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Ability

The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.
- Andrew Carnegie
Abundance

Whatever we are waiting for peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance ? it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
Achievement

Death comes to all But great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
- George Fabricius
Action

The materials of action are variable, but the use we make of them should be constant
- Epictetus
Adventure

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.
- William Feather
Adversity

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Advice

No one wants advice - only corroboration.
- John Steinbeck
Age

It's paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn't appeal to anyone
- Andy Rooney
Ambition

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau
Anger

If you kick a stone in anger, you'll hurt your own foot.
- Korean Proverb
Animals

The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged
- Ovid
Appreciation

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you.
- William Arthur
Art

It is through Art and through Art only that we can realize our perfection; through Art and Art only that we can shield ourselves from the sordid perils of actual existence
- Oscar Wilde
Attitude

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill
Beauty

Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise
- Marcus Aurelius
Beginning

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth...not going all the way, and not starting
- Buddha
Belief

It is my belief, you cannot deal with the most serious things in the world unless you understand the most amusing
- Winston Churchill
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

Happy Birthday to someone who is forever young.
- Anonymous
Boldness

The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources
- Norman Vincent Peale
Books

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts
- John Greenleaf Whittier
Business

Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.
- Thomas Carlyle
Calmness

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Celebration

I will celebrate, but I know new goals and objectives will come and I am ready to take them
- Ronaldo
Challenge

Dreams can often become challenging, but challenges are what we live for.
- Travis White
Change

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Character

Nothing of character is really permanent but virtue and personal worth.
- Daniel Webster
Courage

Courage is looking fear right in the eye and saying, 'Get the hell out of my way, I've got things to do'.
- Anonymous
Dance

I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
Death

Death always leaves one singer to mourn.
- Katherine Anne Porter
Dreams

The best reason for having dreams is that in dreams no reasons are necessary
- Ashleigh Brilliant
Education

Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves
- Abbe Dimnet
Effort

Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can
- Lowell Thomas
Emotion

I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.
- Oscar Wilde
Enthusiasm

Knowledge is power and enthusiasm pulls the switch
- Steve Droke
Entrepreneurship

In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm. In the real world all rests on perseverance.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Environment

Modern society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless it takes a serious look at its lifestyle
- Pope John Paul II
Equality

Equality of opportunity is freedom, but equality of outcome is repression
- Dick Feagler
Experience

Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
- Joseph Roux
Faith

All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.
- Martin Luther
Fate

Do not be afraid; our fate. Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.
- Dante Alighieri
Fear

When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau
Finance

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

Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.
- Earl of Derby
Food

Eating without conversation is only stoking.
- Marcelene Cox
Forgiveness

Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.
- Ausonius
Friendship

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
- Shirley MacLaine
Funny

Food is an important part of a balanced diet.
- Fran Lebowitz
Hardwork

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
- Napoleon Hill
Health

In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties
- Henri Frederic Amiel
History

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

Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place
- Mark Twain
Idea

You cannot expect the Form before the Idea, For they will come into being together
- Arnold Schoenberg
Ignorance

The confidence of ignorance will always overcome the indecision of knowledge
- Anonymous
Imagination

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey
Inspiration

Mankind is made great or little by its own will.
- Friedrich Schiller
Intelligence

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
- Albert Einstein
Leadership

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
- Warren G. Bennis
Life

May you live all the days of your life.
- Jonathan Swift
Love

Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
- Richard Bach
Luck

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
- Harry Golden
Marriage

There is no such cozy combination as man and wife.
- Menander
Mathematics

The most incomprehensible about Mathematics is that it is comprehensible.
- Kiran B. Mali
Media

All of us who professionally use the mass media are the shapers of society. We can vulgerize that society. We can brutalize it. Or we can help lift it onto a higher level.
- William Bernbach
Memory

I'm always fascinated by the way memory diffuses fact.
- Diane Sawyer
Men

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him
- David Brinkley
Mind

Here in your mind you have complete privacy. Here there's no difference between what is and what could be.
- Chuck Palahniuk
Money

If God has allowed me to earn so much money, it is because He knows I give it all away.
- Edith Piaf
Motivation

Enjoy the journey, enjoy every moment, and quit worrying about winning and losing.
- Matt Biondi
Movies

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

All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.
- Jean Cocteau
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

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

Four things come not back: The spoken word, The sped arrow, The past life, The neglected opportunity.
- Arabian Proverb
Pain

Pain is only valuable once you know that you've learned from it
- Anonymous
Parents

Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners
- Anonymous
Passion

One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.
- E. M. Forster
Patriotism

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
- Mark Twain
Peace

For behind all imperialism is ultimately the imperialistic individual, just as behind all peace is ultimately the peaceful individual.
- Irving Babbitt
Pet

Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans or they will treat you like dogs.
- Martha Scott
Photography

I want the viewers to be moved into the lives of the people that they are looking at, the visual experience is incredibly emotional
- Paul Fusco
Poetry

Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting.
- Robert Frost
Proverb

Discretion is the better part of valor
- Anonymous
Questions

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

If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Risk

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

Science is built up of facts, as a house is built of stones; but an accumulation of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.
- Henri Poincare
Sports

All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.
- Gordie Howe
Success

One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Talent

Talent is a wonderful thing, but it won't carry a quitter.
- Stephen King
Teacher

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

Technology makes it possible for people to gain control over everything, except over technology.
- John Tudor
Time

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.
- Roger Babson
Travel

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

A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.
- Stephen Leacock
Vision

Nothing stops an organization faster than people who believe that the way you worked yesterday is the best way to work tomorrow.
- Jon Madonna
War

There never was a good war, or a bad peace.
- Benjamin Franklin
Wealth

The freedom of affluence opposes and contradicts the freedom of community life.
- Wendell Berry
Wisdom

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
- Josh Billings
Women

A woman's guess is more accurate than a man's certainty.
- Rudyard Kipling
Words

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
- Robert Frost
Work

Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that's what makes you strong.
- Sarah Dessen
World

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
- Winston Churchill
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

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