"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

4/20/14

Anuj Somany - what they have

"A person who is true to himself likes and loves others for what they are and not what they have." ~ Anuj Somany

Josh Riebock - laughter

“Laughter is the evidence that we’re still here, the proof that our tragedies will not define us forever. Laughter is the language of the survivor” ~Josh Riebock

Joseph Hall - time

"Perfection is the child of time." ~Joseph Hall

Katherine Henson - heart

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"Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness." ~Katherine Henson

Kalu Igwe Quotes

"A beautiful marriage does not mean absence of conflicts or issues but a marriage that turns ugly situations into beauty through systematic application of wholesome principles. It’s a work in progress." ~ Kalu Igwe

"When a woman knows, and works towards making her home, a peaceful and quiet place, a castle where her man will feel safe and comfortable to stay in always, The atmosphere in this home will make the man to cherish every moment he spends in his home with his queen, and anytime he is away, he will always longingly look forward to the time he will get the chance to step foot in his home again to be with his queen." ~Marriage is Beautiful via Kalu Igwe Kalu

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Joseph Priestley - communication

"The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate." ~Joseph Priestley

Kristin Martz - lost and found

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"We lose ourselves in the things we love. We find ourselves there, too." ~Kristin Martz

4/18/14

Quote For TODAY

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“Come forth into the light of things. Let nature be your teacher.” ~William Wordsworth

Theodore Parker - judgement

"Outward judgment often fails, inward judgment never." ~Theodore Parker

John Joly - sea

“... the sea is one of the most beautiful and magnificent sights in Nature, all admit.” ~John Joly

Henry Beston - sounds in nature

“The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach” ~Henry Beston

Anna Pereira - rainbow

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"Weather your storms. There is sure to be a rainbow in your emotional skies." ~Anna Pereira, Circles Of Inspiration FB

Alfred North Whitehead - cat and dog

“If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer” ~Alfred North Whitehead

4/17/14

Anne Spollen - silence

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“I heard silence, silence infinite as the bottom of the ocean, a silence that sealed.” ~Anne Spollen

Van Morrison - bluer ocean

“And I shall watch the ferry boats, and they’ll get high, on a bluer ocean against tomorrow’s sky. and I will never grow so old again, and i will walk and talk, in gardens all wet with rain…” ~Van Morrison

Thomas L. Friedman - natural world

“At the end of the day, no amount of investing, no amount of clean electrons, no amount of energy efficiency will save the natural world if we are not paying attention to it – if we are not paying attention to all the things that nature give us for free: clean air, clean water, breathtaking vistas, mountains for skiing, rivers for fishing, oceans for sailing, sunsets for poets, and landscapes for painters. What good is it to have wind-powered lights to brighten the night if you can’t see anything green during the day? Just because we can’t sell shares in nature doesn’t mean it has no value.” ~Thomas L. Friedman

Fred Krupp - ecosystem

“Ocean energy can contribute a great deal toward the protection or our atmosphere – without damaging marine ecosystems that are equally vital to the planet’s future.” ~Fred Krupp

Heinrich Zimmer -water

“Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on earth.” ~Heinrich Zimmer

Ted Danson Quotes

“Individuals of all ages can make an important difference in the overall health of our ocean by the actions they take every day. Simple things like picking up trash on the beach, recycling and conserving water can have a big impact on the health of our ocean.” ~Ted Danson

“It is important to remember that the ocean’s resources are finite. The commitment these kids are making here today is a clear and compelling call to all of us to pay attention to our ocean.” ~Ted Danson

“It is particularly appropriate that we unveil this campaign on this first day of the annual international coastal clean-up effort, … Beach cleanups are something each of us can do any time of the year. I’m proud to be participating in the cleanup efforts today and I encourage everyone to make the time for these types of activities.” ~Ted Danson

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Fabien Cousteau Quotes

“No matter how remote we feel we are from the oceans, every act each one of us takes in our everyday lives affects our planet’s water cycle and in return affects us.” ~Fabien Cousteau

“Without water, our planet would be one of the billions of lifeless rocks floating endlessly in the vastness of the inky-black void.” ~Fabien Cousteau

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Susan Rockefeller - solace

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“Ever since I was a child I’ve felt connected to water: lakes, rivers, streams––I love to jump in and swim around. But it’s the ocean where I go for rejuvenation, revelation, and solace.” ~Susan Rockefeller

Avery Sawyer - infinity

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“I couldn’t imagine living in a state that didn’t reach the ocean. It was a giant reset button. You could go to the edge of the land and see infinity and feel renewed.” ~Avery Sawyer

Sally Andrew - exquisite creatures

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"I felt the full breadth and depth of the ocean around the sphere of the Earth, back billions of years to the beginning of life, across all the passing lives and deaths, the endless waves of swimming joy and quiet losses of exquisite creatures with fins and fronds, tentacles and wings, colourful and transparent, tiny and huge, coming and going. There is nothing the ocean has not seen.” ~Sally Andrew

Kate Chopin - voice

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“The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.” ~Kate Chopin

Carl Safina - ocean

"We are blessed with a magnificent and miraculous world ocean on this planet. But we are also stressing it in ways that we are not even close to bringing under control.” ~Carl Safina

4/16/14

Gary Paulser - wave

“I spent uncounted hours sitting at the bow looking at the water and the sky, studying each wave, different from the last, seeing how it caught the light, the air, the wind; watching patterns, the sweep of it all, and letting it take me. The sea.” ~Gary Paulsen

Pam Shaw - material world

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“After a visit to the beach, it’s hard to believe that we live in a material world.” ~Pam Shaw

John Kenneth Galbraith - inertia

“Total physical and mental inertia are highly agreeable, much more so than we allow ourselves to imagine. A beach not only permits such inertia but enforces it, thus neatly eliminating all problems of guilt. It is now the only place in our overly active world that does.” ~John Kenneth Galbraith

Sarah Kay - shoreline

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“Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.” ~Sarah Kay

Sylvia Earle Quotes

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“I want to get out in the water. I want to see fish, real fish, not fish in a laboratory.” ~Sylvia Earle

“People ask: Why should I care about the ocean? Because the ocean is the cornerstone of earth’s life support system, it shapes climate and weather. It holds most of life on earth. 97% of earth’s water is there. It’s the blue heart of the planet-we should take care of our heart. It’s what makes life possible for us. We still have a really good chance to make things better than they are. They won’t get better unless we take the action and inspire others to do the same thing. No one is without power. Everybody has the capacity to do something.” ~Sylvia Earle

“The oceans deserve our respect and care, but you have to know something before you can care about it.” ~Sylvia Earle

“With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live.” ~Sylvia Earle

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Linda Gerber - pool

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“A pool just isn’t the same as the ocean. It has no energy. No life.” ~Linda Gerber

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - king

“The sea hath no king but God alone.” ~Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Robert Henri - potent power

“Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.” ~Robert Henri

Christopher Paolini - emotion

“The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.” ~Christopher Paolini

James Carlton - high seas

“The tradition of freedom of the high seas has its roots in an era when there were too few people to seriously violate the oceans — but in hindsight that era ended some 150 years ago.” ~James Carlton

Wyland Quotes

“Always remember that the ocean delights in feeling your feet in her eternal bath …” ~Wyland

“Into the ocean went a world more fantastic than any imagination could inspire …” ~Wyland

“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” ~Wyland

“The sea lives in every one of us …” ~Wyland

“The world’s finest wilderness lies beneath the waves …” ~Wyland

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Jacques Yves Cousteau Quotes

“A lot of people attack the sea, I make love to it.” ~Jacques Yves Cousteau

“From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.” ~Jacques Yves Cousteau

“No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea. And no dolphin who inhabits one of those aquariums or one of those marine lands can be considered normal.” ~Jacques Yves Cousteau

“The sea is not a bargain basement.” ~Jacques Cousteau

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” ~Jacques Yves Cousteau

“Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.” ~Jacques Yves Cousteau

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Isaac Bashevis Singer - knowledge

“Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of non-knowledge.” ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

Loren Eiseley - beach

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“Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.” ~Loren Eiseley

Sir Alister Hardy - life of the plankton

“There is the life of the plankton in almost endless variety; there are the many kinds of fish, both surface and bottom living; there are the hosts of different invertebrate creatures on the sea-floor; and there are those almost grotesque forms of pelagic life in the oceans depths. Then there are the squids and cuttlefish, and the porpoises, dolphins and great whales.” ~Sir Alister Hardy

Lloyd Biggle Jr. - creature

“Life is life’s greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life’s scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest.” ~Lloyd Biggle Jr.

4/15/14

Tate Linden - story

“Design is an opportunity to continue telling the story, not just to sum everything up”. ~Tate Linden

Francis Gsy - sands of time

"... Golden and diamond bright are those little ripples in the sands of time, those minutes and seconds we all need to have, to stand and stare in life. Some quiet times of relaxation and refreshment... We all need them, so that things don't get on top of us in this busy world." ~Francis Gay, TFBFG 1998/mpw

4/12/14

Elizabeth Lowell - place to belong

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“Some of us aren't meant to belong. Some of us have to turn the world upside down and shake the hell out of it until we make our own place in it.” ~Elizabeth Lowell from Rebel Thriver

4/11/14

Tina Turner - creativity

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“Sometimes you've got to let everything go - purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you'll find that when you're free, your true creativity, your true self comes out." ~Tina Turner

W.K. Murray - commitment

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of creation there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would otherwise never have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of events and meetings and material assistance which no man would have believed would have come his way. " ~W.K. Murray, Leader of the Scottish expedition to the Himalayas

4/10/14

Hyacinth Bucket - horn

“I always think you can tell a gentleman by the way he blows his horn.” ~Hyacinth Bucket

Ken Venturi - great rules

“There are two great rules of life: never tell everything at once." ~Ken Venturi

Marcia Wieder - well-being

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“It is essential to our well-being, and to our lives, that we play and enjoy life. Every single day do something that makes your heart sing.” ~Marcia Wieder from Life Quotes

Nassim Haramein - scientist

"To be a good scientist you must think with your heart because that's where the information comes first" ~Nassim Haramein