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Ability

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
- 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

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

Bipartisanship is nice, but it cannot be a substitute for action, not having it cannot prevent us from going forward.
- Nancy Pelosi
Adventure

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide quotes
Adversity

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

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

You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.
- Bonnie Prudden
Ambition

The greatest evil that fortune can bring to men is to endow them with feeble resources and yet to make them ambitious.
- Luc de Clapiers
Anger

When anger rises, think of the consequences
- Confucius
Animals

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
- George Eliot
Appreciation

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread
- Mother Teresa
Art

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art
- Oscar Wilde
Attitude

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
- Albert Einstein
Beauty

There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting
- John Kenneth Galbraith
Beginning

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from
- T.S. Eliot
Belief

Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail
- Charles F. Kettering
Bible

Never place a period where God has placed a comma. God is still speaking.
- Gracie Allen
Birthday

Here's to celebrating you!
- Anonymous
Boldness

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

The book you don't read can't help
- Jim Rohn
Business

Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight
- Henry R. Luce
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

When faced with a challenge, look for a way, not a way out
- David Weatherford
Change

When you are through changing, you are through.
- Bruce Barton
Character

Nothing of character is really permanent but virtue and personal worth.
- Daniel Webster
Courage

Without justice, courage is weak
- Benjamin Franklin
Dance

Ballet is not technique but a way of expression that comes more closely to the inner language of man than any other.
- George Borodin
Death

Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men
- Anonymous
Dreams

Dreams are more real than reality itself, they're closer to the self
- Gao Xingjian
Education

Character is a wish for a perfect education.
- Novalis
Effort

Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
- Bill Blackman
Emotion

Emotions have taught mankind to reason
- Marquis De
Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is a telescope that yanks the misty, distant future into the radiant, tangible present
- Anonymous
Entrepreneurship

For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.
- Bo Bennett
Environment

Trying to save ecosystems has more to do with changing egosystems
- Don Rittner
Equality

One of the things about equality is not just that you be treated equally to man, but that you treat yourself equally the way you treat a man
- Marlo Thomas
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 consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
- Voltaire
Fate

Fate is not the ruler, but the servant of Providence
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Fear

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie
Finance

What pays under capitalism is satisfying the common man, the customer. The more people you satisfy, the better for you
- Ludwig von Mises
Fitness

Happiness lies first of all in health.
- George William Curtis
Food

Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.
- Dorothy Day
Forgiveness

It's far easier to forgive an enemy after you've got even with him.
- Olin Miller
Friendship

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
- Elbert Hubbard
Funny

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
- Mark Twain
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

Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.
- Ralph Marston
History

History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.
- Cicero
Humour

A joke's a very serious thing.
- Charles Churchill
Idea

great ideas get even better when you share them
- Loesje
Ignorance

Prejudice is the child of ignorance
- William Hazlitt
Imagination

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
- Henry David Thoreau
Inspiration

Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.
- Albert Camus
Intelligence

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
- Henry Ford
Leadership

Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.
- Peter Drucker
Life

Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
Love

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

Good luck beats early rising
- Irish Sayings
Marriage

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

Infinity is a floorless room without walls or ceiling.
- Anonymous
Media

Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
- Cyril Connolly
Memory

I'm always fascinated by the way memory diffuses fact.
- Diane Sawyer
Men

No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a boy.
- Knights of Pythagoras
Mind

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind
- Marcel Proust
Money

A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.
- Jonathan Swift
Motivation

The mightiest works have been accomplished by men who have kept their ability to dream great dreams.
- Walter Bowie
Movies

The movies we love and admire are to some extent a function of who we are when we see them.
- Mary Schmich
Music

Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it.
- John Lennon
Mystery

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand
- Neil Armstrong
Nature

As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,' probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
- Woody Allen
Opportunity

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them
- Orison Swett Marden
Pain

One can find so many pains when the rain is falling
- John Steinbeck
Parents

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

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
- Benjamin Franklin
Patriotism

Patriotism is an instant reaction that fades away when the war starts.
- Mick Jagger
Peace

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela
Pet

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
- Josh Billings
Photography

A roll of film costs $6.00, a roll of history is priceless
- Anonymous
Poetry

Poetry is at least an elegance and at most a revelation.
- Robert Fitzgerald
Proverb

A penny saved is a penny gained
- Anonymous
Questions

For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now? .
- Anonymous
Religion

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
- Henry David Thoreau
Risk

Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Frank Scully
Science

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
- Adam Smith
Sports

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
- Red Auerbach
Success

Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
- Lydia M. Child
Talent

Hide not your talents, they for use were made, What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin
Teacher

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

Technology is ruled by two types of people: those who manage what they do not understand, and those who understand what they do not manage.
- Mike Trout
Time

It is my feeling that Time ripens all things; with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.
- Francois Rabelais
Travel

The farther you go, however, the harder it is to return. The world has many edges, and it's easy to fall off.
- Anderson Cooper
Trust

A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.
- Harold MacMillan
Vision

No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities - always see them, for they're always there.
- Norman Vincent Peale
War

History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
- Ronald Reagan
Wealth

If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
- Edmund Burke
Wisdom

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela
Women

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Words

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

Indeed I have always been of the opinion that hard work is simply the refuge of people who have nothing to do.
- Oscar Wilde
World

The wide world is all about you; you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out.
- J R R Tolkien
Writing

The reason one writes isn't the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Youth

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
- Friedrich Nietzsche