Enthusiasm Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old enthusiasm quotes, enthusiasm sayings, and enthusiasm proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Enthusiasm moves the world.     

Arthur Balfour

Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.     

Bo Bennett

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.     

Dale Carnegie

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.     


Enthusiasm for a cause sometimes warps judgment.     

William Howard Taft

There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.     

Norman Vincent Peale

Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.     

Henry Ford

Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by the horse-power of the understanding.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Protect your enthusiasm from the negativity of others.     

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Indeed, there is an eloquence in true enthusiasm that is not to be doubted.     

Edgar Allan Poe

Enthusiasm is the greatest asset you can possess, for it can take you further than money, power or influence.     

Dada Vaswani

Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind.     

Bryant H. McGill

True enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire where-ever I see it.     

Charlotte Bronte

Faked enthusiasm is worse than bad acting - it is bad acting with the intent to deceive.     

Bo Bennett

Enthusiasm is the yeast that raises the dough.     

Paul J. Meyer

If you have enthusiasm, you have a very dynamic, effective companion to travel with you on the road to Somewhere.     

Loretta Young

Enthusiasm just creates bubbles; it doesn't keep them from popping.     

Adora Svitak

Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm.     

Murray Gell-Mann

Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life.     

Tennessee Williams

Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

Nothing right can be accomplished in art without enthusiasm.     

Robert Schumann

Enthusiasm is the divine particle in our composition: with it we are great, generous, and true; without it, we are little, false, and mean.     

L. E. Landon

Enthusiasm is contagious. Be a carrier.     

Susan Rabin

We rely more on enthusiasm than actual skill. Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically and people will like it more.     

Chris Martin

Enthusiasm glows, radiates, permeates and immediately captures everyone's interest.     

Paul J. Meyer

Enthusiasm is that secret and harmonious spirit which hovers over the production of genius.     

Isaac D'Israeli

Enthusiasm - a distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience.     

Ambrose Bierce

Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.     

Samuel Smiles

Enthusiasm is a form of social courage.     

Gretchen Rubin

Being accused of enthusiasm is something I'll never live down.     

Sargent Shriver

Enthusiasm is that temper of the mind in which the imagination has got the better of the judgment.     

William Warburton

Enthusiasm could not supply the place of experience.     

John Lothrop Motley

If you don't feel enthusiasm for what you are doing, then you probably should be doing something else as enthusiasm is a key to success.     

Catherine Pulsifer

Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.     

Gordon Parks

Enthusiasm is a volcano on whose top never grows the grass of hesitation.     

Kahlil Gibran

Enthusiasm is the Spirit of God working with you.     


Enthusiasms, like stimulants, are often affected by people with small mental ballast.     

Minna Antrim

Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.     

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth, pleasure, or honor, cannot exist without sin.     

Desiderius Erasmus

Enthusiasm is something so positive.     

Carine Roitfeld

Enthusiasm is a vital element toward the individual success of every man or woman.     

Conrad Hilton

Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money, power and influence.     

Henry Chester

National enthusiasm is the nursery of genius.     


Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.     

Claude Helvetius

I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.     

Sir Edward Appleton

Enthusiasm is nothing more or less than faith in action.     

Henry Chester

Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.     

Norman Vincent Peale