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Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care. - Blaise Pascal

The ruling passion, be it what it will, The ruling passion conquers reason still. - Alexander Pope

It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labours of peace. - Andre Gide

Mountains are to the rest of the body of the earth, what violent muscular action is to the body of man. The muscles and tendons of its anatomy are, in the mountain, brought out with force and convulsive energy, full of expression, passion, and strength. - John Ruskin

Only I discern Infinite passion, and the pain Of finite hearts that yearn. - Robert Browning

He is next to the gods whom reason, and not passion, impels; and who, after weighing the facts, can measure the punishment with discretion. [La., Diis proximus ille est Quem ratio non ira movet: qui factor rependens Consilio punire potest] - Claudian [Claudius Claudianus]

Reason, ruling alone, is a force confining, and passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction. Therefore, let your soul exalt your reason to the height of passion! - Khalil Gibran

There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism. - George Eliot

Strength instead of being the lusty child of passion, grows by grappling with and subduing them. - Sir James Matthew Barrie