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Ability

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

Abundance does not spread; famine does.
- Zulu Proverb
Achievement

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

The first glance at History convinces us that the actions of men proceed from their needs, their passions, their characters and talents; and impresses us with the belief that such needs, passions and interests are the sole spring of actions
- Hegel
Adventure

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.
- Helen Keller
Adversity

Turn your wounds into wisdom.
- Oprah Winfrey
Advice

Few take advice, or physic, without wry faces at it.
- Augustus William Hare
Age

It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Ambition

I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom
- Thomas Carlyle
Anger

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
- Ambrose Bierce
Animals

The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much
- Thornton Wilder
Appreciation

Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize
- Elizabeth Harrison
Art

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

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
- Albert Einstein
Beauty

The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes
- Andre Gide
Beginning

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are
- Anonymous
Belief

Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand
- Saint Augustine
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

Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever, and we'll meet now and then when we wish, in the midst of the one celebration that never can end
- Stephen Wright
Boldness

Freedom lies in being bold.
- Robert Frost
Books

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.
- Abraham Lincoln
Business

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service
- Henry Ford
Calmness

Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
- Mark Victor Hansen
Celebration

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!
- Amanda Bradley
Challenge

To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
- Tony Dorsett
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 the sum and total of a person's choices
- P. B. Fitzwater
Courage

Our own heart, and not other men's opinions, forms our true honor.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Dance

Dancing is moving to the music without stepping on anyone's toes, pretty much the same as life.
- Robert Brault
Death

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings
- Socrates
Dreams

Dreams are more real than reality itself, they're closer to the self
- Gao Xingjian
Education

Education should be exercise; it has become massage
- Martin H. Fischer
Effort

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

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

Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life
- Tennessee Williams
Entrepreneurship

In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm. In the real world all rests on perseverance.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Environment

You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success - or are they holding you back?
- W. Clement Stone
Equality

The doctrine of equality! There exists no more poisonous poison: for it seems to be preached by justice itself, while it is the end of justice.
- Nietzsche, Friedrich
Experience

My experiences have taught me a lot and I'm happy with my learnings, if not with what I went through to learn.
- Ally Sheedy
Faith

Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character.
- Robert Browning Hamilton
Fate

It lies not in our power to love, or hate, For will in us is over-rul'd by fate.
- Christopher Marlowe
Fear

Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.
- Brendan Francis
Finance

The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money
- Anonymous
Fitness

Happiness lies first of all in health.
- George William Curtis
Food

Food should be fun.
- Thomas Keller
Forgiveness

Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.
- Alice Duer Miller
Friendship

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

How many people here have telekenetic powers? Raise my hand.
- Emo Philips
Hardwork

It seems the harder I work, the more luck I have
- Thomas Jefferson
Health

Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it
- Josh Billings
History

History repeats itself, has to, nobody listens
- Steve Turner
Humour

Humor is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood
- Mary Hirsch
Idea

All great ideas are controversial, or have been at one time
- George Seldes
Ignorance

Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.
- Don Wood
Imagination

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
- Dr. Seuss
Inspiration

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
- John Muir
Intelligence

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde
Leadership

No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.
- Andrew Carnegie
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

What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Luck

There is no one luckier than he who thinks himself so
- German Proverb
Marriage

In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage.
- Robert Anderson
Mathematics

If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
- Tobias Dantzig
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

I have memories - but only a fool stores his past in the future.
- David Gerrold
Men

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself
- Galileo Galilei
Mind

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all
- Aristotle
Money

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
- John Ruskin
Motivation

No society can prosper if it aims at making things easierinstead it should aim at making people stronger!!
- Ashoka
Movies

Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
- Mary Pickford
Music

But when you get music and words together, that can be a very powerful thing.
- Bryan Ferry
Mystery

The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility
- Albert Einstein
Nature

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.
- Gerard De Nerval
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

Hope of gain lessens pain
- Benjamin Franklin
Parents

The only way we can be there for our children is to be there for ourselves.
- Anonymous
Passion

Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
- Denis Diderot
Patriotism

It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
- Voltaire
Peace

For behind all imperialism is ultimately the imperialistic individual, just as behind all peace is ultimately the peaceful individual.
- Irving Babbitt
Pet

Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later
- Mary Bly
Photography

A roll of film costs $6.00, a roll of history is priceless
- Anonymous
Poetry

Poetry: the best words in the best order.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Proverb

Faint heart never won fair lady
- Anonymous
Questions

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

Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
Risk

The fear of being laughed at makes cowards of us all.
- Mignon McLaughlin
Science

The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.
- William Lawrence Bragg
Sports

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
- Red Auerbach
Success

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby
Talent

Talent is a wonderful thing, but it won't carry a quitter.
- Stephen King
Teacher

What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honorable than teaching?
- Harriet Martineau
Technology

The technologies which have had the most profound effects on human life are usually simple.
- Freeman Dyson
Time

If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
- John Wooden
Travel

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Lao Tzu
Trust

Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.
- Billy Wilder
Vision

Dissatisfaction and discouragement are not caused by the absence of things but the absence of vision.
- Anonymous
War

War is behavior with roots in the single cell of the primeval seas. Eat whatever you touch or it will eat you.
- Frank Herbert
Wealth

Wars are caused by undefended wealth.
- Ernest Hemingway
Wisdom

He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.
- James Huneker
Women

Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.
- Margaret Sanger
Words

We live and breathe words.
- Cassandra Clare
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

The only reason for being a professional writer is that you just can't help it.
- Leo Rosten
Youth

Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.
- J. K. Rowling