Adventure & Passion

Life involves passions, faiths, doubts, and courage.

The heart has its reasons which reason does not understand.

Men of reason have endured, men of passion have lived.

One must not lose desires. They are mighty stimulates to creativeness, to love, and to long life.

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.

Passions are the winds which fill the sails of the vessel; sometimes they sink it, but without them it would be impossible to make way.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

To damn with faint praise.

By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind. Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.

He begins to die, that quits his desire.

The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart.

Men who are "orthodox" when they are young are in danger of being middle-aged all their lives.

If there is hell upon earth, it is to be found in a melancholy man's heart.

What is man but his passion?

When the Lakota heart was filled with high emotion, he danced. When he felt the benediction of the warming rays of the sun, he danced. When his blood ran hot with success of the hunt or chase, he danced. When his heart was filled with pity for the orphan, the lonely father, or bereaved mother, he danced. All the joys and exaltations of life, all his gratefulness and thankfulness, all his acknowledgements of the mysterious power that guided life, and all his aspirations for a better life, culminated in one great dance - the Sun Dance.


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