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Ability

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
- John Wooden
Abundance

Abundance does not spread; famine does.
- Zulu Proverb
Achievement

Death comes to all But great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
- George Fabricius
Action

You commit a sin of omission if you do not utilize all the power that is within you. All men have claims on man, and to the man with special talents, this is a very special claim. It is required that a man take part in the actions and clashes of his
- Holmes
Adventure

If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.
- Drew Barrymore
Adversity

To have become a deeper man is the privilege of those who have suffered.
- Oscar Wilde
Advice

Whatever your advice, make it brief
- Horace
Age

You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
- George Burns
Ambition

The greatest evil that fortune can bring to men is to endow them with feeble resources and yet to make them ambitious.
- Luc de Clapiers
Anger

People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.
- Will Rogers
Animals

If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.
- Leo Tolstoy
Appreciation

I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate
- Elbert Hubbard
Art

In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Attitude

It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to
- Annie Gottlier
Beauty

Beauty is the promise of happiness
- Stendhal
Beginning

A hard beginning maketh a good ending
- John Heywood
Belief

Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact
- William James
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

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

Be bold when others are scared.
- Thomas J. Powell
Books

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts
- John Greenleaf Whittier
Business

Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them
- W. Edwards Deming
Calmness

Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself
- Leo Tolstoy
Character

Character is, for the most part,simply habit become fixed.
- C. H. Parkhurst
Courage

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Dance

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.
- Anonymous
Death

Death is one moment, and life is so many of them
- Tennessee Williams
Dreams

Listen to the colour of your dreams.
- The Beatles
Education

Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery
- Horace Mann
Effort

You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
- Anonymous
Emotion

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

Life's blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm
- Norman Vincent Peale
Entrepreneurship

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

It's obvious that the key problem facing humanity in the coming century is how to bring a better quality of life - for 8 billion or more people - without wrecking the environment entirely in the attempt.
- E. O. Wilson
Equality

The cry of equality pulls everyone down.
- Iris Murdoch
Experience

Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
- Joseph Roux
Faith

Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
- D. Elton Trueblood
Fate

He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned.
- Anonymous
Fear

There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls.
- Aeschylus
Finance

Finance, like time, devours its own children
- Honore de Balzac
Fitness

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

Eating without conversation is only stoking.
- Marcelene Cox
Forgiveness

I do not bring forgiveness with me, nor forgetfulness. The only ones who can forgive are dead; the living have no right to forget.
- Chaim Herzog
Friendship

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
- Arnold H. Glasow
Funny

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
- George Burns
Hardwork

In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result
- James Allen
Health

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live
- Jim Rohn
History

History is a symphony of echoes heard and unheard. It is a poem with events as verses.
- Charles Angoff
Humour

If any man, out of an humour, should turn all his Estate into Money, and keep it dead, he would soon be sensible of Poverty growing upon him, whilst he is eating out of the quick stock.
- Dudley North
Idea

Money never starts an idea. It is always the idea that starts the money.
- Owen Laughlin
Ignorance

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
- Galileo Galilei
Imagination

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
- Henry David Thoreau
Inspiration

Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love?
- Fulton J. Sheen
Intelligence

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
- Salvador Dali
Leadership

Clarity affords focus.
- Thomas Leonard
Life

Life is wasted on the living.
- Douglas Adams
Love

Love is love's reward.
- John Dryden
Luck

Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent.
- Langston Coleman
Marriage

A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
- Ruth Bell Graham
Mathematics

Mathematics is the science which uses easy words for hard ideas
- Anonymous
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

Memory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary
- Maurice Baring
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

It's hard to make up your bed while you're still sleeping in it. Hard to make up your mind for the same reason.
- Robert Brault
Money

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

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

Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
- Roger Ebert
Music

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
- Herbie Hancock
Mystery

Mystery magnifies danger, as a fog the sun
- Charles Caleb Colton
Nature

For every person who has ever lived there has come, at last, a spring he will never see. Glory then in the springs that are yours.
- Pam Brown
Opportunity

When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through
- Jesse Jackson
Pain

Pain: an uncomfortable frame of mind that may have a physical basis in something that is being done to the body, or may be purely mental, caused by the good fortune of others
- Ambrose Bierce
Parents

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

Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark
- Henri Frederic Amiel
Patriotism

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
- Howard Zinn
Peace

He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
- Benjamin Franklin
Pet

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

Unless a picture shocks, it is nothing.
- Marcel Duchamp
Poetry

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
- Kahlil Gibran
Proverb

A hungry man is an angry man
- Anonymous
Questions

The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions.
- John A. Simone
Religion

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

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.
- Anonymous
Science

Science is built up of facts, as a house is built of stones; but an accumulation of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.
- Henri Poincare
Sports

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
- Red Auerbach
Success

Action is the foundational key to all success.
- Pablo Picasso
Talent

Our talents are the gift that God gives to us... What we make of our talents is our gift back to God
- Leo Buscaglia
Teacher

Seldom was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.
- Bishop Hall
Technology

It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.
- Clive James
Time

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.
- Charles Caleb Colton
Travel

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
- Aldous Huxley
Trust

Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open.
- James Broughton
Vision

A philosophy of life: I'm an adventurer, looking for treasure.
- Paulo Coelho
War

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

Only the man who does not need it, is fit to inherit wealth, the man who would make his fortune no matter where he started.
- Ayn Ran
Wisdom

Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Women

Where there are no women there are no good manners.
- Johann Goethe
Words

Of those who say nothing, few are silent.
- Thomas Neiel
Work

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
- Lord Buddha
World

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
- Winston Churchill
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

A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
- William Shakespeare