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Ability

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.
- Charlotte Whitton
Abundance

Whatever we are waiting for peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance ? it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
Achievement

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

Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Adventure

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
- Andre Gide
Adversity

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
- Bernard M. Baruch
Advice

Advice is judged by results, not by intentions
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Age

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
- Henry Ford
Ambition

If you faithfully work eight hours a day, then you might become a boss and get to work 12 hours a day
- Robert Frost
Anger

I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to
- Anonymous
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

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
- Oprah Winfrey
Art

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
- James Whistler
Attitude

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene
- Arthur Christopher
Beauty

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

The past is but the past of a beginning
- H. G. Wells
Belief

Not believing has a sickness which is believing a little.
- Antonio Porchia
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

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years
- Abraham Lincoln
Boldness

Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it
- Johann Wolfgang
Books

There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read.
- G.K. Chesterton
Business

Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust
- Zig Ziglar
Calmness

Happiness is a state of mind; happiness means calmness of mind
- Anonymous
Celebration

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Thomas J. Peters
Challenge

We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.
- Maxwell Maltz
Change

You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.
- Jim Rohn
Character

Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Courage

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things; knows not the livid loneliness of fear
- Amelia Earhart
Dance

Dance every performance as if it were your last.
- Erik Bruhn
Death

Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.
- Anonymous
Dreams

Dream and give yourself permission to envision a You that you choose to be.
- Joy Page
Education

Character is a wish for a perfect education.
- Novalis
Effort

To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Emotion

Emotion is primarily about nothing and much of it remains about nothing to the end.
- Anonyomus
Enthusiasm

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

Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
- Thomas J. Watson
Environment

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her
- Francis Bacon
Equality

From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own.
- Carl Schurz
Experience

Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
- Joseph Roux
Faith

Faith and doubt both are needed - not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.
- Lillian Smith
Fate

Deep in the man sits fast his fate To mould his fortunes, mean or great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fear

There is much in the world to make us afraid. There is much more in our faith to make us unafraid.
- Frederick W. Cropp
Finance

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

I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I'm doing.
- Marsha Doble
Food

Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
- James Beard
Forgiveness

Forgiveness is like faith. You have to keep reviving it.
- Mason Cooley
Friendship

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
- George MacDonald
Funny

Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.
- Steven Wright
Hardwork

When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn?t an option. It?s a necessity.
- Steve Pavlina
Health

The body is a sacred garment.
- Martha Graham
History

Old men can make war, but it is children who will make history.
- Ray Merritt
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

Ideas are elusive, slippery things. Best to keep a pad of paper and a pencil at your bedside, so you can stab them during the night before they get away
- Earl Nightingale
Ignorance

Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today and it will set the pace tomorrow
- Frank Dane
Imagination

Trust that little voice in your head that says 'Wouldn't it be interesting if...'; And then do it.
- Duane Michals
Inspiration

Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help.
- Pope Paul VI
Intelligence

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
- Ronald Reagan
Leadership

How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.
- David Joseph Schwartz
Life

Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
Love

Love is love's reward.
- John Dryden
Luck

Luck never gives; it only lends.
- Swedish Proverb
Marriage

It is sometimes essential for a husband and a wife to quarrel - they get to know each other better.
- Goethe
Mathematics

A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn't there
- Charles R. Darwin
Media

The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.
- Malcolm X
Memory

The happiest memories are of moments that ended when they should have.
- Robert Brault
Men

Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves
- Gene Fowler
Mind

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds
- Albert Einstein
Money

A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.
- Jonathan Swift
Motivation

It may be those who do most, dream most.
- Stephen Leacock
Movies

Movies are a complicated collision of literature, theatre, music and all the visual arts.
- Yahoo Serious
Music

Music is always changing and the changes are unpredictable.
- Billy Sheehan
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

Life's up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals - Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want
- Marsha Sinetar
Pain

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
- Kenji Miyazawa
Parents

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
- Anonymous
Passion

A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them
- Carl Gustav Jung
Patriotism

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
- Mark Twain
Peace

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pet

If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater suggest that he wear a tail.
- Fran Lebowitz
Photography

A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.
- Edward Steichen
Poetry

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows.
- Edmund Burke
Proverb

Empty vessels make the most noise
- Anonymous
Questions

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

Recounting of a life story, a mind thinking aloud leads one inevitably to the consideration of problems which are no longer psychological but spiritual.
- Paul Tournier
Risk

Yes, risk taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking.
- Tim McMahon
Science

Science is the systematic classification of experience.
- George Henry Lewes
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

Success is dependent on effort.
- Sophocles
Talent

If you're young and talented, it's like you have wings.
- Haruki Murakami
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

Technology is like a fish. The longer it stays on the shelf, the less desirable it becomes
- Andrew Heller
Time

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.
- Henry David Thoreau
Travel

He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.
- Anonymoous
Trust

A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.
- Stephen Leacock
Vision

Vision without execution is hallucination.
- Thomas A. Edison
War

A mind at peace does not engender wars.
- Sophocles
Wealth

There's no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can't do any business from there.
- Colonel Harlan Sanders
Wisdom

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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

Appearance blinds, whereas words reveal.
- Oscar Wilde
Work

The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better
- Elbert Hubbard
World

In the world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
- Oscar Wilde
Writing

Writing makes no noise, except groans, and it can be done everywhere, and it is done alone.
- Ursula K. LeGuin
Youth

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