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Ability

Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.
- Golda Meir
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

It is by what we ourselves have done, and not by what others have done for us, that we shall be remembered in after ages.
- Francis Wayland
Action

We do not live an equal life, but one of contrasts and patchwork; now a little joy, then a sorrow, now a sin, then a generous or brave action
- Emerson
Adventure

Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time.
- Leo F. Buscaglia
Adversity

Even our misfortunes are a part of our belongings.
- Antoine de Saint
Advice

To accept good advice is but to increase one's own ability
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Age

The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been
- Madeleine L'Engle
Ambition

Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
- Bill Bradley
Anger

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one
- Benjamin Franklin
Animals

God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.
- Jacques Deval
Appreciation

By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property
- Voltaire
Art

Art is the window to man's soul. Without it, he would never be able to see beyond his immediate world; nor could the world see the man within
- Claudia Lady Bird Johnson
Attitude

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

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius
Beginning

There is an old saying 'well begun is half done'--'tis a bad one. I would use instead--Not begun at all 'til half done.
- Jonh Keats
Belief

Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand
- Saint Augustine
Bible

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

Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever, and we'll meet now and then when we wish, in the midst of the one celebration that never can end
- Stephen Wright
Boldness

Where necessity pinches, boldness is prudence
- Anonymous
Books

Every burned book enlightens the world
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Business

To open a shop is easy, to keep it open is an art
- Chinese Proverbs
Calmness

Always direct your thoughts to those truths that will give you confidence, hope, joy, love, thanksgiving, and turn away your mind from those that inspire you with fear, sadness, depression.
- Bertrand Wilbertforce
Celebration

I celebrate myself, and sing myself
- Walt Whitman
Challenge

Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
- Henry Kaiser
Change

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
- Victor Frankl
Character

Character is, in the long run, the decisive factor in the life of individuals and of nations alike.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Courage

Optimism is the foundation of courage
- Nicholas Murray Butler
Dance

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

Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.
- David Searls
Dreams

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.
- T. E. Lawrence
Education

Education is not the answer to the question. Education is the means to the answer to all questions
- William Allin
Effort

Great effort springs naturally from great attitude
- Pat Riley
Emotion

Emotions have taught mankind to reason
- Marquis De
Enthusiasm

A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one
- Mary Kay Ash
Entrepreneurship

In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.
- David Ogilvy
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

Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition.
- Mercy Otis Warren
Experience

Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.
- Pete Seeger
Faith

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Fate

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

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom
- Marilyn Ferguson
Finance

What pays under capitalism is satisfying the common man, the customer. The more people you satisfy, the better for you
- Ludwig von Mises
Fitness

Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God and value it next to conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of, a blessing money can't buy.
- Izaak Walton
Food

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
- George Bernard Shaw
Forgiveness

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
- Bruce Lee
Friendship

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Funny

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
- Mae West
Hardwork

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however
- Richard David
Health

If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want
- Elbert Hubbar
History

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

Laugh as much as possible, always laugh. It's the sweetest thing one can do for oneself & one's fellow human beings
- Maya Angelou
Idea

Others go to bed with their mistresses; I with my ideas.
- Jose Marti
Ignorance

Fear always springs from ignorance
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Imagination

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali
Inspiration

Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.
- Thomas Merton
Intelligence

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
- Blaise Pascal
Leadership

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.
- Paul Hawken
Life

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

Love the heart that hurts you, but never hurt the heart that loves you.
- Vipin Sharma
Luck

Nature creates ability; luck provides it with opportunity
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Marriage

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly.
- Peter De Vries
Mathematics

God does not care about our mathematical difficulties; He integrates empirically.
- Albert Einstein
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

A place in thy memory, dearest, Is all that I claim; To pause and look back when thou hearest The sound of my name
- Gerald Griffin
Men

No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a boy.
- Knights of Pythagoras
Mind

Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind
- Zen Proverb
Money

An important lever for sustained action in tackling poverty and reducing hunger is money.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
Motivation

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
- Franklin Roosevelt
Movies

Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.
- Tim Burton
Music

Music is something that always lifts my spirits and makes me happy, and when I make music I always hope it will have the same effect on whoever listens to it.
- Aaron Carter
Mystery

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
- Carl Gustav Jung
Nature

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
- Kin Hubbard
Opportunity

He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed
- William James
Pain

Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself.
- Havelock Ellis
Parents

The only way we can be there for our children is to be there for ourselves.
- Anonymous
Passion

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel
- Carl W. Buechner
Patriotism

I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.
- Bob Riley
Peace

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon
Pet

The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp
- John Berry
Photography

You don't take a photograph, you make it
- Ansel Adams
Poetry

There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it.
- Gustave Flaubert
Proverb

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush
- Anonymous
Questions

A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.
- Francis Bacon
Religion

Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand.
- Frederick II
Risk

To eat an egg, you must break the shell.
- Jamaican Proverb
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

Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
- Lydia M. Child
Talent

Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
- Pope John Paul II
Teacher

We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.
- Ben Sweetland
Technology

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
- Albert Einstein
Time

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

Travel brings wisdom only to the wise. It renders the ignorant more ignorant than ever.
- Joe Abercrombie
Trust

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
- Corrie Ten Boom
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 may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter
Wealth

If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
- Edmund Burke
Wisdom

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
- Epictetus
Women

Where there are no women there are no good manners.
- Johann Goethe
Words

Some people have a way with words, and other people...oh, uh, not have way.
- Steve Martin
Work

Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein
World

If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.
- C.S. Lewis
Writing

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

Youth is something very new: twenty years ago no one mentioned it.
- Coco Chanel