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Ability

Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.
- Golda Meir
Abundance

Abundance does not spread; famine does.
- Zulu Proverb
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

The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
- Confucius
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

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
- Mary Engelbreit
Advice

People who ask our advice almost never take it. Yet we should never refuse to give it, upon request, for it often helps us to see our own way more clearly.
- Brendan Francis
Age

The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been
- Madeleine L'Engle
Ambition

The greatest evil that fortune can bring to men is to endow them with feeble resources and yet to make them ambitious.
- Luc de Clapiers
Anger

An angry man is again angry with himself, when he returns to reason
- Publilius Syrus
Animals

Lots of people talk to animals.... Not very many listen, though.... That's the problem.
- Benjamin Hoff
Appreciation

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it
- William Makepeace Thackeray
Art

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
- Charles Horton Cooley
Attitude

Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.
- Ralph Marston
Beauty

Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.
- John Donne
Beginning

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

No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.
- George Bernard Shaw
Birthday

Hope your birthday blossoms into lots of dreams come true!
- Anonymous
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

Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more
- Elizabeth Hardwick
Business

Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality
- Henry Ward Beecher
Calmness

Don't worry about anything. Worrying never solved anything. All it does is distort your mind.
- Milton Garland
Celebration

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
- Oprah Winfrey
Challenge

Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.
- Leo F. Buscaglia
Change

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.
- Jim Rohn
Character

Character is, for the most part,simply habit become fixed.
- C. H. Parkhurst
Courage

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

The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie.
- Agnes de Mille
Death

As soon as one is born, one starts dying.
- Luigi Pirandello
Dreams

In a dream you are never eighty
- Anne Sexton
Education

The secret in education lies in respecting the student
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Effort

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow
- Doug Firebaugh
Emotion

Our emotions are only incidents in the effort to keep day and night together.
- T S Eliot
Enthusiasm

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie
Entrepreneurship

Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said.
- Jim Rohn
Environment

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries
- Jimmy Carter
Equality

Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely
- Aristotle
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

No matter how old we become, we can still call them 'Holy Mother' and 'Father' and put a child-like trust in them.
- Desmond Morris
Fate

Fate only takes you so far, then it's up to you to make it happen
- Anonymous
Fear

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie
Finance

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
- Edgar R. Fiedler
Fitness

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

You waste life when you waste good food
- Katherine Anne Porter
Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
- Mark Twain
Friendship

But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Funny

Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.
- Steven Wright
Hardwork

Nobody's a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It's hard to stay on top
- Paul Coffy
Health

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

All history has been a history of class struggles between dominated classes at various stages of social development
- Friedrich Engels
Humour

It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the timid advances of Humour.
- W. Somerset Maugham
Idea

When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state
- Swami Vivekananda
Ignorance

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

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey
Inspiration

The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
- Thomas Jefferson
Intelligence

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
- Albert Einstein
Leadership

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone
Life

Life is something to do when you can't get to sleep.
- Fran Lebowitz
Love

Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
- Charles Augustin SainteBeauve
Luck

A person does not seek luck; luck seeks the person
- Turkish Proverb
Marriage

Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.
- Barnett R. Brickner
Mathematics

There are things which seem incredible to most men who have not studied mathematics
- Aristotle
Media

All of us who professionally use the mass media are the shapers of society. We can vulgerize that society. We can brutalize it. Or we can help lift it onto a higher level.
- William Bernbach
Memory

We do not remember days, we remember moments. The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten
- Cesare Pavese
Men

Men are only as great as they are kind
- Elbert Hubbard
Mind

I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief
- Gerry Spence
Money

A good reputation is more valuable than money.
- Publilius Syrus
Motivation

Consideration for others is the basis of a good life, a good society.
- Confucius
Movies

A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
- Alfred Hitchcock
Music

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

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
- Albert Einstein
Nature

Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.
- William Wordsworth
Opportunity

Time goes by so fast, people go in and out of your life. You must never miss the opportunity to tell these people how much they mean to you
- Anonymous
Pain

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
- Kenji Miyazawa
Parents

The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.
- Ellen Goodman
Passion

By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired
- Anonymous
Patriotism

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
- Nathan Hale
Peace

One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train.
- Morihei Ueshiba
Pet

A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.
- Mason Cooley
Photography

A tear contains an ocean. A photographer is aware of the tiny moments in a persons life that reveal greater truths
- Anonymous
Poetry

Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry.
- Georges Brague
Proverb

A friend in need is a friend indeed
- Anonymous
Questions

Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.
- Francis Bacon
Religion

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
- C. S. Lewis
Risk

To win you have to risk loss.
- Jean-Claude Killy
Science

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

Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
- Satchel Paige
Success

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
- George S. Patton
Talent

If you're young and talented, it's like you have wings.
- Haruki Murakami
Teacher

We learn by teaching.
- James Howell
Technology

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.
- John F. Kennedy
Time

It is my feeling that Time ripens all things; with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.
- Francois Rabelais
Travel

The photograph reverses the purpose of travel, which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar.
- Marshall McLuhan
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

All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
- Tony Benn
Wealth

If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
- Edmund Burke
Wisdom

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
- Walter Lippmann
Women

Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.
- George Carlin
Words

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
- Robert Frost
Work

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

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
- Winston Churchill
Writing

Life is what happens to a writer between drafts.
- Damon
Youth

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