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Ability

Behind every able man, there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb
Abundance

Life in abundance comes only through great love
- Elbert Hubbard
Achievement

Contemplation and wisdom are highest achievements and man is not totally at home with them.
- Gabriel Marcel
Action

Ideas without action are worthless.
- Keller
Adventure

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.
- William Feather
Adversity

There is no education like adversity.
- Disraeli
Advice

The best advice is this: Don't take advice and don't give advice.
- Anonymous
Age

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
- Henry Ford
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

Life is too short to hold a grudge, also too long.
- Robert Brault
Animals

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
- Rose F. Kennedy
Appreciation

Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, Make Me Feel Important. Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.
- Mary Kay Ash
Art

Art is never finished, only abandoned
- Leonardo da Vinci
Attitude

The best things in life are unexpected - because there were no expectations
- Eli Khamarov
Beauty

Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror
- Rabindranath Tagore
Beginning

The first beginnings are generally crude.
- Edward Counsel
Belief

If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them
- Harvey MacKay
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

Your birthday is a special time to celebrate the gift of 'you' to the world.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Boldness is business is the first, second, and third thing.
- H. G. Bohn
Books

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
- P.J. O'Rourke
Business

It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history
- Malcolm S. Forbes
Calmness

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

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

When you've got something to prove, there's nothing greater than a challenge.
- Terry Bradshaw
Change

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
- Victor Frankl
Character

Be your character what it will, it will be known, and nobody will take it upon your word.
- Lord Chesterfield
Courage

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
- Thomas Paine
Dance

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

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings happy death
- Leonardo da
Dreams

Dreams: the place most of us get what we need
- Amy Hempel
Education

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't
- Anatole France
Effort

If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
- Anonymous
Emotion

The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity
- Edmund Burke
Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is that secret and harmonious spirit which hovers over the production of genius
- Isaac Disraeli
Entrepreneurship

Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.
- Stephen R. Covey
Environment

Every day is Earth Day.
- Anonymous
Equality

We were equals once when we lay new-born babes on our nurse's knees. We will be equal again when they tie up our jaws for the last sleep.
- Olive Schreiner
Experience

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
- Soren Kierkegaard
Faith

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

There's much to be said for challenging fate instead of ducking behind it.
- Diana Trilling
Fear

Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority
- Elbert Hubbard
Finance

If you have to forecast, forecast often.
- Edgar R. Fiedler
Fitness

Happiness lies first of all in health.
- George William Curtis
Food

Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables. They probably get jet-lagged, just like people.
- Elizabeth Berry
Forgiveness

To be social is to be forgiving.
- Robert Frost
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

How many people here have telekenetic powers? Raise my hand.
- Emo Philips
Hardwork

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

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools
- Spanish Proverb
History

History is philosophy teaching by examples.
- Thucydides
Humour

There is nothing like a gleam of humor to reassure you that a fellow human being is ticking inside a strange face.
- Eva Hoffman
Idea

Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea
- Jim Rohn
Ignorance

Ignorance gives a sort of eternity to prejudice, and perpetuity to error
- Robert Hall
Imagination

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.
- Joseph Addison
Inspiration

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Intelligence

Common sense is not so common.
- Voltaire
Leadership

Get the best people and train them well.
- Scott McNealy
Life

Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
- William Wallace
Love

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

It's hard to detect good luck - it looks so much like something you've earned.
- Frank A. Clark
Marriage

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

Math is like love - a simple idea but it can get complicated
- Anonymous
Media

There are only two forces that can carry light to all the corners of the globe... the sun in the heavens and the Associated Press down here.
- Mark Twain
Memory

Everything is only for a day, both that which remembers and that which is remembered
- Marcus Aurelius
Men

Men feel that women somehow drag them down, and women feel that way about men. It's possible that both are right.
- Mignon McLaughlin
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 billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money.
- Everett Dirksen
Motivation

You must go after your wish. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.
- Barbara Sher
Movies

A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.
- Orson Welles
Music

Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it.
- John Lennon
Mystery

Where there is mystery, it is generally suspected there must also be evil.
- Lord Byron
Nature

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
- Martin Luther
Opportunity

Opportunities? They are all around us. There is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it
- Orison Swett Marden
Pain

Pleasure must succeed to pleasure, else past pleasure turns to pain
- Robert Browning
Parents

Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners
- Anonymous
Passion

Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Patriotism

Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
- Guy de Maupassant
Peace

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.
- John Greenleaf Whittier
Pet

A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.
- Mason Cooley
Photography

The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera.
- W. Eugene Smith
Poetry

Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry.
- W.B. Yeats
Proverb

A hungry man is an angry man
- Anonymous
Questions

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
- Bernard Baruch
Religion

Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth.
- Philip James Bailey
Risk

Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at.
- Anonymous
Science

Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don't know.
- Bertrand Russell
Sports

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.
- Tim Duncan
Success

Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
- Sloan Wilson
Talent

Talent is a wonderful thing, but it won't carry a quitter.
- Stephen King
Teacher

To me, education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul.
- Muriel Spark
Technology

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

Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.
- Faith Baldwin
Travel

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
- Anais Nin
Trust

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.
- George MacDonald
Vision

The very essence of leadership is [that] you have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
- Theodore Hesburgh
War

Wars of pen and ink often lead to wars of cannon and bayonets.
- Edward Counsel
Wealth

It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
- Margaret Thatcher
Wisdom

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

Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
- Coco Chanel
Words

The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.
- Edgar Allan Poe
Work

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt
World

I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
- Aldous Huxley
Writing

Reading usually precedes writing and the impulse to write is almost always fired by reading. Reading, the love of reading, is what makes you dream of becoming a writer.
- Susan Sontag
Youth

Youth is wasted on the young.
- George Bernard Shaw