Enthusiasm Quotes

Devotion, when it does not lie under the check of reason, is apt to degenerate into enthusiasm.

Joseph Addison

In Victorian criminology there was an enthusiasm for spotting criminal tendencies in a persons features.

Derren Victor Brown

There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

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

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

If you are prepared to accept the consequences of your dreams then you must still regard America today with the same naive enthusiasm as the generations that discovered the New World.

Jean Baudrillard

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

Life is enthusiasm, zest.

Sir Laurence Olivier

My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife.

Steve Irwin

Enthusiasm is that temper of the mind in which the imagination has got the better of the judgment.

William Warburton

The freedom of authentic masculinity is an amazing thing to see. It produces a "divine elasticity" in men. Finally they can lead with firmness, then submit with humility. They can challenge with a cutting edge, then encourage with enthusiasm. They can fight aggressively for just causes, then moments later weep over suffering.

Bill Hybels

Success... (Courage) consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

Confidence and enthusiasm are the greatest sales producers in any kind of economy.

O. B. Smith

In science, as in common life, we frequently see that a novelty in system, or in practice, cannot be duly appreciated till time has sobered the enthusiasm of its advocates.

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