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Quotes of the Day for 28 March 2001 – Passion

Passion is a two edged sword. Most real change in life depends on passion, while a person controlled by passion is a danger to others and in danger himself.

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The quotes:

The passions are the humors of the mind, and the least excess sickens our judgment. If the disease spreads to the mouth, your reputation will be in danger.
     - Baltasar Gracian

Wise people may say what they will, but one passion is never cured by another.
     - Lord Chesterfield

The most untutored person with passion is more persuasive than the most eloquent without.
     - La Rochefoucauld

Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.
     - Samuel Johnson

Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion.
     - Ovid, 43 BC - AD 17


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