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Ability

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

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

It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.
- Benjamin Franklin
Action

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
- Bonhoeffer
Adventure

Adventure is not an outside man, it is within.
- David Grayson
Adversity

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

When we ask advice we are usually looking for an accomplice.
- Charles Varlet de La Grange
Age

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
- Mark Twain
Ambition

If you have a great ambition, take as big a step as possible in the direction of fulfilling it. The step may only be a tiny one, but trust that it may be the largest one possible for now.
- Mildred McAfee
Anger

People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.
- Will Rogers
Animals

Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts
- Coleman Cox
Appreciation

If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people
- Oriental Proverb
Art

Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it
- Robert Motherwell
Attitude

If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.
- Billy Graham
Beauty

Let the beauty you love be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth
- Anonymous
Beginning

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

The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs
- James Allen
Bible

It is not at all incredible, that a book which has been so long in the possession of mankind should contain many truths as yet undiscovered.
- Bishop Butler
Birthday

Happy Birthday to someone who is forever young.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
- Helen Keller
Books

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

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

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
- Amelia Earhart
Celebration

I celebrate myself, and sing myself
- Walt Whitman
Challenge

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

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
- Carol Burnett
Character

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

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear
- Nelson Mandela
Dance

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

Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.
- Vladimir Nobokov
Dreams

Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Education

Education is all a matter of building bridges.
- Ralph Ellison
Effort

If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it's OK. But you've got to shoot for something. A lot of people don't even shoot.
- Robert Townsend
Emotion

The emotions aren't always immediately subject to reason, but they are always immediately subject to action
- William James
Enthusiasm

Promise yourself to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
- Christian Larson
Entrepreneurship

Over-deliver every time
- Alex Maroko
Environment

Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.
- Earl Nightingale
Equality

Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it.
- Frances Wright
Experience

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
- Soren Kierkegaard
Faith

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

We create our fate every day we live
- Henry Miller
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
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Fitness

Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn't formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them.
- Lee Haney
Food

Eating without conversation is only stoking.
- Marcelene Cox
Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
- George MacDonald
Friendship

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
- Epicurus
Funny

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

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi
Health

I believe that if you're healthy, you're capable of doing everything. There's no one else who can give you health but God, and by being healthy I believe that God is listening to me.
- Pedro Martinez
History

If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.
- Pearl Buck
Humour

If someone can make you laugh, you've gotten a lot out of the way.
- Kiefer Sutherland
Idea

Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.
- Jim Rohn
Ignorance

Ignorance gives a sort of eternity to prejudice, and perpetuity to error
- Robert Hall
Imagination

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
- Henry David Thoreau
Inspiration

Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love?
- Fulton J. Sheen
Intelligence

I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.
- Mark Twain
Leadership

No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.
- W. Clement Stone
Life

Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
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

Good luck is often with the man who doesn't include it in his plans
- German Proverb
Marriage

Before marriage, a man will lie awake all night thinking about something you said; after marriage, he'll fall asleep before you finish saying it.-
- Anonymous
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

LinkedIn is for people you know. Facebook is for people you used to know. Twitter is for people you want to know.
- Anonymous
Memory

I'm always fascinated by the way memory diffuses fact.
- Diane Sawyer
Men

When you meet a man, you judge him by his clothes; when you leave, you judge him by his heart
- Russian Proverb
Mind

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

All riches have their origin in mind. Wealth is in ideas - not money.
- Robert Collier
Motivation

God is not what you imagine or what you think you understand. If you understand you have failed.
- Saint Augustine
Movies

Movies are not scripts - movies are films; they're not books, they're not the theatre.
- Nicolas Roeg
Music

If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
- Thomas Carlyle
Mystery

Mystery is a resource, like coal or gold, and its preservation is a fine thing
- Tim Cahill
Nature

Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.
- Rupert Brooke
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

The two foes of human happiness are pain and boredom
- Arthur Schopenhauer
Parents

To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.
- Chinese Proverbs
Passion

Passion is the genesis of genius.
- Anthony Robbins
Patriotism

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

Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing, peace is the measure.
- Phyllis McGinley
Pet

A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.
- Mason Cooley
Photography

I have the great privilege of being both witness and storyteller. Intimacy, trust and intuition guide my work.
- Jim Goldberg
Poetry

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows.
- Edmund Burke
Proverb

First come, first served
- Anonymous
Questions

In examinations, the foolish ask questions the wise cannot answer.
- Oscar Wilde
Religion

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

To win you have to risk loss.
- Jean-Claude Killy
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

All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.
- Gordie Howe
Success

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.
- Lily Tomlin
Talent

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

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

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

Time is the longest distance between two places.
- Tennessee Williams
Travel

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
- Hilaire Belloc
Trust

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
- William Shakespeare
Vision

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your Vision is the promise of what you shall one day be. Your Ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
- James Allen
War

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter
Wealth

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
- Oscar Wilde
Wisdom

It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Women

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.
- Diane Mariechild
Words

A word is dead when it's been said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.
- Emily Dickinson
Work

Every noble work is at first impossible.
- Thomas Carlyle
World

If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.
- C.S. Lewis
Writing

For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.
- Catherine Drinker Bowen
Youth

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
- George McGovern