Showing posts with label enthusiasm. Show all posts
Showing posts with label enthusiasm. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Post #2803

All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage, and grow wiser and more serene.
—William Ellery Channing

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Post #2254

Enthusiasm is the breath of genius.
—Benjamin Disraeli

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Post #1602

There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm that is not to be doubted.
—Washington Irving

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Post #1355

Opposition may inflame the enthusiast, but never converts him.
— Friedrich Von Schiller

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Post #1302

All that we do is done with an eye to something else.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Post #1254

To be German means to carry on a matter for its own sake.
—Richard Wagner

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Post #1079

Hustle makes up for many a mistake.
John Wooden

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Post #1047

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Post #949

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

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Post #940

Years wrinkle the face, but to give up wrinkles the soul.
—Watterson Lowe

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Post #835

The will to conquer is the first condition of victory.
—Marshal Ferdinand Foch

Friday, December 30, 2011

Post #816

Energy, even like the Biblical grain of mustard-seed, will move mountains.
—Hosea Ballou

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Post #807

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
—Charles M. Schwab

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Post #744

No one grows old by living, only by losing interest in living.
—Marie Beynon Ray

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Post #739

If you have the will to win, you have achieved half your success; if you don't, you have achieved half your failure.
—David V.A. Ambrose

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Post #737

Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch.
—Ivern Ball

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Post #600

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
—Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Post #523

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, but the fight in the dog.
—Dwight D. Eisenhower

Monday, January 03, 2011

Post #458

Vitality!  That's the pursuit of life, isn't it?
—Katharine Hepburn

Friday, November 26, 2010

Post #420

A faint endeavor ends in a sure defeat.
—Hannah Moore

The Penalty of Leadership

In every field of human endeavor, he that is first must perpetually live in the white light of publicity. Whether the leadership be vested in a man or in a manufactured product, emulation and envy are ever at work. In art, in literature, in music, in industry, the reward and the punishment are always the same. The reward is widespread recognition; the punishment, fierce denial and detraction. When a man’s work becomes a standard for the whole world, it also becomes a target for the shafts of the envious few. If his work be mediocre, he will be left severely alone – if he achieve a masterpiece, it will set a million tongues a -wagging. Jealousy does not protrude its forked tongue at the artist who produces a commonplace painting. Whatsoever you write, or paint, or play, or sing, or build, no one will strive to surpass or to slander you unless your work be stamped with the seal of genius. Long, long after a great work or a good work has been done, those who are disappointed or envious, continue to cry out that it cannot be done. Spiteful little voices in the domain of art were raised against our own Whistler as a mountebank, long after the big world had acclaimed him its greatest artistic genius. Multitudes flocked to Bayreuth to worship at the musical shrine of Wagner, while the little group of those whom he had dethroned and displaced argued angrily that he was no musician at all. The little world continued to protest that Fulton could never build a steamboat, while the big world flocked to the river banks to see his boat steam by. The leader is assailed because he is a leader, and the effort to equal him is merely added proof of that leadership. Failing to equal or to excel, the follower seeks to depreciate and to destroy – but only confirms once more the superiority of that which he strives to supplant. There is nothing new in this. It is as old as the world and as old as human passions – envy, fear, greed, ambition, and the desire to surpass. And it all avails nothing. If the leader truly leads, he remains – the leader. Master-poet, master-painter, master-workman, each in his turn is assailed, and each holds his laurels through the ages. That which is good or great makes itself known, no matter how loud the clamor of denial. That which deserves to live — lives.
written by Theodore F. MacManus

A deadly viper once bit a hole snipe's hide; But 'twas the viper, not the snipe, that died.

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