"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


Kurt Hahn - to settle for less

Photography: Lily during her Pacific Jewel Cruise
January 19-29, 2010

"There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less." ~Kurt Hahn


Willa Cather Quotes

"Men are all right for friends, but as soon as you marry them they turn into cranky old fathers, even the wild ones. They begin to tell you what's sensible and what's foolish, and want you to stick at home all the time. I prefer to be foolish when I feel like it, and be accountable to nobody." ~from MY ANTONIA by Willa Cather

"Miracles seem to rest, not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from far off, but upon our perceptions being made finer so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear that which is about us always." ~Willa Cather

"Sometimes I wonder why God ever trusts talent in the hands of women, they usually make such an infernal mess of it. I think He must do it as a sort of ghastly joke." ~Willa Cather (1873-1947)

"The summer moon hung full in the sky. For the time being it was the great fact of the world." ~Willa Cather

"The world is little, people are little, human life is little. There is only one big thing — desire." ~Willa Cather

"That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great." ~Willa Cather

"There's nothing so dangerous as sitting still. You've only got one life, one youth, and you can let it slip through your fingers if you want to; nothing easier. Most people do that." ~from "The Bohemian Girl" (1912) by Willa Cather

"To note an artist's limitations is but to define his talent. A reporter can write equally well about everything that is presented to his view, but a creative writer can do his best only with what lies within the range and character of his deepest sympathies." ~Willa Cather (1873-1947)

"Where there is great love, there is always miracles." ~Willa Cather

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Joan Jet - science and spirit

"I'm concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet." ~Joan Jett


Hans Margolius - quiet waters

11 October 2009
Taupo, New Zealand

"Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world." ~Hans Margolius

Democritus Quotes

"But we know nothing really for truth lies deep down." ~Democritus

"Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul." ~Democritus

"Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss." ~Democritus

"If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it." ~Democritus

"Nature and education are somewhat similar. The latter transforms man, and in so doing creates a second nature." ~Democritus

"Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry" ~Democritus

"The person who can laugh with life has developed deep roots with confidence and faith-faith in oneself, in people and in the world, as contrasted to negative ideas with distrust and discouragement." ~Democritus

"The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world." ~Democritus

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Douglas MacArthur Quotes

"Duty, Honour, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be." ~Douglas MacArthur

"The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself." ~Douglas MacArthur

"You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt;
as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear;
as young as your hope, as old as your despair." ~Douglas MacArthur

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Edith Lovejoy Pierce - first chapter

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank.
We are going to put words on them ourselves.
The book is called Opportunity and its
first chapter is New Year's Day."
~Edith Lovejoy Pierce