Ceramic Plate

Ceramic Plate
is it possible to squeeze a metal plate between two layers of ceramic?

is it possible to stick a metal sheet on a ceramic before it is kilned and later cover it again with ceramic to hide the sheet? in other words, can i glue a metal plate on my old ceramic vase and cover it with ceramic paste again? thanks

no, they have different thermal expansion quotients. At least not if you want to completely enclose the steel. It’s probably going to crack. but why then would you want to do that anyway? The less you enclose the steel the more it has a chance.
also adding fresh clay to an already fired piece is problematic, because the fresh clay will shrink a lot while drying, the fired will not. Again you will get cracks before firing. If you keep filling those up eventually it could work.

Making Ceramic Plates & Platters : Ceramic Plate Throwing

From Danish Potter

From Danish Potter


  • D. THOREAU– “Things do not change, we change.”
  • DANIEL WEBSTER-“Let us never forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labour of man.”
  • DANIEL WHOYT –“If you have a friend worth loving, Love him. Yes, and let him know that you love him, ere life’s evening Tinge his brow with sunset glow. Why should good words ne’er be said of a friend till he is dead?”
  • DANISH PROVERB– “The road to friend’s house is never long.”
  • DANISH PROVERB– “Who is ashamed of asking, is ashamed of learning.’
  • DANNY DE VRRO– “There are two dilemmas that rattle the human skull. How do you hang on to some one who won’t stay? And haw do you get rid of some one who won’t go?”
  • DANNYAINGE –“When you’re playing it as a business… your livelihood depends on winning and losing and so some- times sportsmanship is lost, as in the process of billion dollar companies.”        
  • DANTE –“Compassion is not a passion; rather a noble disposition of the soul, made ready to receive love, mercy, and other charitable passions.”
  • DANTE –“Getting Things done the secret of getting things done is to act.”    
  • DANTE –“What shall one do with the verse, if he knows not That?”         
  • DANTE ALGHIERI– “There is no great sorrow than to recall happiness in the time of misery.”
  • DANTE ALIGHIERI –“Midway upon the journey of our life/I found myself within a forest dark, for the straightforward pathway had been lost.”   
  • DANTE GABRIEL ROSETTE –“Look in my face, my name is might-have been, I am also called no more, Too-late, Farewell.”
  • DANTE, DE MONARCHIA –“Unity in wills cannot be unless there is one will dominating and ruling all the rest to oneness… wills of mortals have need of a directive principle… therefore for the  well-being of the world, there should be a monarchy.”
  • DANTE, II CONVITO –“Everything is virtuous in its nature that fulfils the purpose for which it was ordained; and the better it does this, the more virtuous it is. That is why we call him a good man who leads the on depletive or  the active life for which his nature fits him; we call the horse good that runs fast and far,  which he is created to do; we call the sword good that cuts hard things with ease, for which end it is made. Thus language, being ordained to express human conceptions, is good when it does this; and the more perfectly it does it the better it is.”
  • DARA SHIKOH –“Paradise is there where no mulla exists—where the noise of his discussions and debate is not heard. May the world become free from the noise of the mulla, and none should pay any heed to his decrees! In the city where a mulla resides, No wise man ever stays.”
  • DARRIN WEINBERG –“It matters not whether you win or lose; what matters is whether I win or lose.”
  • DARRYL F ZANUCK –“If two men on the same job agree all the time, then one is useless. If they disagree, then both are useless.”
  • DASHAVAIKALIKA –“The very first principle of religion laid down by Lord Mahavira is ahimsa — non-injury to living beings—which must be observed very scrupulously and   thoroughly, and    behaving towards   all living beings with proper restraint and control.”
  • DAVE BARBT –“The Internet: Transforming Society and Shaping the Future Through Chat.”   
  • dave barry –“In those days, most people read newspapers, whereas today, most people do not. What caused this change? One big factor, of course, is that people are a lot stupider than they used to be, although we here in the newspaper industry would never say so in print.”
  • DAVE MEURER –“A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.”
  • DAVE PELZER –“Hate is a cancer that spread on cell at a time.”
  • DAVE THOMAS –“In the beginning there was nothing and God said ‘Let there be light’, and there was still nothing but everybody could see it.”     
  • DAVE TYSON GENTRY –“True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.”    
  • DAVID A WYSS –“If one tries to stamp out a bubble in one place, it resurfaces in another.”    
  • DAVID ARMISTEAD –“Trust each other again and again. When the trust level gets high enough, people transcend apparent limits, discovering new and awesome abilities for which they were previously unaware.”   
  • DAVID ATTENBOROUGH –“Children start off reading in books about lions and giraffes and so on, but they also are able to go into a garden and turn over stone and see a worm and see a slug and see an ant.”   
  • DAVID ATTENBOROUGH –“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.”  
  • DAVID ATTENBOROUGH –“People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure.”  
  • DAVID BATCHELOR –“Colour is uncontainable. It effortlessly reveals the limits of language and evades our best attempts to impose a rational order on it… To work with colour is to become acutely aware of the insufficiency of language and theory — which is both disturbing and pleasurable.”  
  • DAVID BATCHELOR -“Colour is uncontamable. It effortlessly reveals the limits of language and evades our best attempts to impose a rational order on it… To work with colour is to become acutely aware of the insufficiency of language and theory -which is both disturbing and pleasurable.”
  • DAVID BISSONNNETTE –“I recently read that love is entirely a matter of chemistry. That must be why my wife treats me like toxic waste.”
  • DAVID BOHM –“In some sense man is a microcosm of the universe; therefore what man is, is a clue to the universe. We are enfolded in the universe.”
  • DAVID BOWIE– “A man may be so much of every thing that is a nothing of anything.”
  • DAVID BOWIE– “Time may change me, but I can’t trace time.” 
  • DAVID BRIN –“It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible.”   
  • DAVID BRIN –“It’s said that ‘power corrupts’, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. When they do act, they think of it as service, which has limits. The tyrant, though, seeks mastery, for which he is insatiable, implacable.”           
  • DAVID BRIN –“When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.”     
  • DAVID BRINKLEY –“A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.”   
  • DAVID BROWER –“Cherish these rivers. Witness for them. Enjoy their unimprovable purpose as you sense it, and let those rivers that you never visit comfort you with the assurance that they are there, doing wonderfully what they have always done.”            
  • DAVID BROWER –“We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations.”
  • DAVID BYRNE –“Sometimes it’s a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.”
  • DAVID GRAYSON –“Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.”    
  • DAVID L. WEATHERFORD –“When faced with a challenge, look for a way not a way out.”  
  • DAVID LETTEBMAN –“Humans are the only animal who can have sex over the phone.”  
  • DAVID LETTERMAN– “Keep in mind that your individual vote doesn’t mean anything.”
  • DAVID LEVESQUE –“You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.” 
  • DAVID LLOYD GEORGE –“Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.”   
  • DAVID LODGE– “Literature is mostly about having seen and not much about having children. Life is the other way round.”
  • DAVID MYERS –“For those passionately in love, the whole world seems to smile.”
  • DAVID NIVEN –“Ultra competitive people who always need to win end up enjoying things less.”
  • DAVID OGILVY –“A good advertisement is one which sells the product without drawing attention to itself.”          
  • DAVID OGILVY –“The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.”              
  • DAVID OWEN– “We are fed up with fudging and mudding with mush and shush.”
  • DAVID R HAWKINS –“ Why give the ego more power by resisting and opposing it?”        
  • DAVID SCHWARTZ –“Every big accomplishment is a series of little accomplishments.”
  • DAVID SCHWARTZ –“Think little goals and expect little achievements, think big goals and win big success.”           
  • DAVID SLAWSON –“Names are an important key to what a society values. Anthropologists recognise naming as ‘one of the chief methods for imposing order on perception’.”    
  • DAVID STARR JORDAN –“The secret of being a bore is to tell everything. Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.”    
  • DAVID STEEL –“To listen to some people in Politics, you’d think-nice-was a four-letter word.”   
  • DAVID STEINDL-RAST –“Wherever we may come alive, that is the area in which we are spiritual.”       
  • DAVID VISCOTT –“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.”   
  • DAVID W JOHNSON –“There are no speed limit on the road to excellence.”  
  • DAVID WILCOX –“Sometimes the people you love in the night/ The morning will choose to forget/ This is my last cigarette.”           
  • DAVID. R. HAWKINS –“Prayer: Holding in mind what you desire, but without adding desire to it.”       
  • DAVIS BEN-CURION– “Courage is the knowledge of how to fear, what ought to be feared and how not to fear, what ought not to feared.”
  • DAVIS NAPIER– “There is of course absurdity in every act of faith.”
  • DE MAGISTRO –“If I am given a formula, and I  am ignorant of its meaning, it cannot teach me anything, but if I  already know it what does the formula teach me?”        
  • DE STAEL –“Sow good services: sweet remembrances will grow from them.”         
  • DEAN INGE –“The enemies of freedom do not argue, they shout and then shoot.”
  • DEAN MARTIN –“I’d hate to be a teetotaler the morning and knowing that’s as good as you’re going to feel all day”    
  • DEAN WILLIAM R INGE –“What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.”
  • DEBORAH MCGRIFF– “Treat failure as practice shorts.”
  • DECLARATION OF THE BAB –“ “Let your reliance be on the remembrance of God, the most Exalted, the Most Great. He will, erelong, bring to naught all the things ye possess. Let Him be your fear, and forget not His covenant with you, and be not of them that are shut out as by a veil from Him. Purify thou, first, thy soul with the waters of renunciation, and adorn thine head with the crown of the fear of God, and thy temple with the ornament of reliance upon Him.”
  • DEEPAK CHOPRA –“As is the microcosm, so is the macrocosm, As is the atom, so is the universe, As is the human mind, so is the cosmic mind.”   
  • DEEPAK CHOPRA –“Everything that is happening at this moment is a result of the choices you’ve made in the past.”  
  • DEEPAK CHOPRA –“If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control the need to be approved and the need to judge.”   
  • DEEPAK CHOPRA –“In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty in the wisdom of  uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from the known, which is the prison of past conditioning. And in our willingness to step into the unknown, the field of all possibilities, we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance: of the universe.”   
  • DEEPAK CHOPRA –“Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that’s already there — buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.”   
  • DEEPAK CHOPRA –“Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that comes from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence.”
  • DEEPAK CHOPRA –“The all-pervading energy source of existence or Shakti manifests itself as creation. Shakti is the divine mother who gives birth to and nurtures the newborn—whether it is a newborn babies a brand new relationship, a fresh idea, or a magical manifestation. Although Shakti is beyond the boundaries of gender, form or color, we call It Mother because of its mothering and creative qualities.”
  • DEEPAK CHOPRA –“The body must be credited with an immense fund of know-how.” 
  • DEEPAK CHOPRA –“The coexistence of opposites — stillness and dynamism — makes you independent… When you quietly acknowledge this exquisite coexistence of opposites, you align yourself with the world of energy — the quantum soup, the non-material non-stuff that is the source of the material world. This world energy is fluid, dynamic, resilient, changing, forever in motion. And yet it is also non-changing, still, quiet, eternal and silent.”  
  • DEEPAK CHOPRA -“The first spiritual law of success is the law of pure potentiality This law is based or the fact that we are, in our essential state pure consciousness Pure consciousness is pure potentiality; it is the field of all possibilities and infinite creativity Pure consciousness is our spiritual essence Being infinite and unbounded, it is also pure joy Other attributes of consciousness are pure knowledge, infinite silence, perfect balance, invincibility simplicity, and bliss. This is our essential nature. Our essential nature is one of   pure potentiality.”   
  • DEEPAK CHOPRA –“The less you open your heart, the more your heart suffers.”  
  • DEEPAK CHOPRA –“The way to fill your life with love is very simple: if you want more love, give more love.”   
  • DEEPAK CHOPRA –“There are no accidents … there is only some purpose that we haven’t yet understood.”            
  • DEEPAK CHOPRA –“To find oneself living in an age of doubt is not such a curse. There is a kind of reverence in undertaking the quest for truth, even before the first scrap has been found.”   
  • DEEPAK CHOPRA –“When awareness is completely balanced, communicating with the outside world is instantaneous and automatic. It happens with the touch of thought.”        
  • DEEPAK CHOPRA –“You and I are infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices. Some of these choices are made consciously, while others are made unconsciously. But the best way to understand and maximize the use of karmic law is to become consciously aware of the choices we make every moment.”      
  • DEEPAK TANDON –“Soaring, Where perception, from wherever, is correct in itself, Where the horizon spreads to all directions, Where merger, defies the theories of opposite forces, Where separation, is reduced to just an illusion, Where ‘the abstract force’, breaks all barriers of disputed views, Where the issue, is not even the issuelessness, Where the beauty of a lush green meadow and a desert is the same, Where colour is not bound by a significance, Where merger, even merges the difference between duality and oneness, Where wholeness is love, Where love in its description, goes abstract, Where ‘The abstract’, manifests wherever to enjoy wherever, Where, wherever amazes himself with himself, Where this phenomena may be expressed as ‘life’. Where there ‘is’, thus, “The Joy of Life”.”          
  • DEMOCRITUS –“Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.”   
  • DEMOPHILUS –“It is with youth as with plants, from the first fruits they bear we learn what may be expected in future.”   
  • DEMOSTHENES –“Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.”     
  • DENG MING-DAO –“Eventually, the time of action must come. When this happens, be a winner! Don’t settle for mediocre results. Don’t try to stay even. Go for it all!”  
  • DENG XIAOPING –“If the masses feel some anger, we must let them express it.”      
  • DENIS DIDEROT – “The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers.”
  • DENIS WAITLEY –“Belief is the ignition switch that Gets you off the launching pad.”     
  • DENIS WAITLEY –“Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, remove yourself from the unacceptable.”   
  • denis waitley –“chase your passion, not your pension.”
  • DENIS WAITLEY –“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.”  
  • DENIS WAITLEY –“Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take; but by the moments that take your breath away.”    
  • DENIS WAITLEY –“Look within for value and look beyond for perspective.”   
  • DENIS WAITLEY –“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”       
  • DENIS WAITLEY –“There are two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.”
  • DENIS WAITLEY –“View life as a continuous learning experience.”  
  • DENNIS GREEN –“The secret to success is to start from scratch and keep on scratching.”  
  • DENNIS WEAVER –“It’s not an if— we’re going to have to change. Oil is simply going to be gone.”     
  • DENVER, AUG 1993 –“Precisely when science and medicine are achieving a greater capacity to safeguard health and life, the threats against life are becoming more insidious.”
  • DEREK WALL –“How to be green? It’s really very simple and requires no expert knowledge or complex skills. Here’s the answer: consume less, share more. Enjoy life.”  
  • DEREKE BRUCE –“In order to keep a true perspective of one’s importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.” 
  • DESI ARNAZ –“It became a ritual that at each of our anniversaries i sang a song and sent her red and white carnations.”  
  • DESMOND MORRIS– “The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.”  
  • DESMOND TUTU –“Children are a wonderful gift… They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.”   
  • DEUTERONOMY –“And the Lord will make you abound in prosperity in the fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your cattle, and in the fruit of your ground… And the Lord will make you the head, and not the tail; and you shall tend upward only, and not downward; if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God.” 
  • DEVI BHAGAVATAM –“0 Saraswati, goddess of learning, grant me knowledge, grant me memory, grant me learning, reputation and poetry, and the power to enlighten disciples.”
  • DEVI MAHATMYAM –“At dawn, I bow to Chandi. Her play-act deludes Brahma, Indra, Rudra and munis and she has innumerable forms.”
  • DEVOTEE’S CONFESSIM –“I asked for strength and God gave me difficulties to make strong. I asked for wisdom and God gave me problems to solve. I asked for Courage and God gave me dangers to overcome. I asked for Love and God gave me troubled people to help. I asked for favours and God gave me opportunities I received nothing I wanted. I received everything ineeded.”     
  • DEXTER –“Let the chain of second causes be ever so long, the first link is always in God’s hand.” 
  • DEXTER –“The demand of the human understanding for causation requires but the one and only answer, God.”
  • DH LAWRENCE –“I am part of the sun as my eye is part of me. That I am part of the earth my feet know perfectly and my blood is part of the sea.”  
  • DH LAWRENCE –“It is a fine thing to establish one’s own religion in one’s heart, not to be dependent on tradition and Second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.  
  • DH LAWRENCE –“Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or description.”
  • DH LAWRENCE –“The living self has one purpose only: to come into its own fullness of being, as a tree comes into full blossom, or a bird into spring beauty, I or a tiger into lustre.”    
  • DH LAWRENCE –“This is what I believe: That I am I. That my soul is a dark forest. That my known self will never be more than a little clearing in the forest. Those gods, strange gods, come forth from the forest into the clearing of my known self, and then go back. That I must have the courage to let them come and go. That I will never let mankind put anything over me, but that I will try always to recognise and submit to the gods in me and the gods in other men and women. There is my creed.” 
  • DH LAWRENCE –“Why doesn’t the past decently bury itself, instead of sitting and waiting to be admitted by the present?”  
  • DHANI RAM CHATRIK –“Let us bury caste and creed, Let us erase this sorrow indeed, You a Sayyid, I a Brahmin, let us finish this foolish din. We have to bear each other, say We are not here for eternal stay, Let there be laughter in our meeting, Let our hearts be one this evening.”
  • DHU I-NUN –“Dim I-Nun: How can one attain the state of the wise? The Bedouin Sheikh: By giving up undertakings and genealogies, by cutting short all relations.”
  • DHU I-NUN –“I perceived that God takes in hand the affair; of them that put then- trust in Him and does not let their tribulation come to naught.”
  • DIANA –“Call me Diana, not Prineess Diaiia… Don’t call me an icon. I’m just a mother trying to help… Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back… I want my boys to have an understanding of people’s emotions, their insecurities, people’s distress, and their hopes and dreams.”   
  • DIANA L ECK –“In Montana, every mountain and river has a name, and our Montana culture speaks these names with familiarity and reverence — the Gallatin and Madison, the Bitterroot and BIackfoot. Nature does indeed reveal both the glory and terror of the Divine. But most of us in the Christian tradition have not let the icons of nature become a powerful part of our theological language. There is no part of nature that carries for Christians the cultural power and mythic energy of the Ganges, as much ; as i love the Madison, the Gallatin, and the BIackfoot rivers. Why not? Perhaps those of us in the western prophetic traditions have been afraid that ; we will worship nature and not God.”            
  • DIANA RANKIN –“It takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success.”
  • DIANA RANKIN –“It takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success.”
  • DIANE –“Youth lasts much longer than young people think.”  
  • DIANE ARBUS – “Love involves an unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.”
  • DIANE ARBUS –“My favourite thing is to go where I have never gone.”   
  • DICKENS– “It’s over, and can’t be helped, and that’s one consolation, as they always say in Turkey.’’ 
  • DIETRICH BANBOEFFER –“0 merciful God, forgive me all the Sins I have committed against you, andagainst my fellow men. I trust in your grace and commit my life: wholly into your hands. So do with me as seems best to you and as is best for me. Whether I live or die, I am with you, and you are with me, my God. Lord, I wait for your salvation.”    
  • DIETRICH BONHOEFFER –“The test of the morality as a society is what it does for its children.”
  • DIGHA NIKAYA –“Brethren, if outsiders should speak against me, or against the Doctrine, or against the Order, you should not on that account either bear malice, or suffer resentment, or feel ill will. If you, on that account, should feel angry and hurt, that would stand in the way of your own self-conquest.”
  • DIGHA NIKAYA –“He who says: “It is too hot, too cold, too late!” Leaving the waiting work unfinished still, Lets pass all opportunities for good. But he who reckons heat and cold as straws And like a man does all that’s to be done, He never falls away from happiness.”         
  • DIGHA NIKAYA –“In five ways should a child minister to his parents: ‘Once supported by them, I will now be their support; I will perform duties incumbent on them; will keep up the lineage and tradition of my family; I will make myself worthy of my heritage. In five ways parents thus ministered to, by their child, show their love for him; They restrain him from vice, they exhort him to virtue, they train him to a profession, they contract a suitable marriage for him, and in due time they hand over to him his inheritance.”
  • DIGHA NIKAYA –“The friend who always seeks his benefit, The friend whose words are other than his deeds, The friend who flatters just to make you pleased, The friend who keeps you company in wrong, These four the wise regard as enemies: Shun them from afar as paths of danger. The friend who is a helper all the time, The friend in happiness and sorrow both, The friend who gives advice that’s always good, These four the wise see as good-hearted friends And with devotion cherish such as these As does a mother cherish her own child.”     
  • DILLON LAUGHTON –“Do good things for others and people may accuse you of selfish motives. Do good anyway.”   
  • DINAH MARIA MULOCK CRAIK –“God rest ye, little children; let nothing you affright. For Jesus Christ, your saviour was born this happy night; along the hills of Galilee the white flocks sleeping lay. When Christ, the child of Nazareth, was born on Christmas Day.”
  • DINAH SHORE –“Trouble is a part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.”    
  • DIOGENES –“Education is a controlling grace to the young, consolation to the older, wealth to the poor, ornaments to the rich.”
  • DIONYSIUS –“This Universe… is both One and Many.” 
  • DIONYSIUS –“Trinity — Higher than any being, any divinity, any goodness. Guide of Christians in the wisdom of heaven! Lead us up beyond unknowing and light, up to the farthest, highest peak of mystic scripture, where the mysteries of God’s Word lie simple, absolute! And unchangeable in the brilliant darkness of – a hidden silence with treasures beyond all beauty.”    
  • DIONYSIUS –“We must be transported wholly out of ourselves and given unto God… This Foolish Wisdom, which hath neither reason nor intelligence… is the cause of all intelligence and reason, and of all wisdom and understanding,”   
  • DISRAELI –“We make our fortunes and call them fate.”
  • DISRAELI –“Youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age, a regret.”   
  • DIXY LEE RAY –“It is no coincidence that our reawakening to the special nature of our world and to its uniquely balanced environment and its limitations coincided with our first glimpse of earth from outer space, through the eyes of astronauts, television cameras and photographic equipment.”   
  • DN PANDEY –“Since local knowledge systems in India are still being practised among communities, they can contribute to address the challenges of forest management, sustainable water management, biodiversity conservation, and mitigation of global climate change. Ecological consequences of climate change require that we access all stocks of knowledge for mitigation strategies.”   
  • DOC SEUERINSEN –“Music and the arts are not just something to make people feel good. They elevate the soul and broaden the entire personality.”   
  • DOCTRINE OF THE MEAN –“In the Book of Songs it is said, He makes no show of his moral worth, yet all the princes follow in his steps. Hence the moral man, by living a life of simple truth and earnestness, alone can I help to bring peace and order in the world.”
  • DOCTRINE OF THE MEAN –“It matters not what you inquire into but when you inquire into a thing, you must never give it up, until you have thoroughly understood it. It matters not what you try to think out, but when you once try to think out a thing, you must never give it up until you have got what you want.”
  • DOCTRINE OF THE MEAN –“Only those who are absolutely sincere can fully develop their nature. If they can fully develop their nature, they can fully develop the nature of others.”
  • DOLLY PARTON –“If you want the rainbow you’ve got to put up with a little rain.”
  • DOLLY PARTON –“Storms make trees take deeper roots.”   
  • DOLLY PARTON –“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”   
  • DOM MORAES– “I shall leave in ways we believed, impossible in our youth. A little tired, but in end, not unhappy to have lived.”
  • DON DE LILLO –“There’s always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.”   
  • DON GALER –“In the heroic organizations, people mentor each other unselfishly.”   
  • DON HAROLD’S –“Don’t ever slam a door, you might to go back.”
  • DON JUAN DE MARCO –“There are four questions of value in life… What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying fort The answer to each is the same. Only love.”   
  • DON MARQUIS –“Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.”
  • DON MARQUIS –“I have often noticed that when chickens quit quarrelling over their food they often find that there is enough for all of them. I wonder if it might not be the same with the human race.”
  • DON MARQUIS –“When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him, whose?”
  • DON MORQUIS– “Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.”
  • DON WARD –“Enthusiasm is contagious. Start an epidemic.”  
  • DON WARD –“Others can stop you temporarily; only you can do it permanently.”   
  • DON WARD –“Take your job seriously but learn to laugh at yourself.”   
  • DON WIIIIAMS JR –“God talks incessantly. But, as it turns out, mankind is deaf.”          
  • DON WILLIAM JR –“God, despite his casual silence, still exists. Of that I haven’t a single doubt.”         
  • DON WILLIAMS JR –“On an altar of prejudice we crucify our own, yet the blood of all children is the colour of God.”           
  • DONALD H. ME CANNON –“Leadership is action, not position.”  
  • DONALD LAIRD –“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”   
  • DONALD LATUMAHINA –“1. Be observant. 2. Never let any idea go uncaptured. 3. Try to learn something from the people you meet. 4. Take a book or magazine wherever you go. 5. Allocate a minimum of 30 minutes to read a book. 6. Meditate. 7. Take time to reflect on your day. What have you done right? What have you done wrong? What can you do to improve yourself? 8. Drink water a lot. 9. Exercise. 10. Read a collection of quotes. 11. Choose a quote of the day to ponder and apply. 12. Take notes of every expense you make. 13. Do something for the first time. 14. Effectively read online articles. 15. Use timer to help you actually do what you need to do. 16. Learn to use a tool, either to improve your skill with a familiar tool or to learn a new tool. 17. Take time to review your life purpose and goals. 18. Rise early 19. Listen to educational or motivational audio programme when you are doing activities which do not need full concentration. 20. Be grateful for your day 21. Read a random article to expose you to new things. 22. Have fun. Be passionate about life.”     
  • DONALD LATUMAHINA –“There is no such thing as instant improvement in life. And as you know in agriculture, growth can only happen little by little over time…. The things that you do daily may seem small and insignificant, but over time people will be surprised to learn how much you have grown in life. Focus on the small things you do daily The key word here is daily If you do not have the persistence to do these small things consistently, you won’t be able to see the results over the long term.”  
  • DONALD LUPTON– “The best news is when we hear no news.”
  • DONALD TRUMP – “As long as you’re going to think anyway, think big.”
  • DONALD TRUMP –“You have to think anyway, so why not think big?”   
  • DONNA A FAVORS –“Being nice is one of many bridges on the road to Happiness.”   
  • DORIS DAY –“Killing an animal to make a coat is a sin. It wasn’t meant to be and ‘we have no right to I do it. A woman gains status when she refuses to see anything killed to be put on her back. Then she’s truly beautiful.”
  • DORIS DAY –“The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge.”
  • DORIS LESSING –“Coincidences are God’s way of remaining anonymous.”   
  • DORIS LESSING –“Some people obtain fame, others deserve it.”    
  • DORIS MORTMAN –“Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have.”  
  • DOROTHEA KENT –“A man 90 years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. “I reckon”, he said with a twinkle in his eye, “because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.”  
  • DOROTHY BERNARD –“Courage is fear that has said its prayers.”       
  • DOROTHY F GURNEY –“Kiss of fhesurt for pardon. Song of the birds for mirth you’re closer to God’s heart in a garden than any place else on earth.”  
  • DOROTHY NORMAN -“Are cosmic creation myths in microcosm. They depict, in no matter how subtle variation, the eternal battle we wage to release the creative energies within ourselves and in the world.”
  • DOROTHY NORMAN -“Myths of the heroes are cosmic creation myths in microcosm. They depict, in no matter how subtle variation, the eternal battle we wage to release the creative energies within ourselves and in the world.”
  • DOROTHY PARKER – “If you want to know what God thinks of money, just looks at the people he gave it to.”
  • DOROTHY PARKER –“I shall stay the way I am because I do not give a damn.”    
  • DOROTHY PARKER –“Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch is, and it darts.”
  • DOROTHY PARKER –“Salary is no object: I want only enough to keep body and  soul apart.”        
  • DOROTHY SERPES –“If you remember just the roses Forgetting all the thorns The memory of a harsh word Should not linger on I Remember all the kisses That swept those words away/ And the  smiles and. laughter And the sunshine   of the day I Recall all those moments You treasured once before And keep them in your treasure chest Now and forever more Life’s sunset is so beautiful It can make you smile If you recall sweet memories Just for a passing while The world is yet so beautiful It hasn’t changed at all; You can hear the nightingale/ You can hear the koel call The roses are still fragrant/ As they were in years gone by The birds still sing as sweetly And there are white clouds in the sky It’s up to you to freshen up i Before the curtain falls For Death is not the end of life? It’s the Beginning for us all.”   
  • DOROTHY THOMPSON –“Fear grows in darkness; if you think there’s a bogeyman around, turn on the light.”              
  • DOUG LARSON –“To err is human; to admit it, superhuman.” 
  • DOUGIAS P WHEEIER –“To halt the decline of an ecosystem it is necessary to think like an ecosystem.”   
  • DOUGLARSVN –“A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your successes.”
  • DOUGLAS ADAMS – “God’s final message to creation: Sorry for the inconvenience.”
  • DOUGLAS ADAMS – “In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
  • DOUGLAS ADAMS– “Any one who is capable of getting himself into a position of power soul on no account is allowed to do the job.”
  • DOUGLAS ADAMS –“If you stick a Babel fish in your ear you can instantly understand anything said to you in any form of language.” 
  • DOUGLAS ADAMS –“In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people very angry, and has been widely regarded as a bad idea.”   
  • DOUGLAS ADAMS –“It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely products of a deranged imagination.”        
  • DOUGLAS ADAMS –“l may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.”   
  • DOUGLAS ADAMS –“Nothing travels faster than the speed of the light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.”   
  • DOUGLAS ADAMS –“This is obviously some strange usage of the word ‘safe’ that I wasn’t previously aware of.”    
  • DOUGLAS EVERETT –“There are some people, who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.”
  • DOUGLAS JERRDD –“Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.”    
  • DOUGLAS JERROLD –“A man never so beautifully shows his own strength as when he respects another’s weakness.”   
  • DOUGLAS MACARTHUR –“There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.”  
  • DOUGLAS MACARTHUR –“Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair. In the central place of every heart there is a recording chamber. So long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer and courage, so long are you young. When your heart is covered with the snows of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then, and then only, are you grown old. And then, indeed as the ballad says, you just fade away”   
  • DOUGLAS MALLOCH –“You have to believe in happiness, Or happiness never comes.”  
  • DOUGLAS PAGEIS –“A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best thing you can be.”
  • DOUGLAS YATESS –“People who are sensible about love are incapable of it.”
  • DR BENDRE –“Age after age, Millennium after millennium, Yugadi returns. Bringing with it new joy of the New Year and of a new life.”   
  • DR SEUSS –“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore./Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before./ What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store./ What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”   
  • DR TED KAPTCHUK –“Health is an episode between two illnesses.”    
  • DR. LEONARD BACON– “This country is inhabited by Saints, Sinners and Beechers.”
  • DRAUPADI, SABHA –“Go, and ask that gambler present in the assembly, whom he hath lost first, himself, or me.”
  • DREW BARRYMORE –“Oh, I love hugging. I wish I was an octopus, so I could hug 10 people at a time!”    
  • DRIES SHAH –“It is not enough that there is a collection of people with the common aim of working in unison towards an objective… Aspiration and desire only are not enough.”     
  • DRYDEN –“Faith is to believe what you do not yet see: the reward for this faith is to see what you believe. Thus all below is strength, and all above is grace.”
  • DRYDEN –“Mark her majestic fabric; she’s a temple. Sacred by birth, and built by hands divine.”      
  • DRYDEN –“There are three effects of doting age: Vain doubts, idle cares, over caution.”    
  • DUDLEY MOOKE –“The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.”      
  • DUE DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD –“However brilliant an action may be, it should not be accounted great when it is not the result of great purpose.”       
  • DUE DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD –“We are all enough to bear the misfortunes of other.”
  • DUKE OD EILINGTON –“Love is indescribable and unconditional; I could tell you a thousand things that it is not, but not one that it is.”
  • DUKE OF WINDSOR– “The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.” 
  • DULICHAND JAIN –“One has to understand that non-violence and equality constitute eternal dharma.”
  • DULICHAND JAIN –“Perhaps more than any other religious tradition, Janism is imbued with its commitment to self-reliance. In the soul’s tormented struggle to free itself from its beginningless, and possibly endless – worldly bondage, neither fate nor the gods can be of any help. Even the Jinas cannot relieve him of his karmic debts; however, it is their teaching which facilitates the soul’s journey towards perfection.”          
  • DUMBLEDORE –“Dark and difficult times lie ahead, Harry. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right… and what is easy.”   
  • DUMBLEDORE –“His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even… knowledge, was foolproof.” 
  • DUMBLEDORE –“The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone One does not do well to dream and forget to live.”
  • DUMBLEDORE –“What’s coming will come and we’ll just have to meet it when it does.”
  • DUMBLEDORE –“Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.”
  • DUNCAN JOHNSTONE –“First published shortly after his death in February 1940, ‘Memory Hold-the-door’ is not an autobiography in the fullest sense, but rather a collection of reminiscences about people and places John Buchan had known. In the first sentence of the preface he wrote: This book is a journal of certain experiences, not written in the experiencing moment, but rebuilt out of memory’.”       
  • DUNYA MIKHAIL –“The Wright brothers created the single greatest cultural force since the invention of writing. The airplane became the first World Wide Web, bringing people, languages, ideas and values together Bill Gates It no longer overlooks the river No longer is in the city No longer on the map The bridge that was The bridge that we used to cross every day The bridge The war tossed it into the river Just as that lady aboard the Titanic Tossed her blue diamond.”
  • DURGA ASHTOTRAM –“A tiger symbolises unlimited power. Durga riding tiger indicates that She possesses unlimited power and uses it to protect virtue and destroy evil.”   
  • DURGALAKSHMI, V –“It is God, His being, His seeing, which make the whole world seem a never ending beauty in bliss. This beauty, this bliss is born of love divine. To grant man this beauty, this true bliss of love, God comes down and walks the earth, as a sage, as a saint, a mahatma or a guru divine. His mystic divine vision now, is for one and all, to see, to drink in and feel sweet ecstasy Man then dances singing thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks my dear lord, for revealing to me You and I can be one in sweet godly seeing. Truth, love and beauty are an eternal reality to me now, as I know You are me and I You.”      
  • dustin hoffman –“Life stinks but that doesn’t mean you don’t enjoy it.”
  • DWIGHT D EISENHOWER –“Well, it’s hard for a mere man to believe that woman doesn’t have equal rights.”
  • DWIGHT D ELSENHOWER –“Plans are nothing; planning is everything.”
  • DWIGHT D ELSENHOWER –“We, the people, elect leaders not to rule but to serve.” 
  • DWIGHT EISENHOWER –“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”
  • DWLGHT D. EISENHOWER –“I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.”
  • DYLAN THOMAS –“Though lovers be lost love shall not/And death shall have no dominion.”     
  • LORD GEORGE-BROWN –“It is difficult to go on strike if there is no work in the first place.”
  • SMITH –“If to be old is not to be wise, then it is simply to be obsolete.”   

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Serving Dish

Serving Dish

Dishes a Food Processor Can Help Make Easier

Many dedicated cooks will tell you that a food processor is an item that they could not do without in their kitchens. This is because there are so many dishes a food processor can help make easier. Food processors are an excellent kitchen tool to have whether you enjoy making homemade meals from scratch, or simply want to make a quick drink or meal to go.

You save counter space and money with a food processor because this single unit functions as several different kitchen aids. You can chop, grate, blend, mix, and even serve from a food processor to eliminate the need for multiple cooking aids and dirtying extra bowls, utensils, and serving dishes. It is much easier to clean your food processor than a sink full of dishes. A food processor does most of the work for you and reduces the amount of time you would have to spend using a myriad of other kitchen appliances just to get the job done without one. You will be able to shave costs from your grocery bills as well because a food processor can turn leftovers and food scraps into delicious meals in no time at all to make your food go further.

There are many virtues of having a food processor in your kitchen. Food processors are popular with homemakers and those with busy schedules who do not have a lot of time for cooking. You may be wondering just what dishes a food processor can help you make easier. There are multitudes of cookbooks dedicated to meals made using food processors, and you can find many of them online for quick meal ideas and recipes.

Here are some ideas for dishes, drinks, snacks and more that a food processor can help make easier that perhaps you and your family might enjoy. This might help you to start thinking of your own ideas for dishes you would like to surprise your family with tonight or to send them off to school or work on a good note with in the morning.

Fast and Healthy Breakfasts

  • Carrot and other favorite vegetable juice drinks. A couple of carrots and an apple added for sweetness is a terrific and nutrition-packed morning juice.
  • Fresh and thawed frozen fruit mixed with low fat or skim milk provides calcium and other vital nutrients in rich fruit smoothies the whole family might like
  • Muffin and bread mixes readied for baking with ease make an extra special treat for beginning your day with a snap. Storing after mixing for later use also means you can have freshly baked foods any time of the day.
  • Transform fruits, cheeses ham, sausage, and other foods into truly scrumptious blended spreads to use on bread, inside tortillas, and even on crackers for quick breakfast meals.
  • Pancake and waffle mixes can be whirled together quickly so that this

Appetizers and Dips

  • Mix up a tangy salsa dip and serve with tortilla chips for a no-hassle snack sure to please.
  • Minced onion and green pepper, and a splash of spices blended with sour cream or yogurt will give you a creamy dip for veggies, chips, or crackers.
  • Potato, a broccoli and cauliflower, or other soups your family loves will yield yummy and comforting meals that are perfect for lunch or dinner that are a breeze to make often.
  • Sandwich spreads are a nice change from your basic lunchmeat sandwich or from fast food choices.

Cakes and Cookies

  • Whip up batches of your families much loved cakes and cookies in minutes, bake and then serve warm to the delight of everyone.
  • No bake cookies, pies, and cakes are also great tasting and simple to put together for cooling until set in the fridge thanks to the food processor.

Salads and Dressings

  • Make luscious salads to help you and your family get more servings of the vegetables they need for optimal health.
  • Make your own fresh and health dressings to accompany and compliment your salads. Jalapeño ranch dressing is super for those who like it hot. Spices, combined with flavored oils, or chopped vegetables with heavy cream or flavored yogurt added make wonderful dressings.


  • Use your food processor to cut meats and other foods into smaller pieces that will cook more quickly and evenly in crock-pots, oven dishes, or on the stovetop.
  • Grab leftovers and food scraps and mix for baking, sautéing, or broiling into meals that may become your families’ newest favorites.

The internet is a useful tool for researching various types of food processors and the features they have that make this versatile kitchen appliance one that many people use daily in their kitchens. You can also find help in selecting the right food processor for your particular cooking needs and in a price range that will agree with your budget.

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Cynthia Andrews is a freelance writer who writes about topics involving home, living and decorating. Ms. Andrews offers tips about a wide range of subjects and she also writes about specific products for the home such as food processors.

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West Germany

West Germany
when did ziess stop making scopes in west Germany?

Yes I know the company is still making scopes. How ever they have moved the scope manufacturing part to Hungry. This happened about 10 years ago.The scopes that were made in West Germany were of a higher grade optics. I was trying to find out the exact date so I would know about how difficult a true ziess would be to find.

The Optic Lenses are still manufactured in West Germany. They are assembled however in Hungary…..


French Faience

French Faience

Planning a Vacation to France

One area of France that offers a blend of culture, history, and modern attractions is the Provence region, which is located in south France along the Mediterranean Sea. The departments of Provence are Vaucluse, Var, Bouches-du-Rhone, and some areas of Alpes-Maritimes and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.

Provence offers a splendid area for a holiday rental in France due to its connection to the Alps, the Mediterranean Sea, the Rhone River, and the country of Italy. Certain cities in Provence are situated by the French Riviera, making it a great place for a day France trip or an extended south France holiday.

Tourist Activities in Provence

Tourists can find plenty to do in almost any city of Provence. There’s Nice, where one can tour museums such as the Musee d’Art d’Histoire Palais Massena, the Mark Chagall Museum, the Prehistoric Museum of Terra Amata, or the Matisse Museum. Visitors can also enjoy a stroll in Nice along the Promenade des Anglais while viewing the Mediterranean Sea, decorative hotels, and apartment buildings. In Marseille, there’s the Vieux Port Marseille, which is an area of sidewalks that pass by fishing crafts, bars, restaurants, and more. Marseille also offers several museums including the Musee de la Faience and the Musee des Beaux-Arts.

Visitors can taste the wines of the city of Orange at Mas du Clos de l’Escarrat. The city of Cannes offers casinos, museums, and relaxing parks such as the Park Residences Champfleuri and the Villa Rothschild and Gardens. In Vence, there are the Vence Townscape, the Villeneuve Castle, and the Chapelle du Rosaire. The Old Town in Vence has an ancient former cathedral dating back to the 10th through 15th centuries, the Renaissance Gate, the Chapelle des Penitents-Blancs from the 15th century, and the Place du Peyra with a lovely fountain.

Travelers can easily find things to do in other Provence cities as well, such as Aix-en-Provence, Biot, Grasse, Vallauris, Frejus, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Saint-Tropez, and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Some enjoy taking a south France journey to many different towns in Provence all during one vacation.

Golf Holiday in France

South France holiday rental opportunities are available all over the region for golfers. There are many varieties of golf holiday packages for those who want to spend a week or two in the area or for those who only want to take a south France weekend holiday. Golfers also find French Riviera rentals helpful so they can take a golf cruise or drive to various courses in the area.

South France offers some of the most popular golf courses, many of which host well-known golf tournaments. Some of Provence’s golf courses include Golf Club Barbaroux in Brignoles, Terre Blanche at Four Seasons in Tourettes, Biot in Vence, Golf Country Club de Nice, Claux Amic Golf Course in Grasse, Golf Club de Cannes-Mandelieu in Cannes, and many others.

If you’re thinking of a visit, you can find great holiday rental package offers for Provence accommodations online. Whether it’s to shop, golf, cruise the French Riviera, or just browse through area museums, the cities of Provence in south France offer activities for all!

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