found in all animal
s with a circulatory system
(including all vertebrate
s), that is responsible for pumping blood
throughout the blood vessel
s by repeated, rhythmic contractions. The term cardiac (as in cardiology
) means "related to the heart" and comes from the Greek
καρδιά, kardia, for "heart".
The vertebrate heart is composed of cardiac muscle
, which is an involuntary striated muscle tissue found only in this organ, and connective tissue
It is the heart that carries one to heaven.
"All the same," said the Scarecrow, "I shall ask for brains instead of a heart; for a fool would not know what to do with a heart if he had one."
"I shall take the heart," returned the Tin Woodman; "for brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world."
All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life's heart. But if in your fear you would seek only love's peace and love's pleasure, Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love's threshing floor, Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.
"You should respect other religions....the essence of all religions is basically the same: to achieve a true sense of brotherhood, a good heart, respect for others. If we can develop these qualities from within our heart, then I think we can actually achieve true peace."
Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?.
The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obediance to the heart.