He fell in love with himself at first sight and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful. Selflove seems so often unrequited.
Anthony Dymoke Powell (1905 - 2000)
Source: A Dance to the Music of Time: The Acceptance World," Ch. 1.
Contributed by: Zaady
Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.
Source: The College Blue Book
Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.
It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labours of peace.
Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)
ZEAL, n. A certain nervous disorder afflicting the young and inexperienced. A passion that goeth before a sprawl.
Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)
Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
TABLE D'HOTE, n. A caterer's thrifty concession to the universal passion for irresponsibility.
PROPERTY, n. Any material thing, having no particular value, that may be held by A against the cupidity of B. Whatever gratifies the passion for possession in one and disappoints it in all others.
On life's vast ocean diversely we sail, Reason the card, but passion is the gale.
Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)
Source: Essay on Man. Epistle ii. Line 107.
The ruling passion, be it what it will, The ruling passion conquers reason still.
Source: Moral Essays. Epistle iii. Line 153.
And hence one master-passion in the breast, Like Aaron's serpent, swallows up the rest.
Source: Essay on Man. Epistle ii. Line 131.
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