"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


Susan Winebrenner - intelligence

“Real intelligence is a creative use of knowledge, not merely an accumulation of facts. The slow thinker who can finally come up with an idea of his own is more important to the world than a walking encyclopedia who hasn’t learned how to use this information productively.” ~Susan Winebrenner

Dr. Frank J. Kinslow - problems

"Circumstances are not problems. They do not become problems until your mind attaches useless and damaging emotion to them." ~Dr. Frank J. Kinslow

Edgar Quinet - judge

"Time is the fairest and toughest judge." ~Edgar Quinet

Lola Inday - philosophy

"Even in philosophy, there applies the "allegory", "parallelism" and "corollary." ~Lola Inday


Brian Andreas Quotes

"There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by myself." ~Brian Andreas

"There are things you do because they feel right and they may make no sense and they may make no money and it may be the real reason we are here: to love each other and to eat each other's cooking and say it was good.” ~Brian Andreas

"Time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life." ~Brian Andreas

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Nido Qubein Quotes

"Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets." ~Nido Qubein

"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." ~Nido Qubein

Charles Rainer Marquez - face

"Never try looking into anything when you know exactly frustration will definitely blow into your face." ~Charles Rainer Marquez


Dr. James Emmanuel Kwegyir Aggrey Quotes

"Education is not just a matter of 3 R's, but of the 3 H's - Head, Hand and Heart." ~Dr. James Emmanuel Kwegyir Aggrey (TFBFG 1987 from Carol Ann Hewer)

"On a piano, you can play some sort of a tune on the black notes alone, and some sort of a tune on the white notes, but for real music, black and white must be played together. So, black and white races must learn to live together in harmony." ~Dr. James Emmanuel Kwegyir Aggrey (TFBFG 1987 from Carol Ann Hewer)

Yogi Amrit Desai - strength

"Your strength is in your calmness, in the clarity of your mind. Strength comes from putting the negative aside without reacting. Win in calmness, in consciousness, in balance. Win without fighting." ~Yogi Amrit Desai


Jane Lee Logan - home

"It's not the size of your house that makes a home, it's the size of your heart." ~Jane Lee Logan

Fredrik Nael - bridge

"It takes both sides to build a bridge." ~Fredrik Nael

Vivian Benson - attention


"If someone truly loves you, they won't make you feel like you need to constantly fight for their attention." ~Vivian Benson


Rudolf C. Binding - heaven

"Heaven is high and earth wide. If you ride three feet higher above the ground than other men, you will know what that means." ~Rudolf C. Binding

Quotes from TIM COX Fine Art FB Fan Page

"Every ranch I have ever been on since I was a kid the young cowboys complain about the 'long days and short pay'. I am sure the horses feel the same way. Then there are the cowboys that have figured it out that it is not about the money it is about the moments; the beauty and peace of riding out to meet a new morning, seeing a new born calf or foal, the freedom of the open spaces, glorious sunsets, the satisfaction of a job well done and all life's little pleasures make it worthwhile." ~Tim Cox

“I enjoy trying to capture the relationship between a horse and its rider. A horse isn’t just a tool, he’s a partner.” ~Tim Cox

"If you watch an old pony get a drink, after the first swallow, they wash their mouth out, then they settle in to quench their thirst." ~Tim Cox

"Let's start the day with a smile." ~Tim Cox


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

"A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams." ~John Barrymore

"A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist's world." ~Hans Hofmann

"All things come round to him who will but wait." ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Tim Cox Fine Arts)

"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

"Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced."~Leo Tolstoy (Tim Cox Fine Arts)

"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home." ~TWYLA THARP

"Bid, then, the tender light of faith to shine By which alone the mortal heart is led Unto the thinking of the thought divine." ~George Santayana

"Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God." ~Honore de Balzac

"Contemplation seems to be about the only luxury that costs nothing." ~Dodie Smith from Tim Cox

"Dancing is the poetry of the foot." ~John Dryden

“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability." ~Sam Keen

"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it." ~Norman Maclean

“Ever thine ever mine ever ours” ~Beethoven

"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree."~Emily Bronte

"First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, 'I believe,' three times." ~Ovid

"Getting to a place of comfort can be uncomfortable." ~Marcus Samuelsson

"Give me liberty or give me death." ~Patrick Henry

"God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm." ~William Cowper

"God's mercy and grace give me hope - for myself, and for our world." ~Billy Graham

"God will one day hold us each accountable for all the things He created for us to enjoy, but we refused to do so." ~Rabbanic Saying

"Happiness resides not in posessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul."~Democritus~ "At the End Of Summer"

“He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair.” ~Henry David Thoreau

"He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly." ~James Allen

"Heaven is high and earth wide. If you ride three feet higher above the ground than other men, you will know what that means." ~Rudolf C. Binding

"High expectations are the key to everything." ~Sam Walton

"I decided to fly through the air and live in the sunlight and enjoy life as much as I could." ~Evel Knievel

"I don't know any other way to lead but by example." ~Don Shula

"I get my best ideas in a thunderstorm. I have the power and majesty of nature on my side." ~Ralph Steadman

"I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me." ~Antonio Villaraigosa

“I knew I was happy when I was dancing." ~Ajay Naidu

"I like to go to places where you can relax a little after you're done working." ~Ming Xi from Tim Cox Fine Art

"I live and love in God's peculiar light." ~Michelangelo

"I love the feeling of the fresh air on my face and the wind blowing through my hair." ~Evel Knievel from Tim Cox Fine Art's

"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 shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.” ~Robert Frost

"I smile when I catch God watching me through the eyes of a horse" ~Kevin Weatherby (Tim Cox Fine Art)

"I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son, father and friend." ~Dante Hall

"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 raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings." ~Brian Tracy

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

"It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness." ~Thomas Jefferson

"It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it." ~Amelia Barr

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

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give to another person; he believed in me.” ~Jim Valvano

"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

"Never lose a holy curiosity." ~Albert Einstein

"Our hoofbeats were many, but our hearts beat as one." ~Anon

"Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life." ~John Updike

"Some of the most powerful times are when we're quiet." ~Michael W. Smith

"Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get." ~Bernard Meltzer

"Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence." ~Colin Powell

"Thank you to our military and their families for their service and dedication. We are forever in your debt! " ~Tim Cox

"The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land we inhabit are not only critical elements in the quality of life we enjoy - they are a reflection of the majesty of our Creator." ~Rick Perry

"The cowboy is the image of freedom. The hard-ridin' boss of the range. His trade is a fair one, he fights for what's right. And his ethics aren't subject to change." ~Red Steagall Official Fan Page

"The Dancer believes that his art has something to say which cannot be expressed in words or in any other way than by dancing." ~Doris Humphrey

"The mind is exercised by the variety and multiplicity of the subject matter, while the character is moulded by the contemplation of virtue and vice." ~Quintilian

"The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing." ~James Brown

"Then I shall bow in humble adoration, And there proclaim, my God, how great thou art!" ~Carl Gustav Boberg (from Tim Cox Fine Art)

"There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect." ~Ronald Reagan

"There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect."~Robert Louis Stevenson from Tim Cox Fine Art

"There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been" ~Percy Bysshe Shelley

"There's always a new challenge to keep you motivated." ~Sean Connery

"There is no human bliss equal to twelve hours of work with only six hours in which to do it." ~Anthony Trollope

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

"To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven." ~Karen Sunde

"Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes." ~Beethoven

"Tradition does not mean that the living are dead, it means that the dead are living." ~Harold MacMillan

"Travelers repose and dream among my leaves." ~William Blake

"We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams." ~Jeremy Irons

"We have the capacity to receive messages from the stars and the songs of the night winds." ~Ruth St. Denis

"We see ourselves in terms of yesterday and today. Our Heavenly Father sees us in terms of forever." ~Joseph B. Wirthlin

"What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing. You wouldn't be an artist unless you wanted to share an experience, a thought." ~David Hockney

"What greater aspiration and challenge are there for a mother than the hope of raising a great son or daughter?" ~Rose Kennedy

“You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you’re doing is work or play.” ~Warren Beatty

"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." ~Nido Qubein


"I have noticed in my life that when I'm on top and open my eyes is when I'm most humbled. It is then that I realize how minor I am." ~Tracey Sadler

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"While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer. "

"God Bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home."

~Irving Berlin

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"Beyond the sunset, O blissful morning, When with our Saviour, Heav'n is begun. Earth's toiling ended, O glorious dawning; Beyond the sunset, When day is done." ~Virgil Brock from Tim Cox Fine Art

"I’ve traveled all around this country
I guess I’ve been most everywhere
I’ve been from coast to coast and way down south
I know the tang of frosty air
I like the feel of saddle leather
I love the way a pony sways
As I ride along I’ll sing this song
And be happy the rest of my days"
~Bob Nolan
from Tim Cox Fine Art's "WESTERN SKIES"

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"Let Zephyr only breathe
And with her tresses play.
~William Drummond

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"The hooves of the horses O' witching and sweet
Is the music earth steals from the iron-shod feet
No whisper of lover, no trilling of bird
Can stir me as hooves of the horses have stirred
They spurn disappointment and trample despair
And drown with their drum beats the challenge of care
With scarlet and silk for their banners above
They are swifter than fortune and sweeter than love
On the wings of the morning they gather and fly
In the hush of the night-time I hear them go by
The horses of memory thundering through
With flashing white fetlocks all wet with the dew
When you lay me to slumber no spot you can choose
But will ring to the rhythm of galloping shoes
And under the daisies no grave be so deep
For the hooves of the horses to sound in my sleep"

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"Ride”, it calls, “upon the mountains,
and to the far reaches of the plain,
Ride the good horses and wide open spaces
as though you’ll not pass this way again.”
Endeavor to catch the skyline,
show the mountains that you’ve got sand,
Prove to the sky and rivers
that you’ve the mettle to make a hand."
~ Kevin Meyer~

"Under endless skies
That's where I belong
With miles and miles
Of room to roam"
Wylie Gustafson

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Virginia Ranin Brissenden - heroes

"So proud of you all Philippine Air Force boys despite of very limited resources you are still there helping and protecting our people and our nation. I stand attention and salute you guys. You are our country's heroes. I also admire your parents who brought you up with love, respect, dedication to duty and not expecting much money in return like some of our politicians who were there to steal from the poor, specially those who served in the past. Some of them are still there at the present time, but most public's eyes are open now...we will keep an eye on you dishonest ones, you know who you are. We also know who the good ones are." ~Virginia Ranin Brissenden, FB, 21 November 2013
(On Typhoon Yolanda - Leyte)

Gemma Stone - step

"Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must. But take the step." ~Gemma Stone

Philip Reyes - religion

"All religions talk about peace. The problem is they just keep talking on how peaceful their religion is. They do nothing about it. In fact most of the brutal wars on earth was in the name of religion." ~Philip Reyes


Lauren DeStefano Quotes


"Fall has always been my favourite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale." ~Lauren DeStefano

"I have always been fascinated by the ocean, to dip a limb beneath its surface and know that I'm touching eternity, that it goes on forever until it begins here again." ~Lauren DeStefano

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Merrill J. Fernando - tea

"Each tea boasts its special flavour to seduce your taste buds, fascinate the eye and sense of smell, in telling its own special story. You might of course enjoy one tea more than another, but each tea has something unique to offer" - Merrill J. Fernando


Saint Francis de Sales Quotes

"A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows." ~Saint Francis

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them — every day begin the task anew." ~Saint Francis de Sales

"Never be in a hurry' do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." ~St. Francis de Sales

"Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as real strength." ~Saint Francis de Sales

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Harry Paler - light

"When we see everyone is a part of us, that any criticism we make is self-criticism, we will extend to ourselves an unconditional love that will light the world." -Harry Palmer

Marguerite Duras Quotes

"The best way to fill time is to waste it." ~Marguerite Duras

"When the past is recaptured by the imagination, breath is put back into life." ~Marguerite Duras


Daniel Chidiac Quotes

"Once you experience true love in your heart, you dedicate your life to showing the world what you have discovered." ~Daniel Chidiac

"Only when a person finally looks within and says "it's me that needs to change" will they attract and keep great experiences...if you can't admit that, you are scared to face the person behind the mask." ~Daniel Chidiac

"We constantly wait in anticipation for a miracle to happen in our life, unaware that the miracle is actually life itself." ~Daniel Chidiac

"When a person attempts to control someone else's life, it only reflects the lack of control they have on their own." -Daniel Chidiac

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Victoria Moran Quotes

“A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with—that’s poverty—but how efficiently we can put first things first. . . . When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar.” ~Victoria Moran
“Growing into your future with health and grace and beauty doesn’t have to take all your time. It rather requires a dedication to caring for yourself as if you were rare and precious, which you are, and regarding all life around you as equally so, which it is.” ~Victoria Moran

"If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated." ~Victoria Moran

"The idea that everything is purposeful really changes the way you live. To think that everything that you do has a ripple effect, that every word that you speak, every action that you make affects other people and the planet." ~Victoria Moran

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John H. Holcomb - impact

“You must get involved to have an impact. No one is impressed with the won-lost record of the referee.” ~John H. Holcomb

Albion Fellows Bacon - Rose

"I remembered the rose bush that had reached a thorny branch out through the ragged fence, and caught my dress, detaining me when I would have passed on. And again the symbolism of it all came over me. These memories and visions of the poor--they were the clutch of the thorns. Social workers have all felt it. It holds them to their work, because the thorns curve backward, and one cannot pull away." ~Albion Fellows Bacon


Nichole Fickes - one Life

"One of the most important things to realise is that you only have one life to live. It can all be gone in an instant. Cherish each moment and say what you need to say to someone before it's too late." ~Nichole Fickes

Bethany Webster - potential

"The most exciting part of the human experience is the creative potential that awaits in the center of our wounds waiting to be accessed and embodied." ~Bethany Webster


Fulton J. Sheen Quotes

"Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits." ~Fulton Sheen

"The mind is like a clock that is constantly running down; it has to be wound up daily with good thoughts." ~Fulton J. Sheen

"To pass from sadness to joy requires a birth..." ~Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton John Sheen was an American bishop of the Roman Catholic Church known for his preaching and especially his work on television and radio. His cause for canonization as a saint was officially opened in 2002. Wikipedia

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Edna St. Vincent Millay Quotes


"Beauty is whatever gives joy." ~Edna St. Vincent Millay

"Childhood is not from birth to a certain age and at a certain age. The child is grown, and puts away childish things."
~Edna St. Vincent Millay

"Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. Nobody that matters, that is." ~Edna St. Vincent Millay

"I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one."
~Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)

"The world stands out on either side no wider than the heart is wide.
Above the world is stretched the sky, no higher than the soul is high."
~Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Frederick William Farrar - life

"There is only one real failure in life that is possible, and that is, not to be true to the best one knows." ~Frederick William Farrar

Shifting Tides - control

"The quest for control is what limits us and holds us back from dancing with and through life. We cannot be at peace, until we surrender and drift with our inner tide." ~Shifting Tides, FB

Sus Kongsbak Larsen Quotes


"And should you lose your bearings...there is nought to do but reach for the stars..." ~Sus Kongsbak Larsen

‪"Bliss‬ becomes possible only when we view life as the amazing circumstance it is, rather than as a battle in which we are either victorious or defeated." ~Sus Kongsbak Larsen

"Breathe and allow you regrets to shift to acceptance of that, which you cannot change. Regrets are but toxic waste in one's wake, holding one back." ~Sus Kongsbak Larsen

"Breathe, Surrender and Trust your Inner Tide." ~ Sus Kongsbak Larsen

"Each time we Forgive, We Free ourselves of the mutually depleting burden of being in judgment of others." ~Sus Kongsbak Larsen

"Hurts and Blessings alike are only as solid or fluid as we make them. We have the choice to receive and solidify the gifts that come to us - even from our pain - and let them propel us forward." ~Sus Kongsbak Larsen

"I see everything that has happened in my life as a gift, not because it has made me who I am, for I have always been just me, rather, because I Love Life. We create stories around our experiences. We co-create our suffering with our emotional reactions. I choose to be at Peace with what I have created." ~Sus Kongsbak Larsen

"No matter how long your walk through the desert, know that Love is always within you and where Love springs, there is an Oasis of Peace." ~Sus Kongsbak Larsen

"Telling our children to "come out of their shell" may be equivalent to throwing them into deep water before they can swim. Instead, may we reach in to honor and Love them where they are, and watch them shine and thrive in Life, self-aware, worthy and at Peace." ~Sus Kongsbak Larsen

"When we allow the eternal tide of love to wash through us we become one with our very essence. We Are Love." ~Sus Kongsbak Larsen

"Wishing you Gentle Awakening and Smooth Sailing as you venture into the Horizon of your New Dawn." ~Sus Kongsbak Larsen

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Thomas Hughes - Best Gifts

"Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends for it is one of God's best gifts." ~Thomas Hughes (The Friendship Book 2014 - MPW)

Mark Lipinski - quiet moments

"Take those quiet moments to dream, ponder and wonder." ~Mark Lipinski

Sufi Ibn Al Arabi - God

"God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal and awakens in man." ~Sufi Ibn Al Arabi


Brooke Astor - Power

"Power is the ability to do good things for others." ~Brooke Astor, Philantrophist (The Friendship Book 2014 from Maurice Ware)

Timothy Shriver Quotes

"I discovered that our clan included loads of cousins and uncles and aunts and animals of every shape. I was taught that chaos and competition were family values. And I learned that we all loved the sea. Somehow, the sea was about us—our past, our exuberance, our frailty, our longing. " ~Timothy Shriver

"I felt the poem (Emily Dickinson's "Exultation Is the Going") was a gift from my mother, a message across time and space to remember that the sea still holds her spirit and that sailing across the ocean is perhaps the best way I'll ever find to experience eternity. " ~Timothy Shriver

Source: Oprah Newsletter Subscription

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babsy47 - quotes

"I use the quotes as deposits in my heart. When it's time to withdraw, I let the words savour in my spirit." ~babsy47


A Course of Miracles - blessed

“You are being blessed by every beneficent thought of any of your brothers anywhere.” ~From A Course of Miracles

Pam Grout - emotions

“You can literally uplift your world by lasering love, blessings, peace, and other high-frequency emotions to the people in your life.” ~Pam Grout

Peter De Vries - Providence

“Let us hope, that a kind Providence will put a speedy end to the acts of God under which we have been laboring." ~Peter De Vries

Will Durrant - wisdom

"Gaiety is wiser than wisdom." ~Will Durrant

Don Herold Quotes

"I would seek out more teachers who inspire relaxation and fun. I had a few of them, fortunately, and I figure it was they who kept me from going entirely to the dogs. From them I learned how to gather what few scraggly daisies I have gathered along life's cindery pathway." ~Don Herold (1953)

"More errors are made solemnly than in fun. The rubs of family life come in moments of intense seriousness rather that in moments of light-heartedness. If nations -- to magnify my point -- declared international carnivals instead of international war, how much better that would be!" ~Don Herold (1953)

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Karen Armstrong Quotes


"Look into your own heart, discover what it is that gives you pain and then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else." ~Karen Armstrong

"When you feel compassion, you dethrone yourself from the centre of the world." ~Karen Armstrong

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Mariel Hemingway - challenge

"If you don't step across the threshold of what you already know into the world of challenges, you never truly measure yourself." ~Mariel Hemingway

Karen Maezen Miller - fulfilment

"Fulfillment derives not from lofty achievements, but from ordinary feats. It arrives not once in a lifetime, but every moment of the livelong day." ~Karen Maezen Miller

Rebecca Holmes - paths

"Different paths could meet and stay together, after all, even if there were a few detours along the way." ~Rebecca Holmes (People's Friend Fireside Reading #33 (For Richer, For Poorer)

Dr. Charles W. Eliot - books

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers." ~Dr. Charles W. Eliot, The Friendship Book A Thought For Each Day 2014


Sir Wilfred Grenfell - to give and to serve

"The purpose of this world is not to have and to hold, but to give and to serve." ~Sir Wilfred Grenfell (The Friendship Book 2014, a very Special Thoughtful gift from M.P. Ware of U.k.)


Irvine Welsh - soul

"You can't lie to your soul." ~Irvine Welsh

Greg Olsen Quotes

"Before the sun sets today, give thanks for the simple blessings of home, family, friends and the beauty of the world around you...these are the great blessings of life!" ~Greg Olsen, "At Home for the Evening"

"Happy thoughts create happy things!" ~Greg Olsen, "The Thinking Tree"

"Heaven's light is always just a prayer away." ~Greg Olsen

"It helps to get a little better perspective." ~Greg Olsen, "Fraternity Tree"

"Learn to see yourself as He sees you." ~Greg Olsen, "Beside Still Waters"

"Let there be peace on Earth and let it begin with me. Let there be peace on Earth, the peace that was meant to be." ~Greg Olsen, "Peace on Earth"

"Nobody said giving would be easy, we just know that it will be worth it." ~Greg Olsen, "Milk and Cookiezzzzz"

"Our thoughts are the food we give our soul - be aware of the ingredients." ~Greg Olsen

"Resolve this moment to put the past behind you and start each new day with the excitement and wonder of a little child." ~Greg Olsen, "The Baptism"

"The world we live in is not built with the material things around us, but with each thought, attitude, reaction, and assumption we have moment by moment." ~Greg Olsen, "Castles in the Sky"

"You don't have to have it all figured out to keep moving forward." ~Greg Olsen, "Heavenly Hands"

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Sherlock Holmes - mind

"To a great mind, nothing is litte." ~Sherlock Holmes

Daniel Levin - gratitude

"Feel gratitude for everything. When we see every situation as being perfect just the way it is, happiness grows and grows." ~Daniel Levin