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Ability

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
- Confucius
Abundance

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.
- Wayne Dyer
Achievement

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
- Kettering, Charles F.
Action

One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action.
- Eric Hoffer
Adventure

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

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.
- Jewish Proverb
Advice

Seek advice but use your own common sense
- Yiddish Proverb
Age

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
- Henry David Thoreau
Ambition

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

Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
- Seneca
Animals

Animals are not humans with reduced capacities. They have their own capacities, their own spectrum of aptitudes and behaviors.
- Jean Kazez
Appreciation

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you.
- William Arthur
Art

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

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
- Maya Angelou
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

You will never win if you never begin
- Helen Rowland
Belief

Those who believe that they are exclusively in the right are generally those who achieve something
- Aldous Huxley
Bible

Bible reading is an education in itself.
- Lord Tennyson
Birthday

You're not getting older, just more distinguished.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Fortune befriends the bold.
- John Dryden
Books

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.
- James Bryce
Business

The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand
- Thomas Carlyle
Calmness

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

I celebrate myself, and sing myself
- Walt Whitman
Challenge

Competing at the highest level is the greatest test of one's character.
- Russell Mark
Change

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Character

A good name will shine forever.
- Proverb
Courage

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

There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them
- Vicki Baum
Death

Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men
- Anonymous
Dreams

Dream in a pragmatic way.
- Aldous Huxley
Education

Education is the movement from darkness to light
- Allan Bloom
Effort

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest
- J.G. Holland
Emotion

A person buying ordinary products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions
- John Kenneth Galbraith
Enthusiasm

To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.
- Tryon Edwards
Entrepreneurship

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
- Zig Ziglar
Environment

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

The sole equality on earth is death
- Philip James Bailey
Experience

Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.
- Clarence Day
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

Fate is for those too weak to determine their own destiny
- Kamran Hamid
Fear

What we fear comes to pass more speedily than what we hope
- Publilius Syrus
Finance

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
- Edgar R. Fiedler
Fitness

Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness
- Edward Stanley
Food

Food is your body's fuel. Without fuel, your body wants to shut down.
- Ken Hill
Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.
- Suzanne Somers
Friendship

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
- Leo Buscaglia
Funny

I bought some batteries, but they weren't included.
- Steven Wright
Hardwork

It seems the harder I work, the more luck I have
- Thomas Jefferson
Health

To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life
- William Londen
History

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

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

The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out
- Chinese Proverbs
Ignorance

Stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance
- William Gaddis
Imagination

All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
- Brian Tracy
Inspiration

God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in animals, and thinks in man.
- Arthur Young
Intelligence

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Leadership

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.
- Paul Hawken
Life

I do not regret one moment of my life.
- Lillie Langtry
Love

Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
- Mother Teresa
Luck

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

There are things which seem incredible to most men who have not studied mathematics
- Aristotle
Media

Social Media puts the 'public' into PR and the 'market' into marketing
- Chris Brogan
Memory

A smile happens in a flash, but its memory can last a lifetime
- Anonymous
Men

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

I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief
- Gerry Spence
Money

Ben Franklin may have discovered electricity- but it is the man who invented the meter who made the money.
- Earl Warren
Motivation

Keep true to the dreams of your youth.
- Johann Friedrich von Schiller
Movies

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

Music is my religion.
- Jimi Hendrix
Mystery

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
- Albert Einstein
Nature

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.
- Gerard De Nerval
Opportunity

Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem a turned it into an opportunity.
- Joseph Sugarman
Pain

The two foes of human happiness are pain and boredom
- Arthur Schopenhauer
Parents

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

Renew your passions daily.
- Terri Guillemets
Patriotism

The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.
- William Shenstone
Peace

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa
Pet

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened
- Anatole France
Photography

The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don't belong. It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation.
- Susan Meiselas
Poetry

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted
- Percy Shelley
Proverb

A friend in need is a friend indeed
- Anonymous
Questions

Better to ask twice than to lose your way once.
- Danish Proverb
Religion

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard
Risk

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

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

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

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill
Talent

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

Whatever you want to teach, be brief.
- Horace
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
- Mike Trout
Time

My time is now.
- John Turner
Travel

The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.
- G.K. Chesterton
Trust

Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.
- Eric Hoffer
Vision

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
War

All delays are dangerous in war.
- John Dryden
Wealth

Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
Wisdom

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
- Thomas Jefferson
Women

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

It is with words as with sunbeams, the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
- Robert Southey
Work

Management must manage!
- Harold S. Geneen
World

The only thing we have to fear on the planet is man.
- Carl Gustav Jung
Writing

Writing energy is like anything else. The more you put in, the more you get out.
- Richard Reeves
Youth

You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.
- Dave Barry