Marvin J. Ashton

1915 - 1994

A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on charity, judgement, benefit of doubt, differences, weakness, shortcomings, patience, offend, and forgiveness

Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don't judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet. Charity is accepting someone's differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings; having patience with someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn't handle something the way we might have hoped. Charity is refusing to take advantage of another's weakness and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us. Charity is expecting the best of each other.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: The Tongue Can Be a Sharp Sword, Ensign, May 1992, p.19

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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on mistakes and tact

Tact is rubbing out another's mistakes, not rubbing them in.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on needs

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Wise is the man who says what needs to be said, but not all that could be said.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: Ensign, November 1976, p. 86.

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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on appearance, economics, family, good, heart, prophets, and time

We ... tend to evaluate others on the basis of physical, outward appearance: their "good looks," their social status, their family pedigrees, their degrees, or their economic situations. The Lord, however, has a different standard by which he measures a person. When it came time to choose a king to replace King Saul, the Lord gave this criteria to his prophet Samuel: "Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; ... for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart."

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: Friend December, 1988, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on challenge, love, patience, tolerance, and understanding

If we could look into each other's hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us face, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: Friend June, 1992, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on hope, needs, and work

We need to remove unworthy from our vocabulary and replace it with hope and work.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: Ensign, May 1989, p. 22.

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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on challenge, concern, cooperation, food, good, mind, parenthood, people, reading, and youth

I challenge youth to cooperate with parents who are concerned about your reading and your viewing. Be concerned yourself about what you take into your mind. Young people, you would never eat a meal of spoiled or contaminated food if you could help it, would you? Select your reading and viewing carefully and in good taste.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: Ensign, November 1977, p. 72.

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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on certainty, eternity, and perfection

Worthiness is a process, and perfection is an eternal trek. We can be worthy to enjoy certain privileges without being perfect.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: Ensign, May 1989, p. 20.

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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on anger, good, resentment, and soul

Resentment and anger are not good for the soul. They are foul things.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: Ensign, May 1988, p. 63.

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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on delay, divinity, knowledge, time, and path

We invite all to serve the Savior and walk in His paths straightway. There is an urgency for all of us who have this knowledge of His divinity to act upon it without hesitation or delay. The time is now.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: Ensign, May 1983, p. 30.

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