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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on confidence, failure, family, feeling, god, guidance, heart, needs, prayer, sorrow, and world

God knows the feelings in every human heart. He can soften sorrow and lead when there seems to be no light. Prayer can give guidance and confidence. It reminds us that no one need be alone in this world. If all else fails, remember, God and one other person can be a family.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: Ensign, May 1988, p.64.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on family, god, love, relationships, and present

It is quite easy for me to think of a God of love mainly because I grew up in a family where love was central and where lovely relationships were ever present.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: An Autobiography of Religious Development (Nov. 1950 essay)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on boredom, children, family, and men

If men bore children, there would only be one born in each family.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Marion D. Hanks on acceptance, babies, birth, certainty, college, creation, divinity, education, embarrassment, facts, failure, family, future, graduation, husbands, laws, learning, life, men, nobility, parenthood, poetry, potential, preparati

There is a story of a certain college student in a poetry class who, when called upon to recite lines that he had written by assignment, refused. He was prepared to accept failure rather than the embarrassment of facing the class, inept as he felt he was in this field. The professor, it is reported, said to him, "Young man, it is important that you realize that you arc not a finished product. You are still in the process of creation." In fact, all of us are in the process of creation. "Progress," said Browning in "Paracelsus," "is the law of life. Man is not man as yet." But men do have a divine heritage and we are here for noble purposes. We have an infinitely important future potential if, if we learn. How is it going to happen? Will it be automatic? You who are married, did the ceremony create you or qualify you as properly equipped husbands and wives? Does the birth of a baby into the family qualify you as adequate parents? Does graduation signify that we are educated ?

Marion D. Hanks (1921 -)

Source: at BYU, May 28, 1964 © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by Mario Andretti on belief, family, honesty, honor, justice, passion, problems, and understanding

Do it no matter what. If you believe in it, it is something very honorable. If somebody around you or your family does not understand it, then that's their problem. But if you do have a passion, an honest passion, just do it. . . .

Mario Andretti (1940 -)

Source: A Moment With A Legend, by Allen Zino

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A Quote by Marguerite Yourcenar on beginning, boredom, family, misfortune, and musicians

A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.

Marguerite Yourcenar (1903 - 1987)

Source: "Time," 16 Feb 1981.

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A Quote by Margaret Mead on family and inventions

No matter how many communes anybody invents, the family always creeps back.

Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978)

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on dance, dawn, family, musicians, play, poetry, poets, songs, and world

Poem for Liu Ya-tzu Night is long. And slowly comes the crimson sun-moon dawn. Demons and monsters danced about and whirled for hundreds of years and five hundred millions were not a family. Yet in one song the cock whitens the world. Song pours on us from ten thousand corners and musicians from Khotan play. Never before were we poets so moved. October 1950

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

Source: The Poems of Mao Tse-tung, Harper & Row

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A Quote by M. F. K. Fisher on boredom, family, and resentment

Family dinners are more often than not an ordeal of nervous indigestion, preceded by hidden resentment and ennui and accompanied by psychosomatic jitters.

M. F. K. Fisher

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A Quote by Lyman Littlefield on acceptance, adversity, body, careers, consequences, death, desires, endings, endurance, existence, family, finance, future, god, investment, joy, life, mortality, motherhood, peace, relatives, rest, sorrow, spirit, sufferi

As soon as it was light, I started to see Mr. Benjamin L. Shaw and met him on his way to inquire as to my mother's condition. This gentleman was a relative, himself and my mother being first cousins, in consequence of which and being a man of great wealth, he had extended to the family much financial assistance. He asked if my mother had made any request before her death. I told him of her desire to be buried at Nauvoo. He said that her wishes must be complied with. We went together to the undertaker and he ordered a coffin, and a suitable strong box in which the casket containing her remains were to be placed. Some ladies came and she was suitably made ready for burial. The habiliments with which she was to be clothed were made and her body was invested with the robes for her final rest. She was placed in the coffin and then, O, how peaceful and pleasant seemed her rest! Then, my mother, your troubles were ended. The storms of life were passed and your spirit could soar to a world of peace and joy. No more shall you endure the tempests of mortal suffering or the winds of malevolence roar around your pathway, nor the clouds of adversity shut out the genial sunlight of connubial joys. Your career of sorrow now is over. Well and patiently you have endured the reverses attendant upon the mortal existence. You have accepted of God's revealed and redeeming truth, and the celestial consolations of the future life will heal the wounds inflicted along the dreary shores of this life.

Lyman Littlefield

Source: Lyman Littlefield Reminiscences (1888), p.138 - p.139

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