Cricket as a passion is distinctly contagious.
A Passion of the brain, as all other melancholy, by reason of corrupt imagination.1621 Of love. Anatomy of Melancholy, pt.3, section 2, member1, subsection 2.
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
To spread healthy ideas among even the lowest classes of people, to remove men from the influence of prejudice and Passion, to make reason the arbiter and supreme guide of public opinion; that is the essential goal of the sciences; that is how science will contribute to the advancement of civilization, and that is what deserves protection of governments who want to insure the stability of their power.georges cuvier
Forgetfulness, the unhistorical, is … the atmosphere, in which alone life can come into being. In order to understand it, let us imagine a youth who is seized with a Passion for a woman, or a man who is swayed by a Passion for his work. In both cases what lies behind them has ceased to exist and yet this state (the most unhistorical that can be imagined) is that in which every action, every great deed is conceived and accomplished.georg brandes
Anyone who has read Yeats’s wonderful Autobiography will remember his Sligo shabby, shadowed, half country and half sea, full of confused romance, superstition, poverty, eccentricity, unrecognized anachronism, Passion and ignorance and the little boy’s misery. Yeats was treated well but was bitterly unhappy; he prayed that he would die, and used often to say to himself: “When you are grown up, never talk as grown-up people do of the happiness of childhood.”Randall Jarrell
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
The generation of an infinite number of bogusly 'objective' sentences in an English of agonizing patchwork mediocrity is no cause for celebration, even if it eventually amounts to a Borgesian paraphrase of our entire universe. [...] I liked the internet better before. The mistakes had flavor, Passion, transparent purpose.Jonathan Lethem, "All-Star Thinkers on Wikipedia's 10th Anniversary", The Atlantic, 13 January 2011
Passion persuades me one way, reason another. I see the better and approve it, but I follow the worse.Ovid, Metamorphoses, 7. 19-21.
And this, monks, is the noble truth of the origination of dukkha: the craving that makes for further becoming — accompanied by Passion & delight, relishing now here & now there — i.e., craving for sensual pleasure, craving for becoming, craving for non-becoming.56.11 Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta: Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Pornography reveals that male pleasure is inextricably tied to victimizing, hurting, exploiting; that sexual fun and sexual Passion in the privacy of the male imagination are inseparable from the brutality of male history. The private world of sexual dominance that men demand as their right and their freedom is the mirror image of the public world of sadism and atrocity that men consistently and self-righteously deplore. It is in the male experience of pleasure that one finds the meaning of male history.Andrea Dworkin
In fact a man in love or one consumed with hatred creates symbols for himself, as a superstitious man does, from a Passion of conferring uniqueness on things or persons. A man who knows nothing of symbols is one of Dante 's sluggards. This is why art mirrors itself in primitive rites or strong passions , seeking for symbols, revolving round the primitive taste for savagery, for what is irrational ( blood and sex ).cesare pavese
Forever seeking, never found, In this wide varied scene; Sole object of unceasing search, While in this low terrene. Yet vain the search, if in the heart Some lurking Passion dwell; For this will hang with cypress wreath Retirement's secret cell. In vain the outward scene is calm, In vain the world we fly; If thou, in pure religion's garb, Thy friendly aid deny."Address to Happiness", from Poems, on Various Occasions (1806)
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