Quotes

Gandhi’s Resolve For the Day

Sep 6, 2012
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“Let, then, our first act every morning be to make the following resolve for the day: I shall not fear anyone on Earth. I shall fear only God. I shall not bear ill will toward anyone. I shall not submit…

There are two consequences in history…

Aug 24, 2012
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There are two consequences in history: one immediate and instantaneously recognized; the other distant and unperceived at first. These consequences often contradict each other; the former come from our short-run wisdom, the latter from long-run wisdom. The providential event appears…

What Do You Do in Private Unobserved Moments?

Aug 13, 2012
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I enjoy Denver Snuffer’s books and his blog where you can glean some wonderful little nuggets from time to time. I thought the following quote was great advice: “It is in the private, unobserved moments when you learn the most…

Receiving Knowledge From God

Aug 8, 2012
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These insightful words from Brigham Young are interesting to ponder in light of the responsibility that comes with receiving revelation.

Wilford Woodruff on Preaching the Gospel

Apr 23, 2012
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A good and wise friend of mine, Mitchell Colver, sent me this wonderful quote from Wilford Woodruff about preaching the gospel.

The Meaning of the LDS Temple and its Ordinances

Mar 18, 2012
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In Denver Snuffer’s book, “Passing the Heavenly Gift”, he gives some great commentary on the meaning of the temple and its ordinances.

A Powerful Message From Baptist Pastor Paul Washer

Feb 27, 2012
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Baptist Minister Paul Washer preaches a powerful sermon to a group baptist youth with some wise words on the topic of salvation.

The Book of Mormon Really Teaches This?

Feb 26, 2012
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Here are several teachings from the Book of Mormon concerning salvation through Jesus Christ that Latter-day Saints and the rest of the Christian world can appreciate together.

George Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address

Feb 19, 2012
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Please take some time to go through and read the words of this great man, George Washington. May there yet be men like this in the world to lead and inspire us.

60 Great quotes on war

Sep 7, 2011
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Here are 60 great quotes on war that are prophetically relevant to our current day and age.

Inserts: Fighting Temptation

Jun 3, 2011
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Ok, so here’s a new series of posts that are going to provide a printable pdf with some of my favorite quotes on various topics. There’s around 4-9 to a page so you can stick one in your scriptures and pass the others out to your friends.

Joseph Smith on Three Truths

May 9, 2011
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A simple quote from the prophet Joseph Smith that emphasizes in a unique way the divine origins of our Constitution.

Natural Rights and Civil Rights as Taught by Thomas Paine

Feb 14, 2011
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I’ve been reading and enjoying Thomas Paine’s “Rights of Man” and pulled a few great quotes on natural and civil rights – good stuff.

Has the final thread snapped?

Jan 23, 2011
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We have all probably heard some variation of the idea that the constitution will one day “hang by a thread”. What is that last thread and how will we know if it has snapped or not? Here is something to consider…

Parley P. Pratt’s call to the Apostleship

Jan 2, 2011
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This is an excerpt taken from the Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt in which his call to the apostleship was recorded. The charge given by Oliver Cowdery to Pratt and the twelve is nothing short of amazing and has always impressed me.

But If Not

Dec 6, 2010
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A powerful excerpt from a Martin Luther King speech that is very inspiring and definitely worth sharing.

Mormon 8:12

Oct 25, 2010
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One particular verse in the Book of Mormon should be taken note of by those who believe its divine origins and those who do not.

Brigham Young on Truth

Oct 10, 2010
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The following quotes are from Brigham Young’s discourses originally but I got them from the Teachings of Brigham Young church manual. He makes some very profound statements on his attitudes concerning finding and accepting truth.

How Witnesses Described the “Gold Plates”

Sep 13, 2010
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Although no single comprehensive description of the Book of Mormon plates has been preserved, the Prophet Joseph Smith and several people closely associated with him made various statements that include partial descriptions of the plates. When we consider all the sources together, quite a detailed picture emerges of the physical characteristics of the ancient Nephite record.

A Guide to Keeping Your Own “Small Plates”

Aug 30, 2010
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In first Nephi chapter one verse one of the Book of Mormon, Nephi begins by saying “…therefore I make a record of my proceedings in my days”. The very first verse in the Book of Mormon makes reference to record-keeping. Later on, Nephi makes two sets of records with an important distinction between the two.