Enthusiasm Quotes

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Exuberance is better than taste.


Enthusiasm is a divine possession.
Enthusiasm is the great hill-climber.
Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.
Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience.
Success is due less to ability than to zeal.

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Enthusiasm is the glory and hope of the world.
I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.
The world belongs to the Enthusiast who keeps cool.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

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None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
Those who hope for no other life are dead even for this.
Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.
Human passion is the hallucination of a distempered mind.
If you can give your son only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
What hunger is in relation to food, zest is in relation to life.
Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.


There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm that is not to be doubted.


If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.
Enthusiasm is a volcano on whose top never grows the grass of hesitation.
No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
Enthusiasm is of the greatest value, so long as we are not carried away by it.
Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among the greatest assets I possess.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
You can't sweep other people off their feet, if you can't be swept off your own.
There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.


All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage, and grow wiser and more serene.
Enthusiasms, like stimulants, are often affected by people with small mental ballast.
Truth is never to be expected from authors whose understanding is warped with enthusiasm.


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


Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is the triumph of some enthusiasm.
Enthusiasm is to a person what gasoline is to the engine of an automobile: the vital moving force.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
In things pertaining to enthusiasm, no man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.


The sense of this word among the Greeks affords the noblest definition of it: enthusiasm signifies God in us.
We grow old by deserting our ideals.  Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.


Indifference may not wreck a man's life at any one turn, but it will destroy him with a kind of dry-rot in the long run.
It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.


Enthusiasm, n.  A distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward application of experience.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.  For what is enthusiasm but the oblivion and swallowing-up of self in an object dearer than self?
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.
— Ecclesiastes 9:10


Enthusiasm is more important than any other commodity. It will find solutions when none are apparent, and it will achieve success where none is thought possible.


Nothing is as contagious as enthusiasm. It is the real allegory of the myth of Orpheus; it moves stones, and charms brutes. It is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it.