Enthusiasm Quotes

Quotations about Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised. ~ John Christian Bovee

Enthusiasms, like stimulants, are often affected by people with small mental ballast. ~ Minna Antrim

Without enthusiasm, the adventurer could never kindle that fire in his followers which is so necessary to consolidate their mutual interests; for no one can heartily deceive numbers who is not first of all deceived himself. ~ Bishop William Warburton

Ridicule has even been the most powerful enemy of enthusiasm, and properly the only antagonist that can be opposed to it with success. ~ Oliver Goldsmith

Sometimes success is due less to ability than to zeal. ~ Charles Buxton

The world belongs to the energetic. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Enthusiasm moves the world. ~ Arthur James Balfour

Enthusiasm goes out. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best thing which we derive from history is the enthusiasm that it raises in us. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm; it moves stones, it charms brutes. Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it. ~ Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton

Practice being excited. ~ Bill Foster

There is a melancholy which accompanies all enthusiasm. ~ Lord Shaftesbury

Enthusiasm is the intoxication of earnestness. ~ Alphonse de Lamartine

There is eloquence in true enthusiasm. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage, and grow wiser and more serene. ~ William Ellery Channing

Enthusiasm is the fever of reason. ~ Victor Hugo

Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth, pleasure, or honor, cannot exist without sin. ~ Desiderius Erasmus

If you have the will to win, you have achieved half your success; if you don’t, you have achieved half your failure. ~ David Ambrose

To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully. ~ Tryon Edwards

Enthusiasm is nothing more or less than faith in action. ~ Henry Chester

Enthusiasm is the height of man; it is the passing from the human to the divine. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only thing that keeps a man going is energy. And what is energy but liking life? ~ Louis Auchincloss

I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom. ~ Anatole France

Without enthusiasm, virtue functions not at all, and vice only poorly. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill. ~ Edward Appleton

Religion is among the most powerful causes of enthusiasm. ~ Edmund Burke

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

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. ~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. ~ Charles Kingsley

People who never get carried away should be. ~ Malcolm S. Forbes

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. ~ Dale Carnegie

Enthusiasm begets enthusiasm. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

You can’t sweep other people off their feet, if you can’t be swept off your own. ~ Clarence Day

Vigor is contagious; and whatever makes us either think or feel strongly adds to our power and enlarges our field of action. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money, power and influence. ~ Henry Chester

That youthful fervor, which is sometimes called enthusiasm, but which is a heat of imagination subsequently discovered to be inconsistent with the experience of actual life. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

No wild enthusiast could rest, till half the world like him was possessed. ~ William Cowper

The most enthusiastic man in a cause is rarely chosen as a leader. ~ Sir Arthur Helps

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

The real secret to success is enthusiasm. ~ Walter Chrysler

You can do anything if you have enthusiasm… Enthusiasm is at the bottom of all progress. With it, there is accomplishment. Without it, there are only alibis. ~ Henry Ford

Enthusiasts soon understand each other. ~ Washington Irving

Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

Enthusiasm is the breath of genius. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The difference between one man and another is not mere ability… it is energy. ~ Thomas Arnold

Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by the horse-power of the understanding. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

In things pertaining to enthusiasm no man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity; and truth accomplishes no victories without it. ~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Enthusiasm for one’s goal to lessens the disagreeableness of working toward it. ~ Thomas Eakins

Enthusiasm imparts itself magnetically and fuses all into one happy and harmonious unity of feeling and sentiment. ~ Amos Bronson Alcott

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. ~ Charles M. Schwab

The same reason makes a man a religious enthusiast that makes a man an enthusiast in any other way, an uncomfortable mind in an uncomfortable body. ~ William Hazlitt

My enthusiasms… constitute my reserves, my unexploited resources, perhaps my future. ~ E.M. Cioran

Great dejection often follows great enthusiasm. ~ Joseph Roux

Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic. ~ Dale Carnegie

What we love, we shall grow to resemble. ~ Bernard of Clairvaux

Success produces success, just as money produces money. ~ Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

There is not a more melancholy object than a man who has his head turned with religious enthusiasm. ~ Joseph Addison

If you can give your son only one gift, let it be enthusiasm. ~ Bruce Barton

If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic. ~ Dale Carnegie

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

Be not afraid of enthusiasm; you need it; you can do nothing effectually without it. ~ Francois Pierre G. Guizot

Charisma is the transference of enthusiasm. ~ Ralph Archbold

Enthusiasm gives life to what is invisible; and interest to what has no immediate action on our comfort in this world. ~ Madame de Stael

The prudent person may direct a state, but it is the enthusiast who regenerates or ruins it. ~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Enthusiasm for a cause sometimes warps judgment. ~ William Howard Taft

Enthusiasm is that temper of the mind in which the imagination has got the better of the judgment. ~ Bishop William Warburton

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. ~ Henry David Thoreau

If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm. ~ Bruce Barton

Enthusiasm Makes the Difference. ~ Book preview

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