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Ability

Ability is a poor man's wealth.
- John Wooden
Abundance

Life in abundance comes only through great love
- Elbert Hubbard
Achievement

Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
- Napolean Hill
Action

For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
Adventure

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
- Andre Gide
Adversity

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Advice

In giving advice seek to help, not to please, your friend.
- Solon
Age

No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.
- Katharine Graham
Ambition

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
- Seneca
Anger

Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Animals

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat
- Samuel Butler
Appreciation

Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight
- William Safire
Art

A picture is worth a thousand words.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Attitude

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie
Beauty

Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise
- Marcus Aurelius
Beginning

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

For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible
- Stuart Chase
Bible

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

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

Be bold when others are scared.
- Thomas J. Powell
Books

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.
- Abraham Lincoln
Business

Conducting your business in a socially responsible way is good business. It means that you can attract better employees and that customers will know what you stand for and like you for it
- Derby Brown
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

There's a lot happening in many of us. I think you have to celebrate every part. It's what you are. You have to try to find all of those secret names
- Cassandra Wilson
Challenge

The greatest risk is the risk of riskless living.
- Stephen Covey
Change

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
- Mary Engelbreit
Character

The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do
- John W. Holt
Courage

Courage is knowing what not to fear
- Plato
Dance

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.
- Kurt Vonnegut
Death

Death is the condition of higher and more fruitful life.
- E. H. Chapin
Dreams

In dreams, we enter a world that's entirely our own
- Steven Kloves
Education

Education is not the filling of a pail,but the lighting of a fire.
- Wiliam Butler Yeats
Effort

All the effort in the world won't matter if you're not inspired
- Chuck Palahniuk
Emotion

Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life
- Anonyomus
Enthusiasm

To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully
- Tryon Edwards
Entrepreneurship

The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.
- Colin R. Davis
Environment

Trying to save ecosystems has more to do with changing egosystems
- Don Rittner
Equality

The sole equality on earth is death
- Philip James Bailey
Experience

Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
- M. Scott Peck
Faith

Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
- Khalil Gibran
Fate

Some things are destined to be -- it just takes us a couple of tries to get there.
- J.R. Ward
Fear

Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow
- Anonymous
Finance

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

Fitness needs to be perceived as fun and games or we subconsciously avoid it.
- Alan Thicke
Food

Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved, nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply.
- Norman Borlaug
Forgiveness

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

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
- Thomas Jefferson
Funny

Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.
- Victor Hugo
Hardwork

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don?t turn up at all
- Sam Ewing
Health

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
- Carl Jung
History

To remain ignorant of things that happened before you were born is to remain a child.
- Cicero
Humour

It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor
- Max Eastman
Idea

A good idea will keep you awake during the morning, but a great idea will keep you awake during the night.
- Marilyn vos Savant
Ignorance

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge.
- Enrico Fermi
Imagination

The imagination is man's power over nature.
- Wallace Stevens
Inspiration

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Intelligence

I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Leadership

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.
- William James
Life

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
- Mark Twain
Love

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
- Tom Robbins
Luck

Care and diligence bring luck
- Thomas Fuller
Marriage

I have always considered marriage as the most interesting event of one's life, the foundation of happiness or misery.
- George Washington
Mathematics

Go down deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics.
- Dean Schlicter
Media

Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
- Cyril Connolly
Memory

Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume.
- Jean de Boufflers
Men

Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves
- Gene Fowler
Mind

The mind is like a trunk: if well-packed, it holds almost every thing; if ill-packed, next to nothing.
- Augustus William Hare
Money

A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place.
- Stanley Weiser
Motivation

Without a struggle, there can be no progress.
- Frederick Douglass
Movies

A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
- Stanley Kubrick
Music

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
- Herbie Hancock
Mystery

It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.
- Diane Ackerman
Nature

How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
- Emily Dickinson
Opportunity

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them
- Orison Swett Marden
Pain

The world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.
- Helen Keller
Parents

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

Passion and purpose go hand in hand. When you discover your purpose, you will normally find it's something you're tremendously passionate about.
- Steve Pavlina
Patriotism

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

One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train.
- Morihei Ueshiba
Pet

The difference between friends and pets is that friends we allow into our company, pets we allow into our solitude.
- Robert Brault
Photography

I love the people I photograph. I mean, they're my friends. Ive never met most of them or I don't know them at all, yet through my images I live with them.
- Bruce Gilden
Poetry

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
- Kahlil Gibran
Proverb

A rolling stone gathers no moss
- Anonymous
Questions

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
- Chinese proverb
Religion

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.
- Edmund Burke
Risk

If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.
- Drew Barrymore
Science

Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don't know.
- Bertrand Russell
Sports

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
- Bill Veeck
Success

Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks, and courage.
- Charles Luckman
Talent

Talent is a wonderful thing, but it won't carry a quitter.
- Stephen King
Teacher

By learning you will teach; by teaching you will understand.
- Latin Proverb
Technology

Technology is like a fish. The longer it stays on the shelf, the less desirable it becomes
- Andrew Heller
Time

So during those first moments of the day, which are yours and yours alone, you can circumvent these boundaries and concentrate fully on spiritual matters. And this gives you the opportunity to plan the time management of the entire day.
- Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Travel

Not all those who wander are lost.
- J.R.R. Tolkien
Trust

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
- Corrie Ten Boom
Vision

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

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

Being rich is not about how much money you have or how many homes you own; it's the freedom to buy any book you want without looking at the price and wondering if you can afford it.
- John Waters
Wisdom

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela
Women

In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
- Margaret Thatcher
Words

Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.'
- John Greenleaf Whittier
Work

Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.
- Henry David Thoreau
World

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
- Albert Einstein
Writing

The only reason for being a professional writer is that you just can't help it.
- Leo Rosten
Youth

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