David McKay

1873 - 1970

A Quote by David Oman McKay on compliments, failure, love, obligation, trust, and world

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved. Love is the sweetest thing in the world, but to be trusted throws upon him who receives that trust an obligation that he must not fail to discharge.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Conference Report, October 1934, p. 91.

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on death, debt, and strength

For great and low there's but one test, 'Tis that each one shall do his best. Who works with all the strength he can Shall never die in debt to man.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Story of Ah Ching from Pres. McKay's Book.

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on blessings, gifts, love, power, privilege, success, and work

Let us . . . realize that the privilege to work is a gift, that the power to work is a blessing, that love of work is success.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: True to the Faith, Llewelyn R. McKay, comp., Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1966, p. 287.

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on failure, home, and success

No other success can compensate for failure in the home.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: —ALBERT W. DAW collection

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on abstinence, brothers, christ, faults, gifts, idealism, peace, and power

If we would have peace as individuals, we must supplant enmity with forbearance, which means to refrain or abstain from finding fault or from condemning others. . . . We shall have power to do this if we really cherish in our hearts the ideals of Christ, who said: "Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift." (Matt. 5:23-24) Note the Savior did not say if you have ought against him, but if you find that another has ought against you.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Conference Report, October 1938, p. 133

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A Quote by David Oman McKay

Sometimes the things that hold you down are the things that hold you up.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Ensign, May 1961

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on adversity, destruction, time, and yielding

One time or another we all face adversity's chilling wind. One man flees from it, and like an unresisting kite falls to the ground. Another yields no retreating inch, and the wind that would destroy him lifts him as readily to the heights. We are not measured by the trials we meet, only by those we overcome.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Ensign, May 1961

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on assumptions, honor, sacred, and sons

Every partaker of the sacrament gives evidence of his willingness to assume three very great obligations, to which he becomes bound in sacred honor: • To take upon himself the name of the Son, • That he will always remember him, • To keep his commandments.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Home Memories of Pres. D. O. McKay, p. 234.

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on architecture, fate, god, and inspiration

Each one of us is the architect of his own fate; and he is unfortunate indeed who will try to build himself without the inspiration of God, without realizing that he grows from within, not from without.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: True End of Life, The Instructor, Jan., 1964, p. 1.

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on feeling, good, idleness, men, passion, sacrifice, secrets, self-denial, shame, victory, and worth

"The first and best victory is to conquer self; to be conquered by self is, of all things, the most shameful and vile." [Plato] One secret act of self-denial, one sacrifice of inclination to do is worth all of the good thoughts, warm feelings, and passionate prayers in which idle men indulge themselves.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: quoting Plato, Greek philosopher

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