"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


Richard Baxter - wit

“An ounce of wit is worth a pound of sorrow.” ~Richard Baxter


Jose Ma. Montelibano - what's wrong is wrong

"There is no lesser evil, no mortal or venial sin. A little wrong is the beginning of a bigger wrong, the angry thought the beginning of a violent act, the insult a preface for a slap." ~Jose Ma. Montelibano, Inquirer, 22 April 2016 on partisan election

Paul Brandt - limit

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

Marilyn von Savant Quotes

"A good idea will keep you awake during the morning, but a great idea will keep you awake during the night." ~Marilyn vos Savant

“Being defeated is only a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.” ~Marilyn von Savant

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TODAY's INSPIRATION: with love and compassion

"I'm sure that we have all encountered individuals whose behaviour has been toxic to us. Make sure that the circle you keep nurtures you, uplifts you and cares for your well being as much as their own. Be aware of the energy that others bring with them. We aren't here to change people, and unfortunately some folks just don't seem to want to change themselves. Set and maintain boundaries, and focus on taking good care of yourself. If a person’s toxic behaviour doesn’t change, or if your relationship with them is just too toxic for you, send them forward in life with love and compassion. Then, move forward with your own!" ~Teresa, The road to ME

Joyce Cary - gift of God

"I look at life as a gift of God. Now that he wants it back I have no right to complain." ~Joyce Cary

John Hall - Tomorrow

"The day slipped fast ...you helped a single person of the many that you passed; You closed your eyes in slumber, Our Creator quietly said; "You have earned one more tomorrow by what you have done today" ~John Hall from the poem "Its Day's End"

THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Facing challenges

"We don't grow when things are easy; we grow when we face challenges." ~from Live a Happy Wise Life

Judith Encabo Manabilang - travel

"The beauty of travel is you get to immerse with the culture and art." ~Judith Encabo Manabilang



Quotes on TRUST

"Trust, but verify." ~Ronald Reagan

"Trust can only be grown in your heart by someone who truly respects the beauty you have within it." ~Robert Clancy

"Trust the rhythms of your life." ~Project Happiness

"Trust your instincts. For they are coming from the angels who watch over you." ~Eileen Anglin



"Compassion brings inner strength and the confidence that attracts trust and friendship." ~Dalai Lama

"Really listening and suspending one's own judgment is necessary in order to understand other people on their own terms. As we have noted, this is a process that requires trust and builds trust." ~Mary Field Belenky

"Some people mistakenly conclude that cultivating compassion is all about others’ benefit, whereas the first, benefit is to us. Compassion brings us peace of mind. It attracts friends. Friends are based on trust and trust develops when we show concern for others." ~Dalai Lama

"To trust God in the light is nothing, but trust him in the dark that is faith." ~C.H. Spurgeon

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"Children are the only human beings left in this world with clear conscience and common sense. Truth is embedded in their soul and etched on their face." ~Leah C. Dancel, April 7, 2018

"Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends." ~H. L. Mencken

“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

"People who have tried it, tell me that a clear conscience makes you very happy and contented; but a full stomach does the business quite as well, and is cheaper, and more easily obtained." ~Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)

“Some make a conscience of spitting in the Church, yet robbe the Altar.” ~George Herbert on Proverbs

"There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Your soul is content when your conscience is clear." ~A.D. Williams

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Cesar Chavez - culture

"Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures." ~Cesar Chavez


Calvin S. Hall - truth

"Effective thinking consists of being able to arrive at the truth; truth being defined as that which exists." ~Calvin S. Hall


Bruce Feirstein Quotes

"Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre." ~Bruce Feirstein

"The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success." ~Bruce Feirstein

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Evel Knievel - enjoy life

"I decided to fly through the air and live in the sunlight and enjoy life as much as I could." ~Evel Knievel from Tim Cox Fine Art's


"There are faults we would fain pardon." ~Anon

Ken Kesey on Ecology

“Take what you can use and let the rest go by” ~Ken Kesey on Ecology


Muriel Spark - cat

“If you want to concentrate deeply on some problem, and especially some piece of writing or paper-work, you should acquire a cat.” ~Muriel Spark


Christian Nevell Bovee - make way

"We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us." ~Christian Nevell Bovee


Charles W. Chestnutt - unlearned

"Impossibilities are merely things which we have not yet learned." ~Charles W. Chesnutt


Xochitl Garza - traveler

“Traveler there is no trail you blaze the trail as you travel.” ~Xochitl Garza

Emily P. Bissell - thoughts

"Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind." ~Emily P. Bissell




“But sometimes illumination comes to our rescue at the very moment when all seems lost; we have knocked at every door and they open on nothing until, at last, we stumble unconsciously against the only one through which we can enter the kingdom we have sought in vain a hundred years - and it opens.” ~Marcel Proust, "In Search of Lost Time."

"Close some doors today. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere." ~Paulo Coelho

"Enter into thy closet and "shut the door." ~Susan Shumsky

“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” ~Victor Hugo

"I do, indeed, close my door at times and surrender myself to a book, but only because I can open the door again and see a human face looking at me." ~Martin Buber

"If it doesn’t open, it’s not your door." ~Anon

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

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

"Intellect takes you to the door, but it doesn't take you into the house." ~Shams

"Pay attention to the little things. Great doors swing on little hinges." ~Dr. Tayo Adeyemi

"We are always surrounded by doors of opportunity. That’s the way life is. Often, opportunities do not come in packages wrapped in the colors we expected. When an unexpected surprise happens, we refuse to see it and so we miss the opportunity. Sometimes we are so focused on a goal far out in the future that we do not see what is right in front of us, or we get so busy hurrying and rushing around that we lose all perspective." ~Anne Wilson Schaef

"Why struggle to open a door between us when the whole wall is an illusion?" ~Rumi


"Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door." ~Dr. Laura Schlessinger


"A warm breeze blew through my window like a gentle wave lapping the sandy shore in summer at low tide, and as I took in a breath of air that blanketed my body like tall grass in a field I felt for just that moment in time, like I did when I was a child. I felt that I had not one worry, not one burden, nothing was on my mind except that breeze that made the curtains swell like balloons." ~Christina Pagliarulo

"A window—it’s more entertaining than TV. Just ask a cat looking out, or a man looking in on a life he desires." ~Jarod Kintz

"Every face, every shop, bedroom window, public-house, and dark square is a picture feverishly turned--in search of what? It is the same with books. What do we seek through millions of pages?" ~Virginia Woolf

"Fear leads to death as the window to the courtyard. Jump!" ~Grigoris Deoudis

"First sentences are doors to worlds." ~Ursula K. Le Guin

"Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom, and the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude." ~Deepak Chopra

"I came from a broken home. My bedroom window was cracked." ~Jarod Kintz

"I’ll leave the door unlocked. Be sure to ring the doorbell before you climb in through the window." ~Jarod Kintz

"If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade." ~Thomas J. Peters

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." ~Milton Berle

"Many times, the stories people tell are a window with which to peer into their very souls." ~Joffre Balce

"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today." ~Dale Carnegie

"Opportunity is the door to your future. Act and grow in a new direction or the door closes and you feel stuck." ~Cheryl Janecky

"Peace is always at your heart’s door. It’s up to you to open it." ~Robert Clancy

"Reading opens doors to a world of choice and opportunity." ~The Indigenous Literacy Foundation

"Set wide the window. Let me drink the day." ~Edith Wharton

"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 right ending is an open door you can't see too far out of. It can mean exactly the opposite of what you are thinking.” ~from COMING THROUGH SLAUGHTER by Michael Ondaatje

"The sides of buildings should be like the tops of lakes. I’d fish through your window hoping to catch a smile." ~Jarod Kintz

"The sun, the bright sun, that brings back, not light alone, but new life, and hope, and freshness to man - burst upon the crowded city in clear and radiant glory. Through costly-colored glass and paper-mended window, through cathedral dome and rotten crevice, it shed its equal ray." ~Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

"The water trapped in my window makes it like an aquarium—which makes me the fish." ~Jarod Kintz

"There is a window from one Heart to another Heart." ~Rumi

"We have a tiny window when we can still play both sides.” ~Herman Kraft, a political scientist at the University of the Philippines.

"Whatever happens to you, don’t fall in despair. Even if all the doors are closed, a secret path will be there for you that no one knows. You can’t see it yet but so many paradises are at the end of this path. Be grateful! It is easy to thank after obtaining what you want, thank before having what you want." ~Shams Tabrizi

"When a morning winter sun peeks through my kitchen window and brings sparkle to my favourite place where I boil water in a kettle and help myself to a nice cup of coffee." ~Leah C. Dancel, 27 August 2017

"When the storm of life comes howling and raging outside your window; when you look that tempest in the eye, there will be a quickening in your instincts. In that moment, you will burn with aliveness. Your total intelligence knows exactly what to do, because you were made to weather the storms of life." ~Bryant McGill

"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 watch reality TV when I can just open my blinds and look out my window to all the reality I can handle?" ~Jarod Kintz

"You have the nicest window, you know? None of the others can even compete. It´s not flashy like the others, or bleary – your window gives of this nice, quiet light." ~Banana Yoshimoto

"Your body is away from me, but there is a window open from my heart to yours." ~Rumi


"March is the doorway from Winter to Spring." ~Francis Gay (1998)


"In the window full of sunlight
Concentrates her golden shadow

Fold on fold, until it glows as
Mellow as the glory roses."
~D.H. Lawrence

“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)

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Andoni Garcia - mind

"When I lost my mind I found myself, it is the best thing I've lost so far." ~Andoni Garcia


Banana Yoshimoto - window

"You have the nicest window, you know? None of the others can even compete. It´s not flashy like the others, or bleary – your window gives of this nice, quiet light." ~Banana Yoshimoto

PICK of the DAY : faithfulness

"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


Today's INSPIRATION from Osho

"Many of our problems are just there because we have never looked at them, never focused our eyes on them to figure out what they are. Give life to things which are beautiful. Don't give life to ugly things. You don't have much time, much energy to waste. With such a small life, with such a small energy source, it is simply stupid to waste it in sadness, in anger, in hatred, in jealousy. Use it in love, use it in some creative act, use it in friendship, use it in meditation: Do something with your energy which takes you higher. And the higher you go, the more energy sources become available to you. It is in your hands." ‪~Osho‬

Quotes From Free Dictionary

"We are very fond of some families because they can be traced beyond the Conquest, whereas indeed the farther back, the worse, as being the nearer allied to a race of robbers and thieves." ~Daniel Defoe (1660-1731)

Conrad Hall - imperfection

"There is a kind of beauty in imperfection." ~Conrad Hall

John Schaar - future

"The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths to it are not found, but made." ~John Schaar


Stanley McChrystal - Leaders

"Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure." ~Stanley McChrystal

Albert Pike Quotes

"We have all the light we need, we just need to put it in practice." ~Albert Pike

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." ~Albert Pike

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Abeer Fahim Quotes

"A strong woman doesn't need to break someone's spirit down to build herself up. She is empowered by kindness." ~Abeer Fahim

"A strong woman finds power in kindness." ~Abeer Fahim

"All strong women I know have one thing in common: They know the difference between 'being kind' and 'being used'. They are not afraid to be kind to those who are not kind to them because they know where to draw the line. They understand that it takes strength to be kind. And they believe that they can give kindness to any person on any day without losing any part of themselves." ~Abeer Fahim

"Never underestimate a woman who has nothing more than a suitcase and a dream. She may not have a big home or a big car or a big diamond. But she has the power to leave the past and start again." ~Abeer Fahim

"Never underestimate a woman who quietly finds takes her time to find her strength after heartbreak. She will emerge with a power that will leave you amazed." ~Abeer Fahim

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Bryan Procter - a string without discord

"The sweetest noise on earth, a woman’s tongue; A string which hath no discord." ~Bryan Procter

Jennifer Benson Schuldt - deliverer

"In dark times, it's comforting to remember that God is our deliverer. He is always at work on our behalf, even if we can't see what He is doing." ~Jennifer Benson Schuldt

Today's INSPIRATION from Our Daily Bread

"Times of trouble are times of trusting." ~Our Daily Bread

Sarah McCrum - lighthouse

"A good lighthouse is not a candle flickering in the breeze, ready to go out at the slightest. of gust. It is a lighthouse, built on rock-solid foundation, able to handle the full impact of biggest waves and keep on shining in the dark." ~Sarah McCrum (from FB post of Glenn Geronimo)


John Russell Hayes - garden of olden time

"O for a garden of the olden time where none but long familiar flowers grow." ~John Russell Hayes


Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Quotes

"Love is seeing God in the person next to us, and meditation is seeing God within." ~Ravi Shankar

"Nothing in the world can bother you as much as your own mind, I tell you. In fact, others seem to be bothering you, but it is not others, it is your own mind." ~Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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Astrid Alauda - rewriting nature

"Innovative capitalists have tried to rewrite nature, but to no avail. ~ Astrid Alauda

S.I. Hayakawa - one life to live

"If it is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish." ~S.I. Hayakawa (1906-1992)

Jane Evershed - to empower

"To read is to empower
To empower is to write
To write is to influence
To influence is to change
To change is to live."
~Jane Evershed