enthusiasm

A Quote by Roger Swain on dreams, enthusiasm, experience, home, learning, and seasons

Among gardeners, enthusiasm and experience rarely exist in equal measures. The beginner dreams of home-grown bouquets and baskets of ripe fruit, the veteran of many seasons has learned to expect slugs, mildew, and frost.

Roger Swain

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A Quote by Robert Charles Benchley on enthusiasm and justice

One of the easiest forms of pretense to break down is the pretense of enthusiasm for exotic foods. Just bring on the exotic foods.

Robert Charles Benchley (1889 - 1945)

Source: Benchley—or Else!

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A Quote by Rex Guinn on acting, body, chess, children, day, enthusiasm, exercise, fortune, friendship, life, medicine, mind, mistakes, newspapers, questions, temptation, and work

Life after Fifty Everything hurts and what doesn't hurt doesn't work. The gleam in your eyes is from the sun hitting your bifocals. You feel like the night before and you haven't been anywhere. You get winded playing chess. Your children begin to look middle aged. You begin to outlive enthusiasm. Your mind makes contracts your body can't meet. You know all the answers, but nobody asks you the questions. You look forward to a dull evening. Your favorite part of the newspaper is 25 Years Ago Today. You sit in a rocking chair and can't get it going. Your knees buckle and your belt won't. You reget all those mistakes resisting temptation. Dialing long distance wears you out. Your back goes out more than you do. A fortune teller offers to read your face. You burn the midnight oil after 9:00 pm. You sink your teeth into a steak and they stay there. You get your exercise acting as a pallbearer for your friends who exercise. You have too much room in the house & not enough room in the medicine cabinet. The best part of my day is over when the alarm goes off.

Rex Guinn

Source: Life after Fifty

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on achievement and enthusiasm

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Essays. Circles

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on enthusiasm, horses, power, and understanding

Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by the horse-power of the understanding.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on achievement, effort, enthusiasm, and motherhood

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on achievement, enthusiasm, and world

Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is the triumph of enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on affection, appreciation, beauty, betrayal, children, enthusiasm, friendship, garden, health, honesty, intelligence, laughter, life, people, respect, and world

To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; To give of one's self; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Attributed to Emerson but not found in any of his writings.

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A Quote by Peter Hunt on beauty, beginning, death, enthusiasm, justice, purpose, sincerity, and time

. . . Unhesitatingly take whatever material is readily at hand, and with enthusiasm and sincerity make something for a utilitarian purpose or just for the beauty of it. If at the very beginning you realize you aren't going to have a grand time making it, just stop right there, because just as sure as death the result will be a tired, dreary affair.

Peter Hunt

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on enthusiasm, faith, life, and worth

It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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