These Are the Quotes of  Great Men and Women: Listen & Think!

These are the best quotes about enthusiasm and optimism. The advice buried in these quotes could change your life or your career.

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."   WINSTON CHURCHILL

"The real secret of success is enthusiasm."   WALTER CHRYSLER

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

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

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

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."   RALPH WALDO EMERSON

"When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it."   W. CLEMENT STONE

"If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm."   VINCE LOMBARDI 

"Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm."  EARL NIGHTINGALE

Scwabe - Holmes - Thoreau - Peale!

"If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm."  BRUCE BARTON

"Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes not victories without it."   EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON

"A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm."   CHARLES SCHWAB

“It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.”   OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES Sr.

“Enthusiasm is a supernatural serenity."   HENRY DAVID THOREAU

Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Enthusiasm spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.”   NORMAN VINCENT PEALE

“Ambition is enthusiasm with a purpose.”   FRANK TYGER

"Enthusiasm is contagious. Be a carrier."   SUSAN RABIN

"None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm."   HENRY DAVID THOREAU

Optimism:  James - Giuliani - Romney - Hanks

"Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A 'you can do it' when things are tough."   RICHARD M. DEVOS

"Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power."   WILLIAM JAMES

"Many of the qualities that come so effortlessly to dogs - loyalness, devotion, selflessness, unflagging optimism, unqualified love - can be elusive to humans."   JOHN GROGAN

"What we can borrow from Ronald Reagan... is that great sense of optimism. He led by building on the strengths of America, not running America down."   RUDY GIULIANI

"I don't doubt for a second that Neil Armstrong's spirit is still with us: that unique blend of optimism, humility and the utter confidence that when the world needs someone to do the really big stuff, you need an American."   MITT ROMNEY

"I understand the concept of optimism. But I think with me what you get is a lack of cynicism."   TOM HANKS

"I think in life, you have a choice. You can either be optimistic or pessimistic, and I go for the optimism."   JON ANDERSON

"I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism. I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy."   PATRICIA IRELAND

Churchill - Dailai Lama - Einstein

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”   WINSTON CHURCHILL

“The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.”   JAMES BRANCH CABELL 

“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.”   DAILAI  LAMA  XIV 

“Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.”   ALBERT EINSTEIN 

“Pessimists are usually right and optimists are usually wrong but all the great changes have been accomplished by optimists.”   THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN

“It takes no more time to see the good side of life than to see the bad.”   JIMMY BUFFETT 

"The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was dead.”   ROBERT BRAULT

“Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.”   LOUIS D. BRANDEIS

“The optimist lives on the peninsula of infinite possibilities; the pessimist is stranded on the island of perpetual indecision.”   WILLIAM ARTHUR WARD

"An optimist will tell you the glass is half-full; the pessimist, half-empty; and the engineer will tell you the glass is twice the size it needs to be."   UNKNOWN

Keller - Will - Truman - Ford

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."   HELEN KELLER

"In optimism there is magic. In pessimism there is nothing."   ABRAHAM HICKS

"Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute."   GIL STERN

"The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised."   GEORGE F. WILL

"A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties."   HARRY  TRUMAN

"In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip."   DANIEL  L.  REARDON

"The realist sees reality as concrete. The optimist sees reality as clay."   ROBERT BRAULT

"Always borrow money from a pessimist, he doesn't expect to be paid back."   UNKNOWN

"An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity."   WINSTON CHURCHILL

"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."   HENRY FORD

"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

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."   MARIA ROBINSON 

"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."   VINCE LOMBARDI

"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which, more than anything else, will determine its successful outcome."   WILLIAM JAMES 

"Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present."   RUDY GIULIANI 

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”   ALPHONSE KARR

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