be matters of controversy. We neither argue with a lover about his taste, nor condemn him, if we are just, for knowing so human a passion.
George Santayana
Control thy passions, lest they take vengeance on thee.
Epictetus
Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
Jean de La Fontaine
Things fall apart the center cannot hold Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.
William Butler Yeats
It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them by the force of the very passion they have suppressed and think themselves superior to.
George Santayana
Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procrustes turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today I knew it then as purpose.
Bette Davis
This duality has been reflected in classical as well as modern literature as reason versus passion, or mind and the unconscious. There are moments in each of our lives when our verbal - Intellect suggests one course, and our heart or intuition, another.
Robert
Compassion for myself is the most powerful healer of them all.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
It is by no means self - Evident that human beings are most real when most violently excited; violent physical passions do not in themselves differentiate men from each other, but rather tend to reduce them to the same state.
Thomas Elliot
The artist, depicting man disdainful of the storm and stress of life, is no less reconciling and healing than the poet who, while endowing Nature and Humanity, rejoices in its measureless superiority to human passions and human sorrows.
Berenson
You can make those promises with just as much passion the second time around. Such is the regenerative power of the human heart.
Marion Wink, O Magazine, 2003
A grand passion is the privelege of people who have nothing to do.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Maybe you are the cool generation... If coolness means a capacity to stay calm and use your head in the service of ends passionately believed in, then it has my admiration.
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
Fear grows out of the things we think it lives in our minds. Compassion grows out of the things we are, and lives in our hearts.
Barbara Garrison
Playing seems to be both disinterested and passionate at the same time disinterested in that it is not for real, and passionate in the absorption it requires.
Oliver Bevan
I cannot believe that the purpose of life is merely to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate. I think it is above all to matter, to count, to stand for something. To have it make some difference that you lived at all.
Leo Rosten
Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions, but regulates them.
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Love works in miracles every day such as weakening the strong, and strengthening the weak making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools favouring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy - Turvy.
Marguerite de Valois
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Rose Dorothy Franken
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
Honore De Balzac
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
Aristotle
Private passions grow tired and wear themselves out political passions, never.
Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine
Passion governs, and she never governs wisely.
Benjamin Franklin, In response to the situation of the colonists
It is knowledge that influences and equalizes the social condition of man; that gives to all, however different their political position, passions which are in common, and enjoyments which are universal.
Benjamin Disraeli
The worst sin - Perhaps the only sin - Passion can commit, is to be joyless.
Dorothy L. Sayers, O Magazine, September 2003
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is god, just, and beautiful, of which it is the invisible, but never less, dazzaling, passionate, and eternal form.
Plato
If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential - - For the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
S? ren Kierkegaard
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
Eric Hoffe
When the habitually even - Tempered suddenly fly into a passion, that explosion is apt to be more impressive than the outburst of the most violent amongst us.
Margery Allingham, Death of a Ghost, 1934
He who feels no compassion will become insane.
Hasidic Saying
Make no judgements where you have no compassion.
Anne McCaffrey