Monday, November 24, 2014

a grateful heart

A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.
-James E. Faust

Friday, November 21, 2014

if a man aspires...

"If a man aspires toward a righteous life, 
his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals." 
- Leo Tolstoy

Thursday, November 13, 2014

cuts through the heart

“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?” 
― Aleksandr SolzhenitsynThe Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956