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Ability

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
- Confucius
Abundance

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

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
- Gogh, Vincent Van
Action

The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number.
- William Dean Howells
Adventure

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
- Andre Gide
Adversity

Better to lose count while naming your blessings than to lose your blessings to counting your troubles.
- Maltbie D. Babcock
Advice

Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.
- Gordon R. Dickson
Age

We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair.
- Charles Lamb
Ambition

If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time.
- Anonymous
Anger

Before you give someone a piece of your mind, make sure you can get by with what is left.
- Anonymous
Animals

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.
- Martin Buber
Appreciation

Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is necessary to suggest that never miss the opportunity to give encouragement.
- George Adams
Art

All art is but imitation of nature.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Attitude

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson
Beauty

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

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop.
- Lewis Carroll
Belief

Miracles happen to those who believe in them
- Bernard Berenson
Bible

No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.
- George Bernard Shaw
Birthday

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

Fortune befriends the bold.
- John Dryden
Books

A good book is always on tap; it may be decanted and drunk a hundred times, and it is still there for further imbibement.
- Holbrook Jackson
Business

No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
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

I have always grown from my problems and challenges, from the things that don't work out, that's when I've really learned
- Carol Burnett
Change

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending
- Maria Robinson
Character

The essential thing is not knowledge, but character.
- Joseph Le Conte
Courage

It requires less character to discover the faults of others, than to tolerate them.
- J. Petit Senn
Dance

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.
- Anonymous
Death

Death is one moment, and life is so many of them
- Tennessee Williams
Dreams

I'll do my dreaming with my eyes wide open, and I'll do my looking back with my eyes closed
- Tony Arata
Education

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world
- Nelson Mandela
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

Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do
- Norman Vincent Peale
Entrepreneurship

Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
- Tim Blixseth
Environment

A walk amongst nature, whether by the sea, river, hill, valley, meadow or wood, works wonders for the human spirit
- Anonymous
Equality

All men are born equally free.
- Salmon P. Chase
Experience

Experience is a good school. But the fees are high.
- Heinrich Heine
Faith

My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason.
- Norman Cousins
Fate

We create our fate every day we live
- Henry Miller
Fear

Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop.
- Usman B. Asif
Finance

Literature was formerly an art and finance a trade; today it is the reverse
- Joseph Roux
Fitness

I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I'm doing.
- Marsha Doble
Food

If we're not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn't settle for junk food
- Sally Edwards
Forgiveness

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
- Norman Cousins
Friendship

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Funny

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

When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn?t an option. It?s a necessity.
- Steve Pavlina
Health

Health is the vital principle of bliss, and exercise, of health
- James Thomson
History

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

When humor goes, there goes civilization.
- Erma Bombeck
Idea

My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living
- Anais Nin
Ignorance

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge
- Elbert Hubbard
Imagination

Some stories are true that never happened.
- Elie Wiesel
Inspiration

The essential elements of giving are power and love - activity and affection - and the consciousness of the race testifies that in the high and appropriate exercise of these is a blessedness greater than any other.
- Mark Hopkins
Intelligence

Every true genius is bound to be naive.
- Friedrich Schiller
Leadership

No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.
- Andrew Carnegie
Life

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love

What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Luck

Care and diligence bring luck
- Thomas Fuller
Marriage

A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences
- Dave Meurer
Mathematics

Math is like love - a simple idea but it can get complicated
- Anonymous
Media

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

A moment lasts all of a second, but the memory lives on forever
- Anonymous
Men

A man always blames the woman who fools him. In the same way he blames the door he walks into in the dark.
- Henry Louis Mencken
Mind

The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.
- Sigmund Freud
Money

I'd rather lose my own money than someone else's.
- Dean Kamen
Motivation

While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
- Benjamin Franklin
Movies

Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
- Mary Pickford
Music

Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.
- Thomas Fuller
Mystery

It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit.
- Antoine Rivarol
Nature

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
- John Lubbock
Opportunity

Opportunities always look bigger going than coming
- Anonymous
Pain

Pain is such an uncomfortable feeling that even a tiny amount of it is enough to ruin every enjoyment
- Will Rogers
Parents

The only way we can be there for our children is to be there for ourselves.
- Anonymous
Passion

If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you
- T. Alan Armstrong
Patriotism

Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.
- Dale Carnegie
Peace

I don't know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace an interlude during war.
- Georges Clemenceau
Pet

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.
- Garrison Keillor
Photography

A photograph is the pause button on life
- Ty Holland
Poetry

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
- Kahlil Gibran
Proverb

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

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
- Chinese proverb
Religion

A just laicism allows religious freedom. The state does not impose religion but rather gives space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society, and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society.
- Joseph Ratzinger
Risk

Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
- Frederick B. Wilcox
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

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard
Success

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
- George Edward Woodberry
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

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember.I do and I understand.
- Chinese 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
- Anonymous
Time

Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.
- William Faulkner
Travel

One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.
- Henry Miller
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

If civilization has an opposite, it is war. Of these two things, you have either one, or the other. Not both.
- Ursula K. Le Guin
Wealth

Wars are caused by undefended wealth.
- Ernest Hemingway
Wisdom

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.
- Thomas B. Macaulay
Women

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.
- Indira Gandhi
Words

We live and breathe words.
- Cassandra Clare
Work

It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.
- Pablo Picasso
World

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

Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted.
- Jules Renard
Youth

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
- George McGovern