Milton R. Hunter

1902 - 1975

A Quote by Milton R. Hunter on eternity, gifts, god, hope, life, wisdom, work, and world

. . . Eternal life is the most important thing in all the world for which you and I should work and hope someday to attain. . . . the person who attains eternal life is exceedingly rich. Seek not for riches but for wisdom. . . . . . . he that hath eternal life is rich. Eternal life is the greatest of all of the gifts of God.

Milton R. Hunter (1902 - 1975)

Source: at BYU, December 15,1964

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Milton R. Hunter on adultery, crime, evil, facts, gifts, god, jesus, laughter, love, lust, money, murder, observation, sorrow, and world

You know, I have never read in the scriptures where Jesus said, "For, behold, a million dollars is the greatest gift of God." I observe by your smiles and laughter that you haven't either. Nor have I read wherein the Savior said, "He who hath a million dollars is rich indeed." It does not sound like scripture. I did read in the scriptures that the love for money or the lust for money is the root of all evil, and that certainly is very true. Covetousness for money is evil and the final end is sorrow. In fact, covetousness in all its forms is the basis of all sin-adultery, murder, stealing, embezzlement, and all the various types of crime that we find in the world.

Milton R. Hunter (1902 - 1975)

Source: at BYU, May 12,1964

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Milton R. Hunter on achievement, body, church, clothes, corruption, earth, entertainment, eternity, food, heart, heaven, home, jesus, learning, lies, money, needs, possessions, service, spirituality, taxes, time, trying, and worth

I have learned as I have become older that worldly goods and things are of minor importance. One needs only sufficient food to sustain his body, a reasonable amount of clothing to wear, and sufficient comforts of home, and probably some money for entertainment, cultural things, church service, taxes, and traveling. The man with worldly riches cannot use more. He cannot wear two shirts comfortably at one time, nor can he eat two meals at one time. (Of course I know some who try.) I do not mean that one should cease trying to achieve; but what I am trying to say is that one should put first things first. The things of greater worth lie in the realm of the spiritual. They really constitute our eternal possessions of untold worth. Remember the admonition Jesus gave: Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust cloth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust cloth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6 :19-21.

Milton R. Hunter (1902 - 1975)

Source: at BYU, December 15,1964

Contributed by: Zaady

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