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Ability

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
- John Wooden
Abundance

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
- Albert Einstein
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 speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
- Twain
Adventure

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
- Oprah Winfrey
Adversity

Don't cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won't let you see the stars.
- Violeta Parra
Advice

When we ask advice we are usually looking for an accomplice.
- Charles Varlet de La Grange
Age

You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.
- Bonnie Prudden
Ambition

I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom
- Thomas Carlyle
Anger

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems -- not people; to focus your energies on answers -- not excuses
- William Arthur Ward
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

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Art

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
- George Santayana
Attitude

It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to
- Annie Gottlier
Beauty

Beauty without expression is boring
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beginning

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end
- Seneca
Belief

It is my belief, you cannot deal with the most serious things in the world unless you understand the most amusing
- Winston Churchill
Bible

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

Life is a journey, so enjoy every mile. Happy birthday.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Be bold when others are scared.
- Thomas J. Powell
Books

After a day spent staring at a computer monitor, think of (a) book as a kind of screen saver for your brain
- Anonymous
Business

The man who attends strictly to his business usually has plenty of business to attend to
- Anonymous
Calmness

Don't worry about anything. Worrying never solved anything. All it does is distort your mind.
- Milton Garland
Celebration

Celebrate love. It is the breath of your existence and the best of all reasons for living
- Anonymous
Challenge

Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
- George S. Patton
Change

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

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

Courage is a kind of salvation
- Plato
Dance

The more you understand the music, the easier you can dance
- Orlando Gutinez
Death

Life and death are balanced on the edge of a razor
- Homer
Dreams

Dreams are more real than reality itself, they're closer to the self.
- Gao Xingjian
Education

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school
- Albert Einstein
Effort

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
- Robert Collier
Emotion

Strange how love coexists with hate, how they render eachother mute, how the swilling of them together makes a new and softer, sympathetic thing
- Sonya Hartenett
Enthusiasm

If you are not fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm
- Vince Lombardi
Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble making individual.
- Natalie Clifford Barney
Environment

Every day is Earth Day.
- Anonymous
Equality

We were equals once when we lay new-born babes on our nurse's knees. We will be equal again when they tie up our jaws for the last sleep.
- Olive Schreiner
Experience

Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
- Ambrose Bierce
Faith

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

Fate is for those too weak to determine their own destiny
- Kamran Hamid
Fear

Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead.
- Jerry Gille
Finance

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

It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Food

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well
- Virginia Woolf
Forgiveness

Forgotten is forgiven.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Friendship

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
- Buddha
Funny

He taught me housekeeping; when I divorce I keep the house.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor
Hardwork

I do not know anyone who has gotten to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but it will get you pretty near.
- Margaret Thatcher
Health

Health is the vital principle of bliss, and exercise, of health
- James Thomson
History

History is a symphony of echoes heard and unheard. It is a poem with events as verses.
- Charles Angoff
Humour

The more one suffers, the more, I believe, has one a sense for the comic.
- Soren Kierkegaard
Idea

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It's much easier to apologize than it is to get permission
- Grace Murray Hopper
Ignorance

A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
- Anatole France
Imagination

I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be.
- Chris Brown
Inspiration

There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
- Han Suyin
Intelligence

Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.
- Julius Charles Hare
Leadership

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Life

Life is anything that dies when you stomp on it.
- Dave Barry
Love

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
- Tom Robbins
Luck

Luck has a peculiar habit of favoring those who don't depend on it.
- Anonymous
Marriage

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.
- Simone Signoret
Mathematics

Obvious is the most dangerous word in mathematics.
- Eric Temple Bell
Media

Social Media is about the people! Not about your business. Provide for the people and the people will provide for you.
- Matt Goulart
Memory

The past is never there when you try to go back. It exists, but only in memory. To pretend otherwise is to invite a mess
- Chris Cobbs
Men

Men are only as great as they are kind
- Elbert Hubbard
Mind

Be careful of your thoughts, they may become words at any moment.
- Iara Gassen
Money

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it.
- Bob Hope
Motivation

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

Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
- Roger Ebert
Music

I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
- Billy Joel
Mystery

Mysteries are not necessarily miracles
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nature

Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.
- Langston Hughes
Opportunity

Opportunity? often it comes in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
- Napoleon Hill
Pain

Those who do not feel pain seldom think that it is felt
- Samuel Johnson
Parents

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

Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot
- D.H. Lawrence
Patriotism

The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
- Lyn Nofziger
Peace

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

Cats don't like change without their consent.
- Roger Caras
Photography

Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.
- Anonymous
Poetry

Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry.
- Georges Brague
Proverb

As you sow, so you shall reap
- Anonymous
Questions

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

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

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

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

Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
- Satchel Paige
Success

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

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
- Erma Bombeck
Teacher

Education is the guardian genius of democracy. It is the only dictator that free men recognize, and the only ruler that free men require.
- Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar
Technology

The most overlooked advantage of owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against whacking them around a bit.
- Eric Porterfield
Time

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.
- Dion Boucicault
Travel

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Trust

The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
- Stephen King
Vision

Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare.
- Japanese Proverb
War

If civilization has an opposite, it is war. Of these two things, you have either one, or the other. Not both.
- Ursula K. Le Guin
Wealth

Fortune sides with him who dares.
- Virgil
Wisdom

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela
Women

Women reason with the heart and are much less often wrong than men who reason with the head.
- De Lescure
Words

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
- Plato
Work

Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
World

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
- Buddha
Writing

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

The young know how truly difficult and dreadful youth can be. Their youth is wasted on everyone else, that's the horror. The young have no authority, no respect.
- Anne Rice