familiarity

A Quote by L. Tom Perry on affliction, beginning, blessings, christ, consequences, destruction, familiarity, god, good, hope, hunger, inconsistency, investment, listening, love, people, persistence, possessions, pride, prosperity, providence, soul, and w

Jacob denounces his people's love of riches and the pride that has found a place in their hearts. He implores them to turn their hearts again to the Lord. He begins with these words: (Jacob 2:13-19) And the hand of providence hath smiled upon you most pleasingly, that you have obtained many riches; and because some of you have obtained more abundantly than that of your brethren ye are lifted up in the pride of your hearts, and wear stiff necks and high heads because of the costliness of your apparel, and persecute your brethren because ye suppose that ye are better than they. And now, my brethren, do ye suppose that God justifieth you in this thing? Behold, I say unto you, Nay. But he condemneth you, and if ye persist in these things his judgments must speedily come unto you. O that he would show you that he can pierce you, and with one glance of his eye he can smite you to the dust! O that he would rid you from this iniquity and abomination. And, O that ye would listen unto the word of his commands, and let not this pride of your hearts destroy your souls! Think of your brethren like unto yourselves, and be familiar with all and free with your substance, that they may be rich like unto you. But before ye seek for riches, seek ye for the kingdom of God. And after ye have obtained a hope in Christ ye shall obtain riches, if ye seek them; and ye will seek them for the intent to do good--to clothe the naked, and to feed the hungry, and to liberate the captive, and administer relief to the sick and the afflicted. The important point is that the Lord condemns both the preoccupation with worldly possessions and the lack of occupation with building His kingdom, whether it is a consequence of having too much or to little. . . . The Lord is not telling us that we should not be prosperous. This would be inconsistent with the many records we have of Him blessing His people with prosperity. But He is telling us that we should seek prosperity only after we have sought and found Him. Then, because our hearts are right, because we love Him first and foremost, we will choose to invest the riches we obtain in building His kingdom.

L. Tom Perry (1922 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1987, pp. 39, 40., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Joseph Ernest Renan on facts, familiarity, life, and sacrifice

The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with facts for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.

Joseph Ernest Renan (1823 - 1892)

Source: Souvenirs d'enfance et de jeunesse.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on beauty, familiarity, sex, and virtue

Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover, Fades in his eye, and palls upon the sense. The virtuous Marcia towers above her sex.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Cato. Act i. Sc. 4.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on admiration, discovery, familiarity, life, miracles, and passion

Admiration is a very short-lived passion that decays on growing familiar with its object unless it be still fed with fresh discoveries and kept alive by perpetual miracles rising up to its view.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by John Abernethy on adoption, disease, familiarity, health, nature, order, and risk

We must adopt loathsome diseases for our familiar associates, or we shall never be thoroughly acquainted with their nature and dispositions; we must risk, nay even injure, our own health in order to be able to preserve or restore that of others.

John Abernethy (1764 - 1831)

Source: “Hunterian Oration," 1819; in Familiar Medical Quotations, by Maurice B. Strauss, 1968.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on familiarity, good, justice, and music

The effects of good music are not just because it's new; on the contrary music strikes us more the more familiar we are with it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Jane Sherwood Ace on familiarity

Familiarity breeds attempt.

Jane Sherwood Ace (1905 - 1974)

Source: "Easy Aces" Radio Show, 1928-1945; in The Fine Art of Hypochondria by Goodman Ace, 1966.

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A Quote by James Keller on familiarity, justice, names, and time

Some time ago I took a trip on the Hudson and Manhattan Transit System. Not being familiar with the names of the various stops, I asked the man next to me the name of the station where we had just stopped. He replied, "I've been riding this line for fifteen years and I only know two stops: where I get on and where I get off."

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by Jamake Highwater on art and familiarity

Art doesn't want to be familiar. It wants to astonish us. Or, in some cases, to enrage us. It wants to move us. To touch us. Not accommodate us, make us comfortable.

Jamake Highwater

Source: The Language of Vision

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A Quote by J. William Galbraith on behavior, contempt, familiarity, and ideas

Familiarity may breed contempt in some areas of human behavior, but in the field of social ideas it is the touchstone of acceptability.

J. William Galbraith

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