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Enthusiasm Quotes

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.

Author: Akhenaton

Profession: Egyptian King, Monotheist

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

Author: Minna Antrim (1861)

Profession: American Epigrammist

Charisma is the transference of enthusiasm.

Author: Ralph Archbold

Profession: American Speaker, Entertainer, Performer, ''Portrays Ben Franklin''

The worst bankruptcy in the world is the person who has lost his enthusiasm.

Author: H. W. Arnold


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.

Author: James Baldwin (1924-1987)

Profession: American Author

Enthusiasm moves the world.

Author: Arthur James Balfour (1848-1930)

Profession: British Conservative Politician, Prime Minister

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

Author: Bruce Barton (1886-1967)

Profession: American Author, Advertising Executive

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

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

Enthusiasm. A distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience.

Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"

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

Author: Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904)

Profession: American Author, Lawyer

The prudent person may direct a state, but it is the enthusiast who regenerates or ruins it.

Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.

Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

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.

Author: Edward B. Butler


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.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.

Author: Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)

Profession: American Author, Trainer