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Tenderness is the repose of passion.

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Joseph Joubert

We use up in the passions the stuff that was given us for happiness.

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Joseph Joubert

Life is action and passion; therefore, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.
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Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. An American physician, writer, poet, and the father of US Supreme Court Justice.

Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

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Rumi

Pour yourself out like a fountain.
Flow into the knowledge that what you are seeking
finishes often at the start, and, with ending, begins.

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Rainer Maria Rilke

There is nothing quixotic or romantic in wanting to change the world. It is possible. It is the age-old vocation of all humanity. I can't think of a better life than one dedicated to passion, to dreams, to the stubbornness that defies chaos and disillusionment. Our world, filled with possibilities, is and will be the result of the efforts offered up by us, its inhabitants. Just as life was a consequence of trial and error, the social organization...
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Gioconda Belli

I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world.

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Ghandi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Gujarati: મોહનદાસ કરમચંદ ગાંધી, ; 2 October 1869 - 30 January 1948) was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. He was the pioneer of satyagraha"�resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, firmly founded upon ahimsa or total nonviolence"�which led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. Gandhi is commonly known around the world as Mahatma Gandhi (Sanskrit: महात्मा mahātmā or "Great Soul", an honorific first applied to him by Rabindranath Tagore), and in India also as Bapu (Gujarati: બાપુ, bāpu or "Father"). He is officially honoured in India as the Father of the Nation; his birthday, 2 October, is commemorated there as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence.

Gandhi first employed non-violent civil disobedience while an expatriate lawyer in South Africa, during the resident Indian community's struggle for civil rights. After his return to India in 1915, he organized protests by peasants, farmers, and urban labourers concerning excessive land-tax and discrimination. After assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921, Gandhi led nationwide campaigns to ease poverty, expand women's rights, build religious and ethnic amity, end untouchability, and increase economic self-reliance. Above all, he aimed to achieve Swaraj or the independence of India from foreign domination. Gandhi famously led his followers in the Non-cooperation movement that protested the British-imposed salt tax with the 400 km (240 mi) Dandi Salt March in 1930. Later he campaigned against the British to Quit India. Gandhi spent a number of years in jail in both South Africa and India.

We take from history not ashes but fire.
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Jean Jourice Prominent French Socialist....assassinated for his protest against WWI

It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions."

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Robert Bly

An American poet, author, activist and leader of the Mythopoetic Men's Movement in the United States

What ails most of them, and what has ailed them most of their lives, is that they lack curiosity. They have never engaged themselves strongly in anything. The waters of life have washed over them without anything soaking in. They are not interesting when old because they were never interesting when young.

Curiosity... is the greatest preservative and the supreme emollient. Enthusiasm. Zest. That's what makes old age... a delight. One has see...
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Robertson Davies

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robertson_Davies
from wikipedia:
William Robertson Davies was a Canadian novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor. He was one of Canada's best-known and most popular authors, and one of its most distinguished "men of letters", a term Davies is variously said to have gladly accepted for himself and to have detested.[1] Davies was the founding Master of Massey College, an elite graduate residential college associated with the University of Toronto.

All the passions seek that which nourishes them; fear loves the idea of danger.

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Joseph Joubert

But to come back to poets and artists;-- if they really are more prone to the abuse of stimulants,-- and I fear that this is true,-- the reason of it is only too clear. A man abandons himself to a fine frenzy, and the power which flows through him as I once explained to you, makes him the medium of a great power or a great picture. The creative action is not voluntary at all, but automatic; we can only put the mind into the proper attitude, and w...
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Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr


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