David McKay

1873 - 1970

A Quote by David Oman McKay on god, obedience, and spirituality

Obedience to the commandments of God is the key to spirituality.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on god, learning, and study

We must continually study and learn the commandments of God. We can't do what we don't know. Then we must do what we have learned.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by David Oman McKay

There is no more important chapter in the Bible than John 17.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Conference Report, Oct. 1967, p. 5.

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on jobs, secrets, and success

The secret of success is doing well the job close at hand.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Conference Report, April 1967

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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 on blessings, fatherhood, heart, language, prayer, sincerity, soul, spirit, virtue, words, and work

Prayer is the yearning of the spirit. It is the message of the soul sent directly to a loving father. The language is not mere words, but a loving heart in tune with the infinite. Sincere praying implies that when we ask for any blessing or virtue we should work for the blessing and cultivate the virtue.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection.

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on principles

Live and radiate the principles of the gospel

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection.

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on day and sermons

I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on exercise, justice, language, meditation, prayer, privacy, reflection, religion, soul, spirituality, and words

Meditation is the language of the soul. It is defined as a form of private devotion or spiritual exercise, consisting in deep, continued reflection on some religious theme. Meditation is a form of prayer [that is not and cannot be just words.]

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Man May Know for Himself, p. 23.

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