"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


Andy Stanley - Leaders

"Leaders who don't listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say." ~Andy Stanley

Quotes From Civil Relations Service AFP PHILIPPINES

“The sacrifices of our Marines as an individual, and their gallantry as a fighting unit will never be forgotten.” ~Colonel Edgard A. Arevalo PN(M), Chief, Public Affairs Office AFP

"They gave their tomorrow for our today" ~from the famous Kohima Epitaph (Civil Relations Service AFP)

"We practically have everything as a soldier what we need literally is just a 'tap on the back'." -MGen Ronnie S Evangelista, Commander of Civil Relations Service AFP, 28 June 2017

“We walk a lonely road. One of valor. One of sacrifices. You pay our salaries with taxes but we repay it with our lives.” ~Filipino Soldier


"Ang isang sundalo , habang nasusugatan, lalong tumatapang." ~Col. Edgard A. Arevalo (PN)M, Chief, Public Affairs Office, AFP

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Stephen Sackur Quotes

“Duterte represents a movement in the Philippines to change the way politics works.” ~Stephen Sackur, BBC HARDTalk

"Hunger, determination, and motivation are vital ingredients." ~Stephen Sackur, his personal recipe for happiness (from My Stroll with SS, Huffington Post, Interview with Ebenezar Wikina)

"... if I really want to relax I mess about in my garden (it’s the farmer in me." ~Stephen Sackur, BBC, Journalist, HARDtalk Anchor, My Stroll with SS, Huffington Post, Interview with Ebenezar Wikina

"If you have your health, if your family are happy, and you have a job that fulfills you, then you are truly blessed." ~Stephen Sackur, (from My Stroll with SS, Huffington Post, Interview with Ebenezar Wikina)

"I’ve lived long enough and traveled widely enough to know that love and friendship count for more than a mountain of money and material possessions." ~Stephen Sackur, (from My Stroll with SS, Huffington Post, Interview with Ebenezar Wikina)

"Journalism isn’t a career where you pass exams and follow a set path. You need curiosity, courage and confidence." ~Stephen Sackur, (from My Stroll with SS, Huffington Post, Interview with Ebenezar Wikina)

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Pedro Kiamko - HISTORY

"History has something to TEACH those who want to learn from the mistakes and tragedies of the past." ~Pedro Kiamko

Jose Alejandrino Quotes

"Duterte is his own battering ram. This is fine against the corrupt, druglords, oligarchs, terrorists because he has to show firmness in leadership. But after he has demolished all of them, he will have to transform his image to something softer to unite the nation. He will have to become a statesman. That is when he has to find another battering ram to play the bad cop, good cop game." ~Jose Alejandrino, A BATTERING RAM

"I say let the people decide by themselves in the exercise of their sovereign will, which is supreme in a democracy." ~Jose Alejandrino

"It takes courage to make a hard choice. Without courage, all other virtues are meaningless." ~Jose Alejandrino

"The Days of the Empire are over. The days of the oligarchy are over. The Filipinos have finally woken up thanks to the social media. There is no turning back and we will not turn back. We will finish the unfinished revolution with the help of God. We will crush the Satanic forces and build a new nation dedicated to the Lord's glory." ~Jose Alejandrino, July 27, 2017

"The LP is full of empty talk. It is full of hypocrisy. The plain truth is it fears change because it would clip the powers of the oligarchy which the Cojuangcos-Aquinos form a part. That is the reason why the Opposition won't stop until it gets Duterte out. Their members like the old system because they enriched themselves by it." ~Jose Alejandrino

"Those locked by prejudices will be incapable of rising above themselves." ~Jose Alejandrino, 15 August 2017

"You cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs." ~Jose Alejandrino

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Megan Follows - makes the world understand

"I think we grow up as girls having to deal with a lot of oppressive beauty myths. And Anne is a girl who fails by all standards of what is acceptable and beautiful. She's not pretty. She's not rich. She has no parents. But through sheer exercise of will she makes the world understand how beautiful she is. It's her specialness, her ability to transform how people perceive her, that audiences, particularly girls, want to believe in." ~Megan Follows on her character, Anne Shirley of Green Gables movie
"There was a vibrant beauty to the way Megan Follows played that role. Beauty flows from the sparks inside of you, Ms. Follows. It may be the role of a lifetime." ~A. Hasuly


Coe Leta Stafford - get curious

"I use observation not to judge or draw conclusions but to get curious." ~Coe Leta Stafford, Design Director, IDEO

‪Luis Fernando Terceros V‬ - mirror of the soul

"The labyrinth of wisdom in the eyes is perhaps the eternal mirror of the soul." ~‪Luis Fernando Terceros V‬ on Audrey Hepburn


Gary Z. McGee Quotes

"If the garden should ever be threatened by forces of evil, or even force of good, those forces will be thwarted. Because the garden is life defying entropy, and the warrior in the garden is precisely the same self-similar thing." ~Gary Z McGee, Warrior in the Garden

"The path is not soft and sweet, but jagged and elusive. It is not artificially blissful but authentically painful." ~Gary Z. McGee

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Minot J. Savage - living men

"The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
Their courage nerves a thousand living men.”
~Minot J. Savage


Heinrich Suso - ancient law

“Suffering is the ancient law of love; there is not quest without pain; there is no lover who is not also a martyr.” ~Heinrich Suso
on Suffering

Ibn Battuta - travel

"Travelling, it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a story teller." ~Ibn Battuta


Jean Ingelow - moon

"The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon." ~Jean Ingelow


U.G. Krishnamurti - Nature/culture

“Nature is busy creating absolutely unique individuals, whereas culture has invented a single mold to which all must conform. It is grotesque." ~U.G. Krishnamurti

Amy Cuddy - trustworthy

“A warm, trustworthy person who is also strong elicits admiration, but only after you’ve established trust does your strength become a gift rather than a threat.” ~Amy Cuddy, from her book "Presence", Harvard Business School professor


Pierre de Coubertin - triumph

"The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle." ~Pierre de Coubertin

Vladimir  Lenin - Learning

"Learning is never done without errors and defeat." ~Vladimir      Lenin

Theodore Roszak - beyond

"Nothing we ever imagined is beyond our powers, only beyond our present self-knowledge." ~Theodore Roszak

Upton Sinclair Quotes

"All truly great art is optimistic. The individual artist is happy in his creative work. The fact that practically all great art is tragic does not in any way change the above thesis." Upton Sinclair (1878-1968)

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it!" ~Upton Sinclair (TP)

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Tom Selleck - marriage

"It's important to nurture your marriage. I think wanting time away from work has been good for that." ~Tom Selleck


Garth Henrichs - on waiting

"The person who is waiting for something to turn up might start with their shirt sleeves." ~Garth Henrichs


Amir Assadollahi Quotes

“If you don’t want the Philippines to turn into another Syria, please support martial law and cooperate with the government to find the terrorists and criminals. Be advised that some corporate media outlets are not reporting the real important news facts, and manipulating the news for their own agenda and for increasing their sales and popularity.” ~Amir Assadollahi, Canadian Political Analyst

"Terrorism, criminality, drug syndicates, narco-politics, corruptions are real facts but the media was playing it and manipulate it to fabricate news or create a different viewpoint about the situation in the Philippines." ~Amir Assadollahi, Canadian Political Analyst

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Artemus Ward - statesman

“Why don't you show us a statesman who can rise up to the emergency, and cave in the emergency's head.”
Artemus Ward (pseudonym of Charles Farrar Browne)

Antoine Rivarol - Familiarity

“Familiarity is the root of the closest friendships, as well as the intensest hatreds." ~Antoine Rivarol

‪Jessie Savilla‬ - fulcrum in power

‪"You are the fulcrum in a seesawing power, maintaining balance in a constantly changing drops and lifts. You refuse to be tempted to rest comfortably on either side of the opposing weights and remained loyal to the center where God and His People rest." ~Jessie Savilla, On Rafael Alunan III‬

Marc Ian Barasch - Dreams

"Dreams uphold the soul’s values. They tell us that we — our ego selves — are not who we think we are. They encourage us to live truthfully, right now and always. Of course these messages might not be what we want to hear. Sometimes dreams may advocate for life changes that are challenging, to say the least. Dreams really have no time for niceties or for the stories we tell ourselves about who we are. In dreams our narrow selfhood is expanded — the dreams will not allow us to be so small." ~Marc Ian Barasch

THOUGHT FOR TODAY: ancient limits

"The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits." ~Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

Wentworth Dillon - decency of sense

“Immodest words admit of no defence; For want of decency is want of sense.” ~Wentworth Dillon, Earl of Roscomon


Charlotte Perkins Gilman - reason

"But reason has no power against feeling, and feeling older than history is no light matter." ~Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)


Romeo Falcon Mondejar - leader

"A leader is someone who can move mountains. " ~Romeo Falcon Mondejar

Peter Tiu Lavina - Vigilance

"Vigilance is the price for our freedom!" ~Peter Tiu Lavina

Imee R. Marcos - healing

"If there is a single definition of healing it is to enter mercy and awareness those pains, mental and physical, from which we have withdrawn in judgment and dismay."~Imee R. Marcos, Governor of Ilocos Norte