“Self-discipline can keep us sensitive to others, whereas hedonism and pleasure-seeking rob us of our capacity to feel and to empathize. If we care about our capacity to feel for people, for beauty, for life, for nature, then we impose a self-discipline upon ourselves to keep that capacity alive…. Without individual reform there can be no societal reform.”–Neal A. Maxwell, A Time To Choose, pp.26-27.

“The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.”–Samuel Johnson