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Ability

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
- Confucius
Abundance

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

In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements.
- Mao Tse-Tung
Action

Remember, a real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.
- Tony Robbins
Adventure

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.
- Helen Keller
Adversity

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
- Kenji Miyazawa
Advice

People who ask our advice almost never take it. Yet we should never refuse to give it, upon request, for it often helps us to see our own way more clearly.
- Brendan Francis
Age

Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.
- Robert Southey
Ambition

A man without ambition is worse than dough that has no yeast in it to raise it.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Anger

People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.
- Will Rogers
Animals

Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts
- Coleman Cox
Appreciation

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Art

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
- James Whistler
Attitude

We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them
- Elbert Hubbard
Beauty

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite
- Francis Bacon
Beginning

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are
- Anonymous
Belief

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe
- Gail Devers
Bible

No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.
- George Bernard Shaw
Birthday

I hope that for every candle on your cake you get a wonderful surprise.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Books

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts
- John Greenleaf Whittier
Business

In business the man who engages in the most adventures is surest to come out unhurt
- Anonymous
Calmness

Don't worry about anything. Worrying never solved anything. All it does is distort your mind.
- Milton Garland
Celebration

Celebrate love. It is the breath of your existence and the best of all reasons for living
- Anonymous
Challenge

Don't shirk away from challenges... keep reaching for that star, that sky
- Anonmyous
Change

Change always comes bearing gifts.
- Price Pritchett
Character

The essential thing is not knowledge, but character.
- Joseph Le Conte
Courage

Courage without conscience is a wild beast
- Robert Green Ingersoll
Dance

The dance is over, the applause subsided, but the joy and feeling will stay with you forever
- W.M. Tory
Death

Death never takes the wise man by surprise; He is always ready to go.
- Jean de La Fontaine
Dreams

I'll do my dreaming with my eyes wide open, and I'll do my looking back with my eyes closed
- Tony Arata
Education

Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.
- Clifford Stoll
Effort

The smallest effort is not lost. Each wavelet on the ocean tost aids in the ebb-tide or the flow; each rain-drop makes some floweret blow; each struggle lessens human woe.
- Charles Mackay
Emotion

The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.
- Horace Walpole
Enthusiasm

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Entrepreneurship

Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
- Thomas J. Watson
Environment

To put your hands in a river is to feel the chords that bind the earth together
- Barry Lopez
Equality

Equality of opportunity is freedom, but equality of outcome is repression
- Dick Feagler
Experience

Experience is the teacher of all things.
- Julius Caesar
Faith

God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
- Abdul Kalam
Fate

Fate keeps on happening
- Anita Loos
Fear

The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.
- Gandhi
Finance

Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers (six if one went to Harvard).
- Edgar R. Fiedler
Fitness

Health is the vital principle of bliss, and exercise, of health.
- James Thomson
Food

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.
- Leo Tolstoy
Forgiveness

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
- John F. Kennedy
Friendship

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
- Oprah Winfrey
Funny

Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.
- P. J. O'Rourke
Hardwork

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

I believe that how you feel is very important to how you look - that healthy equals beautiful.
- Victoria Principal
History

History is a novel for which the people is the author.
- Alfred de Vigny
Humour

Humor tells you where the trouble is
- Louise Bernikow
Idea

Almost all new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced
- Alfred North Whitehead
Ignorance

I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
- Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
Imagination

Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything.
- Henry Miller
Inspiration

For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat.
- Wallis Simpson
Intelligence

Intelligence is not a science.
- Frank Carlucci
Leadership

Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.
- Harold S. Geneen
Life

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
- Harvey Fierstein
Love

Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
- Mother Teresa
Luck

Luck is the idol of the idle
- Anonymous
Marriage

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

If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
- Tobias Dantzig
Media

The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.
- Malcolm X
Memory

Nostalgia: A device that removes the ruts and potholes from memory lane
- Doug Larson
Men

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

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

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

No society can prosper if it aims at making things easierinstead it should aim at making people stronger!!
- Ashoka
Movies

Movies are something people see all over the world because there is a certain need for it.
- Wim Wenders
Music

Composers shouldn't think too much - it interferes with their plagiarism.
- Howard Dietz
Mystery

Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.
- R. I. Fitzhenry
Nature

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes - every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
- Orison Swett Marden
Opportunity

For every problem there is an opportunity.
- Anonymous
Pain

There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain
- R. D. Laing
Parents

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

If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you
- T. Alan Armstrong
Patriotism

I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.
- Bob Riley
Peace

It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
- Thomas Fuller
Pet

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
- Agnes Repplier
Photography

Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world
- Bruno Barbey
Poetry

Poetry: the best words in the best order.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Proverb

A man is as old as he feels
- Anonymous
Questions

Sometimes questions are more important than answers.
- Nancy Willard
Religion

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

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.
- Anonymous
Science

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

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
- Red Auerbach
Success

Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.
- Elbert Hubbard
Talent

Hide not your talents, they for use were made, What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin
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

The technologies which have had the most profound effects on human life are usually simple.
- Freeman Dyson
Time

Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.
- William Faulkner
Travel

The farther you go, however, the harder it is to return. The world has many edges, and it's easy to fall off.
- Anderson Cooper
Trust

For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.
- Bo Bennett
Vision

The empires of the future are empires of the mind.
- Winston Churchill
War

All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
- Tony Benn
Wealth

Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
- Oprah Winfrey
Wisdom

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

Where there are no women there are no good manners.
- Johann Goethe
Words

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
- Ambrose Bierce
Work

The secret to getting ahead is getting started.
- Mark Twain
World

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

Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing.
- Melinda Haynes
Youth

The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence.
- Lyman Bryson