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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

Life in abundance comes only through great love
- Elbert Hubbard
Achievement

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

The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius, but the greatest genius is not always equal to himself, or he would cease to be human.
- Honore De Balzac
Adventure

If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.
- Drew Barrymore
Adversity

Sometimes in tragedy we find our life's purpose - the eye sheds a tear to find its focus.
- Robert Brault
Advice

To accept good advice is but to increase one's own ability
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Age

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

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
- Seneca
Anger

Anger is one letter short of danger.
- Anonymous
Animals

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

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it
- William Arthur Ward
Art

An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.
- Paul Valery
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

There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion
- Edgar Allan Poe
Beginning

So many fail because they don't get started - they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin
- W. Clement Stone
Belief

If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them
- Harvey MacKay
Bible

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

All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much
- George Harrison
Boldness

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
- Helen Keller
Books

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
- Richard Steele
Business

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

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

Life is a celebration because it is an adventure
- Anonymous
Challenge

If you want to enjoy the rainbow, be prepared to endure the storm.
- Warren Wendel Wiersbe
Change

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending
- Maria Robinson
Character

Character is not made in a crisis it is only exhibited
- Robert Freeman
Courage

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point
- C.S. Lewis
Dance

The audience's ears hear the music, and their eyes see you being that music. Dance is the music made visible. You ARE the music
- Morocco
Death

It hath been often said, that it is not death, but dying, which is terrible.
- Henry Fielding
Dreams

In the dream life you don't deliberately set out to dream about a house night after night; the dream itself insists you look at whatever is trying to come into visibility.
- Jane Hirshfield
Education

Education is the movement from darkness to light
- Allan Bloom
Effort

Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is
- Zig Ziglar
Emotion

The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity
- Edmund Burke
Enthusiasm

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
- Carl Buehner
Entrepreneurship

Success is not in what you have, but who you are.
- Bo Bennet
Environment

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

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
- Oscar Wilde
Faith

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
- Voltaire
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

Being frightened is an experience you can't buy
- Anthony Price
Finance

The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.
- Edgar R. Fiedler
Fitness

Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart.
- Gene Tunney
Food

When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste
- Laiko Bahrs
Forgiveness

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.
- Jean Paul
Friendship

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Funny

I bought some batteries, but they weren't included.
- Steven Wright
Hardwork

If you want to achieve some really big and interesting goals, you have to learn to fall in love with hard work.
- Steve Pavlina
Health

Time And health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted
- Denis Waitley
History

There is a history in all men's lives
- William Shakespeare
Humour

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward
Idea

The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out
- Chinese Proverbs
Ignorance

When ignorance gets started it knows no bounds
- Will Rogers
Imagination

Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
- W. Somerset Maugham
Inspiration

Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm.
- Jean Paul
Intelligence

The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more.
- Ed Parker
Leadership

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.
- Paul Hawken
Life

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love

We can do no great things; only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa
Luck

Luck is not chance - It's Toil - Fortune's expensive smile Is earned
- Emily Dickinson
Marriage

It is sometimes essential for a husband and a wife to quarrel - they get to know each other better.
- Goethe
Mathematics

Small minds discuss persons. Average minds discuss events. Great minds discuss ideas. Really great minds discuss mathematics.
- Anon
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

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 feel that women somehow drag them down, and women feel that way about men. It's possible that both are right.
- Mignon McLaughlin
Mind

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds
- Albert Einstein
Money

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
- Benjamin Franklin
Motivation

You must go after your wish. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.
- Barbara Sher
Movies

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

Composers shouldn't think too much - it interferes with their plagiarism.
- Howard Dietz
Mystery

All is mystery; but he is a slave who will not struggle to penetrate the dark veil.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Nature

For every person who has ever lived there has come, at last, a spring he will never see. Glory then in the springs that are yours.
- Pam Brown
Opportunity

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them
- Orison Swett Marden
Pain

Pleasure must succeed to pleasure, else past pleasure turns to pain
- Robert Browning
Parents

To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.
- Chinese Proverbs
Passion

Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark
- Henri Frederic Amiel
Patriotism

Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
- George Jean Nathan
Peace

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.
- Carlos Santana
Pet

I believe in animal rights, and high among them is the right to the gentle stroke of a human hand.
- Robert Brault
Photography

Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph
- Matt Hardy
Poetry

Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting.
- Robert Frost
Proverb

Discretion is the better part of valor
- Anonymous
Questions

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

A ship in harbor is safe - but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd
Science

Science is simply common sense at its best that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.
- Thomas Henry Huxley
Sports

All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.
- Gordie Howe
Success

Action is the foundational key to all success.
- Pablo Picasso
Talent

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Teacher

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

The most overlooked advantage of owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against whacking them around a bit.
- Eric Porterfield
Time

Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine.
- Friedrich Schiller
Travel

You and I come by road or rail, but economists travel on infrastructure.
- Margaret Thatcher
Trust

Trust your ability!
- Itzhak Perlman
Vision

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
War

In war, truth is the first casualty.
- Aeschylus
Wealth

Only the man who does not need it, is fit to inherit wealth, the man who would make his fortune no matter where he started.
- Ayn Ran
Wisdom

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool.
- Lord Chesterfield
Women

Men make roads; but it is the women who teach children how to walk on them.
- French Proverb
Words

Words are like eggs dropped from great heights; you can no more call them back than ignore the mess they leave when they fall.
- Jodi Picoult
Work

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
- Oscar Wilde
World

The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.
- Ernest Hemingway
Writing

When we read, we stat at the beginning and continue until we reach the end. When we write, we start in the middle and fight our way out.
- Vickie Karp
Youth

You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.
- Dave Barry