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Ability

Never underestimate your problem or your ability to deal with it.
- Robert H. Schuller
Abundance

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

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

Life is action and passion; therefore, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.
- Holmes
Adventure

I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it.
- Rosalia de Castro
Adversity

The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
- Sophocles
Advice

Sometimes you got to hurt something to help something. Sometimes you have to plow under one thing in order for something else to grow
- Ernest Gaines
Age

There's no such thing as too late. That's why they invented death.
- Anonymous
Ambition

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
Anger

If you kick a stone in anger, you'll hurt your own foot.
- Korean Proverb
Animals

Only animals were not expelled from Paradise.
- Milan Kundera
Appreciation

Appreciation can make a day - even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
- Margaret Cousins
Art

Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
Attitude

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

A thing of beauty is a joy forever
- John Keats
Beginning

The greatest stories are those that resonate our beginnings and intuit our endings, our mysterious origins and our numinous destinies, and dissolve them both into one
- Ben Okri
Belief

For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible
- Stuart Chase
Bible

Reading the Bible without meditating on it is like trying to eat without swallowing.
- Anonymous
Birthday

A simple celebration, a gathering of friends; here is wishing you great happiness, a joy that never ends.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.
- Voltaire
Books

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
- Charles W. Eliot
Business

The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business
- Aaron Burr
Calmness

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

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!
- Barbara Hoffman
Challenge

When faced with a challenge, look for a way, not a way out
- David Weatherford
Change

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

Dreams are the touchstones of our character
- Henry David Thoreau
Courage

Courage is to feel the daily daggers of relentless steel and keep on living
- Douglas Malloch
Dance

Dancing: the vertical expression of a horizontal desire legalized by music.
- George Bernard Shaw
Death

Death is a great revealer of what is in a man, and in its solemn shadow appear the naked lineaments of the soul.
- E. H. Chapin
Dreams

For a dreamer, night's the only time of day
- Newsies
Education

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
- Will Durant
Effort

I CAN is 100 times more important than IQ
- Anonymous
Emotion

Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind
- Eastman
Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Entrepreneurship

One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide
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

Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.
- Aristotle
Experience

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

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore
Fate

Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.
- Anonymous
Fear

Where no hope is left, is left no fear.
- Milton
Finance

Literature was formerly an art and finance a trade; today it is the reverse
- Joseph Roux
Fitness

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

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.
- Leo Tolstoy
Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.
- Suzanne Somers
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

Electricity is really just organized lightning.
- George Carlin
Hardwork

Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven?t planted
- David Bly
Health

What the public expects and what is healthy for an individual are two very different things.
- Esther Williams
History

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

Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place
- Mark Twain
Idea

A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Ignorance

Stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance
- William Gaddis
Imagination

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
- Jessamyn West
Inspiration

Ideas shape the course of history.
- John Maynard Keynes
Intelligence

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
- Salvador Dali
Leadership

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs
Life

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love

What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Luck

Luck is tenacity of purpose
- Elbert Hubbard
Marriage

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.
- Peter Devries
Mathematics

The longer math lives the more abstract and therefore, possibly also the more practical it becomes.
- Eric Temple Bell
Media

Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell.
- Seth Godin
Memory

Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved
- Thomas Fuller
Men

Men are what their mothers made them
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mind

The mind is like a trunk: if well-packed, it holds almost every thing; if ill-packed, next to nothing.
- Augustus William Hare
Money

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
- Benjamin Franklin
Motivation

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

A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
- Stanley Kubrick
Music

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

Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise.
- Julia Cameron
Nature

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
- Hal Borland
Opportunity

Even when opportunity knocks, a man still has to get up off his seat and open the door.
- Anonymous
Pain

When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy
- Salman Rushdie
Parents

The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.
- Ellen Goodman
Passion

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

Patriotism is an instant reaction that fades away when the war starts.
- Mick Jagger
Peace

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
Pet

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

A photograph is the pause button on life
- Ty Holland
Poetry

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted
- Percy Shelley
Proverb

Between the devil and the deep sea
- Anonymous
Questions

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

One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.
- Robert A. Heinlein
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

I think science has enjoyed an extraordinary success because it has such a limited and narrow realm in which to focus its efforts. Namely, the physical universe.
- Ken Jenkins
Sports

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard
Success

Failure is success if we learn from it.
- Malcolm Forbes
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

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember.I do and I understand.
- Chinese Proverb
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

Time goes, you say? Ah, no! alas, time stays, we go.
- Henry Austin Dobson
Travel

Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.
- Pat Conroy
Trust

Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God.
- Lawrence Welk
Vision

Create your future from your future, not your past.
- Werner Erhard
War

Wars do not end wars any more than an extraordinarily large conflagration does away with the fire hazard.
- Henry Ford
Wealth

Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Wisdom

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Women

Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.
- George Carlin
Words

Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they?ll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
- Aldous Huxley
Work

The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
World

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
- Martin Luther
Writing

A writer never has a vacation. For a writer life consists of either writing or thinking about writing.
- Eugene Ionesco
Youth

Youth has no age.
- Pablo Picasso