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The overman...Who has organized the chaos of his passions, given style to his character, and become creative. Aware of life's terrors, he affirms life without resentment.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Out of passions grow opinions, mental sloth lets these rigidify into convictions.

Friedrich Nietzsche

It is knowledge that influences and equalizes the social condition of man; that gives to all, however different their political position, passions which are in common, and enjoyments which are universal.

Benjamin Disraeli

Judge of thine improvement, not by what thou speakest or writest, but by the firmness of thy mind, and the government of thy passions and affections.

Dr. Thomas Fuller

Control thy passions, lest they take vengeance on thee.

Epictetus

We should every night call ourselves to an account: What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired?

Seneca

No mortal man has ever served at the same time his passions and his best interests.

Sallust

Who is wise? He that learns from every One. Who is powerful? He that governs his Passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.

Benjamin Franklin

It is only necessary to make war with five things; with the maladies of the body, the ignorances of the mind, with the passions of the body, with the seditions of the city and the discords of families.

Pythagoras

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

Aesop

Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint.

Alexander Hamilton

Reason is the historian, but passions are the actors.

Antoine Rivarol

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

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.

Carl Sandburg

These are real people with real emotions and real passions. We do our real history a disservice when we think of them as only names and dates. So we try to bring history alive.

Hal Bidlack

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.

Thomas Arnold

My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.

Bette Davis

Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.

Denis Diderot

Vices are often habits rather than passions.

Antoine Rivarol

Mrs Upson had two fur coats and two chins. Mr Upson had two chins, two passions-gold and business-and two aversions, Roosevelt and Jews.

Patrick Dennis