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If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. Benjamin Franklin, politician

My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them. Jack Kerouac, novelist

Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion. Tony Hsieh, businessman

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

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

My philosophy of leadership is to surround myself with good people who have ability, judgment and knowledge, but above all, a passion for service. Sonny Perdue, politician

We call a man irrational when he acts in a passion, when he cuts off his nose to spite his face. Bertrand Russell, philosopher

You've got to get obsessed and stay obsessed. John Irving, novelist

I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate. George Burns, comedian

Passion is the trigger of success. Source Unknown,

Infinitely more important than sharing one's material wealth is sharing the wealth of ourselves - our time and energy, our passion and commitment, and, above all, our love. William E. Simon, public servant

Chase your passion, not your pension. Denis Waitley, motivational speaker

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. Oprah Winfrey, entertainer

My passion for music has always inspired my designs. Tommy Hilfiger, designer

If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else. Joseph Campbell, author

Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate. Jon Bon Jovi, musician

It is foolish to pretend that one is fully recovered from a disappointed passion. Such wounds always leave a scar. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet

Do what you love. Know you own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still. Henry David Thoreau, author

You shouldn't even be writing this story if you haven't heard me play live. You can't write with the passion you receive until you see a Dick Dale concert. Dick Dale, musician

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life. Federico Fellini, director

We must act out passion before we can feel it. JeanPaul Sartre,

Art is accusation, expression, passion. Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper. Gunter Grass, author

Sometimes you have to find the passion. It comes from the inside... Everyone has to find it for themselves. Candace Bushnell, writer

What our age lacks is not reflection, but passion. Soren Kierkegaard, philosopher

The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes. Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher

Passion doesn't look beyond the moment of its existence. Christian Nevell Bovee,

There is only one passion, the passion for happiness. Denis Diderot, editor

I've always admitted that I'm ruled by my passions. Elizabeth Taylor, actress

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

Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things. Denis Diderot, editor

It is the passions that do and undo everything. Bernard Le Bovier Fontenelle,

Passions spin the plot: We are betrayed by what is false within. George Meredith, novelist

Our passion are the true phoenixes; when the old one is burnt out, a new one rises from its ashes. Johann von Goethe, writer

The passion to get ahead is sometimes born of the fear lest we be left behind. Eric Hoffer, writer

Passion is the genesis of genius. Anthony Robbins, author

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

If we resist our passions, it is more through their weakness than from our strength. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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. Bertrand Russell, philosopher

Passion is the drunkenness of the mind. Bishop Robert South, theologian

Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel. Voltaire (Fran, writer

Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still. Robert Sternberg, educator

I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message. Steve Irwin, scientist

If you're short on passion, it might be because your goals are too small or the fear is too big. Seth Godin, writer

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

All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only because they do exaggerate. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort,

A man in passion rides a horse that runs away with him. Thomas Fuller, clergyman

I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., judge

However vast a man's spiritual resources, he is capable of but one great passion. Blaise Pascal, philosopher

There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson. Anthony Robbins, author

I danced with passion to spite the music. Gelsey Kirkland, dancer

If you don't love what you do, you won't do it with much conviction or passion. Mia Hamm, athlete

What is classical music if not the epitome of sensuality, passion, and understated erotica that popular music, even with all of its energy and life, cannot even begin to touch? Lara St. John, musician

Skills are cheap. Passion is priceless. Gary Vaynerchuk, entrepreneur

The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways and dangerous only in one, through their excess. Christian Nevell Bovee,

He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason. Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers. Johann von Goethe, writer

A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them. Carl Gustav Jung,

Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never. Alphonse De Lamartine, poet

He submits to be seen through a microscope, who suffers himself to be caught in a fit of passion. Johann Kaspar Lavater, theologian

Passions are the gales of life. Alexander Pope, poet

All the passions are nothing else than different degrees of heat and cold of the blood. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

The passions are the only orators which always persuade. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

The happiness in this life does not consist of being devoid of passion, but mastering them. Source Unknown,

The doom of a nation can be averted only by a storm of flowing passion, but only those who are passionate themselves can arouse passion in others. Adolf Hitler, criminal

I just love bikes. It's not the safest passion to have, but I guess it's better than Russian roulette. Ryan Reynolds, actor

Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness. Cyril Connolly, intellectual

The passion of the Italian or the Italian-American population is endless for food and lore and everything about it. Mario Batali, celebrity

My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife. Steve Irwin, scientist

I don't think I can play any other way but all out. I enjoy the game so much because I'm putting so much into it. George Brett, athlete

Men live by intervals of reason under the sovereignty of humor and passion. Sir Thomas Browne,

In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love. Lord (George Gordon) Byron, poet

For one heat, all know, does drive out another,One passion does expel another still. George Chapman, poet

Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

It seemed to me pretty plain, that they had more of love than matrimony in them. Oliver Goldsmith, poet

There is in most passions a shrinking away from ourselves. The passionate pursuer has all the earmarks of a fugitive. Eric Hoffer, writer

It is really important that young people find something that they want to do and pursue it with passion. I'm very passionate about filmmaking. It's what I love to do. Spike Lee, director

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

Passion makes the best observations and the sorriest conclusions. Jean Paul, author

Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason. William Penn, leader

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

Live with passion! Anthony Robbins, author

The only sin passion can commit is to be joyless. Dorothy L. Sayers, author

O that my tongue were in the thunder's mouth! Then with passion would I shake the world... William Shakespeare, dramatist

There is some place where your specialties can shine. Somewhere that difference can be expressed. It's up to you to find it, and you can. David Viscott, psychologist

All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it. John Locke, philosopher

Time has the same effect on the mind as on the face; the predominant passion and the strongest feature become more conspicuous from the others' retiring. Mary Wortley, royalty

When love grows diseased, the best thing we can do is to put it to a violent death; I cannot endure the torture of a lingering and consumptive passion. George Etherege, dramatist

A toothache, or a violent passion, is not necessarily diminished by our knowledge of its causes, its character, its importance or insignificance. T. S. Eliot, poet

I don't want Daddy's passion to ever end. I want to help endangered wildlife just like he did. Bindi Irwin, celebrity

I love artists that just do what they do with so much passion and emotion. Jessica Sanchez, musician

I've always lived my gymnastics career with a lot of passion and a lot of purpose. Kyle Shewfelt, athlete

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, statesman

There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as envy. Richard Brinsley Sheridan, playwright

My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery - always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for? Virginia Woolf, author

Today a new sun rises for me; everything lives, everything is animated, everything seems to speak to me of my passion, everything invites me to cherish it. Ninon De L'Enclos, author

The voice of passion is better than the voice of reason. The passionless cannot change history. Czeslaw Milosz, poet

Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame; Each to his passion; what's in a name? Helen Hunt Jackson, writer

I felt for the tormented whirlwinds Damned for their carnal sins Committed when they let their passions rule their reason. Dante Alighieri, poet

The force of passion is balanced by the force of interest. Jose Marti, activist

Man is primarily governed by passion and instinct. Muhammad Iqbal, poet

After doing psychology for half a century, my passion for all of it is greater than ever. Philip Zimbardo, psychologist

One can steal ideas, but no one can steal execution or passion. Tim Ferriss, speaker

Passion costs me too much to bestow it on every trifle. Thomas Adams,

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, writer

Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark. Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher

Life has always taken place in a tumult without apparent cohesion, but it only finds its grandeur and its reality in ecstasy and in ecstatic love. Georges Bataille, writer

There is no such thing as a life of passion any more than a continuous earthquake, or an eternal fever. Besides, who would ever shave themselves in such a state? Lord (George Gordon) Byron, poet

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, actress

They declaim against the passions without bothering to think that it is from their flame philosophy lights its torch. Marquis De Sade, novelist

Our passions do not live apart in locked chambers but dress in their small wardrobe of notions, bring their provisions to a common table and mess together, feeding out of the common store according to their appetite. George Eliot, author

He who has no passion has no principal or motive to act. Claude A. Helvetius,

Every man without passion has within him no principle of action, nor motive of act. Claude A. Helvetius,

You can no more bridle passions with logic than you can justify them in the law courts. Passions are facts and not dogmas. Alexander Herzen, journalist

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. Joseph Wood Krutch, environmentalist

Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music -- the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself. Henry Miller, author

None, but people of strong passion are capable of rising to greatness. Gabriel Riqueti Mirabeau,

Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about. Earl Nightingale, entertainer

Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after. Alexander Pope, poet

As a bathtub lined with white porcelain, when the hot water gives out or goes tepid, so is the slow cooling of our chivalrous passion, o my much praised but-not-altogether-satisfactory lady. Ezra Pound, poet

I'm very determined and stubborn. There's a desire in me that makes me want to do more and more, and to do it right. Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It's our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit. Mary Lou Retton, athlete

In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost always means the rise of another. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

The person who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor to find much fun in life. Charles M. Schwab, businessman

I was born to be a runner. I simply love to run. It's almost like the faster I go, the easier it becomes. Mary Decker Slaney,

Passion is in all great searches and is necessary to all creative endeavors. Eugene W. Smith,

Whenever I get to a low point, I go back to the basics. I ask myself, Why am I doing this? It comes down to passion. Lyn St. James,

Touch passion when it comes your way...It J. Michael Straczynski, producer

O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state! It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord. It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it. Teresa of Avila,

Ecstasy is not really part of the scene we can do on celluloid. Orson Welles, actor

We could hardly wait to get up in the morning. Wilbur Wright, inventor

We are incredibly heedless in the formation of our beliefs, but find ourselves filled with an illicit passion for them when anyone proposed to rob us of their companionship. James Harvey Robinson, historian

I continue to have a special pride and passion for AOL, and I strongly believe that AOL - once the leading Internet company in the world - can return to its past greatness. Steve Case, businessman

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, novelist

For one heat, all know, does drive out another, One passion does expel another still. George Chapman, poet

No matter what Aristotle and the Philosophers say, nothing is equal to tobacco; it's the passion of the well-bred, and he who lives without tobacco lives a life not worth living. Moliere, playwright

We need to get some people in here. There's no passion out there. There's always an excuse. Nobody wants to step up and be a pro. Jeff Malone, athlete

It's the youth movement we have. A lot of young guys with a lot of passion. It brings the fun back to the game. Tim Hudson,

President-elect Bush spoke in a forceful and candid manner that it is his passion that all children should have access to a first class education. George Miller, comedian

There isn't as much passion and outrage in today's newspapers. That may be because of a corporate decision, but they've lost their personality. Michael Gartner, journalist

In how many lives does love really play a dominant part? The average taxpayer is no more capable of a 'grand passion' than of a grand opera. Israel Zangwill, novelist

The introduction of religious passion into politics is the end of honest politics, and the introduction of politics into religion is the prostitution of true religion. Lord Hailsham, politician

Anyone can like their job... To love your job is not enough, you must give your passion to your job. Zahi Hawass, scientist

The artists who stand out to me have a passion for what they do. There are a lot of people who can sing. It's just like when you go to church and people are singing because it sounds good, not because it feels good. There's a difference. Jill Scott, musician

Although I enjoyed writing Film Music it was always a means to an end, in that it enabled me to keep a wife and family and write my classical music, which has always been my passion. Malcolm Arnold, composer

The mother's battle for her child with sickness, with poverty, with war, with all the forces of exploitation and callousness that cheapen human life needs to become a common human battle, waged in love and in the passion for survival. Adrienne Rich, poet

My passion is doing movies, and as long as I keep doing that, I'll be happy. I want to do movies, fun roles and dramatic ones. I love all of it. Vanessa Hudgens, actress

My passion is doing movies, so as long as I keep doing that I will be happy. Vanessa Hudgens, actress

It was a lot of fun being a child actress. It suited me. I don't think it suits everybody, but I was in it because I had a passion, not because my parents wanted me to make money. If other kids want to do it, and they really like acting, go for it. Alanna Ubach, actress

It's all magic to me. Country to punk rock, all of it. Chopin to Kurt Cobain. But it always all comes back to punk for me, because that was the last time, punk rock or grunge rock, was the last time that passion ruled the airwaves. James Marsters, actor

Passion is the thing that sustains you in acting. If you're doing it for fame and money, don't even bother because it will never happen. The last thing I ever expected was to be paid for this. Scott Patterson, actor

Acting will always be my first passion, it's what I live to do and I hope to be lucky enough to do it the rest of my life. Devon Werkheiser, actor

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