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Quotes of the Day for 16 May 2004 – Passion

Among recent requests, I had one that mentioned a half dozen themes, but of them I realized that Passion had not been covered for a while.

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The quotes:

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

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 fiery moments of passionate experience are the moments of wholeness and totality of the personality.
     - Anaïs Nin, 1903 - 1977

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

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

The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.
     - Henry Louis Mencken, 1880 - 1956


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