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Ability

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
- Lou Holtz
Abundance

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

It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.
- David Feherty
Action

Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Adventure

Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.
- Schiller, Johann Friedrich Von
Adversity

Convert difficulties into opportunities, for difficulties are divine surgeries to make you better.
- Anonymous
Advice

Advice is seldom welcome, and those who need it the most, like it the least
- Lord Chesterfield
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

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

Anger blows out the lamp of the mind
- Robert G. Ingersoll
Animals

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

The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged.
- Ovid
Art

An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.
- Paul Valery
Attitude

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

Beauty is the illumination of your soul
- John O'Donohue
Beginning

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth...not going all the way, and not starting
- Buddha
Belief

Faith is the confidence, the assurance, the enforcing truth, the knowing
- Robert Collier
Bible

Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.
- Mark Twain
Birthday

Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.
- Sammy Hagar
Boldness

Put a grain of boldness into everything you do.
- Baltasar Gracian
Books

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
- Richard Steele
Business

Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs
- Henry Ford
Calmness

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom
- James Allen
Celebration

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!
- Amanda Bradley
Challenge

Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours
- Noela Evans
Change

There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction
- Winston Churchill
Character

People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Courage

Be your character what it will, it will be known, and nobody will take it upon your word.
- Lord Chesterfield
Dance

In a dancer, there is a reverence for such forgotten things as the miracle of the small beautiful bones and their delicate strength
- Martha Graham
Death

God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled.
- Anonymous
Dreams

The best reason for having dreams is that in dreams no reasons are necessary
- Ashleigh Brilliant
Education

Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education; because that would mean we had stopped growing.
- Julia H. Gulliver
Effort

There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
- Anonymous
Emotion

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller
Enthusiasm

I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom
- Anatole France
Entrepreneurship

Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory.
- Fortune Cookie
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

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

Every moment is an experience.
- Jake Roberts
Faith

Faith is the very first thing you should pack in a hope chest.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
Fate

Amor Fati
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Fear

Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real.
- Anonymous
Finance

If you have to forecast, forecast often.
- Edgar R. Fiedler
Fitness

Fitness - if it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body.
- Cher
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

It's far easier to forgive an enemy after you've got even with him.
- Olin Miller
Friendship

Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.
- Margaret Lee Runbeck
Funny

I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead.
- Samuel Goldwyn
Hardwork

A dream doesn?t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work
- Colin Powell
Health

Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have
- Winston Churchill
History

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

Humour is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
- Edward De Bono
Idea

What matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it
- Ezra Pound
Ignorance

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance
- Robert Quillen
Imagination

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.
- Joseph Addison
Inspiration

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

Genius always finds itself a century too early.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Leadership

Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.
- Peter Drucker
Life

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

You don't love a woman because she's beautiful, She is beautiful because you love her.
- Anonymous
Luck

Your luck is how you treat people
- Anonymous
Marriage

A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day
- Andre Maurois
Mathematics

Math seems to endow one with something like a new sense.
- Charles Robert Darwin
Media

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

Our memories are card indexes consulted and then returned in disorder by authorities whom we do not control
- Cyril Connolly
Men

Men feel that women somehow drag them down, and women feel that way about men. It's possible that both are right.
- Mignon McLaughlin
Mind

The human mind has first to construct forms, independently, before we can find them in things
- Albert Einstein
Money

Ben Franklin may have discovered electricity- but it is the man who invented the meter who made the money.
- Earl Warren
Motivation

Consideration for others is the basis of a good life, a good society.
- Confucius
Movies

Movies are not scripts - movies are films; they're not books, they're not the theatre.
- Nicolas Roeg
Music

If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.
- Richard M. Nixon
Mystery

All is mystery; but he is a slave who will not struggle to penetrate the dark veil.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Nature

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates
Opportunity

Opportunities always look bigger going than coming
- Anonymous
Pain

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

Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.
- Elbert Hubbard
Passion

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

I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.
- Michael Ignatieff
Peace

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.
- John Greenleaf Whittier
Pet

Whoever said you canít buy happiness forgot about little puppies
- Gene Hill
Photography

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

Poetry is at least an elegance and at most a revelation.
- Robert Fitzgerald
Proverb

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

For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now? .
- Anonymous
Religion

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.
- Thomas Jefferson
Risk

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
- Pablo Picasso
Science

Science is organized knowledge.
- Herbert Spencer
Sports

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

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
- George S. Patton
Talent

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
- Emile Zola
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

It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.
- Clive James
Time

Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.
- Thomas Hardy
Travel

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Trust

Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
- Claudia Black
Vision

Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
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

So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.
- A. J. Reb Materi
Wisdom

Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Women

Wherever women are honored, there the gods are pleased.
- Manuscripts
Words

All words are pegs to hang ideas on.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Work

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
- Douglas Adams
World

What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
- Henry David Thoreau
Writing

I believe that in a good collaboration, the authors bring their strengths to the story; one author's strength cancels the other author's weakness, and back and forth it goes.
- Jack Dann
Youth

Youth comes but once in a lifetime.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow