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Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.

Tags: Growing, Object  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

If I had not passed through trial - through passion, one could say - through these years so painful and so rich, I don't believe I could take on my life and my career as I do today.

Tags: Life, Today  ✍ Author: Isabelle Adjani

Passion is all but soft, it's not tender, it's violence to which you get hooked by pleasure.

Tags: Pleasure, Violence  ✍ Author: Isabelle Adjani

Passion surprises. One doesn't search it. It can happen to you tomorrow.

Tags: Happen, Tomorrow  ✍ Author: Isabelle Adjani

Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts.

Tags: Men, Victory  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.

Tags: Mind, Simply  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

The law is reason, free from passion.

Tags: Free, Law  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.

Tags: Human, Nature  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act.

Tags: Evil, Wife  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.

Tags: Faith, Guilty  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

Writing is my obsession, my passion. My relationship with it is one of the most complex and agonizing and richly vexing that I have in my life.

Tags: Life, Writing  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don't let anyone limit your dreams.

Tags: Dreams, Work  ✍ Author: Donovan Bailey

I'm constantly involved in theater, looking at theater, trying to do work in theater, support theater. And that's kind of my creative passion.

Tags: Trying, Work  ✍ Author: Scott Bakula

The passion for destruction is also a creative passion.

Tags: Creative  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin

To my utter despair I have discovered, and discover every day anew, that there is in the masses no revolutionary idea or hope or passion.

Tags: Hope, Idea  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin

Follow your own passion - not your parents', not your teachers' - yours.

Tags: Follow, Parents  ✍ Author: Robert Ballard

The Passion narratives are the first pieces of the Gospels that were composed as a unity.

Tags: Pieces, Unity  ✍ Author: Hans Urs von Balthasar

The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman.

Tags: Original, Woman  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

For passion, be it observed, brings insight with it; it can give a sort of intelligence to simpletons, fools, and idiots, especially during youth.

Tags: Give, Youth  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.

Tags: Fact, Love  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

For me, the greatest obstacles are never on the ice itself. That's the area I excel in. That's where my passion is. I think we all strive to push ourselves, to overcome our struggles. And when we do, we get to know ourselves better.

Tags: Greatest, Ourselves  ✍ Author: Ann Bancroft

Work? I never worked a day in my life. I always loved what I was doing, had a passion for it.

Tags: Life, Work  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Banks

Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser's passion, not the thief s.

Tags: Honest, Money  ✍ Author: William Blake

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.

Tags: Fear, Mind  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.

Tags: Fame, Great  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke
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The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he loves it; but this never happens in the case of actual pain, which no man ever willingly endured for any considerable time.

Tags: Pain, Time  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent, generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame; a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.

Tags: Fame, Great  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

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.

Tags: Feeling, Nature  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

I lost my passion for work. No, that's a negative statement. I just had a bigger passion for something else, for my son, and growing up with him.

Tags: Lost, Work  ✍ Author: James Caan

Logic is no answer to passion.

Tags: Answer, Logic  ✍ Author: Herb Caen

It's a family that's loaded with grudges and passion. We come from a long line of robbers and highwaymen in Italy, you know. Killers, even.

Tags: Family, Line  ✍ Author: John Cage

Passion is very important to me. If you stop enjoying things, you've got to look at it, because it can lead to all kinds of depressing scenarios.

Tags: Lead, Stop  ✍ Author: John Cage

A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.

Tags: Taste, Truth  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.

Tags: Friendship, Truth  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

The real passion of the twentieth century is servitude.

Tags: Century, Real  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

Most aspiring child actors or child stars have a passion for it. But as easy as it is for me to say that I wouldn't put my kids in it, if I saw that they really, really wanted to do and they had the drive, then I would fully support it. As long as there's balance at home, then they could do whatever they wanted to do.

Tags: Home, Put  ✍ Author: Nick Cannon

I think you do better when you are really up for it, cause passion goes up.

Tags: Cause, Goes  ✍ Author: Jim Capaldi

Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it. Passion goes, boredom remains.

Tags: Boredom, Goes  ✍ Author: Coco Chanel

He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason.

Tags: Employs, Reason  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.

Tags: Music, Time  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.

Tags: Education, Learning  ✍ Author: Al D\'Amato

Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.

Tags: Ignorance, Turn  ✍ Author: Al D\'Amato

Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.

Tags: Drives, Sensuality  ✍ Author: DMX

You shouldn't even be writing this story if you haven't heard me play live. You can't write with the passion you receive until you see a Dick Dale concert.

Tags: Write, Writing  ✍ Author: Dick Dale

I didn't see my character, Core, as a cannibal but as somebody who is extremely passionate and who doesn't have any conscience. She takes her passion to its complete extreme.

Tags: Character, Her  ✍ Author: Beatrice Dalle

If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual.

Tags: Love, Sense  ✍ Author: Robertson Davies

Cows are my passion. What I have ever sighed for has been to retreat to a Swiss farm, and live entirely surrounded by cows - and china.

Tags: China, Farm  ✍ Author: Charles Dickens

Man is only great when he acts from passion.

Tags: Great, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

I developed a passion for the Middle Ages the same way some people develop a passion for coconuts.

Tags: Develop, Middle  ✍ Author: Umberto Eco

This battle for 'common-sense' gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, 'gun control' legislation. Good news - if you're a crook.

Tags: Battle, Good  ✍ Author: Larry Elder

I'm married. I have three children. I have a mortgage to pay. The plumbing breaks and the yard needs trimming. However, what my wife and children need most from me is my passion for them.

Tags: Children, Wife  ✍ Author: John Eldredge

Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.

Tags: Jealousy, Love  ✍ Author: John Eldredge

There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.

Tags: Fire, Jealousy  ✍ Author: George Eliot

It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.

Tags: Blind, Light  ✍ Author: T. S. Eliot

A toothache, or a violent passion, is not necessarily diminished by our knowledge of its causes, its character, its importance or insignificance.

Tags: Character, Knowledge  ✍ Author: T. S. Eliot

Animals have always been a passion of mine, being able to help them because they can't help themselves, and I think that people have treated them so badly over the years and it's just not fair. It's something I feel like I can help make a difference.

Tags: Able, Help  ✍ Author: Shannon Elizabeth

Food is a passion. Food is love.

Tags: Food, Love  ✍ Author: Hector Elizondo

Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant.

Tags: Makes, Youth  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is a fact often observed, that men have written good verses under the inspiration of passion, who cannot write well under other circumstances.

Tags: Good, Men  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have this massive love for the whole culture of pop music. It's my fascination, my ongoing passion.

Tags: Love, Music  ✍ Author: Siobhan Fahey

You need great passion, because everything you do with great pleasure, you do well.

Tags: Great, Pleasure  ✍ Author: Juan Manuel Fangio

You can only have one first born child. You may love all your children deeply and with passion, but there is something unique about the first born.

Tags: Children, Love  ✍ Author: Feist

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life.

Tags: End, Life  ✍ Author: Federico Fellini

I do appreciate a woman who has a passion for sports and knows their stuff.

Tags: Sports, Woman  ✍ Author: Jerry Ferrara

I have yet to meet anyone quite so stubborn as myself and animated by this overpowering passion that leaves me no time for thought or anything else. I have, in fact, no interest in life outside racing cars.

Tags: Life, Time  ✍ Author: Enzo Ferrari

I am trying to be guided by my passion.

Tags: Guided, Trying  ✍ Author: America Ferrera

Converting your own passions into a job is the fastest method for eliminating any passion you once had.

Tags: Job, Once  ✍ Author: Timothy Ferriss

The strongest passion is fear.

Tags: Fear, Strongest  ✍ Author: Jean de La Fontaine

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.

Tags: Hold, Reason  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

I think we have all experienced passion that is not in any sense reasonable.

Tags: Reasonable, Sense  ✍ Author: Stephen Fry

A man in passion rides a horse that runs away with him.

Tags: Away, Him  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

It's that one thing that you're passionate about, that you end up developing tunnel vision for and everything else tends to fall by the wayside. Passion is appealing and universal.

Tags: Else, End  ✍ Author: Johnny Galecki

A vow is a purely religious act which cannot be taken in a fit of passion. It can be taken only with a mind purified and composed and with God as witness.

Tags: God, Mind  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Even as a young boy, my passion was to design, and I have been very lucky to be able to do what I have loved all my life. There can be few greater gifts than that.

Tags: Design, Life  ✍ Author: Valentino Garavani

Justice and goodwill will outlast passion.

Tags: Goodwill, Justice  ✍ Author: James A. Garfield

My mother and father always supported my passion for acting. I think they just kind of expected me to move to New York and become an actress and have all these adventures.

Tags: Father, Mother  ✍ Author: Jennifer Garner

My passion is about motivating as many families as possible to learn about vegetables and healthy eating together.

Tags: Learn, Together  ✍ Author: Jennie Garth

My dad's passion was to teach adults to read so they could read to their kids.

Tags: Dad, Kids  ✍ Author: Jennie Garth

There isn't as much passion and outrage in today's newspapers. That may be because of a corporate decision, but they've lost their personality.

Tags: Lost, Today  ✍ Author: Michael Gartner

It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.

Tags: Men, Peace  ✍ Author: Andre Gide

As long as there are musicians who have a passion for spontaneity, for creating something that's never been before, the art form of jazz will flourish.

Tags: Art, Musicians  ✍ Author: Charlie Haden

Like most playwrights, I hate talkbacks with a passion that can burn a hole through hell.

Tags: Hate, Hell  ✍ Author: Katori Hall

I always need a couple of highlights to really spark the passion for a project.

Tags: Couple, Project  ✍ Author: Lasse Hallstrom

My father would tell anyone who would listen that this dentist thing he was doing was not his passion; cinematography was.

Tags: Father, Tell  ✍ Author: Lasse Hallstrom

I'm surprised at people who have a passion for Mitt Romney, because he's taken every position there is. I would cast this guy as the president in a heartbeat... but I just cannot believe a word he says.

Tags: Cannot, Word  ✍ Author: Mark Hamill

If you don't love what you do, you won't do it with much conviction or passion.

Tags: Love, Won  ✍ Author: Mia Hamm

The passion and spontaneity in music is all gone.

Tags: Gone, Music  ✍ Author: Armie Hammer

Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.

Tags: Reason, Science  ✍ Author: Stephen Hawking

Fear is the passion of slaves.

Tags: Fear, Slaves  ✍ Author: Patrick Henry

Subdue your passion or it will subdue you.

Tags: Subdue  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

That is why, as soon as I felt a real attraction for my first passion which was the motorcycle, and in spite of the danger it could represent, they encouraged me.

Tags: Real, Why  ✍ Author: Jacky Ickx

Comedy is my passion. I'm going to do this until I drop.

Tags: Comedy, Until  ✍ Author: Gabriel Iglesias

Passion has been in my DNA for generations.

 ✍ Author: Julio Iglesias

Solutions-oriented campaigning with a little passion and a little humor; I think that will go a long way. I think people are desperate for it.

Tags: Desperate, Humor  ✍ Author: Laura Ingraham

Man is primarily governed by passion and instinct.

Tags: Governed, Instinct  ✍ Author: Muhammad Iqbal

I have a passion to do theater.

Tags: Theater  ✍ Author: Amy Irving

I don't want Daddy's passion to ever end. I want to help endangered wildlife just like he did.

Tags: End, Help  ✍ Author: Bindi Irwin

I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.

Tags: Education, Excited  ✍ Author: Steve Irwin

My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife.

Tags: Belief, Television  ✍ Author: Steve Irwin

All too often, academic departments defend their territory with the passion of cornered animals, though with far less justification.

Tags: Far, Often  ✍ Author: Brandon T. Jackson
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