passion

A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on christ, nobility, passion, religion, and revenge

Revenge is a common passion; it is the sin of the uninstructed. The savage deems it noble;but the religion of Christ, which is the sublime civilizer, emphatically condemns it. Why? Because religion ever seeks to ennoble man; and nothing so debases him as revenge.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on acting, fear, mind, and passion

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

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: On the Sublime and Beautiful

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on inspiration, love, passion, and pleasure

The pleasure of love is in loving. We are much happier in the passion we feel than in that we inspire.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Maxim 259.

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A Quote by Dr. Bryan Miller, DC on balance, cooking, courage, passion, and success

The qualities of an exceptional cook are akin to those of a successful tightrope walker: an abiding passion for the task, courage to go out on a limb and an impeccable sense of balance.

Dr. Bryan Miller

Source: New York Times, February 23, 1983

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A Quote by Douglas Jones on beauty, circumstances, death, foolishness, good, justice, life, passion, poetry, reflection, time, and trying

I think the main culprit is modernity itself. Modernity and beauty simply don't mix. Pragmatism and an industrial-sized busyness denigrate everything that can't squeeze out of a calculator. And the first thing to die under such circumstances is a passion for beauty. For those trying desperately to jump over moving hurdles, pursuing beauty is just foolishness. . . . We just don't have the time for poetry; beauty isn't useful, we say, until we're in our eighties, when many finally reflect and realize that beauty was truly essential to a good life that has now slipped by.

Douglas Jones

Source: Men Hate Poetry

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on lies, passion, and time

By the time you swear you're his, Shivering and sighing, And he vows his passion is Infinite, undying - Lady make note of this: One of you is lying.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: Unfortunate Coincidence

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A Quote by Diane Ackerman on desires, force, life, optimism, passion, sex, world, and youth

A flower's fragrance declares to all the world that it is fertile, available, and desirable, its sex organs oozing with nectar. Its smell reminds us in vestigial ways of fertility, vigor, life-force, all the optimism, expectancy, and passionate bloom of youth. We inhale its ardent aroma and, no matter what our ages, we feel young and nubile in a world aflame with desire.

Diane Ackerman (1948 -)

Source: A Natural History of the Senses, 1990, p. 13

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A Quote by David N. Elkins on creativity, dance, eternity, force, life, energy, passion, and power

When we touch this domain, we are filled with the cosmic force of life itself, we sink our roots deep into the black soil and draw power and being up into ourselves. We know the energy of the numen and are saturated with power and being. We feel grounded, centered, in touch with the ancient and eternal rhythms of life. Power and passion well up like an artesian spring and creativity dances in celebration of life.

David N. Elkins

Source: The Sacred as Source of Personal Passion and Power

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on feeling, good, idleness, men, passion, sacrifice, secrets, self-denial, shame, victory, and worth

"The first and best victory is to conquer self; to be conquered by self is, of all things, the most shameful and vile." [Plato] One secret act of self-denial, one sacrifice of inclination to do is worth all of the good thoughts, warm feelings, and passionate prayers in which idle men indulge themselves.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: quoting Plato, Greek philosopher

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on animals, control, life, passion, religion, and temper

A man who cannot control his temper is not very likely to control his passion, and no matter what his pretensions in religion, he moves in daily life very close to the animal plane.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Improvement Era, June 1958, p. 407.

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