A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on passion, animals, and horses

"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of Solitaire.  It is a grand passion."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)


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A Quote by W.H. Auden on poet, passion, language, and auden

A poet, is before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language. 

W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

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A Quote by Marianne Williamson on womenswisdom, passion, creativitity, and success

Know that there's enough room for everyone
to be passionate, creative & successful.
In fact, there's more than room for everyone;
there is a need for everyone.

Marianne Williamson

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A Quote by Thomas J. "Tom" Peters on business, passion, and customers

If you love your company and love what you do, you will serve your customers better—period!

Tom Peters (1942 -)

Source: A Personal Top Ten Tom Quotes from London:

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A Quote by Steve Pavlina on profit, income, business, and passion

Do what you love, but be damned sure it’s profitable.  If you do work you love, but it doesn’t generate income, your business will fail.  If you do work you hate, but it generates income, your health will fail… and your business along with it.  If you can’t do what you love and make it profitable, you’ve either got a hobby or a headache, not a sustainable business.  Don’t settle for anything less than passion and profit.

Steve Pavlina

Source: 10 Business Lessons From a Snarky Entrepreneur -

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A Quote by Wangari Maathai on passion and compassion

Passion begins with a burden and a split-second moment, when you understand something like never before. That burden is on those who know. Those who don't know are at peace. Those of us who do know get disturbed and are forced to take action.

Wangari Maathai

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A Quote by Howard Thurman on joy, life, happiness, career, and passion

Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Howard Thurman

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A Quote by Martha Stewart on perfectionism, passion, and entrepreneurship

I'm a maniacal perfectionist. And if I weren't, I wouldn't have this company.... I have proven that being a perfectionist can be profitable and admirable when creating content across the board: in television, books, newspapers, radio, videos.

Martha Stewart


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A Quote by Richard Branson on business, entrepreneurship, money, passion, and purpose

What was the first business idea you came up with?

I set up this magazine called Student when I was 16, and I didn't do it to make money - I did it because I wanted to edit a magazine. There wasn't a national magazine run by students, for students. I didn't like the way I was being taught at school. I didn't like what was going on in the world, and I wanted to put it right.

Of course, a lot of businesses want to reach students, so I funded the magazine by selling advertising. I sold something like $8,000 worth of advertising for the first edition, and that was in 1966. I printed up 50,000 copies, and I didn't even have to charge for them on the newsstand because my costs were already covered.

So I became a publisher by mistake - well, not quite by mistake, because I wanted to be an editor but I had to make sure the magazine would survive. The point is this: Most businesses fail, so if you're going to succeed, it has to be about more than making money.

Richard Branson

Source: Branson's Next Big Bet:

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A Quote by Richard Branson on business, entrepreneurship, passion, and purpose

Ideally, since 80 percent of your life is spent working, you should start your business around something that is a passion of yours. If you're into kite-surfing and you want to become an entrepreneur, do it with kite-surfing.

Look, if you can indulge in your passion, life will be far more interesting than if you're just working. You'll work harder at it, and you'll know more about it. But first you must go out and educate yourself on whatever it is that you've decided to do - know more about kite-surfing than anyone else. That's where the work comes in. But if you're doing things you're passionate about, that will come naturally.

Richard Branson

Source: Branson's Next Big Bet:

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