David McKay

1873 - 1970

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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A Quote by David Oman McKay on meditation, sacred, and secrets

Meditation is one of the most secret, most sacred doors through which we pass into the presence of the Lord.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

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

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on admiration, books, daughters, destruction, family, health, honor, immortality, influence, mankind, motherhood, painting, sons, soul, and world

The noblest calling in the world is that of mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after painting shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on birth, blessings, christ, darkness, death, eternity, fear, jesus, life, men, and soul

There is no cause to fear death; it is but an incident in life. It is as natural as birth. Why should we fear it? Some fear it because they think it is the end of life, and life often is the dearest thing we have. Eternal life is man's greatest blessing. If only men would "do his will" instead of looking hopelessly at the dark and gloomy tomb, they would turn their eyes heavenward and know that "Christ is risen!" With all my soul I know that death is conquered by Jesus Christ.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on choice, direction, earth, freedom, gifts, god, life, and possessions

Next to the bestowal of life itself, the right to direct that life is God's greatest gift to man. . . . Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Conference Report, April 1950, p. 32.

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on evil, fighting, imagination, satisfaction, slander, vices, and world

We are prone to magnify weaknesses and to imagine vices in others that do not exist. We chew the cud of slander with satisfaction - slander, "whose whisper over the world's diameter, as level as the cannon to its blank, transports his poisoned shot." Talk about battles yet to be fought! Backbiting and evil speaking head the list!

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: General Conference, October 1945.

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on action, gratitude, nature, thankfulness, and words

Thankfulness is measured by the number of words; gratitude is measured by the nature of our actions.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Conference. Report, Oct. 1944, p. 4

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on beginning, gratitude, thankfulness, and words

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

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