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Ability

The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.
- Andrew Carnegie
Abundance

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.
- Wayne Dyer
Achievement

It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.
- Benjamin Franklin
Action

A leader, once convinced a particular course of action is the right one, must have the determination to stick with it and be undaunted when the going gets tough.
- Reagan
Adventure

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide quotes
Adversity

Allow yourself a moment of grief when life's misfortunes visit you. However, do not spend your days building a monument in honor of them.
- Dodinsky
Advice

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

Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.
- Charles Dickens
Ambition

I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom
- Thomas Carlyle
Anger

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
- Albert Einstein
Animals

Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts
- Coleman Cox
Appreciation

Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is necessary to suggest that never miss the opportunity to give encouragement.
- George Adams
Art

Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Attitude

The best things in life are unexpected - because there were no expectations
- Eli Khamarov
Beauty

Beautiful things may be admired, if not loved.
- L. Frank Baum
Beginning

The greatest stories are those that resonate our beginnings and intuit our endings, our mysterious origins and our numinous destinies, and dissolve them both into one
- Ben Okri
Belief

He does not believe who does not live according to his belief.
- Thomas Fuller
Bible

The Bible is the greatest example of the whole being greater that its parts.
- Michael Phillips.
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

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

A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counsellor, a multitude of counsellors.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Business

The selfish spirit of commerce knows no country, and feels no passion of principle but that of gain
- Thomas Jefferson
Calmness

Calmness is always Godlike
- George Herbert
Celebration

Celebrate love. It is the breath of your existence and the best of all reasons for living
- Anonymous
Challenge

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain
Change

The wheel of change moves on, and those who were down go up and those who were up go down.
- Jawaharlal Nehru
Character

Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Courage

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer
- General George S
Dance

When the music changes, so does the dance.
- African proverb
Death

Death always leaves one singer to mourn.
- Katherine Anne Porter
Dreams

Dreams: the place most of us get what we need
- Amy Hempel
Education

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one
- Malcolm S. Forbes
Effort

Much effort, much prosperity
- Euripides
Emotion

The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it...
- Nicholas Sparks
Enthusiasm

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
- Albert Schweitzer
Entrepreneurship

Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right.
- Henry Ford
Environment

We begin to see, therefore, the importance of selecting our environment with the greatest of care, because environment is the mental feeding ground out of which the food that goes into our minds is extracted.
- Napoleon Hill
Equality

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Experience

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

It takes vision and courage to create - it takes faith and courage to prove.
- Owen D. Young
Fate

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it
- Jean de La Fontaine
Fear

Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop.
- Usman B. Asif
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

The word aerobics came about when the gym instructors got together and said, 'If we're going to charge $10 an hour, we can't call it jumping up and down.
- Rita Runder
Food

Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends.
- George Bernard Shaw
Forgiveness

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what's bitter and move on.
- Bill Cosby
Friendship

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
- Thomas A. Edison
Funny

I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
- Woody Allen
Hardwork

I do not know anyone who has gotten to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but it will get you pretty near.
- Margaret Thatcher
Health

Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.
- Ralph Marston
History

Anybody can make history; only a great man can write it
- Oscar Wilde
Humour

There's no life without humour. It can make the wonderful moments of life truly glorious, and it can make tragic moments bearable.
- Rufus Wainwright
Idea

A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it
- Marcel Proust
Ignorance

When ignorance gets started it knows no bounds
- Will Rogers
Imagination

The most imaginative people are the most credulous, for them everything is possible.
- Alexander Chase
Inspiration

The essential elements of giving are power and love - activity and affection - and the consciousness of the race testifies that in the high and appropriate exercise of these is a blessedness greater than any other.
- Mark Hopkins
Intelligence

Always be smarter than the people who hire you.
- Lena Horne
Leadership

Doing is a quantum leap from imagining.
- Barbara Sher
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

Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
- Charles Augustin SainteBeauve
Luck

Luck is not chance - It's Toil - Fortune's expensive smile Is earned
- Emily Dickinson
Marriage

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
- Mignon McLaughlin
Mathematics

Infinity is a floorless room without walls or ceiling.
- Anonymous
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

It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.
- Barbara Kingsolver
Men

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him
- David Brinkley
Mind

All sorts of bodily diseases are produced by half-used minds.
- George Bernard Shaw
Money

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

The mightiest works have been accomplished by men who have kept their ability to dream great dreams.
- Walter Bowie
Movies

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

I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water.
- Ray Charles
Mystery

Mysteries are due to secrecy.
- Francis Bacon
Nature

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Opportunity

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door
- Milton Berle
Pain

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding
- Kahlil Gibran
Parents

Some parents really bring their children up; others let them down.
- Anonymous
Passion

Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Patriotism

The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.
- William Shenstone
Peace

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

If a dog jumps into your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.
- Alfred North Whitehead
Photography

Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph
- Matt Hardy
Poetry

Poetry is life distilled
- Gwendolyn Brooks
Proverb

Faint heart never won fair lady
- Anonymous
Questions

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

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Risk

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

Science is built up of facts, as a house is built of stones; but an accumulation of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.
- Henri Poincare
Sports

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
- Ted Williams
Success

One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Talent

Be led by your talent, not by your self-loathing; those other things you just have to manage.
- Russell Brand
Teacher

What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honorable than teaching?
- Harriet Martineau
Technology

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.
- John F. Kennedy
Time

Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.
- Delmore Schwartz
Travel

I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.
- Mark Twain
Trust

Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God.
- Lawrence Welk
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 behavior with roots in the single cell of the primeval seas. Eat whatever you touch or it will eat you.
- Frank Herbert
Wealth

All wealth is the product of labor.
- John Locke
Wisdom

If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is safe.
- Lord Salisbury
Women

A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
- Oscar Wilde
Words

Freedom is...the right to write the wrong words.
- Patti Smith
Work

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
- Bertrand Russell
World

I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
- Aldous Huxley
Writing

You may be able to take a break from writing, but you won't be able to take a break from being a writer.
- Stephen Leigh
Youth

The secret of remaining young is never to have an emotion that is unbecoming.
- Oscar Wilde