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Ability

Behind every able man, there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb
Abundance

Gratitude is the open door to abundance.
- Anonymous
Achievement

Contemplation and wisdom are highest achievements and man is not totally at home with them.
- Gabriel Marcel
Action

Thought and theory must precede all salutary action; yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory
- Wordsworth
Adventure

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.
- William Feather
Adversity

Every path has a puddle.
- George Herbert
Advice

People who ask our advice almost never take it. Yet we should never refuse to give it, upon request, for it often helps us to see our own way more clearly.
- Brendan Francis
Age

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
- John Barrymore
Ambition

Ambition is the last infirmity of noble minds
- James Matthew Barrie
Anger

When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, an hundred
- Thomas Jefferson
Animals

The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged
- Ovid
Appreciation

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it
- William Makepeace Thackeray
Art

An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.
- Paul Valery
Attitude

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life.
- Joel Osteen
Beauty

Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together.
- Petrarch
Beginning

The past is but the past of a beginning
- H. G. Wells
Belief

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstances
- Bruce Barton
Bible

We do not read the Bible the way it is; we read it the way we are.
- Evelyn Uyemura
Birthday

Because you're you, I'm celebrating today! Happy Birthday.
- Anonymous
Boldness

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

A blessed companion is a book, - a book that, fitly chosen, is a lifelong friend,... a book that, at a touch, pours its heart into our own.
- Douglas Jerrold
Business

What helps people, helps business
- Leo Burnett
Calmness

Nothing is so aggravating than calmness
- Oscar Wilde
Celebration

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

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
- William Ellery Channing
Change

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
- Henri Bergson
Character

Character develops itself in the stream of life
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Courage

Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Dance

People come to see beauty, and I dance to give it to them.
- Judith Jamison
Death

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time
- Mark Twain
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 not the filling of a pail,but the lighting of a fire.
- Wiliam Butler Yeats
Effort

God places the heaviest burden on those who can carry its weight
- Reggie White
Emotion

Our emotions are only incidents in the effort to keep day and night together.
- T S Eliot
Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised
- Christian Nevell Bovee
Entrepreneurship

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
- Vidal Sassoon
Environment

We all tend to feel better in the natural environment - so why are we working so hard to destroy it?
- Dr Michael Dixon
Equality

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Experience

Experience is a great teacher.
- John Legend
Faith

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fate

Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.
- Elizabeth Bowen
Fear

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark
- Francis Bacon
Finance

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

A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time - pills or stairs.
- Joan Welsh
Food

Human beings do not eat nutrients, they eat food.
- Mary Catherine Bateson
Forgiveness

To be social is to be forgiving.
- Robert Frost
Friendship

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.
- Robert Brault
Funny

How many people here have telekenetic powers? Raise my hand.
- Emo Philips
Hardwork

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Alva Edison
Health

'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes.
- Henry David Thoreau
History

Biography is the only true history
- Thomas Carlyle
Humour

Laughter is a celebration of our failings. That's what clowns are for
- Emma Thompson
Idea

A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Ignorance

Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind
- John Tillotson
Imagination

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
- Dr. Seuss
Inspiration

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Intelligence

An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
- Albert Camus
Leadership

It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime.
- Michael Eisner
Life

Life loves the liver of it.
- Maya Angelou
Love

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

Luck is when opportunity knocks and you answer.
- Anonymous
Marriage

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

A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn't there
- Charles R. Darwin
Media

Journalism is literature in a hurry
- Matthew Arnold
Memory

She glances at the photo, and the pilot light of memory flickers in her eyes.
- Frank Deford
Men

My theory is that men are no more liberated than women.
- Indira Gandhi
Mind

I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief
- Gerry Spence
Money

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
- Henry Ford
Motivation

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.
- Corrie Ten Boom
Movies

Movies are something people see all over the world because there is a certain need for it.
- Wim Wenders
Music

Music is always changing and the changes are unpredictable.
- Billy Sheehan
Mystery

Mysteries are due to secrecy.
- Francis Bacon
Nature

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
- Lou Holtz
Opportunity

It is the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity, and the responsibility of individuals to contribute
- William Pollard
Pain

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding
- Kahlil Gibran
Parents

If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
- Brian Tracy
Passion

When work, commitment, and pleasure all become one and you reach that deep well where passion lives, nothing is impossible
- Anonymous
Patriotism

The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
- Lyn Nofziger
Peace

One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train.
- Morihei Ueshiba
Pet

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

A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.
- Ansel Adams
Poetry

There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it.
- Gustave Flaubert
Proverb

An idle brain is the devil's workshop
- Anonymous
Questions

The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.
- Anonymous
Religion

God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.
- Paul Valery
Risk

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

Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.
- Edwin Powell Hubble
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

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
- George Edward Woodberry
Talent

Talent is a wonderful thing, but it won't carry a quitter.
- Stephen King
Teacher

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

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
- Albert Einstein
Time

Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.
- Delmore Schwartz
Travel

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
- Ernest Hemingway
Trust

Trust not too much to appearances.
- Virgil
Vision

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your Vision is the promise of what you shall one day be. Your Ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
- James Allen
War

Wars do not end wars any more than an extraordinarily large conflagration does away with the fire hazard.
- Henry Ford
Wealth

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

Cleverness is not wisdom.
- Euripides
Women

A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
- Oscar Wilde
Words

Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know more.
- Confucius
Work

Every person I work with knows something better than me. My job is to listen long enough to find it and use it.
- Jack Nichols
World

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Writing

The novel is an event in consciousness. Our aim isn't to copy actuality, but to modify and recreate our sense of it. The novelist is inviting the reader to watch a performance in his own brain.
- George Buchanan
Youth

Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.
- Friedrich von Schiller