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Ability

Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.
- Golda Meir
Abundance

Life in abundance comes only through great love
- Elbert Hubbard
Achievement

It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.
- Benjamin Franklin
Action

Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to enduring fact of mystery
- Miller
Adventure

Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.
- Schiller, Johann Friedrich Von
Adversity

There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
- Michel de Montaigne
Advice

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

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
- John Barrymore
Ambition

A man without ambition is worse than dough that has no yeast in it to raise it.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Anger

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
- Seneca
Animals

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures.
- Dalai Lama
Appreciation

Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, Make Me Feel Important. Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.
- Mary Kay Ash
Art

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art
- Oscar Wilde
Attitude

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

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
- Francis Bacon
Beginning

A bad beginning makes a bad ending.
- Euripides
Belief

Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail
- Charles F. Kettering
Bible

Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.
- Mark Twain
Birthday

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity
- Anonymous
Boldness

Fortune befriends the bold.
- John Dryden
Books

Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.
- Anonymous
Business

For every sale you miss because you're too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you're not enthusiastic enough
- Zig Ziglar
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

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

Dreams can often become challenging, but challenges are what we live for.
- Travis White
Change

When you are through changing, you are through.
- Bruce Barton
Character

Our character is but the stamp on our souls of the free choices of good and evil we have made through life.
- John C. Geikie
Courage

Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow
- Alice M. Swaim
Dance

Dancing is not getting up any time painlessly like a speck of dust blown around in the wind. Dancing is when you rise above both worlds, tearing your heart to pieces and giving up your soul.
- Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Death

Death is a debt we all must pay
- Anonymous
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 ... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading
- G. M. Trevelyan
Effort

Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
- Bill Blackman
Emotion

Emotions have taught mankind to reason
- Marquis De
Enthusiasm

To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully
- Tryon Edwards
Entrepreneurship

To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don't, you're going to regret it
- Catherine Cook
Environment

We begin to see, therefore, the importance of selecting our environment with the greatest of care, because environment is the mental feeding ground out of which the food that goes into our minds is extracted.
- Napoleon Hill
Equality

All the people like us are we, and everyone else is They.
- Rudyard Kipling
Experience

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

Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell, but not the contrary of what they see. It is above them and not contrary to them.
- Blaise Pascal
Fate

Fate only takes you so far, then it's up to you to make it happen
- Anonymous
Fear

I have accepted fear as a part of life - specifically the fear of change.... I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back.
- Erica Jong
Finance

A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.
- Suze Orman
Fitness

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

Food is an important part of a balanced diet.
- Fran Lebowitz
Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.
- Dag Hammarskjold
Friendship

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
- C. S. Lewis
Funny

Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.
- Erma Bombeck
Hardwork

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.
- Booker T. Washington
Health

Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.
- Ralph Marston
History

Old men can make war, but it is children who will make history.
- Ray Merritt
Humour

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

An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought
- Pablo Picasso
Ignorance

There is no darkness but ignorance
- William Shakespeare
Imagination

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
- Dr. Seuss
Inspiration

Great hopes make great men.
- Thomas Fuller
Intelligence

The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more.
- Ed Parker
Leadership

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
- John C. Maxwell
Life

A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
- James Allen
Love

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

Nature creates ability; luck provides it with opportunity
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Marriage

Those marriages generally abound most with love and constancy that are preceded by a long courtship.
- Joseph Addison
Mathematics

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

Newspapers: dead trees with information smeared on them.
- Anonymous
Memory

Sadness is always the legacy of the past; regrets are pains of the memory
- Anonymous
Men

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

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds
- Albert Einstein
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

The earth is what we all have in common.
- Wendell Berry
Movies

If my films don't show a profit, I know I'm doing something right.
- Woody Allen
Music

Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.
- Christian Nestell Bovee
Mystery

All is mystery; but he is a slave who will not struggle to penetrate the dark veil.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Nature

As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,' probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
- Woody Allen
Opportunity

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes
- Henry J. Kaiser
Pain

The only cure for grief is action.
- George Henry Lewes
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

Renew your passions daily.
- Terri Guillemets
Patriotism

On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag!
- Alexander Henry
Peace

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
- Baruch Spinoza
Pet

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.
- James Herriot
Photography

It's not the photographer that makes the picture, but the person being photographed
- Sebastiao Salgado
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

A friend in need is a friend indeed
- Anonymous
Questions

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
- Francis Bacon
Religion

It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.
- Helen Keller
Risk

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

It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
- Alfred North Whitehead
Sports

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
- Bill Veeck
Success

Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
- Erma Bombeck
Talent

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
- Emile Zola
Teacher

A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.
- Henry Adams
Technology

Technology is ruled by two types of people: those who manage what they do not understand, and those who understand what they do not manage.
- Mike Trout
Time

Time is money.
- Benjamin Franklin
Travel

I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.
- Mark Twain
Trust

We must trust our own thinking. Trust where we're going. And get the job done.
- Wilma Mankiller
Vision

Dissatisfaction and discouragement are not caused by the absence of things but the absence of vision.
- Anonymous
War

After a long, hopeless war, people will settle for peace, at almost any price.
- Salman Rushdie
Wealth

In wealth, many friends; in poverty, not even relatives.
- Japanese Proverb
Wisdom

It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.
- Harold S. Geneen
Women

A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
- Jane Austen
Words

All words are pegs to hang ideas on.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Work

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.
- Mahatma Gandhi
World

I am not in this world to live up to other people's expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine.
- Fritz Perls
Writing

For me, writing is exploration; and most of the time, I'm surprised where the journey takes me.
- Jack Dann
Youth

You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.
- Ogden Nash