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Ability

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

Abundance does not spread; famine does.
- Zulu Proverb
Achievement

If life were measured by accomplishments, most of us would die in infancy.
- Gouthey, A. P.
Action

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
- Twain
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

Do not be wise in words - be wise in deeds.
- Jewish Proverb
Advice

The best advice is this: Don't take advice and don't give advice.
- Anonymous
Age

It is possible at any age to discover a lifelong desire you never knew you had.
- Robert Brault
Ambition

A man without ambition is like a beautiful worm--it can creep, but it cannot fly.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Anger

Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
- Seneca
Animals

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
- Rose F. Kennedy
Appreciation

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice
- Meister Eckhart
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

There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion
- Edgar Allan Poe
Beginning

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop.
- Lewis Carroll
Belief

If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad
- Denis Waitley
Bible

When you read God's Word, you must constantly be saying to yourself, 'It is talking to me, and about me'.
- Soren Kierkegaard
Birthday

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays.
- 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

A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.
- Franz Kafka
Business

All lasting business is built on friendship.
- Alfred A. Montapert
Calmness

The world belongs to the Enthusiast who keeps cool.
- William Mcfee
Celebration

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

Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Change

This is your time and it feels normal to you, but really, there is no normal. There's only change and resistance to it and then more change.
- Meryl Streep
Character

Our character is but the stamp on our souls of the free choices of good and evil we have made through life.
- John C. Geikie
Courage

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor
- Aristotle
Dance

Dancing is the poetry of the foot.
- John Dryden
Death

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
Dreams

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
- John Barrymore
Education

The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
- Tom Bodett
Effort

Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt
- Jos? Ortega y Gassett
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

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm
- Henry David Thoreau
Entrepreneurship

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
- Jim Rohn
Environment

There is however, a true music of nature; the song of the birds, the whisper of leaves, the ripple of waters upon a sandy shore, the wail of wind or sea
- Lubbock
Equality

Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
- Barry Goldwater
Experience

Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.
- Rita Mae Brown
Faith

A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
- Victor Hugo
Fate

You are fate's shadow or fate's sun, depending on which way you turn.
- Terri Guillemets
Fear

Fear is the highest fence.
- Dudley Nichols
Finance

Don't count your check-ins before they cash
- Vanna Bonta
Fitness

He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
- Thomas Carlyle
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

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus
Funny

Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.
- Erma Bombeck
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

Health is the greatest of all possessions; a pale cobbler is better than a sick king
- Isaac Bickerstaff
History

History doesn't repeat itself - at best it sometimes rhymes
- Mark Twain
Humour

Comedy is tragedy plus time.
- Carol Burnett
Idea

You can't crush ideas by suppressing them. You can only crush them by ignoring them
- Vachel Lindsay
Ignorance

To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant
- Amos Bronson Alcott
Imagination

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

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
- E. B. White
Leadership

Clarity affords focus.
- Thomas Leonard
Life

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
- Robert Frost
Love

We can do no great things; only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa
Luck

Luck has a peculiar habit of favoring those who don't depend on it.
- Anonymous
Marriage

Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage.
- Finnish Proverb
Mathematics

Math is the tool specially suited for dealing with abstract concepts of any kind and there is no limit to its power in this field.
- Paul Dirac
Media

Journalism is the ability to meet the challenge of filling space.
- Rebecca West
Memory

In memory's telephoto lens, far objects are magnified.
- John Updike
Men

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

The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven.
- John Milton
Money

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it.
- Bob Hope
Motivation

Have the courage to use your own reason That is the motto of enlightenment.
- Immanuel Kant
Movies

I'm married to the theater but my mistress is the films.
- Oskar Werner
Music

All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.
- Jean Cocteau
Mystery

Mysteries are not necessarily miracles.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nature

Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.
- George Bernard Shaw
Opportunity

Opportunity is often missed because we are broadcasting when we should be tuning in
- Anonymous
Pain

There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain
- R. D. Laing
Parents

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

There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
- Anthony Robbins
Patriotism

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
- George McGovern
Peace

For behind all imperialism is ultimately the imperialistic individual, just as behind all peace is ultimately the peaceful individual.
- Irving Babbitt
Pet

A house is not a home without a pet
- Anonymous
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 life distilled
- Gwendolyn Brooks
Proverb

First come, first served
- Anonymous
Questions

Ask with urgency and passion.
- Arthur Balfour
Religion

It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.
- Helen Keller
Risk

Prudence keeps life safe, but does not often make it happy.
- Samuel Johnson
Science

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

Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
- Herbert Hoover
Success

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

Our talents are the gift that God gives to us... What we make of our talents is our gift back to God
- Leo Buscaglia
Teacher

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
Technology

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

Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine.
- Friedrich Schiller
Travel

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
- Hilaire Belloc
Trust

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
- William Shakespeare
Vision

Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.
- Jonathan Swift
War

In time of war, when truth is so precious, it must be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
- Winston CHurchill
Wealth

Wealth is not a matter of intelligence it's a matter of inspiration.
- Jim Rohn
Wisdom

From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.
- Publilius Syrus
Women

What would men be without women? Scarce, sir...mighty scarce.
- Mark Twain
Words

Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.
- Stephen King
Work

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
- Vince Lombardi
World

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
Writing

May I never grow to old to treasure 'once upon a time'.
- Anonymous
Youth

Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
- Jonathan Swift