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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

Whatever we are waiting for peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance ? it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
Achievement

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
- Kinder, Jack
Action

In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action.
- Robert Green Ingersoll
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

Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
- Edwin Markham
Advice

Whatever your advice, make it brief
- Horace
Age

Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Ambition

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

If you kick a stone in anger, you'll hurt your own foot.
- Korean Proverb
Animals

Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts
- Coleman Cox
Appreciation

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
- Oprah Winfrey
Art

Art is the window to man's soul. Without it, he would never be able to see beyond his immediate world; nor could the world see the man within
- Claudia Lady Bird Johnson
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

Beauty, more than bitterness, makes the heart break
- Sara Teasdale
Beginning

Everything must have a beginning
- Anonymous
Belief

If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning
- Mahatma Gandhi
Bible

We do not read the Bible the way it is; we read it the way we are.
- Evelyn Uyemura
Birthday

Just like fine wine, you grow better with the years.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Fortune befriends the bold.
- John Dryden
Books

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations
- Henry David Thoreau
Business

You sell a company twice. First of all, you sell them the product, then you sell them the service
- Richard Brock
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

When you've got something to prove, there's nothing greater than a challenge.
- Terry Bradshaw
Change

Change always comes bearing gifts.
- Price Pritchett
Character

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Courage

Without courage all virtues lose their meaning
- Winston Churchill
Dance

Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn.
- Terri Guillemets
Death

God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled.
- Anonymous
Dreams

Dreams are the seedlings of reality.
- Napoleon Hill
Education

Education aims to give you a boost up the ladder of knowledge. Too often, it just gives you a cramp on one of its rungs
- Martin H. Fischer
Effort

Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can
- Lowell Thomas
Emotion

Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits.
- Bishop Foulton
Enthusiasm

Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the present.
- Robert Conklin
Entrepreneurship

You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.
- Zig Ziglar
Environment

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
Equality

The sole equality on earth is death
- Philip James Bailey
Experience

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
- Auguste Rodin
Faith

Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible.
- William James
Fate

Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.
- Elizabeth Bowen
Fear

If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all thinking, damages his personality and makes him a landlord to a ghost.
- Lloyd Douglas
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

Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends.
- George Bernard Shaw
Forgiveness

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
- Marianne Williamson
Friendship

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard
Funny

Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.
- Victor Hugo
Hardwork

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

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
History

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different
- Aldous Huxley
Humour

Joy is not in things, it is in us
- Benjamin Franklin
Idea

I do not 'get' ideas; ideas get me
- Robertson Davies
Ignorance

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance
- Robert Quillen
Imagination

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
- Dr. Seuss
Inspiration

Of all human activities, man's listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will.
- Pope Paul VI
Intelligence

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Leadership

Good enough never is.
- Debbi Fields
Life

Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.
- Karen Horney
Love

I like not only to be loved, but to be told that I am loved.
- George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)
Luck

In bad luck hold out; in good luck, hold in
- German Proverb
Marriage

To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you're wrong admit it; Whenever you're right shut up.
- Ogden Nash
Mathematics

Old math teachers never die, they just tend to infinity.
- Anonymous
Media

LinkedIn is for people you know. Facebook is for people you used to know. Twitter is for people you want to know.
- Anonymous
Memory

Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.
- Seneca
Men

No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a boy.
- Knights of Pythagoras
Mind

No mind, however loving, could bear to see plainly into all the recesses of another mind.
- Arnold Bennett
Money

A man with money is no match against a man on a mission.
- Doyle Brunson
Motivation

You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.
- Zig Ziglar
Movies

The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself.
- Will Rogers
Music

Music is the soul of language.
- Max Heindel
Mystery

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

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
- Satchel Paige
Opportunity

If God shuts one door, He opens another.
- Irish
Pain

When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy
- Salman Rushdie
Parents

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

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
- Benjamin Franklin
Patriotism

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

If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Pet

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.
- Garrison Keillor
Photography

Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.
- Don McCullin
Poetry

Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.
- Audre Lorde
Proverb

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

The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions.
- John.A.Simone
Religion

Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God.
- Albert Einstein
Risk

Yes, risk taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking.
- Tim McMahon
Science

Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
- George Santayana
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 in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
- Sloan Wilson
Talent

Our talents are the gift that God gives to us... What we make of our talents is our gift back to God
- Leo Buscaglia
Teacher

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
- Aristotle
Technology

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur.c.clarke
Time

Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.
- Alan Lakein
Travel

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
- Hilaire Belloc
Trust

Men trust their ears less than their eyes.
- Herodotus
Vision

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
- Audre Lorde
War

In time of war, when truth is so precious, it must be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
- Winston CHurchill
Wealth

Don't Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold.
- Bob Marley
Wisdom

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Women

A noble man is led far by a woman's gentle words.
- Von Goethe
Words

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.
- Mark Twain
Work

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

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
- Albert Einstein
Writing

The secret of becoming a writer is to write, write and keep on writing.
- Ken MacLeod
Youth

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