Favorite Quotations ~  Enthusiasm, 3 Short History of Nearly Everything

"Exuberance is better than taste." ~ Gustave Flaubert

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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. Edward Bulwer Lytton

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

Enthusiasm is faith set on fire. ~ George Adams

Enthusiasm, like measles, mumps, and the common cold, is highly contagious. ~ Emory Ward

I can't do something halfway, three-quarters, nine-tenths. If I'm going to do something, I'm going to go all the way. I love what I do. ~ Tom Cruise, Reuters, 12/5/03

Enthusiasm is contagious. Be a carrier. ~ Susan Rabin

Keep up your enthusiasm! here is nothing more contagious than exuberant enthusiasm. ~ Harry Houdini

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

I studied the lives of great men and famous women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work. ~ Harry S Truman

Do not lose your enthusiasm. In its Greek etymology, the word enthusiasm means, "God in us." ~ Ken Burns

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

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