“Man never rises to great truths without enthusiasm.”–Marquis de Vauvenargues, Reflections and Maxims

“The difference between one man and another is not mere ability…it is energy.”–Thomas Arnold

“I prefer the¬†folly of enthusiasm to the wisdom of indifference.”–Anatole France, The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard

“All vigor is contagious.”–Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Progress of Culture”, Letters

“Enthusiasm is life.”–Paul Scofield

“Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life.”–Tennessee Williams

“There is nothing greater than enthusiasm.”–Henry Moore

“Exuberance is beauty.”–William Blake, “Proverbs of Hell”

“All we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”–Charles Kingsley

“Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.”–Denis Diderot, Philosophical Thoughts

“To burn always with this hard gem-like flame, to maintain this ecstasy, is success in life.”–Walter Pater, The Renaissance


Unquestionably, it is the enthusiasm and energy of self and others that produces the most memorable, powerful experiences and connections.

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