Passion Quotes

We are not enemies but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic cords of memory shall swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of nature.
Abraham Lincoln
We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.
John Adams

Miguel de cervantes - it is very difficult to be wholly joyous or...
Bertrand russell, autobiography - three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong,...
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
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!

Dean koontz - some people think only intellect counts knowing...
What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself.
Roland Barthes, Esprit
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
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
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
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - How passionately I hate them.
Albert Einstein
If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility.
Sren Aaby Kierkegaard
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
I have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into the minds which were ignorant of its charms.
Giovanni Jacopo Casanova
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
Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.
Clive Staples Lewis
A grand passion is the privelege of people who have nothing to do.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
I simply cannot understand the passion that some people have for making themselves thoroughly uncomfortable and then boasting about it afterwards.
Patricia Moyes
I wanted to become the seeker, the aroused and passionate explorer, and it was better going at it knowing nothing at all, always choosing the unmarked bottle, always choosing your own unproven method, armed with nothing but faith and a belief in astonishment.
Pat Conroy, "The Lords of Discipline".
It is only necessary to make war with five things; with the maladies of the body, the ignorances of the mind, with the passions of the body, with the seditions of the city and the discords of families.
Pythagoras
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 of the prejudices of the few.
Benjamin Disraeli
Control thy passions, lest they take vengeance on thee.
Epictetus
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
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Rose Dorothy Franken
What is love? As far as I can tell, is is passion, admiration, and respect. If you have two, you have enough. If you have all three, you dont have to die to go to heaven.
William Wharton
Mortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step for lasting passion is the dream of a harlot and from it we wake in despair.
C. S. Lewis
Passion governs, and she never governs wisely.
Benjamin Franklin, In response to the situation of the colonists
If we resist our passions, it is more from their weakness than from our strength.
La Rochefoucauld
Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible.
William Sloane Coffin, http: //www. pbs. org/now/society/coffin. html
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
I passionately hate the idea of being with it. I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Orson Welles, 1966
He who feels no compassion will become insane.
Hasidic Saying
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
The same state of the passions which fits the multitude, who have not sufficient stock of reason and knowledge to guide them, for opposition to tyranny and oppression, very naturally leads them to a contempt and disregard of all authority.
Alexander Hamilton, Loth, Dave, Alexander Hamilton, Portrait of a Prodigy, Rahway, Carrick & Evans, Inc., 1939
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
Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love of reading.
Rufus Choate
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
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
Sexual pleasure is, I agree, a passion to which all others are subordinate but in which they all unite.
Marquis de Sade