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Ability

Ability is of little account without opportunity.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Abundance

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
- Albert Einstein
Achievement

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

Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation. and honor the reward of action.
- Francis Quarles
Adventure

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

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Advice

Old men are fond of giving good advice, to console themselves for being no longer in a position to give bad examples.
- Francois La Rochefoucauld
Age

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
- Chili Davis
Ambition

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
- Seneca
Anger

Anger is short-lived madness.
- Horace
Animals

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
- James Anthony Froude
Appreciation

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
- Cicero
Art

A picture is worth a thousand words.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Attitude

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
- Khalil Gibran
Beauty

Glances of true beauty can be seen in the faces of those who live in true meekness
- Henry David Thoreau
Beginning

The beginning is the most important part of the work.
- Plato
Belief

He who does not know how to believe, should not know.
- Antonio Porchia
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

All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much
- George Harrison
Boldness

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

Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own
- William Hazlitt
Business

If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards, getting it
- Paulo Coelho
Calmness

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

Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Change

You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.
- Jim Rohn
Character

Character is what you think in the dark.
- Dwight L. Moody
Courage

Courage is a kind of salvation
- Plato
Dance

Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain.
- Martha Graham
Death

Death is terrifying because it is so ordinary. It happens all the time
- Susan Cheever
Dreams

Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives
- William Dement
Education

Education is the best provision for old age.
- Aristotle
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

Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions
- Pablo Picasso
Enthusiasm

Don't let the train of enthusiasm run through the station so fast that people can't get on board
- Anonymous
Entrepreneurship

You won't get anything unless you have the vision to imagine it.
- John Lennon
Environment

The control man has secured over nature has far outrun his control over himself.
- Ernest Jones
Equality

All men are created equal, it is only men themselves who place themselves above equality.
- David Allan Coe
Experience

Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
- Ambrose Bierce
Faith

Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Fate

The Fates but only spin the coarser clue; The finest of the wool is left for you.
- John Dryden
Fear

There is much in the world to make us afraid. There is much more in our faith to make us unafraid.
- Frederick W. Cropp
Finance

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

If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all
- Joey Adams
Food

Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables. They probably get jet-lagged, just like people.
- Elizabeth Berry
Forgiveness

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
- Norman Cousins
Friendship

Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.
- Baltasar Gracian
Funny

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
- Mark Twain
Hardwork

Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win.
- Nadia Comaneci
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

No man can be an agnostic who has a sense of humour.
- E. M. Forster
Idea

If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.
- Albert Einstein
Ignorance

Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance is the death of knowledge
- Alfred North Whitehead
Imagination

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
- Jessamyn West
Inspiration

Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.
- Thomas Merton
Intelligence

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch
Leadership

If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.
- Henry Ford
Life

Life is something to do when you can't get to sleep.
- Fran Lebowitz
Love

Love is the only gold.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
Luck

Good luck beats early rising
- Irish Sayings
Marriage

Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day
- Gene Perret
Mathematics

Mathematics may be defined as the economy of counting. There is no problem in the whole of mathematics which cannot be solved by direct counting.
- Ernst Mach
Media

A good newspaper is a nation talking to itself.
- Arthur Miller
Memory

There is not any memory with less satisfaction in it than the memory of some temptation we resisted
- James Branch Cabell
Men

A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are
- Baltasar Gracian
Mind

Here in your mind you have complete privacy. Here there's no difference between what is and what could be.
- Chuck Palahniuk
Money

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

Consideration for others is the basis of a good life, a good society.
- Confucius
Movies

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

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
- Jean Paul
Mystery

No object is mysterious. The mystery is in your eye
- Elizabeth Bowen
Nature

Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.
- Theodore Roethke
Opportunity

Even when opportunity knocks a man still has to get up off his seat and open the door
- Anonymous
Pain

Oh that it were possible, After long grief and pain, To find the arms of my true love, Around me once again
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Parents

The only way we can be there for our children is to be there for ourselves.
- Anonymous
Passion

Great dancers aren't great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion
- Anonymous
Patriotism

I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
- Edith Cavell
Peace

Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
- George Bernard Shaw
Pet

Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.
- Joseph Wood Krutch
Photography

The camera's only job is to get out of the way of making photographs.
- Ken Rockwell
Poetry

Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry.
- W.B. Yeats
Proverb

Great talkers are little doers
- Anonymous
Questions

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

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.
- Thomas Jefferson
Risk

You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
- Wayne Gretzky
Science

Science is organized knowledge.
- Herbert Spencer
Sports

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
- Mike Singletary
Success

Failure is success if we learn from it.
- Malcolm Forbes
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

He that teaches us anything which we knew not before is undoubtedly to be reverenced as a master.
- Samuel Johnson
Technology

The greatest danger in modern technology isn't that machines will begin to think like people, but that people will begin to think like machines
- Mike Trout
Time

But time growing old teaches all things.
- Aeschylus
Travel

In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own.
- Anna Quindlen
Trust

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

Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else's dreams?
- Tim Burton
War

All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
- Tony Benn
Wealth

What good is money if it can't buy happiness?
- Agatha Christie
Wisdom

It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Women

Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.
- George Carlin
Words

Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
- Jesus Christ
Work

Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that's what makes you strong.
- Sarah Dessen
World

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.
- Mother Teresa
Writing

Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you're doomed.
- Ray Bradbury
Youth

Never suffer youth to be an excuse for inadequacy, nor age and fame to be an excuse for indolence.
- Benjamin Haydon