A Quote by David Hume on arrogance, giving, men, mistakes, passion, and security

When men are the most sure and arrogant they are commonly the most mistaken, giving views to passion without that proper deliberation and suspense which alone can secure them from the grossest absurdities.

David Hume (1711 - 1776)

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A Quote by Cyril Connolly on happiness, illusions, passion, and temperament

We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy

Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)

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A Quote by Claude Adrien Helvetius on action, motives, passion, and principles

Every man without passion has within him no principle of action, nor motive of act.

Claude Adrien Helvetius (1715 - 1771)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on passion and reason

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

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Christian Nestell Bovée on affection, kiss, and passion

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.

Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)

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A Quote by Charles Dickens on passion


There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast.

Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)

Source: Oliver Twist.

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on belief, curiosity, existence, exploring, gifts, god, intelligence, passion, and universe

My deeply held belief is that if a god of anything like the traditional sort exists, our curiosity and intelligence is provided by such a God. We would be unappreciative of that gift . . . if we suppressed our passion to explore the universe and ourselves.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on greed, hatred, passion, fire, shark, snare, folly, and torrent

There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada and The Sutta-Nipata‎ - Page 88 by F. Max Müller

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on heart, work, right livelihood, passion, discover, and give

Your work is to discover your work and then, with all your heart, to give yourself to it.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Zen and the art of making a living: a practical guide to creative career design‎ - Page 202 by Laurence G. Boldt

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on passion and spirituality

However vast a man's spiritual resources, he is capable of but one great passion.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Discours sur les passions de l'amour. 1653.

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