Orson Whitney

1855 - 1931

A Quote by Orson Ferguson Whitney on judgment, men, thought, wisdom, and worth

We cannot judge fully of men's works by what we see, or what is said and thought of them; for man is prone to depreciate that which is really important, and to exact and extol what is trivial and of little worth. Many things which are hidden and unrecognized of human wisdom are nevertheless valuable and vitally important.

Orson Whitney (1855 - 1931)

Source: Orson F. Whitney, June 21, 1891.

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A Quote by Orson Ferguson Whitney on christ, church, heart, heaven, soul, and truth

There is only one way into the Kingdom of Heaven, but there are many ways into the human heart: and the Church of Christ, ln its mission of promulgating truth and turning souls of righteousness, has legitimate use for every avenue of the heart.

Orson Whitney (1855 - 1931)

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A Quote by Orson Ferguson Whitney on education, fatherhood, heaven, motherhood, sorrow, and suffering

It is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven.

Orson Whitney (1855 - 1931)

Source: Quoted: H.W. Hunter, Ensign, Nov 1987 p 60

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A Quote by Orson Ferguson Whitney on charity, children, education, experience, faith, fatherhood, god, heaven, humility, motherhood, pain, patience, sorrow, soul, and suffering

No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God . . . and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven.

Orson Whitney (1855 - 1931)

Source: Quoted: H.W. Hunter, Ensign, Nov 1987 p 60

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A Quote by Orson Ferguson Whitney on power and purpose

The nearer a person approaches the Lord, a greater power will be manifested by the adversary to prevent the accomplishment of His purposes.

Orson Whitney (1855 - 1931)

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A Quote by Orson Ferguson Whitney on difficulty, earth, faults, friendship, heart, men, perception, and presidency

There seems to be a propensity in the human heart that leads men to find fault with their fellows who are placed in high positions. President Heber C. Kimball once illustrated this propensity thus: while conversing with a friend, he stooped and picked from the ground a twig, encrusted with mud, for it had recently been raining, and holding it up, said, "As long as this little twig remained upon the ground it attracted no attention, although it had as much mud clinging to it then as now, but you did not notice it. When I lift it from the earth, however, and hold it aloft, the mud is about all that you can see; it is with difficulty that you perceive the twig at all."

Orson Whitney (1855 - 1931)

Source: General Conference, October 1910.

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