Dear Friends,

Enthusiastically let us understand about enthusiasm.  To help you in this regard, I place before you 105 quotations on enthusiasm, a poem by me on enthusiasm and two short stories related to enthusiasm.  The stories are taken from the internet.  I give full credit and thank the Authors of these two stories.  I am confident that you will enjoy reading this post/article and get lot of benefits.

Wish you all the best.

Quotations on enthusiasm:

  1. Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. …WINSTON CHURCHILL.
  1. Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string. …PELE.
  1. The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. …ALDOUS HUXLEY.
  1. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. …RALPH WALDO EMERSON.
  1. 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 labour into pleasant tasks. …JAMES A.BALDWIN.
  1. There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. …NORMAN VINCENT PEALE.
  1. If you have passion, there is no need for excuses because your enthusiasm will trump any negative reasoning you might come up with. Enthusiasm makes excuses a non issue. …WAYNE DYER.
  1. In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… In the real world all rests on perseverance. …JOHAN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE.
  1. Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity. …BO BENNET.
  1. I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win. …MICHAEL JORDON.
  1. Faith is an excitement and enthusiasm : It is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument. …GEORGE SAND.
  1. The most essential factor is persistence – the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come. …JAMES WHITECOMB RILEY.
  1. Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. …SAMUEL ULLMAN.
  1. Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life. …TENESSEE WILIAMS.
  1. A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one. …MARY KAY ASH.
  1. Nothing right can be accomplished in art without enthusiasm. …ROBERT SCHUMANN.
  1. My strength is my enthusiasm. …PLACIDO DOMINGO.
  1. I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom. …ANATOLE FRANCE.
  1. Young people, you need the wisdom of age, just as some of us older ones need your enthusiasm for life. …EZRA TAFT BENSON.
  1. I f you have enthusiasm, you have a very dynamic, effective companion to travel with you on the road to somewhere. …LORETTA YOUNG.
  1. How do you go from where you are to where you wanna be? And I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal.  And you have to be willing to work for it. …JIM VALVANO.
  1. Enthusiasm is the greatest asset you can possess, for it can take you further than money, power or influence. …DADA VASWANI.
  1. Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved. …RALPH WALDO EMERSON.
  1. I f you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind. …NORMAN VINCENT PEALE.
  1. The real secret of success is enthusiasm. …WALTER CHRYSLER.
  1. If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm. …BRUCE BARTON.
  1. We have to straighten out our country; we have to make our country great again, and we need energy and enthusiasm. …DONALD TRUMP.
  1. Nearly all the great improvements, discoveries, inventions, and achievement which have elevated and placed humanity have been the triumphs of enthusiasm. …ORISON SWET MARDEN.
  1. Genius is always accompanied by enthusiasm. …BRYANT H.McGILL.
  1. Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm. …BENJAMIN DISRAELI.
  1. I hope to instill, in every child I meet, my love and enthusiasm for reading and stories. …MALORIE BLACKMAN.
  1. I rate enthusiasm even before professional skill. …EDWARD APPLETON.
  1. The most irresistible charm of youth is its bubbling enthusiasm.Youth sees no darkness ahead – no defile that has no outlet – it forgets that there is such a thing as failure in the world and believes that mankind has been waiting all these centuries for him to come and be the liberator of truth and energy and beauty. …ORISON SWETT MARDEN.
  1. My style of playing is more enthusiasm and instinct than skill. …FLORENCE WELCH.
  1. A man will succeed in anything about which he has real enthusiasm, in which he is genuinely interested, provided that he will take more thought about his job than the men working with him. The fellow who sits still and eoes what he is told will never be told to do big things. …CHARLES M. SCHWAB.
  1. For Obama, there was just a lot of enthusiasm in the minority communities to get out and vote. Everybody felt like their vote mattered. …MALCOLM JENKINS.
  1. Enthusiasm is something so positive. …CARINE ROITFELD.
  1. Enthusiasm is that temper of the mind in which the imagination has got the better of the judgement. …WILLIAM WARBURTON.
  1. Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds leteral momentum of the human soul and mind. …BRYANT H. McGILL.
  1. I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement. …CHARLES M. SCHWAB.
  1. I just have an enthusiasm for life. …LOU HOLTZ.
  1. If you are not bored by life, and your primary motto is enthusiasm and if you like your friends, family around you, it all translates into your designs. That’s what keeps the creativity alive. …CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN.
  1. Enthusiasm is a form of social courage. …GRETCHEN RUBIN.
  1. I don’t think you lead by pessimism and cynicism. I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy. …PATRICIA IRELAND.
  1. We rely more on enthusiasm than actual skill. Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically and people will like it more. …CHRIS MARTIN.
  1. Enthusiasm is that secret and harmonious spirit which hovers over the production of genius. …ISSAC DISRAELI.
  1. What I worry about is that people are losing confidence, losing energy, losing enthusiasm, and there’s a real opportunity to get them into work. …BORIS JOHNSON.
  1. A mother should give her children a super abundance of enthsiasm; that after they have lost all they are sure to lose on mixing with the world, enough may still remain to prompt fated support them through great actions. …AUGUSTUS HARE.
  1. Enthusiasm is the foundation of a pleasing personality, and you must have such a personality in order to influence others to cooperate with you. …NAPOLEON HILL.
  1. Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do. …NORMAN VINCENT PEALE. 
  1. When your actions and habits combine with intense effort and are directed by a solid purpose, it is this level of commitment that charges the senses and fuels your enthusiasm for attaining the seemingly impossible. …SCOTT ALLAN.
  1. Above all, it’s important to be optimistic and enthusiastic when developing ourselves and those around us. …RICHARD HILL.
  1. If you don’t feel enthusiasm for the work you are doing, then you probably should be doing some thing else as enthusiasm is a key to success. …CATHERINE PULSIFER.
  1. Your enthusiasm will inspire others to move forward with actions that bring rewarding achievements. …STEVE BRUNKHORST.
  1. Do not be afraid of enthusiasm. You need it. You can do nothing effectively without it. …FRANCOIS PIERRE GUILLAUME GUIZAT.
  1. Enthusiasm is contagious. Be a carrier. …SUSAN RABIN.
  1. Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to feared, and with it none despised. …JOHN CHRISTIAN BOVEE.
  1. Catch a fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn. …JOHN WESLEY.
  1. Act enthusiastic you will be enthusiastic. …DALE CARNEGIE.
  1. No one keeps up his enthusiasm automatically. Enthusiasm must be nourished with new actions, new aspirations, new efforts, new vision. Compete with yourself; set your teeth and dive into the job of breaking your own record.  It is one’s own fault if his enthusiasm is gone; he has failed to feed it. …UNKNOWN.
  1. Cash can buy, but it takes enthusiasm to sell. …DALE CARNEGIE.
  1. Knowledge is power and enthusiasm pulls the switch. …STEVE DROKE.
  1. A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him. …MAE WEST.
  1. My enthusiasm… constitutes my reserves, my unexploited resources, perhaps my future. …E.M.CIORAN.
  1. Your enthusiasm will be infectious, stimulating and attractive to others. They will love you for it. They will go for you and with you. …NORMAN VINCENT PEALE.
  1. Get excited and enthusiastic about your own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire; you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away. …DENIS WAITLEY.
  1. You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. …COLETTE.
  1. A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. …CHARLES M.SCHWAB.
  1. The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm. …THOMAS J.WATSON, Sr.
  1. The real secret of success is enthusiasm. Yes, more than enthusiasm, I would say excitement. I like to see men get excited.  When they get excited they make a success of their lives. …WALTER CHRYSLER.
  1. It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living. …OLIVER WENDEL HOLMES, Jr.
  1. Enthusiasm moves the world. …ARTHUR BALFOUR.
  1. Hang on to your youthful enthusiasm – you’ll be able to use them better when you’re older. …SENECA QUOTES.
  1. The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. …ALDOUS HUXLEY.
  1. One man has enthusiasm for thirty minutes, another for thirty days, but it is the man who has it for thirty years who make a success of his life. …EDWARD B.BUTLER.
  1. There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. …NORMAN VINCENT PEALE.
  1. If you have the will to win, you have achieved half your success; if you don’t, you have achieved half your failure….DAVID AMBROSE.
  1. Flaring enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. …DALE CARNEGIE.
  1. Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit. …GORDON PARKS.
  1. Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and add significance to all you do. NORMAN VINCENT PEALE.
  1. Zeal is a volcano on the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow. …KHALIL GIBRAN.
  1. Every great and commanding moment in the annals of the world is the triumph of some enthusiasm. …RALPH WALDO EMERSON.
  1. Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation. Wholeheartedness is contagious. Give yourself, if you wish to get others. …DAVID SEABURY.
  1. It is not easy to find something that will intrigue and bind your enthusiasm. This you must seek for yourself. …WALTER ANNENBERG. 
  1. I think the really good mountaineer is the man with the technical ability of the professional and with the enthusiasm and freshness of approach of the amateur. …EDMUND HILLARY.
  1. None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. …HENRY DAVID THOREAU.
  1. When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it. …W.CLEMENT STONE.
  1. Today is life – the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something.  Shake yourself awake.  Develop a hobby.  Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you.  Live today with gusto. …DALE CARNEGIE.
  1. I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together. …QUEEN ELIZABETH II.
  1. Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason. …BLAISE PASCAL.
  1. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. …HENRY FORD.
  1. Enthusiasm glows, radiates, permeates and immediately captures everyone’s interest. …PAUL J.MEYER.
  1. Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. …OPRAH WINFREY.
  1. Friendship, love, health, energy, enthusiasm, and joy are the things that make life worth living and exploring. …DENISE AUSTIN.
  1. Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day absorb all your interest, energy and enthusiasm. The best preparation for tomorrow is to live today superbly well. …WILLIAM OSLER.
  1. Don’t look back – forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring and infinite patience – than alone can great deeds be accomplished. …SWAMI VIVEKANANDA.
  1. I fairly sizzle with zeal, energy and enthusiasm; eager to do that which ought to be done by me today. …CHARLES FILLMORE.
  1. There are many aspects to success; material wealth is only one component. …But success also includes good health, energy and enthusiasm for life, fulfilling relationships, creative freedom, emotional and psychological stability, a sense of well-being, and peace of mind. …DEEPAK CHOPRA.
  1. Be enthusiastic as a leader. You can’t light a fire with a wet match! …UNKNOWN AUTHOR.
  1. I found that the man and women who go to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work. …HARRY S. TRUMAN.
  1. Life’s blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed at the warmed at the fire of enthusiasm. …NORMAN VINCENT PEALE.
  1. If you are not getting as much from life as you want to, then examine the state of your enthusiasm. … NORMAN VINCENT PEALE.
  1. No man who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life. …SAMUEL GOLDWYN.
  1. They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. …CARL BUEHNER.
  1. What I do best is share my enthusiasm. …BILL GATES.


Enthusiasm – a powerful internal fuel
Just cannot be suppressed
Comes out with extra energy
Spread its effect far and wide.

Enthusiasm – inspires action
Enthusiasm – is contagious
Enthusiasm – a state of mind
Enthusiasm – outward expression of mind
Everything taken together
A sure shot recipe for success
Enthusiasm pulls and pushes a man
It gives something extra
A visible extra in every respect.

Enthusiasm – important ingredient for success
So : Ralph Waldo Emerson said –
“Nothing great was ever achieved
Without enthusiasm”.

Hey Friends!
Add passion to enthusiasm
They are like twin brothers
Two magnets – Two bright lights
They make a deadly combination
And attract great attention
Attract support – attract participation
Yeah – every success story of people
Is achieved with enthusiasm and passion.

Please give attention…
Goals in life are a must
Realistic goals show the clear path
To get involved strongly and clearly
Bring genuine enthusiasm
Add strong dose of passion
March on clearly and cheerfully
Without any stress for a great success and solid satisfaction
Remember –
Years will wrinkle the skin
But, lack of enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.

Oh! Dear! …you there
Are you living the life you desire?
Are you leading the life you deserve?
Set big goals in life
Fulfill them with enthusiasm and passion
And Make your life exciting
Sparking and fulfilling.

…Ratikanta Singh.

Be Enthusiastic (from

–by jsmc10, posted Jul 4, 2013

Nothing great is ever achieved without enthusiasm. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Enthusiasm and success go hand in hand, but enthusiasm comes first. Enthusiasm inspires confidence, raises morale, builds loyalty! and is priceless. Enthusiasm is contagious. You can feel enthusiasm by the way a person talks, walks or shakes hands. Enthusiasm is a habit that one can acquire and practice.

Many decades ago, Charles Schwab, who was earning a salary of a million dollars a year, was asked if he was being paid such a high salary because of his exceptional ability to produce steel. Charles Schwab replied, “I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among the men the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.”

Live while you are alive. Don’t die before you are dead.

Enthusiasm and desire are what change mediocrity to excellence.

Water turns into steam with a difference of only one degree in temperature and steam can move some of the biggest engines in the world.

That is what enthusiasm helps us to do in our lives.


A new vacuum cleaner salesman knocked on the door on the first house of the street.  A tall lady answered the door.  Before she could speak, the enthusiastic salesman barged into the living room and opened a big plastic bag and poured all the cow droppings on to the carpet.  “Madam, if I could not clean this up with the use of this new powerful vacuum cleaner I will EAT these entire S….!” exclaimed the eager salesman.

“Do you need chili sauce or catch-up with that?” asked the lady.  The bewildered salesman asked, “Why, Madam?”

“There is no electricity in the house…” said the lady.

MORAL: Gather all resources before working on any project…!!

(Here, vacuum cleaner salesman showed more enthusiasm before gathering resources to clean the dirt.  He didn’t bother to know whether there is electricity or not, but he poured all the dirt into the carpet and declared “if I cannot clean it I will EAT it.”

(Posted by Kiran Kumar Roy on 27.08.2011 in Misc –


You can very well imagine what the enthusiastic salesman had to face…)

Here, I close for the day.

Thank you very much,


…..Ratikanta Singh.