Those who are filled with the love of Christ do not seek to force others to do better, they inspire others to do better.— Howard W. Hunter
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True greatness...always requires regular, consistent, small, and sometimes ordinary and mundane steps over a long period of time.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is not limited to a system of beliefs; it is a plan of action.
At the end of your lives you will not be judged by academic successes, the degrees or diplomas earned, the positions held, the material wealth acquired, or power and prestige, but rather on the basis of what you have become as persons and what you are in conduct and character.
One of the greatest thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Let us truly be a temple-attending and a temple-loving people….
Let us make the temple, with temple worship and temple covenants and temple marriage, our ultimate earthly goal and the supreme mortal experience.
God's chief way of acting is by persuasion and patience and long-suffering, not by coercion and stark confrontation. He acts by gentle solicitation and by sweet enticement. He always acts with unfailing respect for the freedom and independence that we possess.
We need to remember that though we make our friends, God has made our neighbors – everywhere. Love should have no boundary; we should have no narrow loyalties.
The family is the most important unit in time and in eternity and, as such, transcends every other interest in life.
Look to the temple of the Lord as the great symbol of your membership.
If prayer is only a spasmodic cry at the time of crisis, then it is utterly selfish, and we come to think of God as a repairman or a service agency to help us only in our emergencies. We should remember the Most High day and night-always-not only at times when all other assistance has failed and we desperately need help.
The girl who chooses to be modest, chooses to be respected.
To do one's best in the face of the commonplace struggles of life, and possibly in the face of failures, and to continue to endure and persevere with the ongoing difficulties of life - when those struggles and tasks contribute to the progress and happiness of others and the eternal salvation of one's self - this is true greatness.
Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind.
Perhaps no promise in life is more reassuring than that promise of divine assistance and spiritual guidance in times of need. It is a gift freely given from heaven, a gift that we need from our earliest youth through the very latest days of our lives.
If you feel that . . . what you do this year or in the years to come does not make you very famous, take heart. Most of the best people who ever lived weren't very famous either.
The path of repentance, though hard at times, lifts one ever upward and leads to a perfect forgiveness.
What a glorious thing is life, surrounded by the beauties of the world in which we live.
A righteous father protects his children with his time and presence.
If we will be true and faithful to our principles, committed to a life of honesty and integrity, then no king or contest or fiery furnace will be able to compromise us. For the success of the kingdom of God on earth, may we stand as witnesses for Him "at all times and in all things, and in all places that we may be in, even until death."
The atonement of Jesus Christ is the supreme act of love, the supreme example of selfless concern for others.
Those who delve into the scriptural library … find that to understand requires more than casual reading or perusal—there must be concentrated study. … One who studies the scriptures every day accomplishes far more than one who devotes considerable time one day and then lets days go by before continuing.
While waiting for promised blessings, one should not mark time, for to fail to move forward is to some degree a retrogression. Be anxiously engaged in good causes, including your own development.
Tender expressions of love and affection toward children are as much the responsibility of the father as the mother. Tell your children you love them.
How sacredly do [we] regard the good name of another?.
..Do we pass on spicy bits of entertaining conversation...repeating rumors and stories which have not been submitted to the test of truth?
To discipline ourselves through fasting brings us in tune with God, and fast day provides an occasion to set aside the temporal so that we might enjoy the higher qualities of the spiritual. As we fast on that day we learn and better understand the needs of those who are less fortunate.
In the service of the Lord, it is not where you serve but how.
In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one takes the place to which one is duly called, which place one neither seeks nor declines.
You are chosen to be faithful women of God in our day, to stand above pettiness, gossip, selfishness, lewdness, and all other forms of ungodliness. Recognize your divine birthright as daughters of our Heavenly Father.
The real spirit of Christmas lies in the life and mission of the Master.
I have learned that those who engage in family history research and then perform the temple ordinance work for those whose names they have found will know the additional joy of receiving both halves of the blessing.
Surely the Lord loves, more than anything else, an unwavering determination to obey his counsel.
Earn the respect and confidence of your children through your loving relationship with them. A righteous father protects his children with his time and presence in their social, educational, and spiritual activities and responsibilities.
The real Christmas comes to him who has taken Christ into his life as a moving, dynamic, vitalizing force. The real spirit of Christmas lies in the life and mission of the Master.
Being happily and successfully married is generally not so much a matter of marrying the right person as it is being the right person.
There is a great need to rally the women of the Church to stand with and for the Brethren in stemming the tide of evil that surrounds us.
That which is worth while is seldom easy.
If our lives and our faith are centered on Jesus Christ and his restored gospel, nothing can ever go permanently wrong. On the other hand, if our lives are not centered on the Savior and his teachings, no other success can ever be permanently right.
The surgery of the ancient Indian physicians was bold and skilful.
A special branch of surgery was dedicated to rhinoplasty or operations for improving deformed ears, noses and forming new ones, which European surgeons have now borrowed.
Surely taking the gospel to every kindred, tongue, and people is the single greatest responsibility we have in mortality. ... We have been privileged to be born in these last days, as opposed to some earlier dispensation, to help take the gospel to all the earth
We need a more peaceful world, growing out of more peaceful families and neighborhoods and communities. To secure and cultivate such peace, "we must love others, even our enemies as well as our friends"
Swallow what's bitter in the cup and move on.
To make a covenant with the Lord to always keep His commandments is a serious obligation, and to renew that covenant by partaking of the sacrament is equally serious. The solemn moments of thought while the sacrament is being served have great significance. They are moments of self-examination, introspection, self-discernment...a time to reflect and to resolve.
Why do we serve? When we understand why, we won't be concerned about where we serve.
It is the deepest desire of my heart to have every member of the Church worthy to enter the temple.
The ability to stand by one's principles, to live with integrity and faith according to one's belief-that is what matters, that is the difference between a contribution and a commitment. That devotion to true principle in our individual lives, in our homes and families, and in all places that we meet and influence other people-that devotion is what God is ultimately requesting of us.
Those things which we call extraordinary, remarkable, or unusual may make history, but they do not make real life. After all, to do well those things which God ordained to be the common lot of all mankind, is the truest greatness. To be a successful father or a successful mother is greater than to be a successful general or a successful statesman.
You should express regularly to your wife and children your reverence and respect for her. Indeed, one of the greatest things a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Tenderness and respect-never selfishness-must be the guiding principles in the intimate relationship between husband and wife
We need to be kinder with one another, more gentle and forgiving.
We need to be slower to anger and more prompt to help. We need to extend the hand of friendship and resist the hand of retribution. In short, we need to love one another with the pure love of Christ, with genuine charity and compassion and, if necessary, shared suffering, for that is the way God loves us.
Faith is the element that builds the bridge in the absence of concrete evidence.
The government will take from the 'haves' and give to the 'have nots.
' Both have lost their freedom. Those who 'have', lost their freedom to give voluntarily of their own free will and in the way the desire. Those who 'have not,' lost their freedom because they did not earn what they received. They got 'something for nothing,' and they will neither appreciate the gift nor the giver of the gift.