|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Fountain-heads and pathless groves,|
Places which pale passion loves!
Beaumont and FletcherThe Nice Valour. Song. Act III. Sc. 3.
| Only I discern|
Infinite passion, and the pain
Of finite hearts that yearn.
Robert BrowningTwo in the Campagna. St. 12.
|For one heat, all know, doth drive out another,|
One passion doth expel another still.
George ChapmanMonsieur DOlive. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 8.
|Filled with fury, rapt, inspird.|
CollinsThe Passions. L. 10.
|We are neer like angels till our passion dies.|
Thomas DekkerThe Honest Whore. Pt. II. Act I. Sc. 2.
|Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame;|
Each to his passion; whats in a name?
Helen Hunt JacksonVanity of Vanities.
| If we resist our passions it is more from their weakness than from our strength.|
La RochefoucauldMaxims. No. 125.
| Toutes les passions ne sont autre chose que les divers degrés de la chaleur et de la froideur du sang.|
All the passions are nothing else than different degrees of heat and cold of the blood.
La RochefoucauldPremier Supplement. VIII.
|Where passion leads or prudence points the way.|
Robert LowthChoice of Hercules.
| Take heed lest passion sway|
Thy judgment to do aught, which else free will
Would not admit.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. VIII. L. 634.
|Search then the ruling passion; there alone,|
The wild are constant, and the cunning known;
The fool consistent, and the false sincere;
Priests, princes, women, no dissemblers here.
PopeMoral Essays. Ep. I. L. 174.
|And you, brave Cobham! to the latest breath|
Shall feel your ruling passion strong in death.
PopeMoral Essays. Ep. I. L. 262.
|In men, we various ruling passions find;|
In women two almost divide the kind;
Those only fixd, they first or last obey.
The love of pleasure, and the love of sway.
PopeMoral Essays. Ep. II. L. 207.
|The ruling passion, be it what it will,|
The ruling passion conquers reason still.
PopeMoral Essays. Ep. III. L. 153.
|May I govern my passions with absolute sway,|
And grow wiser and better as my strength wears away.
Walter PopeThe Old Mans Wish.
|Passions are likened best to floods and streams,|
The shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb.
Sir Walter RaleighThe Silent Lover. See Cayleys Life of Raleigh. Vol. I. Ch. III.
| Give me that man|
That is not passions slave.
Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 75.
|What to ourselves in passion we propose,|
The passion ending, doth the purpose lose.
Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 204.
|O, that my tongue were in the thunders mouth!|
Then with a passion would I shake the world.
King John. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 38.
|Alas, why gnaw you so your nether lip?|
Some bloody passion shakes your very frame;
These are portents; but yet I hope, I hope,
They do not point on me.
Othello. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 43.
|He will hold thee, when his passion shall have spent its novel force,|
Something better than his dog, a little dearer than his horse.
TennysonLocksley Hall. St. 25.
|The seas are quiet when the winds give oer;|
So calm are we when passions are no more!
Edmund WallerOn Divine Poems. L. 7.
|But, children, you should never let|
Such angry passions rise;
Your little hands were never made
To tear each others eyes.
Isaac WattsDivine Songs. Song XVI.
|And beauty, for confiding youth,|
Those shocks of passion can prepare
That kill the bloom before its time,
And blanch, without the owners crime,
The most resplendent hair.
WordsworthLament of Mary, Queen of Scots.