There were moments, later on, when it had the wild passion of violins.
He was a most offensive brute, though he had an extraordinary passion for Shakespeare.
By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adversed to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.
When a majority is included in a faction, the form of popular government, on the other hand, enables it to sacrifice to its ruling passion or interest both the public good and the rights of other citizens.
This, sire," replied D'Artagnan: "you cause a man to be arrested when you are still under his roof; and passion
is alone the cause of that.
There is nothing very complex or stimulating about the passion
of war, when men kill one another unseen; where you feel the sting in your heart which comes from God knows where, and you crumple up, with never a chance to have a go at the chap who has potted you from the trenches, or behind a rock, a thousand yards off.
The spirit of the trapper was roused, his pride was piqued as well as his passion
For the last time I say to you- turn all your attention upon yourself, put a bridle on your senses, and seek blessedness, not in passion
but in your own heart.
And, seeing man thus as a part of nature, elevated and solemnized in proportion as his daily life and occupations brought him into companionship with permanent natural objects, he was able to appreciate passion
in the lowly.
You remember that passion
or spirit appeared at first sight to be a kind of desire, but now we should say quite the contrary; for in the conflict of the soul spirit is arrayed on the side of the rational principle.
How we glow over these novels of passion
, when the story is told with any spark of truth and nature
And to say the truth, there is, in all points, great difference between the reasonable passion
which women at this age conceive towards men, and the idle and childish liking of a girl to a boy, which is often fixed on the outside only, and on things of little value and no duration; as on cherry-cheeks, small, lily-white hands, sloe-black eyes, flowing locks, downy chins, dapper shapes; nay, sometimes on charms more worthless than these, and less the party's own; such are the outward ornaments of the person, for which men are beholden to the taylor, the laceman, the periwig-maker, the hatter, and the milliner, and not to nature.