Friday, 20 April 2018

Passions - Quotes

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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