"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


Mustafa Kemal Ataturk - teacher

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

An Nasir Salahuddin - Victory

"Victory is changing the hearts of your opponents by gentleness and kindness." -An Nasir Salahuddin, Al-Ayyubi (1137-1193)


"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." ~Joseph Campbell

"It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” ~H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.

"It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. 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 F. Kennedy

"The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” ~Patrick Henry

"The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.” ~Douglas MacArthur

"The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.” ~George S. Patton Jr

"We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us”. ~Winston Churchill

"Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.” ~Douglas MacArthur


“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” ~Billy Graham

“Live for something rather than die for nothing.” ~George Patton

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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"A candle loses none of its light by lighting another."~Rumi

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

"Do not give them a candle to light the way, teach them how to make fire instead. That is the meaning of enlightenment.” ~Kamand Kojouri

"For what is the point of love if by lighting these candles our own flame loses its brightness?" ~Kamand Kojouri

"How can I even light a single candle if someone blocks off the first step?” ~Gina Marinello-Sweeney, The Rose and the Sword

"I burn my candle at both ends, it may not last the night,
But, oh my foes and of my friends it gives a lovely light." ~Anon

"I know i cannot make the whole world BETTER or BRIGHTER, but at least I can light a candle and keep the darkness away from my OWN small CORNER and help others with the simple light I have." ~Sparkling Dew

"If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it." ~Winston Churchill

"If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it." ~Margaret Fuller

“It's the flame of a single candle which will illuminate the darkest of souls.” ~Anthony T. Hincks

“Live as intensely as possible, burn your candle of life from both ends.” ~Osho, And The Flowers Showered Discourses On Zen

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” ~Anne Frank

“The candle is the light of life that is constantly thriving to hang on and light up the darkness of life. (Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere was a candle in the wind. He was a fighter fighting the odds to survive. And he did so with incredible power to change the world.) Whether your life is long or short upon the earth, it is remarkable that our little flames burns on in spite of the wind, or the challenges of life.” ~Enock Maregesi

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." ~Buddha

“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.” ~George R.R. Martin

“When you have gone beyond thinking, and if you can still remain alert, aware, as if one is fast asleep but still alert—deep down at the very core of one’s being a lamp goes on burning, a small candle of light—then you will see your original face. And to see your original face is to be back in the Garden of Eden.” ~Osho, The Secret of Secrets


"I light a candle every night
Sending wishes to my angels above
Keep him safe this man I love
Watch over him and show your light
Let him know as I close my eyes to sleep
I am in his arms as I dream.
~Sandra Gibbs

“First, the thoughts are chosen,
then the prayers are spoken.
The candles are lit,
then the plea is submitted.
But soon after you move away,
there is wax;
melting, adulterating and braiding-
a new constellation up on your blanks.”
~Jasleen Kaur Gumber


"From candlelight to early bedtime, I read." ~Thomas Jefferson

"I didn't leave home until 27. I was an only child raised in Philadelphia by my mother and grandmother. My grandmother controlled the stove. She made a lot of potato meals - mashed potato, potato souffle, potato pancakes. When we didn't have electricity, we ate romantically by candlelight." ~Jill Scott

"I don't think I am a traditional romantic who thinks about candlelight dinners and wonders if my husband is going to bring me flowers, though I'm delighted if he does. I'm more practical-minded. I find it incredibly romantic that my husband does the dishes." ~Nora Roberts

"I lived by the candlelight for two years because I couldn't afford power. It was nice and romantic at the time, but if you can't afford power you're pretty broke. You endure it." ~Jeremy Renner

"Life would be no better than candlelight tinsel and daylight rubbish if our spirits were not touched by what has been." ~George Eliot

"The colors that show best by candlelight are white, carnation, and a kind of sea-water green." ~Francis Bacon

"Work a great deal at evening effects, lamplight, candlelight, etc. The intriguing thing is not to show the source of the light but the effect of the lighting." ~Edgar Degas


"Once, lovers on faraway shores sat by candlelight and dipped ink to parchment, writing words that could not be erased. They took an evening to compose their thoughts, maybe the next evening as well." ~Mitch Albom

"... the fools of this world prefer to look for sages far away. They don't believe that the wisdom of their own mind is the sage . . . the sutras say, "Mind is the teaching." But people of no understanding don't believe in their own mind or that by understanding this teaching they can become a sage. They prefer to look for distant knowledge and long for things in space, buddha-images, light, incense, and colors. They fall prey to falsehood and lose their minds to insanity." ~Bodhidharma

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Gregory Saggi - aspirations

"Ideas, memories and noble aspirations outlasts property or a person's life. Invest in them by sharing them." ~Gregory Saggi


Herb Cohen - strength

"True strength often calls for the ability to sustain the tension without flight or fight." ~Herb Cohen


Prof. A.C. Grayling - poverty vs inequality

“The problem is not the poverty but the inequality.” ~Prof. A.C. Grayling


Humane King Sutra - the full and the prosperous

"The prosperous inevitably decline, the full inevitably empty." ~Humane King Sutra (from the post of Dr. Ethel Pineda)


FEATURED QUOTE: Robert Clancy - the winds of love

"The delicate wings of an angel are made from the fabric of glistening hope and sewn together with the light of compassion. That’s why you are meant to glide on the winds of love." ~Robert Clancy

Wendell Phillips - Common sense

“Common sense does not ask an impossible chessboard, but takes the one before it and plays the game.” ~Wendell Phillips

Paul Kalanithi Quotes

“All the idylls of youth: beauty manifest in lakes, mountains, people; richness in experience, conversation, friendships. Nights during a full moon, the light flooded the wilderness, so it was possible to hike without a headlamp. We would hit the trail at two A.M., summiting the nearest peak, Mount Tallac, just before sunrise, the clear, starry night reflected in the flat, still lakes spread below us. Snuggled together in sleeping bags at the peak, nearly ten thousand feet up, we weathered frigid blasts of wind with coffee someone had been thoughtful enough to bring. And then we would sit and watch as the first hint of sunlight, a light tinge of day blue, would leak out of the eastern horizon, slowly erasing the stars. The day sky would spread wide and high, until the first ray of the sun made an appearance. The morning commuters began to animate the distant South Lake Tahoe roads. But craning your head back, you could see the day’s blue darken halfway across the sky, and to the west, the night remained yet unconquered—pitch-black, stars in full glimmer, the full moon still pinned in the sky. To the east, the full light of day beamed toward you; to the west, night reigned with no hint of surrender. No philosopher can explain the sublime better than this, standing between day and night. It was as if this were the moment God said, “Let there be light!” You could not help but feel your specklike existence against the immensity of the mountain, the earth, the universe, and yet still feel your own two feet on the talus, reaffirming your presence amid the grandeur.” ~Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air

“Death comes for all of us. For us, for our patients: it is our fate as living, breathing, metabolizing organisms. Most lives are lived with passivity toward death -- it's something that happens to you and those around you. But Jeff and I had trained for years to actively engage with death, to grapple with it, like Jacob with the angel, and, in so doing, to confront the meaning of a life. We had assumed an onerous yoke, that of mortal responsibility. Our patients' lives and identities may be in our hands, yet death always wins. Even if you are perfect, the world isn't. The secret is to know that the deck is stacked, that you will lose, that your hands or judgment will slip, and yet still struggle to win for your patients. You can't ever reach perfection, but you can believe in an asymptote toward which you are ceaselessly striving.” ~Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air

“Everyone succumbs to finitude. I suspect I am not the only one who reaches this pluperfect state. Most ambitions are either achieved or abandoned; either way, they belong to the past. The future, instead of the ladder toward the goals of life, flattens out into a perpetual present. Money, status, all the vanities the preacher of Ecclesiastes described, hold so little interest: a chasing after wind, indeed.” ~Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air

“Human knowledge is never contained in one person. It grows from the relationships we create between each other and the world, and still it is never complete.” ~Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air

“Literature not only illuminated another’s experience, it provided, I believed, the richest material for moral reflection. My brief forays into the formal ethics of analytic philosophy felt dry as a bone, missing the messiness and weight of real human life.” ~Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air

“Science may provide the most useful way to organize empirical, reproducible data, but its power to do so is predicated on its inability to grasp the most central aspects of human life: hope, fear, love, hate, beauty, envy, honor, weakness, striving, suffering, virtue.” ~Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air

“The physician’s duty is not to stave off death or return patients to their old lives, but to take into our arms a patient and family whose lives have disintegrated and work until they can stand back up and face, and make sense of, their own existence.” ~Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air

“There is a moment, a cusp, when the sum of gathered experience is worn down by the details of living. We are never so wise as when we live in this moment.” ~Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air

“We shall rise insensibly, and reach the tops of the everlasting hills, where the winds are cool and the sight is glorious.” ~Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air

“You can’t ever reach perfection, but you can believe in an asymptote toward which you are ceaselessly striving.” ~Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air


Paul Sudhir Arul Kalanithi (April 1, 1977 – March 9, 2015) was an Indian-American neurosurgeon and writer. His book When Breath Becomes Air is a memoir about his life and illness battling stage IV metastatic lung cancer. It was posthumously published by Random House in January 2016. It was on The New York Times Non-Fiction Best Seller list for multiple weeks.

Source: Goodreads

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Frank Borman - Exploration

"Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit." ~Frank Borman (from Bernie Lamberz)


Protagoras Quotes

"Concerning the gods, I have no means of knowing whether they exist or not or of what sort they may be, because of the obscurity of the subject, and the brevity of human life." ~Protagoras

"Let us hold our discussion together in our own persons, making trial of the truth and of ourselves." ~Protagoras

"Man is the measure of all things: of things which are, that they are so, and of things which are not, that they are not." ~Protagoras

"No intelligent man believes that anybody ever willingly errs or willingly does base and evil deeds; they are well aware that all who do base and evil things do them unwillingly." ~Protagoras

"There are two sides to every question." ~Protagoras

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Newton Lee - power

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

Robert Gronock - sleep

”He who sleeps on the floor will not fall off the bed.” ~Robert Gronock (from Yogi Alejo)


Rick Riordan - version of reality

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

Herodotus Quotes

"Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks." ~Herodotus

"In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons." ~Herodotus

"In soft regions are born soft men." ~Herodotus

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

"Men trust their ears less than their eyes." ~Herodotus

“No one is fool enough to choose war instead of peace – in peace sons bury fathers, but in war fathers bury sons.” ~Herodotus

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

"Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects." ~Herodotus

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Aeschylus Quotes

"From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow." ~Aeschylus

"I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship." ~Aeschylus

"It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered. " ~Aeschylus

“Nothing forces us to know what we do not want to know." ~Aeschylus, The Oresteia (Everyman's Library)

“There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain.” ~Aeschylus, The Oresteia (Everyman's Library)

“What is there more kindly than the feeling between host and guest?” ~Aeschylus on Hospitality

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Hsing Yun - growth

"It is not possible to perfect oneself in an instant. We each have our own attainments, and each day’s cultivation means each day’s growth." ~Master Hsing Yun


David Suzuki - windmills

"If one day I look out from my cabin's porch and see a row of windmills spinning in the distance, I won't curse them. I will praise them. It will mean we are finally getting somewhere." ~David Suzuki

Kylie Roberts - Photography

"Photography is a hobby for me but I do spend most of my free time rising early for sunrises and chasing sunsets and the occasional storm when I can. I tend to only photograph nature in all its wonderful elements as being immersed in nature has been a wonderful healer for me – mind, body and soul.” ~Kylie Roberts (Nikon)

Pope Clement

"Help me to conquer anger with gentleness, greed by generosity, apathy by fervor. Help me to forget myself and reach out towards others." ~Pope Clement

Lenny Kravitz - freedom

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

Charles J. Givens - future

"To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past." ~Charles J. Givens

Rune Lazuli - truth

"If you want to see the truth, you must be brave enough to look." ~Rune Lazuli


Carrie Fisher - women

"Even in space there's a double standard for women." ~Carrie Fisher



"Life has everything in it. But you only see what your perception allow you to see." ~Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D

"Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye." ~Miyamoto Musashi

"Perception cannot occur without the automatic actuation of previously acquired information." ~Alex Martin

"The moment you change your perception is the moment you rewrite the chemistry of your body." ~Bruce Lipton

"The problem of most people is having low self worth...from comparing themselves with others. Relative perception, or comparing yourself with others is baseless and meaningless. Your true worth does not depend on others. Your true worth is in the absolute reality that you are the only one of your kind in the whole Universe, totally unique! And the Universe would not be complete, and as beautiful...without you! Love starts with oneself. Appreciate, respect, and celebrate your total uniqueness...as you do all others." ~Surf Reyes

"There is neither Self-knowledge nor Self-perception to those whose senses are not under control. Without Self-perception there is no peace; and without peace there can be no happiness." ~The Bhagavad Gita

“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

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Miyamoto Musashi - perception

"Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye." ~Miyamoto Musashi


Douglas Malloch - tree

"If you can't be a pine on the top of the hill
Be a scrub in the valley--but be
The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
Be a bush if you can't be a tree."
~Douglas Malloch

(Lifted from Georix Alertze)

Thomas Plummer Quotes

"..., even if it is just a brief touch of the sun, will set your soul on fire." ~Thomas Plummer

"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

"There is a beauty in pain.
The darkness has to be faced or there
is never a way to the light."
~Thomas Plummer

"We need the dark days to shed the old skin of ourselves, then revealing the start of something better, beautiful, and something that never could have happened unless we had survived the ordeal only we could face." ~Thomas Plummer

"You will learn that the days of misery and darkness always end… and that ending is then the beginning of all things beautiful in your life." ~Thomas Plummer

"Your business is simply a mirror that magnifies the weaknesses of your soul." ~Thomas Plummer

"Your business is you and perfectly illustrates everything good in you, and everything weak." ~Thomas Plummer

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Felipe Barata Moreno - cold waves

“It was five degrees below zero with wind... and I was just feet away from the cold waves coming up to shore. All these circumstances go unnoticed when the sky begins to light up and dance above your head." ~ Felipe Barata Moreno, photographer (National Geographic Magazine)

Judy Kerr Quotes

Photo: Reverie by Yours Truly

"Grammar is like drawing – if you want to do it, you want to get it right." ~Judy Kerr, Children's book author

"You can’t teach people to be creative – they have to want to be creative. But if you see somebody do something – a child – that it just does because it thought it would, I’m sure it’s good to say, ‘This is very good. Why don’t you do another one?’” ~Judith Kerr

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Dorothea Dix Quotes

"In a world where there is so much to be done, I felt strongly impressed that there must be something for me to do." ~Dorothea Dix

25 February 2013

"The comfortable and comforting people are those who look upon the bright side of life; gathering its roses and sunshine and making the most that happens seem the best." ~Dorothy Dix

"Your minds may now be likened to a garden, which will, if neglected, yield only weeds and thistles; but, if cultivated, will produce the most beautiful flowers, and the most delicious fruits." ~Dorothea Dix

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Rakul Preet Singh - good food

"Fitness starts at home. What you eat is what you will look, just as what you sow is what you reap. Eat good food: eat fruits, vegetables, healthy grains, and don't go for sweet and trite food." ~Rakul Preet Singh

Sam Veda - right perspective

"Peace of mind happens to a man only after he has developed deep insight, only after he starts seeing the things in the right perspective." ~Sam Veda

Richard Hill - music education

Photo: Screenshot from internet. I learned this at school in my primary at Karomatan Central Elementary School

"A culture of music education starts in a school gradually. It comes, always, from a teacher. It doesn't come because you say, "it has to be there because music is good." If you don't have a good teacher, you don't have anything, it doesn't matter whether it's music, maths, English, whatever it is. If you have a good teacher, that will happen. The big difference with music is people don't see it as essential." ~Richard Gill, on ABC RN's 'What Keeps Me Awake'


INDIAN Proverbs

"A cat in a cage becomes a lion." ~Indian Proverb

"A man laughs at others and weeps for himself." ~Indian Proverb

"Anger has no eyes." ~Indian

"Never stand in front of a judge or behind a donkey." ~Indian Proverb

"The truth is half a quarrel." ~Indian Proverb

"To quarrel with a man of good speech is better than to converse with a man who does not speak well." ~Indian Proverb

"When an elephant is in trouble, even a frog will kick him." ~Indian Proverb

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Photo: Grabbed from FB

"The slope takes you to the windmill, but effort takes you nowhere." ~Fernando Pessoa

"There are, indeed, few merrier spectacles than that of many windmills bickering together in a fresh breeze over a woody country; their halting alacrity of movement, their pleasant business, making bread all day with uncouth gesticulation; their air, gigantically human, as of a creature half alive, put a spirit of romance into the tamest landscape." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"There are times when each of us has to have some gumption to take a stand as to what we wish to preserve or change in order to maintain our self-respect and not be as "a reed shaken with the wind" (Matt. 11:7) . . . . We lose much credibility and strength, and we risk being weighed on an uneven balance, when, Don Quixote-like, we go around "tilting windmills". ~James E. Faust

"Windmills, which are used in the great plains of Holland and North Germany to supply the want of falling water, afford another instance of the action of velocity. The sails are driven by air in motion - by wind." ~Hermann von Helmholtz

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Sean Covey - point of view

”Seeing things from a different point of view can help us understand why other people act the way they do. We, too often judge people without having all the facts.” - Sean Covey (from Yogi Alejo)

Dr. Erwin Erfe Quotes

"No amount of statistics, research, credentials or academic justification and cover up can cloud the memory of dead children and muffle the cries of anguish of their mothers. Our children cries for justice." ~Dr. Erwin Erfe, Director, Public Attorney's Office Forensic Laboratory.(on children who died from Dengvaxia Vaccine)

“You can Destroy my Name, but no one can Erase the Evidence we saw in the Bodies of these Children." ~Dr Erwin Erfe, PAO, on children who died from Dengvaxia vaccines.

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Keanu Reeves Quotes

“I cannot be part of a world ...Where men dress their wives as prostitutes by showing everything that should be cherished.
Where there is no concept of honor and dignity, and one can only rely on those when they say “I promise”. Where women do not want children, and men don’t want a family." ~Keanu Reeves

"I always felt like I'm not from this generation. I just live in it. Because the way my mindset differs from the majority, you'd think I come from a different dimension. That's why I keep things to myself because a lot of people won't understand me." ~Keanu Reeves

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‪Mondonggo Ulam ‬ - walls

‪"The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy." ~Mondonggo Ulam ‬

Lindy Pujante - bird

"A bird with complete set of wings never settles on fruits that fall on the ground but rather choose those unspoiled ones on top." ~Lindy Pujante

Clemency Burton-Hill - works of music

"I believe the greatest works of music are engines of empathy: they allow us to travel without moving into other lives, ages, souls. They are also robust: they can handle you multitasking all around them, fitting them into your real life." ~Clemency Burton-Hill (ABC Classic FM)


Patricia Mirasol - government ineptitude

"To my mind, what comes as a pleasant offshoot of Duterte’s victory is the fact that more and more Filipinos have awoken from their indifference over what’s happening in the country and are now actually interested enough to contribute to the political discourse. I know of contacts who have now started to care enough to expect better government service, whereas before it was all just about thriving in their own comfortable spheres whilst fending off the inconveniences of government ineptitude." ~Patricia Mirasol

Louis Lim Quotes

"It was through hardship, care for the people, perseverance and leadership that brought Singapore to the forefront." ~Louis Lim

"It is easy to be narrow minded and criticize but it is leadership that leads people through difficult times that matters! Those who have not involved themselves in lifting people from poverty and difficult circumstances should not qualify to criticise, especially from their own narrow westernized standpoint! Like leaders in China, you have to first prove yourself by deeds and not words." ~Louis Lim

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Lillian Gish - happy life

"A happy life is one spent in learning, earning, and yearning." ~Lillian Gish

Sonjuro - sword

"The best sword is kept in its sheath." ~Sonjuro

Jamie Hall - fleeting moment

"Life is but a fleeting moment so do not waste a second on something that doesn't make you smile." ~Jamie Hall


James P. Carse Quotes

"Strength is paradoxical. I am not strong because I can force others to do what I wish as a result of my play with them; but because I can allow them to do what they wish in the course of my play with them." ~Professor James P. Carse

"To speak meaningfully of a person's power is to speak of what that person has already competed in one or another closed field. To see power is to look backward in time.....
Inasmuch as power is determined by the outcome of a game, one does not win by being powerful; one wins in order to be powerful. If one has sufficient power to win before the game has begun, what follows is not a game at all.....
One can be powerful only through the possession of an acknowledged title -- that is, only by the ceremonial deference of others... I can therefore have only what powers others give me. Power is bestowed by an audience after the play is complete.
Power is contradictory, and theatrical." ~Professor James P. Carse

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Karon Waddell - messengers

"Sometimes good news comes from the most unexpected messengers." ~Karon Waddell

Dwayne Segador - path

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


Don Luman-ag Quotes

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." ~Don Luman-ag, SUNNY SIDE-UP Administrator


"A man is measured by the size of things that anger him." ~Geof Greenleaf

"Make sure you don’t start seeing yourself through the eyes of those who don’t value you. Know your worth even if they don’t." ~Thema Davis

"The greatest motivation to become a better man is knowing that someone looks up to you." ~David A.R. White

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Chris Burkmenn - Encouragement

“Encouragement is like water to the soul, it makes everything grow.” ~Chris Burkmenn


Sigrid Reymundo Lizares Quotes

"Don’t OVERLOAD yourself with the unnecessary.
If something is NOT in any way
- helping
- working

- a solution

- making you a better person,
feel free to


LIFE is often easier, less stressful if you just ...
~Sigrid Reymundo Lizares

"I love watching raindrops on windowpanes and smelling petrichor as much as counting stars across the sky. These, for me, have always been fascinating." ~Sigrid Reymundo Lizares

"Make some sense of your individuality and STAND OUT in your own skin. Sparkle if you have to. ENJOY being your SELF." ~Sigrid R. Lizares, 2018

"What’s too painful to remember, we simply choose to forget." ~Sigrid Reymundo Lizares


"Help me to conquer anger with gentleness, greed by generosity, apathy by fervor. Help me to forget myself and reach out towards others." ~Pope Clement’s Universal Prayer)

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

"The noblest art is making others HAPPY." ~PT Barnum

“The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for what He is sending us every day in His goodness.” ~St. Gianna Beretta Molla

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Quotes on BRIDGE

"A song is a bridge between what we know, what we can feel, and the big mystery." ~Kate Munger

"It takes both sides to build a bridge." ~Fredrik Nael

"Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good." ~Maya Angelou

"The bridges that you cross before you come to them are over rivers that aren't there." ~Gene Brown

"The greatest bridge you can cross in life is the one that connects your heart with another’s." ~Robert Clancy on Love

"The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn." ~Spike Milligan

"The long span of the bridge of your life is supported by countless cables called habits, attitudes, and desires." ~L.G. Elliott

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

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Leslie M. Browning Quotes

“Being connected to everything has disconnected us from ourselves and the preciousness of this present moment.” ~L.M. Browning, Vagabonds and Sundries

“Beware the God who seeks praise. Beware the guru who presumes to teach that which is unfixed and boundless. Beware the healer who sets a price on aid. Beware the lover who would make you a lesser version of yourself. Beware the doctrines that discourage independent thought. Beware any person of faith who doesn’t understand doubt. Filter all things through yourself. Accept only that which sits right with your soul.” ~L.M. Browning, Seasons of Contemplation: A Book of Midnight Meditations

“Do not hold a lazy faith. Miracles are not spontaneous events we must wait for helplessly. Miracles are an achievement—a breakthrough accomplished by those who pushed themselves beyond what was thought possible while holding a belief in a better life. Get up off your knees, and roll up your sleeves.” ~L.M. Browning

“Evil is not some otherworldly creation; humanity is its source and thus its end.” ~L.M. Browning, The Nameless Man

“Following a religion will bring us to the values at the center of that religion—values that can bring us closer to our better selves, or further away. Yet, if we wish to find the divine, each of us must make our own path to it. Following, not the blazed path of doctrine, but choosing instead to venture through the wilderness of the unknown guided by the signs we perceived while in that heady altered state that is belief.” ~L.M. Browning, The Nameless Man

"I burned by bridges so the devil couldn't follow me.” ~L.M. Browning

"In the beginning we seek truth.
In the middle we seek reason.
In the end we seek peace."
~Leslie M. Browning

“The cure for our modern maladies is dirt under the fingernails and the feel of thick grass between the toes. The cure for our listlessness is to be out within the invigorating wind. The cure for our uselessness is to take back up our stewardship; for it is not that there has been no work to be done, we simply have not been attending to it.” ~L.M. Browning, Ruminations at Twilight: Poetry Exploring the Sacred

“The divine is in the present and you must be present to experience it. When you vacate the present and recede into your mind, allowing worries or work to remove you from the moment, you leave the plain upon which the divine dwells." ~L.M. Browning

"The hands can build a structure, but it is the heart that brings forth the meaning to fill it.” ~L. M. Browning, The Nameless Man

“The moments of silence are gone. We run from them into the rush of unimportant things, so filled is the quiet with the painful whispers of all that goes unspoken. Busy-ness is our drug of choice, numbing our minds just enough to keep us from dwelling on all that we fear we can’t change. A compilation of coping mechanisms, we have become our fatigue. Unwilling or unable to cut ourselves free of this modern machine we have built, we’re dragged in its wake all too quickly toward our end. The virtue of a society’s culture is reflected in the physical, mental, and emotional health of its people. The time has come to part ways with all that is toxic, and preserve our quality of life.” ~L.M. Browning, Seasons of Contemplation: A Book of Midnight Meditations (Goodreads)

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Al Pacino - dance of life

"No mistakes in a tango. Not like life...You make mistakes.You get tangled up. You just tango on!" ~Al Pacino

Alberto Ramos Rojo Quotes

"In order for us to become the First Gentleman (FG) of the earth, we need to have a GF -- God and Focus." ~Alberto Ramos Rojo

"Risk-taking is part of daily life. If you do not speculate, you don't feel sorrow of losing nor feel the joy of winning. Always dare to win!" ~Alberto Ramos Rojo

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