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Passion and Enthusiasm

enthusiasm“Lessons for Success” book, a sharing about Passion and Enthusiasm:

  1. Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they’re great because their passion. —Martha Graham, founder,  Martha Graham Dance company (1894-1991)
  2. I don’t sing a song unless I feel it. The song don’t tug at my heart, I pass on it. I have to believe in what I’m doing. —Ray Charles, singer, songwriter (b.1930)
  3. If you’re passionate about something, then you should pick up your flag and run with it. —Bette Midler, actress, singer, comedian (b.1945)
  4. Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. —Vince Lombardi, football coach (1913-1970)
  5. We could hardly wait to get up in the morning. —Wilbur Wright, pioneer in aviation (1867-1912)
  6. Life loves the liver of it. —Maya Angelou, author and poet (b.1928)
  7. One of the things I learned the hard way was it does not pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of live can restore your faith in yourself. —Lucille Ball, comedian, actress, head of Desilu Studios (1911-1989)
  8. Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp–or what’s a heaven for? —Robert Browning, poet (1812-1889)
  9. Enthusiasm moves the world. —Arthur James Balfour, British statesman, philosopher (1848-1930)
  10. I believe you have to make your own opportunity. You really have to get going. Get out! Find ’em! Set ’em up! Do ’em! —Diana Ross, singer, actress (b.1944)
  11. Passion is the trigger of success. —Anonymous
  12. We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility. —Albert Einstein, physicist (1879-1955)

  1. Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash. —George S.Patton, U.S. Army general (1885-1945)
  2. Whenever I get to a low point, I go back to the basics. I ask myself, “Why am I doing this?” It comes down to passion. —Lyn St. James, race-car driver (b.1947)
  3. Quality is a proud and soaring thing. —Jessica Julian
  4. One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. —Helen Keller, blind and deaf author, lecturer (1880-1968)
  5. Developing your own mind and your psyche will keep you in control of your own reality. —Sister Souljah, singer (b.1964)
  6. The worst bankrupt is the man who has lost his enthusiasm. Let a man lose everything in the world but his enthusiasm and he will come through again to success. —H.W. Arnold
  7. Self-esteem isn’t everything; it’s just that there’s nothing without it. —Gloria Steinem, writer, feminist (b.1934)
  8. The main thing is to care. Care very hard, even if it is only a game you are playing. —Billie Jean King, tennis pro (b.1943)
  9. The height of your accomplishment will equal the depth of your convictions. —William F. Scolavi
  10. Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion; you must set yourself on fire first. —Reggie Leach, hockey player (b.1950)
  11. The person who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor to find much fun in life. —Charles M. Schwab, CEO, Bethlehem Steel (1862-1939)
  12. If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else. —Joseph Campbell, educator, mythologist (1904-1987)
  13. Passion is in all great searches and is necessary to all creative endeavors. —Eugene W. Smith, photojournalist (1918-1978)
  14. The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist, the opportunity in every difficulty. —Lawrence Pearsall Jacks, clergyman, writer, philosopher (1860-1955)
  15. You have to be careful about being too careful. —Beryl Pfizer, writer
  16. People with passion are incredibly inventive and tenacious individuals. They go way beyond the call of duty and frequently either work on their passion without pay or give more of themselves than their pay warrants. —Janet O. Hagberg, writer
  17. When people tell you, “No,” just smile and tell them, “Yes, I can.” —Julie Foudy, cocaptain of the U.S women’s national soccer team (b.1971)
  18. If you risk nothing, then you risk everything. —Geena Davis, actress (b.1957)
  19. To feel valued, to know, even if only once in a while, that you can do a job well is an absolutely marvelous feeling. —Barbara Walters, television commentator (b.1931)
  20. No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. —Helen Keller, blind and deaf author, lecturer (1880-1968)
  21. I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate. —George Burns, comedian (1896-1996)
  22. Chase your passion, not your pension. —Denis Waitley, speaker, writer
  23. It isn’t success after all, is it, if it isn’t an expression of your deepest energies? —Marilyn French, author (b.1929)
  24. My passions were all gathered together like finger that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose. —Bette Davis, actress (1908-1989)
  25. You are embarking on the greatest adventure of your life–to improve your self-image, to create more meaning in your life and in the lives of others. This is your responsibility. Accept it, now! —Dr. Maxwell Maltz, cosmetic surgeon, author (1899-1975)
  26. Passion is the engagement of our soul with something beyond us, something that helps us put up with or fight against insurmountable odds, even at high risk. —Janet O. Hadberg, writer

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