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Ability

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

When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.
- Joel Osteen
Achievement

Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
- Napolean Hill
Action

Consult: To seek approval for a course of action already decided upon.
- Ambrose
Adventure

Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time.
- Leo F. Buscaglia
Adversity

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

Whatever your advice, make it brief
- Horace
Age

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
- Samuel Ullman
Ambition

Few are more unhappy than those who have great ambition, but little energy to urge it into activity.
- Norman MacDonald
Anger

Before you give someone a piece of your mind, make sure you can get by with what is left.
- Anonymous
Animals

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

You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins
- Jim Stovall
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

Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.
- Ralph Marston
Beauty

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
- Francis Bacon
Beginning

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from
- T.S. Eliot
Belief

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around
- Henry David Thoreau
Bible

Do you wish to find out the really sublime? Repeat the Lord's Prayer.
- Napolean
Birthday

Hope your birthday blossoms into lots of dreams come true!
- Anonymous
Boldness

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

A blessed companion is a book, - a book that, fitly chosen, is a lifelong friend,... a book that, at a touch, pours its heart into our own.
- Douglas Jerrold
Business

To open a shop is easy, to keep it open is an art
- Chinese Proverbs
Calmness

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

What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
- Fay B. Nash
Change

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
- Carol Burnett
Character

Be your character what it will, it will be known, and nobody will take it upon your word.
- Lord Chesterfield
Courage

Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Dance

The dance is over, the applause subsided, but the joy and feeling will stay with you forever
- W.M. Tory
Death

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
- Norman Cousins
Dreams

The general function of dreams is to try to restore our psychological balance by producing dream material that re-establishes, in a subtle way, the total psychic equilibrium.
- Carl Jung
Education

Instruction ends in the school-room, but education ends only with life.
- Frederick W.Robertson
Effort

Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
- Jane Addams
Emotion

Control your emotion or it will control you
- Anonyomus
Enthusiasm

A salesman minus enthusiasm is just a clerk
- Harry F. Banks
Entrepreneurship

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

We begin to see, therefore, the importance of selecting our environment with the greatest of care, because environment is the mental feeding ground out of which the food that goes into our minds is extracted.
- Napoleon Hill
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

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
- John W. Gardner
Faith

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

Whatever limits us we call fate
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fear

Fear is the enemy of logic.
- Frank Sinatra
Finance

Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers (six if one went to Harvard).
- Edgar R. Fiedler
Fitness

It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Food

Food should be fun.
- Thomas Keller
Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.
- Saint Augustine
Friendship

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go.
- Margaret Walker
Funny

I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.
- Mitch Hedberg
Hardwork

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
- Colin Powell
Health

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools
- Spanish Proverb
History

History repeats itself, has to, nobody listens
- Steve Turner
Humour

Joy is not in things, it is in us
- Benjamin Franklin
Idea

Too often new ideas are studied and analyzed until they are suffocated
- William Pollard
Ignorance

Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.
- Confucius
Imagination

People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
- William Butler Yeats
Inspiration

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
- Norman Vincent Peale
Intelligence

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
- Carl Jung
Leadership

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
- Warren G. Bennis
Life

Life is something to do when you can't get to sleep.
- Fran Lebowitz
Love

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
- Mother Teresa
Luck

Luck never made a man wise
- Seneca
Marriage

In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage.
- Robert Anderson
Mathematics

The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.
- Euclid
Media

Activate your fans, don't just collect them like baseball cards.
- Jay Baer
Memory

Nostalgia: A device that removes the ruts and potholes from memory lane
- Doug Larson
Men

Alas! it is not the child but the boy that generally survives in the man.
- Arthur Helps
Mind

No mind, however loving, could bear to see plainly into all the recesses of another mind.
- Arnold Bennett
Money

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it.
- Bob Hope
Motivation

Do not give your attention to what others do or fail to do; give it to what you do or fail to do.
- Buddha
Movies

Movies are not scripts - movies are films; they're not books, they're not the theatre.
- Nicolas Roeg
Music

Music can change the world because it can change people.
- Bono
Mystery

Mystery is another name for our ignorance; if we were omniscient, all would be perfectly plain
- Tryon Edwards
Nature

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Opportunity

He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed
- William James
Pain

Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself
- Havelock Ellis
Parents

The only way we can be there for our children is to be there for ourselves.
- Anonymous
Passion

My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose
- Bette Davis
Patriotism

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

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Pet

Cats have it all - admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it.
- Rod McKuen
Photography

You've got to push yourself harder. You've got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You've got to take the tools you have and probe deeper
- William Albert Allard
Poetry

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

A burnt child dreads fire
- Anonymous
Questions

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
- Dr. Seuss
Religion

Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand.
- Frederick II
Risk

To eat an egg, you must break the shell.
- Jamaican Proverb
Science

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

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
- Mike Singletary
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

If you're young and talented, it's like you have wings.
- Haruki Murakami
Teacher

What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Technology

The technologies which have had the most profound effects on human life are usually simple.
- Freeman Dyson
Time

Lost time is never found again.
- Benjamin Franklin
Travel

One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.
- Henry Miller
Trust

Trust is a great force multiplier.
- Tom Ridge
Vision

Big thinking precedes great achievement.
- Wilferd Peterson
War

History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
- Ronald Reagan
Wealth

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
- Ayn Rand
Wisdom

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
- Confucius
Women

Women reason with the heart and are much less often wrong than men who reason with the head.
- De Lescure
Words

Don't speak unless you can improve on the silence.
- Spanish Proverb
Work

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

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
Writing

The reason one writes isn't the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Youth

The young know how truly difficult and dreadful youth can be. Their youth is wasted on everyone else, that's the horror. The young have no authority, no respect.
- Anne Rice