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
"There could be a freeman with the spirit of the slave, and there could be a slave with a spirit full of freedom; whoever is faithful to his self – he is a freeman, and whoever fills his life only with what is good and beautiful in the eyes of others – he is a slave."
— Abraham Isaac Kook, Jewish thinker, renowned Torah scholar, born September 8, 1865