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Passion Quotes

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
To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability. Oscar Wilde
There is only one universal passion fear. George Bernard Shaw
Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits. Paul Eldridge
Absence abates a moderate passion and intensifies a great one- as the wind blows out a candle but fans fire into flame. Maxims La Rochefoucauld
The capacity for passion is both cruel and divine. George Sand
Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television. Rita Mae Brown
A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both. Fawn M. Brodie
Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you. G. M. Trevelyan
There is no passion like that of a functionary for his function. Georges Clemenceau
You can make those promises with just as much passion the second time around. Such is the regenerative power of the human heart. Marion Wink, O Magazine, 2003
What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself. Roland Barthes, Esprit
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 suggested that, in domestic violence at least, the presence or absence of a firearm, or of any other type of weapon, is of far less importance to the outcome than the passion generated in the attacker. The man who has lost control will cause serious injuries in many cases, quite irrespective of the weapon he uses and regardless of the certainty of detection and punishment. Colin Greenwood
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
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 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
Sexual pleasure is, I agree, a passion to which all others are subordinate but in which they all unite. Marquis de Sade
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
The human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists of Ten Best. H. Allen Smith
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