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Ability

Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.
- Golda Meir
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

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance.
- H. Jackson Brown
Action

Real action is in silent moments.
- Emerson
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

Convert difficulties into opportunities, for difficulties are divine surgeries to make you better.
- Anonymous
Advice

Advice is seldom welcome, and those who need it the most, like it the least
- Lord Chesterfield
Age

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
- Mark Twain
Ambition

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain
Anger

Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
- Malachy McCourt
Animals

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
- Mohandas Gandhi
Appreciation

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
- Dalai Lama
Art

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
- Michelangelo
Attitude

Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold
- Maurice Setter
Beauty

If eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beginning

Each day is a new beginning.
- Michael Duff Newton
Belief

What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their ability to act according to their beliefs
- Henry Miller
Bible

Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.
- Mark Twain
Birthday

Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever, and we'll meet now and then when we wish, in the midst of the one celebration that never can end
- Stephen Wright
Boldness

Be bold when others are scared.
- Thomas J. Powell
Books

The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame
- Oscar Wilde
Business

No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Calmness

Happiness is a state of mind; happiness means calmness of mind
- Anonymous
Celebration

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!
- Barbara Hoffman
Challenge

Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
- Henry Drummond
Change

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.
- Jim Rohn
Character

Character is, for the most part,simply habit become fixed.
- C. H. Parkhurst
Courage

Courage is a kind of salvation
- Plato
Dance

Dancing is an art because it is subject to no rules
- Volatire
Death

Our dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them.
- George Eliot
Dreams

Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams
- Anonymous
Education

A liberally educated person meets new ideas with curiosity and fascination. An illiberally educated person meets new ideas with fear
- James B. Stockdale
Effort

Do a little bit more than average and from that point on our progress multiplies itself out of all proportion to the effort put in.
- Paul J. Meyer
Emotion

The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.
- Horace Walpole
Enthusiasm

A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one
- Mary Kay Ash
Entrepreneurship

I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.
- Henry Ford
Environment

Environments are not just containers, but are processes that change the content totally
- Marshall McLuhan
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

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
- Douglas Adams
Faith

A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
- Victor Hugo
Fate

There's much to be said for challenging fate instead of ducking behind it.
- Diana Trilling
Fear

Fears are educated into us, and can, if we wish, be educated out.
- Karl Augustus Menninger
Finance

If you have to forecast, forecast often.
- Edgar R. Fiedler
Fitness

A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.
- A.A. Milne
Food

Food should be enjoyed rather than endured.
- Steve Hamilton
Forgiveness

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
- Oscar Wilde
Friendship

A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
- Robert Hall
Funny

I don't have a bank account because I don't know my mother's maiden name.
- Paula Poundstone
Hardwork

The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
- Anonymous
Health

Health is the greatest of all possessions; a pale cobbler is better than a sick king
- Isaac Bickerstaff
History

History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
Humour

Comedy is acting out optimism.
- Robin Williams
Idea

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success
- Henry Ward Beecher
Ignorance

A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
- Anatole France
Imagination

Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.
- Stephen Leacock
Inspiration

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
- John Muir
Intelligence

Every true genius is bound to be naive.
- Friedrich Schiller
Leadership

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
- Stephen Covey
Life

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

The heart was made to be broken.
- Oscar Wilde
Luck

When it comes to luck, you make your own.
- Bruce Springsteen
Marriage

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

The most incomprehensible about Mathematics is that it is comprehensible.
- Kiran B. Mali
Media

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

A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.
- Edward de Bono
Men

Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves
- Gene Fowler
Mind

The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body
- Publilius Syrus
Money

If God has allowed me to earn so much money, it is because He knows I give it all away.
- Edith Piaf
Motivation

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

Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out.
- Martin Scorsese
Music

Music is the soul of language.
- Max Heindel
Mystery

The real mystery of life is not a problem to be solved, it is a reality to be experienced
- J.J. Van der Leeuw
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

For every problem there is an opportunity.
- Anonymous
Pain

Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier
- Barbara Kingsolver
Parents

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
- Anonymous
Passion

Enthusiasm is nothing more or less than faith in action
- Henry Chester
Patriotism

Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
- Guy de Maupassant
Peace

I don't know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace an interlude during war.
- Georges Clemenceau
Pet

Cats are inquisitive, but hate to admit it.
- Mason Cooley
Photography

Still images can be moving and moving images can be still. Both meet within soundscapes
- Chien-Chi Chang
Poetry

Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge.
- William Wordsworth
Proverb

An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit
- Anonymous
Questions

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
- Dr.suess
Religion

More and more people care about religious tolerance as fewer and fewer care about religion.
- Alexander Chase
Risk

Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
- Frederick B. Wilcox
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

Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
- Dan Gable
Success

In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
- Henry Ward Beecher
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

The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.
- John Lubbock
Technology

Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.
- Albert Einstein
Time

Time, whose tooth gnaws away everything else, is powerless against truth.
- Thomas Huxley
Travel

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
- John D. Rockefeller
Trust

Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.
- Eric Hoffer
Vision

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

Wars of pen and ink often lead to wars of cannon and bayonets.
- Edward Counsel
Wealth

Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
- Benjamin Franklin
Wisdom

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela
Women

Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.
- Joseph Conrad
Words

Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.'
- John Greenleaf Whittier
Work

The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better
- Elbert Hubbard
World

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
- Martin Luther
Writing

All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary - it's just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.
- Somerset Maugham
Youth

Never suffer youth to be an excuse for inadequacy, nor age and fame to be an excuse for indolence.
- Benjamin Haydon