"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

11/16/19

George Dillon - Wordless wind

"It is the wordless wind that knows where every kind of beauty goes. And if you lose love in the end, say it was taken by the wind." ~George Dillon

Brad Meltzer - Depends on the day

"We are all ordinary. We are all boring. We are all spectacular. We are all shy. We are all bold. We are all heroes. We are all helpless. It just depends on the day." ~Brad Meltzer

11/5/19

Ayari Naygnam Quotes


"If the ears of your soul love the soothing melody of gently whizzing winds through the leaves of trees in the jungle, if you understand the language of the flowers, if the eyes of your heart see and appreciate the beauty of the rainbows of corals in our seas and oceans, Gina Lopez is your sister by heart and soul." ~Ayari Naygnam

GREED
By Ayari Naygnam

Greed is when one hoards in a day what he needs 7 times 77 times of his lifetime:
Because man fears shortage in food he invented fertilizers to harvest in a few years the produce of a lifetime; but the toxins inside the fertilizers eventually started killing the land and will ultimately kill the crops and trees that give food to man; by flood, the toxins also wash out to oceans and seas and will also kill the fish.

Because of overproduction, actually dislocation where a part of the earth has oversupply while others lack, and fear the produce will rot man invented preservatives; so, man does not hunger but as he eats poisons he is dying softly little by little.

Because man fears overpopulation will result to shortage of foods he deforested the mountains and jungles, invited homesteaders to till the land to avert hunger; but the deforestation is destroying watersheds that hold rainwater causing huge floods that destroy agriculture.

Looking at all these one can easily see only few benefit while many suffer. It is GREED that drives man to do those things not the fear of hunger.

September 30, 2019

Source: FB

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Attar of Nishapur. - True Love

"The people of this world are like the three butterflies in front of a candle's flame: The first one went closer and said, 'I know about love'. The second one touched the flame lightly with his wings and said, 'I know how love's fire can burn'. The third one threw himself into the heart of the flame and was consumed. He alone knows what true love is." ~Attar of Nishapur

Lev Grossman - Look at your life

"For just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there's nothing else. It's here, and you'd better decide to enjoy it or you're going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever." ~Lev Grossman

11/1/19

Rob Siltanen - Change the world

“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ~Rob Siltanen

Maduro Ash - Nothing to lose

"Threats don't work with the person who's got nothing to lose." ~Maduro Ash

Jacque Fresco - Humanity

"Armies are created to protect the system, not the people. In the future, an educated humanity will not stand for war." ~Jacque Fresco

10/31/19

Wes Moore - Impermanence

"Life’s impermanence, I realized, is what makes every single day so precious. It’s what shapes our time here. It’s what makes it so important that not a single moment be wasted." ~Wes Moore

Emma Donoghue - Silence

"Because your soul must be lonely. That silence you heard, when you tried to pray - that’s the sound of God listening." ~Emma Donoghue

John Tillman - Authority

"Consensus and appeals to authority are not just unscientific, but anti-scientific." ~John Tillman

Francisco "Isko" Moreno Domagoso - A good EXAMPLE

"As I always say, it's not the severity of punishment itself but the certainty of getting caught that deters a person from committing a crime. So we owe it to you Mr. President, for inspiring us and for becoming a good example to all of us." ~Francisco "Isko" Moreno Domagoso, City Mayor of Manila to PRRD, September 10, 2019

10/30/19

Gail Carlson Levine - On Books

"There's nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over. When you do, the words get inside you, become a part of you, in a way that words in a book you've read only once can't." ~Gail Carlson Levine

Sandy Gingras - Beach

"At the beach, life is different. Time doesn't move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun." ~Sandy Gingras

Dr. Samuel Brengle - On trees

“The axe cannot boast of the trees it has cut down. It could do nothing but for the woodsman.” ~Dr. Samuel Brengle

Nanette L. Avery - On PLACES

"We must believe there are places where tranquility still exists and nature is given back her power to speak." ~Nanette L. Avery

Wendy Mass - Know who you are

"The trick is that as long as you know who you are and what makes you happy it doesn't matter how others see you." ~Wendy Mass

Elif Shafak - On PATIENCE

"Patience does not mean to passively endure. It means to be farsighted enough to trust the end result of a process. What does patience mean? It means to look at the thorn and see the rose, to look at the night and see the dawn. Impatience means to be so shortsighted as to not be able to see the outcome. The lovers of God never run out of patience, for they know that time is needed for the crescent moon to become full." ~Elif Shafak

Sri Swami Satchidananda - On EGO

"You have to rub hard to clean the ego. It’s not an easy or comfortable job. It might hurt a lot because the ego doesn’t want to be cleaned. But if you are really interested in obtaining the light to awaken, you have to do it. So, either clean the ego yourself, or life’s challenges will clean it for you. The purpose of the nature is that - to give you all the problems so you can get cleaned up." ~Sri Swami Satchidananda

Robert Nathan - Give thanks

"Give thanks for sorrow that teaches you pity; for pain that teaches you courage - and gives exceeding thanks for the mystery which remains a mystery still - the veil that hides you from the infinite, which makes it possible for you to believe in what you cannot see." ~Robert Nathan

10/27/19

Sylvia Nasar Quotes


“A profile, a look, a voice, can capture a heart in no time at all.” ~Sylvia Nasar, A Beautiful Mind

“A profound dislike for merely absorbing knowledge and a strong compulsion to learn by doing is one of the most reliable signs of genius.” ~Sylvia Nasar, A Beautiful Mind

“People look to the order of numbers when the world falls apart.” ~Sylvia Nasar, A Beautiful Mind

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Daryl Davis - Ignorance

"Ignorance breeds fear. If you do not keep fear in check, it will breed hatred. If you do not keep your hatred in check, it will breed destruction." ~Daryl Davis

John Crowe - Against the current

"It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it." ~John Crowe

Kirstie Collins Brote - Virtual strings

“It was a time before Facebook and Instagram and texting. I imagine it must be easier now, for college students. Home must not feel so far away anymore. But how do you cut the apron strings if the strings are virtual?” ~Kirstie Collins Brote, Beware of Love in Technicolor

10/25/19

Bag-iw Lumpias Gil - Time

"Time withers the strong... In shadow of past glory." ~Bag-iw Lumpias Gil, a one liner from his poem IGOROT PRIZEFIGHTER

10/22/19

Lorraine Anderson

"Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion." ~Lorraine Anderson

10/15/19

Grant Eilertson - People that inspire

"Purposefully surround yourself with people that inspire you to uplevel." ~Grant Eilertson

Martha Nussbaum - A good human being

"To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control, that can lead you to be shattered in very extreme circumstances for which you were not to blame. That says something very important about the condition of the ethical life: that it is based on a trust in the uncertain and on a willingness to be exposed; it’s based on being more like a plant than like a jewel, something rather fragile, but whose very particular beauty is inseparable from that fragility." ~Martha Nussbaum

Marvin Gaye - Peace

"If you can't find peace within yourself you can't find it anywhere else." ~Marvin Gaye

Harriet Rubin - Truth

“Truth is the most powerful weapon because people are too weak to resist it. Speak the truth at first and no one can hurt you.” ~Harriet Rubin

10/13/19

Quotes on INSTINCTS


"Good instincts tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out." ~Michael Burke

"One of the eternal truths is that happiness is created and developed in peace, and one of the eternal rights is the individual's right to live. The strongest of all instincts, that of self-preservation, is an assertion of this right, affirmed and sanctified by the ancient commandment: Thou shalt not kill."

"There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else. Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complications, and just go for it." ~Judith McNaught

"Trust your instincts. For they are coming from the angels who watch over you." ~Eileen Anglin

"Trust your own instincts, go inside, follow your heart. Right from the start. Go ahead and stand up for what you believe in. As I've learned, that's the path to happiness." ~Lesley Ann Warren

"When I see danger, I step away. When I think I can move forward, I move ahead, and when I think I can come closer, I do. Sometimes I am wrong, but often, if I pay attention, I am right, and these maps of my own instincts guide me as surely as any by Rand McNally would." ~Mary Morris

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Claire Legrand - Life

"I suppose most things in a person's life are good for a while, even if that doesn't last very long. Maybe that is why, even after something has gone wrong, we spend so much time trying to fix it. Because we remember when it wasn't broken." ~Claire Legrand

Leslie Bocobo - Human heart

"The human heart is a strange organ. It can feel both love and bitterness towards the same person at the same time." ~Leslie Bocobo

HH Khejok Rinpoche - A happy life

"The key to a happy life is to learn to be grateful for everything. Sickness gives you the opportunity to appreciate health. Problems give you challenges to find solutions. Loneliness give you time to reflect. Company gives you teachers to learn from. Failures give you lessons to learn, and old age gives you half-priced tickets!" ~HH Khejok Rinpoche

Harley King - Dreams

"May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits." ~Harley King

Robert John Meehan Quotes


"Be a reflective teacher. Honestly look at what you do from time to time. Evaluate the purpose of your role as a teacher." ~Robert John Meehan

"If you ask me what I came into this world to do, I will tell you without hesitation: I was born to be a teacher." ~Robert John Meehan

"Learning becomes relevant when we connect it with reality." ~Robert John Meehan

"The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other. Without collaboration our growth is limited to our own perspectives." ~Robert John Meehan

"Your life as a teacher begins the day you realize that you are always a learner." ~Robert John Meehan

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9/19/19

Quotes on EDUCATORS/TEACHERS


"A nation who honors its teachers shall nurture a generation who values respect to fellow men and love of country." ~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao

"Be a reflective teacher. Honestly look at what you do from time to time. Evaluate the purpose of your role as a teacher." ~Robert John Meehan

"If you ask me what I came into this world to do, I will tell you without hesitation: I was born to be a teacher." ~Robert John Meehann

"The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other. Without collaboration our growth is limited to our own perspectives." ~Robert John Meehan

"Your life as a teacher begins the day you realize that you are always a learner." ~Robert John Meehan

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9/17/19

Della Reese - Forgiveness

“My idea of forgiveness is letting go of resentment that does not serve your better interest, ridding yourself of negative thoughts. All they do is make you miserable. Believe me, you can fret and fume all you want, but whoever it was that wronged you is not suffering from your anguish whatsoever.” ~Della Reese

David Lloyd George - Big step

"Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps." ~David Lloyd George

Cari Welsh - A million reasons

‪"‬If you want to, you can find a million reasons to hate life and be angry at the world.
Or, if you want to, you could find a million reasons to love life and be happy. Choose wisely." ~Cari Welsh

Dr. Jill Lee - Words

"Words matter. They have the power to enter the minds and hearts of others. Words can lift someone up or tear them down at any spoken moment. Be mindful and use your words deliberately in a way that they deliver kindness. Never let harsh words press through your lips. Try not to be overwhelmed and absorbed with 'self'." ~Dr. Jill Lee

James Hollis - Relationship

“The truth about our intimate relationships is that they can never be any better than our relationship with ourselves. How we are related to ourselves determines not only the choice of the Other but the quality of the relationship. In fact, every intimate relationship tacitly reveals who we were when we commenced it. All relationships, therefore, are symptomatic of the state of our inner life, and no relationship can be any better than our relationship to our own unconscious." ~James Hollis

9/8/19

José Emilio Pacheco - On judgment

"We are all hypocrites. We cannot see ourselves or judge ourselves the way we see and judge others." ~José Emilio Pacheco

Mansur al-Hallaj - Truth

"When truth has taken hold of a heart, she empties it of all but herself." ~Mansur al-Hallaj

9/6/19

Nikki Rowe - On the ride

"Some people will hear you louder in silence. Those are your tribe - they'll get you through the tough days and give you something to laugh about on the ride." ~Nikki Rowe

Frank Ernest Gannett - Light in a dark place

"The best hope of the Filipino people was crushed; a light in a dark place was snuffed out.” ~Frank Ernest Gannett

Wentworth Miller - Let me be

"Let me be to someone else what no one was to me.” ~Wentworth Miller

Todd McGrain - Collective memory

"Forgetting is the first step to completely removing something from our cultural collective memory. A society that remembers is a healthier society than one that keeps restarting from scratch.” ~Todd McGrain, an art professor at Cornell University

9/5/19

Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi Quotes


“A student, filled with emotion and crying, implored, 'Why is there so much suffering?' Suzuki Roshi replied, 'No reason.'" ~Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi

“Each of you is perfect the way you are ... and you can use a little improvement.” ~Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi

"Enjoy your problems." ~Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few." ~Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi

“Nothing we see or hear is perfect. But right there in the imperfection is perfect reality.” ~Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi

“To have some deep feeling about Buddhism is not the point, we just do what we should do, like eating supper and going to bed. This is Buddhism.” ~Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi

“Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else.” ~Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi

“What we call "I" is just a swinging door which moves when we inhale and when we exhale.” ~Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi

"Wherever you are, you are one with the clouds and one with the sun and the stars you see. You are one with everything. That is more true than I can say, and more true than you can hear." ~Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi

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Najwa Zebian Quotes


"A pretty face may get you attention, but a pretty heart will get you respect." ~Najwa Zebian

“Be good to people because you are investing in goodness, consideration, honesty, generosity, and compassion, because those qualities have never failed to be rewarding. … Treat people righteously because you are investing in the righteousness of yourself, and, trust me, you will get something in return. …You will be happy. You will be content. You will be truly free.” ~Najwa Zebian

“Broken wings are a sign of struggle. And strength.” ~Najwa Zebian, The Nectar of Pain

“Don’t tell me what I want to hear. Tell me the truth. It may hurt, but it definitely won’t hurt more than the feeling that I was told something out of pity, not out of honesty. If you mean it, say it. If you don’t, keep your words until the right person is standing in front of you. If words are said too many times, they become cheap, and I only deserve to hear what is valuable” ~Najwa Zebian, Mind Platter

“How can a mother sacrifice years of her life, put her career aside, make her dreams wait, without waiting for a paycheck at the end of the month? Would a paycheck bring her the same kind of happiness anyway? Not. Even. Close. We don’t make ourselves compassionate; we are born compassionate.” ~Najwa Zebian, Mind Platter

“I broke my soul trying to mend yours.” ~Najwa Zebian, The Nectar of Pain

“If you ever get the chance to treat them the way they treated you, I hope you choose to walk away and do better.” ~Najwa Zebian

“My heart aches in corners I did not know existed.” ~Najwa Zebian, The Nectar of Pain

“Reflecting is essential, but regret should not ground you in the past. It should make you grateful that you have a conscious mind that realized right from wrong. It should give you strength to wisely use your present to make your future better.” ~Najwa Zebian, Mind Platter

“These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.” ~Najwa Zebian

“To the heart in you, don’t be afraid to feel. To the sun in you, don’t be afraid to shine. To the love in you, don’t be afraid to heal. To the ocean in you, don’t be afraid to rage. To the silence in you, don’t be afraid to break.” ~Najwa Zebian, Mind Platter

“Whatever you do, do it with purpose. Being focused is not something to be ashamed of. It is something to be proud of. When you know what are you are doing and have a clear vision of where you are going, you will not need to chase opportunities. Opportunities will seek you. Happiness will chase you. And, instead of being a choice, you will be the one choosing.” ~Najwa Zebian, Mind Platter

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