Monday, May 19, 2008


To care passionately for another human creature brings always more sorrow than joy, but one would not be without thatexperience.   - Agatha Christie, 1890 - 1976

If passion rules, how weak does reason prove!--John Dryden (1631-1700)_The Rival Ladies_ [1664]

Most marriages recognize this paradox: Passion destroys passion; we want what puts an end to wanting what we want.--John Fowles

A man in passion rides a horse that runs away with him. - Thomas Fuller, 1608 - 1661

Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.   - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, 1770 - 1831

Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after.   - Alexander Pope, 1688 - 1744

The ruling passion, be it what it will,
The ruling passion conquers reason still.
--Alexander Pope (1688-1744)_Moral Essays_ [1731-1735]

The most untutored person with passion is more persuasive than the most eloquent without. - François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, 1613 - 1680

It is difficult to overcome one's passions, and impossible to satisfy them. -- Marguerite de la Sabliere

Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still. -Robert Steinberg

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions. --Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)

The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
W B Yeats The Second Coming .

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Great quotes. I particularly like the Agatha Christie one.