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.
I think cars today are almost the exact equivalent of the great Gothic cathedrals. I mean the supreme creation of an era, conceived with Passion by unknown artists, and consumed in image if not in usage by a whole population which appropriates them as a purely magical object.
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.
Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their Passion.martha graham
Light enhances but its shadow deletes, thus giving the picture its depth, its third dimension and its subtractive properties… I believe that commitment and technical skill can be achieved by means of one’s own will and study , while fantasy and Passion are more valuable because they are innate and inescapably peculiar assets.augusto de luca
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
What to ourselves in Passion we propose, The Passion ending, doth the purpose lose.william shakespeare
Pretend what we may, the whole man within us is at work when we form our philosophical opinions . Intellect , will , taste , and Passion co-operate just as they do in practical affairs; and lucky it is if the Passion be not something as petty as a love of personal conquest over the philosopher across the way.william james
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
To spread healthy ideas among even the lowest classes of people, to remove men from the influence of prejudice and Passion, to make reason the arbiter and supreme guide of public opinion; that is the essential goal of the sciences; that is how science will contribute to the advancement of civilization, and that is what deserves protection of governments who want to insure the stability of their power.georges cuvier
Perhaps misguided moral Passion is better than confused indifference.iris murdoch
Wisdom is passionless. But faith by contrast is what Kierkegaard calls a Passion .ludwig wittgenstein
Forgetfulness, the unhistorical, is … the atmosphere, in which alone life can come into being. In order to understand it, let us imagine a youth who is seized with a Passion for a woman, or a man who is swayed by a Passion for his work. In both cases what lies behind them has ceased to exist and yet this state (the most unhistorical that can be imagined) is that in which every action, every great deed is conceived and accomplished.georg brandes
It has been observed before that images, however beautiful, though faithfully copied from nature, and as accurately represented in words, do not of themselves characterize the poet. They become proofs of original genius only as far as they are modified by a predominant Passion; or by associated thoughts or images awakened by that Passion; or when they have the effect of reducing multitude to unity, or succession to an instant; or lastly, when a human and intellectual life is transferred to them from the poet's spirit.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I have no respect for the Passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy - I don't disparage envy but I don't accept it as legitimately my master.Holmes, Jr., Oliver Wendell
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
Pretend what we may, the whole man within us is at work when we form our philosophical opinions . Intellect , will , taste , and Passion co-operate just as they do in practical affairs; and lucky it is if the Passion be not something as petty as a love of personal conquest over the philosopher across the way.
The earth is rocking, the skies are riven Jove in a Passion, in god-like fashion, Is breaking the crystal urns of heaven.
Sobriety is the strength of the soul, for it preserves its reason unclouded by Passion.
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by Passion.