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Ability

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
- Confucius
Abundance

Life in abundance comes only through great love
- Elbert Hubbard
Achievement

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

Action is eloquence.
- Shakespeare
Adventure

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
- Andre Gide
Adversity

Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave.
- Rainer Maria Rilke
Advice

No one wants advice - only corroboration.
- John Steinbeck
Age

Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.
- Robert Southey
Ambition

A man's worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions
- Marcus Aurelius
Anger

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems -- not people; to focus your energies on answers -- not excuses
- William Arthur Ward
Animals

Shall we, because we walk on our hind feet, assume to ourselves only the privilege of imperishability?
- George Eliot
Appreciation

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you.
- William Arthur
Art

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art
- Oscar Wilde
Attitude

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill
Beauty

We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end; which stands related to all things; which is the mean of many extremes
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beginning

A beginning is only the start of a journey to another beginning
- Anonymous
Belief

Few really believe. The most only believe that they believe or even make believe.
- John Lancaster Spalding
Bible

No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.
- George Bernard Shaw
Birthday

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years
- Abraham Lincoln
Boldness

The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources
- Norman Vincent Peale
Books

Books are embalmed minds
- Christian Nevell Bovee
Business

Capital isn't that important in business. Experience isn't that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas
- Harvey S. Firestone
Calmness

Calmness is always Godlike
- George Herbert
Celebration

There's a lot happening in many of us. I think you have to celebrate every part. It's what you are. You have to try to find all of those secret names
- Cassandra Wilson
Challenge

Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.
- Leo F. Buscaglia
Change

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
- Norman Vincent Peale
Character

Dreams are the touchstones of our character
- Henry David Thoreau
Courage

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

Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain.
- Martha Graham
Death

To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.
- Thomas Campbell
Dreams

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.
- T. E. Lawrence
Education

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change
- Carl Rogers
Effort

Success is dependent on effort
- Sophocles
Emotion

Strange how love coexists with hate, how they render eachother mute, how the swilling of them together makes a new and softer, sympathetic thing
- Sonya Hartenett
Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm...the sustaining power of all great action
- Samuel Smiles
Entrepreneurship

Vision without action is daydreaming and action without vision is a nightmare.
- Anon
Environment

The control man has secured over nature has far outrun his control over himself.
- Ernest Jones
Equality

Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings
- Simone Weil
Experience

Not the fruit of experience, but experience itself, is the end.
- Walter Pater
Faith

A man of courage is also full of faith.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Fate

It is usually more important how a man meets his fate than what it is
- Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt
Fear

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
- Bertrand Russell
Finance

Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers (six if one went to Harvard).
- Edgar R. Fiedler
Fitness

Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.
- Franklin P. Adams
Food

Food can become such a point of anxiety - not because it's food, but just because you have anxiety. That's how eating disorders develop.
- Vanessa Carlton
Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
- William Arthur Ward
Friendship

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard
Funny

Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.
- Robert Benchley
Hardwork

Failure is not the worst thing in the world. The very worst is not to try.
- Anonymous
Health

In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties
- Henri Frederic Amiel
History

Great men are the inspired texts of that divine Book of Revelations, whereof a chapter is completed from epoch to epoch, and by some named History.
- Thomas Carlyle
Humour

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

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

It is better to confess ignorance than provide it.
- Homer Hickam, The Coalwood Way
Imagination

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
- Francis Bacon
Inspiration

Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help.
- Pope Paul VI
Intelligence

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill
Leadership

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

Life is a long lesson in humility.
- James M. Barrie
Love

I don't wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone.
- Javan
Luck

Chance favors the prepared mind
- Louis Pasteur
Marriage

A happy man marries the girl he loves; a happier man loves the girl he marries
- Anonymous
Mathematics

A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn't there
- Charles R. Darwin
Media

Newspapers: dead trees with information smeared on them.
- Anonymous
Memory

Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
- Michel de Montaigne
Men

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

A mediocre mind thinks it writes divinely; a good mind thinks it writes reasonably
- Jean de la Bruyere
Money

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

Every animal knows more than you do.
- Native American Proverb
Movies

Movies are an art form that is very available to the masses.
- Richard King
Music

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
- Ludwig van Beethoven
Mystery

Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.
- R. I. Fitzhenry
Nature

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

You create your opportunities by asking for them
- Shakti Gawain
Pain

We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons
- Jim Rohn
Parents

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

Passions make men live, knowledge merely makes them last
- Chamfort
Patriotism

It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.
- Arthur C. Clarke
Peace

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pet

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
- Josh Billings
Photography

I have to be as much diplomat as a photographer
- Alfred Eisenstaedt
Poetry

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
- Edgar Allan Poe
Proverb

A burnt child dreads fire
- Anonymous
Questions

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
- Francis Bacon
Religion

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

Prudence keeps life safe, but does not often make it happy.
- Samuel Johnson
Science

I think science has enjoyed an extraordinary success because it has such a limited and narrow realm in which to focus its efforts. Namely, the physical universe.
- Ken Jenkins
Sports

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

Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.
- Jon Bon Jovi
Talent

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
- Emile Zola
Teacher

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
Technology

Technology makes it possible for people to gain control over everything, except over technology.
- John Tudor
Time

People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.
- John Wanamaker
Travel

The farther you go, however, the harder it is to return. The world has many edges, and it's easy to fall off.
- Anderson Cooper
Trust

How can people trust the harvest, unless they see it sown?
- Mary Renault
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

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
- Henry David Thoreau
Wisdom

A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
- Katharine Graham
Women

The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.
- Yves Saint-Laurent
Words

Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.
- Rumi
Work

Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
- Pablo Picasso
World

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
- Mark Twain
Writing

Writing is only boring to the people who are boring themselves.
- Anonymous
Youth

You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.
- Dave Barry