Passion Quotes

Leonardo da vinci, the notebooks - intellectual passion dries out sensuality....
There is no passion like that of a functionary for his function.
Georges Clemenceau

It is easier to exclude harmful passions than to rule them, and to deny them admittance than to control them after they have been admitted.
Seneca
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
George sand - the capacity for passion is both cruel and divine....
Robert - this duality has been reflected in classical as...

A man can know nothing of mankind without knowing something of himself. Self - Knowledge is the property of that man whose passions have their full play, but who ponders over their results.
Benjamin Disraeli
The worst sin - Perhaps the only sin - Passion can commit, is to be joyless.
Dorothy L. Sayers, O Magazine, September 2003
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
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
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
A grand passion is the privelege of people who have nothing to do.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
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
Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.
Georg Wilhelm, O Magazine, September 2003
Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.
Niccolo Machiavelli
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 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
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
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - - How passionately I hate them!
Albert Einstein
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
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.
cold silence has a tendency to atrophy any sense of compassion, between supposed lovers, between supposed brothers. And I know the pieces fit.
Maynard James Keenan, in the song "Schism", by Tool
He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.
John Milton
Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.
Martha Graham
Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
Henry Ward Beeche
Calendars are for careful people, not passionate ones.
Chuck, The World According to Chuck weblog, September 8, 2003
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
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
Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
G. W. F. Hegel
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Rose Dorothy Franken
The human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists of Ten Best.
H. Allen Smith
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
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
Feeling passionate about something is like getting a peak at your soul smiling back at you.
Amanda Medinge
Never underestimate the power of passion.
Eve Sawye
Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon which your reason and your judgment wage war against passion and your appetite.
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
Eric Hoffe
Warning signs that lover is bored: 1. Passionless kisses 2. Frequent sighing 3. Moved, left no forwarding address.
Matt Groening
It is with our passions, as it is with fire and water, they are good servants but bad masters.
Aesop
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