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Ability

With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.
- Dalai Lama
Abundance

Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
- Wayne Dyer
Achievement

It is not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
- John Wooden
Action

To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
- Miguel De Cervantes
Adventure

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

Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
- Edwin Markham
Advice

Old men are fond of giving good advice, to console themselves for being no longer in a position to give bad examples.
- Francois La Rochefoucauld
Age

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

The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream
- William Shakespeare
Anger

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
- Seneca
Animals

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

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

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

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie
Beauty

Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror
- Rabindranath Tagore
Beginning

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth...not going all the way, and not starting
- Buddha
Belief

He who does not know how to believe, should not know.
- Antonio Porchia
Bible

It is not at all incredible, that a book which has been so long in the possession of mankind should contain many truths as yet undiscovered.
- Bishop Butler
Birthday

May your birthday be filled with sunshine and smiles, laughter, love, and cheer.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it
- Johann Wolfgang
Books

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
- Anonymous
Business

Business has only two functions - marketing and innovation
- Milan Kundera
Calmness

Always direct your thoughts to those truths that will give you confidence, hope, joy, love, thanksgiving, and turn away your mind from those that inspire you with fear, sadness, depression.
- Bertrand Wilbertforce
Celebration

There's a lot happening in many of us. I think you have to celebrate every part. It's what you are. You have to try to find all of those secret names
- Cassandra Wilson
Challenge

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

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts
- Arnold Bennett
Character

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

Courage is a kind of salvation
- Plato
Dance

Dance is the hidden language of the soul
- Martha Graham
Death

After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure
- J.K. Rowling
Dreams

Those who have compared our life to a dream were right.... We sleeping wake, and waking sleep
- Michel de Montaigne
Education

Education is the best provision for old age.
- Aristotle
Effort

How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success?
- Elbert Hubbard
Emotion

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

Cash can buy, but it takes enthusiasm to sell
- Anonymous
Entrepreneurship

Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right.
- Henry Ford
Environment

Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites
- William Ruckelshaus
Equality

It is better that some should be unhappy rather than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality.
- Samuel Johnson
Experience

Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
- Alphonse de Lamartine
Faith

Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.
- Thomas Aquinas
Fate

What's meant to be will always find a way
- Trisha Yearwood
Fear

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

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
- Laurence J. Peter
Fitness

A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time - pills or stairs.
- Joan Welsh
Food

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

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
- John F. Kennedy
Friendship

A friend to all is a friend to none.
- Aristotle
Funny

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

Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy
- Robert Half
Health

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
History

History does not unfold: it piles up.
- Robert M. Adams
Humour

If someone can make you laugh, you've gotten a lot out of the way.
- Kiefer Sutherland
Idea

Ideas are refined and multiplied in the commerce of minds. In their splendor, images effect a very simple communion of souls
- Gaston Bachelard
Ignorance

Since fear is mostly about ignorance, the best part is that it's as temporary as you choose
- Christine Comaford
Imagination

There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.
- Edmund Burke
Inspiration

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Intelligence

It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that.
- G. H. Hardy
Leadership

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone
Life

My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
- Cary Grant
Love

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
- Tom Robbins
Luck

Who always only dreams of luck shouldn't be surprised if he oversleeps it
- Ernst Deutsch
Marriage

The sum which two married people owe to one another defies calculation. It is an infinite debt, which can only be discharged through eternity.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Mathematics

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

If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell 6 friends. If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell 6,000 friends
- Jeff Bezos
Memory

Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.
- Barbara Kingsolver
Men

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

Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible
- Mahatma Gandhi
Money

If God has allowed me to earn so much money, it is because He knows I give it all away.
- Edith Piaf
Motivation

Your ability will grow to match your dreams.
- Jim Rohn
Movies

A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.
- Orson Welles
Music

If music be the food of love, play on.
- William Shakespeare
Mystery

It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit.
- Antoine Rivarol
Nature

Birds have wings; they're free; they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy.
- Roger Tory Peterson
Opportunity

Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together
- Robert South
Pain

Pain is only valuable once you know that you've learned from it
- Anonymous
Parents

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

Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what he loves
- Blaise Pascal
Patriotism

It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.
- Arthur C. Clarke
Peace

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.
- John Greenleaf Whittier
Pet

If a dog jumps into your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.
- Alfred North Whitehead
Photography

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

Poetry is like making a joke. If you get one word wrong at the end of a joke, you've lost the whole thing.
- W.S. Merwin
Proverb

An idle brain is the devil's workshop
- Anonymous
Questions

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

A just laicism allows religious freedom. The state does not impose religion but rather gives space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society, and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society.
- Joseph Ratzinger
Risk

Yes, risk taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking.
- Tim McMahon
Science

No one should approach the temple of science with the soul of a money changer.
- Thomas Browne
Sports

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

Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.
- Ross Perot
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

Natural ability is by far the best, but many men have succeeded in winning high renown by skill that is the fruit of teaching.
- Pindar
Technology

Technology... the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.
- Max Frisch
Time

There's time enough, but none to spare.
- Charles W. Chesnutt
Travel

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
- Saint Augustine
Trust

I have to trust what I do and then do it.
- Ednita Nazario
Vision

Vision without execution is hallucination.
- Thomas A. Edison
War

A mind at peace does not engender wars.
- Sophocles
Wealth

The freedom of affluence opposes and contradicts the freedom of community life.
- Wendell Berry
Wisdom

It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.
- Richard Whately
Women

A noble man is led far by a woman's gentle words.
- Von Goethe
Words

No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
- Henry B. Adams
Work

Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
World

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
- Mark Twain
Writing

Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it.
- Jesse Stuart
Youth

Adolescence is like having only enough light to see the step directly in front of you.
- Sarah Addison Allen