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Ability

With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.
- Dalai Lama
Abundance

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

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

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
- Locke
Adventure

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

Action will remove the doubts that theory cannot solve.
- Tehyi Hsieh
Advice

Listen to advice and accept correction, then in the end you will be wise
- Anonymous
Age

The memories of a man in his old age are the deeds of a man in his prime
- Pink Floyd
Ambition

Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals
- Buddha
Anger

At the core of all anger is a need that is not being fulfilled
- Marshall B. Rosenberg
Animals

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
- George Eliot
Appreciation

Encouraged people achieve the best; dominated people achieve second best; neglected people achieve the least.
- Anonymous
Art

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
- Thomas Merton
Attitude

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill
Beauty

Beauty is the illumination of your soul
- John O'Donohue
Beginning

The first beginnings are generally crude.
- Edward Counsel
Belief

Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active
- Edith Hamilton
Bible

Never place a period where God has placed a comma. God is still speaking.
- Gracie Allen
Birthday

Happy birthday, may this day always be a special one to remember.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Put a grain of boldness into everything you do.
- Baltasar Gracian
Books

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

To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them
- John H. Patterson
Calmness

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
- Amelia Earhart
Celebration

Celebrate we will for life is short but sweet for certain
- Dave Matthews Band
Challenge

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese proverb
Change

This is your time and it feels normal to you, but really, there is no normal. There's only change and resistance to it and then more change.
- Meryl Streep
Character

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

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

We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive... and part of the living, incarnate cosmos.
- D.H. Lawrence
Death

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

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith
- Mary Manin Morrissey
Education

Genius without education is like silver in the mine
- Benjamin Franklin
Effort

The smallest effort is not lost. Each wavelet on the ocean tost aids in the ebb-tide or the flow; each rain-drop makes some floweret blow; each struggle lessens human woe.
- Charles Mackay
Emotion

One thing you can't hide - is when you're crippled inside.
- John Lennon
Enthusiasm

In things pertaining to enthusiasm, no man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions
- Henry Ward Beecher
Entrepreneurship

Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
- Jim Rohn
Environment

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her
- Francis Bacon
Equality

Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
- Barry Goldwater
Experience

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
- Abraham Lincoln
Faith

Keep the faith, don't lose your perseverance and always trust your gut extinct.
- Paula Abdul
Fate

The bitterest tragic element in life to be derived from an intellectual source is the belief in a brute Fate or Destiny.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fear

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
- James Stephens
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

It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Food

Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Forgiveness

Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
- Gerald Jampolsky
Friendship

A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away.
- Bil Keane
Funny

I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.
- Joe E. Lewis
Hardwork

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work
- Horace
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

History does not unfold: it piles up.
- Robert M. Adams
Humour

It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take themselves seriously.
- Oscar Wilde
Idea

Every new idea looks crazy at first
- Robert Olson
Ignorance

Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge
- Horace Mann
Imagination

To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
- Anatole France
Inspiration

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
- Leo Buscaglia
Intelligence

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
- Lewis Carroll
Leadership

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

Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
Love

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
- George Bernard Shaw
Luck

Go and wake up your luck.
- Persian Saying
Marriage

The marriage state, with and without the affection suitable to it, is the completest image of Heaven and Hell we are capable of receiving in this life.
- Richard Steele
Mathematics

The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.
- S. Gudder
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

Memory: a child walking along a seashore. You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things
- Pierce Harris
Men

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

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

I'd rather lose my own money than someone else's.
- Dean Kamen
Motivation

Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than the brain cells they occupied.
- Arnold H. Glasow
Movies

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

Music is my religion.
- Jimi Hendrix
Mystery

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
- Carl Gustav Jung
Nature

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
- Albert Camus
Opportunity

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters-one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Pain

The only cure for grief is action.
- George Henry Lewes
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

Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
- Howard Thurman
Patriotism

Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism. A venerable word, when duly practiced.
- Robert Walpole
Peace

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon
Pet

The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp
- John Berry
Photography

I want the viewers to be moved into the lives of the people that they are looking at, the visual experience is incredibly emotional
- Paul Fusco
Poetry

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows.
- Edmund Burke
Proverb

Where there's a will there's a way
- Anonymous
Questions

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

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.
- Edmund Burke
Risk

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
- Soren Kierkegaard
Science

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
- John Dewey
Sports

Bulls do not win bull fights. People do.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
Success

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

Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
- Pope John Paul II
Teacher

The most effective teacher will always be biased, for the chief force in teaching is confidence and enthusiasm.
- Joyce Cary
Technology

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

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

One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.
- Henry Miller
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 time of war, when truth is so precious, it must be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
- Winston CHurchill
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

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
- John Steinbeck
Women

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

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
- Dorothy Nevill
Work

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

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
- Saint Augustine of Hippo
Writing

A writer never has a vacation. For a writer life consists of either writing or thinking about writing.
- Eugene Ionesco
Youth

The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.
- Diogenes Laertius