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Let a man in a garret burn with enough intensity, and he will set fire to the world.

Let us go singing as far as we go: the road will be less tedious.

Let us recognize the beauty and power of true enthusiasm; and whatever we may do to enlighten ourselves or others, guard against checking or chilling a single earnest sentiment.

Life is enthusiasm, zest.

Man never rises to great truths without enthusiasm.

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!

My enthusiasms ... constitute my reserves, my unexploited resources, perhaps my future.

No one grows old by living, only by losing interest in living.

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.

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.

No virtue is safe that is not enthusiastic.

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

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.

Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm. - It is the real allegory of the tale of Orpheus; it moves stones, and charms brutes. - It is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it.

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?

Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.

Opposition always inflames the enthusiast, never converts him.

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and of true progress.


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