Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Our headstrong passions shut the door of our souls against God.
What to ourselves in passion we propose, The passion ending, doth the purpose lose.william shakespeare
Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.
For passion, be it observed, brings insight with it; it can give a sort of intelligence to simpletons, fools, and idiots, especially during youth.
Fountain-heads and pathless groves, Places which pale passion loves!
A toothache, or a violent passion, is not necessarily diminished by our knowledge of its causes, its character, its importance or insignificance.
The passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant.
Take heed lest passion sway Thy judgment to do aught, which else free will Would not admit.john milton
Discover your divine assignment and you have no reason to retreat. Discover your passion and you laugh in the face of defeat.
Passion persuades me one way, reason another. I see the better and approve it, but I follow the worse.
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
Search then the ruling passion; there alone, The wild are constant, and the cunning known; The fool consistent, and the false sincere; Priests, princes, women, no dissemblers here.Alexander Pope
The ruling passion, be it what it will, The ruling passion conquers reason still.Alexander Pope
Passion very often makes the wisest men fools, and very often too inspires the greatest fools with wit.
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.
Only I discern Infinite passion, and the pain Of finite hearts that yearn.Robert Browning
For one heat, all know, doth drive out another, One passion doth expel another still.George Chapman
Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame; Each to his passion; what's in a name?helen hunt jackson
If we resist our passions it is more from their weakness than from our strength.
May I govern my passions with absolute sway, And grow wiser and better as my strength wears away.
He will hold thee, when his passion shall have spent its novel force, Something better than his dog, a little dearer than his horse.
The seas are quiet when the winds give o'er; So calm are we when passions are no more!Edmund Waller
But, children, you should never let Such angry passions rise; Your little hands were never made To tear each other's eyes.Isaac Watts
And beauty, for confiding youth, Those shocks of passion can prepare That kill the bloom before its time, And blanch, without the owner's crime, The most resplendent hair.william wordsworth