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Passion Quotes

The human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists of Ten Best. H. Allen Smith
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
Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television. Rita Mae Brown
As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at peril of being judged not to have lived. Oliver Wendell Holmes
In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality....The most ideal human passion is love, which is also the most absolute and animal and one of the most ephemeral. George Santayana
The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman. Honore de Balzac
Intellectual passion dries out sensuality. Leonardo da Vinci, The Notebooks
The worst sin - perhaps the only sin - passion can commit, is to be joyless. Dorothy L. Sayers, O Magazine, September 2003
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 pleasure of love is in the loving and there is more joy in the passion one feels than in that which one inspires. 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
A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair. Abraham Joshua Heschel
Their element is to attack, to track, to hunt, and to destroy the enemy. Only in this way can the eager and skillful fighter pilot display his ability. Tie him to a narrow and confined task, rob him of his initiative, and you take away from him the best and most valuable qualities he posses: aggressive spirit, joy of action, and the passion of the hunter. LtGen Adolf Galland, Luftwaffe
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
The link between ideas and action is rarely direct. There is almost always an intermediate step in which the idea is overcome. De Tocqueville points out that it is at times when passions start to govern human affairs that ideas are most obviously translated into political action. The translation of ideas into action is usually in the hands of people least likely to follow rational motives. Hence, it is that action is often the nemesis of ideas, and sometimes of the men who formulate them. One of the marks of the truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action. Eric Hoffer
Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied. Niccolo Machiavelli
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
The holy passion of Friendship is 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
I simply cannot understand the passion that some people have for making themselves thoroughly uncomfortable and then boasting about it afterwards. Patricia Moyes
Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you. G. M. Trevelyan
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