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Reading list (WIP)

  •  Catholic readings

Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil
passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either —
but right through every human heart — and through all human hearts.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Gulag Archipelago 

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
William Shakespeare

You are what your deep driving desire is;
As your deep driving desire is, so is your will;
As your will is so is your deed;
As your deed is so is your destiny.

The Upanishads

Nearly everything you do is of no importance, but it is important that you do it.
Mohandas Gandhi

You say it will not be easy?
But it will be easiest of all possible resources.
It will not be an easy choice for a body, but it is only one for a soul.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Live Not By Lies

Nothing is more difficult than to be disciplined and regular in our religion.
It is very easy to be religious by fits and starts, and to keep up our feelings by artificial stimulants;
but regularity seems to trammel us, and we become impatient.
Cardinal John Henry Newman

There are no ordinary people ...
it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit.

C. S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory (sermon on June 8, 1941)

Enemy-occupied territory — that is what this world is. 
Christianity is the story of how the rightful king has landed,
you might say landed in disguise,
and is calling us all to take part in a great campaign of sabotage.

C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity