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Ability

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

Abundance does not spread; famine does.
- Zulu Proverb
Achievement

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

Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation. and honor the reward of action.
- Francis Quarles
Adventure

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

Convert difficulties into opportunities, for difficulties are divine surgeries to make you better.
- Anonymous
Advice

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
- Edgar Watson Howe
Age

Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself
- Tom Wilson
Ambition

Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Anger

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

The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged
- Ovid
Appreciation

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
- Anonymous
Art

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
- Albert Camus
Attitude

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
- Oprah Winfrey
Beauty

Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time
- Albert Camus
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

For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible
- Stuart Chase
Bible

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

You're not getting older, just more distinguished.
- Anonymous
Boldness

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

The proper study of mankind is books
- Aldous Huxley
Business

Without some dissimulation no business can be carried on at all
- Lord Chesterfield
Calmness

Calmness is always Godlike
- George Herbert
Celebration

There's a lot happening in many of us. I think you have to celebrate every part. It's what you are. You have to try to find all of those secret names
- Cassandra Wilson
Challenge

We cannot truly face life until we face the fact that it will be taken away from us.
- Billy Graham
Change

Change is the essence of life.Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become
- Anonymous
Character

Character is, for the most part,simply habit become fixed.
- C. H. Parkhurst
Courage

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others
- Winston Churchill
Dance

Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!
- Constanze
Death

Death a friend that alone can bring the peace his treasures cannot purchase, and remove the pain his physicians cannot cure
- Mortimer Collins
Dreams

I dream, therefore I exist.
- August Strindberg
Education

A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti
Effort

The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Emotion

Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions
- Pablo Picasso
Enthusiasm

Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm
- Earl Nightingale
Entrepreneurship

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Environment

Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites
- William Ruckelshaus
Equality

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

Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience.
- Albert Bandura
Faith

Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch.
- E. M. Forster
Fate

Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant, filled with odd waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like.
- Lemony Snicket
Fear

Don't fear, just live right
- Neal A. Maxwell
Finance

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

Any workout which does not involve a certain minimum of danger or responsibility does not improve the body - it just wears it out.
- Norman Mailer
Food

To a man with an empty stomach, food is god.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
- Hannah More
Friendship

It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.
- Mignon McLaughlin
Funny

California is a fine place to live - if you happen to be an orange.
- Fred Allen
Hardwork

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work
- Horace
Health

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
History

History is past politics, and politics present history.
- John Robert Seeley
Humour

Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing in the world is power without humor.
- Eric Sevareid
Idea

Good ideas are common - what's uncommon are people who'll work hard enough to bring them about
- Ashleigh Brilliant
Ignorance

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge
- Elbert Hubbard
Imagination

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
- Pablo Picasso
Inspiration

Ideas shape the course of history.
- John Maynard Keynes
Intelligence

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
- Henry Ford
Leadership

No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.
- Andrew Carnegie
Life

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin
Love

More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
- John Donne
Luck

Reverence, humility, contentment, gratitude and hearing the good Dhamma, this is the best good luck
- Buddha
Marriage

The marriage state, with and without the affection suitable to it, is the completest image of Heaven and Hell we are capable of receiving in this life.
- Richard Steele
Mathematics

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

I'm always fascinated by the way memory diffuses fact.
- Diane Sawyer
Men

Men are at war with each other because each man is at war with himself
- Francis Meehan
Mind

The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.
- Sigmund Freud
Money

If God has allowed me to earn so much money, it is because He knows I give it all away.
- Edith Piaf
Motivation

You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
- Robert H. Schuller
Movies

Movies are not scripts - movies are films; they're not books, they're not the theatre.
- Nicolas Roeg
Music

Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.
- Paul Simon
Mystery

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

Bats drink on the wing, like swallows, by sipping the surface, as they play over pools and streams.
- Gilbert White
Opportunity

If God shuts one door, He opens another.
- Irish
Pain

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil
- Aristotle
Parents

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

When work, commitment, and pleasure all become one and you reach that deep well where passion lives, nothing is impossible
- Anonymous
Patriotism

Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism. A venerable word, when duly practiced.
- Robert Walpole
Peace

Peace begins with a smile.
- Mother Teresa
Pet

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

Still images can be moving and moving images can be still. Both meet within soundscapes
- Chien-Chi Chang
Poetry

Poetry is important. No less than science, it seeks a hold upon reality, and the closeness of its approach is the test of its success.
- Babette Deutsch
Proverb

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

Any man who knows all the answers most likely misunderstood the questions
- Anonymous
Religion

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
- Buddha
Risk

Prudence keeps life safe, but does not often make it happy.
- Samuel Johnson
Science

Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.
- Edwin Powell Hubble
Sports

Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
- Herbert Hoover
Success

Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.
- Jon Bon Jovi
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

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
- Aristotle
Technology

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur.c.clarke
Time

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

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust
Trust

Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.
- Joyce Brothers
Vision

To the person who does not know where he wants to go there is no favorable wind.
- Seneca
War

In time of war, when truth is so precious, it must be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
- Winston CHurchill
Wealth

No wealth can ever make a bad man at peace with himself
- Plato
Wisdom

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
- Moliere
Women

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

Some people have a way with words, and other people...oh, uh, not have way.
- Steve Martin
Work

Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need
- Voltaire
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

All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary - it's just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.
- Somerset Maugham
Youth

A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
- William Shakespeare