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Ability

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.
- Charlotte Whitton
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

It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.
- Benjamin Franklin
Action

To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.
- Isaac Newton
Adventure

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.
- Helen Keller
Adversity

Turn your wounds into wisdom.
- Oprah Winfrey
Advice

It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as to know how to act for one's self
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Age

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream
- C.S. Lewis
Ambition

If you want more, you have to require more from yourself.
- Dr Phil
Anger

At the core of all anger is a need that is not being fulfilled
- Marshall B. Rosenberg
Animals

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

Life can be seen through your eyes but it is not fully appreciated until it is seen through your heart.
- Mary Xavier
Art

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
- George Santayana
Attitude

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
- Brian Tracy
Beauty

Beauty, more than bitterness, makes the heart break
- Sara Teasdale
Beginning

A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct.
- Frank Herbert
Belief

He does not believe who does not live according to his belief.
- Thomas Fuller
Bible

Reading the Bible without meditating on it is like trying to eat without swallowing.
- Anonymous
Birthday

A simple celebration, a gathering of friends; here is wishing you great happiness, a joy that never ends.
- Anonymous
Boldness

Put a grain of boldness into everything you do.
- Baltasar Gracian
Books

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx
Business

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

Calmness is the cradle of power.
- Josiah Gilbert Holland
Celebration

I celebrate myself, and sing myself
- Walt Whitman
Challenge

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
- T. S. Eliot
Change

You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler
- Denis Waitley
Character

Character is the sum and total of a person's choices
- P. B. Fitzwater
Courage

You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose the sight of the shore
- Christopher Columbus
Dance

I often say that in making dances I can make a world where I think things are done morally, done democratically, done honestly
- Twyla Tharp
Death

With death comes honesty
- Salman Rushdie
Dreams

Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true
- Lyman Frank Baum
Education

A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti
Effort

It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top.
- Bennett
Emotion

One’s suffering disappears when one lets oneself go, when one yields – even to sadness.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Entrepreneurship

You could have a million ideas, but they're all worthless if you don't get them done
- Lauren Amarante
Environment

Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them
- Mark Twain
Equality

As equality increases, so does the number of people struggling for predominance.
- Mason Cooley
Experience

Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
- Oscar Wilde
Faith

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

Knowing too much of your future is never a good thing.
- Rick Riordan
Fear

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.
- Anonymous
Finance

Don't count your check-ins before they cash
- Vanna Bonta
Fitness

I would rather exercise than read a newspaper.
- Kim Alexis
Food

When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste
- Laiko Bahrs
Forgiveness

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

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
- George MacDonald
Funny

I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.
- Joe E. Lewis
Hardwork

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.
- Booker T. Washington
Health

He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything
- Anonymous
History

The challenge of history is to recover the past and introduce it to the present.
- David Thelen
Humour

No man can be an agnostic who has a sense of humour.
- E. M. Forster
Idea

It is very a dangerous thing to have an idea that you will not practice
- Phyllis Bottome
Ignorance

Stupidity has a certain charm - ignorance does not
- Frank Zappa
Imagination

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

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Intelligence

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
- Albert Einstein
Leadership

Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.
- Harold S. Geneen
Life

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- Buddha
Love

Love is my religion I could die for that.
- John Keats
Luck

Men of action are favored by the Goddess of luck.
- George S.Clason
Marriage

When a match has equal partners, then I fear not.
- Aeschylus
Mathematics

Mathematics is the supreme judge; from its decisions there is no appeal.
- Tobias Dantzig
Media

This media revolution can be an extremely sharp double-edged sword.
- Geoff Gray
Memory

The world shrieks and sinks talons into our hearts. This we call memory.
- Tim O'Brien
Men

Men are only as great as they are kind
- Elbert Hubbard
Mind

The human mind has first to construct forms, independently, before we can find them in things
- Albert Einstein
Money

Everyone needs a certain amount of money. Beyond that, we pursue money because we know how to obtain it. We don't necessarily know how to obtain happiness.
- Gregg Easterbrook
Motivation

You must go after your wish. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.
- Barbara Sher
Movies

Nobody makes movies bad on purpose.
- Roland Emmerich
Music

It is cruel that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
- Benjamin Britten
Mystery

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde
Nature

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
- Walt Whitman
Opportunity

Teachers open the doors, but you must enter by yourself.
- Chinese Proverb
Pain

Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us-and those around us - more effectively. Look for the learning
- Louisa May Alcott
Parents

The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot utter the one, nor will they utter the other.
- Francis Bacon
Passion

Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what he loves
- Blaise Pascal
Patriotism

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
- William Ralph Inge
Peace

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pet

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

When people ask me what equipment I use I tell them my eyes.
- Anonymous
Poetry

Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
- G.K. Chesterton
Proverb

Better late than never
- Anonymous
Questions

The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions.
- John.A.Simone
Religion

Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
Risk

You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
- Wayne Gretzky
Science

Science is facts; just as houses are made of stone, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house, and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.
- Jules Henri Poincare
Sports

A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
- Jesse Owens
Success

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
- Bill Cosby
Talent

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
- Emile Zola
Teacher

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
- Albert Einstein
Technology

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

Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.
- Faith Baldwin
Travel

Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole.
- William S. Burroughs
Trust

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Vision

Vision animates, inspires, transforms purpose into action.
- Anonymous
War

War is the trade of kings.
- Jonh Dryden
Wealth

Wars are caused by undefended wealth.
- Ernest Hemingway
Wisdom

It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Women

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

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
- Ambrose Bierce
Work

I can't imagine anything more worthwhile than doing what I most love. And they pay me for it.
- Edgar Winter
World

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
- Mark Twain
Writing

The only reason for being a professional writer is that you just can't help it.
- Leo Rosten
Youth

Praise youth and it will prosper.
- Irish Proverb