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Ability

Never underestimate your problem or your ability to deal with it.
- Robert H. Schuller
Abundance

Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
- Epicurus
Achievement

A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements.
- Orison Swett Marden
Action

Action is the foundational key to all success.
- Pablo Picasso
Adventure

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
- Oprah Winfrey
Adversity

Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.
- Anonymous
Advice

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

The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.
- Mark Twain
Ambition

Nothing arouses ambition so much in the heart as the trumpet-clang of another's fame
- Baltasar Gracian
Anger

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
- Buddha
Animals

God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.
- Jacques Deval
Appreciation

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you.
- William Arthur
Art

Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
- Andre Gide
Attitude

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

The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes
- Andre Gide
Beginning

Everything must have a beginning
- Anonymous
Belief

What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their ability to act according to their beliefs
- Henry Miller
Bible

The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that.
- Mccosh
Birthday

A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Be bold when others are scared.
- Thomas J. Powell
Books

The proper study of mankind is books
- Aldous Huxley
Business

The Internet is the Viagra of big business
- Jack Welch
Calmness

Do not lose your inward peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis De Sales
Celebration

Celebrate we will for life is short but sweet for certain
- Dave Matthews Band
Challenge

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
- Winston Churchill
Change

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
- Henri Bergson
Character

Character develops itself in the stream of life
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Courage

One man with courage makes a majority
- Andrew Jackson
Dance

To dance, put your hand on your heart and listen to the sound of your soul.
- Eugene Louis
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

Listen to the colour of your dreams.
- The Beatles
Education

Genius without education is like silver in the mine
- Benjamin Franklin
Effort

If you can't excell with talent, triumph with effort
- Dave Weinbaum
Emotion

Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you
- Roger Ebert
Enthusiasm

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie
Entrepreneurship

An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he'll quickly learn how to chew it.
- Roy Ash
Environment

We won't have a society if we destroy the environment
- Margaret Mead
Equality

All the people like us are we, and everyone else is They.
- Rudyard Kipling
Experience

Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
- Alphonse de Lamartine
Faith

Faith is not contrary to reason.
- Sherwood Eddy
Fate

Angels deliver Fate to our doorstep - and anywhere else it is needed
- Jessi Lane Adams
Fear

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
- Eric Hoffer
Finance

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

Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart.
- Gene Tunney
Food

Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a culture.
- Mark Kurlansky
Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
- Hannah Arendt
Friendship

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.
- Francesco Guicciardini
Funny

I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.
- Mitch Hedberg
Hardwork

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.
- Doug Firebaugh
Health

I really believe the only way to stay healthy is to eat properly, get your rest and exercise. If you don't exercise and do the other two, I still don't think it's going to help you that much.
- Mike Ditka
History

If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.
- Pearl Buck
Humour

Humour is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them.
- Simon Wiesenthal
Idea

You cannot expect the Form before the Idea, For they will come into being together
- Arnold Schoenberg
Ignorance

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism
- William Osler
Imagination

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.
- William Shakespeare
Inspiration

Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love?
- Fulton J. Sheen
Intelligence

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde
Leadership

I look for what needs to be done. After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
- R. Buckminster Fuller
Life

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
- John Burroughs
Love

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
- Mother Teresa
Luck

True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest he who knows just when to rise and go home
- John Ray
Marriage

Never marry but for love; but see that thou lov'st what is lovely.
- William Penn
Mathematics

Small minds discuss persons. Average minds discuss events. Great minds discuss ideas. Really great minds discuss mathematics.
- Anon
Media

If content is king, then conversion is queen.
- John Munsell
Memory

Memory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary
- Maurice Baring
Men

Guys are like roses. You've got to watch out for the pricks.
- Anonymous
Mind

It's hard to make up your bed while you're still sleeping in it. Hard to make up your mind for the same reason.
- Robert Brault
Money

A woman's best protection is a little money of her own.
- Clare Boothe Luce
Motivation

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
- Richard Bach
Movies

Movies are a complicated collision of literature, theatre, music and all the visual arts.
- Yahoo Serious
Music

Music is something that always lifts my spirits and makes me happy, and when I make music I always hope it will have the same effect on whoever listens to it.
- Aaron Carter
Mystery

Mysteries are not necessarily miracles.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nature

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
- Khalil Gibran
Opportunity

Life's up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals - Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want
- Marsha Sinetar
Pain

Pain is such an uncomfortable feeling that even a tiny amount of it is enough to ruin every enjoyment
- Will Rogers
Parents

To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.
- Chinese Proverbs
Passion

Passion is the element in which we live; without it, we hardly vegetate
- Lord Byron
Patriotism

I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
- Edith Cavell
Peace

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
Pet

The dog who meets with a good master is the happier of the two
- Maeterlinck
Photography

I'm very open to any visual conceits and any possibilities at my disposal to be better explain to people the ideas I'm exploring.
- Tim Hetherington
Poetry

Poetry, whose material is language, is perhaps the most human and least worldly of the arts, the one in which the end product remains closest to the thought that inspired it.
- Hannah Arendt
Proverb

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush
- Anonymous
Questions

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

Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand.
- Frederick II
Risk

A ship in harbor is safe - but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd
Science

No one should approach the temple of science with the soul of a money changer.
- Thomas Browne
Sports

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
- Bill Veeck
Success

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
- Dale Carnegie
Talent

Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
- Pope John Paul II
Teacher

The most effective teacher will always be biased, for the chief force in teaching is confidence and enthusiasm.
- Joyce Cary
Technology

Technology is like a fish. The longer it stays on the shelf, the less desirable it becomes
- Andrew Heller
Time

Time has a way of demonstrating that the most stubborn are the most intelligent.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Travel

He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.
- Anonymoous
Trust

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
- Golda Meir
Vision

Looking up gives light, although at first it makes you dizzy.
- Mevlana Rumi
War

All delays are dangerous in war.
- John Dryden
Wealth

Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.
- Ayn Rand
Wisdom

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Women

No woman really wants a man to carry her off; she only wants him to want to do it.
- Elizabeth Peters
Words

That's what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.
- Arundhati Roy
Work

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
- Alexander Graham Bell
World

The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit - this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Writing

Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted.
- Jules Renard
Youth

Never suffer youth to be an excuse for inadequacy, nor age and fame to be an excuse for indolence.
- Benjamin Haydon