The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
That neither our thoughts, nor passions, nor ideas formed by the imagination, exist without the mind, is what every body will allow.
The men who abandon themselves to the passions of this miserable life, are compared in Scripture to beasts.
Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.
Out of chaos God made a world, and out of high passions comes a people.
What passions cannot music raise or quell?
The literature of the inner life is very largely a record of struggle with the inordinate passions of the social self.
You create your life, and you can recreate it, too. In times of economic downturn and uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to look deep inside yourself to fathom the sort of life you really want to lead and the talents and passions that can make that possible.
Passions are the gales of life.
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.