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
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.
Le charme de la nouveaute , peu a' peu tombant comme un ve" t ement, laissait voir a' nu l'e ternelle monotonie de la Passion, qui a toujours les me" mes formes et le me" me langage. The charm of novelty, falling little by little like a robe, revealed the eternal monotony of Passion, which has always the same forms and the same language.Gustave Flaubert
Men who are sincere in defending their freedom, will always feel concern at every circumstance which seems to make against them; it is the natural and honest consequence of all affectionate attachments, and the want of it is a vice. But the dejection lasts only for a moment; they soon rise out of it with additional vigor; the glow of hope, courage and fortitude, will, in a little time, supply the place of every inferior Passion, and kindle the whole heart into heroism.thomas paine
In spite of difference of soil and climate, of language and manners, of laws and customs—in spite of things silently gone out of mind, and things violently destroyed, the Poet binds together by Passion and knowledge the vast empire of human society, as it is spread over the whole earth, and over all time.william wordsworth
The great advantage of our system of government over all others, is, that we have a written constitution, defining its limits, and prescribing its authorities; and that, however, for a time, faction may convulse the nation, and Passion and party prejudice sway its functionaries, the season of reflection will recur, when calmly retracing their deeds, all aberrations from fundamental principle will be corrected.henry clay
Hidden away amongst Aschenbach’s writing was a passage directly asserting that nearly all the great things that exist owe their existence to a defiant despite: it is despite grief and anguish, despite poverty, loneliness, bodily weakness, vice and Passion and a thousand inhibitions, that they have come into being at all. But this was more than an observation, it was an experience, it was positively the formula of his life and his fame, the key to his work.thomas mann
Strength instead of being the lusty child of Passion, grows by grappling with and subduing them.J. M. Barrie, Little Minister, p. 143 (Quotes)
As rain breaks through an ill-thatched house, Passion will break through an unreflecting mind. (Verse 13)Translator: F. Max Müller (Quotes)
The opinions that are held with Passion are always those for which no good ground exists; indeed the Passion is the measure of the holder's lack of rational conviction. Opinions in politics and religion are almost always held passionately.Bertrand Russell, Introduction to the 1961 edition of Sceptical Essays (1961).
when we see a woman bartering her beauty for gold, we look upon such a one as no other than a common prostitute ; but she who rewards the Passion of some worthy youth with it, gains at the same time our approbation and esteem .Xenophon, et al., in The Whole Works of Xenophon, T. Wardel, 1843, p.535
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.