Paean, Quotes, Saysings: And urge the mind to aftersight and foresight, Let me disclose the gifts reserved for age..."

I have created this page to fulfill my desire to save wisdom and inspiration, a personal treasure box for the head and soul. If you would join me in my reverie I would be honored.  

“It doesn't matter how much you want. What really matters is how much you want it. The extent and complexity of the problem does not matter was much as does the willingness to solve it.”
 Ralph Marston

When we allow our heart to truly break... it creates an opening where love has the opportunity to rush in.... We become the love, peace and understanding we have been looking for. We begin to live instead of dying. ~Jennifer Howell Gillies

William Blake. 1757–1827
The Tiger
TIGER, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
In what distant deeps or skies         5
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?
And what shoulder and what art
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?  10
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand and what dread feet?
What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? What dread grasp  15
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?
When the stars threw down their spears,
And water'd heaven with their tears,
Did He smile His work to see?
Did He who made the lamb make thee?  20
Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

“Those who can soar to the highest heights can also plunge to the deepest depths, and the natures which enjoy most keenly are those which also suffer most sharply”
~Lucy Montgomery

"Be what you is, 'cos if you be what you ain't, you ain't what you is"
  -anonymous epitaph

Isaiah 30:21
Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, 'This is the way, walk in it,' whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left'

"I know you're tired but come, this is the way."
— Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul, Ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.

"The wound is the place where the Light enters you."
— Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
Mary Oliver

"I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar."
~ Robert Brault 

"When I works, I works hard. When I sits, I sits loose. When I thinks, I falls asleep." -anonymous

Be like a beacon fired to amaze your eyes...
~William Shakespeare

 "God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars."
  Elbert Hubbard 
Luke 11:9-10
"So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.


"Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try." - Yoda


Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous - not just to some people in some circumstances - but to everyone all the time.
Thomas J. Watson

"Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death."
Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

James 1:5
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach.


    Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.
    Surely some revelation is at hand;
    Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
    The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
    When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
    Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
    A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
    A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
    Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
    Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.
    The darkness drops again but now I know
    That twenty centuries of stony sleep
    Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
           ~    William Butler Yeats

"If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live."
-Martin Luther King Jr.

"When your eyes are tired the world is tired also. When your vision has gone no part of the world can find you. Time to go into the dark where the night has eyes to recognize its own. There you can be sure you are not beyond love. The dark will be your womb tonight. The night will give you a horizon further than you can see. You must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in. Give up on all other worlds except the one to which you belong. Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you."
David Whyte

"Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free."
Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

"The triumphant Christian does not fight for victory; he celebrates a victory already won."
-Captain Reginald Wallis

"Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for."
-Dag Hammerskjold

"Love begins by taking care of the closest ones… the ones at home."
-Mother Teresa

Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.
Elbert Hubbard

"Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others' faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear."
— Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

"Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation."
-Kahlil Gibran

"If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you."
-Winnie the Pooh

"My goal is simple. It is complete understanding of the universe, why it as it is and why it exists at all."
-Stephen Hawking

"Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."
-Rainer Maria Rilke

Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.
Thomas J. Watson

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.  ---mmhmmm

2 Samuel 7:18-29
Then King David went in and sat before the LORD and prayed, "Who am I, O Sovereign LORD, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? And now, Sovereign LORD, in addition to everything else, you speak of giving me a lasting dynasty! Do you deal with everyone this way, O Sovereign LORD? What more can I say? You know what I am really like, Sovereign LORD. For the sake of your promise and according to your will, you have done all these great things and have shown them to me.

"How great you are, O Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you--there is no other God. We have never even heard of another god like you! What other nation on earth is like Israel? What other nation, O God, have you redeemed from slavery to be your own people? You made a great name for yourself when you rescued your people from Egypt. You performed awesome miracles and drove out the nations and gods that stood in their way. You made Israel your people forever, and you, O LORD, became their God.
"And now, O LORD God, do as you have promised concerning me and my family. Confirm it as a promise that will last forever. And may your name be honored forever so that all the world will say, 'The LORD Almighty is God over Israel!' And may the dynasty of your servant David be established in your presence.
"O LORD Almighty, God of Israel, I have been bold enough to pray this prayer because you have revealed that you will build a house for me--an eternal dynasty! For you are God, O Sovereign LORD. Your words are truth, and you have promised these good things to me, your servant. And now, may it please you to bless me and my family so that our dynasty may continue forever before you. For when you grant a blessing to your servant, O Sovereign LORD, it is an eternal blessing!"
"One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them,   One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them."