I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino
"In New England they once thought blackbirds useless, and mischievous to the corn. They made efforts to destroy them. The consequence was, the blackbirds were diminished; but a kind of worm, which devoured their grass, and which the blackbirds used to feed on, increased prodigiously; then, finding their loss in grass much greater than their saving in corn, they wished again for their blackbirds."
— Benjamin Franklin, One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, born January 17, 1706