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Ability

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
- John Wooden
Abundance

Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
- Wayne Dyer
Achievement

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

Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt.
- Norman Cousins
Adventure

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
- Andre Gide
Adversity

A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn.
- Author Unknown
Advice

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.
- Anonymous
Age

There are years that ask questions and years that answer.
- Zora Neale Hurston
Ambition

Few are more unhappy than those who have great ambition, but little energy to urge it into activity.
- Norman MacDonald
Anger

No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.
- George Jean Nathan
Animals

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
- Anatole France
Appreciation

Encouraged people achieve the best; dominated people achieve second best; neglected people achieve the least.
- Anonymous
Art

All art is but imitation of nature.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Attitude

Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.
- Ralph Marston
Beauty

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

Not believing has a sickness which is believing a little.
- Antonio Porchia
Bible

Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.
- Mark Twain
Birthday

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

Where necessity pinches, boldness is prudence
- Anonymous
Books

A good book should leave you... slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.
- William Styron
Business

The sole purpose of business is service. The sole purpose of advertising is explaining the service which business renders
- Leo Burnett
Calmness

Calmness is always Godlike
- George Herbert
Celebration

Life is a celebration of awakenings, of new beginnings and wonderful surprises that enlighten the soul.
- Anonymous
Challenge

There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.
- William Frederick Halsey
Change

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself
- Andy Warhol
Character

It is of little traits that the greatest human character is composed.
- William Winter
Courage

It's okay to be scared. Because when you're scared, courage reveals itself
- Anonymous
Dance

Dancing is not getting up any time painlessly like a speck of dust blown around in the wind. Dancing is when you rise above both worlds, tearing your heart to pieces and giving up your soul.
- Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Death

I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
- Winston Churchill
Dreams

In dreams no man wears a mask.
- Edward Counsel
Education

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army
- Edward Everett
Effort

There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
- Anonymous
Emotion

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

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm
- Sidonie Gabrielle
Entrepreneurship

Failure is not about insecurity. It's about lack of execution.
- Jeffrey Gitomer
Environment

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

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

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
- Mark Twain
Faith

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore
Fate

He alone is great Who by a life heroic conquers fate.
- Sarah Knowles Bolton
Fear

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie
Finance

What pays under capitalism is satisfying the common man, the customer. The more people you satisfy, the better for you
- Ludwig von Mises
Fitness

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states.
- Carol Welch
Food

Food is an important part of a balanced diet.
- Fran Lebowitz
Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.
- Saint Augustine
Friendship

Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
- Dag Hammarskjold
Funny

Food is an important part of a balanced diet.
- Fran Lebowitz
Hardwork

Every job is a self portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence.
- Anonymous
Health

Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it
- Josh Billings
History

History is written by the victors
- Winston Churchill
Humour

No man can be an agnostic who has a sense of humour.
- E. M. Forster
Idea

Others go to bed with their mistresses; I with my ideas.
- Jose Marti
Ignorance

There is no reply to the ignorant like keeping silence
- Anonymous
Imagination

All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
- Brian Tracy
Inspiration

The best way out is always through.
- Robert Frost
Intelligence

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

If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.
- William James
Life

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
- E. B. White
Love

Do all things with love.
- Og Mandino
Luck

Luck is a crossroad where preparation and opportunity meet
- Anonymous
Marriage

If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love
- Michel de Montaigne
Mathematics

A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn't there
- Charles R. Darwin
Media

If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell 6 friends. If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell 6,000 friends
- Jeff Bezos
Memory

I have memories - but only a fool stores his past in the future.
- David Gerrold
Men

My theory is that men are no more liberated than women.
- Indira Gandhi
Mind

All sorts of bodily diseases are produced by half-used minds.
- George Bernard Shaw
Money

A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.
- Jonathan Swift
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 a petrified fountain of thought.
- Jean Cocteau
Music

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
- Leo Tolstoy
Mystery

Mystery is not profoundness."
- Colton, Charles Caleb
Nature

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
- William Shakespeare
Opportunity

Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together
- Robert South
Pain

There's a certain satisfaction in a little bit of pain
- Madonna
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

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life.
- Federico Fellini
Patriotism

It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
- Voltaire
Peace

It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Pet

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.
- James Herriot
Photography

Unless a picture shocks, it is nothing.
- Marcel Duchamp
Poetry

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.
- Dennis Gabor
Proverb

A hungry man is an angry man
- Anonymous
Questions

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
- Dr. Seuss
Religion

Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God.
- Albert Einstein
Risk

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

Science is built up of facts, as a house is built of stones; but an accumulation of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.
- Henri Poincare
Sports

Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a good defense cannot beat a better offense.' In other words a good offense wins.
- Dan Quayle
Success

Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals.
- Paul J. Meyer
Talent

Every artist was first an amateur.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Teacher

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

The greatest danger in modern technology isn't that machines will begin to think like people, but that people will begin to think like machines
- Mike Trout
Time

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.
- Dion Boucicault
Travel

If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.
- George Harrison
Trust

The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
- Stephen King
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

In war, truth is the first casualty.
- Aeschylus
Wealth

Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Wisdom

It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
- William Ralph Inge
Women

Women reason with the heart and are much less often wrong than men who reason with the head.
- De Lescure
Words

Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.
- Stephen King
Work

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

In a fight between yourself and the world, always side with the world.
- Frank Zappa
Writing

When once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen.
- Samuel Lover
Youth

Praise youth and it will prosper.
- Irish Proverb