"Where there is peace, God is." ~George Herbert

"Carve your blessings in stone." ~Anon
"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." ~William Penn
"Dictum sapienti sat est - A word to a wise person is sufficient." ~Cicero Ovid Seneca

"Words pulsate in the veins of my pen"™Leah C. Dancel



"A wise man doesn't see his foot on the ground, he watches his next step." ~Philippine Proverb

"Captivating in the street, dead in the kitchen." ~Philippine Proverb

"He who boasts of his accomplishments will heap ridicule on himself." ~Philippine Proverb

"He who refuses advice will end up in hardship." ~Philippine Proverb

"It's better to be dead and forgotten than to live in shame." ~Philippine Proverb

"Knowledge is wealth that can’t be stolen." ~Philippine Proverb

"Nobody who spits upward does not spit on his face." ~Philippine Proverb

"The early comer is better than the hard worker." ~Philippine Proverb

"There is no muddy water that doesn't clear. ~Philippine Proverb

"What comes from bubbles will disappear in bubbles." ~Philippine Proverb

"What is easily acquired is easily lost."~Philippine Proverb

"What is the grass for if the horse is already dead." ~Philippine Proverb

Source: Abacus1001 Quotes


"Sa katagalan, ang lumalapit sa uling ay nauulingan din." ~Salawikaing Pilipino

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝


"A vacation frequently means that the family goes away for a rest, accompanied by a mother, who sees that the others get it." ~Marcelene Cox

"Luxury must remain invisible, but it must be felt. Luxury is simple; it is the opposite of complication." ~Coco Chanel

"Once in a while, you have to take a break and visit yourself." ~Audrey Giorgi

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝

Quotes on ROMANCE

"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous." ~Ingrid Bergman

"I can't tolerate a woman who chooses to stress out about her wedding. It's just a party where, for some reason, a bride has to wear a really unflattering white dress to make it seem like she's still a virgin." ~Chelsea Handler

"I don’t believe in courtship. It’s a waste of time. If I love the person, I’ll tell her right away. But for you, I’ll make an exception. Just love me now, and I will court you forever.” ~Ferdinand E. Marcos to Imelda Romualdez (Former President of the Philippines, RIP)

"I feel sure that no girl would go to the altar if she knew all." ~Queen Victoria

"Romance and work are great diversions to keep you from dealing with yourself." ~Cher

"Romance ... It's not a place...it's not a dream. Nor is it exclusive to the blissful relationship of a man and a woman made one in love. It is the very dance of life itself...in sunrises and sunsets, in the pulsing firefly stars in the night-sky, in the stretching of grass, the fragrance of blooming flowers flirting with the flying flowers, in the reflection of the universe in the dewdrop clinging to a leaf in the morning mist...it is in the awesome poetry of the living oneness of all in love all around us!" ~Surf Reyes

"There are, indeed, few merrier spectacles than that of many windmills bickering together in a fresh breeze over a woody country; their halting alacrity of movement, their pleasant business, making bread all day with uncouth gesticulation; their air, gigantically human, as of a creature half alive, put a spirit of romance into the tamest landscape." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝

Michelle Mullady Quotes

“Breathing in and breathing out … give yourself permission to believe in the miracle that you already are.” ~Michelle Mullady

"I am peaceful. I live serenely with each moment that life brings." ~Michelle Mullady

Source: Michelle Mullady, Intuitive Living)

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝


Quotes from NAMETESTS

"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

"Experience teaches us that love does not consist of looking at each other, but of looking in the same direction together." ~from Nametests

"From now on, you can beam at yourself every morning! Start the morning with a hot cup of coffee or tea, gazing at your likeness. Gladden one of your friend's day and gift them a special image of you." ~Nametests

"Life is about helping others. You believe in making the world a better place and know the importance of working together." ~Nametests

"Our mothers give us life, listen to us and are always there for us." ~from Nametests

"The necessary requirement for every invention is coincidence. But most people don’t find it. What they call coincidence is actually an idea, and it will find anyone who is awake and ready for it." ~from Nametests

"We shouldn't take things so seriously all the time. Most things don't deserve the seriousness we attribute to them." ~from Nametests

"You always strive to do your best and to help others realize their own potential and thrive. Your Discipline and Self-motivation help you complete your mission and people are drawn to you and inspired by the warmth and good will with which you live your daily life ." ~Nametests

"You are a bright light in the world and give love to those who need it most." ~Nametests

"You remain calm even when you are going through a difficult times or are faced with difficult confrontations." ~from Nametests

"Your eyes are a direct reflection of your personality. They reveal a lot about your experiences and your strongest character traits." ~from Nametests

‪"‬Your life is like a canvas: every morning it's up to you to decide if you like to keep on painting the same old picture or create a new one." ~Nametests

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝

Henry B. Eyring - Father of Mankind

"The names "brother" and "sister" are not just friendly greetings or terms of endearment for us. They are an expression of an eternal truth: God is the literal Father of all mankind; we are each part of His Eternal Family." ~Henry B. Eyring

Stephanie Marohn - mental disorders

“(In the shamanic view)… mental disorders are spiritual emergencies, spiritual crises, and need to be regarded as such to aid the healer in being born.” ~Stephanie Marohn

Eduardo J. Berenguer - church

"When the Church is criticized, it complains that it is being persecuted. But when the Church itself persecutes, it claims its actions in defense of the faith. Socrates Villegas should be reminded of the vicious persecutions that the Catholic Church had committed in the past: the burning of heretics and witches, the persecutions of the Jews, the murder of the Cathars and the Huguenots, the persecution of the Jansenists, the mass slaughter of the "infidels" during the Crusades, etc. Villegas is a shameless hypocrite." ~Eduardo J. Berenguer, April 17, 2017. Comment: From Manila Times: Defend what is right, Villegas urges bishops (Archbishop Socrates Villegas)


“As your senses delight in the attractive loveliness of the earth, think of the world that is to come, that shall never know the blight of sin and death; where the face of nature will no more wear the shadow of the curse. Let your imagination picture the home of the saved, and remember that it will be more glorious than your brightest imagination can portray. ..”. ~from Becky Kay


“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.” ~Paulo Coelho, "The Alchemist"

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝

Quotes from IMAM ALI (AS)

"Be merciful to those of you who are weak, for showing mercy to them is the means by which God will show mercy to you." ~Imam Ali

"Do not give up hope if the answer to your request is slow in coming, for surely what you receive depends on the strength of your request." ~Imam Ali

"Doubt has four divisions: disputation, distrust, vacillation, and surrender." ~Imam Ali

"Life consists of two days, one for you and one against you. So when it's for you, don't be proud or reckless, and when it's against you, be patient, for both days are test for you." ~Imam Ali (AS)

"Peace is not something you wish for. It is something you make, something you do, something you are and something you give." ~from Saida Lapasaran

"Silence is the best reply to a fool." ~Imam Ali

"Surely silence can sometimes be the most eloquent reply." ~Imam Ali

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝


Bill Vaughan - on learning

"We learn something every day, and lots of times it's that what we learned the day before was wrong." ~Bill Vaughan

Belva Davis - dreams and reality

"Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so." ~Belva Davis

Lowell Thomas - each day

"Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can." ~Lowell Thomas

Jerome K. Jerome Quotes

"I can see the humorous side of things and enjoy the fun when it comes; but look where I will, there seems to me always more sadness than joy in life." ~Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)

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

"We are so bound together that no man can labor for himself alone. Each blow he strikes in his own behalf helps to mold the universe." ~Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝

Beatrix Potter - power

"Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest." ~Beatrix Potter (1866-1943)

Donald Bullock - decisions

“Most of our executives make very sound decisions. The trouble is many of them have turned out not to have been right.” ~Donald Bullock on Decisions

Dinah Maria Muloch - secret

“A secret at home is like rocks under tide.” ~Dinah Maria Muloch


"Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender, it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment." ~Stephen Covey

“Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbor is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions.” ~Paulo Coelho

“Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.” ~Henry Ward Beecher

‪"Governments and public works cannot run on the basis of operational profits. It requires economic rents -- the common wealth -- manifested in land values." ~Joffre Balce ‬

"He who will not economize will have to agonize." ~Confucius

‪"Improvement of one's economic position is helped more by cool persistence than by hot enthusiasm." ~William Feather‬

"It is in the moment of decisions that your destiny is shaped." ~Anthony Tony Robbins

“Most of our executives make very sound decisions. The trouble is many of them have turned out not to have been right.” ~Donald Bullock on Decisions

"Neoliberalism was not conceived as a self-serving racket, but it rapidly became one. Economic growth has been markedly slower in the neoliberal era (since 1980 in Britain and the US) than it was in the preceding decades; but not for the very rich. Inequality in the distribution of both income and wealth, after 60 years of decline, rose rapidly in this era, due to the smashing of trade unions, tax reductions, rising rents, privatization and deregulation." ~George Monbiot (Via Elson Ogario)

"The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows." ~Aristotle Onassis

"We used to think of there being a trade-off: we could achieve more equality, but only at the expense of overall economic performance. It is now clear that, given the extremes of inequality being reached in many rich countries and the manner in which they have been generated, greater equality and improved economic performance are complements." ~Joseph Stiglitz , Economist

"Your best marketing strategy is selling yourself, make yourself known as someone who can deliver the good and awesome stuffs. When people see that, they'll be looking for what else you have, they'll go after you and not the other way around." ~Malcolme Clarke on business


"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." ~Benjamin Franklin

"Hostage capitalism" in action. Next time neolibs say jobs are more important than the environment before they plunder your natural resources, remember this. They want you in a position where you have no choice." ~Joffre Balce, March 23, 2018

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝


Jonathon Larson - TODAY

“There's only us. There's only this. Forget regrets or life is yours to miss. No other hope. No other way. NO DAY BUT TODAY!” ~Jonathon Larson

Back Towards Life Quotes

"You can’t always avoid having to deal with overly emotional people, but while difficult conversations are simply part of life, there are ways to make them less painful and more constructive." ~Back Towards Light

Colette Werden - spark of fire

"It's okay if you fall down and lose your spark. Just make sure when you get back up, you rise as the whole damn fire." ~Colette Werden

Quotes from Over Sixty dot com

"I honestly feel we are lucky to still be upright and breathing." ~Jacqui Lee (from Over Sixty)

"In each story, as with his longer-form novels, he illuminates the riotous dangers of the natural world and the rocky terrain of the human heart." ~Over Sixty on Anthony Doerr's books

"Sometimes, the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step." ~from Over Sixty

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝


Tom Hanks - home with someone

“Life is one thing after another and its actually more pleasant to be able to go home with someone you like to spend time with in order to get with it." ~Tom Hanks, actor


"A civilized society is a place for cultivating consciousness, prosperity and peace. Instead today, we are living in a world where nuclear plants are legal and real plants are not." ~from The Mind Unleashed

"All people, places and circumstances in life are fodder for spiritual advancement. Tears are a spiritual release. Hearing a song on the radio that reminds us of someone is a clue from the Universe to send that person love and compassion. Seeing someone else go through something horrible and thinking, “that could have been me,” is a reminder to be thankful." ~The Mind Unleashed

"Anxiety often comes hand-in-hand with a high IQ, a sensitive soul, a creative nature, a drive for achievement, and the simple inclination to care too much." ~The Mind Unleashed

"The times we acted with courage and faced our pain, fear, and sadness will be the moments when we smile the biggest." ~The Mind Unleashed

"What we truly seek can be found only within our own hearts. When we seek an outside goal, this is an indication that our own hearts long to be understood. Striving for something outside ourselves causes us to forever remain a seeker." ~The Mind Unleashed

"Wisdom discloses Truth in ways that cannot even be explained with a thousand books, a million teachings from religious figures, or a hundred million facts memorized and assimilated. Wisdom is so pure, that even language corrupts it." ~The Mind Unleashed

"Wisdom is timeless. It can only be arrived at with discernment and the development of our consciousness to a level that understands paradox and true freedom." ~The Mind Unleashed

"Without healing our childhood wounds and forgiving our parents, we stay emotionally stuck at the age of our earliest wounds, repeating that suffering as adults." ~The Mind Unleashed


"But if we don’t guard our time, our ability to be kind erodes." ~Caroline, A Wish Come Clear (from The Mind Unleashed)

"When you don’t owe anyone an interaction … you’re free to give from the heart." ~Caroline, A Wish Come Clear

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

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝

Jeffrey Sumber - dreams

"The meaning of our dreams oftentimes relates to things we are needing to understand about ourselves and the world around us.” ~Jeffrey Sumber, Psychotherapist

Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S Quotes

"A brother is like gold and a friend is like diamond. If gold cracks you can melt it and make it just like it was before. If a diamond cracks, it can never be like it was before.” ~Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S

“A graceful refusal is better than a lengthy promise.” ~Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S

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

“Life consists of two days, one for you one against you. So when it's for you don't be proud or reckless, and when it's against you be patient, for both days are test for you.” ~Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S

“Nothing hurts a good soul and a kind heart more than to live amongst people who cannot understand it.” ~Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S

“The best deed of a great man is to forgive and forget.” ~Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S

“When the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray” ~Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S

“Woman is a delicate creature with strong emotions who has been created by the Almighty God to shoulder responsibility for educating society and moving toward perfection. God created woman as symbol of His own beauty and to give solace to her partner and her family.” ~Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝

Quote from Explore Sacred Egypt FB Meme

"Time defeats humans but the pyramid defeats time." ~Explore Sacred Egypt


Steve Kloves - turn on the light

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” ~Steve Kloves (otherwise known as Albus Dumbledore)

Andre Norton - victory

“Victory belongs to the most persevering.” ~Andre Norton

Dr. Albert J. Bernstein - listening

"The act of listening is reflecting back the person’s emotional state, not necessarily the content of what they’re saying." ~ Dr. Albert J. Bernstein, a clinical psychologist

Frank Lane - weather

"If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm." ~Frank Lane

Aleph Haorh Quotes

"It's already a fact that the people want a new leadership that could transcend this fledgling nation into a robust, tough and progressive archipelago in this side of the globe." ~Aleph Haorh on Philippines Politics: Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte

"Transformation begins in the mind. Counter the existing Culture." ~Aleph Haorh

My being a President is a mere title, l am human like you, and we are all equal.' ~President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
"The blood of corruption has emanated from the top vein leadership and flowed down to its smallest tentacles. All that's been connected to the top has enjoyed the benefit of corrupt practices of leadership for many years. And almost all sectors of the govt was smeared and drenched in that filthy blood. It's time to wipe all the blood stains and blotches out." ~Aleph Haorh

"This statement is a reflection of a leader who's willing to abase himself just to meet the people in common ground. It's a rare attribute found in high ranking officials or head of the state. Duterte is unique, down-to-earth, and wise." ~Aleph Haorh

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝

Austin Simms Quotes

"I need to solve all the injustices of the world, to start charging more for people who didn’t take the time to say hello and connect and realize we’re all people behind the counter,” ~Austin Simms, Barista (told WDBJ)

"The coffee and quiet is great, but without the human element, the job would not be nearly as much fun." ~Austin Simms of Roanoke, VA. (Owner Was Fed Up With Rude Customers, Puts Out Brilliant 3-Line Message That Immediately Makes Them Nicer)

Source: FB

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝


Quotes from Little Things dot com

"It’s not easy to stay tough in the face of external pressure, but being mentally strong is a skill anyone can develop and that you keep for a lifetime, ...." ~Little Things dot com

"The most important ingredient in finding your way in life is to just stay mentally strong and true to who you are." ~Little Things dot com

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝


Che Guevara - revolution

"The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall." ~Che Guevara

Katie Bull Quotes

Empowering Wonen

"One of the great gifts of literature is that it allows us to see the world through the eyes of another, and in doing so, sometimes we end up learning a thing or two about ourselves, or about the person we would like to be. For many women, Anne inspired them to believe in themselves and know what they were capable of and what they were worth. Anne showed us how to love ourselves and to encourage others to do the same." ~Katie Bull, Sullivan Entertainment (Anne of Green Gables)

"The role of women in many communities around the world is that of caretakers and of educators, so ensuring that women globally are given the proper tools to persevere that they can then pass along to their children and grandchildren is one of the greatest gifts that could be given to a community caught in a cycle of poverty." ~Katie Bull, Sullivan Entertainment (Anne of Green Gables)

(Empowering Women, Embodying Anne
the Author)

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝

Quotes from Wake Up World

"All truth can be found in Nature." ~Eli Gatoga, a Cherokee chief

"... because in nature there is God and God talks to us in our visions.” ~Carlos Perez Shuma, a Peruvian shaman

"... healthy human development requires a constant balancing of the influences and demands of both nature and culture… By suppressing the nature dimension of human development… industrial growth society engenders an immature citizenry unable to imagine a life beyond consumerism and soul-suppressing jobs.” ~Bill Plotkin, a shamanic eco-psychologist

“In the absence of the sacred, nothing is sacred. Everything is for sale.” ~ Oren R. Lyons, Faithkeeper of the Turtle clan

"It is no longer rare to meet adults who have never swum except in a swimming pool, never slept except in a building, never run a mile or climbed a mountain, never been stung by a bee or a wasp… We are separated from the world by a layer of glass…. in our temperature-controlled enclosures, all can be reduced to abstractions.” ~George Monbiot, the Guardian columnist and author of ‘Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life’

"Nature symbolism is dominant in healing experiences and people of all age-groups feel emotionally more stable, more peaceful, more alive, more compassionate and re- enchanted after spending time in nature." ~Christa McKinnon, Waking Up to the Sacred in Nature and Reclaiming Our Earth Soul

"Our earth is sacred… living on the earth, each person must respect their place. We must respect it, protect it and it will give us life, it will give us health." ~Slava Cheltuev, a shaman from the Dyayat Kypchak clan of Russia’s Altai mountains

"Unfortunately our longing for nature is increasingly pushed into the subconscious. Only when we are encouraged to dig a bit deeper do we realize that our mind still associates being powerful and wild, being at home, feeling safe, peaceful and healthy, with being in nature." ~Christa McKinnon

Source: Christa McKinnon, Waking Up to the Sacred in Nature and Reclaiming Our Earth Soul (WAKE UP WORLD, FB)

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝

Zelda Fitzgerald - heart

"Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold." ~Zelda Fitzgerald

Joffre Balce Quotes

"A good general believes in his lieutenants' abilities fight their own battles and will not interfere." ~‪Joffre Balce‬

"A proper economic framework based on honest to goodness economic efficiency can go a long way." ~Joffre Balce , March 27, 2017

"A war is looming over the horizon ... a war for good governance against conflicts of interest, a war to uphold the very basic rights to life vs the legal fiction of corporate rights to projected earnings." ~Joffre Balce

"At this point in Philippine history, reform must no longer be eventual. It has to now be inevitable. It was never about regime change. It was always about systemic change." ~Joffre Balce

"Be always suspicious of the politician, activist or intellectual that pushes you into the narrative of a false dichotomy but cautions you to not think for yourself, lest you sound like the enemy. They are not for reform; they simply seek numbers." ~Joffre Balce (HistoryIsOurWitness)

"Blessed are leaders that embody the principles they espouse. Wicked are those who prey on the people's ignorance and naivete." ~Joffre Balce

"Capitalism is not democracy. Neither is communism. Both presume a rule by an enlightened class and derogate a government of, for and by the people as populist when it disagrees with them." ~Joffre Balce

"Digong returned to Davao after his law studies and served its people through the worst time to to be there to its exemplary state. He collected no debts of gratitude to get elected. He simply promised the best local governance he possibly could and a satisfied constituency affirmed his accomplishments.... He did not have to die to prove his heroism. ...I suggest politicians go do the same." ~Joffre Balce, November 30, 2017

"Diplomacy doesn't work on organised crime. It does with victims of wars that the Philippines doesn't support. Countries that declared illegit wars and insidious interventions won't take in those seeking refuge from their policies of aggression." ~Joffre Balce (April 2018)

"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. Keep auditing." ~Joffre Balce, November 28, 2017

"Filipinos who resort to neoimperialist powers to depose a legitimately elected and popularly supported President is continuing a historical practice that has hampered a nation and people's progress for 120 years of its existence. We have had enough!" ~Joffre Balce

‪"Governments and public works cannot run on the basis of operational profits. It requires economic rents -- the common wealth -- manifested in land values." ~Joffre Balce ‬

"Hostage capitalism" in action. Next time neolibs say jobs are more important than the environment before they plunder your natural resources, remember this. They want you in a position where you have no choice." ~Joffre Balce, March 23, 2018

"If people lose faith in the electoral process and system, it is the process and system that must change, not the people's faith or lack thereof in them." ~Joffre Balce

"If someone doing a better job is making you look and feel bad, that someone isn't the problem -- YOU are." ~Joffre Balce, December 1, 2017, HistoryIsOurWitness

"If you borrow more than what is needed, you eventually pay back more than what you are able." ~Joffre Balce (HistoryIsOurWitness)

"If your choice is down to two kind of politics: the promise of right rhetoric and a history of disappointment #30YearsAfterEDSA; and, the reality of wrong rhetoric and hope in a proof of concept in Davao City, which would you choose?" ~Joffre Balce, April 6, 2017

"In a city where there is growing homelessness, it is a scandal to have unoccupied units. Living in squalor raises proneness to exploitation by organised crime." ~Joffre Balce, April 6, 2017

"Is victory sweeter when, in your silence, your opponents spin more rope to hang themselves with?" ~Joffre Balce

‪"It is not what the eyes see that should matter but what the heart hopes for." ~Joffre Balce ‬

"Justice requires confronting injustice. Humanity requires confronting inhumanity." ~Joffre Balce

"Knowing that the US rather gave one Balangiga Bell to Korea than return it to Filipinos, despite being allies, breaks my heart." ~Joffre Balce, July 27, 2017

"Looks like the UN does not want to have the standards they apply on others to themselves. No wonder the planet resembles a Third World country more than a First World one." ~Joffre Balce

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

"Monopoly increases scarcity, privatising utilities exacerbates it. Cooperation generates synergy, mutualising utilities enhances it." ~Joffre Balce

"No social justice without historical justice. No human rights unless there is association in equality. The struggle of the First Peoples of Australia is the struggle of all oppressed peoples." ~Joffre Balce

"PEOPLE POWER is no one's property, no one's monopoly. It is timeless, universal and can happen at any moment or place where people assert the truth of their equality in rights granted freely by nature so each may have the dignity to be all one can be. I have not given up on that promise. Neither has the promise given up on me." ~Joffre Balce, 25 February 2018

"People should best learn to leave the innocent children out of the political maelstrom their elders create. Allow them to choose their own path, excel and help build a better world on their terms." ~Joffre Balce, May 10, 2017

"Pity the naive who allow themselves to be unwitting blind instruments of their ideological rhetoric." ~Joffre Balme

"Politicians that have turned tail from the prospective exposés of a whistle-blower -- a self-confessed mastermind willing to reveal the masterminds behind her -- were never really sincere about their rhetoric." ~Joffre Balce

"Ponders that the fulfilled life is more a perspective than an ideal, more a decision than an ambition and more to be acted upon than to be just thought of over and over." ~Joffre Balce, 9 June 2009

"Rights are disrespected by those who sincerely believe that electoral fraud is needed in case voters elect the "wrong" candidate." ~Joffre Balce, on Suffrage: Justice For All (April 2018)

"Strike at the heart of the problem, then you can tell the symptoms which still must be dealt with from the causes." ~Joffre Balce

"The Difference Between Civilization and Empire is one being an association based on equality in rights in the impartial application of the rule of law to uphold the self-determination of the individual. The other thrives on inequality, hierarchy, privilege and the motivation through fear the exploitation of naivete and the programming of thought." ~Joffre Balce

"The Philippines needs People Power -- a discerning, reflective and critical thinking kind -- now more than ever. Actually, the health of the world is at stake here. Remember, big Pharma and allies in the military-industrial-financial-entertainment complex will fight back more viciously over time." ~Joffre Balce, February 2018

"The plot thickens. Even in madness, there is method. Some people place a price on loyalty." ~‪Joffre Balce‬ on Andres Bautista, COMELEC Chairman's visit to BBM in Ilocos, 29 August 2017

"There are a number of conflicts of interest involved in commercialised elections and political appointments thereafter to Constitutional bodies -- loyalty to parties, businesses and law firns can be quite tricky." ~Joffre Balce, March 6, 2018

"There is great poverty in the world and even greater inequity because behind every great wealth is a great crime. The super rich just don’t want to get caught how they do it." ~Joffre Balce

"Those who are deluded that they learned the lessons of history will try to apply & repeat them ... but fail miserably." ~Joffre Balce

"To have been slapped on the other cheek is to have been treated as an equal by the oppressor. That's the context of turning the other cheek." ~Joffre Balce

"True warriors for social justice will never bow to masters responsible -- either by complicity or participation -- for social injustices and inequality in the application of rights in the world, regardless of what realpolitik presents as an excuse." ~Joffre Balce

"Turn around
Look at what you see
In her face
The mirror of your dreams
Make believe I'm everywhere
Given in the light
Written on the pages
Is the answer to a never ending story ..."
~Joffre Balce

"Waging war vs. crime is no crime unless the criminals are in charge of the battlefield." ~Joffre Balce

"Waging war vs. poverty is not a radical act unless it threatens to restore equality in rights." ~Joffre Balce

"Working for social justice is never an offence except to those who gain from social injustice." ~Joffre Balce


"Ideas, memories and noble aspirations outlasts property or a person's life. Invest in them by sharing them." ~Gregory Saggi

"The best sword is kept in its sheath." ~Sonjuro

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝

Leandro DD Coronel Quotes

"The rich have no heart for the rest of us, whether we’re law-abiding ordinary people or bad elements that cause nothing but misery to other people. All that the rich want are buyers of their products." ~Leandro DD Coronel, Manila Bulletin on Why the A class went for Duterte, April 5, 2017

"...upon reflection, it makes sense why the rich supported Duterte. The rich wanted someone to do the dirty work of eliminating society’s bad elements." ~Leandro DD Coronel, Manila Bulletin on Why the A class went for Duterte, April 5, 2017

"With Duterte eliminating society’s scourges, the rich eliminate those who disturb the market. The rich want peace and order not because they’re advocates for a just society. They want peace and order so they can peddle their products and carry on their business in peace." ~Leandro DD Coronel, Manila Bulletin on Why the A class went for Duterte, April 5, 2017

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝


Nor Blessing - love and compassion

"The most beautiful eyes are those who see everything with love and compassion." ~Nur Blessing


Jacqueline Cochran - travel

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

Jules Ormont - indispensable

"Make yourself indispensable and you'll be moved up. Act as if you're indispensable and you'll be moved out." ~Jules Ormont

Walter Begehot - energy

"The real essence of work is concentrated energy." ~Walter Begehot


Orrin Hatch - sanctity of human life

“Capital punishment is our society's recognition of the sanctity of human life.” ~Orrin Hatch

Carolyn Warner Quotes

"I am convinced that attitude is the key to ‪success‬ or failure in almost any of life's endeavors." ~Carolyn Warner

"Your attitude…determines your priorities, your actions, your values." ~Carolyn Warner

╔═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╗
╚═════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ═════╝

Robert White - extraordinary life

"Choosing to live an extraordinary life is simple. This does not, however, mean that it's easy." ~Robert White

Keith Growley - stand and fall

"If you stand for nothing you will fall for anything." ~Keith Growley

Luis T. Badoy - political correctness

"Each program you pass that helps an actual victim is infinitely more important than a thousand people who feel victimised by an imagined lack of political correctness." ~Luis T. Badoy