, the sources from which these must spring in all their modifications, are generally the same in all ranks and conditions, all countries and ages; and it follows, as a matter of course, that the opinions, habits of thinking, and actions, however influenced by the peculiar state of society, must still, upon the whole, bear a strong resemblance to each other.
It was the passions
about whose origin we deceived ourselves that tyrannized most strongly over us.
As long as the connection subsists between his reason and his self-love, his opinions and his passions
will have a reciprocal influence on each other; and the former will be objects to which the latter will attach themselves.
His work in the city library escaped attention, and he buried in his soul his thoughts of fame, fearing that they might injure him; but deeper than all lay buried within him the secret of his heart,--a passion
which hollowed his cheeks and yellowed his brow.
It connotes at once passion
, expression, fine criticism, good learning, and a document.
I was ambitious - have you known The passion
To such, there are two passions
that are inexhaustible and insatiable--vanity and that which they are pleased to call love.
But as he read it, a death- like pallor stole over his face, and an expression of deep-seated wrath, illumined by the many-colored fire which gleamed so brightly, soaringly around the scene, produced a terrible spectacle, which every one would have shuddered at, could they only have read into his heart, now torn by the most stormy and most bitter passions
True, he had dreamy visions of possibilities: there is no human being who having both passions
and thoughts does not think in consequence of his passions
--does not find images rising in his mind which soothe the passion
with hope or sting it with dread.
The story was an ordinary one enough, but something in Lovell's manner of telling it seemed somehow to bring into their consciousness the apprehension of the tangled web of passions
which burned underneath its sordid details.
All thy passions
in the end became virtues, and all thy devils angels.
These two passions
did not interfere with one another.