Jeffrey R. Holland

1940 -

A Quote by Jeffrey R. Holland on birds, food, and god

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into the nest.

Jeffrey R. Holland (1940 -)

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A Quote by Jeffrey R. Holland on faith, grief, and pain

Faith draws the poison from every grief, takes the sting from every loss, and quenches the fire of every pain, and only faith can do it.

Jeffrey R. Holland (1940 -)

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A Quote by Jeffrey R. Holland on deed, god, and nobility

A noble deed is a step toward God.

Jeffrey R. Holland (1940 -)

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A Quote by Jeffrey R. Holland on fear, justice, preparation, presidency, theology, thought, time, and wisdom

There is a line from Dante that says, "The arrow seen before cometh less rudely." President John F. Kennedy put one aspect of the same thought into one of his state of the union messages this way: "The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining." The Boy Scouts say it best of all: "Be prepared." That isn't just cracker-barrel wisdom with us; it is theology. "If ye are prepared ye shall not fear." (D&C 38:30)

Jeffrey R. Holland (1940 -)

Source: Jeffrey R. Holland, However Long and Hard the Road, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Jeffrey R. Holland on age, company, control, crisis, daughters, disaster, employees, friendship, life, money, motherhood, plants, spontaneity, time, and water

Thomas Edison devoted ten years and all of his money to developing the nickel-alkaline storage battery at a time when he was almost penniless. . . . One night the terrifying cry of fire echoed through the film plant. Spontaneous combustion had ignited some chemicals. Within moments all of the packing compounds, celluloids for records, file, and other flammable goods had gone up with a whoosh. Fire companies from eight towns arrive, but the heat was so intense and the water pressure so low that the fire hoses had no effect. Edison was 67 years old - no age to begin anew. His daughter was frantic, wondering if he were safe, if his spirits were broken, how he would handle a crisis such as this at his age. She saw him running toward her. He spoke first. He said, "Where's your mother? Go get her. Tell her to get her friends. They'll never see another fire like this as long as they live." At 5:30 the next morning with the fire barely under control, he called his employees together and announced, "We're rebuilding." Then, almost as an afterthought, he added, "Oh, by the way, anybody know where we can get some money?" Virtually everything we now recognize as a Thomas Edison contribution in our lives came after that disaster.

Jeffrey R. Holland (1940 -)

Source: New Era Magazine, October 1980, p. 10. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Jeffrey R. Holland on foolishness, pride, and progress

Nothing so obstinately stands in the way of all sorts of progress as pride of opinion; while nothing is so foolish and baseless.

Jeffrey R. Holland (1940 -)

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A Quote by Jeffrey R. Holland on boldness, children, divinity, fatherhood, feeling, hope, and sons

Dads, is it too bold to hope that our children might have some small portion of the feeling for us that the Divine Son felt for His Father?

Jeffrey R. Holland (1940 -)

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

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A Quote by Jeffrey R. Holland on abuse, body, divinity, god, individuality, life, purpose, and soul

We declare that one who uses the God-given body of another without divine sanction abuses the very soul of that individual, abuses the central purpose and processes of life.

Jeffrey R. Holland (1940 -)

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

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A Quote by Jeffrey R. Holland on circumstances and honesty

I know we can each do something, however small that act may seem to be. We can pay an honest tithe and give our fast and free-will offerings, according to our circumstances. And we can watch for other ways to help.

Jeffrey R. Holland (1940 -)

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

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