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Ability

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
- John Wooden
Abundance

Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
- Epicurus
Achievement

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

Never confuse motion with action.
- Benjamin Franklin
Adventure

If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough.
- Mario Andretti
Adversity

If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
- Robert Fulghum
Advice

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.
- Cicero
Age

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.
- Andre Maurois
Ambition

If you have a great ambition, take as big a step as possible in the direction of fulfilling it. The step may only be a tiny one, but trust that it may be the largest one possible for now.
- Mildred McAfee
Anger

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

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
- Rose F. Kennedy
Appreciation

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Art

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
- Charles Horton Cooley
Attitude

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort
- Herm Albright
Beauty

Beauty surrounds us
- Rumi
Beginning

Who has begun has half done. Have the courage to be wise. Begin!
- Horace
Belief

If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning
- Mahatma Gandhi
Bible

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

Because you're you, I'm celebrating today! Happy Birthday.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
- Helen Keller
Books

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations
- Henry David Thoreau
Business

The selfish spirit of commerce knows no country, and feels no passion of principle but that of gain
- Thomas Jefferson
Calmness

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom
- James Allen
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

The greatest risk is the risk of riskless living.
- Stephen Covey
Change

Things do not change; we change.
- Henry David Thoreau
Character

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

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.
- Anonymous
Dance

Dancers are the messengers of the gods.
- Martha Graham
Death

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.
- Richard Bach
Dreams

I'll do my dreaming with my eyes wide open, and I'll do my looking back with my eyes closed
- Tony Arata
Education

Education is the transmission of civilization.
- Will Durant
Effort

Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working
- Anonymous
Emotion

Our emotions are only incidents in the effort to keep day and night together.
- T S Eliot
Enthusiasm

Knowledge is power and enthusiasm pulls the switch
- Steve Droke
Entrepreneurship

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm
- Winston Churchill
Environment

Every day is Earth Day.
- Anonymous
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

Experience is a good school. But the fees are high.
- Heinrich Heine
Faith

He who has faith has... an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well - even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly.
- B. C. Forbes
Fate

Each man is the architect of his own fate
- Appius Claudius
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

Finance is the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears.
- Robert W.Sarnoff
Fitness

It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Food

There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread
- Mahatma Gandhi
Forgiveness

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
- Josh Billings
Friendship

Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.
- Emil Ludwig
Funny

Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did.
- Bette Davis
Hardwork

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

Healthy is merely the slowest rate at which one can die
- Anonymous
History

You have to know the past to understand the present
- Dr. Carl Sagan
Humour

Humour is a great vehicle for getting a message across. If you get too serious, you could die of starch.
- Cyndi Lauper
Idea

All great ideas are controversial, or have been at one time
- George Seldes
Ignorance

Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know
- Aldous Huxley
Imagination

To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
- Anatole France
Inspiration

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

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
- Henry Ford
Leadership

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.
- Paul Hawken
Life

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
- Arthur Miller
Love

I only wish to be the fountain of love From which you drink, Every drop promising eternal passion.
- Unknown Author
Luck

Good luck beats early rising
- Irish Sayings
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

The highest form of pure thought is in mathematics
- Plato
Media

LinkedIn is for people you know. Facebook is for people you used to know. Twitter is for people you want to know.
- Anonymous
Memory

I have memories - but only a fool stores his past in the future.
- David Gerrold
Men

No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a boy.
- Knights of Pythagoras
Mind

The mind commands the body and immediately it obeys. The mind orders itself, and meets resistance.
- Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Ander
Money

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

Humanity must start relying on its only nonperverted aspect, the spiritual potential within.
- Philip Arnold
Movies

Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
- Mary Pickford
Music

If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
- Thomas Carlyle
Mystery

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

Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.
- Rupert Brooke
Opportunity

There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity
- Douglas MacArthur
Pain

There is one pain I often feel, which you will never know. It is caused by the absence of you
- Anonymous
Parents

The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.
- Ellen Goodman
Passion

The same passions in man and woman nonetheless differ in tempo; hence man and woman do not cease misunderstanding one another
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Patriotism

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

Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Pet

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
- George Eliot
Photography

I'm very open to any visual conceits and any possibilities at my disposal to be better explain to people the ideas I'm exploring.
- Tim Hetherington
Poetry

Poetry is like making a joke. If you get one word wrong at the end of a joke, you've lost the whole thing.
- W.S. Merwin
Proverb

A burnt child dreads fire
- Anonymous
Questions

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

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.
- Edmund Burke
Risk

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
- Pablo Picasso
Science

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.
- Henry J. Tillman
Sports

Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.
- Phil Jackson
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

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
- Albert Einstein
Technology

The technologies which have had the most profound effects on human life are usually simple.
- Freeman Dyson
Time

Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.
- Daniel J. Boorstin
Travel

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
- Hilaire Belloc
Trust

Trust should be the basis for all our moral training.
- Robert Baden-Powell
Vision

No one is less ready for tomorrow than the person who holds the most rigid beliefs about what tomorrow will contain.
- Watts Wacker
War

In time of war, when truth is so precious, it must be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
- Winston CHurchill
Wealth

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
- Ayn Rand
Wisdom

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
- Josh Billings
Women

In the Vedas and Upanishads, women taught the highest truths and received the same veneration as men.
- Swami Vivekananda
Words

Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.
- Pearl Strachan
Work

Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi
World

In this world only the paranoid survive.
- Dean Koontz
Writing

Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it.
- Jesse Stuart
Youth

Life goes on. Get over it. You're still young. It'll get better.
- David Levithan