"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


Abraham Maslow Quotes

"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he be at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be." ~Abraham Maslow

"If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I WARN YOU that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life." ~Abraham H. Maslow

"In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety." ~Abraham Maslow

"The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness." ~Abraham Maslow

“The creative attitude requires both courage and strength and most studies of creative people have reported one or another version of courage ... to be more courageous makes it easier to let oneself be attracted by mystery, by the unfamiliar ... by the ambiguous and contradictory, by the universal and the unexpected." ~Abraham Maslow

"The Great Lesson is that the sacred is in the ordinary. That it is to be found in one's daily life, in one's neighbors, friends, and family, in one's backyard." ~Abraham Maslow

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Ram Giri - treasure

"Treasure yourself enough to wait for that one who touches your soul most deeply. Become qualified and capable of that relationship first, then watch it happen." ~Ram Giri

G.E. Lessing - perfect prayer

“One single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer.”~G.E. Lessing


W.T. Parker - true measure of thanksgiving

“Not what we SAY about our blessings,—but HOW WE USE them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”~W.T. Parker

W.J. Cameron - thankful heart

"It is literally true, as the thankless say, that they have nothing to be thankful for. He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient. But a thankful heart hath a continual feast." ~W.J. Cameron

John Steinbeck Quotes

“A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone, and the sky was brilliant over the spot where it had gone, and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag, hung over the spot of its going. And dusk crept over the sky from the eastern horizon, and darkness crept over the land from the east.” ~John Steinbeck

"A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ." ~John Steinbeck from The Burned Hand Cleanse your soul.

"I believe that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual. This is what I am and what I am about. I can understand why a system built on a pattern must try to destroy the free mind, for this is one thing which can by inspection destroy such a system. Surely I can understand this, and I hate it and I will fight against it to preserve the one thing that separates us from the uncreative beasts. If the glory can be killed, we are lost." ~John Steinbeck

"It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after a committee of sleep has worked on it." ~John Steinbeck

"No one wants advice - only corroboration." ~John Steinbeck

"The writers of today, even I, have a tendency to celebrate the destruction of the spirit and God knows it is destroyed often enough. It is the duty of the writer to lift up, to extend, to encourage." ~John Steinbeck

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Laurel Thatcher Ulrich & Marianne Williamson Quotes


"Well-behaved women seldom make history,"~Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Author

"Well behaved women are those whose behavior stems from peace, compassion and grace."~ Marianne Williamson, Motivator

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Thought for Today - Bitterness

"If I allow bitterness and resentment to fester inside, it will make my relationships guarded and unsatisfying. The more I close down to others, the more I become a stranger to myself. By letting go of sorrow and negativity, I can keep my nature open and loving. Remaining open to life, with its constant adventures and opportunities to grow, is the only way to reach my full potential."~Thought for Today, UK


Ridge Forrester - extra-ordinary things

"Love can do extra-ordinary things."~Ridge Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful

Thought for Today - Kindness

"Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love." ~Thought for Today~UK

Gina Rose - life

"If you embrace life with a sense of wondrous adventure, you will find that many doors will open for you." ~Gina Rose


John Muir Quotes

"A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease." ~John Muir, naturalist, explorer, and writer (1838-1914)

"All the wild world is beautiful, and it matters but little where we go, to highlands or lowlands, woods or plains, on the sea or land or down among the crystals of waves or high in a balloon in the sky; through all the climates, hot or cold, storms and calms, everywhere and always we are in God's eternal beauty and love. So universally true is this, the spot where we chance to always seem the best."-John Muir

"Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way." ~John Muir

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you... while cares will drop off like autumn leaves." ~John Muir

"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." ~John Muir

"How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!" ~John Muir

"I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it and though fast rooted, they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day and through space, heaven knows how fast and far!" ~ John Muir

"I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in." ~John Muir, 1913

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." ~John Muir

“Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.” ~John Muir

"The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness." ~John Muir

“The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.” ~John Muir

"The mountains are calling and I must go." ~John Muir

"The power of imagination makes us infinite." ~John Muir

"There is a love of wild nature in everybody, an ancient mother-love showing itself whether recognized or no, and however covered by cares and duties." ~John Muir

"These beautiful days must enrich all my life. They do not exist as mere pictures ... But they saturate themselves into every part of the (word?) and live always." ~Jihn Muir

Sunrise over the sea
Bohol, Philippines
November 2011

"This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on seas and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls." ~John Muir

"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity; and that fountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life!"~John Muir

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." ~John Muir

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe." ~John Muir

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Frank Kaiser - happiest people

"We believe that the happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes their way."~Frank Kaiser, Ballooning, 14 November 2010

Francis Gay - people's eyes

"Sometimes, it does us good to look at ourselves through other people's eyes."~Francis Gay, TFB1980

Felix Adler Quotes

"The hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light." ~Felix Adler

"The past speaks to us in a thousand voices, warning and comforting, animating and stirring action." ~Felixstowe Adler

"The unique personality which is the real life in me, I cannot gain unless I search for the real life, the spiritual quality, in others." ~Felix Adler

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Zilpha Keatley Snyder - real magic

"If you try to make your circle closed and exclusively yours, it never grows very much. Only a circle that has lots of room for anybody who needs it has enough spare space to hold any real magic." ~Zilpha Keatley Snyder


Thought for Today - Spiritual Love

"It is when we silence the chattering of our mind that we can truly hear what is in our heart and find the still, clear purity that lies within the soul. Spiritual love carries us into the silence of our original state of being. This silence contains the power to create harmony in all relationships and the sweetness to sustain them."

Jim Stovall Quotes

"If we are not allowed to deal with small problems, we will be destroyed by slightly larger ones. When we come to understand this, we live our lives not avoiding problems, but welcoming them them as challenges that will strengthen us so that we can be victorious in the future." ~ Stovall, The Ultimate Gift

"You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins." ~Jim Stovall

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Sigmund Freud Quotes

"A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get into accord with them: they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world." ~Sigmund Freud

"Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise." ~Sigmund Freud

"Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts." ~Sigmund Freud

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.” ~Sigmund Freud

“In the depths of my heart I can’t help being convinced that my dear fellow-men, with a few exceptions, are worthless.” ~Sigmund Freud, Letters of Sigmund Freud, 1873-1939

Photo Courtesy by Lily Dancel
Borenore Cave in Central West

"One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful." ~Sigmund Freud

"The ego is not master in its own house." ~Sigmund Freud

"The first requisite of civilization is that of justice." ~Sigmund Freud

"The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water." ~Sigmund Freud

"Time spent with cats is never wasted." ~Sigmund Freud

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Richard Bigelow - positive attributes

"I enjoy the natural world. I like functionality, simplicity and honesty. I find people enjoyable - everybody has something to offer each other. I tend to make do with what I have, and don't strive for new (or latest) possessions. I attempt to "fix" what fails (or assist friends), no exceptions. This helps makes life more interesting/spontaneous, and sometimes challenging."~Richard Bigelow, Defence Force Administrative Officer


David Carradine - poet

"If you cannot be a poet, be the poem." ~David Carradine, Actor, Director


Thought for Today - Give Happiness

"Great souls take advantage of every moment and every opportunity to give happiness to others through kindness in their thoughts; such souls are willing to overlook weaknesses and mistakes and have the desire to help everyone reach their potential."

Thought for Today-UK - Every Action Is Recorded

"As you do, so you become. Every action that you perform is recorded in you, the soul. These imprints ultimately mould your character and destiny. When you understand this principle, you will pay more attention to bringing your best to everything you do."~Thought for Today, UK

Robert Benchley Quotes

"A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down."~Robert Benchley

"A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down." ~Robert Benchley

"Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing." ~Robert Benchley

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Siddharta Gautama - wonders

"We carry inside us all the wonders we seek outside us." ~Siddharta Gautama


Elmer G Letterman Quotes

"A man may fall many times, but he won't be a failure until he says someone pushed him." ~Elmer G. Letterman

"Personality can open doors but only character can keep them open." ~Elmer G. Letterman

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JPG Magazine - wind

"We may hate the wind when it blows ..., but we also love what it can do to a landscape ..."~JPG


Gospel of Reflection- grace of gratitude

"The reason why the world’s in strife: we don’t thank God the way we should; The secret to a happy life is a heart full of gratitude." 10 November 2010

Loretta Girzartis - extraordinary

"If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen." ~Loretta Girzartis


Charles Kingsley Quotes

"A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us and who loves us in spite of all our faults." ~Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)

"All we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about." ~Charles Kingsley from the BrainyQuote

"Every winter when the great sun has turned his face away.. the earth goes down into a vale of grief... and fasts, and weeps... and shrouds herself in sables.. leaving her wedding-garlands to decay... Then leaps in spring to his returning kisses." ~Charles Kingsley

"Except a living man, there is nothing more wonderful than a book." ~Charles Kingsley

"Feelings are like chemicals, the more you analyze them the worse they smell." ~Charles Kingsley

"Have charity, have patience, have mercy. Never bring a human being, however silly, ignorant or weak - above all any child - to shame and confusion of face. Never confound any human soul in the hour of its weakness."~ Rev. Charles Kingsley, Author, The Water Babies, Westward Ho

"He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them." ~Charles Kingsley

"It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means." ~Charles Kingsley

"Pain is no evil, unless it conquers us." ~Charles Kingsley

"Some say that the age of chivalry is past, that the spirit of romance is dead. The age of chivalry is never past, so long as there is a wrong left unredressed on earth." ~Charles Kingsley

"Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance, self-control, diligence, strength of will, content, and a hundred other virtues which the idle never know." ~Charles Kingsley

"The world goes up and the world goes down, the sunshine follows the rain; and yesterday's sneer and yesterday's frown can never come over again." ~Charles Kingsley

"There are two freedoms - the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought." ~Charles Kingsley

"There is a great deal of human nature in man." ~Charles Kingsley

"There's no use doing a kindness if you do it a day too late." ~Charles Kingsley

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about." ~Charles Kinglsey

"We have used the Bible as if it were a mere special constable's handbook, an opium dose for keeping beasts of burden patient while they are overloaded." ~Charles Kingsley

"Young blood must have its course, lad, and every dog its day." ~Charles Kingsley

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Gilbert Keith Chesterton Quotes

"A characteristic of the great saints is their power of levity." ~Gilbert Keith Chesterton

"A cosmic philosophy is not constructed to fit a man; a cosmic philosophy is constructed to fit a cosmos. A man can no more possess a private religion than he can possess a private sun and moon." ~Gilbert Keith Chesterton

"A man can never quite understand a boy, even when he has been the boy." ~Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

"A person falls into a 'brown study,' and reaches up at a blue sky." ~Gilbert Keith Chesterton

"A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things." ~Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)

"A radical generally meant a man who thought he could somehow pull up the root without affecting the flower. A conservative generally meant a man who wanted to conserve everything except his own reason for conserving anything." ~Gilbert Keith Chesterton

"Among the very rich you will never find a really generous man, even by accident." ~Gilbert K. Chesterton

"An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered." ~GK Chesterton

"Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly." ~Gilbert K. Chesterton

"Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another." ~Gilbert K Chesterton (1874-1936), English writer

“Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.” ~G.K. Chesterton from Everyman's Library

"Half a truth is better than no politics." ~Gilbert Keith Chesterton

"How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win." ~Gilbert K. Chesterton

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." ~G.K. Chesterton

"If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God." ~G. K. Chesterton

"If prosperity is regarded as the reward of virtue it will be regarded as the symptom of virtue." ~Gilbert Keith Chesterton

"It is not funny that anything else should fall down; only that a man should fall down.... Why do we laugh? Because it is a gravely religious matter: it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd: for only man can be dignified." ~Gilbert Keith Chesterton

"Life exists for the love of music or beautiful things." ~G. K. Chesterton

"One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak." -Gilbert K. Chesterton

"One 'settles down' into a sort of selfish seriousness; but one has to rise to a gay self-forgetfulness." ~G. K. Chesterton

"People generally quarrel because they cannot argue." ~G. K. Chesterton

"Realism is simply Romanticism that has lost its reason...that is its reason for existing." ~G.K. Chesterton

"The most extraordinary thing in the world is...an ordinary man and an ordinary woman and their ordinary children." ~Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

"The most practical and important thing about a man is still his view of the universe...We think that for a general about to fight an enemy, it is important to know the enemy's numbers, but still more important to know the enemy's philosophy." ~Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)

"The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all." ~Gilbert Keith Chesterton

"The rich are the scum of the earth in every country'" ~Gilbert K. Chesterton

"The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground." ~Gilbert K. Chesterton

"The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist see what he has come to see." ~Gilbert K Chesterton

"The vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar." ~Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936)

"The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost. " ~Gilbert K. Chesterton

“There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.” ~G.K. Chesterton

"There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect." ~G. K. Chesterton

"To love means loving the unlovable.
To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable.
Faith means believing the unbelievable.
Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless."
~G. K. Chesterton

"We can point the finger out at the problems in the world, but we also need to admit that many of these problems are ours too. Indifference, hatred, lack of love, unwillingness to change - these are not just 'out there', they are problems we all have." ~GK Chesterton

"Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?" ~Gilbert K. Chesterton

"You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution." ~Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)

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Spirella - no thrill in easy sailing

“There's no thrill in easy sailing ... but there IS satisfaction that's mighty sweet to take, when you reach a destination that you thought you'd never make.”~Spirella

Thought for Today - Friendship and Relationships

"Good feelings for others are like ointments that heal wounds and re-establish friendship and relationships. Good feelings are generated in the mind, are transmitted through your attitude and are reflected through your eyes and smile. Smiling opens the heart and a glance can make miracles happen."~Thought for Today-UK.

Francis Gay - "popping into our heads"

"'A head that is arranged' or 'a heart that is attuned' to certain things does seem to attract those things to itself. Gloomy thoughts attract more of the same kind, but a heart attuned to beauty, goodness, kindness and happiness acts as a kind of magnet - just as if those things were always 'popping into our heads." ~Francis Gay, TFBFG 1984 (with credit to Frank Loesser, American song-writer)


Patanjali Quotes

"In deep meditation, the flow of concentration is continuous like the flow of oil." ~Patanjali

"Progress in meditation comes swiftly for those who try their hardest." ~~Patanjali

"When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be." ~Patanjali


Francis Gay - courage to press on

"As we go through life we often see trouble ahead. But those with the courage to press on find that things are often not as bad as they see - once you walk right up to them."~Francis Gay, TFBFG 1980

Alexander Graham Bell Quotes

"Before anything else, preparation is the key to success." ~Alexander Graham Bell

"Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open." -Alexander Graham Bell

"The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another." ~Alexander Graham Bell

"We so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us." ~Alexander Graham Bell

"What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists...and it becomes available only when you are in that state of mind in which you know exactly what you want...and are fully determined not to quit until you get it." ~Alexander Graham Bell

"When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us."~Alexander Graham Bell

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William Camden - sea

"The sea hath fish for every man." ~William Camden

Albert Schweitzer Quotes

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." ~Albert Schweitzer


“Animal protection is education to the humanity.” ~Albert Schweitzer

"By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive." ~Albert Schweitzer

"Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate." ~Albert Schweitzer

"Do something wonderful, people may imitate it." ~Albert Schweitzer

"Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing." ~Albert Schweitzer

"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." ~Albert Schweitzer

"Joy, sorrow, tears, lamentation, laughter -- to all these music gives voice, but in such a way that we are transported from the world of unrest to a world of peace, and see reality in a new way, as if we were sitting by a mountain lake and contemplating hills and woods and clouds in the tranquil and fathomless water." ~Albert Schweitzer

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." ~Albert Schweitzer

"The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats." ~Albert Schweitzer

"The only thing of importance when we depart, will be the traces of love we have left behind." ~Albert Schweitzer

"...the time is coming when people will be amazed that the human race existed so long before it recognized that thoughtless injury to life is incompatible with real ethics. Ethics is in its unqualified form extended responsibility to everything that has life." ~Albert Schweitzer

"The true worth of a man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colors and texture that come alive in others." ~Albert Schweitzer

"There can be no Kingdom of God in the world without the Kingdom of God in our hearts." ~Albert Schweitzer

"To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude." ~Albert Schweitzer

"Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace." ~Albert Schweitzer

"We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness." ~Albert Schweitzer

"When man learns to respect even the smallest being of creation, whether animal or vegetable, nobody has to teach him to love his fellow man. Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man." ~Albert Schweitzer

"Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don’t live in the world all of your own.” ~Albert Schweitzer

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Francis Gay - life is good

"We sometimes complain about the cost of things, but while we still have the song of the birds, the smell of the cut grass, and gentle refreshing breezes, life is good."~Francis Gay, The Book of Friendship, June 6, 1984

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes

"A spring of love gush'd from my heart, and I bless'd them unaware." ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon and the deeper it sinks into the mind."~Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Poet

"For compassion a human heart suffices, but for full and adequate sympathy, with joy, an angel's only." ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope." ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

"I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what an inhuman world without the aged."
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

"Oh sleep! it is a gentle thing,
Beloved from pole to pole."
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge 

"People of humor are always in some degree people of genius." ~Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

"Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole." ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions, - the little, soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasant thought and feeling." ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the Heavenly Father." ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"There is one art of which people should be masters - the art of reflection." ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"What comes from the heart, goes to the heart." ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Jean Paul Richter Quotes

"The best moment of a visit are those which again and again postpone its close." ~Jean Paul Richter

"A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward." ~Jean Paul Richter

"Flowers never emit so sweet and strong a fragrance as before a storm. When a storm approaches thee, be as fragrant as a sweet-smelling flower."~Jean Paul Richter

“Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm.” ~Jean Paul Richter

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Margaret Cousins - appreciation


"Appreciation can make a day — even change a life, Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary." ~Margaret Cousins