— Ali al-Hadi imam 829 - 868
Muhsin al-Amīn, ‘Ayān ush-Shī‘ah, vol.2, p. 39.
— Qu Yuan ancient Chinese poet -343 - -278 a.C.
„That persons have opposing interests and seek to advance their own conception of the good is not at all the same thing as their being moved by envy and jealousy.“
— John Rawls American political philosopher 1921 - 2002
Chapter IX, Section 81, p. 540
„The passion for seeking the truth for truth's sake... can be kept alive only if we continue to seek the truth for truth's sake.“
— Franz Boas German-American anthropologist 1858 - 1942
„Envy, jealousy, ambition, any kind of greed are passions; love is an action, the practice of human power, which can be practiced only in freedom and never as a result of compulsion.“
— Erich Fromm German social psychologist and psychoanalyst 1900 - 1980
Context: Envy, jealousy, ambition, any kind of greed are passions; love is an action, the practice of human power, which can be practiced only in freedom and never as a result of compulsion. Love is an activity, not a passive affect; it is a "standing in," not a "falling for." In the most general way, the active character of love can be described by stating that love is primarily giving, not receiving.
„Passion is something which very few of us have really felt. What we may have felt is enthusiasm, which is being caught up in an emotional state over something. Our passion is for something: for music, for painting, for literature, for a country, for a woman or a man; it is always the effect of a cause. When you fall in love with someone, you are in a great state of emotion, which is the effect of that particular cause; and what I am talking about is passion without a cause. It is to be passionate about everything, not just about something, whereas most of us are passionate about a particular person or thing. I think one must see this distinction very clearly. In the state of passion without a cause, there is intensity free of all attachment; but when passion has a cause, there is attachment, and attachment is the beginning of sorrow.“
— Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986
Vol. XIII, p. 251
„But Want of Money & the Distress of A Thief can never be alleged as the Cause of his Thieving, for many honest people endure greater hard ships with Fortitude. We must therefore seek the Cause else where than in want of Money for that is the Misers passion, not the Thiefs.“
— William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827
— Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
„Delacroix was passionately in love with passion, and coldly determined to seek the means of expressing passion in the most visible manner. In this dual character, be it said in passing, we find the two distinguishing marks of the most substantial geniuses, extreme geniuses.“
— Charles Baudelaire French poet 1821 - 1867
L’œuvre et la vie d’Eugène Delacroix http://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/L%27%C5%92uvre_et_la_vie_d%27Eug%C3%A8ne_Delacroix#III [The Life and Work of Eugène Delacroix] (1863), published in Curiosités esthétiques (1868)
„He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent, generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame; a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.“
— Edmund Burke Anglo-Irish statesman 1729 - 1797
The reference is to Charles Townshend (1725–1767)