"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


2nd Lt. Jerome Jacoba Quotes

"Kung kami Bayani Sir, ikaw po yong bayani ng mga Bayani." ~2nd Lt. Jerome Jacoba
["If we are the heroes Sir, then you are the hero of the heroes."] on President RR Duterte (August 30, 2016)

"Until the last drop of our blood, we will fight under your leadership. We will die serving the country because we see the sincerity of our president. It is an honor to serve under your leadership." ~2nd Lt. Jerome Jacoba (August 30, 2016)

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Dave Ramsey - money

"Your priorities, passions, goals, and fears are shown clearly in the flow of your money." ~Dave Ramsey

Dilys Hadley Quotes

"Coming out against a man who is attempting to crack down on drugs traffickers in this way is definitely a case of the pot calling a tiny teacup black - a diversionery tactic of the most blatant kind. Away from the global media perspective generated by News International and its followers, this must seem all the more blatant to many emerging nations." ~Dilys Hadley on Philippine President RR Duterte, FB, 23 August 2016

"Frighteningly, Rodrigo Duterte has a valid point. ....... The main players in the UN have become too compromised to be seen as an effective force for good for the mass of less affluent nations like the Philippines." ~Dilys Hadley

"The Nations at the top - the Security Council - are, in all other respects, the exploiters and aggressors and have no moral high ground on which to stand and lecture the other peoples on the planet." ~Dilys Hadley

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Josh Coombes - concept

"It’s a humble concept, giving up some of your time to help somebody else." ~Josh Coombes, Hairdresser, UK, "Do Something For Nothing"


Michael Austin Jacobs - abundance

“When one is thankful for the blessings in their life, they are choosing to attract more positivity and abundance." ~Michael Austin Jacobs

Margaret Abigail Walker - Love

“Love stretches your heart and makes you big inside.” ~Margaret Abigail Walker


Paula Stokes - human nature

"To me, Mother Nature isn't nearly as scary as human nature." ~Paula Stokes (from A Journey of Faith)

Pema Chödrön Quotes

“A further sign of health is that we don't become undone by fear and trembling, but we take it as a message that it's time to stop struggling and look directly at what's threatening us.” ~Pema Chödrön

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” ~Pema Chödrön

"Everything is material for the seed of happiness, if you look into it with inquisitiveness and curiosity. The future is completely open, and we are writing it moment to moment. There always is the potential to create an environment of blame - or one that is conducive to loving-kindness." ~Pema Chödrön

"Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth." ~Pema Chödrön

"Hope and fear come from feeling that we lack something; they come from a sense of poverty. We can’t simply relax with ourselves. We hold on to hope, and hope robs us of the present moment. We feel that someone else knows what is going on, but that there is something missing in us, and therefore something is lacking in our world." ~ Pema Chödrön

"If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher." ~Pema Chödrön

"Letting there be room for not knowing is the most important thing of all. When there’s a big disappointment, we don’t know if that’s the end of the story. It may just be the beginning of a great adventure. Life is like that. We don’t know anything. We call something bad; we call it good. But really we just don’t know." ~Pema Chödrön

"Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know." ~Pema Chödrön

"Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world." ~Pema Chödrön

"The happiness we seek cannot be found through grasping, trying to hold on to things. It cannot be found through getting serious and uptight about wanting things to go in the direction we think will bring happiness. We are always taking hold of the wrong end of the stick. The point is that the happiness we seek is already here and it will be found through relaxation and letting go rather than through struggle." ~Pema Chödrön

"The most difficult times for many of us are the ones, we give ourselves." ~Pema Chödrön

"The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves Honestly and Gently." ~Pema Chödrön

"The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new." ~Pema Chödrön

"True compassion does not come from wanting to help out those, less fortunate than ourselves but from realizing our kinship with all beings." ~Pema Chödrön

"We already have everything we need. There is no need for self-improvement. All these trips that we lay on ourselves, the heavy-duty fearing that we’re bad and hoping that we’re good, the identities that we so dearly cling to, the rage, the jealousy and the addictions of all kinds - never touch our basic wealth. They are like clouds that temporarily block the sun. But all the time our warmth and brilliance are right here. This is who we really are. We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake." ~ Pema Chödrön~ "Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living"

"We can awaken to basic goodness or birthright." ~Pema Chödrön

"We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don't really get solved. They come together and they fall apart." ~Pema Chödrön

"When something is bothering you-a person is bugging you, a situation is irritating you, or physical pain is bothering you-you must work with your mind, and that is done through meditation. Working with our mind is the only means through which we’ll actually begin to feel happy and contented with the world that we live in.” ~Pema Chödrön

"Whether we regard our situation as heaven or as hell depends on our perception." ~Pema Chodron

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George Dimitrios Calombaris - my rules

"You work by my rules. The minute you step off my boat and go somewhere else is the minute I'll push the boat away very quickly." ~George Dimitrios Calombaris


George Dimitrios Calombaris is an Australian chef and restaurateur, and a judge of the Network Ten series MasterChef Australia. Prior to his role on MasterChef, Calombaris regularly appeared on the daytime Ten cooking show Ready Steady Cook. Wikipedia

Kim Brennan - WINNING

"Winning isn't everything, striving to win is." ~Kim Brennan, Golden Rower, Rio Olympics 2016

Philip Roth - look for his secret

"When you admire a writer you become curious. You look for his secret. The clues to his puzzle." ~from Philip Roth's THE GHOST WRITER (Vintage Books and Anchor Books)

A THOUGHT TO PONDER: words for the DEAD?

"If you have a friend worth loving, love him. Yes, and let him know that you love him, ere life's evening tinge his brow with sunset glow. Why should good words ne'er be said of a friend-till he is dead? ~Anon

Herbert George Wells Quotes

"No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's [...]" ~from THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (1898) by H.G. Wells (Everyman's Library)

"There's nothing wrong in suffering, if you suffer for a purpose. Our revolution didn't abolish danger or death. It simply made danger and death worthwhile." ~H.G. Wells

"You have learned something. That always feels at first as if you had lost something." ~H.G. wells

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Linda Meyers - walk next to me

"I could walk a mile in your shoes, but I already know they're just as uncomfortable as mine. Let's walk next to each other instead..." ~Linda Meyers

Penny Lee - time is precious

"Every moment in time is precious. Live it. Love it. Be thankful for it." ~Penny Lee

Christina Pagliarulo - gentle wave

"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


Ellie Rodriguez - warmth of home

“The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there.” ~Ellie Rodriguez

A THOUGHT TO PONDER: ask questions

"Ask a question and you feel shame for a moment. Not asking and not knowing means you will feel shame for your whole life." ~Anon

Edwin Percy Whipple

“Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.” ~Edwin Percy Whipple from Chicken Soup for the Soul

W.I.E. Gates - time has come

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


Food for Thought: Respect Your Woman

"Dear Guys ... I don't believe any lady is cheap. Just because she gave you a "Yes" without making you go through the stress of wooing a woman; doesn’t make her cheap!.. She is probably making it easy for you because she likes you. She is a hard Lady to another guy who is even way too richer and better looking than you.. So kindly stop these childish talks and Respect your woman!." ~Emotional Filmtricks

Natasha Harris - snooze button

"Love is not needing a snooze button on your alarm clock because when it goes off the first time in the morning the thoughts of your loved one make it impossible to fall back asleep." ~Natasha Harris


Don Shula - lead by example

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


Eugene Fodor - travel

"You don't have to be rich to travel well." ~Eugene Fodor

From a Healthy Place - bright side

"No one ever injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side." ~from Healthy Place dot com


Kemi Sogunle - beyond challenge

"The tests we face in life's journey are not to reveal our weaknesses but to help us discover our inner strengths. We can only know how strong we are when we strive and thrive beyond the challenges we face." ~Kemi Sogunle

Renae A. Sauter - beautiful soul

"It has been said that those who have been through the most tragic of losses have the most beautiful souls. Perhap's it because they are driven to the deepest part of themselves where only beauty resides and all else falls away." ~Renae A. Sauter

Helen Murphy - key

"The key to inner peace lies in choosing what to embrace; and what to ignore." ~Helen Murphy

John Wilkins - pleasant life

"Garner up pleasant thoughts in your mind, for pleasant thoughts makes pleasant lives." ~John Wilkins

QUOTE for TODAY: building bridges

“Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it empowers us to develop courage; to trust that courage and build bridges with it; to trust those bridges and cross over them so we can attempt to reach each other.” ~Maya Angelou


Silver Birch - polarity

"Life is always a polarity. If there were no darkness there would be no light. If there were no trouble there could never be any peace. If the sun always shone you would not appreciate it. You have to learn sometimes through conditions that seem a nuisance. One day you will look back and say, "We learned our best lessons not when the sun was shining, but when the storm was at its greatest, when the thunder roared, the lightning flashed, the clouds obscured the sun and all seemed dark and hopeless". It is only when the soul is in adversity that some of its greatest possibilities can be realized." ~Silver Birch


Nadine Gordimer - truth

"The truth isn't always beauty, but for the hunger of it is." ~Nadine Gordimer (1923-2014)

Tin Dancel Cristobal - memories

"Good times and crazy friends make the best memories." ~Tin Dancel Cristobal


Michelle Obama Quotes

"I want a leader who is worthy of my girls’ promise and all our kids’ promise." ~Michelle Obama

“How we urge them to ignore those who question their father’s citizenship or faith. How we insist that the hateful language they hear from public figures on TV does not represent the true spirit of this country. How we explain that when someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don’t stoop to their level. No, our motto is: ‘When they go low, we go high.’” ~Michelle Obama on their children

Source: FB

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Ralph Kelly - goodbyes

"The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said and never explained." ~Ralph Kelly (from Woman's Day)