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Passions Quotes

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Control thy passions lest they take vengeance upon thee.
- Epictetus

Related topics: Values

Love is of all passions the strongest,
for it attacks simultaneously the head,
the heart and the senses.
- Lao Tzu

A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions
has never overcome them.
- Carl Jung

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones,
as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 

Nothing separates the generations more than music.
By the time a child is eight or nine,
he has developed a passion for his own music that is
even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.
- Bill Cosby

There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings;
but none when they are under the influence of imagination.
- Edmund Burke

By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind.
Every man without passions has within him no principle of action,
nor motive to act.
- Claude Adrien Helvetius

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I stopped acting because I had other passions I wanted to pursue.
- Tina Yothers

No mortal man has ever served at the same time his
passions and his best interests.
- Sallust

The time at our disposal each day is elastic;
the passions we feel dilate it,
those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it.
- Marcel Proust

Private passions tire and exhaust themselves,
public ones never.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

I've always admitted that I'm ruled by my passions.
- Elizabeth Taylor

The more a race is governed by its passions,
the less it has acquired the habit of cautious and reasoned argument,
the more intense will be its love of music.
- Stendhal

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

There is in most passions a shrinking away from ourselves.
The passionate pursuer has all the earmarks of a fugitive.
- Eric Hoffer

Every man without passions has within him no principle of action,
nor motive to act.
- Claud-Adrian Helvetius

Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions,
both good and bad, become transparent,
no longer limited by outward appearences.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I deliberately wrote a poem in my last book where I
was suggesting that there are other passions as great
as or more important than the passion of sex.
- Thom Gunn

Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions.
When man is cured, human nature will cure itself perhaps.
- Honore de Balzac

One declaims endlessly against the passions;
one imputes all of man's suffering to them.
One forgets that they are also the source of all his pleasures.
- Denis Diderot

He who reigns within himself and rules passions,
desires, and fears is more than a king.
- John Milton

Music is the career I'm lucky enough to get paid for,
but I have other desires and passions.
- Layne Staley

You can no more bridle passions with logic than you
can justify them in the law courts.
Passions are facts and not dogmas.
- Alexander Herzen

As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature,
I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and
resist or endure those of others.
- Lord Byron

Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions,
but regulates them.
- Thomas Aquinas

They declaim against the passions without bothering
to think that it is from their flame philosophy lights its torch.
- Marquis de Sade

Where ambition can cover its enterprises,
even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle,
it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions.
- Angela Carter

The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions,
passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons.
Greed, anger, and delusion.
- Bodhidharma

The love of the famous, like all strong passions,
is quite abstract.
Its intensity can be measured mathematically,
and it is independent of persons.
- Susan Sontag

All thoughts, all passions, all delights Whatever stirs
this mortal frame All are but ministers of Love And feed His sacred flame.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Men are much oftener thrown on their knees by the melancholy
than by the agreeable passions.
- David Hume

Violent passions are formed in solitude.
In the busy world no object has time to make a deep impression.
- Henry Home

All the passions make us commit faults;
love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Our true passions are selfish.
- Stendhal

A man that is ashamed of passions that are natural
and reasonable is generally proud of those that are shameful and silly.
- Mary Wortley

I went further and further back through the centuries
to get a sense of perspective but now at least I understand
why Irish history evokes such strong passions and emotions.
- James D'arcy

One needs occasionally to stand aside from the hum
and rush of human interests and passions to hear the voices of God.
- Anna Julia Cooper

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 Baruch

To be exempt from the Passions with which others are tormented,
is the only pleasing Solitude.
- Richard Steele

All the dark, malevolent Passions of the Soul are roused and exerted;
its mild and amiable affections are suppressed;
and with them,
virtuous Principles are laid prostrate.
- Charles Inglis

They sin who tell us Love can die: with Life all other passions fly,
all others are but vanity.
- Robert Southey

Passions are the gales of life.
- Alexander Pope

Anger is the most impotent of passions.
It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one
who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.
- Carl Sandburg

Try hard to find out what you're good at and what your passions are,
and where the two converge, and build your life around that.
- Joshua Lederberg

Our passions are like convulsion fits,
which, though they make us stronger for a time,
leave us the weaker ever after.
- Alexander Pope

What passions cannot music raise or quell?
- John Dryden

Large parties given to very young children...
foster the passions of vanity and envy,
and produce a love of dress and display which is very
repulsive in the character of a child.
- Susanna Moodie

So Liam and movies are obviously big passions,
and I read and write.
- Faye Dunaway

When I say manage emotions, I only mean the really distressing,
incapacitating emotions.
Feeling emotions is what makes life rich.
You need your passions.
- Daniel Goleman

I was a crazy young man who let himself be blinded
by his passions and obeyed only the impulses of the moment.
- Gustav Mahler

Love is the most terrible, and also the most generous of the passions;
it is the only one which includes in its dreams the
happiness of someone else.
- Alphonse Karr

Happiness or satisfaction consists only in the enjoyment
of those objects which are by nature suited to our
several particular appetites,
passions, and affections.
- Joseph Butler

It is first and foremost very hard work!
But I have a wonderful part and I do have fun.
The company, cast and crew of 'Passions' are wonderful to work with.
- Juliet Mills

I had too many big passions in life and it gets in the way of work.
You can't concentrate properly on the one thing.
- Omar Sharif

The creations of a great writer are little more than
the moods and passions of his own heart,
given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth.
- William Butler Yeats

Countless as the sands of the sea are human passions.
- Nikolai Gogol

One of my great passions is the collection of historical trivia.
- Lynn Abbey

That neither our thoughts, nor passions,
nor ideas formed by the imagination,
exist without the mind,
is what every body will allow.
- George Berkeley

Of all the passions of mankind, the love of novelty most rules the mind.
In search of this, from realm to realm we roam.
Our fleets come loaded with every folly home.
- Shelby Foote

Reason is the historian, but passions are the actors.
- Antoine Rivarol

In love, unlike most other passions,
the recollection of what you have had and lost is always
better than what you can hope for in the future.
- Stendhal

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist
in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only
because they do exaggerate.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Men wholly bent on wordly treasures were the dupes of their own passions,
rather than deceived by the writings or pretenses of
those who claimed to be Alchemists.
- Ethan A. Hitchcock

The resultant tales from life are stirring reader interest,
survivor passions and unease among Britons.
- Francis X. Clines

Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when
they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story,
which engages the passions.
- Laurence Sterne

Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Touch'd either the Passions of Rage or Grief to a Miracle.
- Barton Booth

It is with our passions as it is with fire and water,
they are good servants, but bad masters.
- Aesop

The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways
and dangerous only in one,
through their excess.
- Christian Nestell Bovee


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