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Ability

Behind every able man, there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb
Abundance

The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car... a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little.
- Ben Sweetland
Achievement

A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements.
- Orison Swett Marden
Action

Realizing that our actions, feelings and behaviour are the result of our own images and beliefs gives us the level that psychology has always needed for changing personality.
- Maltz
Adventure

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

We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn that it is God who is shaking them.
- Charles C. West
Advice

Whatever your advice, make it brief
- Horace
Age

It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Ambition

Few are more unhappy than those who have great ambition, but little energy to urge it into activity.
- Norman MacDonald
Anger

Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help, and what he cannot help.
- Plato
Animals

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

Appreciation can make a day - even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
- Margaret Cousins
Art

Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art
- Konstantin Stanislavsky
Attitude

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson
Beauty

Beauty is the promise of happiness
- Stendhal
Beginning

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

Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment.
- Seneca
Bible

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

Not just a year older, but a year better.
- 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 are embalmed minds
- Christian Nevell Bovee
Business

To open a shop is easy, to keep it open is an art
- Chinese Proverbs
Calmness

Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
- Christian Larson
Celebration

Life has meaning only in the struggle.Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods.So let us celebrate the struggle
- Anonymous
Challenge

To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
- Tony Dorsett
Change

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Character

Character is a diamond that scratches every other stone.
- Cyrus A. Bartol
Courage

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
- Henry David Thoreau
Dance

Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn.
- Terri Guillemets
Death

Death is terrifying because it is so ordinary. It happens all the time
- Susan Cheever
Dreams

All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own
- Plutarch
Education

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet
- Aristotle
Effort

God places the heaviest burden on those who can carry its weight
- Reggie White
Emotion

Revenge has no more quenching effect on emotions that salt water has on thirst.
- Walter Weckler
Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Entrepreneurship

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
- Jim Rohn
Environment

Modern society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless it takes a serious look at its lifestyle
- Pope John Paul II
Equality

Equality of opportunity is freedom, but equality of outcome is repression
- Dick Feagler
Experience

Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
- Oscar Wilde
Faith

My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason.
- Norman Cousins
Fate

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

The key to change... is to let go of fear
- Rosanne Cash
Finance

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

Fitness needs to be perceived as fun and games or we subconsciously avoid it.
- Alan Thicke
Food

The belly rules the mind.
- Spanish Proverb
Forgiveness

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Friendship

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
- John Leonard
Funny

I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.
- Mitch Hedberg
Hardwork

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
- Colin Powell
Health

Health is not valued till sickness comes
- Thomas Fuller
History

History does not unfold: it piles up.
- Robert M. Adams
Humour

A good laugh makes any interview, or any conversation, so much better
- Barbara Walters
Idea

great ideas get even better when you share them
- Loesje
Ignorance

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism
- William Osler
Imagination

I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be.
- Chris Brown
Inspiration

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
- Edith Wharton
Intelligence

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

If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn't any limit to what you can do with your business and your life. Ideas are any man's greatest asset.
- Harvey S. Firestone
Life

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

You don't love a woman because she's beautiful, She is beautiful because you love her.
- Anonymous
Luck

Luck never made a man wise
- Seneca
Marriage

More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
- Doug Larson
Mathematics

Mathematical proofs, like diamonds, are hard and clear, and will be touched with nothing but strict reasoning.
- John Locke
Media

Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell.
- Seth Godin
Memory

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

Men feel that women somehow drag them down, and women feel that way about men. It's possible that both are right.
- Mignon McLaughlin
Mind

The mind is the most capricious of insects - flitting, fluttering.
- Virginia Woolf
Money

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

The earth is what we all have in common.
- Wendell Berry
Movies

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

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
- Leo Tolstoy
Mystery

Mystery is the wisdom of blockheads
- Horace Walpole
Nature

All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.
- Toni Morrison
Opportunity

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
- Demosthenes
Pain

When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same
- Toni Morrison
Parents

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

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life.
- Federico Fellini
Patriotism

Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
- James Bryce
Peace

A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loses.
- William Shakespeare
Pet

Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other.
- Robert Benchley
Photography

Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop
- Ansel Adams
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

Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.
- Francis Bacon
Religion

It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.
- Helen Keller
Risk

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

Science is organized knowledge.
- Herbert Spencer
Sports

Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.
- Joe Garagiola
Success

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

Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.
- Erica Jong
Teacher

He that teaches us anything which we knew not before is undoubtedly to be reverenced as a master.
- Samuel Johnson
Technology

Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe.
- Alan Watts
Time

Time brings all things to pass.
- Aeschylus
Travel

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
- Ernest Hemingway
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

The empires of the future are empires of the mind.
- Winston Churchill
War

History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
- Ronald Reagan
Wealth

Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Wisdom

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
- Moliere
Women

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

Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know more.
- Confucius
Work

Be open to the amazing changes which are occurring in the field that interest you.
- Leigh Steinberg
World

A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.
- Anonymous
Writing

The reason one writes isn't the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Youth

The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.
- Alfred North Whitehead