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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on art, family, struggle, and world

We have built for this world a family mansion, and the next a family tomb. The best works of art are the expression of man's struggle to free himself from this condition, but the effect of our art is merely to make this low state comfortable and that higher state to be forgotten.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on character, family, pity, silence, and support

Pity the man who has a character to support - it is worse than a large family - he is silent poor indeed.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on character, determination, family, men, pity, silence, and support

We falsely attribute to men a determined character - putting together all their yesterdays - and averaging them - we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support - it is worse than a large family - he is the silent poor indeed.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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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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A Quote by Henri Frédéric Amiel on destiny, destruction, family, salvation, and women

Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. -She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Heber J. Grant on embarrassment, family, feeling, service, shame, spirituality, welfare, and work

No pains must be spared to wipe out all feeling of diffidence, embarrassment, or shame on the part of those receiving relief; [we] must be one great family of equals. The spiritual welfare of those on relief must receive especial care and be earnestly and prayerfully fostered. A system which gives relief for work or service will go far to reaching these ends.

Heber J. Grant (1856 - 1945)

Source: The First Presidency, "An Important Message," Deseret News, 7 Apr. 1936

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on family, presidency, responsibility, and understanding

No one who has not had the responsibility can really understand what it is like to be President, not even his closest aides or members of his immediate family. There is no end to the chain of responsibility that binds him, and he is never allowed to forget that he is President.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by Hannah More on circumstances, company, family, and life

We have employments assigned to us for every circumstance in life. When we are alone, we have our thoughts to watch; in the family, our tempers; and in company, our tongues.

Hannah More (1745 - 1833)

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A Quote by Gloria Steinem on belief, family, power, religion, roles, and sex

However sugarcoated and ambiguous, every form of authoritarianism must start with a belief in some group's greater right to power, whether that right is justified by sex, race, class, religion, or all four. However far it may expand, the progression inevitably rests on unequal power and airtight roles within the family.

Gloria Steinem (1934 -)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on cities, criticism, family, men, and sacred

Only men to whom the family is sacred will ever have a standard or a status by which to criticize the State. They alone can appeal to something more holy than the gods of the city.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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