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Ability

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.
- Charlotte Whitton
Abundance

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

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
- Kinder, Jack
Action

Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, the word to the action.
- Shakespeare
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

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on
- Robert Frost
Age

Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
- Leroy Satchel Paige
Ambition

If you have a great ambition, take as big a step as possible in the direction of fulfilling it. The step may only be a tiny one, but trust that it may be the largest one possible for now.
- Mildred McAfee
Anger

Anger is short-lived madness.
- Horace
Animals

Shall we, because we walk on our hind feet, assume to ourselves only the privilege of imperishability?
- George Eliot
Appreciation

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire
Art

A painting that is well composed is half finished.
- Pierre Bonnard
Attitude

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
- Brian Tracy
Beauty

We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end; which stands related to all things; which is the mean of many extremes
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beginning

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

Hope unbelieved is always considered nonsense. But hope believed is history in the process of being changed
- Jim Wallis
Bible

The Bible is a book that has been read more and examined less than any book that ever existed.
- Thomas Paine
Birthday

Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever, and we'll meet now and then when we wish, in the midst of the one celebration that never can end
- Stephen Wright
Boldness

Freedom lies in being bold.
- Robert Frost
Books

I divide all readers into two classes; those who read to remember and those who read to forget.
- William Lyon Phelps
Business

The most successful businessman is the man who holds onto the old just as long as it is good, and grabs the new just as soon as it is better
- Lee Iacocca
Calmness

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau
Celebration

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

Don't shirk away from challenges... keep reaching for that star, that sky
- Anonmyous
Change

The wheel of change moves on, and those who were down go up and those who were up go down.
- Jawaharlal Nehru
Character

Character is the sum and total of a person's choices
- P. B. Fitzwater
Courage

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor
- Aristotle
Dance

Freedom to a dancer means discipline. That is what technique is for -- liberation.
- Martha Graham
Death

You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face.
- Ian Fleming
Dreams

The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you
- Tom Bradley
Education

Education is the transmission of civilization.
- Will Durant
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

There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul
- Arnold Bennett
Enthusiasm

It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Entrepreneurship

If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it's moving you away from your goals.
- Brian Tracy
Environment

The more we exploit nature, The more our options are reduced, until we have only one: to fight for survival
- Morris K. Udall
Equality

One of the things about equality is not just that you be treated equally to man, but that you treat yourself equally the way you treat a man
- Marlo Thomas
Experience

My experiences have taught me a lot and I'm happy with my learnings, if not with what I went through to learn.
- Ally Sheedy
Faith

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

We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, never to be undone.
- William James
Fear

Where no hope is left, is left no fear.
- Milton
Finance

An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's
- Will Rogers
Fitness

He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
- Thomas Carlyle
Food

Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables. They probably get jet-lagged, just like people.
- Elizabeth Berry
Forgiveness

I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Friendship

A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away.
- Bil Keane
Funny

Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.
- Steven Wright
Hardwork

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

So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.
- A.J. Reb Materi
History

Biography is the only true history
- Thomas Carlyle
Humour

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
- Langston Hughes
Idea

New ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can't be done. 2) It probably can be done, but it's not worth doing. 3) I knew it was a good idea all along
- Arthur C. Clarke
Ignorance

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge.
- Enrico Fermi
Imagination

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

The best way out is always through.
- Robert Frost
Intelligence

Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.
- Diogenes
Leadership

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller
Life

I think I've discovered the secret of life - you just hang around until you get used to it.
- Charles M. Schulz
Love

Love is my religion I could die for that.
- John Keats
Luck

Nature creates ability; luck provides it with opportunity
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Marriage

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

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

Journalism is literature in a hurry
- Matthew Arnold
Memory

Our memories are card indexes consulted and then returned in disorder by authorities whom we do not control
- Cyril Connolly
Men

The only difference between men and boys is the cost of their toys.
- Anonymous
Mind

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all
- Aristotle
Money

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
- Benjamin Franklin
Motivation

You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.
- Zig Ziglar
Movies

Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
- Mary Pickford
Music

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

Mysteries are not necessarily miracles.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nature

Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.
- Langston Hughes
Opportunity

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door
- Milton Berle
Pain

There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain
- R. D. Laing
Parents

Some parents really bring their children up; others let them down.
- Anonymous
Passion

A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means
- William Hazlitt
Patriotism

Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
- Adlai E. Stevenson
Peace

It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
- Andre Gide
Pet

A house is not a home without a pet
- Anonymous
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

Where there's a will there's a way
- Anonymous
Questions

The one who asks questions doesn't lose his way
- Anonymous
Religion

Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God.
- Albert Einstein
Risk

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

Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don't know.
- Bertrand Russell
Sports

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
- Bill Veeck
Success

In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
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

The true aim of every one who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds.
- F. W. Robertson
Technology

Technology makes it possible for people to gain control over everything, except over technology.
- John Tudor
Time

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.
- Dion Boucicault
Travel

I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Trust

If we really want to be full and generous in spirit, we have no choice but to trust at some level.
- Rita Dove
Vision

A philosophy of life: I'm an adventurer, looking for treasure.
- Paulo Coelho
War

If civilization has an opposite, it is war. Of these two things, you have either one, or the other. Not both.
- Ursula K. Le Guin
Wealth

No wealth can ever make a bad man at peace with himself
- Plato
Wisdom

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
- Francis Bacon
Women

The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.
- Yves Saint-Laurent
Words

To speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
- Ben Jonson
Work

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.
- Booker T. Washington
World

The wide world is all about you; you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out.
- J R R Tolkien
Writing

May I never grow to old to treasure 'once upon a time'.
- Anonymous
Youth

Never suffer youth to be an excuse for inadequacy, nor age and fame to be an excuse for indolence.
- Benjamin Haydon