In my office...I have a little sign and it says, 'Do it!' I suppose if I have learned anything in life, it is that we are to keep moving, keep trying-as long as we breathe! If we do, we will be surprised at how much more can still be done.— Spencer W. Kimball
The most impressive Spencer W. Kimball quotes that will add value to your life
Humility is royalty without a crown.
No amount of rationalizing can change God's laws.
No amount of fashion designing can turn immodesty into virtue, and no amount of popularity can change sin into righteousness.
Life gives to all the choice. You can satisfy yourself with mediocrity if you wish. You can be common, ordinary, dull, colorless, or yyou can channel your life so that it will be clean, vibrant, useful, progressive, colorful, and rich.
As we give, we find that sacrifice brings forth the blessings of heaven and in the end we learn it was no sacrifice.
Real craftsmanship, regardless of the skill involved, reflects real caring, and real caring reflects our attitude about ourselves, about our fellowmen, and about life.
Dream beautiful dreams and then work to make those dreams come true.
The difficulties and hazards of marriage are greatly increased where backgrounds are different
As we give, we find that sacrifice brings forth the blessings of heaven. And in the end, we learn it was no sacrifice at all.
Success is not measured in achievement of goals, but in the stress and strain of meeting those goals
Oh, brothers and sisters, families can be forever! Do not let the lures [or the irritants] of the moment draw you away from them! Divinity, eternity, and family--they go together, hand in hand, and so must we!
To be a righteous woman during the winding up scenes on this earth, before the second coming of our Savior, is an especially noble calling... She has been placed here to help to enrich, to protect, and to guard the home--which is society's basic and most noble institution.
To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life.
She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens.
I am not afraid of death. What I am afraid of is that I will meet the Saviour and He will say, 'You could have done better'
We must remember that those mortals we meet in parking lots, offices, elevators, and elsewhere are that portion of mankind God has given us to love and to serve. It will do us little good to speak of the general brotherhood of mankind if we cannot regard those who are all around us as our brothers and sisters.
The more we serve our fellowmen in appropriate ways, the more substance there is to our souls. We become more significant individuals as we serve others. We become more substantive as we serve others—indeed, it is easier to “find” ourselves because there is so much more of us to find!
Your faith will perform miracles, especially when you get your hands and feet involved.
My plea therefore is this: Let us get our instruments tightly strung and our melodies sweetly sung. Let us not die with our music still in us. Let us rather use this precious mortal probation to move confidently and gloriously upward toward the eternal life which God our Father gives to those who keep his commandments.
Man must live, not only exist; he must do, not merely be; he must grow, not just vegetate.
I have learned that it is by serving that we learn how to serve.
When we engaged in the service of our fellowmen, not only do our deeds assist them but we put our own problems in fresher perspective. When we concern ourselves more with others, there is less time to be concerned with ourselves
Profanity is the effort of a feeble brain to express itself forcibly.
Let no family go into eternity without having left their memoirs for their children, their grandchildren, and their posterity.
Soul mates' are fiction and an illusion;
and while every young man and young woman will seek with all diligence and prayerfulness to find a mate with whom life can be most compatible and beautiful, yet it is certain that almost any good man and any good woman can have happiness and a successful marriage if both are willing to pay the price.
The best way to resist temptation is to avoid it. Prevention is far, far better than repentance.
Preparedness, when properly pursued, is a way of life, not a sudden, spectacular program.
Suffering can make saints of people as they learn patience, long-suffering and self-mastery.
No true Latter-Day Saint, while physically or emotionally able will voluntarily shift the burden of his own or his family's well-being to someone else. So long as he can, under the inspiration of the Lord and with his own labors, he will supply himself and his family with the spiritual and temporal necessities of life.
What relief! What comfort! What joy! Those laden with transgressions and sorrows and sin may be forgiven and cleansed and purified if they will return to their Lord, learn of him, and keep his commandments
True repentance does not permit repetition.
Great women and men are always more anxious to serve than to have dominion.
My life is like my shoes, worn out by service.
We must lengthen our stride and must do it now because we over ate and feel fat.
The day obedience becomes a quest and not an irritation is the day you gain power.
I am comforted by the assurance that there will be beautiful music in heaven, and for that I am most grateful.
Your own private journal should record the way you face up to challenges that beset you. Do not suppose life changes so much that your experiences will not be interesting to your posterity. Experiences of work, relations with people, and an awareness of the rightness and wrongness of actions will always be relevant.
Music can act upon our senses to produce or induce feelings of reverence, humility, fervor, assurance, or other feelings attuned to the spirit of worship.
Let us hold fast to the iron rod. The Savior urged us to put our hand to the plow without looking back. In that spirit we are being asked to have humility and a deep and abiding faith in the Lord and to move forward-trusting in him, refusing to be diverted from our course, either by the ways of the world or the praise of the world.
How long has it been since you took your children, whatever their size, in your arms and told them that you love them and are glad that they can be yours forever?
One can hardly help another to the top of the hill without climbing there himself.
You are unique, and there may be incidents in your experience that are more noble and praiseworthy in their way than those recorded in any other life. There may be a flash of illumination here and a story of faithfulness there; you should truthfully record your real self and not what other people may see in you.
Waste is unjustified, and especially the waste of time limited as that commodity is in our days of probation. One must live, not only exist; he must do, not merely be; he must grow, not just vegetate.
Being human, we would expel from our lives physical pain and mental anguish and assure ourselves of continual ease and comfort, but if we were to close the doors upon sorrow and distress, we might be excluding our greatest friends and benefactors. Suffering can make saints of people as they learn patience, long-suffering, and self-mastery.
A true Latter–day Saint family is a haven against the storms and struggles of life.
The leaven of true leadership cannot lift others unless we are with and serve those to be led.
One of Satan's sharpest tools is alcohol, for it blinds and deafens, numbs and manacles, impoverishes and maims, and kills unfortunate victims.
... it [masturbation] too often leads to grievous sin, even to that sin against nature, homosexuality. For, done in private, it evolves often into mutual masturbation - practiced with another person of the same sex - and thence into total homosexuality.
I say to everyone within the sound of my voice, 'Do not fail the Lord'.
We must accept the truth that the gospel principles are not on trial but that we are.
Jesus perfected his life and became our Christ.
Priceless blood of a god was shed, and he became our Savior; his perfected life was given, and he became our Redeemer; his atonement for us made possible our return to our Heavenly Father, and yet how thoughtless, how unappreciative are most beneficiaries! Ingratitude is a sin of the ages.
One of the most serious human defects in all ages is procrastination, an unwillingness to accept personal responsibilities now.
A dozen times a day we come to a fork in the road and must decide which way we will go. It is important to get our ultimate objectives clearly in mind so that we do not become distracted at each fork in the road by the irrelevant questions: Which is the easier or more pleasant way? Or, Which way are others going?