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A wave of enthusiasm is seldom a permanent wave.

A wise man once said that enthusiasm is nothing but faith with a tin can tied to its tail.

Enthusiasm for hard work is most sincerely expressed by the person who is paying for it.

Enthusiasm is a good engine, but it needs intelligence for a driver.

Enthusiasm is apt to breed more action than accuracy.

Enthusiasm is contagious -- and so is the lack of it.

Enthusiasm is contagious, so keep it to yourself.

Enthusiasm is that driving force that overcomes all obstacles.

Enthusiasm is the propelling force necessary for climbing the ladder of success.

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

Formula for youth: keep your enthusiasm and forget your birthdays.

Genius is nothing more than inflamed enthusiasm.

If it were as easy to arouse enthusiasm as it is suspicion, just think what could be accomplished!

It is not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause. Who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
-- Theodore Roosevelt

Most great men and women are not perfectly rounded in their personalities, but are instead people whose one driving enthusiasm is so great it makes their faults seem insignificant.
-- Charles A. Cerami

Some folks get into the sea of matrimony on a wave of enthusiasm.

The fellow who is fired with enthusiasm for his work is seldom fired by his boss.

The gap between enthusiasm and indifference is filled with failures.

The principal conquests of the Romans were achieved under the republic; and the emperors, for the most part, were satisfied with preserving those dominions which had been acquired by the policy of the senate, the active emulation of the consuls, and the martial enthusiasm of the people.
-- Edward Gibbon

There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. . . It gives warmth and good feeling to all your personal relationships.
-- Norman Vincent Peale

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