Quotes: passion

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  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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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
    Aristotle
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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
    Douglas William Jerrold
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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
    Laurence Sterne
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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
    Edmund Burke
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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
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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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
    Charles Horton Cooley
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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
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
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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
    Charles Baudelaire
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    A frenzied passion for art is a canker that devours everything else.
  • Fawn M. Brodie
    Fawn M. Brodie
    American historian and biographer 1915-1981
    Fawn M. Brodie
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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
    Edmund Burke
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    A populace never rebels from passion for attack, but from impatience of suffering.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
    William Hazlitt
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    A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
    Albert Camus
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    A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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    Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object, unless it be still fed with fresh discoveries, and kept alive by a new perpetual succession of miracles rising up to its view.
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