Marvin J. Ashton

1915 - 1994

A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on direction, gifts, god, guidance, promises, and strength

There is a gift available to all of us-the gift of looking to God for direction. Here is an avenue of strength, comfort, and guidance. . . . "Look to God and live." This is the wonderful promise given so often in the scriptures. . . . Our capacity to see and comprehend is increased only in proportion to our willingness to look. God becomes more approachable as we look to him.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: Ensign, November 1987, p. 21.

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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on limitations, love, and travel

Love should be a vehicle allowed to travel without limitations.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: Ensign, May 1988, p. 64.

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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on achievement, awareness, belief, brothers, children, church, criticism, destruction, devil, doubt, failure, family, flaws, friendship, giving, hatred, hope, love, men, needs, neighbors, patience, progress, sister, success, s

None of us need one more person bashing or pointing out where we have failed or fallen short. Most of us are already well aware of the areas in which we are weak. What each of us does need is family, friends, employers, and brothers and sisters who support us, who have the patience to teach us, who believe in us, and who believe we're trying to do the best we can, in spite of our weaknesses. What ever happened to giving each other the benefit of the doubt? What ever happened to hoping that another person would succeed or achieve? What ever happened to rooting for each other? [Satan's] tactic is stirring up hatred among the children of men. He loves to see us criticize each other, make fun or take advantage of our neighbor's known flaws, and generally pick on each other. There will always be those in the days ahead who will be inclined to bash ourselves and others, but we cannot allow a heavy, crushing blow to destroy us or deter our personal or church progress.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: Ensign, May 1992 p. 18.

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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on ability, life, mountains, obstacles, work, and path

Victories in life come through our ability to work around and over the obstacles that cross our path. We grow stronger as we climb our own mountains.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: Ensign, May 1979, p. 67.

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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on choice, god, love, and pain

God's love for us is constant and will not diminish, but he cannot rescue us from the painful results that are caused by wrong choices.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: Friend December, 1990, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on confidence, failure, family, feeling, god, guidance, heart, needs, prayer, sorrow, and world

God knows the feelings in every human heart. He can soften sorrow and lead when there seems to be no light. Prayer can give guidance and confidence. It reminds us that no one need be alone in this world. If all else fails, remember, God and one other person can be a family.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: Ensign, May 1988, p.64.

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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on ability, change, courage, delay, doubt, failure, god, life, meaning, and purpose

Do not doubt your abilities. Do not delay your worthy impressions. With God's help, you cannot fail. He will give you the courage to participate in meaningful change and purposeful living.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: Ensign, May 1983, p.32.

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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on blessings, children, god, potential, and strength

As children of God we are somebody. He will build us, mold us, and magnify us if we will but hold our heads up, our arms out, and walk with him. What a great blessing to be created in his image and know our true potential in and through him! What a great blessing to know that in his strength we can do all things!

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: Ensign, May 1973

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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on bravery, defeat, god, people, and reason

Young people . . , God wants us to be victorious. He wants you to triumph over all of your foes. Stalwart and brave we must stand. God is at the helm. There is no reason for defeat.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: Ensign, November 1989, p. 37.

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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton

What we are is more important than what we have or what is said of us.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

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