Quotes of Eagerness

“ Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence. ”

- Abigail Adams

“ Through zeal knowledge is gotten, through lack of zeal knowledge is lost; let a man who knows this double path of gain and loss thus place himself that knowledge may grow. ”

- Bible

“ If we resist our passions, it is more through their weakness than from our strength. ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“ Curb Your Enthusiasm, is not so much about Hollywood. It's more about Larry's weaknesses. ”

- Kevin Nealon

“ Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn. ”

- John Wesley

“ Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things. ”

- Denis Diderot

“ Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my King, He would not in mine age have left me naked to mine enemies. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ The most essential factor is persistence — the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come. ”

- James Whitcomb Riley

“ Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by the horse-power of the understanding. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal — well-meaning but without understanding. ”

- Justice Louis D. Brandeis

“ There is no greater sign of a general decay of virtue in a nation, than a want of zeal in its inhabitants for the good of their country. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ Through zeal, knowledge is gotten; through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost. ”

- Buddha

“ Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ All zeal for a reform, that gives offence To peace and charity, is mere pretence. ”

- William Cowper

“ Sometimes success is due less to ability than to zeal. ”

- Charles Buxton

“ The seas are quiet when the winds give o'er; So calm are we when passions are no more! ”

- Edmund Waller

“ Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth, pleasure, or honor, cannot exist without sin. ”

- Desiderius Erasmus

“ Zeal is fit only for the wise but is found mostly in fools. ”

- Unknown

“ Through zeal, knowledge is gotten, through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost; let a man who knows the double path of gain and loss thus place himself that knowledge may grow. ”

- Buddha

“ A Spirit, zealous, as he seemed, to know More of the Almighty's works, and chiefly Man, God's latest image. ”

- John Milton

“ Man is only truly great when he acts from his passions. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ When the passions become masters, they are vices. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ Zeal is very blind, or badly regulated, when it encroaches upon the rights of others. ”

- Pasquier Quesnel

“ Zeal then, not charity, became the guide. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ We do that in our zeal our calmer moment would be afraid to answer. ”

- Sir Walter Scott

“ Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. ”

- Bible

“ The great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness, the independence of solitude. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living. ”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

“ John Henry Newman was as English as roast beef, even if he lacked a passion for cricket. ”

- Clifford Longley
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