Quotes of Enthusiasm

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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

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

- Denis Diderot

“ A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one. ”

- Mary Kay Ash

“ Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money, power and influence. ”

- Henry Chester

“ Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is due to the triumph of enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

- Alexander Pope

“ Most great men and women are not perfectly rounded in their personalties, but are instead people whose one driving enthusiasm is so great it makes their faults seem insignificant. ”

- Charles A. Cerami

“ Training was a time where resolutions made in the enthusiasm of an inspired moment were put to personal test. ”

- Herb Elliott

“ The real secret of success is enthusiasm. ”

- Walter Chrysler

“ If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. ”

- Vince Lombardi

“ Get excited and enthusiastic about your own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire — you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away. ”

- Denis Waitley

“ Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks. ”

- James Baldwin

“ If you aren't fired up with enthusiasm, you'll be fired with enthusiasm. ”

- Vince Lombardi

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

- Buddha

“ Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion, you must set yourself on fire first. ”

- Reggie Leach

“ You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. ”

- Colette

“ If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm. ”

- Bruce Barton

“ I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind. ”

- Leo Buscaglia

“ One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life. ”

- Edward B. Butler

“ Enthusiasm is that kindling spark which marks the difference between the leaders in every activity and the laggards who put in just enough to "get by.". ”

- Unknown

“ Enthusiasm is very good lubrication for the mind. ”

- Unknown

“ It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you have wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane. ”

- Charles Lindbergh

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

- Edmund Waller

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

- Blaise Pascal

“ But his zeal None seconded, as out of season judged, Or singular and rash. ”

- John Milton

“ Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Enthusiasm is the great hill-climber. ”

- Elbert Hubbard

“ I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom. ”

- Anatole France

“ All the passions are nothing else than different degrees of heat and cold of the blood. ”

- Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld
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