Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
 Ralph Waldo Emerson, Circles (1841). copy citation

Author Ralph Waldo Emerson
Source Circles
Topic greatness achievement enthusiasm
Date 1841
Language English
Reference in "Essays: First Series"


“The one thing which we seek with insatiable desire is to forget ourselves, to be surprised out of our propriety, to lose our sempiternal memory, and to do something without knowing how or why; in short, to draw a new circle. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. The way of life is wonderful: it is by abandonment. The great moments of history are the facilities of performance through the strength of ideas, as the works of genius and religion. "A man," said Oliver Cromwell, "never rises so high as when he knows not whither he is going."” source

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