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Ability

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
- Lou Holtz
Abundance

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

All great achievements require time.
- Maya Angelou
Action

It is funny that men who are supposed to be scientific cannot get themselves to realise the basic principle of physics, that action and reaction are equal and opposite, that when you persecute people you always rouse them to be strong and stronger.
- Gertrude Stein
Adventure

Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time.
- Leo F. Buscaglia
Adversity

Problems are messages.
- Shakti Gawain
Advice

When we ask advice we are usually looking for an accomplice.
- Charles Varlet de La Grange
Age

The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible.
- Judith Regan
Ambition

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain
Anger

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness
- James Thurber
Animals

If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.
- Leo Tolstoy
Appreciation

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
- William James
Art

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world
- Albert Einstein
Attitude

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.
- Norman Vincent Peale
Beauty

The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with joy are goodness, beauty, and truth
- Albert Einstein
Beginning

All time management begins with planning
- Tom Greening
Belief

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

Bible reading is an education in itself.
- Lord Tennyson
Birthday

Not just a year older, but a year better.
- Anonymous
Boldness

The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources
- Norman Vincent Peale
Books

The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame
- Oscar Wilde
Business

The golden rule for every business man is this: ?Put yourself in your customer?s place.
- Orison Swett Marden
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

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

The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution
- Bertrand Russell
Change

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

Every man, as to character, is the creature of the age in which he lives. Very few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of their times.
- Voltaire
Courage

Courage is knowing what not to fear
- Plato
Dance

If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance
- George Bernard Shaw
Death

Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal.
- Victor Hugo
Dreams

The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind
- Sigmund Freud
Education

Education is not the answer to the question. Education is the means to the answer to all questions
- William Allin
Effort

Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
- Bill Blackman
Emotion

Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits.
- Bishop Foulton
Enthusiasm

There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
- Norman Vincent Peale
Entrepreneurship

Try not to be a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein
Environment

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her
- Francis Bacon
Equality

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.
- Khalil Gibran
Experience

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires.
- Abigail Van Buren
Faith

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

When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.
- Carl Jung
Fear

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

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

A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time - pills or stairs.
- Joan Welsh
Food

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

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
- Josh Billings
Friendship

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go.
- Margaret Walker
Funny

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
- Bill Cosby
Hardwork

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
- Colin Powell
Health

The body is a sacred garment.
- Martha Graham
History

The challenge of history is to recover the past and introduce it to the present.
- David Thelen
Humour

Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place
- Mark Twain
Idea

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have
- Emile Chartier
Ignorance

Fear always springs from ignorance
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Imagination

Imagination rules the world.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Inspiration

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
- Leo Buscaglia
Intelligence

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch
Leadership

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
- Henry J. Kaiser
Life

Life is a long lesson in humility.
- James M. Barrie
Love

You don't love a woman because she's beautiful, She is beautiful because you love her.
- Anonymous
Luck

Luck is when opportunity knocks and you answer.
- Anonymous
Marriage

A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences
- Dave Meurer
Mathematics

Obvious is the most dangerous word in mathematics.
- Eric Temple Bell
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

Life is a rough biography. Memories smooth out the edges.
- Terri Guillemets
Men

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

There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there
- Albert Einstein
Money

All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there. All you have to do is go after it.
- Curtis Carlson
Motivation

If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.
- Proust
Movies

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

Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
- W. H. Auden
Mystery

Mystery is another name for our ignorance; if we were omniscient, all would be perfectly plain
- Tryon Edwards
Nature

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

I understand with love comes pain, but why did I have to love so much?
- Anonymous
Parents

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
- Anonymous
Passion

Great dancers aren't great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion
- Anonymous
Patriotism

On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag!
- Alexander Henry
Peace

Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
- George Bernard Shaw
Pet

The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp
- John Berry
Photography

A tear contains an ocean. A photographer is aware of the tiny moments in a persons life that reveal greater truths
- Anonymous
Poetry

The sources of poetry are in the spirit seeking completeness.
- Muriel Rukeyser
Proverb

An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit
- Anonymous
Questions

Better to ask twice than to lose your way once.
- Danish Proverb
Religion

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.
- Thomas Jefferson
Risk

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
- Pablo Picasso
Science

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

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
- Mike Singletary
Success

Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
- Lydia M. Child
Talent

Our talents are the gift that God gives to us... What we make of our talents is our gift back to God
- Leo Buscaglia
Teacher

By learning you will teach; by teaching you will understand.
- Latin Proverb
Technology

Modern technology Owes ecology An apology.
- Alan M. Eddison
Time

Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.
- Khalil Gibran
Travel

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

Put your trust in the Lord and go ahead. Worry gets you no place.
- Roy Acuff
Vision

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

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter
Wealth

If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
- Edmund Burke
Wisdom

If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is safe.
- Lord Salisbury
Women

Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses.
- Marie de Vichy-Chamrond
Words

By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.
- Winston Churchill
Work

The harder I work, the luckier I get.
- Samuel Goldwyn
World

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
- Mark Twain
Writing

It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.
- Ursula K. LeGuin
Youth

Youth ends when egotism does; maturity begins when one lives for others.
- Hermann Hesse