Orson Hyde

1805 - 1878

A Quote by Orson Hyde on age, body, change, day, death, existence, hope, life, mortality, progress, sorrow, struggle, and suffering

I have commenced to feel the infirmities of increasing age and years; and so many of us now, after these many years of toil, have to struggle with the going down sun of our earthly existence. But we have the consolation of knowing that our mortal body will not always impede our progress, we shall not forever suffer its inconveniences; we are gladdened in the hope of either laying down this mortal tabernacle or undergoing that welcome change which will free us from all afflications and annoyances. And as we hail the day when we shall be free from sorrow and death, to forever rejoice in the joys of everlasting lives.

Orson Hyde (1805 - 1878)

Source: Journal of Discoursses, 19:59-60.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Orson Hyde on children, confusion, control, devil, discipline, god, learning, mind, and mortality

It [the mind] is the agent of the Almighty clothed with mortal tabernacles, and we must learn to discipline it, and bring it to bear on one point, and not allow the Devil to interfere and confuse it, nor divert it from the great object we have in view. . . . If we could control our own minds, we could control our children and our families and the kingdom of God, and see that everything went right, and with much more ease than we do now.

Orson Hyde (1805 - 1878)

Source: Journal of Discourses, 7:153.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Orson Hyde on art, deed, doubt, life, and painting

No doubt many of you have had your portraits penciled upon the canvas by an artist, and after he had drawn the outlines, without filling it up or embellishing at all, you looked at it and said, "That is not myself, it does not look like me, it belongs to some else." But when it came to be filled up and embellished, perhaps you were ready to own it. Will you be willing to own the lasting picture of yourself which you are daily painting by your thoughts and deed? Will you be ready to own the self- portrait created by your life?

Orson Hyde (1805 - 1878)

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content