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.
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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