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Ability

Behind every able man, there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb
Abundance

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

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

So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.
- Immanuel Kant
Adventure

Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time.
- Leo F. Buscaglia
Adversity

Sleep, riches, and health to be truly enjoyed must be interrupted.
- Johann Paul Friedrich
Advice

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong
Age

You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.
- Bonnie Prudden
Ambition

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

Anger is what makes a clear mind seem clouded.
- Kazi Shams.
Animals

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
- George Eliot
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

An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.
- Edgard Varese
Attitude

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene
- Arthur Christopher
Beauty

Beauty without expression is boring
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beginning

While we deliberate about beginning it is all ready too late to begin
- Quintilian
Belief

For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible
- Stuart Chase
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

Here's to celebrating you!
- 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

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

Capital isn't that important in business. Experience isn't that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas
- Harvey S. Firestone
Calmness

Happiness is a state of mind; happiness means calmness of mind
- Anonymous
Celebration

Don't celebrate a holiday before it arrives
- Anonymous
Challenge

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

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

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing
- Abraham Lincoln
Courage

Courage is the thing; all goes if courage goes
- James Matthew Barrie
Dance

Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain.
- Martha Graham
Death

Our birth is nothing but our death begun
- Edward Young
Dreams

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

Education is the movement from darkness to light
- Allan Bloom
Effort

Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working
- Anonymous
Emotion

Emotion is primarily about nothing and much of it remains about nothing to the end.
- Anonyomus
Enthusiasm

True enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire where-ever I see it
- Charlotte Bronte
Entrepreneurship

I'd say it's been my biggest problem all my life.. it's money. It takes a lot of money to make these dreams come true.
- Walt Disney
Environment

The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it
- Barry Commoner
Equality

The sole equality on earth is death
- Philip James Bailey
Experience

Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
- Alphonse de Lamartine
Faith

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
- Voltaire
Fate

We make our own fortunes and we call them fate
- Benjamin Disraeli
Fear

He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Finance

Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers (six if one went to Harvard).
- Edgar R. Fiedler
Fitness

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

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

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
- William Blake
Friendship

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

I don't have a bank account because I don't know my mother's maiden name.
- Paula Poundstone
Hardwork

Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy
- Robert Half
Health

People who don't know how to keep themselves healthy ought to have the decency to get themselves buried, and not waste time about it.
- Henrik Ibsen
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

Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas
- Joseph Stalin
Ignorance

Ignorance gives a sort of eternity to prejudice, and perpetuity to error
- Robert Hall
Imagination

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
- Pablo Picasso
Inspiration

Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm.
- Jean Paul
Intelligence

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.
- Alan Alda
Leadership

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller
Life

Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
- William Wallace
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

Who always only dreams of luck shouldn't be surprised if he oversleeps it
- Ernst Deutsch
Marriage

If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love
- Michel de Montaigne
Mathematics

Old math teachers never die, they just tend to infinity.
- Anonymous
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

Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.
- Barbara Kingsolver
Men

My theory is that men are no more liberated than women.
- Indira Gandhi
Mind

An active mind cannot exist in an inactive body
- General George S. Patton
Money

A good reputation is more valuable than money.
- Publilius Syrus
Motivation

Trying times are not the times to stop trying.
- Ray Owen
Movies

A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
- Alfred Hitchcock
Music

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
- Herbie Hancock
Mystery

Mystery is another name for our ignorance; if we were omniscient, all would be perfectly plain
- Tryon Edwards
Nature

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
- Khalil Gibran
Opportunity

Even when opportunity knocks a man still has to get up off his seat and open the door
- Anonymous
Pain

When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy
- Salman Rushdie
Parents

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

When you set yourself on fire, people love to come and see you burn.
- John Wesley
Patriotism

Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism. A venerable word, when duly practiced.
- Robert Walpole
Peace

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

A dog is man's best friend, and vice versa
- Anonymous
Photography

In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality
- Alfred Stieglitz
Poetry

Poetry is important. No less than science, it seeks a hold upon reality, and the closeness of its approach is the test of its success.
- Babette Deutsch
Proverb

A man is as old as he feels
- Anonymous
Questions

Sometimes questions are more important than answers.
- Nancy Willard
Religion

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Risk

To eat an egg, you must break the shell.
- Jamaican Proverb
Science

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
- Adam Smith
Sports

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

Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.
- Al Bernstein
Talent

Our talents are the gift that God gives to us... What we make of our talents is our gift back to God
- Leo Buscaglia
Teacher

We learn by teaching.
- James Howell
Technology

Technology is like a fish. The longer it stays on the shelf, the less desirable it becomes
- Andrew Heller
Time

Time is money.
- Benjamin Franklin
Travel

To travel is to live.
- Hans Christian Andersen
Trust

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
- Charles Spurgeon
Vision

A leader's role is to raise people's aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there.
- David Gergen
War

A mind at peace does not engender wars.
- Sophocles
Wealth

Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool.
- Seneca
Wisdom

Don't follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.
- Joan Rivers
Women

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
- Virginia Woolf
Words

Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.
- Pearl Strachan
Work

Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
- Albert Camus
World

The wide world is all about you; you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out.
- J R R Tolkien
Writing

A writer never has a vacation. For a writer life consists of either writing or thinking about writing.
- Eugene Ionesco
Youth

Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
- J. K. Rowling