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  I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.  
 -  John Adams
  

  One thing about Texas people, they're very passionate about their Rock N' Roll, and I love it.  
 -  Steven Adler
  

  Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.  
 -  Joseph Addison
  

  Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.  
 -  Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld
  

  Writing is my obsession, my passion. My relationship with it is one of the most complex and agonizing and richly vexing that I have in my life.  
 -  Walter Bagehot
  

  If you have only one passion in life - football - and you pursue it to the exclusion of everything else, it becomes very dangerous. When you stop doing this activity it is as though you are dying. The death of that activity is a death in itself.  
 -  Eric Cantona
  

  Blues and soul and jazz music has so much pain, so much beauty of raw emotion and passion.  
 -  Christina Aguilera
  

  Passion is very important to me. If you stop enjoying things, you've got to look at it, because it can lead to all kinds of depressing scenarios.  
 -  John Cage
  

  It's a family that's loaded with grudges and passion. We come from a long line of robbers and highwaymen in Italy, you know. Killers, even.  
 -  John Cage
  

  For me, the greatest obstacles are never on the ice itself. That's the area I excel in. That's where my passion is. I think we all strive to push ourselves, to overcome our struggles. And when we do, we get to know ourselves better.  
 -  Ann Bancroft
  

  Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it. Passion goes, boredom remains.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of Solitaire. It is a grand passion.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters.  
 -  Sade Adu
  

  Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts.  
 -  Sade Adu
  

  Being involved in movies is my passion. What's gotten me off the mat is the sense of the child in all of us. I feel like the same guy as I did back in the mail room, but with more wisdom, from the depths of experience to the heights.  
 -  Mark Canton
  

  How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  The real passion of the twentieth century is servitude.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

  Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.  
 -  John Maxwell
  

  Work? I never worked a day in my life. I always loved what I was doing, had a passion for it.  
 -  Elizabeth Banks
  

  The law is reason, free from passion.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions, but regulates them.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason.  
 -  Winston Churchill
  

  We welcome passion, for the mind is briefly let off duty.  
 -  Mignon McLaughlin
  

  Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.  
 -  Anthony J DAngelo
  

  All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  As long as you've got passion, faith and are willing to work hard, you can do anything you want in this life.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Acting is my career and activism is my passionate hobby. But acting is my livelihood.  
 -  William Baldwin
  

  Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.  
 -  Bill Cosby
  

  Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don't let anyone limit your dreams.  
 -  Donovan Bailey
  

  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 principles which direct them.  
 -  Napoleon Bonaparte
  

  Curiosity, n. An objectionable quality of the female mind. The desire to know whether or not a woman is cursed with curiosity is one of the most active and insatiable passions of the masculine soul.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser's passion, not the thief s.  
 -  William Blake
  

  Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.  
 -  Edmund Burke
  

  The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he loves it; but this never happens in the case of actual pain, which no man ever willingly endured for any considerable time.  
 -  Edmund Burke
  

  There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.  
 -  Edmund Burke
  

  He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent, generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame; a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.  
 -  Edmund Burke
  

  No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.  
 -  Edmund Burke
  

  Success comes down to hard work plus passion, over time. If you work really, really hard over a long period of time, it will pay off.  
 -  Stanley Tang
  

  The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.  
 -  Eleanor Roosevelt
  

  The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman.  
 -  Honore de Balzac
  

  Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

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

  I lost my passion for work. No, that's a negative statement. I just had a bigger passion for something else, for my son, and growing up with him.  
 -  James Caan
  

  Out of chaos God made a world, and out of high passions comes a people.  
 -  Lord Byron
  

  As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature, I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and resist or endure those of others.  
 -  Lord Byron
  

  Logic is no answer to passion.  
 -  Herb Caen
  

  I'm constantly involved in theater, looking at theater, trying to do work in theater, support theater. And that's kind of my creative passion.  
 -  Scott Bakula
  

  Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured, human nature will cure itself perhaps.  
 -  Honore de Balzac
  

  Follow your own passion - not your parents', not your teachers' - yours.  
 -  Robert Ballard
  

  Passion is the genesis of genius.  
 -  Anthony Robbins
  

  To my utter despair I have discovered, and discover every day anew, that there is in the masses no revolutionary idea or hope or passion.  
 -  Mikhail Bakunin
  

  The passion for destruction is also a creative passion.  
 -  Mikhail Bakunin
  

  For passion, be it observed, brings insight with it; it can give a sort of intelligence to simpletons, fools, and idiots, especially during youth.  
 -  Honore de Balzac
  

  Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.  
 -  Honore de Balzac
  

  The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.  
 -  Honore de Balzac
  

  All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.  
 -  Honore de Balzac