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.
Desire , to know why, and how, CURIOSITY; such as is in no living creature but Man ; so that Man is distinguished, not only by his Reason; but also by this singular Passion from other Animals ; in whom the appetite of food, and other pleasures of Sense, by predominance, take away the care of knowing causes; which is a Lust of the mind, that by a perseverance of delight in the continual and indefatigable generation of Knowledge, exceedeth the short vehemence of any carnal Pleasure.thomas hobbes
Mr. Darling had a Passion for being exactly like his neighbours.j. m. barrie
Death is the only pure, beautiful conclusion of a great Passion.
Where rose the mountains, there to him were friends; Where rolled the ocean, thereon was his home; Where a blue sky, and glowing clime, extends, He had the Passion and the power to roam.Rochdale
Young men have a Passion for regarding their elders as senile.henry adams
I have so much respect of his talent, his Passion, the strength of his voice.alejandro fernandez
He was a great patriot, a great man; above all, a great American. His country was the ruling, mastering Passion of his life from the beginning even unto the end.Henry Cabot Lodge
Perhaps misguided moral Passion is better than confused indifference.iris murdoch
Music is not a hobby, not even a Passion with me; music is me. I feel what people get out of me is this outlook on life, which comes out in my music. My music is the last expression of all that.arthur rubinstein
I am growing increasingly convinced that if every one of these kids burning with Passion to write that hit Christian song or make that hit Christian movie or start that hit Christian ministry to change the world would instead focus their Passion on walking with God on a daily basis, the world would change.phil vischer
His long struggle with physical Passion was almost over, and, as with many other great sensualists, its place had been taken by an obsession with death.kenneth clark
Where freedom is real, equality is the Passion of the masses. Where equality is real, freedom is the Passion of a small minority .Eric Hoffer
Le plaisir de l'amour est d'aimer; et l'on est plus heureux par la Passion que l'on a que par celle que l'on donne.françois de la rochefoucauld
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 Passion to interpret as madness that with which we disagree seems to have infected the best of contemporary minds.thomas szasz
First then, Soliloquies had need to be few, Extremely short, and spoken in Passion too.
The selfish spirit of commerce knows no country, and feels no Passion or principle but that of gain.
It is obvious that we can no more explain a Passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.
O, that my tongue were in the thunder's mouth! Then with a Passion would I shake the world.william shakespeare
I have a Passion for ballads. * * * They are the gypsy children of song, born under green hedgerows in the leafy lanes and bypaths of literature, in the genial Summertime.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Then each of you will control his own body and live in holiness and honor not in lustful Passion like the pagans who do not know God and his ways.
Delle vecchie fa conquista Pel piacer di porle in lista; Sua Passion predominante È la giovin principiante. Non si picca – se sia ricca, Se sia brutta, se sia bella; Purché porti la gonnella, Voi sapete quel che fa.
In endowing us with memory , nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation , the truth of immortality . The most ideal human Passion is love , which is also the most absolute and animal and one of the most ephemeral.