John Taylor

1808 - 1887

A Quote by John Taylor on gifts, god, peace, and religion

Peace is the gift of God. Do you want peace? Go to God. Do you want peace in four families? Go to God. Do you want peace to brood over your families? If you do, live your religion, and the very peace of God will dwell and abide with you, for that is where peace comes from, and it doesn't dwell anywhere else.

John Taylor (1808 - 1887)

Source: Journal of Discourses 10:56.

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A Quote by John Taylor on fatherhood, god, relationships, and sons

What is our relationship to God? . . . The position that we stand in to him is that of a son. Adam is the father of our bodies, and God is the father of our spirits.

John Taylor (1808 - 1887)

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A Quote by John Taylor on authority, earth, existence, god, heaven, learning, men, and purpose

We are here for the purpose of redeeming and regenerating the earth on which we live, and God has placed his authority and his counsels here upon the earth for that purpose, that men may learn to do the will of God on the earth as it is done in heaven. This is the object of our existence.

John Taylor (1808 - 1887)

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A Quote by John Taylor on brothers, children, companions, friendship, god, good, husbands, kindness, relatives, sister, and wives

It is true, we do not like to lose a good, kind companion, a wife, a husband, a child, a brother, a sister, or any of our near and dear friends or relatives; but we have to do it, and it is right and proper that we should. They go a little before us; when we get there they will receive and welcome us and say, "God bless you, you have come at last." That is the way I look at it. I ex pect to strike hands and embrace my friends who have gone before.

John Taylor (1808 - 1887)

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A Quote by John Taylor on corruption, mind, people, saints, and suffering

I used to think, if I were the Lord, I would not suffer people to be tried as they are. But I have changed my mind on that subject. Now I think I would, if I were the Lord, because it purges out the meanness and corruption that stick around the saints, like flies around molasses.

John Taylor (1808 - 1887)

Source: Journal of Discourses, 5:115.

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A Quote by John Taylor on men and suffering

It is necessary men should be tried and purged and purified and made perfect through suffering.

John Taylor (1808 - 1887)

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A Quote by John Taylor on eternity, god, life, time, and trust

Put your trust in the living God and all will be right in time and eternity.

John Taylor (1808 - 1887)

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A Quote by John Taylor on authors, errors, god, justice, philosophy, principles, and truth

In every principle presented to us, our first inquiry should be, "Is it true?" "Does it emanate from God?" If he is its Author it can be sustained just as much as any other truth in natural philosophy; if false it should be opposed and exposed just as much as any other error.

John Taylor (1808 - 1887)

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A Quote by John Taylor on america, authority, conformity, evil, expectation, god, good, government, heaven, integrity, laws, observation, and principles

We are under the United States. But the United States is not the kingdom of God. It does not profess to be under his rule, nor his government, nor his authority.... Very well, what is expected of us? That we observe its laws, that we conform to its usages, that we are governed by good and wholesome principles, that we maintain the laws in their integrity and that we sustain the government. And we ought to do it. . . . We ought to pray . . . for those that are in authority, that they may be led in the right way, that they may be preserved from evil, that they may administer the government in righteousness, and that they may pursue a course that will receive the approbation of heaven.

John Taylor (1808 - 1887)

Source: Journal of Discourses 21:68.

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A Quote by John Taylor on change, friendship, time, and world

I suppose while we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil; and while he has left us, others are coming into the world at the same time, and probably in this our territory. There is a continuous change, an ingress of beings into the world and an egress out of it.

John Taylor (1808 - 1887)

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