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Passion rules the arrow that flies.
One by one they were all becoming shades. Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.

The distance is nothing when one has a motive.

Pride and Prejudice
As long as that spark of passion is missing there is no human significance in the performance.

Tropic of Cancer
We are constantly railing against the passions; we ascribe to them all of man�s afflictions, and we forget that they are also the source of all his pleasures
To attempt the destruction of our passions is the height of folly. What a noble aim is that of the zealot who tortures himself like a madman in order to desire nothing, love nothing, feel nothing, and who, if he succeeded, would end up a complete monster!
There is only one passion, the passion for happiness
Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things
All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only because they do exaggerate
Feminine passion is to masculine as an epic is to an epigram
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."