Quotes and Sayings about Enthusiasm



"I was really glad to meet Jane Clark because it did give me an insight. I couldn't imagine what kind of woman she was. I was hugely impressed by her energy, straightforward nature and enthusiasm for life."
- Jenny Agutter
(Related: Life, Nature, Enthusiasm, Energy, Woman)

"What I bring to the table is a huge enthusiasm and love for this stuff."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Love, Enthusiasm)

"It is not easy to find something that will intrigue and bind your interest and enthusiasm. This you must seek for yourself."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Enthusiasm, Interest, Will)

"Enthusiasms, like stimulants, are often affected by people with small mental ballast."
- Minna Antrim
(Related: People)

"I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill."
- Edward Appleton
(Related: Enthusiasm, Skill)

"A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one."
- Mary Kay Ash
(Related: Idea, Enthusiasm, Will)

"It cannot take decades to resurrect, we must act immediately with purpose and enthusiasm to rebuild."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Enthusiasm, Purpose, Act)

"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 A. Baldwin
(Related: Work, Men, Enthusiasm, Effort, Labor)

"It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth."
- Arthur Balfour
(Related: Truth, Enthusiasm, World)

"Enthusiasm moves the world."
- Arthur Balfour
(Related: Enthusiasm, World)

"A salesman minus enthusiasm is just a clerk."
- Harry F. Banks
(Related: Enthusiasm)

"If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Enthusiasm)

"And I thought my loss my loss was not, certainly, the end of the world, but to lessen the enthusiasm of those young people who were signed up, I thought that was tragic."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Thought, People, Enthusiasm, End, Loss, World)

"While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Love, Happiness, Fear, Enthusiasm, Hate, Worry)

"Faked enthusiasm is worse than bad acting - it is bad acting with the intent to deceive."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Enthusiasm, Acting)

"Enthusiasm is not the same as just being excited. One gets excited about going on a roller coaster. One becomes enthusiastic about creating and building a roller coaster."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Enthusiasm, Being, Building)

"Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Motivation, Inspiration, Creativity, Enthusiasm, Excitement)

"Music is at once the product of feeling and knowledge, for it requires from its disciples, composers and performers alike, not only talent and enthusiasm, but also that knowledge and perception which are the result of protracted study and reflection."
- Alban Berg
(Related: Music, Talent, Knowledge, Enthusiasm, Perception, Composers, Feeling, Reflection, Result, Study)

"I thought in terms of the enthusiasm of doing it. I didn't think about whether I was ready."
- Elmer Bernstein
(Related: Thought, Enthusiasm)

"At this period the enthusiasm of the amateur was fast giving way to a more steady commercial instinct, and I let no opportunity slip of improving my position, but I felt that I was still labouring under the disadvantage of not having acquired some technical profession."
- Henry Bessemer
(Related: Opportunity, Enthusiasm, Giving, Instinct, Profession)

"Enthusiasm - a distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Experience, Enthusiasm, Connection, Repentance, Youth)

"To act wisely when the time for action comes, to wait patiently when it is time for repose, put man in accord with the tides. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthusiasm on the one hand, and depression on the other."
- Helena Petrova Blavatsky
(Related: Time, Action, Enthusiasm, Depression, Ignorance, Law, Man, Results, Tides)

"I like the enthusiasm but not the insincerity of Los Angeles."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Enthusiasm, Insincerity)

"I cannot explain why they made that sequel to Secret of NIMH. Because they claim that it the original didn't make money, so what was the enthusiasm to make a sequel?"
- Don Bluth
(Related: Money, Enthusiasm)

"Sometimes you don't know what you've got until you put it in front of an audience - and the enthusiasm for the show from the audience has been just incredible."
- Matthew Bourne
(Related: Enthusiasm)

"Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Inspiration, Enthusiasm, Man)

"True enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire where-ever I see it."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Enthusiasm, Feeling)

"I tried to stir the imagination and enthusiasms of students to take risks, to do what they were most afraid of doing, to widen their horizons of action."
- James Broughton
(Related: Imagination, Action, Students)

"Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Genius, Truth, Enthusiasm, Sincerity)

"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
(Related: Life, Success, Enthusiasm, Man, Years)

"Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Life, Enthusiasm, Today)

"Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Success, Quality, Enthusiasm, Persistence, Sense)

"All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage, and grow wiser and more serene."
- William Ellery Channing
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm."
- Walter Chrysler
(Related: Success, Enthusiasm)

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Success, Enthusiasm, Failure, Loss)

"Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Enthusiasm, Nothing)

"You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Enthusiasm, Will)

"Authors change publishers because it's like being married for a long time and suddenly you want to go out and have a wild affair! No, not seriously, sometimes the deal is more interesting with a new publisher, and other times they have more enthusiasm for your books."
- Jackie Collins
(Related: Change, Time, Enthusiasm, Being, Books, Want)

"I printed a list of Irish names from the Internet and my husband, Dave, saw Finley on the list. I really liked it but didn't want to scare Dave off with my enthusiasm. So I used a little reverse psychology and let him think it was his idea."
- Holly Marie Combs
(Related: HusbIdea, Enthusiasm, Internet, Irish, Names, Psychology, Want)

"As always, the British especially shudder at the latest American vulgarity, and then they embrace it with enthusiasm two years later."
- Alistair Cooke
(Related: Enthusiasm, American, Vulgarity, Years)

"The professional world was much more unpleasant than I thought. I was always wishing I could get back that enthusiasm I had when I was doing shows at college."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Thought, Enthusiasm, College, Wishing, World)

"But I think the - what the tea party movement demonstrates, and I think the, the, the enthusiasm that we're seeing from independents and Republicans, is that if Washington isn't going to change itself, then we're going to change Washington. And I think that's what we're seeing."
- John Cornyn
(Related: Change, Enthusiasm, Party, Republicans, Tea, Washington)

"Then there is a still higher type of courage - the courage to brave pain, to live with it, to never let others know of it and to still find joy in life; to wake up in the morning with an enthusiasm for the day ahead."
- Howard Cosell
(Related: Life, Courage, Enthusiasm, Day, Joy, Pain)

"Of course, Americans have no monopoly of patriotic enthusiasm and good faith."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Faith, Enthusiasm, Americans)

"He was so excited. He cut out pictures of these landscapes and neighborhoods and kind of really tried to give you a feel of the movie. It was kind of cute but at the same time it really showed his enthusiasm for it."
- Macaulay Culkin
(Related: Time, Enthusiasm, Cute)

"I've been amazed at the degree to which Democrats, in particular, have expressed their enthusiasm for the president's manner with which he handled this budget."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Enthusiasm, Democrats, President)

"We have built a genuine level of enthusiasm and goodwill with people throughout this district. People are really excited about the possibilities this election holds, not just for this district, but because of the message Alabama sent to the rest of the country."
- Artur Davis
(Related: People, Enthusiasm, Country, Goodwill, Possibilities, Rest)

"Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Genius, Enthusiasm, Production)

"My strength is my enthusiasm."
- Placido Domingo
(Related: Enthusiasm, Strength)

"I'll keep on acting 'til they wipe the drool. I like the business. I like to do different parts and diverse characters. I haven't lost my enthusiasm yet!"
- Robert Duvall
(Related: Business, Enthusiasm, Acting)

"To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Enthusiasm, Interest)

"Training was a time where resolutions made in the enthusiasm of an inspired moment were put to personal test."
- Herb Elliott
(Related: Time, Enthusiasm, Training)

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Enthusiasm, Nothing)

"Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Mother, Enthusiasm, Effort, Nothing)

"I wouldn't want the pressure of a Six Feet Under or the pressure of improvising like Curb Your Enthusiasm."
- Robert Englund
(Related: Enthusiasm, Feet, Pressure, Want)

"Children are a house's enemy. They don't mean to be - they just can't help it. It's their enthusiasm, their energy, their naturally destructive tendencies."
- Delia Ephron
(Related: Enthusiasm, Children, Enemy, Energy, Help)

"Thus, after finishing high school, I started with high expectations and enthusiasm to study chemistry at the famous Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich."
- Richard Ernst
(Related: Technology, Enthusiasm, Expectations, Famous, School, Study)

"I set very high standards for myself and worked every game with the same energy and enthusiasm as if it were the seventh game of a World Series."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Enthusiasm, Energy, World)

"Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Ideas, Enthusiasm, Energy, Eyes, Stars, Will)

"I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom."
- Anatole France
(Related: Wisdom, Enthusiasm, Folly, Indifference)

"No person is ever good for much, that hasn't been swept off their feet by enthusiasm between ages twenty and thirty."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Enthusiasm, Feet)

"In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm... in the real world all rests on perseverance."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Ideas, Enthusiasm, Perseverance, World)

"There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: Nature, Enthusiasm, Bravery, Heroism, Human nature, Liberty)

"The crucial question one comes back to is the examination; without that experience is meaningless. And I think it's true that society is becoming more and more passive, less and less fired up with enthusiasm, in many spheres."
- Peter Hammill
(Related: Experience, Society, Enthusiasm, Examination, Question)

"A mother should give her children a superabundance of enthusiasm; that after they have lost all they are sure to lose on mixing with the world, enough may still remain to prompt fated support them through great actions."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Mother, Enthusiasm, Actions, Children, May, Support, World)

"No, I can't write treatments, I think there's a danger with treatments. That you... you write out your first excitement and enthusiasm in a prose treatment."
- Ronald Harwood
(Related: Enthusiasm, Danger, Excitement, First, Prose, Treatment)

"Accordingly the Northern races of Europe found their inspiration in the Bible; and the enthusiasm for it has not yet quite faded away."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Inspiration, Enthusiasm, Bible, Europe)

"It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Faith, Life, Enthusiasm, Living, Worth)

"Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Enthusiasm, Common sense)

"I think the American people have been surprised by the enthusiasm with which the Iraqis have taken to elections and politics."
- Duncan Hunter
(Related: Politics, People, Enthusiasm, American, Elections)

"The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Age, Genius, Enthusiasm, Losing, Old, Spirit)

"I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism. I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Enthusiasm, Optimism, Pessimism, Cynicism, Energy)

"I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Education, Enthusiasm, Being, Passion)

"My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Belief, Enthusiasm, Passion, Television, Wildlife)

"On the other hand, I don't understand the enthusiasm for everything in the antique shop that Grandma threw out. There, the sense of quality has declined; otherwise Grandma wouldn't have thrown it out."
- Arne Jacobsen
(Related: Quality, Enthusiasm, Sense)

"I didn't only have a perceptual problem, I was also so nervous and so upset. The process just didn't work. I lost enthusiasm for school and I flunked second grade. The teachers said I was lazy."
- Bruce Jenner
(Related: Work, Enthusiasm, School, Teachers)

"I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win."
- Michael Jordan
(Related: Enthusiasm, Play, Practice, Will)

"I have known lots of adults who enjoyed similar enthusiasms as a kid and weren't encouraged and then didn't go anywhere with it and so they're unhappy in their jobs as adults."
- William Joyce
(Related: Jobs)

"But I find the best things I do, I do when I'm trying to avoid doing something else I'm supposed to be doing. You know, you're working on something. You get bugged, or you lose your enthusiasm or something. So you turn to something else with an absolute vengeance."
- Norton Juster
(Related: Enthusiasm, Trying, Vengeance)

"My attitude is always one of sensuality, aggressive enthusiasm and a kind of outrageousness in my expression."
- Sally Kirkland
(Related: Attitude, Enthusiasm, Expression, Sensuality)

"It came as a surprise to find that a professional society and journal (Econometrica) were flourishing, and I entered this area of study with great enthusiasm."
- Lawrence R. Klein
(Related: Society, Enthusiasm, Study)

"Go into something because you really like it, and then do it with a drive and enthusiasm so that it isn't work."
- John Kluge
(Related: Work, Enthusiasm)

"Life that only a few hours before had glowed with enthusiasm and exultation, suddenly paled and sickened."
- Fritz Kreisler
(Related: Life, Enthusiasm)

"I think the biggest difficulty is that when I'm here in America, there's a necessity of using English, so I really have a great sense of really wanting to learn, but unfortunately when I head back to Japan, the necessity vanishes and so does my enthusiasm about learning."
- Chiaki Kuriyama
(Related: Enthusiasm, America, Difficulty, English, Learning, Necessity, Sense)

"The boredom occasioned by too much restraint is always preferable to that produced by an uncontrolled enthusiasm for a pointless variety."
- Osbert Lancaster
(Related: Enthusiasm, Boredom, Restraint, Variety)

"Enthusiasm is the divine particle in our composition: with it we are great, generous, and true; without it, we are little, false, and mean."
- Letitia Landon
(Related: Enthusiasm)

"The best thanks we could offer those who went before and raised the Irish working class from their knees was to press forward with determination and enthusiasm towards the ultimate goal of their efforts, a Co-operative Commonwealth for Ireland."
- James Larkin
(Related: Determination, Enthusiasm, Goal, Class, Ireland, Irish, Press)

"Useful as a war against France, undertaken by the Government against the will of the people would be for our revolutionary development, just so dangerous must be the effect upon our democratic development of a war supported by blind popular enthusiasm."
- Ferdinand Lassalle
(Related: Government, War, People, Development, Enthusiasm, Blind, Effect, France, Popular, Will)

"I think enthusiasm is the answer to passionate writing."
- Jerome Lawrence
(Related: Enthusiasm, Writing)

"If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Enthusiasm, Will)

"I fear my enthusiasm flags when real work is demanded of me."
- H. P. Lovecraft
(Related: Work, Fear, Enthusiasm, Flags)

"Martyrdom was the price of enthusiasm for acting."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: Enthusiasm, Acting)

"Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: Soul, Enthusiasm, Skin, Years)

"One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Imagination, Enthusiasm, Routine)

"Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm."
- Murray Gell Mann
(Related: Enthusiasm, Depression, Disappointment)

"With Star Wars fans, there's so much enthusiasm, and it's a completely different generation now."
- Peter Mayhew
(Related: Enthusiasm, Fans, Now)

"Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Soul, Enthusiasm, Energy, Force, Mind)

"Genius is always accompanied by enthusiasm."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Genius, Enthusiasm)

"The people in East Germany have lived through so many changes in the last 15 years like never before in the country, and they did this often with great enthusiasm. But in the West we also have a high degree of transformations."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: People, Enthusiasm, Country, Germany, Years)

"The problem is, of course, that these interest groups are all asking for changes, but their enthusiasm for change rapidly disappears when it affects the core of their own interests."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Change, Enthusiasm, Interest)

"Enthusiasm is the yeast that raises the dough."
- Paul J. Meyer
(Related: Enthusiasm)

"Enthusiasm glows, radiates, permeates and immediately captures everyone's interest."
- Paul J. Meyer
(Related: Enthusiasm, Interest)

"It's been the most creatively liberating thing I've ever done and so I'm bringing some of that mad enthusiasm to Marvel for the next couple of years as they let me loose on some Marvel Universe titles you'll be hearing about soon."
- Mark Millar
(Related: Enthusiasm, Hearing, Titles, Universe, Years)

"Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch, is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: it comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Faith, Enthusiasm, Creation, Miracles)

"But by reading them again and again finally I was able to grasp the essential part. What emotion, enthusiasm, enlightenment and confidence they communicated to me! I wept for joy."
- Ho Chi Minh
(Related: Enthusiasm, Confidence, Emotion, Joy, Reading)

"Yet enthusiasm is no excuse for the historian going off balance. He should remind the reader that outcomes were neither inevitable nor foreordained, but subject to a thousand changes and chances."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: Enthusiasm, Balance)

"Enthusiasm could not supply the place of experience."
- John Lothrop Motley
(Related: Experience, Enthusiasm)

"A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease."
- John Muir
(Related: Enthusiasm, Now, Songs, Trees, Worship)

"I guess my enthusiasm kind of rubs off on people."
- Margaret Murray
(Related: People, Enthusiasm)

"Curb Your Enthusiasm, is not so much about Hollywood. It's more about Larry's weaknesses."
- Kevin Nealon
(Related: Enthusiasm, Hollywood)

"Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm."
- Earl Nightingale
(Related: Creativity, Enthusiasm)

"I've experienced a private doubt, something that I've kept deeply inside, and then eventually delivered a piece of work that people responded to with huge enthusiasm."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Work, People, Enthusiasm, Doubt)

"Flying is the only active profession I would ever continue with enthusiasm after the War."
- Wilfred Owen
(Related: War, Enthusiasm, Flying, Profession)

"Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Enthusiasm, Reason)

"There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Enthusiasm, Accomplishment, Difference, Magic, Mediocrity)

"If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Life, Enthusiasm, Zest)

"You look at shows like The Simpsons or Larry Sanders or Curb Your Enthusiasm or Seinfeld, they're really sophisticated shows that we all love back home."
- Simon Pegg
(Related: Home, Love, Enthusiasm)

"Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string."
- Pele
(Related: Enthusiasm, Guitar)

"Winners must learn to relish change with the same enthusiasm and energy that we have resisted it in the past."
- Tom Peters
(Related: Change, Enthusiasm, Energy, Past)

"Approach every film with the same enthusiasm, regardless of its budget."
- Lou Diamond Phillips
(Related: Enthusiasm, Film)

"I am hoping the four new players can bring in some energy and fresh enthusiasm because they do not have the baggage that comes from being part of a losing side."
- Andy Pick
(Related: Enthusiasm, Being, Energy, Losing)

"There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Enthusiasm, Eloquence)

"I was studying to be an architect, I wasn't plotting to join the movies. Films were just another career option. I took acting up with the same schoolgirl enthusiasm I had for examinations. Acting is a job and I take it very seriously."
- Aishwarya Rai
(Related: Movies, Enthusiasm, Acting, Career, Job)

"However, I had a chance encounter with an admissions officer of Stevens Institute of Technology, who so impressed me by his erudition and enthusiasm for the school that I changed course and entered Stevens Institute."
- Frederick Reines
(Related: Technology, Enthusiasm, Chance, School)

"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
(Related: Determination, Enthusiasm, Discouragement, Energy, Persistence)

"Winning to often is as disastrous as losing too often. Both get the same results, the falling off of the public's enthusiasm."
- Knute Rockne
(Related: Enthusiasm, Winning, Losing, Public, Results)

"It is not uncommon in modern times to see governments straining every nerve to keep the peace, and the people whom they represent, with patriotic enthusiasm and resentment over real or fancied wrongs, urging them forward to war."
- Elihu Root
(Related: War, Peace, People, Enthusiasm, Resentment, Wrongs)

"I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students."
- Carl Sagan
(Related: Science, Enthusiasm, College, School, Students)

"Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument."
- George Sand
(Related: Faith, Life, Argument, Excitement, Magnificence, Treasure, Words)

"I have no enthusiasm for nature which the slightest chill will not instantly destroy."
- George Sand
(Related: Nature, Enthusiasm, Will)

"What it all boils down to for me is having the enthusiasm to do something for enjoyment and being stimulated by what's around you. That's what photography does for me."
- Graeme Le Saux
(Related: Enthusiasm, Being, Enjoyment, Photography)

"From my point of view what I have to do now is appreciate and enjoy what football gave me, but now do something else with the same energy and enthusiasm I gave to football without expecting the same results."
- Graeme Le Saux
(Related: Enthusiasm, Energy, Football, Now, Results)

"Religion must completely encircle the spirit of ethical man like his element, and this luminous chaos of divine thoughts and feelings is called enthusiasm."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Religion, Feelings, Enthusiasm, Thoughts, Chaos, Man, Spirit)

"Art and works of art do not make an artist; sense and enthusiasm and instinct do."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Art, Enthusiasm, Artist, Instinct, Sense)

"Nothing right can be accomplished in art without enthusiasm."
- Robert Schumann
(Related: Art, Enthusiasm, Nothing, Right)

"I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement."
- Charles Schwab
(Related: Men, Enthusiasm, Ability, Appreciation, Encouragement, Man)

"A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm."
- Charles Schwab
(Related: Enthusiasm, Man, Succeed)

"Muslim delegates concerned about rights in Palestine could have brought their enthusiasm closer to home by addressing the fate of black Christians being slaughtered and enslaved in the Sudan."
- Jack Schwartz
(Related: Home, Enthusiasm, Muslim, Being, Fate, Rights, Palestine)

"Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation. Wholeheartedness is contagious. Give yourself, if you wish to get others."
- David Seabury
(Related: Enthusiasm, Protection)

"Being accused of enthusiasm is something I'll never live down."
- Sargent Shriver
(Related: Enthusiasm, Being)

"The Peace Corps is guilty of enthusiasm and a crusading spirit. But we're not apologetic about it."
- Sargent Shriver
(Related: Peace, Enthusiasm, Spirit)

"Brazil has rediscovered itself, and this rediscovery is being expressed in its people's enthusiasm and their desire to mobilize to face the huge problems that lie ahead of us."
- Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
(Related: Lie, People, Enthusiasm, Being, Brazil, Desire, Problems)

"Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action."
- Samuel Smiles
(Related: Power, Action, Enthusiasm)

"It is energy - the central element of which is will - that produces the miracle that is enthusiasm in all ages. Everywhere it is what is called force of character and the sustaining power of all great action."
- Samuel Smiles
(Related: Power, Action, Character, Enthusiasm, Energy, Force, Will)

"Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition."
- Adam Smith
(Related: Science, Enthusiasm, Poison, Superstition)

"The whole mystery of temptation is to have sins suggested to us, and to be swept after them by a sudden enthusiasm, which sometimes feels as strong as the Spirit of God ever made in us the enthusiasm for virtue."
- George A. Smith
(Related: God, Enthusiasm, Virtue, Mystery, Spirit, Temptation)

"The sense of this word among the Greeks affords the noblest definition of it; enthusiasm signifies God in us."
- Madame de Stael
(Related: God, Enthusiasm, Sense, Word)

"When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it."
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: Work, Enthusiasm, Desire, Mission, Will)

"I noticed recently, in the last few shows I did, that I'm starting to get people - not a large group, but quite a few people - who come to see me because they love Curb Your Enthusiasm."
- Wanda Sykes
(Related: Love, People, Enthusiasm)

"Enthusiasm for a cause sometimes warps judgment."
- William Howard Taft
(Related: Enthusiasm, Cause, Judgment)

"I have always looked upon alchemy in natural philosophy to be like enthusiasm in divinity, and to have troubled the world much to the same purpose."
- William Temple
(Related: Enthusiasm, Purpose, Alchemy, Divinity, Philosophy, World)

"I wouldn't call it radical; I would call it enthusiasm for progress."
- John Templeton
(Related: Progress, Enthusiasm, Radical)

"I know no subject more elevating, more amazing, more ready to the poetical enthusiasm, the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment than the works of nature. Where can we meet such variety, such beauty, such magnificence?"
- James Thomson
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Enthusiasm, Magnificence, Reflection, Sentiment, Variety)

"None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Enthusiasm, Old)

"And because of the reunion I think we've got more energy and enthusiasm than we've ever had. And it's genuine. I think the fans can detect when you're genuine, when you love what you do, and we love to be there on stage. That's what we thrive on."
- Glenn Tipton
(Related: Love, Enthusiasm, Energy, Fans)

"Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice."
- Arnold J. Toynbee
(Related: Imagination, Enthusiasm, Apathy, First, Practice)

"One may speak about anything on earth with fire, with enthusiasm, with ecstasy, but one only speaks about oneself with avidity."
- Ivan Turgenev
(Related: Enthusiasm, Earth, Ecstasy, Fire, May)

"Let there be great enthusiasm for the plan throughout the entire republic that will overcome all obstacles. Let us join together to realize the Five Year Plan and bring our economy and our own living standards to previously unknown heights."
- Walter Ulbricht
(Related: Enthusiasm, Economy, Living, Obstacles, Will)

"Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust."
- Samuel Ullman
(Related: Soul, Heart, Fear, Enthusiasm, May, Self, Skin, Spirit, Worry, Years)

"Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul."
- Samuel Ullman
(Related: Soul, Enthusiasm, Ideals, Living, May, Old, Skin, Years)

"How do you go from where you are to where you wanna be? And I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal. And you have to be willing to work for it."
- Jim Valvano
(Related: Work, Life, Dream, Enthusiasm, Goal)

"It is difficult to describe in short the enthusiasm and devotion provoked by and given to my research. We lived almost in poverty. I used pencils, two for a nickel, and could not buy a fountain pen, when I lost mine."
- Immanuel Velikovsky
(Related: Enthusiasm, Devotion, Pen, Poverty, Research)

"There was nothing in all Douglas's powerful effort that appealed to the higher instincts of human nature, while Lincoln always touched sympathetic cords. Lincoln's speech excited and sustained the enthusiasm of his audience to the end."
- Henry Villard
(Related: Nature, Enthusiasm, Effort, End, Human nature, Nothing, Speech)

"To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again."
- David Viscott
(Related: Time, Enthusiasm, Effort, Hurt, Succeed, Trying, Will)

"Enthusiasm is that temper of the mind in which the imagination has got the better of the judgment."
- William Warburton
(Related: Imagination, Enthusiasm, Judgment, Mind, Temper)

"The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm."
- Thomas J. Watson
(Related: Ideas, Enthusiasm, Accomplishments, Man)

"The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm."
- Thomas John Watson, Sr.
(Related: Ideas, Enthusiasm, Accomplishments, Man)

"Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life."
- Tennessee Williams
(Related: Life, Enthusiasm)

"Just after I entered my teens I suddenly entertained an insatiable enthusiasm for the delightful habit of criticizing others."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Enthusiasm, Habit)

"If you have enthusiasm, you have a very dynamic, effective companion to travel with you on the road to Somewhere."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Travel, Enthusiasm, Road)

"You can't climb up to the second floor without a ladder. When you set your aim too high and don't fulfill it, then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness. Try for a goal that's reasonable, and then gradually raise it."
- Emil Zatopek
(Related: Enthusiasm, Goal, Bitterness)

"One must be convinced to convince, to have enthusiasm to stimulate the others."
- Stefan Zweig
(Related: Enthusiasm)