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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

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
- Albert Einstein
Achievement

If life were measured by accomplishments, most of us would die in infancy.
- Gouthey, A. P.
Action

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

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

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
- Frank A. Clark
Advice

It is more easy to be wise for others than for ourselves.
- Francois La Rochefoucauld
Age

You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.
- Douglas MacArthur
Ambition

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

Life is too short to hold a grudge, also too long.
- Robert Brault
Animals

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

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
- William James
Art

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
- Oscar Wilde
Attitude

If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one
- Cavett Robert
Beauty

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them
- Marcus Aurelius
Beginning

While we deliberate about beginning it is all ready too late to begin
- Quintilian
Belief

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

When you read God's Word, you must constantly be saying to yourself, 'It is talking to me, and about me'.
- Soren Kierkegaard
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 must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.
- Franz Kafka
Business

It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business
- Mahatma Gandhi
Calmness

Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
- Mark Victor Hansen
Celebration

Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
- M. Scott Peck
Challenge

Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
- George S. Patton
Change

You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler
- Denis Waitley
Character

It requires less character to discover the faults of others, than to tolerate them.
- J. Petit Senn
Courage

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace
- Amelia Earhart
Dance

Dancing is the poetry of the foot.
- John Dryden
Death

To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.
- Thomas Campbell
Dreams

Even the loveliest dream bears like a blemish its difference from reality, the awareness that what it grants is mere illusion
- Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno
Education

Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.
- Clifford Stoll
Effort

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
Emotion

Emotional truths can sometimes be conveyed more effectively, more compellingly, through fiction
- Diana Ossana
Enthusiasm

There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm
- Edgar Allan Poe
Entrepreneurship

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way
- Napoleon Hill
Environment

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry
- Thomas Fuller
Equality

Equal rights for all, special privileges for none
- Thomas Jefferson
Experience

Experience is the teacher of all things.
- Julius Caesar
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

You are fate's shadow or fate's sun, depending on which way you turn.
- Terri Guillemets
Fear

Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day
- Brendan Francis
Finance

It's not your salary that makes you rich, it's your spending habits.
- Charles A. Jaffe Quotes
Fitness

A runner must run with dreams in his heart, not money in his pocket.
- Emil Zatopek
Food

Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends.
- George Bernard Shaw
Forgiveness

It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.
- Jessamyn West
Friendship

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
- Elbert Hubbard
Funny

How many people here have telekenetic powers? Raise my hand.
- Emo Philips
Hardwork

If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.
- Lane Kirkland
Health

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
- Albert Schweitzer
History

Man is a history-making creature who can neither repeat his past nor leave it behind.
- W.H. Auden
Humour

I think, for me, humour needs to be used like a strong spice - sparingly.
- George Murray
Idea

My mind contains many good ideas, but it's not always easy to squeeze one out.
- Ashleigh Brilliant
Ignorance

Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge
- Horace Mann
Imagination

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

Ideas shape the course of history.
- John Maynard Keynes
Intelligence

Always be smarter than the people who hire you.
- Lena Horne
Leadership

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.
- William James
Life

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Love

More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
- John Donne
Luck

I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often
- Brian Tracy
Marriage

Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson
Mathematics

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

Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell.
- Seth Godin
Memory

We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams
- Jeremy Irons
Men

Men are only as great as they are kind
- Elbert Hubbard
Mind

Here in your mind you have complete privacy. Here there's no difference between what is and what could be.
- Chuck Palahniuk
Money

Anybody who thinks money will make you happy, hasn't got money.
- David Geffen
Motivation

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

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

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
- Jean Paul
Mystery

Some mystery should be left in the revelation of character in a play, just as a great deal of mystery is always left in the revelation of character in life, even in one's own character to himself
- Tennessee Williams
Nature

How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
- Emily Dickinson
Opportunity

Opportunity? often it comes in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
- Napoleon Hill
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

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

It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters
- Aesop
Patriotism

I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.
- Bob Riley
Peace

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Pet

Every boy should have two things: a dog, and a mother willing to let him have one
- Anonymous
Photography

Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times. I just shoot at what interests me at that moment.
- Elliott Erwitt
Poetry

Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge.
- William Wordsworth
Proverb

Faint heart never won fair lady
- Anonymous
Questions

Ask with urgency and passion.
- Arthur Balfour
Religion

Just as the soul fills the body, so God fills the world. Just as the soul bears the body, so God endures the world. Just as the soul sees but is not seen, so God sees but is not seen. Just as the soul feeds the body, so God gives food to the world.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Risk

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.
- Anonymous
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

Champions keep playing until they get it right.
- Billie Jean King
Success

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby
Talent

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
- Erma Bombeck
Teacher

He that teaches us anything which we knew not before is undoubtedly to be reverenced as a master.
- Samuel Johnson
Technology

Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.
- Albert Einstein
Time

Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.
- Max Frisch
Travel

Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss, and a little moss is a good thing on a man.
- John Burroughs
Trust

Trust your ability!
- Itzhak Perlman
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

Fortune sides with him who dares.
- Virgil
Wisdom

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool.
- Lord Chesterfield
Women

What would men be without women? Scarce, sir...mighty scarce.
- Mark Twain
Words

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
- Robert Frost
Work

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

Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.
- Joseph Campbell
Writing

All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary - it's just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.
- Somerset Maugham
Youth

It's never too late to have a happy childhood.
- Tom Robbins