"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

"Words pulsate in the veins of my pen"™Leah C. Dancel


Betty A. Cooper - A Loving Heart

"A loving heart over looks many imperfections.
It will see goodness even in the most shallow soul.
It will smile at the most unlovable and forgive the unforgivable.
It is wise for it does not judge but only accepts.
It doesn't hold on to love but gives it away freely.
The heart is fertile and love blooms endlessly
As it is given to all in need." ~Betty A. Cooper, FB

Swami Bhaskarananda - illumined soul

"A spirtually illumined soul lives in the world, yet is never contaminated by it." ~Swami Bhaskarananda

Normandi Ellis - limit

"Who you are is limited only by who you think you are." ~Normandi Ellis

Zephyr Bloch-Jorgensen - imagination

"It is out of your imagination that the seeds of your success are sown." ~Zephyr Bloch-Jorgensen

Harriet Mcbryde Johnson - random force

"Death is natural and necessary, but not just. It is a random force of nature; survival is equally accidental. Each loss is an occasion to remember that survival is a gift." ~Harriet Mcbryde Johnson

Joyce Chapman - dead dream

"If you are still holding onto a dead dream of yesterday, laying flowers on its grave by the hour, you cannot be planting the seeds for a new dream to grow today." ~Joyce Chapman

Jeremy Aldana - pain

"Pain will leave you when you let go." ~Jeremy Aldana

Glenn Beck - journey

"Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you are worthy of the trip." ~Glenn Beck

Jean Shinoda Bolen - circumstances

"Over the years I have come to believe that life is full of unchosen circumstances, that being human has to do with the evolution of our individual consciousness and with it, responsibilities for choice. Pain and joy both come with life. I believe that how we respond to what happens to us and around us shapes who we become and has to do with the psyche or the soul’s growth." ~Jean Shinoda Bolen

Zana - midlife

"At midlife I'm having to recognize that there are people I may never be reconciled with, people I loved dearly but we went as far as we could go together, we loved; we tried; that may have to be enough." ~Zana, poet

Ari Kiev - voice within

"Your life has been designed to work, and your hidden potential contains what you seek and all that you need in your life. It is OK to be who you are and to choose what you have. The Quakers call it the "still, small voice within,"
that place of full awareness within that is in touch with the entire universe and is the source of wisdom. In effect, you don't have to keep searching for confirmation by focusing on being someone else or being somewhere else. There is no place else to be and nothing else to get. You will be able to grasp the levers of change in your life when you can allow yourself to be present in the moment, accept the world as it is, and trust that everything is as it was intended to be." ~Ari Kiev

Billy Connolly - miles away

"Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that who cares? He's a mile away and you've got his shoes." ~Billy Connolly


Vic Braden - Dreams of Possibilities

14 April 2013
Texas bound plane

"The moment of enlightenment is when a person's dreams of possibilities become images of probabilities." ~Vic Braden on Dreams

Karl von Clausewitz - warrior

"Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior." ~Karl von Clausewitz

Phylameana lila Desy - song birds

Photo Credit: Friendship Card

"Song birds teach us about the healing properties of sound. Robin is associated with the spring equinox, reaffirming the importance of seasonal changes, teaches us to move forward and not to be afraid to try new things,reminds us to ground our bodies and pull up life energies from the earth to nourish our spiritual selves." ~Phylameana lila Desy

Quotes on LAUGHTER

"A good laugh allows the mind, body and soul to heal." ~Deborah Livingston

"Laughter is an instant vacation." ~Milton Berle

"The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter." ~Mark Twain

"To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quotes on WOMEN

"The woman who makes a sweet, beautiful home, filling it with love and prayer and purity, is doing something better than anything else her hands could find to do beneath the skies." ~Anon
My Fellow Women of the World:

Put on some clothes. You want a man to give you the time of day, leave a little up to the imagination, and respect yourself. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the beholder is anyone you want it to be ~Unattributed
"A beautiful woman doesn't flirt, she just smiles." ~Anon

“A goddess is a woman who emerges from deep within herself. She is a woman who honestly explored her darkness and learned to celebrate her light. She is a woman who is able to fall in love with the magnificent possibilities within her. She is a woman who knows the magic and mysterious places inside her, the sacred places that can nurture her soul and make her whole. She is a woman who radiates light. She is magnetic." ~Anon

"A good speech should be like a woman's skirt: long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to create interest." ~Winston Churchill

"A good woman loves hard; she doesn't know any other way to love. So, when she gets a little "Emotional" as we men sometimes like to call it, it's not because she's holding back... it's because she's giving it everything she's got." -Mr. Amari Soul, Reflections Of A Man

"A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” ~Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

"A real woman doesn't grieve over a broken relationship, but she puts on her best smile, her best outfit and her best attitude and gathers all her strength and courage to face the all new world waiting to be conquered by her." ~From Wisdom Quotes

"A soft loving woman is simply a wolf in meditation." ~Anon

"A strong woman believes that she's strong enough to face her journey, but a woman of strength has faith that it is in this journey that she will become strong." ~Anon

"A strong woman doesn't need to break someone's spirit down to build herself up. She is empowered by kindness." ~Abeer Fahim

"A strong woman is a gift to the world!" ~Begin With Love

"A strong woman is one who feels deeply and loves fiercely. Her tears flow just as abundantly as her laughter. A strong woman is both soft and powerful." ~Anon

"A strong woman may remain silent when people talk behind her back. But that doesn't mean she didn't notice. It simply means she chooses not to waste her energy on foolishness. She has more important things to do." ~from Women Working dot com

"A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her. But a woman of strength gives the best of her to everyone." ~from Wisdom Quotes

"A wise woman knows how to summon her courage and do what is right rather than what is easy." ~Suze Orman

"A wise woman who knows her proverbs can reconcile difficulties." ~Nigerian Proverb

"A woman at peace has stopped looking for someone to blame." ~Barbara Jenkins, author

"A woman can always tell if a man loves her by how much time he’s willing to invest. Money spent is meaningless but time spent is priceless." ~Tony A. Gaskins Jr.

"A woman gets lonely, and sometimes she can't wait around for a man to be reincarnated." ~Agent Scully, The X Files

"A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe." ~George Eliot (1819-1880)

"A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy - the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother's love." ~Thomas C Haliburton

"A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her." ~Max

“A woman in a hat is unforgettable”. ~Sophia Loren

"A woman is like a tea bag. She only knows her strength when put in hot water." ~Nancy Reagan

"A woman isn't something to figure out, understand, or analyze. Forget the musing of the mind; immerse yourself into her eyes." ~Sri Gawn Tu Fahr (Jean-Pierre Gregoire, real name, Author)

"A woman is what she is with the kind of man she has." ~Leah C. Dancel, 28 April 2014

"A woman knows a woman." ~Midsomer's Murder episode (ABC 10 Sept 2016)

"A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea." ~Honore de Balzac

"A woman sees what she looks for." ~Barbara Jenkins

"A woman with a voice, by definition, is a strong woman." ~Melinda Gates

"A woman who does not require a validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet." ~Mohadesa Najumi

"A woman who is in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself." ~Maya Angelou

“A woman's whole life is a history of the affections.” ~Washington Irving

"All strong women I know have one thing in common: They know the difference between 'being kind' and 'being used'. They are not afraid to be kind to those who are not kind to them because they know where to draw the line. They understand that it takes strength to be kind. And they believe that they can give kindness to any person on any day without losing any part of themselves." ~Abeer Fahim

“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.” ~from "The Importance of Being Earnest

“All women have a perception much more developed than men. So all women somehow, being repressed for so many millennia, they ended up by developing this sixth sense and contemplation and love. And this is something that we have a hard time to accept as part of our society.” ~Paulo Coelho

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

"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country." ~Margaret Thatcher

"As a woman my country is the whole world." ~Virginia Woolf

"As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied." ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author.

"(Astronomical) observations... are peculiarly adapted to women... The eye that directs a needle in the delicate meshes of embroidery will equally well bisect a star with the spider web of the micrometer." ~Maria Mitchell (1818-1889, Astronomer, Educator)

"Breaking a woman's heart is deeper than we realise. It destroys her outlook on love, her future relationships, and her peace within herself." ~Anon

"Confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can have. It's much sexier than any body part." ~Aimee Mullins

"Don't misunderstand a woman when she loves you with all her heart and soul. If she fights with you and then cries and says sorry it doesn’t mean she is weak it's because she values the relationship she shares with you and she thinks you are worthy of being together. Don't get angry with her when she is jealous of your friends because maybe it means she loves you too much and she can't see you spending your time with anyone other than her. Don't get irritated when she is possessive because maybe she wants to explain that you are her world and she cannot share you with anyone else. Don't ignore her if she is nagging for silly things because maybe she needs your attention. If you love a woman don't ignore her and show her that you care for her. When a woman gets attention from her man and feels appreciated for her little things she can love him back in a million ways and much more than you can even imagine in your wildest dreams!" ~Feel Proud To Be who You Are

"Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it." ~Barbara Sher

“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman." ~Coco Chanel

"Even in space there's a double standard for women." ~Carrie Fisher

"Every phase of our life belongs to us. The moon does not, except in appearance, lose her first thin, luminous curve, nor her silvery crescent, in rounding to her full. The woman is still both child and girl, in the completeness of womanly character." ~Lucy Larcom

"Every woman has her own story. Every woman has her own personal struggle. Every woman has her own journey. It’s not always a good one, and it’s not always a bad one." ~Darkblue Skye

"Every woman is just a different kind of problem." ~Chuck Palahniuk

"Every woman is wrong until she cries, and then she is right, instantly" ~Thomas C. Haliburton

"Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases off pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which land in the valley of change." ~Shannon. L Alder

"Find me a man who's interesting enough to have dinner with and I'll be happy." ~Lauren Bacall

"Five ways to please a woman: Give her affection, attention, appreciation, listen to her and protect her emotions." ~Anon

“For women, getting angry is socially unacceptable, even when the anger is over violence, discrimination, misogyny, and other forms of oppression. Anger is unacceptable because angry women are women in touch with their passion and power, especially in relation to men, which threatens the entire patriarchal order. It’s unacceptable because it forces men to confront the reality of male privilege and women’s oppression and their involvement in it, even if only as passive beneficiaries. Women’s anger challenges men to acknowledge attempts to trivialize oppression with “I was only kidding." And women’s anger is unacceptable to men who look to women to take care of them, to prop up their need to feel in control, and to support them in their competition with other men. When women are less than gracious and good-humored about their own oppression, men often feel uncomfortable, embarrassed, at a loss, and therefore vulnerable." –Allan G. Johnson

"God is for men and religion is for women." ~Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

“He loved her, of course, but better than that, he chose her, day after day. Choice: that was the thing.” ~Sherman Alexie

“Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it." ~Evan Esar

"I'm always rather nervous about how you talk about women who are active in politics, whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians." ~John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

"I am enough. I am full of sparkle and of compassion. I genuinely want to make the world a better place. I love hard. I practice kindness. I am not afraid of the truth. I am loyal, adventurous, supporting, and surprising. I am a woman. I am enough. I make mistakes, but I own them and I learn from them. And sometimes I make a lot of mistakes. But I am enough." ~Molly Mahar

"I'm 72 and my perfect age is now." ~Diana, Balłet Dancer

"I believe that a woman who leaves it up to the imagination is a whole lot sexier than those who just show it off." ~MaddHatter

“I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.” ~Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

"I've never met a woman who is not strong, but sometimes they don't let it out." ~Diane von Furstenberg

"I like a woman that can stand up and be strong." ~Peter Maurice Ware

"I really think—at any age—it's learning to be comfortable in your own skin. If women would treat themselves with the same kind of love they give to their friends, that would be such a great gift we could give ourselves. What makes you the most attractive is self-confidence. That's what people see." ~Cindy Crawford on Body Image

"I think we grow up as girls having to deal with a lot of oppressive beauty myths. And Anne is a girl who fails by all standards of what is acceptable and beautiful. She's not pretty. She's not rich. She has no parents. But through sheer exercise of will she makes the world understand how beautiful she is. It's her specialness, her ability to transform how people perceive her, that audiences, particularly girls, want to believe in." ~Megan Follows on her character, Anne Shirley

"I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been." ~William Golding

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

"If we can send a man to the moon, then why don't we send a woman?" ~Kylie Bax

"If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning." ~Aristoteles Onassis

"If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself;all that runs over will be yours." ~Charles Caleb Colton

"It is a wonderful advantage to a man in every pursuit of avocation, to secure an adviser in a sensible woman." ~Edward Bulwer-Lytton

“It is absurd to pretend that one cannot love the same woman always, as to pretend that a good artist needs several violins to execute a piece of music.” ~Honoré de Balzac

"It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs." ~from Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) by Thomas Hardy (Everyman's Library)

"It is every woman's dream to o feel loved and secure in the heatheyrt and arms of the man she loves." ~Leah C. Dancel, 7 July 2014

"LADIES: There's absolutely nothing wrong with being or feeling sexy but don't try so hard to be sexy that You end up taking off your clothes. Keep your clothes on. Don't let your private parts that deserve to be seen by only your partner be seen by everyone. Find better ways of making yourself look beautiful." ~Emotional Filmtricks

"Let every woman become so cultivated and refined in intellect, that her taste and judgment will be respected...so unassuming and unambitious, that collision and competition will be banished...then, the fathers, the husbands, and the sons, will find an influence thrown around them, to which they will yield not only willingly but proudly." ~Catherine Beecher (1800-1878)

"Let's be women who storm the gates of Heaven with prayers upon prayers." ~Wendy Pope ( Ephesians 6:18)

"Love a man who can sense your sadness in your smile, hear your voice in your silence and feel your love in your anger." ~Darkblue Skye

“Nearly every glamorous, wealthy, successful career woman you might envy now started out as some kind of schlep.” ~Helen Gurley Brown

"Never underestimate a woman who has nothing more than a suitcase and a dream. She may not have a big home or a big car or a big diamond. But she has the power to leave the past and start again." ~Abeer Fahim

"Never underestimate a woman who quietly finds takes her time to find her strength after heartbreak. She will emerge with a power that will leave you amazed." ~Abeer Fahim

“No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt (The Beauty of a Woman)

"Nothing is more impressive than a woman who is secure in the unique way God made her." ~from GodFruits.com

"Nothing is so aggravating as calmness. There is something positively brutal about the good temper of most modern men. I wonder we women stand it as well as we do." ~Mrs. Allonby from "A Woman of No Importance" by Oscar Wilde

"Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that he is beautiful." ~Sophia Loren

“Of all creatures that can feel and think, we women are the worst treated things alive” ~Euripides, Medea

"One is not born a woman. One becomes a woman." ~Simone de Beauvoir

"One of the few things (maybe the only thing) in the world that can bring down the ego of an arrogant woman is a cockroach." ~Jyoti Menon

"One of the great gifts of literature is that it allows us to see the world through the eyes of another, and in doing so, sometimes we end up learning a thing or two about ourselves, or about the person we would like to be. For many women, Anne inspired them to believe in themselves and know what they were capable of and what they were worth. Anne showed us how to love ourselves and to encourage others to do the same." ~Katie Bull, Sullivan Entertainment (Anne of Green Gables)

"Our great symbol for the Goddess is the moon, whose three aspects reflect the three stages in women's lives and whose cycles of waxing and waning coincide with women's menstrual cycles." ~Carol P. Christ

"Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it." ~Yves Saint-Laurent

"Raise good men. Raise strong women. Please. The world needs them, now more than ever." ~Billy Flynn (from Nicer Down Under, FB)

"She didn’t know who would love or who would stay so she left them all away.” ~Anon

"She draws to herself the creative powers of the universe." -Orison Swett Marden

"She had always wanted words, she loved them, grew up on them. Words gave her clarity, brought reason, shape. Whereas I thought words bent emotions like sticks in water." ~Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

"She's got eyes of innocence. The face of an angel. A personality of a dreamer and a smile that hides more pain than you can imagine." ~Anon

"She’s the woman that believes that what comes around goes around. The one that hopes for a better day. The one that won't give up on you. She's the woman that's unlike the rest. The one that spent her days smiling, and her nights crying. She's the woman that would love to be loved. The one that looks so damn strong, but feels so weak. She's the woman that picks herself up every time she falls." ~Anon

“She loved him because he had brought her back to life. She had been like a caterpillar in a cocoon, and he had drawn her out and shown her that she was a butterfly.” ~Ken Follett, The Pillars of the Earth

"She stood in the spotlight. But when she turned around, my jaw dropped." ~TheMetaPicture dot com on a World Skipping Rope Champion (2014)

"Sometimes a man's purpose to a woman's life is to help her become a better woman .... for another man." ~Anon

“Sometimes a woman needs a man for company, no matter how useless he is.” ~Lisa Kleypas, Sugar Daddy

"Sometimes I wonder why God ever trusts talent in the hands of women, they usually make such an infernal mess of it. I think He must do it as a sort of ghastly joke." ~Willa Cather (1873-1947)

"Strong women don't play victim, don't point fingers. They stand and they deal." ~Mandy Hale

"Strong women know how to take a lot of pain and strong men know how to heal it." ~from The Joy of Dad

"Taking joy in life is a woman's best cosmetic." ~Rosalind Russell (1911-1976)

"Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's scepter, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison." ~Mary Shelley (1797-1851)

"The abuse of women and girls is the most pervasive and unaddressed human rights violation on earth." ~ Jimmy Carter

"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart the place where love resides." ~Anon

"The cause of women’s emancipation is part of our national struggle against outdated practices and prejudices. It is a struggle that demands equal effort from both men and women alike." ~Nelson Mandela in an Address to the National Conference of Commitments: Gender and Women Empowerment, Kempton Park, South Africa, 23 February 1996, Living The Legacy‬ ‪

"The circles of women around us weave invisible nets of love that carry us when we're weak and sing with us when we are strong." ~Stark

"The goddess doesn’t enter us from outside; she emerges from deep within. She is not held back by what happened to us in the past. She is conceived in consciousness, born in love, and nurtured by higher thinking. She is integrity and value, created and sustained by the hard work of personal growth and the discipline of a life lived actively in hope." ~Marianne Illiamson, From the B

"The only way a woman can ever reform a man is by boring him so completely that he loses all possible interest in life." ~Lord Henry from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

"The reason why other women look attractive is because someone is taking good care of them. Grass is always green where it is watered. Instead of drooling over the green grass on the other side of the fence, work on yours and water it regularly. Any man can admire a beautiful woman, but it takes a true gentleman to make a woman admirable and beautiful." ~Emotional Filmtricks. To Husbands and Boyfriends, on Love is a Beautiful Thing

"The role of a woman as a human being remains her most essential role in life. She must confirm, in her actions, that she is a person of reason, a person of will, a person of affection, and a person who has a mission to carry out and she should prove that she has the ability to take part in life." ‪~Unattributed

"The role of women in many communities around the world is that of caretakers and of educators, so ensuring that women globally are given the proper tools to persevere that they can then pass along to their children and grandchildren is one of the greatest gifts that could be given to a community caught in a cycle of poverty." ~Katie Bull, Sullivan Entertainment (Anne of Green Gables)

"The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool!" ~from "Three and—an Extra" by Rudyard Kipling

"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights." ~Gloria Steinem

"The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes.” ~C. JoyBell C.

"The strongest actions for a woman is to love herself, be herself, and shine among those who never believed she could." ~Anon

"The sweetest noise on earth, a woman’s tongue; A string which hath no discord." ~Bryan Procter

"The test of a woman is how well she is able to think about what she feels." ~Mary McDowell

"The woman's vision is deep reaching - the man's far reaching." ~Betty Grable

"The woman who creates and sustains a home, and under whose hands children grow up to be strong and pure men and women, is a creator second only to God." ~Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1855)

"The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet." ~Mohadesh Najumi

The woman who creates and sustains a home, and under whose hands children grow up to be strong and pure men and women, is a creator second only to God." ~Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1855)

"The woman who makes a sweet, beautiful home, filling it with love and prayer and purity, is doing something better than anything else her hands could find to do beneath the skies." ~Anon

“There is in every woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.” ~Washington Irving

"There's no such things as an ugly woman. There are those who have not realised their full potential." ~Caroline Cox

"There’s that one type of hug that a woman loves. That tight hug where you put some strength into it, using your both arms, not just one. The one where a woman could bury her face in a man’s chest, that makes her feel safe and secure, that makes her feel warm on the outside and inside, that makes her feel wanted, the one that lasts for awhile, and the one that would give her the impression that you care." ~Anon

"There should be more then one day to celebrate the women who raised us." ~Anon

"There was so much more to her than met the eye. She had the strength of a hundred people, and the heart of a thousand." ~Danielle Steele

"This view that women are somehow inferior to men is not restricted to one religion or belief. Women are prevented from playing a full and equal role in many faiths. Nor, tragically, does its influence stop at the walls of the church, mosque, synagogue or temple. This discrimination, unjustifiably attributed to a Higher Authority, has provided a reason or excuse for the deprivation of women's equal rights across the world for centuries. At its most repugnant, the belief that women must be subjugated to the wishes of men excuses slavery, violence, forced prostitution, genital mutilation and national laws that omit rape as a crime. But it also costs many millions of girls and women control over their own bodies and lives, and continues to deny them fair access to education, health, employment and influence within their own communities.... The truth is that male religious leaders have had -- and still have -- an option to interpret holy teachings either to exalt or subjugate women. They have, for their own selfish ends, overwhelmingly chosen the latter." ~JIMMY CARTER, "Losing My Religion for Equality"

"To be happy with a man you have to understand him a lot and love him less , but...to be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and never ever try to understand her !." ~Bhalchandra

"To find true joy and peace within my life, I had to get to know the woman who wanted to feel these things--I had to get to know myself." ~Robin Korth

"Today I am a woman torn between the terror that everything might change and the equal terror that everything might carry on exactly the same for the rest of my days." ~Paulo Coelho

"Today, men are really lucky. In the name of all lucky men (I include myself, too... hehe) I thank all caring, sharing, cuddling, helping, motivating, inspiring, protecting, hugging, kissing, and loving women we have in our life!!! Thank you for being so patient with us." ~Deniz Inan, 8 March 2015 on International Women's Day

"Too many women continue to bear the brunt of social and economic deprivation, in the rural as well as urban areas. Domestic violence, rape, abuse of women remain disgraceful blots on the reputation of a country that is called a miracle nation in other respects." ~Nelson Mandela speaking at a Dinner celebrating Women's Month, Johannesburg Country Club, Johannesburg, South Africa, 25 August 2003, LivingTheLegacy

"Too many women throw themselves into romance because they're afraid of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. ...." ~Julie Delpy

"What separates an ordinary woman from an extraordinary one? The belief that she is ordinary." ~Jody Williams

"When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier." ~Diane Von Furstenberg

"...when a woman has secure rights to the land that she tills, multiple benefits often follow, such as increased status within the household, better health outcomes for women and their families, improved household nutrition, and increased incomes." ~Empower Women

"When a woman is loved correctly, she becomes ten times the woman she was before. " ~Reyna Biddy

"When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious." ~Marianne Williamson from Sisters of Serenity and Sobriety

"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

"With the man, the world is his heart; with the woman, the heart is her world." ~Betty

“Woman is a delicate creature with strong emotions who has been created by the Almighty God to shoulder responsibility for educating society and moving toward perfection. God created woman as symbol of His own beauty and to give solace to her partner and her family.” ~Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S

"Woman is the light of God." ~Rumi

"Women are always at the front of revolutions." ~Buthayna Kamel

“Women are complete with or without a mate, with or without a child. We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies ... We don’t need to be married or mothers to be complete. We get to determine our own ‘happily ever after’ for ourselves.” ~Jennifer Aniston

‪"Women are generally beautiful until they start attacking another woman‬." ~Chai Abu Dhabi

"Women are pressured into doing things they don't necessarily want to do in the name of art, marketing, cash, and even empowerment. And women who refuse to take part get labelled as 'difficult'." ~Tova Leigh, FB, 31 December 2016

"WOMEN ARE PRICELESS. A lot of men act like they are doing a woman a favor by asking for her hand in marriage but let's think about this. She changes her name, changes her home, leaves her family, moves in with you, builds a home with you, gets pregnant for You and bears children for you.
Pregnancy destroys her body. She gets fat. Almost give up in the labour room due to the unexplainable pains of childbirth. Even the kids she delivers bear your name till the day she dies.
Everything she does benefits you. So who is really doing who a favour? Dear Men, appreciate your woman today because it is not easy to be a Woman. Being a woman is Priceless!!!! Too bad so many women of today don't even know their values. God Bless The Women!" ~from Emotional Filmtricks

"Women are sensitive; they worry and care way more than they should, but that's what makes their love so strong." ~Anon

"Women complain about sex more often than men. Their gripes fall into two major categories: (1) Not enough, and (2) Too much." ~Ann Landers

"Women have it in their power to create moments of magnetic attraction that can transform a simple meeting into a relationship." ~David Wygant

"Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul." ~Coretta Scott King (1927 - American Civil Rights Activist, Writer)

"Women keep a special corner of their hearts for sins they have never committed." ~Cornelia Otis Skinner

"Women live longer when surrounded by nature." ~House Beautiful Magazine

“Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.” ~Barbara de Angelis

"Women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves; that firm strand which will be the indispensable centre of a whole web of human relationships." ~Anne Morrow Lindberg

"Women observe subconsciously a thousand little details, without knowing they are doing so. Their subconscious mind adds these little things together--and they call the result intuition." ~Agatha Christie (1891-1975)

"Women should be empowered in everyway. Do not get sucked in by neoliberalism to focus only on the money to enslave women to add even more burden on them. Men have to take responsibility for their failings as well." ~Lee Tan on empowering women

"Women want mediocre men, and men are working hard to become as mediocre as possible." ~Margaret Mead

"You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful because you love her." ~Anon



"A grievous fault of 'feminism' is its failure and its outright refusal to discuss real issues one at a time in the context of real life. Frankly, 'feminism' is, in reality, little more than schoolyard whining writ large and somehow given centre stage in our society - to its near demise." ~The Grappler, YOUR LIFE CHOICES on Emma Watson's speech at UN on FEMINISM (September 2014)

"Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle." ~Edna Ferber

"I am not interested in being a Barbie doll and turning myself into a sausage for the next 20 years. I want to follow actresses like Helen Mirren and Judi Dench who have lines on their faces and aren't afraid of playing their age." ~Kim Cattrall

"Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action." ~Mohandas Gandhi

"She was broken but never hopeless; alone but never lonely. Her eyes reflected pain but projected courage. She was a beautiful paradox." ~Deep Life Quotes

"The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough." ~George Edward Moore from Mastering Relationship With Love

“The more I have spoken about feminism, the more I have realised that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with ‘man-hating.’ If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop. For the record, feminism, by definition, is ‘the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes’.” ~Emma Watson on her speech at UN on Women's Rights and Feminism (2014)

"Think before you speak. The female brain works on a different wavelength!" ~Rafael Alunan III

"We are the natural nurturers of the Earth Mother. The Earth Mother needs our help, she needs our prayers. We need to educate the women of the world that prayer works." ~Grandmother Agnes Baker-Pilgrim

"You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul’s own doing." ~Marie Carmichael Stopes


From Queenisms TM

"Her choices were to stay the same or walk through her fear and become the woman she was meant to be. She decided to start walking." ~QueenismsTM

"Her story had so many ups and downs it would have knocked a lesser woman for a loop. Yet she chose to see herself as the heroine of that story and not the victim because she knew her true story was not over, yet." ~Queenisms

"The grass was not greener on the other side. She knew because she'd looked. Turned out happiness was a practice, not a place. So she made the choice to practice every day." ~Queenisms™



The Five Stages if a Woman's Life

To grow up
To fill out
To slim down
To hold it in
To hell with it.



T0 my fellow LADIES.

Don't waste your 20's and 30’s dealing with a man who has no intention of being with you in his 70's.

Yes, not all relationships lead to marriage, but we should condition our mind to see that any relationship we entered into can/may lead to it.

Time yourself in the relationship, don't date a guy for 5yrs then engage him for 5 more years again. You are wasting your most vital years, your most fertile years are being wasted.

No one can tell you how many years, that's a personal thing. But, shine your eyes, turn on your antenna, if the relationship is not going in a favorable direction, please say your bye bye on time.

Don't date a guy for 10 years and think he will marry you, when he's ready, he will look for a more younger woman.

You are not The Lord of the ring, why are you engage for years again after dating him for years. Sisters,, he can get marry at any age, he can have babies way into his 70s, but you my sister, .your time for procreation is limited.

Don't turn yourself into a seat warmer, a space keeper for the woman after you.

Source: Emotional Filmtricks



Your fiance may not own a car. He may not earn a lot of money. He may not live in a posh estate. He may not be able to shower you with gifts all the time. He may not have a great job. But it’s enough to know you are the ONLY ONE He has at his heart.

He has a vision. He is Honest. He is very hardworking. He is humble. He keeps that smile on your face. He talks to you every day. He actually listens to you. He always replies your messages. He tolerates you when you're moody.

His family knows you. He tells you you're beautiful all the time. He sees you every chance he gets.
He appreciates the tiniest things you do. He is there when you need him. He respects you. He is proud you are his. And he treats you like a queen because you are his everything and he fears to lose you.

Why ask for what he cannot afford? He may not have it all now, but one day he will... He may not be living his dream now, but one day he will… He pictures making a family with you and he means it when he says that he loves you. African Ladies, appreciate that man in your life who strives to be all you need.

He may not be all the things you need right now but with time he will be, He will get a job, get the money, he will buy a land and he will build a house for both of you. He won’t be renting or staying at his parent’s crib forever. He will fulfill all his promises and he will be a good dad to your children.

Just kindly be patient if you seriously love him. Everything will be fine between both of you. Don't be pushed around by money and what you wanna eat now....I pray you don't eat up the future of your unborn.
God bless REAL men!.. ‪

Source: Emotional Filmtricks via Let Love Be My Witness


A man was visited by his friend, after the normal greetings and warm gestures, they both sat down to discuss. The man called on his wife to offer his visitor drinks.

While she was at it, she listened to what they were both talking about. The man's friend was telling him about a lady he met at the super market. After he wooed her, she obliged immediately and finally ended up in bed with him.

They were both laughing at how easy he got the lady, when the man made this statement,''All women are easily lured just like a dog''. His wife out of annoyance replied him, ''Your mother inclusive''.

The man got so angry that he started beating up his wife in the presence of his visitor.
Do you think the lady was too fast in speaking??
Did she deserve the beating??
What do you think of the man? Isn't he wrong to classify all women that way in the presence of his wife??
What do you think??

From Emotional Filmtricks


“Have you ever tried loving yourself?
I mean really loving yourself.
Like stood in front of a mirror
with just your underwear on?
Or maybe even naked
and repeated, “this is what I am.”
What about making love with the lights on?
And afterwards laying next to each other hand in hand
talking about how your stretch marks
look like misplaced rivers
in a desert.
Have you connected your acne with a sharpie
and laughed at how much it oddly
resembles the Big Dipper?
Take the band-aids off your scars
and point them toward the sky.
Let flowers grow from your veins,
hell, let a garden grow.
Scrub off that manicure
and watch the polish swirl down
and stain the edges of the sink.
It feels good to smile with crooked teeth
and to not be able to button
the top button on those jeans.
You are the sun
the moon
and the stars
and none of those things
are perfect up close.”
~Kimberly Siehl | Love yourself like the constellation that you are
From Butterflies and Pebbles



The smell after rain.
The feeling after crying.
Grass or sand under my feet.
The reward that sometimes comes from trying.
The sound of a second chance.
That freedom when I no longer cared what everybody thinks.
Journeys by myself in quiet.
Watching the grey sky open up and turn pink.
The mystical warmth of a blazing bonfire.
Deep soul-filled conversations at 4am.
Tea stained books and the scent on their pages.
Strutting wild, free and crazy with my friends.
The blue line of the horizon in the far sea.
Flights of birds dancing above my head.
Butterflies and moths at any hour.
That sacred whisper with the moon just before bed.
As she continued to write of the things she daydreamed of and loved,
She felt warm inside and the sky seemed to open up above.
She was finally coming to see that life was a love affair.
How tender could she be with herself, how much could she show self-care?
That had become the new excitement and gentle feeling in her life.
She was finally realising she had incredible power
and could let go of a lot of her strife.
Life was not about achievements,
or about striving to get a pat on the back
from those around her.
It was about loving herself so much so
that it was replicated in the things
and people that surrounded her.
There need be no more striving.
She just had to start making the best choices
that tended to her heart to stop all the draining.
When relationships died it was time to let them go.
She was starting to see that her health of heart was really
the meaning of going with the flow.
She no longer wanted to stress
and now the time had come to let her hair down
so she could breathe
And enjoy this gift of life and truly follow after the things she believed.
There was no point in merely existing and denying all that made her tick.
It had been so long since she lived for herself.
No longer rushing to tick all the boxes and get everything done so quick.
As she pondered on herself
and the things that made her feel alive,
she sighed deeply from her womb,
knowing now to come were the best days of her life.

by S.C Lourie



"She Danced.
She Sang.
She Took.
She Gave.
She Loved.
She Created.
She Dissented.
She Enlivened.
She Saw.
She Grew.
She Sweated.
She Changed.
She Learned.
She Laughed.
She Shed her skin.
She Bled on the pages of her days.
She walked through walls.
She LIVED with Intention."
~Mary Anne Radmacher

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Blanche H. Dow - knowledge

"Unless the knowledge gained from experience is reconditioned in each new situation, it is a rigid and dangerous guide," ~Blanche H. Dow

Eleanor Marx - begin it well

"By the time your life is finished, you will have learned just enough to begin it well." ~Eleanor Marx, author, youngest daughter of Karl Marx

B.J. Gallagher Quotes

"Enjoy what we have while we have it." ~B.J. Gallagher

"Everything I need to know, I learned from other women." ~B.J. Gallagher, author

"...I discovered that to 'stand for something' meant that I had to risk being disliked if I chose to follow my values. I became more and more willing to pay that price. When I was true to my values, I could feel comfortable with myself regardless of the opinions of others." ~BJ Gallagher

"Miracles can happen, even in the toughest of family situations, even after long estrangements. Healing is possible, forgiveness is granted, and love does its best to make up for lost time."~B.J. Gallagher

"Mother Nature knew what she was doing when she created the female body." ~B.J. Gallagher

"Our children sometimes choose paths that we don't understand or approve of, but we must accept their right to choose for themselves." ~B.J. Gallagher

"Our innate physical durability enables us to give birth to babies and feed them, work hard, juggle multiple roles, and go the distance, outliving men." ~B.J. Gallagher


"One tree can start a forest; One smile can begin a friendship;
One hand can lift a soul;
One word can frame a goal;
One candle can wipe out darkness;
One laugh can conquer gloom;
One hope can raise our spirits;
One touch can show you care;
One life can make a difference,
Be that one today."
~BJ Gallagher


BJ Gallagher - author of Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Other Women

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Omar Khayyam Quotes

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Tracy Young - Language


Mingming with Amneh
16 April 2013

"And so is skin a language. It speaks when words fail us and communicates to parts of ourselves that are beyond the reach of words." ~Tracy Young

Kerry Washington - Journey of My Life

A joyful ride to Texas from Oklahoma
14 April 2013

"I don't have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect, and beautiful journey of my life. It's a trip more wonderful than I could have imagined." ~Kerry Washington

Abigail Thomas - Joy


16 April 2013

"You're worried about how you're going to feel at the end of your life? What about right now? Live. Right this minute. That's where the joy is at." ~Abigail Thomas


"I am who I am and it has taken me a long time to get here." ~Abigail Thomas

"I was filled with love and longing, an ache that was almost pain." ~Abigail Thomas

"The date was like an island you stumble on with a stranger, and you spend a few pleasant hours together there, but you can never find the island again." ~Abigail Thomas

"We looked out the window at the creek, the shifting patterns of dark water and thin pale ice, and the flat rocks on the bank. ~Abigail Thomas

Source: Oprah Newsletter on Dating

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Seng Tsan - harmony

Oklahoma City to Texas
14 April 2013

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

L. Zimmerman - illusion

14 April 2013

"You do not exist to serve the illusion. The illusion exists to serve you." ~L. Zimmerman

Harrison E. Salisbury - end of days

Red Roses from Joandel's garden
Loma Linda, California

"There is no shortcut to life. To the end of our days, life is a lesson imperfectly learned." ~Harrison E. Salisbury

Mitch Albom Quotes

"I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely, above their swirling waters, and sometimes that means you'll never know what they endured, and you may treat them unkindly, in a way you otherwise wouldn't." ~Mitch Albom

"I realized when you in your mother, you are looking at the purest love you WILL ever know." ~Mitch Albom

"In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did, and why you no longer feel it." ~Mitch Albom

“Nothing haunts us like the things we don't say.” ~Mitch Albom



Mitchell David "Mitch" Albom (born May 23, 1958) is an American best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, dramatist, radio and television broadcaster, and musician. Having achieved national recognition for sports writing in the earlier part of his career, he is perhaps best known for the inspirational stories and themes that weave through his books, plays and films.

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Kristi Bowman Quotes


"It's not so much what we do that matters, but what kind of person we choose to be." ~Kristi Bowman

The Sixth Floor Museum
Dallas, Texas with Lia Gupana

"When we awaken to our truth, we realize we are free." ~Kristi Bowman

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Anne Brontë - Blissful Dreams

Beautiful Sunset 
San Antonio, Texas
21 April 2013

"I love the silent hour of night,
 for blissful dreams may then arise, 
revealing to my charmed sight
what may not bless my waking eyes." 

~Anne Brontë

Gilda Radner - ambiguity


Californian Mist 
24 April 2013

"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity." ~Gilda Radner

Angela Varney - confidence

"Confidence is not believing you are right about everything, it is not the idea that you are better than everyone else, it is not the concept that people can walk all over you, it is not the willingness to put up with other people's negativity." ~Angela Varney

Trygve Lie - Diplomacy

“A real diplomat is one who can cut his neighbor's throat without having his neighbor notice it.” ~Trygve Lie on Diplomacy


George H. Mead - Psychology

"No very sharp line can be drawn between social psychology and individual psychology." ~George H. Mead

Orhan Pamuk Quotes

“Sometimes I sensed that the books I read in rapid succession had set up some sort of murmur among themselves, transforming my head into an orchestra pit where different musical instruments sounded out, and I would realize that I could endure this life because of these musicales going on in my head.” ~Orhan Pamuk, The New Life

"The beauty and mystery of this world only emerges through affection, attention, interest and compassion . . . open your eyes wide and actually see this world by attending to its colors, details and irony." ~Orhan Pamuk

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Babe Ruth - TWO THINGS

"Don't ever forget two things I'm going to tell you. One, don't believe everything that's written about you. Two, don't pick up too many checks." ~Babe Ruth


Mt. Pulag, Mountain Province
Photo Credit: Jollee A Baeyens

"Better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills." -William A. Ward

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you... while cares will drop off like autumn leaves." ~John Muir

"Faith move mountains. Love transforms hearts." ~John Paul Warren

"I thank God for the mountains I have had to climb, the storms I have faced, and the tears I have shed, as they have made me understand how strong I really am and how blessed I am when the road is smooth, the sky is clear, and my soul has a reason to smile." ~Mountain wisdom

"In stillness like the mountain;
in motion like the river."
~Wang Zong Yue

“Love may move mountains, but it’s even more amazing when it stirs your heart to do the same.” ~Robert Clancy

"May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits." ~Harley King

“Mountains appear more lofty, the nearer they are approached, but great men resemble them not in this particular” ~Marguerite Blessington

“Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.” ~Anon

"The mountains are calling and I must go." ~John Muir

“This world is like a mountain. Your echo depends on you. If you scream good things, the world will give it back. If you scream bad things, the world will give it back. Even if someone says badly about you, speak well about him. Change your heart to change the world.” ~Shams Tabrizi

"To achieve climbing the highest mountain in the world is sheer guts and determination!" ~George Favis

“When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence,
as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.”
~from "The Prophet" by Khalil Gibran

"Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them." -Russel Conwell

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Karen Salmansohn Quotes


"Be a good loving person. People will feel who you are. You can't fake good vibes." ~Karen Salmansohn

"Be gentle with yourself. Find reasons to be happy every day." ~Karen Salmansohn

"Be kind to unkind people if you can, because they truly need it most." ~Karen Salmansohn

"Fools take a knife and stab people in the back. The wise take a knife, cut the cord, and set themselves free from the fools." ~Karen Salmansohn

"Often the worst of times are what lead us to the best of times because all we go through inspires us to grow into our very best self." ~Karen Salmansohn, best selling author (Prince Harming Syndrome)

"Keep your eyes on the beauty right in front of you." ~Karen Salmansohn

"One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you cannot change." ~Karen Salmansohn

"Protect yourself. Keep your distance from negative people and their drama. They have a problem for every solution." ~Karen Salmansohn

"Surround yourself by people who reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel. Energies are contagious." ~Karen Salmansohn

"Surround yourself with people who clearly love your light and add to it." ~Karen Salmansohn

"The best things in life are often waiting for you at the exit ramp of your comfort zone." ~K. Salmansohn

"The people to truly treasure in your life are those who are always there for you...no matter what." ~Karen Salmansohn

"Train your brain to focus on the good in every situation." ~Karen Salmansohn

"True friends say good things behind your back and bad things to your face." ~Karen Salmansohn

"We can't always choose the music life plays for us, but we can choose how we dance to it. .... I hope you all are dancing a happy dance today - no matter what the music is playing! " ~Karen Salmansohn

"When feeling overwhelmed by a far away goal, repeat the following: I have it within me right now, to get me to where I want to be later." ~Karen Salmansohn

"When you reach that place where you're ready to give in and give up - keep giving it another shot!" ~Karen Salmansohn

"When your friendship circle decreases in number it's actually increasing in value." ~Karen Salmansohn

"Your mission: Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret or fear." ~Karen Salmansohn

"Your words have great power. Use them to support and inspire." ~Karen Salmansohn

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Cheryl Campos - self-righteous behaviour

"Some religions and groups actually create more of a feeling of aloneness through their self-righteous behavior. The reason I stopped going to church was because I found more connection in spiritual growth and acceptance in nature. Sitting before a fire is a universal act..one that gives me the feeling of ultimate connection to life; to those before me, to those with me and to those who come after my brief time on earth. The ocean gives me this same feeling. .. no judgement...just acceptance...and in acceptance there is peace." ~Cheryl Campos

Kimberley Jones - peace

"Don't let people pull you into their storm. Pull them into your peace." ~Kimberley Jones

Sophy Burnham - Angels

"Angels live no place, as God lives no place. They live in the space of eternity, in the center of our hearts, and sometimes I think we each serve as the channels and angels of God, touched by wings of silence, pushed to angelic acts." ~Sophy Burnham

Gordon B. Hinckley Quotes

"Being humble means recognising that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but how much difference we can make to the lives of others." ~Gordon B. Hinckley

"Life is just like an old time rail journey; delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride." ~Gordon B. Hinckley

"The willingness to forgive is a sign of spiritual and emotional maturity. It is one of the great virtues to which we all should aspire. Imagine a world filled with individuals willing both to apologize and to accept an apology. Is there any problem that could not be solved among people who possessed the humility and largeness of spirit and soul to do either -- or both -- when needed?" ~Gordon B. Hinckley

"What I am suggesting is that each of us turn from the negativism that permeates our society and look for the remarkable good among those with whom we associate, that we speak of one another’s virtues more than we speak of one another’s faults, that optimism replace pessimism, that our faith exceed our fears. When I was a young man and was prone to speak critically, my father would say: “Cynics do not contribute, skeptics do not create, doubters do not achieve." ~Gordon B. Hinckley

"Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds." ~Gordon B. Hinckley

"You can't plow a field simply by turning it over in your mind." ~Gordon B. Hinckley

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"The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other person finds an excuse.' ~Anon

Hans F. Hansen - crowd

"It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone." ~Hans F. Hansen

Gaston Bachelard Quotes

"One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it." ~Gaston Bachelard

“To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.” ~Gaston Bachelard

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Amma - thought, word or deed

"Cultivate a mind that does no harm to any living being in thought, word, or deed." ~Amma


African Saying - to the confused

"Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused." ~African Saying

Terri Cole - waterfall

"Think of all the things that are right in your life right now. Let that gracious feeling wash over you like a waterfall." ~Terri Cole

Jesse Owens Quotes

"One chance is all you need." ~Jesse Owens

"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort." ~Jesse Owens

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B.K.S. Iyengar - health

"Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open." ~B.K.S. Iyengar

Gyalwang Karmapa - concepts

"Sometimes we develop grand concepts of what happiness might look like for us, but if we pay attention, we can see that there are little symbols of happiness in every breath that we take." ~His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa

John Florio - labor

"Who will not suffer labor in this world, let him not be born." ~John Florio

Charles Bower - Boats

"You can't row a boat in two directions at the same time." ~Charles Bower

Jacques Benigne Bossuel - Reason

"The heart has reasons that reason does not understand." ~Jacques Benigne Bossuel

Bob Holland - rules

"Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of fools." ~Bob Holland, Editor, Central West PhotoNews, February 15-14, 2013

Ruben Garcia - education

"We need parents to be involved with their children, and we have so many who can't help their children with homework. By being able to better their education, their foundation is stronger, and they're able to provide more for their children." ~Ruben Garcia


Linda Blair - loving relationship

"Modern parents want a warm and loving relationship with their children, and to be a source of encouragement, comfort and support. We want to be friends without children, not remote or frightening authority figures as our own parents may have been." ~Linda Blair

Sharon Darling - readers

"When parents read to their children, their children are better readers. If parents don't have literacy skills or have never been read to, or they have never found joy in a book, it's really difficult for them to make that transition." ~Sharon Darling

Paul Carvel - needs

"Parents need their children as much as children need their parents." ~Paul Carvel

Abraham Hsieh Lih Xian - sharing the best

"Good parents always give the best to their children. good children always share the best with their parents." ~Abraham Hsieh Lih Xian

Gene Crawford - children to grandchildren

"The way we speak of our parents teaches our children the way they will speak of us to our grandchildren." ~Gene Crawford

Sonia Ricotti - surrender

"Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be." ~Sonia Ricotti

Markus Zusak - people

"Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks, not in what they say, just in what they are." ~Markus Zusak

Wendelin Van Draanen - iridescent

"Every once in a while, you find someone who's iridescent, and when you do, nothing will ever compare." ~Wendelin Van Draanen

Mumford and Sons - strength

"I'll find strength in pain. And I will change my ways. I'll know my name, and it's called again." ~Mumford and Sons

Tom Petty - free

"You belong somewhere you feel free." ~Tom Petty


Sacha Guitry - wisdom

"Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness." ~Sacha Guitry

G. I. Gurdjieff - learn

"Learn to feel what you think, and think what you feel." ~G. I. Gurdjieff

Vimala Thakar - life

"Nothing in life is trivial. Life is whole wherever and whenever we touch it, and one moment or event is not less sacred than another. You've got to really look after it and nurture it." ~Vimala Thakar


Jules Renard Quotes


“As I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to live it more and more” ~Jules Renard

"If I had my life to live over again, I would ask that not a thing be changed, but that my eyes be opened wider." ~Jules Renard

"On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it." ~Jules Renard

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Panache Desai Quotes


"Allow all the love in the universe to come flooding in. Just allow your heart to be filled." ~Panache Desai

"Close your eyes, open your palms, relax your body and allow all the stress, nonsense, or whatever you’ve accumulated throughout your day to dissolve." ~Panache Desai

"Each experience you have along the path is exactly the one you need in order to come into the full and complete realization of yourself." ~Panache Desai

"If you have been dwelling in the sadness of hurt feelings, reliving the wounds of former relationships, or sprinting from the emotional, physical, and spiritual ache of bitter disappointment, it’s time to deal with the pain as you would a charging grizzly bear- with courage, kindness, and smarts." ~Panache Desai

"If you take the risk and let your journey play out, you'll find life unfolding exactly as it is meant to." ~Panache Desai

"Loneliness is a part of the human experience." ~Panache Desai

"Our life is not about dwelling in the shadows of the past or propelling ourselves into a picture perfect future. We have to embrace ourselves - where we stand in this very moment - and live in alignment with who we truly are." ~Panache Desai

"The company you keep not only defines you but binds you, strive always to seek the company of the truth." ~Panache Desai

"The secret to accessing a life of peace and flow is loving, accepting and embracing yourself as the perfect being you are." ~Panache Desai

"The true source of the love and acceptance you have been searching for outside of yourself exists within you." ~Panache Desai

"When a wave of fear hits, the key is to breathe and receive." ~Panache Desai

"When you are in harmony with yourself everything unfolds with grace and ease." ~Panache Desai

"You can’t outrun your heartbreak. Your vibrational energy is better spent facing your sadness, not attempting to escape it." ~Panache Desai

"You have no choice but to feel what is inside you. But you do have a choice as to how you perceive it, and what you do with it." -Panache Desai from Start from the Heart

"Your intuition is a powerful gift that needs to be trusted. In doing so it will empower you to live in greater levels of connection and allow you to live in peace." ~Panache Desai

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Dr. Kurt Hahn - settle for less

"There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less." ~Dr. Kurt Hahn

Gemino H. Abad - vessel of grace

"Every vocation is a vessel of grace." ~Gemino H. Abad

Sam Hamze - angst

"One must turn angst and anger into strength and courage and move forward from the pain of the past." ~Sam Hamze

Herbert Samuel - mirror

"The world is like a mirror; frown at it, and it frowns at you. Smile and it smiles, too." ~Herbert Samuel

Sri Ramana Maharshi Quotes

"Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside." ~Ramana Maharshi

"Place your burden at the feet of the Lord of the Universe who accomplishes everything. Remain all the time steadfast in the heart, in the Transcendental Absolute. God knows the past, present and future. He will determine the future for you and accomplish the work. What is to be done will be done at the proper time. Don’t worry. Abide in the heart and surrender your acts to the divine." ~Ramana Maharshi

"To get rid of the idea that we are not peace is all that is required." ~Sri Ramana Maharshi

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David Byrne - fascination

"Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence" ~David Byrne

Veronica Rossi - waves


“Love was like the waves in the sea, gentle and good sometimes, rough and terrible at others, but that it was endless and stronger than the sky and earth and everything in between.” ~Veronica Rossi, Through the Ever Night from Goodreads


Alexis Carrel Quotes

"A few observation and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning to truth." ~Alexis Carrel

"Life leaps like a geyser for those who drill through the rock of inertia." ~Alexis Carrel

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Shantideva Quotes

"If you can solve your problem, then what is the use of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?" ~Shantideva

"Whenever I catch sight of others, by thinking, it's through them, that I'll reach awakening, I look with sincerity and love." ~Shantideva

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William P. Young - wings

"Pain has a way of clipping our wings and keeping us from being able to fly." ~William P. Young

James C. Wilhelm - most important

"Give to the world that which is most important to you and never again will you lack for anything." ~James C. Wilhelm

Michael Johnson - motivation

"The best motivation always comes from within." ~Michael Johnson

Sa'adi - strength

"In this world you never stand by your own strength; it is the Invisible that sustains you every moment." ~Sa'adi

Arthur Miller - strength

"True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself." ~Arthur Miller

L.G. Elliott - bridge of life

"The long span of the bridge of your life is supported by countless cables called habits, attitudes, and desires." ~L.G. Elliott

Khaled Hosseini - shoulder

"Behind every trial and sorrow that He makes us shoulder, God has a reason." ~Khaled Hosseini

Hakim Sanai - reason

"We tried reasoning our way to Him: it did not work; but the moment we gave up, no obstacle remained." ~Hakim Sanai