A Quote by John Muir on church, enthusiasm, god, life, music, silence, songs, wonder, and worship

A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings, while incense is ever flowing from the balsam bells and leaves. No wonder the hills and groves were God's first temples, and the more they are cut down and hewn into cathedrals and churches, the farther off and dimmer seems the Lord himself.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

Source: Meditations of John Muir: Nature's Temple

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A Quote by James Connolly on enthusiasm, fraud, heart, love, men, men and women, people, shame, suffering, and women

Ireland, as distinct from her people, is nothing to me; and the man who is bubbling over with love and enthusiasm for "Ireland," and can yet pass unmoved through our streets and witness all the wrong and the suffering, shame and degradation wrought upon the people of Ireland-yea, wrought by Irishmen upon Irish men and women, without burning to end it, is, in my opinion, a fraud and a liar in his heart, no matter how he loves that combination of chemical elements he is pleased to call Ireland.

James Connolly (1870 - 1916)

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A Quote by James Baldwin on death, effort, enthusiasm, labor, men, and work

Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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A Quote by J. Kenfield Morley on beauty, belief, children, confidence, day, enthusiasm, friendship, good, happiness, health, justice, life, money, sharing, wives, and work

I believe the recipe for happiness to be just enough money to pay the monthly bills you acquire, a little surplus to give you confidence, a little too much work each day, enthusiasm for your work, a substantial share of good health, a couple of real friends, and a wife and children to share life's beauty with you.

J. Kenfield Morley

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A Quote by J. B. Phillips on achievement, body, books, christianity, concern, difficulty, enthusiasm, god, imagination, individuality, leadership, life, patience, people, philosophy, quiet, study, truth, understanding, value, vision, and work

In his enthusiasm, the evangelist often finds it difficult seriously to imagine that anyone could be called not to be an evangelist. The man of vision and imagination finds it difficult to see the value of those who do no more than plod on faithfully along a well-tried road. The man whose concern is in personal dealing with people and leading them to understand God better finds it difficult to be patient with the theologian or the Christian philosopher whose work is in the quiet of a book-lined study. Yet the truth is that the wholeness which God is working to achieve is never complete in an individual, but through individuals living together as one body, each supplying the deficiencies of the others.

J. B. Phillips (1906 - 1982)

Source: Making Men Whole

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A Quote by Ivern Ball on enthusiasm, knowledge, and power

Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch.

Ivern Ball

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A Quote by Huston Smith on enthusiasm

The self is too small an object for perpetual enthusiasm.

Huston Smith

Source: Mark and Barbara Hall Collection.

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A Quote by Herbert Clark Hoover on citizenship, enthusiasm, hope, idealism, and men

The priceless treasure of boyhood is his endless enthusiasm, his high store of idealism, his affections and his hopes. When we preserve these, we have made men. We have made citizens and we have made Americans.

Herbert Clark Hoover (1874 - 1964)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on enthusiasm, habits, heart, inspiration, love, mind, observation, purity, reading, reason, and simplicity

A love of flowers would beget early rising, industry, habits of close observation, and of reading. It would incline the mind to notice natural phenomena, and to reason upon them. It would occupy the mind with pure thoughts, and inspire a sweet and gentle enthusiasm; maintain simplicity of taste; and . . . unfold in the heart an enlarged, unstraightened, ardent piety.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on enthusiasm, insanity, and sanity

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

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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