"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


FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Solace from Oneness Happens Here

"Take in the stillness and the peace, and realise that it is holy. It is for you to feel the solace of your Creator's presence." ~from Oneness Happens Here

Carolyn Kenmore - learn

"If you can learn from hard knocks, you can also learn from soft touches." ~Carolyn Kenmore

Katie Holmes Quotes

On Parenting

"My child is the most important person to me, and her upbringing is paramount to my work right now. It's very important that I'm present and she has a stable, innocent childhood." ~Katie Holmes

"There's nothing in the world better than watching your child succeed.” ~Katie Holmes

Source: Over Sixty

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Paula Defensor Knack Quotes

"Only a Filipino can bring peace to the Philippines." ~Paula Defensor Knack from MY LEGAL OPINION ON THE THREAT OF AN ICC CASE : REASONS WHY THE COUNTRY SHOULD NOT WORRY. (final version Mar. 19, 2017, 12:07pm)

"You are like cry babies looking for a nanny from people who dont know your country and dont know your culture." ~Paula Defensor Knack from MY LEGAL OPINION ON THE THREAT OF AN ICC CASE : REASONS WHY THE COUNTRY SHOULD NOT WORRY. (final version Mar. 19, 2017, 12:07pm)

"You cannot win the battle without the right weapon." ~Paula Defensor Knack

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Miriam Defensor Santiago - destiny

"We have no sense of shared destiny." ~Late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago


Lance Morrow - optical illusion

"Gravitas is deep moral seriousness. It is weight and consequence. Weight is not enough, impact surely is an element. Gravitas cannot be an optical illusion." ~Lance Morrow, Time Magazine

George Bancroft - Truth

“Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on the characters and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement.” ~George Bancroft


John Boyle O'Reilly - Be true

"Be true to your work, your word, and your friend." ~John Boyle O'Reilly


Karen Wright - mind

"An undirected mind worries, doubts, fears, and imagines the worst." ~Karen Wright

Joyce Herrera-Wong - Filipino spirit

"The Filipino spirit is like no other – the more we struggle from one turmoil and calamity to the next, the more resilient we become and we still manage to smile. We have an unwavering faith in God, we are creative, talented and optimistic. And for me, being a Filipino means that I have to support my country by respecting the voice of the people." ~Joyce Herrera-Wong on Greed and Narcissism, FB

Andrea Mason - great reward

"Over the years, I have learned that talent alone does not guarantee success, sometimes you have to work hard and put in a mighty effort to receive a great reward." ~Andrea Mason, Indigenous Leader, Northern Territory, AUSTRALIAN of the YEAR 2017

Aristophanes Quotes

"A man's homeland is wherever he prospers." ~Aristophanes (450-388BC)

"Hunger knows no friend but its feeder." ~Aristophanes

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Rolaiza Mimi Singayao Quotes

"I am in a journey with my fellow countrymen under Duterte's leadership to rid our country of corruption, criminality and address the devastating consequences of the Philippines being almost a narco state." ~Rolaiza Mimi Singayap, on her Open letter to European Parliament: 'You disrespected our will as a sovereign people'

"You disrespected our will as a sovereign people." ~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao on her Open letter to European Parliament, March 17, 2017

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Blaire Ejercito - For the Motherland

"The fight for the Motherland is bigger and more important than us . We cannot let this slip out of our hands. ..., "the enemy is powerful." So powerful and it is attacking the president on all fronts. He needs us more than ever. He is old, tired and almost losing hope. I can see it in his eyes . We can do this. We made it happen last May election (2016), we can certainly push this and complete the victory..................For the Motherland................ For the future of our children." ~Blaire Ejercito, FB

Julie Bishop Quotes

"I think (that is) the challenge facing governments around the world, that while globalization and economic integration, economic competition, have undoubted benefits, more people need to share in those benefits." ~Julie Bishop on her recent visit to the Philippines, March 17-18, 2017

"I think (that) President Duterte was responding to the concerns of the people of the Philippines, and the lesson for politicians around the world is to tap into the concerns, particularly of those who feel left behind by globalization, those who have been affected by the disruption of technologies, and those who fear change." ~Julie Bishop, Foreign Minister of Australia

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Barthold Georg Niebuhr - on creative

“It is better to create than to be learned, creating is the true essence of life” ~Barthold Georg Niebuhr


Ray Kroc - persistence

"Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence." ~Ray Kroc

Donald Riggs - success

"The successful person is the individual who forms the habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do." ~Donald Riggs


Richard Wright - starvation

"Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread." ~Richard Wright


Cesia Abigail - don't judge

“Do something nice for someone today and don’t judge them just because they're out there asking for money for we don’t know their situation… some deserve another shot." Cesia Abigail, from the article:Café Owner Lets Homeless Man Work For Food by Josh Starling, Mar 11, 2017

Theodore Seuss Geisel - Children

"Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted." -Theodore Geisel

A THOUGHT TO PONDER: Sunny day by P. Coelho

“If you only walk on sunny days you'll never reach your destination.” ~Paulo Coelho


Robyn Reisch Quotes

"Be patient with the guarded hearts in your life. They’re protecting a true treasure." ~Robyn Reisch

"Often, the most sincere people end up becoming the most guarded. Their sensitivity warrants protection." ~Robyn Reisch

"They’re not easily trusting. They’re discerning. If they let you in, however, you will find that the most guarded of hearts are often the most beautiful." ~Robyn Reisch on guarded hearts

"They're too wise to throw their hearts out foolishly, with the wild abandon of someone who is young at heart." ~Robyn Reisch on guarded hearts

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Shannon L. Adler - difference

“There is a difference between saying goodbye and letting go. Goodbye is not permanent. You can meet years later as old friends and share what happened in your life. You can smile and laugh about all the nonsense that you both went through. However, letting go is being okay with never seeing this person ever again…being okay with never knowing how their life turned out…being okay with fifty or more years of silence… being okay with running into that person at a grocery store and having them not acknowledge your presence.” ~Shannon L. Adler

Yogi Bhajan - strength

"Your strength is how calmly, quietly and peacefully you face life." ~Yogi Bhajan, (from Oriental Philosophers)

Burnell Colton - average dreams

"I'm an average guy, but I've got above average dreams." ~Burnell Cotlon


F. Ferguson - testament

"The magnitude and bottomlessness of the pain you feel is a testament to the love you shared." ~F. Ferguson

David Fasold - no guarantee

"Intellectual brilliance is no guarantee against being dead wrong." ~David Fasold


Charles Du Bois - what we could become

"The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become." ~Charles Du Bois

Simon Rowe - position of influence

“For me, charity is practical. It’s the ability to use one’s position of influence, relative wealth and power to affect lives for the better." ~Simon Rowe

Jeffrey Dela Cruz - Freedom of Speech

"During my reading leisure, one of the people that I do regularly stay tuned in Facebook is Mr. Mark Lopez. Though meek in his appearance, he is fierce with his keystrokes as every message he send to the public is painstakingly direct and honest. His latest rant on freedom of speech is one hell of an accolade as he give emphasis on openness of communication and information whichever side you choose without resorting to underhanded tricks and deception." ~Jeffrey Dela Cruz, FB comment on Freedom of Speech, March 8, 2017

Mark Lopez Quotes

"And in the free flow, you either get enlightened, or you get lost.
At the end of the day, it will boil down to your choice.
Yours alone.
And that my dear friends, is free speech."
~Mark Lopez on Free Speech, March 7, 2017

"As diverse, as opinionated, as varied an ensemble and as different we all are, we are united and bonded by a common aspiration -- the love for the Motherland.
Except the greedy, corrupt and inept motherfuckers who have taken advantage of this land, and who have continuously abused the Filipino people.
And this is where we should really draw the line.
May God save the Philippines..." ~Mark Lopez on Hydra via We are Collective, March 9, 2017

"Truth is becoming inconvenient. It is becoming discomforting. And the end result is that it is splitting into alternatives. Your truth against mine. Which is which?" ~Mark Lopez on Free Speech, March 7, 2017

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A THOUGHT TO PONDER: meritocracy by Osho

"In the future, democracy is not going to last long because the politician is already ignorant before the scientist; he is already in the hands of the scientist. The future belongs to the scientist, not to the politician. That means we will have to change the word democracy. I have a word for it: meritocracy." ~OSHO (Priests and Politicians: The Mafia of the Soul)



"The celestial order and the beauty of the universe compel me to admit that there is some excellent and eternal Being, who deserves the respect and homage of men." ~Anon

Jesse Lee Bennett - on navigation

"Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life." ~Jesse Lee Bennett

Eileen Kennedy - beliefs

"Rigid beliefs make disappointments seem unbearable, whereas realistic beliefs help us to accept disappointment and go on from there." ~Eileen Kennedy


Quotes from INSPIRE MORE

"Character can never be undervalued or underestimated." ~from Inspire More dot com

"Pursue your dreams and be a kind person in the process." ~from Inspire More dot com

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THOUGHT TO PONDER: keep it to yourself

"Sometimes, you just want to tell a person everything. And sometimes, you find yourself regretting what you told that person when it comes back to you from a dozen other people. It’s not wise to communicate the little details of your life to just anyone; things get around that you don’t necessarily want shared with the world, and who knows how the truth will mutate through multiple exchanges." ~words of wisdom from Daily Vibes


Wilfredo Subong - way to prosper

"We have many good men and women in the corporate world. They know what ails society and they know what they can do to help in nation-building and uplift those who have less in life. However, they were adamant to extend their helping hand in the past because they are afraid that any financial assistance they provide might find its way to the pockets of greedy individuals in government and the private sector. Now that they feel that the president is sincere, truthful and has political will to implement plans, projects and programs for the poor, they open up. Getting rid of corruption is the only way for our country to prosper, because if the world will know that the money they share to help others are spent properly on noble endeavors and worthy causes, it will open the floodgates for more help coming from domesrtic and international sources." ~Wilfredo Subong, FB on (Comment:
Jaime Augusto Zobel asks: 'HOW CAN I HELP THE FARMERS?' posted by Secretary Manny Pinol, February 28, 2017)

James Carse - change

"Inasmuch as the future is always surprising, the past is always changing... The meaning of the past changes depending on what happens in the future." ~Professor James Carse


"Disappointments are to the soul what the thunder-storm is to the air." ~Friedrich von Schiller

"Disappointment is often the salt of life." ~Theodore Parker

"Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom." ~Sir Boyle Roche

"Disappointment or misfortune don’t last long among us, the poor; we can’t live if we brood on them the whole time." ~Viramma Racine

"Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it." ~Eliza Tabor

"Disappointment weighs heavy on the pride." ~Mike Howerton

"Man must be disappointed with the lesser things of life before he can comprehend the full value of the greater." ~Edward G. Bulwer

"Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments." ~Henry Ward Beecher

"Opportunity is a favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment." ~Ambrose Bierce

"People look at you and me to see what they are supposed to be. And, if we don’t disappoint them, maybe, just maybe, they won’t disappoint us." ~Walt Disney

"Rigid beliefs make disappointments seem unbearable, whereas realistic beliefs help us to accept disappointment and go on from there." ~Eileen Kennedy

"The more we shelter children from every disappointment, the more devastating future disappointments will be." ~Fred G. Gosman

"The pleasure of expecting enjoyment is often greater than that of obtaining it, and the completion of almost every wish is found a disappointment." ~Samuel Johnson

"The prompter the refusal, the less the disappointment." ~Publilius Syrus (85BC-43BC)

"The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way." ~Robert Kiyosaki

"The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes." ~Thomas Hardy

"There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

"We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment." ~Jim Rohn

"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try." ~Beverly Sills

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Drei Toledo Quotes

"President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (PRRD) has won on a platform for genuine change and this will remain as his only agenda to serve the interest of the people." ~Drei Toledo, FB, March 3, 2017

"The supporters behind PRRD come from all walks of life. We have a multitude of DISSENTING OPINIONS from within, but our power lies in the FACT that we act as ONE SOLID COLLECTIVE. We succeed TOGETHER. We learn from mistakes TOGETHER. And We Defend the Republic TOGETHER." ~Drei Toledo, March 3, 2016

"We, the NINETY-ONE PERCENT behind President Rodrigo "Rody" Roa Duterte, we are willing to fight tooth and nail, and to die by the bullet to protect the President, to protect democracy, and to protect the will of the people." ~Drei Toledo, March 3, 2017

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David Kupelian Quotes

"America was being replaced by a new source of wisdom” ~David Kupelian, The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom

“Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.” ~David Kupelian, The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom

“We, the parents of this generation, along with the degrading entertainment media, the biased news media, the lying politicians, the brainwashing government school system, and the rest of society’s once-great institutions whose degradation we have tolerated, are responsible.” ~David Kupelian, The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom

Source: Per recommendation by Dr. Roderick Meredith

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Henry Brooks Adams - teacher

"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stop." ~Henry Brooks Adams


Rado Gatchalian - High in Spirit

"We have too many ups and downs. With failures and victory. We almost gave up. But like our Philippine flag: we shall remain high. High in spirit. True in our motives." ~Rado Gatchalian, March 2, 2017, UnitedDDS Sydney

Quotes from Daily Vibes

"I can remember when I was young that my mom would continuously tell me to stay positive. I didn’t understand why it was so important at the time, but she would always explain that keeping a positive attitude and outlook on life would help me get through each day. No matter what hardships I faced, staying positive would help get through it. When I see the impact that being negative has on a person’s life now that I’m older, I can see why she felt so strongly." ~Daily Vibes

"..., I think the best way to truly evaluate your personality is through self-reflection; what is it that you do or say that defines you, that makes you who you are?" ~Daily Vibes

"Sometimes, you just want to tell a person everything. And sometimes, you find yourself regretting what you told that person when it comes back to you from a dozen other people. It’s not wise to communicate the little details of your life to just anyone; things get around that you don’t necessarily want shared with the world, and who knows how the truth will mutate through multiple exchanges." ~words of wisdom from Daily Vibes

"There are different types of toxic people that you can come into contact with. Some are easy to spot, and some are more subtle, which makes them difficult to avoid." ~Daily Vibes

"Those of you with strong personalities have a great sense of self. You don’t let people walk all over you, you don’t let people shake your confidence, and you definitely don’t let people tell you what is or isn’t possible." ~Daily Vibes

"We’ve all run into toxic people in our lives. Toxicity and negativity are everywhere, there’s really no escaping it. Even doing something as simple as watching TV can open the flood gates and allow toxic, negative information to flood your senses. Toxic people do what they can to control you, and if they can’t do that, they try to control how other people perceive you. It’s important to be able to identify this toxicity and stay away." ~Daily Vibes

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John Joseph Powell - beauty

"It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being." ~John Joseph Powell

A THOUGHT TO PONDER : purify your heart by Shams of Tabriz

"Real filth is the one inside. The rest simply washes off. There is only one type of dirt that cannot be cleansed with pure waters, and that is the stain of hatred and bigotry contaminating the soul. You can purify your body through abstinence and fasting, but only love will purify your heart." ~Shams of Tabriz



“Unless what we do is useful, our glory is vain." ~Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia)
[Lat., Nisi utile est quod facimus, stulta est gloria.]”~Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) on Glory

Morris Cohen - essence of religion

“Cruel persecutions and intolerance are not accidents, but grow out of the very essence of religion, namely, its absolute claims." ~Morris Cohen on Persecution