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Ability

The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.
- Andrew Carnegie
Abundance

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

In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements.
- Mao Tse-Tung
Action

To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
- Lee
Adventure

If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough.
- Mario Andretti
Adversity

We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn that it is God who is shaking them.
- Charles C. West
Advice

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

Youth disserves; middle age conserves; old age preserves.
- Martin H. Fischer
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

Get mad, then get over it.
- Colin Powell
Animals

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
- Anatole France
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

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
- Thomas Merton
Attitude

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

The beauty of the world...has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder
- Virginia Woolf
Beginning

A hard beginning maketh a good ending
- John Heywood
Belief

The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world
- Max Born
Bible

The Bible is a book that has been read more and examined less than any book that ever existed.
- Thomas Paine
Birthday

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Put a grain of boldness into everything you do.
- Baltasar Gracian
Books

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
- Anonymous
Business

All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgments of probabilities, and not on certainties
- Charles W. Eliot
Calmness

Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
- Christian Larson
Celebration

When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.
- Stanislaw J. Lec
Challenge

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

There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction
- Winston Churchill
Character

Character is, for the most part,simply habit become fixed.
- C. H. Parkhurst
Courage

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Dance

I often say that in making dances I can make a world where I think things are done morally, done democratically, done honestly
- Twyla Tharp
Death

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
- George S. Patton, Jr.
Dreams

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

An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life
- Anonymous
Effort

Whoever said anybody has a right to give up?
- Marian Wright Edelman
Emotion

The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web
- Pablo Picasso
Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is contagious - and so is the lack of it
- Anonymous
Entrepreneurship

Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right.
- Henry Ford
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

Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely
- Aristotle
Experience

I think we are a product of all our experiences.
- Sanford I. Weill
Faith

It takes vision and courage to create - it takes faith and courage to prove.
- Owen D. Young
Fate

If you believe in fate, believe in it, at least, for your good.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fear

Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing
- Anonymous
Finance

An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's
- Will Rogers
Fitness

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Food

I always say centered food equals centered behavior.
- Marilu Henner
Forgiveness

A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
- Robert Fripp
Friendship

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
- Shirley MacLaine
Funny

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

It seems the harder I work, the more luck I have
- Thomas Jefferson
Health

Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year
- Franklin P. Adams
History

There is a history in all men's lives
- William Shakespeare
Humour

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing
- Mark Twain
Idea

Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many
- Baruch Spinoza
Ignorance

I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
- Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
Imagination

I am imagination. I can see what the eyes cannot see. I can hear what the ears cannot hear. I can feel what the heart cannot feel.
- Peter Nivio Zarlenga
Inspiration

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
- Leo Buscaglia
Intelligence

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
- Bill Watterson
Leadership

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
Life

May you live all the days of your life.
- Jonathan Swift
Love

Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
- Richard Bach
Luck

The worst cynicism: a belief in luck
- Joyce Carol Oates
Marriage

More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
- Doug Larson
Mathematics

It doesn't matter if you hate it or not, but you use it everyday.
- Kelvin
Media

If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell 6 friends. If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell 6,000 friends
- Jeff Bezos
Memory

Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume.
- Jean de Boufflers
Men

A man always blames the woman who fools him. In the same way he blames the door he walks into in the dark.
- Henry Louis Mencken
Mind

Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible
- Mahatma Gandhi
Money

A fool and his money get a lot of publicity.
- Al Bernstein
Motivation

You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.
- Zig Ziglar
Movies

Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
- Mary Pickford
Music

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
- Aldous Huxley
Mystery

Mysteries are not necessarily miracles
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nature

A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
- Samuel Butler
Opportunity

Opportunities always look bigger going than coming
- Anonymous
Pain

Pain is such an uncomfortable feeling that even a tiny amount of it is enough to ruin every enjoyment
- Will Rogers
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

Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still
- Robert Sternberg
Patriotism

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde
Peace

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

Cats are inquisitive, but hate to admit it.
- Mason Cooley
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

Poetry is a search for ways of communication; it must be conducted with openness, flexibility, and a constant readiness to listen.
- Fleur Adcock
Proverb

Where there's a will there's a way
- Anonymous
Questions

Better to ask twice than to lose your way once.
- Danish Proverb
Religion

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Risk

Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
- Frederick B. Wilcox
Science

No one should approach the temple of science with the soul of a money changer.
- Thomas Browne
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

Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals.
- Paul J. Meyer
Talent

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
Teacher

Whatever you want to teach, be brief.
- Horace
Technology

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

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

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.
- Gustave Flaubert
Trust

Trust is a great force multiplier.
- Tom Ridge
Vision

No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities - always see them, for they're always there.
- Norman Vincent Peale
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

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato
Wisdom

It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
- Henry David Thoreau
Women

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

That's what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.
- Arundhati Roy
Work

Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need
- Voltaire
World

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
- Nelson Mandela
Writing

The way you define yourself as a writer is that you write every time you have a free minute. If you didn't behave that way you would never do anything.
- John Irving
Youth

Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.
- Friedrich von Schiller