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Ability

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
- John Wooden
Abundance

Gratitude is the open door to abundance.
- Anonymous
Achievement

In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements.
- Mao Tse-Tung
Action

It is energy - the central element of which is will - that produces the miracle that is enthusiasm in all ages. Everywhere it is what is called force of character and the sustaining power of all great action.
- Samuel Smiles
Adventure

If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough.
- Mario Andretti
Adversity

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

It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice.
- Anne Tyler
Age

Youth disserves; middle age conserves; old age preserves.
- Martin H. Fischer
Ambition

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

Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.
- Marcus Antonius
Animals

If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.
- Leo Tolstoy
Appreciation

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread
- Mother Teresa
Art

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
- Albert Camus
Attitude

The best things in life are unexpected - because there were no expectations
- Eli Khamarov
Beauty

The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.
- Havelock Ellis
Beginning

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao-Tzu
Belief

Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active
- Edith Hamilton
Bible

The Bible is a book that has been read more and examined less than any book that ever existed.
- Thomas Paine
Birthday

Happy birthday, may this day always be a special one to remember.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it
- Johann Wolfgang
Books

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations
- Henry David Thoreau
Business

A businessman needs three umbrellas - one to leave at the office, one to leave at home, and one to leave on the train
- Paul Dickson
Calmness

Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
- Christian Larson
Celebration

I celebrate myself, and sing myself
- Walt Whitman
Challenge

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm
- Anonmyous
Change

Change always comes bearing gifts.
- Price Pritchett
Character

It requires less character to discover the faults of others, than to tolerate them.
- J. Petit Senn
Courage

Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow
- Alice M. Swaim
Dance

There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them
- Vicki Baum
Death

Death is a great revealer of what is in a man, and in its solemn shadow appear the naked lineaments of the soul.
- E. H. Chapin
Dreams

You have to dream before your dreams can come true
- Anonymous
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

To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Emotion

To give vent now and then to his feelings, whether of pleasure or discontent, is a great ease to a man
- Francesco Guicciardini
Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Entrepreneurship

To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don't, you're going to regret it
- Catherine Cook
Environment

If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down.
- Jack Handey
Equality

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Experience

Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.
- Sai Baba
Faith

Have faith in God; God has faith in you.
- Edwin Louis Cole
Fate

Accept fate, and move on. Don't yield to the seductive pull of self-pity. Acting like a victim threatens your future.
- Anonymous
Fear

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

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
- Edgar R. Fiedler
Fitness

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

You waste life when you waste good food
- Katherine Anne Porter
Forgiveness

Forgotten is forgiven.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Friendship

A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away.
- Bil Keane
Funny

Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.
- P. J. O'Rourke
Hardwork

If you want to achieve some really big and interesting goals, you have to learn to fall in love with hard work.
- Steve Pavlina
Health

What the public expects and what is healthy for an individual are two very different things.
- Esther Williams
History

History is written by the winners.
- Alex Haley
Humour

Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.
- Karl Barth
Idea

Others go to bed with their mistresses; I with my ideas.
- Jose Marti
Ignorance

Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace
- Dalai Lama
Imagination

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
- Jessamyn West
Inspiration

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

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch
Leadership

High expectations are the key to everything.
- Sam Walton
Life

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
- E. B. White
Love

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
- George Bernard Shaw
Luck

A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck
- James A. Garfield
Marriage

There is no such cozy combination as man and wife.
- Menander
Mathematics

Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper.
- David Hilbert
Media

Social Media is about the people! Not about your business. Provide for the people and the people will provide for you.
- Matt Goulart
Memory

Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events
- Albert Einstein
Men

A man always blames the woman who fools him. In the same way he blames the door he walks into in the dark.
- Henry Louis Mencken
Mind

An active mind cannot exist in an inactive body
- General George S. Patton
Money

A woman's best protection is a little money of her own.
- Clare Boothe Luce
Motivation

Do not give your attention to what others do or fail to do; give it to what you do or fail to do.
- Buddha
Movies

Every single art form is involved in film, in a way.
- Sydney Pollack
Music

I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water.
- Ray Charles
Mystery

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

Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.
- Langston Hughes
Opportunity

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
- Thomas Alva Edison
Pain

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother
- Kahlil Gibran
Parents

The only way we can be there for our children is to be there for ourselves.
- Anonymous
Passion

With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion
- Edgar Allan Poe
Patriotism

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde
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

Love the animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Photography

Don?t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.
- David Alan Harvey
Poetry

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

Empty vessels make the most noise
- Anonymous
Questions

The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions.
- John A. Simone
Religion

Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
Risk

The fear of being laughed at makes cowards of us all.
- Mignon McLaughlin
Science

Science does not know its debt to imagination.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sports

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.
- Tim Duncan
Success

Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
- Earl Wilson
Talent

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
- Erma Bombeck
Teacher

What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Technology

The greatest danger in modern technology isn't that machines will begin to think like people, but that people will begin to think like machines
- Mike Trout
Time

The time I kill is killing me.
- Mason Cooley
Travel

If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.
- George Harrison
Trust

Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go.
- Natalie Goldberg
Vision

Vision animates, inspires, transforms purpose into action.
- Anonymous
War

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

All wealth is the product of labor.
- John Locke
Wisdom

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.
- Thomas B. Macaulay
Women

Where there are no women there are no good manners.
- Johann Goethe
Words

Gone. The saddest word in the language. In any language.
- Mark Slouka
Work

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut
- Albert Einstein
World

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali
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

Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
- Aristotle