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.
In a statement Dobson announced he supported "Mel Gibson and his film, The Passion of the Christ, saying Gibson's anti-Semitic remarks had nothing to do with "one of the finest films of this era." He explained further that "we certainly do not condone that racially insensitive outburst," but added, "Mel has apologized profusely for the incident and there the matter should rest." On the movie, "Our endorsement of it stands as originally stated. We did not believe it was anti-Semitic in 2004, and our views have not changed," Dobson said.james dobson
Passion and prejudice govern the world; only under the name of reason . It is our part, by religion and reason joined, to counteract them all we can.john wesley
We work in the darkwe do what we canwe give what we have.Our doubt is in our Passion and our Passion is our task. The rest is madness.Henry James
Antes que me hubiera apasionado por mujer alguna, jugue mi corazo n al azar y me lo gano la violencia. Before I felt Passion for any woman, I gambled my heart and lost it to violence.
There is no Passion like that of a functionary for his function.Georges Clemenceau
En anéantissant les désirs, on anéantit l'âme, & tout homme sans Passion n'a en lui ni principe d'action, ni motif pour se mouvoir.claude adrien helvétius
It is a course which perhaps would not have been necessary had it been possible to form a state composed of wise men, but as every multitude is fickle, full of lawless desires, unreasoned Passion, and violent anger, the multitude must be held in by invisible terrors and suchlike pageantry. For this reason I think, not that the ancients acted rashly and at haphazard in introducing among the people notions concerning the gods and beliefs in the terrors of hell, but that the moderns are most rash and foolish in banishing such beliefs.polybius
Your own creations are your own children; you gave life to them, so you’ll always have, if not more Passion to them, more connections to them.brian k. vaughan
As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own Passion .antisthenes
The rest of Sitka’s homicides are so-called crimes of Passion, which is a shorthand way of expressing the mathematical product of alcohol and firearms.michael chabon
There is only one Passion, the Passion for happiness.Denis Diderot
The Passion of laughter is nothing else but a sudden glory arising from sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmities of others, or with our own formerly…thomas hobbes
The union of the mathematician with the poet , fervor with measure, Passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal .william james
Lucretius, who follows [Epicurus] in denouncing love, sees no harm in sexual intercourse provided it is divorced from Passion.lucretius
No one talks more passionately about his rights than he who in the depths of his soul doubts whether he has any. By enlisting Passion on his side he wants to stifle his reason and its doubts: thus he will acquire a good conscience and with it success among his fellow men.friedrich nietzsche
The seen and seeing softly mutually strike Their glass barrier that arrests the sight. But the world's being hides in the volcanoes And the foul history pressed into its core; And to myself my being is my childhood And Passion and entrails and the roots of senses; I'm pressed into the inside of a mask At the back of love, the back of air, the back of light.stephen spender
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 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.
Forever seeking, never found, In this wide varied scene; Sole object of unceasing search, While in this low terrene. Yet vain the search, if in the heart Some lurking Passion dwell; For this will hang with cypress wreath Retirement's secret cell. In vain the outward scene is calm, In vain the world we fly; If thou, in pure religion's garb, Thy friendly aid deny.
Endurance is the crowning quality, and patience all the Passion of great hearts.james russell lowell
This music crept by me upon the waters, allaying both their fury and my Passion with its sweet air.william shakespeare
Clarity of mind means clarity of Passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what he loves.