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Ability

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
- John Wooden
Abundance

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

Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him.
- Mann, Golo
Action

Right thoughts produce right actions and right actions produce work which will be a material reflection for others to see of the serenity at the center of it all.
- Pirsig
Adventure

I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it.
- Rosalia de Castro
Adversity

The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter.
- Anonymous
Advice

No one wants advice - only corroboration.
- John Steinbeck
Age

Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late
- Benjamin Franklin
Ambition

If you want more, you have to require more from yourself.
- Dr Phil
Anger

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
- Mark Twain
Animals

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

Always remember, everyone is hungry for praise and starving for honest appreciation.
- David Berg
Art

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

If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.
- Billy Graham
Beauty

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite
- Francis Bacon
Beginning

A beginning is only the start of a journey to another beginning
- Anonymous
Belief

For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible
- Stuart Chase
Bible

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

Just like fine wine, you grow better with the years.
- Anonymous
Boldness

The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources
- Norman Vincent Peale
Books

Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own
- William Hazlitt
Business

A business like an automobile, has to be driven, in order to get results
- B. C. Forbes
Calmness

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.
- Ralph H. Blum
Celebration

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
- Oprah Winfrey
Challenge

When faced with a challenge, look for a way, not a way out
- David Weatherford
Change

When in doubt, choose change.
- Lily Leung
Character

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

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist
Dance

Dancing: the vertical expression of a horizontal desire legalized by music.
- George Bernard Shaw
Death

It is a blessing to die for a cause, because you can so easily die for nothing
- Andrew Young
Dreams

Dreams are only thoughts you didn't have time to think about during the day.
- Anonymous
Education

Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education; because that would mean we had stopped growing.
- Julia H. Gulliver
Effort

Do a little bit more than average and from that point on our progress multiplies itself out of all proportion to the effort put in.
- Paul J. Meyer
Emotion

To give vent now and then to his feelings, whether of pleasure or discontent, is a great ease to a man
- Francesco Guicciardini
Enthusiasm

Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
- Dale Carnegie
Entrepreneurship

It's not about how many years of experience you have. It's about the quality of your years of experience
- Jacob Cass
Environment

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

We were equals once when we lay new-born babes on our nurse's knees. We will be equal again when they tie up our jaws for the last sleep.
- Olive Schreiner
Experience

Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.
- John Ruskin
Faith

In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.
- Blaise Pascal
Fate

The powerless worship Luck and Fate.
- Mason Cooley
Fear

Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real.
- Anonymous
Finance

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

I think it's more important to be fit so that you can be healthy and enjoy activities than it is to have a good body.
- Rachel Blanchard
Food

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.
- Adelle Davis
Forgiveness

Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.
- Euripides
Friendship

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely.
- Pam Brown
Funny

Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.
- Erma Bombeck
Hardwork

If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. It's the hard that makes it great
- Tom Hanks
Health

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise
- Benjamin Franklin
History

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different
- Aldous Huxley
Humour

Humor is reason gone mad.
- Groucho Marx
Idea

Ideas came with explosive immediacy, like an instant birth. Human thought is like a monstrous pendulum; it keeps swinging from one extreme to the other
- Eugene Field
Ignorance

Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance is the death of knowledge
- Alfred North Whitehead
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

Just what future the Designer of the universe has provided for the souls of men I do not know, I cannot prove. But I find that the whole order of Nature confirms my confidence that, if it is not like our noblest hopes and dreams, it will transcend them.
- Henry Norris Russell
Intelligence

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
- Ronald Reagan
Leadership

Good enough never is.
- Debbi Fields
Life

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
- Harvey Fierstein
Love

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

Luck is believing you're lucky
- Tennessee Williams
Marriage

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
- Mignon McLaughlin
Mathematics

Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper.
- David Hilbert
Media

Social Media is about the people! Not about your business. Provide for the people and the people will provide for you.
- Matt Goulart
Memory

We cannot change our memories, but we can change their meaning and the power they have over us
- David Seamands
Men

Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves
- Gene Fowler
Mind

The mind is the most capricious of insects - flitting, fluttering.
- Virginia Woolf
Money

After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts.
- Aristotle Onassis
Motivation

Stop believing that you are a mere human. The wisdom and power of the Divine are dormant within you.
- Philip Arnold
Movies

The movies we love and admire are to some extent a function of who we are when we see them.
- Mary Schmich
Music

Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
- Jimi Hendrix
Mystery

Where there is mystery, it is generally suspected there must also be evil.
- Lord Byron
Nature

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
- Lou Holtz
Opportunity

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging
- Joseph Campbell
Pain

The only cure for grief is action.
- George Henry Lewes
Parents

Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners
- Anonymous
Passion

Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Patriotism

Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.
- Dale Carnegie
Peace

One cannot subdue a man by holding back his hands. Lasting peace comes not from force.
- David Borenstein
Pet

Cats don't like change without their consent.
- Roger Caras
Photography

Most of my photos are grounded in people, I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a persons face.
- Steve McCurry
Poetry

It is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.
- George Gordon Noel Byron
Proverb

Between the devil and the deep sea
- Anonymous
Questions

Ask with urgency and passion.
- Arthur Balfour
Religion

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
- Galileo Galilei
Risk

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
- Pablo Picasso
Science

Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.
- Edwin Powell Hubble
Sports

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard
Success

In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Talent

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
Teacher

If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.
- Tryon Edwards
Technology

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

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.
- Charles Caleb Colton
Travel

Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.
- Pat Conroy
Trust

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
- Golda Meir
Vision

The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
War

After a long, hopeless war, people will settle for peace, at almost any price.
- Salman Rushdie
Wealth

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
- Oscar Wilde
Wisdom

Better be mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
- Baltasar Gracian
Women

A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
- Oscar Wilde
Words

Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know more.
- Confucius
Work

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

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
- Anne Frank
Writing

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

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