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Ability

Ability is of little account without opportunity.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Abundance

The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car... a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little.
- Ben Sweetland
Achievement

A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements.
- Orison Swett Marden
Action

A life lived of choice is a life of conscious action. A life lived of chance is a life of unconscious creation.
- Neale Donald Walsch
Adventure

Adventure is not an outside man, it is within.
- David Grayson
Adversity

If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
- Robert Fulghum
Advice

It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as to know how to act for one's self
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Age

It is possible at any age to discover a lifelong desire you never knew you had.
- Robert Brault
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 blows out the lamp of the mind
- Robert G. Ingersoll
Animals

The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged
- Ovid
Appreciation

The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly deceived
- Oscar Wilde
Art

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
- Oscar Wilde
Attitude

Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold
- Maurice Setter
Beauty

The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.
- Havelock Ellis
Beginning

A hard beginning maketh a good ending
- John Heywood
Belief

Hope unbelieved is always considered nonsense. But hope believed is history in the process of being changed
- Jim Wallis
Bible

Bible reading is an education in itself.
- Lord Tennyson
Birthday

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity
- 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

When you sell a man a book, you don't sell him 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life
- Christopher Morley
Business

No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work
- Hosea Ballou
Calmness

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.
- Ralph H. Blum
Celebration

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

The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution
- Bertrand Russell
Change

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Character

Nothing of character is really permanent but virtue and personal worth.
- Daniel Webster
Courage

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity
- Epicurus
Dance

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

Death is terrifying because it is so ordinary. It happens all the time
- Susan Cheever
Dreams

A dream is a wish your heart makes.
- Walt Disney
Education

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence
- Robert Frost
Effort

Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
- Jane Addams
Emotion

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

Enthusiasm moves the world
- Arthur James Balfour
Entrepreneurship

A man's worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions
- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Environment

Modern society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless it takes a serious look at its lifestyle
- Pope John Paul II
Equality

The only real equality is in the cemetery
- German Proverb
Experience

Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
- M. Scott Peck
Faith

Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
- Michelangelo
Fate

There's much to be said for challenging fate instead of ducking behind it.
- Diana Trilling
Fear

The key to change... is to let go of fear
- Rosanne Cash
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

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

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
- Oscar Wilde
Friendship

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
- John Leonard
Funny

Electricity is really just organized lightning.
- George Carlin
Hardwork

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Alva Edison
Health

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not
- Mark Twain
History

History doesn't repeat itself - at best it sometimes rhymes
- Mark Twain
Humour

That which has not a real excellency and value in it self, entertains no longer than the giddy Humour which recommended it to us holds.
- Mary Astell
Idea

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success
- Henry Ward Beecher
Ignorance

Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know
- Aldous Huxley
Imagination

Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything.
- Henry Miller
Inspiration

Plant thy foot firmly in the prints which His foot has made before thee.
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
Intelligence

It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.
- George Bernard Shaw
Leadership

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
- John C. Maxwell
Life

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

The heart was made to be broken.
- Oscar Wilde
Luck

Luck is the residue of design
- Branch Rickey
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

Mathematics is the science which uses easy words for hard ideas
- 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

It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.
- Barbara Kingsolver
Men

Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves
- Gene Fowler
Mind

The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.
- Sigmund Freud
Money

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

Some people put walls up, not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to knock them down.
- Socrates
Movies

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
- Walt Disney
Music

If music be the food of love, play on.
- William Shakespeare
Mystery

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

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
- John Lubbock
Opportunity

Opportunities? They are all around us. There is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it
- Orison Swett Marden
Pain

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

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
- Anonymous
Passion

With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion
- Edgar Allan Poe
Patriotism

The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
- Pablo Casals
Peace

Peace is liberty in tranquillity.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Pet

A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.
- Robert Southey
Photography

It's not how a photographer looks at the world that is important. It;s their intimate relationship with it
- Antoine DeAgata
Poetry

It is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.
- George Gordon Noel Byron
Proverb

Discretion is the better part of valor
- Anonymous
Questions

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
- Dr.suess
Religion

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

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

Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
- George Santayana
Sports

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
- Mike Singletary
Success

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby
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

He that teaches us anything which we knew not before is undoubtedly to be reverenced as a master.
- Samuel Johnson
Technology

Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.
- Albert Einstein
Time

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

Make voyages. Attempt them. There's nothing else.
- Tennessee Williams
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

In war, truth is the first casualty.
- Aeschylus
Wealth

No wealth can ever make a bad man at peace with himself
- Plato
Wisdom

It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.
- Harold S. Geneen
Women

The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.
- Yves Saint-Laurent
Words

Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.
- Rumi
Work

Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.
- Henry David Thoreau
World

The wide world is all about you; you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out.
- J R R Tolkien
Writing

My purpose is to entertain myself first and other people secondly.
- John D. MacDonald
Youth

Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
- Aristotle