"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


Francis Gay - good-bye

"Selamat jalan!" (Peace be on your journey!)~ Malay
The warmth of a parting handshake should always convey a genuine expression of concern.~Francis Gay, TFBFG 1979


Dolores Macas Demavivas Quotes

"Do you know that the heart has no pain receptors? If someone breaks your heart, move on. Your pain is just an illusion. A temporary psychological disturbance that you have to overcome. In short, it's all in the mind." ~Dolores Macas-Demavivas (Nurse)

"If you can't be a pencil to write anyone's happiness, then try at least to be a nice eraser to remove someone's sadness." ~Dolores Macas Demavivas, FB

"When you stumble get up and run fast so it won't overrun you!" ~Dolores Macas Demavivas, FB, 3 February 2012

Donna Fargo Quotes

"Ask no more of yourself than the best that you can do, and be satisfied with that." ~Donna Fargo

"Be compassionate towards yourself as well as others. Know your calling, your gift, and do it well." ~Donna Fargo

"Be passionate about the process, but don't be so attached to the outcome." ~Donna Fargo

"Do your best, but if what you're doing has caused you discouragement, try a different approach." ~Donna Fargo

"Look at life as a journey and enjoy the ride. Get the most out of the detours and realize they're sometimes necessary." ~Donna Fargo

"Trust that there's a divine plan, that we don't always know what's best for us. A disappointment now could mean a victory later, so don't be disappointed. There is usually a reason." ~Donna Fargo

~Donna Fargo

Francis Gay - tact

"Sympathy, perception and, above all, kindness are ingredients of tact. They oil the wheels of life."~Francis Gay, TFBFG 1984


Leah C. Dancel - Pen


Andres Salcedo - lover

"When people ask what you do for a living, tell them you are a lover." ~Andres Salcedo

Martin Luther King Quotes

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." ~Martin Luther King

"Everything that is done in the world is done by hope." ~Martin Luther

"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree." ~Martin Luther

"Forgiveness is not an occasional act: it is an attitude." ~Martin Luther King

"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." -Martin Luther King

“I just want to do God’s will.” ~Martin Luther King

"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." ~Martin Luther King

"Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave." ~Martin Luther King

“Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they can not communicate; they can not communicate because they are separated.” ~Martin Luther King Jr. (Stride Toward Freedom – 1958)

"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." ~Martin Luther King

“The early Christians rejoiced when they were deemed worthy to suffer for what they believed. In those days the Church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society.” ~Martin Luther King

"The gospel at its best deals with the whole man, not only his soul but his body, not only his spiritual well-being, but his material well being as well.” ~Martin Luther King

“The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists, who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood. The trailblazers in human, academic, scientific and religious freedom have always been nonconformists. In any cause that concerns the progress of mankind, put your faith in the nonconformist!” ~Martin Luther King Jr. (Strength to Love – 1963)

"The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict." ~Martin Luther King

“The purpose of life is not to be happy, nor to achieve pleasure nor avoid pain, but to do the will of God, come what may.” ~Martin Luther King

"The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” ~Martin Luther King

"There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage." ~Martin Luther

“We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone.” ~Martin Luther King

"We must see now that the evils of racism, economic exploitation and militarism are all tied together… you can’t really get rid of one without getting rid of the others… the whole structure of American life must be changed." ~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr [Death anniversary]

“When I took up the cross I recognized it's meaning. The cross is something that you bear, and ultimately, that you die on.” ~Martin Luther King

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Albert Szent-Gyorgi Quotes

"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen, and thinking what nobody has thought." ~Albert Szent-Gyorgi

"In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy." ~Albert Szent - Gyorgyi

"Water is life's mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water." ~Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Nikki Finney - alphabet

"Watch your life as if it were a film. Absorb everything. What you see, hear and feel will stamp every alphabet of your work." ~Nikki Finney


"Friendship needs a bit of effort on both sides." ~Francis Gay, TFBFG 1985 (from Carol Ann Hewer)

"There is an extraordinary power of friendship and the strength that can flow from one person to another." ~Francis Gay, TFBFG 1980


Thought for Today-UK - Fill The Gap

"If anyone has has any weakness, make it your duty to fill that gap. To speak about someone's weakness is not greatness. The greatness lies in removing that weakness." ~Thought for Today-UK

John Huston - picture

"The directing of a picture involves coming out of your individual loneliness and taking a controlling part in putting together a small world. A picture is made. You put a frame around it and move on. And one day you die. That is all there is to it.”~John Huston (American Film Director whose taut dramas were some of the most popular films from the 1940s on. 1906-1987

Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort Quotes

"Eminence without merit earns deference without esteem." ~Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741–1794), French writer, wit. Maxims and Considerations, vol. 1, no. 60 (1796, trans. 1926)

"Most anthologists of quotations are like those who eat cherries or oysters: first picking the best ones and winding up by eating everything." ~Sébastien-Roch Nicolas Chamfort, 1825


Jeff Davidson - on reflection

"What are the best times to reflect on the course of your life? Whenever you are near water, such as the ocean, a quiet pond, or a small stream. Bodies of water, particularly if they are moving, help to stimulate your creative thought process." ~Jeff Davidson


Francis Gay - place in life

"There is a place in life for forgetting, as well as for remembering. Resentments and slights, past misfortunes or handicaps, mistakes which cannot be remedied - how much better that all these should be forgotten."~Francis Gay

Francis Gay - wonders around us

"Let us open our eyes and our hearts today and look at the wonders around us as for the first time."~Francis Gay,

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

"All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." ~MArtin Luther King Jr.

“Carve a tunnel of hope through the dark mountain of disappointment.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." ~Martin Luther King Jr.

"Everyone has the power for greatness, not for fame, but greatness, because greatness is determined by service." ~Martin Luther King Jr.

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I have decided to stick to love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." ~Martin Luther King Jr

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word." ~Martin Luther King Jr.

"If a man hasn't discovered something that he would die for, he isn't fit to live." ~Martin Luther King Jr.

"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." ~Martin Luther King Jr.

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Let no man pull you low enough to hate him." ~Martin Luther King Jr.

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." ~Martin Luther King Jr.

"No person has the right to rain on your dreams." ~Martin Luther King Jr.

"Nothing in the world is dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." ~Martin Luther King Jr.

"Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart." ~Martin Luther King Jr.

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." ~Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically... Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education." ~Martin Luther King Jr.

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

"There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

"We are not makers of history. We are made by history." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." ~Martin Luther King Jr.

"We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

"We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." ~Martin Luther King Jr.

"Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality." ~Martin Luther King Jr.

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Adam Zagajewski - spring

"I drink from a small spring, my thirst exceeds the ocean." ~Adam Zagajewski


William Sloan Coffin- the giver

"The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love. We can never really love anybody with whom we never laugh. Love is in the giver, not the gift. "~William Sloan Coffin~


Ella Wheeler Wilcox Quotes


"But the man worthwhile is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong." ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Day's sweetest moments are at dawn." ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Don't look for flaws as you go through life and even when you find them it is wise and kind to be somewhat blind, and look for the virtue behind them." ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Give thy love freely, do not count the cost: So beautiful a thing was never lost." ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Let there be many windows to your soul, that all the glory of the world may beautify it." ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Love much. Earth has enough of bitter in it." ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul." ~Ella Wilcox

"With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see." ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Lorrin L Lee Quotes

"Help people get where they want to go and you'll end up where you want to go." ~Lorrin Lee

"Your life is your message to the world. Make it inspiring."~Lorrin L Lee

Ancient Persian Saying - without feet

"I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet."~Ancient Persian Saying

Charles M. Schulz Quotes

"Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.” ~Charles M. Schulz

"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia." ~Charles M. Schulz

"I think I've discovered the secret of life - you just hang around until you get used to it." ~Charles M. Schulz

"Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears that we never use." ~Charles Schulz

"Sometimes I lie awake at night and I ask, "Is life a multiple choice test or is it a true or false test?" ...Then a voice comes to me out of the dark and says, "We hate to tell you this but life is a thousand word essay." ~Charles M. Schulz

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