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Ability

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

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
- Kinder, Jack
Action

Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Adventure

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

It's not easy taking my problems one at a time when they refuse to get in line.
- Ashleigh Brilliant
Advice

Advice is judged by results, not by intentions
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Age

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

A man without ambition is worse than dough that has no yeast in it to raise it.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Anger

There is nothing more galling to angry people than the coolness of those on whom they wish to vent their spleen.
- Alexandre Dumas
Animals

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
- Anatole France
Appreciation

Any man's life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day.
- Booker T. Washington
Art

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
- Gertrude Stein
Attitude

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.
- Zig Ziglar
Beauty

Beautiful things may be admired, if not loved.
- L. Frank Baum
Beginning

The first beginnings are generally crude.
- Edward Counsel
Belief

Hope unbelieved is always considered nonsense. But hope believed is history in the process of being changed
- Jim Wallis
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

Here's to celebrating you!
- Anonymous
Boldness

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
- Helen Keller
Books

A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counsellor, a multitude of counsellors.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Business

The problem is not whether business will survive in competition with business, but whether any business will survive at all in the face of social change
- Laurence Joseph McGinley
Calmness

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

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate
- Oprah Winfrey
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

The only sense that is common in the long run, is the sense of change-and we all instinctively avoid it.
- E. B. White
Character

Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time
- Elbert Hubbard
Courage

Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Dance

In a dancer, there is a reverence for such forgotten things as the miracle of the small beautiful bones and their delicate strength
- Martha Graham
Death

Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.
- Anonymous
Dreams

Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions
- Edgar Cayce
Education

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

A big shot is a little shot that kept shooting.
- Anonymous
Emotion

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

Some of the worlds greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.
- Anonymous
Entrepreneurship

Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.
- Jim Rohn
Environment

If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down.
- Jack Handey
Equality

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

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Faith

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Fate

There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
- John Lennon
Fear

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark
- Francis Bacon
Finance

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
- Edgar R. Fiedler
Fitness

Happiness lies first of all in health.
- George William Curtis
Food

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
- George Bernard Shaw
Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
- George MacDonald
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

Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did.
- Bette Davis
Hardwork

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi
Health

I believe that if you're healthy, you're capable of doing everything. There's no one else who can give you health but God, and by being healthy I believe that God is listening to me.
- Pedro Martinez
History

History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstances
- Donald Creighton
Humour

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward
Idea

Ideas came with explosive immediacy, like an instant birth. Human thought is like a monstrous pendulum; it keeps swinging from one extreme to the other
- Eugene Field
Ignorance

Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace
- Dalai Lama
Imagination

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
- Dr. Seuss
Inspiration

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
- Norman Vincent Peale
Intelligence

All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Leadership

Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.
- Peter Drucker
Life

Life is something to do when you can't get to sleep.
- Fran Lebowitz
Love

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
- Miguel de Unamuno
Luck

May good luck be your friend in whatever you do and may trouble be always a stranger to you
- Irish Blessings
Marriage

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.
- Simone Signoret
Mathematics

Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things.
- Henri Poincare
Media

Newspapers: dead trees with information smeared on them.
- Anonymous
Memory

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

Guys are like roses. You've got to watch out for the pricks.
- Anonymous
Mind

All sorts of bodily diseases are produced by half-used minds.
- George Bernard Shaw
Money

A man with money is no match against a man on a mission.
- Doyle Brunson
Motivation

Have the courage to use your own reason That is the motto of enlightenment.
- Immanuel Kant
Movies

A film is a petrified fountain of thought.
- Jean Cocteau
Music

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
- Lao Tzu
Mystery

Some mystery should be left in the revelation of character in a play, just as a great deal of mystery is always left in the revelation of character in life, even in one's own character to himself
- Tennessee Williams
Nature

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
- Albert Camus
Opportunity

You create your opportunities by asking for them
- Shakti Gawain
Pain

The two foes of human happiness are pain and boredom
- Arthur Schopenhauer
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

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life.
- Federico Fellini
Patriotism

I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.
- Eugene V. Debs
Peace

Every goal, every action, every thought, every feeling one experiences, whether it be consciously or unconsciously known, is an attempt to increase one's level of peace of mind.
- Sydney Madwed
Pet

There is no faith which has never yet been broken except that of a truly faithful dog
- Konrad Lorenz
Photography

The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don't have to explain things in words
- Elliott Erwitt
Poetry

Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry.
- W.B. Yeats
Proverb

A man is as old as he feels
- Anonymous
Questions

Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.
- Francis Bacon
Religion

I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
- Albert Camus
Risk

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

Science is the systematic classification of experience.
- George Henry Lewes
Sports

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
- Ted Williams
Success

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

Hide not your talents, they for use were made, What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin
Teacher

Whatever you want to teach, be brief.
- Horace
Technology

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur.c.clarke
Time

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.
- Charles Caleb Colton
Travel

Every hundred feet the world changes.
- Roberto Bolano
Trust

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
- Golda Meir
Vision

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
- Audre Lorde
War

In time of war, when truth is so precious, it must be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
- Winston CHurchill
Wealth

Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
Wisdom

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
- Moliere
Women

No woman really wants a man to carry her off; she only wants him to want to do it.
- Elizabeth Peters
Words

Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
- Jesus Christ
Work

The secret to getting ahead is getting started.
- Mark Twain
World

The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color.
- Hans Hofmann
Writing

Reading usually precedes writing and the impulse to write is almost always fired by reading. Reading, the love of reading, is what makes you dream of becoming a writer.
- Susan Sontag
Youth

The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.
- Diogenes Laertius