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Our passion are the true phoenixes; when the old one is burnt out, a new one rises from its ashes.

You can no more bridle passions with logic than you can justify them in the law courts. Passions are facts and not dogmas.
There is in most passions a shrinking away from ourselves. The passionate pursuer has all the earmarks of a fugitive.
What our age lacks is not reflection, but passion.
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost always means the rise of another.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
If we resist our passions, it is more through their weakness than from our strength.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care.
Chase your passion, not your pension.
Compassion automatically invites you to relate with people because you no longer regard people as a drain on your energy.
Being part of an agenda beyond ourselves liberates us to complement each other rather than compete with each other.
Passion costs me too much to bestow it on every trifle.
Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.
My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.
Our passions do not live apart in locked chambers but dress in their small wardrobe of notions, bring their provisions to a common table and mess together, feeding out of the common store according to their appetite.
Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers.
As a bathtub lined with white porcelain, when the hot water gives out or goes tepid, so is the slow cooling of our chivalrous passion, o my much praised but-not-altogether-satisfactory lady.
The only sin passion can commit is to be joyless.
We must act out passion before we can feel it.
I was born to be a runner. I simply love to run. It's almost like the faster I go, the easier it becomes.
There is some place where your specialties can shine. Somewhere that difference can be expressed. It's up to you to find it, and you can.
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
Get it into your head once and for all, my simple and very fainthearted fellow, that what fools call humanness is nothing but a weakness born of fear and egoism; that this chimerical virtue, enslaving only weak men, is unknown to those whose character is formed by stoicism, courage, and philosophy.
The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another
Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness.
The wretched have no compassion, they can do good only from strong principles of duty.
We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.
The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion; constitutionality is no match with compassion.
Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.
In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.
I don't think I can play any other way but all out. I enjoy the game so much because I'm putting so much into it.
He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason.
Jupiter, not wanting man's life to be wholly gloomy and grim, has bestowed far more passion than reason --you could reckon the ration as twenty-four to one. Moreover, he confined reason to a cramped corner of the head and left all the rest of the body to the passions.
It seemed to me pretty plain, that they had more of love than matrimony in them.
Every man without passion has within him no principle of action, nor motive of act.
I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy.
Few people have ever seriously wished to be exclusively rational. The good life which most desire is a life warmed by passions and touched with that ceremonial grace which is impossible without some affectionate loyalty to traditional form and ceremonies.

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