|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| Passions are like fire and water, good servants, but bad masters.|
| The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways and dangerous only in one, through their excess.|
C. N. Bovée
| A man without a passion is like a vessel waiting for wind and not budging.|
| Passions are like roses, the more you cut them, the more they grow.|
| Passions are cheap things, common as nuts, and just as often rotten.|
George W. Lovell
|Passions, among pure thoughts hid,|
Like serpents under flowerets sleeping.
|Passion, like the sun at noon,|
That burns oer all he sees,
Awhile as warm, will set as soon
Then, call it none of these.
| Our passions are like convulsive fits, which, though they make us stronger for the time, leave us weaker ever after.|
| Passions are likened best to floods and streams; the shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb.|
Sir Walter Raleigh
| Passions are like storms which, full of the present mischief, serve to purify the atmosphere.|
Sir George Ramsay
|Our passions, like the seasons turn;|
And now we laugh, and now we mourn.