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Ability

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
- John Wooden
Abundance

When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.
- Joel Osteen
Achievement

Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
- Napolean Hill
Action

Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
- Albert Einstein
Adventure

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

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
- Norman Vincent Peale
Advice

Few take advice, or physic, without wry faces at it.
- Augustus William Hare
Age

Old age puts more wrinkles in our minds than on our faces.
- Michel de Montaigne
Ambition

If you have a great ambition, take as big a step as possible in the direction of fulfilling it. The step may only be a tiny one, but trust that it may be the largest one possible for now.
- Mildred McAfee
Anger

Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Animals

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

All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others
- Cyril Connolly
Art

It is through Art and through Art only that we can realize our perfection; through Art and Art only that we can shield ourselves from the sordid perils of actual existence
- Oscar Wilde
Attitude

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson
Beauty

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

There is an old saying 'well begun is half done'--'tis a bad one. I would use instead--Not begun at all 'til half done.
- Jonh Keats
Belief

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

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

A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Fortune befriends the bold.
- John Dryden
Books

Books are a uniquely portable magic
- Stephen King
Business

The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand
- Thomas Carlyle
Calmness

Always direct your thoughts to those truths that will give you confidence, hope, joy, love, thanksgiving, and turn away your mind from those that inspire you with fear, sadness, depression.
- Bertrand Wilbertforce
Celebration

Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
- M. Scott Peck
Challenge

Competing at the highest level is the greatest test of one's character.
- Russell Mark
Change

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.
- Jim Rohn
Character

Character is like the foundation of a house - it is below the surface
- Anonymous
Courage

The challenge is to be yourself in a world that's trying to get you to be like everyone else.
- Anonymous
Dance

Talk about dance? Dance is not something to talk about. Dance is to dance.
- Peter Saint James
Death

Death never takes the wise man by surprise; He is always ready to go.
- Jean de La Fontaine
Dreams

All men of action are dreamers.
- James Huneker
Education

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

The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
- Anonymous
Emotion

To give vent now and then to his feelings, whether of pleasure or discontent, is a great ease to a man
- Francesco Guicciardini
Enthusiasm

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm
- Aldous Huxley
Entrepreneurship

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
- Albert Einstein
Environment

Man is a child of his environment
- Shinichi Suzuki
Equality

The sole equality on earth is death
- Philip James Bailey
Experience

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

Knowing too much of your future is never a good thing.
- Rick Riordan
Fear

Fear is the tax which conscience pays to guilt
- Anonymous
Finance

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

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Food

Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends.
- George Bernard Shaw
Forgiveness

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
- Oscar Wilde
Friendship

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

I don't have a bank account because I don't know my mother's maiden name.
- Paula Poundstone
Hardwork

If you want to achieve some really big and interesting goals, you have to learn to fall in love with hard work.
- Steve Pavlina
Health

Your body hears everything your mind says.
- Naomi Judd
History

History is written by the winners.
- Alex Haley
Humour

You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches them tolerance
- William Somerset Maugham
Idea

My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living
- Anais Nin
Ignorance

The greatest ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about
- Anonymous
Imagination

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Inspiration

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.
- Hosea Ballou
Intelligence

Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas.
- Susan Sontag
Leadership

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.
- E. Joseph Cossman
Life

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- Buddha
Love

Where there is great love there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather
Luck

Luck is infatuated with the efficient
- Persian Proverb
Marriage

A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time.
- Anne Taylor Fleming
Mathematics

The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.
- Euclid
Media

Social Media puts the 'public' into PR and the 'market' into marketing
- Chris Brogan
Memory

We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams
- Jeremy Irons
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

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most
- Mark Twain
Money

A man with money is no match against a man on a mission.
- Doyle Brunson
Motivation

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie
Movies

Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
- Mary Pickford
Music

Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.
- Paul Simon
Mystery

Mystery has its own mysteries, and there are gods above gods. We have ours, they have theirs. That is what's known as infinity.
- Cocteau, Jean
Nature

And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touch'd by the thorns.
- Thomas Moore
Opportunity

He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed
- William James
Pain

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey
- Kenji Miyazawa
Parents

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

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind
- Bertrand Russell
Patriotism

It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
- Voltaire
Peace

I don't know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace an interlude during war.
- Georges Clemenceau
Pet

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
- Agnes Repplier
Photography

When I use the camera, I often feel like I know part of the people or places I come in contact with.
- Christophe Agou
Poetry

The sources of poetry are in the spirit seeking completeness.
- Muriel Rukeyser
Proverb

A hungry man is an angry man
- Anonymous
Questions

Sometimes questions are more important than answers.
- Nancy Willard
Religion

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard
Risk

Yes, risk taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking.
- Tim McMahon
Science

The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.
- William Lawrence Bragg
Sports

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard
Success

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
- Jim Rohn
Talent

If you're young and talented, it's like you have wings.
- Haruki Murakami
Teacher

By learning you will teach; by teaching you will understand.
- Latin Proverb
Technology

Technology makes it possible for people to gain control over everything, except over technology.
- John Tudor
Time

Know how to live the time that is given you.
- Dario Fo
Travel

If life is a journey then let my soul travel and share your pain.
- Santosh Kalwar
Trust

Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go.
- Natalie Goldberg
Vision

You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
- Mark Twain
War

There never was a good war, or a bad peace.
- Benjamin Franklin
Wealth

Wealth is not a matter of intelligence it's a matter of inspiration.
- Jim Rohn
Wisdom

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Women

Women reason with the heart and are much less often wrong than men who reason with the head.
- De Lescure
Words

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

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.
- Oscar Wilde
World

We've taken the world apart but we have no idea what to do with the pieces.
- Chuck Palahniuk
Writing

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
- Thomas Jefferson
Youth

The young know how truly difficult and dreadful youth can be. Their youth is wasted on everyone else, that's the horror. The young have no authority, no respect.
- Anne Rice