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Ability

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

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
- Albert Einstein
Achievement

It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.
- David Feherty
Action

We all say no to war, we are all for justice and peace. But sometimes in order to maintain peace, armed action is necessary.
- Silvio Berlusconi
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

The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials.
- Confucius
Advice

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong
Age

Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
- Leroy Satchel Paige
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

Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Animals

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
- Anatole France
Appreciation

Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight
- William Safire
Art

A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things, a poet in words, a musician by sounds.
- Henry Moore
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

Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old
- Franz Kafka
Beginning

It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish.
- J. R. R. Tolkien
Belief

Not believing has a sickness which is believing a little.
- Antonio Porchia
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

Because you're you, I'm celebrating today! Happy Birthday.
- Anonymous
Boldness

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

A blessed companion is a book, - a book that, fitly chosen, is a lifelong friend,... a book that, at a touch, pours its heart into our own.
- Douglas Jerrold
Business

Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them
- W. Edwards Deming
Calmness

Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Celebration

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

We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Change

Things do not change; we change.
- Henry David Thoreau
Character

Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have
- Anonymous
Courage

You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose the sight of the shore
- Christopher Columbus
Dance

Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.
- Anonymous
Death

The goal of all life is death
- Sigmund Freud
Dreams

Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true
- Lyman Frank Baum
Education

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army
- Edward Everett
Effort

Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there
- Anonymous
Emotion

Emotion is primarily about nothing and much of it remains about nothing to the end.
- Anonyomus
Enthusiasm

Don't let the train of enthusiasm run through the station so fast that people can't get on board
- Anonymous
Entrepreneurship

As long as you're going to be thinking anyway, think big.
- Donald Trump
Environment

To care for the natural world is the most effective insurance policy we can have
- Anonymous
Equality

The sole equality on earth is death
- Philip James Bailey
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

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
- Mother Teresa
Fate

Some things are destined to be -- it just takes us a couple of tries to get there.
- J.R. Ward
Fear

Fear is, I believe, a most effective tool in destroying the soul of an individual - and the soul of a people
- Anwar el-Sadat
Finance

What pays under capitalism is satisfying the common man, the customer. The more people you satisfy, the better for you
- Ludwig von Mises
Fitness

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

Food should be fun.
- Thomas Keller
Forgiveness

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

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
- Shirley MacLaine
Funny

Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.
- Robert Benchley
Hardwork

Every job is a self portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence.
- Anonymous
Health

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
- John Muir
History

Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded.
- Virginia Woolf
Humour

As soon as you realize everything's a joke, being the Comedian is the only thing that makes sense.
- Alan Moore
Idea

The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas, and throw the bad ones away
- Dr. Linus Pauling
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

It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
Intelligence

It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used than a powerful one that is idle.
- Bryant H. McGill
Leadership

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
- Harold S. Geneen
Life

Life is wasted on the living.
- Douglas Adams
Love

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
- Zelda Fitzgerald
Luck

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

Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner
- Amy Bloom
Mathematics

The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.
- Euclid
Media

A good newspaper is a nation talking to itself.
- Arthur Miller
Memory

God gave us memories that we might have roses in December.
- J.M. Barrie
Men

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

There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there
- Albert Einstein
Money

After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts.
- Aristotle Onassis
Motivation

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
- Alexander Pope
Movies

A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.
- Orson Welles
Music

Music is a performance and needs the audience.
- Michael Tippett
Mystery

Mystery is the wisdom of blockheads
- Horace Walpole
Nature

A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
- Samuel Butler
Opportunity

For every problem there is an opportunity.
- Anonymous
Pain

Even Pain pricks to livelier living
- Amy Lowell
Parents

Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes
- Chinese Proverbs
Passion

Enthusiasm is nothing more or less than faith in action
- Henry Chester
Patriotism

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

Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.
- Friedrich Schiller
Pet

If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater suggest that he wear a tail.
- Fran Lebowitz
Photography

The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera.
- W. Eugene Smith
Poetry

Poetry, whose material is language, is perhaps the most human and least worldly of the arts, the one in which the end product remains closest to the thought that inspired it.
- Hannah Arendt
Proverb

A friend in need is a friend indeed
- Anonymous
Questions

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

A just laicism allows religious freedom. The state does not impose religion but rather gives space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society, and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society.
- Joseph Ratzinger
Risk

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.
- Cynthia Heimel
Science

Science is built up of facts, as a house is built of stones; but an accumulation of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.
- Henri Poincare
Sports

Champions keep playing until they get it right.
- Billie Jean King
Success

Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.
- Al Bernstein
Talent

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

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

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke
Time

The time I kill is killing me.
- Mason Cooley
Travel

Not all those who wander are lost.
- J.R.R. Tolkien
Trust

Trust not too much to appearances.
- Virgil
Vision

No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities - always see them, for they're always there.
- Norman Vincent Peale
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

Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.
- Ernest Hemingway
Wisdom

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.
- Herb Caen
Women

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

If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind - give it more thought.
- Dennis Roth
Work

The secret to getting ahead is getting started.
- Mark Twain
World

The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit - this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Writing

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

The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence.
- Lyman Bryson