Richard L. Evans

1906 - 1971

A Quote by Richard L. Evans on divinity, eternity, faith, goodness, life, optimism, pessimism, rest, and words

May I make two citations from the words of a discerning editorial writer, not one of my faith, but one of much faith: "If we neglect the divine . . . and give ourselves over wholly to the human," he said, "we may certainly count upon nothing but the triumph of pessimism. . . . True optimism must rest upon a calm, unshakable faith in eternal life and in the unlimited goodness of him who gives it."

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

Source: Improvement Era, June 1970, p. 37.

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on life

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Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

Source: The Spoken Word, MTC broadcast

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans

We must not let the things we can't do keep us from doing the things we can do.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on happiness, learning, life, and value

May we never let the things we can't have, or don't have, or shouldn't have, spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have. As we value our happiness let us not forget it, for one of the greatest lessons in life is learning to be happy without the things we cannot or should not have.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on ability, happiness, and work

Happiness mainly depends on man's ability to work and the way in which he does it.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on questions

In answer to the question, "Shouldn't the commandments be rewritten?," someone thoughtfully replied, "No, they should be reread."

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

Source: Ensign, May 1967, p. 9.

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans

Shouldn't the commandments be re-written? No, they should be re-read!

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on day, death, and life

There are few of us but who have been touched somehow by death. Some may not have been touched closely by it nor yet have kept vigil with it, but somewhere along our lives, most of us are sorely bereft of someone near and deeply cherished - and all of us will some day meet it face to face.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on acceptance, bitterness, death, decisions, facts, grief, judgment, learning, life, love, men, readiness, trust, wisdom, and wishes

Perhaps most of us feel that we could accept death for ourselves and for those we love if it did not often seem to come with such untimeliness. But we rebel when it so little considers our wishes or our readiness. But we may well ask ourselves when would we be willing to part with or to part from those we love? And who is there among us whose judgment we would trust to measure out our lives? Such decisions would be terrible for mere men to make. But fortunately we are spared making them; fortunately they are made by wisdom higher than ours. And when death makes its visitations among us, inconsolable grief and rebellious bitterness should have no place. There must be no quarrel with irrevocable facts. Even when death comes by events which seem unnecessary and avoidable. We must learn to accept what we cannot help.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on acceptance, bitterness, death, decisions, facts, grief, judgment, learning, life, love, men, readiness, trust, wisdom, and wishes

Perhaps most of us feel that we could accept death for ourselves and for those we love if it did not often seem to come with such untimeliness. But we rebel when it so little considers our wishes or our readiness. But we may well ask ourselves when would we be willing to part with or to part from those we love? And who is there among us whose judgment we would trust to measure out our lives? Such decisions would be terrible for mere men to make. But fortunately we are spared making them; fortunately they are made by wisdom higher than ours. And when death makes its visitations among us, inconsolable grief and rebellious bitterness should have no place. There must be no quarrel with irrevocable facts. Even when death comes by events which seem unnecessary and avoidable. We must learn to accept what we cannot help.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

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