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Passion Quotes

Sexual pleasure is, I agree, a passion to which all others are subordinate but in which they all unite. Marquis de Sade
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
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
He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason. Cicero
Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon which your reason and your judgment wage war against passion and your appetite. Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
The human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists of Ten Best. H. Allen Smith
A grand passion is the privelege of people who have nothing to do. Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Life is action and passion therefore, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time, at peril of being judged not to have lived. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Judgement, not passion should prevail. Epicharmus
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
Mortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step for lasting passion is the dream of a harlot and from it we wake in despair. C. S. Lewis
Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits. Paul Eldridge
Intellectual passion dries out sensuality. Leonardo da Vinci, The Notebooks
Love is substance; Lust, illusion. Only in the surge of passion do the two mingle in confusion. Calvin Miller, The Singer Trilogy
There is only one universal passion fear. George Bernard Shaw
Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ. Clive Staples Lewis
Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied. Niccolo Machiavelli
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
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
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
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