"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

3/31/15

Crystal Middlemas - new path

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"Love, like a river, will cut a new path whenever it meets an obstacle." ~Crystal Middlemas

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Don Moen - give thanks

"Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One!" ~Don Moen

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Richard De Haan - encourage

"Let's be more ready to commend than to condemn. When we see good in others, let's tell them. It will encourage them, and that's exactly what they need." ~Richard De Haan

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MY PICK FOR TODAY

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"Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice, because the glow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of your life." ~Anon

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3/20/15

Quotes From Healing Light


"Trust in the beauty of silence. It is where you will receive your Divine Guidance." ~Healing Light

"Your scars are merely trophies of the many lessons you've learned and the growth that you've maintained over a lifetime!" ~Healing Light

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PASSAGE

“She sat in the dark with her eyes closed bonding to the surface by inhaling deeply and exhaling gradually. Stillness and silence combined filled the space as she connected to her soul and experienced an instant of bliss. Amid the darkness; her smile reflected delight like she had just joined infinity. Suddenly, the sound of a spark broke the silence as she lit a candle and the small flame grew firmer and larger, while not long before the space was as dark as matter in the sky at night beyond the stars, and expressing gratitude in her heart; she absorbed the flame flickering glow brightening the room powerfully…” ~A passage from my Novel, Floranova B. Msc. © 2015, Inspiration Flows Where Your Will Goes

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Quotes on QUOTATIONS

Celebrsting my 5,000th Post today. I know I've gone far beyond this point, the number is just a numerical highlight.


"Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language." ~Samuel Johnson

"Every story has a Quotation" ~Anon

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Plato - simplicity

"Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity — I mean the true simplicity of a rightly and nobly ordered mind and character, not that other simplicity which is only a euphemism for folly." ~Plato from THE REPUBLIC

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Roxana Jones - time

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"With time, I have learned that if we are not able to forgive, we are not able to become love." ~Roxana Jones, “Forgiveness Leads to Love” (Health Through Words)

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3/18/15

Quotes From PUZZLED HEARTS


"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring." ~Oscar Wilde

"You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world." ~David Levesque

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3/17/15

MY BEST PICK FOR TODAY

"Make me strong in spirit, courageous in action, gentle of heart, let me act in wisdom, conquer my fear and doubt, discover my own hidden gifts, meet others with compassion, be a source of healing energies, and face each day with hope and joy." ~Anon

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

"Usually when someone is angry, all we hear are their angry words. Instead, try hearing the unspoken, “I am scared, I am frustrated, I am insecure, I am vulnerable, I am threatened." The words are less important than the actual trigger and will hurt less if we recognize this." ~Dr. Charles Glassman, CoachMD

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Arnold Balaoeg Fonollera Quotes


"It was a bright sunny day at the beach and the sand is still undisturbed while being washed by the crystal clear water of the sea. My moment of bliss indeed while the students are taking a brief furlough at the beach." ~Arnold Balaoeg Fonollera (on Viewing the rock formations among the Treasures of Bolinao during our DLSUD Environmental Science Field Trip. 16 March 2015

"True nature loving is ... to immerse in its unspeakable splendor." ~Arnold Balaoeg Fonollera

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Felizardo Demetillo - artist



"The true artist has always something to say in addition to what is visible in drawing." ~Felizardo Demetillo

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3/16/15

Collated Quotes and Insights from Rami Lahouel


“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” ~Anon

“I let my head fall back, and I gazed into the Eternal Blue Sky. It was morning. Some of the sky was yellow, some the softest blue. One small cloud scuttled along. Strange how everything below can be such death and chaos and pain while above the sky is peace, sweet blue gentleness. I heard a shaman say once, the Ancestors want our souls to be like the blue sky.”
~Anon

“It sounds plausible enough tonight, but wait until tomorrow. Wait for the common sense of the morning.” ~Anon

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VERSES

"The sun just touched the morning;
The morning, happy thing,
Supposed that he had come to dwell,
And life would be all spring.”
~Anon

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INSIGHTS

""A friend can be a caress in moment of distress, a tender shoulder to comfort us, and a warm heart to warm us in a tough winter

He can be a protection against us, and meet present whenever we need.
During our absence he will take our defense against any misplaced Word, as if they assaulted him in person.

We have confidence in him, that we confess to him our most buried secrets in the heart.

At times, he comes before the family, and even a crazy love can't push him or throw him out of our lives.

On the other hand, if by misfortune the confidence is lost one way or another, the situation becomes critical and the voltage will go up to replace the beautiful moments of friendship.

We can forgive wrongs of Love, while friendship is hard to grant forgiveness or to trust it again.

It is necessary only to rely on time provided that with his magic, it will dispel all evil heard."
~Rami Lahouel

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"A woman who is quiet and withdraws without sign of life, it is that she is suffering in silence. If she's not sensitive to what is happening around her, she's touched in its depths.

If her choice is to withdraw, that she is disappointed and feels really injured.
This woman suffers without daring to say anything and will say nothing seen that this time it is affected in the soul.

She will prefer death to confess what she really weighs, until losing everything, in order to keep her dignity.

A real woman having a soul that bleeds no longer returns on her steps; she will disappear with her sentence to an uncertain fate." ~Rami Lahouel

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For a woman of exceptional beauty as we have never seen; With its pure and tender heart, she drew everyone. I'm so proud of her. She is the white rose of my country.

When she smiles, she is bewitching that the Sun and the Moon get mad and envy her.

When she laughs, her man becomes even more crazy about her that he doesn't take his eyes off her.

I offer her these roses of all colours and I know that they are insignificant in their beauty, but my rose is modest and will accept them." ~Rami Lahouel

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Rami Lahouel is a pen name of Kader Reggab from Algeria. You may find him at FB a.

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PENNY FOR A THOUGHT: Special FRIEND


"Sometimes in life, you find a special friend. Someone who changes your life just by being part of it. Someone who makes you laugh until you can't stop. Someone who makes you believe that there really is good in the world. Someone who convinces you that there really is an unlocked door just waiting for you to open it. This is forever friendship. When you're down and the world seems dark and empty, your forever friend lifts you up in spirit and makes that dark and empty world suddenly seem bright and full. Your forever friend gets you through the hard times, the sad times and the confused times. If you turn and walk away, your forever friend follows. If you lose your way, your forever friend guides you and cheers you on. Your forever friend holds your hand and tells you that everything is going to be okay. And if you find such a friend, you feel happy and complete because you need not worry. You have a forever friend, and forever has no end." ~Anon

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William Chapman - requirement

"A great future doesn't require a great past." ~William Chapman

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QUOTES FOR MEN


"A rational man acting in the real world is he who decides where he will strike a balance between what he desires and what can be done. He who behaves prudently even if alone and by his right action, can overcome a host of foes. Remember: Caution is not cowardly. Carelessness is not courage." ~Anon

"Husbands are the best people to share secrets with. They'll never tell anyone, Because they aren't even listening." ~Anon

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Quotes on CONFIDENCE


"Meekness is calm confidence, settled assurance, and rest of the soul. It is the tranquil stillness of a soul that is at rest in Christ. It is the place of peace. Meekness springs from a heart of humility, radiating the fragrance of Christ." ~Matthew Henry

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Archbishop Fulton Sheen - people

“The worse sinners are nice people who, by denying sin, make the cure of sin impossible. Sin is very serious, but it is more serious to deny sin. That is why those who very often deny sin become scandal mongers, tale bearers, and hypercritics because they have to project their real guilt outside of themselves to others. And this gives them, also, a great illusion of goodness. It will be found generally true that the increase of fault finding is in direct proportion to the denial of sin.” ~Archbishop Fulton Sheen (Three to Get Married)

3/14/15

Frederick Dodson

"An emotion does not cause pain. Resistance or suppression causes pain." ~Frederick Dodson

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The Yoga Therapy - ocean of love

"I have found through meditation - not only not lonely, but blissful and loved. There is an ocean of love all around us, always." ~The Yoga Therapyu

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Monique Patton - love

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"You know you've found love when you look in their eyes and find yourself." ~Monique Patton

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MY BEST PICK FOR TODAY

"Love isn't blind; it just only sees what matters." ~William Curry

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GOLDEN THOUGHT: JOY

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"JOY is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are." ~Marianne Williamson

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Robert Reissner - look back

"Things sometimes go the way they go. Never look back in regret." ~Robert Reissner

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3/13/15

Brigitte Nicole Quotes


“All of life’s lessons you have been through is only a preparation for what is about to happen in your life. If the experience brings you joy, much wisdom has prepared you for this journey. If it brings you sorrow, remember lessons will keep striking you at your weakest point because that’s what needs most strengthening.” ~Brigitte Nicole, administrator -Lessons Learned in Life

"Always know when to let go. When a thought is bringing you more misery than peace, let go of the thought; when a person is bringing more pain than joy to your life, let go… You cannot be your best if you lack joy and peace." ~Brigitte Nicole

"Be with someone who is proud of you, someone you can laugh with, someone who listens to you, understands you, who treats you well and makes you a priority." ~Brigitte Nicole

"Don’t get discouraged. Your time is coming. What you are going through is not permanent. Life is a constant ebb and flow. Sometimes things move at a snail's-pace and then suddenly without warning, change happens in a blink of an eye. So be ready for new possibilities and new beginnings. Truly amazing things can happen in a single moment." ~Brigitte Nicole

"Don’t let people change the loving and caring person you are. Don’t let anyone get you down. Use the love and goodness inside you to stay strong." ~Brigitte Nicole

"Either they like you or they don’t. Never try to convince somebody of your worth. If a person doesn't appreciate you, they don't deserve you. Respect yourself and be with people who truly value "you". -Brigitte Nicole

"Find someone who openly communicates their feelings. Someone who realizes that you're not perfect and never expects you to be. Someone who would never want to lose you and feels so blessed to be with you. One who gives their heart completely. Someone who says I love you and means it. Last but not least, find someone who looks forward to a future with you and with each and every new day, falls in love with you all over again." -Brigitte Nicole

"For those that feel that being kind hearted to people got you nothing but rejection and hurt, do not let that change the person that you are. If you are a thoughtful person who does nice things, don’t stop just because these people failed to see the goodness inside you. It’s their reaction or lack of response that is the problem, not yours. Don’t change yourself. They need to change. They need to work on themselves. Keep being the wonderful kind you." ~Brigitte Nicole

"I don't want someone to want me only when I'm around them. I want someone to want and miss me when I'm not." ~Brigitte Nicole

"If there’s someone you cannot get out of your mind, whisper a prayer for them. That’s how God moves." ~Brigitte Nicole

"If you regret some of the decisions you made in the past, don’t be so hard on yourself. At that time, you did your best with the knowledge that you had. At that time, you did your best with the experience you had. If you were to make those decisions with the wisdom you have now, you would choose differently. You would handle life's challenges in more effective ways. So give yourself a break and forgive yourself. Time and experience has a wonderful way to make us realize that we prosper, grow and learn to make better choices today, for ourselves and those we care for." ~Brigitte Nicole

"It's funny how sometimes a line from a song, a quote or a memory can stir so many emotions. These are times when a good cup of tea, a smile, a listening ear or a nice long walk in the rain will put me back together." ~Brigitte Nicole

"Never apologise for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you've got a big heart and aren't afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength." ~Brigette Nicole

"Never define yourself by your relationship status, your income or your looks. It’s your generosity, kindness and compassion that counts." ~Brigitte Nicole

"People show that they care for you in beautiful different ways. They want to hear your stories. They want to listen
to your problems. You can pour your heart and soul and they won't make you feel like you've made a mess. You can depend on them on the days when you feel lost. And with just a little time with them, you feel you weren’t really lost at all. All you needed was a compass of caring from someone who understands you. They want to make your day better. They reach out to you. One nice definition of love, I think, is that you both make each other's happiness important as they light up your life." ~Brigitte Nicole

"Sometimes there is sadness in our journey, but there is also beauty. We must keep putting one foot in front of the other even when we are hurting or we will never know what is waiting for us around the bend." ~Brigitte Nicole

"There’s only so many times you can allow someone to let you down before you will no longer tolerate being disappointed. When things go wrong between two people, something has got to give. You get to the point where you get tired of being the only one trying to fix things, it’s not giving up, it’s realizing you had enough. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts.” ~Brigitte Nicole

"True love is when you love someone until your last breath." -Brigitte Nicole

"When I feel stressed or anxious, I love to sit near the ocean. It soothes and calms my senses; the rocking motion of the waves help heal my heart as the ocean breeze cleanses my thoughts into perspective." ~Brigitte Nicole

"You'll know when a relationship is right for you. It will enhance your life, not complicate your life." ~Brigitte Nicole.

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From Awaliah Hafsyah


"The largest portion of a child's education is in the hands of his mother, not the institution. All institutions is only helping to improve children's cognitive ability, including socialization. But the basic skill for life, which is always going to be provision for his future child, only to be had from a mother. That is why, make big plans for your children. Suppose we are the home of the school, a boarding school for the children of our children, create a curriculum that's great, if necessary international standard, and be professional in these matters. If we need to create the report development, and make our husbands as heads of the school, who should receive the report." ~from Awaliah Hafsyah

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Fahdel Gandamra Pimping - success

"No Amount of success can compensate a broken home." ~Fahdel Gandamra Pimping

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Helen Steiner Rice Quote

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"Grief is a solitary journey.
No one but you knows how great the hurt is.
No one but you can know the gaping hole left in your life when someone you know has died.
And no one but you can mourn the silence that was once filled with laughter and song.
It is the nature of love and of death to touch every person in a totally unique way.
Comfort comes from knowing that people have made the same journey.
And solace comes from understanding how others have learned to sing again."
~Helen Steiner Rice

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George's Duhamel


"The swimmer adrift on the open seas measures his strength, and strives with all his muscles to keep himself afloat. But what is he to do when there is no land on the horizon, and none beyond it?" ~Georges Duhamel

"We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory." ~Georges Duhamel

"You conquered the landscape with the soles of shoes, not the tires." ~Georges Duhamel

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Simon Freigericht - direction

"It's direction at a young age to work to become wealthy, to determine in the age the bones to pain to the wealth to enjoy too much" -Simon Freigericht

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REFLECTION - FRIEND

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"A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile." ~Anon

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Juliet Matildo - family

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"Happy family spend time together to rest and relax, sing and dance, laugh and cry, and most of all thank God for all the things." ~Juliet Matildo

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3/11/15

Dawn Gluskin - needs

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"The world needs more love, light and laughter." ~Dawn Gluskin

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Our Daily Bread - brevity of life

"It's good to ponder the brevity of life now and then. Life is too short to treat it carelessly. Don't just count your days, make your days count." ~Our Daily Bread (from Cherrie Facun)

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3/10/15

SPECIAL FEATURE : Poetry by Dr. Abe D. Alonto

Blog Author's Note:

It's that time again to break the mould of my blog format that is given only to Quotations. I decided to pave way in featuring POETRY in honour of my former countrymate, let alone a townmate, where I used to spend my childhood and juvenile years in Southern Philippines. I am glad to cross path with Dr. Abe D. Alonto via FB through friends. Dr. Alonto earned a highest degree in PhD CE, who by privilege belongs to an illustrious and high profile family in our province. So that's how I knew him long ago. Reading through my brief writings posted at FB, I encountered a new mentor who openly inspires me and noted my potential in Essay and Poetry writing. He sees my life, my experiences through my writings. He wanted me to go further. You think FB is just a social media for fun until something wonderful like a miracle happens. The Angel intervenes... so it looks like my journey will continue in another level. My deep and sincere gratitude to you Dr. Abe D. Alonto. Here's your own inspiring thoughts translated into poetry.

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Dare not exchange
what sorrows that persists in your heart
to what joys you perceive felt by a crowd.

Make no mistake in choosing a life
where there's not a single tear ever felt
roll down your cheek
for how can you get united with those
who live near or along
a boulevard of broken dreams,
or with those broken heart if not
a single tear stays in your life.

Make no mistake to lead a life
where there is not a single smile
that stays, for don't ever forget,
a smile radiates hope, more meaningful
to those who border hopelessness
but unyielding,
just as a smile brings joy and happiness --
for enjoyment is the incredible energizer
to the human spirit.

By Dr Abe D Alonto
QC Philippines
March 9, 2015
Cooyright@2015

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Shauna Niequist - life



"When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow." ~Shauna Niequist

Robin Lee Hatcher

"My child, never judge a man because of his race. Never. God looks at the heart. So should we. We are all made in God's image." ~Robin Lee Hatcher

Bill Bullard - knowledge

"Opinion is the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos, and live in another's world. It requires profound purpose, larger than the self kind of understanding." ~Bill Bullard

3/9/15

John Squadra - listen

"If you listen, not to the pages or preachers but to the smallest flower growing from a crack in your heart, you will hear a great song moving across a wide ocean whose water is the music; connecting all the islands of the universe together, and touching all you will feel it touching you around you, embracing you with light. It is in that light that everything lives and will always be alive." ~John Squadra

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I. J. Smith - loyal

"Treasure those who remain loyal during dark times." ~I. J. Smith

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Sierra McGill - happiness

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"Part of happiness is knowing your sadness." ~Sierra McGill

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MY BEST PICK FOR TODAY

"It only takes one grain of rice to tip a balancing scale. It only takes one grain of a mustard seed to plant the seed of hope. If you don’t think that what you say or do makes a difference, think again." ~Anon

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HoneyBee Oraiz Nario - state of life

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"At different states in our lives,the signs of love may vary: dependence, attraction, contentment, worry, loyalty, grief, but at the heart, the source is always the same. Human beings have the rare capacity to connect with each other, against all odds." ~HoneyBee Oraiz Nario

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3/7/15

Helen Hayes - eternity

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"The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity - love. And the story of a love is not important - what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity." ~Helen Hayes

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3/6/15

Timothy J. Stoner Quotes


"A main part of wisdom is knowing when to be quiet and listen, and to whom." ~Timothy J. Stoner

"Good theology and benefitting from its goodness demand that we humble ourselves and admit we don’t know, but we know the ones who do know. It comes down to humility." ~Timothy J. Stoner

Source: "WHY ONE SHOULD STUDY THEOLOGY", FB, David Tauli (From the book, The God Who Smokes: Scandalous Meditations on Faith (NavPress, 2008), by Timothy J. Stoner, pp. 42-5.

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3/5/15

MY BEST PICK FOR TODAY

"I would rather be amongst forest animals and the sounds of nature, than amongst city traffic and the noise of man." ~A.D. Williams

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Quotes on PLACE


"A walk down an old country road is the perfect place to learn that true inner peace comes not by thinking about what you want, but by thanking God for what you already have." ~Mountain Wisdom

"Having a place to go — is a home. Having someone to love — is a family. Having both — is a blessing." ~Donna Hedges

"Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same." ~Helen Keller

"Silence is a place of great power and healing." ~from Healing Light

"The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk." ~Marcus Tullius Cicero

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John Galsworthy - future

"If you do not think about your future, you cannot have one." ~John Galsworthy

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