For me, it is essential to have the inner peace and serenity of prayer in order to listen to the silence of God, which speaks to us, in our personal life and the history of our times, of the power of love.
Without forgiveness, there’s no future.
The world does not speak. Only we do. The world can, once we have programmed ourselves with a language, cause us to hold beliefs. But it cannot propose a language for us to speak. Only other human beings can do that.
You stand out in the crowd only because you have these many, many carrying you on their shoulders.
Before Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962, he was an angry, relatively young man. He founded the ANC’s military wing. When he was released, he surprised everyone because he was talking about reconciliation and forgiveness and not about revenge.
When we see the face of a child, we think of the future. We think of their dreams about what they might become, and what they might accomplish.
We know we cannot plant seeds with closed fists. To sow, we must open our hands.
Great art should be shown with great excitement.
Parks are works of art just as a painting or sculpture is.
Inclusive, good-quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable societies.