"Where there is peace, God is." ~George Herbert

"Carve your blessings in stone." ~Anon
"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." ~William Penn
"Dictum sapienti sat est - A word to a wise person is sufficient." ~Cicero Ovid Seneca


Laurie Jean Sennott - flower

"Every flower must grow through dirt." ~Laurie Jean Sennott

Quotes on BLESSING and GRACE

"A blessing is a circle of light drawn around a person to protect, heal and strengthen." ~John O'Donohue

"Grace is like a blanket of hope that covers you at night when you think you don't have what it takes to get up in the morning." ~Caroline Myss

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Roopleen - dream a reality

"If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality." ~Roopleen


Max Picard - Silence

"Silence stands outside the world of profit and utility. It cannot be exploited for profit; you cannot get anything out of it. It is "unproductive," therefore it is regarded as useless. Yet there is more help and healing in silence than in all useful things." ~Max Picard

Matt Preston Quotes

"One of the world’s greatest chefs told me this. It was something to do with deliciousness only existing when something was familiar and that the true chef tries to cook something no one has cooked before." ~MATT PRESTON (ROASTS AUSTRALIA'S TOP CHEFS from Delicious online)

"There's a scale of diner pleasure: the grunt scale." ~Matt Preston, Masterchef Judge, Funny Quote

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Chuck Klosterman - process of seeing yourself

“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.” ~Chuck Klosterman

Martin Cheney Quotes

“Whenever you muck with nature, there’s always serious consequences. The soil is a living organism, with all the microbes and yeasts”. ~Martin Cheney, former Founder of Bio Organics, and now a Founder of Australian Harvest

“Your microbiome is your second brain, and they interact with one another. They’re responsible for a whole range of biochemical reactions. That’s the reason vinegar’s so good for you, and people have been using it for hundreds of years as a tonic”. ~Martin Cheney, Australian Harvest

“The future’s all about health and sustainability, but we’re trying to deliver that in a gourmet way”. ~Martin Cheney, Australian Harvest

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Morgan Matson - extraordinary

"You can do something extraordinary, and something that a lot of people can't do. And if you have the opportunity to work on your gifts, it seems like a crime not to. I mean, it's just weakness to quit because something becomes too hard." ~Morgan Matson

Rabbi Mani Friedman - on working relationship

"Give and take' is a working relationship. Give and receive' is a marriage." ~Rabbi Mani Friedman


"Some things cannot be mended. But some can..." ~from episode 3 of Poldark. BBC One.

"You think you can do as you please while I always do as you bid me? Well think again." ~Demelza (Poldark)

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Paulus Augustinus Olivarez Quotes

"Good teachers are God's mouth, ears, eyes, heart, and helping hands..." ~Paulus Augustinus Olivares

"In true friendship there's no reason to fade or fall away. True friends are proven in all seasons of life: spring, summer, autumn, and winter-- true friends are always there." ~Paulus Augustinus Olivares

"Music purifies the mind, edifies the heart, and nourishes the soul..." ~Paulus Augustinus Olivares

"We must be discerning and loving at all times. Just continue transforming lives by doing good deeds. Building communities by speaking good words. Shaping futures by thinking good thoughts." ~Paulus Augustinus Olivares

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Kamand Kojouri - reveal oneself

"We reveal most about ourselves when we speak about others." ~Kamand Kojouri



"If you cannot respect women, you cannot respect anybody else -- because it is from women you come. The woman mothered you for nine months, then she took every care, she loved you for years. And then again... you can't live without a woman. She is your solace, your warmth. Life is very cold; the woman becomes your warmth. Life is very uninspiring; the woman becomes your inspiration. Life is very very arithmetical; the woman becomes your poetry. She gives grace to your life. She takes care of you. She loves you, she goes on loving you, tremendously, totally." ~Osho

Marilyn F. Kohl - Art

"Art is as natural as sunshine and as vital as nourishment." ~Marilyn F. Kohl

Dr. David B. Samadhi - family

"The love of a family is life's greatest blessings." ~Dr David B. Samadi

Bette Kelley Quotes

"As you get older you may walk a little slower. You enjoy the moment a little longer. You love a little deeper, dream bigger and appreciate the little things in life that much more. ~Bette Kelley

"May you feel the love and protection of your angels as they keep watch over you all through the night." ~Bette Kelley

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T HOUGHT FOR TODAY: Aspiration by Rose Kennedy

"What greater aspiration and challenge are there for a mother than the hope of raising a great son or daughter?" ~Rose Kennedy

Brittany Burgunder - period of life

"Soon, when all is well, you're going to look back on this period of your life and be glad that you never gave up." ~Brittany Burgunder

Dr. Rick Kausman - culture

"We can lead happy, healthy, productive lives without being the current culture's idea of an ideal shape." ~Dr. Rick Kausman


Steven Tyler - those that wait

"The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first." ~Steven Tyler


Willy Nywwening Quotes

"Kindness is still free and still priceless." ~Willy Nywening

"The heart often feels what the eye doesn't see." ~Willy Nywening

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Hillary Clinton - man at home

“This is the man women need at home. A man who could take bold decisions to ensure better life at home no matter what would cost him.” ~Hillary Clinton, USA Presidential Democratic Candidate on Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte NetiViral dot com, October 1, 2016


James Brown - solving problems

"The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing." ~James Brown

Marty Rubin - healing

"It is not the wound that teaches, but the healing." ~Marty Rubin


Cho Jeri - For the Filipinos

"Look at how the Japanese and other foreign leaders respect President Duterte! You can see that they have sincere and high regard to our President because they know that unlike his predecessors, Duterte is undeniably true to his oath of serving the Filipinos with love, integrity, purity and honesty! You can see that they are happy for the Filipinos because they know that finally, after all our struggles and countless heart breaks, we had elected a man who will do everything to stay true to his promise of giving us change, justice, order, welfare and peace- things that we long aspire for." ~Cho Jeri, September 6, 2016, FB Comment


Doreen Wallace - sound heart

"Anyone with a sound heart can walk uphill. And the rewards are so great. A little puffing and blowing is a small price to pay for all the kingdoms of the earth and the glory of them spread at one's feet; for the exhilaration of breathing rarefied air; for being literally on top of the world."~Doreen Wallace, Author, English Lakeland

William Styron - book

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” ~William Styron


2nd Lt. Jerome Jacoba Quotes

"Kung kami Bayani Sir, ikaw po yong bayani ng mga Bayani." ~2nd Lt. Jerome Jacoba
["If we are the heroes Sir, then you are the hero of the heroes."] on President RR Duterte (August 30, 2016)

"Until the last drop of our blood, we will fight under your leadership. We will die serving the country because we see the sincerity of our president. It is an honor to serve under your leadership." ~2nd Lt. Jerome Jacoba (August 30, 2016)

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Dave Ramsey - money

"Your priorities, passions, goals, and fears are shown clearly in the flow of your money." ~Dave Ramsey

Dilys Hadley Quotes

"Coming out against a man who is attempting to crack down on drugs traffickers in this way is definitely a case of the pot calling a tiny teacup black - a diversionery tactic of the most blatant kind. Away from the global media perspective generated by News International and its followers, this must seem all the more blatant to many emerging nations." ~Dilys Hadley on Philippine President RR Duterte, FB, 23 August 2016

"Frighteningly, Rodrigo Duterte has a valid point. ....... The main players in the UN have become too compromised to be seen as an effective force for good for the mass of less affluent nations like the Philippines." ~Dilys Hadley

"The Nations at the top - the Security Council - are, in all other respects, the exploiters and aggressors and have no moral high ground on which to stand and lecture the other peoples on the planet." ~Dilys Hadley

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Josh Coombes - concept

"It’s a humble concept, giving up some of your time to help somebody else." ~Josh Coombes, Hairdresser, UK, "Do Something For Nothing"


Michael Austin Jacobs - abundance

“When one is thankful for the blessings in their life, they are choosing to attract more positivity and abundance." ~Michael Austin Jacobs

Margaret Abigail Walker - Love

“Love stretches your heart and makes you big inside.” ~Margaret Abigail Walker


Paula Stokes - human nature

"To me, Mother Nature isn't nearly as scary as human nature." ~Paula Stokes (from A Journey of Faith)


George Dimitrios Calombaris - my rules

"You work by my rules. The minute you step off my boat and go somewhere else is the minute I'll push the boat away very quickly." ~George Dimitrios Calombaris


George Dimitrios Calombaris is an Australian chef and restaurateur, and a judge of the Network Ten series MasterChef Australia. Prior to his role on MasterChef, Calombaris regularly appeared on the daytime Ten cooking show Ready Steady Cook. Wikipedia

Kim Brennan - WINNING

"Winning isn't everything, striving to win is." ~Kim Brennan, Golden Rower, Rio Olympics 2016

Philip Roth - look for his secret

"When you admire a writer you become curious. You look for his secret. The clues to his puzzle." ~from Philip Roth's THE GHOST WRITER (Vintage Books and Anchor Books)

A THOUGHT TO PONDER: words for the DEAD?

"If you have a friend worth loving, love him. Yes, and let him know that you love him, ere life's evening tinge his brow with sunset glow. Why should good words ne'er be said of a friend-till he is dead? ~Anon

Herbert George Wells - greater than man

"No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's [...]" ~from THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (1898) by H.G. Wells (Everyman's Library)


Linda Meyers - walk next to me

"I could walk a mile in your shoes, but I already know they're just as uncomfortable as mine. Let's walk next to each other instead..." ~Linda Meyers

Penny Lee - time is precious

"Every moment in time is precious. Live it. Love it. Be thankful for it." ~Penny Lee

Christina Pagliarulo - gentle wave

"A warm breeze blew through my window like a gentle wave lapping the sandy shore in summer at low tide, and as I took in a breath of air that blanketed my body like tall grass in a field I felt for just that moment in time, like I did when I was a child. I felt that I had not one worry, not one burden, nothing was on my mind except that breeze that made the curtains swell like balloons." ~Christina Pagliarulo


Ellie Rodriguez - warmth of home

“The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there.” ~Ellie Rodriguez

A THOUGHT TO PONDER: ask questions

"Ask a question and you feel shame for a moment. Not asking and not knowing means you will feel shame for your whole life." ~Anon

Edwin Percy Whipple

“Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.” ~Edwin Percy Whipple from Chicken Soup for the Soul

W.I.E. Gates - time has come

"Stronger than an army is a quotation whose time has come." ~W.I.E. Gates


Food for Thought: Respect Your Woman

"Dear Guys ... I don't believe any lady is cheap. Just because she gave you a "Yes" without making you go through the stress of wooing a woman; doesn’t make her cheap!.. She is probably making it easy for you because she likes you. She is a hard Lady to another guy who is even way too richer and better looking than you.. So kindly stop these childish talks and Respect your woman!." ~Emotional Filmtricks

Natasha Harris - snooze button

"Love is not needing a snooze button on your alarm clock because when it goes off the first time in the morning the thoughts of your loved one make it impossible to fall back asleep." ~Natasha Harris


Don Shula - lead by example

"I don't know any other way to lead but by example." ~Don Shula


Eugene Fodor - travel

"You don't have to be rich to travel well." ~Eugene Fodor