David McKay

1873 - 1970

A Quote by David Oman McKay on character, force, impulses, power, and yielding

A man's reaction to his appetites and impulses when they are roused gives the measure of that man's character. In these reactions are revealed the man's power to govern or his forced servility to yield.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: 1967

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on choice, gifts, god, happiness, life, nature, pleasure, power, purpose, spirit, and time

The power of choice is a God-given gift, and the purpose of life is happiness. Things which pertain to the physical nature are so easily obtained and the pleasure so immediate that many spend most of their time seeking them and neglecting the permanent joys of the spirit.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: David O. McKay, Choose You This Day; compiled by Deseret Sunday School Union; 1971, p. 109

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on careers, day, death, eternity, life, and sleep

To Him this earthly career is but a day, and its closing but the setting of life's sun; death, but a sleep, is followed by a glorious awakening in the morning of an eternal realm.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on art

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What ere thou art, act well thy part.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on death, divinity, eternity, family, inspiration, and possessions

The dearest possession a man has is his family. In the divine assurance that family ties may transcend the boundaries of death, and may continue throughout endless ages of eternity, I find supreme consolation and inspiration.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on blessings, giving, life, losing, power, religion, and spirituality

[By fasting] we are losing nothing financially; we are blessing ourselves physically; and we are gaining greater spiritual power to withstand the temptations that we meet in life; and, best of all, [in giving to the poor] we are practicing the very essence of our religion.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

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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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A Quote by David Oman McKay on america, church, constitution, god, and world

Next to being one in worshipping God, there is nothing in this world upon which this Church should be united than in upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Conference Report, October 1939, p. 105.

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on america, citizenship, future, and nations

Out of the homes of America will come the future citizens of America , and only as those homes are what they should be will this nation be what it should be.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Today’s thought, newspaper clipping, Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on anger, suffering, temper, and wonder

A man in such a mental state that the anger itself does him more harm than the condition which aroused his anger . . . suffers more from the vexation than he does from the acts that aroused that vexation. I wonder how long it will take us to realize that in matters of temper nothing can bring us damage but ourselves.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Address, Brigham Young University, October 12, 1965.

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