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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Give me that man that is not passion’s slave,
And I will wear him in my heart’s core.  Shakespeare.
Govern your passions, otherwise they will govern you.  Horace.  2
He alone is happy who commands his passions.  Horace.  3
He that overcomes his passions, overcomes his greatest enemies.  4
He whom passion rules is bent to meet his death.  Plautus.  5
He that shows a passion tells his enemy where he may hit him.  6
Hence one master-passion in the breast,
Like Aaron’s serpent swallows up the rest.  Pope.
No man can guess in cold blood what he may do in a passion.  8
Nothing is well said or done in a passion.  9
Passions are winds to urge us o’er the wave,
Reason the rudder to direct or save.
Regulate thy own passions and bear those of others.  11
The end of passion is the beginning of repentance.  12
The passions are like fire and water, good servants but bad masters.  13
The ruling passion strong in death.  14
The ruling passion, be it what it will,
The ruling passion conquers reason still.  Pope.
We ought to distrust our passions even when they seem most reasonable.  16
Where passion is high, there reason is low.  17

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