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.
Whatever is placed beyond the reach of sense and knowledge, whatever is imperfectly discerned, the fancy pieces out at its leisure; and all but the present moment, but the present spot, Passion claims for its own, and brooding over it with wings outspread, stamps it with an image of itself. Passion is lord of infinite space, and distant objects please because they border on its confines and are moulded by its touch.william hazlitt
Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.
Only I discern Infinite Passion, and the pain Of finite hearts that yearn.Robert Browning
If ever I do a mean action, it must be in some interval betwixt one Passion and another.Laurence Sterne
If intellection and knowledge were mere Passion from without, or the bare reception of extraneous and adventitious forms, then no reason could be given at all why a mirror or looking-glass should not understand; whereas it cannot so much as sensibly perceive those images which it receives and reflects to us.ralph cudworth
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
If a Passion for freedom is not in vogue, patriots may sound the alarm till they are weary. The Act of Habeas Corpus, by which prisoners may insist on being brought to trial within a limited time, is the corner stone of our liberty.horace walpole
Play your part creatively in all the struggles Of men of your time, thereby Helping, with the seriousness of study and the cheerfulness of knowledge To turn the struggle into common experience and Justice into a Passion.bertolt brecht
This world has few redeeming features, and one is the capacity for people to love one another with great, enduring Passion.david gemmell
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
The gang serves lies, the passionate Man plays his part; the cold Passion for truth Hunts in no pack.robinson jeffers
“Believe that we too love freedom and desire it. To us it is more desirable than anything in the world. If you strike us down now, we shall rise again and renew the fight. You cannot conquer Ireland you cannot extinguish the Irish Passion for freedom: if our deed has not been sufficient to win freedom then our children will win it with a better deed.”patrick pearse
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
The Passion to interpret as madness that with which we disagree seems to have infected the best of contemporary minds.thomas szasz
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
Strength instead of being the lusty child of Passion, grows by grappling with and subduing them.j. m. barrie
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.
The ruling Passion, be it what it will, The ruling Passion conquers reason still.Alexander Pope
There is no Passion that steals into the heart more imperceptibly and covers itself under more disguises than pride.joseph addison
When illusions are over, when the distractions of sense, the vagaries of fancy, and the tumults of Passion have dissolved even before the body is cold, which once they so thronged and agitated, the soul merges into intellect, intellect into conscience, conscience into the unbroken, awful solitude of its own personal accountability; and though the inhabitants of the universe were within the spirit's ken, this personal accountability is as strictly alone and unshared, as if no being were throughout immensity but the spirit and its God.
I think the two things most opposed to good counsel are haste and Passion; haste usaully goes hand in hand with folly, Passion with coarseness and narrowness of mind.
The pleasure of love is in loving. We are happier in the Passion we feel than in what we excite.
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