|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|However, tis expedient to be wary:|
Indifference certes dont produce distress;
And rash enthusiasm in good society
Were nothing but a moral inebriety.
ByronDon Juan. Canto XIII. St. 35.
|No wild enthusiast ever yet could rest,|
Till half mankind were like himself possessd.
CowperProgress of Error. L. 470.
| Enthusiasm is that secret and harmonious spirit which hovers over the production of genius, throwing the reader of a book, or the spectator of a statue, into the very ideal presence whence these works have really originated. A great work always leaves us in a state of musing.|
Isaac DIsraeliLiterary Character. Ch. XII. Last lines.
| Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.|
EmersonEssay. On Circles. Last Par.
| Zwang erbittert die Schwärmer immer, aber bekehrt sie nie.|
Opposition embitters the enthusiast but never converts him.
SchillerCabale und Liebe. III. 1.
Enthusiast most strange.
SchillerDon Carlos. III. 10. 277.
| Enthusiasm is that temper of the mind in which the imagination has got the better of the judgment.|
Bishop WarburtonDivine Legation. Bk. V. App.