Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers.~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Passion costs me too much to bestow it on every trifle.~ Thomas Adams

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Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.~ Henri Frederic Amiel

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She is so totally absorbed in a vocation -- both a gift and a mastering passion -- that she has no time to be absorbed with the self's worries about itself. And that is the moral of the story: You can pursue happiness by wearing a torn jersey. You can catch it by being good at something you love.~ George F. Will

What is passion? It is surely the becoming of a person. Are we not, for most of our lives, marking time? Most of our being is at rest, unlived. In passion, the body and the spirit seek expression outside of self. Passion is all that is other from self. Sex is only interesting when it releases passion. The more extreme and the more expressed that passion is, the more unbearable does life seem without it. It reminds us that if passion dies or is denied, we are partly dead and that soon, come what may, we will be wholly so.~ John Boorman

 Passion doesn't look beyond the moment of its existence.~ Christian Nevell Bovee

 All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only because they do exaggerate.~ Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

If you ever have to support a flagging conversation, introduce the topic of eating.  ~ Leigh Hunt

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible. ~ A. Einstein

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          The interest in life does not lie in what people do, nor even in their relations to each other, but largely in the power to communicate with a third party, antagonistic, enigmatic, yet perhaps persuadable, which one may call life in general.~ Virginia Woolf ~

        The continuous invention of new ways of observing is man's special secret of living.~ J. Z. Young ~  

        I don't think I can play any other way but all out. I enjoy the game so much because I'm putting so much into it.~ George Brett ~

        I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.~ George Burns ~

        If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.~ Joseph Campbell ~

        My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.~ Bette Davis ~

        There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.~ Denis Diderot ~

        Our passions do not live apart in locked chambers but dress in their small wardrobe of notions, bring their provisions to a common table and mess together, feeding out of the common store according to their appetite.~ George Eliot ~

        There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.~ Frederico Fellini ~

        A man in passion rides a horse that runs away with him.~ Thomas Fuller ~

        It seemed to me pretty plain, that they had more of love than matrimony in them.~ Oliver Goldsmith ~

        There is in most passions a shrinking away from ourselves. The passionate pursuer has all the earmarks of a fugitive.~ Eric Hoffer ~

        I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy.~ Oliver Wendel Holmes Jr. ~

        Few people have ever seriously wished to be exclusively rational. The good life which most desire is a life warmed by passions and touched with that ceremonial grace which is impossible without some affectionate loyalty to traditional form and ceremonies.~ Joseph Wood Krutch ~

        In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost always means the rise of another.~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld ~

        Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.~ Georg C. Lichtenberg ~

        Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care.~ Blaise Pascal ~

        Passions are the gales of life.~ Alexander Pope ~

        Live with passion!~ Anthony Robbins ~

        We must act out passion before we can feel it.~ Jean-Paul Sartre ~

        The person who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor to find much fun in life.~ Charles M. Schwab ~

        Passion is in all great searches and is necessary to all creative endeavors.~ Eugene W. Smith ~

        Whenever I get to a low point, I go back to the basics. I ask myself, "Why am I doing this?" It comes down to passion.~ Lyn St. James ~

        Passion is the trigger of success.~ Source Unknown ~

        There is some place where your specialties can shine. Somewhere that difference can be expressed. It's up to you to find it, and you can.~ David Viscott ~

        Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.~ Voltaire ~

        Chase your passion, not your pension.~ Denis Waitley ~

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        We could hardly wait to get up in the morning.~ Wilbur Wright ~

        have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning "Good morning" at total strangers.

        ~ Maya Angelou ~

        We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order to reach its fruit; but the same blunder is made by every person who is over eager and impatient in the pursuit of pleasure.

        ~ William Ellery Channing ~

        If you're not using your smile, you're like a man with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook.

        ~ Les Giblin ~

        Smile, damn it !! Smile.

        ~ Dame Sybil Hathaway ~

        Smile, it's free therapy.

        ~ Doug Horton ~

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        Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other -- it doesn't matter who it is -- and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other.

        ~ Mother Teresa ~

        One may smile, and smile, and be a villain. [Hamlet]

        ~ William Shakespeare ~

        A smile abroad is often a scowl at home.

        ~ Lord Alfred Tennyson ~

        Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

        ~ Mark Twain ~

        A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.

        ~ Source Unknown ~

        A winning smile makes winners of us all.

        ~ Source Unknown ~

        It takes 26 muscles to smile, and 62 muscles to frown.

        ~ Source Unknown ~

        Smile; it the second best thing one can do with one's lips.

        ~ Source Unknown ~

        A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.

        ~ Denis Waitley ~

 

        Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.

        ~ Amos Bronson Alcott ~

        It is all right to hold a conversation but you should let go of it now and then.

        ~ Richard Armour ~

        Never hold anyone by the button or the hand in order to be heard out; for if people are unwilling to hear you, you had better hold your tongue than them.

        ~ Lord Chesterfield ~

        Repartee is perfect when it effects its purpose with a double edge. It is the highest order of wit, as it indicates the coolest yet quickest exercise of genius, at a moment when the passions are roused.

        ~ Charles Caleb Colton ~

        No collection of people who are all waiting for the same thing are capable of holding a natural conversation. Even if the thing they are waiting for is only a taxi.

        ~ Ben Elton ~

        Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for competitors.

        ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

        In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.

        ~ George Herbert ~

        And when you stick on conversation's burrs, don't strew your pathway with those dreadful urs.

        ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes ~

        Nothing lowers the level on conversation more than raising the voice.

        ~ Stanley Horowitz ~

        There is nothing that exasperates people more than a display of superior ability or brilliance in conversation. They seem pleased at the time, but their envy makes them curse the conversationalist in their heart.

        ~ Johnson ~

        We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.

        ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld ~

        Conversation. What is it? A Mystery! It's the art of never seeming bored, of touching everything with interest, of pleasing with trifles, of being fascinating with nothing at all. How do we define this lively darting about with words, of hitting them back and forth, this sort of brief smile of ideas which should be conversation?

~ Guy de Maupass