"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


Anita Moorjani - painting


"Learning to love others begins with learning to love ourselves unconditionally first. I will never let myself down, treat myself like a doormat, or make myself small so others can feel big. I have learned that this is the biggest gift that I give not only to myself, but also to the planet, because I paint others with the same brush as I use on myself." -Anita Moorjani

Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski - leave a good mark


"My mom would always tell me - Every time you cross paths with someone, give them the courtesy due to them. It’s probably the first and last time the person is ever going to see you. So better leave a good mark." ~Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski


A timely one:


"At some point you will realize that you have done too much for someone, that the only next possible step to do is to stop. Leave them alone. Walk away. It’s not like you’re giving up, and it’s not like you shouldn’t try. It’s just that you have to draw the line of determination from desperation. What is truly yours will eventually be yours, and what is not, no matter how hard you try, will never be." ~Anon


Our Daily Bread - witness

"Dear Lord, we love You so much. We want our words and our lives to be a witness of Your goodness and grace. Please use us in ways we never thought possible." ~Our Daily Bread, FB

St. Fulbert of Chartres - Your Greatness

"How brief is our span of life compared with the time since you created the universe. How tiny we are compared with the enormity of your universe. How trivial are our concerns compared with the complexity of your universe. How stupid we are compared with the genius of your creation. Yet during every minute and every second of our lives you are present, within and around us. You give your whole and undivided attention to each and every one of us. Our concerns are your concerns. And you are infinitely patient with our stupidity. I thank you with all my heart - knowing that my thanks are worthless compared to your greatness." ~St. Fulbert of Chartres (960-1028)

Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati - mind and soul

"Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak." ~Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

Erol Ozan - paths

"Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost." ~Erol Ozan

Clinton Nzedimma - from a Man's Perspective

"A Man doesn’t have to be a car owner, neither does he have to be Prince or a Hero to win a woman’s Heart ( Not just a Woman's Heart but a Real Woman's Heart). Women are touched by simple things and kind gestures. What impresses a woman in a man is the way he respects her values and ethics. Women Love Genuine, Confident and Sincere men. A Man doesn’t need to fabricate anything to impress a woman he just needs to be utterly honest and straightforward. Women don’t look for chivalry or great looks but they value Honesty and Truthfulness in a Relationship. You can win her heart and charm her by being genuine rather than being fake. You can touch a Woman’s Soul with Love, Affection and Respect." ~Clinton Nzedimma

Rhonda Redbird - inner spirit


"You are a Divine lovely creation... you are meant to make a difference... spread those wings and let your beautiful inner spirit shine so it touches the world!" ~Rhonda Redbird

Jeff Foster Quotes

"Leave everything undefined, including yourself. Befriend uncertainty. Fall in love with mystery. Kneel at the altar of not knowing. Give your questions time to breathe. And the answers will find you." ~Jeff Foster

"Sometimes life seems is unbearable. Yet a moment later the very same life feels unbearably beautiful. Life never changes, only your perspective." ~Jeff Foster

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Marty Robbins - shining

"Every day is a good day to be alive, whether the sun's shining or not." ~Marty Robbins

Charles Chaplin Quotes

"As I began to Love Myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own Truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”. -Charles Chaplin from I am Complete Women's Retreat

"As I began to love myself, I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens exactly at the right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”. ~Charles Chaplin

"Imagination means nothing without doing." ~Charlie Chaplin

"Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles." ~Charles Chaplin

"There are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books." ~Charlie Chaplin

"To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!" ~Charlie Chaplin

"We think too much and feel too little." ~Charlie Chaplin

"You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down." ~Charles Chaplin

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Colin Wilson - imagination

"Imagination should be used, not to escape reality but to create it." ~Colin Wilson


Oliver Schreiner Quotes

"Men are like the earth and we are the moon; we turn always one side to them, and they think there is no other, because they don't see it - but there is." ~Olive Schreiner

"My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and confronting those that are sad." ~Olive Schreiner

"There is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those who are sad." ~Oliver Schreiner

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Ebie Lasola - moon


"Never trust the bright face of the moon, it has a darker side." ~Ebie Lasola

The Lightworkers Academy - shine again


"Even when you are having the hardest time in your life, the rain will stop soon and the sun will shine again for you." ~ Kate, The Lightworkers Academy


Cecelia Ahern Quotes


“Finding someone you love and who loves you back is a wonderful, wonderful feeling. But finding a true soul mate is an even better feeling. A soul mate is someone who understands you like no other, loves you like no other, will be there for you forever, no matter what. They say that nothing lasts forever, but I am a firm believer in the fact that for some, love lives on even after we’re gone.” ~Cecelia Ahern

"Sometimes, we lost sight of ourselves when we're not paying attention." ~Cecelia Ahern

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William J. Clinton Quotes

“I learned a lot from the stories my uncle, aunts and grandparents told me: that no one is perfect but most people are good; that people can’t be judged by their worst or weakest moments; that harsh judgments can make hypocrites of us all; that a lot of life is just showing up and hanging on; that laughter is often the best, and sometimes the only response to pain........... Perhaps most important, I learned that everyone has a story – of dreams and nightmares, hope and heartache, love and loss, courage and fear, sacrifice and selfishness. All my life I’ve been interested in other people’s stories. I wanted to know them, understand them, feel them. When I grew up into politics, I always felt the main point of my work was to give people a chance to have better stories." ~President Bill Clinton, My Life

"The real differences around the world today are not between Jews and Arabs; Protestants and Catholics; Muslims, Croats, and Serbs. The real differences are between those who embrace peace and those who would destroy it; between those who look to the future and those who cling to the past; between those who open their arms and those who are determined to clench their fists." ~William J. Clinton, 1997 from Sye of Relief

"When we give what we can, and give it with joy, we just don't renew the American tradition of giving, we also renew ourselves." ~Bill Clinton

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Francis Kong Quotes

"Be a carrier of a healthy attitude today. Don’t wait to catch it from others. Make sure you are the carrier and spread it around because a healthy attitude is contagious." ~Francis Kong

"Some times the person who made you feel so special yesterday is the same person who makes you feel so unwanted today. And that is why getting into a relationship whether in business or in love does not only involve feelings, it certainly involves maturity and careful thinking." ~Francis Kong

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Wade Boggs - catalyst

"A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results." ~Wade Boggs from Journey to Peace

Lois L. Kaufman - bouquet


"Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness." ~Lois L. Kaufman

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor Quotes

"Most of us think of ourselves as thinking creatures that feel, but we are actually feeling creatures that think." ~Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor from Susan Deborah

"To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life." ~Jill Bolte Taylor


Jack Hyles - job

“If God called us to a task, He will then qualify us for the job.” ~Jack Hyles

Liz Parker - Greatest Healer


"Nature is the Greatest Healer,
That is where I find my Peace.
Just listen to the wind,
I am never alone out there.
That is where all things
come together in peace
and Harmony to teach us."
~Liz Parker

Chang Tzu Quotes

"Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate." ~Chuang Tzu from Inspire Positive Soul Sensations

“That which fills the universe I regard as my body, and that which directs the universe I see as my own nature.” ~Chang Tzu

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Dante Hall - legacy

"I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son, father and friend." ~Dante Hall

Tracey Sadler - most humbled


"I have noticed in my life that when I'm on top and open my eyes is when I'm most humbled. It is then that I realize how minor I am." ~Tracey Sadler


Ishita Gupta - consistent baby steps

"Take tiny, wobbly, baby steps towards action. I made so much more progress in one year by doing a few small things consistently than I did in thirty years of overthinking and massive to-do lists." ~Ishita Gupta


Julie Redstone Quotes


"All that you are, and all that you will ever be, exists within you as a seed that will one day bear fruit. This Divine seed contains all possibility within itself, enabling whatever you imagine as possible to be possible. This is the gift of Creation." ~Julie Redstone

"There is no time and no space that can contain your soul. Your body may live in time, but your soul is eternal and timeless." ~Julie Redstone

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Renante M Areola - permaculture

"During the middle ages, English aristocrats usually hide where their wealth and food are coming from. They build vast ornamented lawns and gardens infront of their manor houses to impress the middle class. The middle class then copied that idea and carried it with them overseas... in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc. Every one nowadays has that little aristocrat thing infront of their homes. Permaculture intends to attack that idea of nonsense energy consuming, costly and unproductive habit. We are not aristocrat neither belong to the middle class; grow your own food infront and all around your homes." ~Renante M Areola

Peter T. McIntyre - ALWAYS RIGHT

"Confidence comes not from what is always right but from not fearing to be wrong." ~Peter T. McIntyre

Tom Waits - home

"The earth is not my home, I'm just passing by." ~Tom Waits

Jenni Young Quotes

"A wise man can always be found alone. A weak man can always be found in a crowd." ~Simple Reminders

"At any moment you have the power to say “this is enough” and radically change the course of your destiny. Have the faith and courage to follow your hearts calling." ~Jenni Young

"Every situation in life is temporary. So, when life is good, make sure you enjoy and receive it fully. And when life is not so good, remember that it will not last forever and better days are on the way." ~Jenni Young

"If you just keep moving forward, everything you need will show up for you at the perfect time." ~Jenni Young

"Into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul." ~Simple Reminders

"No one is coming to rescue you from yourself; your inner demons, your lack of confidence, your dissatisfaction with yourself and life. Only self-love and good decisions will rescue you." ~Jenni Young

"Pause and remember— At any moment you have the power to say “this is enough” and radically change the course of your destiny. Have the faith and courage to follow your hearts calling." ~Jenni Young

"Pause and remember: Before you react in your typical way; stop yourself. Instead, become calm, centered, clear and thoughtful." ~Jenni Young

"Pause and remember: Every single event in your life, especially the difficult lessons, have made you smarter, stronger, and wiser than you were yesterday. Be thankful!" ~Jenni Young

"Pause and remember: It is never too late to begin again, to forgive someone, to have a dream, to meet someone or to start love yourself. It is never too late!" ~Jenni Young

"Pause and remember: The spiritual path is not always going to be smooth and easy. There are going to be difficult situations, hardships, losses and lessons. Don't lose faith along the way. You are exactly where you need to be." ~ Jenni Young

"Pause and remember— You alone are responsible for taking an interest in your own growth. Understanding your deepest fears and pain is what will move you forward. If you can do this, you will be rewarded with not only a deeper connection with yourself, but also with others." ~Jenni Young

"Pause and remember— You are unique. You are special. Every mistake, trial and hardship has helped to sculpt your real beauty. Stop hating yourself and start appreciating and loving yourself!" ~Jenni Young

"The more you stay focused on your blessings the less stressed your life will be!" ~Jenni Young

"You may see me struggle, but you will never see me quit." ~Jenni Young

"You'll end up really disappointed if you think people will do for you as you do for them. Not everyone has the same heart as you." ~from Simple Reminders

"You will have a lot more time and energy to spend on yourself when you stop worrying and wasting time on how others need to change." ~Jenni Young

"You will make it to the other side of this hardship. One day you will look back with wiser eyes, understanding and gratitude. Hang in there!" ~Jenni Young

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Quotes From Darkblue Skye


"A true relationship is not about age, religion, distance, nor about communicating with each other everyday. It's all about a silent promise made to each other to stay together forever. And the most important is trust and loyalty."

"Being in a relationship is not about kissing, dating or showing off. It's all about being with the person who makes you happy without any efforts."

"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

"I believe true beauty comes from the heart."

"I make up a thousand excuses just to run into you by chance."

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

"Love the one who loves you. Respect the one who deserves it. Value those who take care of you. And forget those who don't deserve you!"

"Relationship gets stronger when both are willing to understand mistakes and forgive each other."

"True love is better than first love."

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Jim Morrison Quotes

"Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free." ~Jim Morrison

"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than anyone else can inflict." ~Jim Morrison

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Marabeth Quin - landscapes


"The most beautiful landscapes are the ones we have inside when our hearts are filled to bursting…it is then that love is the lens through which we see." ~Marabeth Quin, Artist

Scott Stabile Quotes

"Don't worry if you're making waves simply by being yourself. The moon does it all the time." ~Scott Stabile

"I have decided to stop saying yes to people and situations that don't support my well-being. Instead, I will say yes to my happiness, and yes to my growth, and yes to all the people and things that inspire me to be authentic and whole, while at the same time accepting me just as I am. My yes, from here on out, is my pledge to live honestly, my commitment to love myself fiercely, and my cry to create my best life possible. Yes." ~Scott Stabile

"Manure helps a garden grow. Think of yourself as a garden, ever changing. All the shit in your life serves your growth and helps transform you into something strong, and resilient, and beautiful. Even delicious." ~Scott Stabile

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Sara Paddison - coloured with expectations


"Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don't worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time -- just like it does for you and me." ~Sara Paddison

Robert McCloskey - confusion

“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.” ~Robert McCloskey


Eliza Engellenner -too obvious


"He may love you. He probably does. He probably thinks about you all the time. But that isn’t what matters. What matters is what he’s doing about it, and what he’s doing about it is nothing. And if he’s doing nothing, you most certainly shouldn’t do anything. You need someone who goes out of their way to make it obvious that they want you in their life." ~Eliza Engellenner

Mark A. Cummins Quotes

"Every Fire Fighter needs to mentor at least one child and show them the rewards of helping other people." ~Mark A. Cummins

"I can't imagine how anyone or any law can prevent insanity. Or why anyone thinks it's the guns that cause the problem. It's the guns that solve the problem. You can't stop a person intent on murder. You can't determine if that person will use a truck load of fertilizer to blow up a building or use the truck to run down people in the street. Or fly a plane into a tall building. You can't take away the things a nut can find to do his dirty work. So why limit a sane persons right to protect himself and his neighbors from the wrongdoers." ~Mark A Cummins, FB, October 7, 2017, on recent Las Vegas shooting

"I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
I shall keep the faith."
~Mark A Cummins

"It doesn't bother me that my neighbors have bigger or better guns than me, but it would bother me a lot if they told me that I couldn't have mine. How about you?" ~Mark A Cummins, October 7, 2017

"This may sound too simple but it is very important for everyone to consider. Our immune system is our best defense for anything that does not belong in our blood system. The oxygen you breath combines and oxidizes the toxic carbon products. Eat well, breath well, and help your immune system operate at best possible level. Learn best breathing techniques." ~Mark A Cummins

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Tiffanie DeBartolo - last breath


"And no matter what anybody says about grief and about time healing all wounds, the truth is, there are certain sorrows that never fade away until the heart stops beating and the last breath is taken.” ~Tiffanie DeBartolo

Sheri Reynolds - truth


"Your truth may not look like mine, but that is not what matters. What matters is this: you can look at a scar and see hurt, or you can look at a scar and see healing." ~Sheri Reynolds

Diane Grane - walk alone


"It's better to walk alone than with a crowd going in the wrong direction." ~Diane Grane from Ups, Downs and Roundabouts

President José “Pepe” Mujica Quotes

“A president is a high-level official who is elected to carry out a function. He is not a king, not a god. He is not the witch doctor of a tribe who knows everything. He is a civil servant. I think the ideal way of living is to live like the vast majority of people whom we attempt to serve and represent.” ~José “Pepe” Mujica (Source)on being a President

“As soon as politicians start climbing up the ladder, they suddenly become kings. I don’t know how it works, but what I do know is that republics came to the world to make sure that no one is more than anyone else. The pomp of office, is like something left over from a feudal past: “You need a palace, red carpet, a lot of people behind you saying, ‘Yes, sir.’ I think all of that is awful.” ~José “Pepe” Mujica on staying humble in office.

“Businesses just want to increase their profits; it’s up to the government to make sure they distribute enough of those profits so workers have the money to buy the goods they produce. It’s no mystery — the less poverty, the more commerce. The most important investment we can make is in human resources.” ~José “Pepe” Mujica told businessmen at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on redistribution of wealth

“From afar, it seems like a war without a solution and like a long sacrifice for the entire country. So when a president appears who tries to open a path to peace, I think that deserves support, because there is a lot of pain, and if they try to settle scores, the war will never end. But there is an opportunity. I would feel selfish if I did not help in any way." ~José “Pepe” Mujica on ending conflict

“Help does not mean to intervene. I will not meddle if I am not invited to do so. But if I can serve as a go-between with my experience, I will support the government’s call for dialogue with the rebel forces who also have their problems, who also have their fears. I think all us Latin Americans have to help.” ~José “Pepe” Mujica on ending conflict

“I’m not the poorest president. The poorest is the one who needs a lot to live. My lifestyle is a consequence of my wounds. I’m the son of my history. There have been years when I would have been happy just to have a mattress.” ~José “Pepe” Mujica (Source) on being the poorest President in the world.

“I have a way of life that I don’t change just because I am a president. I earn more than I need, even if it’s not enough for others. For me, it is no sacrifice, it’s a duty.” ~José “Pepe” Mujica (Source), on donating 90% of his salary to carity

“I’ve seen some springs that ended up being terrible winters. We human beings are gregarious. We can’t live alone. For our lives to be possible, we depend on society. It’s one thing to overturn a government or block the streets. But it’s a different matter altogether to create and build a better society, one that needs organization, discipline and long-term work. Let’s not confuse the two of them. I want to make it clear: I feel sympathetic with that youthful energy, but I think it’s not going anywhere if it doesn’t become more mature.” ~José “Pepe” Mujica on revolutions and revolts

“It has always been like that with changes. In 1913, we established divorce as a right for women in Uruguay. You know what they were saying back then? That families would dissolve. That it was the end of good manners and society. There has always been a conservative and traditional opinion out there that’s afraid of change. When I was young and would go dancing at balls, we’d have to wear suits and ties. Otherwise they wouldn’t let us in. I don’t think anyone dresses up for dancing parties nowadays.” ~José “Pepe” Mujica on legalising marijuana

“It seems that we have been born only to consume and to consume, and when we can no longer consume, we have a feeling of frustration, and we suffer from poverty, and we are auto-marginalized.” ~José “Pepe” Mujica (Source)on materialism

“My goal is to achieve a little less injustice in Uruguay, to help the most vulnerable and to leave behind a political way of thinking, a way of looking at the future that will be passed on and used to move forward. There’s nothing short-term, no victory around the corner. I will not achieve paradise or anything like that. What I want is to fight for the common good to progress. Life slips by. The way to prolong it is for others to continue your work.” ~José “Pepe” Mujica (Source) on his goal for Uruguay

“To live in accordance with how one thinks. Be yourself and don’t try to impose your criteria on the rest. I don’t expect others to live like me. I want to respect people’s freedom, but I defend my freedom. And that comes with the courage to say what you think, even if sometimes others don’t share those views.” ~José “Pepe” Mujica (Source)on the secret to happiness

“We applied a very simple principle: Recognize the facts. Abortion is old as the world. Gay marriage, please — it’s older than the world. We had Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, please. To say it’s modern, come on, it’s older than we are. It’s an objective reality that it exists. For us, not legalizing it would be to torture people needlessly.” ~José “Pepe” Mujica (Source) on abortion and same-sex marriage

“We can almost recycle everything now. If we lived within our means, by being prudent, the 7 billion people in the world could have everything they needed. Global politics should be moving in that direction. But we think as people and countries, not as a species.” ~José “Pepe” Mujica (Source) on global consumption

“We have sacrificed the old immaterial gods, and now we are occupying the temple of the Market-God. He organizes our economy, our politics, our habits, our lives, and even provides us with rates and credit cards and gives us the appearance of happiness." ~José “Pepe” Mujica (Source) on materialism

“What’s sad is that an 80-year-old grandpa has to be the open-minded one. Old people aren’t old because of their age, but because of what’s in their heads. They are horrified at this, but they aren’t horrified at what’s happening in the streets?” ~José “Pepe” Mujica (Source)on age.

“Worse that drugs is drug trafficking. Much worse. Drugs are a disease, and I don’t think that there are good drugs or that marijuana is good. Nor cigarettes. No addiction is good. I include alcohol. The only good addiction is love. Forget everything else.” ~José “Pepe” Mujica (Source)on addiction

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Uruguay’s humble president, Jose Mujica, donates 90% of his salary to charity and is an inspirational example for all seeking to co-create peaceful change.

Naming Uruguay the country of the year in 2013, the Economist may very well have described the rising nation’s head of state, President José “Pepe” Mujica.

Source: The Mind Unleashed

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Yasmin Mogahed Quotes


“After years of falling into the same pattern of disappointments and heartbreak, I finally began to realize something profound. I had always thought that love of dunya meant being attached to material things. And I was not attached to material things. I was attached to people. I was attached to moments. I was attached to emotions. So I thought that the love of dunya just did not apply to me. What I didn’t realize was that people, moments, emotions are all a part of dunya. What I didn’t realize is that all the pain I had experienced in life was due to one thing, and one thing only: love of dunya.” ~Yasmin Mogahed

“As much as you can, keep dunya (worldly life) in your hand--not in your heart. That means when someone insults you, keep it out of your heart so it doesn't make you bitter or defensive. When someone praises you, also keep it out of your heart, so it doesn't make you arrogant and self-deluded. When you face hardship and stress, don't absorb it in your heart, so you don't become hopeless and overwhelmed. Instead keep it in your hands and realize that everything passes. When you're given a gift by God, don't hold it in your heart. Hold it in your hand so that you don't begin to love the gift more than the giver. And so that when it is taken away you can truly respond with 'inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon': 'indeed we belong to God, and to God we return'.” ~Yasmin Mogahed

“As Muslim women, we have been liberated from this silent bondage. We don't need society's standard of beauty or fashion, to define our worth. We don't need to become just like men to be honored, and we don't need to wait for a prince to save or complete us. Our worth, our honor, our salvation, and our completion lie not in the slave. But, in the Lord of the slave.” ~Yasmin Mogahed, Reclaim Your Heart

“But, this dark place is not the end. Remember that the darkness of night precedes the dawn. And as long as your heart still beats, this is not the death of it. You don’t have to die here. Sometimes, the ocean floor is only a stop on the journey. And it is when you are at this lowest point, that you are faced with a choice. You can stay there at the bottom, until you drown. Or you can gather pearls and rise back up—stronger from the swim, and richer from the jewels.” ~Yasmin Mogahed

“Don’t despair if your heart has been through a lot of trauma. Sometimes that’s how beautiful hearts are remade: they are shattered first.” ~Yasmin Mogahed

“He knows that behind each false door is a drop. And if we enter it, we will fall. In His mercy, He keeps those false doors closed.” ~Yasmin Mogahed

“However the problem wasn't with the vase, or even that the vases kept breaking. The problem was that I kept putting them on the edges of tables.” ~Yasmin Mogahed, Reclaim Your Heart

“I'm not here to be on display. And my body is not for public consumption. I will not be reduced to an object, or a pair of legs to sell shoes. I'm a soul, a mind, a servant of God. My worth is defined by the beauty of my soul, my heart, my moral character. So I won't worship your beauty standards, and I don't submit to your fashion sense. My submission is to something higher.” ~Yasmin Mogahed, Reclaim Your Heart, (A Letter to the Culture that Raised Me)

“If there is one recipe for unhappiness it is that: expectations.” ~Yasmin Mogahed, Reclaim Your Heart

“If you allow dunya to own your heart, like the ocean that owns the boat, it will take over. You will sink down to the depths of the sea. You will touch the ocean floor.” ~Yasmin Mogahed, Reclaim Your Heart

“Keep going. You're almost there and remember, the sun is most beautiful as it's going away.” ~Yasmin Mogahed, Reclaim Your Heart

“Know that transformation sometimes begins with a fall. So never curse the fall.” ~Yasmin Mogahed, Reclaim Your Heart

“Like the sun that sets at the end of the day, so too will Ramadan come and go, leaving only it's mark on our heart's sky.” ~Yasmin Mogahed, Reclaim Your Heart

“Loss; is the returning of what never actually belonged to us in the first place.” ~Yasmin Mogahed

“My value as a woman is not measured by the size of my waist or the number of men who like me. My worth as a human being is measured on a higher scale: a scale of righteousness and piety. And my purpose in life-despite what fashion magazines say-is something more sublime than just looking good for men.” ~Yasmin Mogahed, Reclaim Your Heart

“Never curse a fall. The ground is where humility lives.” ~Yasmin Mogahed

“Real love brings about calm—not inner torment. True love allows you to be at peace with yourself and with God. That is why Allah says: “that you may dwell in tranquility.” Hawa is the opposite. Hawa will make you miserable. And just like a drug, you will crave it always, but never be satisfied. You will chase it to your own detriment, but never reach it.” ~Yasmin Mogahed, Reclaim Your Heart

“So often we experience things in life, and yet never see the connections between them. When we are given hardship, or feel pain, we often fail to consider that the experience may be the direct cause or result of another action or experience. Sometimes we fail to recognize the direct connection between the pain in our lives and our relationship with Allah SWT” ~Yasmin Mogahed, Reclaim Your Heart

“Some hearts understand each other, even in silence.” ~Yasmin Mogahed

“Sometimes you search so hard for words. You look for a way to interpret the language of this heart and the unspoken bond you feel. But in the end you are left with nothing but silence. And deep down you hope it’s understood.” ~Yasmin Mogahed

“There are internal chains and external chains. All the external chains in the world won't enslave you, if you are free inside. And all the external 'freedom' in the world won't liberate you, if you are chained inside.
Let go. And you'll know Freedom.” ~Yasmin Mogahed

“There’s something amazing about this life. The very same worldly attribute that causes us pain is also what gives us relief: Nothing here lasts. What does that mean? It means that the breathtakingly beautiful rose in my vase will wither tomorrow. It means that my youth will neglect me. But it also means that the sadness I feel today will change tomorrow. My pain will die. My laughter won’t last forever but neither will my tears. We say this life isn’t perfect. And it isn’t. It isn’t perfectly good. But, it also isn’t perfectly bad, either.” ~Yasmin Mogahed

“This world cannot break you—unless you give it permission. And it cannot own you unless you hand it the keys—unless you give it your heart. And so, if you have handed those keys to dunya for a while—take them back. This isn’t the End. You don’t have to die here. Reclaim your heart and place it with its rightful owner:
God.” ~Yasmin Mogahed, Reclaim Your Heart

“Time of difficulty test our faith, our fortitude and our strenght. During these times, the level of our imaan becomes manifest” ~Yasmin Mogahed, Reclaim Your Heart

“To some,Islam is nothing but a code of rules and regulations.But,to those who understand,it is a perfect vision of life” ~Yasmin Mogahed

“We must also realize that nothing happens without a purpose. Nothing. Not even broken hearts. Not even pain. That broken heart and that pain are lessons and signs for us. They are warnings that something is wrong. They are warnings that we need to make a change. Just like the pain of being burned is what warns us to remove our hand from the fire, emotional pain warns us that we need to make an internal change. We need to detach. Pain is a form of forced detachment. Like the loved one who hurts you again and again and again, the more dunya hurts us, the more we inevitably detach from it. The more we inevitably stop loving it.” ~Yasmin Mogahed, Reclaim Your Heart

“When you fall in love with a work of art, you’d die to meet the artist. I am a student of the galleries of Pacific sunsets, full moon rises on the ocean, the clouds from an airplane, autumn forests in Raleigh, first fallen snows.
And I’m dying to meet the artist.” ~Yasmin Mogahed

“When you have friends, don’t expect your friends to fill your emptiness. When you get married, don’t expect your spouse to fulfill your every need. When you’re an activist, don’t put your hope in the results. When you’re in trouble don’t depend on yourself. Don’t depend on people. Depend on Allah.” ~Yasmin Mogahed

Source: Goodreads

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Tilopa Quotes

“Have a mind that is open to everything, and attached to nothing.” ~Tilopa

"Let go of what has passed.
Let go of what may come.
Let go of what is happening now.
Don't try to figure anything out.
Don't try to make anything happen.
Relax, right now, and rest."

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Mary Jean Iron - treasure


“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so.” ~Mary Jean Iron

Peter Joseph - consciousness

"The real revolution is the revolution of consciousness, and each one of us first needs to eliminate the divisionary, materialistic noise we have been conditioned to think is true; while discovering, amplifying, and aligning with the signal coming from our true empirical oneness. It is up to you." ~Peter Joseph


Salvador Dali - perfection

"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it." ~Salvador Dali

Jessica Jensen - feelings


"Give yourself time to be sad, frustrated, and angry. Give yourself time to heal, accept, and to grow. Time doesn’t erase anything, but it can provide you with enough space to be able to breathe again. And then one day you wake up and your heart has a little bit of sunshine in it. And day by day people offer you pieces of their hearts to help remake your own. Allow yourself to be where you are at, to feel what you are feeling, and to experience everything that means. And during this process, look and listen for that glimmer of hope. It is there, I promise. And it is waiting for you to see it. Because one of the most beautiful things about humans is their capacity to heal, grow, and survive. Facing it. That is how you get through." ~Jessica Jensen


Sue Churchill Quotes


"Love him or hate him, he lead Australia through one of the most turbulent periods of social change we have known. A strong leader, and a great man. Deepest condolences to the Whitlam family." ~Sue Churchill on Gough Whitlam...RIP (21 October 2014)

"Pain when you laugh is a good thing. Heart problems don't generally cause pain when laughing. Muscular-skeletal, or lung problems do." ~Sue Churchill

"True friends take the good, with the bad; the laughs, with the moans; the anger, with the joy." ~Sue Churchill

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Peter Pan - goodbye

"Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting." ~Peter Pan (supplied by Maz, Your Life's Choices thread on Robin Williams death, 11 August 2014 RIP)


Leticia Rae Quotes

"Everything I want flows to me because the only barriers are the ones I set for myself and I choose to set them free." ~Leticia Rae, Finding The Silver Lining

"Focus on what you enjoy in every moment. Have fun, be happy and be free from thoughts that are not conducive to an enjoyable life." ~Leticia Rae, Finding The Silver Lining

"I believe that making gratitude a daily habit can change your life because you are focused on the good in your life that already exists. By doing this, you not only invite more blessings into your life by being open to them, but you let go of the fear that blocks." ~Letecia Rae, Finding The Silver Lining

"Let's be who we are; not who our ego thinks we are - or wants us to be." ~Leticia Rae, Finding The Silver Lining

"Finding The Silver Lining
Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself.

If you aren't happy, change your life by changing your beliefs. Your thoughts control your life. - Leticia Rae

"Life is about finding your own kind of creativity and finding inspiration in everything. That is where you find Joy and Love." ~ Leticia Rae, Finding The Silver Lining

"The ability to understand other's negative behavior and show them unconditional love is a sign of incredible strength and self-confidence." ~ Leticia Rae from Finding The Silver Lining

"The greatest gifts you can give are Time, Love and Understanding." ~Leticia Rae, Finding The Silver Lining

"When we allow ourselves to feel, we allow ourselves to heal. Let's always be honest with ourselves in every moment. We don't grow from hiding - We grow from what we face." ~Leticia Rae, Finding The Silver Lining

"When we practice the art of letting go of fear, we allow an abundance of Love to flow towards us." ~Leticia Rae, Finding The Silver Lining

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Nick Baylis - resilient personality

"It is the ability to focus our attention on self-motivating thoughts, rather than being mesmerised by negatives, which rests at the very heart of a healthy approach to life. The sort of resilient personality who can bounce back quickly after a major setback, does so largely because they quickly generate positive emotions which serve as a physical and psychological antidote to bad news." ~Nick Baylis

Glennon Melton - painting

"Your body is not your masterpiece - your life is....
Your body is not your art, it’s your paintbrush. ...
Your body is not your offering.
It’s just a really amazing instrument which you can use to create your offering each day.... Pick up your instrument and start painting this day beautiful and bold and wild and free and YOU.” ~Glennon Melton from Butterflies and Pebbles

Kathleen L Grant - breathe


"Breathe in.. take in more of your soul,
Pause... listen for its ‪intuitive‬ guidance,
Breathe out... your doubts, fears and excuses,
Pause... gratefullly expect your next inbreath of soul."
~Kathleen L Grant


Christopher Parker - a lot of fun

"Procrastination is like a credit card: it's a lot of fun until you get the bill." ~Christopher Parker


Ida Solijon Aguilar - perpetual light


"May eternal rest grant unto her oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her!" ~Ida Solijon Aguilar on Nang Meming's First Death Anniversary

Stormie Omartian Quotes


"No matter how good a parent you have been, your adult children can still be impacted by the dark side of today’s culture. We must keep in mind that the magnetic draw of the evil forces of this world is strong and presents a constant battle for our children. We have to continually pray that they’ll be strong enough to resist this unrelenting encroachment of the enemy into their lives." ~Stormie Omartian

"Today, ask God to guide you before you spend money on anything so you won't make a mistake you regret." -Stormie Omartian, Power of Prayer to Change Your Marriage

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Howard Wight - perfect

"Nowhere is it written that you have to be perfect to help others." ~Howard Wight


Romulus Linney - command

"You must simply love to write. Then, when there's interest in one of your stories, it's a bonus. There's a lot of giving yourself up to it than being so much in command of anything. It's like giving yourself up to something that's going to take you along with it. And that you're going to go wherever it goes. It may work out, it may not, but you're going to go there." ~Romulus Linney


Jonas Kaufmann - passion

"The moment 100 per cent of people say what I’m doing is great, I’ll be doing something wrong, because I’m not seeking perfection, I’m seeking passion." ~Jonas Kaufmann (Praised as one of the greatest operatic vocalists of all time)

Sean Hemingway - education

"There is a great deal to be learned from books and school but you also have to get out into the world and experience things for yourself." ~Sean Hemingway on what he's learned from his grandfather.

Brooks Atkinson Quotes

"The most fatal illusion is the settled point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one.” ~Brooks Atkinson

"The perfect bureaucrat everywhere is the man who manages to make no decisions and escape all responsibility.” ~Brooks Atkinson

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Dinah Craik - never wanting


"Be loving, and you will never want for love; be humble, and you will never want for guiding." ~Dinah Craik

John Estrellas Quotes

"Relationships are for people who are committed to being honest. Honesty is a way of life for some people. Learn to value this quality, learn to recognize it and to admire it in others. Only fall in love with an honest person. Knowing how to spot an honest person can save you from painful failure in a relationship." ~John Estrellas

"Trust is another big word in the language of love. For without trust, a deep love cannot exist. ~John Estrellas

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Anil Sinha - commitment

"To be successful in life, one will have to be willing to give his best. He has to translate his ability into work done with commitment and reap the fruit of hard work." ~Anil Sinha

Brian Sandridge - birth

"Unlike the eye of a storm; the pangs of labor increase in frequency and force until birth. If you are a mother, then you know better than me." ~Brian Sandridge


Jeremy Irons - time machines

"We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams." ~Jeremy Irons

Quotes from Heraclitus

"A man"s character is his fate." ~Heraclitus

"Allow yourself to think only those thoughts that match your principles and can bear the bright light of day. Day by day, your choices, your thoughts, your actions fashion the person you become. Your integrity determines your destiny." ~Heraclitus

"Change is the only constant." ~Heraclitus

"Nothing endures but change." ~Heraclitus

"To be evenminded is the greatest virtue." ~Heraclitus

"Wisdom is to speak the truth and act in keeping with its nature." ~Heraclitus

"You cannot step into the same river twice." ~Heraclitus

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Ferdinand Foch - on fire

"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire." ~Ferdinand Foch

Bo Sanchez Quotes

"Heavenly Father, you know what I'm going through now,
Help me go through the storm in my life,
Transform me to a better person,
Help me welcome this day lifted,
encouraged and blessed
In Jesus name, Amen."
~Bo Sanchez

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" Behind every problem in your life is a rich blessing." ~Bo Sanchez

"Don't get from others what you can only get from God." ~Bo Sanchez

"Open yourself to the rich blessings that God pours onto you." ~Bo Sanchez

"Spend time with people who can correct you with love." ~Bo Sanchez

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Roger Cohen - home

"This was a happiness whose other name was home." ~Roger Cohen

Araceli Fullo Ancog - wonders of God


"Life is so beautiful when you know how to appreciate the wonders that GOD has made for us to see." ~Araceli Fullo Ancog

Pinoy Rap Radio - God's Reminders

"God created the turtle to remind us to slow down.
He made the ants so we can see the little, small or tiny things.
He made the clouds so when we look up, we won't forget He is there.
And HE made YOU to see how beautiful LIFE is!" ~Pinoy Rap Radio
(English Translation by yours truly, 04 August 2014)

Shawn Achor - happiness

"The way we define happiness is the joy you feel striving toward your potential." ~Shawn Achor

David Richo - wounds

"Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us." ~David Richo


Cornel West - commitment

“There cannot be a relationship unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is understanding, patience, and persistence.” ~Cornel West

Pedro Calderon de la Barc - prime colour

"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises." ~Pedro Calderon de la Barc on art

Francis Herbert Hedge - faculty

"Talent is a faculty that is highly developed, but genius commands all the faculties." ~Francis Herbert Hedge

Don Alan Pennebaker - labour

"After love, the most sacred gift you can give is your labour." ~Don Alan Pennebaker on work


"May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart." ~Eskimo Proverb

"Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy." ~Eskimo Proverb

"Yesterday is ashes; tomorrow wood. Only today the fire shines brightly" ~Eskimo Proverb

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"Nature is my medicine." ~Sara Moss-Wolfe

" ..., a bag of frozen peas will keep inflammation at bay." ~TRS Triathlon, Twitter

"A faithful friend is the medicine of life." ~Apocrypha

"A healer's power stems not from any special ability but from maintaining the courage and awareness to embody and express the universal healing power that every human being naturally possesses." ~Anon

"Aloe vera is the single most healing of all the herbs. It’s anti-cancer, anti-parasitic, and it repairs DNA. It protects us from viruses and bacteria. Every time I take juice, I take aloe, and it makes a big difference.” ~Gary Nulls Ultimate Anti Aging Program by Gary Null, Ph.D.

"And no matter what anybody says about grief and about time healing all wounds, the truth is, there are certain sorrows that never fade away until the heart stops beating and the last breath is taken.” ~Tiffanie DeBartolo

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” ~Pema Chodron

"Don't ever discount the wonder of your tears. They can be healing waters and a stream of joy. Sometimes they are the best words the heart can speak." ~Wiiliam Paul Young

"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul." ~Luther Burbank

"Friends are medicine to a wounded heart, and vitamins for a hopeful soul." ~Steve Maraboli

"Give yourself time to be sad, frustrated, and angry. Give yourself time to heal, accept, and to grow. Time doesn’t erase anything, but it can provide you with enough space to be able to breathe again. And then one day you wake up and your heart has a little bit of sunshine in it. And day by day people offer you pieces of their hearts to help remake your own. Allow yourself to be where you are at, to feel what you are feeling, and to experience everything that means. And during this process, look and listen for that glimmer of hope. It is there, I promise. And it is waiting for you to see it. Because one of the most beautiful things about humans is their capacity to heal, grow, and survive. Facing it. That is how you get through." ~Jessica Jensen

"Healers are spiritual warriors who have found the courage to defeat the darkness of their soul, awakening and rising from the depths of their deepest fears, like a Phoenix rising from the ashes. Reborn with a wisdom and strength that creates a light that shines bright enough to help, encourage and inspire others out of their own darkness." ~Melanie Koulouris

“Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.” ~Tori Amos

"Health does not always come from medicine. Most of the time it comes from peace of mind, peace in the heart, peace of soul. It comes from laughter and love." ~Anon

"If there is a single definition of healing it is to enter mercy and awareness those pains, mental and physical, from which we have withdrawn in judgment and dismay."~Imee Marcos

"If you have the ability to empathise, you have the ability to heal." ~Dr. Anthony Chan

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

“Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food." ~Hippocrates

"Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work." ~Thich Nhat Hanh

"Meditation is an energy healing art that has great health benefits. Meditation is great for relaxing the mind, body, and spirit. In addition to boosting immunity to fight off harmful microorganisms, many studies have shown that meditation, mindfulness, and deep relaxation can reduce stress, improve cognitive focus, and affect emotions in positive ways." ~The Relaxed Mind

"Nature is my medicine." ~Sara Moss-Wolfe

"Never try to heal your heart in the same place where it was broken" ~Anon

"One of the biggest tragedies of human civilization is the precedents of chemical therapy over nutrition. It's a substitution of artificial therapy over nature, of poisons over food, in which we are feeding people poisons trying to correct the reactions of starvation." ~Dr. Royal Lee (1951)

“One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each other's stories.” ~Rebecca Falls on Inspirational

"Remember that a broken arm will heal, but a broken man is a very sad sight." ~Jeanine Smith, Woman To Woman, Tomorrow's World

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

“Sometimes, we need to find a quiet spot, and heal a little." ~Anna Pereira

"Spending time in nature is healing energy." ~from Healing Within

"The cure for all the illness of life is stored in the inner depth of life itself, the access to which becomes possible when we are alone. This solitude is a world in itself, full of wonders and resources unthought of. It is absurdly near; yet so unapproachably distant." ~Rabindranath Tagore

"The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind." ~Caroline Myss

‪"The soul is healed by being with children." ~Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"The time for healing of the wounds has come. The moment to bridge the chasm that divides us has come. The time to build is upon us." ~Nelson Mandela during his Inauguration as President of South Africa, Union Buildings, Pretoria, South Africa, 10 May 1994 ‪‎Living The Legacy

“There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways.” ~Mother Teresa

"We all have our wounds – some hidden deeply and some more recent and clearly visible. But we are each in the process of healing too. When we take steps to heal ourselves, we grow. When we help others heal, we both grow. It’s a beautiful thing and just part of every journey." ~Begin with Yes

"We are here to heal, not harm. We are here to love, not hate. We are here to create, not destroy." ~A.D. Williams

"We do not heal the past by dwelling there. We heal the past by living in the present." ~Marianne Williamson

Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm." ~Hippocrates

"When you can tell your story and it doesn't make you cry, you know you have healed." ~Lessons Learned In

"Without healing our childhood wounds and forgiving our parents, we stay emotionally stuck at the age of our earliest wounds, repeating that suffering as adults." ~The Mind Unleashed

"Words of comfort, skillfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man." ~Louis

"Writing is medicine. It is an appropriate antidote to injury. It is an appropriate companion for any difficult change." ~Julia Cameron

"You are being called to heal yourself, not to agonize over your mistakes. Quit overthinking; this is what surrendering really means. Don't focus on your problems and don't obsess about "fixing" things. Avoid forcing "positive thinking." These thoughts can be psychological irritants. Just leave yourself alone! When you pick at things they never heal. Simply relax and give yourself some time." ~Bryant McGill

"You can heal someone simply by the words you choose. Those you are in front of today are those you are being asked to heal. Those that have been entrusted to you by Source are those He is asking you to comfort with your words. You will not be in front of anyone ‘by chance’ today. Chance, is an illusionary idea of the ego, you are on a sacred journey and all those you encounter today are those you have been sent here to serve. Do not take your mission lightly, pay very close attention to the words you use, and align your words with the energies of love, compassion, forgiveness, peace, and joy." ~JBC

"You have the power to heal your life...to bounce back from failure...to get another job...to open and own your business....to get out of debt...to create a new path for yourself...to stretch beyond what is safe, familiar and comfortable.....You have the power within you...to do more, love more, live more expansively and to learn much more than you do now. Believe and know that you have the power!! You have GREATNESS within you!" ~Les Brown

"You know when the path you are walking is healing you, because you stop looking back at what happened and you start looking forwards to what's coming." ~Kate Spencer

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Watsuki Nobuhiro - living

"You can always die. It is living that takes real courage." ~Watsuki Nobuhiro

Paul Westphal - key to a game

"The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses." ~Paul Westphal

Frank Tibolt - inspiration

"We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration." ~Frank Tibolt


Walter Elliot - race

"Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other." ~Walter Elliot


Andrea Van Steenhouse - sense of direction


"Listening to our hearts gives us a sense of direction even when the road is not well marked." ~Andrea Van Steenhouse