There is no poison on earth more potent, nor half so deadly, as a partial truth mixed with passion.
The end of passion may refashion a friend. Eyes meet in fear of such dear defeat. The heart’s core, unbroken, cringes. The soul’s door swings open on its hinges.
Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else’s draft.
She parried time’s malicious dart, And kept the years at bay, Till passion entered in her heart – And aged her in a day!
It is said that passion makes one think in a circle.
He that overcomes his passions, overcomes his greatest enemies.
The passions rise higher at domestic than at imperial tragedies.
A man that is ashamed of passions that are natural and reasonable, is generally proud of those that are shameful and silly.
It is difficult to overcome one’s passions, and impossible to satisfy them.