Passion Quotes

Theodore isaac rubin - compassion for myself is the most powerful healer...
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

There is only one universal passion fear.
George Bernard Shaw
Love works in miracles every day such as weakening the strong, and strengthening the weak making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools favouring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy - Turvy.
Marguerite de Valois
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
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, The Lonely Life, 1962

Ivan pavlov - what can i wish to the youth of my country who...
Lyndon b. johnson - a compassionate government keeps faith with the...
Compassion and love are not mere luxuries. As the source of both inner and external peace, they are fundamental to the continued survival of our species.
Dalai Lama, The Times (1999)
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
Lust of power burns more fiercely than all the passions combined.
Blessing Irish
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
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
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
Chuang - Tzu, On Leveling All Things
It is easy to fly into a passion - - Anybody can do that - - But to be angry with the right person and at the right time and with the right object and in the right way - - That is not easy, and it is not everyone who can do it.
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
Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
G. M. Trevelyan
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
All the passions make us commit faults love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.
La Rochefoucauld
Educate your children to self - Control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.
Benjamin Franklin
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
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 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
The most common of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.
H. L. Mencken
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
Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion.
Ovid
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
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
Compassion is the basis of all morality.
Arthur Schopenhaue
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
Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see.
Bernard M. Baruch
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
Passion makes the world go round. Love just makes it a safer place.
Ice T, The Ice Opinion
Error always addresses the passions and prejudices; truth scorns such mean intrigue, and only addresses the understanding and the conscience.
Azel Backus
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
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
Passion governs, and she never governs wisely.
Benjamin Franklin, In response to the situation of the colonists
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
Love is substance; Lust, illusion. Only in the surge of passion do the two mingle in confusion.
Calvin Miller, The Singer Trilogy
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