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A Quote by Denis Diderot on age, genius, men, and present

Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.

Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784)

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A Quote by Della Adams Leitner on age, christmas, heart, needs, past, and sons

The little boy-that-used-to-be On Christmas morning watched the tree. He hid beneath a man's disguise, But oh! the sparkle in his eyes! He watched his son with great delight And how his heart leaped at the sight Of Junior opening up his toys, And then . . . there were two little boys. One half past three, and one . . . oh well, His age in years why need we tell: It did not matter as they played With auto, train and gay parade. Circus and games and toy pop-gun I'm sure I do not know which one Was happier . . . the half past three Or grown-up lad-that-used-to-be.

Della Adams Leitner

Source: Eva Sumner's collection

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A Quote by Delbert L. Stapley on achievement, age, angels, argument, atheism, discovery, doubt, divinity, earth, existence, god, heaven, knowledge, life, men, nations, people, power, progress, religion, science, scientists, spirit, and success

The Lord has literally poured out His spirit upon all flesh, as the accomplishments of man today give full witness. It is significant that this great thrust forward in man's achievement and progress and this pouring out of knowledge is not confined to any one nation or people, but it seems that new knowledge from heaven comes simultaneously to every advanced, civilized nation. No nation has a corner on the knowledge God is pouring down from heaven upon all flesh. With this great flood of knowledge and light, men, not recognizing its source, do become imbued with self-importance and power. Recently a Russian scientist, E. T. Fadeyev, head of the scientific-atheistic section of the journal Science and Life, is quoted as saying: Successful flights of earth satellites and rockets cast doubt on the existence of God and refute religious dogma. Rockets and satellites have encountered no angels nor discovered a Supreme Being. Religious dogma holds that it is possible to ascend to heaven only through divine intervention. But in an age of jet aircraft and high altitude rockets, artificial earth satellites and interplanetary ships, it is comical to argue that man cannot reach the heavens. (Los Angeles Herald.)

Delbert L. Stapley (1896 - 1978)

Source: at BYU, January 10, 1962

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A Quote by Delbert L. Stapley on age, belief, body, challenge, character, christ, church, day, divinity, evolution, faith, fatherhood, foolishness, god, indifference, liberals, life, men, sons, spirit, spirituality, truth, and elightenment

In this day of modern liberalism when revealed truth is so frequently questioned and the decrees of God challenged, we, members of the Church, cannot afford to be carried away by the philosophies and sophistries of men's teachings and become complacent and indifferent to such inroads on our faith in divine and spiritual things. Advocates in these fields of man's speculations frequently consider gospel teachings childish-therefore foolish and unsuited for this enlightened age in which we live. Regardless of man's claims to the contrary, God is still God; Christ is His son-His Only Begotten Son in the flesh. He is in the express image of His Father's person, and is our Redeemer, Savior, Lord, and King. The scriptures teach us that we are descended from the lineage of the Gods; therefore, we are created in their likeness and image, in both spirit and body, and we are endowed with like character traits, qualities, and powers. We are not the product of evolution from some lower organism of life as man speculates and would have us believe.

Delbert L. Stapley (1896 - 1978)

Source: at BYU, May 5, 1964

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on age, belief, brothers, chance, character, choice, christianity, community, conviction, courage, country, debt, destiny, education, equality, future, god, idealism, joy, kindness, leadership, life, loyalty, men, men and wome

The leadership demanded of youth today is not attained by chance nor fostered by indulgence. It demands careful preparation - a preparation that should be constantly impregnated, if you please, by the sweet spirit of four loyalties. Loyalty to self - by conserving physical strength and youthful vigor. Loyalty to parents - Our debt to our parents is unpayable except in one way- that is in emulating their ideals, thus bringing joy to them in their old age and satisfaction to those who have gone before in seeing that we keep ourselves clean and wholesome. Loyalty to country - A great writer has said that "The destiny of any nation at any given time depends upon the opinions of its young men under five and twenty." Loyalty to God and truth - Our belief in equality and brotherhood is a Christian heritage, and it fades out of the picture when Christian belief is forgotten. We have to educate the race to realize that no man is unwanted, that every soul is unique and has a life to live made up of momentous choices which will make or mar his own life and the life of the community and of the world. To cherish these loyalties, to make popular these ideals, the world needs men and women of unimpeachable character. The future is yours to make or to mar as you choose. Youth - conviction - courage - is a combination potentially capable of determining the kind of world we shall live in. Though not the wisest, youth is the best, the most radiant time of life. Young men and women, the future awaits you! It is yours!

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on age, certainty, joy, life, love, pessimism, and time

Please do not think me a pessimist. I love life. I think it is a joy to live in this age. Every morning, as I greet the sun as he ushers in these unexcelled autumn days, I feel the joy of living. I realize the accomplishments, to a certain degree, of this wonderful mechanistic age. Today time and distance are practically annihilated.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Gospel Ideals, p. 326

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A Quote by David Everett on age and chance

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You 'd scarce expect one of my age To speak in public on the stage; And if I chance to fall below Demosthenes or Cicero, Don't view me with a critic's eye, But pass my imperfections by. Large streams from little fountains flow, Tall oaks from little acorns grow.

David Everett

Source: Lines written for a School Declamation.

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A Quote by David A. Bednar on age, college, darkness, faith, imagination, and promises

With faith . . . we must walk to the edge of the light and into the darkness. As we so walk I testify and promise that the light will move. When I was your age and wondering some of the exact same things that you are now wondering, I never would have imagined that someday [we] would be at Ricks College serving as we are. . . . I know the light moves as we walk in faith to the edge of the light.

David A. Bednar

Source: Commencement, Ricks College, April 2000, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Colin Johnson on age and feeling

When asked at age 7 whether he had ambivalent feelings about girls. No, I hate 'em!

Colin Johnson

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on age, foolishness, and journeys

Avarice, in old age, is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end?

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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