Quotes by passion
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Irish writer 1854-1900
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
Douglas William Jerrold
British Humorist, Playwright 1803-1857
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.
French moviedirector 1930-
Beauty is composed of an eternal, invariable element whose quantity is extremely difficult to determine, and a relative element which might be, either by turns or all at once, period, fashion, moral, passion.
British sociologist, writer 1944-
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.
Honoré Gabriel Riqueti Count of Mirabeau
French revolutionary and writer 1749-1791
None, but people of strong passion are capable of rising to greatness.
British author 1713-1768
Our passion and principals are constantly in a frenzy, but begin to shift and waver, as we return to reason.
English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
French writer 1613-1680
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
American Congregationalist theologian, editor, and author. 1835-1922
Patience is passion tamed.
Greek philosopher 580 BC - 504 BC
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
Charles Horton Cooley
American sociologist 1864-1929
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.
Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
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.
French poet 1821-1867
A frenzied passion for art is a canker that devours everything else.
Fawn M. Brodie
American historian and biographer 1915-1981
A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.
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