"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


Quotes from Goodreads

"She has fought many wars, most internal. The ones that you battle alone, for this, she is remarkable. She is a survivor." ~Nikki Rowe

"The splendid thing about falling apart
silently...is that you can start over as many times as you like."~Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos

"When you find your path in life and are in sync with your primary missions in this lifetime, everything else just falls into place." ~Paul O'Brien, Great Decisions, Perfect Timing: Cultivating Intuitive Intelligence

"What may appear to be the wrong way by other people's standards may indeed be the perfectly inspired path by which you will arrive at clarity of mind and a more authentic expression of yourself." ~Linda Cull, Where The Light Lives: A True Story about Death, Grief and Transformation

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Nanette Mathews Quotes

"Embrace the flow of your life path, living with grace and ease while showing love towards yourself and others along your journey." ~Nanette Mathews

"Life is not a race....Everyone can win, so stop going around in circles." ~Nanette Mathews

"Standing up for oneself is not always easy but it is often the only way to walk our true life path. The beaten path only gets you where most people go. Be original and explore new roads." ~Nanette Mathews

"When we're consciously aware, we receive the messages the universe sends to answer us through intuition that could be easily missed if we weren't living in the moment. These messages will guide us to our true path." ~Nanette Mathews

"When you realize your life isn't heading in the direction you wish, rather than wasting time complaining about the situation, just focus on the direction you wish to proceed with determination." ~Nanette Mathews

"You can ask others for directions about your life's path...But remember, then you're on someone else's journey and may get lost. Search for your path within." ~Nanette Mathews

Source: Goodreads

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Thomas Wictor Quotes

"The mainstream media now sees itself as internal state security." ~Thomas Wictor, Twitter, 6 July 2017

"When journalists use their power to dictate WHAT YOU WILL SAY, that means the press is now a secret police."~Thomas Wictor, Twitter, 6 July 2017

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Alex Umali - horizon

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


Arthur Gabriele Quotes

"As the picture grows old, heads that turn enjoy the passing moments." ~Arthur Gabriele

"Only those who find the pathway through the wall may see the other side." ~Arthur Gabriele

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

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Ronald Bernard Quotes

“All misery on earth is a business model.” ~Ronald Bernard, Dutch Entrepreneur (Source: Free Thought Project, 17 June 2017)

“As long as people don’t realize how it works: How they’re deceived… How their being robbed…How the value, their value, is taken away from them to enrich the rich even further… as long as the people don’t see this, as long as they are not aware, nothing will change.” ~Ronald Bernard (ibid)

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Luis Barragan - Garden

"A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy." ~Luis Barragan

A THOUGHT TO PONDER: people who do you wrong

"Stay away from people who can’t take responsibility for their actions and who make you feel bad for being angry at them when they do you wrong." ~Anon

Philippine Progressive Watch Quotes

"President Duterte is the most progressive president the Philippines has had in a long time. Facts will show he fights for the rights of every ordinary Filipinos, especially the poor whom are victims of rampant oligarchy and income inequality in the country." ~The Philippine Progressive Watch, 26 July 2017

"Remember, the enemy is powerful. They have the machine and the money. Deception is their strategy and the only way to win against it is by abiding in truth." ~Philippine Progressive Watch

"The truth is like a diamond--you do not see it on the surface of the earth; you have to dig to find it." ~Philippine Progressive Watch

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Jon T. Hermosisima Quotes

"People seem to be opting more and more for Direct Democracy now and it's good. How to actualize that?" ~Jon T. Hermosisima

"The unawares or partially conscious people can't get Duterte as he's miles and miles ahead in evolution of human consciousness. Not only is his language peculiar of where he's coming from but his idiosyncratic package of which psychologically all of us are allowed as free human beings are what boggles the opposition who operate on the plain linear mind. Duterte is intuitive and is not to be interpreted on simple logic but on the complex reality of how the human mind operates i.e. things are not what they appear to be and the cyclic nature of reality, the law of cause and effect. That's why he emphasized in his SONA the Revised Penal Code's Retribution Principle." ~Jon T. Hermosisima, 25 July 2017


“…As the tendency of countries that have been tyrannized over, when they once shake off the yoke, is to adopt the freest government… like the beat of the pendulum, by a law of reaction the Islands will probably declare themselves a FEDERAL Republic.” ~Jose Rizal, “The Philippines a Century Hence” (Rizal the Federalist)

""Don't live for the present; don't allow transitory things to influence you. Live in eternity, above time and space, above finite things. Then nothing can influence you." ~Elizabeth Haich

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Angela Merkel - tough leaders

"The world needs very tough leaders like President Duterte in fighting many of the menaces bedeviling the world today." ~Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

Richard J. Foster - Discipline

"Confession is a difficult Discipline for us because we all too often view the believing community as a fellowship of saints before we see it as a fellowship of sinners. We feel that everyone else has advanced so far into holiness that we are isolated and alone in our sin. We cannot bear to reveal our failures and shortcomings to others. We imagine that we are the only ones who have not stepped onto the high road to heaven. Therefore, we hide ourselves from one another and live in veiled lies and hypocrisy.......But if we know that the people of God are first a fellowship of sinners, we are freed to hear the unconditional call of God's love and to confess our needs openly before our brothers and sisters. We know we are not alone in our sin. The fear and pride that cling to us like barnacles cling to others also. We are sinners together. In acts of mutual confession we release the power that heals. Our humanity is no longer denied, but transformed." ~Richard J. Foster | Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth
via Kyle Reygel Perales, 22 July 2017


Robert F. Posadas - cause and effect

"We FILIPINOS have been since time immemorial in a vicious cycle of confusion between cause and effect to seed crimes and corruptions. For one, this cycle has still been making it next to impossible to make up our minds, more as attention allows." ~Robert F. Posadas


Compiled by Oscar Picazo

1. (To the opposition) Look beyond your biases, your prejudices, your ambitions, and your political agenda.
2. It is not the peace of the dead but the peace of the living that we seek.
3. (To mining companies) Restore the virginity of the soil, or I will tax you to hell.
4. (To critics of the war on drug) What have you done in the name of human rights?
5. (To little brown brothers) Bakit kayo bilib sa puti?
6. Capital punishment is not about deterrence but about retribution.
7. The advantage of rebels is that they think you are afraid to die. And that is why I went to Marawi so I can say, I am not afraid to die.
8. To the enemies of the state, talagang bully ako.
9. Either we have laws in this country, or we do not.
10. Masyadong demanding ang NDF (National Democratic Front), hindi naman nanalo sa eleksiyon.
11. (To the US Government) Give us back the Balangiga bells. They are ours. They belong to the Philippines. They are part of our heritage.
12. (To civil servants) We are all workers in government. The public is our employer.
13. (To the Supreme Court) The TRO is the bane of our efficiency. (TRO refers to the system of losing parties to file temporary restraining orders on the winning bid.)
14. Change (the onerous) procurement procedure or I will change you.
15. (On the challenge of reforming a corrupt system) It is easier to start from scratch than to rebuild the rotten.
July 24, 2017


"I will not allow the ruin of the Filipino youth and disintegration of the family." ~President Rodrigo Duterte | 2ND State of the nation address 2017

“Together we will work assiduously to bequeath a peaceful and prosperous Philippines for the generations to come." ~PRRD, to Policemen and Soldiers, SONA2017

"When many are massacred, or when children are raped, you say nothing!" ~Pres. Rodrigo Duterte, SONA2017


"DUTERTE again exposed his true self. NO Pretense, only sincerity in his love for the people, only the good ones ha... He was straightforward, no non-sense... it is very clear that he is Building a Nation on the verge of destruction by terrorists and their supporters...........He came in strong, pointblank and would hit anyone who caused his ire. He flaunted his achievement in just a year, although no need. It is happening, observed and felt..........As for his usual cusses and expletives, no big deal, it is anyway DIRECTED towards those obstructionists and debilitating critics. How else could he address them except that way. No other better words could vividly describe these people but hot expletives... These are not for you and me who are abiding citizens. We are his strength and inspiration. Those that got stung by those expletives, perhaps they are among those... thus they deserved it. He/She who overreacts, is the IT." ~Dr. Andy S. Gerong, Clinical Psychologist (SONA2017)

"I believe a national apology from the U.S. is in order.The bell is just a symbol." ~Jeffrey Ford

"In Digong's speech, I was speechless. Everything I want to hear he had said. He is truly the voice of the voiceless." ~Arsenio Antonio, July 24

"The Balangiga Bell is the stark reminder of the US violation of human rights in the Philippines and if returned, it will be a great apology that we can graciously receive." ~Jerry Jimenez, July 26, 2017 post SONA2

"The greatness of this SONA2017 is never in its form, structure or oratorical sense. And the fact that it was laced with profanity and bluster makes it really pedestrian and jejune.
But it is exactly this authenticity and sincerity that elevates its stature. It's not so much about Duterte speaking in as much as we are actually expressing our collective rage against the status quo, and desire for change. It was not just a SONA. It was the BOSES NG MASA." ~Mark Lopez July 24th, SONA2017

"The President also wrapped up his speech beautifully – by invoking God’s loving protection as the country journeys with him. I always like to repeat the fact that no other president invoked the name of God in everything he does. He does not come across as proselytizing, but someone whose spirituality is so deep he does not have to name any religion even if he says some words in Arabic. After all, the faithful rejoice in praising God in any language. I soak in those parting words." ~Aveen Acuna-Gulo, SONA2017

"The unawares or partially conscious people can't get Duterte as he's miles and miles ahead in evolution of human consciousness. Not only is his language peculiar of where he's coming from but his idiosyncratic package of which psychologically all of us are allowed as free human beings are what boggles the opposition who operate on the plain linear mind. Duterte is intuitive and is not to be interpreted on simple logic but on the complex reality of how the human mind operates i.e. things are not what they appear to be and the cyclic nature of reality, the law of cause and effect. That's why he emphasized in his SONA the Revised Penal Code's Retribution Principle." ~Jon T. Hermosisima, July 26, 2017

"When we listen to PRRD today in his 2nd SONA, sit back and reflect on the idea that what he's experienced in his first year has to do with CHANGE…with PAGBABAGO…for a better Philippines. The resistance is widespread, foreign and domestic, and it's deadly. They're out to get him and Marawi is part of that regime change playbook. As enlightenment unravels in your mind, ask yourself: am I part of the problem or part of the solution?....... ISIS et al or the "whole-of-terror" network including their tactical ally, the NPA, has been unleashed against PRRD and, in effect, against a largely unsuspecting Philippine society. While it may seem obvious to all that we're up against extremism, other questions to ask are: Who's behind that network and what do they really want from PRRD? Whose ISIS? Whose NPA? Do these comments make sense to you; do they resonate?~ Rafael Alunan III, July 24, 2017

"You may not like Duterte, but you have to admire his audacity. I’ve never seen any Philippine president who would go to the daring lengths that Duterte has to expose the hypocrisy of the Americans—and that makes me extremely proud." ~Jojo A. Robles, Manila Standard, July 26, 2017

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Gabby Ongauco Quotes

"Do not expect sincerity from cheap and coward souls. It is always great to deal with your honest enemy and worst critic, than to a chocolate coated bitter friend, as to those kind you can only see the truth and receive the respect you deserve." ~Gabby Ongauco

"Everyone deserves a good life, serene being, be surrounded by people with good intention and to uncover the mystery of our own humanness, its beauty behind imperfections!" ~Gabby Ongauco

"The road to betterment requires a brave soul and sincere heart." ~Gabby Ongauco


"If you are able to see into the eyes of another and see their pain and know their dreams... You know life at the level needed to bring the greatest of happiness and love to others and yourself." ~Unattributed

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"People who use computers to communicate, form friendships that sometimes form the basis of communities, but you have to be careful to not mistake the tool for the task and think that just writing words on a screen is the same thing as real community." ~Harold Rheingold

Peri Wolfman - food and conversation

"I learned early on that setting a table is so much more than just laying down knives and forks. It is creating a setting for food and conversation, setting a mood and an aura that lingers long after what was served and who said what was forgotten" ~Peri Wolfman


Christopher Babson - perception

“Think, dream and expect great things. For would you rather be correct in your perception? Or would you rather be exceptional in your life?” ~Christopher Babson


Bertie Charles Forbes - architect of career

"Think not of yourself as the architect of your career but as the sculptor. Except to have to do a lot of hard hammering and chiseling and scraping and polishing.’’ ~Bertie Charles Forbes

Ludwig von Mises - leader

“One can become a leader only if one is supported by an ideology which makes other people tractable and accommodating.” ~Ludwig von Mises

René G. Torres - courage

“He who does not have the courage to speak up for his rights cannot earn the respect of others.” ~René G. Torres

Meridel Le Sueur - Labor

“Human history is work history. The heroes of the people are work heroes.” ~Meridel Le Sueur

Alphonse de Lamartine - love

"To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic." ~Alphonse de Lamartine

Kerry Packer Quotes

"Editors have to be made to realise that if they allow some half-baked story to get into print, they may well be placing their entire organization in jeopardy." ~Kerry Packer

"Press credibility is getting lower and lower. In fact it’s just about at rock bottom… it’s degenerated into a beat-up. The beat-up is what it’s all about. Any story they get, they’re looking to embellish so they can boast how they stuck it to someone." ~Kerry Packer

"The idea of passing a law every time someone blinks is a nonsense… Every time you pass a law you take somebody’s privileges away from them." ~Kerry Packer

"Unfortunately, many Australian’s want to pull down anyone who achieves. And journalists are no exception. They have become a law unto themselves." ~Kerry Packer

"What I think politicians should be doing, if they had any guts, is to introduce a libel system which is punitive. If a journalist has the evidence to prove his allegations, then by all means, let them be printed. But if they’re wrong, then it should be costing their organizations millions, not tens or hundreds of thousands." ~Kerry Packer

Source: Quotes Wise dot com

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Victor Webster - ripple effect

"Everything we do, even the slightest thing we do, can have a ripple effect and repercussions that emanate. If you throw a pebble into the water on one side of the ocean, it can create a tidal wave on the other side." ~Victor Webster


Anna Akhmatova - time

"It was a time when only the dead smiled, happy in their peace." ~Anna Akhmatova, Russian Poet

Herbert Simon - push the limit

“One finds limits by pushing them.” ~Herbert Simon

QUOTE FOR TODAY: Go for it now

“The future is promised to no one.” ~Wayne Dyer

Victor Kiam - move forward

“Even if you fall on your face you’re still moving forward.” ~Victor Kiam


Melissa Lindsay Crumpton change

"Life is hard. It's a battle everyday. Why not choose to fight to improve our own feelings about ourselves, instead of fighting to change what the world thinks?" ~Melissa Lindsay Crumpton

Celeste Headlee - conversation

"A conversation requires a balance between talking and listening, and somewhere along the way, we lost that balance." ~Celeste Headlee

Dr. Tayo Adeyemi - hinges

"Pay attention to the little things. Great doors swing on little hinges." ~Dr. Tayo Adeyemi


Vivian Velez - CHANGE

"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



"Born LEADERS are different to MADE or artificial leaders. All remarkable leaders have the great history behind them. They were leaders from the onset of their journey." ~Ang Pahina

"When a born LEADER has completed a touchdown, good things are expected to happen." ~Ang Pahina

"Who said that leaders are made and not born? Born leaders are not learned, they are simply natural and comes up with great ideas and often took the untraveled paths." ~Ang Pahina

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Lynda Barry - fantasy world

"We don't create a fantasy world to escape reality. We create it to be able to stay." ~Lynda Barry, ESCAPE ~ NORTH CHANNEL BOMBO QUARRY ~ KIAMA ~ NSW ~ AUSTRALIA

‪Virginia Bersamin Almarez‬ - peace and goodwill

"Let's look at our similarities not differences to promote peace and goodwill in our lives." ~‪Virginia Bersamin Almarez‬