Quotes: passion

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  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
  • Douglas William Jerrold
    Douglas William Jerrold
    British Humorist, Playwright 1803-1857
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    He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain.
  • Ann Oakley
    Ann Oakley
    British sociologist, writer 1944-
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    Men are the enemies of women. Promising sublime intimacy, unequalled passion, amazing security and grace, they nevertheless exploit and injure in a myriad subtle ways. Without men the world would be a better place: softer, kinder, more loving; calmer, quieter, more humane.
  • Laurence Sterne
    Laurence Sterne
    British author 1713-1768
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    Our passion and principals are constantly in a frenzy, but begin to shift and waver, as we return to reason.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
  • Charles Horton Cooley
    Charles Horton Cooley
    American sociologist 1864-1929
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    The passion of self-aggrandizement is persistent but plastic; it will never disappear from a vigorous mind, but may become morally higher by attaching itself to a larger conception of what constitutes the self.
  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
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    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.
  • Charles Baudelaire
    Charles Baudelaire
    French poet 1821-1867
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    A frenzied passion for art is a canker that devours everything else.
  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas Fuller
    English preacher and writer 1608-1661
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    A man in passion rides a horse that runs away with him.
  • Fawn M. Brodie
    Fawn M. Brodie
    American historian and biographer 1915-1981
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    A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    A populace never rebels from passion for attack, but from impatience of suffering.
  • A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.

    Source: Insecurity of Freedom

  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.
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