It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them by the force of the very passion they have suppressed and think themselves superior to.
Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
But this had been a sin of passion, not of principle, nor even purpose.
Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart! Else it may be their miserable fortune, when some mightier touch than their own…
Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
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.
The same passions in man and woman nonetheless differ in tempo; hence man and woman do not cease misunderstanding one another.
It is with our passions as it is with fire and water; they are good servants, but bad masters.