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The ruling passion, be it what it will. The ruling passion conquers reason still.

The way to avoid evil is not by maiming our passions, but by compelling them to yield their vigor to our moral nature. - Thus they become, as in the ancient fable, the harnessed steeds that bear the chariot of the sun.

The way to conquer men, is by their passions; catch but the ruling foible of their hearts, and all their boasted virtues shrink before you.

The worst of slaves is he whom passion rules.

There are moments when our passions speak and decide for us, and we seem to stand by and wonder. They carry in them an inspiration of crime, that in one instant does the work of long premeditation.

To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia: To mistake an ordinary young man for a Greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.

To succeed at anything, you need passion.

We should employ our passions in the service of life, not spend life in the service of our passions.

We use up in our passions the stuff that was given us for happiness.

What a mistake to suppose that the passions are strongest in youth! The passions are not stronger, but the control over them is weaker! They are more easily excited, they are more violent and apparent; but they have less energy, less durability, less intense and concentrated power than in maturer life.

What profits us, that we from heaven derive a soul immortal, and with looks erect survey the stars, if, like the brutal kind, we follow where our passions lead the way?

When passion rules, how rare the hours that fall to virtue's share.

Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.


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