Quotes by passions
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Francois de la Rochefoucauld
French writer 1613-1680
Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.
French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.
German politician and Nazi party leader 1889-1945
All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people.
French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
We are becoming like cats, slyly parasitic, enjoying an indifferent domesticity. Nice and snug in the social, our historic passions have withdrawn into the glow of an artificial coziness, and our half-closed eyes now seek little other than the peaceful parade of television pictures.
Russian journalist and political thinker 1812-1870
You can no more bridle passions with logic than you can justify them in the law courts. Passions are facts and not dogmas.
Mary Wortley Montagu
English aristocrat, letter writer and poet 1689-1762
A man that is ashamed of passions that are natural and reasonable is generally proud of those that are shameful and silly.
Carl Gustav Jung
Swiss psychiatrist 1875-1961
A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.
French writer, journalist and playwright 1741-1794
All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only because they do exaggerate.
Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.
Marquis de Sade
French nobleman, revolutionary and writer 1740-1814
Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any country you like and you will see that it is only when the laws are silent that the greatest actions appear.
Lord George Byron
English poet 1788-1824
As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature, I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and resist or endure those of others.
Danish philosopher 1813-1855
Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearances.
Algernon H. Blackwood
English broadcasting narrator, journalist and writer 1869-1951
But the wicked passions of men's hearts alone seem strong enough to leave pictures that persist; the good are ever too luke-warm.
Claude Adrien Helvétius
French philosopher 1715-1771
By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind. Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.
French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions of the body.
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