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Our passions are ourselves.

Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.

People who never get carried away should be.

Pm convinced that it's energy and humor. The two of them combined equal charm.

Reason alone is insufficient to make us enthusiastic in any matter.

Someone's always saying, "It's not whether you win or lose," but if you feel that way, you're as good as dead.

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

The difference between one man and another is not mere ability ... it is energy.

The enthusiasm of old men is singularly like that of infancy.

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.

The great man is he who does not lose his child's-heart.

The Greeks have given us one of the most beautiful words of our language, the word "enthusiasm" - a God within. The grandeur of the acts of men are measured by the inspiration from which they spring. Happy is he who bears a God within.

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

The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity, and execute with vigor; to sketch out a map of possibilities, and then to treat them as probabilities.

The only thing that keeps a man going is energy. And what is energy but liking life?

The passions are the only orators that always succeed. They are, as it were, nature's art of eloquence, fraught with infallible rules. Simplicity, with the aid of the passions, persuades more than the utmost eloquence without it.

The real difference between men is energy. A strong will, a settled purpose, an invincible determination, can accomplish almost anything; and in this lies the distinction between great men and little men.

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.

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 sense of this word among the Greeks affords the noblest definition of it; enthusiasm signifies God in us.


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