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Ability

The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.
- Andrew Carnegie
Abundance

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

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
- Gogh, Vincent Van
Action

Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big.
- Roosevelt
Adventure

There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won't.
- Rabindranath Tagore
Adversity

You can't run away from trouble. There ain't no place that far.
- Uncle Remus
Advice

We hate to have some people give us advice because we know how badly they need it themselves.
- Anonymous
Age

No man is ever old enough to know better.
- Holbrook Jackson
Ambition

A man without ambition is worse than dough that has no yeast in it to raise it.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Anger

Anger is what makes a clear mind seem clouded.
- Kazi Shams.
Animals

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

By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property
- Voltaire
Art

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
- James Whistler
Attitude

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort
- Herm Albright
Beauty

Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Beginning

From small beginnings come great things
- Anonymous
Belief

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstances
- Bruce Barton
Bible

When you read God's Word, you must constantly be saying to yourself, 'It is talking to me, and about me'.
- Soren Kierkegaard
Birthday

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity
- Anonymous
Boldness

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
- Aesop
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

Why is our free-enterprise system so strong?- Not because it stands still, frozen in the past, but because it has always adapted to changing realities
- Lee Iacocca
Calmness

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

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Thomas J. Peters
Challenge

Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Change

You have the power to change.
- Les Brown
Character

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

Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use
- Anonymous
Dance

People come to see beauty, and I dance to give it to them.
- Judith Jamison
Death

Death is a debt we all must pay
- Anonymous
Dreams

Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you
- Marsha Norman
Education

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself
- John Dewey
Effort

Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there
- Anonymous
Emotion

The heart is forever inexperienced
- Henry David
Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is a vital element toward the individual success of every man or woman
- Conrad Hilton
Entrepreneurship

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill
Environment

As each tree falls so does the earth's ability to heal itself and to adapt to the effects of our changing climate
- Hilary Benn
Equality

Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact
- Honore de Balzac
Experience

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Faith

My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason.
- Norman Cousins
Fate

It is usually more important how a man meets his fate than what it is
- Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt
Fear

To overcome a fear, here's all you have to do: realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway
- Peter McWilliams
Finance

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

Learn to relax. Your body is precious, as it houses your mind and spirit. Inner peace begins with a relaxed body.
- Norman Vincent Peale
Food

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

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
- Indira Gandhi
Friendship

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
- Thomas A. Edison
Funny

I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
- Woody Allen
Hardwork

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however
- Richard David
Health

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

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

Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place
- Mark Twain
Idea

It is very a dangerous thing to have an idea that you will not practice
- Phyllis Bottome
Ignorance

There is no reply to the ignorant like keeping silence
- Anonymous
Imagination

Trust that little voice in your head that says 'Wouldn't it be interesting if...'; And then do it.
- Duane Michals
Inspiration

There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
- Han Suyin
Intelligence

Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas.
- Susan Sontag
Leadership

Clarity affords focus.
- Thomas Leonard
Life

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
- Sholom Aleichem
Love

I only wish to be the fountain of love From which you drink, Every drop promising eternal passion.
- Unknown Author
Luck

In bad luck hold out; in good luck, hold in
- German Proverb
Marriage

Two things are owed to truthfulness - lasting marriages and short friendships.
- Robert Brault
Mathematics

Go down deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics.
- Dean Schlicter
Media

This media revolution can be an extremely sharp double-edged sword.
- Geoff Gray
Memory

Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved
- Thomas Fuller
Men

Men are at war with each other because each man is at war with himself
- Francis Meehan
Mind

Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart
- Anonymous
Money

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

The mightiest works have been accomplished by men who have kept their ability to dream great dreams.
- Walter Bowie
Movies

A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end... but not necessarily in that order.
- Jean-Luc Godard
Music

It is cruel that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
- Benjamin Britten
Mystery

Mystery is a resource, like coal or gold, and its preservation is a fine thing
- Tim Cahill
Nature

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
- Hal Borland
Opportunity

To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life
- Samuel Johnson
Pain

There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain
- R. D. Laing
Parents

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

He that would be superior to external influences must first become superior to his own passions
- Samuel Johnson
Patriotism

Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?
- Blaise Pascal
Peace

Peace is liberty in tranquillity.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Pet

Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other.
- Robert Benchley
Photography

I'm very open to any visual conceits and any possibilities at my disposal to be better explain to people the ideas I'm exploring.
- Tim Hetherington
Poetry

Poetry is a search for ways of communication; it must be conducted with openness, flexibility, and a constant readiness to listen.
- Fleur Adcock
Proverb

A friend in need is a friend indeed
- Anonymous
Questions

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
- Bernard Baruch
Religion

Recounting of a life story, a mind thinking aloud leads one inevitably to the consideration of problems which are no longer psychological but spiritual.
- Paul Tournier
Risk

I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I'm not afraid of falling into my inkpot.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Science

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

Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.
- Joe Garagiola
Success

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
- George Burns
Talent

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

To me, education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul.
- Muriel Spark
Technology

It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.
- Clive James
Time

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
- C. S. Lewis
Travel

He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.
- Anonymoous
Trust

Trust your ability!
- Itzhak Perlman
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

I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
- Emma Goldman
Wisdom

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
- John Muir
Women

A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
- Jane Austen
Words

If the word doesn't exist, invent it; but first be sure it doesn't exist.
- Charles Baudelaire
Work

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
- Gustave Flaubert
World

The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color.
- Hans Hofmann
Writing

The author must keep his mouth shut when his work starts to speak.
- Friederich Nietzsche
Youth

The aspiration to save the world is a morbid phenomenon of today's youth.
- Marilyn Manson