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Ability

Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.
- Golda Meir
Abundance

Abundance is about being rich, with or without money.
- Suze Orman
Achievement

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

The best thing about giving of ourselves is that what we get is always better than what we give. The reaction is greater than the action.
- Orison Swett Marden
Adventure

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
- Oprah Winfrey
Adversity

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
- Bernard M. Baruch
Advice

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

Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
- Hosea Ballou
Ambition

'Tis immortality to die aspiring.
- George Chapman
Anger

He who angers you conquers you.
- Elizabeth Kenny
Animals

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
- Mohandas Gandhi
Appreciation

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread
- Mother Teresa
Art

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

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene
- Arthur Christopher
Beauty

If eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beginning

A hard beginning maketh a good ending
- John Heywood
Belief

It is my belief, you cannot deal with the most serious things in the world unless you understand the most amusing
- Winston Churchill
Bible

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

Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.
- Sammy Hagar
Boldness

Where necessity pinches, boldness is prudence
- Anonymous
Books

A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way
- Caroline Gordon
Business

More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause
- Rose F. Kennedy
Calmness

Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Celebration

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

Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.
- Leo F. Buscaglia
Change

Change always comes bearing gifts.
- Price Pritchett
Character

Character is what you think in the dark.
- Dwight L. Moody
Courage

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

Talk about dance? Dance is not something to talk about. Dance is to dance.
- Peter Saint James
Death

Death is for many of us the gate of hell; but we are inside on the way out, not outside on the way in
- George Bernard Shaw
Dreams

Dreams are free
- Anonymous
Education

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows
- Sydney J. Harris
Effort

Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working
- Anonymous
Emotion

Emotion is primarily about nothing and much of it remains about nothing to the end.
- Anonyomus
Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised
- Christian Nevell Bovee
Entrepreneurship

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
- Jim Rohn
Environment

Take care of the earth and she will take care of you
- Anonymous
Equality

All people are equal, it is not birth, it is virtue alone that makes the difference.
- Voltaire
Experience

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
- Samuel Butler
Faith

Faith is reason grown courageous.
- Sherwood Eddy
Fate

Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant, filled with odd waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like.
- Lemony Snicket
Fear

Fear is just your feelings asking for a hug.
- Danielle Sanchez
Finance

A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.
- Suze Orman
Fitness

Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God and value it next to conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of, a blessing money can't buy.
- Izaak Walton
Food

If we're not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn't settle for junk food
- Sally Edwards
Forgiveness

It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited.
- Lewis B. Smedes
Friendship

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
- John Leonard
Funny

I don't have a bank account because I don't know my mother's maiden name.
- Paula Poundstone
Hardwork

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
Health

A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison.
- Francis Bacon
History

There are two kinds of man: the ones who make history and the ones who endure it
- Camilo Jose Cela
Humour

Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.
- Thomas Carlyle
Idea

A half-baked idea is okay as long as it's in the oven.
- Anonymous
Ignorance

Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind
- John Tillotson
Imagination

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
- Jessamyn West
Inspiration

Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.
- Marcus Aurelius
Intelligence

All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Leadership

If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.
- Henry Ford
Life

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
- E. B. White
Love

Love looks through a telescope; envy through a microscope.
- Josh Billings
Luck

Luck is believing you're lucky
- Tennessee Williams
Marriage

More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
- Doug Larson
Mathematics

Math seems to endow one with something like a new sense.
- Charles Robert Darwin
Media

Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
- Jim Morrison
Memory

As memory may be a paradise from which we cannot be driven, it may also be a hell from which we cannot escape
- John Lancaster Spalding
Men

Men are what their mothers made them
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mind

The human mind has first to construct forms, independently, before we can find them in things
- Albert Einstein
Money

I am fiercely loyal to those willing to put their money where my mouth is.
- Paul Harvey
Motivation

Have the courage to use your own reason That is the motto of enlightenment.
- Immanuel Kant
Movies

If my films don't show a profit, I know I'm doing something right.
- Woody Allen
Music

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

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

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes - every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
- Orison Swett Marden
Opportunity

Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can - there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did
- Sarah Caldwell
Pain

Life is pain, highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something.
- William Goldman
Parents

If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
- Brian Tracy
Passion

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life.
- Federico Fellini
Patriotism

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
- George McGovern
Peace

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
- John F. Kennedy
Pet

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
- George Eliot
Photography

Taking pictures is like fishing or writing. It's getting out of the unknown that which resists and refuses to come to light
- Jean Gaumy
Poetry

Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
- G.K. Chesterton
Proverb

Barking dogs seldom bite
- Anonymous
Questions

Sometimes questions are more important than answers.
- Nancy williad
Religion

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.
- Thomas Jefferson
Risk

Prudence keeps life safe, but does not often make it happy.
- Samuel Johnson
Science

I think science has enjoyed an extraordinary success because it has such a limited and narrow realm in which to focus its efforts. Namely, the physical universe.
- Ken Jenkins
Sports

Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
- Dan Gable
Success

Nothing recedes like success.
- Walter Winchell
Talent

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
- Stephen King
Teacher

Seldom was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.
- Bishop Hall
Technology

Technology is like a fish. The longer it stays on the shelf, the less desirable it becomes
- Andrew Heller
Time

Time has a way of demonstrating that the most stubborn are the most intelligent.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Travel

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.
- Francis Bacon
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

The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.
- John Scully
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

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

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.
- Ben Hogan
Women

Where there are no women there are no good manners.
- Johann Goethe
Words

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
- Rudyard Kipling
Work

Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that's what makes you strong.
- Sarah Dessen
World

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
- Aldous Huxley
Writing

Life is what happens to a writer between drafts.
- Damon
Youth

Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because life is sweet and they are growing.
- Aristotle