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Ability

Ability is a poor man's wealth.
- John Wooden
Abundance

Abundance is about being rich, with or without money.
- Suze Orman
Achievement

It is by what we ourselves have done, and not by what others have done for us, that we shall be remembered in after ages.
- Francis Wayland
Action

A good action is never lost; it is a treasure laid up and guarded for the doer's need.
- Edwin Markham
Adventure

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

During the darkest indigo midnight, yet will countless stars blossom.
- Dr. SunWolf
Advice

Few take advice, or physic, without wry faces at it.
- Augustus William Hare
Age

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
- Mark Twain
Ambition

A man's worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions
- Marcus Aurelius
Anger

Life is too short to hold a grudge, also too long.
- Robert Brault
Animals

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
- Rose F. Kennedy
Appreciation

Appreciation can make a day - even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
- Margaret Cousins
Art

Art is essentially the affirmation, the blessing, and the deification of existence
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Attitude

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
- Maya Angelou
Beauty

There's nothing more inspiring than the complexity and beauty of the human heart
- Cynthia Hand
Beginning

The beginning is the most important part of the work
- Plato
Belief

If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them
- Harvey MacKay
Bible

It is not at all incredible, that a book which has been so long in the possession of mankind should contain many truths as yet undiscovered.
- Bishop Butler
Birthday

Not just a year older, but a year better.
- Anonymous
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

Reading means borrowing.
- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Business

Why is our free-enterprise system so strong?- Not because it stands still, frozen in the past, but because it has always adapted to changing realities
- Lee Iacocca
Calmness

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.
- Ralph H. Blum
Celebration

When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.
- Stanislaw J. Lec
Challenge

When you've got something to prove, there's nothing greater than a challenge.
- Terry Bradshaw
Change

You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.
- Jim Rohn
Character

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

Be your character what it will, it will be known, and nobody will take it upon your word.
- Lord Chesterfield
Dance

Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.
- Ted Shawn
Death

Dying is like coming to the end of a long novel--you only regret it if the ride was enjoyable and left you wanting more.
- Jerome P. Crabb
Dreams

The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you
- Tom Bradley
Education

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

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow
- Doug Firebaugh
Emotion

The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.
- Horace Walpole
Enthusiasm

To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.
- Tryon Edwards
Entrepreneurship

Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
- Jim Rohn
Environment

Politics is the art of controlling your environment.
- Hunter S. Thompson
Equality

Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it.
- Frances Wright
Experience

Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
- Karl Kraus
Faith

He who has faith has... an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well - even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly.
- B. C. Forbes
Fate

Deep in the man sits fast his fate To mould his fortunes, mean or great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fear

There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.
- George S. Patton
Finance

A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.
- Suze Orman
Fitness

Exercise is done against one's wishes and maintained only because the alternative is worse.
- George A. Sheehan
Food

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

How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.
- Publilius Syrus
Friendship

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
- Albert Schweitzer
Funny

I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead.
- Samuel Goldwyn
Hardwork

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.
- Doug Firebaugh
Health

A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison.
- Francis Bacon
History

History is philosophy teaching by examples.
- Thucydides
Humour

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
- Christopher Morley
Idea

Good ideas are common - what's uncommon are people who'll work hard enough to bring them about
- Ashleigh Brilliant
Ignorance

I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
- Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
Imagination

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
Inspiration

Believe you can and you're halfway there.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Intelligence

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

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see farther.
- J. P. Morgan
Life

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
- Anton Chekhov
Love

Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
- Mother Teresa
Luck

When it comes to luck, you make your own.
- Bruce Springsteen
Marriage

A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day
- Andre Maurois
Mathematics

God does not care about our mathematical difficulties; He integrates empirically.
- Albert Einstein
Media

Journalism is the ability to meet the challenge of filling space.
- Rebecca West
Memory

Every man's memory is his private literature.
- Aldous Huxley
Men

A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are
- Baltasar Gracian
Mind

The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven.
- John Milton
Money

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

We may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.
- Hegel
Movies

Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
- Roger Ebert
Music

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

Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise.
- Julia Cameron
Nature

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Opportunity

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door
- Milton Berle
Pain

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional
- Anonymous
Parents

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

Great dancers aren't great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion
- Anonymous
Patriotism

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

Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.
- Swami Sivananda
Pet

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
- Agnes Repplier
Photography

The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don't belong. It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation.
- Susan Meiselas
Poetry

A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
- Salman Rushdie
Proverb

Between the devil and the deep sea
- Anonymous
Questions

The one who asks questions doesn't lose his way
- Anonymous
Religion

Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.
- Blaise Pascal
Risk

To win you have to risk loss.
- Jean-Claude Killy
Science

The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.
- William Lawrence Bragg
Sports

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
- Bill Veeck
Success

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
- Dale Carnegie
Talent

If you're young and talented, it's like you have wings.
- Haruki Murakami
Teacher

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

Time is the wisest counselor of all.
- Pericles
Travel

Make voyages. Attempt them. There's nothing else.
- Tennessee Williams
Trust

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

Vision without execution is hallucination.
- Thomas A. Edison
War

War is like love, it always finds a way.
- Bertolt Brecht
Wealth

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
- Henry David Thoreau
Wisdom

A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
- Katharine Graham
Women

A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.
- D.H. Lawrence
Words

The most precious things in speech are the pauses.
- Sir Ralph Richardson
Work

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
- Oscar Wilde
World

The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.
- Ernest Hemingway
Writing

For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.
- Catherine Drinker Bowen
Youth

Adolescence is like having only enough light to see the step directly in front of you.
- Sarah Addison Allen