He subdued his passions.
Talking about 108, that's the number of worldly passions. "What worldly passions have you got then?" "I could say, but it'll get censored out."
People have worldly passions which lead them into delusions and sufferings.
There are five ways to emancipate themselves from the bond of worldly passions.
The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth.
There is, perhaps, not one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as vanity.
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.
Passions weaken, but habits strengthen, with age.