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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

Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
- Epicurus
Achievement

All great achievements require time.
- Maya Angelou
Action

Men were not intended to work with the accuracy of tools, to be precise and perfect in all their actions.
- Ruskin
Adventure

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.
- Helen Keller
Adversity

There is no education like adversity.
- Disraeli
Advice

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

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.
- Betty Friedan
Ambition

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

No one can be reasonable and angry at the same time
- Anonymous
Animals

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

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

The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you
- Oscar Wilde
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

Everything must have a beginning
- Anonymous
Belief

The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world
- Max Born
Bible

Do you wish to find out the really sublime? Repeat the Lord's Prayer.
- Napolean
Birthday

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Where necessity pinches, boldness is prudence
- Anonymous
Books

Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.
- E.P. Whipple
Business

Business has only two functions - marketing and innovation
- Milan Kundera
Calmness

Don't worry about anything. Worrying never solved anything. All it does is distort your mind.
- Milton Garland
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

There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.
- William Frederick Halsey
Change

Change always comes bearing gifts.
- Price Pritchett
Character

It is of little traits that the greatest human character is composed.
- William Winter
Courage

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others
- Winston Churchill
Dance

Dancing is the world's favorite metaphor
- Kristy Nilsson
Death

To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.
- Samuel Butler
Dreams

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable
- Anonymous
Education

A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti
Effort

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
- Robert Collier
Emotion

A person buying ordinary products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions
- John Kenneth Galbraith
Enthusiasm

If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm
- Bruce Barton
Entrepreneurship

Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.
- Richard Branson
Environment

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains
- John Muir
Equality

It is better that some should be unhappy rather than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality.
- Samuel Johnson
Experience

All experience is an arch, to build upon.
- Henry B. Adams
Faith

Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Fate

Whatever be thy fate today, Remember, this will pass away!
- John Godfrey Saxe
Fear

Where no hope is left, is left no fear.
- Milton
Finance

An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's
- Will Rogers
Fitness

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Food

Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a culture.
- Mark Kurlansky
Forgiveness

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
- Oscar Wilde
Friendship

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Funny

Experience is what you have after you've forgotten her name.
- Milton Berle
Hardwork

When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn?t an option. It?s a necessity.
- Steve Pavlina
Health

'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes.
- Henry David Thoreau
History

The challenge of history is to recover the past and introduce it to the present.
- David Thelen
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

Ideas came with explosive immediacy, like an instant birth. Human thought is like a monstrous pendulum; it keeps swinging from one extreme to the other
- Eugene Field
Ignorance

Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.
- Bernard Berenson
Imagination

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.
- Edgar Allan Poe
Inspiration

Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.
- Bern Williams
Intelligence

It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used than a powerful one that is idle.
- Bryant H. McGill
Leadership

I look for what needs to be done. After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
- R. Buckminster Fuller
Life

Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
- William Wallace
Love

The human heart, at whatever age, opens to the heart that opens in return.
- Maria Edgeworth
Luck

Men of action are favored by the Goddess of luck.
- George S.Clason
Marriage

Never marry but for love; but see that thou lov'st what is lovely.
- William Penn
Mathematics

Mathematics is like true love- A simple idia but can get complicated
- Ricky Gakhar
Media

Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
- Jim Morrison
Memory

Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us.
- Oscar Wilde
Men

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

Limits exist only in the mind
- Anonymous
Money

All riches have their origin in mind. Wealth is in ideas - not money.
- Robert Collier
Motivation

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie
Movies

Movies are something people see all over the world because there is a certain need for it.
- Wim Wenders
Music

If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
- Thomas Carlyle
Mystery

Mystery magnifies danger, as a fog the sun
- Charles Caleb Colton
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

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

Oh that it were possible, After long grief and pain, To find the arms of my true love, Around me once again
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Parents

The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot utter the one, nor will they utter the other.
- Francis Bacon
Passion

Passion is the element in which we live; without it, we hardly vegetate
- Lord Byron
Patriotism

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
- Diogenes
Peace

It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Pet

We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals
- Immanual Kant
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 must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild.
- Denis Diderot
Proverb

As you sow, so you shall reap
- Anonymous
Questions

A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.
- Francis Bacon
Religion

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

To eat an egg, you must break the shell.
- Jamaican Proverb
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

Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
- Satchel Paige
Success

Failure is success if we learn from it.
- Malcolm Forbes
Talent

Hide not your talents, they for use were made, What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin
Teacher

To me, education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul.
- Muriel Spark
Technology

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

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.
- Charles Caleb Colton
Travel

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.
- George Augustus Moore
Trust

Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.
- Billy Wilder
Vision

The very essence of leadership is [that] you have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
- Theodore Hesburgh
War

War is a severe doctor; but it sometimes heals grievances.
- Edward Counsel
Wealth

Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.
- Zig Ziglar
Wisdom

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

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

When you are arguing with a fool, make sure he isn't doing the same thing.
- Anonymous
Work

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
- Horace
World

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
- George Bernard Shaw
Writing

The reason one writes isn't the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Youth

The secret of eternal youth is arrested development.
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth