Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.— Richard L. Evans
The most terrific Richard L. Evans quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual
Sincere love is something that sacrifices not something that indulges itself.
Sincere love is responsible. It would never knowingly hurt, but would heal.
Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.
A person soon learns how little he knows when a child begins to ask questions.
May we never let the things we can't have, or don't have, or shouldn't have, spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have. As we value our happiness let us not forget it, for one of the greatest lessons in life is learning to be happy without the things we cannot or should not have.
Life moves in one direction only - and each day we are faced with an actual set of circumstances, not with what might have been, not with what we might have done, but with what is, and with where we are now- and from this point we must proceed; not from where we were, not from where we wish we were - but from where we are.
One of the greatest accomplishments in this world would be that of lifting human hearts. Blessed are they who are kind and considerate of the feelings of other people.
There never was a tonic that would cure more social ailments than a healthy, happy home. There never was a greater source of social stability than an affectionate and understanding family. There never was a better way of helping children to happiness than the close confidence of wise and loving and responsible parents.
We should think seriously before we slam doors, before we burn bridges, before we saw off the limb on which we find ourselves sitting.
Give no man sympathy because he has to work - it is his blessing that he can.
There are some things you can give another person, and some things you cannot give him, except as he is willing to reach out and take them, and pay the price of making them a part of himself. This principle applies to studying, to developing talents, to absorbing knowledge, to acquiring skills, and to the learning of all the lessons of life.
He who has ceased to pray has lost a great friendship.
One of our urgent opportunities is to respond to a child when he earnestly asks, remembering that they don't always ask.
Indeed, the greatest blessing that can follow the death of those we love is reconciliation. Without it there is no peace. But with it come quiet thoughts and quickened memories. And what else shall a man do except become reconciled? What purpose does he serve by fighting what he cannot touch or by brooding upon what he cannot change?
Keep courage. Whatever you do, do not feel sorry for yourself. You will win in a great age of opportunity.
Parents who indulge themselves 'in moderation' may have children who indulge themselves to excess.
The test of love is in how we live.
When in the world are we going to begin to live as if we understood that this is life? This is our time, our day...and it is passing. What are we waiting for?
What better can parents and children give to each other than respectful, understanding attention.
Parents sometimes simply don't have enough hands and time and attention to do all that is urgent. But in all things there is a priority of importance....and one of our urgent opportunities is to respond to a child when he earnestly asks, remembering that they don't always ask, that they aren't always teachable, that they won't always listen.
If we don't want temptation to follow us, we shouldn't act as if we are interested. No one ever fell over a precipice who never went near one.
There's no pillow quite so soft as a father's strong shoulder.
Too much pessimism has led too many men into making serious mistakes.
And perhaps part of our pessimism comes because we are too close to ourselves to see in proper perspective.
Remember to build each other up, to strengthen and sustain, to keep companionship lovely and alive. Remember dignity and respect; understanding; not expecting perfection; a sense of humor and a sense of what is sacred and serious; common purposes, common convictions, and the character to stay with a bargain, to keep a covenant - in these are the making of a good and solid marriage.
Any man who can't control his thoughts can't control his actions, and any man who can't control his actions isn't safe in society.
Shouldn't the commandments be re-written? No, they should be re-read!
If you don't want temptation to follow you, don't act as if you are interested.
The interruption we now impatiently put off may be the most important thing we could be doing at this particular time?
This is life-and it is passing. What are we waiting for?
We need the courage to start and continue what we should do, and courage to stop what we shouldn't do.
Someone has to do everything that is done.
There are few of us but who have been touched somehow by death.
Some may not have been touched closely by it nor yet have kept vigil with it, but somewhere along our lives, most of us are sorely bereft of someone near and deeply cherished - and all of us will some day meet it face to face.
May we never let the things we can't have or don't have or shouldn't have spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have.
Realize that the privilege to work is a gift.
Love of work is success. Be thankful that every morning that you get up that you have some thing that must be done (whether you like it or not).
Freedom cannot always continue in comfort and convenience, cannot be assured without sacrifice, without truth and decency, without willingness to work, without downright honesty and honor, and readiness to keep the commandments and live within the law...there is no liberty without a real respect for law; no liberty if we forget God, or fail to remember the principles on which freedom is founded.
Things I don't understand don't destroy my faith in the things I do understand.
We are what we are, wherever we are.
What is it that makes us suppose that we can more easily do twice tomorrow what we didn't do once today!
All things need watching, working at, caring for, and marriage is no exception.
Marriage is not something to be indifferently treated or abused, or something that simply takes care of itself. Nothing neglected will remain as it was or is, or will fail to deteriorate. All things need attention, care and concern, and esp...ecially so in this most sensitive of all relationships of life.
Happiness mainly depends on man's ability to work and the way in which he does it.
Work is the best wonder drug ever devised by God.
Work is as necessary to man as eating and sleeping. Pleasure derived from labor is the sweetest of all pleasures.
Live so as to have a quiet conscience.
Maturity begins on the day we accept responsibility for our own actions.
Young people are going to go to someone, somewhere.
And we had better see that that 'someone' is us.
May I make two citations from the words of a discerning editorial writer, not one of my faith, but one of much faith: "If we neglect the divine . . . and give ourselves over wholly to the human," he said, "we may certainly count upon nothing but the triumph of pessimism. . . . True optimism must rest upon a calm, unshakable faith in eternal life and in the unlimited goodness of him who gives it."
But fortunately for us and for all men, it has not been given unto us to judge, nor to execute, nor to measure out the days and the years of men. We may be most grateful that such matters belong to the Lord God our Father, who sees things past and things to come. And, we may be grateful for the assurance that there is plan and purpose in this world, and in our own lives.
Whatever you do, do not feel sorry for yourself - things could always be worse and they are for someone else!
In answer to the question, "Shouldn't the commandments be rewritten?," someone thoughtfully replied, "No, they should be reread."