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Passion Quotes

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
The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman. Honore de Balzac
Sexual pleasure is, I agree, a passion to which all others are subordinate but in which they all unite. Marquis de Sade
The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination. Elizabeth Hardwick
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 human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists of Ten Best. H. Allen Smith
Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible. William Sloane Coffin, http://www.pbs.org/now/society/coffin.html
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
In how many lives does love really play a dominant part The average taxpayer is no more capable of the grand passion than of a grand opera. Israel Zangwill
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
Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied. Niccolo Machiavelli
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
Love is substance; Lust, illusion. Only in the surge of passion do the two mingle in confusion. Calvin Miller, The Singer Trilogy
Judgement, not passion should prevail. Epicharmus
We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature. Abraham Lincoln
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
Intellectual passion dries out sensuality. Leonardo da Vinci, The Notebooks
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
As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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
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