Enthusiasm Quotes

enthusiasm quotes

Here’s a few enthusiasm quotes that should get you enthused:

Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity. -Bo Bennett

Enthusiasm is contagious.  Be a carrier. -Susan Rabin

Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised. -John Christian Bovee (1820-1904)

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm. -Benjamin Disraeli

Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn. -John Wesley (1703-1791)

Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic. -Dale Carnegie

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. -Unknown

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. -Henry David Thoreau

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

You can’t sweep other people off their feet, if you can’t be swept off your own. -Clarence Day (1874-1935)

Knowledge is power and enthusiasm pulls the switch. -Steve Droke

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

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. -Edward B. Butler

A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him. -Mae West

No matter how carefully you plan your goals, they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto. -W. Clement Stone (1902-2002)

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

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

If you have the will to win, you have achieved half your success; if you don’t, you have achieved half your failure. -David Ambrose

My enthusiasms…constitute my reserves, my unexploited resources, perhaps my future. -E. M. Cioran

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. -Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)

Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm; it moves stones, it charms brutes.  Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it. -Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Energy is equal to desire and purpose. -Sheryl Adams

Your enthusiasm will be infectious, stimulating and attractive to others. They will love you for it. They will go for you and with you. -Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993)

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Winning isn’t everything.  Wanting to win is. -Catfish Hunter

Years wrinkle the face, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. -Watterson Lowe

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

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

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. -Colette

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 (1863-1947)

Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act. -Claude Helvetius

Enthusiasm is the yeast that raises the dough. -Paul J. Meyer

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. -Charles M. Schwab (1862-1939)

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. -Ernest Newman

No person is ever good for much that hasn’t been swept off their feet by enthusiasm between ages twenty and thirty. -James A. Froude (1818-1894)

Enthusiasm is nothing more or less than faith in action. -Henry Chester

Man never rises to great truths without enthusiasm. -Marquis De Vauvenargues (1715-1747)

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    • Kwa
    • October 26, 2010

    Sets me up for the day nicely. Ta, Kwa

    • Laurie
    • October 26, 2010

    Reading these started my day with a bang! There are so many good ones to choose my favorite by this one got me: Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic. -Dale Carnegie

    Even if you don’t feel enthusiastic, act it and you will be. So true. Thanks for the early morning get up an go Shawn!

    1. Reply

      I guess that goes along with “Fake it until you make it”. Thanks Laurie. Glad it helped you; how’d the rest of your day go?

    • karin
    • October 26, 2010

    Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm; it moves stones, it charms brutes. Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it. -Edward Bulwer-Lytton

    I like this one best!! so…ooo true and relevant in our daily walk of life!!!

    • Momo
    • October 26, 2010

    I truly enjoy the quotes that are sent to me. I personally think that reading them everyday has made me a much more positive person. Thank you.

    1. Reply

      That’s great, Momo! I hope to keep seeing you here.

    • Rebecca
    • April 4, 2012

    Awesome, all of the quotes above added extra much needed inspiration and enthusiasm to my day 🙂

    • Bob
    • April 5, 2012

    Glad you are back … your site is always an inspiration to me!
    Thank you …!

    • srikanth
    • April 6, 2012

    wonderful. loved many in this list.

    • David Parrish
    • April 11, 2012

    greetings Shawn, Although I don’t always comment on your posts I do eventually read them all. As the president of a college I am called away often to speak at a variety of locations. I often include quotes in my speeches simply because quotes tend to wrap up a point so nicely and because people tend to put more weight in an idea when it is summarized by a quote. A teacher of mine once said, “If you want to look smart, quote someone.” That quote makes me laugh.
    I wish I could put just a fraction of these quotes that you share with us to memory. Thank you.

    1. Reply

      Thanks for your words, David. Yes, people tend to believe instantly a comment if it is quoted. You should read my quotes on quotes! (I’ll send it out today in the thought-of-the-day) Also, a great way to memorize a bunch of great quotes is to carry around a pocket book of quotes, then pull it out whenever you have a spare moment…like MY book of quotes! I’ll send you one, if you like. I’ll send you 20 if you can link to me from your school’s website!

    • Sweety
    • June 29, 2012

    Hi Shawn!

    Am truly thankful to you for sharing such wonderful quotes. They make my day. I was never so enthusiastic and positive a person. I not only read and implement them in my life, but I equally make sure that it reaches all my friends and close ones…
    Thanks again…continue with the same rhythm…my best wishes….


    1. Reply

      Sounds great, Sweety. Sometimes when we share with our friends…and try to teach them what we have learned…it ensures that we have truly internalized and learned a principle. Thanks for sharing.

    • Anas Alhaddad
    • April 12, 2016

    great quotes… i love them all … coz without enthusiasm nothing interesting would happen…so have enthusiasm and just do it

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