"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


James Brown - solving problems

"The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing." ~James Brown

Marty Rubin - healing

"It is not the wound that teaches, but the healing." ~Marty Rubin


Cho Jeri - For the Filipinos

"Look at how the Japanese and other foreign leaders respect President Duterte! You can see that they have sincere and high regard to our President because they know that unlike his predecessors, Duterte is undeniably true to his oath of serving the Filipinos with love, integrity, purity and honesty! You can see that they are happy for the Filipinos because they know that finally, after all our struggles and countless heart breaks, we had elected a man who will do everything to stay true to his promise of giving us change, justice, order, welfare and peace- things that we long aspire for." ~Cho Jeri, September 6, 2016, FB Comment


Doreen Wallace - sound heart

"Anyone with a sound heart can walk uphill. And the rewards are so great. A little puffing and blowing is a small price to pay for all the kingdoms of the earth and the glory of them spread at one's feet; for the exhilaration of breathing rarefied air; for being literally on top of the world."~Doreen Wallace, Author, English Lakeland

William Styron - book

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” ~William Styron


2nd Lt. Jerome Jacoba Quotes

"Kung kami Bayani Sir, ikaw po yong bayani ng mga Bayani." ~2nd Lt. Jerome Jacoba
["If we are the heroes Sir, then you are the hero of the heroes."] on President RR Duterte (August 30, 2016)

"Until the last drop of our blood, we will fight under your leadership. We will die serving the country because we see the sincerity of our president. It is an honor to serve under your leadership." ~2nd Lt. Jerome Jacoba (August 30, 2016)

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Dave Ramsey - money

"Your priorities, passions, goals, and fears are shown clearly in the flow of your money." ~Dave Ramsey

Dilys Hadley Quotes

"Coming out against a man who is attempting to crack down on drugs traffickers in this way is definitely a case of the pot calling a tiny teacup black - a diversionery tactic of the most blatant kind. Away from the global media perspective generated by News International and its followers, this must seem all the more blatant to many emerging nations." ~Dilys Hadley on Philippine President RR Duterte, FB, 23 August 2016

"Frighteningly, Rodrigo Duterte has a valid point. ....... The main players in the UN have become too compromised to be seen as an effective force for good for the mass of less affluent nations like the Philippines." ~Dilys Hadley

"The Nations at the top - the Security Council - are, in all other respects, the exploiters and aggressors and have no moral high ground on which to stand and lecture the other peoples on the planet." ~Dilys Hadley

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Josh Coombes - concept

"It’s a humble concept, giving up some of your time to help somebody else." ~Josh Coombes, Hairdresser, UK, "Do Something For Nothing"


Michael Austin Jacobs - abundance

“When one is thankful for the blessings in their life, they are choosing to attract more positivity and abundance." ~Michael Austin Jacobs

Margaret Abigail Walker - Love

“Love stretches your heart and makes you big inside.” ~Margaret Abigail Walker


Paula Stokes - human nature

"To me, Mother Nature isn't nearly as scary as human nature." ~Paula Stokes (from A Journey of Faith)


George Dimitrios Calombaris - my rules

"You work by my rules. The minute you step off my boat and go somewhere else is the minute I'll push the boat away very quickly." ~George Dimitrios Calombaris


George Dimitrios Calombaris is an Australian chef and restaurateur, and a judge of the Network Ten series MasterChef Australia. Prior to his role on MasterChef, Calombaris regularly appeared on the daytime Ten cooking show Ready Steady Cook. Wikipedia

Kim Brennan - WINNING

"Winning isn't everything, striving to win is." ~Kim Brennan, Golden Rower, Rio Olympics 2016

Philip Roth - look for his secret

"When you admire a writer you become curious. You look for his secret. The clues to his puzzle." ~from Philip Roth's THE GHOST WRITER (Vintage Books and Anchor Books)

A THOUGHT TO PONDER: words for the DEAD?

"If you have a friend worth loving, love him. Yes, and let him know that you love him, ere life's evening tinge his brow with sunset glow. Why should good words ne'er be said of a friend-till he is dead? ~Anon

Herbert George Wells - greater than man

"No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's [...]" ~from THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (1898) by H.G. Wells (Everyman's Library)


Linda Meyers - walk next to me

"I could walk a mile in your shoes, but I already know they're just as uncomfortable as mine. Let's walk next to each other instead..." ~Linda Meyers

Penny Lee - time is precious

"Every moment in time is precious. Live it. Love it. Be thankful for it." ~Penny Lee

Christina Pagliarulo - gentle wave

"A warm breeze blew through my window like a gentle wave lapping the sandy shore in summer at low tide, and as I took in a breath of air that blanketed my body like tall grass in a field I felt for just that moment in time, like I did when I was a child. I felt that I had not one worry, not one burden, nothing was on my mind except that breeze that made the curtains swell like balloons." ~Christina Pagliarulo


Ellie Rodriguez - warmth of home

“The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there.” ~Ellie Rodriguez

A THOUGHT TO PONDER: ask questions

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

Edwin Percy Whipple

“Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.” ~Edwin Percy Whipple from Chicken Soup for the Soul

W.I.E. Gates - time has come

"Stronger than an army is a quotation whose time has come." ~W.I.E. Gates


Food for Thought: Respect Your Woman

"Dear Guys ... I don't believe any lady is cheap. Just because she gave you a "Yes" without making you go through the stress of wooing a woman; doesn’t make her cheap!.. She is probably making it easy for you because she likes you. She is a hard Lady to another guy who is even way too richer and better looking than you.. So kindly stop these childish talks and Respect your woman!." ~Emotional Filmtricks

Natasha Harris - snooze button

"Love is not needing a snooze button on your alarm clock because when it goes off the first time in the morning the thoughts of your loved one make it impossible to fall back asleep." ~Natasha Harris


Don Shula - lead by example

"I don't know any other way to lead but by example." ~Don Shula


Eugene Fodor - travel

"You don't have to be rich to travel well." ~Eugene Fodor

From a Healthy Place - bright side

"No one ever injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side." ~from Healthy Place dot com


Kemi Sogunle - beyond challenge

"The tests we face in life's journey are not to reveal our weaknesses but to help us discover our inner strengths. We can only know how strong we are when we strive and thrive beyond the challenges we face." ~Kemi Sogunle

Renae A. Sauter - beautiful soul

"It has been said that those who have been through the most tragic of losses have the most beautiful souls. Perhap's it because they are driven to the deepest part of themselves where only beauty resides and all else falls away." ~Renae A. Sauter

Helen Murphy - key

"The key to inner peace lies in choosing what to embrace; and what to ignore." ~Helen Murphy

John Wilkins - pleasant life

"Garner up pleasant thoughts in your mind, for pleasant thoughts makes pleasant lives." ~John Wilkins

QUOTE for TODAY: building bridges

“Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it empowers us to develop courage; to trust that courage and build bridges with it; to trust those bridges and cross over them so we can attempt to reach each other.” ~Maya Angelou


Silver Birch - polarity

"Life is always a polarity. If there were no darkness there would be no light. If there were no trouble there could never be any peace. If the sun always shone you would not appreciate it. You have to learn sometimes through conditions that seem a nuisance. One day you will look back and say, "We learned our best lessons not when the sun was shining, but when the storm was at its greatest, when the thunder roared, the lightning flashed, the clouds obscured the sun and all seemed dark and hopeless". It is only when the soul is in adversity that some of its greatest possibilities can be realized." ~Silver Birch


Nadine Gordimer - truth

"The truth isn't always beauty, but for the hunger of it is." ~Nadine Gordimer (1923-2014)

Tin Dancel Cristobal - memories

"Good times and crazy friends make the best memories." ~Tin Dancel Cristobal


Michelle Obama Quotes

"I want a leader who is worthy of my girls’ promise and all our kids’ promise." ~Michelle Obama

“How we urge them to ignore those who question their father’s citizenship or faith. How we insist that the hateful language they hear from public figures on TV does not represent the true spirit of this country. How we explain that when someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don’t stoop to their level. No, our motto is: ‘When they go low, we go high.’” ~Michelle Obama on their children

Source: FB

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Ralph Kelly - goodbyes

"The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said and never explained." ~Ralph Kelly (from Woman's Day)


Eileen Anglin - instinct

"Trust your instincts. For they are coming from the angels who watch over you." ~Eileen Anglin

Charles Fowler - give it a chance

"Do not always prove yourself to be the one in the right. The right will appear. You need only give it a chance." ~Charles Fowler


"Why do some people hurt you and then act like you hurt them? ~Steve Wentworth




1. the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.
"their mindfulness of the wider cinematic tradition"

2. a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

"Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won't)." ~James Baraz (from Living Life Fully)

"Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now." ~Jon Kabat-Zinn (from Living Life Fully)

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THOUGHT TO PONDER: From Emotional Filmtricks

"You can be a wife material and still not be his choice. Not because you're not good enough, but because he's not looking for a wife. He's looking for fun, chill, games and nothing serious. Let him do that but with someone else! You deserve better!" ~Emotional Filmtricks


Annie Johnson Flint - strength

"But God has promised strength for the day." ~Annie Johnson Flint

Elena Duggan - permission to dream

"(Masterchef)... It gives me the permission to dream" ~Elena Duggan, Network Ten TV Masterchef 2016 Winner, 26 July 2016. She's a creative and performing arts teacher at Galston High School, NSW.


THOUGHT FOR TODAY: unfashioned creatures by Mary Shelley

"We are unfashioned creatures, but half made up, if one wiser, better, dearer than ourselves — such a friend ought to be — do not lend his aid to perfectionate our weak and faulty natures." ~Victor Frankenstein from FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley

Baptiste De La Salle - on photographic decorum

"There are some people who raise their upper lip so high...that their teeth are almost entirely visible. This is entirely contradictory to decorum, which forbids you to allow your teeth to be uncovered, since nature gave us lips to conceal them." ~Baptiste De La Salle, author Of 'The Rules of Christian Decorum and Civility of 1703'

Rebecca Eanes - believe in children

When we believe in children, they learn to believe in themselves, and that is a priceless gift to give to them. We'd all long to have at least one person in our corner, no matter what. who we know believes the best in us. A parent should be that one person." ~Rebecca Eanes (from Joy of Mom)

Joyce Carol Oates - writing changes everything

“One must be pitiless about this matter of mood. In a sense writing will create the mood. Generally I've found this to be true. I have forced myself to begin writing when I've been utterly exhausted, when I've felt my soul as thin as a playing card, when nothing has seemed worth enduring for another five minutes... and somehow the activity of writing changes everything.” ~Joyce Carol Oates