"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


Kristen Kappel - forever


"Love is something you can't describe like the look of a rose, the smell of the rain, or the feeling of forever." ~Kristen Kappel


Donna Hedges - place


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


Oliver Barrett - LOVE

"Love means never having to say you're sorry." ~Oliver Barrett IV



Rod Cannon - feeling

"Real love is feeling like being a part of that person's life almost isn't enough. It's more like a feeling that you would live in the same skin with them if you could and share every thought, heart beat, and emotion as one." ~Rod Cannon



Stacie Cunningham- art work


"Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful." ~Stacie Cunningham


Kathleen Noble


'We must be “independent without being alienated; courageous without being contemptuous of the weak; powerful without dominating or exploiting others; rational without suppressing or abandoning feeling and intuition; autonomous within interconnected, interdependent, and equal relationships; nurturing without denying or sacrificing our own needs.” ~Kathleen Noble


Louis Nizer - therapy

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



Dr . Ciriamicoli and Greham - Hope

"Hope is not the belief that everything will turn alright rather the conviction that when things go wrong as they inevitably do , one can find his way through." ~Dr Ciriimiacoli and Greham, The Power of Empathy

Source: Abdullah Dangcal Alonto, FB




"When the mind and heart are in harmony, the soul is content." ~A. D. Williams




Disclaimer: I found this on Facebook garnering favourable LIKES and attracting reviews or comments, allowing different levels of human perceptions on this specific subject called NATURE. If the "eyes is your honest window", then the brain must be the faithful door where understanding enters and flows. Opinions differ, so it's common knowledge that each individual edges splinter. While reading through the comments, I was intrigued by the norms of varying reactions and interpretations that compel me to include this here as a special feature, thus, breaking my usual format. I only selected few Interactors to substantiate my interest on the matter. This may be an unauthorize post, but I source this from a public domain which I assume will not jeopardise my right to repost. Authors are quoted and respective names affixed.

"Nothing in nature lives for itself;
Rivers don't drink their own water,
Trees don't eat their own fruit,
The sun doesn't shine for itself,
A flower's fragrance is not for itself.

Living for each other is the Rule of Nature."
~Collective Wisdom 2013
Source: Cosmic Intelligence-Agency FB


"Each thing in nature is to do its own thing. And when it does, it gives life to the rest of nature, creating a perfect ecosystem for us to live. But man in his greed changes these things in the name of progress. The earth is crying because we do not let each thing in naturre do its job. Therefore, we have failed to conceive the truth of a world going awry." ~Joan Meeker (Edited)

"Living for each others is the rule of nature and the wisdom of God." ~Mohamed Naaima

"Nature lives on various levels. The entire tree as a system strives to self-actualize through fruition. Rivers journey to self-actualize by finding the ocean, etc. And yes, they also live for themselves through decomposition and meandering. That's how they self-sustain and preserve. On a different level, they live so that the entire eco-system is balanced by their presence, and thus they also live for others. There is no difference between self and other.. We are all one. When we live for others we live for ourselves and when we live for ourselves, we also live for others. The difference is imaginary." ~Shereen Mohd Idris

"True Nature shows a 'live and let live' phenomenon. Not for self but for others." ~Mohamed Lamin Kamara-Kolleh


"Musicians can play for themselves, but if they have a sincere listening ear to grace with their beauty, then magic happens, the music flows with a greater heart... It is like the two poles of a battery needs to be active and linked so the electric current of inspiration flows naturally, with the full power of life." ~Astraelia Vega


"It would be wonderful if human kind lived life as nature does." ~Nana Foster

"The only really destructive force on earth is mankind." ~Muriel Cheyne

"... Nature is the first Bible as Genesis and Romans 1:20 reveals! Nature is in perfect Harmony with God! It does not have a mind of its own to get in the way! Is that why Jesus said we must Die and be reborn of His Spirit instead of ours? His mind instead of ours?" ~Ronnie Richardson

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James Carter - love

"A child's love knows no bounds." ~James Carter


Gede Prama - window


"Your eyes are your most honest window." ~Gede Prama



"The practice of forgiveness can play an important role in your relationships with others. Forgiveness will enable you to correct distortions in your relationships and to improve the quality, intensity, and meaningfulness of relationships. It means letting go of past resentments toward others so that you can experience them in the present. Even if you do not "feel" like forgiving someone, forgiving them will release you from the hold of the past and allow you to experience the world in a new way. To forgive is to step outside the vicious circle of interpretation, where concepts from the past dominate experience, and to begin to live in terms of a larger, more worthy purpose. Forgiveness eliminates fear and anxiety, weakness and vulnerability." ~Ari Kiev


David Hobson - plants

"I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow." ~David Hobson





"I am smiling at myself today
There's no wish left in this heart
Or perhaps there is no heart left
Free from all desire
I sit quietly like Earth
My silent cry echoes like thunder
Throughout the universe
I am not worried about it
I know it will be heard by no one
Except me." ~Rumi


Sherry Jones - lessons


"One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether it's guilt, anger, love or loss. Change is never easy. You fight to hold on and you fight to let go." ~Sherry Jones


Sandra Sully - experience


"Experience teaches you that you have to ride the tide. The setbacks can be public. That’s a given and that’s never easy but you learn to deal with those." ~Sandra Sully



Heather Corinne Lang - appreciate life


"Ensure you pause each day to savor each moment and appreciate what you love. To fully appreciate life, it is so important to savor, absorb and and appreciate each moment in your life. Whether you are at home, at work, running errands or traveling elsewhere, there is always something to appreciate and love." ~Heather Corinne Lang


Criss Jami Quotes

"An overindulgence of anything, even as something as pure as water, can intoxicate." ~Criss Jami

"As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning." ~Criss Jami

“Intelligence entails a strong mind, but genius entails a heart of a lion in tune with a strong mind.” ~Criss Jami

"Just because something isn't a lie does not mean that it isn't deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction" ~Criss Jami

"The faithful man perceives nothing less than opportunity in difficulties. Flowing through his spine, faith and courage work together: Such a man does not fear losing his life, thus he will risk losing it at times in order to empower it. By this he actually values his life more than the man who fears losing his life. It is much like leaping from a window in order to avoid a fire yet in that most crucial moment knowing that God will appear to catch you." ~Criss Jami

“There's nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn't even have to matter what they're laughing about.” ~Criss Jami (Christopher James Gilbert)

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"Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation. It means understanding that something is what it is and there’s got to be a way through it." ~Michael J. Fox

"Acceptance of the unacceptable is the greatest source of grace in this world." ~Eckhart Tolle

"I made a covenant with myself: I will accept. Whatever will be, will be. I have a life to lead. I recalled words a friend had told me, the philosophy of her faith. "Life is a journey and a struggle," she had said. "We cannot control it, but we can make the best of any situation." I was indeed in quite a situation. It was up to me to make the best of it.” ~Wangari Maathai

“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” ~J.K. Rowling


"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

"All Truth passes thru three stages: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident." ~Arthur Schopenhaue

"The only judgment we should accept with all our hearts are those from the ones we love." ~George Daniel Anos

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Wangari Maathai - covenant

"I made a covenant with myself: I will accept. Whatever will be, will be. I have a life to lead. I recalled words a friend had told me, the philosophy of her faith. "Life is a journey and a struggle," she had said. "We cannot control it, but we can make the best of any situation." I was indeed in quite a situation. It was up to me to make the best of it.” ~Wangari Maathai


My Pick For Today

"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




"A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity." ~Buddha

"A parcel of humanity won't make a civilization." ~Jeffrey Dela Cruz

"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in." -Greek Proverb

"Actually humanity is in a time of awakening now. There is a cosmic download of divine energy to the planet that will enable humanity to discern that what organized religions are teaching are enslavement and mental control of the people for power and financial gains of those propagating it." ~Shiela Tagaban Zangl, April 17, 2017. Comment: From Manila Times: Defend what is right, Villegas urges bishops
(Archbishop Socrates Villegas)

"All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance." ~Edward Gibbon

"As an artist, I have to relate to humanity’s struggles. I never separate these situations from my art." ~Ai Weiwei

"Europe struggles between humanity and safety issues. It's a problem of a magnitude never seen before in the world." ~Robert Reissner

"Good wise leaders respect the law and basic values of their society." ~Nelson Mandela speaking at the Annual Children's Celebrations, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 27 September 2003, LivingTheLegacy

"He was, above all things, a rare and unique human being and we shall not see his like again” ~Emma Thompson on Alan Rickman's death (Sense and Sensibility)

"Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives." ~William James

“Human beings, like plants, grow in the soil of acceptance, not in the atmosphere of rejection." ~John Powell

"Human beings like to be associated with a hard-working, disciplined and successful person and, by carefully cultivating these qualities, you will win yourself many friends" ~Nelson Mandela from a letter to Makgatho Mandela, written on Robben Island, 28 July 1969, LivingTheLegacy

"Humanity has more in common than the differences that separate us." ~Tom Giaquinto, Be A Good Human

"Humanity may have common ground, BUT needs and aspirations vary according to circumstances...... They have the same final objective to improve well-being and freedom of individuals, based on the inherent dignity and equality of all people." ~Barbara Tuchman, Historian

"Humankind cannot stand very much reality." ~T. S. Eliot

"Humans need to be humane for the sake of humanity." ~A.D. Williams

"Humans of all ages benefit from feeling seen, valued and appreciated in big and small ways." ~Genevieve, The Way of the Peaceful Parent

"I'm convinced that there's a small group of evil people, rich and powerful beyond belief, who fan the flames of discord to precisely divide and conquer humanity to sustain their hold on the world. They are not human by any yardstick. They are inhuman." ~Rafael Alunan III, May 31, 2017

"I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death."
~Nelson Mandela from The Welcomed Consensus

"I treasure a core value of humanity and that guides people why they act the way they do. I will use this to show other people how they can understand each other. As one, we can help society." ~Megan Lynne Young, Miss World 2013, Miss World 2013 (28 September 2013)

"If we could but recognize our common humanity, that we do belong together, that our destinies are bound up in one another's, that we can be free only together, that we can be human only together, then a glorious world would come into being where all of us lived harmoniously together as members of one family, the human family." ~Desmond Tutu

"In this new age, humankind will move from individualism and fragmentation to a collective identity." ~M. Mcluhan, The Global Village

"Justice requires confronting injustice. Humanity requires confronting inhumanity." ~Joffre Balce

"Let us not dwell too parochially on that past. Let it inspire us to make the intellectual and cultural contributions to the thinking and understanding of our common humanity that can make of the world a better place for all." ~Nelson Mandela speaking during a Banquet celebrating Africa's 100 best books of the 20th Century, Cape Town, South Africa, July 2002, LivingTheLegacy

"Let us stand together to make of our world a sustainable source for our future as humanity on this planet." ~Nelson Mandela upon receiving the Planet and Humanity Award, International Geographical Union, Durban, South Africa, August 2002, LivingTheLegacy

"Never underestimate the goodness a single act of kindness brings to humanity." ~ A.D. William

"Solitary confinement 'doesn’t make us safer. It’s an affront to our common humanity." ~Richard Branson

"The heart is the lighthouse that guides all our senses and it is the essence of our humanity." ~Asrarabdulghani

"The lighthouse does great service to humanity; yet it is the slave of those who trim the lamps." ~Alice Wellington Rollins

"The naturalness and flow of music and its innate connectedness to nature forces the individual to surrender to her/his humble connectedness to all that there is and ever was and one's absoulute equality with all human beings and the unitive force of humanity. .." ~Katharina Katharina FB

"The world has its own ways of treating us like what we will never be, but want to be. It relinquishes its grip on our souls while lulling us with the songs of freedom and conquest of beauty. It magnifies every tiny bit of something useless over an unfathomable presence of humanity. And we all waste the whole of our lives standing in queue for gaining its attention to be abdicated as if we never existed in the eyes of our fellow men.” ~Annie Ali

"We must never lose our humanity—our ability to feel the pain of others even as we must never succumb to simplistic readings of what really is a highly complicated situation. " ~Lorraine Marie T. Badoy, 22 December 2016

"We need to place the eradication of poverty at the top of world priorities. We need to know with a fresh conviction that we all share a common humanity and that our diversity in the world is the strength for our future together." ~Nelson Mandela speaking at a Banquet celebrating Africa's 100 Best Books of the 20th Century, Cape Town, South Africa, July 2002, LivingTheLegacy

“What sets heroes aside from the rest of humanity is the willingness to assume a personal responsibility for public problems.” ~Earl Babbie from Inspiration Line

"When humans act with cruelty we characterize them as 'animals', yet the only animal that displays cruelty is humanity." ~A.D. Williams

"When humanity measures wealth by love, truth and wisdom we will all be rich." ~ A.D. Williams

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." ~Gandhi

“Zeal without humanity is like a ship without a rudder, liable to be stranded at any moment." ~Owen Feltham on Zeal



"A society that does not value its older people denies its roots and endangers its future." ~Nelson Mandela from a message announcing 1999 as the United Nations International Year of Older Persons, 17 December 1998, Internstiona Day of Older Persons, LTL

"It is beautiful to be alone. To be alone does not mean to be lonely. It means the mind is not influenced and contaminated by society." ~Anon

"One of the most difficult things is not to change society – but to change yourself." ~Nelson Mandela from an interview with John Battersby, Johannesburg, South Africa, published in the Christian Science Monitor on 10 February 2000 LTL

"The real change of our society begins in our homes, let us teach our sons and daughters the real sense of fellowship!" ~Anon

"The true character of a society is revealed in how it treats its children." ~Nelson Mandela during the launch of the Blue Train, Worcester Station, Worcester, South Africa, 27 September 1997


"A parcel of humanity won't make a civilization." ~Jeffrey Dela Cruz

"Age has no reality except in the physical world. The essence of a human being is resistant to the passage of time. Our inner lives are eternal, which is to say that our spirits remain as youthful and vigorous as when we were in full bloom.” ~Gabriel García Márquez

"Be at peace in your spiritual being, and you will be at peace as a human being." ~A.D. Williams

"But I didn’t understand then. That I could hurt somebody so badly she would never recover. That a person can, just by living, damage another human being beyond repair.” ~Haruki Murakami

"Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity." ~John Ruskin

"Forcing people to be generous isn't humanitarian, effective, compassionate or moral. Only acts that are truly voluntary for all concerned can be truly compassionate." ~Harry Browne

"Freedom is the realization that it is sufficient to simply be a human being." ~Bryant McGill

"Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind." ~Emily P. Bissell

"Human beings hardly ever learn from the experience of others. They learn, and not often, on their own, the hard way." ~Heinlein

“I love mankind, he said, "but I find to my amazement that the more I love mankind as a whole, the less I love man in particular.” ~Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

"I would love if we had a world icon as an option, so we could stand in solidarity.
Not to a specific country, religion, race or sexuality-- But to humanity as one." ~David Vox

"It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being." ~John Joseph Powell

“It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.” ~Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

"One of the most powerful force that shapes us as human beings is the desire to leave a legacy. What legacy would you leave behind?" ~Hannibal Lecter

"The basic human rights for all our citizens have to be protected and guaranteed, to ensure the genuine liberty of every individual" ~Nelson Mandela speaking during a Business Leadership meeting, World Trade Center, New York City, USA, 21 June 1990, LivingTheLegacy

"The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor." ~J. Paul Getty

"The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation." ~Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)

"The growth of the human mind is still high adventure, in many ways, the highest adventure on earth." ~Norman Cousins

"The hardest animal to love is mankind." ~ A.D. Williams

"The leaders of mankind are those who lift their feet from the dusty road and lift their eyes to the illumined future." ~Woodrow Wilson

"The survival of mankind is predicated on our being social animals. But often we are more animal than social." ~Caloy Bueno

"They know that it is human nature to take up causes whereby a man may oppress his neighbor, no matter how unjustly... Hence they have had no trouble in finding men who would preach the damnability and heresy of the new doctrine from the very pulpit.." ~Galileo Galilei

"Time defeats humans but the pyramid defeats time." ~Explore Sacred Egypt

"We accord persons dignity by assuming that they are good, that they share the human qualities we ascribe to ourselves." ~Nelson Mandela

"When two sides rally around a common goal, the human spirit takes over and miracles happen." ~Rafael Alunan III, 26 July 2017


"The first requisite of civilization is that of justice." ~Sigmund Freud

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Quotes on VALUES

“A man's real worth is determined by what he does when he has nothing to do.” ~Megiddo Message on Idleness

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” ~Charles Darwin

"After a day's walk everything has twice its usual value." ~George Macauley Trevelyan

"Clock, n.: A machine of great moral value to man, allaying his concern for the future by reminding him what a lot of time remains to him." ~Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

"Experience was of no ethical value. It was merely a name men gave to their mistakes." ~Lord Henry from "The Picture of Dorian Gray"

"Good wise leaders respect the law and basic values of their society." ~Nelson Mandela speaking at the Annual Children's Celebrations, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 27 September 2003 Living The Legacy

"Humans of all ages benefit from feeling seen, valued and appreciated in big and small ways." ~Genevieve, The Way of the Peaceful Parent

"I can't make people value me. All I can do is show them who I am, what I feel, and what I believe in. It is up to them to realize my worth." ~Sobriety By The Grace Of God

“I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.” ~Hermann Hesse

"I treasure a core value of humanity and that guides people why they act the way they do. I will use this to show other people how they can understand each other. As one, we can help society." ~Megan Lynne Young, Miss World 2013, Miss World 2013 (28 September 2013)

"If you do not understand the value of time in relation to the process of forgiving, you do not deserve forgiveness." ~Ahmed G Paglinawan

"It's not easy to educate people about the value of what we were born into and what our ancestors passed onto us We take things around us for granted. Slowly though we are starting to realize how important their value is." ~Trixie Cruz-Angeles, NCCA Legal Counsel, Philipine Identity Keeper

"Joyful people have an integrity around them. They do what is right even if there is social pressure to do otherwise. Joyful people are true to themselves and their values." ~Edith R Shipp

"Life is a process of accumulation. We either accumulate the debt or the value, the regret or the equity." ~Jim Rohn

"Nothing destroys self-worth, self-acceptance and self-love faster than denying what you feel. Without feelings, you would not know where you are in life. Nor would you know what areas you need to work on. Honor your feelings. Allow yourself to feel them." ~Iyanla Vanzant

"Once we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life." ~Harry Hepner

"Sometimes it gets quite toxic that you feel overwhelmed, when for a bit you forget your value. That's when you dredge up lil tidbits of priceless gems from special people. Those heartwarming things they say that is meant from the heart." ~George Daniel Anos

"Standing alone is better than standing with people who don't value you." ~Lessons Learned in LifeD

"The faithful man perceives nothing less than opportunity in difficulties. Flowing through his spine, faith and courage work together: Such a man does not fear losing his life, thus he will risk losing it at times in order to empower it. By this he actually values his life more than the man who fears losing his life. It is much like leaping from a window in order to avoid a fire yet in that most crucial moment knowing that God will appear to catch you." ~Criss Jami

"The problem is these biases are often subtle. It’s these micro-inequities that do the most damage – the small, seemingly inconsequential ways in which people are mexcluded or discounted that, over time, erode confidence, value and worth and reinforce a culture that is not inclusive." ~astrophysicist Jill Rathborne on biases in the world of science

"Value is your way out of the trap!" ~Bryant McGill

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

"Your attitude…determines your priorities, your actions, your values." ~Carolyn Warner


"Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that every lived.” ~Thomas Paine

"Only that traveling is good which reveals to me the value of home, and enables me to enjoy it better." ~Thoreau

"Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth." ~Aesop

"Self-worth is so vital to your happiness. If you don't feel good about YOU, it's hard to feel good about anything else." ~Anon

"The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival." ~Aristotle

"Valuable friends will bring more richness to your life than valuable things." ~A.D. Williams

"We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their colour." ~Maya Angelou

"When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others." ~Chinese Proverb

"Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.” ~Beyonce

"Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely coloured by your environment. Your whole career will be modified, shaped, moulded by your surroundings, by the character of the people with whom you come in contact every day." ~Orison Swett Marden


"One of the easiest ways to pay-it-forward is with kindness; it costs nothing, yet it’s worth everything." ~Robert Clancy

"There are trees of a thousand sorts, and all have their several fruits; and I feel the most unhappy man in the world not to know them, for I am well assured that they are all valuable. I bring home specimens of them, and also of the land." ~Christopher Columbus

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Cindy Crawford - women


"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


David Brower - legacy

“We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations.” ~David Brower

Imelda Deinla Quotes

"Domestic policies are shaped by both domestic and international interests. Good leadership is needed to manage competing claims and steer a common vision that serves broader goals and interests. The election discourse clearly underlined a popular demand for inclusive growth where many ordinary Filipinos expressed their frustration over the elites’ privileges in reaping economic benefits. It brought to the fore the need for a fair and effective legal system, the delivery of public services by competent and apolitical bureaucracies, a safe and secure environment, and a level playing field for economic opportunities." ~I Deinla, 9 June 2016, FB link

"Equality and fairness are at the heart of the rule of law." ~Imelda Deinla,

"God's love keeps pouring. I count my blessings - and move past the challenges, Challenges are a good way to know our strenghts and weaknesses." ~Imelda Deinla

"Having generated a maelstrom of controversy during his campaign, Rodrigo Duterte has analysts scrambling to understand what his presidency will mean for the Philippines and the region." ~Imelda Deinla, 9 June 2016, FB link

"How do we develop a culture of responsibility and accountability - amidst the prevailing culture of opportunism, populism, papogi-ism and in the face of competing claims of various other 'isms'? After the euphoria of Pope Francis' visit, it seems that aspirations of positive, emotive, and accountable change have just dissipated into thin bubbles of air. It seems that both institutional and behavioral change are a long way to go - and would remain an aspiration than reality." ~Imelda Deinla

"It's time to heal - and unite. The new President Rodrigo Duterte has been elected - and by Heaven's grace, Leni Robredo will be our Vice President. They are a unique but good combination to deliver what many Filipinos have clamored for and articulated in this election. This elections has shown what democracy is -- that people have the right to demand accountability, expect better governance and delivery of public service, and to experience that the laws are enforced in a fair and equitable manner. This elections has taught us that people mobilize on their own and that there is potential to demonopolized power by a few. Let us thank however our past President Noynoy Aquino for his hard work in delivering economic growth, for improving our economic fundamentals, and for introducing accountability of public officials in practice. But the elections was not about his achievements but the desire of people to be given more economic opportunities, to receive better public service, and for a level playing field. Let us acknowledge that PNoy's administration has raised the bar of governance and that's perhaps the reason why people have wanted more. It is also time to acknowledge those who made this elections orderly, generally fair, and for lesser incidence of violence: the people for their restraint but vigilance in ensuring their votes are counted, the COMELEC (despite glitches, including yours truly being stricken off the list) and independent election watchers, the police and military for their neutral stance, for social media especially Facebook for providing the space for all to participate in the discourse - and last but not the least, the school teachers and other public servants who braved and toiled till midnight to ensure that 2016 elections is peaceful, orderly and fair." ~Imelda Deinla

"Only the soft whisper of the wind reminds us how faith and courage serve us through the test of times." ~Imelda Deinla

"... Societal transformation is never achieved by the application of 'neutral law' but by reasoned judgment and consideration of realities - and by thinking outside of the box." ~Imelda Deinla, FB 19 March 2015

"The new president-elect (Rodrigo Duterte, 9 May 2016 Philippines Election) therefore faces a colossal task of sustaining the momentum of economic growth but also in ensuring that democracy and the rule of law deliver their promise of equitable distribution of wealth, fairness of the justice system, and responsive and accountable bureaucracies. The task remains however for the Filipinos to safeguard that democratic processes remain open and that the law balances the exercise of government power." ~Imelda Deinla, Australian Outlook 12 May 2016)

"The wave of EJKs has been perpetrated to create an illusion that narcopolitics is the biggest problem in Philippine society. A convenient solution' to inequality, bad governance and social injustices. It also stoked fear that led to acceptance of daily killings of alleged criminals. MAGISING NA! Hindi Adik ang tunay na problema kundi ang mga taong nasa likod nitong EJKs na may mas masahol na layunin para sa bayan." ~Imelda Deinla, 22 August 2017

"There are high expectations of the Duterte administration on both the domestic and international fronts although it is too early in the day to judge whether he can meet these. But his ‘can-do’ and ‘problem-solving’ attitude has captivated a broad spectrum of Filipinos and President Rody, as he wants to be called, may well just surprise the critics." ~I Deinla, 9 June 2016, FB link

"Truth is a function of power. We should engage and resist this 'normalized truth of power politics in order to denormalize the status qou - corruption, clintelist democracy, and inequality." ~Imelda Deinla (April 23, 2016)

"(Nakakasuka!) What kind of society and people have we become? The past few days people from all races came to see me about intensifying deaths, imagine 32 killings in one night! And yet even many Filipino migrants here in Oz are applauding. These are suspects brazenly killed for small quantities of drugs allegedly found in their possession and yet due process is served on these mostly foreign nationals. Allegations against a relative are just dismissed. The fact that many of us are condoning these measures is what make this condition more sickening and barbaric. Are you proud of what's happening??" ~Imelda Deinla, 18 August 2017

(Imelda Deinla, Author, ANU
"Rule of law deficit behind voter dismay in Philippines" 4 May 2016)

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Humour is reason gone mad. ~Groucho Marx

“An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it makes a better soup.” ~H.L. Mencken, A Book of Burlesques

"I always wondered if you clone your wife and have the cloned wife on the moon and the real wife down here, would that be considered cheating?" ~Luis Guzman

"I dream of a better tomorrow where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." ~Groucho Marx

"I promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky." ~Anton Chekhov

"I've never felt like I was born with a silver spoon at all, although I've felt like howling at the moon a lot of times!" ~Van Morrison

"I've written a lot of books which are written from the moon - the view from nowhere." ~Clifford Geertz

"I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury." ~Groucho Marx

“If variety is the spice of life, marriage is the big can of leftover Spam.” ~Johnny Carson

"Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea." ~Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

"Most people are unable to write because they are unable to think, and they are unable to think because they congenitally lack the equipment to do so, just as they congenitally lack the equipment to fly over the moon." ~H. L. Mencken

"Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like." ~Arnold Bennett

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." ~Groucho Marx

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." ~Groucho Marx

"She may look like an idiot, talks like an idiot but don't let that fool you, she really is an idiot" ~Groucho Marx

"Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back into the shell" ~Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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

"The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his checkbook open." ~Groucho Marx

“The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.” ~Groucho Marx

"There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls." ~George Carlin

"There's a scale of diner pleasure: the grunt scale." ~Matt Preston, Masterchef Judge, Funny Quote

"There’s more old Drunkards than old Doctors" ~Benjamin Franklin

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." ~Ernest Hemingway, (born in 1899)



"Excessive honesty often borders on stupidity." ~Anon

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Carl Reiner - snow

Photo: Sourced from FB
"A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water." ~Carl Reiner



R. Sauter - journey

"On this life journey you will both give and receive love. All to bring you to that which are; love." ~R. Sauter


Joan Savell - birds


"It is not accidental that native trees are the birds natural food. They love it and so, you are visited frequently and given the quiet joy of watching their antics and interactions with one another. You can quietly admire the wonder of the artistry of their colours and how beautifully each colour blends with one another. One of my favourite birds to admire the colouring of is the brown pigeon. Their brown-ness ranges through cinnamon, nutmeg, tan, dark brown, russet and every shade of brown you can imagine. And when seen in the sunlight, they are gorgeous." ~Joan Savell on Should you feed birds in your backyard? (FB Starts at 60 Community Page)


Thaddeus of Vitovnica - humility

“Until you have suffered much in your heart, you cannot learn humility.” ~Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica



"A humble person will always see the truth in simple lessons. Gratefully accept these simple moments, smile and take what they learn into everyday life." ~Angel whispers...wisdom

"The less people speak of their greatness, the more we think of it." ~Lord Bacon

"Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars." ~Serbian Proverb

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

"Being humble is much important than being wise because God doesn't need a PROUD mouth that speaks much, but a KIND heart that listens." ~Anon

"Greatness is humility that doesn't need to be noticed." ~Small Things are God's Blessings

"Humility and contrition are the keys that open the heart of God." ~David Roper, Our Daily Bread

"Humility is not thinking less of yourself. It's thinking of yourself less." ~C.S. Lewis

"Humility is the displacement of self by the enthronement of God." ~Andrew Murray

"Humility is vastly undervalued in our modern Western culture. It is a prevalent belief that humility is fine for the pious or holy, but in the "real" world it won't get you very far. Many people consider pride and aggressiveness as virtues and humility as a weakness. This may be because they don't understand the meaning of humility. They may equate humility with self-debasement and a sense of inferiority when, in fact, this is not true humility. Actually, the opposite is true. Most really great people are humble. Those among the most respected who have ever lived acknowledge that their greatness came, not from their personal self, but from a higher power working through them." ~John Marks Templeton from LLF

"Humility, like darkness, reveals the heavenly lights. ~Henry David Thoreau

"Humility taught me that every person is a winner." ~Bryant McGill

"Leaders who know their strengths and weaknesses as leaders are likely to be far more effective that the ones who remain blind to them. They are also on the road to humility--that priceless attitude of openness to life that can help a manager absorb mistakes, failures, or personal shortcomings." ~John Adair

"Perfect humility dispenses with modesty. If God is satisfied with the work, the work may be satisfied with itself." ~C. S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

“Perhaps it is only human nature to inflict suffering on anything that will endure suffering, whether by reason of its genuine humility, or indifference, or sheer helplessness.” ~Honoré de Balzac, Père Goriot

"Sometimes the world is not enough for those who knows no real love and compassion, humility and human sacrifice." ~Paul Pastrano Gangoso

"The best prayer is humility put into practice." ~Leah C. Dancel

“The first step in becoming a more peaceful person is to have the humility to admit that, in most cases, you’re creating your own emergencies." ~Richard Carlson

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

"The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility." ~Thomas Spencer Monson

"True humility is intelligent self respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. It makes us modest by reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be. ~Ralph W. Sockman

"Unless we learn to practice true humility, our material knowledge may lead to intellectual vanity—a feeling of superiority and even of arrogance." ~Richard Ames

“Until you have suffered much in your heart, you cannot learn humility.” ~Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

"When we are touched by humility we awaken to a moment of gratitude where we are free from our unpleasant pasts, and free from the torture of future expectations. Humility feels like a thankful-awareness of the present moment. Humility is patient because it is neither past nor forward seeking — it is content. Accept your present opportunities; the pleasant and the painful, which are both seeking to perfect you. Humility adds lessons to our pain and suffering, turning the seemingly senseless into meaning. You only have a chance right now, in this moment — but only through humility." ~Bryant McGill



"Glances of true beauty can be seen in the faces of those who live in true meekness." ~Henry David Thoreau

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


"I feel truly humble, but I believe I truly have the strength to get over it." ~Bob Hope

"The great charm of all power is modesty." ~Anon

"The less people speak of their greatness, the more we think of it." ~Lord Bacon

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Robin McGraw - appreciation


"Appreciation is a big component of marriage." ~Robin McGraw


Alan Bennett - pass the time

“Books are not about passing time. They're about other lives. Other worlds. Far from wanting time to pass, one just wishes one had more of it. If one wanted to pass the time one could go to New Zealand.” ~Alan Bennett


Carlo Goldoni - traveler

"A wise traveler never despises his own country." ~Carlo Goldoni





"We want a world where life is preserved, and the quality of life is enriched for everybody, not only for the privileged." ~Isabel Allende




"An educated, enlightened and informed population is one of the surest ways of promoting the health of a democracy." ~Nelson Mandela speaking at St John's College, Johannesburg, South Africa, 6 October 2003, LivingTheLegacy

"Be critical, vocal, and involved in the political process. We are a democratic country and it is our duty to keep our government in check." ~Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago

"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education." ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Democracy demands maturity and responsible citizenship." ~Rafael Alunan III, September 20

“Democracy is more than just saying. It is saying what matters and pushing all of us, from whatever stripe, into thinking, and doing. ….You cannot provide all the answers nor can you pretend to be experts at everything, but you can encourage your readers to probe beyond what you say, or portray. The buck should not stop with you. It should empower them to look further, read deeper and think faster.” ~Resurgent dot ph (Editorial), December 19, 2016

"Democracy of the people, by the people and for the people as the best form of government is founded on the belief that reason prevails in getting the consensus of the majority, not religious dogma, not rhetorics of demagogues, and not because of the belief that the best minds come only from the rich and the powerful." ~Bogz Lee

"If God gave our soldiers the spirit of courage, to protect us from our enemies and fight for our freedom, He gave you guys the heart of compassion, of serving, and of giving." ~Jovybev Aquino

"In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme." ~Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)

"In the future, democracy is not going to last long because the politician is already ignorant before the scientist; he is already in the hands of the scientist. The future belongs to the scientist, not to the politician. That means we will have to change the word democracy. I have a word for it: meritocracy." ~OSHO (Priests and Politicians: The Mafia of the Soul)

"Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country." ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Neoliberalism is a self-serving racket that exempts billionaires and large corporations from the constraints of democracy, from paying their taxes, from not polluting, from having to pay fair wages, from not exploiting their workers" - George Monbiot

"The election is the soul of democracy." ~Benson Bautista

"WE WANT CHANGE! We want a leader that can bring us to that Promised Land. Duterte is a destructor of bad democracy, and equipped with an iron policy to effectively govern this country. We want a radical change; we believe it’s the only way... I’m taking that rollercoaster ride with him. I’m going up, slightly scared and excited, I don’t know what’s coming next but I know it’s going to be good. You can’t handle it, then ride a carousel that will give you the same vicious cycle of greed, corruption and illegal drugs. This great iron fist will change the infrastructure of the society of Philippines for the better, you're either with us, or against us, SO BE IT." ~Vivian Velez

"When democracy doesn’t deliver, its legitimacy becomes difficult to defend. And when successive elite-dominated governments have used democracy for their own ends, the balance tilts towards authoritarianism." ~Cleve Kevin Robert Arguelles, Instructor of Political Science at University of the Philippines, December 22, 2016

"When traversing the treacherous slopes of defending our nation's new found freedom, it is so reassuring to know that we've got each others back." ~Jovybev Aquino

"You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution." ~Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)



"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." ~Abraham Lincoln

"Depend upon it that the lovers of freedom will be free." ~Edmund Burke

"During my reading leisure, one of the people that I do regularly stay tuned in Facebook is Mr. Mark Lopez. Though meek in his appearance, he is fierce with his keystrokes as every message he send to the public is painstakingly direct and honest. His latest rant on freedom of speech is one hell of an accolade as he give emphasis on openness of communication and information whichever side you choose without resorting to underhanded tricks and deception." ~Jeffrey Dela Cruz, FB comment on Freedom of Speech, March 8, 2017

"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

"Everywhere in the world it is accepted that students, as a thinking and independent-minded section of the population, have the right to freedom of thought and expression of opinion." ~Nelson Mandela in a statement issued at the All-In-African National Action Council, 5 September 1961, LivingTheLegacy

"Forgiveness is just another name for freedom." ~Byron Katie

"Freedom and victory belong to those who remain true and strong despite temptation to be dishonest and weak." ~Brendon Burchard

"Freedom is a condition of your heart. You can be captive amidst great wealth and free behind bars. Do your fears, insecurities, beliefs and programs still control the way you choose to spend your days? The true freedom in life is feeling free to think, act and speak according to the dictates of your heart. So liberate your spirit from self-censure, self-judgment and anything other than appreciation of self. Take a few minutes to appreciate the beautiful and courageous soul that you truly are. And then if you want to liberate your soul even further take a few minutes to think of someone you'd rather not and find a way to appreciate them. This freedom to find loving allowance for all is truly the greatest liberty of all." ~Ann Albers

"Freedom is meaningless if people cannot put food in their stomachs, if they can have no shelter, if illiteracy and disease continue to dog them." ~Nelson Mandela from an interview, circa 1994, LTL

"Freedom is not only the absence of being in jail, just as it is always said that peace is not merely the absence of war." ~Nelson Mandela from an interview with Lorie Karnath for Nobel Laureates, April 2004 ‪LTL

"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better." ~Albert Camus

"Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity." ~Herbert Hoover

"Freedom is the oxygen for our soul." ~Flowers and Butterflies

"Freedom may come quickly in robes of peace or after ages of conflict and war, but come it will, and abide it will, so long as the principles by which it was acquired are held sacred." ~Edward Everett

"Freedom of opinion ends where criminal law begins." ~German Justice Minister

"Freedom of speech comes with consequences. If you can't handle the consequences of your speech, then don't speak. But if you want to speak in public, grow a damn spine. That's not a false dilemma but reality." ~Sass Rogando Sasot

"Freedom of speech is a defense against the government. It is not an immunity from the consequences of that speech from people you offend." ~Darwin Cañete

"Freedom of speech means freedom for those who you despise, and freedom to express the most despicable views. It also means that the government cannot pick and choose which expressions to authorize and which to prevent." ~Alan Dershowitz

"Freedom should not be understood to mean leadership positions or even appointments to top positions. It must be understood as the transformation of the lives of ordinary people in the hostels and the ghettos, in the squatter camps, on the farms and in the mine compounds." ~Nelson Mandela during an Address to the Leaders of the Free State Province, South Africa, 17 September 1994, LivingTheLegacy

"Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom." ~Friedrich Schiller

“How shall freedom be defended? By arms when it is attacked by arms, by truth when it is attacked by lies." ~Archibald MacLeish, Pulitzer Prize winner

"I was not born with a hunger to be free. I was born free – free in every way that I could know" ~Nelson Mandela from Long Walk to Freedom, 1994, Living The Legacy

"If freedom was the crown which the fighters of liberation sought to place on the head of mother Africa, let the upliftment, the happiness, prosperity and comfort of her children be the jewel of the crown." ~Nelson Mandela speaking at the OAU (Organisation of African Unity) Summit, Tunis, Tunisia, 13 June 1994, LivingTheLegacy

“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

"It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing." ~Herodotus

"It was this desire for the freedom of my people to live their lives with dignity and self-respect that animated my life, that transformed a frightened young man into a bold one, that drove a law-abiding attorney to become a criminal, that turned a family-loving husband into a man without a home, that forced a life-loving man to live like a monk." ~Nelson Mandela from Long Walk to Freedom, 1994, LivingTheLegacy

"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Not often enough do people recognize the efforts and sacrifices soldiers make so that the rest of us may live in freedom and peace." ~TJ Abat (28.1.18)

"People hardly ever make use of the freedom they have, for example, freedom of thought; instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation." ~Soren Kierkegaard

"Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." ~John Quincy Adams

"Real freedom is not something to be acquired, it is the outcome of intelligence. You cannot go out and buy freedom in the market. You cannot get it by reading a book, or by listening to someone talk. Freedom comes with intelligence." ~Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people." ~Nelson Mandela speaking at the Chief Albert Luthuli Centenary Celebrations, Kwadukuza, South Africa, 25 April 1998, LivingTheLegacy

"Simplicity fosters freedom, peace, connection and joy. Why? Because when you remove distractions and excess from your life – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually – you can focus on what is truly important, meaningful and essential." ~Lauren Jawno (5 Essentials to creating a peaceful lifestyle)

"The basic test of freedom is perhaps less in what we are free to do than in what we are free not to do." ~Eric Hoffer

"The free man is not he who defies the rules…but he who, recognizing the compulsions inherent in his being, seeks rather to read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest each day’s experience." ~Bernard Iddings Bell, D.D.

"The freedom of information is key to a balance power between the government and its citizens." ~Martin Andanar, Secretary of Philippines Communication Office, 26 November 2016

“The freedom of the city is not negotiable. We cannot negotiate with those who say, 'What's mine is mine and what's yours is negotiable.'" ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"The freedom to choose is man’s greatest blessing and also his greatest curse, because we make stupid choices all the time that harm us and everyone around us." ~Rick Warren

"The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it." ~John Stuart Mill

"The only problem with freedom is our tendency to abuse it!" ~Alvin D. Alonzo, May 4, 2017

"The revolutionary warriors in the past who fought for their ideology acted like freedom soldiers." ~Atty Bruce V. Rivera

"The secret of freedom, courage." ~Thucydides

"The supreme belief of our society is the dignity and freedom of the individual.  To the respect of that dignity, to the defense of that freedom, all effort is pledged." ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

"The word 'escape' comes forward, a channel leading you to freedom, a sky promising a fabulous future, a fantasy alien landscape to escape into." ~Gary Hayes, Sunrise at Bombo photo, 29 June 2014

"The world has its own ways of treating us like what we will never be, but want to be. It relinquishes its grip on our souls while lulling us with the songs of freedom and conquest of beauty. It magnifies every tiny bit of something useless over an unfathomable presence of humanity. And we all waste the whole of our lives standing in queue for gaining its attention to be abdicated as if we never existed in the eyes of our fellow men.” ~Annie Ali

"There are two freedoms, the false where one is free to do what he likes, and the true where he is free to do what he ought." ~Charles Kingsley

"They will never go gently into the night. There is no good night for those who betrayed and robbed the nation blind from Day One of its fight for freedom." ~Nelson Navarro

"Those who sought their own freedom in the domination of others were doomed in time to ignominious failure" ~ Nelson Mandela during an Address to the Joint Houses of Parliament, Westminster Hall, London, England, 11 July‪ 1996

"To be, they mustI be free. Just like you and me." ~A.D. Williams

"Transparency advocates argue that the use of an alternative, parallel economy undermines democracy because it benefits a few at the expense of the majority". ~ICIJ

"True freedom and power only comes when one is free of attachments." ~Bryant McGill

"Truth gives no assurance of comfort. Nor does it guarantee freedom. It often jails people as much as it frees them." ~Bryan Ng Co

"Vigilance is the price for our freedom!" ~Peter Tiu Lavina

"We do not want freedom without bread, nor do we want bread without freedom. We must provide for all the fundamental rights and freedoms associated with a democratic society." ~Nelson Mandela during his Investiture as Doctor of Laws, Soochow University, Taiwan, 1 August 1993, Living The Legacy

"We should never forget those on whose shoulders we stand and those who paid the supreme price for freedom." ~Nelson Mandela upon receiving the Freedom of Howick, Howick Sports Grounds, Howick, South Africa, 12 December 1996, Living The Legacy

“What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.” ~Salman Rushdie

"While people are struggling unhappily in the cities against the cruel authorities, a waterfall happily and cheerfully flows in the nature; there is happiness only if there is freedom!" ~Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Whoever will be free must make himself free. Freedom is no fairy gift to fall into a man’s lap. What is freedom? To have the will to be responsible for one’s self." ~Max Stirner

"You can take away my freedom but my spirit will run free." ~Lenny Kravitz

"You preach about freedom as if you invented it, as if it is your gift to us. Let me tell you what freedom is. It is to live a life that is free from your selective moral standard. This is what the meaning of EDSA is." ~Mayor Sara Duterte to Socrates Villegas, CBCP

"You should enjoy the freedom. Sometimes a bit of time helps you see what matters." ~Raquel Geralde Villanueva

"Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality—not as we expect it to be but as it is—is to see that unless we live for each other and in and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily; that there can really be life only where there really is, in just this sense, love." ~Frederick Buechner



"If Liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." ~George Orwell

"Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance." ~Woodrow Wilson

"Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth." ~George Washington

"Life without liberty is like a body without spirit." ~Khalil Gibran

"Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive." ~Theodore Roosevelt

"The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty." ~James Madison

"The basic human rights for all our citizens have to be protected and guaranteed, to ensure the genuine liberty of every individual" ~Nelson Mandela speaking during a Business Leadership meeting, World Trade Center, New York City, USA, 21 June 1990, LivingTheLegacy

“This new world hath been the asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty from every part of Europe. Hither have they fled, not from the tender embraces of the mother, but from the cruelty of the monster; and it is so far true of England, that the same tyranny which drove the first emigrants from home, pursues their descendants still.” ~Thomas Paine

"Wisdom is timeless. It can only be arrived at with discernment and the development of our consciousness to a level that understands paradox and true freedom." ~The Mind Unleashed


"What is independence if the slaves of today shall be the tyrants of tomorrow?" ~Dr. Jose P. Rizal

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Albert Clarke - gratefulness

"In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy." ~Albert Clarke


Marco Pierre White - regrets

"I have no regrets because my mistakes have given me the knowledge that has made me the man I am today. Regrets are anchors that drag you back." ~Marco Pierre


Mark Amend - be strong, smart and brave

"Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it." ~Mark Amend



Martha Lipton - life


"A life spent loving is a life well-spent." ~Martha Lipton


Patti LaBelle - people


“I haven't stopped looking for the good in people. I've just accepted the fact that I'm not always going to find it.” ~Patti LaBelle


Danielle Pierre - external love


"Don't seek love externally, it's fleeting. Go beyond the ego and awaken the love that already exists within; it will encompass everyone and everything in your life; it will permeate your very being." ~Danielle Pierre


Beth Brownlee Quotes

"Make no mistake about it--there is a reason for every path you take." ~Beth Brownlee

"The voice of the heart is the greatest voice of them all." ~Beth Brownlee

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Stephen Levine Quotes

"Detachment means letting go and non-attachment means simply letting be." ~Stephen Levine

"Non-attachment is not the elimination of desire. It is the spaciousness to allow any quality of mind, any thought or feeling, to arise without closing around it, without eliminating the pure witness of being. It is an active receptivity to life." ~Stephen Levine


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Bradley Whitford - make it happen

"Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth." ~Bradley Whitford


Margaret Cho - generous


"Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways, it can change someone's life forever." ~Margaret Cho


Darren Hardy - discipline

"Productivity isn't magic. It's discipline." ~Darren Hardy


Loretta Young - LOVE


"Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you." ~Loretta Young


Yehuda Berg - WORDS

"Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble." ~Yehuda Berg

Quotes on HELPING

"Do not neglect to help those who help you - and those who don't." ~Anon

"If you really want to help, then help others to be more present. Help others to free themselves from the past. Help others to take responsibility for themselves. Help them to see how they are creating their own suffering. Every now and then, you will encounter innocent ones who are suffering through no fault of their own, particularly animals and children. Do not hesitate! Help them." ~Leonard Jacobson

"Never lend anything when you can give it instead." ~Anon

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

"Think of what would happen if everyone woke this morning thinking of helping others instead of helping themselves - likely peace on earth. This is heaven." ~A.D. Williams

"We all possess a natural will to help others but it cannot blossom without being nurtured." ~Anon

"You are truly fortunate if you can give without remembering and take without forgetting." ~Anon

"You can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone." ~Anon

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Quotes on POWER

“All power is from within and therefore under our control.” ~Robert Collier

"All that you call the world is the shadow of that substance which you are the perpetual creation of the powers of thought, of those that are independent and of those that are independent of your will. Do not encumber yourself with the fruitless pains to mend and remedy remote effects; let the soul be erect and all things will
go well. You think me the child of circumstances. I make my circumstance." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson from The Transcendentalist

"All violence, all that is dreary and repels, is not power, but the absence of power." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

"Anarchy is the sure consequence of tyranny; for no power that is not limited by laws can ever be protected by them." ~John Milton (1608-1674)

"Anticipation is power. You gotta learn to know and recognize what's coming so you could adapt to it. You gotta be able to prepare for it." ~Project Life Mastery

"Art and power will go on as they have done,--will make day out of night, time out of space, and space out of time." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"At any given moment you have the power to say this is not how the story is going to end..." ~Ritu

"Beauty is power; a smile is its sword." ~Anon

"Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest." ~Beatrix Potter (1866-1943)

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." ~Viktor E. Frankl

"Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them." ~Goethe

“Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved. As far as an amiable disposition and powers of entertainment make you so, it is a happiness; but if there is one grain of plausibility, it is poison.” ~Margaret Fuller, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, 1845

"But reason has no power against feeling, and feeling older than history is no light matter." ~Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)

“Concentrated attention is the collection of units of power on a chosen point of intention.” ~James Arthur Ray

"Deep within man dwell these slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action." ~Orison Marden

“Do not mistake the rule of force for true power. Men are not shaped by force.” ~Euripides, The Bacchae

"Doing good holds the power to transform us on the inside, and then ripple out in ever-expanding circles that positively impact the world at large." ~Shari Arison

"Eloquence is the power to translate a truth into language perfectly intelligible to the person to whom you speak." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"... even though all things come to pass, our deeds will outlast our mortal lives. No amount of success, power, or position can ever compensate for the greed and corruption of human character." ~President Duterte, November 1, 2016

"Every year I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing, and which, shirking pain, missed happiness as well. No one ever yet was the poorer in the long run for having once in a lifetime “let out all the length of the reins.” ~Mary Cholmondeley

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." ~2 Timothy 1:7

“For me, charity is practical. It’s the ability to use one’s position of influence, relative wealth and power to affect lives for the better." ~Simon Rowe

“For knowledge, too, is itself a power."
[Lat., Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est.]
~Francis Bacon on Knowledge

"Give me a lever long enough And a prop strong enough, I can single handed move the world.” ~Anon on Power

"Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom, and the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude." ~Deepak Chopra

"Honesty has a power that very few people can handle." ~from Sun-gazing dot com

"Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles." ~Samuel Smiles

"I get my best ideas in a thunderstorm. I have the power and majesty of nature on my side." ~Ralph Steadman

"I wanted a man who by inspiration alone could transfer the power to make this country proud again from the hands of the few to the hands of the many. I wanted a man who could re-ignite the Filipino in us or at least make us care enough that a few rich men (and their families and friends and employees) do not a country make." ~Arnel Patawaran, FB, 17 December 2016

"If you want real political power, try telling the truth for a change." ~HARVEY MILK, Milk (2009)

"In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme." ~Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)

"Information is power. Disinformation is abuse of power." ~Newton Lee

"It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to has power over you." ~Leon Brown

"It is a blessing that he did not know, for otherwise he would have lost faith in his power to fly, and the moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it." ~PETER PAN by J. M. Barrie

"It was the Filipino who voted me to power, and that power will remain with the Filipino." ~President RR Duterte

"Knowledge in action is real power." ~Tom Knowles

“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.” ~Bib

"Merit will be the decisive factor. Not whether you can gather votes by canvassing all kinds of promises and hopes, but your merit, your real power in the scientific world will decide. And once government comes into the hands of the scientist, then everything is possible." ~OSHO (Priests and Politicians: The Mafia of the Soul)

“Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.” ~Bertrand Russell

"Nature has the element of empowerment. And we know who the POWER behind that energising matter." ~Leah C. Dancel

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” ~Abraham Lincoln

"Never underestimate the power of the goodness within you. This power of goodness can change or heal your life and the lives of others around you." ~A.D. Williams

"No day is wasted where there has been love shared. And as we get older we realize the power and preciousness of touching someone's life and how much that same energy touches our own life in return. Life is all about kindness." ~I Love My Family

"No person, no place, and no thing has any power over us, for 'we' are the only thinkers in our mind. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives." ~Louise L. Hay

"Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets." ~Nido Qubein

"Nothing external to you has any power over you." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Nothing we ever imagined is beyond our powers, only beyond our present self-knowledge." ~Theodore Roszak

"On earth, money is the power. In heaven, love is the power." ~A.D. Williams

"Only fools seek power, power, and the greatest fools seek it through force." ~Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)

"Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light." ~Brené Brown

"Our people have the right to hope, the right to a future, the right to life itself. No power on this earth can destroy the thirst for human dignity. Our land cries out for peace. We will only achieve it through adherence to democratic principles and respect for the rights of all." ~Nelson Mandela speaking at King William's Town, Bhisho, South Africa, 8 September 1992, LTL

“Power resides only where men believe it resides. [...] A shadow on the wall, yet shadows can kill. And ofttimes a very small man can cast a very large shadow.” ~George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

"Regardless of what challenge you are facing right now, know that it has not come to stay. It has come to pass. During these times, do what you can with what you have, and ask for help if needed. Most importantly never surrender. Put things in perspective. Take care of yourself. Find ways to replenish your energy, strengthen your faith, and fortify yourself from the inside out. There is a power in you that is stronger than anything that you are facing. Go within... tap into this power. Know that you will find courage, strength and resolve to go through any valley experiences. You have something special...You have GREATNESS within you!" ~Les Brown

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

"Skyscapes and hidden places have the magical power to energize your soul." ~George Daniel Anos

"Stay present with what is happening to you now. All power is in the present moment." ~Gary Zukav

"The amount of power freed by telling yourself you no longer choose to put energy into something can be remarkable. Be prepared for extra energy." ~Peter McWilliams

"The freedom of information is key to a balance power between the government and its citizens." ~Martin Andanar, Secretary of Philippines Communication Office, 26 November 2016

"The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the Nation's greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable, especially when that questioning is disinterested, for they determine whether we use power or power uses us." ~John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

‪"The intoxication of greed and power, loses the quality of being human. It drives their own self of reasonings to extinction." ~Rosario Larion‬

"The power of a compelling cause rests in the soul of its Creator, because a cause springs from the soul. It is a spiritual statement from one soul that cannot be the result of many. It comes from a deep place of knowing, some conviction that a richly imagined future could in some way, dramatically and positively, change the world." ~Lance Secretan, author “Inspirational Leadership”

"The power of doing anything with quickness is always prized much by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance." ~Jane Austen (1775-1817)

"The power to guess the unseen from the seen, to trace the implications of things, to judge the whole piece by the pattern, the condition of feeling life in general so completely that you are well on your way to knowing any particular corner of it—this cluster of gifts may almost be said to constitute experience." ~Henry James (1843-1916)

"The power to question is the basis of all human progress." ~Indira Gandhi

“The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting” ― Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

"The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival." ~Aristotle

"The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing." ~Herodotus

"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and unspeakable love." ~Rumi

"There is more power in the open heart than in the clenched fist." ~Our Daily Bread

“This new day has greeted us with no rules; unconditional opportunity. Do not dilute the power of this new day with the hardship of yesterday. Greet this day the way it has greeted you; with open arms and endless possibility.” ~Steve Maraboli

"Those among the most respected who have ever lived acknowledge that their greatness came, not from their personal self, but from a higher power working through them." ~John Marks Templeton from LLF

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.” ~Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi

"True freedom and power only comes when one is free of attachments." ~Bryant McGill

"Trust that the power that moves the stars in the heavens is taking you on a journey where the only destination IS love, self expression, joy and an abundant experience of life." ~Ann Albers, The Angels

"Truth is a function of power. We should engage and resist this 'normalized truth of power politics in order to denormalize the status qou - corruption, clintelist democracy, and inequality." ~Imelda Deinla

"Use your growing awareness to focus your spiritual power and reclaim the bliss that your lower mind destroys or prevents you from having." ~Michael Goddart

"We do not know how far the power of love can take us until we love everyone." ~A.D. Williams

“We have it in our power to begin the world over again.” ~Thomas Paine

"With an eye made quiet by power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, We see into the life of things." ~William Wordsworth

"Words are living things, they have the power to inspire, uplift, and to destroy. Think about that before you open your mouth today!" ~Michael Baisden

"Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble." ~Yehuda Berg

"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



"Maybe being powerful means to be fragile." ~Ai Weiwei

"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

"Poetry is essential to get a sense of how language works – how distillation pand rhythm and rhyme and colour can give the mere act of putting words together an extraordinary expressive power." ~Unattributed by George Daniel Anos

"Talent for talent's sake is a bauble and a show. Talent working with joy in the cause of universal truth lifts the possessor to new power as a benefactor." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The great charm of all power is modesty." ~Anon

"The power of imagination created the illusion that my vision went much farther than the naked eye could actually see.” ~Nelson Mandela

"The power to see change in your life can be found in the words you speak. You have the power to set the destiny for your life by what comes out of your mouth." ~Joel Osteen

"The sea—this truth must be confessed—has no generosity. No display of manly qualities—courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness—has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power." ~Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

"They say the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription." ~Samuel Butler

"We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing." ~Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

"We cannot avoid using power, cannot escape the compulsion to aflict the world so let us, cautious in diction and mighty in contradiction, love powerfully." ~Martin Buber

"Where your focus goes, your energy flows. Focus on what you want, where you are going, and what you are
actively creating." ~Les Brown

"You are powerful in that you shape the future of young people whose future is also that of our nation. This is not only in the aspect of the sizable contribution of merchant marine officers to our economy, but in their being worthy and productive citizens whose example would pass on to the next generations." ~Marichu Bergu, Guest Speaker and Lecturer

“You are more powerful than you know and they fear the day you discover it!” ~Truth Theory

"You need to regularly, repeatedly set time aside, to quiet yourself and refocus your thoughts on the greatness and power of God." ~Rick Warren

"You only need to stand near the ocean to feel the power of the universe and a closeness to the one who created it." ~Susan Gale

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Quotes on RESPECT

"Respect those who talk to you in their free time, but love those who free their time to talk to you. Lessons Learned In Life

"The celestial order and the beauty of the universe compel me to admit that there is some excellent and eternal Being, who deserves the respect and homage of men." ~Anon

"The distance betwIeen two people is the lack of respect for each other." ~Paulo Coelho

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Octavia Butler - Tolerance


"Tolerance, like any aspect of peace, is forever a work in progress, never completed, and, if we're as intelligent as we like to think we are, never abandoned." ~Octavia Butler


MY BEST PICK of the DAY - loving soul

"Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another." ~George Eliot



Glenn Kurtz - boundaries

"Limitation is the condition of our lives. What matters—what allows us to reach beyond ourselves, as we are, and push at the boundaries of our ability—is that we continue." ~Glenn Kurtz