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"Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm." ~ Winston Churchill

I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill. ~ Edward Appleton, Maximum Strength Parenting

A person can succeed at anything for which there is enthusiasm. ~ Charles M. Schwab

Every great and commanding moment in the annals of the world is the triumph of some enthusiasm. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living.  ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.  ~ Norman Vincent Peale

Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument. ~ George Sand

The purpose of Art is to create enthusiasm. Pablo Picasso

Enthusiasm is faith set on fire. ~ George Adams

I feel sorry for the person who can't get genuinely excited about his work. Not only will he never by satisfied, but he will never achieve anything worthwhile. ~ Walter Chrysler, IBD, 6/11/04

The original Greek word for enthusiasm meant "to be filled with God." When we are "filled with God" we tend to lead on purpose. ~ Richard Leider, Power of Purpose

From the glow of enthusiasm I let the melody escape. I pursue it. Breathless I catch up with it. It flies again, it disappears, it plunges into a chaos of diverse emotions. I catch it again, I seize it, I embrace it with delight... I multiply it by modulations, and at last I triumph in the first theme. There is the whole symphony."  ~ Beethoven

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