"While Haiti has recently celebrated more than 200 years of independence from French colonial rule, the citizens of the island remain vulnerable to poverty, poor health, and political chaos."
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."Eliot Engel on Buddha
"The wish for healing has always been half of health."Eliot Engel on Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."Eliot Engel on Tom Stoppard
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."Eliot Engel on John Muir
"'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes."Eliot Engel on Henry David Thoreau
"Too small is our world to allow discrimination, bigotry and intolerance to thrive in any corner of it, let alone in the United States of America."
"We all would like to see a brighter future for Haiti, and I hope this conference will serve to explore many views. Respect for human rights, freedom, and the rule of law must be established in the poorest nation in our hemisphere."