Richard L. Evans

1906 - 1971

A Quote by Richard L. Evans

Keep courage. Whatever you do, do not feel sorry for yourself.You will win in a great age of opportunity.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on gifts, love, privilege, success, thankfulness, and work

Realize that the privilege to work is a gift. Love of work is success. Be thankful that every morning that you get up that you have some thing that must be done (whether you like it or not).

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on blessings, sympathy, and work

Give no man sympathy because he has to work - it is his blessing that he can.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on creativity, fame, gifts, lies, life, museums, principles, service, teaching, theory, thinking, time, and work

I am thinking of the Danish sculptor of great fame, Thorvaldsen, who chose to be buried in the midst of his work-not in a cathedral or a cemetery, but in a museum among the monuments of his own making- in the midst of his statuary; and there what he made and what he did with his life surrounds him. He did not theorize upon sculpturing, only, but with his hands and with his creative gift he fashioned those things and he lies there in the midst of his works, as we all shall do someday-and it will not be the theories or the discussions or the speculations or the set of principles or the set of commandments that shall save us. We shall be no better than we are. We are no better than the tithing we pay, no better than the teaching we do, no better than the service we give, no better than the commandments we keep, no better than the lives we live, and we shall have a bright remembrance of these things and we shall, in a sense, lie down in the midst of what we have done when that time comes.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on drugs, god, labor, pleasure, sleep, wonder, and work

Work is the best wonder drug ever devised by God. Work is as necessary to man as eating and sleeping. Pleasure derived from labor is the sweetest of all pleasures.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on men, mistakes, perspective, pessimism, and seriousness

Too much pessimism has led too many men into making serious mistakes. And perhaps part of our pessimism comes because we are too close to ourselves to see in proper perspective.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

Source: The Spoken Word, MTC broadcast

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on fatherhood

There's no pillow quite so soft as a father's strong shoulder.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on accidents, people, photography, and reflection

Literally, no man ever sees himself as others see him. No photograph or reflection ever gives us the same slant on ourselves that others see. It has often been proved on the witness stand that no two people ever see the same accident precisely the same way. We see through different eyes and from different angles. But if we could see things as other people see them, we could come closer to knowing why they do what they do and why they say what they say.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

Source: Tonic for Our Times, p. 25.

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on temptation

If you don't want temptation to follow you, don't act as if you are interested.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on ability, bitterness, circumstances, death, god, questions, and present

The ever-present expectancy of death is never far removed from any of us - whether we realize it or not. None of us can avoid it. It comes alike to the great and to the unknown; to the righteous and to the unrighteous. Wherein we differ is not in our ability to avert it, but in the preparedness with which we meet it. At such times some question the judgments of God. Some find bitterness because of the circumstances and because of the seeming untimeliness of death.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

Contributed by: Zaady

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