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Ability

Ability is of little account without opportunity.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Abundance

Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
- Wayne Dyer
Achievement

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

Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Adventure

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

The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.
- John Vance Cheney
Advice

Advice is judged by results, not by intentions
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Age

You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
- George Burns
Ambition

Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Anger

If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?
- Sydney J. Harris
Animals

Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all
- Aristotle
Appreciation

Praise can be your most valuable asset as long as you don't aim it at yourself
- O.A. Battista
Art

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
- Gertrude Stein
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

There's nothing more inspiring than the complexity and beauty of the human heart
- Cynthia Hand
Beginning

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are
- Anonymous
Belief

Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact
- William James
Bible

Bible reading is an education in itself.
- Lord Tennyson
Birthday

Real birthdays are not annual affairs. Real birthdays are the days when we have a new birth.
- Ralph Parlette
Boldness

Where necessity pinches, boldness is prudence
- Anonymous
Books

A good book is always on tap; it may be decanted and drunk a hundred times, and it is still there for further imbibement.
- Holbrook Jackson
Business

When soul has no value, business has no soul
- Anonymous
Calmness

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom
- James Allen
Celebration

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!
- Amanda Bradley
Challenge

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
- Winston Churchill
Change

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending
- Maria Robinson
Character

Character is the sum and total of a person's choices
- P. B. Fitzwater
Courage

Our own heart, and not other men's opinions, forms our true honor.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Dance

Dancers are the messengers of the gods.
- Martha Graham
Death

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.
- Richard Bach
Dreams

Those who have compared our life to a dream were right.... We sleeping wake, and waking sleep
- Michel de Montaigne
Education

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
- Edward Everett
Effort

The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
- Anonymous
Emotion

Emotional truths can sometimes be conveyed more effectively, more compellingly, through fiction
- Diana Ossana
Enthusiasm

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

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
- Jim Rohn
Environment

Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites
- William Ruckelshaus
Equality

I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
- Barack Obama
Experience

Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.
- Clarence Day
Faith

Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch.
- E. M. Forster
Fate

Fate is for those too weak to determine their own destiny
- Kamran Hamid
Fear

I have accepted fear as a part of life - specifically the fear of change.... I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back.
- Erica Jong
Finance

It's not your salary that makes you rich, it's your spending habits.
- Charles A. Jaffe Quotes
Fitness

The word aerobics came about when the gym instructors got together and said, 'If we're going to charge $10 an hour, we can't call it jumping up and down.
- Rita Runder
Food

To a man with an empty stomach, food is god.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Forgiveness

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
- Elbert Hubbard
Friendship

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Funny

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

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

Healthy people live with their world.
- Anne Wilson Schaef
History

History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are
- David C. McCullough
Humour

The man with the real sense of humor is the man who can put himself in the spectator's place and laugh at his own misfortunes.
- Bert Williams
Idea

Ideas can no more flow backward than can a river.
- Victor Hugo
Ignorance

Ignorance is not bliss - it is oblivion
- Philip Wylie
Imagination

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
Inspiration

There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
- Han Suyin
Intelligence

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

Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.
- Peter Drucker
Life

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin
Love

Where there is great love there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather
Luck

Who always only dreams of luck shouldn't be surprised if he oversleeps it
- Ernst Deutsch
Marriage

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.
- Peter Devries
Mathematics

Old math teachers never die, they just tend to infinity.
- Anonymous
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

A smile happens in a flash, but its memory can last a lifetime
- Anonymous
Men

Men are what their mothers made them
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mind

It's hard to make up your bed while you're still sleeping in it. Hard to make up your mind for the same reason.
- Robert Brault
Money

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money.
- Everett Dirksen
Motivation

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Movies

A film is a petrified fountain of thought.
- Jean Cocteau
Music

Music is love in search of a word.
- Sidney Lanier
Mystery

Mystery is the wisdom of blockheads
- Horace Walpole
Nature

Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
- Robert Green Ingersoll
Opportunity

Opportunity? often it comes in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
- Napoleon Hill
Pain

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional
- Anonymous
Parents

Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.
- Elbert Hubbard
Passion

Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Patriotism

I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
- Edith Cavell
Peace

It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
- Thomas Fuller
Pet

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.
- James Herriot
Photography

I want the viewers to be moved into the lives of the people that they are looking at, the visual experience is incredibly emotional
- Paul Fusco
Poetry

Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.
- Audre Lorde
Proverb

Better late than never
- Anonymous
Questions

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
- Bernard Baruch
Religion

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard
Risk

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

Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
- George Santayana
Sports

Bulls do not win bull fights. People do.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
Success

No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.
- Harold MacMillan
Talent

Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
- Pope John Paul II
Teacher

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
- Albert Einstein
Technology

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke
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

Make voyages. Attempt them. There's nothing else.
- Tennessee Williams
Trust

Trust everybody, but cut the cards.
- Finley Peter Dunne
Vision

Looking up gives light, although at first it makes you dizzy.
- Mevlana Rumi
War

In time of war, when truth is so precious, it must be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
- Winston CHurchill
Wealth

Fortune sides with him who dares.
- Virgil
Wisdom

If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is safe.
- Lord Salisbury
Women

Wherever women are honored, there the gods are pleased.
- Manuscripts
Words

The words. Why did they have to exist? Without them, there wouldn't be any of this.
- Markus Zusak
Work

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
- Margaret Fuller
World

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein
Writing

Life is what happens to a writer between drafts.
- Damon
Youth

Praise youth and it will prosper.
- Irish Proverb