His love was passion's essence:as a tree On fire by lightning, with ethereal flame Kindled he was, and blasted.
And so it ends,We who were lovers may be friends.I have some weeks in which to steelMy heart and teach myself to feelOnly a sober tendernessWhere once was passion's loveliness.vita sackville-west
Some feelings are to mortals given With less of earth in them than heaven; And if there be a human tear From passion's dross refined and clear, A tear so limpid and so meek It would not stain an angel's cheek, 'Tis that which pious fathers shed Upon a duteous daughter's head!walter scott
Give me that man That is not passion's slave, and I will wear him In my heart's core, ay, in my heart of heart As I do thee.william shakespeare
God grant you, friends, a helping hand In cares of state and private plights, In rowdy feasts of friendship's band, In passion's sweet and secret rites! God grant you, friends, a helping hand In daily woes and days of strife, On vacant sa, in distant land, In every black abyss of life!
Thus suicidal selfishness, that blights The fairest feelings of the opening heart, Is destined to decay, whilst from the soil Shall spring all virtue, all delight, all love, And judgment cease to wage unnatural war With passion's unsubduable array.Percy Bysshe Shelley
Temperance is reason's girdle and passion's bridle, the strength of the soul, and the foundation of virtue.
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