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Ability

Ability is a poor man's wealth.
- John Wooden
Abundance

The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car... a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little.
- Ben Sweetland
Achievement

It is by what we ourselves have done, and not by what others have done for us, that we shall be remembered in after ages.
- Francis Wayland
Action

Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
- Peale
Adventure

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
- Andre Gide
Adversity

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.
- Theodore Rubin
Advice

Whatever your advice, make it brief
- Horace
Age

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
- Mark Twain
Ambition

The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream
- William Shakespeare
Anger

Anger is what makes a clear mind seem clouded.
- Kazi Shams.
Animals

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

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
- Oprah Winfrey
Art

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

The best things in life are unexpected - because there were no expectations
- Eli Khamarov
Beauty

Let the beauty you love be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth
- Anonymous
Beginning

Beginning is easy - continuing hard
- Japanese Proverb
Belief

Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active
- Edith Hamilton
Bible

No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.
- George Bernard Shaw
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

Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it
- Johann Wolfgang
Books

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.
- James Bryce
Business

Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality
- Henry Ward Beecher
Calmness

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Celebration

Life is a celebration because it is an adventure
- Anonymous
Challenge

If you want to enjoy the rainbow, be prepared to endure the storm.
- Warren Wendel Wiersbe
Change

You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler
- Denis Waitley
Character

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
- Henry David Thoreau
Courage

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
- Henry David Thoreau
Dance

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.
- Kurt Vonnegut
Death

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
Dreams

For a dreamer, night's the only time of day
- Newsies
Education

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
- Oscar Wilde
Effort

We are responsible for the effort, not the outcome
- Anonymous
Emotion

The strangest and most fantastic fact about negative emotions is that people actually worship them
- P. D. Ouspensky
Enthusiasm

Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm
- Benjamin Disraeli
Entrepreneurship

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie
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

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

My path has not been determined. I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones.
- Agnetha Faltskog
Faith

Knowledge is only one half. Faith is the other.
- Novalis
Fate

Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.
- Anonymous
Fear

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
- W. Clement Stone
Finance

The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money.
- Anonymous
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

When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste
- Laiko Bahrs
Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
- Mark Twain
Friendship

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
- Plutarch
Funny

Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.
- Steven Wright
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

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

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

When humor goes, there goes civilization.
- Erma Bombeck
Idea

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea
- Buddha
Ignorance

Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom.
- Hugo De Groot
Imagination

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
- Michelangelo
Inspiration

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
Intelligence

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde
Leadership

I look for what needs to be done. After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
- R. Buckminster Fuller
Life

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
- Mark Twain
Love

Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
- George Bernard Shaw
Luck

When it comes to luck, you make your own.
- Bruce Springsteen
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

Mathematics is like true love- A simple idia but can get complicated
- Ricky Gakhar
Media

Journalism is the ability to meet the challenge of filling space.
- Rebecca West
Memory

A moment lasts all of a second, but the memory lives on forever
- Anonymous
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

A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood
- Chinese Proverbs
Money

An important lever for sustained action in tackling poverty and reducing hunger is money.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
Motivation

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
- Alexander Pope
Movies

A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end... but not necessarily in that order.
- Jean-Luc Godard
Music

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
- William Congreve
Mystery

Mystery is not profoundness."
- Colton, Charles Caleb
Nature

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anais Nin
Opportunity

Opportunity is often missed because we are broadcasting when we should be tuning in
- Anonymous
Pain

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional
- Anonymous
Parents

Some parents really bring their children up; others let them down.
- Anonymous
Passion

One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.
- E. M. Forster
Patriotism

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
- George McGovern
Peace

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
- John F. Kennedy
Pet

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language
- Martin Buber
Photography

You don't take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it.
- Anonymous
Poetry

Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge.
- William Wordsworth
Proverb

Better late than never
- Anonymous
Questions

A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.
- Francis Bacon
Religion

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

Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
- Frederick B. Wilcox
Science

Science is simply common sense at its best that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.
- Thomas Henry Huxley
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

Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.
- Oscar Wilde
Talent

Be led by your talent, not by your self-loathing; those other things you just have to manage.
- Russell Brand
Teacher

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
- Aristotle
Technology

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard
Time

Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine.
- Friedrich Schiller
Travel

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
Trust

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
- Corrie Ten Boom
Vision

Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
- C.G. Jung
War

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

Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool.
- Seneca
Wisdom

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

The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.
- Yves Saint-Laurent
Words

No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
- Henry B. Adams
Work

Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi
World

Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.
- Charles M Schulz
Writing

My purpose is to entertain myself first and other people secondly.
- John D. MacDonald
Youth

That's the duty of the old, to be anxious on behalf of the young. And the duty of the young is to scorn the anxiety of the old.
- Philip Pullman