"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
"Dictum sapienti sat est - A word to a wise person is sufficient." ~Cicero Ovid Seneca


Rob Bell - gift

"That breath that you just took... that's a gift." ~Rob Bell

Christie Joyner - God gives you favour

"When God decides to bless you, He will cause situations to come together in your favour ... no matter what others try to do." ~Christie Joyner

Quotes from Bright Me dot com

A bad craftsman never made a perfect vase.

A frog in a well does not know the greatness of the sea.

A husband and wife should be similar to a hand and an eye: when one’s hand hurts, the eyes cry; and when the eyes cry, the hand wipes away one’s tears.

A long journey always begins with a short one.

Always make way for fools and madmen.

As soon as stones can swim, leaves will sink.

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

Beautiful flowers do not bear good fruit.

Check seven times before ever doubting someone.

Cold tea and cold rice are tolerable; what is intolerable is a cold gaze and harsh words.

Do everything that you can and leave the rest to fate.

Do not hold back that which is departing; do not chase away that which is arriving.

Even if a sword is only required once in a lifetime, it should be worn all the time.

Even monkeys can fall from their trees.

Fast means going slowly without interruption.

Excessive honesty often borders on stupidity.

Fortune will always come in to a house with laughter.

Grief, like a torn dress, should always be left at home.

Having taken the time to think, venture to act. Once you’ve done so, stop thinking.

He who drinks does not know the dangers of wine; he who doesn’t drink does not know its benefits.

He who endures for just half an hour longer than his opponent can achieve victory.

He who strongly desires to rise up will think of a way to build a ladder.

If a problem can be solved, then it’s not worth worrying about it. If it can’t be solved, then it’s useless to worry about it.

If a woman wants something, she’ll climb a mountain to get it.

If you do not enter the tiger’s cave, you will not catch its cub.

If you decide to set off on your own journey, you’ll find yourself alone for a thousand kilometers.

If you want to paint a branch, you have to hear the breath of the wind.

It is better to be the enemy of a good person than the friend of a bad one.

No one has ever stumbled whilst lying in bed.

The deepest rivers flow in silence.

The earth always hardens after the rain.

The sun does not know who is right or who is wrong. It shines without purpose and provides warmth to all.

There has never been a great individual who did not have ordinary people at their side.

When one is in love, even the scars left by smallpox are as beautiful as dimples on a person’s cheeks.

Source: Bright Me dot com


Fidel Castro - THIEVES

"You imprison the poor wretch who steals because he is hungry; but none of the hundreds who steal millions from the Government has ever spent a night in jail." ~Fidel Castro

Dave Willis - strong marriage

"A strong marriage requires two people who choose to love each other even on days when they struggle to like each other." ~Dave Willis

Edie Cantor - scenery

“Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast--you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” ~Edie Cantor

Leonard Church - great love

"A great love is a lot like a good memory. When it's there, and you know it's there, but it's just outta your reach, it can be all that you think about. And you can focus on it and try to force it, but the more you do, the more you seem to push it away. But if you're patient, and you hold still, well maybe, just maybe, it'll come to you." ~Leonard Church


Quotes on HARMONY

"A world without conflict, just harmony – that’s what my biggest wish would be." ~Richard Branson

"Be in harmony with the nature of things." ~Seng Tsan

"Do not give your attention to things that don't allow you to vibrate in harmony with who you are." ~from REALM of Love

"Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay." ~Sallust

"In family life, love is ... the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony." ~Eva Burrows

"It's important to take time out to nurture you, and bring yourself back into balance... connect to all levels of self; mind, body and soul, and ensure that what needs your attention is brought back into harmony once more." ~ The Ruby Getaway, FB

"The morning of life is like the dawn of a day, full of purity, visions, and harmony." ~Chateubriand

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Ralf Madi - RESPECT

"No mistake when a man deliberately infects women with a disease because he hasn't learned the meaning of the word 'respect'." ~RALF MADI

THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Storms of life

"I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature." ~Paulo Coelho

Josefina Navarro - ripples

"The ripples we create are greater than we can imagine." ~Josefina Navarro

From Our Daily Bread - single morning

"Every single morning God loads us up on His shoulders and carries us through the day." ~Our Daily Bread


Zachry K. Douglas - moments in life

"There are moments in life, when a single hug holds all the answers you need." ~Zachry K. Douglas

J.M. Darhower - promise

“Go for it, while you can. I know you have it in you. And I can't promise you'll get everything you want, but I can promise nothing will change if you don't try.” ~J.M. Darhower


Laurence Overmire Quotes

"History remembers only the celebrated, genealogy remembers them all." ~Laurence Overmire

"Life is a poem most people never read." ~Laurence Overmire

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Stephanie Renaud - Life is in motion

"Life is not about making an effort to grow. We have it wrong. Life is always in motion. Change is a constant. And so we change, always. We change either by chance or by choice. Changing by chance is like a boat without a rudder being tossed about the waves. By choice is pointing yourself in a direction and allowing the flow of life to move you. It's setting your sail, manning your rudder and navigating the ocean. You do not create the current, the force that drives you. You merely pilot your vessel." ~Stephanie Renaud, Energy Coach for Parents

Bateen Abbas - mother's instinct

"There is absolutely no doubt that most mothers have an instinct to protect their own, but that also applies to other babies as well. Mothers just have an instinct to care for, and protect, children. This applies not only to human beings, but mothers of all kinds. When it comes to wild animals, however, that instinct is generally kept to their species. ... (not until when) one lioness defied what we assume to be common knowledge and did the complete opposite." ~Bateen Abbas for Diply on "Two Lions Walk Up To An Injured Fox. What They Do Next Has Animal Experts SHOCKED."

Aine Belton - project

“When you judge you project your shadows onto others, when you love you project your light.” ~Aine Belton

Amanda Fernandez - let more positive in

"Let your tears fall into an ocean of Love and Light. Then, breathe out the negative and breathe in the positive. As you breathe out, one by one you can allow more positive things in." ~AmandaFernandez

Jo Cox - things that divide us

"We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us” ~Jo Cox, British Labor MP, who was killed on broad daylight, 16 June 2016

Sharon Anthony Bower - facts

"People can refute your facts, but never your feelings." ~Sharon Anthony Bower


Brian Andres - future

"We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together." ~Brian Andres


James E. Faust - Honesty

"Honesty is more than not LYING. It is TRUTH telling, truth SPEAKING, TRUTH LIVING, and TRUTH LOVING." ~James E. Faust


Max Heindel - state of vibration

"All things are in a state of vibration. Vibrations from objects in our surroundings are constantly impinging upon us and carry to our senses a cognition of the external world. The vibrations in the ether act upon our eyes so that we see, and vibrations in the air transmit sounds to the ear." ~Max Heindel

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: tragedy of life

"The tragedy of life and of the world is not that men do not know God; the tragedy is that, knowing Him, they still insist on going their own way." ~William Barclay

Bhavana Nissima Quotes

"It was the commonest of conversations. Nothing harsh was said. Nor anything sad or dramatic. And yet a relationship that had never begun, died. A sentence left incomplete before the paragraph was born. A bridge project shelved. Why do I grieve so?" ~Bhavana Nissima

"Some catch fire on first strike and light a candle or lamp. Some catch fire on second or third strike. Few catch fire but are blown out by wind before they can light a candle. Some cannot light because the wick is damp or there is no oil or it is way too burnt out. In a quiet room, with candles closely stacked together, couple of matchsticks manage to light several of them. And then there is this one. You strike her repeatedly but no fire. Either because the sides have worn out or her edges have been blunted or your hands were wet. The more you strike, the more the edges peel off and she wilts. You fling her away saying “Poor quality matchstick.” Was she?" ~Bhavana Nissima, FB
"Sometimes floodwaters enter our homes, sometimes they enter our lives, soaking, wiping all that we take for granted—our social beliefs, our skillsets, our place in hierarchy of things, our access to resources, our relationships, everything. We are forced to evacuate structures we called home — that which IS and WILL BE— and find ourselves in the relief camps of life. Here we sit stunned by loss, with uncertain days and bewildering tomorrows, at the mercy of strangers and systems beyond our control. Here we sit as refugees from hope, haunted by a yearning for better days.

Here we discover the other side of the world, that which always was. Like the shadow of silence between our words -- emptied of meaning, emptied of intention.

Only some of us get to return home. For others, we have to learn the art of making sea our home." ~Bhavana Nissima

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Wild and Civilised

"We are far more likely to be harmed by our fellow man than by our fellow animals, yet we call animals wild and dangerous and we call man advanced and civilized." ~A.D. Williams

Darrius Anderson - relationship with God

"People are out here everyday twisting the Bible to their own agenda to oppress groups of people. It wasn’t too long ago that the Bible was used to justify slavery. Not just African American slavery, but all forms. As a Christian myself, I take the Bible with a grain of salt and focus instead on my personal relationship with God and I wish more people would do the same.” ~Darrius Anderson (source: This Guy Schools Homophobic Religious Hypocrites In Just 18 Tweets, by Cavan Sieczkowski, Deputy Director, News & Analytics, The Huffington Post Australia, 14 June 2016

Vadim Gluzman Quotes

"As a teen, a chance encounter with Isaac Stern set the Isreali violinist on the road to greatness." ~Vadim Gluzman

“Personally, musically, artistically, you name it: there was a different attitude to everything. What excited me most was that I was my own man, able to make my own decisions. Freedom is a God given gift that was taken away from us in the Soviet Union, so arriving in a place (Jerusalem) where democracy existed was like realising that I had never breathed before. Until I was 16, I wasn’t allowed to breathe and I wasn’t even aware that I wasn’t breathing. Then suddenly I was given access to this oxygen, this freedom, and it changed my whole perspective.” ~Ukrainian-born Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman, (Vadim Gluzman: walking his own path by Maxim Boon, June 9, 2016

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Alan Moore - mask

“You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.” ~Alan Moore

Alexander Hamilton - jurisdiction

“The [president] has no particle of spiritual jurisdiction. . . .” ~Alexander Hamilton


Reckon This: "sends ... a tiny ripple of hope"

"Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." ~Robert F. Kennedy

Bettina R. Flores - atom of change

"Courage is the atom of change." ~Bettina R. Flores

Catherine Britton - reclaim your life

"Courage is reclaiming your life after a devastating event robs you of your confidence and self-esteem. It is facing tomorrow with a firm resolve to reach deep within yourself to find another strength, another talent. ... It is taking yourself to another level of your own existence where you are once again whole, productive, special..." ~Catherine Britton

Katharine Butler Hathaway - safe and expedient

"If you let fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin." ~Katharine Butler Hathaway

Eddie Rickenbacker - courage

"Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared." ~Eddie Rickenbacker

William S. Halsey - thistle

"All problems become smaller if you don’t dodge them, but confront them. Touch a thistle timidly, and it pricks you; grasp it boldly, and its spines crumble." ~William S. Halsey

Debasish Mridha - pure love

“Always give away your pure love without expecting any love in return. The universe will fill your heart with an abundance of love, joy and happiness again and again.” ~Debasish Mridha (from Grace Olsson)


Alexandra Elle - rise and set

"The sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light, While it's here is up to us." ~Alexandra Elle


Waleed Aly - blank canvas

"His voicelessness allowed us to take him as a blank canvas onto which we could project whatever values we liked ... Let's be clear about this, he was a black supremacist at that time." ~Waleed Aly on Muhammad Ali (RIP, interred 10 June 2016 in Luiseville, Kentucky USA), ABC RN

Maurice Sendak - book

"There's so much more to a book than just the reading." ~Maurice Sendak

Pierre Loti - silver

"The moon of a bright silver, which dazzles by its shining, illumines a world which surely is no longer ours; for it resembles in nothing what may be seen in other lands." ~Pierre Loti

Emma Bull - world

"They don't know how the world is shaped. And so they give it a shape, and try to make everything fit it. They separate the right from the left, the man from the woman, the plant from the animal, the sun from the moon. They only want to count to two." ~Emma Bull

Nicolaus Copernicus - circle

"The earth together with its surrounding waters must in fact have such a shape as its shadow reveals, for it eclipses the moon with the arc of a perfect circle." ~Nicolaus Copernicus


James A. Lovell - footprints

"The moon is essentially gray, no color. It looks like plaster of Paris, like dirty beach sand with lots of footprints in it." ~James A. Lovell

Michael Nesmith - thinking

"Some ways of using our thinking are really inspiring. There are people who use their thinking to race cars. People use their thinking to build rockets to the moon. It's all just a use of your thinking." ~Michael Nesmith

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Ideal husband

"An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband." ~Booth Tarkington

Victoria Erickson - Solitude

"Solitude isn't loneliness. Solitude is when the entire serene universe seems to surround and hold you quietly." ~Victoria Erickson, Edge of Wonder


John Phillips - lessons

"We constantly learn new lessons up here. The experiences we gather will enable us to establish a long-term station on the moon and to go on to Mars." ~John Phillips

Mark Rylance - understanding

"Well, my wife always says to me, and I think it's true, it's very difficult for us to understand the Elizabethan understanding and enjoyment and perception of form as it is to say... it would be for them to understand computers or going to the moon or something." ~Mark Rylance