("good" has been enhanced by the American public to
"great") Original by Alexis de
Tocqueville, the French historian that lived in
America long enough to investigate it thoroughly.
It is only when men beg(i)n to worship that they begin to
The highest worship of
God is service to man ~ Martin Luther
A silly idea is current that good people do
not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those
who try to resist temptation know how strong it is. After all, you
find out the strength of the German army by fighting it, not by
lying down. A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes
simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later.
~ C. S. Lewis
C. S. Lewis has
delivered some of the most noble, inspiring,
elevating messages I have ever read. If you
have not yet embraced your mind with his faith and
clear-sightedness, then wind your way to the library
and ask the front desk to introduce you to this
powerful speaker. You will soon be packing
your own library with those titles you come to
I'm glad at the way it came out, but at the
conversion moment, what I heard was God saying-Put down your gun &
we’ll talk ~ CS Lewis
Tolerance is demanded but seldom
returned. ~ Boyd K. Packer
No one becomes a saint in his sleep.
Sterling W. Sill.
None but fools trifle with the souls
of men. Joseph Smith
A Sunday Lip-Service Participant told the
minister of his favorite church, "I sure did enjoy your sermon
today." The minister frowned for a moment then responded, ‘That's
too bad. If that is true then it means you didn’t understand it."
Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by
tyrants. ~ William Penn
I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to
dread one day at a time. - Charles M. Schulz
You must acquire the habits and skills of
managing a small amount of money before you can have a large amount.
9 out of 10 people cling desperately to the belief that the
government will someday take good care of them.
A coward can't conquer anything, because he
can't conquer himself. ~ Herbert Kaufman
The man who walks with God is in good company. Get
into partnership with Him, but don't try to be the leading member of
the firm. ~ Cole
It is all too easy to fall into the trap of
praying once and complaining for a year when the answer to our request doesn't
May we never be discouraged in doing those
daily tasks that God has ordained to be the common lot of man.
Howard W. Hunter
The two most important days in your
life are the day you were born, and the day you figure out why ~
people get their religious education from reading greeting cards.
How little people know who think that
holiness is dull. When one meets the real thing, it is irresistible
` C.S. LEWIS
Bumper stickers are the
only part of the Bible I have ever understood.
When science is
learned in love, and its powers are wielded by love,
they will appear the supplements and continuations
of the material creation. ~ Emerson
The greatest man in
history was the poorest ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we
are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast
down, but not destroyed. Paul, KJV
makes no logical sense unless we think in terms of the eternities.
James E. Faust
Reverence invites revelation -- Boyd
A perfect body is not required to achieve a
divine destiny. Russell M. Nelson
Prayer is a key to wisdom, virtue and
humility. Russell M. Nelson
It is not enough to be good. We must be good for something.
Gordon B. Hinckley
It is much easier to repent
of sins we have committed than to repent of those we
intend to commit.. Josh Billings
We don't discover humility by
thinking less of ourselves; we discover
humility by thinking less about ourselves.
~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf (italics were in
Sometimes we get weary and whine because God has not heard our
petition. But the real problem is we haven't been listening to
Any attribute you brag about
you can count on losing or having tested.
FAITH is not a free gift.
God is not responsible for the faith we lack or the
refuse to use. ~ Lin Stone
Discipline isn't what you do to a child,
it's what you do for him.
Your child is just 1 click away from immoral
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Matt. 7: 13
Enter ye in at the
strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the
way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be
which go in thereat:
Consider this, your work might be like
Ruth's, not to bear fruit for 16 generations.
Miracles do still happen
today. Maybe the Red Sea hasn't parted for me lately, but the
housing market has opened up.
We don't need more faith
to move mountains; we need less laziness to get on with the job.
Man is often helpless
but never hopeless.
We were chained down in
the middle of the road by our sins, but Jesus set us free by paying
for our sins so that we could walk the road that leads to
Those that hark the tune that Satan is piping down soon
will dance in the devil's embrace and waltz with him
into the flames they have fanned.
A religion which requires persecution
(of others) to
sustain it is of the devil's propagation. Hosea Ballou
I have now disposed of all my property
to my family. . . There is one thing more I wish I could
give them, and that is the Christian religion. . . . If they
had that, and I had not given them one shilling, they would
have been rich, and if they had not that, and I had given
them all the world, they would be poor." ~ Patrick Henry --
The New Dictionary of Thoughts
They were guilty of turning religion into
ritual. ~ Robert Millet
Beautify your gardens, your houses, your
farms; beautify the city. This will make us happy, and produce
plenty. The earth is a good earth, the elements are good if we will
use them for our own benefit, in truth and righteousness. Then let
us be content, and go to with our mights to make ourselves healthy,
wealthy, and beautiful, and preserve ourselves in the best possible
manner, and live just as long as we can, and do all the good we can.
Children of men! the unseen Power, whose eye
For ever doth accompany mankind
Hath looked on no religion scornfully
That men did ever find.
Which has not taught weak wills how much
Which has not fall'n in the dry heart like
Which has not cried to sunk, self-weary man,
Thou must be born again. ~ attributed to
said of his father: he was "not much of a
man of the world, but a man all over for
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which
springs from the soul; and the heart of man knoweth of none more
fragrant. Hosea Ballou
If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins,
then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of
virtues. ~ Thomas S. Monson
There are no successful sinners. Harold B. Lee
In this fearful age it is not enough to be
happy and prosperous and secure yourselves. You must have a message
to proclaim to others, and a fundamental outlook on life; and this
special something must vibrate with relevance to all conditions of
men. Charles Malik
While Americans throw Religion out of schools,
Russians want it back. Cal Thomas, Los Angeles Times.
Man makes religion, religion
does not make man. ~ Karl Marx
I am a traditional Jew, and I observe the Biblical dietary
laws. I suspect most of you assume I go around all day saying to myself,
boy would I love to eat pork chops, but that mean old God won't let me.
Not so. The fact is I go around all day saying: isn't it incredible?
There are five billion people on this planet and God cares what I have for
lunch. -- Rabbi Harold S. Kushner.
(bold was NOT present in original.
The strait and narrow path
is the only road known where it is safe to walk down
the yellow line in the middle of
it. Lin Stone
When Jesus said, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as
your Father in Heaven is perfect." he meant it.
Therefore, have the courage to be perfect. People
"perfect" only by its negative attributes --
isn't a drunk, isn't a coward, doesn't tell
lies, etc.; God is perfect and, yes, he has
all those sterling negative qualities, but
his most important attributes are all
positive -- forgiving, loving, wise,
wonderful, etc.. ~ Lin Stone
Why is it better to be reborn
early than late?
With each passing
minute we become more case-hardened in our
Living in the Light
of Christ is the most wonderful way of
living on earth
We never know how
far ahead "too late" is until it is too
By starting now we
will be light years ahead of those who
decide they will repent "after having a
little more fun."
When Jesus said,
"Be ye therefore perfect, even as your
Father in Heaven is perfect." he meant it
and if we intend to get there we'd better
start right now.
It is a
great mistake to test a prophet by his prophecies. Prophets may
be looking into the future, into the past, afar off, or right
where we stand because they look for answers and
truth. The real test of a prophet is do we know
God's voice well enough to know it when we hear one of
his prophets telling us what we need to hear?
~ Lin Stone
“Now there are those among us who are trying to serve
the Lord without offending the devil.” Marion G. Romney
Part of the reason why evil is possible is because it is made to be
profitable. Richard L. Evans
Satan insisted that his plan
could save everyone; he didn't tell anyone that if
his plan were used that no one would be worth
A virtue to be admired is a virtue to be acquired.
Gordon B. Hinckley
Myths and legends are
innumerable while the rites and ordinances found throughout the
world are surprisingly few and uniform, making it quite apparent
that it is the stories that are invented—the rites are always there.
~ Hugh B. Nibley
It is sad to think how many of those telling
points (from scientific discoveries) that turned some of our best
students away from the gospel have turned out to be dead wrong!
~ Hugh B. Nibley
How prudently most men creep into nameless
graves, while now and then one or two forget themselves into
immortality. Wendell Phillips
The restored gospel of Jesus
Christ is a way of life. It is not for Sunday only. Dieter F.
It is easier to keep the
commandments 100% of the time than it is to keep the
commandments 98% of the time. Clayton M.
Daniel Webster's address to the
New York Historical Society is a little bit long for including it on
this page, and too good to pass it by.
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Marriages can die from a lack of
spiritual nourishment. James E. Faust.
Kindness is the essence of greatness.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
Physical strength can never
permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
Whoever seeks to set one
religion against another seeks to destroy all
religion. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
There are only two forces in
the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run
the sword will always be conquered by the spirit. ~
A man cannot become an atheist
merely by wishing it. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
All religions have been made by
men. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
No argument in the world carries the
hatred that a religious prejudice does. Will Rogers
If I had to choose a religion,
the sun as the universal giver of life would be my
god. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
Religion is excellent stuff for
keeping common people quiet. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
Religion is what keeps the poor
from murdering the rich. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
Sharing the gospel is very much
like sharing directions to the road to happiness.
Friends and strangers ask what
makes me think the gospel is true. My friends
and many of the strangers are looking for help, to
these I offer suggestions. There are also
strangers - and even friends - that are meanly
determined to break my faith and destroy my
confidence; to these I am often prompted to say,
"How I know isn't important. The real crisis
is this - Why don't YOU know?
The road you are traveling is
long and rocky. It leads only to dark, empty
pockets of bitterness and despair. When you finally
realize the bitterness of betrayal, and curse
yourself for having chased an empty bag there will
come a tollgate and a gatekeeper in that road who
asks in saddened voice - Why DON'T you know?
There are so many witnesses around you, so many
promptings to return to where you went astray so
that you could take the right turn and start off
again, knowing that the gospel is true for it truly
does have all the answers to all the right questions
God expects you to know the
right answer at each diverging fork in the road.
If God expects it of you then you were born with
that divine spark in you that does know the answer,
before the question is even framed for trembling
lips to speak. You can snuff out that spark
with contemptuous pride, or you can fan it into a
warm and nourishing flame. Why don't you know
know how? WHY, aren't you happy?
It is not enough to preach the gospel. One must
also live the gospel. Quentin L Cook
I am convinced that missionary work is not easy
because salvation is not a cheap experience. Jeffrey R Holland.
When you run from temptation,
don't leave a forwarding address or new telephone
number. Jeffrey R. Holland
Missionary work is not just one of the 88 KEYS on the piano; it is a
major chord compelling melody that needs to be played continuously
throughout our lives if we are to remain in harmony with our commitment
to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Quentin L. Cook.
The price of peace is righteousness.
Men and Nations may loudly proclaim
peace,' but there shall be no peace until
individuals nurture in those souls those
principles of personal purity, integrity,
and character which foster the development
of peace. Peace cannot be imposed.
It must come from the lives and hearts of
men. There is no other way. ~
Ezra Taft Benson
When it came time to part Abraham gave Lot
the choice of which way to go; he knew that
God would bless him even in dry and parched
places. Lot looked out and chose for
himself that portion that was lush and
green; he coveted the easier way to go.
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Making fun of born-again Christians is like
hunting dairy cows with a high powered rifle
and scope. ~ P. J. O'Rourke
He was that kind of Christian that ate a lot
of beans on the night before going to his meetings on
The "Psychic Friends Network" went out of business... didn't
they see it coming? ~ Ed Dyson
Our Constitution was made only
for a moral and religious people. It is wholly
inadequate to the government of any other. ~ John Adams
The Hebrews have done more to
civilize men than any other nation. If I were an
atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I should still
believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most
essential instrument for civilizing the nations. ~ John
I always consider the settlement
of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of
a grand scene and design in providence, for the
illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the
slavish part of mankind all over the earth. ~ John Adams
Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet
my wife there. Andrew Jackson
I do not
believe in the divinity of Christ,
and there are many other of the
postulates of the orthodox creed to
which I cannot subscribe.
William H. Taft
It is only when men began to worship that they begin to
grow. Calvin Coolidge
The foundations of society and of our government rests on
the teachings of the Bible, that it would be difficult to
support them, if faith in these teachings should cease To Be
practically universal in this country. Calvin Coolidge
The foundation of our independence and our
government rests upon our basic religious convictions.
Parchment will fail,
the sword will fail, it is only the
spiritual nature of man that can be truimphant. Calvin
To cherish peace and goodwill, to be
plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of
If we ever forget
that we're one nation under God, then we will be a
nation gone under. - Ronald Reagan
Leave the matter of religion to the family
altar, the church, and the private school,
supported entirely by private contributions.
Keep the church and state forever separate.
~ Ulysses S. Grant
Hold fast to the Bible. . . . To the influence of this
Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true
civilization and to this we must look as our guide in
the future. ~ Ulysses S. Grant
Nations, like individuals, are punished for their
transgressions. ~ Ulysses S. Grant
Our scientific power has outrun our
spiritual power. We have guided missiles and
misguided men." - Martin Luther King
While the laughter of joy is in full harmony
with our deeper life, the laughter of
amusement should be kept apart from it. The
danger is too great of thus learning to look
at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and
to seek in them opportunities for exercising
Human kindness has never weakened the
stamina or softened the fiber of a free
people. A nation does not have to be cruel
to be tough. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
It used to be that God required a tithe and
the poor were taken care of by letting them labor for their own
welfare as Ruth did. But wise and pompous philosophers said a King
and a Government could take better care of us. Today the poor have
their livings handed to them and they riot for more; big business
begs for handouts and politicians lurch into power on promises of
what they will do for your neighbor with the money you earned.
Losing our way is easy when our daily
decisions do not match our eternal destination.
Every time the news goes out that God is
Dead, there are a thousand people pop up smart enough to lead us
People talk about how you should
forgive. Forgive those who have wronged you, or wronged themselves,
or wronged others, and they speak of it as if it is some easy task.
But, the truth is, it's hard to forgive. It may be one of the most
difficult of kindnesses that we are able to bestow upon another
person. Because forgiveness isn't something that just happens. It
isn't just, "yes, I accept your apology". It's more like -- "I have
found the capability somewhere within the deepest regions of my
being to look past your faults and wrongdoings and to trust you
again". And that sort of trust doesn't rebuild itself overnight. ~
Ah, the family. The mechanism by which children are taught to
The first thing divine interventionists promote that would take
over the government is death of family leadership. God is dead,
religion is the opium of the people, etc.. and then their people
starve and the dead are stacked up like cordwood. Do we really want
anarchy to rain down blood and horror on our streets? God says,
"Come and I will teach you." Governments say, "Come and I will
Are all fathers as good as Father Knows Best? No. and I admit
that John Walton And Ward Cleaver are other figments of the
imagination. But let us review those shows where fathers did strive
and remember they were not destined to be guides for the fathers and
mothers of their day but to become guides for the children to
emulate when they become parents. Even as they learn to adjust to
reality, the desire for perfection shall creep forward another inch
at a time.
Productivity begins by recognizing and valuing your brilliance,
time, and space. It starts with awareness of what works and what does not. It continues
with examining what needs grease, or other needs. Search for the truth for what
you need in order to rev up your writing.