Passion Quotes

A grand passion is the privelege of people who have nothing to do.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
There has never been a perfect government, because men have passions and if they did not have passions, there would be no need for government.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

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
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Any piece of clothing can be sexy with a quietly passionate woman inside it.
Anonymous
Some people think only intellect counts knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy.
Dean Koontz
Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
Jean de La Fontaine
Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint.
Alexander Hamilton
I have no mercy or compassion for a society that crushes people, and then penalizes them for not being able to stand up under the weight.
Malcom X, My counselor, Mrs. Ross
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
Eric Hoffe
Who is wise He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful He that governs his passions. Who is rich He who is content. Who is that Nobody.
Benjamin Franklin
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.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carve
Sexual pleasure is, I agree, a passion to which all others are subordinate but in which they all unite.
Marquis de Sade
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
Chuang - Tzu, On Leveling All Things
The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
Mark Twain
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
No deep and strong feeling, such as we may come across here and there in the world, is unmixed with compassion. The more we love, the more the object of our love seems to us to be a victim.
Boris Pasternak
What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself.
Roland Barthes, Esprit
He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires and fears is more than a King.
John Milton
The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the ideals of American society.
Robert Francis Kennedy
Intellectual passion dries out sensuality.
Leonardo da Vinci, The Notebooks
Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.
Paul Eldridge
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
The Dalai Lama
Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth.
Umberto Eco
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong - - Because someday you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carve
A compassionate government keeps faith with the trust of the people and cherishes the future of their children.
Lyndon B. Johnson
It is essential to know that to be a happy person, a happy family, a happy society, it is very crucial to have a good heart, that is very crucial. World peach must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just the absence of violence but the manifestation of human compassion.
Dalai Lama, (in exile) Associated Press, 5/14/01
Let thy chief fort and place of defense be a mind free from passions. A stronger place and better fortified than this, hath no man.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius
Yer beautiful in yer wrath! I shall keep you, and in responding to my passions, yer hatred will kindle into love.
John Wayne, (as Genghis Kahn to Susan Hayward in the move The Conqueror) 1956
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
Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still.
Robert Sternberg
Error always addresses the passions and prejudices; truth scorns such mean intrigue, and only addresses the understanding and the conscience.
Azel Backus
We should every night call ourselves to an account; What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired? Our vices will abort of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.
Seneca
Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life. Too many of us divide and dissipate our energies in debating actions which should be taken for granted.
Ralph W. Sockman
Compassion for myself is the most powerful healer of them all.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice that produces beggars needs restructuring.
Martin Luther King
He fell in love with himself at first sight, and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful. Self - Love seems so often unrequited.
Anthony Powell