Sterling W. Sill

1903 - 1994

A Quote by Sterling W. Sill on success

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The way of success is not run with seven league boots but step by step, little by little, bit by bit...with no exceptions allowed.

Sterling W. Sill (1903 - 1994)

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A Quote by Sterling W. Sill on thinking

Man is a thinking being; what and how we think largely determines what we are and what we will become.

Sterling W. Sill (1903 - 1994)

Source: Great Literature and The Good Life

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A Quote by Sterling W. Sill on wealth

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Wealth is not only what you have, but it is also what you are.

Sterling W. Sill (1903 - 1994)

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A Quote by Sterling W. Sill on fighting, hunger, losing, order, and temptation

In Jack Dempsey's early days he had a fight contract, which paid him two dollars per fight for the fights he won. He received nothing for the fights he lost. Jack Dempsey said that in his early days he was knocked down a lot of times and he usually was tempted to stay down because he knew that no one would hit him again until he started to get up. But Jack was a hungry fighter and he knew that if he was going to eat, he must get up in order to get the two dollars. He tells of one occasion when he was knocked down 11 times in one fight, and 11 times he got up in order to win the $2.

Sterling W. Sill (1903 - 1994)

Source: Sterling W. Sill, This Nation Under God, p. 29

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A Quote by Sterling W. Sill on ability, children, control, death, design, eternity, gifts, god, good, judgment, life, limits, mistakes, necessity, seriousness, understanding, and welfare

It is a serious mistake to judge God within the narrow limits of our own understanding and abilities. God has created the worlds without number and is able to hold them all in perfect control. But even the greatest worlds are not the most prized of God's creations. The welfare of his children is far more important, and he has said that the greatest of all his gifts is the eternal life that he bestows upon us. We know that death is good. Certainly we would not dare to say that any procedure or design of God was superfluous or whimsical. On the contrary, there is a great deal of evidence, scriptural and otherwise that death is an inescapable necessity in God's plan for human redemption.

Sterling W. Sill (1903 - 1994)

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A Quote by Sterling W. Sill on beginning, day, and life

Life begins when we begin and each day we ought to be born again.

Sterling W. Sill (1903 - 1994)

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A Quote by Sterling W. Sill on ability, art, colors, despair, doubt, envy, execution, imagination, losing, nature, and skill

A story is told that Whistler once painted a tiny picture of a spray of roses. The artistry involved in the picture was magnificent. Never before, it seemed, had the art of man been able to execute quite so deftly a reproduction of the art of nature. The picture was the envy of the artists who saw it, the despair of the collectors who yearned to buy it. But Whistler refused steadfastly to sell it. "For," he said, "whenever I feel that my hand has lost its cunning, whenever I doubt my ability, I look at the little picture of the spray of roses, and say to myself, 'Whistler, you painted that. Your hand drew it. Your imagination conceived the colors. Your skill put the roses on the canvas.' Then, said he, "I know that what I have done, I can do again"

Sterling W. Sill (1903 - 1994)

Source: Told by Sterling W. Sill in Majesty of Books, p. 128

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A Quote by Sterling W. Sill on birth, destiny, facts, life, possibility, purpose, time, and understanding

One of the significant facts about the moment of birth is that it is an unconscious moment. No one ever knows when he is being born that the event is actually taking place, and sometimes we don't find out about it until quite a long time afterward. Sometimes, we never do really find out that we have been born. So frequently, we don't know why we were born; we don't know where we came from; we don't know what the purpose of life is; nor do we understand the possibilities of our godly destiny.

Sterling W. Sill (1903 - 1994)

Source: General Conference, April 1975

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A Quote by Sterling W. Sill on wealth

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Real wealth is not so much what we have as what we are.

Sterling W. Sill (1903 - 1994)

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A Quote by Sterling W. Sill on cowardice, god, and men

God did not intend that we should be cowards, or delinquents, or fools, or sinners or weaklings. He created us in his own image and commanded us to be men.

Sterling W. Sill (1903 - 1994)

Source: Speech at BYU, November 9 1965. Albert W. Daw Collection

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