Passion Quotes

Friendship is the allay of our sorrows, the ease of our passions, the discharge of our oppressions, the sanctuary to our calamities, the counselor of our doubts, the clarity of our minds.
Jeremy Taylo
He was then in his fifty - Fourth year, when even in the case of poets reason and passion begin to discuss a peace treaty and usually conclude it not very long afterwards.
G. C. Lichtenberg

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
Theodore isaac rubin - compassion for myself is the most powerful healer...
George sand - the capacity for passion is both cruel and divine....
Leo rosten - i cannot believe that the purpose of life is...

Passion is the source of our finest moments, the joy of love, the clarity of hatred, and the ectasy of grief.
Ty King, Written for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, episode Passion, voice over by David Boreanaz
As in political so in literary action a man wins friends for himself mostly by the passion of his prejudices and the consistent narrowness of his outlook.
Joseph Conrad
Passion governs, and she never governs wisely.
Benjamin Franklin, In response to the situation of the colonists
He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.
John Milton
The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman.
Honore de Balzac
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
Matters of religion should never be matters of controversy. We neither argue with a lover about his taste, not condemn him, if we are just, for knowing so human a passion.
George Santayana
The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.
Elizabeth Hardwick
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
The work of art must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself and carry you away. It is the means by which the artist conveys his passion. It is the current which he puts forth which sweeps you along in his passion.
Auguste Renoi
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
Eric Hoffe
You can overcome any obstacles by asking the right questions of the right people at the right time, then act on that advice with passion.
Dan Surface, The One Business Book You Absolutely Must Own!
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
Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have right that these wants should be provided for, including the want of a sufficient restraint upon their passions.
Edmund Burke
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
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Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - How passionately I hate them.
Albert Einstein
Private passions grow tired and wear themselves out political passions, never.
Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine
He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires and fears is more than a King.
John Milton
Facts are stubborn things and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
John Quincy Adams
The first glance at History convinces us that the actions of men proceed from their needs, their passions, their characters and talents and impresses us with the belief that such needs, passions and interests are the sole spring of actions.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
It is with our passions, as it is with fire and water, they are good servants but bad masters.
Aesop
Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.
Paul Eldridge
Shallow understanding accompanies poor compassion, great understanding goes with great compassion.
Tich Nhat Han, The sun my heart
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
Feeling passionate about something is like getting a peak at your soul smiling back at you.
Amanda Medinge
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
Aristotle
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
Bertrand Russell, Autobiography
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
What a mistake to suppose that the passions are strongest in youth The passions are not stronger, but the control over them is weaker They are more easily excited, they are more violent and apparent but they have less energy, less durability, less intense and concentrated power than in the maturer life.
Edward Bulwer - Lytton
Wars begin in the minds of man, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace.
U Thant
Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after.
Alexander Pope
The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual - - when it begins to ignore the passions, the motions - - It becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.
Isaac Bashevis Singe
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