"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

4/16/19

Joan Baez - Choice

"You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now." ~Joan Baez

4/8/19

St. Catherine of Siena - A hundred thousand tongues

“We’ve had enough of exhortations to be silent! Cry out with a hundred thousand tongues. I see that the world is rotten because of silence.” ~St. Catherine of Siena

Eliphas Levi - Middle course

"No middle course is possible. Every man is either good or bad. The indifferent, the lukewarm are not good; they are consequently bad, and the worst of all the bad, for they are imbecile and cowardly. The battle of life is like a civil war; those who remain neutral betray both parties alike, and renounce the right to be numbered among the children of the fatherland." ~Eliphas Levi

Rabbi Ariel bar Tzadok - Stand against evil

"Those who do not take a stand against evil will in the end be over come by it, those who tolerate evil in their midst will eventually tolerate evil in their hearts, those who are silent before evil will in the end be silenced by evil." ~Rabbi Ariel bar Tzadok

Billy Joel - Before your time

"Slow down you're doing fine. You can't be everything you want to be before your time." ~Billy Joel

Vin Diesel - Being a Man

"Chivalry never died. The gentleman in most men did. Being male is a matter of birth. Being a man is a matter of age. But, being a gentleman is a matter of choice." ~Vin Diesel, (Knights of the Free Company)

‪Janet Thompson‬

"The vessel with the pressel has the brew that is true." ~‪Janet Thompson‬

4/5/19

Eileen Kramer - Do what makes you feel happy

"None of us are Picasso or Matisse. Just do it if it makes you feel happy." ~Eileen Kramer, 104 year old who entered Archibald Prize self portrait competition

4/1/19

Mark Russell - Rings of Saturn

“The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.” ~Mark Russell

Mark Nangle - Capturing a moment

‪"It wasn’t photoshopped, but it was taken through a window hence all the reflections. It may not be the ‘best’ photo of her, but photography is about capturing a moment." ~‬Mark Nangle‪ On NZ PM, Jacinda Ardern 's photograph wearing a hijab ‬

Mark Lucock

"Although many patients are convinced of the importance of food in both causing and relieving their problems, many doctors' knowledge of nutrition is rudimentary." ~Mark Lucock (on ending his review of the science of folic acid p211)

Jacinda Ardern - The answer lies in our humanity

"To the global community who reached out to embrace New Zealand and our Muslim community, we say thank you. …
We ask that the condemnation of violence and terrorism turns now to a collective response. The world has been stuck in a vicious cycle of extremism breeding extremism and it must end. …
We cannot confront these issues alone. The answer lies in a simple concept that is not bound by domestic borders, that isn’t based on ethnicity, power, or any form of government. …
The answer lies in our humanity." ~Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, National Remembrance Memorial, Christchurch, 29 March 2019.

Melany Amante Mabao Maguindanao - Themes

"Some themes we choose for our lives are vividly colored and well illustrated. Some are detailed and some are hazy and vague..." ~Melany Amante Mabao Maguindanao, Dec 13, 2018

John Jimenez - Poverty and wealth

"Poverty makes people sub-human. Excess of wealth makes people inhuman." ~John Jimenez

Brenda Primo Quotes


"Don't strive for perfection ...you'll just tire yourself. Settle for flaws, at least you have some things to work on!" ~Brenda Primo

"Solitude enlightens our soul." ~Brenda Primo

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Raymond Geuss - Structure on Enlightenment

"Enlightenment is category that has a yes-or-no structure. It’s a question of degrees.” ~Raymond Geuss, political realist philosopher

SANGKI HASSAN SINGAYAO - Calm and Silence

"You are of the breathing earth and turbulence of the seas. Keep calm and silence as your closest allies." ~SANGKI HASSAN SINGAYAO (Lifted from Rolaiza Mimi Singayao's Saturday walks: Papa & Mimi; Saduc, Marawi

Abraham Ibn Esra - On loneliness

“There is none more lonely than the man who loves only himself.” ~Abraham Ibn Esra

Michael Bolton - Hero's strength

"A hero's strength is measured by his heart." ~Michael Bolton

Leo Carlo Panlilio - Deep foundation

“The height of the building has a direct relationship on how deep its foundation.” ~Leo Carlo Panlilio

Jana Stanfield - what the world needs

"I cannot do all the good the world needs, but the world needs all the good I can do." ~Jana Stanfield

3/28/19

Rev. Michael Curry - A way of life

"The good news not only that we are loved, but that this love isn’t just simply a sentimental thing, this is a way of life that actually makes a difference in people’s lives, and in the world. It’s real, and it’s wonderful, and it’s meant for us all.” ~Rev. Michael Curry

Julian Barnes - History

"History is that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation." ~Julian Barnes, 'The Sense of an Ending'

Quotes From OLD SOULS


Calm, insightful and wise beyond their years, the Old Soul perceives the world with ancient eyes, feels the world with an ancient heart, and comprehends the world with an ancient soul. ~Aletheia Luna, Admin. 👵👵👵👵👵👵
"A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world: everyone you meet is your mirror." ~Ken Keyes

"All ideologies are idiotic, whether religious or political, for it is conceptual thinking, the conceptual word, which has so unfortunately divided man." ~Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Do not be afraid of your difficulties.  Do not wish you could be in other circumstances than you are.  For when you have made the best of an adversity, it becomes the stepping stone to a splendid opportunity." ~Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

"Forever is composed of nows." ~Emily Dickinson

"He has the most who is most content with the least." ~Diogenes

"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers." ~Kahlil Gibran

"In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love?" ~Igor Stravinsky

"I’m a believer in belief.  Faith is something that works – it causes people to do things, it has results.  It’s an intangible, indefinable, very real thing.  And it moves people, sometimes to atrocity.  And sometimes to survival." ~Tommy Lee Jones

"In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on." ~Robert Frost

"Nothing is more intolerable than to have admit to yourself your own errors." ~Ludwig van Beethoven

"Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges." ~Carlos Castaneda

"The fear of death follows from the fear of life.  A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time." ~Mark Twain

"The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other." ~Meryl Streep

"The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions." ~Leonardo da Vinci

"The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time." ~James Taylor

"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking." ~Marcus Aurelius

"We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.” ~Thích Nhất Hạnh

"What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears." ~Alice Walker

"When the mind is full of worldly desires, it is their very nature to confuse the mind.  Withdraw the mind from outer things and turn it inwards." ~Anandamayi Ma

"You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather." ~Pema Chödrön

"Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." ~Carl Jung

Source: https://lonerwolf dot com/old-soul-quotes/

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3/25/19

Francisco Sionil Jose Quotes


"As fire tempers steel, so do the tribulations that we surmount." ~F. Sionil Jose

"Shallowness is the impediment to prosperity, to justice, and men of goodwill should emphasize this, take risks even in doing so." ~F.Sionil Jose

"We are shallow because we have become enslaved by gross materialism, the glitter of gold and its equivalents, for which reason we think that only the material goods of this earth can satisfy us and we must therefore grab as much as can while we are able." ~F. Sionil Jose

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Salvador P. Lopez - Silent

“It is better to be silenced than to be silent.” ~Salvador P. Lopez

3/24/19

‪Romeo Balicongan‬ - beauty

"‪How beauty is ephemeral in this transitory life we live until the Lord comes and beauty and joy and harmony becomes eternal." ~Romeo Balicongan‬

3/21/19

Rabbi Yehudah HaNasi - On admission

"He is great who is not ashamed to admit he does not know." ~Rabbi Yehudah HaNasi

Sensei Gambill - On learning

"No one can stop anyone who truly, eagerly desires to learn. Conversely, no one can teach someone who refuses to learn." ~Sensei Gambill

Frederick Wilesmith - A story unfold

‪"There are some drawings/paintings from your children or grandchildren that goes to the very heart and it's impossible to get rid of them. When you sit and gaze upon the art for awhile a story starts to unfold. You can also imagine what the future may have instored for the child." ~‬Frederick Wilesmith on children's artwork

Rupi Kaur - Museum

"I am a museum full of art but you had your eyes shut." ~Rupi Kaur

3/20/19

John Eldridge - People

"Let people feel the weight of who they are and let them deal with it." ~John Eldridge

3/18/19

Quotes on UNDERSTANDING


"Closure becomes easier once you start to understand that was just a chapter of your life, not the whole story." ~Anon

“Not everyone will understand your journey. That's fine. You are here to live your life, not to make everyone understand” ~Paulo Coelho (HIPPIE, 2018)

"The reality of the other person lies not in what he reveals to you, but what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says, but rather to what he does not say." ~Khalil Gibran

"The world is vast and huge than my brain can comprehend. It is only when I look with my heart that I can take it all in. Then, and only then, will it fit within my understanding." ~Anon

"There are some people who could hear you speak a thousand words, and still not understand you. And there are others who will understand - without you speaking a word." ~Yasmin Mogahed

"Understanding is like water flowing in a stream. Wisdom and knowledge are solid and can block our understanding." ~Thich Nhat Hanh

"When I question my thinking, when I am in doubt of what to do next, the best answer for me is this: Let me be kind. When kindness drives my thinking, actions and emotions, I always come through with love and a deeper understanding of myself and those share this earth with me." ~Robin Korth

"Words can travel thousands of miles. May my words create mutual understanding and love. May they be as beautiful as gems, as lovely as flowers." ~Thich Nhat Hanh

"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain." ~from THE PROPHET (1923) - Khalil Gibran

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Jack Wu - Gratitude

"Chase for more, but always have gratitude for what you already have." ~Jack Wu

Alek Boyd - Intellect

"He who surrenders his intellect to that of the other: for ideology, creed, or belief's sake, commits the supreme act of denying his own self." ~Alek Boyd

Marion C. Garretty - Solemn speech

"If I were to make a solemn speech in praise of you, in gratitude, in deep affection, you would turn an alarming shade of crimson and try to escape. So I won't. Take it all as said." ~Marion C. Garretty , b. 1917

Jeff Haden - Inspiration

"The inspiration you need is often found in a few simple words of wisdom." ~Jeff Haden

Rob Asghar - Leader

"There’s no one-size-fits-all kind of leader. The manner of leader your organization needs always depends on the situation." ~Rob Asghar

Patricia Nickson - true wonders

"How beautiful is that the true wonders and beauty of nature lets all take care of it." ~Patricia Nickson

Sarah Ferguson Quotes

“I believe that it’s time to take a stand. This isn’t about freedom of speech. The truth is, it’s not acceptable to post abuse or threats on social media or news sites, and it’s not acceptable to harangue other users simply because they disagree with you." ~Sarah Ferguson

“It’s not acceptable to pit women against one another all the time.” ~Sarah Ferguson

3/17/19

Richard Puz - Death


In memory of my long lost brother Sam, who passed away in 22 August 2018, and interred on our Father's 100th Birthday. Thank you Family and Friends for sending him off to his final resting place.

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." ~Richard Puz

3/15/19

Chameli Ardagh - Don't do it alone

"Surround yourself with the wise ones, the wild ones, the kind ones, the awake ones. You don't have to do it alone." ~Chameli Ardagh

Rabia Basri - Every word

"When I speak, my every word speaks of You. When I am silent, I silently ache for You." ~Rabia Basri

Leslie C. Bertrand - I am Never Alone

"I have run into the fire over and over again to lead forth those who would have been consumed. I am bruised, scarred and battle weary but I have emerged triumphant. The path has been long, lonely and arduous. The twist and turns innumerable, the battles many, the victories hard fought and not without loss. The crushing burden of the weight of the collective suffering crushes the spirit. I have retreated into the inner land of my spirit and retraced the path that spirals up out of the darkness and reclaimed the light. I relearn the ancient wisdom and quietly observe and mark the seasons and change. I am patient and I persevere. I am a healer and a warrior. My path is not easy but I am unafraid for I am never alone. I am One." ~Leslie C. Bertrand

Moritz (Moses) Gottlieb Saphir Quotes


"A woman is ready to dress up to irritate her friends." ~Moritz (Moses) Gottlieb Saphir

"A woman's heart is like a sea; it's both deep and rough and hides pearls." ~Moritz (Moses) Gottlieb Saphir

"In youth we believe everybody but nobody believes us. In old age we believe nobody but everybody believes us." ~Moritz (Moses) Gottlieb Saphir

"Love makes of the wisest man a fool, and of the most foolish woman, a sage." ~Moritz (Moses) Gottlieb Saphir

"Mind is lost in love, but found in marriage." ~Moritz (Moses) Gottlieb Saphir

"One should be kind to love people and avoid them in order to respect." ~Moritz (Moses) Gottlieb Saphir

"Smart person should talk too much to prove that he's smart. A fool needs to keep silence to prove that he is wise." ~Moritz (Moses) Gottlieb Saphir

"The quintessence of every passion is selfishness." ~Moritz (Moses) Gottlieb Saphir

"The smartest man becomes a fool when in love. The most stupid girl becomes smarter when in love." ~Moritz (Moses) Gottlieb Saphir

"Women are like flowers. One woman and one flower inspire men. Many flowers and many women in one place cause a headache." ~Moritz (Moses) Gottlieb Saphir

"Work is a father of hunger, a grandfather of digestion and the grand grandfather of health." ~Moritz (Moses) Gottlieb Saphir

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Elizabeth Heyenga - Infinite self

"We are here to love ourselves first, and from that compassion and kindness spring. And true health. Sometimes the universe needs to wash us clean of health, money, fame, false ego, whatever it takes to get us back to our infinite self." ~Elizabeth Heyenga

JEWISH/YIDDISH PROVERBS


"Ask advice from everyone, but act with your own mind." ~Jewish Proverb

"Do not hurry like the almond, first to bloom and last to ripen; be like the mulberry, last to blossom and first to ripen." ~Jewish Proverb

"Never trust the man who tells you all his troubles but keeps from you all his joys." ~Jewish Proverbs

"One should not stand at the feet of a sick person's bed, because that place is reserved for the guardian angel." ~Jewish Folk Saying

“Pride is the mask of one's own faults.” ~Jewish Proverb

"God will one day hold us each accountable for all the things He created for us to enjoy, but we refused to do so." ~Rabbanic Saying

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"God gave burdens, also shoulders." ~Yiddish Proverb

"Heaven and hell can both be found on earth." ~Yiddish Proverb

"If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans." ~Yiddish Saying

"If you want your dreams to come true, don't sleep." ~Yiddish Proverb

"The eyes are the mirror of the soul." ~Yiddish Proverb

"You cannot hold your head high with your hand out." ~Yiddish Proverb

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Clarisa Guinto Romanca - Humanitarian values and principles

"Life is so simple, it only becomes complicated when we start to become slaves of our convenience. Selfish desires takes over, overpowering our set of humanitarian values and principles." ~Clarisa Guinto Romanca

3/14/19

Rebbe Nachman - Strength and wisdom

"The mind changes directions like the flight of a bird, and it takes a great deal of strength and wisdom to hunt that bird down." ~Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

Arnold Haultain - Woman

"A woman's sigh can say more than a man's sermon." ~Arnold Haultain