Motivation is a battle for the heart, not just an appeal to the mind. Passion is always an expression of the soul.patrick dixon
We're ne'er like angels till our Passion dies.john denham
My definition of success is doing what you love. I feel many people do things because they feel they have to, and are hesitant to risk following their Passion.Tony Hawk, American businessman, entrepreneur, skateboard pro. Interviewed by Gary Cohn for Entrepreneur Magazine (October 2009)
Sobriety is the strength of the soul, for it preserves its reason unclouded by Passion.As quoted in Bible of Reason (1831) by Benjamin F. Powell, p. 157
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by Passion.As quoted in Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern English and Foreign Sources (1899) by James Wood
Whatever is placed beyond the reach of sense and knowledge, whatever is imperfectly discerned, the fancy pieces out at its leisure; and all but the present moment, but the present spot, Passion claims for its own, and brooding over it with wings outspread, stamps it with an image of itself. Passion is lord of infinite space, and distant objects please because they border on its confines and are moulded by its touch.william hazlitt
We're here to re-dedicate you to The Power, The Passion, The Mystery, and The Ministry of Rock and Roll.Bruce Springsteen
Jews and Saracens [Muslims] of both sexes in every Christian province must be distinguished from the Christian by a difference of dress. On Passion Sunday and the last three days of Holy Week they may not appear in public.The Canons of the Fourth Lateran Council, 1215, Canon 68; see Judenhut, yellow badge. This is partly so that Christians will not unknowingly have sexual relations with Jews or Muslims.
The one Passion of my life has been footballthe most exhilarating game I know, and the strongest protest against selfishness, without sermonizing, that was ever put before a thoughtful people.Quoted in Andrew Ward and Anton Rippon The Derby County Story (1983).
He fell in love with himself at first sight and it is a Passion to which he has always remained faithful. Self-love seems so often unrequited.1955 TheAcceptanceWorld, ch.1.
To be crushed in the winepress of Passion.gabriel biel
To crave wealth and honor, to demand power, to pile up riches, to gather all those vanities which seem to make for pomp and empty display, that is our furious Passion and our unbounded desire.On the other hand, we fear and abhor poverty, obscurity, and humility, and we seek to avoid them by all possible means.john calvin
There is a thin line between Passion and gas.On Late Night with Conan O'Brien, 2005; Quoted in Energy and climate change: creating a sustainable future by David A. Coley (2008), page 211.
Venerate four characters: the sanguine who has checked volatility and the rage for pleasure; the choleric who has subdued Passion and pride; the phlegmatic emerged from indolence; and the melancholy who has dismissed avarice, suspicion and asperity.johann kaspar lavater
I speak an open and disinterested language, dictated by no Passion but that of humanity. To me, who have not only refused offers, because I thought them improper, but have declined rewards I might with reputation have accepted, it is no wonder that meanness and imposition appear disgustful. Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.thomas paine
A set of phrases learnt by rote;A Passion for a scarlet coat;When at a play to laugh, or cry,Yet cannot tell the reason why:Never to hold her tongue a minute;While all she prates has nothing in it.jonathan swift
The sounding cataract Haunted me like a Passion: the tall rock, The mountain, and the deep and gloomy wood, Their colours and their forms, were then to me An appetite; a feeling and a love, That had no need of a remoter charm, By thought supplied, nor any interest Unborrowed from the eye.william wordsworth
His knowledge of war has fed a Passion for peace.ehud barak
It has been observed before that images, however beautiful, though faithfully copied from nature, and as accurately represented in words, do not of themselves characterize the poet. They become proofs of original genius only as far as they are modified by a predominant Passion; or by associated thoughts or images awakened by that Passion; or when they have the effect of reducing multitude to unity, or succession to an instant; or lastly, when a human and intellectual life is transferred to them from the poet's spirit.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The man writes with such genuine Passion for the books he's discussing. With so many critics you feel they're writing so people will say they're good critics.william empson
We speak not strictly and philosophically when we talk of the combat of Passion and of reason. Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.David Hume
Unconscious assumptions or opinions are the worst enemy of woman; they can even grow into a positively demonic Passion that exasperates and disgusts men, and does the woman herself the greatest injury by gradually smothering the charm and meaning of her femininity and driving it into the background. Such a development naturally ends in profound psychological disunion, in short, in a neurosis.carl jung
Terrible and sublime thought, that every moment is supreme for some man and woman, every hour the apotheosis of some Passion!william mcfee
With me poetry has been not a purpose, but a Passion; and the passions should be held in reverence: they must not they cannot at will be excited, with an eye to the paltry compensations, or the more paltry commendations, of mankind.edgar allan poe
Some might consider him as too fond of fame; for the desire for glory clings even to the best men longer than any other Passion.Tacitus
Ever since I arrived to a state of manhood, I have felt a sincere Passion for liberty.Ethan Allen, as quoted in "In the name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress!" - American Heritage magazine Vol. 14, Issue 6 (October 1963).
The red rose whispers of Passion, And the white rose breathes of love; O, the red rose is a falcon, And the white rose is a dove.John Boyle O'Reilly, A White Rose, lines 1-4, in In Bohemia (1886), p. 24.
If you have a great Passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.Roman Polanski
Now, good Cesario, but that piece of song, That old and antique song we heard last night; Methought it did relieve my Passion much, More than light airs and recollected terms Of these most brisk and giddy-paced times: Come, but one verse.william shakespeare
Even so it was with me, when I was young: If we are nature’s, these are ours; this thorn Doth to our rose of youth rightly belong: Our blood to us, this to our blood is born; It is the show and seal of nature’s truth, Where love’s strong Passion is impress’d in youth: By our remembrances of days foregone, Such were our faults; or then we thought them none. Her eye is sick on’t: I observe her now.Countess of Rousillon, scene iii