Silence and gratitude enable us to hear the voice of God who loves us.

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha (563 – 483 B.C.)

“See how nature – trees, flowers, grass-grows in silence; see the stars, the moon, and the sun, how they move in silence … we need silence to be able to touch souls.” – Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910 – 1997)

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstien (1979 – 1955)

“Silently one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882)

“I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.” – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, born 1918, South African lawyer

“We must become the change we want to see.” – Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948

“The true voyage of discovery lies not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust