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Letter "T" » The Passions
«Error always addresses the passions and prejudices; truth scorns such mean intrigue, and only addresses the understanding and the conscience.»
«Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions are the voice of the body»
«Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any country you like and you will see that it is only when the laws are silent that the greatest actions appear.»
Author: Marquis De Sade
, The Anarchy
, The Passions
«In bridge clubs and in councils of state, the passions are the same.»
«It is only necessary to make war with five things: with the maladies of the body, with the ignorance of the mind, with the passions of the body, with the sedition of the city, with the discords of families.»
«By whatever means it is accomplished, the prime business of a play is to arouse the passions of its audience so that by the route of passion may be opened up new relationships between a man and men, and between men and Man. Drama is akin to the other»
«In music the passions enjoy themselves.»
«Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procreates turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture.»
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
, instrument of torture
, pointing out
, The Passions
, turning point
«Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.»
«An accomplished coquette excites the passions of others, in proportion as she feels none herself»