Motivation is a battle for the heart, not just an appeal to the mind. passion is always an expression of the soul.patrick dixon
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
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)
Delacroix était passionnément amoureux de la passion, et froidement déterminé à chercher les moyens d'exprimer la passion de la manière la plus visible. Dans ce double caractère, nous trouvons, disons-le en passant, les deux signes qui marquent les plus solides génies, génies extrêmes.Charles Baudelaire
Some men are born husbands; they have a passion for domesticity, for a fireside, for a home. Yet, curiously, these men very rarely stay at home. Apparently what they want is to have a place to get away from.Ada Leverson
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
La passion comblée a son innocence, presque aussi fragile que toute autre.marguerite yourcenar
What is all Knowledge too, but recorded Experience, and a product of History; of which, therefore, Reasoning and Belief, no less than Action and passion, are essential materials.thomas carlyle
That discipline which corrects the baseness of worldly passion, fortifies the heart with virtuous principles, enlightens the mind with useful knowledge, and furnishes it with enjoyment from within itself, is of more consequence to real felicity, than all the provision we can make of the goods of fortune.blair hugh
Life seems to me essentially passion, conflict, rage... It is only intellect that keeps me sane; perhaps this makes me overvalue intellect against feeling.bertrand russell
The pleasure of love is in loving. We are happier in the passion we feel than in what we excite.François de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims, 78.
The passion of rescue reveals the highest dynamic of the human soul.kurt hahn
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).
Quelque e tendue d'esprit que l'on ait, l'on n'est capable que d'une grande passion. However vast a man's spirit, he is only capable of one great passion.Blaise Pascal
Sad as a wasted passion.george eliot
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
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 Indians , whom we call barbarous, observe much more decency and civility in their discourses and conversation, giving one another a fair silent hearing till they have quite done; and then answering them calmly, and without noise or passion. And if it be not so in this civiliz'd part of the world, we must impute it to a neglect in education, which has not yet reform'd this antient piece of barbarity amongst us.john locke
Heat of passion makes our souls to chap, and the devil creeps in at the crannies.thomas fuller
Whence is yonder flower so strangely bright? Would the sunset's last reflected shine Flame so red from that dead flush of light? Dark with passion is its lifted line, Hot, alive, amid the falling night.Cardinal Flower, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 89.
We are ne'er like angels till our passion dies.thomas dekker
For my part, I spent three years reading the history and literature of the Civil War, with special attention to that of the losing side. The people who emerged were human, all-too-human, but there was still the mystery of the encompassing passion which held them together, and this I have not yet penetrated. But in a dozen various ways I came to recognize myself in the past, which is at least an important piece of self-knowledge.richard weaver
...the Islamic Revolution of Iran, was anything but a progressive movement. This was a conscious assault on the 2500 year old Persian Empire and the progressive Iranian people in the twentieth century. This untimely revolution outrageously installed the most oppressive theocratic Islamic system known to the history of mankind. With that, it renewed an era of Islamic terrorism and the revival of its never-ending passion for world domination.Iran: It’s Time for a Progressive Revolution, 01 Jul, 2007
Where passion leads or prudence points the way.Robert Lowth, Choice of Hercules.
Wisdom is passionless. But faith by contrast is what Kierkegaard calls a passion .ludwig wittgenstein
“Believe that we too love freedom and desire it. To us it is more desirable than anything in the world. If you strike us down now, we shall rise again and renew the fight. You cannot conquer Ireland you cannot extinguish the Irish passion for freedom: if our deed has not been sufficient to win freedom then our children will win it with a better deed.”patrick pearse
It is a great good fortune, as Stendhal said, for one “to have his passion as a profession.”maurice merleau-ponty
I have known exile and a wild passion Of longing changing to a cold ache. King, beggar and fool, I have been all by turns, Knowing the body’s sweetness, the mind’s treason; Taliesin still, I show you a new world, risen, Stubborn with beauty, out of the heart’s need."Taliesin" by R. S. Thomas
For one heat, all know, doth drive out another,One passion doth expel another still.George Chapman