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Ability

Ability is a poor man's wealth.
- John Wooden
Abundance

Gratitude is the open door to abundance.
- Anonymous
Achievement

It is not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
- John Wooden
Action

The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going.
- Hill
Adventure

There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won't.
- Rabindranath Tagore
Adversity

Sometimes in tragedy we find our life's purpose - the eye sheds a tear to find its focus.
- Robert Brault
Advice

The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.
- Hannah Whitall Smith
Age

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

The greatest evil that fortune can bring to men is to endow them with feeble resources and yet to make them ambitious.
- Luc de Clapiers
Anger

Get mad, then get over it.
- Colin Powell
Animals

Lots of people talk to animals.... Not very many listen, though.... That's the problem.
- Benjamin Hoff
Appreciation

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it
- William Arthur Ward
Art

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
- Gertrude Stein
Attitude

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill
Beauty

Beauty surrounds us
- Rumi
Beginning

The greatest stories are those that resonate our beginnings and intuit our endings, our mysterious origins and our numinous destinies, and dissolve them both into one
- Ben Okri
Belief

Miracles happen to those who believe in them
- Bernard Berenson
Bible

Reading the Bible without meditating on it is like trying to eat without swallowing.
- Anonymous
Birthday

May your birthday be filled with sunshine and smiles, laughter, love, and cheer.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it
- Johann Wolfgang
Books

A room without books is like a body without a soul
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Business

Conducting your business in a socially responsible way is good business. It means that you can attract better employees and that customers will know what you stand for and like you for it
- Derby Brown
Calmness

Calmness is always Godlike
- George Herbert
Celebration

Don't celebrate a holiday before it arrives
- Anonymous
Challenge

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm
- Anonmyous
Change

People don't change. Only their costumes do.
- Gene Moore
Character

Nothing of character is really permanent but virtue and personal worth.
- Daniel Webster
Courage

There is no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bear witness that a man has the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer
- Frankl
Dance

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

Death-- the last sleep? No the final awakening.
- Walter Scott
Dreams

Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Education

Education is more than a luxury; it is a responsibility that society owes to itself.
- Robin Cook
Effort

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

The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts
- Bertrand Russell
Enthusiasm

The real secret of success is enthusiasm.
- Walter Chrysler
Entrepreneurship

You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.
- Zig Ziglar
Environment

Politics is the art of controlling your environment.
- Hunter S. Thompson
Equality

Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.
- Honore de Balzac
Experience

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
- John W. Gardner
Faith

Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.
- Thomas Aquinas
Fate

What fates impose, that men must needs abide; It boots not to resist both wind and tide
- William Shakespeare
Fear

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

The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.
- Edgar R. Fiedler
Fitness

Commit to be fit.
- Anonymous
Food

Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
- James Beard
Forgiveness

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
- William Blake
Friendship

If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends - you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue.
- Alice Duer Miller
Funny

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
- George Burns
Hardwork

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

Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.
- Joseph Addison
History

There is a history in all men's lives
- William Shakespeare
Humour

When humor goes, there goes civilization.
- Erma Bombeck
Idea

Dreams, ideas, and plans not only are an escape, they give me purpose, a reason to hang on
- Anonymous
Ignorance

Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows
- Robert Green Ingersoll
Imagination

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
- Jessamyn West
Inspiration

The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it.
- Emile Zola
Intelligence

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
Leadership

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see farther.
- J. P. Morgan
Life

Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
- Jean-Paul Sartre
Love

Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
- George Bernard Shaw
Luck

Luck never made a man wise
- Seneca
Marriage

More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
- Doug Larson
Mathematics

Go down deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics.
- Dean Schlicter
Media

Newspapers: dead trees with information smeared on them.
- Anonymous
Memory

Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.
- Anonymous
Men

Alas! it is not the child but the boy that generally survives in the man.
- Arthur Helps
Mind

Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible
- Mahatma Gandhi
Money

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money.
- Everett Dirksen
Motivation

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

Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out.
- Martin Scorsese
Music

In music the passions enjoy themselves.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Mystery

The final mystery is oneself.
- Oscar Wilde
Nature

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
- Satchel Paige
Opportunity

Opportunities always look bigger going than coming
- Anonymous
Pain

One can find so many pains when the rain is falling
- John Steinbeck
Parents

The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot utter the one, nor will they utter the other.
- Francis Bacon
Passion

Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
- Denis Diderot
Patriotism

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

Peace is the first thing the angels sang.
- John Keble
Pet

Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other.
- Robert Benchley
Photography

Emotion or feeling is really the only thing about pictures I find interesting. Beyond that is is just a trick.
- Christopher Anderson
Poetry

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
- Novalis
Proverb

A penny saved is a penny gained
- Anonymous
Questions

The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.
- Anonymous
Religion

I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
- Albert Camus
Risk

To win you have to risk loss.
- Jean-Claude Killy
Science

The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.
- William Lawrence Bragg
Sports

Champions keep playing until they get it right.
- Billie Jean King
Success

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

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
- Erma Bombeck
Teacher

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
Technology

Technology is ruled by two types of people: those who manage what they do not understand, and those who understand what they do not manage.
- Mike Trout
Time

The present is a point just passed.
- David Russell
Travel

To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.
- Elizabeth Gilbert
Trust

We must trust our own thinking. Trust where we're going. And get the job done.
- Wilma Mankiller
Vision

Create your future from your future, not your past.
- Werner Erhard
War

History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
- Ronald Reagan
Wealth

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Wisdom

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
- Thomas Jefferson
Women

Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacities. She has the right to participate in very minutest detail in the activities of man and she has an equal right of freedom and liberty with him.
- M K Gandhi
Words

Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.
- Pearl Strachan
Work

The harder I work the more I live.
- George Bernard Shaw
World

What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
- Henry David Thoreau
Writing

Life is what happens to a writer between drafts.
- Damon
Youth

Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
- J. K. Rowling