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Ability

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.
- Charlotte Whitton
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

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
- Kettering, Charles F.
Action

The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.
- Einstein
Adventure

Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.
- Schiller, Johann Friedrich Von
Adversity

You have come into a hard world. I know of only one easy place in it, and that is the grave.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Advice

It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice.
- Anne Tyler
Age

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

Ambition is the last refuge of failure
- Oscar Wilde
Anger

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
- Albert Einstein
Animals

Shall we, because we walk on our hind feet, assume to ourselves only the privilege of imperishability?
- George Eliot
Appreciation

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

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
- Michelangelo
Attitude

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson
Beauty

Let the beauty you love be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth
- Anonymous
Beginning

While we deliberate about beginning it is all ready too late to begin
- Quintilian
Belief

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

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

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

Courage is the greatest of all the virtues. Because if you haven't courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.
- Samuel Johnson
Books

The books that help you the most are those which make you think the most
- Theodore Parker
Business

A business like an automobile, has to be driven, in order to get results
- B. C. Forbes
Calmness

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom
- James Allen
Celebration

There's a lot happening in many of us. I think you have to celebrate every part. It's what you are. You have to try to find all of those secret names
- Cassandra Wilson
Challenge

Competing at the highest level is the greatest test of one's character.
- Russell Mark
Change

You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler
- Denis Waitley
Character

Actions, looks, words and steps form the alphabet by which you may spell character.
- Johann Kasper Lavater
Courage

Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven't courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others
- Samuel Johnson
Dance

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

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

Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today
- James Dean
Education

A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.
- Horace Mann
Effort

If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it's OK. But you've got to shoot for something. A lot of people don't even shoot.
- Robert Townsend
Emotion

Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life
- Anonyomus
Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is: A quiet spiritual strength: An inner glow: Faith in action: Greatest asset in the world: Beats money power influence: Tramples over prejudice
- Anonymous
Entrepreneurship

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
- Albert Einstein
Environment

Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty, if only we have the eyes to see them
- John Ruskin
Equality

Equality is not in regarding different things similarly, equality is in regarding different things differently.
- Tom Robbins
Experience

Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
- Alphonse de Lamartine
Faith

Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
- D. Elton Trueblood
Fate

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

FEAR is an acronym in the English language for "False Evidence Appearing Real
- Neale Donald Walsch
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

A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time - pills or stairs.
- Joan Welsh
Food

To a man with an empty stomach, food is god.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Forgiveness

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what's bitter and move on.
- Bill Cosby
Friendship

Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
- Dag Hammarskjold
Funny

Have enough sense to know, ahead of time, when your skills will not extend to wallpapering.
- Marilyn vos Savant
Hardwork

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

Man does not live by soap alone; and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
History

Old men can make war, but it is children who will make history.
- Ray Merritt
Humour

Nothing is more curious than the almost savage hostility that Humour excites in those who lack it.
- George Saintsbury
Idea

The value of an idea lies in the using of it
- Thomas Alva Edison
Ignorance

By ignorance is pride increased; Those most assume who know the least
- John Gay
Imagination

Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.
- L. Frank Baum
Inspiration

Give light and people will find the way.
- Ella Baker
Intelligence

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.
- Alan Alda
Leadership

Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.
- Jim Rohn
Life

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- Buddha
Love

We can do no great things; only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa
Luck

Luck is infatuated with the efficient
- Persian Proverb
Marriage

A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day
- Andre Maurois
Mathematics

Mathematics may be defined as the economy of counting. There is no problem in the whole of mathematics which cannot be solved by direct counting.
- Ernst Mach
Media

Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
- Cyril Connolly
Memory

We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams
- Jeremy Irons
Men

Guys are like roses. You've got to watch out for the pricks.
- Anonymous
Mind

Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Money

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

Do not give your attention to what others do or fail to do; give it to what you do or fail to do.
- Buddha
Movies

Movies are not scripts - movies are films; they're not books, they're not the theatre.
- Nicolas Roeg
Music

Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it.
- John Lennon
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

Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together
- Robert South
Pain

Pain: an uncomfortable frame of mind that may have a physical basis in something that is being done to the body, or may be purely mental, caused by the good fortune of others
- Ambrose Bierce
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

A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means
- William Hazlitt
Patriotism

I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
- Edith Cavell
Peace

Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Pet

Every boy should have two things: a dog, and a mother willing to let him have one
- Anonymous
Photography

The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don't belong. It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation.
- Susan Meiselas
Poetry

Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting.
- Robert Frost
Proverb

Discretion is the better part of valor
- Anonymous
Questions

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
- Chinese proverb
Religion

Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth.
- Philip James Bailey
Risk

To eat an egg, you must break the shell.
- Jamaican Proverb
Science

Science is simply common sense at its best that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.
- Thomas Henry Huxley
Sports

Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
- Dan Gable
Success

Success is dependent on effort.
- Sophocles
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

We learn by teaching.
- James Howell
Technology

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard
Time

The present is a point just passed.
- David Russell
Travel

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
- John D. Rockefeller
Trust

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

Vision without execution is hallucination.
- Thomas A. Edison
War

After a long, hopeless war, people will settle for peace, at almost any price.
- Salman Rushdie
Wealth

Wealth is not a matter of intelligence it's a matter of inspiration.
- Jim Rohn
Wisdom

All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau
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

A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.
- Herman Melville
Work

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
- Alexander Graham Bell
World

The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart
- Helen Keller
Writing

Writing is only boring to the people who are boring themselves.
- Anonymous
Youth

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