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Ability

Ability is a poor man's wealth.
- John Wooden
Abundance

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.
- Wayne Dyer
Achievement

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

Action for which I become responsible, or for which my administration becomes responsible, shall be within the law.
- William Howard Taft
Adventure

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.
- William Feather
Adversity

Turn your wounds into wisdom.
- Oprah Winfrey
Advice

No one wants advice - only corroboration.
- John Steinbeck
Age

It's important to have a twinkle in your wrinkle.
- Anonymous
Ambition

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

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one
- Benjamin Franklin
Animals

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
- James Anthony Froude
Appreciation

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you.
- William Arthur
Art

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art
- Oscar Wilde
Attitude

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes
- William James
Beauty

Beauty is the promise of happiness
- Stendhal
Beginning

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

Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active
- Edith Hamilton
Bible

It is not at all incredible, that a book which has been so long in the possession of mankind should contain many truths as yet undiscovered.
- Bishop Butler
Birthday

Real birthdays are not annual affairs. Real birthdays are the days when we have a new birth.
- Ralph Parlette
Boldness

Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Books

A good book has no ending.
- R.D. Cumming
Business

Business is a combination of war and sport.
- Andre Maurois
Calmness

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

Life is a celebration of awakenings, of new beginnings and wonderful surprises that enlighten the soul.
- Anonymous
Challenge

Anything unattempted remains impossible.
- Anonmyous
Change

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending
- Maria Robinson
Character

It requires less character to discover the faults of others, than to tolerate them.
- J. Petit Senn
Courage

Optimism is the foundation of courage
- Nicholas Murray Butler
Dance

Dancing is an art because it is subject to no rules
- Volatire
Death

We understand death for the first time when he puts his hand upon one whom we love.
- Madame de Stael
Dreams

Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you
- Marsha Norman
Education

The tragedy of education is played in two scenes - incompetent pupils facing competent teachers and incompetent teachers facing competent pupils
- Martin H. Fischer
Effort

The person who is waiting for something to turn up might start with their shirt sleeves.
- Garth Henrichs
Emotion

Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions
- Pablo Picasso
Enthusiasm

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
- Carl Buehner
Entrepreneurship

If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
- 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

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Experience

All that I know I learned after I was thirty.
- Georges Clemenceau
Faith

He who has faith has... an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well - even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly.
- B. C. Forbes
Fate

Sometimes life has a cruel sense of humor, giving you the thing you always wanted at the worst time possible.
- Lisa Kleypas
Fear

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby
Finance

Don't count your check-ins before they cash
- Vanna Bonta
Fitness

Any workout which does not involve a certain minimum of danger or responsibility does not improve the body - it just wears it out.
- Norman Mailer
Food

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

It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.
- Jessamyn West
Friendship

Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.
- Emil Ludwig
Funny

God did not intend religion to be an exercise club.
- Naguib Mahfouz
Hardwork

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

To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life
- William Londen
History

History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstances
- Donald Creighton
Humour

No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Idea

You can't crush ideas by suppressing them. You can only crush them by ignoring them
- Vachel Lindsay
Ignorance

The most violent element in society is ignorance
- Emma Goldman
Imagination

I imagine that yes is the only living thing.
- e. e. cummings
Inspiration

Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.
- Thomas Merton
Intelligence

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

If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn't any limit to what you can do with your business and your life. Ideas are any man's greatest asset.
- Harvey S. Firestone
Life

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin
Love

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
- George Bernard Shaw
Luck

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
- Harry Golden
Marriage

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage
- Martin Luther
Mathematics

Math is the tool specially suited for dealing with abstract concepts of any kind and there is no limit to its power in this field.
- Paul Dirac
Media

You can't tiptoe into social media. You have to jump into the pool. People have a natural fear of it. But the scary part is not being there. Your customer is already there
- Dave Saunders
Memory

Memory is the mother of all wisdom
- Aeschylus
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

Ben Franklin may have discovered electricity- but it is the man who invented the meter who made the money.
- Earl Warren
Motivation

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

Movies are an art form that is very available to the masses.
- Richard King
Music

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
- Herbie Hancock
Mystery

The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility
- Albert Einstein
Nature

Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow.
- Antonio Porchia
Opportunity

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them
- Orison Swett Marden
Pain

I understand with love comes pain, but why did I have to love so much?
- Anonymous
Parents

Some parents really bring their children up; others let them down.
- Anonymous
Passion

Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Patriotism

A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
- George William Curtis
Peace

Peace is liberty in tranquillity.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Pet

Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other.
- Robert Benchley
Photography

Buy a good pair of comfortable shoes, have a camera around your neck at all times, keep your elbows in, be patient, optimistic and don't forget to smile.
- Matt Stuart
Poetry

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
- Rita Dove
Proverb

A rolling stone gathers no moss
- Anonymous
Questions

In examinations, the foolish ask questions the wise cannot answer.
- Oscar Wilde
Religion

I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
- Albert Camus
Risk

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
- Soren Kierkegaard
Science

It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
- Alfred North Whitehead
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

Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.
- Aeschylus
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

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
- Albert Einstein
Technology

Technology makes it possible for people to gain control over everything, except over technology.
- John Tudor
Time

Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.
- Thomas Hardy
Travel

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
- Saint Augustine
Trust

Trust your ability!
- Itzhak Perlman
Vision

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your Vision is the promise of what you shall one day be. Your Ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
- James Allen
War

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
- Thomas Mann
Wealth

It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
- Margaret Thatcher
Wisdom

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

A woman's guess is more accurate than a man's certainty.
- Rudyard Kipling
Words

If the word doesn't exist, invent it; but first be sure it doesn't exist.
- Charles Baudelaire
Work

Nothing will work unless you do.
- Maya Angelou
World

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Writing

It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.
- Ursula K. LeGuin
Youth

Adolescence is like having only enough light to see the step directly in front of you.
- Sarah Addison Allen