Bring That Laurel Home

Rick Hill

Passion/Enthusiasm “An excess of excitement, and a deficiency of enthusiasm, may easily characterize the same person or period. Enthusiasm is grave, inward, self-controlled; mere excitement is outward, fantastic, hysterical, and passing in a moment from tears to laughter; from one aim to its very opposite.” John Sterling (poet, 1806-44) “Great

Passion/Enthusiasm “An excess of excitement, and a deficiency of enthusiasm, may easily characterize the same person or period. Enthusiasm is grave, inward, self-controlled; mere excitement is outward, fantastic, hysterical, and passing in a moment from tears to laughter; from one aim to its very opposite.” John Sterling (poet, 1806-44) “Great designs are not accomplished without enthusiasm of some sort. It is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised.” – Christian N. Bovee (1820-1904) Excitement leads to enthusiasm which leads to passion.

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