"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


Grace Livingston Hill - gifts


"GOD gave me my GIFTS. I will do all I can to show HIM how grateful I am to HIM." ~Grace Livingston Hill

Agnes Demille Quotes


"Find the passion. It takes great passion and great energy to do anything creative. I would go so far as to say you can't do it without that passion." ~Agnes Demille (1905--1993)

"I learned three important things in college - to use a library, to memorise quickly and visually, to drop asleep at any time given a horizontal surface and fifteen minutes. What I could not learn was to think creatively on schedule." ~Agnes Demille (1905-1993)

"No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently." ~Agnes Demille

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Victoria Martínez Quotes


"A small decision can lead you to achieve a great dream." ~Victoria Martínez

"Things do not always succeed the first time round, success comes hand in hand with perseverance." ~Victoria Martínez

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John Holland - light

"We all have a beautiful light within. We sometimes forget it is there." ~John Holland

Arnold Henry Glasow Quotes

"A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit." ~Arnold H. Glasow

"A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down." ~Arnold H. Glasow

"It’s only by the hard blows of adverse fortune that character is tooled." ~Arnold Glasow (Forbes.com)

"One of the chief objects of education should be to widen the windows through which we view the world." ~Arnold Glasow

"The better part of maturity is knowing your goals." ~Arnold Glasow (Firbes.com)

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Dada Mukerjee - garland


"There were many saints who were the same as Babaji in their love and compassion, rescuing the fallen, standing by the deserted, and bringing cheer and joy to the distressed. The string in the garland passes through various kinds of flowers and links them together in one strand like the current of the stream of compassion which passes through the hearts of the saints." ~Dada Mukerjee

Jan Phillips - moment


"We are vulnerable to fear only when we leave the present. If I drift into the past, my regrets surge up, my memories of failing and forsaking. If I shift into the future, I meet with doubt and delusion, fear of what's to come, what I'm not capable of controlling. It's in the present moment that I belong." ~Jan Phillips

Carolyn Macko - mere bodies


"... it is shameful if someone sees us as mere bodies and nothing more for pleasure sake instead of for God's sake. God's Love sustains, the pleasures of the body are temporary. To teach someone to see beyond the body is good medicine and the rest will fall into place." ~Carolyn Macko

Bonnie Arbon - puzzle

"You are a piece of the puzzle of someone else's life. You may never know where you fit, but others will fill the holes of their lives with pieces of you." ~Bonnie Arbon

Rosidah Abidin - sparkle of light


"Dear Leah, I believe that all the positive energy you conveyed to others will reach back to you. Try to sit back and take a deep breath. Remembering all these years we have spent struggling and rejoicing in our daily lifes... There always was this little sparkle of light that sometimes even could come from unexpected places. Keep your spirits. Hugs and love." ~Rosidah Abidin

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Bobbe Sommer - precondition

"Having a low opinion of yourself is not "modesty". It's self-destruction. Holding your uniqueness in high regard is not "egotism". It's a necessary precondition to happiness and success." ~Bobbe Sommer

Alfred de Vigny - example

"Of what use is the memory of facts, if not to serve as an example of good or of evil?" ~Alfred de Vigny

Laurie Halse Anderson - aspect


“In one aspect, yes, I believe in ghosts, but we create them. We haunt ourselves.” ~Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls


Bob Moore - strength

"My strength did not come from lifting weights. My strength came from lifting myself up when I was knocked down." ~Bob Moore

Brad Henry - compass

"Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights and our comfort when we occasionally falter" ~Brad Henry

Dorothy Fuldman - conviction


"It takes a disciplined person to listen to convictions which are different from their own." ~Dorothy Fuldman

Condoleeza Rice - serendopity

"Life is full of surprises and and serendipity. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns. Just find your next adventure-do it well, enjoy it-and then, not now, think about what comes next." ~Condoleeza Rice

Marlene Buffa Quotes


"Bumping into unseen forces, we sometimes feel a hovering entity or looming feeling surrounding us, daring to collide with our circumventing comfort zone." ~Marlene Buffa from Inspiration Line

"Life knocks on the door of our consciousness offering us a deeper existence, bumps into us and diverts us onto a higher path and whooshes by us reminding us that it’s never too late to wake up!" ~Marlene Buffa from Inspiration Line

"The older we grow, the quicker time passes. Our perception and vantage point change as time reflects against the accumulation of our experience. Time, as we interpret it through man-made dials and clocks, remains constant and some say, circular or infinite. Unseen thoughts, entities and even energies wrap around us, check us out, and whisk away – in an instant. The indescribable feeling of déjà vu, or the instinctive choices we make, represents our higher selves responding to Life." ~Marlene Buffa from Inspiration Line

"When Life or Spirit bumps into us, it renders a touching reminder for us to awaken to the events and emotions around us while we make our way on the planet. From the premonitory diversion to avoid an accident, to the gentle nudge into something better, Life reminds us of the power of the Infinite as a gentle teacher." ~Marlene Buffa from Inspiration Line

"When life streaks by us in our unaware state of the daily banal, we waste precious time in the coma of disengagement." ~Marlene Buffa from Inspiration Line

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Kevie - landscape

"Let us remember that the Global Financial Crisis was caused, not by pensioners, but by the greed of financial manipulators... The people who caused the problem are now largely back to where they started and the cycle starts again, yet those who had no part in that dark world of greed and avarice, and are most vulnerable, are being asked to sacrifice in order to bolster the wealth of the privileged few. It is little wonder that political landscape are becoming unstable and it is a trend that will continue worldwide. Australia will be no exception." ~Kevie from Buderim (14 April 2014 from Your Life Choices).

Dorothy Day - food


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

David La Chapelle Quotes

"A walk in nature can help bring about one of the most essential acts a human being can perform: the stilling of the mind. For when the cacophony of disturbances, reactions, and self-talk subsides, like a windswept sea suddenly finding calm, the lens of our lives becomes a still, pure crystalline window for the cosmos to experience itself through." ~David La Chapelle

"A walk in the natural world, with conscious mindfulness, can help bathe the senses in the implicate ordering of existence. Such a direct and immediate reminder does much to help steer us back to the center of ourselves." ~David La Chapelle

"All philosophy and essential religious experience emanates from a direct perception of the depth and beauty of nature. For in the end nature does not stop at the tip of a leaf or a leap of a salmon." ~David La Chapelle

"Finding our true nature, so that we can take up our place in the great dance of the cosmos, is the fundamental act of our lives." ~David La Chapelle

"The flow of nature rises, in elegantly apportioned vibrational levels, from the solidity of stone to the force of pure truth." ~David La Chapelle

"The temple of nature has its own architecture of elegant repetition. This repetition of basic form reinforces the direct experience of underlying patterning. When we awaken to such patterning we can rest some of the struggles and conflicts that live within us. The same patterning that flows through a forest, meadow, or mountainside lives deeply within our psyches." ~David La Chapelle

"...when we begin to liberate the divine potential within ourselves, we begin to contribute to the world. The contributions we make from a state of inner stillness, in which Guidance becomes tangible, will have an unerring exactness and precision that can help alleviate even the most powerful difficulties in the world." ~David La Chapelle

Source: OUR TRUE NATURE, published by Inspiration Line

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Anuj Somany - what they have

"A person who is true to himself likes and loves others for what they are and not what they have." ~ Anuj Somany

Josh Riebock - laughter

“Laughter is the evidence that we’re still here, the proof that our tragedies will not define us forever. Laughter is the language of the survivor” ~Josh Riebock

Joseph Hall Quotes

"A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was." ~Joseph Hall

"Perfection is the child of time." ~Joseph Hall

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Katherine Henson - heart


"Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness." ~Katherine Henson

Kalu Igwe Quotes

Marriage Is Beautiful

"A beautiful marriage does not mean absence of conflicts or issues but a marriage that turns ugly situations into beauty through systematic application of wholesome principles. It’s a work in progress." ~Kalu Igwe

"All love is sweet, given or returned. Common as light is loved, and its familiar voice wearies not ever." ~Marriage is Beautiful

"Do away with those fleeting pleasures. They are never good for your marriage. Focus on your spouse. Love your spouse with everything within you. Do away with every distraction in your marriage today. Take this pledge with me today: I WILL NEVER CHEAT ON MY SPOUSE." ~Kalu Igwe

"I hope the only thing more beautiful than my wedding dress is my marriage." ~Marriage is Beautiful

"Irrespective of challenging situations around you, you must be passionate about your ideas or goal. You must intensely feel great about your idea, strength of mind, interest, capability and proficiency. So that you can be assured and have your initiatives buried deep in your subconscious, in order to direct yourself along the path to fulfillment. You are the one to create your world; you cause things to be where you want them to be in your life." -Kalu Igwe

"Love creates the foundation for marriage and commitment creates the foundation for love." ~Marriage is Beautiful

"Love is a vine that grows into our hearts." ~Marriage is Beautiful

"Many people see communication as a time to discuss and tell loving things to one another; okay, that’s just part of it. I have come to understand that communication in marriage is not those planned and premeditated moments alone but also include those fleeting instants when we look each other in the eyes, when we speak with our hearts and feelings, when the atmosphere is just right. When we choose to keep quiet when we are expected to talk. When we refuse to blame when our spouse expects it. That touch, that smile, that knowing look are all wrapped up in this package called communication." ~Kalu Igwe

"Marriage becomes sweet when the couples learn how to communicate in love." ~Marriage is Beautiful

"Marriage Is Beautiful when you are kind to your spouse!" ~ Kalu Igwe

"Remember, your spouse is an opportunity to show love, kindness and gratitude; the best expression of meekness and humility and above all, the best person after God to lavish all the praise you can fathom on." ~Kalu Igwe

"There are times your keeping quiet will be worth more than so many words spoken in your marriage relationship. Don't always be in a hurry to talk back,don't be too eager to argue with your spouse. We agree,it's not always easy but the peace produced from this discipline might just be what you need. Be intuitive,listen more and talk less." ~Marriage is Beautiful

"We are living in an age where if you dare to run after what you feel you want to achieve and not what others feel they want you to achieve, a generation where If you can pursue your Passion and live your dreams,don't be surprised when you get there to notice that millions have followed you on the journey." ~Kalu Igwe

"When a woman knows, and works towards making her home, a peaceful and quiet place, a castle where her man will feel safe and comfortable to stay in always, The atmosphere in this home will make the man to cherish every moment he spends in his home with his queen, and anytime he is away, he will always longingly look forward to the time he will get the chance to step foot in his home again to be with his queen." ~Marriage is Beautiful via Kalu Igwe Kalu

"Whenever your spouse is facing difficulties, remember they will probably need your support more than they will need your advice." ~Marriage is Beautiful

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Quotes from Agapo

"Life is a long journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy." ~AgapO

Kristin Martz - lost and found


"We lose ourselves in the things we love. We find ourselves there, too." ~Kristin Martz


Quote For TODAY


“Come forth into the light of things. Let nature be your teacher.” ~William Wordsworth

Theodore Parker Quotes

“Look at the facts of the world. You see a continual and progressive triumph of the right. I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience. And from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice.” ~Theodore Parker, Ten Sermons of Religion, 1853

"Outward judgment often fails, inward judgment never." ~Theodore Parker

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John Joly - sea

“... the sea is one of the most beautiful and magnificent sights in Nature, all admit.” ~John Joly

Henry Beston - sounds in nature

“The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach” ~Henry Beston

Anna Pereira Quotes

"Each day always begins with a sunrise in your heart as long as your shine with all your light." ~Anna Pereira, Circles Of Inspiration

“Sometimes, we need to find a quiet spot, and heal a little." ~Anna Pereira

"The tide gives to the shore; it also takes. Both are necessary for the right amount of shell and sand on the beach." ~Anna Pereira

"Weather your storms. There is sure to be a rainbow in your emotional skies." ~Anna Pereira, Circles Of Inspiration

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"An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered." ~GK Chesterton

"Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure." ~Alfred North Whitehead

“Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.” ~Henri Matisse

"I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity. I want this adventure that is the context of my life to go on without end.” ~Simone de Beauvoir

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal.” ~Paulo Coelho

"I've made the most important discovery of my life. It's only in the mysterious equation of love that any logical reasons can be found." ~John Forbes Nash

"Life is full of surprises and and serendipity. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns. Just find your next adventure-do it well, enjoy it-and then, not now, think about what comes next." ~Condoleeza Rice

"Look forward to the new adventures in the unknown." ~Mind Recipes

"One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure." ~William Feather

"The greatest adventure is what lies ahead." ~J.R.R. Tolkien

"The growth of the human mind is still high adventure, in many ways, the highest adventure on earth." ~Norman Cousins

"The moon and other celestial bodies should be free for exploration and use by all countries. No country should be permitted to advance a claim of sovereignty." ~Lyndon B. Johnson

"The necessary requirement for every invention is coincidence. But most people don’t find it. What they call coincidence is actually an idea, and it will find anyone who is awake and ready for it." ~from Nametests

"The very greatest things – great thoughts, discoveries, inventions – have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty." ~Samuel Smiles

"We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light." ~Evelyn Dunbar

"We were meant to explore this earth like children do... unhindered by fear... propelled by curiosity and a sense of discovery. Allow yourself to see the world through new eyes and know there are amazing adventures here for you." ~Illuminating Souls

"What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous." ~Thomas Merton

"What was most significant about the lunar voyage was not that men set foot on the moon but that they set eye on the earth." ~Norman Cousins

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"Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit." ~Frank Borman

“I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on” ~Rita Dove on Exploration

"Pressure can lead to focus, leading to fantastic results. Comfort and growth are bitter enemies. Learning from mistakes is a champion's way. There is a sense of adventure when under pressure." ~Anon

"Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities, you can't begin to explore your possibilities." ~Tim Fargo

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Anne Spollen - silence


“I heard silence, silence infinite as the bottom of the ocean, a silence that sealed.” ~Anne Spollen

Van Morrison Quotes

“And I shall watch the ferry boats, and they’ll get high, on a bluer ocean against tomorrow’s sky. and I will never grow so old again, and i will walk and talk, in gardens all wet with rain…” ~Van Morrison

"I've never felt like I was born with a silver spoon at all, although I've felt like howling at the moon a lot of times!" ~Van Morrison

"Smell the sea and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly!" ~Van Morrison

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Thomas L. Friedman - natural world

“At the end of the day, no amount of investing, no amount of clean electrons, no amount of energy efficiency will save the natural world if we are not paying attention to it – if we are not paying attention to all the things that nature give us for free: clean air, clean water, breathtaking vistas, mountains for skiing, rivers for fishing, oceans for sailing, sunsets for poets, and landscapes for painters. What good is it to have wind-powered lights to brighten the night if you can’t see anything green during the day? Just because we can’t sell shares in nature doesn’t mean it has no value.” ~Thomas L. Friedman

Fred Krupp - ecosystem

“Ocean energy can contribute a great deal toward the protection or our atmosphere – without damaging marine ecosystems that are equally vital to the planet’s future.” ~Fred Krupp

Heinrich Zimmer -water

“Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on earth.” ~Heinrich Zimmer

Ted Danson Quotes

“Individuals of all ages can make an important difference in the overall health of our ocean by the actions they take every day. Simple things like picking up trash on the beach, recycling and conserving water can have a big impact on the health of our ocean.” ~Ted Danson

“It is important to remember that the ocean’s resources are finite. The commitment these kids are making here today is a clear and compelling call to all of us to pay attention to our ocean.” ~Ted Danson

“It is particularly appropriate that we unveil this campaign on this first day of the annual international coastal clean-up effort, … Beach cleanups are something each of us can do any time of the year. I’m proud to be participating in the cleanup efforts today and I encourage everyone to make the time for these types of activities.” ~Ted Danson

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Fabien Cousteau Quotes

“No matter how remote we feel we are from the oceans, every act each one of us takes in our everyday lives affects our planet’s water cycle and in return affects us.” ~Fabien Cousteau

“Without water, our planet would be one of the billions of lifeless rocks floating endlessly in the vastness of the inky-black void.” ~Fabien Cousteau

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Susan Rockefeller - solace


“Ever since I was a child I’ve felt connected to water: lakes, rivers, streams––I love to jump in and swim around. But it’s the ocean where I go for rejuvenation, revelation, and solace.” ~Susan Rockefeller

Avery Sawyer - infinity


“I couldn’t imagine living in a state that didn’t reach the ocean. It was a giant reset button. You could go to the edge of the land and see infinity and feel renewed.” ~Avery Sawyer

Sally Andrew - exquisite creatures


"I felt the full breadth and depth of the ocean around the sphere of the Earth, back billions of years to the beginning of life, across all the passing lives and deaths, the endless waves of swimming joy and quiet losses of exquisite creatures with fins and fronds, tentacles and wings, colourful and transparent, tiny and huge, coming and going. There is nothing the ocean has not seen.” ~Sally Andrew

Carl Safina - ocean

"We are blessed with a magnificent and miraculous world ocean on this planet. But we are also stressing it in ways that we are not even close to bringing under control.” ~Carl Safina


Gary Paulser - wave

“I spent uncounted hours sitting at the bow looking at the water and the sky, studying each wave, different from the last, seeing how it caught the light, the air, the wind; watching patterns, the sweep of it all, and letting it take me. The sea.” ~Gary Paulsen

Pam Shaw - material world


“After a visit to the beach, it’s hard to believe that we live in a material world.” ~Pam Shaw

John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes

"All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership." ~John Kenneth Galbraith

“One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.” ~John Kenneth Galbraith

“Total physical and mental inertia are highly agreeable, much more so than we allow ourselves to imagine. A beach not only permits such inertia but enforces it, thus neatly eliminating all problems of guilt. It is now the only place in our overly active world that does.” ~John Kenneth Galbraith

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Sarah Kay - shoreline


Photo: Bondi Beach
9 November 2014

“Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.” ~Sarah Kay


Sylvia Earle Quotes

"Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea.” ~Sylvia A. Earle

“I want to get out in the water. I want to see fish, real fish, not fish in a laboratory.” ~Sylvia Earle

“People ask: Why should I care about the ocean? Because the ocean is the cornerstone of earth’s life support system, it shapes climate and weather. It holds most of life on earth. 97% of earth’s water is there. It’s the blue heart of the planet-we should take care of our heart. It’s what makes life possible for us. We still have a really good chance to make things better than they are. They won’t get better unless we take the action and inspire others to do the same thing. No one is without power. Everybody has the capacity to do something.” ~Sylvia Earle

“The oceans deserve our respect and care, but you have to know something before you can care about it.” ~Sylvia Earle

“With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live.” ~Sylvia Earle

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Linda Gerber - pool


“A pool just isn’t the same as the ocean. It has no energy. No life.” ~Linda Gerber

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - king

“The sea hath no king but God alone.” ~Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Robert Henri - potent power

“Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.” ~Robert Henri

Christopher Paolini - emotion

“The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.” ~Christopher Paolini

James Carlton - high seas

“The tradition of freedom of the high seas has its roots in an era when there were too few people to seriously violate the oceans — but in hindsight that era ended some 150 years ago.” ~James Carlton

Wyland Quotes

“Always remember that the ocean delights in feeling your feet in her eternal bath …” ~Wyland

“Into the ocean went a world more fantastic than any imagination could inspire …” ~Wyland

“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” ~Wyland

“The sea lives in every one of us …” ~Wyland

“The world’s finest wilderness lies beneath the waves …” ~Wyland

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Jacques Yves Cousteau Quotes

“A lot of people attack the sea, I make love to it.” ~Jacques Yves Cousteau

“From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.” ~Jacques Yves Cousteau

“No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea. And no dolphin who inhabits one of those aquariums or one of those marine lands can be considered normal.” ~Jacques Yves Cousteau

“The sea is not a bargain basement.” ~Jacques Cousteau

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” ~Jacques Yves Cousteau

“Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.” ~Jacques Yves Cousteau

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Isaac Bashevis Singer - knowledge

“Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of non-knowledge.” ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

Loren Eiseley - beach


“Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.” ~Loren Eiseley

Sir Alister Hardy - life of the plankton

“There is the life of the plankton in almost endless variety; there are the many kinds of fish, both surface and bottom living; there are the hosts of different invertebrate creatures on the sea-floor; and there are those almost grotesque forms of pelagic life in the oceans depths. Then there are the squids and cuttlefish, and the porpoises, dolphins and great whales.” ~Sir Alister Hardy

Lloyd Biggle Jr. - creature

“Life is life’s greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life’s scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest.” ~Lloyd Biggle Jr.


Tate Linden - story

“Design is an opportunity to continue telling the story, not just to sum everything up”. ~Tate Linden

Kumarmani Mahakul - reflection

"The glory of action and peace of mind speak about the secret of day. Day is completely associated with life. The splendour of achievement sings the glory of life as well as of day in reflection of sunlight." ~Kumarmani Mahakul on Salutation to the Dawn by Kalidasa, extracted from Poem Hunter


Elizabeth Lowell - place to belong


“Some of us aren't meant to belong. Some of us have to turn the world upside down and shake the hell out of it until we make our own place in it.” ~Elizabeth Lowell from Rebel Thriver


Tina Turner - creativity


“Sometimes you've got to let everything go - purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you'll find that when you're free, your true creativity, your true self comes out." ~Tina Turner


W.K. Murray - commitment

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of creation there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would otherwise never have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of events and meetings and material assistance which no man would have believed would have come his way. " ~W.K. Murray, Leader of the Scottish expedition to the Himalayas


Hyacinth Bucket - horn

“I always think you can tell a gentleman by the way he blows his horn.” ~Hyacinth Bucket

Ken Venturi Quotes

"The greatest gift in life is to be remembered." ~Ken Venturi

“There are two great rules of life: never tell everything at once." ~Ken Venturi

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Marcia Wieder Quotes

“Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer.” ~Marcia Wieder

“It is essential to our well-being, and to our lives, that we play and enjoy life. Every single day do something that makes your heart sing.” ~Marcia Wieder from Life Quotes

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Nassim Haramein - scientist

"To be a good scientist you must think with your heart because that's where the information comes first" ~Nassim Haramein

Sam Levenson Quotes

"Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going." ~Sam Levenson from BrainyQuote

"One of the virtues of being very young is that you don't let the facts get in the way of your imagination." ~Sam Levenson

“You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.” ~Sam Levenson

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Leonard Laskow - resonance

"The most powerful way to effect a change is to come into a loving resonance with it." ~Leonard Laskow


Federico Fellini - passion for life

"There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life.” ~Federico Fellini


Kevin Bud Jones - expectations

"We hit bottom when we can no longer lower out expectations fast enough to keep ahead of the reality of our condition." ~Kevin Bud Jones

Sandra Jafri - life


"Life sometimes really does have to dismantle, to come together again in a way it's meant to be. It's often painful, but also worth it in the end." ~Sandra Jafri

Gina Lake - enjoyment


"Committing attention to anything that is present results in enjoyment." ~Gina Lake

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing - beauty

"For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity." -Gotthold Ephraim Lessing from BrainyQuote

Jennifer Regimbald - prayers


"Finding love is like finding one answer to all of your prayers." ~ Jennifer Regimbald

Craig Paterson - still place

"Today, remember the still place, that royal spring from which all of creation bursts forth. Remember that there is always a moment for one clear breath, one pleasant thought, one deep pause to greet the majesty of the sky above you. To briefly part from the busy doings of your life need not be a distraction, but a nourishment. Take time to visit that still place, and grace will meet you there." ~Craig Paterson of Temple Wind Flutes from Dreamwork with Toko-pa

Charity M. Richey-Bentley Quotes


"Don’t forget to slow down ... Try to spend some time with God, your family, your friends and your animals. But don’t forget to spend some time with yourself. Take some time to recharge your soul and renew your spirit. Be thankful for all you have and all the blessings that are coming your way!" ~Charity M. Richey-Bentley

"Life is short. Cherish your family, friends, and animals. You never know when your loved ones will be taken from you. Hug them a little bit longer today. Tell them that you love them. Look a little deeper. And appreciate the little things that they always do. Before you go to bed tonight, make sure they know that you would be lost without them." ~Charity M. Richey-Bentley

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Carson Kolhoff - silence

"Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance, or my kindness for weakness." ~Carson Kolhoff

Peter Burwash - people

"People who are the happiest in the world are those who are doing things for others." ~Peter Burwash


Harriet Woods - stand tall


"You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims. " ~Harriet Woods from Small Things are God's Blessings


Beth Hoffman - new chapter


“Life is full of challenge. That's how we learn and grow. When we're born, the Good Lord gives each of us a Life Book. Chapter by chapter, we live and learn. When a chapter of your Life Book is completed, your spirit knows it's time to turn the page so a new chapter can begin. Even when you're scared or think you're not ready, your spirit knows you are.” ~Beth Hoffman

Frederick William Faber Quotes

"Kind thoughts are rarer than either kind words or deeds. They imply a great deal of thinking about others. This in itself is rare. But they also imply a great deal of thinking about others without the thoughts being criticisms. This is rarer still." ~Frederick William Faber

"Kind words are the music of the world." ~Frederick William Faber

"There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and leaving it behind them when they go. ~Frederick Faber

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Richard P. Feynman - principle

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool." ~Richard P. Feynman from BrainyQuote

Quotes from Ricardo Pijuan

"It is much better to have loved and got really hurt than avoid the risk of pain and not have loved at all." ~Ricardo Pijuan

"True tested love is not in the emotions. It is in the will." ~Ricardo Pijuan

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"Like the bears, we are slowly waking up, coming out of our winter tunnels into the world of possibilities. Though our dens have been comfortable, they are suddenly feeling cramped and agitated. And with the increasing light, dreams that seemed far off are imminent and visible. But like the crocuses pushing optimistically up through the earth, there is still the real possibility of getting snowed under again. We are vulnerable to the world, stripped down to our essentials, trying as best we can not to take up the old armour..." ~Unattributed by Dreamwork with Toko-pa

Dion Boucicault - time

"Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them." ~Dion Boucicault


Shiloh Morrison - future

"The only way you may correct the bad things in your past is to add better things to your future." ~Shiloh Morrison from Read, Love and Learn

Cam Richmond Quotes


"Being able to supply love and grace in any situation is priceless." ~Cam Richmond

"In the midst of the tides of the ups and downs of your life, take some time to be still and quiet and there you will find your next step and your next breath." ~Cam Richmond

"Keep your heart open, fear tempts us to close our heart but when our heart is open everything is so much better." ~Cam Richmond

"My prayer today... is that we would wake up to what is happening around us. That we would be ready and doing what we need to do. Prayer is totally vital. Words don't change hearts but prayer can change anything! " ~Cam Richmond

"Life is a garden! Tend it...." ~Cam Richmond

"Life is a tough journey punctuated with hopeful moments." ~Cam Richmond

"Love can change everything!" ~Cam Richmond

"Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness!" ~Cam Richmond

"Quotes are not just words that have been spoken… They are life changing moments in people’s lives…. They are profound, deep, sometimes funny, sometimes serious, but always RICH in meaning." ~Cam Richmond

"Say a little prayer today
Its something we can all give
Say a prayer for all you love
And all you wish you could
Say a little prayer for peace and strength
Say a prayer for hope
Every little prayer you pray
Is precious in its worth!" ~Cam Richmond

"Some people are just not going to 'get' our journey. They view it through their own strength and not our weakness...
But God!
But GOD...
In His amazing all encompassing love, embraces us right where we are!" ~Cam Richmond

"The biggest hearts are always overflowing." ~Cam Richmond

"The most powerful things come straight from the heart." ~Cam Richmond

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Kimberley Blaine Quotes


"Fear keeps all good things from growing to their fullest potential." ~Kimberley Blaine from Start from the Heart

"You are built for challenge and greatness. Go out and show the world what you've got." ~Kimberley Blaine

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Ethel Waters - big shoulders


"It has been an ache and a joy both to look over this big shoulder of mine at all my yesterdays." ~Ethel Waters from BrainyQuote

Daniel Webster Quotes

"If there is anything in my thoughts or style to commend, the credit is due to my parents for instilling in me an early love of the Scriptures. If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity." ~Daniel Webster, The famous 19th century American statesman

"There is always room at the top." ~Daniel Webster from BrainyQuote

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Nikolai Gogol Quotes

"I am very fond of the modest manner of life of those solitary owners of remote villages, who in Little Russia are commonly called "old-fashioned," who are like tumbledown picturesque little houses, delightful in their simplicity and complete unlikeness to the new smooth buildings whose walls have not yet been discolored by the rain, whose roofs are not yet covered with green lichen, and whose porch does not display its bricks through the peeling stucco." ~from "Old World Landowners" (1835) by Nikolai Gogol (Everyman's Library)

“He who has talent in him must be purer in soul than anyone else. Another will be forgiven much, but to him it will not be forgiven. A man who leaves the house in bright, festive clothes needs only one drop of mud splashed from under a wheel, and people all surround him, point their fingers at him, and talk about his slovenliness, while the same people ignore many spots on other passers-by who are wearing everyday clothes. For on everyday clothes the spots do not show.” ~Nikolai Gogol, The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol from Everyman's Library


Nikolai Gogol was born on this day in 1809 in the Ukrainian Cossack village of Sorochyntsi, in Poltava Governorate of the Russian Empire, present-day Ukraine from Everyman's Library

Adam King - past

"Know where you come from, know where you are going, and don't think that you are your past." ~Adam King from Start from the Heart

Konrad Adenauer - horizon

"We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizons." ~Konrad Adenauer, TFBFG 2000/MPW

Emily Rapp - remember


"If we remembered everyday that we could lose someone at any moment, we would love them more fiercely and freely, and without fear- not because there is nothing to lose, but because everything can always be lost." ~Emily Rapp, The Still Point of the Turning World

Danielle LaPorte Quotes


"Apologize for mistakes. Apologize for unintentionally hurting someone - profusely. But don't apologize for being who you are." -Danielle LaPorte

"You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge." ~Danielle LaPorte from Start from the Heart.

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Karen Zeigler - open heart


"Live life with an open heart and open hands. Open hands to give freely, to serve willingly and an open heart to receive the blessings sure to follow." ~Karen Zeigler

Kazuo Ishiguro - aspirations

“What is the point of worrying oneself too much about what one could or could not have done to control the course one's life took? Surely it is enough that the likes of you and I at least try to make our small contribution count for something true and worthy. And if some of us are prepared to sacrifice much in life in order to pursue such aspirations, surely that is in itself, whatever the outcome, cause for pride and contentment." ~Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day fom Everyman's Library

Jeremy Jackson - meant to be

"Sometimes our lives have to be completely shaken up, changed and rearranged to relocate us to the place we're meant to be." ~Jeremy Jackson

Lupi Ngcayisa - act of kindness

"Each time I perform an act of kindness, a part of me heals." Lupi Ngcayisa from Start from the Heart