"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


Fleetwood Mac - blue sea

Photo: Whale Beach, Northern Sydney

"Never have I been a calm blue sea,
I have been always a storm."
~Fleetwood Mac

Lolly Daskal - right things

"When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you." ~Lolly Daskal

Minor Myers - do well, do good

“Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.” ~Minor Myers


Trevor Bailey Quotes

"Character and attitude top education any day of the week." ~Trevor Bailey, NZ


“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

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Eric Berne - birds

"The moment a boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing." ~Eric Berne


‪Philip Sidney‬ - heart

‪"It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened." ~Philip Sidney‬


"Great Leaders are like candles. They burn themselves up to give others light." ~Turkish Proverb

"Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose." ~Turkish Proverb

"No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back." ~Turkish Proverb

"No road is long with good company." ~Turkish Proverb

"Who seeks a friend without a fault remains without one." ~Turkish Proverb

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John Cotton Dana - teach

"Who dares to teach must never cease to learn." ~John Cotton Dana

Phil Kaye - captivity

"Fear of joy is the darkest of captivities." ~Phil Kaye

José Martí Quotes

"Charm is a product of the unexpected." ~José Martí

"Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity." ~José Martí

“If I survive, I will spend my whole life at the oven door seeing that no one is denied bread and, so as to give a lesson one is denied bread and, so as to give a lesson of charity, especially those who did not bring flour.” ~Jose Marti

"In a time of crisis, the peoples of the world must rush to get to know each other." ~José Martí

"It is my duty to prevent, through the independence of Cuba, the U.S.A. from spreading over the West Indies and falling with addedweight upon other lands of Our America. All I have done up to now and shall do hereafter is to that end.... I know the Monster, because I have lived in its lair--and my weapon is only the slingshot of David." ~José Martí

"Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak without hypocrisy." ~José Martí

"Men are like the stars; some generate their own light while others reflect the brilliance they receive." ~José Martí

"One revolution is still necessary: the one that will not end with the rule of its leader. It will be the revolution against revolutions, the uprising of all peaceable individuals, who will become soldiers for once so that neither they nor anyone else will ever have to be a soldier again." ~José Martí

"Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds, soon evaporate. Action is the dignity of greatness." ~José Martí

"People can only be free if they are truly educated." ~José Martí

"To educate is to give man the keys to the world, which are independence and love, and to give him strength to journey on his own, light of step, a spontaneous and free being." ~José Martí

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Louis Bromfield - Bread

“Bread is the king of the table and all else is merely the court that surrounds the king. The countries are the soup, the meat, the vegetables, the salad, but bread is king.” ~Louis Bromfield, American novelist (1896-1956)

Imannuel Kant - universal law

"Act according to a maxim which can, at the same time, be valid as a universal law.—You must, therefore begin by looking at the subjective principle of your action. But to know whether this principle is also objectively valid, your reason must subject it to the test of conceiving yourself as giving universal law through this principle. If your maxim qualifies for a giving of universal law, then it qualifies as objectively valid." ~Imannuel Kant

Nikita Gill Quotes

"Damaged people love you like a crime scene before a crime has even been committed. They keep their running shoes by their souls every night, one eye open in case things change whilst they sleep. Their backs are always tense as though waiting to fight a sudden storm that might engulf them. Because damaged people have already seen hell. And damaged people understand that every evil demon that exists down there was once a kind Angel before it fell." ~Nikita Gill

"If you have been brutally broken, but still have the courage to be gentle to others then you deserve a love deeper than the ocean itself." ~Nikita Gill

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Teddyboy Tagle Quotes

"Perhaps the real lesson to be learned here (sic) is that the Filipino people are, quite simply, incapable of succeeding collectively under any circumstances. In short, there really is no “inclusive growth” to aspire for, because, in truth, the spoils of economic growth are exclusively for the picking of individuals and families who possess cluey enough minds and spot-on enough attitudes to recognise opportunities when these come knocking.
In reality, Filipinos have no excuse for failure. They are custodians of a land rich in natural resources situated in a region that is one of the most if not the most enterprising in the world. People who are destined for astounding wealth and greatness overcome the odds and navigate around all the roadblocks. They do not make them excuses to fail." ~Teddyboy Tagle, November 25, 2017

"Unless you're a dog lover, it would be hard to fathom the bond that is developed between the master and his favorite pet. Yes, a tight bond develops; somewhat more real and not as complicated as human relationships. It's just pure love." ~Teddyboy Tagle on his pet dog Roccos

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Ralph Charell - cooperation

"It is through cooperation, rather than conflict, that your greatest successes will be derived!" ~Ralph Charell



"Don't let your travels be blinded by the natural beauty and tourist spots... Because the most beautiful things you will find in the Philippines are its local "simple" people." ~Kyle Kulas Jennermann, Becoming Filipino Travel Blogger

"I can't stop laughing at the real life resemblance." ~Kyle "Kulas" Jennermann

"Just be respectful, and put a genuine smile on your face. That is all it takes to find inspiration and beauty in the Philippines, even in amazingly diverse situations." ~ Kyle "Kulas" Jennermann, Becoming Filipino, August 29, 2017

"Whenever we share positive education about the Philippines, no matter where we may be in this world... it can inspire others to want to connect with this country in a positive way. And that, I truly believe, can wrap beauty and inspiration around the lives of others all around the world..." ~Kyle Jennermann

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Pablo Iglesias Maurer Quotes

Photo: Grabbed from Becoming Filipino

"Nature always finds a way to take over." ~Pablo Iglesia Maurer

“The postcards, have their own haze—the places were never as nice as they look. I often struggle to get the two images to line up, as well. But time blurs the difference, and brings everything into focus.” ~Pablo Iglesias Maurer (is a photographer who came across an old matchbook lying on his desk. There was a photo, reminiscent of a postcard from the 1960’s on it. The picture was of a popular resort complex.)

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Teddy Locsin Jr. Quotes

"Foreign intervention is inconceivable against a hugely elected democratic president with a popularity even bigger than its mandate. Period." ~Teddy Locsin Jr.

“Truth is a battle of perceptions. People only see what they're prepared to confront. It's not what you look at that matters, but what you see. And when the different perceptions battle against one another, the truth has a way of getting lost. And the monsters find a way of getting out.” ~Teddy Boy Locsin, PHIL Ambassador to the UN

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Quotes on FEARLESS

“Be truthful, gentle and fearless.” Mahatma Ghandi

“Beneath every excuse lies a fear. Practice being fearless.” ~Robin Sharma

“Fate loves the fearless.” ~James Russell Lowell

“Have the fearless attitude of a hero and the loving heart of a child.” ~Soyen Shaku

"Once you become fearless, life becomes limitless." ~Anon

“The best way to be successful is to be fearless.” ~Janelle Osido

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Soyen Shaku - attitude

“Have the fearless attitude of a hero and the loving heart of a child.” ~Soyen Shaku

Zobel de Ayala Quotes

“I have to say that I’m impressed by the boldness that our government is showing. We are a nation that has gotten used to incremental steps forward. But as you can see from the dialogue that we had today, there is a sense of boldness in the way people are looking to the future. That is something that you generally see more in the private sector than the public sector. " ~Zobel de Ayala at a recent economic forum in Singapore attended by the Philippines’ economic managers.

"Throughout our history as a country, there have been periods of time when we felt insecure, during periods of high debt and when our economy was weak. I’ve always argued that thinking ‘bold steps’, whether you are in the private sector or the public sector, are important psychological states of mind to be in when you want to succeed in a much bigger way.” ~Zobel de Ayala

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"Though a tree grow ever so high, the falling leaves return to the root." ~Malay proverb

Robert R. Updegraff Quotes

"Happiness is to be found along the way, not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it is too late." ~R Updegraff

"Never complain about your troubles; they are responsible for more than half of your income." ~Robert R. Updegraff

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"There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage." ~Seneca the Younger

Jennifer Burgess - Educators

“To have a student who is so passionate to teach others about it, and to show others how to live through it is very empowering, especially with adolescents and teens. Sometimes voices of their peers are far louder than educators and adults." ~Jennifer Burgess, Principal -Parker Performing Arts School, on Alec Ybarra Film "UNMARKED"

Jill Peterson - way out

"It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked." ~Jill Peterson

Roger Staubach - achievements

"Spectacular achievements are always preceded by unspectacular preparation." ~Roger Staubach


Paul Chappell

"Storms can bring fear, cloud judgment, and create confusion. Yet God promises that as you seek Him through prayer, He will give you wisdom to know how to proceed. The only way you will survive the storm will be on your knees." ~Paul Chappell

Nathan Anderson - stalwart

"Not many mice will stand stalwart in the face of a charging rhino." ~Nathan Anderson on PRRD's leadership

Isaac the Syrian - prayer

“If during a prayer, the body does not exert itself, and the heart does not experience repentance, it is not yet a fully ripened fruit, because such a prayer is - without soul” ~Isaac the Syrian, a famous Orthodox Christian saint and ascetic (on Russian Faith)

Rusty Eric. Suffering

"As long as greed is stronger than compassion, there will always be suffering." ~Rusty Eric


Robert S. McNamara - brains

"Brains, like hearts, go to where they are appreciated." ~Robert S. McNamara

Cathy Allen - simple pleasures

"Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories." ~Cathy Allen

Henry Clay - courtesy

"Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart." ~Henry Clay

Quotes on DESTINY

"A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it." ~Jean de La Fontaine

"Destiny plans a different route and fulfills the dream in ways we couldn't have expected." ~Ben Okri

"I'll take my destiny, whatever that may be, but I'm going to fight for my dignity and my honor." ~Ferdinand E. Marcos

"It is how we nurture the good and deal with the bad that ultimately shapes our destiny." ~Dr. Charles, CoachMD

"It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped." ~Anthony Robbins

"Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will." ~Yoda

"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

"We are made for larger ends than Earth can encompass. Oh, let us be true to our exalted destiny." ~Catherine Booth

"You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands - your own." ~Mark Victor Hansen


"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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‪Frederick Douglass‬ - soul

‪"The soul that is within me no man can degrade." ~Frederick Douglass‬

Liz Smith - reputation

"Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do." ~Liz Smith

Alfred Sheinwold - mistakes

"Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won't have time to make them all yourself." ~Alfred Sheinwold

Frank Resma Quotes

"I choose to grow and evolve in a path where generations after generations can truly live in peace, order, and utmost freedom." ~Frank Resma

"Our country is inundated with issues around trust, doubt, fear, hope, rage, anguish, victim mentality, blame, disquiet, and addictions. The pathway to recovery from these issues and others is to go within oneself, seek where I could help, and discover the truth." ~Frank Esma

"Some people see our country through glaring filters that seek out what they believe in, they see occurences that justify their perceptions and actions." ~Frank Resma

"Today, I declare a revolution upon and within myself, by being a law-abiding citizen not just of our country but everywhere, by being the best that I can be, preserving my moral values, virtues and beliefs." ~Frank Resma

"You are the one and only hope of our beloved country." ~Frank Resma

Source: FB/on PRRD

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Cameron Dokey - plant

"A plant needs to do more than stretch its leaves toward the sun. It also needs to send down roots deep into the ground. They hold on tightly in the dark, out of sight where it is easy to forget about them. But it is the fact that a plant can do these two things at once, anchoring itself to the earth even as it reaches for the sky, that makes it strong." ~Cameron Dokey

Ralph Vaughan Williams Quotes

"I believe that all the arts, and especially music, are necessary to a full life." ~Ralph Vaughan Williams

"It is necessary to know facts, but music will enable you to see past facts to the very essence of things in a way which science cannot do." ~Ralph Vaughan Williams

"Music will show you what to do with your life." ~Ralph Vaughan Williams

"The arts are the means by which we can look through the magic casements and see what lies beyond." ~Ralph Vaughan Williams

– wise words from the British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, who would have been celebrating his 145th birthday today. He wrote this six weeks before he died, in a letter to the children of a primary school in Norfolk, where they were going to name one of the houses after him.

Source: ABC Classic FM

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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin - friendship

"The world is round so that friendship may encircle it." ~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin⠀


Babylonian Talmud - promise

“A person should not promise to give a child something and then not give it, because in that way the child learns to lie.” ~Babylonian Talmud

Michael Conlan Quotes

"I always pray for your continued strength, dedication and foresight, your leadership has helped millions of Filipinos both in the Philippines and around the world." ~Michael Conlan, a British citizen with a Filipino heart on PRRD

"You are a shining example to world leaders on how to engage with your electorate, bring about real change and increase confidence in the country and people." ~Michael Conlan

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Rick Rigsby - anesthesia

“Make sure your servant’s towel is bigger than your ego, as ego is the anesthesia that deadens the pain of stupidity…and pride is the burden of a foolish person.” ~Rick Rigsby

Kenneth Kaunda - honey and bees

"When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees." ~Kenneth Kaunda


Ricardo Perez Quotes

"ANONYMITY is obviously done by people with no brain and they are in every nook and cranny of this world spreading lies and deceit." ~Ricardo Perez

"As there are always greater things to achieve in every New Year, your sojourn brings out a collection of excitements, challenges, sacrifices, resolutions, and opportunities for us to be different and a better Filipino." ~Ricardo Perez, 1 January 2018

A stormy day with heavy rain pelting through the night.
20 October 2017

"Behind the glass wall is the serenity of lights and rain." ~Ricardo Perez

"Crimes and Criminals are the perplexities of radical evil but FALSE WITNESSES are rotten to the core. Having said that, (sic), and the yellow cretins are missionaries who promote TALES of confusion and falsehoods. They are WORST than criminals." ~Ricardo Perez, February 21, 2018

"Here at my sanctuary, everything is peaceful and calm. The cold wind embracing me, the flaps of the the pigeon's wings, the sound of cricket, the flickering candle light, and the full bright moon are BLESSINGS served on a silver platter. And to experience the beauty and tranquillity of the night is LIFE itself and I'm just too grateful to be part of this." ~Ricardo Perez

"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

"One good thing I love life in the province is the smell of the farm where animals, humans and nature are in harmony. That's LIFE." ~Ricardo Perez

"Strike the SHEPHERD and the FLOCK will come together." ~Ricardo Perez, October 23, 2017 (a parody of Zechariah 13:7)

"The DUTERTE Bloggers/Supporters lived by the doctrine of NATIONALISM and PATRIOTISM. We will not tolerate EPAL politicians. We will blast credit grabbers and DESTABILIZERS will be crushed on site. Having said that, ANDANAR's appeal for KINDNESS to these traitors is not NEGOTIABLE. And if he got NO guts to draw the gun because of his politics, then SO BE IT. The odds will go against the TURNCOATS." ~Ricardo Perez, February 2, 2018

"The President, with the little time he has, is working HARD to deliver what he promised to the FILIPINOS and he sent messages of encouragement to participate in the nation building by examining our values and put our common senses into use. Does he care about this “blogger’s "word war’ in any way? I don’t think so. He is the PRESIDENT of the country and he is the President of the Filipinos be it a DDS, a fence sitter or opposition. He made his promises during the campaign and he is committed to delivering it." ~Ricardo Perez on warring SocMed bloggers, 14 January 2018

"The rain that pattered on our veranda reminded me of my Mom's words years ago. She said that she knew about the fears I had concerning paternal issues that had caused me many uncomfortable moments and it will linger but just like the plants in her pots, I am a cactus. Like the spirit of this plant that seemed never to die, with no water or manure, it could flower. The flower smelt fragrant and it will teach me how to grow with problems. I kept that thought happily and I still keep it now. My childhood memories with MOM lies in my heart forever. These memories are just like drills shining all the time. I know I love them." ~Ricardo Perez, 23 October 2013

"The TREE represents my country, the Philippines: independent, happy, and strong. Branches were cut off to ensure a better growth and so we're moving on. We're going for the GOLD." ~Ricardo Perez

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Katherine Bone - master

"Greed is an insatiable master." ~Katherine Bone, The Pirate's Duchess

Spock - needs

‪"The needs of the many far outweigh the needs of the few." ~Spock, Star Trek‬

Max DePree - what we are

“In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be, by remaining what we are.” ~Max DePree


Inspirational Quote for Today

"Life's true gift lies in your freedom to design it beautifully. With each rise of the sun, you get to chase the opportunity to fill your days with meaning—to live your life the way you choose." ~from Success dot com via Haizer Adrias Libcat, FB

Carl Gerstacker - when problem is solved

"Never be afraid to take on a really tough problem. When you solve it, the benefits will be that much greater." ~Carl Gerstacker

Lewis Thompson - flower

“The silence of a flower: a kind of silence which we continually evade, of which we find only the shadow in dreams." ~Lewis Thompson

Park Benjamin - language

"Flowers are love's truest language." ~Park Benjamin

Julia Morgan

"Architecture is a visual art and the buildings speak for themselves." ~Julia Morgan

Charles Bradlaugh Quotes

“Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech.” ~Charles Bradlaugh

“I cannot follow you Christians; for you try to crawl through your life upon your knees, while I stride through mine on my feet.” ~Charles Bradlaugh

“The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people, and entombs the hope of the race.” ~Charles Bradlaugh

“Without free speech no search for truth is possible... no discovery of truth is useful.” ~Charles Bradlaugh

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Joseph Goebbels - truth

"There will come a day, when all the lies will collapse under their own weight, and truth will again triumph." ~Joseph Goebbels

E. Stanley Jones - Prayer

“Prayer is aligning ourselves with the purposes of God.” ~E. Stanley Jones

John Lowenstein - neurosurgery

"If you act like you know what you're doing, you can do anything you want...except neurosurgery." ~John Lowenstein

Hedda Joy Tady Tan Quotes

"I am often blown away by the Filipino's ingenuity, resourcefullness and creativity.
We thrive where other nationalities would wither and give up. Got nothing to do with our being "comfortable" with poverty! IT HAS A LOT TO DO WITH OUR SPIRIT that refuses to give up!" ~Hedda Joy Tady Tan

"I am proud that in my lifetime, I get to see the rise of a leader who works to ensure that there is a better tomorrow for Filipinos." ~Hedda Joy Tady Tan, October 6, 2017 on PRRD

"I truly believe it will take every man, woman and child to move our country around. We have been long made comfortable in our stupor, lulled in the belief that we were doing "ok", that it could have ben worse, and that, that was all we could accomplish." ~Hedda Joy Tady Tan, October 6, 2017

"Little trickles of water turn stones into sand....with time." ~Hedda Joy Tady Tan

"NEWS is a DUTY reserved for journalists. OPINION is a blogger's PRIVILEGE. Know the difference!" ~Hedda Joy Tady Tan

"The classmates I had were full of JOY, hopeful about LIFE and were PERSEVERING and AWAKE to the truths of the world." ~Hedda Joy Tady Tan


"Many of us go to church and pray in public, but have very LITTLE FAITH.
Many of us utter God's name in their discourses, yet have hearts that don't truly believe in him." ~Wisdom from Hedda Joy Tady Tan's Grandfather

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Linda C. Osterlund - Counselors

"Counselors are people who can utilize the traits of wisdom gained from their critical life experiences to help others. They are insightful, have the courage to recognize the suffering of the heart, and can relate to others through their own woundedness. They become a source of life and hope for others." ~Linda C. Osterlund

Humour Quote for Today: Cheese in a mousetrap

"Once you're caught in the mousetrap, why not eat the cheese?" ~The Covert Comic

INSPIRATIONAL Quote for TODAY: Words with soft tones

"Kindness is an art. You are the painter, and the painting. Color your words — your world — with soft tones and enhanced effect." ~Drei Toledo

Jamais Cascio - Resilience

"Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive." ~Jamais Cascio

Marabel Morgan - Work

"Work is the world's easiest escape from boredom and the only surefire road to success." ~Marabel Morgan

Quote For Today: Bryant McGill on trees

"The trees which are pruned watered and nurtured by caring hands bear the greatest fruits; it is the same with people." ~Bryant McGill

Nancy Arroyo Ruffin

“I will teach my daughter to color outside the lines, to make mistakes, to take risks, and not be afraid to fail. I will teach her that even when the world tries to knock her down the best revenge is getting up and forging ahead. I will teach her to be brave enough to be different, to stand up for what's right. To never quiet her voice to make someone else feel comfortable. Because no one remembers the person that fits in. It's the one who stands out that people won't be able to forget.” ~Nancy Arroyo Ruffin


Quotes on PATH, ROAD, STREET and WAY

"Seek not to follow in the footsteps of the men of old. Seek what they sought." ~Matsuo Basho

"A balanced life will lead you to a path which will take you to the peak of success." ~Anon

"Be gentle and loving with each being for they are in your path to help you remember your light." ~Rodger Briley

"Change takes time...be patient....new paths in the wilderness require we walk them again and again before they are fully formed." ~Eileen Dielesen....the 'Woman with a Dream'

"Changing your life often begins with the inner work. It can be a tender process of stripping away the beliefs and dreams that no longer resonate for you. It is not an easy path, but it is worth it. Because one day soon you will be standing on the shore of a brighter tomorrow. One that feels like home and is big enough to hold all of you." ~Illuminating Souls

"Don’t judge the path…just take the journey. All roads eventually lead to a place of love." ~Robert Clancy on Follow Your Heart

"Don't let others make your path for you. It is yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you."
~Native American Code of Ethics

"Every person has their own path in the sand, but most of us work much too hard trying to walk in other's footsteps rather than accept who we are and what we can be." ~Thomas Plummer

"Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering."

"Fight the darkness from within by reaching the light. We're the ones who will decide which path to take." ~Dwayne Segador

"If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success." ~John D. Rockefeller

"It might be easier to find your way home on a lighted pathway, but life is so much grander when you can light that way for someone else." ~Robert Clancy

"Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will." ~Yoda

"One can rarely achieve greatness on the path of less resistance." ~Wes Fesler

"The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines." ~Charles Kuralt

“The path of sorrow, and that path alone, Leads to the lands where sorrow is unknown.” ~William Cowper on Sorrow

"The path of those who preach love, and not hatred, is not easy. They often have to wear a crown of thorns." ~Nelson Mandela from a message to the Global Convention on Peace and Non-violence, New Delhi, India, 31 January 2004, Living The Legacy

“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” ~Anthony Robbins

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

"To embark on the journey towards your goals and dreams requires bravery. To remain on that path requires courage. The bridge that merges the two is commitment." ~Steve Maraboli

"When he stepped off the straight and narrow path of his peculiar honesty, it was with an inward assertion of unflinching resolve to fall back again into the monotonous but safe stride of virtue as soon as his little excursion into the wayside quagmires had produced the desired effect." ~Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

"You can't travel the back roads very long without discovering a multitude of gentle people doing good for others with no expectation of gain or recognition... Some people out there spend their whole lives selflessly." ~Charles Kuralt



"A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it." ~Jean de La Fontaine

"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road." ~Henry Ward Beecher

"A walk down an old country road is the perfect place to learn that true inner peace comes not by thinking about what you want, but by thanking God for what you already have." ~Mountain Wisdom

"At any time, you can decide to change the road you’re on in life, take a new direction, follow a new trail. You are the only one who really knows what you want from life and if you’re on the right road for you." ~Anon

"Bring awareness to each act. Walking on the road, walk fully alert; eating, eat with awareness. Whatsoever you are doing, don't let the past and the future interfere. Be in the present; that's what awareness is all about." ~Osho

"Don't let your heart be a road everyone can walk on. Make it a place that can be reached only by those who really deserve it." ~Nametests

"Hear me, that the people may once again find the a Good Road and the Shielding Tree." ~Black Elk

"No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back." ~Turkish Proverb

"No road is long with good company." ~Turkish Proverb

"Normality is a paved road; it's comfortable to walk but no flowers grow." -Vincent Van Gogh

"Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn't mean to take." ~Angela N. Blount

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

"Work is the world's easiest escape from boredom and the only surefire road to success." ~Marabel Morgan



"I look both ways before crossing a one way street. That's how much faith I have left in humanity." ~Tom Hardy



"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others." ~Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

"As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears." ~Rumi

"Either I will find a way, or I will make one." ~Philip Sidney

"In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way." ~Yoda

"It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked." ~Jill Peterson


"If you find all your roads and paths blocked, He will show you a secret way that no one knows." ~Rumi

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Jürgen Moltmann - awareness

"Historical awareness differentiates between the present past and the past present, and puts us in the position to discover the future in the past, to pick up past possibilities again to link them with the present future.” ~Jürgen Moltmann, German theologian

Alice Wellington Rollins - lighthouse

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

Christen Rodgers - fire

"At times there will be fire; this we can't avoid. But its up to us to decide whether it will consume or purify." ~Christen Rodgers