"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


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