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With renunciation life begins.
As I grow older, part of my emotional survival plan must be to actively seek inspiration instead of passively waiting for it to find me.
Enthusiasm signifies God in us.
Enthusiasm is life.
To sing is to love and affirm, to fly and soar, to coast into the hearts of the people who listen, to tell them that life is to live, that love is there, that nothing is a promise, but that beauty exists, and must be hunted for and found.
O lovely Sisters! is it true That they are all inspired by you, And write by inward magic charm'd, And high enthusiasm warm'd?
Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life.
Enthusiasm signifies God in us.
Life is enthusiasm, zest.
There is only one big thing-desire. And before it, when it is big, all is little.
There is nothing greater than enthusiasm.
Enthusiasm is the most beautiful word on earth.
Boredom is the fear of self.
It is not opposition but indifference which separates men.
Exuberance is beauty.
Enthusiasm moves the world.
A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him.
What a man knows only through feeling can be explained only through enthusiasm.
My enthusiasms ... constitute my reserves, my unexploited resources, perhaps my future.
I have always had a dread of becoming a passenger in life.
A continued atmosphere of hectic passion is very trying if you haven't got any of your own.
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.
The clue is not to ask in a miserly way-the key is to ask in a grand manner.
Energy is equal to desire and purpose.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.
All we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
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.
Winning isn't everything. Wanting to win is.
Vitality! That's the pursuit of life, isn't it?
In things pertaining to enthusiasm, no man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.
Enthusiasm is the divine particle in our composition: with it we are great, generous, and true; without it, we are little, false, and mean.
The great man is he who does not lose his childlike heart.
Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.
What hunger is in relation to food, zest is in relation to life.
Wake up with a smile and go after life.... Live it, enjoy it, taste it, smell it, feel it.
What one has, one ought to use; and whatever he does, he should do with all his might.
Let us go singing as far as we go; the road will be less tedious.
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
Whatever you attempt, go at it with spirit. Put some in!
Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.
What is man but his passion?
We always attract into our lives whatever we think about most, believe in most strongly, expect on the deepest level, and imagine most vividly.
You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want it with an inner exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that created the world.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
No one has it who isn't capable of genuinely liking others, at least at the actual moment of meeting and speaking. Charm is always genuine; it may be superficial but it isn't fake.
A willing heart adds feather to the heel.
I really do believe I can accomplish a great deal with a big grin. I know some people find that disconcerting, but that doesn't matter.
Charm is a cunning self-forgetfulness.
Charm is the measure of attraction's power To chain the fleeting fancy of the hour.
Pm convinced that it's energy and humor. The two of them combined equal charm.
Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.
If you're a champion, you have to have it in your heart.
Human nature, if it healthy, demands excitement; and if it does not obtain its thrilling excitement in the right way, it will seek it in the wrong. God never makes bloodless stoics; He makes no passionless saints.
All passions exaggerate; it is because they do that they are passions.
If we resist our passions, it is more from their weakness than from our strength.
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
The passions are the only orators which always persuade.
Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.
Our passions are ourselves.
People who never get carried away should be.
This, indeed, is one of the eternal paradoxes of both life and literature-that without passion little gets done; yet, without control of that passion, its effects are largely ill or null.
When the habitually even-tempered suddenly fly into a passion, that explosion is apt to be more impressive than the outburst of the most violent amongst us.
Optimism, unaccompanied by personal effort, is merely a state of mind and not fruitful.
When enthusiasm is inspired by reason; controlled by caution; sound in theory; practical in application; reflects confidence; spreads good cheer; raises morale; inspires associates; arouses loyalty; and laughs at adversity, it is beyond price.
The world belongs to the enthusiast who keeps cool.
Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.
If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.
You've got to sing like you don't need the money. You've got to love like you'll never get hurt. You've got to dance like there's nobody watching. You've got to come from the heart, if you want it to work.
When his enthusiasm goes, he's through as a player.
Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.
Give me a man who sings at his work.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper.
The world belongs to the energetic.
The real difference between men is energy.
A faint endeavor ends in a sure defeat.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
There is a passion for perfection which you rarely see fully developed, but... in successful lives it is never wholly lacking.
Many of the most successful men I have known have never grown up. They have retained bubbling-over boyishness. They have relished wit, they have indulged in humor. They have not allowed "dignity" to depress them into moroseness. Youthfulness of spirit is the twin brother of optimism, and optimism is the stuff of which American business success is fashioned. Resist growing up!
If you have the will to win, you have achieved half your success; if you don't, you have achieved half your failure.
Someone's always saying, "It's not whether you win or lose," but if you feel that way, you're as good as dead.
To bring one's self to a frame of mind and to the proper energy to accomplish things that require plain hard work continuously is the one big battle that everyone has. When this battle is won for all time, then everything is easy.
We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.
Faith that the thing can be done is essential to any great achievement.
We can accomplish almost anything within our ability if we but think that we can!
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and of true progress.
Morale is the greatest single factor in successful wars.
The will to conquer is the first condition of victory.
The real secret of success is enthusiasm. Yes, more than enthusiasm, I would say excitement. I like to see men get excited. When they get excited they make a success of their lives.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.
It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.
The measure of an enthusiasm must be taken between interesting events. It is between bites that the lukewarm angler loses heart.
Enthusiasm for one's goal to lessens the disagreeableness of working toward it.
To burn always with this hard gemlike flame. To maintain this ecstasy, is success in life.
Every man is enthusiastic at times. One man has enthusiasm for thirty minutes, another man has it for thirty days. But it is the man who has it for thirty years who makes a success in life.
Man never rises to great truths without enthusiasm.
Success is due less to ability than to zeal.
I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.
He did it with all his heart, and prospered.
A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
What a man accomplishes in a day depends upon the way in which he approaches his tasks. When we accept tough jobs as a challenge to our ability and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen. When we do our work with a dynamic, conquering spirit, we get things done.
If you're not happy every morning when you get up, leave for work, or start to work at home-if you're not enthusiastic about doing that, you're not going to be successful.
The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor.
Do it big or stay in bed.
Sometimes success is due less to ability than to zeal.
Zeal will do more than knowledge.
Let a man in a garret burn with enough intensity, and he will set fire to the world.
Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch.
Through zeal, knowledge is gotten; through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost.
I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
It is energy, the central element of which is will, that produces the miracles of enthusiasm in all ages. It is the mainspring of what is called force of character and the sustaining power of all great action.
The difference between one man and another is not mere ability ... it is energy.
You see me in my most virile moment when you see me doing what I do. When I am directing, a special energy comes upon me. ... It is only when I am doing my work that I feel truly alive. It is like having sex.
Energy, even like the Biblical grain of mustard-seed, will move mountains.
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Energy will do anything that can be done in this world.
The only thing that keeps a man going is energy. And what is energy but liking life?
No one grows old by living, only by losing interest in living.
None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
Years wrinkle the face, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
He fights with spirit as well as with the sword.
It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.
Morale is the greatest single factor in successful wars.
The will to conquer is the first condition of victory.
The aim of military training is not just to prepare men for battle, but to make them long for it.
Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.
Enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal which takes the imagination by storm, and sec ond, a definite, intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.
Earnestness and sincereness are synonymous.
Opposition inflames the enthusiast, never converts him.
No one keeps up his enthusiasm automatically. Enthusiasm must be nourished with new actions, new aspirations, new efforts, new vision. Compete with yourself; set your teeth and dive into the job of breaking your own record. It is one's own fault if his enthusiasm is gone; he has failed to feed it.
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.
The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working. Beethoven, Wagner, Bach and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand with as much regularity as an accountant settles down each day to his figures. They didn't waste time waiting for inspiration.
Enthusiasm is nothing more or less than faith in action.
Whatever course you have chosen for yourself, it will not be a chore but an adventure if you bring to it a sense of the glory of striving, if your sights are set far above the merely secure and mediocre.
Vigor is contagious, and whatever makes us either think or feel strongly adds to our power and enlarges our field of action.
Practice being excited.
It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you've wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane.
Reason alone is insufficient to make us enthusiastic in any matter.
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.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
The world belongs to the Enthusiast who keeps cool.


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