The No.1 Portal for
Quotes on the Web

Go to Category:   
Ability

Never underestimate your problem or your ability to deal with it.
- Robert H. Schuller
Abundance

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.
- Wayne Dyer
Achievement

It is by what we ourselves have done, and not by what others have done for us, that we shall be remembered in after ages.
- Francis Wayland
Action

A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.
- Tony Robbins
Adventure

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.
- William Feather
Adversity

During the darkest indigo midnight, yet will countless stars blossom.
- Dr. SunWolf
Advice

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.
- Anonymous
Age

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young
- Benjamin Franklin
Ambition

If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time.
- Anonymous
Anger

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
- Seneca
Animals

The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged
- Ovid
Appreciation

All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others
- Cyril Connolly
Art

A painting that is well composed is half finished.
- Pierre Bonnard
Attitude

We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them
- Elbert Hubbard
Beauty

Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise
- Marcus Aurelius
Beginning

You will never win if you never begin
- Helen Rowland
Belief

If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them
- Harvey MacKay
Bible

The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that.
- Mccosh
Birthday

A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Courage is the greatest of all the virtues. Because if you haven't courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.
- Samuel Johnson
Books

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
- P.J. O'Rourke
Business

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves -- to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today
- Stewart B. Johnson
Calmness

Calmness is the cradle of power.
- Josiah Gilbert Holland
Celebration

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

Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty
- William Bennett
Change

It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.
- W. Edwards Deming
Character

A good name will shine forever.
- Proverb
Courage

Courage is knowing what not to fear
- Plato
Dance

Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire
- George Bernard Shaw
Death

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
- Norman Cousins
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

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another
- G.K. Chesterton
Effort

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest
- J.G. Holland
Emotion

Emotions have taught mankind to reason
- Marquis De
Enthusiasm

If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm
- Bruce Barton
Entrepreneurship

Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
- Jim Rohn
Environment

Whatever we do to nature, we do to ourselves
- Kurt Heidinger
Equality

It is the mark of the cultured man that he is aware of the fact that equality is an ethical and not a biological principle
- Ashley Montagu
Experience

Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
- Alphonse de Lamartine
Faith

It takes vision and courage to create - it takes faith and courage to prove.
- Owen D. Young
Fate

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

Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.
- Brendan Francis
Finance

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

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
- Benjamin Franklin
Food

Eating without conversation is only stoking.
- Marcelene Cox
Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
- Indira Gandhi
Friendship

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Funny

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
- Mark Twain
Hardwork

I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
- Margaret M. Fitzpatrick
Health

'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes.
- Henry David Thoreau
History

History makes people wise
- Francis Bacon
Humour

Humour is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
- Edward De Bono
Idea

An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied
- Arnold H. Glasgow
Ignorance

Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.
- George Eliot
Imagination

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
- Carl Sagan
Inspiration

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

Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas.
- Susan Sontag
Leadership

Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.
- Peter Drucker
Life

Life is much shorter than I imagined it to be.
- Abraham Cahan
Love

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
- Zelda Fitzgerald
Luck

Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mind - listen to the birds. And don't hate nobody
- Eubie Blake
Marriage

To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you're wrong admit it; Whenever you're right shut up.
- Ogden Nash
Mathematics

Math is like love - a simple idea but it can get complicated
- Anonymous
Media

There are only two forces that can carry light to all the corners of the globe... the sun in the heavens and the Associated Press down here.
- Mark Twain
Memory

The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
- Samuel Johnson
Men

Wise men are not always silent, but they know when to be
- Anonymous
Mind

Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible
- Mahatma Gandhi
Money

Anybody who thinks money will make you happy, hasn't got money.
- David Geffen
Motivation

Enjoy the journey, enjoy every moment, and quit worrying about winning and losing.
- Matt Biondi
Movies

A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.
- Orson Welles
Music

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
- William Congreve
Mystery

It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit.
- Antoine Rivarol
Nature

Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.
- William Wordsworth
Opportunity

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity
- John D. Rockefeller
Pain

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever
- Lance Armstrong
Parents

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

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
- Albert Einstein
Patriotism

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
- Nathan Hale
Peace

It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
- Andre Gide
Pet

The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too
- Samuel Butler
Photography

The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don't belong. It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation.
- Susan Meiselas
Poetry

Poetry is a search for ways of communication; it must be conducted with openness, flexibility, and a constant readiness to listen.
- Fleur Adcock
Proverb

Better late than never
- Anonymous
Questions

Sometimes questions are more important than answers.
- Nancy Willard
Religion

Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God.
- Albert Einstein
Risk

Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at.
- Anonymous
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

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

Talent is a wonderful thing, but it won't carry a quitter.
- Stephen King
Teacher

Education is the mother of leadership.
- Wendell L. Willkie
Technology

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

Time goes, you say? Ah, no! alas, time stays, we go.
- Henry Austin Dobson
Travel

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
- Oscar Wilde
Trust

A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.
- Stephen Leacock
Vision

Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
- Salvador Dali
War

In war, truth is the first casualty.
- Aeschylus
Wealth

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Wisdom

If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is safe.
- Lord Salisbury
Women

Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.
- George Carlin
Words

Gone. The saddest word in the language. In any language.
- Mark Slouka
Work

Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.
- Henry David Thoreau
World

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
- Helen Keller
Writing

My purpose is to entertain myself first and other people secondly.
- John D. MacDonald
Youth

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