Quotations for Daily Use


"Enthusiasm is contagious - and so is the lack of it!" Dale Carnegie, November 24, 1888 – November 1, 1955) was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.

"Help each other be right, not wrong. Look for ways to make new ideas work, not for reasons they won't. Do everything with enthusiasm, it's contagious." Ian Percy, motivational speaker

"Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." Samuel Ullman (April 13, 1840 – March 21, 1924) was an American businessman, poet, humanitarian.

"One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar." Helen Keller, (1880–1968), US writer, social reformer, and academic; full name Helen Adams Keller. Blind and deaf from an early age, she learned how to read, type, and speak with the help of her tutor, Anne Sullivan(1866–1936).

"Shazam!" Gomer Pyle, a television character played by Jim Nabors and introduced in the middle of the third season of The Andy Griffith Show; (Offered by Tom McDermott)

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." Winston Churchill, (1874–1965), British statesman; prime minister 1940–45 and 1951–55

"There's a wonderful story about Jimmy Durante, one of the truly great entertainers. He was asked to do a show for World War II veterans. He told them he was very busy, but if they wouldn't mind his doing one short monologue and immediately leaving for his next appointment, he'd come. They agreed. But when Jimmy got on stage he went through the short monologue - then stayed, and stayed. Soon he'd been on stage 15, 20, then 30 minutes. Finally he took a last bow and left. Backstage someone stopped him and said, 'I thought you had to go after a few minutes. What happened?' Jimmy answered, 'You can see for yourself if you look on the front row.' In the front row were two veterans, each of whom had lost an arm in the war. One had lost his right arm and the other had lost his left. Together, they were able to clap, and that's exactly what they were doing, loudly and cheerfully." On the Right Note, December 4, 2006

"Yabba-Dabba-Doo!" F. Flintstone, Frederick "Fred" Flintstone, also known as Fred W. Flintstone or Frederick J. Flintstone, is the protagonist of the animated sitcom The Flintstones, which aired during prime-time on ABC during the original series' run from 1960 to 1966.

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