"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



“Why should I cumber myself with regrets that the receiver is not capacious? It never troubles the sun that some of his rays fall wide and vain into ungrateful space, and only a small part on the reflecting planet. Let your greatness educate the crude and cold companion.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Maxi Foreman - Ambition

"Ambition is the steam that drives men forward on the road to success. Only the engine under full steam can make the grade." ~Maxi Foreman

Eric Sloane - acoustics of season

"A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made. The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air." ~Eric Sloane

Lisa Lisson - goals

"I regularly write down my personal and professional goals and look over them a few times a month. I wrote about this simple routine in a recent blog: about how it keeps me focused and committed to making progress. How do you keep track of your goals?" ~Lisa Lisson


Vince McConnell - strength

"We must train from the inside out. Using our strengths to attack and nullify any weaknesses. It’s not about denying a weakness may exist but about denying its right to persist." ~Vince McConnell

A THOUGHT TO PONDER: build your strength and character

"Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times, you grow. Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement. Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character. Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons." ~Troy Amdahl

Esther Bustamante - music

"FRIENDSHIP is like music...two strings similarly tuned. they will vibrate together though touch one. Can you play " my music" my friend?" ~Esther Bustamante


Idil Ahmed - sense of self

‪"One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else." ~‬Idil Ahmed

‪George Favis‬ Quotes

"Forgiveness is an act of God, who even regretted to have made mankind because of their outrageous unforgivable sins. It's a cursed world if I may truly believe for God to react from evildoers since Eve started to disobey the first command to Adam...not to eat the forbidden fruit.." ~George Favis‬

"To achieve climbing the highest mountain in the world is sheer guts and determination!" ~George Favis

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Tobin Brothers - legacy

"During the times that hurt the most, it is important to remember that the people we lose are never gone from us. They will always exist in the hearts of those they loved, in memories and in their legacy that will continue on forever." ~Tobin Brothers


Georix Alertze Quotes

"Humour does work wonders. It's only fair; why should we take life seriously? Even God has humour. The kangaroo, the ostritch, the penguins and many other "out-of-the-normal" creatures. Humour is everywhere." ~Georix Alertze‬

"It's the food we eat that will keep us staying young and healthy, not the cosmetics in beauty shops or frequent visits to the doctor." ~Georix Alertze

"It takes a true friend to share his food even when he himself is hungry." ~from Georix Alertze (SelfHelp Academy)

"Loneliness is not synonymous with aloneness though it may seem to have the appearance of such. One can be lonely even when in a crowd. I'd rather much be alone than be with a group but lonely." ~Georix Alertze

Little Marco on my 30th Anniversary of Arrival in the Land Down Under
December 2, 2017

"Sometimes even the naughty smile of a little child brings gladness to the heart." ~‪Georix Alertze‬

"The shining, unbreakable sharp sword was made out of rough iron. The manufacturing process didn't happen overnight. It took days of pounding on the anvil and curing by fire and water before it became what it is." ~‪Georix Alertze‬

"There's much more we can learn when we just open our minds to what nature can teach us silently, for that's how GOD has willed it, rather than rely alone on what men teach us with their mouths." ~Georix Alertze

‪"Whatever the head is, the tail is, likewise." ~Georix Alertze ‬


"If you can't be a pine on the top of the hill
Be a scrub in the valley--but be
The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
Be a bush if you can't be a tree."
~Douglas Malloch

"Let the child's imagination soar. And let them learn at their own pace. I just hate seeing grade school kids here (sic) stooping to keep their balance with the heavy load of books and school materials they carry in their backpacks as they walk their way to school. Is it really that necesary? Our education system sucks." ~Charlton Morias, February 6, 2018

"Lies, Selfishness and Greed.
Who says those at the top are very honorable?"
Charlton Morias

"Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world." ~Thomas Carlyle

‪"Moringa powder is a handy remedy I can't do without. Beyond doubt, I have proven that it does deserve the name given it: "The Miracle Tree." From roots to fruits, there's use for the plant, nothing to discard. The cat at the park afflicted with scabies that I treated with Coconut-Moringa oil (I saw it yesterday) is recovering fast ... the scabies are almost gone. It has also gained weight." ~Charlton Morias‬

Little Marco playing with his new surfing toy at Water Park in Darling Harbour yesterday, April 1, 2018

"Why rub elbows in tight spaces and even run the risk of being stampeded when you can swing your arms around in an open space where there's just you and nature to explore?" ~Charles Morias, February 6, 2018

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Kevin Kruse - giving

"Life isn't about getting and having, it's about giving and being." ~Kevin Kruse


Robert V. Taylor - kindness

"Every kindness reveals your purpose." ~Robert V. TaylorYes

Lea Salonga - do your job well

"I cannot speak for who is doing what (or who isn't doing what), but allow me to say this: the only sure fire way to protect one's position is to do one's job and do it well. That is all." ~Lea Salonga


Jerry Corstens - progress

"Don't compare your progress to that of others. We alł need our own time to travel our own distance." ~Jerry Corstens


Anne-Marie Wiesman - way out

"Be the example for others to find their way out of the dark." ~Anne-Marie Wiesman


Barbara Tuchman - Humanity

"Humanity may have common ground, BUT needs and aspirations vary according to circumstances...... They have the same final objective to improve well-being and freedom of individuals, based on the inherent dignity and equality of all people." ~Barbara Tuchman, Historian

‪Nylea Mata Castilla Quotes‬

‪"Alone are you never. There is always wind, water, space and nature talking. Always is there mountains and landscapes, hearts and weather, and all activity you could appreciate. Love is allways there in every breath." ~Nylea Mata Castilla‬

‪"Shut down the mind. Thoughts are wicked." ~Nylea Mata Castilla‬

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Marcus Porcius Cato - on learning

"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.)

Judy Blume - changes

"Some changes happen deep down inside of you. And the truth is, only you know about them." ~Judy Blume (Journey to Peace)

Meklit Hadero - inspiration

"...There is a kind of sonic lineage to which we all belong. So the next time you are seeking percussion inspiration, look no further than your tires, as they roll over the unusual grooves of the freeway, or the top-right burner of your stove and that strange way that it clicks as it is preparing to light." ~Meklit Hadero (from ABC Classic FM)

Ahmed G Paglinawan Quotes

"'Cause nighttime is the one time I am happy.
You see in my dreams, you love me."
~Ahmed G Paglinawan

"I suppose what I am doing on social media is merely articulating what I think and feel in light of the milieu and the temperament of the times." ~Ahmed G. Paglinawan

"If you do not understand the value of time in relation to the process of forgiving, you do not deserve forgiveness." ~Ahmed G Paglinawan

"If you must kill an enemy, kill him without any thought of whether there is a heaven for his soul or not." ~Ahmed Paglinawan

"In the province of philosophy, becoming excellent and elegant in argumentation is rewarded humbly. // The reward for having a higher learning in philosophy is to be expected to be able to understand more. // If you claim to know more, you are expected to understand people, and life, more. // There is nothing on there that says you get to win and dominate more. Nothing of that sort." ~Ahmed G Paglinawan

"Is coincidence a sufficient reference to something that screams out what seems to be the feelings of the many?" ~Ahmed G Paglinawan

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Michael LeBoeuf‬ Quotes

"The ultimate goal of a more effective and efficient life is to provide you with enough time to enjoy some of it." ~Michael LeBoeuf‬

"The world is your mirror and your mind is a magnet. What you perceive in this world is largely a reflection of your own attitudes and beliefs. Life will give you what you attract with your thoughts think, act and talk negatively and your world will be negative. Think and act and talk with enthusiasm and you will attract positive results." ~Michael LeBoeuf

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Angela N. Blount - scenic roads

"Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn't mean to take." ~Angela N. Blount

Martin Buzacott - Finnish Music

"It's the music of the forests and the snow drifts, of the lakes and of the legends - it's music from Finland. Today, we celebrate Sibelius' birthday, and the Day of Finnish Music. Throughout Mornings this week we've featured some fantastic Finnish works. What's your favourite work by a Finnish composer?" ~Martin Buzacott, ABC Classic FM, December 8, 2017

Quotes on JOURNEY and TRAVEL

Celebrating my 30 Years in Australia 2017


"A strong woman believes that she's strong enough to face her journey, but a woman of strength has faith that it is in this journey that she will become strong." ~Anon

“Be like the strength of the sun and you can conquer the world in your Journey.” ~Anon

"Don’t judge the path…just take the journey. All roads eventually lead to a place of love." ~Robert Clancy on Follow Your Heart

"Everyone has their own path. Walk yours with integrity and wish all others peace on their journey. When your paths merge, rejoice for their presence in your life. When the paths are separated, return to the wholeness of yourself, give thanks for the footprints left on your soul, and embrace the time to journey on your own." ~Anon

"Journeys bring power and love back into you. If you can't go somewhere, move in the passageways of the self." ~Rumi

"My life is like the sand. People journey through my mind and leave their footprints, but then the tide rushes in." ~George Betts

"No journey is too long and arduous if you really want to get to your destination." ~Ethel Pineda

"Our life on earth is just a fragment of our journey." ~A.D. Williams

"Sometimes we just bump into certain people and suddenly, they become a part of our journey." ~Juni

"The journey is just as enjoyable as the destination." ~Ian Skippen

"To embark on the journey towards your goals and dreams requires bravery. To remain on that path requires courage. The bridge that merges the two is commitment." ~Steve Maraboli

"We see ourselves as broken, and then set out on a long and frustrating journey to fill our emptiness. But it is not fixing that we require; it is awakening." ~Alan Cohen


"Buy the ticket, take the ride." ~Hunter S. Thompson (Kathmandu)

"Don't compare your progress to that of others. We alł need our own time to travel our own distance." ~Jerry Corstens

"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” ~Lin Yutang

“The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.” ~Agnes Repplier

"The pain of losing someone, made me focus on what I feel passionate about. So, follow your heart, allow pain to guide you, and never stop being a traveller!" ~MIchel May (Daily NAS, 1-minute story)

"There's traveling around the world and then there's traveling around your worlds within. One you can do only once in a while if you're fortunate enough. The other you can do at any time on any day and each trip will yield you new and beautiful ways to see yourself, life and the immediate world around you that hopefully one day you can travel around too. There is so much within you to discover. You can begin a new journey by trying to see something in a new way...by letting go of something familiar and old....by doing something that scares you or have been putting off for a while. The most significant journey you will ever make is the one within. It will bring meaning to all other adventures you've ever had. Your heart is bottomless. There are always new places to find." ~Butterflies and Pebbles

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.” ~Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi

"Travel makes a man a well rounded person." ~Jack Bevans

“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comforts of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things. -air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky. -all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” ~Cesare Pavese

"Traveling makes me gain back my confidence. It gives me more opportunity to appreciate other cultures: people, food and their own natural gifts of beauty surrounding them. It helps broaden my mind how much we can learn from each other. The friendliness and kindness of strangers overwhelmed me most. The discovery that my friends whom I did not see for decades or lost contact with are still around and very much willing to embrace me as I am. Above all, as I dedicate this journey in praise to Him above, I cannot deny how much blessed I am." ~Leah C. Dancel, A Long Road To Fredom, 14 April - 2 May 2013 (Visited Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Dallas, Texas; Lago Vista, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; Duncanville, Texas; Loma Linda, California; Reno and Tahoe, Nevada; Sta. Clara, California, Mount San Jacinto State Park, San Jacinto Mountains, in Riverside County, California; Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, California; J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, California; Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, California; Hollywood, Los Angeles, California; and many other beautiful places of point of interests.

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

"We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls." ~Anais Nin

"When you hear the call to travel it is the universe saying you have a massive lesson to learn right around the corner. Follow that calling." ~Anon

"You can't travel the back roads very long without discovering a multitude of gentle people doing good for others with no expectation of gain or recognition... Some people out there spend their whole lives selflessly." ~Charles Kuralt

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Gordon Tredgold - belief

"When we have belief the hard work follow naturally." ~Gordon Tredgold

Quotes on HEARING and SEEING

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

"Only those who care about you can hear you when you're quiet. These are the ones who deserve your love, loyalty and trust above all others." ~Anon

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"A great marriage is not when the perfect couple come together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences." ~Dave Meurer


Meg Meeker - character

"We should measure the success of our parenting not by the happiness of our children but by the goodness of their character." ~Meg Meeker, MD

‪Mario M. Nicolas Jr. ‬ - mirror

‪"It's easier to see others than to see oneself in the mirror." ~Mario M. Nicolas Jr. , FB, December 4, 2017‬



No legacy is so rich as honesty. ~William Shakespeare


"Being honest may not get you many friends, But it will always get you the right ones." ~John Lennon

"Honesty has a power that very few people can handle." ~from Sun-gazing dot com

"Honesty is always one of the best keys to make a good relationship." ~Anon

"Honesty is making your words conform to reality. Integrity is making reality conform to your words. Honor your commitment, even when it is difficult, expensive, or inconvenient. Know that the cost of not keeping your word is even more expensive. Always remember to under promise but over deliver." ~Anon

"Honesty is more than not LYING. It is TRUTH telling, truth SPEAKING, TRUTH LIVING, and TRUTH LOVING." ~James E. Faust

"Honesty, sincerity, simplicity, humility, pure generosity, absence of vanity, readiness to serve others – qualities which are within easy reach of every soul – are the foundation of one’s spiritual life." ~Nelson Mandela from a letter to Winnie Mandela, written on Robben Island, 1 February 1975

"If you live your life honestly and truthfully, you'll be open and transparent, which leads to trust. And trust leads to friendship. This is something worth taking into account, that the basis of friendship is trust not money and warm-heartedness is essential if we are to live happy lives." ~Dalai Lama

"Isn't honesty so liberating??!! When you are honest, you are free and no one can hold you over a barrel or make you feel threatened by what others (they) "think" they know about you!!! Keep on shining like the gem you are.....a voice for all of us...if we are honest!" ~Victoria Lane Hennessy, FB On Constance Hall blog (Parent Sex) January 2016

"Life has taught me that I have nothing to lose by being honest." ~Elizabeth Glaser, 1947-1994

"No legacy is so rich as honesty." ~William Shakespeare

"No matter what you do — stand up for who you are and be honest about your feelings. Even if it seems like you will be crucified for it; even if you think you will not be as successful or as liked — in the end, it's only your honesty that will have mattered." ~Bryant McGill

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

"Nothing is more beautiful than honesty..." ~Steven Aitchison

“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

"The plain truth is that honesty is critical to the moral fiber of every individual. Experts agree that people who are honest feel better about themselves. They are able to enjoy stronger friendships, are more successful in school and in other pursuits and, in the long run, have deeper, happier marriages. It is from honesty that so many other desirable traits spring forth." ~Betsy Brown Braun

“The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.” ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

"When he stepped off the straight and narrow path of his peculiar honesty, it was with an inward assertion of unflinching resolve to fall back again into the monotonous but safe stride of virtue as soon as his little excursion into the wayside quagmires had produced the desired effect." ~Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)


"Everyone has their own path. Walk yours with integrity and wish all others peace on their journey. When your paths merge, rejoice for their presence in your life. When the paths are separated, return to the wholeness of yourself, give thanks for the footprints left on your soul, and embrace the time to journey on your own." ~Anon

"Honesty is making your words conform to reality. Integrity is making reality conform to your words. Honor your commitment, even when it is difficult, expensive, or inconvenient. Know that the cost of not keeping your word is even more expensive. Always remember to under promise but over deliver." ~Anon

"Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people. " ~Spencer Johnson

"Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles." ~Awareness Act dot com

"Joyful people have an integrity around them. They do what is right even if there is social pressure to do otherwise. Joyful people are true to themselves and their values." ~Edith R Shipp

"Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect." ~Thomas Spencer Monson

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

"Those who conduct themselves with morality, integrity and consistency need not fear the forces of inhumanity and cruelty." ~Nelson Mandela speaking during the British Red Cross Humanity Lecture, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, England, 10 July 2003, LivingTheLegacy

"Your dazzling beauty is the result of your character integrity, your personal charm and your fantastic looks. Even your tiny flaws are enchanting because they make you more interesting! " ~Anon

"Your job is to live with love and integrity." ~Caroline, A Wish Come Clear (from The Mind Unleashed)


"I cannot speak for who is doing what (or who isn't doing what), but allow me to say this: the only sure fire way to protect one's position is to do one's job and do it well. That is all." ~Lea Salonga

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Siddhaswarup Ananda Paramhamsa - material cravings

"It is a fact that no matter how much sense gratification a person gets, he will never be satisfied. Material food, material things, material sense gratification cannot satisfy the atma (spirit soul). Just as the body needs material food, so the spirit soul needs spiritual food. To try to satisfy one’s spiritual craving with material things leads to endless consumption, greed, envy, violence, and war. Western people have as much sense gratification as one could ever want, yet they are not satisfied. Why? Because they are spiritually empty." ~Jagad Guru Siddhaswarup Ananda Paramhamsa

E. F. Schumacher - materialism

“Insights of wisdom … enable us to see the hollowness and fundamental unsatisfactoriness of a life devoted primarily to the pursuit of material ends, to the neglect of the spiritual. Such a life necessarily sets man against man and nation against nation, because man’s needs are infinite and infinitude can be achieved only in the spiritual realm, never in the material.” ~E. F. Schumacher

Abe Purugganan Quotes

"At the center of our electoral system is COMELEC, which is one of the pillars of our democracy. It is an agency which is overly and notoriously corrupt. It is rotten to the core. The whole institution exist to undermine and profit from our democracy.
A radical measure is needed to correct this problem. I'm sure the President know this well and I pray that our God will give him wisdom to fix this." ~Abe Purugganan, August 2017

"Expel all of them. We are wasting our taxes on these people. We are not paying our taxes to destroy government but to build a nation. They don't deserve our money. There are many poor young people who deserve our support. This is part of the plan of the left to oust Pres Duterte. Kaya sa mga tunay nagmamahal sa bansa ito, maghanda. Sa mga pwersa ng RevGov, patuloy ang pagpapalakas ng hanay." ~Abe Purugganan, February 3, 2018 on UP Scholars' Rally

"Rev gov is an option for the President to overcome our present political environment that is rotten, vicious, corrupt, deceptive, and violent. It may be the first and last option for him depending on the threat situation in order to protect our people and our country." ~Abe Purugganan, November 27, 2017

"The 1987 constitution is not the will of the sovereign Filipino people. It is the will of the yellows and the oligarchy. It was engineered to steal from the Filipino people. It must then be abrogated!" ~Abe Purugganan

"There is only one Philippine Government and one Armed Forces. All others are illegal and enemies of the state." ~Abe Purugganan, 27 July 2017

"Why have we fallen behind from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia?
Because of disunity, greed, corruption, selfishness, hate, rebellion, lies, and vested interest by the political elite and the oligarchy. And because of the absence of patriotism among our politicians." ~Abe Purugganan, November 14, 2017


"Ang kagandahan ng kaibigan ang lahat ay kaayusan at pagtutulungan." ~Abe Purugganan, 13 November 2017

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Photo: Simmos Beach
Macquarie Fields, NSW
November 25, 2017

"Doing good holds the power to transform us on the inside, and then ripple out in ever-expanding circles that positively impact the world at large." ~Shari Arison

"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

"Everything we do, even the slightest thing we do, can have a ripple effect and repercussions that emanate. If you throw a pebble into the water on one side of the ocean, it can create a tidal wave on the other side." ~Victor Webster

"The idea that everything is purposeful really changes the way you live. To think that everything that you do has a ripple effect, that every word that you speak, every action that you make affects other people and the planet." ~Victoria Moran

"Yes, I do believe that there is a cause and effect and a ripple effect upon everything everybody does, and they have positive consequences and negative consequences. If you start to focus on the kind of minutia of that, it's really quite extraordinary." ~Kiefer Sutherland

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"Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others." ~Plato


PROVERB FOR TODAY: Paraguayan Proverb

"It is a rarity to find someone who can weigh other people's faults without putting his own thumbs on the scale." ~Paraguayan Proverb

Shari Arison - ripple

"Doing good holds the power to transform us on the inside, and then ripple out in ever-expanding circles that positively impact the world at large." ~Shari Arison

Kiefer Sutherland - ripple effect

"... I do believe that there is a cause and effect and a ripple effect upon everything everybody does, and they have positive consequences and negative consequences. If you start to focus on the kind of minutia of that, it's really quite extraordinary." ~Kiefer Sutherland


Casey Stengel - team player

"Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story." ~Casey Stengel


Henry Waldorf Francis - court

“A court is a place where what was confused before becomes more unsettled than ever.” ~Henry Waldorf Francis


Bob Dole - horizon

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


Tim Fargo Quotes

"Pain is the passing lane where you leave the competition behind you." ~Tim Fargo

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

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Linda Grayson - chocolate

"There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate." ~Linda Grayson

Donald Borja Sevilla - laurels

"We should never rest on our laurels but use it às an inspiration to work harder for the country's good." ~Donald Borja Sevilla


Joubert Botha - Beauty

"Beauty starts in your head, not in your mirror." ~Joubert Botha

Timothy Miller - be glad

“You can resent your bald spot or you can be glad you have a head.” ~Timothy Miller

Ayman Jahjah - message to the Filipinos

“As a Syrian citizen who has lost many people and things in my home country, my advice to all people from the Philippines: Stand by your president. He is your best choice to make your country safe and strong,” ~Ayman Jahjah, Syrian national


Benjamin Jowett - get things done

"The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them." ~Benjamin Jowett


FEATURED QUOTE: Native Americans Code of Ethics

"Children are the seeds of our future. Plant love in their hearts and water them with wisdom and life’s lessons. When they are grown, give them space to grow." ~Native American Code of Ethics

Source: Carlos Silverio Bueno

Sara Duterte Carpio - freedom

"You preach about freedom as if you invented it, as if it is your gift to us. Let me tell you what freedom is. It is to live a life that is free from your selective moral standard. This is what the meaning of EDSA is." ~Sara Duterte Carpio, Mayor of Davao City, to Socrates Villegas, CBCP


Donald Miller - trees

"All the trees are losing their leaves, and not one of them is worried." ~Donald Miller

Bro Joe Rona - Lord of the Universe

"God has (already) put order and beauty in the harmony of Creation and the Universe. With the billions of stars and galaxies the heavenly bodies follow a wonderful order. Praise the Lord of the Universe." ~Bro Joe Rona

Isabel Granada - Light of His Presence

"As you turn your attention to Christ Jesus, feel the Light of His Presence shining upon you. Open your mind and heart to receive His heavenly smile of approval. Let His gold-tinged Love wash over you and soak into the depths of your being. As you are increasingly filled with His Being, you experience joyous union with Him. He suffuses your soul with Joy in His Presence; at His right hand there are pleasures forevermore." ~Isabel Granada

Gerardo Luis Adriano - Religion and Politics

"Religion and politics may resemble each other in many ways but they are like water and oil that don't mix. The individual soul may need prayers for healing but a country needs concrete and immediate solutions - not prayers. Politics should respect all religions and beliefs inside its domain - Churches should too. Catholic bishops who insist to heal the land their way disrespect the silence of other religions on political issues." ~Gerardo Luis Adriano, November 7, 2017

Quotes on DRINKING

“Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.” ~Frank Sinatra on Drinking

"He who drinks does not know the dangers of wine; he who doesn’t drink does not know its benefits." ~Anon

“I drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion.” ~Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Katoomba, The Blue Mountains
August 19, 2017

"I only drink champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not." ~Coco Chanel

"True love is like a fine wine, the older the better." ~Fred Jacob

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Mr. Amari Soul - A good woman

"A good woman loves hard; she doesn't know any other way to love. So, when she gets a little "Emotional" as we men sometimes like to call it, it's not because she's holding back... it's because she's giving it everything she's got." -Mr. Amari Soul, Reflections Of A Man

‪Hassam Hussain‬ Quotes

‪"Keep close to Nature's heart... To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter. You see, God helps only people who work hard. To keep the body in good health is a duty..." ~Hassam Hussain‬

"When the heart is beautiful, its light shines through the eyes, vocal tones and actions of its master. True beauty is not in the body, but in the heart of the beholder." ~‪Hassam Hussain‬

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Israelmore Ayivor - unaware

"Never loan your heart to hatred; it pays you back with self-destruction. Majority of people living are not aware that anger is an acid that destroys its own container."
~Israelmore Ayivor

‪Teresa Gallagher‬ - heart and soul

"I believe in true authentic love of the heart and soul! Being able to be vulnerable and trusting and giving of your true self and soul to another! Love is so much deeper than most people realize! Love needs to be just be and trust and live, laugh,and love from the deepest part of your soul!" ~‪Teresa Gallagher‬


Roman Demkiv - relationship

"How we listen is the defining factor in how our relationships go, and whether the other person is happy to see us at the end of the day." ~Roman Demkiv, Shutterstock



“Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has prevented me from feelings of isolation.” ~Albert Einstein

"For the total development of the human being, solitude as a means of cultivating sensitivity becomes a necessity.
It is beautiful to be alone. To be alone does not mean to be lonely. It means the mind is not influenced and contaminated by society.
You must be able to stand alone, indifferent to companionship, indifferent to loneliness, because they do not exist. For, if you are in love with Life, Life has no loneliness, has no companionship. It IS."
You see, you are not educated to be alone. Do you ever go out for a walk by yourself? It is very important to go out alone, to sit under a tree—not with a book, not with a companion, but by yourself—and observe the falling of a leaf, hear the lapping of the water, the fishermen’s song, watch the flight of a bird, and of your own thoughts as they chase each other across the space of your mind. If you are able to be alone and watch these things, then you will discover extraordinary riches which no government can tax, no human agency can corrupt, and which can never be destroyed." ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

"In solitude, they will discover the love that might otherwise arrive unnoticed. 
In solitude, they will understand and respect the love that left them.
In solitude, they will be able to decide whether it is worth asking that lost love to come back or if they should simply let it go and set off along a new path.
In solitude, they will learn that saying ‘No’ does not always show a lack of generosity and that saying ‘Yes’ is not always a virtue." ~Paulo Coelho

"Solitude is a gift and a privilege. It silences the noise of all that isn’t you, so you can finally get to know and love the person living in your chest. It teaches you the power of longing, self-trust, creative resurrection and surrender. In solitude you learn how to become your dancing partner in the dark and only author of your life. 
Don’t fill it up with fear, doubt or failed expectations. Stay there with your naked self and breathe. Learn to be one with your own soul." ~Anon

"Solitude is a silent storm that breaks down all our dead branches. Yet it sends our living roots deeper into the living heart of the living earth. Man struggles to find life outside himself, unaware that the life he is seeking is within." ~Khalil Gibran

"Solitude isn't loneliness. Solitude is when the entire serene universe seems to surround and hold you quietly." ~Victoria Erickson, Edge of Wonder

"Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature." ~Albert Einstein

"Solitude is the place of purification." -Martin Buber

"Solitude is the soul's holiday, an opportunity to stop doing for others and to surprise and delight ourselves instead." ~Katrina Kenison

"Solitude shows us what we should be; Society shows what we are." ~Robert Cecil

"The choice of solitude is not so much a rejection of community as a recognition that certain experiences and truths are so alien to ordinary consciousness that the individual must withdraw in order to experience them." ~Carol P. Christ

"The cure for all the illness of life is stored in the inner depth of life itself, the access to which becomes possible when we are alone. This solitude is a world in itself, full of wonders and resources unthought of. It is absurdly near; yet so unapproachably distant." ~Rabindranath Tagore

"The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. No big laboratory is needed in which to think. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born. That is why many of the earthly miracles have had their genesis in humble surroundings." ~Nikola Tesla

"The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind." ~Albert Einstein

“The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.” ~ Aldous Huxley
(Solitary Tree, Lincoln's Rock Sunset)

“The voice of the sea is seductive, never ceasing, whispering, clamoring, murmuring, inviting the soul to wander in abysses of solitude.” ~from "The Awakening" By Kate Chopin

"There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect." ~Robert Louis Stevenson, "PEACE OF MIND" by Tim Cox Fine Art

"Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god." ~Aristotle

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Theodore I. Rubin - the beginning of wisdom

"Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom." ~Theodore I. Rubin


Fleetwood Mac - blue sea

Photo: Whale Beach, Northern Sydney

"Never have I been a calm blue sea,
I have been always a storm."
~Fleetwood Mac

Lolly Daskal - right things

"When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you." ~Lolly Daskal

Minor Myers - do well, do good

“Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.” ~Minor Myers


Trevor Bailey Quotes

"Character and attitude top education any day of the week." ~Trevor Bailey, NZ


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

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Eric Berne - birds

"The moment a boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing." ~Eric Berne


‪Philip Sidney‬ - heart

‪"It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened." ~Philip Sidney‬


"Great Leaders are like candles. They burn themselves up to give others light." ~Turkish Proverb

"Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose." ~Turkish Proverb

"No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back." ~Turkish Proverb

"No road is long with good company." ~Turkish Proverb

"Who seeks a friend without a fault remains without one." ~Turkish Proverb

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John Cotton Dana - teach

"Who dares to teach must never cease to learn." ~John Cotton Dana

Phil Kaye - captivity

"Fear of joy is the darkest of captivities." ~Phil Kaye

José Martí Quotes

"Charm is a product of the unexpected." ~José Martí

"Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity." ~José Martí

“If I survive, I will spend my whole life at the oven door seeing that no one is denied bread and, so as to give a lesson one is denied bread and, so as to give a lesson of charity, especially those who did not bring flour.” ~Jose Marti

"In a time of crisis, the peoples of the world must rush to get to know each other." ~José Martí

"It is my duty to prevent, through the independence of Cuba, the U.S.A. from spreading over the West Indies and falling with addedweight upon other lands of Our America. All I have done up to now and shall do hereafter is to that end.... I know the Monster, because I have lived in its lair--and my weapon is only the slingshot of David." ~José Martí

"Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak without hypocrisy." ~José Martí

"Men are like the stars; some generate their own light while others reflect the brilliance they receive." ~José Martí

"One revolution is still necessary: the one that will not end with the rule of its leader. It will be the revolution against revolutions, the uprising of all peaceable individuals, who will become soldiers for once so that neither they nor anyone else will ever have to be a soldier again." ~José Martí

"Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds, soon evaporate. Action is the dignity of greatness." ~José Martí

"People can only be free if they are truly educated." ~José Martí

"To educate is to give man the keys to the world, which are independence and love, and to give him strength to journey on his own, light of step, a spontaneous and free being." ~José Martí

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Louis Bromfield - Bread

“Bread is the king of the table and all else is merely the court that surrounds the king. The countries are the soup, the meat, the vegetables, the salad, but bread is king.” ~Louis Bromfield, American novelist (1896-1956)

Imannuel Kant - universal law

"Act according to a maxim which can, at the same time, be valid as a universal law.—You must, therefore begin by looking at the subjective principle of your action. But to know whether this principle is also objectively valid, your reason must subject it to the test of conceiving yourself as giving universal law through this principle. If your maxim qualifies for a giving of universal law, then it qualifies as objectively valid." ~Imannuel Kant

Nikita Gill Quotes

"Damaged people love you like a crime scene before a crime has even been committed. They keep their running shoes by their souls every night, one eye open in case things change whilst they sleep. Their backs are always tense as though waiting to fight a sudden storm that might engulf them. Because damaged people have already seen hell. And damaged people understand that every evil demon that exists down there was once a kind Angel before it fell." ~Nikita Gill

"If you have been brutally broken, but still have the courage to be gentle to others then you deserve a love deeper than the ocean itself." ~Nikita Gill

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Teddyboy Tagle Quotes

"Perhaps the real lesson to be learned here (sic) is that the Filipino people are, quite simply, incapable of succeeding collectively under any circumstances. In short, there really is no “inclusive growth” to aspire for, because, in truth, the spoils of economic growth are exclusively for the picking of individuals and families who possess cluey enough minds and spot-on enough attitudes to recognise opportunities when these come knocking.
In reality, Filipinos have no excuse for failure. They are custodians of a land rich in natural resources situated in a region that is one of the most if not the most enterprising in the world. People who are destined for astounding wealth and greatness overcome the odds and navigate around all the roadblocks. They do not make them excuses to fail." ~Teddyboy Tagle, November 25, 2017

"The world is multi colored...just because its blue...it doesnt necessarily mean its true.." ~Teddyboy Tagle (April 2018)

"Unless you're a dog lover, it would be hard to fathom the bond that is developed between the master and his favorite pet. Yes, a tight bond develops; somewhat more real and not as complicated as human relationships. It's just pure love." ~Teddyboy Tagle on his pet dog Roccos

"When you run you can only run so far.......but when you just breathe and listen......who knows just how far .....you can go......" ~Teddyboy Tagle

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Ralph Charell - cooperation

"It is through cooperation, rather than conflict, that your greatest successes will be derived!" ~Ralph Charell



"Don't let your travels be blinded by the natural beauty and tourist spots... Because the most beautiful things you will find in the Philippines are its local "simple" people." ~Kyle Kulas Jennermann, Becoming Filipino Travel Blogger

"I can't stop laughing at the real life resemblance." ~Kyle "Kulas" Jennermann

"Just be respectful, and put a genuine smile on your face. That is all it takes to find inspiration and beauty in the Philippines, even in amazingly diverse situations." ~ Kyle "Kulas" Jennermann, Becoming Filipino, August 29, 2017

"Whenever we share positive education about the Philippines, no matter where we may be in this world... it can inspire others to want to connect with this country in a positive way. And that, I truly believe, can wrap beauty and inspiration around the lives of others all around the world..." ~Kyle Jennermann

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Pablo Iglesias Maurer Quotes

Photo: Grabbed from Becoming Filipino

"Nature always finds a way to take over." ~Pablo Iglesia Maurer

“The postcards, have their own haze—the places were never as nice as they look. I often struggle to get the two images to line up, as well. But time blurs the difference, and brings everything into focus.” ~Pablo Iglesias Maurer (is a photographer who came across an old matchbook lying on his desk. There was a photo, reminiscent of a postcard from the 1960’s on it. The picture was of a popular resort complex.)

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Teddy Locsin Jr. Quotes

"Foreign intervention is inconceivable against a hugely elected democratic president with a popularity even bigger than its mandate. Period." ~Teddy Locsin Jr.

“Truth is a battle of perceptions. People only see what they're prepared to confront. It's not what you look at that matters, but what you see. And when the different perceptions battle against one another, the truth has a way of getting lost. And the monsters find a way of getting out.” ~Teddy Boy Locsin, PHIL Ambassador to the UN

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Quotes on FEARLESS

“Be truthful, gentle and fearless.” Mahatma Ghandi

“Beneath every excuse lies a fear. Practice being fearless.” ~Robin Sharma

“Fate loves the fearless.” ~James Russell Lowell

“Have the fearless attitude of a hero and the loving heart of a child.” ~Soyen Shaku

"Once you become fearless, life becomes limitless." ~Anon

“The best way to be successful is to be fearless.” ~Janelle Osido

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Soyen Shaku - attitude

“Have the fearless attitude of a hero and the loving heart of a child.” ~Soyen Shaku

Zobel de Ayala Quotes

“I have to say that I’m impressed by the boldness that our government is showing. We are a nation that has gotten used to incremental steps forward. But as you can see from the dialogue that we had today, there is a sense of boldness in the way people are looking to the future. That is something that you generally see more in the private sector than the public sector. " ~Zobel de Ayala at a recent economic forum in Singapore attended by the Philippines’ economic managers.

"Throughout our history as a country, there have been periods of time when we felt insecure, during periods of high debt and when our economy was weak. I’ve always argued that thinking ‘bold steps’, whether you are in the private sector or the public sector, are important psychological states of mind to be in when you want to succeed in a much bigger way.” ~Zobel de Ayala

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"Though a tree grow ever so high, the falling leaves return to the root." ~Malay proverb

Robert R. Updegraff Quotes

"Happiness is to be found along the way, not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it is too late." ~R Updegraff

"Never complain about your troubles; they are responsible for more than half of your income." ~Robert R. Updegraff

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"There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage." ~Seneca the Younger

Jennifer Burgess - Educators

“To have a student who is so passionate to teach others about it, and to show others how to live through it is very empowering, especially with adolescents and teens. Sometimes voices of their peers are far louder than educators and adults." ~Jennifer Burgess, Principal -Parker Performing Arts School, on Alec Ybarra Film "UNMARKED"

Jill Peterson - way out

"It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked." ~Jill Peterson

Roger Staubach - achievements

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


Paul Chappell

"Storms can bring fear, cloud judgment, and create confusion. Yet God promises that as you seek Him through prayer, He will give you wisdom to know how to proceed. The only way you will survive the storm will be on your knees." ~Paul Chappell

Nathan Anderson - stalwart

"Not many mice will stand stalwart in the face of a charging rhino." ~Nathan Anderson on PRRD's leadership

Isaac the Syrian - prayer

“If during a prayer, the body does not exert itself, and the heart does not experience repentance, it is not yet a fully ripened fruit, because such a prayer is - without soul” ~Isaac the Syrian, a famous Orthodox Christian saint and ascetic (on Russian Faith)

Rusty Eric. Suffering

"As long as greed is stronger than compassion, there will always be suffering." ~Rusty Eric


Robert S. McNamara - brains

"Brains, like hearts, go to where they are appreciated." ~Robert S. McNamara

Cathy Allen - simple pleasures

"Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories." ~Cathy Allen

Henry Clay - courtesy

"Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart." ~Henry Clay

Quotes on DESTINY and FATE

"A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it." ~Jean de La Fontaine

"Hardships often prepare people for an extraordinary destiny." ~C.S. Lewis

"Destiny plans a different route and fulfills the dream in ways we couldn't have expected." ~Ben Okri

"I'll take my destiny, whatever that may be, but I'm going to fight for my dignity and my honor." ~Ferdinand E. Marcos

"It is how we nurture the good and deal with the bad that ultimately shapes our destiny." ~Dr. Charles, CoachMD

"It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped." ~Anthony Robbins

"Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will." ~Yoda

"The power to see change in your life can be found in the words you speak. You have the power to set the destiny for your life by what comes out of your mouth." ~Joel Osteen

"We are made for larger ends than Earth can encompass. Oh, let us be true to our exalted destiny." ~Catherine Booth

"You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands - your own." ~Mark Victor Hansen


"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under the jurisdiction. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with. I can select what I can read and eat and study. I can choose how I'm going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life-whether I will see them as curses or opportunities. I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts." ~Elizabeth Gilbert

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Enock Maregesi - light of life

“The candle is the light of life that is constantly thriving to hang on and light up the darkness of life. (Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere was a candle in the wind. He was a fighter fighting the odds to survive. And he did so with incredible power to change the world.) Whether your life is long or short upon the earth, it is remarkable that our little flames burns on in spite of the wind, or the challenges of life.” ~Enock Maregesi

Liz Smith - reputation

"Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do." ~Liz Smith

Alfred Sheinwold - mistakes

"Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won't have time to make them all yourself." ~Alfred Sheinwold

Frank Resma Quotes

"I choose to grow and evolve in a path where generations after generations can truly live in peace, order, and utmost freedom." ~Frank Resma

"Our country is inundated with issues around trust, doubt, fear, hope, rage, anguish, victim mentality, blame, disquiet, and addictions. The pathway to recovery from these issues and others is to go within oneself, seek where I could help, and discover the truth." ~Frank Esma

"Some people see our country through glaring filters that seek out what they believe in, they see occurences that justify their perceptions and actions." ~Frank Resma

"Today, I declare a revolution upon and within myself, by being a law-abiding citizen not just of our country but everywhere, by being the best that I can be, preserving my moral values, virtues and beliefs." ~Frank Resma

"You are the one and only hope of our beloved country." ~Frank Resma

Source: FB/on PRRD

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Cameron Dokey - plant

"A plant needs to do more than stretch its leaves toward the sun. It also needs to send down roots deep into the ground. They hold on tightly in the dark, out of sight where it is easy to forget about them. But it is the fact that a plant can do these two things at once, anchoring itself to the earth even as it reaches for the sky, that makes it strong." ~Cameron Dokey

Ralph Vaughan Williams Quotes

"I believe that all the arts, and especially music, are necessary to a full life." ~Ralph Vaughan Williams

"It is necessary to know facts, but music will enable you to see past facts to the very essence of things in a way which science cannot do." ~Ralph Vaughan Williams

"Music will show you what to do with your life." ~Ralph Vaughan Williams

"The arts are the means by which we can look through the magic casements and see what lies beyond." ~Ralph Vaughan Williams

– wise words from the British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, who would have been celebrating his 145th birthday today. He wrote this six weeks before he died, in a letter to the children of a primary school in Norfolk, where they were going to name one of the houses after him.

Source: ABC Classic FM

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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin - friendship

"The world is round so that friendship may encircle it." ~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin⠀


Babylonian Talmud - promise

“A person should not promise to give a child something and then not give it, because in that way the child learns to lie.” ~Babylonian Talmud

Michael Conlan Quotes

"I always pray for your continued strength, dedication and foresight, your leadership has helped millions of Filipinos both in the Philippines and around the world." ~Michael Conlan, a British citizen with a Filipino heart on PRRD

"You are a shining example to world leaders on how to engage with your electorate, bring about real change and increase confidence in the country and people." ~Michael Conlan

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Rick Rigsby - anesthesia

“Make sure your servant’s towel is bigger than your ego, as ego is the anesthesia that deadens the pain of stupidity…and pride is the burden of a foolish person.” ~Rick Rigsby

Kenneth Kaunda - honey and bees

"When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees." ~Kenneth Kaunda


Ricardo Perez Quotes

"ANONYMITY is obviously done by people with no brain and they are in every nook and cranny of this world spreading lies and deceit." ~Ricardo Perez

"As there are always greater things to achieve in every New Year, your sojourn brings out a collection of excitements, challenges, sacrifices, resolutions, and opportunities for us to be different and a better Filipino." ~Ricardo Perez, 1 January 2018

A stormy day with heavy rain pelting through the night.
20 October 2017

"Behind the glass wall is the serenity of lights and rain." ~Ricardo Perez

"Crimes and Criminals are the perplexities of radical evil but FALSE WITNESSES are rotten to the core. Having said that, (sic), and the yellow cretins are missionaries who promote TALES of confusion and falsehoods. They are WORST than criminals." ~Ricardo Perez, February 21, 2018

"Good looks don't bring 'sunshine' all the time when they speak. They are better looked at most of the time." ~Ricardo Perez

"Here at my sanctuary, everything is peaceful and calm. The cold wind embracing me, the flaps of the the pigeon's wings, the sound of cricket, the flickering candle light, and the full bright moon are BLESSINGS served on a silver platter. And to experience the beauty and tranquillity of the night is LIFE itself and I'm just too grateful to be part of this." ~Ricardo Perez

"I always look at justices as the PARAGONS of legal minds and I'm always in awe whenever I read their decisions. To me, the Supreme Court is an institution of excellence and discipline." ~Rik Perez-Escudero

"Leaders, whether good or evil are FOSSILS in history. They become our references and if we chose to check on them, it's our every right." ~Ricardo Perez, 7 June 2018

"One good thing I love life in the province is the smell of the farm where animals, humans and nature are in harmony. That's LIFE." ~Ricardo Perez

"Strike the SHEPHERD and the FLOCK will come together." ~Ricardo Perez, October 23, 2017 (a parody of Zechariah 13:7)

"The DUTERTE Bloggers/Supporters lived by the doctrine of NATIONALISM and PATRIOTISM. We will not tolerate EPAL politicians. We will blast credit grabbers and DESTABILIZERS will be crushed on site. Having said that, ANDANAR's appeal for KINDNESS to these traitors is not NEGOTIABLE. And if he got NO guts to draw the gun because of his politics, then SO BE IT. The odds will go against the TURNCOATS." ~Ricardo Perez, February 2, 2018

"The President, with the little time he has, is working HARD to deliver what he promised to the FILIPINOS and he sent messages of encouragement to participate in the nation building by examining our values and put our common senses into use. Does he care about this “blogger’s "word war’ in any way? I don’t think so. He is the PRESIDENT of the country and he is the President of the Filipinos be it a DDS, a fence sitter or opposition. He made his promises during the campaign and he is committed to delivering it." ~Ricardo Perez on warring SocMed bloggers, 14 January 2018

"The rain that pattered on our veranda reminded me of my Mom's words years ago. She said that she knew about the fears I had concerning paternal issues that had caused me many uncomfortable moments and it will linger but just like the plants in her pots, I am a cactus. Like the spirit of this plant that seemed never to die, with no water or manure, it could flower. The flower smelt fragrant and it will teach me how to grow with problems. I kept that thought happily and I still keep it now. My childhood memories with MOM lies in my heart forever. These memories are just like drills shining all the time. I know I love them." ~Ricardo Perez, 23 October 2013

"The TREE represents my country, the Philippines: independent, happy, and strong. Branches were cut off to ensure a better growth and so we're moving on. We're going for the GOLD." ~Ricardo Perez

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Katherine Bone - master

"Greed is an insatiable master." ~Katherine Bone, The Pirate's Duchess

Spock - needs

‪"The needs of the many far outweigh the needs of the few." ~Spock, Star Trek‬

Max DePree - what we are

“In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be, by remaining what we are.” ~Max DePree


Inspirational Quote for Today

"Life's true gift lies in your freedom to design it beautifully. With each rise of the sun, you get to chase the opportunity to fill your days with meaning—to live your life the way you choose." ~from Success dot com via Haizer Adrias Libcat, FB

Carl Gerstacker - when problem is solved

"Never be afraid to take on a really tough problem. When you solve it, the benefits will be that much greater." ~Carl Gerstacker

Lewis Thompson - flower

“The silence of a flower: a kind of silence which we continually evade, of which we find only the shadow in dreams." ~Lewis Thompson

Park Benjamin - language

"Flowers are love's truest language." ~Park Benjamin

Julia Morgan

"Architecture is a visual art and the buildings speak for themselves." ~Julia Morgan

Charles Bradlaugh Quotes

“Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech.” ~Charles Bradlaugh

“I cannot follow you Christians; for you try to crawl through your life upon your knees, while I stride through mine on my feet.” ~Charles Bradlaugh

“The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people, and entombs the hope of the race.” ~Charles Bradlaugh

“Without free speech no search for truth is possible... no discovery of truth is useful.” ~Charles Bradlaugh

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Joseph Goebbels - truth

"There will come a day, when all the lies will collapse under their own weight, and truth will again triumph." ~Joseph Goebbels

E. Stanley Jones - Prayer

“Prayer is aligning ourselves with the purposes of God.” ~E. Stanley Jones

John Lowenstein - neurosurgery

"If you act like you know what you're doing, you can do anything you want...except neurosurgery." ~John Lowenstein

Hedda Joy Tady Tan Quotes

"I am often blown away by the Filipino's ingenuity, resourcefullness and creativity.
We thrive where other nationalities would wither and give up. Got nothing to do with our being "comfortable" with poverty! IT HAS A LOT TO DO WITH OUR SPIRIT that refuses to give up!" ~Hedda Joy Tady Tan

"I am proud that in my lifetime, I get to see the rise of a leader who works to ensure that there is a better tomorrow for Filipinos." ~Hedda Joy Tady Tan, October 6, 2017 on PRRD

"I truly believe it will take every man, woman and child to move our country around. We have been long made comfortable in our stupor, lulled in the belief that we were doing "ok", that it could have ben worse, and that, that was all we could accomplish." ~Hedda Joy Tady Tan, October 6, 2017

"Little trickles of water turn stones into sand....with time." ~Hedda Joy Tady Tan

"NEWS is a DUTY reserved for journalists. OPINION is a blogger's PRIVILEGE. Know the difference!" ~Hedda Joy Tady Tan

"The classmates I had were full of JOY, hopeful about LIFE and were PERSEVERING and AWAKE to the truths of the world." ~Hedda Joy Tady Tan


"Many of us go to church and pray in public, but have very LITTLE FAITH.
Many of us utter God's name in their discourses, yet have hearts that don't truly believe in him." ~Wisdom from Hedda Joy Tady Tan's Grandfather

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Linda C. Osterlund - Counselors

"Counselors are people who can utilize the traits of wisdom gained from their critical life experiences to help others. They are insightful, have the courage to recognize the suffering of the heart, and can relate to others through their own woundedness. They become a source of life and hope for others." ~Linda C. Osterlund

Humour Quote for Today: Cheese in a mousetrap

"Once you're caught in the mousetrap, why not eat the cheese?" ~The Covert Comic

INSPIRATIONAL Quote for TODAY: Words with soft tones

"Kindness is an art. You are the painter, and the painting. Color your words — your world — with soft tones and enhanced effect." ~Drei Toledo

Jamais Cascio - Resilience

"Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive." ~Jamais Cascio

Marabel Morgan - Work

"Work is the world's easiest escape from boredom and the only surefire road to success." ~Marabel Morgan

Quote For Today: Bryant McGill on trees

"The trees which are pruned watered and nurtured by caring hands bear the greatest fruits; it is the same with people." ~Bryant McGill

Nancy Arroyo Ruffin

“I will teach my daughter to color outside the lines, to make mistakes, to take risks, and not be afraid to fail. I will teach her that even when the world tries to knock her down the best revenge is getting up and forging ahead. I will teach her to be brave enough to be different, to stand up for what's right. To never quiet her voice to make someone else feel comfortable. Because no one remembers the person that fits in. It's the one who stands out that people won't be able to forget.” ~Nancy Arroyo Ruffin


Quotes on PATH, ROAD, STREET and WAY

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

"A balanced life will lead you to a path which will take you to the peak of success." ~Anon

"Be gentle and loving with each being for they are in your path to help you remember your light." ~Rodger Briley

"Change takes time...be patient....new paths in the wilderness require we walk them again and again before they are fully formed." ~Eileen Dielesen....the 'Woman with a Dream'

"Changing your life often begins with the inner work. It can be a tender process of stripping away the beliefs and dreams that no longer resonate for you. It is not an easy path, but it is worth it. Because one day soon you will be standing on the shore of a brighter tomorrow. One that feels like home and is big enough to hold all of you." ~Illuminating Souls

"Don’t judge the path…just take the journey. All roads eventually lead to a place of love." ~Robert Clancy on Follow Your Heart

"Don't let others make your path for you. It is yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you."
~Native American Code of Ethics

"Everyone has their own path. Walk yours with integrity and wish all others peace on their journey. When your paths merge, rejoice for their presence in your life. When the paths are separated, return to the wholeness of yourself, give thanks for the footprints left on your soul, and embrace the time to journey on your own." ~Anon

"Every person has their own path in the sand, but most of us work much too hard trying to walk in other's footsteps rather than accept who we are and what we can be." ~Thomas Plummer

"Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering."

"Fight the darkness from within by reaching the light. We're the ones who will decide which path to take." ~Dwayne Segador

"If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success." ~John D. Rockefeller

"It might be easier to find your way home on a lighted pathway, but life is so much grander when you can light that way for someone else." ~Robert Clancy

"Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will." ~Yoda

"One can rarely achieve greatness on the path of less resistance." ~Wes Fesler

"The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines." ~Charles Kuralt

“The path of sorrow, and that path alone, Leads to the lands where sorrow is unknown.” ~William Cowper on Sorrow

"The path of those who preach love, and not hatred, is not easy. They often have to wear a crown of thorns." ~Nelson Mandela from a message to the Global Convention on Peace and Non-violence, New Delhi, India, 31 January 2004, Living The Legacy

“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” ~Anthony Robbins

"The spiritual path is not always going to be smooth and easy. There are going to be difficult situations, hardships, losses and lessons. Don't lose faith along the way. You are exactly where you need to be." ~Jenni Young

"To embark on the journey towards your goals and dreams requires bravery. To remain on that path requires courage. The bridge that merges the two is commitment." ~Steve Maraboli

"When he stepped off the straight and narrow path of his peculiar honesty, it was with an inward assertion of unflinching resolve to fall back again into the monotonous but safe stride of virtue as soon as his little excursion into the wayside quagmires had produced the desired effect." ~Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

"You can't travel the back roads very long without discovering a multitude of gentle people doing good for others with no expectation of gain or recognition... Some people out there spend their whole lives selflessly." ~Charles Kuralt



"A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it." ~Jean de La Fontaine

"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road." ~Henry Ward Beecher

"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

"At any time, you can decide to change the road you’re on in life, take a new direction, follow a new trail. You are the only one who really knows what you want from life and if you’re on the right road for you." ~Anon

"Bring awareness to each act. Walking on the road, walk fully alert; eating, eat with awareness. Whatsoever you are doing, don't let the past and the future interfere. Be in the present; that's what awareness is all about." ~Osho

"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

"Hear me, that the people may once again find the a Good Road and the Shielding Tree." ~Black Elk

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

"No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back." ~Turkish Proverb

"No road is long with good company." ~Turkish Proverb

"Normality is a paved road; it's comfortable to walk but no flowers grow." -Vincent Van Gogh

"Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn't mean to take." ~Angela N. Blount

"The leaders of mankind are those who lift their feet from the dusty road and lift their eyes to the illumined future." ~Woodrow Wilson

"Work is the world's easiest escape from boredom and the only surefire road to success." ~Marabel Morgan



"I look both ways before crossing a one way street. That's how much faith I have left in humanity." ~Tom Hardy

"Though our street is exceptionally quiet and safe, the presence of the church in the area makes me feel more secure even at nighttime. I always think that God is in His Holy Temple." ~Leah C. Dancel, March 26, 2018



"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others." ~Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

"As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears." ~Rumi

"Either I will find a way, or I will make one." ~Philip Sidney

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

"It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked." ~Jill Peterson

"It's on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly." ~Claude Monet

"Know for yourself the way along which you should go - do not depend on others." ~N. Sri Ram

"You can never lose your way, for your LIGHT will always guide you back home." ~Shari Alyse


"If you find all your roads and paths blocked, He will show you a secret way that no one knows." ~Rumi

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