Enthusiasm Quotes (159) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Definition of Enthusiasm. Enthusiasm originally meant inspiration or possession by a divine afflatus or by the presence of a god. Johnson's Dictionary, the first comprehensive dictionary of the English language, defines enthusiasm as "a vain belief of private revelation; a vain confidence of divine favour or communication." In current English vernacular the word simply means intense enjoyment, interest, or approval.

“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.”
~ Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“Protect your enthusiasm from the negativity and fear of others. Never decide to do nothing just because you can only do little. Do what you can. You would be surprised at what "little" acts have done for our world.”
~ Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthuisasm.”
~ Winston Churchill

“Enthusiasm is a supernatural serenity.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

“I wept because I was re-experiencing the enthusiasm of my childhood; I was once again a child, and nothing in the world could cause me harm.”
~ Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage

“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.”
~ Gordon Parks

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

“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

"Enthusaism is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity."
~ Bo Bennett

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

"Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul."
~ Douglas MacArthur

"Enthusiasm is not contrary to reason. It is reason –on fire."
~ Peter Marshall

"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

"It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living."
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

"A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one."
~ Mary Kay Ash

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

"Enthusiasm, like the breath of God, transforms everything."
~ Gail Sher

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

"He who possesses the source of enthusiasm will achieve great things. Doubt not. You will gather friends around you as a hair clasp gathers the hair."
~ I Ching

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

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

"No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life."
~ Samuel Goldwyn

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

"Nothing right can be accomplished in art without enthusiasm. To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts, such is the duty of the artist."
~ Robert Schumann

"The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm".
~ Thomas J. Watson

"There is nothing greater than enthusiasm."
~ Henry Moore

"There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment."
~ Norman Vincent Peale

"What I do best is share my enthusiasm."
~ Bill Gates

"When we are enthusiastic we are intoxicated with passion rooted in our true selves and it flows into all we do."
~ Linda Saccoccio

"You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. With it, there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis."
~ Henry Ford

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

Enthusiasm is the most beautiful word on earth.
~ Christian Morgenstern

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

Man never rises to great truths without enthusiasm.
~ Luc de Clapiers

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

Life is enthusiasm, zest.
~ Laurence Olivier

Mere enthusiasm is the all in all.
~ William Blake

Are you spontaneously enthusiastic about everyone having everything you can have?
~ R. Buckminster Fuller

Mere enthusiasm is the all in all... / Passion and expression are beauty itself.
~ William Blake

It is so much easier to be enthusiastic than to reason!
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Let us beware of losing our enthusiasms. Let us ever glory in something, and strive to retain our admiration for all that would ennoble, and our interest in all that would enrich and beautify our life.
~ Phillips Brooks

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

Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind.
~ Bryant H. McGill

Genius is always accompanied by enthusiasm.
~ Bryant H. McGill

The world belongs to the energetic.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Winners must learn to relish change with the same enthusiasm and energy that we have resisted it in the past.
~ Tom Peters

Every memorable act in the history of the world is a triumph of enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it because it gives any challenge or any occupation, no mater how frightening or difficult, a new meaning. Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a life of mediocrity but with it you can accomplish miracles
~ Og Mandino

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

What I do best is share my enthusiasm.
~ Bill Gates

Do not be afraid of enthusiasm. You need it. You can do nothing effectively without it.
~ Francois Guizot

I look upon enthusiasm, in all other points but that of religion, to be a very necessary turn of mind; as indeed it is a vein which nature seems to have marked with more or less strength, in the tempers of most men. No matter what the object is, whether business, pleasures or the fine arts: whoever pursues them to any purpose must do so con amore.
~ William Melmoth

Of course, Americans have no monopoly of patriotic enthusiasm and good faith.
~ Herbert Croly

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 Klein

One must be convinced to convince, to have enthusiasm to stimulate the others.
~ Stefan Zweig

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

Enthusiasm, like the breath of God, transforms everything.
~ Gail Sher

If you are not getting as much from life as you want to, then examine the state of your enthusiasm.
~ Norman Vincent Peale

How poor a guide enthusiasm is when it is not informed with the mind and spirit of God.
~ James Stalker

For every sale you miss because you're too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you're not enthusiastic enough.
~ Zig Ziglar

There is no passion to be found playing small.
~ Nelson Mandela

The grandeur of the acts of men are measured by the inspiration from which they spring.
~ Louis Pasteur

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

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.
~ Theodore Roosevelt

Get excited and enthusiastic about your own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire - you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
~ Denis Waitley

The condition of the most passionate enthusiast is to be preferred over the individual who, because of the fear of making a mistake, won't in the end affirm or deny anything
~ Thomas Carlyle

I wouldn't want the pressure of a Six Feet Under or the pressure of improvising like Curb Your Enthusiasm.
~ Robert Englund

Martyrdom was the price of enthusiasm for acting.
~ Bela Lugosi

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

My attitude is always one of sensuality, aggressive enthusiasm and a kind of outrageousness in my expression.
~ Sally Kirkland

My strength is my enthusiasm.
~ Placido Domingo

I like the enthusiasm but not the insincerity of Los Angeles.
~ Brenda Blethyn

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

Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The worst bankruptcy in the world is the person who has lost his enthusiasm.
~ William Howard Arnold

Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a life of mediocrity, but with it you can accomplish miracles.
~ Og Mandino

Approach every film with the same enthusiasm, regardless of its budget.
~ Lou Diamond Phillips

Life that only a few hours before had glowed with enthusiasm and exultation, suddenly paled and sickened.
~ Fritz Kreisler

What I bring to the table is a huge enthusiasm and love for this stuff.
~ Ted Allen

I guess my enthusiasm kind of rubs off on people.
~ Margaret Murray

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

When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.
~ Abraham Lincoln

Men who do things without being told draw the most wages.
~ Rodney Dangerfield

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

While we are focusing on fear, worry or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love.
~ Robert Foster Bennett

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

Enthusiasm is that secret and harmonious spirit which hovers over the production of genius, throwing the reader of a book, or the spectator of a statue, into the very ideal presence whence these works have really originated. A great work always leaves us in a state of musing.
~ Isaac D'Israeli

Philosophy becomes poetry, and science imagination, in the enthusiasm of genius.
~ Isaac D'Israeli

There is nothing greater than enthusiasm.
~ Henry Moore

I am burning. If anyone lacks tinder, let him set his rubbish ablaze with my fire.
~ Rumi

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.
~ Walter Chrysler

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

Those who have arrived at any very eminent degree of excellence in the practice of an art or profession have commonly been actuated by a species of enthusiasm in their pursuit of it. They have kept one object in view amidst all the vicissitudes of time and torture.
~ John Knox

The Department of Cell Biology at Johns Hopkins was founded and directed by Tom Pollard, an engaging young scientist with remarkable energy and enthusiasm.
~ Peter Agre

I think enthusiasm is the answer to passionate writing.
~ Jerome Lawrence

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

Cash can buy, but it takes enthusiasm to sell.
~ Dale Carnegie

What a man knows only through feeling can be explained only through enthusiasm.
~ Joseph Joubert

It is not easy to find something that will intrigue and bind your interest and enthusiasm. This you must seek for yourself.
~ Walter Annenberg

From the glow of enthusiasm I let the melody escape.
~ Ludwig van Beethoven

Enthusiasm is the fever of reason.
~ Victor Hugo

Plan your progress carefully; hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power.
~ Paul J. Meyer

Vitality! That's the pursuit of life, isn't it?
~ Katharine Hepburn

Reason alone is insufficient to make us enthusiastic in any matter.
~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The measure of an enthusiasm must be taken between interesting events. It is between bites that the lukewarm angler loses heart.
~ Edwin Way Teale

The clue is not to ask in a miserly way-the key is to ask in a grand manner.
~ Ann Wigmore

Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
~ Norman Vincent Peale

When once enthusiasm has been turned into ridicule, everything is undone except money and power.
~ Madame de Stael

Conscience is doubtless sufficient to conduct the coldest character into the road of virtue; but enthusiasm is to conscience what honor is to duty; there is in us a superfluity of soul, which it is sweet to consecrate to the beautiful when the good has been accomplished.
~ Madame de Stael

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

Enthusiasm is grave, inward, self-controlled; mere excitement, outward, fantastic, hysterical, and passing in a moment from tears to laughter.
~ John Sterling

It is impossible to combat enthusiasm with reason; for though it makes a show of resistance, it soon eludes the pressure, refers you to distinctions not to be understood, and feelings which it cannot explain. A man who would endeavor to fix an enthusiast by argument might as well attempt to spread quicksilver with his finger.
~ Oliver Goldsmith

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

Enlist the interests of stern Morality and religious Enthusiasm in the cause of Political Liberty, as in the time of the old Puritans, and it will be irresistible.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.
~ Ray Bradbury

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

The people of England are the most enthusiastic in the world.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

Don't let negativity affect your vision. A lot of people have said harsh things, but I don't let it affect me. If anything it gives me more enthusiasm and pushes me to do better in my career so I can prove them wrong.
~ Nicole Polizzi

Enthusiasm is a supernatural serenity.
~ Henry David Thoreau

The worst bankrupt in the world is the man who has lost his enthusiasm. Let a man lose everything else in the world, but his enthusiasm and he will come through again to success.
~ William Howard Arnold

Enthusiasm is a kind of faith that has been set afire
~ George Matthew Adams

Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life.
~ Vincent Van Gogh

Rich people are almost always excellent promoters. They can are willing to promote their products, their services, and their ideas with passion and enthusiasm.
~ T. Harv Eker

If we are to achieve a world free from nuclear weapons, we need the involvement of young people. Youth have energy, enthusiasm and many good ideas to share. Most importantly, however, it is young people who will be inheriting the problems which have been left to them by the generations past.
~ Marc Kielburger

He brings to the fierce struggle of politics the tepid enthusiasm of a lazy summer afternoon at a cricket match.
~ Aneurin Bevan

Practice being excited.
~ Bill Foster

The Government's enthusiasm for 24 hour drinking puzzles me... We want people to be responsible, yet we urge them to drink.
~ Frank Dobson

Leave those vain moralists, my friend, and return to the depth of your soul: that is where you will always rediscover the source of the sacred fire which so often inflamed us with love of the sublime virtues; that is where you will see the eternal image of true beauty, the contemplation of which inspires us with a holy enthusiasm.
~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Enthusiasm is not an emotional state. It is a spiritual commitment, a loving surrender to our creative process. Enthusiasm - from the Greek, filled with God - is an ongoing energy supply tapped into the flow of life itself.
~ Julia Cameron

Enthusiasm is a volcano on whose top never grows the grass of hesitation.
~ Khalil Gibran

The popularity of the paranormal, oddly enough, might even be grounds for encouragement. I think that the appetite for mystery, the enthusiasm for that which we do not understand, is healthy and to be fostered. It is the same appetite which drives the best of true science, and it is an appetite which true science is best qualified to satisfy.
~ Richard Dawkins

The ambitious will always be first in the crowd; he presseth forward, he looketh not behind him. More anguish is it to his mind to see one before him, than joy to leave thousands at a distance
~ Akhenaton

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

As always, the British especially shudder at the latest American vulgarity, and then they embrace it with enthusiasm two years later
~ Alistair Cooke

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

...it was dangerous to overflow because we might end up finding ourselves occupied by our loved ones and drowning them with our love and enthusiasm.
~ Paulo Coelho

In times of danger large groups rise to the highest pitch of enthusiasm, courage and sacrifice . . . Mankind will be refashioned and history rewritten when this law is understood and obeyed.
~ Helen Keller

Protect your enthusiasm from the negativity of others.
~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Exuberance is better than taste.
~ Gustave Flaubert

It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.
~ Arthur Balfour

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
~ Alexander Hamilton

Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm.
~ Murray Gell-Mann

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

Art and works of art do not make an artist; sense and enthusiasm and instinct do.
~ Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.
~ Theodore Roosevelt

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


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