Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principals which direct them.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.
Sometimes it’s not so much the money that matters, but the win is everything — particularly when you are invested heart and soul in your mission.
But more importantly, you've got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body. If you're lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he's never going to come off the field second.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
The work of art must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself and carry you away. It is the means by which the artist conveys his passion. It is the current which he puts forth which sweeps you along in his passion.
Be still when you have nothing to say when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
There is only one universal passion fear.
The pleasure of love is in the loving and there is more joy in the passion one feels than in that which one inspires.
Sexual pleasure is, I agree, a passion to which all others are subordinate but in which they all unite.
It's the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion.
Passion kept one fully in the present, so that time became a series of mutually exclusive 'nows.'
The sounding cataract Haunted me like a passion.
Chaos of thought and passion, all confused; Still by himself abused or disabused.
A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.
And hence one master passion in the breast, Like Aaron's serpent, swallows up the rest.
It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
Sympathy constitutes friendship but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
Fountain heads and pathless groves, Places which pale passion loves.
Absence abates a moderate passion and intensifies a great one as the wind blows out a candle but fans fire into flame. (Maxims)
He was then in his fifty fourth year, when even in the case of poets reason and passion begin to discuss a peace treaty and usually conclude it not very long afterwards.
The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
The self torturing sophist, wild Rousseau, The apostle of affliction he, who threw Enchantment over passion, and from woe Wrung overwhelming eloquence.