Quotations About / On: PASSION
Jealousy is a grievous passion that jealously seeks what causes grief.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Poems (1830).)
In bridge clubs and in councils of state, the passions are the same.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
Lust's passion will be served; it demands, it militates, it tyrannizes.
(Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), French author. Noirceuil, in L'Histoire de Juliette, ou les Prospérités du Vice, pt. 2 (1797).)
Keep your passions in check, but beware of giving your reason free rein.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
The passions are the same in every conflict, large or small.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
Reason is a passion; an instinct, a drive.
(Bette Howland (b. 1937), U.S. author. Blue in Chicago, ch. 3 (1978).)
Control thy passion lest they take vengence on thee.
(Epictetus (c. 50-120), Greek Stoic philosopher. 50.)
The life of a good man is a continual warfare with his passions.
(Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. First edition, London (1753-1754). Dr. Bartlett, in Sir Charles Grandison, vol. 3, letter 22, Oxford University Press (1972, repr. 1986).)
My passions have never jumped out of the fireplace and set fire to the carpet.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
Passion impels our deeds; ideology supplies the explanations.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)