Sunday, 13 October 2013


A man in a passion, rides a mad horse. - Benjamin Franklin

A man or a woman without passions is like a windmill in a calm – motionless, ghastly, useless. - Abraham Miller

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

All passion becomes strength when it has an outlet. - George Eliot

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

As a storm conceals the glories of the sun and defaces the beauty of the landscape, even so do maddening passions deform the soul, bearing along with their impetuous waves both pestilence and death. - William Scott Downey

As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion. - Antisthenes

By following your passion, we find our purpose. - Paul S Boynton

Chase your passion, not your pension. - Denis Waitley

Check your passions, that you may not be punished by them. - Epictetus

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. - Anthony J. D’Angelo

Each person discovers a field of allurements, the totality of which bears the unique stamp of that person's personality. Destiny unfolds in the pursuit of individual fascinations and interests ... By pursuing your allurements, you help bind the universe together. The unity of the world rests on the pursuit of passion. - Brian Swimme

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

Everyone's got to be passionate about something, or they're not worth shit. - Joseph Finder

Find something you are passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it. - Unknown

He is a Governor that governs his Passions, and he a Servant that serves them. - Benjamin Franklin

Human passion is a heavy working charge of electricity, which runs safely and profitably through the cable reason; but, if the cable is broken, the current becomes dangerous. - Austin O’Malley

If ardent passions push not men on to lofty enterprise, calm wisdom never will accomplish it. - Vittorio Alfieri

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. - Benjamin Franklin

If you can’t figure your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose. - J. D. Jakes

If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it. - Wanda Skyes

If you have passion for what you do, the company you keep, the life you live, it will be reflected in whatever you create. Passion is like that; it springs out, jumps, unpredictable and unplanned, into everything we touch. Passion cant be faked and it cant be manufactured. Which is why it is so priceless. - Unknown

If we resist our passions, it is more because of their weakness than because of our strength. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld

In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost always means the rise of another. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

It is easier to exclude harmful passions than to rule them, and to deny them admittance than to control them after they have been admitted. - Seneca

It is foolish to pretend that one is fully recovered from a disappointed passion. Such wounds always leave a scar. - Henry Wadworth Longfellow

It is madness to think that we can fix an end to passions which we cannot control at their beginning. - Seneca

It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind. - T. S. Eliot

It is only with the passions of others that we are ever really familiar, and what we come to discover about our own can only be learned from them. - Marcel Proust

It is when their age of passions is past that great men produce their masterpieces, just as it is after volcanic eruptions that the soil is most fertile. - Chamfort 

It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters. - Sir Roger L’Estrange

Man is only truly great when he acts from his passions. - Benjamin Disreali

Many people in reasoning on the passions make a continual appeal to common sense. But passion is without common sense, and we must frequently discard the one in speaking of the other. - William Hazlitt

Men experience many passions in a lifetime. One passion drives away the one before it. - Paul Newman

Men who act under dishonest passions are like men riding fierce horses: they cannot stop when they will, and they ride to ruin. - Henry Ward Beecher

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. - Edmund Burke

Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion. - Donald Trump

Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate. - Jon Bon Jovi

One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested. - E. M. Forster

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

Our passions are, in truth, like the phoenix. When the old one burns away, the new one rises out of its ashes at once. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason. - William Penn

Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still. - Robert Sternberg

Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

The passion to get ahead is sometimes born of the fear lest we be left behind. - Unknown

The passionate are like men standing on their heads; they see all things the wrong way. - Plato

The value of passion, like fire, is judged finally by the amount of warmth and light it creates. Fanatics, like forest fires, burn bright but destroy all in their path that is tender and green. To be useful, fire must be confined. To live passionately, we must develop discipline; forge bonds of commitment. Passion is inseparable from compassion. - Unknown

Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark. - Henri Frederic Amiel

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