Men are admitted into Heaven not because they have curbed and governed their passions or have no passions, but because they have cultivated their understandings. The treasures of Heaven are not negations of passion, but realities of intellect, from which all the passions emanate uncurbed in their eternal glory. The fool shall not enter into Heaven let him be ever so holy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To be exempt from the passions with which others are tormented, is the only pleasing solitude.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Error always addresses the passions and prejudices; truth scorns such mean intrigue, and only addresses the understanding and the conscience.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are becoming like cats, slyly parasitic, enjoying an indifferent domesticity. Nice and snug in the social, our historic passions have withdrawn into the glow of an artificial coziness, and our half-closed eyes now seek little other than the peaceful parade of television pictures.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Music of all the arts has the most influence on the passions and the legislator should give it the greatest encouragement.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways and dangerous only in one, through their excess.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Reason sits firm and holds the reins, and she will not let the feelings burst away and hurry her to wild chasms. The passions may rage furiously, like true heathens, as they are; and the desires may imagine all sorts of vain things: but judgment shall still have the last word in every argument, and the casting vote in every decision.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In doing good, we are generally cold, and languid, and sluggish; and of all things afraid of being too much in the right. But the works of malice and injustice are quite in another style. They are finished with a bold, masterly hand; touched as they are with the spirit of those vehement passions that call forth all our energies, whenever we oppress and persecute.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only because they do exaggerate.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is the passions that do and undo everything.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Of all the passions of mankind, the love of novelty most rules the mind. In search of this, from realm to realm we roam. Our fleets come loaded with every folly home.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People who are born even-tempered, placid and untroubled -- secure from violent passions or temptations to evil -- those who have never needed to struggle all night with the Angel to emerge lame but victorious at dawn, never become great saints.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind. Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You can no more bridle passions with logic than you can justify them in the law courts. Passions are facts and not dogmas.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is in most passions a shrinking away from ourselves. The passionate pursuer has all the earmarks of a fugitive.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The link between ideas and action is rarely direct. There is almost always an intermediate step in which the idea is overcome. De Tocqueville points out that it is at times when passions start to govern human affairs that ideas are most obviously translated into political action. The translation of ideas into action is usually in the hands of people least likely to follow rational motives. Hence, it is that action is often the nemesis of ideas, and sometimes of the men who formulate them. One of the marks of the truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action the ability to pass directly from thought to action.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Violent passions are formed in solitude. In the busy world no object has time to make a deep impression.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The theater, bringing impersonal masks to life, is only for those who are virile enough to create new life: either as a conflict of passions subtler than those we already know, or as a complete new character.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Few people have ever seriously wished to be exclusively rational. The good life which most desire is a life warmed by passions and touched with that ceremonial grace which is impossible without some affectionate loyalty to traditional form and ceremonies.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but only those who have greater designs.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is a wrong to his family. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. And the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost always a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the domain of Political Economy, free scientific inquiry meets not merely the same enemies as in all other domains. The peculiar nature of the material it deals with, summons as foes into the field of battle the most violent, mean and malignant passions of the human breast, the Furies of private interest.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Actually we are a vulgar, pushing mob whose passions are easily mobilized by demagogues, newspaper men, religious quacks, agitators and such like. To call this a society of free peoples is blasphemous. What have we to offer the world besides the superabundant loot which we recklessly plunder from the earth under the maniacal delusion that this insane activity represents progress and enlightenment?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The use of knowledge in our sex (beside the amusement of solitude) is to moderate the passions and learn to be contented with a small expense, which are the certain effects of a studious life and, it may be, preferable even to that fame which men have engrossed to themselves and will not suffer us to share.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man that is ashamed of passions that are natural and reasonable is generally proud of those that are shameful and silly.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Whoever will cultivate their own mind will find full employment. Every virtue does not only require great care in the planting, but as much daily solicitude in cherishing as exotic fruits and flowers; the vices and passions (which I am afraid are the natural product of the soil) demand perpetual weeding. Add to this the search after knowledge... and the longest life is too short.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One may disavow and disclaim vices that surprise us, and whereto our passions transport us; but those which by long habits are rooted in a strong and powerful will are not subject to contradiction. Repentance is but a denying of our will, and an opposition of our fantasies.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Reason is the historian, but passions are the actors.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Three passions simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life; the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our passions are the winds that propel our vessel. Our reason is the pilot that steers her. Without winds the vessel would not move and without a pilot she would be lost.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life. Too many of us divide and dissipate our energies in debating actions which should be taken for granted.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By and large the literature of a democracy will never exhibit the order, regularity, skill, and art characteristic of aristocratic literature; formal qualities will be neglected or actually despised. The style will often be strange, incorrect, overburdened, and loose, and almost always strong and bold. Writers will be more anxious to work quickly than to perfect details. Short works will be commoner than long books, wit than erudition, imagination than depth. There will be a rude and untutored vigor of thought with great variety and singular fecundity. Authors will strive to astonish more than to please, and to stir passions rather than to charm taste.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
“My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.”More [08/02/2006 12:08:00]
“As it began to balloon before our eyes, and more and more and more and more people and money were involved, it was a bit overwhelming. But you just go forth with your passions and hope for the best.”More [10/19/2006 12:10:00]
One of my great passions is the collection of historical trivia.More [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
Eva Perón: [learning she is dying] Where do we go from here? This isn't where we intended to be. We had it all, you believed in me, I believed in you. Certainties disappear. What do we do for our dream to survive? How do we keep all our passions alive as we used to do? Deep in my heart I'm concealing things that I'm longing to say. Scared to confess what I'm feeling - frightened you'll slip away. You must live me. You must love me.More [10/18/2007 12:10:00]
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.More [12/13/2007 12:12:00]
Out of chaos God made a world, and out of high passions comes a people.More [12/13/2007 12:12:00]
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.More [12/17/2007 12:12:00]
The part of me which wanders through my mind and never sees or feels actual objects, but which lives in and moves through my passions and my emotions, experiences this world as a horrible nightmare.More [12/19/2007 12:12:00]
It is the entire meaning and purpose of Shangri-La. It came to me in a vision, long, long ago. I saw all the nations strengthening, not in wisdom, but in the vulgar passions and the will to destroy. I saw the machine power multiplying, until a single weaponed man might match a whole army. I foresaw a time when man, exalting in the technique of murder, would rage so hotly over the world, that every book, every treasure, would be doomed to destruction. This vision was so vivid and so moving, that I determined to gather together all things of beauty and of culture that I could, and preserve them here, against the doom toward which the world is rushing. Look at the world today. Is there anything more pitiful? What madness there is! What blindness! What unintelligent leadership! A scurrying mass of bewildered humanity, crashing headlong against each other, propelled by an orgy of greed and brutality. A time must come my friend, when this orgy will spend itself. When brutality and the lust for power must perish by its own sword. Against that time, is why I avoided death, and am here. And why you were brought here. For when that day comes, the world must begin to look for a new life. And it is our hope that they may find it here. For here, we shall be with their books and their music, and a way of life based on one simple rule: Be Kind! When that day comes, it is our hope that the brotherly love of Shangri-La will spread throughout the world. Yes, my son; When the strong have devoured each other, the Christian ethic may at last be fulfilled and the meek shall inherit the earth.
I understand you father.
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"The Outlaw" is a story of the untamed West. Frontier days when the reckless fire of guns and passions blazed an era of death, destruction and lawlessness. Days when the fiery desert sun beat down avenginly on the many who dared defy justice and outrage decency.
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I wish a word with you. Over here.
May I say I've long dreamed of a word with you.
We will discuss your dreams. I wish to speak with your friend, the physician.
Why are you so interested in him?
My brother's been asking for him. He hasn't yet presented himself at court.
Sinuhe has left the city. He's gone to... Memphis I think.
If you hope for further promotions don't lie to me.
I love my friend enough to lie for him, even to a royal princess. What do you want?
I want him saved from this creature who's stolen his wits.
That's easy, she's a Babylonian, have her banished or killed.
He'd follow her into exile or mourn over her grave the rest of his life. No. He must be made to see that she's worthless.
And how to you expect to accomplish that?
By letting him find out that she's betrayed him with his best friend. You shouldn't find that too difficult. Such women like to be assaulted as if they were fortresses.
Your Highness flatters me.
I value you in the same way that you value yourself.
[He sees a gold serpent bracelet coiled around her lower arm]
Give me that bracelet.
You want a reward for helping the friend you love so much?
I want it for the Babylonian.
Oh? Then you're afraid that your manly charms won't be enough?
Not for her.
[he notices his friends looking their way]
My friends are watching us. They think you're awarding me an honor.
Let them think what they will.
Some day you'll strip your arms of honors for me, your ankles and your neck.
Save your passions for the Babylonian. She'll appreciate them more than I do.
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Our ancestors cast out their animal passions here on these hands, saving our race through the attainment of Kolinahr.
Kolinahr - through which all emotion is renounced and shed.
You have labored long, Spock, and proved yourself worthy to receive from us this symbol of total logic.
[Spock rejects the Kolinahr pendant]
Your thoughts... give them to me.
[she mind-melds with Spock]
I sense this consciousness calling to you from space... your human blood is touched by it.
You have not yet achieved Kolinahr. He must search elsewhere for his answer. He will not find it with us. Live long and prosper, Spock.
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Chiron, thy years wants wit, thy wit wants edge and manners, to intrude where i am graced, and may for aught thou knowest, affected be.
Demetrius, thou dost overween it all and so in this, to bare me down with braves. 'Tis not the difference of a year or two makes me less gracious or thee more fortunate. I am as able and as fit as thou to serve and deserve my mistress' grace, and that my sword upon thee shall approve. And plead my passions for Lavinia's love.
[to the camera] Clubs, clubs! these lovers will not keep the peace.
[to Chiron] Why, boy, although our mother, unadvised gave you a dancing rapier by your side are you so desprite grown to threat your friends? Go to! Have your lath glued within your sheath till you know better how to handle it.
Meanwhile, sir, with the little skill i have full well shalt thou perceive how much i dare.
Ay, boy, grow ye so brave?
[aaron stops them] How now, lords! Here in the emperor's palace dare you draw and maintain such a quarrel openly? Full well I wot the ground of all this grudge. I would not for a million of gold the cause were known to them it most concerns. Nor would your noble mother for much more be so dishonored in the cort of Rome. For shame, put up.
Not till i have sheathed my rapier in his bosom and withal thrust those reproachful speeches down his throat that he hath breathed in my dishonor here.
For that I am prepared and full resolved. Foul-spoken coward, that thunderest with thy tongue and with thy weapon nothing darest perform.
Away, I say! Now, by the gods that warlike Goths adore, this petty brabble will undo us all. Why, lords, think you not how dangerous it is to step upon a prince's right? What, is Lavinia then become so loose or Bassianus so degenerate that for her love such quarrels may be broached without controlment, justice, or revenge? Young lords, beware. And should the empress know this discord's ground, the music would not please.
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Oh brother, speak with possibility and do not break into these deep extremes.
Are not my sorrows deep, having no bottom? Then be my passions bottomless with them.
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[describing Jeremy] Seething animal passions about to erupt through the pie crust of decorum.
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You have come here, in pursuit of your deepest urge. In pursuit of that wish which till now has been silent... SILENT! I have brought you, that our passions may fuse and merge. In your mind you've already sucummed to me. Dropped all defenses, completely sucummed to me. Now you are here with me. No second thoughts. You've decided... DECIDED! Past the point of no return. No backward glances... our games of make-believe are at an end! Past all thought of if or when. No use resisting... abandon thought and let the dream descend! What raging fire shall flood the soul? What rich desires unlock its door? What sweet seductions lie before us? Past the point of no return. The final threshold... what warm unspoken secrets will we learn? Beyond the point of no... return!
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The time at our disposal each day is elastic; the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it.More [07/07/2011 03:07:33]
Whatever my passions demand of me, I become for the time being - musician, poet, director, author, lecturer or anything else.More [07/10/2011 02:07:24]
I stopped acting because I had other passions I wanted to pursue.More [07/15/2011 11:07:43]
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