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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

Life is a field of unlimited possibilities.
- Deepak Chopra
Achievement

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
- Kettering, Charles F.
Action

Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.
- Goethe
Adventure

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
- Oprah Winfrey
Adversity

The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.
- John Vance Cheney
Advice

It is a good divine that follows his own instructions.
- William Shakespeare
Age

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

I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom
- Thomas Carlyle
Anger

Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
- Seneca
Animals

Shall we, because we walk on our hind feet, assume to ourselves only the privilege of imperishability?
- George Eliot
Appreciation

You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins
- Jim Stovall
Art

An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.
- Edgard Varese
Attitude

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
- Brian Tracy
Beauty

Sometimes people are beautiful...Not in looks, Not in what they say; Just in what they are
- Markus Zusak
Beginning

All time management begins with planning
- Tom Greening
Belief

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

Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.
- Sammy Hagar
Boldness

Courage is the greatest of all the virtues. Because if you haven't courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.
- Samuel Johnson
Books

A room without books is like a body without a soul
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Business

Business has only two functions - marketing and innovation
- Milan Kundera
Calmness

Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
- Mark Victor Hansen
Celebration

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

Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty
- William Bennett
Change

When in doubt, choose change.
- Lily Leung
Character

It is of little traits that the greatest human character is composed.
- William Winter
Courage

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point
- C.S. Lewis
Dance

On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined
- Lord Byron
Death

Better to live or die, once and for all, than die by inches.
- Homer
Dreams

Dream and give yourself permission to envision a You that you choose to be.
- Joy Page
Education

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity
- Aristotle
Effort

Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
- Jane Addams
Emotion

Emotional truths can sometimes be conveyed more effectively, more compellingly, through fiction
- Diana Ossana
Enthusiasm

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

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
- Albert Schweitzer
Environment

Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites
- William Ruckelshaus
Equality

The doctrine of equality! There exists no more poisonous poison: for it seems to be preached by justice itself, while it is the end of justice.
- Nietzsche, Friedrich
Experience

My experiences have taught me a lot and I'm happy with my learnings, if not with what I went through to learn.
- Ally Sheedy
Faith

Faith is a passionate intuition.
- William Wordsworth
Fate

Do not be afraid; our fate. Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.
- Dante Alighieri
Fear

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
- Helen Keller
Finance

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
- Edgar R. Fiedler
Fitness

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Food

Sugar is a type of bodily fuel, yes, but your body runs about as well on it as a car would
- V.L. Allineare
Forgiveness

Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.
- Alice Duer Miller
Friendship

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Funny

By trying we can easily endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
- Mark Twain
Hardwork

It seems the harder I work, the more luck I have
- Thomas Jefferson
Health

I believe that if you're healthy, you're capable of doing everything. There's no one else who can give you health but God, and by being healthy I believe that God is listening to me.
- Pedro Martinez
History

Man is a history-making creature who can neither repeat his past nor leave it behind.
- W.H. Auden
Humour

The man with the real sense of humor is the man who can put himself in the spectator's place and laugh at his own misfortunes.
- Bert Williams
Idea

Never, never rest contented with any circle of ideas, but always be certain that a wider one is still possible
- Pearl Bailey
Ignorance

Ignorance is not bliss; ignorance is impotence; it is fear; it is cruelty; it is all the things that make for unhappiness
- Ingrid Holtby
Imagination

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
- Jessamyn West
Inspiration

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
- Phillips Brooks
Intelligence

Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.
- Julius Charles Hare
Leadership

Leaders grasp nettles.
- David Ogilvy
Life

Life well spent is long.
- Leonardo da Vinci
Love

Love is love's reward.
- John Dryden
Luck

Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.
- William Shakespeare
Marriage

If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love
- Michel de Montaigne
Mathematics

Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper.
- David Hilbert
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

There is nothing like an odor to stir memories
- William McFee
Men

A man can't make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree
- Helen Keller
Mind

No mind, however loving, could bear to see plainly into all the recesses of another mind.
- Arnold Bennett
Money

All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment.
- Ray Kroc
Motivation

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

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
- Walt Disney
Music

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
- Plato
Mystery

It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit.
- Antoine Rivarol
Nature

Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow.
- Antonio Porchia
Opportunity

Opportunities? They are all around us?there is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it.
- Orison Swett Marden
Pain

The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain
- Jennifer Aniston
Parents

Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners
- Anonymous
Passion

The law is reason free from passion
- Aristotle
Patriotism

I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.
- Bob Riley
Peace

Peace is the first thing the angels sang.
- John Keble
Pet

A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.
- Robert Southey
Photography

Still images can be moving and moving images can be still. Both meet within soundscapes
- Chien-Chi Chang
Poetry

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

Barking dogs seldom bite
- Anonymous
Questions

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

If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Risk

Prudence keeps life safe, but does not often make it happy.
- Samuel Johnson
Science

Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
- George Santayana
Sports

Bulls do not win bull fights. People do.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
Success

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill
Talent

Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.
- Erica Jong
Teacher

We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.
- Ben Sweetland
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

People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.
- John Wanamaker
Travel

Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.
- Paul Theroux
Trust

Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open.
- James Broughton
Vision

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

Wars of pen and ink often lead to wars of cannon and bayonets.
- Edward Counsel
Wealth

Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time.
- Margaret Bonnano
Wisdom

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

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

Our words are giants when they do us an injury, and dwarfs when they do us a service.
- Wilkie Collins
Work

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

In the world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
- Oscar Wilde
Writing

Writing makes no noise, except groans, and it can be done everywhere, and it is done alone.
- Ursula K. LeGuin
Youth

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
- George McGovern