Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. -Cicero, Marcus T.
- "There is not only an art, but an eloquence in… "There is not only an art, but an eloquence in it." - Marcus Tullius Cicero
- "If the truth were self-evident, eloquence… "If the truth were self-evident, eloquence would be unnecessary." - Marcus Tullius Cicero
- Jody Doty – Gratitude "Gratitude is a sacred state of being, a peaceful acceptance, a graceful opening of the heart and joyful connection with the soul." ~Jody Doty
- Marcus Clarke – wilderness "Some see no beauty in our trees without shade, our flowers without perfume, our birds who cannot fly, and our beasts who have not yet learned to walk on all fours. But the dweller in the wilderness acknowledges the subtle charm of this fantastic land of monstrosities. He becomes familiar with the beauty of loneliness." ~Marcus Clarke, 1846-1881, writer, poet