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Ability

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.
- Charlotte Whitton
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

If life were measured by accomplishments, most of us would die in infancy.
- Gouthey, A. P.
Action

It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action, and a minority can.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Adventure

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.
- Helen Keller
Adversity

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.
- Mother Teresa
Advice

Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.
- Gordon R. Dickson
Age

The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible.
- Judith Regan
Ambition

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

Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Animals

God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.
- Jacques Deval
Appreciation

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
- Oprah Winfrey
Art

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

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
- Khalil Gibran
Beauty

Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time
- Albert Camus
Beginning

All time management begins with planning
- Tom Greening
Belief

For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible
- Stuart Chase
Bible

Reading the Bible without meditating on it is like trying to eat without swallowing.
- Anonymous
Birthday

May your special day be filled with memories and flowers, friendship and happy hours.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Put a grain of boldness into everything you do.
- Baltasar Gracian
Books

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
- Anonymous
Business

Business will be either better or worse
- Calvin Coolidge
Calmness

Always direct your thoughts to those truths that will give you confidence, hope, joy, love, thanksgiving, and turn away your mind from those that inspire you with fear, sadness, depression.
- Bertrand Wilbertforce
Celebration

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

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts
- Arnold Bennett
Character

Reputation is for time; character is for eternity.
- J. B. Gough
Courage

Our own heart, and not other men's opinions, forms our true honor.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Dance

On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined
- Lord Byron
Death

Death is the surest calculation that can be made
- Ludwig Buchner
Dreams

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable
- Anonymous
Education

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
- Oscar Wilde
Effort

To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Emotion

The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts
- Bertrand Russell
Enthusiasm

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm
- Charles M. Schwab
Entrepreneurship

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

Nature is the art of God
- Dante Alighieri
Equality

As men, we are all equal in the presence of death
- Publilius Syrus
Experience

Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
- M. Scott Peck
Faith

Faith is reason grown courageous.
- Sherwood Eddy
Fate

Do not be afraid; our fate. Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.
- Dante Alighieri
Fear

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell
Finance

I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expense, and my expense is equal to my wishes.
- Edward Gibbon
Fitness

Breathing correctly is the key to better fitness, muscle strength, stamina and athletic endurance
- Dr. Michael Yessis
Food

When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste
- Laiko Bahrs
Forgiveness

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what's bitter and move on.
- Bill Cosby
Friendship

If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends - you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue.
- Alice Duer Miller
Funny

I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
- Woody Allen
Hardwork

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

True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
- William Penn
History

All history has been a history of class struggles between dominated classes at various stages of social development
- Friedrich Engels
Humour

Nothing is more curious than the almost savage hostility that Humour excites in those who lack it.
- George Saintsbury
Idea

It is by acts and not by ideas that people live
- Anatole France
Ignorance

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

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.
- Joseph Addison
Inspiration

The best way out is always through.
- Robert Frost
Intelligence

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
- Ronald Reagan
Leadership

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Life

May you live all the days of your life.
- Jonathan Swift
Love

What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Luck

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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

Math seems to endow one with something like a new sense.
- Charles Robert Darwin
Media

Advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century.
- Marshall Mcluhan
Memory

Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose
- Kevin Arnold
Men

Guys are like roses. You've got to watch out for the pricks.
- Anonymous
Mind

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind
- Marcel Proust
Money

A fool and his money get a lot of publicity.
- Al Bernstein
Motivation

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
- Franklin Roosevelt
Movies

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

Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.
- Paul Simon
Mystery

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand
- Neil Armstrong
Nature

All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.
- Thomas Browne
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

Pain is deeper than all thought; laughter is higher than all pain
- Elbert Hubbard
Parents

The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot utter the one, nor will they utter the other.
- Francis Bacon
Passion

If we resist our passions, it is more through their weakness than from our strength
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Patriotism

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
- William Ralph Inge
Peace

Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
- Benjamin Franklin
Pet

Whoever said you canít buy happiness forgot about little puppies
- Gene Hill
Photography

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

Poetry, whose material is language, is perhaps the most human and least worldly of the arts, the one in which the end product remains closest to the thought that inspired it.
- Hannah Arendt
Proverb

Faint heart never won fair lady
- Anonymous
Questions

Any man who knows all the answers most likely misunderstood the questions
- Anonymous
Religion

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

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

Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
- George Santayana
Sports

A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
- Jesse Owens
Success

Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
- David Frost
Talent

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
- Stephen King
Teacher

Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.
- Anatole France
Technology

Technology... the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.
- Max Frisch
Time

It is my feeling that Time ripens all things; with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.
- Francois Rabelais
Travel

One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.
- Henry Miller
Trust

Trust not too much to appearances.
- Virgil
Vision

Nothing stops an organization faster than people who believe that the way you worked yesterday is the best way to work tomorrow.
- Jon Madonna
War

War is the trade of kings.
- Jonh Dryden
Wealth

Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.
- Zig Ziglar
Wisdom

It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
- Henry David Thoreau
Women

A noble man is led far by a woman's gentle words.
- Von Goethe
Words

Language has three important uses--it expresses thought, conceals thought, and takes the place of thought.
- Anonymous
Work

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas A. Edison
World

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

Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted.
- Jules Renard
Youth

The young know how truly difficult and dreadful youth can be. Their youth is wasted on everyone else, that's the horror. The young have no authority, no respect.
- Anne Rice