David McKay

1873 - 1970

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 achievement, order, progress, purpose, and soul

Free agency is the impelling source of the soul's progress. It is the purpose of the Lord that man become like him. In order for man to achieve this it was necessary for the Creator first to make him free.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

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

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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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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 animals, control, life, passion, religion, and temper

A man who cannot control his temper is not very likely to control his passion, and no matter what his pretensions in religion, he moves in daily life very close to the animal plane.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Improvement Era, June 1958, p. 407.

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