A Quote by Joseph B. Wirthlin on ability, dependence, food, hunger, needs, talent, and time

As we give of our time, talents and resources to tend the needs of the sick, offer food to the hungry and teach the dependent to stand on their own, we enrich ourselves spiritually beyond our ability to comprehend.

Joseph B. Wirthlin (1924 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1999, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by John D. MacDonald on dependence

Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable.

John D. MacDonald

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A Quote by John Burroughs on dependence, facts, force, happiness, health, heart, men, secrets, work, and world

What is the best thing for a stream? It is to keep moving. If it stops, it stagnates. So the best thing for a man is that which keeps the currents going - the physical, the moral, and the intellectual currents. Hence the secret of happiness is - something to do; some congenial work. Take away the occupation of all men, and what a wretched world it would be! Few persons realize how much of their happiness is dependent upon their work, upon the fact that they are kept busy and not left to feed upon themselves. Happiness comes most to persons who seek her least, ant think least about it. It is not an object to be sought; it is a state to be induced. It must follow and not lead. It must overtake you, and not you overtake it. How important is health to happiness, yet the best promoter of health is something to do. Blessed is the man who has some congenial work, some occupation in which he can put his heart, and which affords a complete outlet to all the forces there are in him.

John Burroughs (1837 - 1921)

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A Quote by John Adams on dependence, dignity, extremism, god, goodwill, happiness, heaven, honor, ignorance, interest, liberty, nature, nobility, peace, politics, poverty, religion, slavery, and trust

Let the pulpit resound with the doctrines and sentiments of religious liberty. Let us hear the dangers of thralldom to our consciences from ignorance, extreme poverty, and dependence; in short, from civil and political slavery. Let us see delineated before us the true map of man. Let us hear the dignity of his nature, and the noble rank he holds among the works of God-that consenting to slavery is a sacrilegious breach of trust, as offensive in the sight of God as it is derogatory from our own honor or interest or happiness-and that God Almighty has promulgated from heaven liberty, peace, and goodwill to man!

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: Dissertation on the Canon and the Feudal Law, 1765.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on dependence

Upon the creatures we have made, we are, ourselves, at last, dependent.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Jane Welsh Carlyle on dependence, force, life, logic, and nature

It is sad and wrong to be so dependent for the life of my life on any human being as I am on you; but I cannot by any force of logic cure myself at this date, when it has become second nature.

Jane Welsh Carlyle (1801 - 1866)

Source: Letter; in The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, 1970.

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A Quote by James Herriot on animals, children, cruelty, dependence, hope, kindness, needs, obligation, people, responsibility, and trust

I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs ...[They] are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no right to neglect, nor to violate by cruelty.

James Herriot (1916 -)

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A Quote by James Dale Davidson on dependence, justice, money, politicians, soul, and taxes

The politicians don't just want your money. They want your soul. They want you to be worn down by taxes until you are dependent and helpless.

James Dale Davidson

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A Quote by Hyrum W. Smith on change, character, charity, dependence, divinity, feeling, goals, god, greatness, growth, humility, ideas, imagination, mind, peace, power, sacrifice, success, and wisdom

Humility: The realization of our dependence on God. I have always had strong feelings about that word regardless of what anyone's background might be. One of the common denominators of greatness is acknowledging that dependence. As power comes from Charity, power also comes from knowing who you are, a divine offspring of a divine being. Note: For Hyrum Smith's other ideas which he regards as pertinent to Success, see Topics: Character, Charity, Goals, Humility, Peace of Mind, Sacrifice, Success-Change-Personal Growth, Success-Change-Constructive Imagination, Wisdom

Hyrum W. Smith

Source: notes

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A Quote by Henry D. Moyle on belief, charity, children, christianity, dependence, direction, family, fatherhood, home, hope, improvement, life, love, motherhood, parenthood, progress, responsibility, sharing, and virtue

Charity is not a virtue to expect in others only. It is the all-important Christian attribute to be found in ourselves. . . . We believe that charity must begin at home. Can we hope to be charitable to the stranger if love does not abound in the family? A sure step in the direction of improvement and progress in our own lives comes when we share with mother or father in their dependence as they shared with us in their productive years.... We cannot as children ignore our obligations to our parents by passing responsibility for their care to others. . . .

Henry D. Moyle (1889 - 1963)

Source: 118th Annual Conference Report, pp. 3,

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