Shakespeare on Passion, Enthusiasm and Dangers thereof

What to ourselves in passion we propose, the passion ending...“What to ourselves in passion we propose,
The passion ending, doth the purpose lose.”
(Hamlet, act 3, sc. 2)

Tips for Use. Word of caution when you sense that the enthusiasm detectable at one moment in a group may be only momentary and destined to cool and abate when the passion of the moment is gone. Good words to prevent the effects of rash decusions. Statistically, opinion leans towards the positive side of passion or enthusiasm. The two words converge in meaning after starting from opposite ends. Passion is a Latin word, substantivation of the verb “patire”, to suffer. “Enthusiasm”, instead, is a word of Greek origin, meaning ‘to be inspired or possessed by a God’. Sum of ‘en’ (in) and ‘theos’ (god), that is divinely inspire or possessed by a god. According to Emerson, one of many with almost identical opinions on the subject, “Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
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In the play. The play that Hamlet has produced is full of direct and indirect references to recent real-life events, such as the killing of Hamlet’s father by the new king Claudius through poisoning. Gonzago recites these lines.

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