Passion Quotes

Most popular passion quotes

Passion is the genesis of genius.


A master passion is the love of news.


Passion is always a search for the ideal.
Every true passion thinks only of itself.
If you don't have a passion, you'll give up.
Love is the most selfish of all the passions.

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If passion drives, let reason hold the reins.


We must act out passion before we can feel it.
Reason is the historian, but passions are the actors.


Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.
Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers.
A man in passion rides a horse that runs away with him.
The passions are the only orators which always persuade.


We welcome passion, for the mind is briefly let off duty.
Passion crashes into obstacles; reason peers around them.

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Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
Sometimes you have to give up an intense heat for a continuing warmth.
The worst sin—perhaps the only sin—passion can commit, is to be joyless.
Whereas the law is passionless, passion must ever sway the heart of man.


Experience teaches us in a millennium what passion teaches us in an hour.


Passion holds up the bottom of the universe and genius paints up its roof.


Passions are spiritual rebels and raise sedition against the understanding.
Passion makes the best observations and draws the most wretched conclusions.
All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only because they do exaggerate.


The ruling passion, be it what it will. The ruling passion conquers reason still.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
No mortal man has ever served at the same time his passions and his best interests.
A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.
Let a man in a garret but burn with enough intensity and he will set fire to the world.
He who reigns within himself, and rules
Passions, desires, and fears, is more than a king.


We may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.
It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires.  It must abandon itself to its master passion.
Passion, that thing of beauty, that flowering without roots, has to be born, live and die without reason.


Passion is passion. It's the excitement between the tedious spaces, and it doesn't matter where it's directed.
Absence lessens the minor passions and increases the great ones, as the wind douses a candle and kindles a fire.


Passion is the relentless pursuit of those life-enhancing activities or experiences that give our souls meaning.


When natural inclination develops into a passionate desire, one advances towards his goal in seven-league boots.

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How little do they know human nature, who think they can say no to passion, so far shalt thou go, and no farther!
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.

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Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.

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The way to avoid evil is not by maiming our passions, but by compelling them to yield their vigor to our moral nature.

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Great passions, my dear, don't exist; they're liars' fantasies.  What do exist are little loves that may last for a short of a longer while.
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.
A man never lies with more delicious languor under the influence of a passion than when he has persuaded himself that he shall subdue it tomorrow.
You already know that when your energy is right you perform better at everything you do, including school, work, sports, and even your personal life. Energy is good. Passion is bullshit.
Mencius enumerated the three "mature virtues" of bs "great man" as "wisdom, compassion and courage." I should like tolop off one syllable and regard as the qualities of a great soul passion, wisdom and courage.
People say you have to have a lot of passion for what you're doing and it's totally true. And the reason is because it's so hard that if you don't, any rational person would give up. It's really hard. And you have to do it over a sustained period of time. So if you don't love it, if you're not having fun doing it, you don't really love it, you're going to give up. And that's what happens to most people, actually. If you really look at the ones that ended up being "successful" in the eyes of the society and the ones that didn't, often times it's the ones [who] were successful loved what they did, so they could persevere when it got really tough. And the ones that didn't love it quit because they're sane, right? Who would want to put up with this stuff if you don't love it? So it's a lot of hard work and it's a lot of worrying constantly and if you don't love it, you're going to fail.