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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Passion
 
  Passions are like fire and water, good servants, but bad masters.
            —Anonymous
  1
  The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways and dangerous only in one, through their excess.
            —C. N. Bovée
  2
  A man without a passion is like a vessel waiting for wind and not budging.
            —Arsène Houssaye
  3
  Passions are like roses, the more you cut them, the more they grow.
            —Arsène Houssaye
  4
  Passions are cheap things, common as nuts, and just as often rotten.
            —George W. Lovell
  5
Passions, among pure thoughts hid,
Like serpents under flowerets sleeping.
            —Thomas Moore
  6
Passion, like the sun at noon,
  That burns o’er all he sees,
Awhile as warm, will set as soon—
  Then, call it none of these.
            —Thomas Moore
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  Our passions are like convulsive fits, which, though they make us stronger for the time, leave us weaker ever after.
            —Alexander Pope
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  Passions are likened best to floods and streams; the shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb.
            —Sir Walter Raleigh
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  Passions are like storms which, full of the present mischief, serve to purify the atmosphere.
            —Sir George Ramsay
  10
Our passions, like the seasons turn;
And now we laugh, and now we mourn.
            —Nicholas Rowe
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