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Ability

Ability is of little account without opportunity.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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

It is funny that men who are supposed to be scientific cannot get themselves to realise the basic principle of physics, that action and reaction are equal and opposite, that when you persecute people you always rouse them to be strong and stronger.
- Gertrude Stein
Adventure

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

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.
- Jewish Proverb
Advice

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.
- Anonymous
Age

Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.
- Robert Southey
Ambition

Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things
- Albert Einstein
Anger

When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, an hundred
- Thomas Jefferson
Animals

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

Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is necessary to suggest that never miss the opportunity to give encouragement.
- George Adams
Art

The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you
- Oscar Wilde
Attitude

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.
- Norman Vincent Peale
Beauty

The beauty of the world...has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder
- Virginia Woolf
Beginning

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth...not going all the way, and not starting
- Buddha
Belief

Believe that with your feelings and your work you are taking part in the greatest; the more strongly you cultivate this belief, the more will reality and the world go forth from it
- Rainer Maria Rilke
Bible

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

A simple celebration, a gathering of friends; here is wishing you great happiness, a joy that never ends.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Books

The book you don't read can't help
- Jim Rohn
Business

Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
- Tom Peters
Calmness

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Celebration

Life is a celebration of awakenings, of new beginnings and wonderful surprises that enlighten the soul.
- Anonymous
Challenge

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

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
- Harold Wilson
Character

Character is like the foundation of a house - it is below the surface
- Anonymous
Courage

The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one minute to the next
- Mignon McLaughlin
Dance

The dance is the mother of the arts. Music and poetry exist in time; painting and architecture in space. But the dance lives at once in time and space.
- Curt Sachs
Death

The idea is to die young as late as possible
- Anonymous
Dreams

The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you
- Tom Bradley
Education

A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.
- Horace Mann
Effort

Great effort springs naturally from great attitude
- Pat Riley
Emotion

Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you
- Roger Ebert
Enthusiasm

Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm
- Benjamin Disraeli
Entrepreneurship

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
- Albert Einstein
Environment

Trying to save ecosystems has more to do with changing egosystems
- Don Rittner
Equality

I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
- Barack Obama
Experience

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

Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Fate

For man is man and master of his fate.
- Alfred
Fear

He who fears to suffer, suffers from fear.
- French Proverb
Finance

An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's
- Will Rogers
Fitness

Any workout which does not involve a certain minimum of danger or responsibility does not improve the body - it just wears it out.
- Norman Mailer
Food

Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved, nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply.
- Norman Borlaug
Forgiveness

A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
- Robert Fripp
Friendship

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
- Buddha
Funny

He taught me housekeeping; when I divorce I keep the house.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor
Hardwork

Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
- Alfred A. Montapert
Health

True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
- William Penn
History

To remain ignorant of things that happened before you were born is to remain a child.
- Cicero
Humour

The man with the real sense of humor is the man who can put himself in the spectator's place and laugh at his own misfortunes.
- Bert Williams
Idea

Everyone is in love with his own ideas
- Carl Gustav Jung
Ignorance

A little learning is a dangerous thing but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.
- Bob Edwards
Imagination

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

Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.
- Friedrich Schiller
Intelligence

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
- E. B. White
Leadership

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.
- William James
Life

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

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
- Miguel de Unamuno
Luck

Luck never gives; it only lends.
- Swedish Proverb
Marriage

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage
- Martin Luther
Mathematics

Infinity is a floorless room without walls or ceiling.
- Anonymous
Media

Advertising is our printed salesman. It may not be pretty, but it has to be true
- William Wrigley
Memory

Memory is the library of the mind
- Francis Fauvel-Gourand
Men

A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are
- Baltasar Gracian
Mind

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most
- Mark Twain
Money

All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there. All you have to do is go after it.
- Curtis Carlson
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

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

If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
- Thomas Carlyle
Mystery

Mysteries are not necessarily miracles.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nature

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
- Walt Whitman
Opportunity

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door
- Milton Berle
Pain

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

The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot utter the one, nor will they utter the other.
- Francis Bacon
Passion

Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Patriotism

I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.
- Michael Ignatieff
Peace

Peace is when time doesn't matter as it passes by.
- Maria Schell
Pet

A dog is man's best friend, and vice versa
- Anonymous
Photography

A photographer is an acrobat treading the high wire of chance, trying to capture shooting stars.
- Guy Le Querrec
Poetry

Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself.
- William Hazlitt
Proverb

A penny saved is a penny gained
- Anonymous
Questions

For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now? .
- Anonymous
Religion

God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.
- Paul Valery
Risk

Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Frank Scully
Science

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.
- Henry J. Tillman
Sports

Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a good defense cannot beat a better offense.' In other words a good offense wins.
- Dan Quayle
Success

Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.
- Jon Bon Jovi
Talent

Every artist was first an amateur.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Teacher

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

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal
- Albert einstein
Time

For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.
- Doug Larson
Travel

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
- Saint Augustine
Trust

Put your trust in the Lord and go ahead. Worry gets you no place.
- Roy Acuff
Vision

Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
- C.G. Jung
War

A mind at peace does not engender wars.
- Sophocles
Wealth

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
- Henry David Thoreau
Wisdom

Cleverness is not wisdom.
- Euripides
Women

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
- Virginia Woolf
Words

Speech is the mirror of the soul; as a man speaks, so he is.
- Publilius Syrus
Work

Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
- Pablo Picasso
World

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
- Jimi Hendrix
Writing

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
- Thomas Jefferson
Youth

Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
- J. K. Rowling