Passion Quotes

Great wisdom is generous petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
Chuang - Tzu
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

What can I wish to the youth of my country who devote themselves to science? ... Thirdly, passion. Remember that science demands from a man all his life. If you had two lives that would not be enough for you. Be passionate in your work and in your searching.
Ivan Pavlov
George santayana - it is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon...
Abraham joshua heschel - a religious man is a person who holds god and man...
Oliver bevan - playing seems to be both disinterested and...

Their element is to attack, to track, to hunt, and to destroy the enemy. Only in this way can the eager and skillful fighter pilot display his ability. Tie him to a narrow and confined task, rob him of his initiative, and you take away from him the best and most valuable qualities he posses: aggressive spirit, joy of action, and the passion of the hunter.
LtGen Adolf Galland, Luftwaffe
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
From their experience or from the recorded experience of others history, men learn only what their passions and their metaphysical prejudices allow them to learn.
Aldous Huxley
Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him.
Simone Weil
No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
Edmund Burke, "A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful", 1756
Passion makes the world go round. Love just makes it a safer place.
Ice T, The Ice Opinion
I simply cannot understand the passion that some people have for making themselves thoroughly uncomfortable and then boasting about it afterwards.
Patricia Moyes
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
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
When men exercise their reason coolly and freely on a variety of distinct questions, they inevitably fall into different opinions on some of them. When they are governed by a common passion, their opinions, if they are to be called, will be the same.
Alexander Hamilton
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
Aristotle
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carve
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
Eric Hoffe
Reason can never be popular. Passions and feelings may become popular, but reason will always remain the sole property of a few eminent individuals.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves.
Blaise Pascal
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Rose Dorothy Franken
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
Albert Schweitze
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
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
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
Life is action and passion therefore, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
There is only one universal passion fear.
George Bernard Shaw
It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
Andr Gide
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
The Dalai Lama
In how many lives does love really play a dominant part The average taxpayer is no more capable of the grand passion than of a grand opera.
Israel Zangwill
Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.
Martha Graham
I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few.
Benjamin Disraeli, campaign speech at High Wycombe, England, November 27, 1832
A grand passion is the privelege of people who have nothing to do.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Never underestimate the power of passion.
Eve Sawye
Love is an alliance of friendship and animalism; if the former predominates it is passion exalted and refined; if the latter, gross and sensual.
C. C. Colton
To be exempt from the passions with which others are tormented, is the only pleasing solitude.
Joseph Addison
The worst sin - Perhaps the only sin - Passion can commit, is to be joyless.
Dorothy L. Sayers, O Magazine, September 2003
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
Honore De Balzac
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. Thus people haunted by the purposelessness of their lives try to find a new content not only by dedicating themselves to a holy cause but also by nursing a fanatical grievance. A mass movement offers them unlimited opportunities for both.
Eric Hoffe