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Ability

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
- Zig Ziglar
Abundance

Gratitude is the open door to abundance.
- Anonymous
Achievement

Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
- Napolean Hill
Action

Writing crystallizes thought and thought produces action.
- Paul J. Meyer
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 gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials.
- Confucius
Advice

We hate to have some people give us advice because we know how badly they need it themselves.
- Anonymous
Age

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
- Mark Twain
Ambition

If you want more, you have to require more from yourself.
- Dr Phil
Anger

For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
- Anonymous
Animals

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

When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have
- Stephen Hawking
Art

In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Attitude

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.
- Norman Vincent Peale
Beauty

What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful
- Scott Westerfeld
Beginning

Birth is the beginning of death
- Thomas Fuller
Belief

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
Bible

No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.
- George Bernard Shaw
Birthday

Not just a year older, but a year better.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
- Helen Keller
Books

If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
- Toni Morrison
Business

A business exists to create a customer
- Peter F. Drucker
Calmness

Do not lose your inward peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis De Sales
Celebration

Life is a celebration because it is an adventure
- Anonymous
Challenge

I have always grown from my problems and challenges, from the things that don't work out, that's when I've really learned
- Carol Burnett
Change

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
- Mary Engelbreit
Character

Every man, as to character, is the creature of the age in which he lives. Very few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of their times.
- Voltaire
Courage

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
- Henry David Thoreau
Dance

Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!
- Constanze
Death

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

If we couldn't dream, our lives wouldn't mean anything anymore.
- Georg Kaiser
Education

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune
- Jim Rohn
Effort

Much effort, much prosperity
- Euripides
Emotion

But some emotions don't make a lot of noise. It's hard to hear pride. Caring is real faint - like a heartbeat. And pure love - why, some days it's so quiet, you don't even know it's there
- Anonyomus
Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity
- Bo Bennett
Entrepreneurship

You won't get anything unless you have the vision to imagine it.
- John Lennon
Environment

As each tree falls so does the earth's ability to heal itself and to adapt to the effects of our changing climate
- Hilary Benn
Equality

I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
- Barack Obama
Experience

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires.
- Abigail Van Buren
Faith

Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch.
- E. M. Forster
Fate

What fates impose, that men must needs abide; It boots not to resist both wind and tide
- William Shakespeare
Fear

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Finance

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
- Edgar R. Fiedler
Fitness

Exercise is labor without weariness.
- Samuel Johnson
Food

Food is an important part of a balanced diet.
- Fran Lebowitz
Forgiveness

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
- Thomas Fuller
Friendship

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
- John D. Rockefeller
Funny

I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.
- Joe E. Lewis
Hardwork

If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. It's the hard that makes it great
- Tom Hanks
Health

Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.
- Henry St. John
History

If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.
- Pearl Buck
Humour

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
- Francis Bacon
Idea

If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, then you will have betrayed yourself
- Rollo May
Ignorance

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism
- William Osler
Imagination

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey
Inspiration

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore
Intelligence

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

Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.
- Jim Rohn
Life

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James
Love

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about but few have seen.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Luck

Wisdom is the winner over good luck
- Juvenal
Marriage

A happy man marries the girl he loves; a happier man loves the girl he marries
- Anonymous
Mathematics

The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.
- S. Gudder
Media

Advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century.
- Marshall Mcluhan
Memory

The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.
- Salvador Dali
Men

The only difference between men and boys is the cost of their toys.
- Anonymous
Mind

The mind commands the body and immediately it obeys. The mind orders itself, and meets resistance.
- Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Ander
Money

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

If you want your dreams to come true, don't over sleep.
- Yiddish Proverb
Movies

Nobody makes movies bad on purpose.
- Roland Emmerich
Music

Music is a performance and needs the audience.
- Michael Tippett
Mystery

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

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
- Lou Holtz
Opportunity

Wise men make more opportunities than they find
- Francis Bacon, Sr
Pain

The pain passes, but the beauty remains
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Parents

Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners
- Anonymous
Passion

Purpose may point you in the right direction but it's passion that propels you
- Travis McAshan
Patriotism

I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
- Edith Cavell
Peace

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pet

I believe in animal rights, and high among them is the right to the gentle stroke of a human hand.
- Robert Brault
Photography

A photographer is an acrobat treading the high wire of chance, trying to capture shooting stars.
- Guy Le Querrec
Poetry

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
- Edgar Allan Poe
Proverb

A man is as old as he feels
- Anonymous
Questions

Any man who knows all the answers most likely misunderstood the questions.
- Anonymous
Religion

Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth.
- Philip James Bailey
Risk

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

Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
- Dan Gable
Success

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
- Abraham Lincoln
Talent

Every artist was first an amateur.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Teacher

A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.
- Henry Adams
Technology

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal
- Albert einstein
Time

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.
- William Penn
Travel

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
- Oscar Wilde
Trust

I have to trust what I do and then do it.
- Ednita Nazario
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 like love, it always finds a way.
- Bertolt Brecht
Wealth

Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
- Benjamin Franklin
Wisdom

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
- George Santayana
Women

In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
- Margaret Thatcher
Words

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
- Robert Frost
Work

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

I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.
- Bruce Lee
Writing

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
- Cyril Connolly
Youth

Youth offers the promise of happiness, but life offers the realities of grief.
- Nicholas Sparks