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Ability

Never underestimate your problem or your ability to deal with it.
- Robert H. Schuller
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

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

Once you've established where you are, you go to the character and elaborate on expressions and action.
- Sergio Aragones
Adventure

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

God uses suffering as a whetstone, to make men sharp with.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Advice

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on
- Robert Frost
Age

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Ambition

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
- Seneca
Anger

People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.
- Will Rogers
Animals

Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts
- Coleman Cox
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

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

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
- Khalil Gibran
Beauty

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart
- Kahlil Gibran
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

Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand
- Saint Augustine
Bible

Do you wish to find out the really sublime? Repeat the Lord's Prayer.
- Napolean
Birthday

May your birthday be filled with sunshine and smiles, laughter, love, and cheer.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Fortune befriends the bold.
- John Dryden
Books

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

Business is in itself a power.
- Garet Garrett
Calmness

Don't worry about anything. Worrying never solved anything. All it does is distort your mind.
- Milton Garland
Celebration

I celebrate myself, and sing myself
- Walt Whitman
Challenge

Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours
- Noela Evans
Change

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself
- Leo Tolstoy
Character

Our character is but the stamp on our souls of the free choices of good and evil we have made through life.
- John C. Geikie
Courage

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor
- Aristotle
Dance

Dancing is an art because it is subject to no rules
- Volatire
Death

As soon as one is born, one starts dying.
- Luigi Pirandello
Dreams

In a dream you are never eighty
- Anne Sexton
Education

Genius without education is like silver in the mine
- Benjamin Franklin
Effort

The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Emotion

The emotions aren't always immediately subject to reason, but they are always immediately subject to action
- William James
Enthusiasm

A salesman minus enthusiasm is just a clerk
- Harry F. Banks
Entrepreneurship

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way
- Napoleon Hill
Environment

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains
- John Muir
Equality

All men are created equal, it is only men themselves who place themselves above equality.
- David Allan Coe
Experience

Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
- Alphonse de Lamartine
Faith

Faith is reason grown courageous.
- Sherwood Eddy
Fate

We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, never to be undone.
- William James
Fear

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.
- H. P. Lovecraft
Finance

I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expense, and my expense is equal to my wishes.
- Edward Gibbon
Fitness

Fitness - if it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body.
- Cher
Food

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

It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited.
- Lewis B. Smedes
Friendship

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
- Leo Buscaglia
Funny

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.
- Lily Tomlin
Hardwork

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don?t turn up at all
- Sam Ewing
Health

Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open
- B.K.S. Iyengar
History

History is a novel for which the people is the author.
- Alfred de Vigny
Humour

The best revenge is happiness
- Susan Lindt
Idea

Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many
- Baruch Spinoza
Ignorance

By ignorance is pride increased; Those most assume who know the least
- John Gay
Imagination

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

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
- Jim Rohn
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

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
- Harold S. Geneen
Life

Life must be lived as play.
- Plato
Love

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
- Mother Teresa
Luck

Chance favors the prepared mind
- Louis Pasteur
Marriage

One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again.
- Judith Viorst
Mathematics

Small minds discuss persons. Average minds discuss events. Great minds discuss ideas. Really great minds discuss mathematics.
- Anon
Media

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

Memory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary
- Maurice Baring
Men

When you meet a man, you judge him by his clothes; when you leave, you judge him by his heart
- Russian Proverb
Mind

Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible
- Mahatma Gandhi
Money

A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time to save money is when you have some.
- Joe Moore
Motivation

To change the world I have to change myself, break away from my conditioning.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
Movies

A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.
- Orson Welles
Music

Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
- W. H. Auden
Mystery

Without mysteries, life would be very dull indeed. What would be left to strive for if everything were known?
- Charles de Lint
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

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

Man endures pain as an undeserved punishment; woman accepts it as a natural heritage
- Anonymous
Parents

To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.
- Chinese Proverbs
Passion

A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them
- Carl Gustav Jung
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

Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
- George Bernard Shaw
Pet

Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.
- W. L. George
Photography

I always thought good photos were like good jokes. If you have to explain it, it just isn't that good
- Anonymous
Poetry

Poetry is a search for ways of communication; it must be conducted with openness, flexibility, and a constant readiness to listen.
- Fleur Adcock
Proverb

A burnt child dreads fire
- Anonymous
Questions

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Anonymous
Religion

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
- Khalil Gibran
Risk

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

Science is organized knowledge.
- Herbert Spencer
Sports

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.
- Mike Singletary
Success

Failure is success if we learn from it.
- Malcolm Forbes
Talent

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
- Erma Bombeck
Teacher

A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.
- Henry Adams
Technology

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.
- John F. Kennedy
Time

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
- Abraham Lincoln
Travel

Everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Trust

Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living. It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built. Where trust is, love can flourish.
- Barbara Smith
Vision

Big thinking precedes great achievement.
- Wilferd Peterson
War

All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
- Tony Benn
Wealth

All wealth is the product of labor.
- John Locke
Wisdom

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela
Women

Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.
- Joseph Conrad
Words

Don't speak unless you can improve on the silence.
- Spanish Proverb
Work

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
- Richard Bach
World

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
- Buddha
Writing

It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.
- Ursula K. LeGuin
Youth

Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
- J. K. Rowling