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Ability

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

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
- Albert Einstein
Achievement

It is not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
- John Wooden
Action

Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people's, if we are always criticizing trivial actions - which often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives.
- Teresa
Adventure

Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time.
- Leo F. Buscaglia
Adversity

Life didn't promise to be wonderful.
- Teddy Pendergrass
Advice

Listen to advice and accept correction, then in the end you will be wise
- Anonymous
Age

It is possible at any age to discover a lifelong desire you never knew you had.
- Robert Brault
Ambition

To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition
- Samuel Johnson
Anger

At the core of all anger is a need that is not being fulfilled
- Marshall B. Rosenberg
Animals

Only animals were not expelled from Paradise.
- Milan Kundera
Appreciation

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others
- Cicero
Art

All art is but imitation of nature.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Attitude

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
- Khalil Gibran
Beauty

Strange that the vanity which accompanies beauty - excusable, perhaps, when there is such great beauty, or at any rate understandable -should persist after the beauty was gone
- Aristotle
Beginning

The beginning is the most important part of the work.
- Plato
Belief

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around
- Henry David Thoreau
Bible

When you read God's Word, you must constantly be saying to yourself, 'It is talking to me, and about me'.
- Soren Kierkegaard
Birthday

Life is a journey, so enjoy every mile. Happy birthday.
- Anonymous
Boldness

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
- Aesop
Books

A good book has no ending.
- R.D. Cumming
Business

The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business
- Aaron Burr
Calmness

Calmness is the cradle of power.
- Josiah Gilbert Holland
Celebration

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!
- Barbara Hoffman
Challenge

What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
- Fay B. Nash
Change

It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.
- W. Edwards Deming
Character

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing
- Abraham Lincoln
Courage

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity
- Epicurus
Dance

People come to see beauty, and I dance to give it to them.
- Judith Jamison
Death

Death a friend that alone can bring the peace his treasures cannot purchase, and remove the pain his physicians cannot cure
- Mortimer Collins
Dreams

Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare
- H.F. Hedge
Education

Education is more than a luxury; it is a responsibility that society owes to itself.
- Robin Cook
Effort

For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
- Jim Rohn
Emotion

The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web
- Pablo Picasso
Enthusiasm

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
- Abraham Lincoln
Entrepreneurship

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
- Thomas Edison
Environment

Whatever we do to nature, we do to ourselves
- Kurt Heidinger
Equality

Equality of opportunity is freedom, but equality of outcome is repression
- Dick Feagler
Experience

Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience.
- Albert Bandura
Faith

In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.
- Blaise Pascal
Fate

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

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears
- Les Brown
Finance

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

A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I'm afraid of widths.
- Steven Wright
Food

Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Forgiveness

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

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go.
- Margaret Walker
Funny

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
- Mark Twain
Hardwork

Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win.
- Nadia Comaneci
Health

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
- Albert Schweitzer
History

History is philosophy teaching by examples.
- Thucydides
Humour

Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which Authors are more apt to miscarry than in Works of Humour, as there is none in which they are more ambitious to excel.
- Joseph Addison
Idea

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have
- Emile Chartier
Ignorance

The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance
- Benjamin Franklin
Imagination

I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.
- Duane Michals
Inspiration

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

Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
Leadership

Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.
- Jim Rohn
Life

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
- Anton Chekhov
Love

I like not only to be loved, but to be told that I am loved.
- George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)
Luck

There is no such thing as luck. It's a fancy name for being always at our duty, and so sure to be ready when good time comes
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Marriage

Two things are owed to truthfulness - lasting marriages and short friendships.
- Robert Brault
Mathematics

It doesn't matter if you hate it or not, but you use it everyday.
- Kelvin
Media

Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell.
- Seth Godin
Memory

We do not remember days; we remember moments.
- Cesare Pavese
Men

No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a boy.
- Knights of Pythagoras
Mind

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Money

All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy.
- Spike Milligan
Motivation

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

Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
- Roger Ebert
Music

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
- Victor Hugo
Mystery

Mysteries are due to secrecy.
- Francis Bacon
Nature

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
- Albert Camus
Opportunity

Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can - there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did
- Sarah Caldwell
Pain

Where there is love there is pain
- Spanish Proverb
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

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.
- Ferdinand Foch
Patriotism

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
- George Bernard Shaw
Peace

If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Pet

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
- Robert Benchley
Photography

A photograph is the pause button on life
- Ty Holland
Poetry

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

Where there's a will there's a way
- Anonymous
Questions

Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.
- Francis Bacon
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

Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
- Frederick B. Wilcox
Science

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
- John Dewey
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

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
- George Burns
Talent

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
Teacher

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
- Aristotle
Technology

Modern technology Owes ecology An apology.
- Alan M. Eddison
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

You and I come by road or rail, but economists travel on infrastructure.
- Margaret Thatcher
Trust

Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open.
- James Broughton
Vision

Create your future from your future, not your past.
- Werner Erhard
War

There never was a good war, or a bad peace.
- Benjamin Franklin
Wealth

Everyday is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we've got 24 hours each.
- Christopher Rice
Wisdom

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Women

You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.
- Brigham Young
Words

Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
- Jesus Christ
Work

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers
World

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
- Saint Augustine of Hippo
Writing

Reading usually precedes writing and the impulse to write is almost always fired by reading. Reading, the love of reading, is what makes you dream of becoming a writer.
- Susan Sontag
Youth

Being sixteen forever sounded good until you really thought about it. Then it didn't seem like such a great prospect.
- Cassandra Clare