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

"Friendship enhances our lives and gladdens our hearts." ~Francis Gay, The Friendship Book 2014 - in grateful thanks to Maurice Ware
"Dictum sapienti sat est - A word to a wise person is sufficient." ~Cicero Ovid Seneca


Quotes on ROSES


"Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud;
Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun,
And loathsome canker lies in sweetest bud.
All men make faults." ~William Shakespeare

“The rose is a flower of love. The world has acclaimed it for centuries. Pink roses are for love hopeful and expectant. White roses are for love dead or forsaken, but the red roses, ah the red roses are for love triumphant.” ~Unattributed by Lola's Lofty Ponderings

"A bed of roses is a good description of human life. And roses are not all soft petals. They have thorns too. No human life is petal soft. Every life has thorns of grief, pain, heartache, and disappointment because we live in a fallen world." ~Rosalind Embry (The Upper Room 1998)

"A garden with roses is no doubt called a Garden of Love. Their flowers are free to be shared." ~Leah Dancel, 28 August 2012

"A profusion of pink roses bending ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring." ~William Carlos Williams

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" ~Proverb

"A single rose can be my garden, a single friend, my world." ~Leo Buscaglia

"A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom." ~Chinese Proverbs

"An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup." ~Henry L. Mencken

"Anyone can love a rose, but it takes a lot to love a leaf. It's ordinary to love the beautiful, but it's beautiful to love the ordinary." ~MJ Korvan

"But earthlier happy is the rose distill'd
Than that which withering on the virgin thorn
Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness."
~William Shakespeare

"But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

"But he that dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose." ~Anne Bronte

"Every sweet-scented rose tells from its heart the secrets of heaven and earth." ~Rumi

"Friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1998/mpw

"From a thorn comes a rose, and from a rose comes a thorn." ~Greek Proverb

"Gather the rose of love whilst yet it time." ~Edmund Spenser

"He who wants a rose must respect the thorn." ~Persian Proverb

"How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew!" ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck." ~Emma Goldman

"I remembered the rose bush that had reached a thorny branch out through the ragged fence, and caught my dress, detaining me when I would have passed on. And again the symbolism of it all came over me. These memories and visions of the poor--they were the clutch of the thorns. Social workers have all felt it. It holds them to their work, because the thorns curve backward, and one cannot pull away." ~Albion Fellows Bacon

"If seeds in the black earth can turn into such beautiful roses, what might not the heart of man become in its long journey toward the stars?" ~G.K. Chesterton

"If you look at a rose bush, those with the most thorns turn out to be the strongest, the most resilient of the bushes and with the most stunning flowers and sweetest fragrance." ~Karenhcm Colorado

"It was roses, roses, all the way,
With myrtle mixed in my path like mad.
Still more labyrinthine buds the rose."
~Robert Browning

"Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense." ~Mark Overby.

"Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem." ~Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

"Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose." ~Turkish Proverb

"Nothing like walking thru a rose garden on a warm day .. hearing the bees humming and inhaling the perfume." ~Rosemary Jean (from FB October 2013)

"Often the prickly thorn produces tender roses." ~Ovid

"One rose says more than the dozen." ~Wendy Craig

"Patience is not sitting and waiting, it is foreseeing. It is looking at the thorn and seeing the rose, looking at the night and seeing the day. Lovers are patient and know that the moon needs time to become full." ~Rumi

"Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses." ~George Herbert (1984)

"Take time to smell the roses." ~Ferdinand the Bull (Gardening Cliches)

"That which God said to the rose and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty; he said to my heart and made it a hundred times more beautiful." ~Rumi

"The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose." ~George William Curtis

"The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose." ~Khalil Gibran

"The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it." ~Chinese Proverb

"The rose imparts its fragrance, not in many ways but only one. Those who have not the sense of smell will miss it. " ~Mahatma Gandhi

"The splendour of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of its scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness." ~Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897)

"The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy." ~Henry Ward Beecher

"The world is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends." ~Persian Proverb

"Truths and roses have thorns about them." ~Henry David Thoreau

"What was said to the rose that made it open was said to me here in my chest." ~Rumi

"What was whispered to the rose to break it open last night was whispered to my heart." ~Rumi

"You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses." ~Ziggy

"You're a rose that grows in my heart to love." ~MPW


"And the rose like a nymph to the bath addrest,
Which unveiled the depth of her glowing breast,
Till, fold after fold, to the fainting air,
The soul of her beauty and love lay bare."
~Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Don't strew me with roses after I'm dead.
When Death claims the light of my brow
No flowers of life will cheer me: instead
You may give me my roses now!"
~Thomas F. Healey

"In the centre of the rose,
A diamond burns
forever larger than all the worlds
more brilliant than any sun.
In the divine heart of the beloved
infinite passion arises
in infinite peace "

"It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes,
And pleasant scents the noses."
~Nataniel Parker Willis

Thou art the sweetest flower that ever drank the amber shower:
Even the Gods, who walk the sky, are amourous of thy scented sigh."
~Thomas Moore

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝

MJ Korvan - ordinary

"Anyone can love a rose, but it takes a lot to love a leaf. It's ordinary to love the beautiful, but it's beautiful to love the ordinary." ~MJ Korvan


Quotes on TREES

"Do not be upright in your dealings, for you would see by going to the forest that straight trees are cut down while crooked ones are left standing." ~Chanakya

"Do not disturb!
Do not bother the trees!
Leave them alone!"
~Jose Pepito Cunanan

"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe." ~Abraham Lincoln

"Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees." ~J. Willard Marriott

"I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as gthough they liked it and though fast rooted, they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day and through space, heaven knows how fast and far!" ~ John Muir

"It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself." ~William Blake

"The trees which are pruned watered and nurtured by caring hands bear the greatest fruits; it is the same with people." ~Bryant McGill

"Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven." ~Rabindranath Tagore

"Trees love to toss and sway; they make such happy noises." ~Emily Carr

"When you enter a grove peopled with ancient trees, higher than the ordinary, and shutting out the sky with their thickly inter-twined branches, do not the stately shadows of the wood, the stillness of the place, and the awful gloom of this doomed cavern then strike you with the presence of a deity?" ~Seneca

"Who leaves the pine-tree, leaves his friend,
Unnerves his strength, invites his end."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Woodnotes"


Verse on Trees

"Advice from a TREE

Stand up tall and proud
Sink your roots into the earth
Be content with your natural beauty
Go out on a limb
Drink plenty of water
Remember your roots
Enjoy the view." ~Ilan Shamir

"Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky,
We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness." ~Kahlil Gibran
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
~ Joyce Kilmer, "Trees," 1914 ~
I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree.
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
I'll never see a tree at all.
~ Ogden Nash, "Song of the Open Road," 1933

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝

J. Willard Marriott - timber

"Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees." ~J. Willard Marriott


Alexander Supertramp - changing horizon

Photo: Sunrise
Marlene Ostenberg
British Columbia

"The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun." ~Alexander Supertramp

Rodger Briley - light

"Be gentle and loving with each being for they are in your path to help you remember your light." ~Rodger Briley

Diane de Poitiers - Courage


"Courage is as often the outcome of despair as of hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other everything to gain." ~Diane de Poitiers, Right from the Rooms



Getting Real:

‪"Seriously, be strong and know when enough is enough. Take your stand, speak up and refuse to let others hurt you. Throughout your lifetime some people will discredit you, disrespect you and treat you poorly for no apparent reason at all. Don’t consume yourself with trying to change them or win their approval. And don’t make any space in your heart to hate them. You don’t have control over what others think about you, but you do have control over how you decide to internalize their opinions. Leave them to their own judgments. Let people love you for who you are, and not for who they want you to be. Or let them walk away if they choose. They can’t harm you either way; it’s their understanding that is faulty, not yours." ~Emotional Filmtricks


Deniz Inan Quotes

"Music is in all aspects of your life." ~Deniz Inan

"Nothing is more important and more beautiful than the spirit of co-existence. We should start to learn!" ~Deniz Inan

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝


Rose Russell - path


Photo Credit: FUNtastic Philippines FUNgroup

Walk upon the path of Truth, Light and Love " ~Rose Russell


Owen K Massey - journey

"We have much to learn no matter where we are in our journey. Everything we encounter, good or bad is a lesson revealed." ~Owen K Massey

Judith McNaught - instincts


“There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else. Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complications, and just go for it.” ~Judith McNaught


Robert Pinskyi - audacity

"When I had no roof, I made audacity my roof." ~Robert Pinskyi


Willa Stock - right place


"If you want to know the secret of life, make sure you are looking at the right place." ~Willa Stock

Mia Hollow - fire of truth


"Light a fire of truth around your life, and all that is false in this world will cower at the sight of you." ~Mia Hollow


Catherine Wood Marshall - door


"Often God has to shut a door in our face so that He can subsequently open the door through which He wants us to go." ~Catherine Wood Marshall



"Give yourself time to be sad, frustrated, and angry. Give yourself time to heal, accept, and to grow. Time doesn’t erase anything, but it can provide you with enough space to be able to breathe again. And then one day you wake up and your heart has a little bit of sunshine in it. And day by day people offer you pieces of their hearts to help remake your own. Allow yourself to be where you are at, to feel what you are feeling, and to experience everything that means. And during this process, look and listen for that glimmer of hope. It is there, I promise. And it is waiting for you to see it. Because one of the most beautiful things about humans is their capacity to heal, grow, and survive. Facing it. That is how you get through." ~Jessica Jensen

Our Daily Bread - strength

"Lord, thank You for entwining Your strength into my life. Lead me today to someone who needs the love of shared strength from resources that You have given to me." ~Our Daily Bread


Angie Karan Krezos - gratitude


“Gratitude strengthens the heart. A grateful heart, is a grateful soul! When we have a grateful soul, we focus on the happiness and abundance present in our life, and this in turn attracts more abundance and joy towards us!” ~Angie Karan Krezos

Trudy Brookes - light


"Let your light shine so brightly that it can be seen from afar." ~Trudy Brookes

Shauna Niequest - celebrate


"When life is sweet, say "Thank You" and celebrate, when life is bitter say "Thank You" and grow." ~Shauna Niequest

Alysia Harris - prove your worth


"The moment you feel you have to prove your worth to someone, is the moment to completely and utterly walk away." ~Alysia Harris from The Healing Room

Hans F. Hasen - be wise

"People inspire you, or they drain you. Pick them wisely." –Hans F. Hasen


Our Daily Bread - peace in our hearts

~♥~"When we put our problems in God’s hands, He puts His peace in our hearts." ~Our Daily Bread~♥~

Arundhati Roy - flowers


Photo Credit: Internet

“She wore flowers in her hair and carried magic secrets in her eyes. She spoke to no one. She spent hours on the riverbank... and had midnight swims...” ~Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things from Goodreads

Susan Polis Shutz - flowers


Photo Credit: Circa 1890 to 1910 Austria Portrait Plate From Count Thun Porcelain Factory by Rubylane.

"Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair..." ~Susan Polis Shutz

Jay Woodman - swim in the sea

Photo: Tamarama Beach
"Sculpture by the Sea"
9 November 2014

“When you truly sing, you sing yourself free. When you truly dance, you dance yourself free. When you walk in the mountains or swim in the sea, again, you set yourself free.” ~Jay Woodman

Charles Thomson Rees Wilson - conduct

"Our conduct is the only proof of the sincerity of our heart." ~Charles Thomson Rees Wilson



11am, 11 November 2014


In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

By: John McCrae (1872–1918)
Source: Australian War Memorial


Daniel Golston - passionate

“If you're going to be passionate about something, be passionate about learning. If you're going to fight something, fight for those in need. If you're going to question something, question authority. If you're going to lose something, lose your inhibitions. If you're going to gain something, gain respect and confidence. And if you're going to hate something, hate the false idea that you are not capable of your dreams.” ~Daniel Golston

Omar B. Washington - who matters

"I’ve learned that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back. I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them. I’ve learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them. I’ve learned that your family won’t always be there for you. It may seem funny, but people you aren’t related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again. Families aren’t always biological. I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it." ~Omar B. Washington

Kathleen Casey Theisen - acceptance


"Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you're going to do about it." ~Kathleen Casey Theisen

Jonathan Carroll - small gestures

"I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain." ~Jonathan Carroll

Magaly Knobel Quotes


"Gratitude is a conscious mental state, a deep and joyful feeling of the heart and a mindful effort not to take anything or anyone for granted. It's when the soul is simply happy with little or much, small or big, pretty or ugly, sweet or bitter, smooth or grainy, soft or hard, cold or hot, white or black, etc. It's just the act of learning how to appreciate each moment or situation with a thankful attitude. Embrace Gratitude!" ~Magaly Knobel

"When you practice daily the power of gratefulness, your soul awakens to a higher level of consciousness, and your life is positively transformed!" ~Magaly Knobel

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝

Troy Amdahl Quotes

"Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times, you grow. Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement. Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character. Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons." ~Troy Amdahl

"Live your life with purpose. Focus on your blessings, not your misfortunes. Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses. Be yourself and don't wait for the approval of others. But most importantly, have a positive and humble mindset no matter what situation you are in. Count your blessings, not your problems, and you will realize how beautiful your life truly is." ~Troy Amdahl

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝

Gee Linder - people

"Never confuse people who are always around you with people who are always there for you." ~Gee Linder

Hank Stram - yesterday, today and tomorrow

"Yesterday is a cancelled check. Today is cash on the line. Tomorrow is a promissory note." ~Hank Stram


Quotes on TIME

"Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever." ~Isak Dinesen

"Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door." ~Coco Chanel

"I guess the real fact of the matter is, we don’t know what tomorrow is going to bring and the only thing we really have is right now. So, don’t stay mad for too long. Learn to forgive. Love with all your heart. Have fun. Live your life the way you want to live it. Don’t worry about people that don’t like you. Enjoy the ones who do." ~Anon

"In the midst of the tides of the ups and downs of your life, take some time to be still and quiet and there you will find your next step and your next breath." ~Cam Richmond

"It might take year, it might take a day, but if your love is meant to be, it will find a way." ~LLL

"Live one day at a time. Keep your attention in present time. Have no expectations. Make no judgements. And give up the need to know why things happen as they do. Give it up!" ~Caroline Myss

"Missing someone isn't about how long since you've seen them or the amount of time you've talked them. It's about that very moment when you're doing something and wishing they were right there with you." ~Anon

"No time is better spent than that spent in the service of others." ~Bryant McGill

"That moment of your life when you realize that you are in love, and at the same time, you realize that you are never meant to be together and you don't know you should smile or cry." ~Feel Proud To Be who You Are

"There will never be a perfect time. Just begin where you are right now." ~Anon

"Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money but you cannot get more time." ~Jim Rohn

"Yesterday is a cancelled check. Today is cash on the line. Tomorrow is a promissory note." ~Hank Stram

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝




“She disconnected completely. She felt numbed. She was sad. She descended slowly down. She fell into her own emptiness low, lower, and even lower inside. She began sinking deep and deeper. Her own tears were drowning her. She felt as if a whirlpool was dragging her into the bottom of the ocean. She was inconsolable and ready to renounce. Except, her heart didn't give up; her heart kept beating and didn't stop. In the midst of her numbness; the only thing she sensed was each pound from her core. The strikes were not empty for each beat was full of verve and she noticed that those thumps were not alone. There was oomph behind her heart’s throbs and she didn't know where her liveliness came from. The life-force was familiar and brought her relief though. Then suddenly, she recognized the force in her heart and, as she ascended to the surface at mind speed, she realized that the energy she felt was neither more nor less than Her Will to be.” ~A passage from my Novel, Floranova B. Msc. © 2014 by Inspiration Flows Where Your Will Goes

Aiden Wilson Tozer - free as birds

"In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we're pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker's praise without anxiety." ~Aiden Wilson Tozer from Things of Beauty

Susan C. - survivor


"A survivor is someone who takes what they have been dealt, and tries to make the most out of it." ~Susan C. (fB)

Trent Shelton - heart

"The heart that's meant to love you will fight for you when you want to give up, pick you up when you're feeling down, and will give their smile when it's hard for you to find yours. They will NEVER get strength from seeing you weak, power from seeing you hurt, or joy from seeing you cry. The heart that's meant to love you wants to see the BEST YOU, not the hurt you! Never forget that." ~Trent Shelton

Liesbeth van Diggele - journey


"You never know where your path may bring you so at least enjoy the journey." ~Liesbeth van Diggele, Soul Speaking community member


Quotes by HOMER

"A guest never forgets the host who had treated him kindly." ~Homer

“Even his griefs are a joy long after to one that remembers all that he wrought and endured.” ~Homer, The Odyssey

"It is wrong to sorrow without ceasing." ~Homer

"To labour is the lot of man below; And when Jove gave us life, he gave us woe." ~Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") on Labor

"Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid." ~Homer

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝

Satchidananda - expectation

"Any kind of expectation creates a problem. We should accept, but not expect. Whatever comes, accept it. Whatever goes, accept it. The immediate benefit is that your mind is always peaceful." ~Satchidananda

A. Brandon Trean - thoughts

"If your thoughts aren’t inspiring you, they are expiring you." ~A. Brandon Trean

Holly Sorensen - expectations


"Certain expectations are healthy...and so is figuring out who doesnt rise to meet them. Its all good!" ~Holly Sorensen, FB



“She was completely unaware of the fact that every wish she had would manifest and by not being specific when wishing; her wishes manifested adrift, just like she wished, and sadly, her wishes not always manifested in her favor.” ~A passage from my Novel, Floranova B. Msc. © 2014 from Inspiration Flows Where Your Will Goes

Anne Nwakama - positive purpose


"Always remember that true greatness does not have to be announced. Live with humility, with compassion and positive purpose, and live with that true greatness." ~Anne Nwakama from Live for Love

Emmanuel Dagher Quotes

"Forgiveness is one of the greatest gifts we can give to ourselves. It often has little to do with anyone else, even though the mind sometimes likes to hold on to pride or any other traits that may reflect a victim consciousness. Forgiveness has everything to do with honoring ourselves enough to fully be free." ~Emmanuel Dagher

‪"I am willing to open my heart to the avalanche of love, well-being and abundance the universe has in store for me. And so it is!" ~Emmanuel Dagher

"Let your light shine so brightly that others can see their way out of the dark." ~Emmanuel Dagher

"The moment we argue or get defensive, is the moment our mind is no longer open." ~Emmanuel Dagher

"When we take full responsibility of our own happiness, and no longer seek to find it in others, true freedom is found." ~Emmanuel Dagher

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝