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Ability

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

Life is a field of unlimited possibilities.
- Deepak Chopra
Achievement

Death comes to all But great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
- George Fabricius
Action

What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god -- the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals!
- Shakespeare
Adventure

Adventure is not an outside man, it is within.
- David Grayson
Adversity

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
- M. Kathleen Casey
Advice

It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as to know how to act for one's self
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Age

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
- Brigitte Bardot
Ambition

To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition
- Samuel Johnson
Anger

Anger is one letter short of danger.
- Anonymous
Animals

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.
- Martin Buber
Appreciation

There's nothing greater in the world than when somebody on the team does something good, and everybody gathers around to pat him on the back
- Billy Martin
Art

Art doesn't transform. It just plain forms.
- Roy Lichtenstein
Attitude

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
- Khalil Gibran
Beauty

Beauty, more than bitterness, makes the heart break
- Sara Teasdale
Beginning

The beginning is the most important part of the work
- Plato
Belief

Miracles happen to those who believe in them
- Bernard Berenson
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

Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.
- Sammy Hagar
Boldness

Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Books

The book you don't read can't help
- Jim Rohn
Business

There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience
- Chuck Tanner
Calmness

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom
- James Allen
Celebration

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
- Oprah Winfrey
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

When in doubt, choose change.
- Lily Leung
Character

Nothing of character is really permanent but virtue and personal worth.
- Daniel Webster
Courage

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point
- C.S. Lewis
Dance

On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined
- Lord Byron
Death

The idea is to die young as late as possible
- Anonymous
Dreams

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable
- Anonymous
Education

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

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit
- Napoleon Hill
Emotion

Strange how love coexists with hate, how they render eachother mute, how the swilling of them together makes a new and softer, sympathetic thing
- Sonya Hartenett
Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money, power and influence
- Henry Chester
Entrepreneurship

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
- Ralph Nader
Environment

We won't have a society if we destroy the environment
- Margaret Mead
Equality

Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition.
- Mercy Otis Warren
Experience

Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
- Randolph Bourne
Faith

As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.
- Emmanuel Teney
Fate

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

Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.
- Samuel Butler
Finance

Literature was formerly an art and finance a trade; today it is the reverse
- Joseph Roux
Fitness

Better to hunt in fields, for health unbought, Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught, The wise, for cure, on exercise depend; God never made his work for man to mend.
- John Dryden
Food

There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread
- Mahatma Gandhi
Forgiveness

Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.
- Alice Duer Miller
Friendship

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go.
- Margaret Walker
Funny

Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.
- Robert Benchley
Hardwork

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Alva Edison
Health

To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
- Buddha
History

History is a symphony of echoes heard and unheard. It is a poem with events as verses.
- Charles Angoff
Humour

Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which Authors are more apt to miscarry than in Works of Humour, as there is none in which they are more ambitious to excel.
- Joseph Addison
Idea

Ideas came with explosive immediacy, like an instant birth. Human thought is like a monstrous pendulum; it keeps swinging from one extreme to the other
- Eugene Field
Ignorance

Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom.
- Hugo De Groot
Imagination

I imagine that yes is the only living thing.
- e. e. cummings
Inspiration

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
- Norman Vincent Peale
Intelligence

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
- Woodrow Wilson
Leadership

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
- Tom Peters
Life

Life is a long lesson in humility.
- James M. Barrie
Love

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about but few have seen.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Luck

Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.
- William Shakespeare
Marriage

Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage.
- Finnish Proverb
Mathematics

Math seems to endow one with something like a new sense.
- Charles Robert Darwin
Media

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

Nostalgia: A device that removes the ruts and potholes from memory lane
- Doug Larson
Men

Men feel that women somehow drag them down, and women feel that way about men. It's possible that both are right.
- Mignon McLaughlin
Mind

Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart
- Anonymous
Money

All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment.
- Ray Kroc
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

Music is always changing and the changes are unpredictable.
- Billy Sheehan
Mystery

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

Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow.
- Antonio Porchia
Opportunity

Life's up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals - Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want
- Marsha Sinetar
Pain

If it doesn't work out there will never be any doubt that the pleasure was worth all the pain
- Jimmy Buffett
Parents

To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.
- Chinese Proverbs
Passion

We work in the dark, We do what we can, We give what we have, Our doubt is our passion, And our passion is our task, The rest is the madness of art
- Henry James
Patriotism

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
- William Ralph Inge
Peace

For behind all imperialism is ultimately the imperialistic individual, just as behind all peace is ultimately the peaceful individual.
- Irving Babbitt
Pet

Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings.
- Oliver Herford
Photography

If I saw something in my viewfinder that looked familiar to me, I would do something to shake it up
- Garry Winogrand
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

The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions.
- John A. Simone
Religion

Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand.
- Frederick II
Risk

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

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.
- Henry J. Tillman
Sports

Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.
- Joe Garagiola
Success

Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.
- Arnold H. Glasow
Talent

Talent is a wonderful thing, but it won't carry a quitter.
- Stephen King
Teacher

Natural ability is by far the best, but many men have succeeded in winning high renown by skill that is the fruit of teaching.
- Pindar
Technology

The technologies which have had the most profound effects on human life are usually simple.
- Freeman Dyson
Time

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.
- Charles Caleb Colton
Travel

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
- Ernest Hemingway
Trust

Never trust anyone who wants what you've got. Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion.
- Eubie Blake
Vision

The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.
- John Scully
War

The act of war is the last option of a democracy.
- Joseph C. Wilson
Wealth

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford
Wisdom

It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.
- Harold S. Geneen
Women

Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacities. She has the right to participate in very minutest detail in the activities of man and she has an equal right of freedom and liberty with him.
- M K Gandhi
Words

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa
Work

The harder I work, the luckier I get.
- Samuel Goldwyn
World

In the world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
- Oscar Wilde
Writing

Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you're doomed.
- Ray Bradbury
Youth

Youth ends when egotism does; maturity begins when one lives for others.
- Hermann Hesse