Lars Toomre

Some Personal Thoughts and Trivia

Enthusiasm

This Is To Have Succeeded

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To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived — this is to have succeeded.

American lecturer, poet, and essayist (1803 - 1882)

Make Enthusiasm A Way Of Life

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Make enthusiasm a way of life.
Make optimism a way of success.
Make gratitude a way of happiness.

American physician, neurologist, philosopher, poet seer, and author (born 1966)

Nothing Great Ever Achieved Without Enthusiasm

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Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

American lecturer, poet, and essayist (1803 - 1882)

The Artist's Way Every Day - February 26th

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As artists we must learn who and what to give a wide berth. We must steet clear, if we can, of people who dampen our enthusiasm, who cut short our flights of fancy. Like the sharp-taloned owl, a sharp tongue goaded by cynicism can quickly tear our optimism to shreds. We are resiliant but delicate. We must be alert. We must be viligant. We cannot control everyone around us, but we can learn whose company is good for us and whose company causes us to shrivel and shrink.

Thought for Today: Work Well

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Work is only work if you prefer to be somewhere else. Work tends to be a negative perception of a task which we reluctantly approach. Work is only labor when we forget to see our life as it truly is — an opportunity to be creative, enrich others and be enriched ourselves. When we are able to see work in this way, we find something called enthusiasm inside. When we are enthusiastic we work well and we are valued. We are used as a role model. When we work well it is much easier to say no when we need to, for we know our own value, and we are not dependent on others' approval to feel good about ourselves. When we put love and enthusiasm into what we do, it rebounds in the form of opportunities and blessings, two of the most important ingredients of a truly wealthy life.

Thought for Today: Cherished Soul

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Greet life with enthusiasm and confidence by constantly maintaining the awareness of how cherished you are.

Thought for Today: Enthusiasm Inspires Others

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The one who is constantly full of enthusiasm inspires others. Whenever problems come our way, we tend to feel weighed down by negative thoughts. Heaviness in the mind prevents us from moving forward with enthusiasm and makes it tricky for us to inspire others. Whenever I encounter a difficult situation, I need to make a special effort to remain free and light. The more enthusiastic I am, the more progress I will make. My attitude will inspire others, too.

Winston Churchill on Success

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Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

British Prime Minister during World War II (1874 - 1965)

Smile Even When Feel Grumpy

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Although it is always better to live with conviction and enthusiasm, some days it is better just to go through the motions than to do nothing. Smile even when you feel grumpy. Meditate or pray even when you have nothing to say to God. Cook a healthy meal even when you are tired. Walk or exercise even when the thought does not excite you.

Known as 'The Philosopher of Happiness' who authors Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote

Thought for Today: The Value of Enthusiasm

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To be free from carelessness is to be constantly enthusiastic. Carelessness has a tendency to spread from one person to another. When I see someone working carelessly, I need to remain strong within myself and pay close attention to my work. This will help me to move ahead with enthusiasm.

Excitement with Enthusiasm

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

American entrepreneur focused on web businesses (born 1972)

Going From Failure To Failure Without Loss Of Enthusiasm

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Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

British Prime Minister during World War II (1874 - 1965)

Irresistible Surge Of Will

Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.

Founder of The Ford Motor Company (1863 - 1947)

Going From Failure To Failure

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

British Prime Minister during World War II (1874 - 1965)

Enthusiasm

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Enthusiasm ... spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.

American Protestant preacher and author, most notably of book The Power of Positive Thinking (1898-1993)

Real Magic In Enthusiasm

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

American Protestant preacher and author, most notably of book The Power of Positive Thinking (1898 - 1993)

Ambition Of The Heart

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It is all about GOALS! And I’m not talking about boring to do lists and chores! No! I’m talking about ambition of the heart! Knowing and believing that you can live a successful and passionate life! Set goals that speak to your enthusiasm! Work hard towards your hearts desire and listen to NO PERSON who tries to hold you back! Let your heart guide you, let success come to you! This is your time, not tomorrow, but right now!! What is your Heart’s goal? Go and get it!!

Author and polymath

Natural Extension Of Enthusiasm

Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.

American motivational speaker and author, known as the Dean of Personal Development. (1921 - 1989)

Enthusiasm Is Yeast That Raises The Dough

Enthusiasm is the yeast that raises the dough.

American businessman dedicated to 'motivating people to their full potential' (born 1928)

Enthusiasm Is The Genius of Sincerity

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Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it.

English politician, poet, playwright, and novelist (1803 - 1873)