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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on eternity, experience, fatherhood, heaven, immortality, kindness, life, men, mercy, wishes, and path

All of us must walk the same strait and narrow path, know the same kind of experiences as those we would seek to lead and to serve. There is not one strait and narrow path for the officers-the chosen-and another for the enlisted men. We are all to experience life "according to the flesh"; there is no other way, for it is the way to immortality and eternal life. Given the resplendent riches of the promised kingdom, why would anyone wish to walk another path than the one that leads us back to our gracious and merciful Father in Heaven?

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Sermons Not Spoken, p.26, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on character, fatherhood, jesus, kindness, mercy, and world

Therefore, as we strive to become as the Father is and as Jesus is, we are to become more gracious and merciful, more kind and considerate. Even more, we are to do this in a world which does little to encourage such qualities of character.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Sermons Not Spoken, p.20, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on accidents, automobiles, consequences, defense, driving, fatherhood, gifts, god, mercy, mortality, pain, parenthood, principles, sons, suffering, teenage, and time

Some mistakenly misread the mercy and graciousness of God. For instance, some partial believers are always scolding God, or disregarding Him, because of the observable and lamentable consequences of our misuse of God's gift to us of moral agency. It is as if a teenage son, given his first car, promptly had an accident with resulting pain, suffering, and expense, and the errant son then railed at his father for permitting the suffering resulting from the son's misuse of the gift of the automobile. Granted, in defense of the analogy, mortal parents ought not to give youngsters automobiles too soon, and then only when they have provided wise counsel, driver training, and so on. But there still comes a time when, if they are ever to drive alone, trained teenagers must be left alone at the wheel. The principle is the same with us in the second estate.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Sermons Not Spoken, p.20-21, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on admiration, body, fashion, fatherhood, protest, sacred, sons, and women

I thank the Father that His Only Begotten Son did not say in defiant protest at Calvary, "My body is my own!" I stand in admiration of women today who resist the "fashion of abortion, by refusing to make the sacred womb a tomb!"

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1978, p. 10, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Nat King Cole on beginning, fatherhood, impossibility, and words

I felt something impossible for me to explain in words. Then when they took her away, it hit me. I got scared all over again and began to feel giddy. Then it came to me - I was a father.

Nat King Cole (1919 - 1965)

Source: Ebony, Mar 1950.

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A Quote by N. Eldon Tanner on absence, admiration, anger, blessings, character, cities, control, desires, determination, difficulty, discipline, eternity, failure, fatherhood, good, justice, laws, leadership, meaning, pity, proverbs, quotations, self-con

"Success Is Gauged By Self-Mastery" I should like to say a few words about self-discipline, self-control, or self-mastery which is so important to all of us if we are to accomplish what we set out to do and enjoy the blessings which we desire so much. First, I should like to quote some of the philosophers. Plato said: "The first and best victory is to conquer self; to be conquered by self is, of all things, the most shameful and vile." And da Vinci once said: "You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself." Then he goes on to say that "the height of a man's success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment. . . . And this law is the expression of eternal justice. He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others." In other words,he cannot be a worthy father or leader. Solomon in all his wisdom made this meaningful statement: "He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city." (Proverbs 16:32) There are two important elements in self-mastery. The first is to determine your course or set the sails, so to speak, of moral standards; the other is the willpower, or the wind in the sails carrying one forward. As I said before, character is determined by the extent to which we can master ourselves toward good ends. It is difficult to say just what builds good character, but we know it when we see it. It always commands our admiration, and the absence of it our pity. But it is largely a matter of willpower.

N. Eldon Tanner (1898 - 1982)

Source: Ensign, May 1975, p. 75.

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A Quote by Prophet Muhammad on blessings, fatherhood, god, motherhood, and peace

"Messenger of God, who is most deserving of friendly care from me?" He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) replied, "Your mother." He asked who came next, and He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) replied, "Your mother." He asked who came next and He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) replied, "Your mother." He asked who came next and He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) replied, "Your father."

Muhammad (570 - 632)

Source: Sayings of Muhammad. by Prof. Ghazi Ahmad

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A Quote by Michael Barach on culture, fatherhood, gifts, ideas, punishment, reward, risk, and value

My father's real gift and value to U.S. Shoe is not in 'properly segmenting the market'; rather, he has created a beautiful corporate culture which rewards risk taking, which supports rather than punishes those who have a bad year or two, which allows ideas to percolate upward.

Michael Barach

Source: responding to a Fortune article about US Shoe

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A Quote by Maxine Kumin on fatherhood

It is said to begin with the father.

Maxine Kumin (1925 -)

Source: The Horsewoman, 1975

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A Quote by Mary R. Jack on fatherhood and home

When I'm home or far away, Heav'nly Father, hear me pray.

Mary R. Jack

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