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Energy

  • You will have energy to burn once you pursue your enthusiasms with passion.

  • We gain energy by expending energy. We have to use our lifetime as we go along. Each day offers a wealth of opportunity for more vitality, more heart.

  • We gain energy from being free to do those things we chose to do. We never tire when we are working on our projects. Energy is emotional to a large degree.

  • Whatever is not an energy source, is an energy sink.

  • Energy had fastened upon her like a disease.

  • Slow down? Rest? With all eternity before me?

    • Sarah Bernhardt,
    • in Cornelia Otis Skinner, Elegant Wits and Grand Horizontals ()
  • We are living beyond our means. As a people we have developed a life-style that is draining the earth of its priceless and irreplaceable resources without regard for the future of our children and people all around the world.

    • Margaret Mead,
    • "The Energy Crisis -- Why Our World Will Never Again Be the Same," in Redbook ()
  • The human organism has only so much energy at its disposal. If you divert a great deal of it into any one channel, you can expect the others to collapse or atrophy. If you squander your vital energies on your emotional life, as you have been doing, plan to be physically and mentally bankrupt, as it were.

  • Energy apparently increases with the amount of work to be done. When nothing of burning urgency is waiting, it decreases much sooner. Heaven seems to understand such economy.

    • Edith Stein,
    • in Susanne Batzdorff, trans., An Edith Stein Daybook ()
  • Just being in a room with myself is almost more stimulation than I can bear.

    • Kate Braverman,
    • in Mickey Pearlman and Katherine Usher Henderson, A Voice of One's Own: Conversations With America's Writing Women ()
  • When he mounted the stairs to his father's office he mounted them three at a time. You heard him crashing down again, whistling as he came. Except for the whistling, if someone had thrown him it would have sounded the same way.

  • The more you do the more you can do. Energy begets energy.

  • Energy is the power that drives every human being. It is not lost by exertion but maintained by it, for it is a faculty of the psyche.

  • ... the brightest light burns the quickest.

  • Will and energy sometimes prove greater than either genius or talent or temperament.

  • Energy rightly applied and directed will accomplish anything.

  • The coal had to be hacked out of the ground by miners whose blackened faces and ruined lungs proved that the real cost of energy isn't measured in money.

    • Rhiannon Paine,
    • in Christina Henry de Tessan, ed., Expat: Women's True Tales of Life Abroad ()