"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


Theresa May - citizens

"Only the ‘selfish’ and ‘greedy’ would want to oust President for serving his citizens." ~Theresa May,Prime Minister of Great Britain, March24, 2017 from AlJazeera Channel

Edmund Clowney - Trials

“Trials should not surprise us, or cause us to doubt God’s faithfulness. God sends trials to strengthen our trust in Him.” ~Edmund Clowney

Francis Euston Acero Quotes

"If you want the President to succeed, be critical. The person who points out shortcomings is more valuable to a leader than one who sings nothing but praise." ~Francis Euston Acero, March 25, 2017

"If your leader won't take criticism, or openly admit official wrongdoing, he isn't leading you. He's only pleasuring himself." ~Francis Euston Acero, March 25, 2017

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Mike Acebedo Lopez Quotes

"Politics is too small when compared to everyday Filipinos who have larger than life dreams." ~Mike Acebedo Lopez, March 27, 2017

"Those that remind us of the indomitable will of the human spirit to triumph over adversity, that make you believe in people, that make you hope for our country and our world." ~Mike Acebedo Lopez, March 27, 2017

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Chichi Villacorta Quotes

"Don't confuse ignorance with wonder. 'People used to perform the rain dance during drought.' That -- must've been filled with wonder." ~Chichi Villacorta

"If a foreign power plans to invade or intervene, there is no shortage of excuses." ~Chichi Villacorta (extracted from "WHY WE NEED TO BE CAREFUL WITH WHAT WE SAY)

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Pericles - vision

"The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it." ~Pericles


FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Solace from Oneness Happens Here

"Take in the stillness and the peace, and realise that it is holy. It is for you to feel the solace of your Creator's presence." ~from Oneness Happens Here

Carolyn Kenmore - learn

"If you can learn from hard knocks, you can also learn from soft touches." ~Carolyn Kenmore

Katie Holmes Quotes

On Parenting

"My child is the most important person to me, and her upbringing is paramount to my work right now. It's very important that I'm present and she has a stable, innocent childhood." ~Katie Holmes

"There's nothing in the world better than watching your child succeed.” ~Katie Holmes

Source: Over Sixty

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Paula Defensor Knack Quotes

"Only a Filipino can bring peace to the Philippines." ~Paula Defensor Knack from MY LEGAL OPINION ON THE THREAT OF AN ICC CASE : REASONS WHY THE COUNTRY SHOULD NOT WORRY. (final version Mar. 19, 2017, 12:07pm)

"The most accomplished people do not care about degrees honoris causa." ~Paula Defensor Knack (April 2017)

"The right to free speech does not cover accusations before the rest of the world without concrete evidence of each incident." ~Paula Defensor Knack

"You are like cry babies looking for a nanny from people who dont know your country and dont know your culture." ~Paula Defensor Knack from MY LEGAL OPINION ON THE THREAT OF AN ICC CASE : REASONS WHY THE COUNTRY SHOULD NOT WORRY. (final version Mar. 19, 2017, 12:07pm)

"You cannot win the battle without the right weapon." ~Paula Defensor Knack

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Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago Quotes

"Be critical, vocal, and involved in the political process. We are a democratic country and it is our duty to keep our government in check." ~Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago

“Death is only a state of thermodynamic equilibrium!” ~Miriam Defensor Santiago

"Education is a powerful constraint against narrow parochialism and a gateway to ideas that can change communities." - Miriam Defensor Santiago

"God, preserve this country, and begin with me." ~Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago

"I have no illusions about myself, about my life, about leaving a legacy, or making a mark in people's lives. We are so insignificant. We are only here for a blink." ~Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago

"Martial Law is an experience that many of us are familiar with, but it takes a lot of egoism to declare Martial Law. So I hope we'll never have it unless the ruler or the leader is very narcissistic. Martial Law is just an expression of a frustrated soul." - Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, April 2016

"There is only one person whom I know who have no records of corruption and that is Digong." ~Late Sen. Miriam Santiago on PRRD

"We have no sense of shared destiny." ~Late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago

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Lance Morrow - optical illusion

"Gravitas is deep moral seriousness. It is weight and consequence. Weight is not enough, impact surely is an element. Gravitas cannot be an optical illusion." ~Lance Morrow, Time Magazine

George Bancroft Quotes

"Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul." ~George Bancroft

“Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on the characters and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement.” ~George Bancroft

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John Boyle O'Reilly - Be true

"Be true to your work, your word, and your friend." ~John Boyle O'Reilly


Karen Wright - mind

"An undirected mind worries, doubts, fears, and imagines the worst." ~Karen Wright

Joyce Herrera-Wong - Filipino spirit

"The Filipino spirit is like no other – the more we struggle from one turmoil and calamity to the next, the more resilient we become and we still manage to smile. We have an unwavering faith in God, we are creative, talented and optimistic. And for me, being a Filipino means that I have to support my country by respecting the voice of the people." ~Joyce Herrera-Wong on Greed and Narcissism, FB

Andrea Mason - great reward

"Over the years, I have learned that talent alone does not guarantee success, sometimes you have to work hard and put in a mighty effort to receive a great reward." ~Andrea Mason, Indigenous Leader, Northern Territory, AUSTRALIAN of the YEAR 2017

Aristophanes Quotes

"A man's homeland is wherever he prospers." ~Aristophanes (450-388BC)

"Hunger knows no friend but its feeder." ~Aristophanes

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Rolaiza Mimi Singayao Quotes

2017 is like a pancake.
Soggy and raw in the middle,
burnt on the sides,
topped with honey."
~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao
December 30, 2017

"Arrogance, lies and deceit will never win people over. Duterte works,cares and is straightforward with us." ~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao, 18 September 2017

"Federalism for is meaningful self-governance. It's not a magic tablet, not a cure-all. We need to toil hard and shape up." ~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao

"I am in a journey with my fellow countrymen under Duterte's leadership to rid our country of corruption, criminality and address the devastating consequences of the Philippines being almost a narco state." ~Rolaiza Mimi Singayap, on her Open letter to European Parliament: 'You disrespected our will as a sovereign people'

"I carry with me a guilt. And unshed tears. That men in uniform died to keep my city safe."~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao

"I dread the coming of summer.
For its smell of gunpowder, blood, ash and decay.
And records of humiliation, betrayals, grief and folly."
~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao

"I honor my wrinkles. They are treasure maps, witnesses and companions to battles won and lost. I wear each with love and defiance." ~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao

"I pulled out and wrung you to dry.
To lie beside the blade.
By daylight, I keep you back, my heart.
To be healer, lover and fighter."
~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao

"Maanyag ka labaw sa katahum sa kabuntagon." ~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao

"Marawi in my mind had spectacular rains
that thundered, rolled, caressed and choked.
It blinded, soaked, froze and thawed.
The best rains are soft, warm,
hanging on pine trees. Like fireflies.
I kept all our rains in a jar.
To peek at. To hug on. To cling to.
Allow us more rains with you."
~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao

"May we find the courage to be steadfast against injustice.' ~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao, May 17, 2018

"Message to the World: The Philippines is a sovereign nation. We deal with our fate. We are NOT anyone else's slaves." ~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao, October 13, 2017

"Silence is balm, friend and armored knight.
An unlettered prose, an unsung lullaby.
An unforgivable tormoil set free in sands."
~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao

"The life of a cat is gorgeously placid despite occassional upheavals." ~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao

"The most crippling of all the brutal forces is our apathy to the ails of our nation and the hate to the one man the majority had chosen to lead this country." ~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao, November 29, 2017

"They seek out each other.
As adversaries with past disasters.
Facing off after a clean war.
The wolf moon smirks."
~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao

I meet by the door
Lead it into the parlor.
Stared it down until
it turned into a dark ash.
Its malodorous presence
lingered. Like death."
~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao

"We are a sovereign state. Filipinos are a free People. WE ARE NOT UNDER THE DICTATE OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES." ~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao

"We need to find courage and speak against the evils in our communities. Even if they are friends, family or half of ourselves." ~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao, September 25, 2017

"Words appear, float , glide and sit firmly. Refusing to be moved." ~Rolaiza Miami Singayao in her prosaic poetic mode, 9 January 2018

"You disrespected our will as a sovereign people." ~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao on her Open letter to European Parliament, March 17, 2017

"You trample on our rights and turn the re-count into a mockery. Don't say ouch when we get back at you. ReresbakKami." ~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao, on Leni Robredo cheating (BBM Election Protest)

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Shifting through debris, 

Gains far outweighs losses.

Broken and soiled.

We all thrive.

Ever so gentle.

It is a balm.

Finding out.

~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao

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"I shall humbly wrap your words
around my head and chest.
To protect me from my ego.
To guard my heart
from the evil of pride.
To inspire me."
~‪Rolaiza Mimi Singayao‬

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Some days it hit so badly.
One wills the thick fog
to visit and envelope
what remains.
In tatters.
One calls out for the lashing rains
to bathe the melancholia.
In quarters.
One rolls gently
to evenly apply the warmth of earth
on sun-baked skin.
In sections.
In soiled tatters,
in shy quarters,
in dark sections.
She came and was led away.
~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao

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Kept suspended between words.

She bleeds.

Kept hostaged between letters.

She grasps.

Torn and kept.

She flows.

Both in Agus River* and
in the River of Pouyade.

*The Agus River flows from Marawi City into Lanao del Norte. 
The New Bridge is one of the bridges heavily fought with in the Marawi siege and is almost over where the end of Lake Lanao meets the beginning of Agus River.
~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao
October 11, 2017

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It was in a fit
of jealousy
that She,
the world
a curse
for us mortals
not to give
of ourselves.

The curse spells
that our pleasures
not be everlasting.

And "stay"
is the doomed goodbye
after a quick
toothpaste kiss.

We don't cling
but pack our wounded

With flowers.

By Rolaiza Mimi Singayao
February 12, 2018
Source: FB

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"She sits motionless in silence
while travelers roam and become storytellers.
She sews words
and a tapestry of parallel tales and woes."
~‪Rolaiza Mimi Singayao‬,
The Witch of Jahlut - On coming back Home.

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She said to remember:
blissful silence, exquisite longings,
pastel colors, tea;
muted courage, fierce growls,
colorful misadventures, gentle snores;
soft rains, fog, uneven earth
and long walks in the dark;
welcomed disorder, undisciplined thoughts,
hilarious humiliations,
mischievous undying love;
and the endless demands to go unannounced
and arrange her own death.

~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao

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

"Tonight I can write the saddest lines." ~Pablo Neruda

"True strength often calls for the ability to sustain the tension without flight or fight." ~Herb Cohen

"Victory is changing the hearts of your opponents by gentleness and kindness." -An Nasir Salahuddin, Al-Ayyubi (1137-1193)

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Blaire Ejercito - For the Motherland

"The fight for the Motherland is bigger and more important than us . We cannot let this slip out of our hands. ..., "the enemy is powerful." So powerful and it is attacking the president on all fronts. He needs us more than ever. He is old, tired and almost losing hope. I can see it in his eyes . We can do this. We made it happen last May election (2016), we can certainly push this and complete the victory..................For the Motherland................ For the future of our children." ~Blaire Ejercito, FB

Julie Bishop Quotes

"I think (that is) the challenge facing governments around the world, that while globalization and economic integration, economic competition, have undoubted benefits, more people need to share in those benefits." ~Julie Bishop on her recent visit to the Philippines, March 17-18, 2017

"I think (that) President Duterte was responding to the concerns of the people of the Philippines, and the lesson for politicians around the world is to tap into the concerns, particularly of those who feel left behind by globalization, those who have been affected by the disruption of technologies, and those who fear change." ~Julie Bishop, Foreign Minister of Australia

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Barthold Georg Niebuhr - on creative

“It is better to create than to be learned, creating is the true essence of life” ~Barthold Georg Niebuhr


Ray Kroc - persistence

"Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence." ~Ray Kroc

Donald Riggs - success

"The successful person is the individual who forms the habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do." ~Donald Riggs


Richard Wright - starvation

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


Cesia Abigail - don't judge

“Do something nice for someone today and don’t judge them just because they're out there asking for money for we don’t know their situation… some deserve another shot." Cesia Abigail, from the article:Café Owner Lets Homeless Man Work For Food by Josh Starling, Mar 11, 2017

Theodore Seuss Geisel - Children

"Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted." -Theodore Geisel

A THOUGHT TO PONDER: Sunny day by P. Coelho

“If you only walk on sunny days you'll never reach your destination.” ~Paulo Coelho


Robyn Reisch Quotes

"Be patient with the guarded hearts in your life. They’re protecting a true treasure." ~Robyn Reisch

"Often, the most sincere people end up becoming the most guarded. Their sensitivity warrants protection." ~Robyn Reisch

"They’re not easily trusting. They’re discerning. If they let you in, however, you will find that the most guarded of hearts are often the most beautiful." ~Robyn Reisch on guarded hearts

"They're too wise to throw their hearts out foolishly, with the wild abandon of someone who is young at heart." ~Robyn Reisch on guarded hearts

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Shannon L. Adler - difference

“There is a difference between saying goodbye and letting go. Goodbye is not permanent. You can meet years later as old friends and share what happened in your life. You can smile and laugh about all the nonsense that you both went through. However, letting go is being okay with never seeing this person ever again…being okay with never knowing how their life turned out…being okay with fifty or more years of silence… being okay with running into that person at a grocery store and having them not acknowledge your presence.” ~Shannon L. Adler

Yogi Bhajan - strength

"Your strength is how calmly, quietly and peacefully you face life." ~Yogi Bhajan, (from Oriental Philosophers)

Burnell Colton - average dreams

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


F. Ferguson - testament

"The magnitude and bottomlessness of the pain you feel is a testament to the love you shared." ~F. Ferguson

David Fasold - no guarantee

"Intellectual brilliance is no guarantee against being dead wrong." ~David Fasold


Charles Du Bois - what we could become

"The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become." ~Charles Du Bois

Simon Rowe - position of influence

“For me, charity is practical. It’s the ability to use one’s position of influence, relative wealth and power to affect lives for the better." ~Simon Rowe

Jeffrey Dela Cruz Quotes

"A parcel of humanity won't make a civilization." ~Jeffrey Dela Cruz

"During my reading leisure, one of the people that I do regularly stay tuned in Facebook is Mr. Mark Lopez. Though meek in his appearance, he is fierce with his keystrokes as every message he send to the public is painstakingly direct and honest. His latest rant on freedom of speech is one hell of an accolade as he give emphasis on openness of communication and information whichever side you choose without resorting to underhanded tricks and deception." ~Jeffrey Dela Cruz, FB comment on Freedom of Speech, March 8, 2017

"Force feeding others with misinformation as self-proclaimed sentinels of truth is already a crime against humanity. Same applies to yanking in authority." ~Jeffrey Dela Cruz, April 26, 2017

‪"Humor knows no age." ~Jeffrey Dela Cruz‬

"If we have turncoat politicians, we do also have turncoat propagandists in our midst." ~Jeffrey Dela Cruz

"Loyalty must be unwavering, not out of necessity." ~Jeffrey Dela Cruz

"Maturity begins when the drama ends." ~Jeffrey dela Cruz

"Redundancy is the greatest form of trolling." ~Jeffrey Dela Cruz

"Sarili mo lang niloloko mo sa oras na nagsinungaling ka sa isang tao. Walang mahabang paliwanag para dyan." ~JDCruz

"The value of the sword is not that it falls, but rather, that it hangs." ~From Jeffrey Dela Cruz

"The wildfire of hate is not something that can be stopped by a single person alone but it can begin with you. The real enemy is not from the other party or among our ranks. It is among ourselves. Really, it is killing us." ~Jeffrey Dela Cruz

"Understanding sarcasm is a sign of good health for they understand the deeper meaning behind a statement in another twist, yet, it makes others sick for having sarcastic people around." ~Jeffrey Dela Cruz, FB, December 4, 2017


"Hindi naman nakasalalay sa ibang tao para mo siya matanggap sa kung sino at ano siya. Tandaan mo, na ang tadhana ay mapagbiro. Wala ito pakialam kung ang makakasalubong mo ng landas ay taliwas sa pamantayan mo, at ang masayang parte nyan, ay siya mismo ang makakasama mo habambuhay." ~Jeffrey Dela Cruz, December 4, 2017

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Mark Lopez Quotes

"And for a nation which has grown weary of the ugliness of radicalism, maybe it is now time for the Left to act in unity with the rest of us." ~Mark Lopez, 25 July 2017 post SONA-2

"And in the free flow, you either get enlightened, or you get lost.
At the end of the day, it will boil down to your choice.
Yours alone.
And that my dear friends, is free speech."
~Mark Lopez on Free Speech, March 7, 2017

"As diverse, as opinionated, as varied an ensemble and as different we all are, we are united and bonded by a common aspiration -- the love for the Motherland. Except the greedy, corrupt and inept motherfuckers who have taken advantage of this land, and who have continuously abused the Filipino people. And this is where we should really draw the line. May God save the Philippines..." ~Mark Lopez on Hydra via We are Collective, March 9, 2017

"I did not vote to look for perfection, for decency or to exalt a presidency. I voted for a leader who recognizes what my country has become, and change it to what it should be. A leader who is empathetic of what people have endured and suffered for so long, and wants to act on it.............A leader who is willing to kill and be killed, just to clean up the mess that incompetence and greed left behind for so long." ~Mark Lopez, March 31, 2017 on Revolution (Repost)

"In an ideal world, this on going ASEAN Summit would have been considered as ground breaking, game changing and paradigm shifting, what with the participation of even the US, Russia, China, Japan, Canada, India, Australia and New Zealand." ~Mark Lopez, November 15, 2017

"In our real every day living, it is nothing but a shield of the powerful against the powerless, and a cover of cowards who cannot take responsibility for their action. In our world, "due process" is the tool of sly and savvy lawyers from elite schools to play around and make a mockery of real justice." ~Mark Lopez, March 31, 2017

"Social media has radically changed the way mass communication is now played, especially in the formation of opinion and points of view. It is a game changer, and it has created a seismic shift in how people now digest and process the news and information. Most importantly it has actually empowered the ordinary citizen himself into becoming an instant newsmaker, or a journalist in the broadest sense. As with what we have been discussing with my fellow socmed bloggers, if Duterte were elected prior to the advent of Facebook and Twitter, he would have probably met the same fate as Muammar Gadaffi and Saddam Hussein, or Manuel Noriega." ~Mark Lopez, July 25, 2017 (EXCLUSIVE: Concerned Filipino Mark Lopez on his open letter to US Congress, in an interview with Adam Garrie, The DURAN)

"30 years after, the overwhelming feeling is one of betrayal and disillusionment. EDSA '86 is no longer the dream of peace and progress but the nightmare of corruption and apathy. It is one of the greatest con and one the most brazen swindle in the history of this country." ~Mark Lopez, A Calm Before Storm

"The greatness of this SONA2017 is never in its form, structure or oratorical sense. And the fact that it was laced with profanity and bluster makes it really pedestrian and jejune.
But it is exactly this authenticity and sincerity that elevates its stature. It's not so much about Duterte speaking in as much as we are actually expressing our collective rage against the status quo, and desire for change. It was not just a SONA. It was the BOSES NG MASA." ~Mark Lopez July 24th, SONA2017

"This is a time to be a very proud Filipino, and to stand side by side with our leadership in showcasing the world what we really stand for and what we desire to be in our place in the global community." —Mark Lopez, November 15, 2017 on ASEAN 2017, Manila, Philippines

"Truth is becoming inconvenient. It is becoming discomforting. And the end result is that it is splitting into alternatives. Your truth against mine. Which is which?" ~Mark Lopez on Free Speech, March 7, 2017

"We are now living witness to a generational leader who is enabling the world... where even Royalty comes down from their perch to honor and accord our country the respect and recognition it deserves." ~Mark Lopez, on Saudi Arabian Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif and President Rodrigo Duterte in an animated conversation in Malacañang. (2018)

"We have a strong-willed President leading the way, sincerely reaching out, and upholding a genuine socialist advocacy." ~Mark Lopez, 25 July 2017 Post SONA-2

"Your innocence is the perfect contrast and a constant reminder of my own imperfections. You make me aspire even as playing with you and making you laugh makes me perspire. You make me want to be better, because I can't do no less.
You are my inspiration." ~Mark Lopez, on his grandson's First Birthday, July 2017


"A developed country is not where the poor have cars. It is where the rich use public transportation." ~Gustav Petro, Mayor of Bogota, Colombia (via Mark Lopez)

“God cannot be everywhere, and therefore he made MOTHERS." ~Rudyard Kipling (Mother's Day 2017)

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

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A THOUGHT TO PONDER: meritocracy by Osho

"In the future, democracy is not going to last long because the politician is already ignorant before the scientist; he is already in the hands of the scientist. The future belongs to the scientist, not to the politician. That means we will have to change the word democracy. I have a word for it: meritocracy." ~OSHO (Priests and Politicians: The Mafia of the Soul)



"The celestial order and the beauty of the universe compel me to admit that there is some excellent and eternal Being, who deserves the respect and homage of men." ~Anon

Jesse Lee Bennett - on navigation

"Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life." ~Jesse Lee Bennett

Eileen Kennedy - beliefs

"Rigid beliefs make disappointments seem unbearable, whereas realistic beliefs help us to accept disappointment and go on from there." ~Eileen Kennedy


Quotes from INSPIRE MORE

"Character can never be undervalued or underestimated." ~from Inspire More dot com

"Pursue your dreams and be a kind person in the process." ~from Inspire More dot com

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THOUGHT TO PONDER: keep it to yourself

"Sometimes, you just want to tell a person everything. And sometimes, you find yourself regretting what you told that person when it comes back to you from a dozen other people. It’s not wise to communicate the little details of your life to just anyone; things get around that you don’t necessarily want shared with the world, and who knows how the truth will mutate through multiple exchanges." ~words of wisdom from Daily Vibes


Wilfredo Subong - way to prosper

"We have many good men and women in the corporate world. They know what ails society and they know what they can do to help in nation-building and uplift those who have less in life. However, they were adamant to extend their helping hand in the past because they are afraid that any financial assistance they provide might find its way to the pockets of greedy individuals in government and the private sector. Now that they feel that the president is sincere, truthful and has political will to implement plans, projects and programs for the poor, they open up. Getting rid of corruption is the only way for our country to prosper, because if the world will know that the money they share to help others are spent properly on noble endeavors and worthy causes, it will open the floodgates for more help coming from domesrtic and international sources." ~Wilfredo Subong, FB on (Comment:
Jaime Augusto Zobel asks: 'HOW CAN I HELP THE FARMERS?' posted by Secretary Manny Pinol, February 28, 2017)

Henry Ford - man

"There is no man living who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can do." ~Henry Ford


"Disappointments are to the soul what the thunder-storm is to the air." ~Friedrich von Schiller

"Disappointment is often the salt of life." ~Theodore Parker

"Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom." ~Sir Boyle Roche

"Disappointment or misfortune don’t last long among us, the poor; we can’t live if we brood on them the whole time." ~Viramma Racine

"Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it." ~Eliza Tabor

"Disappointment weighs heavy on the pride." ~Mike Howerton

"Man must be disappointed with the lesser things of life before he can comprehend the full value of the greater." ~Edward G. Bulwer

"Men's best successes come after their disappointments." ~Henry Ward Beecher

"Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments." ~Henry Ward Beecher

"Opportunity is a favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment." ~Ambrose Bierce

"People look at you and me to see what they are supposed to be. And, if we don’t disappoint them, maybe, just maybe, they won’t disappoint us." ~Walt Disney

"Rigid beliefs make disappointments seem unbearable, whereas realistic beliefs help us to accept disappointment and go on from there." ~Eileen Kennedy

"The more we shelter children from every disappointment, the more devastating future disappointments will be." ~Fred G. Gosman

"The pleasure of expecting enjoyment is often greater than that of obtaining it, and the completion of almost every wish is found a disappointment." ~Samuel Johnson

"The prompter the refusal, the less the disappointment." ~Publilius Syrus (85BC-43BC)

"The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way." ~Robert Kiyosaki

"The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes." ~Thomas Hardy

"There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

"We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment." ~Jim Rohn

"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try." ~Beverly Sills

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Drei Toledo Quotes

"For centuries under colonial rule, Filipinos have been so acculturated to foreign and local feudalism, we stopped being vocal and vigilant warriors of JUSTICE, TRUTH, and FREEDOM." ~Drei Toledo

"I am not here to judge what stage of enlightenment or overcoming anger you're at. I'm just here to listen, to perceive, to learn. " ~Drei Toledo, (Filipino Catharsis)

"In order to win a war, battles do not stop because of rain." ~Drei Toledo

"Kindliness magnetizes words, charges them with greater significance, attracts the listener, enhances communication — and makes you look and feel better. And of course, it doesn’t hurt the speaker, either." ~Drei Toledo

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

"Military Strength is the best deterrent. In situations like ours, wherein our military forces have only recently been receiving the MUCH-NEEDED support and guidance from a strong and sincere leader like President Duterte, DIPLOMACY is our first line of defense." ~Drei Toledo

"Oligarchs usually keep silent when their own family members commit crimes. They're masters of SELF-DELUSION and thus condemn JUSTICE." ~Drei Toledo, August 2017

"President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (PRRD) has won on a platform for genuine change and this will remain as his only agenda to serve the interest of the people." ~Drei Toledo, FB, March 3, 2017

"Purpose affects purport. Tone tempers tenor. Kind words unite. Unkind words divide. " ~Drei Toledo

"Since 2004 I was criticized for condemning the Cojuangco-Aquinos. I never imagined Halalan2016 would usher in the demise of LP." ~Drei Toledo, August 2017

"The supporters behind PRRD come from all walks of life. We have a multitude of DISSENTING OPINIONS from within, but our power lies in the FACT that we act as ONE SOLID COLLECTIVE. We succeed TOGETHER. We learn from mistakes TOGETHER. And We Defend the Republic TOGETHER." ~Drei Toledo, March 3, 2016

"The Yellow Regime underestimated the cumulative force of the time when reckoning comes to bring forth JUSTICE delayed for decades." ~Drei Toledo, August 2017

"We, the NINETY-ONE PERCENT behind President Rodrigo "Rody" Roa Duterte, we are willing to fight tooth and nail, and to die by the bullet to protect the President, to protect democracy, and to protect the will of the people." ~Drei Toledo, March 3, 2017

"Without healthy DETACHMENT from material wealth, it's difficult to condemn rich family members who have committed crimes." ~Drei Toledo, August 2017

"Yellow Oligarchs of the Philippines have RAPED the Motherland and her children for 3 DECADES. God bless PRRD, The Punisher." ~Drei Toledo, August 2017


“One does not make war on two fronts, especially so far apart.”~F.G. Hourtoulle, Historian

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David Kupelian Quotes

"America was being replaced by a new source of wisdom” ~David Kupelian, The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom

“Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.” ~David Kupelian, The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom

“We, the parents of this generation, along with the degrading entertainment media, the biased news media, the lying politicians, the brainwashing government school system, and the rest of society’s once-great institutions whose degradation we have tolerated, are responsible.” ~David Kupelian, The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom

Source: Per recommendation by Dr. Roderick Meredith

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Henry Brooks Adams - teacher

"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stop." ~Henry Brooks Adams


Rado Gatchalian Quotes

“As we take new steps to a Time and Place where no one can see and predict: let us put our feet on the ground close to earth, our hands embraced with each other close to heaven, and our hearts quietly listening to a beautiful voice that makes it possible for the earth and heaven to exist as One. .... One step at a time: it shall bring us to a place where understanding, acceptance, and love become truly One.” ~Rado Gatchalian, January 2018

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

"Oftentimes, the best and sweetest memories are moments when we pause for a while, smile, and treasure a time worth remembering!" ~Rado Gatchalian

"The Philippines is heading in the right direction with President Duterte as our social vehicle!" ~Rado Gatchalian, March 23, 2018

"Time is new again to a soul who giggles like a child." ~Rado Gatchalian, 31 December 2016

"We have too many ups and downs. With failures and victory. We almost gave up. But like our Philippine flag: we shall remain high. High in spirit. True in our motives." ~Rado Gatchalian, March 2, 2017, UnitedDDS Sydney

“We often wonder why pen is mightier than the sword? Why so? Because words can occupy not just our body but our soul. Because ideas can build not just a village but an entire country. Because words, spoken and written, can move mountains. Because poetry can heal a broken heart. Because stories can shape the future of a child. These are the power that can truly win the battle!” ~Rado Gatchalian

“Writing is not just an ability to write. There is more to it. Thinking and reasoning are just two seeds that would nourish letters and words to become fruits of inspiration and change! Let the seeds grow!” ~Rado Gatchalian


"Ang huhubog at huhulma sa Puso ng Pilipino ay magsisimula sa pag-ukit ng tamang Pag-iisip para sa Kamalayang Makabayan. Ang daan para sa Pagbabago ay ang paglalakbay tungo sa Tamang Kaalaman para sa ating bayan." ~‎Rado Gatchalian

"Ang pag-ibig sa Inang Kalikasan
Ay pag-ibig din sa Inang Bayan!"
~Rado Gatchalian

"Buti pa ang ibang lahi. Ang respeto at paghanga ay binibigay kay PRRD!" ~Rado Gatchalian


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

“The problem is not the poverty but the inequality.” ~Prof. A.C. Grayling

“We should cautiously feel the ground ahead of us, as cockroaches do, and try to reach the truth in all modesty. We should stop trying to recite the part of all-knowing prophets. But this means that we ourselves must change.” ~Karl Popper, excerpt from his talk given in 1989 at the Liberales Forum at St Gallen University


"Knowledge is our strongest ally to fight the enemies of the State. To safeguard the integrity of the Heart of country we need to strengthen the Mind of the People. It is the only way to cure the social disease of corruption and poverty."



by Rado Gatchalian

Like tulips and bees

Sweetest are the kisses —
The Cosmos collides with the stars
Like friends and lovers

Of Time: of now and beyond.

Perhaps, when the trees and sky
Embrace as two beautiful creatures:
Even the wind and water

Become One — in love
and in life.

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

by Rado Gatchalian,
31 December 2016

There were days when you were about to quit

Days too when some people condemned you

Perhaps it was a year when too many struggles

Came your way where you had no choice
But to embrace it or else you will fall

Do not worry

For a new journey is about to begin
When you fall, you rise up again

When you are down, cheer up

When you're losing hope, pray

When you are misjudged, take it as a lesson
When you feel you're alone, look at the stars
There are many blessings to count
Step into a new journey

With hope and faith beating in your heart
Time is new again to a soul who giggles like a child...


“We speak the good words,
But do not live them.
We perform the beautiful rituals,
But don’t embody them.
We praise our capacity for reason,
But are unreasonably intolerant
Of other people’s validity, and reasons.”
~Ben Okri, from ‘Mental Fight’

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Quotes from Daily Vibes

"I can remember when I was young that my mom would continuously tell me to stay positive. I didn’t understand why it was so important at the time, but she would always explain that keeping a positive attitude and outlook on life would help me get through each day. No matter what hardships I faced, staying positive would help get through it. When I see the impact that being negative has on a person’s life now that I’m older, I can see why she felt so strongly." ~Daily Vibes

"..., I think the best way to truly evaluate your personality is through self-reflection; what is it that you do or say that defines you, that makes you who you are?" ~Daily Vibes

"Sometimes, you just want to tell a person everything. And sometimes, you find yourself regretting what you told that person when it comes back to you from a dozen other people. It’s not wise to communicate the little details of your life to just anyone; things get around that you don’t necessarily want shared with the world, and who knows how the truth will mutate through multiple exchanges." ~words of wisdom from Daily Vibes

"There are different types of toxic people that you can come into contact with. Some are easy to spot, and some are more subtle, which makes them difficult to avoid." ~Daily Vibes

"Those of you with strong personalities have a great sense of self. You don’t let people walk all over you, you don’t let people shake your confidence, and you definitely don’t let people tell you what is or isn’t possible." ~Daily Vibes

"We’ve all run into toxic people in our lives. Toxicity and negativity are everywhere, there’s really no escaping it. Even doing something as simple as watching TV can open the flood gates and allow toxic, negative information to flood your senses. Toxic people do what they can to control you, and if they can’t do that, they try to control how other people perceive you. It’s important to be able to identify this toxicity and stay away." ~Daily Vibes

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John Joseph Powell - beauty

"It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being." ~John Joseph Powell

A THOUGHT TO PONDER : purify your heart by Shams of Tabriz

"Real filth is the one inside. The rest simply washes off. There is only one type of dirt that cannot be cleansed with pure waters, and that is the stain of hatred and bigotry contaminating the soul. You can purify your body through abstinence and fasting, but only love will purify your heart." ~Shams of Tabriz