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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

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.
- Wayne Dyer
Achievement

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

Narrative is linear, but action has breadth and depth as well as height and is solid.
- Thomas Carlyle
Adventure

Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.
- Schiller, Johann Friedrich Von
Adversity

The problem with troubleshooting is that trouble shoots back.
- Anonymous
Advice

Advice is judged by results, not by intentions
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Age

We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair.
- Charles Lamb
Ambition

The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream
- William Shakespeare
Anger

When anger rises, think of the consequences
- Confucius
Animals

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
- James Anthony Froude
Appreciation

The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly deceived
- Oscar Wilde
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

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
- Maya Angelou
Beauty

Nature didn't need an operation to be beautiful. It just was
- Scott Westerfeld
Beginning

The first beginnings are generally crude.
- Edward Counsel
Belief

Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment.
- Seneca
Bible

The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that.
- Mccosh
Birthday

Hope your birthday blossoms into lots of dreams come true!
- Anonymous
Boldness

Put a grain of boldness into everything you do.
- Baltasar Gracian
Books

A book is a gift you can open again and again
- Garrison Keillor
Business

You miss 100 percent of the shots that you take
- Wayne Gretzky
Calmness

Nothing is so aggravating than calmness
- Oscar Wilde
Celebration

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

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

The key to change... is to let go of fear
- Rosanne Cash V
Character

Character is like the foundation of a house - it is below the surface
- Anonymous
Courage

Courage is knowing what not to fear
- Plato
Dance

Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire
- George Bernard Shaw
Death

It hath been often said, that it is not death, but dying, which is terrible.
- Henry Fielding
Dreams

When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum
- Anonymous
Education

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself
- John Dewey
Effort

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Emotion

One thing you can't hide - is when you're crippled inside.
- John Lennon
Enthusiasm

One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life.
- Edward B. Butler
Entrepreneurship

The entrepreneur builds an enterprise; the technician builds a job.
- Michael Gerber
Environment

I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defence of our resources is just as important as defence abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?
- Robert Redford
Equality

The sole equality on earth is death
- Philip James Bailey
Experience

Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
- M. Scott Peck
Faith

Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell, but not the contrary of what they see. It is above them and not contrary to them.
- Blaise Pascal
Fate

There's much to be said for challenging fate instead of ducking behind it.
- Diana Trilling
Fear

Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead.
- Jerry Gille
Finance

Money is like a sixth sense - and you can't make use of the other five without it.
- William Somerset Maugham
Fitness

I would rather exercise than read a newspaper.
- Kim Alexis
Food

Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a culture.
- Mark Kurlansky
Forgiveness

A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
- Robert Fripp
Friendship

It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich
Funny

He taught me housekeeping; when I divorce I keep the house.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor
Hardwork

Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy
- Robert Half
Health

Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.
- Joseph Addison
History

History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstances
- Donald Creighton
Humour

A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
Idea

A half-baked idea is okay as long as it's in the oven.
- Anonymous
Ignorance

Ignorance is the night of the mind, a night without moon or star
- Confucius
Imagination

I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be.
- Chris Brown
Inspiration

Just what future the Designer of the universe has provided for the souls of men I do not know, I cannot prove. But I find that the whole order of Nature confirms my confidence that, if it is not like our noblest hopes and dreams, it will transcend them.
- Henry Norris Russell
Intelligence

Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.
- Josh Billings
Leadership

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
- Max Lucado
Life

Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.
- Karen Horney
Love

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
- Tom Robbins
Luck

Your luck is how you treat people
- Anonymous
Marriage

Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.
- Barnett R. Brickner
Mathematics

The highest form of pure thought is in mathematics
- Plato
Media

Advertising is our printed salesman. It may not be pretty, but it has to be true
- William Wrigley
Memory

The world shrieks and sinks talons into our hearts. This we call memory.
- Tim O'Brien
Men

Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves
- Gene Fowler
Mind

Limits exist only in the mind
- Anonymous
Money

I'd rather lose my own money than someone else's.
- Dean Kamen
Motivation

Without a struggle, there can be no progress.
- Frederick Douglass
Movies

I'm married to the theater but my mistress is the films.
- Oskar Werner
Music

If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
- Thomas Carlyle
Mystery

The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility
- Albert Einstein
Nature

Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.
- William Wordsworth
Opportunity

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein
Pain

Pain is the question mark turned like a fishhook in the human heart
- Peter De Vries
Parents

If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
- Brian Tracy
Passion

Rest in reason; move in passion.
- Khalil Gibran
Patriotism

Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
- James Bryce
Peace

Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing, peace is the measure.
- Phyllis McGinley
Pet

Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later
- Mary Bly
Photography

I am not an artist. I am an image maker.
- Thomas Hoepker
Poetry

I write poetry in order to live more fully.
- Judith Rodriguez
Proverb

Between the devil and the deep sea
- Anonymous
Questions

In examinations, the foolish ask questions the wise cannot answer.
- Oscar Wilde
Religion

Recounting of a life story, a mind thinking aloud leads one inevitably to the consideration of problems which are no longer psychological but spiritual.
- Paul Tournier
Risk

I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I'm not afraid of falling into my inkpot.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Science

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

Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.
- Phil Jackson
Success

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
- Dale Carnegie
Talent

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
- Stephen King
Teacher

The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.
- John Lubbock
Technology

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
- Albert Einstein
Time

Time brings all things to pass.
- Aeschylus
Travel

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

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
- Charles Spurgeon
Vision

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
- Jonathan Swift
War

After a long, hopeless war, people will settle for peace, at almost any price.
- Salman Rushdie
Wealth

Fortune sides with him who dares.
- Virgil
Wisdom

It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Women

We must remember that unless and until women are given their rightful place, no society or country can progress.
- IK Gujral
Words

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

Every noble work is at first impossible.
- Thomas Carlyle
World

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
- Albert Einstein
Writing

A writer never has a vacation. For a writer life consists of either writing or thinking about writing.
- Eugene Ionesco
Youth

Age considers; youth ventures.
- Rabindranath Tagore