James E. Faust

1920 -

A Quote by James E. Faust on learning

We learn about tithing by paying it.

James E. Faust (1920 -)

Source: Ensign, Nov. 1998, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by James E. Faust on honesty, lies, life, needs, and truth

We all need to know what it means to be honest. Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.

James E. Faust (1920 -)

Source: Friend December, 1996, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by James E. Faust on divinity, faith, god, heroism, life, listening, pain, and soul

In the pain, the agony, and the heroic endeavors of life, we pass through a refiner's fire, and the insignificant and the unimportant in our lives can melt away like dross and make our faith bright, intact, and strong. In this way the divine image can be mirrored from the soul. It is part of the purging toll exacted of some to become acquainted with God. In the agonies of life, we seem to listen better to the faint, godly whisperings of the Divine Shepherd.

James E. Faust (1920 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1979, p. 53., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by James E. Faust on agnosticism, america, atheism, belief, christianity, cynicism, god, history, islam, judaism, presidency, religion, and traditions

President James E. Faust has noted that in contrast to earlier, God-fearing times' a new civil religion seems to be developing in America. He said: The civil religion I refer to is a secular religion. It has no moral absolutes. It is nondenominational. It is non-theistic. It is politically focused. It is antagonistic to religion. It rejects the historic religious traditions of America. It feels strange. If this trend continues, non-belief will be more honored than belief. While all beliefs must be protected, are atheism, agnosticism, cynicism, and moral relativism to be more safeguarded and valued than Christianity, Judaism, and the tenets of Islam, which hold that there is a Supreme Being and that mortals are accountable to him? If so, this would, in my opinion, place America in great moral jeopardy.

James E. Faust (1920 -)

Source: Ensign, October 1992, p. 69, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by James E. Faust on beauty, darkness, day, desires, earth, fatherhood, justice, life, obedience, order, and potential

Just as order gave life and beauty to the earth when it was dark and void, so it does to us. Obedience helps us develop the full potential Heavenly Father desires for us in becoming celestial beings worthy some day to live in His presence.

James E. Faust (1920 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1999, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by James E. Faust on failure, god, good, people, power, society, and world

The priesthood of God has become the eminent power for good in the world. We are no longer a handful of people on the fringes of society. This great power for good has been entrusted to us, and we must not weaken it by failing in our responsibilities.

James E. Faust (1920 -)

Source: Ensign, Nov. 1998, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by James E. Faust on change, life, selfishness, and thinking

In recent years, many seem to have spent their lives protesting. Perhaps they have felt to do this because they have felt repressed or wished to bring about change or have acted out of selfish reasons, thinking that if they tore the house down they might end up with a shingle.

James E. Faust (1920 -)

Source: Ensign, March 2000, p. 2. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by James E. Faust on divinity, possibility, and potential

It is a denial of the divinity within us to deny our potential and possibilities.

James E. Faust (1920 -)

Source: notes, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by James E. Faust on belief, hunger, inventions, joy, leadership, miracles, people, science, spirituality, and technology

What are most people hungry for? I believe it is spiritual and moral leadership. Increases in technology, scientific inventions, and medical miracles have been marvelous and incredible. But we must use them properly to bring us joy, and that requires spiritual and moral leadership.

James E. Faust (1920 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1999, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by James E. Faust on balance, change, order, respect, risk, self-respect, strength, and wishes

There are times when each of us has to have some gumption to take a stand as to what we wish to preserve or change in order to maintain our self-respect and not be as "a reed shaken with the wind" (Matt. 11:7) . . . . We lose much credibility and strength, and we risk being weighed on an uneven balance, when, Don Quixote-like, we go around "tilting windmills". Ensign, Mar 2000, p. 2.

James E. Faust (1920 -)

Source: Ensign, Mar 2000, p. 2. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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