A Quote by Birgitta of Sweden on blessings, body, christ, death, desires, eternity, glory, hope, innocence, jesus, life, love, men, mercy, paradise, passion, proof, and soul

Blessed are you, my Lord Jesus Christ. Fearing your passion and death, you poured forth blood from your innocent body like sweat, and still you accomplished your redemption as you desired and gave us the clearest proof of your love for all men. Eternal blessing be yours, my Lord Jesus Christ, because in your last agony you held out to sinners the hope of pardon, when in your mercy you promised the glory of paradise to the penitent thief. Blessed may you be, my Lord Jesus Christ. You redeemed our souls with your precious blood and most holy death, and in your mercy you led them from exile back to eternal life.

Birgitta of Sweden (1303 - 1373)

Source: Revelations, which are largely meditations on the Passion of Our Lord.

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on achievement, knowledge, men, passion, power, and understanding

With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of men. I have wished to know why the stars shine. And I have tried to apprehend the Pythagorean power by which number holds sway about the flux. A little of this, but not much, I have achieved.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell .

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on passion and reason

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on art, birth, children, greatness, limits, lust, motherhood, passion, power, and value

The lust that drives others to enslave an empire, had become, in her limits, a passion for power over him. She had set out to break him, as if, unable to equal his value, she could surpass it by destroying it, as if the measure of his greatness would thus become the measure of hers, as if the vandal who smashed a statue were greater than the artist who had made it, as if the murderer who killed a child were greater than the mother who had given it birth.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

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A Quote by Audrey Hepburn on birds, country, and passion

In Holland and Belgium, and afterwards in England, my happiest moments were in the country. I've always had a passion for the outdoors, for trees, for birds and flowers.

Audrey Hepburn (1929 - 1993)

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A Quote by Arthur James, Lord Balfour on passion


Ask with urgency and passion.

Arthur James Balfour (1848 - 1930)

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A Quote by Arthur Guiterman on clarity, deed, heart, husbands, love, passion, strength, thought, tranquility, wives, and words

Husband and Wife Whatever I said and whatever you said, I love you. The word and the moment forever have fled; I love you. The breezes may ruffle the stream in its flow, But tranquil and clear are the waters below; And under all tumult you feel and you know I love you. Whatever you did and whatever I did, I love you. Whatever is open, whatever is hid, I love you. The strength of the oak makes the tempest a mock, The anchor holds firm in the hurricane's shock; Our love is the anchor, the oak and the rock. I love you. Whatever I thought and whatever you thought, I love you. The mood and the passion that made it are naught; I love you. For words, thoughts and deeds, though they rankle and smart, May never delude us or hold us apart Who treasure this talisman deep in the heart "I love you."

Arthur Guiterman (1871 - 1943)

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A Quote by Aristotle on action, chance, desires, habits, nature, passion, and reason

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

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Rhetoric 1

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A Quote by Aristotle on laws, passion, and reason

The law is reason free from passion.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Antisthenes on envy and passion

As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.

Antisthenes (444 - 371 BC)

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