You are told a lot about your education, but some beautiful, sacred memory, preserved since childhood, is perhaps the best education of all. If a (wo)man carries many such memories into life with him, he is saved for the rest of his days. And even if only one good memory is left in our hearts, it may also be the instrument of our salvation one day.
-Feodor Dostoyevsky(1821–81), Russian novelist. Alyosha Karamazov, in The Brothers Karamazov, vol. 2, "Epilogue," sct. 3 (1880).