"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


Crystal Middlemas - new path


"Love, like a river, will cut a new path whenever it meets an obstacle." ~Crystal Middlemas


Don Moen - give thanks

"Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One!" ~Don Moen


Richard De Haan - encourage

"Let's be more ready to commend than to condemn. When we see good in others, let's tell them. It will encourage them, and that's exactly what they need." ~Richard De Haan




"Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice, because the glow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of your life." ~Anon



Quotes From Healing Light

"Trust in the beauty of silence. It is where you will receive your Divine Guidance." ~Healing Light

"Your scars are merely trophies of the many lessons you've learned and the growth that you've maintained over a lifetime!" ~Healing Light

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“She sat in the dark with her eyes closed bonding to the surface by inhaling deeply and exhaling gradually. Stillness and silence combined filled the space as she connected to her soul and experienced an instant of bliss. Amid the darkness; her smile reflected delight like she had just joined infinity. Suddenly, the sound of a spark broke the silence as she lit a candle and the small flame grew firmer and larger, while not long before the space was as dark as matter in the sky at night beyond the stars, and expressing gratitude in her heart; she absorbed the flame flickering glow brightening the room powerfully…” ~A passage from my Novel, Floranova B. Msc. © 2015, Inspiration Flows Where Your Will Goes



Celebrsting my 5,000th Post today. I know I've gone far beyond this point, the number is just a numerical highlight.

"A book of quotations can never be complete." ~Robert M. Hamilton

"Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language." ~Samuel Johnson

"Every story has a Quotation" ~Anon

“Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we're quoting.” ~John Green

"Quoting one is plagiarism. Quoting many is research." ~Anon

"Stronger than an army is a quotation whose time has come." ~W.I.E. Gates

"The wisdom of the wise and the experience of ages may be preserved by quotation." ~Benjamin Disraeli

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Dave Matthews - black and white

"Nothing is black or white, nothing's 'us or them'. But then there are magical, beautiful things in the world. There's incredible acts of kindness and bravery, and in the most unlikely places, and it gives you hope." ~Dave Matthews

Roxana Jones Quotes


"Change is not about changing life. Change is about finding your Self so that your life can be the reflection of who you truly are." ~Roxana Jones

"With time, I have learned that if we are not able to forgive, we are not able to become love." ~Roxana Jones, “Forgiveness Leads to Love” (Health Through Words)


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"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring." ~Oscar Wilde

"You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world." ~David Levesque

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"Make me strong in spirit, courageous in action, gentle of heart, let me act in wisdom, conquer my fear and doubt, discover my own hidden gifts, meet others with compassion, be a source of healing energies, and face each day with hope and joy." ~Anon



"Usually when someone is angry, all we hear are their angry words. Instead, try hearing the unspoken, “I am scared, I am frustrated, I am insecure, I am vulnerable, I am threatened." The words are less important than the actual trigger and will hurt less if we recognize this." ~Dr. Charles Glassman, CoachMD


Arnold Balaoeg Fonollera Quotes

"It was a bright sunny day at the beach and the sand is still undisturbed while being washed by the crystal clear water of the sea. My moment of bliss indeed while the students are taking a brief furlough at the beach." ~Arnold Balaoeg Fonollera (on Viewing the rock formations among the Treasures of Bolinao during our DLSUD Environmental Science Field Trip. 16 March 2015

"True nature loving is ... to immerse in its unspeakable splendor." ~Arnold Balaoeg Fonollera

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Felizardo Demetillo Quotes

"Beyond the storm is a bright sunrise that reminds us of a new day ..." ~Felizardo Demetillo, August 24, 2017

"Character is like the foundation of the building, it is below the surface." ~Felizardo Demetillo

"Earthly life is short and death is sure. What matter most is our relationship with our Creator." ~Felizardo Demetillo

"God sends challenges not to impair us but to improve us." ~Felizardo Demetillo

Photo Credit: FB

"The true artist has always something to say in addition to what is visible in drawing." ~Felizardo Demetillo

"We are not immune from the storm of life... we are like ship in the midst of the ocean with the Lord as the Captain." ~Felizardo Demetillo

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Collated Quotes and Insights from Rami Lahouel

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” ~Anon

“I let my head fall back, and I gazed into the Eternal Blue Sky. It was morning. Some of the sky was yellow, some the softest blue. One small cloud scuttled along. Strange how everything below can be such death and chaos and pain while above the sky is peace, sweet blue gentleness. I heard a shaman say once, the Ancestors want our souls to be like the blue sky.”

“It sounds plausible enough tonight, but wait until tomorrow. Wait for the common sense of the morning.” ~Anon



"The sun just touched the morning;
The morning, happy thing,
Supposed that he had come to dwell,
And life would be all spring.”



""A friend can be a caress in moment of distress, a tender shoulder to comfort us, and a warm heart to warm us in a tough winter

He can be a protection against us, and meet present whenever we need.
During our absence he will take our defense against any misplaced Word, as if they assaulted him in person.

We have confidence in him, that we confess to him our most buried secrets in the heart.

At times, he comes before the family, and even a crazy love can't push him or throw him out of our lives.

On the other hand, if by misfortune the confidence is lost one way or another, the situation becomes critical and the voltage will go up to replace the beautiful moments of friendship.

We can forgive wrongs of Love, while friendship is hard to grant forgiveness or to trust it again.

It is necessary only to rely on time provided that with his magic, it will dispel all evil heard."
~Rami Lahouel


"A woman who is quiet and withdraws without sign of life, it is that she is suffering in silence. If she's not sensitive to what is happening around her, she's touched in its depths.

If her choice is to withdraw, that she is disappointed and feels really injured.
This woman suffers without daring to say anything and will say nothing seen that this time it is affected in the soul.

She will prefer death to confess what she really weighs, until losing everything, in order to keep her dignity.

A real woman having a soul that bleeds no longer returns on her steps; she will disappear with her sentence to an uncertain fate." ~Rami Lahouel


For a woman of exceptional beauty as we have never seen; With its pure and tender heart, she drew everyone. I'm so proud of her. She is the white rose of my country.

When she smiles, she is bewitching that the Sun and the Moon get mad and envy her.

When she laughs, her man becomes even more crazy about her that he doesn't take his eyes off her.

I offer her these roses of all colours and I know that they are insignificant in their beauty, but my rose is modest and will accept them." ~Rami Lahouel

Blog Author's Note:

Rami Lahouel is a pen name of Kader Reggab from Algeria. You may find him at FB a.

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"Sometimes in life, you find a special friend. Someone who changes your life just by being part of it. Someone who makes you laugh until you can't stop. Someone who makes you believe that there really is good in the world. Someone who convinces you that there really is an unlocked door just waiting for you to open it. This is forever friendship. When you're down and the world seems dark and empty, your forever friend lifts you up in spirit and makes that dark and empty world suddenly seem bright and full. Your forever friend gets you through the hard times, the sad times and the confused times. If you turn and walk away, your forever friend follows. If you lose your way, your forever friend guides you and cheers you on. Your forever friend holds your hand and tells you that everything is going to be okay. And if you find such a friend, you feel happy and complete because you need not worry. You have a forever friend, and forever has no end." ~Anon


William Chapman - requirement

"A great future doesn't require a great past." ~William Chapman



"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others." - Ayn Rand

"A fearful man is always hearing things." ~Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)

"A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love." ~Max Muller

"A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him." ~Mae West

"A man can never quite understand a boy, even when he has been the boy." ~Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)

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

"A man shining out from the shadows earns more respect than a man who've always been under the light and never felt the glorious moment of walking out of the dark." ~George Daniel Anos

"A man that hath no virtue in himself, ever envieth virtue in others; for men's minds will either feed upon their own good, or upon others' evil; and who wanteth the one will prey upon the other." ~Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

"A man in motion always devises an aim for that motion. To be able to go a thousand miles he must imagine that something good awaits him at the end of those thousand miles. One must have the prospect of a promised land to have the strength to move." ~from WAR AND PEACE by Leo Tolstoy

"A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people’s business.” ~Eric Hoffer

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can let alone.” ~Jeremy Taylor on Wealth

"A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery." ~James Joyce

"A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds." ~Anon

"A man ought to read just as inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good. A young man should read five hours in a day, and so may acquire a great deal of knowledge." ~SAMUEL JOHNSON (1709-1784) Boswell's Life

"A man should choose a friend who is better than himself. There are plenty of acquaintances in the world; but very few real friends." ~Chinese Proverb

"A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea. If he tries to climb out into the air as inexperienced people endeavor to do, he drowns." ~Joseph Conrad 

"A man who is willing to accept restriction and barriers and is not afraid of them is free. A man who does nothing but fight restrictions and barriers will usually be trapped." ~L. Ron Hubbard

“A man's real worth is determined by what he does when he has nothing to do.” ~Megiddo Message on Idleness

"A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires." ~H.W. Beecher

"A rational man acting in the real world is he who decides where he will strike a balance between what he desires and what can be done. He who behaves prudently even if alone and by his right action, can overcome a host of foes. Remember: Caution is not cowardly. Carelessness is not courage." ~Anon

"A real man is not afraid to utter apologies." ~ Krizzete Laureta Chu

"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in." --Greek Proverb

"A thousand men can't undress a naked man." ~Greek Proverb

"A true gentleman is one who is never unintentionally rude." ~Oscar Wilde

“Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.” ~Anon

"Any man ever hits me, it's the last time he ever sees me." ~Anon

"As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information." ~Benjamin Disraeli

“But remember what drives a man; real men do what they have to do to make sure their people are taken care of, clothed, housed, and reasonably sastisfied, and if they're doing anything less than that, they're not men.” ~Steve Harvey

"By indignities men come to dignities." ~Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

"Can you imagine a world without men? No crime and lots of happy fat women." ~Nicole Hollander

"Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor." ~Benjamin Franklin

"Deep within man dwell these slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action." ~Orison Marden

"Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end." ~Nelson Mandela from a letter to Winnie Mandela, written on Robben Island, 1 February 1975 ‪

"Do not just practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine." ~Ludwig van Beethoven

"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." ~Robert Kennedy

"Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is always Judas who writes the biography." ~from "The Critic as Artist" (1891)

"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad." ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit." ~Elbert Hubbard

"Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse." ~Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)

"Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul." ~Thomas Merton

“Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.” ~Henry Ward Beecher on Business

“For all men being originally equals, no one by birth could have a right to set up his own family in perpetual preference to all others for ever.” ~Thomas Paine

"For sin is just this, what man cannot by its very nature do with his whole being; it is possible to silence the conflict in the soul, but it is not possible to uproot it." ~Martin Buber

"From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It's not a miracle; we just decided to go." ~Tom Hanks

"God is for men and religion is for women." ~Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

"Great men never feel great; small men never feel small." ~Chinese Proverb

"Great things are done when men and mountains meet." ~William Blake

"He who wishes to fulfill his mission in the world must be a man of one idea, that is, of one great overmastering purpose, overshadowing all his aims, and guiding and controlling his entire life." ~Julius Bate

"Hope is the dream of a working man." ~Aristotle

"How prudently most men sink into nameless graves, while now and then a few forget themselves into immortality." ~William Bryan

“Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.” ~Bertolt Brecht

"Husbands are the best people to share secrets with. They'll never tell anyone, Because they aren't even listening." ~Anon

"I'm an average guy, but I've got above average dreams." ~Burnell Cotlon

"I call therefore a complete and generous education that which fits a man to perform justly, skillfully, and magnanimously all the offices, both private and public, of peace and war." ~John Milton (1608-1674)

"I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies." ~Oscar Wilde

"I describe not men, but manners; not an individual, but a species." ~Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

"I do not like that man. I must get to know him better." - Abraham Lincoln

“I don't want to be a genius--I have enough problems just trying to be a man.” ~Albert Camus

"I laugh at the lore and the pride of man." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I love mankind, he said, "but I find to my amazement that the more I love mankind as a whole, the less I love man in particular.” ~Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

"I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury." ~Groucho Marx

"If I had my time over I would do the same again. So would any man who dares call himself a man" ~Nelson Mandela during a Statement to the Court after being convicted of inciting workers and leaving the country illegally, Old Synagogue, Pretoria, South Africa, 7 November 1962 ‪

“If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.” ~James Madison

"If only every man would make proper use of his strength and do his utmost, he need never regret his limited ability." ~Marcus Cicero

"If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is infinite." ~William Blake

"In soft regions are born soft men." ~Herodotus

“In the depths of my heart I can’t help being convinced that my dear fellow-men, with a few exceptions, are worthless.” ~Sigmund Freud, Letters of Sigmund Freud, 1873-1939

“In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.” ~Judy Garland on Caring

"It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” ~H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr

"It is a true saying that a man must eat a peck of salt with his friend before he knows him." ~Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)

“It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Complete Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 2006

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows." ~Epictetus

"It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered. " ~Aeschylus

"It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutified his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion." ~Southey

"It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles." ~Niccolo Machiavelli

"It is sometimes of God’s mercy that men in the eager pursuit of worldly aggrandizement are baffled; for they are very like a train going down an inclined plane–putting on the brake is not pleasant, but it keeps the car on the track and from ruin." ~H.W. Beecher

"Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, when in fact language remains the master of man." ~Martin Heidegger

"Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor." ~Alexis Carre

"Man has to create himself. He is not ready-made, he is not given. And the creation has to be a self-creation-nobody else can make you." ~Osho

"Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot had enough happiness provided for it." ~Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Man is the measure of all things: of things which are, that they are so, and of things which are not, that they are not." ~Protagoras

“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.” ~Albert Camus

"Man loves company - even if it is only that of a small burning candle." ~Georg C. Lichtenberg

"Man must rise above the Earth—to the top of the atmosphere and beyond—for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives." ~Socrates

"Man ought always to have something that he prefers to life; otherwise life itself will seem to him tiresome and void." ~Seume

“Man starts over again everyday, in spite of all he knows, against all he knows.” ~Emil Cioran

"Man's first frown is the first touch of God on his forehead. The touch of thought." ~Ayn Rand

“Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems” ~Epictetus

"Men are all right for friends, but as soon as you marry them they turn into cranky old fathers, even the wild ones. They begin to tell you what's sensible and what's foolish, and want you to stick at home all the time. I prefer to be foolish when I feel like it, and be accountable to nobody." ~from MY ANTONIA by Willa Cather

"Men are like the earth and we are the moon; we turn always one side to them, and they think there is no other, because they don't see it - but there is." ~Olive Schreiner

"Men are so simple of mind, and so much dominated by their immediate needs, that a deceitful man will always find plenty who are ready to be deceived." ~Niccolo Machiavelli (1469–1527)

“Men are what their mothers made them." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread." ~Richard Wright

"Men get opinions as boys learn to spell, by reiteration chiefly." ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Men do not stumble over mountains, but over molehills.” ~Samuel Butler

"Men grow tired of sleep, love, singing, and dancing sooner than war." ~Homer (900 BC-800 BC)

"Men trust their ears less than their eyes." ~Herodotus

"Most men have more courage than even they themselves think they have." ~Lord Greville

“Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.” ~George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

“Mountains appear more lofty, the nearer they are approached, but great men resemble them not in this particular” ~Marguerite Blessington

"My father must have had some elementary education, for he could read and write and keep accounts inaccurately." ~George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” ~Abraham Lincoln

"Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself." ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

"No intelligent man believes that anybody ever willingly errs or willingly does base and evil deeds; they are well aware that all who do base and evil things do them unwillingly." ~Protagoras

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.” ~John Donne, No man is an island – A selection from the prose

"No man is offended by another man's admiration of the woman he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment." ~Jane Austen (1775-1817)

"No man remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself." ~Thomas Mann

“No such thing as a man willing to be honest --that would be like a blind man willing to see.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal." ~Thomas Jefferson

"Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that every lived.” ~Thomas Paine

"Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss." ~Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)

“Oppression is often the consequence, but seldom or never the means of riches; and though avarice will preserve a man from being necessitously poor, it generally makes him too timorous to be wealthy.” ~Thomas Paine

"Peace of mind happens to a man only after he has developed deep insight, only after he starts seeing the things in the right perspective." ~Sam Veda

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

"Raise good men. Raise strong women. Please. The world needs them, now more than ever." ~Billy Flynn (from Nicer Down Under, FB)

"Real men address all issues, coward cancel meetings." ~Jen Sweet, FB on Fox News

"Remember that a broken arm will heal, but a broken man is a very sad sight." ~Jeanine Smith, Woman To Woman, Tomorrow's World

"Respect all men for their worth and not for their birth." ~James Scotty Philip

"Seek not to follow in the footsteps of the men of old. Seek what they sought." ~Matsuo Basho

"Sometimes a man's purpose to a woman's life is to help her become a better woman .... for another man." ~Anon

“That folly of old age which is called dotage is peculiar to silly old men, not to age itself.” ~Anon on Proverbs

“The best deed of a great man is to forgive and forget.” ~Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S

"The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
Their courage nerves a thousand living men.”
~Minot J. Savage

"The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances." ~Aristotle

"The faithful man perceives nothing less than opportunity in difficulties. Flowing through his spine, faith and courage work together: Such a man does not fear losing his life, thus he will risk losing it at times in order to empower it. By this he actually values his life more than the man who fears losing his life. It is much like leaping from a window in order to avoid a fire yet in that most crucial moment knowing that God will appear to catch you." ~Criss Jami

"The greatest difficulty is that men do not think enough of themselves, do not consider what it is that they are sacrificing when they follow in a herd, or when they cater for their establishment" ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The greatest discovery of my age is that men can change their circumstances by changing the attitude of their mind." ~William James

"The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his checkbook open." ~Groucho Marx

"The joy and smile of even one child is worth more than the prancing intellects of a thousand men." ~Bryant McGill

"The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reaches us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personalities." ~Khalil Gibran

"The making of friends, who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man's success in life." ~Edward Everett Hale

"The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life." ~Euripides

"The man least dependent upon the morrow goes to meet the morrow most cheerfully." ~Epicurus

"The man who can drive himself farther once the effort gets painful, is the man who will win." ~Roger Bannister

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.” ~Mark Twain

"The man who knows how to live has no place for death to enter." ~Tao Te Ching

"The man who talks everlastingly and promiscuously, who seems to have an exhaustless magazine of sound, crowds so many words into his thoughts that he always obscures, and very frequently conceals them." ~Washington Irving (1783-1859)

"The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder–a waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life, and, having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you." ~Carlyle

"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation." ~from WALDEN by Henry David Thoreau (WALDEN was first published on this day in 1854.)

"The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the Nation's greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable, especially when that questioning is disinterested, for they determine whether we use power or power uses us." ~John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

"The most practical and important thing about a man is still his view of the universe...We think that for a general about to fight an enemy, it is important to know the enemy's numbers, but still more important to know the enemy's philosophy." ~Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)

"The person who can be only serious or only cheerful, is but half a man." ~Leigh Hunt

"The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.”   ~Thomas Paine

"The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened." ~John F. Kennedy

“The self-confidence of the warrior is not the self-confidence of the average man. The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. The warrior seeks impeccability in his own eyes and calls that humbleness. The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity.” ~Carlos Castaneda

"The slow man with integrity will ultimately catch the swift one who has none." ~Anon

‪"The soul that is within me no man can degrade." ~Frederick Douglass‬

“The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting” ― Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

"The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action." ~Confucius

"The tragedy of life and of the world is not that men do not know God; the tragedy is that, knowing Him, they still insist on going their own way." ~William Barclay

"The world is divided into men who have wit but no religion and men who have religion and no wit." ~Ibn Sina

"The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits." ~Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

"The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing." ~Herodotus

"There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke." ~Herman Melville (1819-1891)

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

“There is none more lonely than the man who loves only himself.” ~Abraham Ibn Esra

"There is something in the human spirit that will survive and prevail, there is a tiny and brilliant light burning in the heart of man that will not go out no matter how dark the world becomes." ~Leo Tolstoy

“They castrate the books of other men in order that with the fat of their works they may lard their own lean volumes.” ~Paulus Jovius (Paolo Giovio)

"They have been here for millions of years without fear of survival. Man has changed this." ~A.D. Williams

"Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought." ~Henri Louis Bergson

Three classes of men:
lovers of wisdom,
lovers of honor,
and lovers of gain.

"To be happy with a man you have to understand him a lot and love him less , but...to be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and never ever try to understand her !." ~Bhalchandra

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

"We are so bound together that no man can labor for himself alone. Each blow he strikes in his own behalf helps to mold the universe." ~Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)

"When a man lies, cheats or steals, a part of his soul dies." ~Troy J. Gainey

"Whoever will be free must make himself free. Freedom is no fairy gift to fall into a man’s lap. What is freedom? To have the will to be responsible for one’s self." ~Max Stirner

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

"Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise." ~Cato the Elder, born Marcus Porcius Cato and also known as Cato the Censor, Cato the Wise, and Cato the Ancient (a Roman senator and historian known for his conservatism and opposition to Hellenization.)

"Women want mediocre men, and men are working hard to become as mediocre as possible." ~Margaret Mead

"Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition." ~Timothy Leary


"A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world." ~Joseph Addison

“Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for its being lost.” ~Joyce Carol Oates

"It is really asking too much of a woman to expect her to bring up her husband and her children too." ~Lillian Bell

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"Confidence is the ability to feel beautiful without needing someone to tell you first, but smiling when someone does." ~Anon

"Each time we face fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Hold up your head! You were not made for failure. You were made for victory. Go forward with a joyful confidence." ~George Eliot

"If you're looking for confidence outside your mirror, you won't find it." ~Pharrell Williams

"Meekness is calm confidence, settled assurance, and rest of the soul. It is the tranquil stillness of a soul that is at rest in Christ. It is the place of peace. Meekness springs from a heart of humility, radiating the fragrance of Christ." ~Matthew Henry

"Some “lions” pose a genuine threat. Others are phantoms. Regardless, as followers of Jesus our confidence is in the One whose voice and deeds we know and trust." ~Tim Gustafson

“The self-confidence of the warrior is not the self-confidence of the average man. The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. The warrior seeks impeccability in his own eyes and calls that humbleness. The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity.” ~Carlos Castaneda

"We are always looking for the next best thing to keep us in tip top shape. I have found that the way we choose to walk our lives, each day, is what ultimately shapes our health. That's why, for the health of my mind, body, and spirit, I choose to walk with: gratitude not envy; faith not worry; confidence not fear; kindness not anger." ~Dr. Charles, CoachMD

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Archbishop Fulton Sheen - people

“The worse sinners are nice people who, by denying sin, make the cure of sin impossible. Sin is very serious, but it is more serious to deny sin. That is why those who very often deny sin become scandal mongers, tale bearers, and hypercritics because they have to project their real guilt outside of themselves to others. And this gives them, also, a great illusion of goodness. It will be found generally true that the increase of fault finding is in direct proportion to the denial of sin.” ~Archbishop Fulton Sheen (Three to Get Married)


Frederick Dodson

"An emotion does not cause pain. Resistance or suppression causes pain." ~Frederick Dodson


The Yoga Therapy - ocean of love

"I have found through meditation - not only not lonely, but blissful and loved. There is an ocean of love all around us, always." ~The Yoga Therapyu


Monique Patton - love


"You know you've found love when you look in their eyes and find yourself." ~Monique Patton



"Love isn't blind; it just only sees what matters." ~William Curry




"JOY is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are." ~Marianne Williamson


Robert Reissner Quotes

"Europe struggles between humanity and safety issues. It's a problem of a magnitude never seen before in the world." ~Robert Reissner

"Things sometimes go the way they go. Never look back in regret." ~Robert Reissner

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Brigitte Nicole Quotes

“All of life’s lessons you have been through is only a preparation for what is about to happen in your life. If the experience brings you joy, much wisdom has prepared you for this journey. If it brings you sorrow, remember lessons will keep striking you at your weakest point because that’s what needs most strengthening.” ~Brigitte Nicole, administrator -Lessons Learned in Life

"Always know when to let go. When a thought is bringing you more misery than peace, let go of the thought; when a person is bringing more pain than joy to your life, let go… You cannot be your best if you lack joy and peace." ~Brigitte Nicole

"Anyone can show up when you're happy. But the ones who stay by your side when your heart falls apart, they are your true friends." ~Brigitte Nicole

"Be with someone who is proud of you, someone you can laugh with, someone who listens to you, understands you, who treats you well and makes you a priority." ~Brigitte Nicole

"Don’t get discouraged. Your time is coming. What you are going through is not permanent. Life is a constant ebb and flow. Sometimes things move at a snail's-pace and then suddenly without warning, change happens in a blink of an eye. So be ready for new possibilities and new beginnings. Truly amazing things can happen in a single moment." ~Brigitte Nicole

"Don’t let people change the loving and caring person you are. Don’t let anyone get you down. Use the love and goodness inside you to stay strong." ~Brigitte Nicole

"Either they like you or they don’t. Never try to convince somebody of your worth. If a person doesn't appreciate you, they don't deserve you. Respect yourself and be with people who truly value "you". -Brigitte Nicole

"Find someone who openly communicates their feelings. Someone who realizes that you're not perfect and never expects you to be. Someone who would never want to lose you and feels so blessed to be with you. One who gives their heart completely. Someone who says I love you and means it. Last but not least, find someone who looks forward to a future with you and with each and every new day, falls in love with you all over again." -Brigitte Nicole

"For those that feel that being kind hearted to people got you nothing but rejection and hurt, do not let that change the person that you are. If you are a thoughtful person who does nice things, don’t stop just because these people failed to see the goodness inside you. It’s their reaction or lack of response that is the problem, not yours. Don’t change yourself. They need to change. They need to work on themselves. Keep being the wonderful kind you." ~Brigitte Nicole

"I don't want someone to want me only when I'm around them. I want someone to want and miss me when I'm not." ~Brigitte Nicole

"If there’s someone you cannot get out of your mind, whisper a prayer for them. That’s how God moves." ~Brigitte Nicole

"If you regret some of the decisions you made in the past, don’t be so hard on yourself. At that time, you did your best with the knowledge that you had. At that time, you did your best with the experience you had. If you were to make those decisions with the wisdom you have now, you would choose differently. You would handle life's challenges in more effective ways. So give yourself a break and forgive yourself. Time and experience has a wonderful way to make us realize that we prosper, grow and learn to make better choices today, for ourselves and those we care for." ~Brigitte Nicole

"It's funny how sometimes a line from a song, a quote or a memory can stir so many emotions. These are times when a good cup of tea, a smile, a listening ear or a nice long walk in the rain will put me back together." ~Brigitte Nicole

"Never apologise for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you've got a big heart and aren't afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength." ~Brigette Nicole

"Never define yourself by your relationship status, your income or your looks. It’s your generosity, kindness and compassion that counts." ~Brigitte Nicole

"None of us know how much time we have left on this earth. What is left in the end are your actions, the memories you left behind and how you made people feel. And what you want to leave behind is people to remember you with love." ~Brigitte Nicole

"People show that they care for you in beautiful different ways. They want to hear your stories. They want to listen
to your problems. You can pour your heart and soul and they won't make you feel like you've made a mess. You can depend on them on the days when you feel lost. And with just a little time with them, you feel you weren’t really lost at all. All you needed was a compass of caring from someone who understands you. They want to make your day better. They reach out to you. One nice definition of love, I think, is that you both make each other's happiness important as they light up your life." ~Brigitte Nicole

"Sometimes there is sadness in our journey, but there is also beauty. We must keep putting one foot in front of the other even when we are hurting or we will never know what is waiting for us around the bend." ~Brigitte Nicole

"There’s only so many times you can allow someone to let you down before you will no longer tolerate being disappointed. When things go wrong between two people, something has got to give. You get to the point where you get tired of being the only one trying to fix things, it’s not giving up, it’s realizing you had enough. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts.” ~Brigitte Nicole

"True love is when you love someone until your last breath." -Brigitte Nicole

"When I feel stressed or anxious, I love to sit near the ocean. It soothes and calms my senses; the rocking motion of the waves help heal my heart as the ocean breeze cleanses my thoughts into perspective." ~Brigitte Nicole

"You'll know when a relationship is right for you. It will enhance your life, not complicate your life." ~Brigitte Nicole.

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Quotes From Awaliah Hafsyah

"The largest portion of a child's education is in the hands of his mother, not the institution. All institutions is only helping to improve children's cognitive ability, including socialization. But the basic skill for life, which is always going to be provision for his future child, only to be had from a mother. That is why, make big plans for your children. Suppose we are the home of the school, a boarding school for the children of our children, create a curriculum that's great, if necessary international standard, and be professional in these matters. If we need to create the report development, and make our husbands as heads of the school, who should receive the report." ~from Awaliah Hafsyah

"They said that 'friendship will pass through the language, we speak with our hearts.'" ~Awalia Hafsyah, FB


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Fahdel Gandamra Pimping - success

"No Amount of success can compensate a broken home." ~Fahdel Gandamra Pimping


Helen Steiner Rice Quote


"Faith is a force that is greater
than knowledge or power or skill,
And the darkest defeat turns to triumph
If you trust God's wisdom and will,
For faith is a mover of mountains -
There's nothing man cannot achieve
If he has the courage to try it
And then has faith to believe."
~Helen Steiner Rice


"Grief is a solitary journey.
No one but you knows how great the hurt is.
No one but you can know the gaping hole
left in your life when someone you know has died.
And no one but you can mourn the silence
that was once filled with laughter and song.
It is the nature of love and of death
to touch every person in a totally unique way.
Comfort comes from knowing
that people have made the same journey.
And solace comes from understanding
how others have learned to sing again."
~Helen Steiner Rice


"When you ask God for a gift,
Be thankful if he sends,
Not diamonds, pearls or riches,
but the love of real true friends."
~Helen Steiner Rice

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George's Duhamel Quotes

"The swimmer adrift on the open seas measures his strength, and strives with all his muscles to keep himself afloat. But what is he to do when there is no land on the horizon, and none beyond it?" ~Georges Duhamel

"We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory." ~Georges Duhamel

"You conquered the landscape with the soles of shoes, not the tires." ~Georges Duhamel

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Simon Freigericht - direction

"It's direction at a young age to work to become wealthy, to determine in the age the bones to pain to the wealth to enjoy too much" -Simon Freigericht




"A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile." ~Anon


Juliet Matildo Quotes


"God always reminds us of His promise not to use water to destroy humanity as a whole. He shows that fire is ready to consume humanity if we don't heed to His words. So, let us repent and ask the Lord to give us a humble, understanding, and loving heart. We don't know of anything, but God does. Let's put our trust in God... This world is very temporary. Believe and study His word." ~Juliet Matildo,on Rainbow, 19 June 2015

"Happy family spend time together to rest and relax, sing and dance, laugh and cry, and most of all thank God for all the things." ~Juliet Matildo

"Lord, you are the author of our lives. We all don't know when we are going to rest in peace. This moment we can't do anything but to trust for your healing to all who are sick physically, spiritually, socially, and emotionally. May Your Will be done in our lives and whatever weaknesses we have, remove them in in our system. We claim your promise in Jeremiah 30:7 that YOU will save us in our suffering. Cleanse us oh God and help us to be wholly Yours. We trust Your love for us and thank you for saving us. In Jesus worthy name we pray, Amen." -Juliet Matildo


Dawn Gluskin - needs


"The world needs more love, light and laughter." ~Dawn Gluskin


Our Daily Bread - brevity of life

"It's good to ponder the brevity of life now and then. Life is too short to treat it carelessly. Don't just count your days, make your days count." ~Our Daily Bread (from Cherrie Facun)



SPECIAL FEATURE : Poetry by Dr. Abe D. Alonto

Blog Author's Note:

It's that time again to break the mould of my blog format that is given only to Quotations. I decided to pave way in featuring POETRY in honour of my former countrymate, let alone a townmate, where I used to spend my childhood and juvenile years in Southern Philippines. I am glad to cross path with Dr. Abe D. Alonto via FB through friends. Dr. Alonto earned a highest degree in PhD CE, who by privilege belongs to an illustrious and high profile family in our province. So that's how I knew him long ago. Reading through my brief writings posted at FB, I encountered a new mentor who openly inspires me and noted my potential in Essay and Poetry writing. He sees my life, my experiences through my writings. He wanted me to go further. You think FB is just a social media for fun until something wonderful like a miracle happens. The Angel intervenes... so it looks like my journey will continue in another level. My deep and sincere gratitude to you Dr. Abe D. Alonto. Here's your own inspiring thoughts translated into poetry.


Dare not exchange
what sorrows that persists in your heart
to what joys you perceive felt by a crowd.

Make no mistake in choosing a life
where there's not a single tear ever felt
roll down your cheek
for how can you get united with those
who live near or along
a boulevard of broken dreams,
or with those broken heart if not
a single tear stays in your life.

Make no mistake to lead a life
where there is not a single smile
that stays, for don't ever forget,
a smile radiates hope, more meaningful
to those who border hopelessness
but unyielding,
just as a smile brings joy and happiness --
for enjoyment is the incredible energizer
to the human spirit.

By Dr Abe D Alonto
QC Philippines
March 9, 2015


Shauna Niequist Quotes

"When I've practiced acceptance,
When I've floated instead of fought,
When I've rested, even for a moment,
On the surface instead of
Wrestling the water itself.
And those moments are like heaven"
~Shauna Niequist

"When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate.
And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow."
~Shauna Niequist

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Robin Lee Hatcher

"My child, never judge a man because of his race. Never. God looks at the heart. So should we. We are all made in God's image." ~Robin Lee Hatcher

Bill Bullard - knowledge

"Opinion is the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos, and live in another's world. It requires profound purpose, larger than the self kind of understanding." ~Bill Bullard


John Squadra - listen

"If you listen, not to the pages or preachers but to the smallest flower growing from a crack in your heart, you will hear a great song moving across a wide ocean whose water is the music; connecting all the islands of the universe together, and touching all you will feel it touching you around you, embracing you with light. It is in that light that everything lives and will always be alive." ~John Squadra


I. J. Smith - loyal

"Treasure those who remain loyal during dark times." ~I. J. Smith


Sierra McGill - happiness


"Part of happiness is knowing your sadness." ~Sierra McGill

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"It only takes one grain of rice to tip a balancing scale. It only takes one grain of a mustard seed to plant the seed of hope. If you don’t think that what you say or do makes a difference, think again." ~Anon


HoneyBee Oraiz Nario - state of life


"At different states in our lives,the signs of love may vary: dependence, attraction, contentment, worry, loyalty, grief, but at the heart, the source is always the same. Human beings have the rare capacity to connect with each other, against all odds." ~HoneyBee Oraiz Nario



Helen Hayes Quotes


"Childhood is a short season." ~Helen Hayes

"The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity - love. And the story of a love is not important - what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity." ~Helen Hayes

"We live in a very tense society. We are pulled apart... and we all need to learn how to pull ourselves together... I think that at least part of the answer lies in solitude." ~Helen Hayes


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Timothy J. Stoner Quotes

"A main part of wisdom is knowing when to be quiet and listen, and to whom." ~Timothy J. Stoner

"Good theology and benefitting from its goodness demand that we humble ourselves and admit we don’t know, but we know the ones who do know. It comes down to humility." ~Timothy J. Stoner

Source: "WHY ONE SHOULD STUDY THEOLOGY", FB, David Tauli (From the book, The God Who Smokes: Scandalous Meditations on Faith (NavPress, 2008), by Timothy J. Stoner, pp. 42-5.

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


Quotes on PLACE

"I have to find a place to hide
An island in the sea
Surrounded by a racing tide
Where I can live with me."
~Laurie Matthew
“A court is a place where what was confused before becomes more unsettled than ever.” ~Henry Waldorf Francis

"A home is a place of relaxation and comfort, highlighted by a mess here and there." ~Mariquita Tandoc

"A place, any place, is somewhere we can learn." ~Leah C. Dancel, 12 July 2017

"A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy." ~Juan Montoya

"A travel agency brings people to a place they've never been, but a tour guide brings people to a place he has always been. In leadership do not bring your people to a place you've never been, do not let them do things you've never done." ~Kyle Reygel Perales, 14 January 2017

"A walk down an old country road is the perfect place to learn that true inner peace comes not by thinking about what you want, but by thanking God for what you already have." ~Mountain Wisdom

“All artists, whether they know it or not create from a place of inner stillness, a place of no mind.” ~Eckhart Tolle

"All places are distant from heaven alike." ~Robert Burton

"Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody." ~Raquel Geralde Villanueva

“Don't settle down and sit in one place. Move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon.” ~Jon Krakauer (from Chicken Soup for the Soul)

"Even in today's world, beauty and truth can still be found and the first place to start looking is within my own self." ~Thought for Today-UK

"Faith is a place of mystery, where we find the courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty." ~Brene Brown

"Forgiveness doesn’t take a piece of your heart away…it carries your heart to a place of peace." ~Robert Clancy

"Getting older . . . What I thought would be the evening of my life is turning out to be the morning of my soul. What an amazing place to be." ~Robin Korth

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

“God puts some in places of leadership to shoulder responsibility, not to enjoy privileges.” ~Anon

"Grief is a place you need only visit once with your heart to know that love is a place that persists forever within your heart." ~Robert Clancy

"Having a place to go — is a home. Having someone to love — is a family. Having both — is a blessing." ~Donna Hedges

"I love going to new places just exploring then pick up that later, bring it home with me, it's like learning a new tune." ~Frank Senior

"If you could look into my heart, how quickly you would see the special place you hold there and how much you mean to me." ~Ron Tanmer

"If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.” ~Eckhart Tolle

"If you want to understand ancient Greece, come to Sicily." ~Douglas Sladen, 1901

"In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way." ~Yoda

"In life there are many places to go and many roads to follow, but only the path within your heart leads to love." ~Robert Clancy

"It’s the places we visit and the imprint it leaves behind that makes our hearts forever sing a different tune." ~from Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts FB (October 2016)

"It was the policy of the good old gentleman to make his children feel that home was the happiest place in the world; and I value this delicious home-feeling as one of the choicest gifts a parent can bestow." ~Washington Irving (1783-1859)

"Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same." ~Helen Keller

"Love shows itself more in adversity than in prosperity; as light does, which shines most where the place is darkest." ~Leonardo da Vinci

"Never try to heal your heart in the same place where it was broken" ~Anon

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

"One's destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things." ~Henry Miller

"Our children are our greatest treasure. They are our future. Those who abuse them tear at the fabric of our society and weaken our nation." ~Nelson Mandela speaking at a National Men's March, Pretoria, South Africa, 22 November 1997 ‪LTL

"Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are." ~Mason Cooley

"Silence is a place of great power and healing." ~from Healing Light

"Skyscapes and hidden places have the magical power to energize your soul." ~George Daniel Anos

"So the only place that true chance can occur and where the past can be dissolved is in the Now." ~Eckhart Tolle

“Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful.” ~Hazrat Inayat Khan

"Some places somewhere make a good hideaway like those where you can catch rabbits." ~Leah C. Dancel, 11 March 2014, that Nostalgic moment reminiscing an outback drive from Mudgee to Orange via Sofala and Hill End sometime in December 1988 at Christmas time.

"Sometimes it's easy to walk by because we know we can't change someone's whole life in a single afternoon. But what we fail to realise is that simple kindness can go a long way toward encouraging someome who is stuck in a desolate place." ~Mike Yankoski

”Sometimes, the most perfect place to be is exactly where you are. Accept it . . . Often, the most precious moment is the one you are currently experiencing. Embrace it . . .
Always, the best person to become is the ultimate version of yourself. Love it . . . “
~Dr Jeff Mullan

"Sometimes we find the solutions to life's deepest mysteries in the most unlikely places." ~Gregg Braden

"The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk." ~Marcus Tullius Cicero

"The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man." ~Anon

"The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven." ~John Milton

"The only place you can start is right where you are." ~Nancy Rainwater

"The only place you should ever truly be lost is within all the love in your heart." ~Robert Clancy

"The power of a compelling cause rests in the soul of its Creator, because a cause springs from the soul. It is a spiritual statement from one soul that cannot be the result of many. It comes from a deep place of knowing, some conviction that a richly imagined future could in some way, dramatically and positively, change the world." ~Lance Secretan, author “Inspirational Leadership”

"To make the world a place of peace, you first have to start by making your heart a peace-filled place." ~Robert Clancy

"Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world." ~Gustave Flaubert

"What is the use of living if not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?" ~Winston Churchill

"When I am silent, I fall into the place where everything is music." ~Rumi

"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." ~Harriet Beecher Stowe, UNCLE TOM'S CABIN

"When you leave a beautiful place, you carry it with you wherever you go." ~Alexandra Stoddard

"You and I don't have the same genetics, we don't live in the same places, but we can have the same basic attitude – being comfortable in our skin." ~Mireille Guiliano

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

“All artists, whether they know it or not create from a place of inner stillness, a place of no mind.” ~Eckhart Tolle

"Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm." ~Abraham Lincoln

"Don't let your heart be a road everyone can walk on. Make it a place that can be reached only by those who really deserve it." ~Nametests

"Grief from the loss of a dear loved one is there to show you the depths of your heart—because even in your darkest place, love’s light still shines there." ~Robert Clancy

"Help to make the world a better place and life a worthier thing". ~King George VI

"Home wasn't a set house, or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together. Not a place, but a moment, and then another, building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go." ~Sarah Dressen

"In soft regions are born soft men." ~Herodotus

"Japan is the best leader and has a heart for the world! They are indeed the land of the rising sun and the Philippines is forever the pearl of the orient!" ~Aubrey Love Babiera-Rogers

"Living here is a little bit like living in a dream..." ~Elite Jetsetter, proud Canadian.
(Spray Lakes, near Canmore, Travel Alberta)

"Sometimes the simplest acts of kindness that come from a pure place are the ones that last forever in the hearts of others." ~Robert Clancy

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

"The man who knows how to live has no place for death to enter." ~Tao Te Ching

"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 moon of a bright silver, which dazzles by its shining, illumines a world which surely is no longer ours; for it resembles in nothing what may be seen in other lands." ~Pierre Loti

"The most beautiful place on earth-
The very center of your heart
is where life begins."

"The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest." ~Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

"There are several sorts of religions, not only in different parts of the island, but even in every town; some worshipping the sun, others the moon or one of the planets." ~Thomas More

"This planet is my home. I take loving care of it and all the living creatures upon it." ~Louise L. Hay

"Windmills, which are used in the great plains of Holland and North Germany to supply the want of falling water, afford another instance of the action of velocity. The sails are driven by air in motion - by wind." ~Hermann von Helmholtz

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John Galsworthy - future

"If you do not think about your future, you cannot have one." ~John Galsworthy


Shirley Dobson - pathway

"Prayer is our pathway not only to divine protection, but also to a personal, intimate relationship with God." ~ Shirley Dobson



Proverb for Today


"Cheerfulness smooths the road of life." ~Proverb

Source: List of Proverbs by Tom Wills



"Sometimes the world is not enough for those who knows no real love and compassion, humility and human sacrifice." ~Paul Pastrano Gangoso


Cindy Hess Kasper - abundant love


"Our God is a God of abundant love. When trouble comes, His presence is His promise." ~Cindy Hess Kasper



"Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance." ~Eckhart Tolle

"An abundance mentality springs from internal security, not from external rankings, comparisons, opinions, possessions, or associations." ~Stephen R. Covey

"Our God is a God of abundant love. When trouble comes, His presence is His promise." ~Cindy Hess Kasper

"Summoning gratitude is a sure way to get our life back on track. Opening our eyes to affirm gratitude grows the garden of our inner abundance, just as standing close to a fire eventually warms our heart." ~Alexandra Katehakis


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Quotes on OPTIMISM

"I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death."
~Nelson Mandela

"I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door--or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present." ~Rabindranath Tagore

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." ~Helen Keller



“HAPPINESS is a choice. We all seem to be chasing it. It starts with us! True happiness is a gift that we give to ourselves, but it is also a gift that we pass to others. True happiness radiates from us and affects those around us…so the gift just keeps on giving! Every moment of the day there's a chance to create it. How? By the little and simplest ways. Doing things that we love, for our self and for others - nurtures and fulfills our soul. There will always be times of sadness in our life, we can't escape that, however, being optimistic with our thoughts at times like these we will bounce back from adversity. Most of all, be generous with your time, your compassion and your heart.” ~Angie Karan Krezos

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Ayrton Senna - clear

"If you have God on your side, everything becomes clear." ~ Ayrton Senna


Laura Hegfield - blooming beauty


"May your life continue to bloom with beauty, day by day." ~Laura Hegfield


Matthew Henry - confidence

"Meekness is calm confidence, settled assurance, and rest of the soul. It is the tranquil stillness of a soul that is at rest in Christ. It is the place of peace. Meekness springs from a heart of humility, radiating the fragrance of Christ." ~Matthew Henry

"None so deaf as those that will not hear. None so blind as those that will not see." ~Matthew Henry

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"True humility is intelligent self respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. It makes us modest by reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be. ~Ralph W. Sockman


April A. Peerless - reaching out


"You know when someone is true to you if they reach out to be there when you need them and have absolutely nothing to gain from it." ~April A. Peerless



"Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit." ~Conrad Hilton

"All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners. Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they’re not learning, they’re not growing and not moving toward excellence." ~Denis Whitley

"Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements" ~Napoleon Hill

"Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness." -Anon

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

"I just want my grandchildren to be confident and to know that they are loved whether they achieve amazing things or are just kind little people who will never achieve great heights. For them to care about others is so much more important to me than to teach academic brilliance." ~Kerrie Keen Shoesmith

“If we hope to live not just from moment to moment, but in true consciousness of our existence, then our greatest need and most difficult achievement is to find meaning in our lives.” ~from "The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales" by Bruno Bettelheim

"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things." ~Elinor Smith

"It is an achievement for a man to do his duty on earth irrespective of the consequences." ~Nelson Mandela from an interview with Scott MacLeod of Time Magazine, Soweto, South Africa, 26 February 1990 ‪LTL‬

“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” ~Charles Churchill on Matrimony

"My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that 'achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that's nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.'" ~Helen Hayes

"My sense of achievement is in building self-empowered little people into bigger people that can enjoy being a normal part of society rather than needing to have them as the star of every show." ~Rebecca Wilson, publisher and founder of Starts at Sixty

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." ~Helen Keller

"Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up." ~Alfred Whitehead

"Pursue your dreams. You will be amazed about what you can achieve." ~Unattributed by Jessi Lin (FB)

"Spectacular achievements are always preceded by unspectacular preparation." ~Roger Staubach

"The awareness of the ambiguity of one's highest achievements (as well as one's deepest failures) is a definite symptom of maturity." ~Paul Tillich

"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

"The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval." ~Denis Waitley

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"A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he or she who fills our memory with rows on rows of natural objects, classified with name and form." ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." ~Helen Keller

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." ~Harry S. Truman

"Love leaves legacy. How you treated other people, not your wealth or accomplishments, is the most enduring impact you can leave on earth." ~Rick Warren

"Little drops of effort will someday be a bucket full of accomplishment." ~Astrology Answers (on keep going)

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." ~Dale Carnegie

"Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance." ~Bruce Barton

"Success is never achieved by the size of our brain but it is always achieved by the quality of our thoughts." ~Anon

"Take a look at those two open hands of yours. They are tools with which to serve, make friends, and reach out for the best in life. Open hands open the way to achievement. Put them to work today." ~Wilfred A. Patterson

"The basis of accomplishment is in never quitting." ~Mengzi Meng-tse

"Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!" ~Andrew Carnegie

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” ~ Anatole France

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do." ~Kahlil Gibran

"We cannot accomplish all that we need to do without working together." ~Bill Richardson

"When you want something, all the universe conspires to help you achieve it." ~Paulo Coelho

“Winning isn't everything, but the will to win is everything.” ~Vince Lombardi

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Hans Urs von Balthasar Quotes

"The inner reality of love can be recognized only by love." ~Hans Urs von Balthasar (from Bernie Lamberz)

"What you are is God's gift to you, what you become is your gift to God." ~Hans Urs von Balthasar


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Brandon Bays - self

"Honour, cherish and nourish yourself." ~Brandon Bays




"Gratitude is the memory of the heart." ~Jean Baptiste Massieu


Vicki Reece Quotes


"A mom is a daughter's first friend. And, through life, becomes her best friend." ~Vicki Reece

"Being a mother means that your heart is no longer yours; it wanders wherever your children do." ~Joy of a Mom

"Believe in your children, and they will believe in themselves too." ~Vicki Reece

"Sons may turn into men, and grow out of their toys, but in the hearts of their mothers, they are still little boys." ~Joy of Mom

"The love and bond between a mom and her son is forever." -Vicki Reece (Joy of Mom)

"The sound of my family laughing together is music to my ears." ~Vicki Reece

"There are some moments that will stay with us forever." ~‪Vicki Reece


"Be thankful for your life, spend time in nature, breathe deeply, let go of your worries, forgive yourself and others, and build your life around what you love." ~Live Life Happy via Vicki Reece (Joy of Mom)

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Randall M. Core - shone like the sun

"She picked up the pieces of her life and created something beautiful. From that day forth she shone like the sun and changed the definition of broken." ~Randall M. Core


Kenneth Massey - truth

"And the day you find the truth.. Your own truth.. You will be amazed n that day would be a new beginning of your life." ~Kenneth Massey


Zadie Smith Quotes

"The end is simply the beginning of an even longer story." ~Zadie Smith

"We are so convinced of the goodness of ourselves, and the goodness of our love, we cannot bear to believe that there might be something more worthy of love than us, more worthy of worship. Greeting cards routinely tell us everybody deserves love. No. Everybody deserves clean water. Not everybody deserves love all the time." ~Zadie Smith, White Teeth

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