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Quotes on PASSION
"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."
— Field Marshal Ferdinand Foch
"When you set yourself on fire, people love to come and see you burn."
— John Wesley
Evangelist (eighteenth century)
"Anyone can dabble, but once you've made that commitment, your blood has that particular thing in it, and it's very hard for people to stop you."
— Bill Cosby
"One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested."
— E. M. Forster
"Chase your passion, not your pension."
— Denis Waitley
"The future may be made up of many factors but where it truly lies is in the hearts and minds of men. Your dedication should not be confined for your own gain, but unleashes your passion for our beloved country as well as for the integrity and humanity of mankind."
— Li Ka Shing
"There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson."
— Anthony Robbins
"Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark."
— Henri Frederic Amiel
"Men live by intervals of reason under the sovereignty of humor and passion."
— Thomas Browne
"With out passion you dont have energy, with out energy you have nothing."
— Donald Trump
"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins."
— Benjamin Franklin
"Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Every civilization is, among other things, an arrangement for domesticating the passions and setting them to do useful work."
— Aldous Huxley
"Nobody can be successful unless he loves his work."
— David Sarnoff
CEO of RCA
"Love is the spiritual essence of what we do. Technique is the manifestation of the preparation and investment as a result of the love."
— Wynton Marsalis
To a Young Jazz Musician
"Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for."
— Ray Bradbury
On the key to success
"You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing."
— Dale Carnegie
"I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everything he's got."
— Walter Cronkite
"Whatever you do, put romance and enthusiasm into the life of our children."
— Margaret Ramsey MacDonald
"Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?"
— Friedrich Nietzsche
"Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message."
— Steve Irwin, Crocodile Hunter
"Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies."
— Albert Camus
"Every man is proud of what he does well; and no man is proud of what he does not do well. With the former, his heart is in his work; and he will do twice as much of it with less fatigue. The latter performs a little imperfectly, looks at it in disgust, turns from it, and imagines himself exceedingly tired. The little he has done, comes to nothing, for want of finishing."
— Abraham Lincoln
September 30, 1859 in Address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society