Harold B. Lee

1899 - 1973

A Quote by Harold B. Lee on darkness and learning

You must learn to walk to the edge of the light, and perhaps a few steps into the darkness, and you will find that the light will appear and move ahead of you.

Harold B. Lee (1899 - 1973)

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A Quote by Harold B. Lee on christ, conflict, jesus, justice, and sorrow

Just as a flood-lighted temple is more beautiful in a severe storm or in a heavy fog, so the gospel of Jesus Christ is more glorious in times of inward storm and of personal sorrow and tormenting conflict.

Harold B. Lee (1899 - 1973)

Source: Conference Report, April 1965, p.16.

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A Quote by Harold B. Lee on acceptance, america, business, character, day, determination, faith, life, motivation, nature, optimism, pride, purpose, sacrifice, spirituality, study, success, virtue, and work

One of the greatest business leaders in America today, James F. Oates of the Equitable Life, said this about factors which he said were necessary to develop us into real eminence in any field. He said: Whatever may be the nature of our work, or the character of our own vocational activity, eminence always involves the following: [And then he named four factors, and I want you to mark them.] 1. You must have the determination to excel. 2. You must have the willingness [And I want you to mark this.] to pay the price, to study, to live through disappointments with optimism, and to accept the sacrifices necessary to succeed. [Now, do you get the significance of that?] 3. You must have the steadfast pursuit of purpose, doing the work day after day, week after week, yes, year after year, whether you feel like doing it or not. 4. You must have pride and faith in the virtue of your calling. [That is to say, spiritual motivation.] (James F. Oates, Address before the YMCA at Los Angeles, California, April 15, 1960.)

Harold B. Lee (1899 - 1973)

Source: at BYU, February 7, 1962

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A Quote by Harold B. Lee on life, potential, and world

The greatest waste in all the world is living below our potential.

Harold B. Lee (1899 - 1973)

Source: Conference Report, April 1965, p.16.

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A Quote by Harold B. Lee on courage, faith, god, government, questions, religion, present, and universe

It is not the function of religion to answer all the questions about God's moral government of the universe, but to give us courage through faith to go on in the face of questions to which we find no answer in our present status.

Harold B. Lee (1899 - 1973)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Harold B. Lee on angels, eternity, happiness, joy, possessions, purity, and youth

How glorious and near to the angels is youth that is clean. This youth has joy unspeakable here and eternal happiness hereafter. Sexual purity is youth's most precious possession. It is the foundation of all righteousness.

Harold B. Lee (1899 - 1973)

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