David McKay

1873 - 1970

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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A Quote by David Oman McKay on church, dreams, god, goodness, happiness, heaven, home, love, optimism, thankfulness, wishes, words, and world

I feel grateful and happy this morning for so many evidences of the goodness of the Lord that I wish I could strike a note of optimism that would reverberate to the uttermost parts of the Church. In the words of Frank L. Stanton: "This world o' God's is brighter Than we ever dream or know; Its burdens growin' lighter-- An' it's Love that makes 'em so! An' I'm thankful that I'm livin' Where Love's blessedness I see, 'Neath a Heaven that's forgivin' Where the bells ring 'Home' to me!"

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Quoting Frank L. Stanton, Conference Report, Oct 1955, p 4

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on birth, greatness, and humility

A humble birth is no hindrance to greatness.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on benevolence, character, charity, communication, control, deed, dignity, divinity, fatherhood, harmony, justice, laws, life, love, power, self-control, thought, truth, and wisdom

The virtues that combined to make this perfect character are truth, justice, wisdom, benevolence, and self control. His every thought, word, and deed was in harmony with divine law and therefore true. The channel of communication between him and the Father was constantly open so that truth which 'rests upon revelation' was always known to him. . . . His short though eventful life was one of benevolence which comprehends charity and love. His self-control, whether exemplified in his power over his appetites and passions or his dignity and poise when before his persecutors, was perfect-was divine.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Improvement Era, May 1965, p. 380.

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on animals, destruction, effort, learning, and nature

Man has subdued nature, conquered seas, conquered distance, and is now penetrating space, but he has not yet learned to conquer himself, nor is he even now putting forth comparable effort to subdue and master lingering animal tendencies and passions which, when dominant, may destroy him.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: 1-Jul-60

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on christ, duty, freedom, happiness, individuality, jesus, liberty, mankind, necessity, obedience, peace, people, principles, relationships, responsibility, and uncertainty

In these days of uncertainty and unrest, liberty-loving people's greatest responsibility and paramount duty is to preserve and proclaim the freedom of the individual, his relationship to deity, and the necessity of obedience to the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Only thus will mankind find peace and happiness.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on life, silence, and soul

The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on god, love, and men

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There is no better way to manifest love for God than to show an unselfish love for your fellow-men.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Gospel Ideals, p. 129.

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on authority, guidance, meditation, profit, spirituality, and worship

In our worship there are two elements; one is spiritual communion arising from our own meditation; the other, instruction from others, particularly from those who have authority to guide and instruct us. Of the two, the more profitable introspectively is meditation.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Conference report, April 1967, p. 85

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on acceptance, character, desires, fear, individuality, rules, spirituality, and strength

There is [a] spiritual strength derived from the subjecting of the physical appetite to the will of the individual. "He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than king." If there were no other virtues in fasting but gaining strength of character, that alone would be sufficient justification for its universal acceptance.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Conference Report, April 1932, p. 65.

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