-George Eliot (1819-80), English novelist, editor. Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 15 (1871).
Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. The Conduct of Life, "Considerations by the Way" (1860).
Had we never lov'd so kindly,
Had we never lov'd so blindly,
Never met- or never parted-
We had ne'er been broken-hearted.
-Robert Burns (1759-96), Scottish poet. Ae Fond Kiss.