blessings

A Quote by Hartman Rector, Jr. on blessings, meaning, and sacrifice

The Lord requires sacrifice, meaning something above and beyond the minimum. The Master spoke of the "second mile" and told us to go there. Why? Because he wants to bless us, and he put all the blessings in the second mile.

Hartman Rector (1924 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1979, p. 30., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on age, atoms, blessings, christianity, courage, day, failure, faith, god, hope, men, nations, patience, and rudeness

It is going to be a long, hard haul; it will require patience, courage, faith that hangs on when hope fails, if we are to tame the rude barbarity of man, so that the atomic age becomes a blessing, not a curse. There never was such a day for the Christian gospel. God help us all in these years ahead to make that gospel live in men and nations!

Harry Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

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A Quote by Hannah More on blessings, goodness, humility, reflection, thankfulness, and uncertainty

There are three requisites to the proper enjoyment of earthly blessings: a thankful reflection on the goodness of the giver; a deep sense of our own unworthiness; and a recollection of the uncertainty of our long possessing them. The first will make us grateful; the second, humble; and the third, moderate.

Hannah More (1745 - 1833)

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A Quote by George Washington on army, blessings, fashion, foolishness, heaven, hope, insults, men, order, practice, reflection, and vices

When it was reported to General Washington that the army was frequently indulging in swearing, he immediately sent out the following order: The general is sorry to be informed that the foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing - a vice little known heretofore in the American army - is growing into fashion. Let the men and officers reflect "that we can not hope for the blessing of heaven on our army if we insult it by our impiety and folly."

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Source: ALBERT W. DAW COLLECTION

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A Quote by George Albert Smith on affliction, blessings, children, desires, duty, earth, enemies, faith, fatherhood, feeling, flattery, force, friendship, good, happiness, idealism, inspiration, jealousy, joy, life, love, mankind, needs, people, privileg

A PERSONAL CREED I would be a friend to the friendless and find joy in ministering to the needs of the poor. I would visit the sick and afflicted and inspire in them a desire for faith to be healed. I would teach the truth to the understanding and blessing of all mankind. I would seek out the erring one and try to win him back to a righteous and a happy life. I would not seek to force people to live up to my ideals, but rather love them into doing the thing that is right. I would live with the masses and help to solve their problems that their earth life may be happy. I would avoid the publicity of high positions and discourage flattery of thoughtless friends. I would not knowingly wound the feeling of any, not even one who may have wronged me, but would seek to do him good and make him my friend. I would overcome the tendency to selfishness and jealousy and rejoice in the successes of all the children of my Heavenly Father. I would not be an enemy to any living soul. Knowing that the Redeemer of mankind has offered to the world the only plan that will fully develop us and make us happy here and hereafter, I feel it not only a duty, but also a blessed privilege to disseminate the truth.

George Smith (1870 - 1951)

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A Quote by George Reynolds on blessings, darkness, duty, divinity, evil, god, safety, trust, truth, worth, and path

The path of duty is the only path of safety. It is the only path wherein we can walk and have the assurance of God's continued blessings, of his continued deliverances. Any other course does not carry with it this assurance. Any other path leads to darkness, to contention, to evils of many kinds; for it leads away from the truth and the right. But if we continue in the path that is marked out for us by divine instruction, trusting implicitly in God, then shall we be delivered from all impending evils that are sought to be brought upon us, no matter what they may be; and the nearer we live to God the greater will be the blessings showered upon us, and seeming evils will be changed to blessings of untold worth.

George Reynolds (1842 - 1909)

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A Quote by George Q. Cannon on blessings, confidence, correction, danger, direction, earth, faith, fear, feeling, gifts, god, guidance, habits, ideas, people, pleasure, power, privilege, prophets, purpose, rest, safety, serenity, thought, trust, virtue,

It has been my habit when I crossed the ocean-and I have been on both the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans many times-when a storm came up, or we appeared to be in danger from ice or any other cause-to watch the captain of the ship. I noted his demeanor, and I thought that by it I could form a correct idea of our danger. He knew, probably better than anyone else about our position and our danger, and therefore I took pleasure in watching him. And so it is in regard to the work of God. . . . It is my privilege to have all the gifts and blessings resting down upon me by virtue of my calling. If I am faithful thereto they will rest upon me. But it is not my privilege to guide the ship. . . . In times of danger, whatever my own feelings may be, . . . I always look . . . to the man whom God has placed to preside over his people. I watch him. I know that it is for him to direct the movements of the crew of the Ship Zion. It is for him to direct how she shall be steered, so far as human power is necessary for this purpose. When there are no tremors in him, when there are no indications of fear on his part, when he feels serene and confident, I know that I can do so with the utmost safety, and that this entire people can trust in that God who has placed a prophet, a seer, and a revelator to preside over his people upon the earth.

George Q. Cannon (1827 - 1901)

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A Quote by George Eliot on blessings, god, obedience, thought, and work

It is a vain thought to flee from the work that God appoints us, for the sake of finding a greater blessing; instead of seeking it where alone it is to be found - in loving obedience.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg on blessings

What a blessing it would be if we could open and shut our ears as easily as we open and shut our mouths.

Georg Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)

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A Quote by Galway Kinnell on blessings and words

The bud stands for all things, even for those things that don't flower, for everything flowers, from within, of self-blessing; though sometimes it is necessary to reteach a thing its loveliness, to put a hand on the brow of the flower, and retell it in words and in touch, it is lovely until it flowers again from within, of self-blessing.

Galway Kinnell

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