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In men, we various ruling passions find; In women two almost divide the kind; Those only fix'd, they first or last obey. The love of pleasure, and the love of sway.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Moral Essays (ep. II, l. 207)

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

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Moral Essays (ep. III, l. 153)

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May I govern my passions with absolute sway, And grow wiser and better as my strength wears away.

Walter Pope Quotes , Source: The Old Man's Wish

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Passions are likened best to floods and streams, The shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb.

Sir Walter Raleigh Quotes , Source: The Silent Lover

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Give me that man That is not passion's slave, and I will wear him In my heart's core, ay, in my heart of heart, As I do thee.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at III, ii)

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O that my tongue were in the thunder's mouth! Then with passion would I shake the world, And rouse from sleep that fell anatomy Which cannot hear a lady's feeble voice, Which scorns a modern invocation.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life and Death of King John (Constance at III, iv)

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Alas, why gnaw you so your nether lip? Some bloody passion shakes your very frame. These are portents; but yet I hope, I hope, They do not point on me.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Othello the Moor of Venice (Desdemona at V, ii)

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He will hold thee, when his passion shall have spent its novel force, Something better than his dog, a little dearer than his horse.

Lord Alfred Tennyson Quotes , Source: Locksley Hall (st. 25)

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The seas are quiet when the winds give o'er; So calm are we when passions are no more!

Edmund Waller Quotes , Source: On Divine Poems (l. 7)

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Difference of object does not alter singleness of passion. It merely intensifies it. We can have but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible.

Oscar Wilde (Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wilde) Quotes , Source: The Picture of Dorian Gray

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I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.

Orson Welles Quotes

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Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson Quotes

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I simple cannot understand the passion that some people have for making themselves thoroughly uncomfortable and then boasting about it afterwards.

Patricia Moyes Quotes

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When the habitually even-tempered suddenly fly into a passion, that explosion is apt to be more impressive than the outburst of the most violent amongst us.

Margery Allingham Quotes

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Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.

D H Lawrence Quotes

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It is easier to exclude harmful passions than to rule them, and to deny them admittance than to control them after they have been admitted.

Seneca Quotes

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Mortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step; for lasting passion is the dream of a harlot and from it we wake in despair.

C S Lewis Quotes

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Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus, but use all gently. For in the very torrent, tempest, and as I may say, whirlwind of passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness.

William Shakespeare Quotes

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Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion.

Ovid Quotes

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What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself.

Roland Barthes Quotes

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Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.

Anthony J D'Angelo Quotes

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Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.

Claude A Helvetius Quotes

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All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.

Honore de Balzac Quotes

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From their experience or from the recorded experience of others (history), men learn only what their passions and their metaphysical prejudices allow them to learn.

Aldous Huxley Quotes

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