"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


Siddhaswarup Ananda Paramhamsa - material cravings

"It is a fact that no matter how much sense gratification a person gets, he will never be satisfied. Material food, material things, material sense gratification cannot satisfy the atma (spirit soul). Just as the body needs material food, so the spirit soul needs spiritual food. To try to satisfy one’s spiritual craving with material things leads to endless consumption, greed, envy, violence, and war. Western people have as much sense gratification as one could ever want, yet they are not satisfied. Why? Because they are spiritually empty." ~Jagad Guru Siddhaswarup Ananda Paramhamsa

E. F. Schumacher - materialism

“Insights of wisdom … enable us to see the hollowness and fundamental unsatisfactoriness of a life devoted primarily to the pursuit of material ends, to the neglect of the spiritual. Such a life necessarily sets man against man and nation against nation, because man’s needs are infinite and infinitude can be achieved only in the spiritual realm, never in the material.” ~E. F. Schumacher

Abe Purugganan Quotes

"Rev gov is an option for the President to overcome our present political environment that is rotten, vicious, corrupt, deceptive, and violent. It may be the first and last option for him depending on the threat situation in order to protect our people and our country." ~Abe Purugganan, November 27, 2017

"The 1987 constitution is not the will of the sovereign Filipino people. It is the will of the yellows and the oligarchy. It was engineered to steal from the Filipino people. It must then be abrogated!" ~Abe Purugganan

"There is only one Philippine Government and one Armed Forces. All others are illegal and enemies of the state." ~Abe Purugganan, 27 July 2017

"Why have we fallen behind from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia?
Because of disunity, greed, corruption, selfishness, hate, rebellion, lies, and vested interest by the political elite and the oligarchy. And because of the absence of patriotism among our politicians." ~Abe Purugganan, November 14, 2017


"Ang kagandahan ng kaibigan ang lahat ay kaayusan at pagtutulungan." ~Abe Purugganan, 13 November 2017

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Photo: Simmos Beach
Macquarie Fields, NSW
November 25, 2017

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

"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." ~Robert Kennedy

"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

"The idea that everything is purposeful really changes the way you live. To think that everything that you do has a ripple effect, that every word that you speak, every action that you make affects other people and the planet." ~Victoria Moran

"Yes, I do believe that there is a cause and effect and a ripple effect upon everything everybody does, and they have positive consequences and negative consequences. If you start to focus on the kind of minutia of that, it's really quite extraordinary." ~Kiefer Sutherland

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"Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others." ~Plato


PROVERB FOR TODAY: Paraguayan Proverb

"It is a rarity to find someone who can weigh other people's faults without putting his own thumbs on the scale." ~Paraguayan Proverb

Shari Arison - ripple

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

Kiefer Sutherland - ripple effect

"... I do believe that there is a cause and effect and a ripple effect upon everything everybody does, and they have positive consequences and negative consequences. If you start to focus on the kind of minutia of that, it's really quite extraordinary." ~Kiefer Sutherland


Casey Stengel - team player

"Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story." ~Casey Stengel


Henry Waldorf Francis - court

“A court is a place where what was confused before becomes more unsettled than ever.” ~Henry Waldorf Francis


Bob Dole - horizon

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


Tim Fargo Quotes

"Pain is the passing lane where you leave the competition behind you." ~Tim Fargo

"Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities, you can't begin to explore your possibilities." ~Tim Fargo

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Linda Grayson - chocolate

"There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate." ~Linda Grayson

Donald Borja Sevilla - laurels

"We should never rest on our laurels but use it às an inspiration to work harder for the country's good." ~Donald Borja Sevilla


Joubert Botha - Beauty

"Beauty starts in your head, not in your mirror." ~Joubert Botha

R. Steele - Reading

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. It is wholesome and bracing for the mind to have its faculties kept on the stretch." ~R Steele

Ayman Jahjah - message to the Filipinos

“As a Syrian citizen who has lost many people and things in my home country, my advice to all people from the Philippines: Stand by your president. He is your best choice to make your country safe and strong,” ~Ayman Jahjah, Syrian national


Benjamin Jowett - get things done

"The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them." ~Benjamin Jowett


FEATURED QUOTE: Native Americans Code of Ethics

"Children are the seeds of our future. Plant love in their hearts and water them with wisdom and life’s lessons. When they are grown, give them space to grow." ~Native American Code of Ethics

Source: Carlos Silverio Bueno

Sara Duterte Carpio - freedom

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


Donald Miller - trees

"All the trees are losing their leaves, and not one of them is worried." ~Donald Miller

Bro Joe Rona - Lord of the Universe

"God has (already) put order and beauty in the harmony of Creation and the Universe. With the billions of stars and galaxies the heavenly bodies follow a wonderful order. Praise the Lord of the Universe." ~Bro Joe Rona

Isabel Granada - Light of His Presence

"As you turn your attention to Christ Jesus, feel the Light of His Presence shining upon you. Open your mind and heart to receive His heavenly smile of approval. Let His gold-tinged Love wash over you and soak into the depths of your being. As you are increasingly filled with His Being, you experience joyous union with Him. He suffuses your soul with Joy in His Presence; at His right hand there are pleasures forevermore." ~Isabel Granada

Gerardo Luis Adriano - Religion and Politics

"Religion and politics may resemble each other in many ways but they are like water and oil that don't mix. The individual soul may need prayers for healing but a country needs concrete and immediate solutions - not prayers. Politics should respect all religions and beliefs inside its domain - Churches should too. Catholic bishops who insist to heal the land their way disrespect the silence of other religions on political issues." ~Gerardo Luis Adriano, November 7, 2017

Quotes on DRINKING

“Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.” ~Frank Sinatra on Drinking

"He who drinks does not know the dangers of wine; he who doesn’t drink does not know its benefits." ~Anon

“I drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion.” ~Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Katoomba, The Blue Mountains
August 19, 2017

"I only drink champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not." ~Coco Chanel

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Mr. Amari Soul - A good woman

"A good woman loves hard; she doesn't know any other way to love. So, when she gets a little "Emotional" as we men sometimes like to call it, it's not because she's holding back... it's because she's giving it everything she's got." -Mr. Amari Soul, Reflections Of A Man

‪Hassam Hussain‬ Quotes

‪"Keep close to Nature's heart... To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter. You see, God helps only people who work hard. To keep the body in good health is a duty..." ~Hassam Hussain‬

"When the heart is beautiful, its light shines through the eyes, vocal tones and actions of its master. True beauty is not in the body, but in the heart of the beholder." ~‪Hassam Hussain‬

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Israelmore Ayivor - unaware

"Never loan your heart to hatred; it pays you back with self-destruction. Majority of people living are not aware that anger is an acid that destroys its own container."
~Israelmore Ayivor

‪Teresa Gallagher‬ - heart and soul

"I believe in true authentic love of the heart and soul! Being able to be vulnerable and trusting and giving of your true self and soul to another! Love is so much deeper than most people realize! Love needs to be just be and trust and live, laugh,and love from the deepest part of your soul!" ~‪Teresa Gallagher‬


Roman Demkiv - relationship

"How we listen is the defining factor in how our relationships go, and whether the other person is happy to see us at the end of the day." ~Roman Demkiv, Shutterstock


Theodore I. Rubin - the beginning of wisdom

"Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom." ~Theodore I. Rubin