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Ability

The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.
- Andrew Carnegie
Abundance

The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car... a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little.
- Ben Sweetland
Achievement

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

Remember, a real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.
- Tony Robbins
Adventure

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
- Oprah Winfrey
Adversity

God uses suffering as a whetstone, to make men sharp with.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Advice

Sometimes you got to hurt something to help something. Sometimes you have to plow under one thing in order for something else to grow
- Ernest Gaines
Age

A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.
- Maurice Chevalier
Ambition

Nothing arouses ambition so much in the heart as the trumpet-clang of another's fame
- Baltasar Gracian
Anger

Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
- Eckhart Tolle
Animals

Shall we, because we walk on our hind feet, assume to ourselves only the privilege of imperishability?
- George Eliot
Appreciation

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
- Oprah Winfrey
Art

A picture is worth a thousand words.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Attitude

It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to
- Annie Gottlier
Beauty

Let us live for the beauty of our own reality
- Tom Robbins
Beginning

It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish.
- J. R. R. Tolkien
Belief

Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact
- William James
Bible

The Bible is the greatest example of the whole being greater that its parts.
- Michael Phillips.
Birthday

Here's to celebrating you!
- Anonymous
Boldness

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
- Aesop
Books

There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read.
- G.K. Chesterton
Business

No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Calmness

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.
- Ralph H. Blum
Celebration

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

We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.
- Maxwell Maltz
Change

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

Our character is but the stamp on our souls of the free choices of good and evil we have made through life.
- John C. Geikie
Courage

Without courage all virtues lose their meaning
- Winston Churchill
Dance

We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive... and part of the living, incarnate cosmos.
- D.H. Lawrence
Death

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
- Norman Cousins
Dreams

Dreams are like stars...you may never touch them, but if you follow them they will lead you to your destiny
- Anonymous
Education

Education is not the filling of a pail,but the lighting of a fire.
- Wiliam Butler Yeats
Effort

The willow knows what the storm does not: that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
- Blood of the Martyr
Emotion

Revenge has no more quenching effect on emotions that salt water has on thirst.
- Walter Weckler
Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is contagious - and so is the lack of it
- Anonymous
Entrepreneurship

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have
- Zig Ziglar
Environment

If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.
- E. O. Wilson
Equality

As equality increases, so does the number of people struggling for predominance.
- Mason Cooley
Experience

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

A man of courage is also full of faith.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Fate

Whatever be thy fate today, Remember, this will pass away!
- John Godfrey Saxe
Fear

Who sees all beings in his own self, and his own self in all beings, loses all fear.
- Isa Upanishad
Finance

The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money
- Anonymous
Fitness

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
- Benjamin Franklin
Food

When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste
- Laiko Bahrs
Forgiveness

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
- John F. Kennedy
Friendship

Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
- Muhammad Ali
Funny

Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.
- P. J. O'Rourke
Hardwork

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.
- Booker T. Washington
Health

A healthy outside starts from the inside.
- Robert Urich
History

History makes people wise
- Francis Bacon
Humour

Humour is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them.
- Simon Wiesenthal
Idea

An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied
- Arnold H. Glasgow
Ignorance

Stupidity has a certain charm - ignorance does not
- Frank Zappa
Imagination

There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.
- Edmund Burke
Inspiration

Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Intelligence

I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.
- Mark Twain
Leadership

Every silver lining has a cloud.
- Mary Kay Ash
Life

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James
Love

Love is like a rumor, Everyone talks about it, But no one truly knows.
- Anonymous
Luck

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work
- Harry Golden
Marriage

A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day
- Andre Maurois
Mathematics

Mathematics is like true love- A simple idia but can get complicated
- Ricky Gakhar
Media

Journalism is the ability to meet the challenge of filling space.
- Rebecca West
Memory

The happiest memories are of moments that ended when they should have.
- Robert Brault
Men

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

Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible
- Mahatma Gandhi
Money

A man with money is no match against a man on a mission.
- Doyle Brunson
Motivation

Every animal knows more than you do.
- Native American Proverb
Movies

Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
- Roger Ebert
Music

It is cruel that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
- Benjamin Britten
Mystery

Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious.
- Thomas Carlyle
Nature

Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.
- Rupert Brooke
Opportunity

Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.
- Brian Tracy
Pain

The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing
- Herodotus
Parents

The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.
- Ellen Goodman
Passion

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
- Benjamin Franklin
Patriotism

The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.
- William Shenstone
Peace

Peace is its own reward.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Pet

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
- George Eliot
Photography

A good photograph is knowing where to stand
- Ansel Adams
Poetry

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
- Kahlil Gibran
Proverb

First come, first served
- Anonymous
Questions

Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.
- Francis Bacon
Religion

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

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
- Soren Kierkegaard
Science

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
- John Dewey
Sports

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore," shoot six, and write down five.
- Paul Harvey
Success

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
- Jim Rohn
Talent

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
Teacher

Whatever you want to teach, be brief.
- Horace
Technology

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.
- John F. Kennedy
Time

Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.
- Daniel J. Boorstin
Travel

There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
Trust

I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business.
- Harvey S. Firestone
Vision

No one is less ready for tomorrow than the person who holds the most rigid beliefs about what tomorrow will contain.
- Watts Wacker
War

There never was a good war, or a bad peace.
- Benjamin Franklin
Wealth

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

Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek.
- Dan Rather
Women

A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
- Jane Austen
Words

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
- Ambrose Bierce
Work

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

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead
Writing

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
- Thomas Jefferson
Youth

The difficult task of knowing another soul is not for young gentlemen whose consciousness is chiefly made up of their own wishes.
- George Eliot