50 Passion Quotes (For Life, Work, Motivation)

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

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I love passion quotes.

It’s a topic I can’t get enough.


Because throughout my life I’ve found one critical thing:

It’s hard to stay sane if you’re not a little foolish and passionate.

Without passion (or at least something you care deeply), finding meaning and motivation is hard.

That’s why I’ve compiled 50 of the best passion quotes for you.

Finding your passion, and cultivating it, will make your life 10 times better.

You’ll discover authors like Einstein, Aristotle, Steve Jobs, Buddha, and many more.

I hope you’ll enjoy!

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A heart on fire with excitement and passion has a huge magnetic power. Rhonda Byrne

The world makes room for passionate people. Lewis Howes

Passion is the bridge that takes you from pain to change. Frida Kahlo

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. Ferdinand Foch

When you catch a glimpse of your potential, that’s when passion is born. Zig Ziglar

There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed. Buddha


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The people who succeed are irrationally passionate about something. Naval Ravikant

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. Steve Jobs

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire. Aristotle

The amateur has a wish. The pro has an obsession. Maxime Lagacé

Do it with passion or not at all. Unknown

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life. Federico Fellini

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People with passion can change the world for the better. Steve Jobs

We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it. Che Guevara

Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Passion drives perfection. Rick Warren

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. Theodore Roosevelt

No good can ever come from deviating from the path that you were destined to follow. Robert Greene


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I would rather die of passion than of boredom. Émile Zola (Source)

Passion will move men beyond themselves, beyond their shortcomings, beyond their failures. Joseph Campbell

One can steal ideas, but no one can steal execution or passion. Tim Ferriss

The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him. G.K. Chesterton

A burning passion coupled with absolute detachment is the key to all success. Mahatma Gandhi

Man finds nothing so intolerable as to be in a state of complete rest, without passions, without occupation, without diversion, without effort. Blaise Pascal

Passion is the path to meaning. Maxime Lagacé

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Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing. Hunter S. Thompson



More Quotes About Passion

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If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart. Buddha

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. Maya Angelou

A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke. Vincent van Gogh

It’s difficult to follow your dream. It’s a tragedy not to. Ralph Marston

Die to everything of yesterday so that your mind is always fresh, always young, innocent, full of vigor and passion. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Skills are cheap. Passion is priceless. Gary Vaynerchuk

You’ve got to have an idea, or a problem or a wrong that you want to right that you’re passionate about, otherwise you’re not going to have the perseverance to stick it through. I think that’s half the battle right there. Steve Jobs

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Passion will always move you in the direction of your authentic self. Danielle LaPorte

Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion. Martha Graham

Let all of life be an unfettered howl. Vladimir Nabokov

Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Susan Sontag

Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls. Maya Angelou

Believe in your heart that you’re meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles. Roy T. Bennett

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Let the world know why you’re here, and do it with passion. Wayne W. Dyer

There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you. Richard Branson

Make your passion and your work one and the same and do it with people you want to be with. Ray Dalio

The world is a very malleable place. If you know what you want, and you go for it with maximum energy and drive and passion, the world will often reconfigure itself around you much more quickly and easily than you would think. Marc Andreessen

Don’t start by asking, ‘What is my purpose? What is my passion?’ Start by asking, ‘What are the problems that need to be solved? Which ones attract me?‘ Jacqueline Novogratz (tim.blog)

When you find your purpose it’s like your heart has been set alight with passion. You know it absolutely, without any doubt. Rhonda Byrne

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I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. Albert Einstein

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. Nelson Mandela

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Harriet Tubman

It’s better to get lost in the passion than to lose the passion. Soren Kierkegaard

You aren’t lazy. You just haven’t found your passion yet. Unknown

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. Benjamin Franklin

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The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. Mark Twain


Key Takeaways

  • How to find your passion? Try new things: dance, volunteer, hike, exercise, read, travel, make art, music, and websites. Be curious. Ask questions. But remember, like Jeff Bezos said, “You don’t choose your passions, your passions choose you.”
  • Watch your heart rate. Notice when you’re excited. Passion is not about reason. It’s about emotion. It’s about a natural desire.
  • How to be successful? Be the one who focuses and cares the most, like Steve Jobs did.
  • Passion = magnetism. When you truly want something and work for it, the world will help you get it.
  • Foolishness. Do you remember when Steve Jobs said “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.“? Indeed, being passionate is about moving forward and listening to your heart.

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, bananas, SEO, human potential, and education.

You can find him on X, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube.

Last update

August 25, 2023

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