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Ability

Ability is a poor man's wealth.
- John Wooden
Abundance

Gratitude is the open door to abundance.
- Anonymous
Achievement

In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements.
- Mao Tse-Tung
Action

Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Adventure

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.
- Helen Keller
Adversity

To have become a deeper man is the privilege of those who have suffered.
- Oscar Wilde
Advice

In giving advice seek to help, not to please, your friend.
- Solon
Age

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

Ambition is the last refuge of failure
- Oscar Wilde
Anger

Anger is a bad counselor
- French Proverb
Animals

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
- Mohandas Gandhi
Appreciation

You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins
- Jim Stovall
Art

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
- James Whistler
Attitude

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life.
- Joel Osteen
Beauty

Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical
- Sophia Loren
Beginning

Every thing must have a beginning ... and that beginning must be linked to something that went before.
- Mary Shelley
Belief

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

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

A simple celebration, a gathering of friends; here is wishing you great happiness, a joy that never ends.
- Anonymous
Boldness

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

A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counsellor, a multitude of counsellors.
- Henry Ward Beecher
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

Calmness is the cradle of power.
- Josiah Gilbert Holland
Celebration

Life is a celebration because it is an adventure
- Anonymous
Challenge

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
- Winston Churchill
Change

When you are through changing, you are through.
- Bruce Barton
Character

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing
- Abraham Lincoln
Courage

Without justice, courage is weak
- Benjamin Franklin
Dance

Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!
- Constanze
Death

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

Dreams are free
- Anonymous
Education

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework
- Edith Ann
Effort

All the effort in the world won't matter if you're not inspired
- Chuck Palahniuk
Emotion

Feelings are not supposed to be logical. Dangerous is the man who has rationalized his emotions.
- David Borenstein
Enthusiasm

Don't let the train of enthusiasm run through the station so fast that people can't get on board
- Anonymous
Entrepreneurship

Have the end in mind and every day make sure your working towards it
- Ryan Allis
Environment

We begin to see, therefore, the importance of selecting our environment with the greatest of care, because environment is the mental feeding ground out of which the food that goes into our minds is extracted.
- Napoleon Hill
Equality

Equality is not in regarding different things similarly, equality is in regarding different things differently.
- Tom Robbins
Experience

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.
- John Keats
Faith

Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible.
- William James
Fate

Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.
- Elizabeth Bowen
Fear

Being frightened is an experience you can't buy
- Anthony Price
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Fitness

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

I always say centered food equals centered behavior.
- Marilu Henner
Forgiveness

Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.
- Euripides
Friendship

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
- Epicurus
Funny

Every man's dream is to be able to sink into the arms of a woman without also falling into her hands.
- Jerry Lewis
Hardwork

If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. It's the hard that makes it great
- Tom Hanks
Health

Health is not valued till sickness comes
- Thomas Fuller
History

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different
- Aldous Huxley
Humour

According as the man is, so must you humour him.
- Jean Racine
Idea

Dreams, ideas, and plans not only are an escape, they give me purpose, a reason to hang on
- Anonymous
Ignorance

Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.
- Don Wood
Imagination

Trust that little voice in your head that says 'Wouldn't it be interesting if...'; And then do it.
- Duane Michals
Inspiration

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
- Thomas Fuller
Intelligence

It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that.
- G. H. Hardy
Leadership

My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never.
- Duke Ellington
Life

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
- John Burroughs
Love

Love the heart that hurts you, but never hurt the heart that loves you.
- Vipin Sharma
Luck

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

In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage.
- Robert Anderson
Mathematics

Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper.
- David Hilbert
Media

Advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century.
- Marshall Mcluhan
Memory

A moment lasts all of a second, but the memory lives on forever
- Anonymous
Men

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

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds
- Albert Einstein
Money

After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts.
- Aristotle Onassis
Motivation

If you want your dreams to come true, don't over sleep.
- Yiddish Proverb
Movies

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

Composers shouldn't think too much - it interferes with their plagiarism.
- Howard Dietz
Mystery

The real mystery of life is not a problem to be solved, it is a reality to be experienced
- J.J. Van der Leeuw
Nature

Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.
- Langston Hughes
Opportunity

Even when opportunity knocks a man still has to get up off his seat and open the door
- Anonymous
Pain

Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us-and those around us - more effectively. Look for the learning
- Louisa May Alcott
Parents

Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.
- Elbert Hubbard
Passion

Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what he loves
- Blaise Pascal
Patriotism

Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.
- Dale Carnegie
Peace

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon
Pet

Cats have it all - admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it.
- Rod McKuen
Photography

A photograph is the pause button on life
- Ty Holland
Poetry

Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
- G.K. Chesterton
Proverb

Discretion is the better part of valor
- Anonymous
Questions

Ask with urgency and passion.
- Arthur Balfour
Religion

I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
- Albert Camus
Risk

Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
- Frederick B. Wilcox
Science

The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.
- William Lawrence Bragg
Sports

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
- William Arthur Ward
Success

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

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

Education is the guardian genius of democracy. It is the only dictator that free men recognize, and the only ruler that free men require.
- Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar
Technology

Technology makes it possible for people to gain control over everything, except over technology.
- John Tudor
Time

Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.
- Alan Lakein
Travel

Travel teaches toleration.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Trust

For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.
- Bo Bennett
Vision

Vision animates, inspires, transforms purpose into action.
- Anonymous
War

Wars do not end wars any more than an extraordinarily large conflagration does away with the fire hazard.
- Henry Ford
Wealth

Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
- Oprah Winfrey
Wisdom

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Women

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.
- Diane Mariechild
Words

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

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut
- Albert Einstein
World

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Writing

The secret of becoming a writer is to write, write and keep on writing.
- Ken MacLeod
Youth

Youth is something very new: twenty years ago no one mentioned it.
- Coco Chanel