Refrain from speaking much. Out of a thousand words uttered there may be one, and one only, the need in truth be uttered. The rest but cloud the mind, And stuff the ear, and irk the tongue, and blind the heart as well.

How hard it is to say the word in truth be said!

–Mikhail Naimy

“Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive,
is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of
God.  For the grateful man knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by
experience.  And that is what makes all the difference.”

–Thomas Merton