"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


Anne Bradstreet - spring

"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." ~Anne Bradstreet


Ramakrishna -Quotes

"The grace of God is a wind which is always blowing." ~Ramakrishna

"Pray with a sincere and simple heart, and your prayers will be heard." ~Ramakrishna

Swami Prajnanpad Quotes

"All things are linked together through cause and effect. There is no such thing as an accident." ~Swami Prajnanpad

"Man does not want to be, but to appear to be. he does not want to see what he is, but tries only to see himself as the person other people take him for, when they talk about him." ~Swami Prajnanpad

"When you see that everything is different, that everything is unique, you become one with the whole." ~Swami Prajnanpad

Wumen - paths

"The Great Way has no gate; there are a thousand paths to it." ~Wumen

Leah C. Dancel - Potpourri of September


"Mind changes, thoughts deviate as wind directs." ~lcd, 17 March 2013

"Each of us is blended with transparency, uniqueness, simplicity, complexity, elegance, maturity, simpleton, hypocrisy - name them all!" ~lcd, 12 Sept 2012

"Human lives, regardless of stature, are bordered with emotions, secrets, values and some are trimmed with misguided principles and lies and pride." ~lcd, 12 Sept 2012

"Today's Reflection: The value system which our late parents inculcated and instilled in us was compassion towards fellowmen, and not material obsession. I can't go wrong with that." ~lcd, 9 September 2012.

"We are all offshoots of Adam's Tree since time immemorial from the days of the creation." ~lcd, 12 September 2012

"Move on without climbing to someone else's ladder. A spiritual ladder is all I have, hence I survive." ~lcd, 11 September 2012

"People makes me confused by their differing and contradicting ideas caught right from their own mouth. Be enlightened by one Great Name only and follow your own counsel." ~lcd, 9 September 2012

"Spring brings promise of lovely days, warm days and sunny days. Spring is life! It is a very special season that makes the weather caroms the nocturnal habitats of nature back to its perpetual habitation at this time of year." ~Leah C Dancel, 4 September 2009

"Spring is back! All things are awaken from its long winter hibernation. Life that had been temporarily suspended from living so it could take reprieved from feeling over worked, over fatigued and over exhausted would be able to recharge, to re-energize and to gain back nourishment has now resumed to normal function." ~Leah C Dancel, 4 September 2009

"Time and mood is not constant or stationary. It is always moving. Moving in different space and tempo of our feelings both inward and outward that affects our outlook and uplook; feelings that compose of elation and depletion. As the Book of Ecclesiastes said, "there is a season for everything." ~lcd, 21 September 2009

(NSW Australia)

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Princess Mary of Denmark Quotes

"The Sydney Opera House has the ability to move us, not only with its visual magnificence but also what it holds inside and what it was built for - the arts." ~Princess Mary of Denmark

(The Sydney Opera House is a masterpiece of timeless beauty and simplicity designed by Dane Jorn Utzon (on its 40th Birthday Celebration, 27 October 2013)

"The way I see it, is that you should focus on where you are here and now. Perhaps it's more a principle of how to live life. You never know what the future holds." ~Princess Mary of Denmark, 40th Birthday, Hello Magazine 12 February 2012 Issue

"Domestic violence, bullying and loneliness, they are our three focus areas. Those three areas were chosen because they all have links to social isolation and many of them are very taboo or overlooked. The abused woman, the bullied child and the lonely adolescent feel very, very alone in the world with their problems and will often never share them." ~HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (2016)

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Oliver Gadista - musician

"A good musician is not built upon a certain set of requirements or criteria but having a unique ability to create music in a way that expresses oneself." ~Oliver Gadista


Prime Minister Julia Gillard - My Father

"My father was my inspiration. He taught me that nothing comes without hard work and demonstrated to me what hard work meant."

"He taught me to be passionate about fairness."

"But above all, he taught me to love learning and to understand its power to change lives."

~Words of the Honorable Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard on the death of her father. 8 September 2012

From FB Post

Prime Minister Julia Gillard - Australia

'IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT... Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture.Since the terrorist attacks on Bali, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.'

'This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom.'

'We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, learn the language!'

'Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you,then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.'

'We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.'

'This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, 'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'.'

'If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country that accepted you.'

19 September 2015

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Keizan - indivisible

"Since mind and body are indivisible, so are past and present." ~Keizan

Benzel Sternan - Behavior

"Many people love in themselves what they hate in others." ~Benzel Sternan on Behavior

Maha Sthavira Sangarakshita Quotes

"Having failed to distinguish thoughts from things, we then fail to distinguish words from thoughts. We think that if we can label a thing we have understood it." ~Maha Sthavira Sangarakshita

"To know what we do not know is the beginning of wisdom." ~Maha Sthavira Sangarakshita

Guy de Maupassant Quotes

"It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living." ~Guy de Maupassant

“We breathe, sleep, drink, eat, work and then die! The end of life is death. What do you long for? Love? A few kisses and you will be powerless. Money? What for? To gratify your desires. Glory? What coems after it all? Death! Death alone is certain.” ~from BEL AMI by Guy de Maupassant


Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant was born in Tourville-sur-Arques on this day in 1850.

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