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Ability

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
- John Wooden
Abundance

Gratitude is the open door to abundance.
- Anonymous
Achievement

The achievements which society rewards are won at the cost of diminution of personality.
- Jung, Carl
Action

We live immersed in narrative, recounting and reassessing the meaning of our past actions, anticipating the outcome of our future projects, situating ourselves at the intersection of several stories not yet completed.
- Brooks
Adventure

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

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

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

It's paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn't appeal to anyone
- Andy Rooney
Ambition

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

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
- George Eliot
Animals

If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.
- Leo Tolstoy
Appreciation

Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, Make Me Feel Important. Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.
- Mary Kay Ash
Art

All art is but imitation of nature.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Attitude

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

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them
- Marcus Aurelius
Beginning

Birth is the beginning of death
- Thomas Fuller
Belief

It is my belief, you cannot deal with the most serious things in the world unless you understand the most amusing
- Winston Churchill
Bible

Bible reading is an education in itself.
- Lord Tennyson
Birthday

Because you're you, I'm celebrating today! Happy Birthday.
- Anonymous
Boldness

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
- Aesop
Books

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested
- Francis Bacon
Business

Time is the measure of business
- Francis Bacon
Calmness

Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
- Mark Victor Hansen
Celebration

Life is a celebration of awakenings, of new beginnings and wonderful surprises that enlighten the soul.
- Anonymous
Challenge

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

The only sense that is common in the long run, is the sense of change-and we all instinctively avoid it.
- E. B. White
Character

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

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
- Thomas Paine
Dance

Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.
- Anonymous
Death

With death comes honesty
- Salman Rushdie
Dreams

You have to dream before your dreams can come true
- Anonymous
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

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
Emotion

The strangest and most fantastic fact about negative emotions is that people actually worship them
- P. D. Ouspensky
Enthusiasm

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley
Entrepreneurship

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
- John C. Maxwell
Environment

You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success - or are they holding you back?
- W. Clement Stone
Equality

The doctrine of equality! There exists no more poisonous poison: for it seems to be preached by justice itself, while it is the end of justice.
- Nietzsche, Friedrich
Experience

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.
- John Keats
Faith

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
- Voltaire
Fate

What's meant to be will always find a way
- Trisha Yearwood
Fear

Who sees all beings in his own self, and his own self in all beings, loses all fear.
- Isa Upanishad
Finance

A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.
- Suze Orman
Fitness

Happiness lies first of all in health.
- George William Curtis
Food

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.
- Leo Tolstoy
Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
- Mark Twain
Friendship

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
- George Washington
Funny

Electricity is really just organized lightning.
- George Carlin
Hardwork

Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven?t planted
- David Bly
Health

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
- Albert Schweitzer
History

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different
- Aldous Huxley
Humour

If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.
- Jennifer Jones
Idea

It is by acts and not by ideas that people live
- Anatole France
Ignorance

The greatest ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about
- Anonymous
Imagination

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
- Michelangelo
Inspiration

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
- Democritus
Intelligence

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
- Albert Einstein
Leadership

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
- Bernard Baruch
Life

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

Love looks through a telescope; envy through a microscope.
- Josh Billings
Luck

It's hard to detect good luck - it looks so much like something you've earned.
- Frank A. Clark
Marriage

Marriage is a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
- Beverley Nichols
Mathematics

Math is like love - a simple idea but it can get complicated
- Anonymous
Media

All of us who professionally use the mass media are the shapers of society. We can vulgerize that society. We can brutalize it. Or we can help lift it onto a higher level.
- William Bernbach
Memory

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

When you meet a man, you judge him by his clothes; when you leave, you judge him by his heart
- Russian Proverb
Mind

A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood
- Chinese Proverbs
Money

A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time to save money is when you have some.
- Joe Moore
Motivation

Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.
- Dalai Lama
Movies

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

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

Some mystery should be left in the revelation of character in a play, just as a great deal of mystery is always left in the revelation of character in life, even in one's own character to himself
- Tennessee Williams
Nature

Birds have wings; they're free; they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy.
- Roger Tory Peterson
Opportunity

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging
- Joseph Campbell
Pain

Hope of gain lessens pain
- Benjamin Franklin
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

We work in the dark, We do what we can, We give what we have, Our doubt is our passion, And our passion is our task, The rest is the madness of art
- Henry James
Patriotism

The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
- Lyn Nofziger
Peace

The business of peace requires more than showing up with paint brushes, foodstuffs and an oil pipeline or two.
- Tony Snow
Pet

Every boy should have two things: a dog, and a mother willing to let him have one
- Anonymous
Photography

Anyone can shoot chaos. But the most perceptive photographers can make compelling pictures out of uninteresting moments
- Alex Tehrani
Poetry

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted
- Percy Shelley
Proverb

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

The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions.
- John A. Simone
Religion

God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.
- Paul Valery
Risk

Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at.
- Anonymous
Science

Science is facts; just as houses are made of stone, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house, and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.
- Jules Henri Poincare
Sports

All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.
- Gordie Howe
Success

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
- Dale Carnegie
Talent

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

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
- Albert Einstein
Technology

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard
Time

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
- Abraham Lincoln
Travel

Everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Trust

Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go.
- Natalie Goldberg
Vision

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
- Mark Twain
War

All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
- Tony Benn
Wealth

Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time.
- Margaret Bonnano
Wisdom

A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
- Katharine Graham
Women

A woman's guess is more accurate than a man's certainty.
- Rudyard Kipling
Words

The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.
- Edgar Allan Poe
Work

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
- Lord Buddha
World

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Writing

When we read, we stat at the beginning and continue until we reach the end. When we write, we start in the middle and fight our way out.
- Vickie Karp
Youth

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