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Ability

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

Whatever we are waiting for peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance ? it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
Achievement

Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him.
- Mann, Golo
Action

Life is action and passion; therefore, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.
- Holmes
Adventure

There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won't.
- Rabindranath Tagore
Adversity

The problem with troubleshooting is that trouble shoots back.
- Anonymous
Advice

Sometimes you got to hurt something to help something. Sometimes you have to plow under one thing in order for something else to grow
- Ernest Gaines
Age

Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
- Leroy Satchel Paige
Ambition

'Tis immortality to die aspiring.
- George Chapman
Anger

When anger rises, think of the consequences
- Confucius
Animals

The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged
- Ovid
Appreciation

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
- Albert Schweitzer
Art

A painting that is well composed is half finished.
- Pierre Bonnard
Attitude

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
- Oprah Winfrey
Beauty

The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread
- D.H. Lawrence
Beginning

Before beginning, prepare carefully
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Belief

In the end you regret less the things you believed that weren't true than the things that never came true because you didn't believe.
- Robert Brault
Bible

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

Because you're you, I'm celebrating today! Happy Birthday.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.
- Voltaire
Books

Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own
- William Hazlitt
Business

Business is always interfering with pleasure - but it makes other pleasures possible
- William Feather
Calmness

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

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate
- Oprah Winfrey
Challenge

To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist
- Gail Sheehy
Change

You have the power to change.
- Les Brown
Character

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Courage

It takes courage to face your worst fears, but it also takes courage to let go of your tears.
- Anonymous
Dance

Freedom to a dancer means discipline. That is what technique is for -- liberation.
- Martha Graham
Death

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time
- Mark Twain
Dreams

Don't kill the dream - execute it
- Anonymous
Education

The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
- Tom Bodett
Effort

A big shot is a little shot that kept shooting.
- Anonymous
Emotion

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

Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is a triumph of enthusiasm
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Entrepreneurship

The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
- Confucius
Environment

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

We were equals once when we lay new-born babes on our nurse's knees. We will be equal again when they tie up our jaws for the last sleep.
- Olive Schreiner
Experience

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
- Samuel Butler
Faith

God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
- Abdul Kalam
Fate

The Fates but only spin the coarser clue; The finest of the wool is left for you.
- John Dryden
Fear

Fear is the instructor of great sagacity, and the herald of all revolutions
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Finance

Money is like a sixth sense - and you can't make use of the other five without it.
- William Somerset Maugham
Fitness

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Food

Eating rice cakes is like chewing on a foam coffee cup, only less filling.
- Dave Barry
Forgiveness

It's far easier to forgive an enemy after you've got even with him.
- Olin Miller
Friendship

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
- Buddha
Funny

I bought some batteries, but they weren't included.
- Steven Wright
Hardwork

I do not know anyone who has gotten to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but it will get you pretty near.
- Margaret Thatcher
Health

So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.
- A.J. Reb Materi
History

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different
- Aldous Huxley
Humour

According as the man is, so must you humour him.
- Jean Racine
Idea

An idea is a putting truth in check-mate
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
Ignorance

To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant
- Amos Bronson Alcott
Imagination

Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything.
- Henry Miller
Inspiration

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
- Aristotle Onassis
Intelligence

It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.
- George Bernard Shaw
Leadership

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
- Tom Peters
Life

Life well spent is long.
- Leonardo da Vinci
Love

Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
- Richard Bach
Luck

The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.
- Wilson Mizner
Marriage

Marriagei s the golden ring in a chain whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is Eternity
- Kahlil Gibran
Mathematics

Mathematics may be defined as the economy of counting. There is no problem in the whole of mathematics which cannot be solved by direct counting.
- Ernst Mach
Media

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

Fond memory brings the light of other days around me
- Thomas More
Men

A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are
- Baltasar Gracian
Mind

There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there
- Albert Einstein
Money

A man with money is no match against a man on a mission.
- Doyle Brunson
Motivation

How will you make love with the Divine when your soul is forever embracing human values?
- Philip Arnold
Movies

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

All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.
- Jean Cocteau
Mystery

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

Bats drink on the wing, like swallows, by sipping the surface, as they play over pools and streams.
- Gilbert White
Opportunity

To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life
- Samuel Johnson
Pain

Life is pain, highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something.
- William Goldman
Parents

Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners
- Anonymous
Passion

Never underestimate the power of passion
- Eve Sawyer
Patriotism

I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.
- Michael Ignatieff
Peace

Peace is liberty in tranquillity.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Pet

Cats don't like change without their consent.
- Roger Caras
Photography

A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.
- Ansel Adams
Poetry

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.
- Thomas Gray
Proverb

A friend in need is a friend indeed
- Anonymous
Questions

For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now? .
- Anonymous
Religion

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
- Khalil Gibran
Risk

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

Science is simply common sense at its best that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.
- Thomas Henry Huxley
Sports

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

Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
- Erma Bombeck
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

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

If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
- John Wooden
Travel

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
- Saint Augustine
Trust

I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business.
- Harvey S. Firestone
Vision

Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare.
- Japanese Proverb
War

A mind at peace does not engender wars.
- Sophocles
Wealth

I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
- Pablo Picasso
Wisdom

Cleverness is not wisdom.
- Euripides
Women

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

No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
- Henry B. Adams
Work

Management must manage!
- Harold S. Geneen
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

Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.
- Gloria Steinem
Youth

Youth is wasted on the young.
- George Bernard Shaw