"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



"A cloud as small as a man's hand is rising from the sea." ~1 Kings 18:44

"A star can only be inspired to shine that much brighter when the night is darkest." ~Robert Clancy

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

"All the wild world is beautiful, and it matters but little where we go, to highlands or lowlands, woods or plains, on the sea or land or down among the crystals of waves or high in a balloon in the sky; through all the climates, hot or cold, storms and calms, everywhere and always we are in God's eternal beauty and love. So universally true is this, the spot where we chance to always seem the best."-John Muir

“And heaven had wanted one immortal song.” ~John Dryden on Songs

"Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness."~Henri Frederic Amiel

"Climbing a mountain may bring you closer to heaven’s light; helping others overcome their mountains makes you become heaven’s light." ~Robert Clancy

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

“Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety, after all it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.” ~Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S

“Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change.” ~William Shakespeare,Romeo and Juliet

“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)

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” ~Anton Chekhov

"Don't tell me the sky's the limit. There's footprints on the moon." ~Paul Brandt

"Do you see how beautiful the sky looks from here? Wait 'til you see how beautiful the earth looks from there." ~RJ Nieto

"‪Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them." ~Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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

"Even if the sky has fallen down upon you, you’ll still have a piece of heaven at your feet." ~Robert Clancy on Hope

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." ~Harriet Tubman

"Every phase of our life belongs to us. The moon does not, except in appearance, lose her first thin, luminous curve, nor her silvery crescent, in rounding to her full. The woman is still both child and girl, in the completeness of womanly character." ~Lucy Larcom

"Every sweet-scented rose tells from its heart the secrets of heaven and earth." ~Rumi

"Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody." ~Mark Twain

"Everyone wants to be the sun to lighten up someone's life - but why not be the moon, to brighten in the darkest hour?" ~Ups, Downs and Roundabouts

"He turns not back who is bound to a star." ~Leonardo Da Vinci

"Heaven becomes more perfect as more people enter it… Each new addition strengthens the fabric and joins others more closely.” ~Emanuel Swedenborg, Last Judgment 12

"Heaven grant us patience with a man in love." ~Rudyard Kipling

"Heaven never helps the man who will not act." ~Sophocles

"Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water." ~Christopher Morley

"I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings." -Gustave Flaubert

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

"I hope I never get tired of the night sky, of thunderstorms, of watching galaxies, of making my cream coffee. I hope I never grow to be someone who can no longer see the small beautiful things." ~Word Porno, FB

"I might have been born in a hovel but I am determined to travel with the wind and the stars." ~Jacqueline Cochran

"I promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky." ~Anton Chekhov

“I still say, 'Shoot for the moon; you might get there.’” ~Buzz Aldrin

"If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and adore." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

"In the light of eternity we shall see that what we desired would have been fatal to us, and that what we would have avoided was essential to our well-being." ~Fenelon

"It's like a finger pointing to the moon... Don't concentrate on the finger, because you will miss all the heavenly glory..." ~Bruce Lee (Enter the Dragon)

"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

"Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground." ~Theodore Roosevelt

"Life is a series of ups and downs. As we pause from a long tiring Journey: Here, we find time to see our surroundings. Sometimes, we feel we are all alone. No one to hold our hands when we are down. But as we pause and ponder: even the trees and stars are reminding us dearly — 'Do not be afraid!'" ~Rado Gatchalian

"Light is more beautiful when it has to fight to be noticed, light sunlight fighting through the clouds after a rainstorm." ~Anon

"Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed." ~Indra Devi

"Love has no uttermost, as the stars have no number and the sea no rest." ~Eleanor Farjeon

"Love is like all the stars in the heavens. The beautiful light it creates reaches every corner of the universe." ~Robert Clancy

"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

“Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien,The Lord of the Rings

"Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Old stars fade away but new stars take their place and shine ever so brightly!" ~Jovybev Aquino

"On earth, money is the power. In heaven, love is the power." ~ A.D. Williams

"On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it." ~Jules Renard

"Only from the heart can you touch the sky." ~Rumi

"Our mind is like a cloudy sky: in essence clear and pure, but overcast by clouds of delusions. Just as the thickest clouds can disperse, so, too, even the heaviest delusions can be removed from our mind." ~Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

“Our mind or spirit is either a miniature heaven or a miniature hell.” ~Emanuel Swedenborg

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

"Some people are like clouds, when they disappear it's a brighter day." ~Arthur Gabriele

"Sometimes I look at the clouds and get the feeling that someone is staring back at me." ~Mountain Wisdom

“Stay Light! Angels always win every battle against darkness, because their weapon of choice is light.” ~Robert Clancy

"The best way to experience heaven is to spend time with Mother Nature." ~A.D. Williams

“The darker the night, the brighter the stars,
The deeper the grief, the closer is God!”
~Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise." ~Maya Angelou

“The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.” ~Confucius

"The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it." ~Augustus Hare

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

"The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth." ~Chinese Proverb

"The Moon and Mars were the two most likely candidates for life in the solar system; what exists beyond our solar system is mere guesswork." ~Walter Lang

"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 is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections." ~Brahma C. Foz

"The moon reflected in the water is not the real moon, but still it has tremendous beauty; and if the waters of your mind are silent, then the moon reflected in those waters is exactly the same." ~Osho

"The moon rose above the canopy and a dreamy mist swirled around our knees as we danced, fingers entwined and hearts in sync with the universe; just a prince and his princess, a boy and a girl, learning to love in a beautiful world.” ~ Aishabella Sheikh, Entwined

"The pilot and the Vice-pilot are responsible for each other's role, and they have the best of the sky, and they are safe in the sky." ~Boeing 767 Kaneko, Japan Air Lines (JAL), FB, May 25, 2017

"The sky is a canvas, so paint your own life." ~Jada Berglund

"The sky was clear—remarkably clear—and the twinkling of all the stars seemed to be but throbs of one body, timed by a common pulse." ~Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

"The sun of their life has set but their deeds shall shine on forever." ~Anon on Memorial Day 31 May 2016

"The Sun, Moon and Stars are there to guide us." ~Dennis Banks

"The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands." ~Henry Ellis

"The sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light, While it's here is up to us." ~Alexandra Elle

"The woman who makes a sweet, beautiful home, filling it with love and prayer and purity, is doing something better than anything else her hands could find to do beneath the skies." ~Anon

"The word 'escape' comes forward, a channel leading you to freedom, a sky promising a fabulous future, a fantasy alien landscape to escape into." ~Gary Hayes, Sunrise at Bombo photo, 29 June 2014

"There is only one path to Heaven. On Earth, we call it Love." ~Anon

"Those are the same stars, and that is the same moon, that look down upon your brothers and sisters, and which they see as they look up to them, though they are ever so far away from us, and each other." ~Sojourner Truth

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

“…To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly … to listen to stars and buds, to babes and sages, with open heart; await occasions, hurry never … this is my symphony.” ~ William Henry Channing, Memoir of William Henry Channing,1886

"Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven." ~Rabindranath Tagore

"Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky,
We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness."
~Khalil Gibran

"Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star." ~Lucy Maud Montgomery

"Unknowingly, we plow the dust of stars, blown about us by the wind, and drink the
universe in a glass of rain." ~Ihab Hassan

“We all communicate with heaven through the angels present with us.” ~Emanuel Swedenborg

“We all shine on…like the moon and the stars and the sun…we all shine on…come on and on and on…” ~John Lennon

"We have been looking for the burning bush, the parting of the sea, the bellowing voice from heaven. Instead we should be looking at the ordinary day-to-day events in our lives for evidence of the miraculous." ~M. Scott Peck

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

"We mount to heaven mostly on the ruins of our cherished schemes, finding our failures were successes." ~A.B. Alcott

"What they do in heaven we are ignorant of; what they do not do we are told expressly." ~Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

"When the Earth has fallen to dust and the last star in heaven ceases to shine, love will remain…forever." ~Robert Clancy

"When the sun takes its final breath just before its last rays drop below the horizon, let all the twinkling stars in heaven remind you that the light of hope will never leave your side."—Robert Clancy

"Who says you cannot hold the moon in your hand?...Tonight when the stars come out and the moon rises in the velvet sky, look outside your window, then raise your hand and position your fingers around the disk of light....There you go . . . That was easy!" ~Vera Nazarian

"Why do some people always see beautiful skies and grass and lovely flowers and incredible human beings, while others are hard-pressed to find anything or any place that is beautiful?" ~Leo Buscaglia

"You could set out to write your name in the stars, but you’ll have a much grander time painting the world with your heart." ~Robert Clancy

“Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: – you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” ~E.E. Cummings


"As we look out upon the horizon of our own problems, may we not despair. May we have hope through the certainty of our faith in the One Man—Jesus, our God and Savior." ~Randy Kilgore

“Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon;
How much it can fill your room depends on its windows.”
~Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi ~
The Essential Rumi

"Reading something unfamiliar widens our horizon." ~Alex Umali

"Reality is like the horizon...
always there -- far away,
yet approachable.
And always, always -- changing."
~Carlos S Bueno

"The horizon is out there somewhere if you just keep looking for it, chasing it, and working for it." ~Bob Dole

"The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun." ~Alexander Supertramp


"Friendship with trees: true and pure,
One beautiful day from spring to summer.
Let yourself be free and spread your wings,
Keep calm and she will take you to heaven."
~Rado Gatchalian, short poem

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