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.
Butthislove ofoursisimmoderate, inordinate, and notto be comprehended inany bounds.It will notcontainitself within the union of marriage or apply to one object, but is a wandering, extravagant, a domineering, a boundless, an irrefragable, a destructive Passion.
Whenlovegrows diseased,thebestthing we candoisto put it to a violent death. I cannot endure the torture of a lingering and consumptive Passion.Sir George Etherege
Yes,Iama fatal man,Madame Fribsbi.Toinspirehopeless Passion is my destiny.william makepeace thackeray
What the public wants is the image of Passion, not Passion itself.Roland Barthes
Beauty is composed of an eternal, invariable element whose quantity is extremely difficult to determine, and a relative element which might be, either by turns or all at once, period, fashion, moral, Passion.jean-luc godard
I hope she saw the Passion, and no need to tell Mark Anthony about it.sanjaya malakar
The monk, the inquisitor, and the Jesuit were lords of Spain,— sovereigns of her sovereign, for they had formed the dark and narrow mind of that tyrannical recluse. They had formed the minds of her people, quenched in blood every spark of rising heresy, and given over a noble nation to a bigotry blind and inexorable as the doom of fate. Linked with pride, ambition, avarice, every Passion of a rich, strong nature, potent for good and ill, it made the Spaniard of that day a scourge as dire as ever fell on man.francis parkman
La Passion comblée a son innocence, presque aussi fragile que toute autre.marguerite yourcenar
A Settlement is above all a place for enthusiasms, a spot to which those who have a Passion for the equalization of human joys and opportunities are early attracted.jane addams
She that would raise a noble love must find Ways to beget a Passion for her mind; She must be that which she to the world would seem, For all true love is grounded on esteem: Plainness and truth gain more a generous heart Than all the crooked subtleties of art.villiers, george, 2nd duke of buckingham
But metre itself implies a Passion , i.e. a state of excitement, both in the Poet's mind, & is expected in that of the Reader.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The plain fact is that many of the reputations which today occupy the poetic limelight are such as would crumble immediately if poetry such as Empson's, with its Passion, logic, and formal beauty, were to become widely known.william empson
Avarice, the spur of industry, is so obstinate a Passion, and works its way through so many real dangers and difficulties, that it is not likely to be scared by an imaginary danger, which is so small, that it scarcely admits of calculation. Commerce, therefore, in my opinion, is apt to decay in absolute governments, not because it is there less secure, but because it is less honourable.David Hume
Nor do we merely feel these essences For one short hour; no, even as the trees That whisper round a temple become soon Dear as the temple’s self, so does the moon, The Passion poesy, glories infinite, Haunt us till they become a cheering light Unto our souls, and bound to us so fast, That, whether there be shine, or gloom o’ercast, They alway must be with us, or we die.john keats
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
...that Indian music, like Scottish and Irish music is modal and harmonic. ...During a performance it is this mood, colour or Passion which the musician tries to evoke and explore, and according to ancient theory his task is made easier if the performance takes place at the time and in the ambiance proper to the raga.Jamily and Reginald Massey
...quite in keeping with Trotsky’s Passion for ideas, his generous indignation at injustice, was his sense of personal rectitude, his idealistic approach to life. All who knew him intimately even when he was one of the rulers of Russia speak of it. Max Eastman and also Souvarine, who, a fierce opponent of Trotsky’s politics, has said of him that there was nothing “mesquin” in his character, not a trace of rascality. It is a noticeable characteristic of many great writers and philosophers, but a fatal weakness in a politician.
If you have a great Passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.Roman Polanski
It is the Passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness; it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.christian nestell bovee
Now, good Cesario, but that piece of song, That old and antique song we heard last night; Methought it did relieve my Passion much, More than light airs and recollected terms Of these most brisk and giddy-paced times: Come, but one verse.william shakespeare
The laws of nature, as analyzed mathematically and descriptively by Ptolemy and Galen, bore an interesting, and perhaps not entirely accidental similarity to the law of nations and of nature, as discerned by a long succession of Roman jurists. ...The concept of an objective law applicable to human affairs, yet operating in accord with Nature and Reason and apart both from divine revelation and from human whim or Passion, was peculiar to Rome and societies descended from Rome.
Alas! it is not till Time, with reckless hand, has torn out half the leaves from the Book of Human Life to light the fires of human Passion with, from day to day, that man begins to see that the leaves which remain are few in number.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I must speak in Passion, and I will do it in King Cambyses’ vein.