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.
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
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
Without Passion, you don't have energy; without energy, you have nothing. Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without Passion.Donald Trump
What to ourselves in Passion we propose, The Passion ending, doth the purpose lose.william shakespeare
The earth is rocking, the skies are riven Jove in a Passion, in god-like fashion, Is breaking the crystal urns of heaven.
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
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.henry giles
Then each of you will control his own body and live in holiness and honor— not in lustful Passion like the pagans who do not know God and his ways.paul of tarsus
Wisdom is passionless. But faith by contrast is what Kierkegaard calls a Passion .ludwig wittgenstein
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
Unconscious assumptions or opinions are the worst enemy of woman; they can even grow into a positively demonic Passion that exasperates and disgusts men, and does the woman herself the greatest injury by gradually smothering the charm and meaning of her femininity and driving it into the background. Such a development naturally ends in profound psychological disunion, in short, in a neurosis.carl jung
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 accent of conviction is made up of a mixture of faith, power, and love combined, forming a characteristic which is at once simple, pious, and grand, redolent of inspiration and sanctity. Here are no fabulous joys and woes; no hollow, fantastic sentimentalities; no wire-drawn refinings, either in thought or feeling; the Passion that is traced before us has glowed in a living heart; the opinion he utters has risen in his own understanding, and'been a light to his own steps.
The Passion of hatred is so durable and so inveterate that the surest prognostic of death in a sick man is a wish for reconciliation.
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by Passion.
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