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Ability

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Abundance

The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car... a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little.
- Ben Sweetland
Achievement

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

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
- Hannah Arendt
Adventure

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

Even our misfortunes are a part of our belongings.
- Antoine de Saint
Advice

It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as to know how to act for one's self
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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

Nothing arouses ambition so much in the heart as the trumpet-clang of another's fame
- Baltasar Gracian
Anger

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness
- James Thurber
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 best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one
- Oscar Wilde
Art

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
- Michelangelo
Attitude

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life.
- Joel Osteen
Beauty

A thing of beauty is a joy forever
- John Keats
Beginning

Every day is a fresh beginning, Every morn is the world made new
- Sarah Chauncey
Belief

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
Bible

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

May the best of your past be the worst of your future.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Freedom lies in being bold.
- Robert Frost
Books

When you sell a man a book, you don't sell him 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life
- Christopher Morley
Business

All lasting business is built on friendship.
- Alfred A. Montapert
Calmness

Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Celebration

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

We cannot truly face life until we face the fact that it will be taken away from us.
- Billy Graham
Change

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
- Victor Frankl
Character

Reputation is for time; character is for eternity.
- J. B. Gough
Courage

It's okay to be scared. Because when you're scared, courage reveals itself
- Anonymous
Dance

Dance is the hidden language of the soul
- Martha Graham
Death

Death aims only once, but never misses.
- Edward Counsel
Dreams

Dreams are only thoughts you didn't have time to think about during the day.
- Anonymous
Education

There is nothing so stupid as the educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in
- Will Rogers
Effort

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest
- J.G. Holland
Emotion

Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.
- Elizabeth Gilbert
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

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
- Vidal Sassoon
Environment

I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defence of our resources is just as important as defence abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?
- Robert Redford
Equality

It is the mark of the cultured man that he is aware of the fact that equality is an ethical and not a biological principle
- Ashley Montagu
Experience

Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
- Randolph Bourne
Faith

Faith is spiritualized imagination.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Fate

There's much to be said for challenging fate instead of ducking behind it.
- Diana Trilling
Fear

There is much in the world to make us afraid. There is much more in our faith to make us unafraid.
- Frederick W. Cropp
Finance

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

Commit to be fit.
- Anonymous
Food

Food is an important part of a balanced diet.
- Fran Lebowitz
Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
- Hannah More
Friendship

Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
- Muhammad Ali
Funny

I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.
- Joe E. Lewis
Hardwork

Failure is not the worst thing in the world. The very worst is not to try.
- Anonymous
Health

He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything
- Anonymous
History

Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.
- African Proverb
Humour

I think, for me, humour needs to be used like a strong spice - sparingly.
- George Murray
Idea

Test ideas in the marketplace. You learn from hearing a range of perspectives. Consultation helps engender the support decisions need to be successfully implemented
- Donald Rumsfeld
Ignorance

Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.
- Confucius
Imagination

Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.
- Stephen Leacock
Inspiration

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
- John Muir
Intelligence

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

People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.
- Thomas Sowell
Life

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
- John Burroughs
Love

Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
- Mother Teresa
Luck

Your luck is how you treat people
- Anonymous
Marriage

It is not uncommon for slight acquaintances to get married, but a couple really have to know each other to get divorced
- Anonymous
Mathematics

Mathematics is the supreme judge; from its decisions there is no appeal.
- Tobias Dantzig
Media

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

Memory is the personal journalism of the soul
- Richard Schickel
Men

Men are what their mothers made them
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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

If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.
- Proust
Movies

If my films don't show a profit, I know I'm doing something right.
- Woody Allen
Music

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
- Leo Tolstoy
Mystery

Mysteries are not necessarily miracles.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nature

Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow.
- Antonio Porchia
Opportunity

Wise men make more opportunities than they find
- Francis Bacon, Sr
Pain

If you suffer, thank God! -- it is a sure sign that you are alive.
- Elbert Hubbard
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

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
- Benjamin Franklin
Patriotism

On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag!
- Alexander Henry
Peace

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon
Pet

Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.
- W. L. George
Photography

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

Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting.
- Robert Frost
Proverb

Empty vessels make the most noise
- Anonymous
Questions

Sometimes questions are more important than answers.
- Nancy Willard
Religion

Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand.
- Frederick II
Risk

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
- Soren Kierkegaard
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

Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a good defense cannot beat a better offense.' In other words a good offense wins.
- Dan Quayle
Success

Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals.
- Paul J. Meyer
Talent

Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.
- Erica Jong
Teacher

We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.
- Ben Sweetland
Technology

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
- Albert Einstein
Time

Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.
- William Faulkner
Travel

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
- Oscar Wilde
Trust

Men trust their ears less than their eyes.
- Herodotus
Vision

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
- Audre Lorde
War

Weakness and ambivalence lead to war.
- George H.W. Bush
Wealth

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato
Wisdom

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.
- Ben Hogan
Women

We must remember that unless and until women are given their rightful place, no society or country can progress.
- IK Gujral
Words

If the word doesn't exist, invent it; but first be sure it doesn't exist.
- Charles Baudelaire
Work

Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
World

A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.
- Anonymous
Writing

It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.
- Ursula K. LeGuin
Youth

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