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Ability

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
- Lou Holtz
Abundance

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

Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him.
- Mann, Golo
Action

It is our less conscious thoughts and our less conscious actions which mainly mould our lives and the lives of those who spring from us.
- Butler
Adventure

Adventure is not an outside man, it is within.
- David Grayson
Adversity

I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
- Agatha Christie
Advice

In giving advice seek to help, not to please, your friend.
- Solon
Age

No man is ever old enough to know better.
- Holbrook Jackson
Ambition

Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals
- Buddha
Anger

I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to
- Anonymous
Animals

Animals are not humans with reduced capacities. They have their own capacities, their own spectrum of aptitudes and behaviors.
- Jean Kazez
Appreciation

Always remember, everyone is hungry for praise and starving for honest appreciation.
- David Berg
Art

Art doesn't transform. It just plain forms.
- Roy Lichtenstein
Attitude

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill
Beauty

Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.
- John Donne
Beginning

The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings
- David Weinbaum
Belief

It is easier to believe than to doubt.
- E.D. Martin
Bible

Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.
- Mark Twain
Birthday

Just like fine wine, you grow better with the years.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Boldness is business is the first, second, and third thing.
- H. G. Bohn
Books

If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
- Toni Morrison
Business

A business with a income at its heels, furnishes always oil for its own wheels
- William Cowper
Calmness

Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
- Christian Larson
Celebration

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

We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.
- Maxwell Maltz
Change

By changing nothing, nothing changes.
- Tony Robbins
Character

Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Courage

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity
- Epicurus
Dance

I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words.
- Ruth St. Denis
Death

Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.
- David Searls
Dreams

A dream is a wish your heart makes.
- Walt Disney
Education

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence
- Robert Frost
Effort

Much effort, much prosperity
- Euripides
Emotion

Strange how love coexists with hate, how they render eachother mute, how the swilling of them together makes a new and softer, sympathetic thing
- Sonya Hartenett
Enthusiasm

Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul
- Douglas MacArthur
Entrepreneurship

Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
- W. Clement Stone
Environment

Man is a child of his environment
- Shinichi Suzuki
Equality

Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact
- Honore de Balzac
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 spiritualized imagination.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Fate

When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.
- Carl Jung
Fear

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
- James Stephens
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

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

Chicken fat, beef fat, fish fat, fried foods - these are the foods that fuel our fat genes by giving them raw materials for building body fat.
- Neal Barnard
Forgiveness

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
- Bruce Lee
Friendship

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
- Buddha
Funny

California is a fine place to live - if you happen to be an orange.
- Fred Allen
Hardwork

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work
- Horace
Health

Health is not simply the absence of sickness
- Hannah Green
History

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

As soon as you realize everything's a joke, being the Comedian is the only thing that makes sense.
- Alan Moore
Idea

Every new idea looks crazy at first
- Robert Olson
Ignorance

Prejudice is the child of ignorance
- William Hazlitt
Imagination

The imagination is man's power over nature.
- Wallace Stevens
Inspiration

Plant thy foot firmly in the prints which His foot has made before thee.
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
Intelligence

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Leadership

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller
Life

Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
- Jean-Paul Sartre
Love

I don't wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone.
- Javan
Luck

Luck has a peculiar habit of favoring those who don't depend on it.
- Anonymous
Marriage

To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you're wrong admit it; Whenever you're right shut up.
- Ogden Nash
Mathematics

Math can be related to our lives. It teach us to always be careful with the signs.
- Anonymous
Media

Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell.
- Seth Godin
Memory

Life is a rough biography. Memories smooth out the edges.
- Terri Guillemets
Men

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself
- Galileo Galilei
Mind

Men are not prisoners of fate, but prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Money

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
- John Ruskin
Motivation

If you want your dreams to come true, don't over sleep.
- Yiddish Proverb
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 moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
- Jean Paul
Mystery

Mystery is the wisdom of blockheads
- Horace Walpole
Nature

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes - every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
- Orison Swett Marden
Opportunity

Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open
- Alexander Graham Bell
Pain

Our problems are opportunities to discover God's solutions.
- Anonymous
Parents

The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.
- Ellen Goodman
Passion

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

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
- George Washington
Peace

Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Pet

The dog who meets with a good master is the happier of the two
- Maeterlinck
Photography

When you photograph people in colour you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in B&W, you photograph their souls
- Ted Grant
Poetry

Poetry, whose material is language, is perhaps the most human and least worldly of the arts, the one in which the end product remains closest to the thought that inspired it.
- Hannah Arendt
Proverb

An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit
- Anonymous
Questions

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

Recounting of a life story, a mind thinking aloud leads one inevitably to the consideration of problems which are no longer psychological but spiritual.
- Paul Tournier
Risk

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

I think science has enjoyed an extraordinary success because it has such a limited and narrow realm in which to focus its efforts. Namely, the physical universe.
- Ken Jenkins
Sports

Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
- Herbert Hoover
Success

In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Talent

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
- Stephen King
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

The most overlooked advantage of owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against whacking them around a bit.
- Eric Porterfield
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

Travel teaches toleration.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Trust

Never trust anyone who wants what you've got. Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion.
- Eubie Blake
Vision

Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
War

The act of war is the last option of a democracy.
- Joseph C. Wilson
Wealth

Everyday is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we've got 24 hours each.
- Christopher Rice
Wisdom

It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
- Henry David Thoreau
Women

Where there are no women there are no good manners.
- Johann Goethe
Words

Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.
- Stephen King
Work

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
- Vince Lombardi
World

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Writing

The way you define yourself as a writer is that you write every time you have a free minute. If you didn't behave that way you would never do anything.
- John Irving
Youth

A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
- William Shakespeare