"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


Alexander Chase Quotes

"A man's home is his wife's castle." ~Alexander Chase

"To understand is to forgive, even oneself." ~Alexander Chase

Mary MacKillop - need

"Never see a need without doing something about it." ~Mary MacKillop

Dorothy Payne - solitude

"The goal of a healthy solitude is love: love and acceptance of ourselves as we are and where we are and love and compassion for others." ~Dohy Payne (1887-1968)

True Art Gallery - Civility

"Civility is a sign of character." ~True Art Gallery

"Hard times will always reveal true friends." ~True Art Gallery

Aarti Khurana Quotes

"Never underestimate a woman. A loud voice of a man may threaten a woman, but the silence of a woman can shake the consciousness of a man." ~Aarti Khurana

"Soul mates are blessed with a grand awakening of souls where they undergo a kind of romantic evolution. They unknowingly help each other heal their past in the process of loving each other. They appreciate each others uniqueness and cherish their divine union for an entire lifetime." ~Aarti Khurana

"You will come across many people in your life. They will all have a purpose to fulfill. Some will teach you a lesson and some will leave your soul wounded. Some will love you for their selfish motives and some will love you unconditionally. Some will cheat you, lie to you and stab you in your back.

Learn from the lessons life teaches you and don’t waste your time on people who are there in your life for their convenience and who never take you seriously. Don’t allow people to use you for their happiness. Just be Strong and don’t let anything break you or leave you shattered. Choose the people whom you want in your life." ~Aarti Khurana

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Robert Freeman - character

"Character is not made in a crisis it is only exhibited." ~Robert Freeman

Percy Ross - imagination

"A clever imagination and humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds." ~Percy Ross

Anne Sullivan - people

"People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved." ~Anne Sullivan

Quotes on COOKING and FOOD


Bless my little kitchen Lord
And those who enter in.
May they find naught but joy
And peace and happiness
Therein. Amen

"When you put your apron on, the kitchen becomes your kingdom and the wooden spoon is your sceptre!" ~Nametests

"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food." ~Hippocrates

God, we thank you for this food.
For rest and home and all things good.
For wind and rain and sun above.
But most of all for those we love.

"Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast." ~William Shakespeare

"A balanced diet is an ice cream in both hands." ~Anon

"A recipe has no soul. You as the cook must bring soul to the recipe." ~Thomas Keller (Chef)

"A ripe mango is a visual delight! Red and yellow on the outside. Deep yellow/orange on the inside! It is sweet! It is juicy! Its taste is unique! Its bite delightful! Someone must really like us to give us such a delightful thing!" ~Gary Seierstad aka Lemieux

"A teapot that proves anytime is teatime!" ~Tetley Tea

"All diseases begins in the gut." ~Hippocrates (REAL FOOD. WE ARE WHAT WE EAT. THE HYGIENE HYPOTHESIS)

"All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast." ~John Gunther

"All that meat and no potatoes". ~HOLA via Your Life Choices

"All things should taste great, even in bad times." ~Adriano Zumbo

“An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it makes a better soup.” ~H.L. Mencken, A Book of Burlesques

"Appreciate the food your mother cooks for you. Some don't have food others don't have mothers." ~from The Law of Attraction

"As the sun sets on another day, regardless of good or bad — take solace in the certainty that comes from a cup of Dilmah." ~Tea Time


“A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou.” ~Omar Khayyam

“Acorns were good until bread was found.” ~Francis Bacon

“Bachelor’s fare: Bread, cheese, and kisses.” ~Jonathan Swift

“Blues is to jazz what yeast is to bread. Without it, it’s flat.” ~Carmen McRae

"Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul." ~The Koran

“Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one.” ~Nikoli Berdyaev

“Bread is the king of the table and all else is merely the court that surrounds the king. The countries are the soup, the meat, the vegetables, the salad, but bread is king.” ~Louis Bromfield, American novelist (1896-1956)

"Bread may feed my body but the horse feeds my soul." ~Colt from The Horse Mafia

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.” ~James Beard

"I learned early on that setting a table is so much more than just laying down knives and forks. It is creating a setting for food and conversation, setting a mood and an aura that lingers long after what was served and who said what was forgotten" ~Peri Wolfman

“If I survive, I will spend my whole life at the oven door seeing that no one is denied bread and, so as to give a lesson one is denied bread and, so as to give a lesson of charity, especially those who did not bring flour.” ~Jose Marti

“If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.” ~Robert Browning

"Of all smells, bread;
Of all taste, salt"
~George Herbert

“Peace goes into the making of a poem as flour goes into the making of bread.” ~Pablo Neruda

“The bread that you store up belongs to the hungry; the coat that lies in your chest belongs to the naked; the gold that you have hidden in the ground belongs to the poor.” ~St. Basil

"The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.” ~Mother Teresa

“The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight.” – M.F.K. Fischer

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” ~Mahatama Gandhi

“There is not a thing that is more positive than bread.” ~Fyodor Dostoevsky

"We do not want freedom without bread, nor do we want bread without freedom. We must provide for all the fundamental rights and freedoms associated with a democratic society." ~Nelson Mandela during his Investiture as Doctor of Laws, Soochow University, Taiwan, 1 August 1993, Living The Legacy

“With bread all sorrows are less” ~Sancho Panza speaking to Dapple, his ass in Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

“Without bread all is misery.” ~William Cobbett, British journalist

“Chefs are nutters. They’re all self-obsessed, delicate, dainty, insecure little souls and absolute psychopaths. Every last one of them.” ~Gordon Ramsay

"Children who love their mother's cooking are the best critiques on food. Restaurant beware!" ~Leah C.Dancel, 17 August 2013

“Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is." ~Anon

"Cold tea and cold rice are tolerable; what is intolerable is a cold gaze and harsh words." ~Anon

"Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things." ~Dilmah

"Cooking in a clay pot brings out the best flavour in food cooked over a kindling firewood." ~lcd, 7 January 2016

"Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all." ~Harriet van Horne

"Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors - it's how you combine them that sets you apart." ~Wolfgang Puck

“Culture, when it comes to food, is of course a fancy word for your mom.” ~Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

"Desserts are like mistresses. They are bad for you. So if you are having one, you might as well have two." ~Chef Alain Ducasse

"Dinner was made for eating, not for talking." ~William Makepeace Thackeray

"Don't beg for crumbs, when a feast has already been placed on your table." ~Eleanor Brownn

"Don't eat anything your Great-Grandmother wouldn't recognise as food." ~Michael Pollan

"Duck is naturally flavourful, and that means you can pair it with other flavours without getting overpowered." ~ from Good Chef Bad Chef

"Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card." ~Anon

“Everyone has a cup of coffee every day, but I'm not sure everyone understands how it gets there, and how the choice of what you drink makes a massive difference at the beginning to the grower.” ~Hugh Jackman

"Food and wine and friendship matter more than almost anything I can think of. " ~Stephanie Alexander

"Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul." ~Dorothy Day

"Food should always be pleasurable." ~Nigella Lawson

"Food sustains our survival." ~Leah C. Dancel, December 29, 2017


"Fitness starts at home. What you eat is what you will look, just as what you sow is what you reap. Eat good food: eat fruits, vegetables, healthy grains, and don't go for sweet and trite food." ~Rakul Preet Singh

"Love is a fruit in season at all times, and in reach of every hand." ~Mother Teresa of Calcutta

"There are trees of a thousand sorts, and all have their several fruits; and I feel the most unhappy man in the world not to know them, for I am well assured that they are all valuable. I bring home specimens of them, and also of the land." ~Christopher Columbus

"Your minds may now be likened to a garden, which will, if neglected, yield only weeds and thistles; but, if cultivated, will produce the most beautiful flowers, and the most delicious fruits." ~Dorothea Dix

"Good wine is a necessity of life for me." ~Thomas Jefferson

"Good wine isn't the only thing that needs time to breathe. Relax, unwind, rejuvenate." ~Visit NSW FB

"Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper." ~Francis Bacon

"‪I find the beauty of food makes me smile..." ~Nigella Lawson

"I just want to drink tea, create stuff, and take naps." ~Teapotsplus FB

"I only drink champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not." ~Coco Chanel

“I think if I have a good breakfast I could go without food for the rest of the day. I think that until about lunchtime.” ~Anon

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” - J.R.R. Tolkien

"If you really want to make a friend, go to someone's house and eat with him. The people who give you their food give you their heart." ~Cesar Chavez

"Inside of me is a thin person trying to get out, but I can usually sedate him with four or five cupcakes." ~Bob Thaves

“It’s not just about what foods I cook, it’s the experience of cooking that alters my mood." ~Nigella Lawson

"It is not the quantity of food, but the cheerfulness of the guests, which makes the feast." ~Anon

"It's the food we eat that will keep us staying young and healthy, not the cosmetics in beauty shops or frequent visits to the doctor." ~Georix Alertze

"It makes sense to check your car's fuel before setting off on a trip. It makes sense to check every morning that your body has the fuel to keep it working well all through the day. Remember that sugary foods do give you an energy boost but it doesn't last very long.” ~Dr. Kate

“It was very pleasant to savor its aroma, for smells have the power to evoke the past, bringing back sounds and even other smells that have no match in the present.” ~Tita from LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies by Laura Esquivel

"Italian cuisine is unpretentious and very simple. When you execute food well, it sings." ~Stefano de

"Life is a combination of magic and pasta." ~Federico Fellini

"Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea." ~Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

"Loving you is like eating the best chocolate. It's sweet. It's flavourable. The more I have, the more I want." ~M D Zigo

"Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer." ~"Arnold Schwarzenegger

"Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence." ~Robert Fripp

"My doctor said to me years ago eat veg with meat, not meat with veg, I have never forgotten that and that's what l have done ever since." ~Heather Inglis

"Never trust anyone who smiles before their first cup of coffee." ~The Chicken Chick

"One cannot fully appreciate the taste of food by just contact with the tastebuds. Somehow, one has to swallow it to experience the pleasure. There must be a receptor somewhere in the pharynx that sends signals to the nucleus accumbens (pleasure center of the brain) that allows this to happen. // Next time you have a craving, try popping it in your mouth. Chew it, taste it, but don't swallow. Masarap Di ba? Did that give you a fix?" ~Ethel Pineda, 29 April 2018

“One must eat to live and not live to eat.” ~Molière

"One of the biggest tragedies of human civilization is the precedents of chemical therapy over nutrition. It's a substitution of artificial therapy over nature, of poisons over food, in which we are feeding people poisons trying to correct the reactions of starvation." ~Dr. Royal Lee (1951)

"One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts." ~Samuel Johnson

"One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating." - Luciano Pavarotti

"Our dessert is prepared with love and colour flair." ~Prema, The Grounds, 27 May 2014

"Our food system belongs in the hands of many family farmers, not under the control of a handful of corporations." ~Willie Nelson, President, Farm Aid

"Our mind and emotions play a huge part in how we respond to food." ~Brett Elliott

"Our seafood is fresh from an ancient landscape, our produce grown in rich soils, our chefs are passionate about food and place." ~Sapphire Coast, FB

"People who love to eat are always the best people." ~Julia Child

"Planning your meals is a very good idea and having your main meal in the middle of the day is healthier and something lighter at the end of the day." ~Heather Inglis

"Salt is born of the purest parents: the sun and the sea." ~The Salt Box

“Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.” ~M. F. K. Fisher

"Soup is just a way of screwing you out of a meal." ~Jay Leno

"Speaking for myself, my morning cup of coffee is the spark that fuels my daily fire. It wakes me up. It makes me feel, well, human." ~Leon Della Bosca from Your Life Choices

"Spice a dish with love and it pleases every palate." ~Plautus

"Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody." ~Samuel Pepys

"Tea can be a healthy addition to an adult’s daily fluid intake. Brewed tea contains almost 98% water which makes a healthy contribution to your daily fluid balance." ~Dilmah Tea

“Tea has not the arrogance of wine, the self-consciousness of coffee, nor the simpering innocence of cocoa.” ~Okakura Kakuzo

"Tea is best taken when you're calm, cool and collected. When you're at peace in the harmony of your own self. And when all you wanted to do is just relax, sip a cup, be contented and smile for whatever happy thoughts you may have." ~Leah C. Dancel, September 22, 2017‬

"Tea tempers the spirit and harmonises the minds; dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue, awakens thought and prevents drowsiness." ~Lu Yu

"Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea." -Rev. Sydney Smith

"The diet, to be healthy, has to be mostly fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds." ~Joel Fuhrman

"The food that enters the mind must be watched as closely as the food that enters the body." Pat Buchanan

"The food you eat can either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison." ~Ann Wigmore

"The fresh smell of coffee soon wafted through the apartment, the smell that separates night from day." ~ from Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

"The heart of gastronomy is the harmony of flavours on the tongue." ~Dilmah Australia

"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found." ~Calvin Trillin

"The secret to a well-balanced life is a cup of tea in one hand and a book in the other." ~From Title Waves

“The sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness.” ~William Shakespeare

"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn’t waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it." ~Mario Batali

Home Cooking
11 February 2013

"The wonderful thing about food is that it's best when shared." ~Marion Grasby

"There are those who love to get dirty and fix things. They drink coffee at dawn, beer after work. And those who stay clean, just appreciate things. At breakfast they have milk and juice at night. There are those who do both, they drink tea." ~Gary Snyder

“...There's a lot of money in the Western diet. The more you process any food, the more profitable it becomes. The healthcare industry makes more money treating chronic diseases (which account for three quarters of the $2 trillion plus we spend each year on health care in this country) than preventing them. ” ~Michael Pollan, Food Rules: An Eater's Manual

"There's a scale of diner pleasure: the grunt scale." ~Matt Preston, Masterchef Judge, Funny Quote

"There is always time for tea and cake." ~Anon

"There is no love sincerer than the love of food." ~George Bernard Shaw

"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." ~François de la Rochefoucauld

2017 is like a pancake.
Soggy and raw in the middle,
burnt on the sides,
topped with honey."
~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao

"Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go." ~Truman Capote

"We've always found that tea is a wonderful helper when it comes to concentration at work! It's time to put the kettle on." ~(Source: Pinterest via P

"We plan, we toil, we suffer – in the hope of what?  A camel-load of idol’s eyes? The title deeds of Radio City? The empire of Asia? A trip to the moon? No, no, no, no. Simply to wake just in time to smell coffee and bacon and eggs." ~J.B. Priestly

“What and how we cook can make our lives easier, make us feel better and more alive”. ~Nigella Lawson

"What rich people call a milkshake and a sandwich – people at my end of the scale call that a meal for my family." ~Duncan Storrar, on tax-free lift threshold to rich people, Q&A, May 2016

"When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste." ~Laiko Bahrs

"When I am in trouble eating is the only thing that consoles me. Indeed, when I am in really great trouble, as anyone who knows me intimately will tell you, I refuse everything except food and drink. At the present moment I am eating rnufifins because I am unhappy. Besides, I am particularly fond of muffins." ~Algernon "Algy" Moncrieff from "The Importance of Being Earnest" (Oscar Wilde)

"When we sip tea, we are on our way to serenity." ~Alexandra Stoddard

"Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures." ~M F K Fisher

"Wine is bottled poetry." ~Robert Stevenson

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ~Edith Sitwell

"You can't be happy that fire cooks your food and be mad 'cause it burns your fingertips." ~Chris Rock

"You cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs." ~Jose Alejandrino


"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." ~Silver Lining of Your Cloud


"A friendship is like a cup of tea. It must be clear and transparent, and I've must be able to see to the bottom." ~Chinese Proverb

"As to the sufferers, whose sole inheritance was labor, and who had lost that inheritance; who could not get work, and consequently could not get wages, and consequently could not get bread; they were left to suffer on, perhaps inevitably left." ~Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

"Be a pineapple; stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside." ~Anon

“I discovered the miracle that all things that sound are music, including the dishes and silverware in the dishwasher, as long as they fulfill the illusion of showing us where life is heading.” ~from LIVING TO TELL THE TALE by Gabriel García Márquez

"I tried every diet in the book. I tried some that weren't in the book. I tried eating the book. It tasted better than most of the diets." ~Dolly Parton

"If the heat gets too hot in the kitchen, get out of the kitchen!" ~Paul Clark

"The control of the palate is a valuable aid for the control of the mind." ~Mahatma Gandhi

Anti-Aging Foods

"Avocados are full of good fats, which help to improve your cholesterol level and provide moisture to dry skin," says Kathy. They are also a wonderful source of vitamin E, which maintains healthy skin and keeps it looking youthful."

"Blueberries contain a high amount of water, which is great for your skin. They also help improve your memory and contain lots of antioxidants to fight against free radicals. "Because of their dark skin," says Kathy, "blueberries contain higher amounts of antioxidants than a lot of other foods."

“If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” ~Anon

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M F K Fisher Quotes

“Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.” ~M. F. K. Fisher

"Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures." ~M F K Fisher

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Sathya Baba - divinity

"Love towards all beings. The founders always had in view the Unity of all life and the progressive march of man towards Divinity." ~Sathya Baba

Mortimer Jerome Adler Quotes

"True freedom is impossible without a mind made free by discipline." ~Mortimer Jerome Adler

"Ultimately, we wish the joy of perfect union with the person we love." ~Mortimer Adler

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Juliet Marillier - dream

"A dream is the key that unlocks the mysteries of the waking world." ~Juliet Marillier

David Attenborough - natural world

"The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it.". ~David Attenborough

Robert Anton Wilson - freedom

"The more internal freedom you achieve, the more you want: it is more fun to be happy than sad, more enjoyable to choose your own emotions than to have them inflicted on you by mechanical glandular processes, more pleasurable to solve your problems than to be stuck with them forever." ~Robert Anton Wilson

Goldoni - image

"He only half dies who leaves an image of himself in his sons. [It., Muore per meta chi lascia un' immagine di se stesso nei figi.]" ~Goldoni

Charles Mackay - senses

"Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one." ~Charles Mackay


Ken Keyes Jr. Quotes

Madame Tussaud's
16 November 2012

"A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world: everyone you meet is your mirror." ~Ken Keyes Jr.

"Love is not a matter of what happens in life. It's a matter of what's happening in the heart." ~Ken Keyes

Rabbi Noah Weinberg - ideas

"Uncomfortable ideas are our greatest opportunity to grow." ~Rabbi Noah Weinberg

Anton - light

"What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, freedom is to the soul of a wolf." ~Anton

Hamza El Din - world

"The World shines about me, luminous as the moon, smiling like a rose, and a sweet benediction flows through everything existing." ~Hamza El Din

Rabia - soul

"In my Soul, there is a temple, a shrine, a mosque, a church where I kneel. Prayer should bring us to an altar where no walls or names exist." ~Rabia

Shareef - light and shade

"Walking in the morning takes you to beautiful places where light and shade make love." ~Shareef

Fran Lebowitz Quotes

"If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail." ~Fran Lebowitz

“Reading is better than life." ~Fran Lebowitz

"Think before you speak. Read before you think." ~Fran Lebowitz

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Charlie Brown - love letters

"There must be millions of people all over the world who never get any love letters... I could be their leader." ~Charlie Brown

Ryokan - heart

"Keep your heart clear and transparent, and you will never be bound. A single disturbed thought creates ten thousand distractions." ~Ryokan

Prof. Shiro Quotes

"Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind" ~Shiro

"Set aside an hour every day to do all your worrying; then take a nap during this period." ~Shiro

"When you experience plenty, do not let it blind your vision and desensitize you from what is truly important in life." ~Shiro

"You can't sleep maybe because you think too much. Next time, just think of me. It's free anyway." ~Shiro

Source: FB, Learning Wisdom Everyday

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Santosh Kalwar Quotes

"If I can see pain in your eyes, then share with me your tears. If I can see joy in your eyes, then share with me your smile." ~Santosh Kalwa

"Life is an experiment in which you may fail or succeed. Explore more, expect least." ~Santosh Kalwar

Aung San Suu Kyi Quotes

"By helping others, you will learn how to help yourselves." ~Aung San Suu Kyi

"You should never let your fears prevent you from doing what you know is right." ~Aung San Suu Kyi

Earl Grollman - grief

"Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve." ~Earl Grollman

Ryan O’Connell - love at first sight

"I don’t believe in love at first sight, but I do believe in seeing someone from across the room and knowing instantly that they’re going to matter to you." ~Ryan O’Connell

Cassandra Clare Quotes


"If you were half as funny as you think you are, you'd be twice as funny as you are now." ~Cassandra Clare

"Whatever you are physically... male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy - all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside." ~Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel from Mermaids of the Lake

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Gary Snyder Quotes

"Nature is not a place to visit. It is Home." ~Gary Snyder

"There are those who love to get dirty and fix things. They drink coffee at dawn, beer after work. And those who stay clean, just appreciate things. At breakfast they have milk and juice at night. There are those who do both, they drink tea." ~Gary Snyder

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Shecky Greene - education

"The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth which it prevents you from achieving." ~Shecky Greene on Literature


Bernoulli - Nature

Jacaranda in Bloom
30 November 2012

"Nature always tends to act in the simplest way." ~Bernoulli

Frances Farmer - God's gift


Balloon Fish
Sydney Sealife Aquarium
22 November 2012

"I have learned that to have a good friend is the purest of all God's gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange or payment." ~Frances Farmer (1910-1970

Amanda Bradley - living

"Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!" ~Amanda Bradley

Sholem Aleichem Quotes

"If somebody tells you you have ears like a donkey, pay no attention. But if two people tell you, buy yourself a saddle." ~Sholem Aleichem

"Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor." ~Sholem Aleichem

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Larry Winger - truth

"People hate the truth - luckily the truth doesn't care." ~Larry Winger

Hazelmarie Elliott Quotes

"Every now and then, when the world sits just right, a gentle breath of heaven fills my soul with delight." ~Hazelmarie Elliott

"Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other. When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack." ~Hazelmarie Elliott

James Rarey - horseman

"A horseman should know neither fear, nor anger." ~James Rarey

Gabriela Mistral - shadow

"Love beauty; it is the shadow of God on the universe." ~Gabriela Mistral

Cornelia Funke - women

"Women were different, no doubt about it. Men broke so much more quickly. Grief didn't break women. Instead it wore them down, it hollowed them out very slowly." ~Cornelia Funke

Stella Adler - life

"Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one." ~Stella Adler

Yves Saint-Laurent Quotes

"Fashions fade, style is eternal." ~Yves Saint Laurent

"Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it." ~Yves Saint-Laurent

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K.T. Jong - truth

"It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts." ~K.T. Jong

Phyllis Diller Quotes

"A bachelor is a guy who never made the same mistake once" ~Phyllis Diller

"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight." ~Phyllis Diller

"Cleaning your house while the kids are still growing, is like shovelling the walk before it stops snowing." ~Phyllis Diller

"I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them." ~Phyllis Diller

"Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going." ~Phyllies Diller (1917 -)

"My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor." ~Phyllis Diller

"My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual." ~Phyllis Diller

"We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up." ~Phyllis Diller

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Erich Segal Quotes

Strathfield Town Council Hall
6 December 2012

"True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights." ~Erich Segal


"Love means not ever having to say you're sorry." ~Erich Segal, Love Story (1970)

"Part of being a big winner is the ability to be a good loser." ~Erich Segal, LOVE STORY

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Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco Quotes


Special Gift
19 December 2012

"Blessed are those who can give without remembering, and take without forgetting." ~Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco

"Irony is the hygiene of the mind." ~Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco

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Neil Armstrong Quotes

4 June 2012
Sydney Cove

"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." ~Neil Armstrong



"I believe that every human have a finite amount of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises." ~Neil Armstrong

"Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand." ~Neil Armstrong

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Charles Mayes - worth dying for

"Make sure the thing you’re living for is worth dying for." ~Charles Mayes

Harold Wilson - courage

"Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death." ~Harold Wilson

W. Kelly Griffith - honor and dignity

"Any necessary work that pays an honest wage carries its own honor and dignity." ~W. Kelly Griffith

E. H. Gombrich - thread

"Anyone who can handle a needle convincingly can make us see a thread which is not there." ~E. H. Gombrich

George Linnaeus Banks - Goodness

"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves." ~George Linnaeus Banks on Goodness

Adele Basheer Quotes

"I believe within each of us is the capacity to express love, show compassion, share a magic moment and make a difference." ~Adele Basheer

"Listen to the sound of your soul. The truth of your destiny lives in your heart." ~Adele Basheer

"We love to touch people's hearts, create joy and inspire those around us." ~Adele Basheer

"When you open your heart you add light to the world." ~Adele Basheer

"Wherever there is a garden to be tended there is a soul ready to bloom." ~Adele Basheer

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Ed Norton - creativity

"Sometimes creativity is a compulsion not an ambition." ~Ed Norton

Nora Ephron Quotes

"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." ~Nora Ephron

"I'm very much a believer in knowing what it is that you love doing so you can do a great deal of it." ~Nora Ephron

"Reading makes me feel I've accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. ... Reading is bliss." ~Nora Ephron

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William Orville Douglas - law

"Common sense often makes good law." ~William Orville Douglas

Eric Gibson - altruism

"Anonymity is the truest expression of altruism." ~Eric Gibson

Geof Greenleaf Quotes

"A man is measured by the size of things that anger him." ~Geof Greenleaf

"Class is how you treat people who can do nothing for you." ~Geof Greenleaf

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Charles Prestwich Scott - sacred

"Comments are free but facts are sacred." ~Charles Prestwich Scott

Marcus Garvey Quotes

"If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started." ~Marcus Garvey on Defeat

"With confidence, you have won before you have started." ~Marcus Garvey

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John Lyly Quotes

"The true measure of life is not length, but honesty." ~John Lyly

"Time draweth wrinkles in a fair face, but addeth fresh colors to a fast friend, which neither heat, nor cold, nor misery, nor place, nor destiny, can alter or diminish." ~John Lyly

Gabrielle Leblanc - world

"The way we pay attention to the world can make a huge difference in the way we experience it." ~Gabrielle Leblanc

Brian Carter - wellness

"Even people who aren't sick may not have optimal wellness." ~Brian Carter

George Colman - nature

"All argument will vanish before one touch of nature." ~George Colman

Dr. Toni Bark - happen

"Things don't just come your way and happen, you make them happen." ~Dr. Toni Bark, MD

Michael F. Roizen and Dr. Mehmet Oz - body

"Knowing your body gives you the power to change it, maintain it, decorate it, and strengthen it." ~Michael F. Roizen and Dr. Mehmet Oz

Andrew Mellen - way of life

"Being organized isn't about getting rid of everything you own or trying to become a different person; it's about living the way you want to live, but better." ~Andrew Mellen

Sarah Hepola - change

"Change is not a bolt of lightning that arrives with a zap. It is a bridge built brick by brick, every day, with sweat and humility and slips. It is hard work, and slow work, but it can be thrilling to watch it take shape." ~Sarah Hepola

Leon Trotsky Quotes

"In a serious struggle there is no worse cruelty than to be magnanimous at an inopportune time." ~Leon Trotsky on Struggle

"Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that happen to a man." ~Leon Trotsky

Michelle Stacey - activity

"If we looked at eating as an activity to relish rather than as an invitation to gluttony, we’d all be not only healthier but happier." ~Michelle Stacey

Shirley Conran - maturity

"You're never too old to grow up." ~Shirley Conran on Maturity

Irwin Edman - reason

"It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not a logic, and symbol rather than a reason by which men are moved." ~Irwin Edman

Susan Orlean Quotes

"A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky - unbidden - and seems like a thing of wonder." ~Susan Orlean

"The reason it matters to care passionately about something is that it whittles the world down to a more manageable size. It makes the world seem not huge and empty but full of possibility." ~Susan Orlean

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Anne Glusker - state of mind

"When we enter a state of mindful attention, the present moment, the now, eases open. And when it does, life pours in." ~Anne Glusker

Frederic Chopin - apathy

"Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on." ~Frederic Chopin on Apathy

Richard Henry Stoddard - flowers

Sydney Cove
26 November 2012

"We grow like flowers, and bear desire, the odor of the human flowers." ~Richard Henry Stoddard

Quotes on PETS and ANIMALS


1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Remember that before you buy me.

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me. Don't be impatient, short-tempered, or irritable.

3. Place your trust in me and I will always trust you back. Respect is earned not given as an inalienable right.

4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment; I am not capable of understanding why. I only know I have been rejected. You have your work, entertainment, and friends, but I only have you.

5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice and your tone. You only have to look at my tail.

6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it and if it's cruel, it may affect me forever.

7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak. It may be I am just dog-tired.

9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too will grow old and may also need love, care, comfort, and

10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say, "I can't bear to watch" or "Let it happen in my absence". Everything is easier for me if you are there. Remember, regardless of what you do, I will always love you.

© Stan Rawlinson 1993

Source: •● Ups, Downs and Roundabouts ●•

"A cat purring on your lap is more healing than any drug in the world, as the vibrations you receiving are of pure love and contentment." ~St. Francis of Assisi

"A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his." ~John Grogan

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself." ~Josh Billings

"A heaven without other animals would be no heaven to me." ~A.D. Williams

"A horse doesn't care how much you know, until he knows how much you care." ~Pat Parelli

"A horse has to be straight to stop and has to stop before he can turn around." ~Royce McLaury

"A lion doesn't concern himself with the opinion of the sheep." ~Anon

"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way." ~Mark Twain

"A pet's love is never replaced and always remembered." ~Anon

"A turtle makes progress when it sticks its neck out" ~Anon

"All animals just want to be loved." ~A.D. Williams

"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~Martin Buber

"And at the end of the day, when my mind and body are tired,
Help me remember why I chose this profession,
And never let me never lose fascination and reverence for this
Wonderful creature You have given us, the horse."
~Gina Keesling

"And it's there (water) that I feel my best. The albatross and the whales they are my brothers" ~George Daniel Anos

"And this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone." ~The Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms." ~George Eliot

"Animals are the main victims of history, and the treatment of domesticated animals in industrial farms is perhaps the worst crime in history. The march of human progress is strewn with dead animals." ~FROM GUARDIAN AUSTRALIA

"Animals don't make me cry. What humans do to animals does." ~A.D. Williams

"Animals have hearts that feel, eyes that see, and families to care for, just like you and me." ~A.D. Williams

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

"Animals should not require our permission to live on earth. Animals were given the right to be here long before we arrived." ~A.D. Williams

"Animals taken in the wild or in their natural habitat are among the more interesting subjects to photograph. They share with us every right to live in this planet we inhabit." ~Jose Noel Morales

"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

"Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose." ~Garrison Keillor

"Cats are marvellously affectionate when well taken cared of by humans." ~LCD, 5 January 2026

"Cats do not have to be shown how to have a good time, for they are unfailingly ingenious in that respect." James Mason

"...dogs are among the most elite group of animals that have special cognitive skills." ~Anon

"Dogs are miracles with paws.” ~Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.” ~Milan Kundera

"Dogs have a lot of love to share, and can teach us so much about adventure, compassion and faithfulness." ~Chicken Soup for the Soul

“Dogs have a way of finding people that need them… Filling an emptiness we don’t even know we have.” ~Thorn Jones

"Dogs teach us a very important lesson in life: The mail man is not to be trusted." ~Sian Ford

"Don't treat other animals as animals. Treat them as living beings. That's what they are." ~A.D Williams

"Earth's fastest animals can't outrun man's slowest bullets." ~A.D. Williams

"Even monkeys can fall from their trees." ~Anon

“Even the smallest feline is a work of art.” ~Leonardo da Vinci

"Every animal on earth is a living being with feelings, emotions, and a family life. Just like you and me." ~A.D. Williams

"Every boy who has a dog should also have a mother, so the dog can be fed regularly." ~Anon

"Everything I know, I learned from dogs." ~Nora Roberts

"Everything of persecution and revenge between man and man, and everything of cruelty to animals, is a violation of moral duty." ~Thomas Paine

"Fairy tales can sometimes influence our outlook on animals." ~Tess De Leon Hammer on Wolfdogs via Dog People

"For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other." ~Pythagoras

"Freedom to live. This is the right of every animal on earth." ~A.D. Williams

"God made the horse from the breath of the wind, the beauty of the earth, and the soul of an angel." ~Anon

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." ~Anon

"He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant

"Heaven goes by favour; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in." ~Mark Twain

"Hopefully you like dogs, cats, horses and all other animals, because our heavenly home is where they will return. Just like you and me." ~A.D. Williams

"Horses lend us the wings we lack." ~Pam Brown

"How can we expect wild animals to survive if we give them nowhere in the wild to live?" ~A.D. Williams

"Humans are the only animals that seek happiness with wealth." ~A.D. Williams

"Humanity has the capacity to communicate with many animals, but few humans are willing to listen or to learn." ~A.D. Williams

"I don’t think anybody can imagine a world without koalas.” ~Dr Rebecca Johnson talks about the work being done to better understand the biological threats facing koalas. (National Geographic)

"I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men." DaVinci claimed that flesh eaters were using their bodies as "grave yards." ~Leonardo Da Vinci

"I have looked into the eyes of many animals. Each time I get a special feeling that is quite different from human eye contact. It touches my heart and my soul." ~A.D. Williams

"I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul." ~Jean Cocteau

"I love to ride a good horse, and I love to work cattle, and I double love to work cattle on a good horse." ~Buster Welch from Tim Cox Fine Art

"I often speak to other animals. Many people don't understand why I do this. That's okay, the other animals understand why." ~A.D. Williams

"I would rather be amongst forest animals and the sounds of nature, than amongst city traffic and the noise of man." ~A.D. Williams

“If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer” ~Alfred North Whitehead

"If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals." ~Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

"If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” ~Albert Einstein

"If a man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat." ~Mark Twain

"If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.” ~Mark Twain

“If I could be half the person my dog is, I'd be twice the human I am.” ~Charles Yu

"If we could read the minds of other animals we would find only truths." ~A.D. Williams

"If we loved and cared for animals, the way we were intended, we would understand that they are an integral part of our earthly and spiritual family." ~A. D. Williams

"If you are going to teach a horse something and have a good relationship, you don't make him learn it - you let him learn it." ~Ray Hunt

"If you don't believe other animals have souls, you have not looked long enough into their eyes." ~A.D. Williams

"If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way." ~Mark Twain

"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between the dog and a man." ~Mark Twain

"If you want a stable relationship, get a horse." ~Pasture Road

“If you want to concentrate deeply on some problem, and especially some piece of writing or paper-work, you should acquire a cat.” ~Muriel Spark

"Indeed it may be broadly stated that, with the single exception of gold-fish, of all animals kept for the recreation of mankind the horse is alone capable of exciting a passion that shall be absolutely hopeless." ~from "Chu Chu" by Bret Harte

"It's better to want the horse you don't have than to have the horse you don't want." ~Rick Meyer

"It is much easier to show compassion to animals; they are never wicked." ~Haile Selassie

"It seems to me of great importance to teach children respect for life. Towards this end, experiments on living animals in classrooms should be stopped. To encourage cruelty in the name of science can only destroy the finer emotions of affection and sympathy, and breed an unfeeling callousness in the young towards suffering in all living creatures." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

"It shouldn’t matter whether the animal in question is fluffy, scaly or feathery, or lives in our home. What really matters is whether the animal can feel." ~Helen Proctor, Sentience Manager.

"It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal." ~Joaquin Phoenix

"Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs got it all wrong. Howling Woods Farm teaches about the true nature of wolves: loving, timid and loyal." ~Dog People

“Living with animals can be a wonderful experience, especially if we choose to learn the valuable lessons animals teach through their natural enthusiasm, grace, resourcefulness, affection and forgiveness.” ~Richard H. Pitcairn

"Look at animals kindly, and they will see. Talk to animals gently, and they will listen." ~ A.D. Williams

“Love animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. Do not trouble their joy, don’t harass them, don’t deprive them of their happiness, don’t work against God’s intent.” ~Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Love of animals is a universal impulse, a common ground on which all of us may meet. By loving and understanding animals, perhaps we humans shall come to understand each other." ~Dr. Louis J. Camuti

"Man is not the only animal that likes to have fun, to play, to find the joy in life." ~A.D. Williams

"Mankind is not the only animal that laughs, cries, thinks, feels, and loves. The sooner we acknowledge that animals are emotional beings, the sooner we will cease destroying animals and embrace them as our brothers and sisters." ~A.D. Williams

"Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it." ~Milan Kundera

"Many animals are smarter than we think. Many humans are not as smart as we think." ~A.D. Williams

"My heart still bleeds for losing my cats. I really, really hope they all found a warm and loving home." ~Leah C. Dancel

"My heart weeps when I see abuse or cruelty to any animal." ~A.D. Williams

"My loved cat, Lemmy loves standing by my kitchen window to enjoy the morning sunshine with me." ~Leah C. Dancel, 11 September 2011

"No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens." ~Abraham Lincoln

"No other animal in history has contributed to our modern era more than the horse. This natural bond speaks to us of the ability of man and animal to commit to work together and care for each other in the spirit of love." ~A. D. Williams

"Not sure about empathy but I have seen grief expressed by cows and ewes when their calves and lambs are taken from them (destined for our plates). So called humane slaughter maybe, but the industrial breeding and slaughter of animals is not cruelty free." ~Jan Bow (FB)Thank the

"Odd things animals. All dogs look up to ybou, all cats look down to you, only a pig looks at you as an equal." ~Winston Churchill

"One can not be spiritually fulfilled until another animal has touched one's soul." ~A.D. Williams

"One day we will know that all animals have a soul. Hopefully this knowledge does not come when it is too late." ~A.D. Williams

"One of the greatest gifts we receive from dogs is the tenderness they evoke in us." ~Trixie Koontz

"Other animals can't speak, lobby, protest, or demand their right to exist in peace and freedom on earth. It is humanity's responsibility." ~A.D. Williams

"Other animals have hearts that feel, eyes that see, and families to care for, just like you and me." ~A.D. William

"Other animals kiss and hug, because they have emotions and feelings. They know love." ~A.D. Williams

"Other animals simply want to live in peace and harmony. Just like you and me." ~A.D. Williams

"Other animals stand on the same ground as mankind. We must learn to share our common earth." ~A.D. Williams

"Owning a pet provides love, companionship, and hours of entertainment." ~Nada Ali

"Peace. Freedom. The joy of living. This is what all animals seek." ~A.D. Williams

“People speak sometimes about the "bestial" cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel." ~Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"Pet ownership has health benefits too, such as reducing your blood pressure and the risk of heart disease, increasing your feelings of well-being and connectedness, and teaching you lessons in empathy and nurturing." ~Nada Ali

"Pets are bundles of love wrapped in fur." ~Anon

"Pets, they say, are good for children as they teach them about life and death and prepare them for the inevitable human event in the future." ~Olivia Lichtenstein

"Properly trained, a man can be a dog's best friend." ~Corey Ford

"Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though." ~A.A. Milne

"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for whites, or women created for men." ~Alice Walker

"The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be." ~Konrad Lorenz

"The creatures that inhabit this earth be they human beings or animals are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world." ~H.H.the Dalai Lama

"The destruction of other animals must change to the protection of other animals. Not only for the sake of other animals, but for the sake of our spirituality." ~A.D. Williams

"The essential joy of being with a horse is that it brings us in contact with rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and freedom." ~From Acreage Life

"The life of a cat is gorgeously placid despite occassional upheavals." ~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao

“The lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves." ~Machiavelli, The Prince.

"The loyalty of pet animals are beyond compare to those of human beings." ~Leah C. Dancel

"The more that people live with animals, the more they know how precious they are and what they do to enhance our lives." ~Doris Day, Actress

"The more we appreciate animals and nature, the more we appreciate life." ~A.D. Williams

"The more we understand and love other animals, the closer we are to heaven." ~A.D. Williams

"The only animal that harbors hate is mankind." ~A.D. Williams

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

"The reason I dedicate myself to helping animals so much is because there are already so many people dedicated to hurting them." ~Anon

"The sounds of man's cities and machines are noise. The sounds of animals and nature are divine." ~A.D. Williams

"The strength of one's spirituality is determined by one's treatment of other people and other animals." ~A. D. Williams

“There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat.” ~Tay Hohoff

"There are millions of animal species but, man is the only animal capable of destroying them all." ~Anthony Williams

"There are more peaceful animals on earth than peaceful people." ~A.D. Williams

"There is a divine beauty and grace within all animals." ~A.D. Williams

"There is always one friend you can trust - your dog." ~ A.D. Williams

"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." ~Ben Williams

"There is no secret closer than what passes between a man and his horse." ~RS Surtees

"There was a time when we mingled freely and safely among other animals, but we have since lost their trust." ~A.D. Williams

"Those that respect other animals, respect other people." ~A.D. Williams

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

"To me, horses and freedom are synonymous." ~Veryl Goodnight

"To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. The more hepless the creature, the more that it is entitled to protection by man from the cruelty of man." ~Mohandas Gandi

"To survive today, other animals must endure global warming, pollution, and fewer habitats. More tragically, they must endure the silence of human hearts." ~ A.D. Williams

"Treating all animals with dignity, respect, and care is an essential part of a spiritual lifestyle." ~A.D Williams

"Unconditional love is expressed more readily by other animals than by other people." ~A.D. Williams

"Unless you're a dog lover, it would be hard to fathom the bond that is developed between the master and his favorite pet. Yes, a tight bond develops; somewhat more real and not as complicated as human relationships. It's just pure love." ~Teddyboy Tagle on his pet dog Roccos

"Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~Anatole France

"We are far more likely to be harmed by our fellow man than by our fellow animals, yet we call animals wild and dangerous and we call man advanced and civilized." ~A.D. Williams

"We are here to protect and care for all animals as our fellow loving, living beings." ~A.D. Williams

"We can all learn from the love, devotion, and commitment shown by the dog and the horse." ~A.D. Williams

"We can watch other animals disappear, or we can save them. It's our choice." ~A.D. Williams

"We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. In return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made." ~Margery Facklam

"We may think we are smarter than all other animals, but our destructive acts to nature and other animals do not validate this." ~A.D. Williams

"We much prefer kindness to horses." ~World Animal Protection Australia

"We must live in peace with nature and other animals, before we can live in peace with other people." ~A.D. Williams

"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog." ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

"What the animal kingdom has endured over the centuries, by the hands of humans, has scarred the soul of humanity." ~A.D. Williams

"When humans act with cruelty we characterize them as 'animals', yet the only animal that displays cruelty is humanity." ~A.D. Williams

"When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul." ~A.D. Williams

"When I look into the eyes of some animals, I can feel their anguish, and loss of freedom. Their souls touch my soul." ~A.D. Williams

"When I visited the zoo as a child, I was happy to see the animals. Now, I do not visit the zoo, because I do not see the animals, I see their sorrow." ~A.D. Williams

"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

"When the earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear, when that happens, the Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them." ~Chief Seattle

"When we bring another animal into our home we accept it as family. For life." ~A.D. Williams

"When we lose an animal species to extinction, we lose part of our family." ~A.D. Williams

"Whether you believe that life evolved over billions of years or God made everything, you can't justify torturing an animal for a shampoo." ~Ricky Gervais

"Wild animals are not as dangerous as wild men." ~A.D. Williams

"Women and cats will do as they please. Men and dogs should just get used to it." ~Richard Heinlein

"You know, sometimes the world seems like a pretty mean place. That's why animals are so soft and huggy." ~Bill Watterson

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The Good Vet Guide

To my dearest friend,

Please don’t mourn for me
I’m still here, though you don’t see.
I’m right by your side each night and day
and within your heart I long to stay.

My body may be gone but I’m always near.
I’m everything you feel, see or hear.
My spirit is free, but I’ll never depart
for you will keep me alive in your heart.

I’ll never wander out of sight
I am the brightest star on a summer’s night.
I’m the first bright blossom you’ll see in the spring,
The first warm raindrop that April will bring.

I’ll never be beyond your reach - when you feel me in your heart just look up and you will find me

Source: A PetLoss Grief Support Community


RIP Shanni

They will not go quietly,
the pets who've shared our lives.
In subtle ways they let us know
their spirit still survives.
Old habits still can make us think
we hear them at the door
Or step back when we drop
a tasty morsel on the floor.
Our feet still go around the place
the food dish used to be,
And, sometimes, coming home at night,
we miss them terribly.
And although time may bring
new friends and a new food dish to fill,
That one place in our hearts
belongs to them...
and always will.

Ups, Downs and Roundabouts
(A friend lost her beloved pet last week, so I made this lovely tribute a keepsake.)

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Walter Winchell Quotes

"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." ~Walter Winchell

"Gossip is the art of saying nothing in such a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid." ~Walter Winchell

“Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.” ~Walter Winchell

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Rabbi Akiva - blessing

"Before you taste anything, recite a blessing." ~Rabbi Akiva

Reyna Biddy - woman

"When a woman is loved correctly, she becomes ten times the woman she was before. " ~Reyna Biddy


William D. Tammeus - human nature

"You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back." ~William D. Tammeus

Susan Sarandon Quotes


"I just want my kids to love who they are, have happy lives and find something they want to do and make peace with that. Your job as a parent is to give your kids not only the instincts and talents to survive, but help them enjoy their lives." ~Susan Sarandon, Readers' Digest, May 2002

"I look forward to being older., when what you look like become less and less an issue and what you are is the point." ~Susan Sarandon

"When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you." ~Susan Sarandon

"You define things by your mistakes not by your victories." ~Susan Sarandon

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Thank You
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Terry Breverton Quotes

"(For Pythagoras), Mathematics purified the soul along with music, and the two were interconnected." ~Terry Breverton

"Friendship, loyalty and love were nothing more than elaborate facades built to protect and disguise the ego, the self-centred core of every personality." ~Terry Breverton on Francois Le Duc de la Rochefoucauld (Amour-Propre).

"He knew (Protagoras) that the less appealing argument could hide the best answer, which is why it was constantly necessary to strengthen the weakest argument, and thereby develop consensual truth." ~Terry Breverton

Thomas Traherne Quotes

Paragon Hotel
Circular Quay
26 November 2012

"The world is a mirror of infinite beauty, yet no man sees it." ~Thomas Traherne

"You never enjoy the world alright, till the sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens, and crowned with the stars .." ~Thomas Traherne

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William Robertson Davies Quotes

"A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight." ~William Robertson Davies

"As a general rule, people marry most happily with their own kind. The trouble lies in the fact that people usually marry at an age where they do not really know what their own kind is." ~William Robertson Davies, A Voice from the Attic (1960)

"Our age has robbed millions of simplicity of ignorance, and has so far failed to lift them to simplicity of wisdom." ~William Robertson Davies

"The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to an idealized past." ~William Robertson Davies

Eva Peron Quotes

"Charity separates the rich from the poor; aid raises the needy and sets him on the same level with the rich." ~Eva Peron

"Time is my greatest enemy." ~Eva Peron

Alfred A. Montapert Quotes

Sydney Cove Park
26 November 2012

"We must enjoy each day - one at a time. We are here on a short visit. Be sure to smell the flowers." ~Alfred A. Montapert


"Expect problems and eat them for breakfast." ~Alfred A. Montapert

"Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take. You are the architect and builder of your own life, fortune, destiny." ~Alfred A. Montapert

Dodinsky Quotes

"A beautiful life will bloom from a beautiful mind that is nurtured by beautiful thoughts at any time you can allow beauty to flow within you." ~Dodinsky

"A clear mind inspires a fresh start. Do not let the unpleasant things that happened to you crowd your life. There are still a lot of good things you can do and better days coming your way." ~Dodinsky

"A good time management is when you do not allow a few seconds of your life go to someone who keeps on pointing out your flaws." ~Dodinsky.

"Allowing people inside your life is a beautiful thing. Letting go of people who drain your spirit is another beautiful thing you can do for your life. The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go." ~Dodinsky

"Always be a STEP AHEAD of your past. Don’t let it talk you into abandoning your dreams. Keep a safe distance from people and thoughts that dismiss and draw you away from your goals. In solitude, tune in to the needs of your heart and cultivate the attitude necessary to UPHOLD them in your life." ~Dodinsky

"Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind." ~Dodinsky

"Do not be discouraged by the distance you still have to travel. Instead, appreciate how many "life miles" you have already covered. Your struggles have changed you into a stronger and better person. Don't let anyone dissuade you from blooming into the person you are meant to be. Keep walking." ~Dodinsky

"Do not disown your problems. Do not fear your failures. Do not live in their opinions. Decide that you matter and that there is nothing wrong just being YOU." ~Dodinsky

"Do not let those who betrayed you take away your ability to trust. Let them go and release the hurt. Use the experience to enhance and teach you the ability to trust the right people. The flow of your life must not become stagnant because of the misdeeds of a few." ~Dodinsky

"Do not replace your own intuition with people's feelings of what you must do when pursuing what is right for YOU. They may have good intentions, but only you can speak for your heart." ~Dodinsky

"Do not step on someone else's happiness in fulfillment of your dreams. The source of your of joy should not deliberately cause the sadness of others. Always be MINDFUL". ~Dodinsky

"Do not waste a moment staring at obstacles blocking your way, they will not remove themselves. Life is about creating new paths." ~Dodinsky

"Every day you either see a scar or courage. Where you dwell will define your struggle." ~Dodinsky

"Flowers are those little colorful beacons of the sun from which we get sunshine when dark, somber skies blanket our thoughts." ~Dodinsky

"Forgiving is rediscovering the shining path of peace that at first you thought others took away when they betrayed you." ~Dodinsky

"Grieving is a necessary passage and a difficult transition to finally letting go of sorrow. It is not a permanent rest stop." ~Dodinsky

"I hope when you count the stars you begin with yourself, and may you embrace the moonlight with your dreams." ~Dodinsky

"I prefer to be reasonable. I will not expend a lot of energy just to prove someone is wrong. It is enough simply to share your thoughts and walk away knowing you are not reduced by anyone who do not share your beliefs. Life does not expect you to be always right, it expects you to know what is right for you." ~Dodinsky

"If you let go of the one who is always HURTING you, life will make room for the one who will always be LOVING you." ~Dodinsky

"In consideration of your own peace of mind, decline guilt trip invitations from people who refuse to let go of their many baggage and expect you to help carry them." ~Dodinsky

"In every undertaking you face, always be at your best. Find delight in doing what you do. Someday you will find yourself in a far better place because you learned to value your efforts more than expectations." ~Dodinsky

"In solitude there is healing. Speak to your soul. Listen to your heart. Sometimes in the absence of noise we find the answers." ~Dodinsky

"It is good your moral compass is telling you what to do and where to go. However, it doesn't give you the authority to dictate what others should do or where to go." ~Dodinsky

"It’s wonderful when you can bring sparkle into people’s lives without fading away from your own true color. Keep the hue in you." ~Dodinsky

"Knowing who you are is the best defense against who they think you are." ~Dodinsky

"Learning to love yourself is the key to a beautiful and nourishing relationship with anyone. Only then will you know what you rightfully deserve and what you can lovingly give." ~Dodinsky

"Never deny or waste an opportunity to be kind to others even if some people have been unkind to you. The two are not related." ~Dodinsky

"People who prefer to dislike you will magnify the bad things about you. People who love you will magnify the good things about you. The kind of people YOUR HEART CHOOSES to magnify will impact the breadth of your life." ~Dodinsky

"Self-condemnation is the practice of circling around regret by counting your mistakes and stacking them inside your heart. It is a way of living where opportunities for rebirth are wasting away. Be thine own advocate, for life is too short to be thine own enemy." ~Dodinsky

"Sometimes when others make you feel like you are nothing, look inside your heart and read what your soul wrote inside, “I am enough.” ~Dodinsky

"Talking about people with ill intent shows a defective imagination and lack of passion in your own life. If you persistently nibble on how people conduct their lives, you're wasting away the time you need to tend to the upgrowth of your own soul." ~Dodinsky

"The dreams of the broken are mightier than the wishes of the dead." ~Dodinsky

"The strength of your WILL cannot be imprisoned by other people's ignorance." ~Dodinsky

"There are friendships imprinted in our hearts that will never be diminished by time and distance." ~Dodinsky

"They who do not fear darkness have learned to light their own candle." ~Dodinsky

"Those who are quick to remind you of your worth and strength when you feel like a complete wreck are the best companions to have while going through the sea of adversity. You should also be thankful to those who abandoned you, for they have shown you who the wonderful people are in your life." ~Dodinsky

"To strengthen the muscles of your heart, the best exercise is lifting someone else's spirit whenever you can." ~Dodinsky

"We are the captains of our own ships sailing the sea of life, but in times of a stormy weather, you will discover true friends when they don't hesitate to be a lighthouse." ~Dodinsky

"When faced with senseless drama, spiteful criticisms and misguided opinions, walking away is the best way to stand up for yourself. To respond with anger is an endorsement of their attitude." ~Dodinsky

"When something bad happens, the momentary disruption in your life seems irreparable when you are looking at it with a defeated attitude. Life’s troubles are meant to toughen you. Then pass through. They will not stay permanently without your personal invitation." ~Dodinsky

"When your mind begins to waver during life’s unrelenting storms, let your heart assume control. For when you feel you are running out of hope, trusting yourself will help see you through." ~Dodinsky

"You are not defective, powerless or insignificant. Forgive the mistakes of the past and leave behind the meaningless cycle of blaming yourself. Do not make your wounds become YOU. You are destined to be great. It is never too late realize and do something about that." ~Dodinsky

"You can prevent a lot of disagreements from becoming raging conflicts if you allow TIME to temper your sentiments, instead of letting your pride force the superiority of your opinions." ~Dodinsky

"You can't rely alone on imagination to create the life you've always imagined. The fusion of your faith, passion and effort will make this happen." ~Dodinsky

"You have to love yourself, because no amount of love from others is sufficient to fill the yearning that your soul requires from you." ~Dodinsky

"You have to politely decline giving audience to people whose penchant for being in the spotlight takes place by way of habitually talking about others in a bad light." ~Dodinsky

"You must endure the trying times and believe the best times are coming." ~Dodinsky

"You must look at adversity as your teacher about strength, instead of allowing it to be the vanquisher of your dreams." ~Dodinsky


Dodinsky is a man with deep insight, a wonderful sense of humor and an inspiring way with words. He is the author of the inspirational and reflective book ... IN THE GARDEN of THOUGHTS

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Ralph Waldo Trine Quotes

CBD Building
17 November 2012

"Let there be many windows in your soul that all the glories of the universe may beautify it." ~Ralph Waldo Trine

"To take and to live always in the attitude of mind that compels gladness, looking for and thus drawing to us continually the best in all people and all things, being thereby the creators of our own good fortunes." ~Ralph Waldo Trine

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