Sunday, 13 October 2013


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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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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