"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


Ferenc Máté - sailing

"There is more to sailing than ropes and winches, cleats and bulging sails. There are faraway places and the ever changing light, and the silence, and a great peace at the bottom of your soul." ~Ferenc Máté, A Reasonable Life - Toward a simpler, secure, more humane existence


George Washington Quotes

"A free people ought not only to be armed but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well digested plan is requisite: And their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories, as tend to render them independent on others, for essential, particularly for military supplies." ~George Washington

"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company." ~George Washington

"It is better to be alone than in bad company." ~George Washington

"It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one." ~George Washington

"Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience." ~George Washington

"Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth." ~George Washington

"Make the most of the hemp seed and sow it everywhere." ~George Washington

"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her." ~George Washington

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Tehyi Hsieh - action

"Action will remove the doubts that theory cannot solve." ~Tehyi Hsieh

James Dean - sails

"I can't change the direction of the wind but I can adjust my sails to reach my destination." ~James Dean


Eden Phillpotts - magical

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."~Eden Phillpotts, British Novelist, Poet and Dramatist

Hans Selye - attitude

"Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one." ~Hans Selye


Mary Engelbreit Quotes

"A constant FRIEND is a thing rare and hard to find." ~Mary Engelbreit

“Babies! What a wonderful way to start people!” ~Mary Engelbreit

"Bloom where you are planted!" ~Mary Engelbreit

"Don't look back - you're not going that way." ~Mary Engelbreit

"Even when sisters are different... Their likeness comes shining through!" ~Mary Engelbreit

"Everyday life inspires me, the situations that we all find ourselves in at one time or another." ~Mary Engelbreit

"Happiness must be grown in one's own garden." ~Mary Engelbreit

"Heal the past, live the present, dream the future." ~Mary Engelbreit

“I like to draw late at night when the house is quiet.” ~Mary Engelbreit

"If you don't like something, change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it." ~Mary Engelbreit

"If you pray for rain, be prepared to deal with some mud." ~Mary Engelbreit

"Learn from the rejection and turn it into an opportunity!” ~Mary Engelbreit

"Look to the beauty of this day, miracles are all around you." ~Mary Engelbreit

"My mother always read to me as a child. I really believe that bonding time between a parent and child is so important and precious. I have lasting memories of those stories because the experience was special." ~Mary Engelbreit

"One loses many laughs by not laughing at oneself." ~Mary Engelbreit

"Open your heart - open it wide; someone is standing outside." ~Mary Engelbreit

"So many people come into our lives and then leave the way they came. But there are those precious few who touch our hearts so deeply we will never be the same." ~Mary Engelbreit

"The golden opportunity you are seeking is within yourself." ~Mary Engelbreit

"There's no better friend than a sister..." ~Mary Engelbreit

"Things that influence me are my kids, their happiness, colorfulness, and vitality. My husband - he comes up with some great quotes and ideas. God - He is the Ultimate artist. And what I see around me - flowers, leaves, trees, birds, fruit, vegetables." ~Mary Engelbreit

“We should see dreaming as one of our responsibilitie s, rather than an alternative to one.” ~Mary Engelbreit

"When I come across writing that really moves me and inspires me, my reaction is twofold. I want to share it with others and I want to draw something that is worthy of it. I love finding quotes that stop people-that really make them think. And I love the idea that my work, combined with meaningful words, can provide comfort or inspiration to someone." ~Mary Engelbreit

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Frances Burney -dignity

"There, burying each gloomy thought, each sad reflection in the hearse of dissipation, [we] lost the remembrance of our woes, our cruel misfortunes, our agonising sorrows—and graciously permitted them to glide along the stream of reviving comfort, blown by the gentle gale of new born hopes till they reposed in the bosom of oblivion—then—no! 'tis impossible! this style is too great, too sublime to be supported with proper dignity—the sublime and beautiful how charmingly blended!" ~Frances Burney

Dolly Parton Quotes

"Storms make trees take deeper roots." ~Dolly Parton (from Omaya Colo)

"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain." ~Dolly Parton

Robert Southey Quotes

"It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutified his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion." ~Southey

"The march of intellect.” ~Robert Southey on Intellect

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Denis Waitley Quotes

"A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and be comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown." ~Denis Waitley

"A good life is a collection of happy moments." ~Denis Waitly

"A life lived with integrity - even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come." ~Denis Waitley

"All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners. Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they’re not learning, they’re not growing and not moving toward excellence." ~Denis Whitley

"Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you." ~Denis Waitley

"Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer." ~Denis Waitley

"Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success." ~Denis Waitley

"Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude." ~Denis Waitley

"Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude." ~Dennis Waitley

"If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won"t, you most assuredly won"t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad." ~Denis Waitley

"It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not." ~Denis Waitley

"Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now." ~Denis Waitley

"Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing." ~Dennis Waitley

"Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience." ~Denis Waitley

"Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon." ~Denis Waitley

"The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning." ~Denis Waitley

"The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval." ~Dennis Waitley

"There are two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them." ~Denis Waitley

"Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view." ~Denis Waitley

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L. LaRoche - positive energy

"Most of us don't realize what an impact we have on the world around us. A positive energy field affects others beneficially." ~L. LaRoche


Robert C. Gallagher - fall

"Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward." ~Robert C. Gallagher

Jim Beaver - something

"Forgiveness is not something you do for someone else; it's something you do for yourself." ~Jim Beaver


Bill Maher - options

"Men are only as loyal as their options." ~Bill Maher on Opinions


Randy Gage - space

"Release what no longer serves you,to create a space for that which does." ~Randy Gage


Bessie Anderson Stanley - live, laugh, love

"The man is a success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, ... " ~Bessie Stanley

"To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived—this is to have succeeded." ~Bessie Anderson Stanley

Richard Holloway - liberating

"When true forgiveness happens it is one of the most astonishing and liberating of the human experiences." ~Richard Holloway