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Ability

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

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

Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat.
- Eric Hoffer
Adventure

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

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

A good example has twice the value of good advice
- Anonymous
Age

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

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau
Anger

Anger is one letter short of danger.
- Anonymous
Animals

Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts
- Coleman Cox
Appreciation

Encouraged people achieve the best; dominated people achieve second best; neglected people achieve the least.
- Anonymous
Art

It is through Art and through Art only that we can realize our perfection; through Art and Art only that we can shield ourselves from the sordid perils of actual existence
- Oscar Wilde
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 without expression is boring
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beginning

The first beginnings are generally crude.
- Edward Counsel
Belief

This is how humans are: we question all our beliefs, except for the ones we really believe, and those we never think to question.
- Orson Scott Card
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

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity
- Anonymous
Boldness

Freedom lies in being bold.
- Robert Frost
Books

A good book should leave you... slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.
- William Styron
Business

I am married to my business
- Betty Rivera
Calmness

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

Celebrate we will for life is short but sweet for certain
- Dave Matthews Band
Challenge

Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Change

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
- Mary Engelbreit
Character

Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time
- Elbert Hubbard
Courage

Courage is not living without fear. Courage is being scared to death and doing the right thing anyway.
- Chae Richardson
Dance

Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music
- William Stafford
Death

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings
- Socrates
Dreams

For a dreamer, night's the only time of day
- Newsies
Education

The tragedy of education is played in two scenes - incompetent pupils facing competent teachers and incompetent teachers facing competent pupils
- Martin H. Fischer
Effort

The willow knows what the storm does not: that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
- Blood of the Martyr
Emotion

But some emotions don't make a lot of noise. It's hard to hear pride. Caring is real faint - like a heartbeat. And pure love - why, some days it's so quiet, you don't even know it's there
- Anonyomus
Enthusiasm

Promise yourself to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
- Christian Larson
Entrepreneurship

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
- Thomas Edison
Environment

Environments are not just containers, but are processes that change the content totally
- Marshall McLuhan
Equality

Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings
- Simone Weil
Experience

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
- Auguste Rodin
Faith

Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
- D. Elton Trueblood
Fate

When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.
- Carl Jung
Fear

There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls.
- Aeschylus
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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

Good food ends with good talk
- Geoffrey Neighor
Forgiveness

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

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
- Arnold H. Glasow
Funny

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
- Mark Twain
Hardwork

I do not know anyone who has gotten to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but it will get you pretty near.
- Margaret Thatcher
Health

Healthy people live with their world.
- Anne Wilson Schaef
History

Great men are the inspired texts of that divine Book of Revelations, whereof a chapter is completed from epoch to epoch, and by some named History.
- Thomas Carlyle
Humour

The secret to humor is surprise.
- Aristotle
Idea

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

The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance
- Samuel Butler
Imagination

Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.
- L. Frank Baum
Inspiration

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore
Intelligence

Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Leadership

Good enough never is.
- Debbi Fields
Life

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
- E. B. White
Love

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
- Zelda Fitzgerald
Luck

Luck marches with those who give their very best
- Jackson Brown
Marriage

Before marriage, a man will lie awake all night thinking about something you said; after marriage, he'll fall asleep before you finish saying it.-
- Anonymous
Mathematics

The longer math lives the more abstract and therefore, possibly also the more practical it becomes.
- Eric Temple Bell
Media

A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.
- Arthur Miller
Memory

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

A man can't make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree
- Helen Keller
Mind

If the mind, that rules the body, ever so far forgets itself as to trample on its slave, the slave is never generous enough to forgive the injury, but will rise and smite the oppressor.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Money

A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.
- Jonathan Swift
Motivation

Once you choose hope, anything's possible.
- Christopher Reeve
Movies

Nobody makes movies bad on purpose.
- Roland Emmerich
Music

Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.
- Thomas Fuller
Mystery

It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.
- Diane Ackerman
Nature

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
- Rose Kennedy
Opportunity

Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can - there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did
- Sarah Caldwell
Pain

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother
- Kahlil Gibran
Parents

The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.
- Ellen Goodman
Passion

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel
- Carl W. Buechner
Patriotism

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
- George McGovern
Peace

Peace is the first thing the angels sang.
- John Keble
Pet

A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.
- Robert Southey
Photography

A good photograph is knowing where to stand
- Ansel Adams
Poetry

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

Barking dogs seldom bite
- Anonymous
Questions

The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.
- Anonymous
Religion

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
- Henry David Thoreau
Risk

Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Frank Scully
Science

Science is built up of facts, as a house is built of stones; but an accumulation of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.
- Henri Poincare
Sports

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

Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing
Talent

Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.
- Erica Jong
Teacher

We learn by teaching.
- James Howell
Technology

The most overlooked advantage of owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against whacking them around a bit.
- Eric Porterfield
Time

For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.
- Doug Larson
Travel

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.
- Anna Quindlen
Trust

Trust not too much to appearances.
- Virgil
Vision

No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities - always see them, for they're always there.
- Norman Vincent Peale
War

All delays are dangerous in war.
- John Dryden
Wealth

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

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Women

Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.
- Margaret Sanger
Words

Because even the smallest of words can be the ones to hurt you, or save you.
- Natsuki Takaya
Work

Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need
- Voltaire
World

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali
Writing

Every word written is a victory against death.
- Michel Butor
Youth

Age considers; youth ventures.
- Rabindranath Tagore