See a gallery of 12 quotes on enthusiasm.

  • Do not judge whether what you are doing is impressive or mediocre, spiritual or mundane. Just do it with enthusiasm. Just give yourself to whatever you do with this full knowledge: "God is within me. All actions that I perform are an offering to Him."
    — Swami Chidvilasananda
  • It is important to energize our everyday practice and daily good works with enthusiasm, without anyone else telling us to, but doing it for our own sake.
    — The Dalai Lama
  • We approach craft with enthusiasm, with the desire to learn, the wish to express something real in the concrete world of objects.
    — Carla Needleman in The Work of Craft
  • There are people whose presence is encouraging. One of the most beautiful gifts in the world is the gift of encouragement. When someone encourages you, that person helps you over a threshold you might otherwise never have crossed on your own.
    — John O'Donohue in Eternal Echoes
  • Enthusiasm is the greatest power.
    For one endowed with enthusiasm
    nothing in this world is impossible.
    — The Ramayana
  • Who are the happiest, richest people you know?... These are the people who are living joyful, enthusiastic lives, regardless of their possessions or lack of possessions. These people possess something more precious than material goods. They possess a spark of God that radiates in all they do.
    — Shoni Labowitz in Miraculous Living
  • Exuberance is the experience of things as ever new, and ever renewed in God's ever-beginning Creation. The world is always amazing and fresh to the religious heart, the heart of the fool certainly, which knows that every day is the first day of Creation.
    — Bishop Seraphim Sigrist in Theology of Wonder
  • Solitude is the nurse of enthusiasm; enthusiasm is the true part of genius.
    — Isaac D'Israel quoted in The Wonders of Solitude edited by Dale Salwak
  • Mysticism without devotion is like uncooked food, it can never be assimilated.
    — Hazrat Inayat Khan in The Inner Life
  • Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. The way of life is wonderful; it is by abandonment.
    — Ralph Waldo Emerson quoted in Lighting a Candle by Molly Young Brown
  • Don't let your enthusiasms die, but treat them like bright and dim lights on a car. When you're around people, maybe you should put your dims on a little more. When you're alone, turn on the brights. The brights want to search the land to see as far as they can. They have a fierce power to penetrate. The dims are a bit more subdued but they seem to be more proper and sensitive around others.
    — Jose Hobday in Simple Living

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