enthusiasm

A Quote by Arnold Toynbee on apathy and enthusiasm

Apathy can only be overcome by enthusiasm.

Arnold Toynbee (1852 - 1883)

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A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on enthusiasm, nature, and wishes

I will begin with what in my opinion is your lack of restraint. You are like a spectator in a theatre who expresses his enthusiasm so unrestrainedly that he prevents himself and others from hearing. That lack of restraint is particularly noticeable in the descriptions of nature with which you interrupt dialogues; when one reads them, these descriptions, one wishes they were more compact, shorter, say two or three lines.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

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A Quote by Madame Anne Louise Germaine de Staël on enthusiasm and god

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

Anne Louise Germaine de Stael (1766 - 1817)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on enthusiasm, experience, repentance, and youth

ENTHUSIASM, n. A distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience. Byron, who recovered long enough to call it "entuzy-muzy," had a relapse, which carried him off - to Missolonghi.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on affection, charity, daughters, delusion, enthusiasm, faith, family, fatherhood, hope, self-denial, and sons

DELUSION, n. The father of a most respectable family, comprising Enthusiasm, Affection, Self-denial, Faith, Hope, Charity and many other goodly sons and daughters.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Allan Cox on adversity, confidence, enthusiasm, good, loyalty, and reflection

Enthusiasm reflects confidence, spreads good cheers, raises morale, inspires associates, arouses loyalty, and laughs at adversity . . . it is beyond price.

Allan Cox

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on age, children, enthusiasm, genius, losing, secrets, and spirit

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Flaccus Albinus Alcuinus Alcuin of York on enthusiasm and people

If many people follow your enthusiastic endeavours, perhaps a new Athens might be created in the land of the Franks, or rather a much better one.

Albinus Flaccus Alcuinus (735 - 804)

Source: Letter to Charlemagne, March 799.

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A Quote by A. J. Gossip on change, character, christ, christianity, disease, doubt, enthusiasm, faith, hope, illness, passion, preparation, sacrifice, self-sacrifice, strength, wishes, world, and zeal

We have all been inoculated with Christianity, and are never likely to take it seriously now! You put some of the virus of some dreadful illness into a man's arm, and there is a little itchiness, some scratchiness, a slight discomfort-disagreeable, no doubt, but not the fever of the real disease, the turning and the tossing, and the ebbing strength. And we have all been inoculated with Christianity, more or less. We are on Christ's side, we wish him well, we hope that He will win, and we are even prepared to do something for Him, provided, of course, that He is reasonable, and does not make too much of an upset among our cozy comforts and our customary ways. But there is not the passion of zeal, and the burning enthusiasm, and the eagerness of self-sacrifice, of the real faith that changes character and wins the world.

A. J. Gossip

Source: The Edge of the Crowd

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