"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


Paul Tsongas -earth

"That sense of sacredness, that thinking in generations, must begin with reverence for this earth." ~Paul Tsongas

Camille Pissaro - humble places

Yellow Orchids in Bohol
November 2011

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." ~Camille Pissaro

Kelly Sheaffer - breaths of nature

Sydney Lane Cove
26 November 2012

"Happiness flutters in the air whilst we rest among the breaths of nature." ~Kelly Sheaffer

Chateubriand - dawn of day

Breaking of Day in Bohol
November 2011

"The morning of life is like the dawn of a day, full of purity, visions, and harmony." ~Chateubriand

Jim Watkins - river

Huka River
Taupo, New Zealand
October 2009

"The river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence." ~Jim Watkins

Guillaume Apollinaire - be happy

"Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy." ~Guillaume Apollinaire

James Russell Lowell Quotes

"A weed is no more than a flower in disguise, Which is seen through at once, if love give a man eyes." ~James Russell Lowell

"All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action." ~James Russell Lowell

"Children are God's Apostles, sent forth, day by day, to preach of love, and hope, and peace." ~James Russell Lowell

"Good heavens, of what un-costly material is our earthly happiness composed if we only knew it. What incomes have we not had from a flower, and how unfailing are the dividends of the seasons." ~ James Russell Lowell

“Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen.” ~James Russell Lowell

"Light is he symbol of truth." ~James Russell Lowell

"Now is the high-tide of the year, and whatever of life hath ebbed away comes flooding back with ripply cheer. Now the hear is so full that a drop overfills it, we are happy now because God wills it." ~James Russell Lowell

"One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning." ~James Russell Lowell

"The heart forgets its sorrow and ache." ~James Russell Lowell

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John Green Quotes

"I don't know a perfect person. I only know flawed people who are still worth loving." ~John Green

"If you don't imagine, nothing ever happens at all." ~John Green

"Maybe our favourite quotations say more about us than about the stories or people we are quoting." ~John Green

"Reading forces you to be quiet in a world that no longer makes place for that." ~John Green

“When adults say, "Teenagers think they are invincible" with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don't know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.” ~John Green

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Malala Yousafzai Quotes

"I raise my voice - not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard." ~Malala Yousafzai

"Let us pick up our books and pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one pen. One book can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first." ~Malala Yousafsai

"Malala Day is not my day, today is the day of every woman, boy and girl who has raised their voice for their rights" ~Malala Yousafzai

"The extremists are afraid of books and pens. The power of education frightens them." ~Malala Yousafzai

"There was a time when women asked men to stand up for womens' rights. This time we will do it for ourselves." ~Malala Yousafzai

"We cannot succeed when half of us are held back." ~Malala Yousafzai on education for girls

"When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful." ~ Malala Yousafzai


12 July 2013 - the UN proclaimed this day as Malala Day as she turned 16 years old; the Pakistani girl who survived from the bullets of the Talibans.

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Lauren Oliver - beautiful

Family Time
26 November 2012

"So many things become beautiful when you really look." ~Lauren Oliver

Osip Mandelstam - spreading of a wing

Taronga Zoo
June 29, 2009

"My turn shall also come: I sense the spreading of a wing." ~Osip Mandelstam

Henry Rollins Quotes

"Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better." ~Henry Rollins

"My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud." ~Henry Rollins

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Harper Lee Quotes

“As you grow up, always tell the truth, do no harm to others, and don't think you are the most important being on earth. Rich or poor, you then can look anyone in the eye and say, 'I'm probably no better than you, but I'm certainly your equal.” ~Harper Lee

"Courage...is when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what." ~Harper Lee

"People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for." ~Harper Lee (To Kill A Mockingbird

"The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience." ~Harper Lee (1926- )

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Sean O'Casey - sun

31 July 2012
Out in the Far West

"When it was dark, you always carried the sun in your hand for me." ~Sean O'Casey

Richelle Mead - dreaming and waking

"If your eyes weren't open, you wouldn't know the difference between dreaming and waking." ~Richelle Mead

Paul H. Dunn -age

"You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt, as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear." ~Paul H. Dunn

Edgar Degas - art

Manildra NSW
31 July 2012
"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." ~Edgar Degas

Johannes Eckhart - light

"Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest to us." ~Johannes Eckhart

Annie Leibovitz - nature

Parkes NSW
2 August 2012

"Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself." ~Annie Leibovitz

Michael Trew - potential

"To be successful, you must eliminate doubt, embrace challenges and reject any outside negativity and people who try to bring you down or tell you "you'll never be good enough." The fact is that you have just as much potential as everyone else in this world. Will you unleash it?" ~Michael Trew

Maxim Gorky - hands

Baby Skippy

"Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is." ~Maxim Gorky

Anna Howard Shaw - desire

"I wake up every morning with a great desire to live joyfully." ~Anna Howard Shaw

Dave Egner Quotes

"A benediction is not a ritualistic closing; it's a genuine prayerful wish for God's goodness to follow the other person." ~Dave Egner, Our Daily Bread

"In blessing others, we express gratitude for what God has done for us through Christ's death." ~Dave Egner, Our Daily Bread

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Isaac Asimov Quotes

“Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right!” ~from Part IV, "The Traders" by Isaac Asimov from Everyman's Library

"People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do." ~Isaac Asimov

January 2012

"Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers." ~Isaac Asimov

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The Shodoka - truth

"You must neither strive for truth, nor seek to lose your illusions." ~The Shodoka

Polly Berrien Berends - love

"The gain is not the having of children; it is the discovery of love and how to be loving." ~Polly Berrien Berends

Willaru Huayta - healing

"Heal yourself - your physical and spiritual bodies. Regenerate yourself with light, and then help those who have poverty of the soul. Return to the inner spirit, which we have abandoned while looking elsewhere for happiness." ~Willaru Huayta, QUECHUA NATION, PERU

Anon - generous

"Be generous to everyone, young and old, weak and strong, because some day in our life you will have been all of these." ~Anon

Giuseppe Garibaldi - hand

"Give me the ready hand rather than the ready tongue." ~Giuseppe Garibaldi

The Upanishads - soul

"The soul shines equally in people on the farthest island, and in people close at hand." ~The Upanishads


"There's a light that shines beyond all things on earth. This is the light that shines in your heart." ~Chandogya Upanishad

Anne Cetas Quotes

"The kind of prayer God desires flows out of a humble evaluation of our own sinful hearts." ~Anne Cetas

"When you're feeling invisible or disregarded, remember that God does see you and He cares. Wait on Him, and He will give you renewed strength." ~Anne Cetas

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Mansur al-Hallaj - harvest

"God is in the abundant of harvest; He is also in the famine that occurs when the harvest fails." ~Mansur al-Hallaj


Dr. Louis J. Camuti - humans

Lambie, my adopted kitten
24 January 2013

"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

Anon - simplicity

Hooping for Life
7 October 2012

"Guide your spirit towards simplicity rather than accumulation." ~Anon

James Thomson - ornament

Glenfield NSW
13 October 2012

"For loveliness needs not the foreign aid or ornament, but is, when unadorned, adorned the most.' ~James Thomson

Giles Fletcher - blossom

Cattery Marashar
19 October 2012

"Love is the blossom where there blows everything that lives or grows." ~Giles Fletcher

Richard 'Grimesy' Grimes - being great

"It would be nice to be known for being great. But it's great being known for being nice." ~Richard 'Grimesy' Grimes

Barry C. Forbes - kindly deeds

7 October 2012

"I've never known any human being, high or humble, who ever regretted, when nearing life's end, having done kindly deeds. But I have known more than one millionaire who became haunted by the realization that they had led selfish lives." ~Barry C. Forbes

"Work is the meat of life, pleasure the dessert." ~B. C. Forbes

Richard Milhous Nixon Quotes

"If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together." ~Richard Milhous Nixon

"Never say no when a client asks for something, even if it is the moon. You can always try, and anyhow there is plenty of time afterwards to explain that it was not possible." ~Richard M. Nixon

“What we have done with the American Indian is its way as bad as what we imposed on the Negroes. We took a proud and independent race and virtually destroyed them. We have to find ways to bring them back into decent lives in this country.” ~Richard Nixon

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Michael Dransfield - dog

Museum of Contemporary Art
29 November 2012

"I was flying over Sydney in a giant dog - things looked bad." ~Michael Dransfield

Thomas Disch - creativity

"Creativity is the ability to see relationships where none exist." ~Thomas Disch

Bill Crowder Quotes

"Even though God knows our needs, He still wants us to share our hearts with Him. He stands ready to hear our prayer and to repair our brokenness by His grace." ~Bill Crowder

"It is only as our lives are built upon God's strength that we will be able to endure the harshness of life in a fallen world." ~Bill Crowder

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Periander of Corinth - tomb

In Memoriam
December 2012

"Now o'er his tomb and happy ashes will not violets spring?" ~Periander of Corinth

Sri Ramakrishna - minds

"It is the mind that makes one wise or ignorant, bound or emancipated." ~Sri Ramakrishna


Josiah Gilbert Holland - faith

"Faith draws the poison from every grief, takes the sting from every loss, and quenches the fire of every pain; and only faith can do it." ~Josiah Gilbert Holland

William Morris Quotes

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” -William Morris

Nature's woodwork
Out in the Far West Woods
2 August 2012

"Love is enough, though the world be awaning. And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining." ~William Morris

"The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life." ~William Morris

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Anon - chance

"To live a life, you stand a good chance of leading a generous life." ~Anon

Dorothy Frances Gurney - garden

The Rocks Garden
26 November 2012

"One is nearer to God's heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth."
~Dorothy Frances Gurney

Towradgi - earth

My Outback Adventure
3 August 2012

"Feel this earth. it is your flesh, your blood, your sinews. You are the earth, and the earth is you. Your ancestors were made from this earth, and this earth is sacred. Whatever happens, remember that." ~Towradgi, Australian Aboriginal Woman

Jon Kabat-Zinn Quotes

Karomatan Lanao del Norte
Photo courtesy by Maguid Maruhom

"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf." ~Jon Kabat-Zinn

"Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now." ~Jon Kabat-Zinn

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Jerome Lawrence - man

"A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air. A psychotic is the man who lives in it. A psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent." ~Jerome Lawrence

Jeffrey McDaniel - winter

Photo Attributed to Doug Gonser

"I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go." ~Jeffrey McDaniel

Gianna Perad - soul

"Some things scratch the surface while others strike at your soul." ~Gianna Perad

Frances Wilshire - relaxation

"Relaxation comes from letting go of tense thoughts." ~Frances Wilshire

Diane Keaton - moments

"Memories are simply moments that refuse to be ordinary." ~Diane Keaton

Arturo Graf - knowledge

"The knowledge and reason speak, ignorance and error shout." ~Arturo Graf

Yunus Emre - energy

"A single word can brighten the face of one who knows the value of words. Ripened in silence, a single word acquires a great energy for work." ~Yunus Emre

Thomas Henry Huxley Quotes

“Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation.” ~Thomas Henry Huxley

"Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every conceived notion, follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing." ~Thomas Huxley

"The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence." ~Thomas Huxley

"The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect." ~Thomas Huxley

"Time, whose tooth gnaws away at everything else, is powerless against truth." ~Thomas Henry Huxley

"Try to learn something about everything and everything about something." ~Thomas Huxley

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Shakyamuni - striving

"Better than one hundred years lived with idleness and weakness is one single day lived with courage and powerful striving." Shakyamuni

Havner - rest

"If we do not come apart and rest awhile, we may just plain come apart." ~Havner

ZEN Prayer, Proverbs and Sayings

"When all discrimination is abandoned,
when contact with things is broken,
the mind is brighter than sun and moon
together, cleaner than frost and snow."
~Zen Prayer
"A wise man restrains his anger and overlooks insults. This s to his credit." ~Zen Saying

"Because your heart is so beautiful , everything looks beautiful to you." ~Zen proverb

"Before enlightenment - chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment - chop wood, carry water." ~Zen Buddhist Proverb

"Better to see the face than hear the name." ~Zen Saying

"Beyond the white clouds a blue mountain. A traveler goes beyond that mountain." ~Zen saying

"Day after day the sun rises in the east; day after day it sets in the west." ~Zen Saying

"Do not speak unless you can improve on silence." ~Zen Saying

"Do not vainly pass through sunshine and shadows." ~Zen Saying

"Everything the same; everything distinct." ~Zen Saying

"Knock on the sky and listen to the sound." ~Zen Saying

"Meditation is the gateway, through which you arrive to the world of freedom." ~Zen Saying

"No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place." ~Zen

"Rule your mind, not be ruled by it." ~Zen Saying

"Stand up to your obstacles; do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have." ~Zen Proverb

"Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself." ~Zen Proverb

"The obstacle is the path." ~Zen Proverb

"The sound of rain needs no translation." ~Zen Proverb

"The wooden man sings and dances, the stone woman gives birth in the night." ~Zen Saying

"When you get to the top of the mountain, keep climbing." ~Zen Proverb

"When you look into INFINITY, you realise that there are more important things to do than what people do all day." ~The Daily Zen (comic strip)

"Where there is great doubt, there will be great awakening; Small doubt, small awakening; no doubt, no awakening." ~Zen Proverb

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Valluvar - words

"Guard your tongue, for it is highly dangerous; unguarded words can cause terrible distress." Valluvar


Our Daily Bread - overcoming

Outback Experience
31 July 2012

"As light overcomes darkness, goodness can overcome evil." ~Our Daily Bread

John Izzo Quotes

Manildra NSW
31 July 2012

"Each day we can wake up and choose to see life as a gift and to be fully present in that day. We cannot always control the outcome, but we can control our reactions." ~John Izzo

"Each day we can bring all we have to that day, choosing to live it fully, seeing it as a great gift." ~John Izzo

"Each day we can train our mind not to obsess on regret, nor to worry for tomorrow but to be in this present moment." ~John Izzo

"Each day we can be grateful for what has happened that day. And we can choose not to judge our lives from moment to moment (am I happy, successful, unhappy, a failure, good, bad) but simply to live our life." ~John Izzo

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Our Daily Bread - God's gifts

14 January 2013

"Never let the abundance of God's gifts cause you to forget the Giver." ~Our Daily Bread

Eva Söderlund - wisdom

"Deep within you, you have a well of endless wisdom, an inner voice who talks to you in times of change, in times of need. Trust this, your intuition; to know without knowing how you know, it is trustworthy. It will give you new chances to grow, hope and love." ~Eva Söderlund

Anon - gifts

Outback Sunset
Gift of Experience
31 July 2012

"Look at what you know and at what you have and let your gifts reflect what you give." ~Anon

Malcolm Rankin Quotes

"God gives inner strength and dignity that frees our spirit from the cage of our frustrations so we can live with our limitations and see opportunities beyond our limitations." ~Malcolm Rankin, Faith and Life, Central West Observer

"No amount of political labelling can change the value that marriage is the expression of a unique union between a man and a woman. It always has been and always will be." ~Malcolm Rankin, Central Western Daily

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Robert Alan Quotes

Open Air Afternoon Devonshire Tea
Outback Property in NSW
3 August 2012

"The good deed you do today for a brother or sister in need will come back to you some day for humanity's a circle in deed." ~Robert Alan


"The flower of kindness will grow.
Maybe not now, but it will some day.
And in kind that kindness will flow,
For kindness grows in this way."
~Robert Alan

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Elmore Leonard - skip

"I try to leave out the parts that people skip." ~Elmore Leonard

Anon - advice

"Some people think they are generous because they give away free advice." ~Anon

Bourke Coekran - mother earth

Canola Field
Far West of NSW
1 August 2012

"There is enough for all. The earth is a generous mother; she will provide in plentiful abundance food for all her children if they will but cultivate her soil in justice and in peace." ~Bourke Coekran


Anon - elegance

"Elegance of language doesn't always come from the smartest people; it comes from those who can empathize with their fellows and share a common experience." ~Anon

Art Buchwald Quotes

"The best things in life aren't things." ~Art Buchwald

"Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got." ~Art Buchwald (BrainyQuoute)

Anon - trappings

Federal Rd, Seven Hills
3 January 2013

"In your life, do not fall into the trap of chasing after the trappings." ~Anon

Rod Mckuen - gifts

Randwick NSW
December 2012

"The gifts that one received for giving are so immeasurable that it is almost an injustice to accept them." ~Rod Mckuen

Jean Piaget - linguists

"Logical positivists have never taken psychology into account in their epistemology, but they affirm that logical beings and mathematical beings are nothing but linguistic structures." ~Jean Piaget

Samuel Richardson Quotes

"It may be very generous in one person to offer what it would be ungenerous in another to accept." ~Samuel Richardson

"Where words are restrained, the eyes often talk a great deal." ~Samuel Richardson

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Victor Kelleher - journey

Northparkes Mine
1 August 2012

"Not all journeys have an ending." ~Victor Kelleher


M. J. Ryan Quotes

"Gratitude helps us love well by keeping us focused on the beauty in our relationship and the person we love." ~M. J. Ryan

"Gratitude is a feeling of fullness, a recognition of the heart of what we are receiving in this moment." ~M.J. Ryan

"We hold on so tightly that our hands are unavailable to reach out for the happiness we could gain by letting go." ~M. J. Ryan

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Anon - good times

"If life is going badly, it's easy to blame it on someone else-so whom do you credit for the good times?" ~Anon


Larry Gerbens - artists

"The artists have ministered to us, and we hope their work will minister others." ~Larry Gerbens , Our Daily Bread, The Beauty of Forgiveness by Anne Cetas

Rabbi Zelig Pliskin Quotes

"A happy and joyful person has mastered the art of thinking in patterns that create happiness and joy. Let this be your mind." ~Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

"A person who looks at life through the lens of gratitude will always find things to be grateful for. A person looking from a place of kindness and compassion will always find opportunities to be kind and compassionate." ~Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

"Experiencing joy in doing acts of kindness for others will increase the quantity and quality of your kind acts. When you enjoy doing things to help others, you will always be able to find enjoyable things to do." ~Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

"If a person decides to view life from a place of self-confidence, this confident lens will color all that he sees. More positive opportunities will appear." ~Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

"Imagine what goals you would set for yourself if you would be in your ideal state of mind using your ability to remember your greatest moments of self-confidence, recall some moments when you felt very self-confident. With your ability to use your imagination, imagine yourself acting extremely self-confident in the future. Now give yourself permission to imagine being given the gift of super great self-confidence." ~Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

"One way out of the worry pattern is to think of potential solutions. Whenever you worry about something, imagine three or more alternate outcomes." ~Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

"People who are self-confident have very different mental pictures and thoughts than people who lack self-confidence. People who feel very insecure feel that way because of what they say to themselves and what they picture about the past and the future. When they upgrade their self-talk and their mental images, they experience life very differently." ~Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

"Realize that the only limits to your imagination are the limits you put on yourself. Therefore make it a daily habit to imagine yourself having high levels of self-confidence." ~Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

"Seeing through the lens of self-confidence allows much more light in your world. A self-confident person sees further and clearer. The world appears totally different. Your outlook is so much brighter." ~Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

"Some people tell themselves, "It’s my nature to worry." But the truth is that no one is born a worrier. A person might have started worrying at a young age and have many early memories of worrying. A person might find it very difficult not to worry. But this isn’t someone’s basic nature. Worry is essentially self-talk about something negative that you hope won’t happen. You feel anxious and distressed about the possibility." ~Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

"The life of a person who loves to do acts of kindness will be a life of joy." ~Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

"The more you engage in joyful and grateful self-talk, the more your mind will be free from worry." ~Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

"We all have a constant flow of thoughts and mental pictures in our minds." ~Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

"When a person looks through a colored lens, everything seems to be that color. If the lens is tinted yellow or blue, everything seems yellow or blue." ~Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

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Barbara Bush Quotes


"At the end of your life you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent." ~Barbara Bush

"Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others." ~Barbara Bush, American First Lady (1925- )

"Some people give time, some money, some their skills and connections; some literally give their blood...but everyone as something to give." ~Barbara Bush

"To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. ~Barbara Bush

"You don't just luck into things as much as you'd like to think you do. You build them step by step, whether it's friendship or opportunities." ~Barbara Bush

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Dharma Master Cheng Yen - minds

"Have we been taking good care of our minds? Have we swept away the defilements of our past? After we have cleansed our minds, are we always safeguarding them? This is very important because it is the first gate of spiritual practice." ~Dharma Master Cheng Yen


Sir Walter Scott Quotes

"A friend always loves, but he who loves is not always a friend." ~Sir Walter Scott, Proverbs Quotes
"But with the morning cool repentance came." ~Sir Walter Scott, Repentance Quotes

"Caution comes too late when we are in the midst of evils." ~Sir Walter Scott, Proverbs Quote

"Everything in art is but a copy of nature." ~Sir Walter Scott, Proverbs Quotes

"Fortune may rob us of our wealth, not of our courage." ~Sir Walter Scott, Proverbs Quotes

"Great talent has always a little madness mixed up with it." ~Sir Walter Scott, Proverbs Quotes

"Hard toil can roughen form and face, And want call quench the eye's bright grace." ~Sir Walter Scott, Proverbs Quotes

"He who has wronged you is either stronger or weaker than yourself: be he weaker, spare him; be he stronger, then spare yourself." ~Sir Walter Scott, Proverbs Quotes

"He who repents of his fault is almost guiltless." ~Sir Walter Scott, Proverbs Quotes

“I did not myself set a high estimation on wealth, and had the affectation of most young men of lively imagination, who suppose that they can better dispense with the possession of money, than resign their time and faculties to the labour necessary to acquire it.” ~Sir Walter Scott, Rob Roy from Everyman's Library

"If you live according to the requirements of nature, you will never be in want; if according to the fashions of the world you will never be rich." ~Sir Walter Scott, Proverbs Quotes

"It is a disgrace to say one thing and think another; but how much more disgraceful to write one thing and think another!" ~Sir Walter Scott, Proverbs Quotes

"Let ease and rest at times be given to the weary." ~Sir Walter Scott, Proverbs Quotes

"Let him who has granted a favour speak not of it; let him who has received one, proclaim it." ~Sir Walter Scott, Proverbs Quotes

"Look back, and smile on perils past." ~Walter Scott

"True love's the gift which God has given to man alone beneath the heaven." ~Sir Walter Scott



"Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife!
To all the sensual world proclaim,
One crowded hour of glorious life
Is worth an age without a name."
~Sir Walter Scott, Glory Quotes

"The rose is fairest when 'tis budding new,
And hope is brightest when it dawns from fears;
The rose is sweetest wash'd with morning dew,
And love is loveliest when embalm'd in tears."
~Sir Walter Scott, Proverbs Quotes



Sir Walter Scott—who invented the historical novel—is still the writer to whom we turn when we seek the undiluted pleasures of narrative romance. His Rob Roy (1817) is a rousing tale of skulduggery and highway robbery, villainy and nobility, trasonous plots and dramatic escapes—and young love. From London to the North of England to the Scottish Highlands, it follows the unjustly banished young merchant's son Francis as he strives to out-maneuver the unscrupulous adventurur plotting to destroy him—and allies himself with the cunning, dangerous, and dashing outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor in a heroic effort to regain his rightful place and win the hand of the girl he loves.

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Gertrude S. Wister - flowers

26 September 2012

"The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size." ~Gertrude S. Wister