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Passions Quotes

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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have,
but in my lack of control of them.
- Jack Kerouac

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

I believe that music is connected by human passions
and curiosities rather than by marketing strategies.
- Elvis Costello

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

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

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

Our true passions are selfish.
- Stendhal

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

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

The literature of the inner life is very largely a
record of struggle with the inordinate passions of the social self.
- Charles Horton Cooley

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

But the wicked passions of men's hearts alone seem
strong enough to leave pictures that persist;
the good are ever too luke-warm.
- Algernon H. Blackwood

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

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

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

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

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

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

What passions cannot music raise or quell?
- John Dryden

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

Houses are one of my passions.
I probably should have been an interior decorator.
- Gene Tierney

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every man hath a general desire of his own happiness;
and likewise a variety of particular affections,
passions, and appetites to particular external objects.
- Joseph Butler

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

I have lived and slept in the same bed with English
countesses and Prussian farm women...
no woman has excited passions among women more than I have.
- Florence Nightingale

Vices are often habits rather than passions.
- Antoine Rivarol

We are minor in everything but our passions.
- Elizabeth Bowen

The true God He has extension, and form,
and dimensions.
He occupies space; has a body, parts,
and passions; can go from place to place.
He can eat, drink, and talk.
- Orson Pratt

Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.
- Denis Diderot

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

Why cannot we correct the baneful passions,
without weakening the good?
- Zebulon Pike

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

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

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

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

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

We are people with all the hopes, dreams,
passions, and faults of everyone else.
Eighty percent of us are born into families with no history of dwarfism.
- Billy Barty

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

The natural man has only two primal passions,
to get and to beget.
- William Osler

The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate;
they are green and vigorous in old age.
- George Santayana

He who is incapable of feeling strong passions,
of being shaken by anger, of living in every sense of the word,
will never be a good actor.
- Sarah Bernhardt

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

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

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

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

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

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

When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.
- Alexander Hamilton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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