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Ability

The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.
- Andrew Carnegie
Abundance

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

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance.
- H. Jackson Brown
Action

As we become full persons, our knack for right actions and good judgment blossoms.
- Sinetar
Adventure

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

There is no education like adversity.
- Disraeli
Advice

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it
- Publilius Syrus
Age

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Ambition

A man without ambition is like a beautiful worm--it can creep, but it cannot fly.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Anger

Anger is a bad counselor
- French Proverb
Animals

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

If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people
- Oriental Proverb
Art

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
- Michelangelo
Attitude

If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one
- Cavett Robert
Beauty

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

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop.
- Lewis Carroll
Belief

For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible
- Stuart Chase
Bible

When you read God's Word, you must constantly be saying to yourself, 'It is talking to me, and about me'.
- Soren Kierkegaard
Birthday

Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever, and we'll meet now and then when we wish, in the midst of the one celebration that never can end
- Stephen Wright
Boldness

Fortune befriends the bold.
- John Dryden
Books

A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend.
- Anonymous
Business

The most successful businessman is the man who holds onto the old just as long as it is good, and grabs the new just as soon as it is better
- Lee Iacocca
Calmness

Happiness is a state of mind; happiness means calmness of mind
- Anonymous
Celebration

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Thomas J. Peters
Challenge

To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
- Tony Dorsett
Change

We change, whether we like it or not
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
- George Eliot
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

To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.
- Jane Austen
Death

To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.
- Thomas Campbell
Dreams

Life is never easy for those who dream
- Robert James Waller
Education

Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves
- Abbe Dimnet
Effort

The smallest effort is not lost. Each wavelet on the ocean tost aids in the ebb-tide or the flow; each rain-drop makes some floweret blow; each struggle lessens human woe.
- Charles Mackay
Emotion

Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind
- Eastman
Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do
- Norman Vincent Peale
Entrepreneurship

It is always the start that requires the greatest effort.
- James Cash Penney
Environment

There is however, a true music of nature; the song of the birds, the whisper of leaves, the ripple of waters upon a sandy shore, the wail of wind or sea
- Lubbock
Equality

Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition.
- Mercy Otis Warren
Experience

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Faith

In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it.
- Benjamin Franklin
Fate

We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, never to be undone.
- William James
Fear

Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop.
- Usman B. Asif
Finance

Literature was formerly an art and finance a trade; today it is the reverse
- Joseph Roux
Fitness

Fitness needs to be perceived as fun and games or we subconsciously avoid it.
- Alan Thicke
Food

Food should be enjoyed rather than endured.
- Steve Hamilton
Forgiveness

A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
- Robert Fripp
Friendship

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
- Thomas Jefferson
Funny

Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.
- P. J. O'Rourke
Hardwork

Failure is not the worst thing in the world. The very worst is not to try.
- Anonymous
Health

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.
- Hippocrates
History

History doesn't repeat itself - at best it sometimes rhymes
- Mark Twain
Humour

It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the timid advances of Humour.
- W. Somerset Maugham
Idea

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

Fear always springs from ignorance
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Imagination

I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.
- Ursula K. Le Guin
Inspiration

Ideas shape the course of history.
- John Maynard Keynes
Intelligence

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
- E. B. White
Leadership

Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
- Jim Rohn
Life

Life is anything that dies when you stomp on it.
- Dave Barry
Love

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
- George Bernard Shaw
Luck

May good luck be your friend in whatever you do and may trouble be always a stranger to you
- Irish Blessings
Marriage

A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendships, all the enjoyment of sense and reason - and indeed all the sweets of life.
- Joseph Addison
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

Memory is a magnet. It will pull to it and hold only material nature has designed it to attract
- Jessamyn West
Men

A man always blames the woman who fools him. In the same way he blames the door he walks into in the dark.
- Henry Louis Mencken
Mind

If the mind, that rules the body, ever so far forgets itself as to trample on its slave, the slave is never generous enough to forgive the injury, but will rise and smite the oppressor.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Money

Business is other people's money.
- Delphine de Girardin
Motivation

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
- Richard Bach
Movies

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

Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions.
- Jacques Barzun
Mystery

Where there is mystery, it is generally suspected there must also be evil.
- Lord Byron
Nature

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

It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared
- Whitney M. Young, Jr
Pain

There's a certain satisfaction in a little bit of pain
- Madonna
Parents

Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes
- Chinese Proverbs
Passion

Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last
- Samuel Johnson
Patriotism

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
- George Washington
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

Love the animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Photography

Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
Poetry

A poet must never make a statement simply because it is sounds poetically exciting; he must also believe it to be true.
- W.H. Auden
Proverb

Better late than never
- Anonymous
Questions

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
- Dr.suess
Religion

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

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.
- Cynthia Heimel
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

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

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby
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

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

Technology is like a fish. The longer it stays on the shelf, the less desirable it becomes
- Andrew Heller
Time

So during those first moments of the day, which are yours and yours alone, you can circumvent these boundaries and concentrate fully on spiritual matters. And this gives you the opportunity to plan the time management of the entire day.
- Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Travel

It is better to travel well than to arrive.
- Buddha
Trust

For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.
- Bo Bennett
Vision

The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.
- John Scully
War

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
- Thomas Mann
Wealth

Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
- Benjamin Franklin
Wisdom

A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
- Katharine Graham
Women

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

If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind - give it more thought.
- Dennis Roth
Work

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

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

When we read, we stat at the beginning and continue until we reach the end. When we write, we start in the middle and fight our way out.
- Vickie Karp
Youth

You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.
- Dave Barry