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Ability

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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

In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements.
- Mao Tse-Tung
Action

Effective action is always unjust.
- Maya Angelou
Adventure

Adventure is not an outside man, it is within.
- David Grayson
Adversity

Action will remove the doubts that theory cannot solve.
- Tehyi Hsieh
Advice

It is a good divine that follows his own instructions.
- William Shakespeare
Age

It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart.
- Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Ambition

If you faithfully work eight hours a day, then you might become a boss and get to work 12 hours a day
- Robert Frost
Anger

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
- Buddha
Animals

Only animals were not expelled from Paradise.
- Milan Kundera
Appreciation

When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have
- Stephen Hawking
Art

It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors
- Oscar Wilde
Attitude

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill
Beauty

Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old
- Franz Kafka
Beginning

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

Miracles happen to those who believe in them
- Bernard Berenson
Bible

The Bible is the greatest example of the whole being greater that its parts.
- Michael Phillips.
Birthday

Hope your birthday blossoms into lots of dreams come true!
- Anonymous
Boldness

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
- Aesop
Books

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

Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs
- Henry Ford
Calmness

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau
Celebration

Celebrate we will for life is short but sweet for certain
- Dave Matthews Band
Challenge

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

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
- Henri Bergson
Character

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing
- Abraham Lincoln
Courage

Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit
- Baltasar Gracian
Dance

You can dance anywhere, even if only in your heart.
- Anonymous
Death

God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled.
- Anonymous
Dreams

Dreams are only thoughts you didn't have time to think about during the day.
- Anonymous
Education

Education aims to give you a boost up the ladder of knowledge. Too often, it just gives you a cramp on one of its rungs
- Martin H. Fischer
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

Strange how love coexists with hate, how they render eachother mute, how the swilling of them together makes a new and softer, sympathetic thing
- Sonya Hartenett
Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by the horse-power of the understanding
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Entrepreneurship

Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right.
- Henry Ford
Environment

I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defence of our resources is just as important as defence abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?
- Robert Redford
Equality

Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely
- Aristotle
Experience

Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience.
- Albert Bandura
Faith

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
- Saint Augustine
Fate

Fate throws fortune, but not everyone catches.
- Polish Proverb
Fear

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears
- Les Brown
Finance

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

Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.
- Franklin P. Adams
Food

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
- Aesop
Forgiveness

God will forgive me. It's his job.
- Heinrich Heine
Friendship

Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins.
- Charles Alexander Eastman
Funny

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

Nobody's a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It's hard to stay on top
- Paul Coffy
Health

A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison.
- Francis Bacon
History

History is philosophy teaching by examples.
- Thucydides
Humour

Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing in the world is power without humor.
- Eric Sevareid
Idea

You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas
- Shirley Hufsteddler
Ignorance

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
- Isaac Asimov
Imagination

I am imagination. I can see what the eyes cannot see. I can hear what the ears cannot hear. I can feel what the heart cannot feel.
- Peter Nivio Zarlenga
Inspiration

Give light and people will find the way.
- Ella Baker
Intelligence

The higher the voice the smaller the intellect.
- Ernest Newman
Leadership

A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.
- J. P. Morgan
Life

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
- Anton Chekhov
Love

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
- Tom Robbins
Luck

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

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

God does not care about our mathematical difficulties; He integrates empirically.
- Albert Einstein
Media

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

Our memories are card indexes consulted and then returned in disorder by authorities whom we do not control
- Cyril Connolly
Men

Alas! it is not the child but the boy that generally survives in the man.
- Arthur Helps
Mind

Be careful of your thoughts, they may become words at any moment.
- Iara Gassen
Money

All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there. All you have to do is go after it.
- Curtis Carlson
Motivation

To change the world I have to change myself, break away from my conditioning.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
Movies

Nobody makes movies bad on purpose.
- Roland Emmerich
Music

I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water.
- Ray Charles
Mystery

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
- Carl Gustav Jung
Nature

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
- Rainer Maria Rilke
Opportunity

Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can - there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did
- Sarah Caldwell
Pain

Pain will force even the truthful to speak falsely
- Publilius Syrus
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

With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion
- Edgar Allan Poe
Patriotism

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

One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train.
- Morihei Ueshiba
Pet

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.
- Garrison Keillor
Photography

Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.
- Anonymous
Poetry

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
- Novalis
Proverb

A rolling stone gathers no moss
- Anonymous
Questions

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
- Chinese proverb
Religion

A just laicism allows religious freedom. The state does not impose religion but rather gives space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society, and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society.
- Joseph Ratzinger
Risk

Prudence keeps life safe, but does not often make it happy.
- Samuel Johnson
Science

Science is simply common sense at its best that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.
- Thomas Henry Huxley
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

Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks, and courage.
- Charles Luckman
Talent

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Teacher

To me, education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul.
- Muriel Spark
Technology

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
- Albert Einstein
Time

Time is the wisest counselor of all.
- Pericles
Travel

The photograph reverses the purpose of travel, which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar.
- Marshall McLuhan
Trust

Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.
- Joyce Brothers
Vision

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
- Audre Lorde
War

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

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
- Henry David Thoreau
Wisdom

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Women

Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacities. She has the right to participate in very minutest detail in the activities of man and she has an equal right of freedom and liberty with him.
- M K Gandhi
Words

A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.
- Herman Melville
Work

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
- Douglas Adams
World

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Writing

It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.
- Ursula K. LeGuin
Youth

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