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Ability

With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.
- Dalai Lama
Abundance

Life is a field of unlimited possibilities.
- Deepak Chopra
Achievement

It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.
- David Feherty
Action

For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
- Mary Kay Ash
Adventure

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
- G. K. Chesterton
Adversity

If you're going through hell, keep going.
- Winston Churchill
Advice

Give advice; if people don't listen, let adversity teach them
- Anonymous
Age

Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.
- Charles Dickens
Ambition

Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals
- Buddha
Anger

Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.
- Marcus Antonius
Animals

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures.
- Dalai Lama
Appreciation

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice
- Meister Eckhart
Art

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
- Oscar Wilde
Attitude

Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time
- Betty Smith
Beauty

Beauty is the gift from God.
- Aristotle
Beginning

Beginning is easy - continuing hard
- Japanese Proverb
Belief

Not believing has a sickness which is believing a little.
- Antonio Porchia
Bible

When you read God's Word, you must constantly be saying to yourself, 'It is talking to me, and about me'.
- Soren Kierkegaard
Birthday

You're not getting older, just more distinguished.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Put a grain of boldness into everything you do.
- Baltasar Gracian
Books

A book is a gift you can open again and again
- Garrison Keillor
Business

The prudent see only the difficulties, the bold only the advantages, of a great enterprise; the hero sees both; diminishes the former and makes the latter preponderate, and so conquers
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
Calmness

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom
- James Allen
Celebration

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!
- Barbara Hoffman
Challenge

The greatest risk is the risk of riskless living.
- Stephen Covey
Change

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself
- Andy Warhol
Character

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing
- Abraham Lincoln
Courage

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist
Dance

Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire
- George Bernard Shaw
Death

Dying is like coming to the end of a long novel--you only regret it if the ride was enjoyable and left you wanting more.
- Jerome P. Crabb
Dreams

Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions
- Edgar Cayce
Education

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
- G. K. Chesterson
Effort

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
Emotion

Emotional truths can sometimes be conveyed more effectively, more compellingly, through fiction
- Diana Ossana
Enthusiasm

If you are not fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm
- Vince Lombardi
Entrepreneurship

Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
- Tim Blixseth
Environment

The environment is everything that isn't me.
- Albert Einstein
Equality

If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present.
- Franz Boas
Experience

Experience is a good school. But the fees are high.
- Heinrich Heine
Faith

Faith is the very first thing you should pack in a hope chest.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
Fate

Knowing too much of your future is never a good thing.
- Rick Riordan
Fear

Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something
- Frederick Smith
Finance

Finance is the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears.
- Robert W.Sarnoff
Fitness

Fitness needs to be perceived as fun and games or we subconsciously avoid it.
- Alan Thicke
Food

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well
- Virginia Woolf
Forgiveness

It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.
- Jessamyn West
Friendship

Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.
- Baltasar Gracian
Funny

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
- Mark Twain
Hardwork

If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.
- Lane Kirkland
Health

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise
- Benjamin Franklin
History

History is a symphony of echoes heard and unheard. It is a poem with events as verses.
- Charles Angoff
Humour

A sense of humor... is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey
Idea

New ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can't be done. 2) It probably can be done, but it's not worth doing. 3) I knew it was a good idea all along
- Arthur C. Clarke
Ignorance

Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom.
- Hugo De Groot
Imagination

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
- Henry David Thoreau
Inspiration

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
- Norman Vincent Peale
Intelligence

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
- Lewis Carroll
Leadership

How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.
- David Joseph Schwartz
Life

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
- Josh Billings
Love

More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
- John Donne
Luck

Luck is a crossroad where preparation and opportunity meet
- Anonymous
Marriage

Marriagei s the golden ring in a chain whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is Eternity
- Kahlil Gibran
Mathematics

Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.
- Albert Einstein
Media

Social Media puts the 'public' into PR and the 'market' into marketing
- Chris Brogan
Memory

Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved
- Thomas Fuller
Men

My theory is that men are no more liberated than women.
- Indira Gandhi
Mind

Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Money

Everyone needs a certain amount of money. Beyond that, we pursue money because we know how to obtain it. We don't necessarily know how to obtain happiness.
- Gregg Easterbrook
Motivation

Some people put walls up, not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to knock them down.
- Socrates
Movies

Movies are an art form that is very available to the masses.
- Richard King
Music

Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
- Jimi Hendrix
Mystery

Mystery is the wisdom of blockheads
- Horace Walpole
Nature

Birds have wings; they're free; they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy.
- Roger Tory Peterson
Opportunity

Opportunity is often missed because we are broadcasting when we should be tuning in
- Anonymous
Pain

When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same
- Toni Morrison
Parents

The only way we can be there for our children is to be there for ourselves.
- Anonymous
Passion

Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still
- Robert Sternberg
Patriotism

Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
- George Jean Nathan
Peace

Peace is liberty in tranquillity.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Pet

Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.
- Max Eastman
Photography

You don't take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it.
- Anonymous
Poetry

Poetry is like making a joke. If you get one word wrong at the end of a joke, you've lost the whole thing.
- W.S. Merwin
Proverb

A rolling stone gathers no moss
- Anonymous
Questions

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
- Francis Bacon
Religion

Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God.
- Albert Einstein
Risk

Yes, risk taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking.
- Tim McMahon
Science

Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
- George Santayana
Sports

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard
Success

Success is dependent on effort.
- Sophocles
Talent

If you're young and talented, it's like you have wings.
- Haruki Murakami
Teacher

Natural ability is by far the best, but many men have succeeded in winning high renown by skill that is the fruit of teaching.
- Pindar
Technology

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
- Albert Einstein
Time

Time is the longest distance between two places.
- Tennessee Williams
Travel

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
- Aldous Huxley
Trust

If we really want to be full and generous in spirit, we have no choice but to trust at some level.
- Rita Dove
Vision

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
- Mark Twain
War

There never was a good war, or a bad peace.
- Benjamin Franklin
Wealth

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Wisdom

From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.
- Publilius Syrus
Women

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Words

When you have spoken the word, it reigns over you. When it is unspoken you reign over it.
- Arabian Proverb
Work

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
- Oscar Wilde
World

The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color.
- Hans Hofmann
Writing

Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
- E. L. Doctorow
Youth

Youthfulness is about how you live not when you were born.
- Karl Lagerfeld