"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


Michael Fiore Quotes

"Big things always have small beginnings." ~Michael Fiore

"No matter what stage in a relationship you are in, none of us are immune to having feelings of insecurity, neediness, and fear taking over in the relationship." ~Michael Fiore

"Nothing haunts us like the things we don't say." ~Michael Fiore

"One day you'll kiss someone and know those are the lips you want to kiss for the rest of your life." ~Michael Fiore

"Regret is a dark room." ~Michael Fiore

"The best love story is when you fall in love with the most unexpected person at the most unexpected time." ~Michael Fiore

"The best thing in life is finding someone who knows all your flaws, mistakes, and weaknesses and still thinks you're
completely amazing." ~Michael Fiore

"The goal is to laugh forever with someone you take seriously." ~Michael Fiore


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Healing Path Recovery - lighten one's burden

"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another." ~from the Healing Path Recovery

Ronda Rousey - pressure

“I’ve been through so much that there isn’t much left that can scare me. I’ve felt the most pain that I could feel, and I’ve felt the most pressure that I could feel and there’s nothing else left. And I believe that I’m capable of doing anything.” ~Ronda Rousey

Leslie Samuel - education

"They say GET an education. I say CREATE your education. There's a HUGE difference." ~Leslie Samuel

Ranjana Srivastava Quotes

"... accounts of soaring humanity compete with sorry laments. A daughter bans her mother from lunch by text message. A son puts his reluctant father into a nursing home so the family can go to Europe. An adult locates his father and turns his back on his adoptive parents." ~Ranjana Srivastava

"We cured your mother's cancer, but your love fixed her broken heart." ~Ranjana Srivastava

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Archie Bland - person

"...knowing real things about a person, discovering the idiosyncrasies of their weirdness, will probably only make you like them more." ~Archie Bland (Guardian Australia)

Julie Corby - time

"Something that can never be taken for granted in life is, time." ~Julie Corby


Hunter S. Thompson - The Edge

"The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over." ~Hunter S Thompson

"The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs." ~Hunter S. Thompson

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Cyndi Campbell - Peace and Happiness

"So many times people who are single find peace and happiness... People who are in a relationship often did it for the right reason but some how it changed... The love is still there but the in love has been replaced with routine or neglect ... Humans seek what they need... If you are in a relationship be sure to check on your partner, make them feel desired....That is a two way piece.. Communicate.. Don't have them seek what they once had in you.. People think it's easy to choose but often times ... People loved where they are and did try to reach out only to be turned away... Don't be surprised by the end results... Save what you have in front of you... Or leave... Peace and happiness shouldn't be taken for granted." ~Cyndi Campbell

MY BEST PICK FOR TODAY: from Ralph Waldo Emerson on Companion

“Why should I cumber myself with regrets that the receiver is not capacious? It never troubles the sun that some of his rays fall wide and vain into ungrateful space, and only a small part on the reflecting planet. Let your greatness educate the crude and cold companion.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Deborah King Quotes

"Don't be ashamed of your story, it will inspire others." ~Deborah King

"Intuition often appears as a small quiet voice of wisdom in your head." ~Deborah King

"Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder." ~from Deborah King

"Quiet your mind, and the soul will speak." ~Deborah

"Some see a weed, some see a wish." ~from Deborah King

“Stay away from people who make you feel like you are hard to love.” ~Deborah King

"Unless you're living in your truth, you're slowly killing yourself." ~Deborah King

"Take a second and think about how blessed you are." ~Deborah King

“When you love and laugh abundantly you live a beautiful life”. ~Deborah King

"You know you’re on the right track when you become uninterested in looking back." ~Deborah King

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Katherine S. White - mind's eye

"... there are for many of us three gardens - the garden outdoors, the garden of pots and bowls in the house, and the garden of the mind's eye." ~Katherine S. White


Dale Chihuly - Glass

“Glass has the ability, more than any other material, to bring joy and a certain happiness to people.” ~Dale Chihuly


MY BEST PICK For TODAY : Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson



Happy News to conclude my 2015: Congratulations to my daughter Lily on her engagement to JPC today!



"Kindness creates a magic that can only be matched by the enchantment you bestow upon the world with your beautiful heart." ~Robert Clancy


Our Daily Bread - open heart

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

Dorothy Koomson - feelings

"Feelings aren't like thoughts, they can't be changed at will." ~Dorothy Koomson


Peter McWilliams - power

"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

Mike Yankoski - simple kindness

"Sometimes it's easy to walk by because we know we can't change someone's whole life in a single afternoon. But what we fail to realise is that simple kindness can go a long way toward encouraging someome who is stuck in a desolate place." ~Mike Yankoski

Emma Magenta - obligation

"You're under no obligation to diminish yourself to make others more comfortable." ~Emma Magenta


A Special Feature: Romance by Surf Reyes

"Romance ... It's not a place...it's not a dream. Nor is it exclusive to the blissful relationship of a man and a woman made one in love. It is the very dance of life itself...in sunrises and sunsets, in the pulsing firefly stars in the night-sky, in the stretching of grass, the fragrance of blooming flowers flirting with the flying flowers, in the reflection of the universe in the dewdrop clinging to a leaf in the morning mist...it is in the awesome poetry of the living oneness of all in love all around us!" ~Surf Reyes


MY BEST PICK FOR TODAY: loving-kindness

"We restore the holiness of the world through our loving-kindness and compassion. Everyone participates. It is a collective task. Every act of loving-kindness, no matter how great or small, repairs the world. All those ever born have shared this collective work since the beginning of time." ~Rachel Naomi Remen

Pablo Valle Quotes

"Regardless of sunshine or rain, be thankful for another great day and treat life as the ULTIMATE Gift…because it is!" ~Pablo Valle

"Stop searching the world for treasure, the real treasure is in yourself." ~Pablo Valle

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Josh Cox - creation

"Everything is created twice: First a mental creation then a physical creation. Dreams don't just come true; they're created, planned and earned." ~Josh Cox, Twitter

Prince Harry - gaping hole

"I knew there would always be a gaping hole that could never be filled." ~Prince Harry, During a moving speech at the opening of Mamohato Children's Centre in Lesotho, Africa, (Prince Harry described how hard it was to have his mom snatched away so suddenly, and when he was so young, 2015)


Leah C. Dancel - on TRAVEL

"Traveling makes me gain back my confidence. It gives me more opportunity to appreciate other cultures: people, food and their own natural gifts of beauty surrounding them. It helps broaden my mind how much we can learn from each other. The friendliness and kindness of strangers overwhelmed me most. The discovery that my friends whom I did not see for decades or lost contact with are still around and very much willing to embrace me as I am. Above all, as I dedicate this journey in praise to Him above, I cannot deny how much blessed I am." ~Leah C. Dancel, A Long Road To Fredom, 14 April - 2 May 2013 (Visited Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Dallas, Texas, Lago Vista, Texas, San Antonio, Texas, Duncanville, Texas, Loma Linda, California, Reno, Nevada, Sta. Clara, California and many other beautiful places of point of interests).

Lucy Gulle Quotes

"Good health is all I need after all our health is our wealth when no one really cares." ~Lucy Gulle

"If we have truckloads of money, our calls to our love ones will never left unanswered and visit and call time will be frequent. Friends and families and enemies alike will gravitate around us." ~Lucy Gulle

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Christine Mary - bright light

"The bright light of your soul is your wealth to share with the world." ~Christine Mary, Live a Happy Wise Life

Andy C's Proverbs

"Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles available.‪" ~Andy C's Proverb‬

"Extravagance is the luxury of the poor; penury is the luxury of the rich." ~from Andy C's Proverb

"It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.‪" ~Proverb‬

"Thought is the blossom; language is the bud; action is the fruit behind." ~Andy C's Proverbs

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Belva Plain - netted birds

"How helpless we are, like netted birds, when we are caught by desire!" ‪~‬Belva Plain


Kerrie Keen Shoesmith - grandchildren

"I just want my grandchildren to be confident and to know that they are loved whether they achieve amazing things or are just kind little people who will never achieve great heights. For them to care about others is so much more important to me than to teach academic brilliance." ~Kerrie Keen Shoesmith, FB

Rebecca Wilson Quotes

"I will raise “children” not “little egos”, and I am going to devote my life to teaching them how to learn, not how to be the centre of attention. From that they’ll surely find a way to enjoy their lives, as they will just keep learning until they find something they love." ~Rebecca Wilson

"My sense of achievement is in building self-empowered little people into bigger people that can enjoy being a normal part of society rather than needing to have them as the star of every show." ~Rebecca Wilson, publisher and founder of Starts at Sixty

"The reality is that while you can have a wonderful life over 60, there are some things that can put the brakes on your plans or lifestyle." ~Starts at 60

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Hallmark - power of language

"If you ever doubt the power of language, listen more closely. Witness the magic the first time someone whispers "i love you." Watch a woman put on head phones, close her eyes, and have her life changed by a lyric. See a bad moment flipped upside down by a well timed joke. Words propel us, empower us, make us human and more than human. We constantly struggle to say what we mean and mean what we say. To "wrestle with words and meanings." that's what t.s. eliot calls it. But as we whisper and shout, stutter and spin, we create order out of the chaos around us. We are built of words, and we live by them, too." ~Hallmark

Sobriety By The Grace Of God - my worth

"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

Beyond Affirmations - watch your health

"Remove anger, regret, resentment, guilt, blame and worry. Then watch your health and life improve." ~Beyond Affirmations

Carl Rogers - on learning

"The only person who is educated is the one who has learned to learn and change." ~Carl Rogers

Sidney Howard - on decision

"One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it." ~Sidney Howard


Helen Proctor - animal

"It shouldn’t matter whether the animal in question is fluffy, scaly or feathery, or lives in our home. What really matters is whether the animal can feel." ~Helen Proctor, Sentience Manager.

Today's INSPIRATIONAL: Jacqueline Schiff

"Be true to the light that is deep within you. Hold on to your joy for life. Keep good thoughts in your mind and good feelings in your heart. Keep love in your life , and you will find the love and light in everyone.

Be giving , forgiving , patient , and kind. Have faith in yourself. Be your own best friend , and listen to the voice that tells you to be your best self.

Be true to yourself in the paths that you choose. Follow your talents and passions ; don't take the roads others say you must follow because they are the most popular.

Take the paths where your talents will thrive - the ones that will keep your spirits alive with enthusiasm and everlasting joy.

Most of all , never forget that there is no brighter light than the one within you. Keep on being true to yourself. Keep shining your light on others so they will have a reason to smile. Follow your inner light to your own personal greatness , and remember that you are admired and loved just as you are." ~Jacqueline Schiff

Source: Positive Thoughts

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Naguib Mahfouz - clever and wise

"You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions." ~Naguib Mahfouz

Nicole Hollander- world without (m)en(d)

"Can you imagine a world without men? No crime and lots of happy fat women." ~Nicole Hollander


"A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery." ~James Joyce


Christopher Barzak Quotes

"Don't ever put your happiness in someone else's hands. They'll drop it. They'll drop it every time." ~Christopher Barzak

"Sometimes you just gotta be there for yourself no matter what is happening in the busy world around you." ~Christopher Barzak

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Paul Cezanne - moment

"Right now a moment of time is passing by! We must become that moment." ~Paul Cezanne

Augusto Cury - people

"Sensitive people suffer more, but they love more and dream more." ~Augusto Cury

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: decimating population

"Coal consumption will definitely alleviate hunger by gradually decimating the population of the world; the dead feel no hunger so there'll be less mouths to feed." ~Zema Chulio, Guardian Australia

Mark Caine - planning

"Meticulous planning will enable everything a man does to appear spontaneous." ~Mark Caine



ShiShi Rea-Dancel - marriage

"No marriage is all sunshine, but two people can share one umbrella and survive the storm together." ~ShiShi Rea-Dancel, FB


FOOD FOR THOUGHT: the work of your hands

"I am malicious because I am miserable. Am I not hated and shunned by all mankind? You, my creator, would tear me to pieces, and triumph; remember that, and tell me why I should pity man more than he pitied me? You would not call it murder if you could precipitate me into one of those ice-rifts, and destroy my frame, the work of your own hands." ~Frankenstein's monster addresses Frankenstein - his creator - on a snow-covered mountainside

Sarah Haynes - commercialising education

"I don’t know how to run a school but it seems to me that today’s schools are being run more and more like businesses, where everything becomes financially motivated, where more value is placed on those who provide good publicity or financial benefits." ~Sarah Haynes, Ravenswood Girls High, 2015 School Captain speech December 3, 2015



L. C. Barclay - love yourself

"Learn to love yourself first instead of loving the idea of others loving you." ~L.C. Barclay


Stieg Larsson - Friendship

"Friendship, is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual." ~Stieg Larsson


FOOD FOR THOUGHT: God works through People

"God can provide jobs.and a home. But He works through people. We are His hands and feet and heart here in the world. This woman obeyed God. How often do we hear His voice and ignore it, therefore losing our blessing and causing others to lose theirs." ~Carrol Dye on Homeless Boys and a Good Samaritan


Ruth St. Denis - message and song

"We have the capacity to receive messages from the stars and the songs of the night winds." ~Ruth St. Denis



Kim Jones - culture


"Today’s culture is so externally focused, that often we neglect the health of our inner world. Embark on the oldest human adventure and dive deep into your inner life today..." ~Kim Jones


FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Flood Enters Our Home


From My Favourite Deep Thinker

"Sometimes floodwaters enter our homes, sometimes they enter our lives, soaking, wiping all that we take for granted—our social beliefs, our skillsets, our place in hierarchy of things, our access to resources, our relationships, everything. We are forced to evacuate structures we called home — that which IS and WILL BE— and find ourselves in the relief camps of life. Here we sit stunned by loss, with uncertain days and bewildering tomorrows, at the mercy of strangers and systems beyond our control. Here we sit as refugees from hope, haunted by a yearning for better days.

Here we discover the other side of the world, that which always was. Like the shadow of silence between our words -- emptied of meaning, emptied of intention.

Only some of us get to return home. For others, we have to learn the art of making sea our home." ~Bhavana Nissima


Quotes on JUSTICE

"A soul that is kind and intends justice discovers more than any sophist." ~Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)

"In the end we must remember that no amount of rules or their enforcement will defeat those who struggle with justice on their side." ~Nelson Mandela speaking at the 50th anniversary of the GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade), Geneva, Switzerland, 19 May 1988 LTL‬

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

"Let love and justice flow like a mighty stream. Let peace fill the earth as water fills the sea." ~Torah

"Peace will not come out of a clash of arms, but out of justice lived and done by unarmed nations in the face of odds." ~Mahatma Gandhi

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

"There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"True warriors for social justice will never bow to masters responsible -- either by complicity or participation -- for social injustices and inequality in the application of rights in the world, regardless of what realpolitik presents as an excuse." ~Joffre Balce



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

"Every unlawful physical injury that is inflicted on an OFW is an injury that I personally bear as the head of this Republic." ~PRRD, February 2018

"I always look at justices as the PARAGONS of legal minds and I'm always in awe whenever I read their decisions. To me, the Supreme Court is an institution of excellence and discipline." ~Rik Perez-Escudero (March 2018)

“Look at the facts of the world. You see a continual and progressive triumph of the right. I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience. And from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice.” ~Theodore Parker, Ten Sermons of Religion, 1853

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Robert Cecil - solitude

"Solitude shows us what we should be; Society shows what we are." ~Robert Cecil


Olivia Lichtenstein Quotes

"Grief, it turns out, is grief, however you cut it and comparing readings for pet grief as opposed to human grief on the griefometer serves little purpose. It’s still the same familiar ache that swells from gullet to gut and fills the entire chest cavity, which only that old cliché time can heal." ~Olivia Lichtenstein from Why dead pets matter - article

"Pets, they say, are good for children as they teach them about life and death and prepare them for the inevitable human event in the future." ~Olivia Lichtenstein

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Ted Hughes Quotes

“That's the paradox: the only time most people feel alive is when they're suffering, when something overwhelms their ordinary, careful armour, and the naked child is flung out onto the world. That's why the things that are worst to undergo are best to remember. But when that child gets buried away under their adaptive and protective shells—he becomes one of the walking dead, a monster.” ~Ted Hughes

"The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn't live boldly enough, that they didn't invest enough heart, didn't love enough. Nothing else really counts at all." ~Ted Hughes from LLF


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"Each and every day on earth is a precious gift. Rise each morning knowing this, and your day will feel precious." ~A.D. Williams

Donald Van De Mark - choice

"The good among the great understand that every choice we make adds to the strength or weakness of our spirits—ourselves, or to use an old fashioned word for the same idea, our souls. That is every human’s life work: to construct an identity bit by bit, to walk a path step by step, to live a life that is worthy of something higher, lighter, more fulfilling, and maybe even everlasting." ~Donald Van de Mark from Living Life Fully



Abe Nuok - on humanity

"They don't want to understand, they fail to see the desperation." ~Abe Nuok, Refugee and Slam Poet


Hitopadesa - greatness

"Greatness does not approach him who is forever looking down." ~Hitopadesa


Lord Bacon - on humility

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


Tay Hohoff - cat

"There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat.” ~Tay Hohoff


Krista Willams - forgive

"The most courageous thing you may ever do is forgive those who have hurt you the most." ~Krista Williams


Matthieu Ricard - on perception

"Whenever you perceive any feeling, whether pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral, simply embrace it with your awareness. Feel the breeze passing on your face or the point of contact of your feet with the ground. If the feeling is pleasant, simply be aware of its pleasantness; if it is unpleasant, be aware of its unpleasantness. In the latter case, the sheer awareness of the unpleasantness replaces the reaction of repulsion that usually takes place. If you experience a diffuse feeling of your inner organs, concentrate on that. You may also concentrate on some parts of the body where you may not have any particular sensation at the moment, like your forehead or ears. Become aware of the subtle sense of their presence. Finally, try to investigate the very nature of sensations. Aren’t they just movements of the mind? Isn’t it the same awareness that perceives them all, without being affected by them?" ~Matthieu Ricard
(en français)


Alex Woodard Quotes

"The only way you can truly hear is to be very quiet. All the answers are there in that stillness, in the quiet." by Alex Woodard - For The Sender

"To allow each moment to unfold on its own will reveal beauty unimagined." ~Alex Woodard

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Sara June Parker - sunset and rainbow

"May I never miss a sunset or a rainbow because I am looking down." ~Sara June Parker

William B. Sprague - strike it hot

"Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking." ~William B. Sprague

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche - Dimension of being

"Our agitation, conflicts, and habits can be a doorway to another dimension of being." ~Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche


"A cloud as small as a man's hand is rising from the sea." ~1 Kings 18:44

"A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky - unbidden - and seems like a thing of wonder." ~Susan Orlean

"All the wild world is beautiful, and it matters but little where we go, to highlands or lowlands, woods or plains, on the sea or land or down among the crystals of waves or high in a balloon in the sky; through all the climates, hot or cold, storms and calms, everywhere and always we are in God's eternal beauty and love. So universally true is this, the spot where we chance to always seem the best."-John Muir

“And heaven had wanted one immortal song.” ~John Dryden on Songs

"Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness."~Henri Frederic Amiel

"Climbing a mountain may bring you closer to heaven’s light; helping others overcome their mountains makes you become heaven’s light." ~Robert Clancy

"Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God." ~Honore de Balzac

“Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety, after all it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.” ~Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S

“Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change.” ~William Shakespeare,Romeo and Juliet

“Don't settle down and sit in one place. Move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon.” ~Jon Krakauer (from Chicken Soup for the Soul)

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” ~Anton Chekhov

"Don't tell me the sky's the limit. There's footprints on the moon." ~Paul Brandt

"Do you see how beautiful the sky looks from here? Wait 'til you see how beautiful the earth looks from there." ~RJ Nieto

"‪Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them." ~Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

"Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits." ~Fulton Sheen

"Even if the sky has fallen down upon you, you’ll still have a piece of heaven at your feet." ~Robert Clancy on Hope

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." ~Harriet Tubman

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

"Every sweet-scented rose tells from its heart the secrets of heaven and earth." ~Rumi

"Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody." ~Mark Twain

"Everyone wants to be the sun to lighten up someone's life - but why not be the moon, to brighten in the darkest hour?" ~Ups, Downs and Roundabouts

"He turns not back who is bound to a star." ~Leonardo Da Vinci

"Heaven becomes more perfect as more people enter it… Each new addition strengthens the fabric and joins others more closely.” ~Emanuel Swedenborg, Last Judgment 12

"Heaven grant us patience with a man in love." ~Rudyard Kipling

"Heaven never helps the man who will not act." ~Sophocles

"Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water." ~Christopher Morley

"I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings." -Gustave Flaubert

"I decided to fly through the air and live in the sunlight and enjoy life as much as I could." ~ Evel Knievel

"I hope I never get tired of the night sky, of thunderstorms, of watching galaxies, of making my cream coffee. I hope I never grow to be someone who can no longer see the small beautiful things." ~Word Porno, FB

"I might have been born in a hovel but I am determined to travel with the wind and the stars." ~Jacqueline Cochran

"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 still say, 'Shoot for the moon; you might get there.’” ~Buzz Aldrin

"If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and adore." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.” ~Robert Browning

"In the light of eternity we shall see that what we desired would have been fatal to us, and that what we would have avoided was essential to our well-being." ~Fenelon

"It's like a finger pointing to the moon... Don't concentrate on the finger, because you will miss all the heavenly glory..." ~Bruce Lee (Enter the Dragon)

"It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutified his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion." ~Southey

"Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground." ~Theodore Roosevelt

"Life is a series of ups and downs. As we pause from a long tiring Journey: Here, we find time to see our surroundings. Sometimes, we feel we are all alone. No one to hold our hands when we are down. But as we pause and ponder: even the trees and stars are reminding us dearly — 'Do not be afraid!'" ~Rado Gatchalian

"Light is more beautiful when it has to fight to be noticed, light sunlight fighting through the clouds after a rainstorm." ~Anon

"Love has no uttermost, as the stars have no number and the sea no rest." ~Eleanor Farjeon

"Love is like all the stars in the heavens. The beautiful light it creates reaches every corner of the universe." ~Robert Clancy

"Man must rise above the Earth—to the top of the atmosphere and beyond—for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives." ~Socrates

“Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien,The Lord of the Rings

"Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Old stars fade away but new stars take their place and shine ever so brightly!" ~Jovybev Aquino

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

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

"Only from the heart can you touch the sky." ~Rumi

"Our mind is like a cloudy sky: in essence clear and pure, but overcast by clouds of delusions. Just as the thickest clouds can disperse, so, too, even the heaviest delusions can be removed from our mind." ~Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

“Our mind or spirit is either a miniature heaven or a miniature hell.” ~Emanuel Swedenborg

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

"Some people are like clouds, when they disappear it's a brighter day." ~Arthur Gabriele

"Sometimes I look at the clouds and get the feeling that someone is staring back at me." ~Mountain Wisdom

“Stay Light! Angels always win every battle against darkness, because their weapon of choice is light.” ~Robert Clancy

"The best way to experience heaven is to spend time with Mother Nature." ~A.D. Williams

“The darker the night, the brighter the stars,
The deeper the grief, the closer is God!”
~Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise." ~Maya Angelou

“The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.” ~Confucius

"The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it." ~Augustus Hare

"The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reaches us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personalities." ~Khalil Gibran

"The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven." ~John Milton

"The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth." ~Chinese Proverb

"The Moon and Mars were the two most likely candidates for life in the solar system; what exists beyond our solar system is mere guesswork." ~Walter Lang

"The moon and other celestial bodies should be free for exploration and use by all countries. No country should be permitted to advance a claim of sovereignty." ~Lyndon B. Johnson

"The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections." ~Brahma C. Foz

"The moon reflected in the water is not the real moon, but still it has tremendous beauty; and if the waters of your mind are silent, then the moon reflected in those waters is exactly the same." ~Osho

"The moon rose above the canopy and a dreamy mist swirled around our knees as we danced, fingers entwined and hearts in sync with the universe; just a prince and his princess, a boy and a girl, learning to love in a beautiful world.” ~ Aishabella Sheikh, Entwined

"The pilot and the Vice-pilot are responsible for each other's role, and they have the best of the sky, and they are safe in the sky." ~Boeing 767 Kaneko, Japan Air Lines (JAL), FB, May 25, 2017

"The sky is a canvas, so paint your own life." ~Jada Berglund

"The sky was clear—remarkably clear—and the twinkling of all the stars seemed to be but throbs of one body, timed by a common pulse." ~Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

"The sun of their life has set but their deeds shall shine on forever." ~Anon on Memorial Day 31 May 2016

"The Sun, Moon and Stars are there to guide us." ~Dennis Banks

"The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands." ~Henry Ellis

"The sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light, While it's here is up to us." ~Alexandra Elle

"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

"There is only one path to Heaven. On Earth, we call it Love." ~Anon

"Those are the same stars, and that is the same moon, that look down upon your brothers and sisters, and which they see as they look up to them, though they are ever so far away from us, and each other." ~Sojourner Truth

"To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven." ~Karen Sunde

“…To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly … to listen to stars and buds, to babes and sages, with open heart; await occasions, hurry never … this is my symphony.” ~ William Henry Channing, Memoir of William Henry Channing,1886

"Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star." ~Lucy Maud Montgomery

"Unknowingly, we plow the dust of stars, blown about us by the wind, and drink the
universe in a glass of rain." ~Ihab Hassan

“We all communicate with heaven through the angels present with us.” ~Emanuel Swedenborg

“We all shine on…like the moon and the stars and the sun…we all shine on…come on and on and on…” ~John Lennon

"We have been looking for the burning bush, the parting of the sea, the bellowing voice from heaven. Instead we should be looking at the ordinary day-to-day events in our lives for evidence of the miraculous." ~M. Scott Peck

"We have the capacity to receive messages from the stars and the songs of the night winds." ~Ruth St. Denis

"We mount to heaven mostly on the ruins of our cherished schemes, finding our failures were successes." ~A.B. Alcott

"What they do in heaven we are ignorant of; what they do not do we are told expressly." ~Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

"When the Earth has fallen to dust and the last star in heaven ceases to shine, love will remain…forever." ~Robert Clancy

"When the sun takes its final breath just before its last rays drop below the horizon, let all the twinkling stars in heaven remind you that the light of hope will never leave your side."—Robert Clancy

"Who says you cannot hold the moon in your hand?...Tonight when the stars come out and the moon rises in the velvet sky, look outside your window, then raise your hand and position your fingers around the disk of light....There you go . . . That was easy!" ~Vera Nazarian

"Why do some people always see beautiful skies and grass and lovely flowers and incredible human beings, while others are hard-pressed to find anything or any place that is beautiful?" ~Leo Buscaglia

"You could set out to write your name in the stars, but you’ll have a much grander time painting the world with your heart." ~Robert Clancy

“Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: – you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” ~E.E. Cummings


"As we look out upon the horizon of our own problems, may we not despair. May we have hope through the certainty of our faith in the One Man—Jesus, our God and Savior." ~Randy Kilgore

“Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon;
How much it can fill your room depends on its windows.”
~Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi ~
The Essential Rumi

"Reading something unfamiliar widens our horizon." ~Alex Umali

"Reality is like the horizon...
always there -- far away,
yet approachable.
And always, always -- changing."
~Carlos S Bueno

"The horizon is out there somewhere if you just keep looking for it, chasing it, and working for it." ~Bob Dole

"The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun." ~Alexander Supertramp


"Friendship with trees: true and pure,
One beautiful day from spring to summer.
Let yourself be free and spread your wings,
Keep calm and she will take you to heaven."
~Rado Gatchalian, short poem

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Robert Rauschenberg - world

"There is no reason not to consider the world as one gigantic painting." ~Robert Rauschenberg

Dagobert D. Runes - thinker

"Hesitancy in judgment is the only true mark of the thinker." ~Dagobert D. Runes

Juan Montoya - fantasy

"A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy." ~Juan Montoya

John Assaraf - truth

"The truth is, no matter what your current circumstances, if you can imagine something better for yourself, you can create it." ~John Assaraf

Betsy Brown Braun - moral fiber

"The plain truth is that honesty is critical to the moral fiber of every individual. Experts agree that people who are honest feel better about themselves. They are able to enjoy stronger friendships, are more successful in school and in other pursuits and, in the long run, have deeper, happier marriages. It is from honesty that so many other desirable traits spring forth." ~Betsy Brown Braun



John Francis - gratitude

"We can have all that we need, but without gratitude we will never have enough and will always want more." ~John Francis Phd

Maddy Malhotra - voice

“The most influential and frequent voice you hear is your inner-voice. It can work in your favor or against you, depending on what you listen to and act upon.” ~Maddy Malhotra