Harold B. Lee

1899 - 1973

A Quote by Harold B. Lee on books, eternity, heart, practice, presidency, truth, and understanding

In his book Stand Ye In Holy Places, President Harold B. Lee wrote that one is converted when his eyes see what he ought to see, his ears hear what he ought to hear and his heart understands what he ought to understand. "And what he ought to see, hear and understand is truth-eternal truth-and then practice it. That is conversion," he wrote.

Harold B. Lee (1899 - 1973)

Source: Stand Ye In Holy Places

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A Quote by Harold B. Lee on christ, death, faith, gloom, god, jesus, life, mortality, pain, sorrow, tears, understanding, victory, and vision

The heavy hand of death becomes lighter; the pall of gloom is pierced and throbbing wounds are soothed as faith lifts us beyond the sordid trials and sorrows of mortal life and gives a vision of brighter days and more joyous prospects, as has been revealed, when "God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away (Rev. 21:4) through the atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ. With such faith and understanding you who may be called upon to mourn can sing as it has been written, "Death is swallowed up in victory. O Death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?" (1 Cor. 15:54-55.)

Harold B. Lee (1899 - 1973)

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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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