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Ability

Behind every able man, there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb
Abundance

Whatever we are waiting for peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance ? it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
Achievement

It is by what we ourselves have done, and not by what others have done for us, that we shall be remembered in after ages.
- Francis Wayland
Action

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.
- Thomas B. Macaulay
Adventure

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

If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
- Robert Fulghum
Advice

It is a good divine that follows his own instructions.
- William Shakespeare
Age

Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.
- Charles Dickens
Ambition

Ambition is the last infirmity of noble minds
- James Matthew Barrie
Anger

Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.
- Marcus Antonius
Animals

Only animals were not expelled from Paradise.
- Milan Kundera
Appreciation

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one
- Oscar Wilde
Art

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known
- Oscar Wilde
Attitude

Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time
- Betty Smith
Beauty

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

A hard beginning maketh a good ending.
- John Heywood
Belief

Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we call theories.
- Felix Cohen
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

A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
- Helen Keller
Books

A room without books is like a body without a soul
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Business

This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50
- Bill Gates
Calmness

Don't worry about anything. Worrying never solved anything. All it does is distort your mind.
- Milton Garland
Celebration

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!
- Amanda Bradley
Challenge

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
- Joshua J. Marine
Change

There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction
- Winston Churchill
Character

Every man, as to character, is the creature of the age in which he lives. Very few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of their times.
- Voltaire
Courage

Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use
- Anonymous
Dance

Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.
- Ted Shawn
Death

Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live
- Anonymous
Dreams

Dream in a pragmatic way.
- Aldous Huxley
Education

An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life
- Anonymous
Effort

A big shot is a little shot that kept shooting.
- Anonymous
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

Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is a triumph of enthusiasm
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Entrepreneurship

Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.
- Jim Rohn
Environment

Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them
- Mark Twain
Equality

Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact
- Honore de Balzac
Experience

Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
- Franklin P. Jones
Faith

Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
- Khalil Gibran
Fate

We make our own fortunes and we call them fate
- Benjamin Disraeli
Fear

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell
Finance

What pays under capitalism is satisfying the common man, the customer. The more people you satisfy, the better for you
- Ludwig von Mises
Fitness

Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn't formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them.
- Lee Haney
Food

Human beings do not eat nutrients, they eat food.
- Mary Catherine Bateson
Forgiveness

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

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
- Aristotle
Funny

Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.
- Victor Hugo
Hardwork

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

Time And health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted
- Denis Waitley
History

All great historical facts and personages occur, as it were, twice ... the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.
- Karl Marx
Humour

Humour is a fine line to walk in poetry, as in fiction. I just think it's harder to write. It's harder to keep the respect of the reader too.
- George Murray
Idea

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

Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it
- Thomas Paine
Imagination

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.
- Joseph Addison
Inspiration

It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.
- Joseph Wood Krutch
Intelligence

It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used than a powerful one that is idle.
- Bryant H. McGill
Leadership

In fair weather prepare for foul.
- Thomas Fuller
Life

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
- Havelock Ellis
Love

Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
- Charles Augustin SainteBeauve
Luck

It's hard to detect good luck - it looks so much like something you've earned.
- Frank A. Clark
Marriage

A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time.
- Anne Taylor Fleming
Mathematics

A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn't there
- Charles R. Darwin
Media

Social Media is about the people! Not about your business. Provide for the people and the people will provide for you.
- Matt Goulart
Memory

Everything is only for a day, both that which remembers and that which is remembered
- Marcus Aurelius
Men

No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a boy.
- Knights of Pythagoras
Mind

Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible
- Mahatma Gandhi
Money

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
- John Ruskin
Motivation

It may be those who do most, dream most.
- Stephen Leacock
Movies

The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself.
- Will Rogers
Music

Music is a performance and needs the audience.
- Michael Tippett
Mystery

Mysteries are due to secrecy.
- Francis Bacon
Nature

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

When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through
- Jesse Jackson
Pain

There is pain in prohibition
- Irish Sayings
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

Enthusiasm is nothing more or less than faith in action
- Henry Chester
Patriotism

I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.
- Michael Ignatieff
Peace

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pet

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

Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.
- Don McCullin
Poetry

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
- Rita Dove
Proverb

First come, first served
- Anonymous
Questions

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Anonymous
Religion

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Risk

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

Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
- George Santayana
Sports

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.
- Tim Duncan
Success

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie
Talent

Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
- Pope John Paul II
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

The greatest danger in modern technology isn't that machines will begin to think like people, but that people will begin to think like machines
- Anonymous
Time

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
- Carl Sandburg
Travel

I tramp a perpetual journey.
- Walt Whitman
Trust

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.
- George MacDonald
Vision

Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
War

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter
Wealth

The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel... its poverty by how little.
- Sherrilyn Kenyon,
Wisdom

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

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

We live and breathe words.
- Cassandra Clare
Work

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
- Margaret Fuller
World

We've taken the world apart but we have no idea what to do with the pieces.
- Chuck Palahniuk
Writing

For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.
- Catherine Drinker Bowen
Youth

You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.
- Ogden Nash