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A Quote by Norman Vincent Peale on church, circumstances, creation, golf, rest, time, war, and worship

A war fitness conference some time ago declared that the highest form of recreation is to go to church. The word recreation should be written re-creation. More real rest can be gained from an hour and a quarter of worship under these circumstances than by eighteen holes of golf.

Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993)

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on belief, brevity, church, facts, and tourists

Those who believe for a while make only a brief tour in the kingdom, though thereafter they often feel qualified to inform those who know even less about the Church; but the fact is they were really only tourists - not natives who really knew the kingdom's countryside.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: “True Believers in Christ” p. 135. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on absence, advice, attitude, church, circumstances, correction, facts, family, fear, force, friendship, giving, heart, leadership, listening, losing, love, past, pride, resentment, solution, and truth

In moments of truth, when meekness matters, other forces, including pride, flow into the chemistry of that moment. Take, for instance, the matter of receiving correct counsel, whether given by a spouse, a family member, a friend, or a Church leader. Often the counsel, even when spoken in love, is resisted by the recipient who - chained by pride - focuses instead upon the imperfections of the person giving the counsel. In another situation, the recipient may have much pride in the position he or she has already taken and refuse to deny himself or herself the continuation of that conduct, lifestyle, or attitude, which denial is at the heart of the solution. However, those who fear losing face cannot have His image in their countenances. In yet another circumstance, the recipient may, instead of listening to the counsel given, be nursing some past grievance upon which he or she would prefer to focus rather than the real issue at hand. Neither advice-giver nor circumstances can be perfect. Absent mutual meekness, the counsel given may not only go unheeded, but, in fact, may even be resented. Italics added.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Meek and Lowly, p. 57., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on audiences, church, day, god, judgment, play, and privacy

Those who turn against the Church do so to play to their own private gallery, but when, one day, the applause has died down and the cheering has stopped, they will face a smaller audience, the judgment bar of God.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Things As They Really Are, p. 90. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on admiration, ancestry, belief, challenge, church, cities, day, duty, faith, humility, kiss, posterity, praise, spirituality, tears, present, and time

Therefore, though we have rightly applauded our ancestors for their spiritual achievements (and do not and must not discount them now), those of us who prevail today will have done no small thing. The special spirits who have been reserved to live in this time of challenges and who overcome will one day be praised for their stamina by those who pulled handcarts. Those who were righteous in other ages, when the gospel light was snuffed out, will one day commend the current members of the Church who so live that the gospel light increased in its incandescence. Those of ancient Israel who saw many signs and yet episodically relapsed will one day praise those in this dispensation who have believed "because of the word" without being compelled to be humble. (Alma 32:14.) The Lamanites who were righteous in earlier times, especially, will praise their present posterity whose righteousness is bringing a blossoming of their seed. Thus the contemporary righteous will earn the esteem of their admired predecessors. Finally, if we are faithful, even the righteous of the city of Enoch will fall upon our necks and kiss us, and we will mingle our tears with their tears! (Moses 7:63.) Let us, therefore, notwithstanding our weaknesses, be reassured that the everyday keeping of the commandments and the doing of our duties is what it is all about.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Notwithstanding My Weakness, p. 18., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Monte J. Brough on church, heart, life, and listening

I suggest that all who listen to my voice would benefit by an examination of the lives of those we sustain as general officers of the Church. You will find some important examples among them and come to know those who have "a perfect heart."

Monte J. Brough (1939 -)

Source: Friend December, 1993, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Milton R. Hunter on achievement, body, church, clothes, corruption, earth, entertainment, eternity, food, heart, heaven, home, jesus, learning, lies, money, needs, possessions, service, spirituality, taxes, time, trying, and worth

I have learned as I have become older that worldly goods and things are of minor importance. One needs only sufficient food to sustain his body, a reasonable amount of clothing to wear, and sufficient comforts of home, and probably some money for entertainment, cultural things, church service, taxes, and traveling. The man with worldly riches cannot use more. He cannot wear two shirts comfortably at one time, nor can he eat two meals at one time. (Of course I know some who try.) I do not mean that one should cease trying to achieve; but what I am trying to say is that one should put first things first. The things of greater worth lie in the realm of the spiritual. They really constitute our eternal possessions of untold worth. Remember the admonition Jesus gave: Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust cloth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust cloth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6 :19-21.

Milton R. Hunter (1902 - 1975)

Source: at BYU, December 15,1964

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A Quote by Meister Eckhart on awareness, church, god, lies, prayer, quiet, and present

A man may go into the field and say his prayer and be aware of God, or he may be in Church and be aware of God; but if he is more aware of Him because he is in a quiet place, that is his own deficiency and not due to God, Who is alike present in all things and places, and is willing to give Himself everywhere so far as lies in Him... He knows God rightly who knows Him everywhere.

Meister Eckhart (c.1260 - c.1327)

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A Quote by Matthew Henry on boasts, church, and god

It is common for those that are farthest from God, to boast themselves most of their being near to the Church.

Matthew Henry (1662 - 1714)

Source: Commentaries. Jeremiah vii.

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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on children, church, experience, justice, motherhood, and people

When a mother asked her small child how he fell out of bed, he answered, "Because I wasn't in far enough." Let me just say in passing that it has been my experience that most people who fall out of the Church do so because they were not in far enough.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: Ensign, February 1994, p. 51.

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