Passion Quotes

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.

Chase your passion, not your pension.

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.

Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls.

Maya Angelou

When I hear a man preach I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.

Abraham Lincoln

It isn’t what you did in the past that will affect the present. It’s what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.

Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions, instead of controlling them, is trying to play the angel.

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.

By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.

A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.

Faith is a passionate intuition.

Yes, in all my research the greatest leaders looked inward and were able to tell a good story with authenticity and passion.

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.

Bertrand Russell

The passions are the same in every conflict, large or small.

Blues and soul and jazz music has so much pain, so much beauty of raw emotion and passion.

Christina Aguilera

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Fear is the passion of slaves.

Curiosity n. An objectionable quality of the female mind. The desire to know whether or not a woman is cursed with curiosity is one of the most active and insatiable passions of the masculine soul.

Ambrose Bierce

It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.

Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions.

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.

Of all the worldly passions lust is the most intense. All other worldly passions seem to follow in its train.

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.

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

Albert Camus

Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but only those who have greater designs.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways and dangerous only in one, through their excess.

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.

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 perpetual succession of miracles rising into view.

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

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence, but in the mastery of his passions.

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it's realistic or not.

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

Control thy passions, lest they take vengeance on thee.

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion for the real and for the truth.

Abraham Maslow

Earth was not built for six billion people, all running around and being passionate about things. The world was built for about two million people foraging for roots and grubs.

Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach, we are never satisfied.

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Faith is the highest passion in a human being. Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.

Be still when you have nothing to say, when genuine passion moves you say what you've got to say, and say it hot.

Of all base passions, fear is the most accursed.

Her passions are made of nothing but the finest part of pure love.

Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance, and art would be useless.

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

Albert Camus

All humanity is passion, without passion religion, history, novels, art, would be ineffectual.

Those who direct the maximum force of their desires toward the center, toward true being, toward perfection, seem quieter than the passionate souls because the flame of their fervor cannot always be seen.

The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate, they are green and vigorous in old age.

George Santayana

To be exempt from the passions with which others are tormented is the only pleasing solitude.

Love life, engage in it, give it all you've got. Love it with a passion because life truly does give back many times over what you put into it.

Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.

Death is the only pure beautiful conclusion of a great passion.

David Herbert Lawrence

Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of ours.

I have never seen a man as fond of virtue as of women.

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

Her passion was never spent in public display.

I think my passion is misinterpreted as anger sometimes. And I don't think people are ready for the message that I'm delivering, and delivering with a sense of violent love.

My message to anyone who's afraid that they can't write music when they're happy is 'Just trust the passion.' The passion can write a lot of things.

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Douglas Adams

God is the Seed,The Universe is the Tree, Impulses and passions are the branches, Intelligence is the flower, Pure Consciousness is the fruit, Love is the sweetness in the fruit.

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.

CLEANSE your emotions, passions, impulses, attitudes and reactions. That is the essence of spiritual discipline, as laid down in all Faiths.

Animals often strike us as passionate machines.

Blind faith, no matter how passionately expressed, will not suffice. Science for its part will test relentlessly every assumption about the human condition.

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.

The law is reason free from passion

Endurance is the crowning quality And patience all the passion of great hearts.

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

It is easy to fly into a passion - anybody can do that - but to be angry with the right person to the right extent, and at the right time, with the right object, and in the right way - that is not easy and it is not everyone who can do it.

For me, it was always a simple passion.

As water when transmuted into steam becomes a new, more definite and wide-reaching power, so passion when transmuted into intellectual and moral force becomes a new life, a new power, for the accomplishment of high and unfailing purposes.

James Allen