fatherhood

A Quote by Emma Hale Smith on blessings, fatherhood, heaven, and wisdom

Frst of all that I would crave as the richest of heaven's blessings would be wisdom from my Heavenly Father bestowed daily.

Emma Hale Smith

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A Quote by Elton Trueblood on awareness, christianity, competence, conviction, decisions, earth, experience, facts, fatherhood, history, honesty, meditation, problems, science, scientists, service, sharing, and work

When scientists are honest, as most of them are, they are well aware of the fact that their competence in science does not give them a clue to the problem of how their science should be used in the service of man. The sensitive visitor to the mesas of Los Alamos is almost sure to meditate on the experience of that gifted man, Klaus Fuchs. Though his work in the laboratories was outstanding, his decision concerning the use of what he knew was disastrous. What if, in addition to his scientific competence, the younger Fuchs had shared something of the Christian conviction of his father, Emil Fuchs? Much of the subsequent history of our earth might then have been different.

Elton Trueblood

Source: The Incendiary Fellowship

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A Quote by ElRay L. Christiansen on blessings, death, eternity, fatherhood, gifts, glory, guidance, honor, indifference, laws, life, mercy, merit, salvation, and time

So this estate is given each of us to determine whether or not we will merit glory and honor "for ever and ever," or whether we will rebel and refuse or be indifferent and not comply with the conditions and the laws and the ordinances provided by a merciful Father for our guidance through life and our protection and our salvation and thereby, by so doing, deny ourselves the fabulous gift and blessing of eternal life. This life, then, is a time of "sifting," a time when the "wheat" is separated from the "chaff," a time of deciding who is who and where we will live after we die.

ElRay L. Christiansen (1897 - 1975)

Source: at BYU, March 24, 1964, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

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A Quote by Elizabeth Garrett Anderson on fatherhood and women

I asked [my father] what there was to make doctoring more disgusting than nursing, which women were always doing, and which ladies had done publicly in the Crimea. He could not tell me.

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836 - 1917)

Source: Letter, 15 Jun 1860, to her Emily Davies

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A Quote by Elizabeth Garrett Anderson on fatherhood and work

When I felt rather overcome with [my father's] opposition, I said as firmly as I could, that I must have this or something else, that I could not live without some real work.

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836 - 1917)

Source: Letter, 15 Jun 1860, to her Emily Davies

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A Quote by Elaine Christensen on body, certainty, children, church, colors, fatherhood, good, husbands, justice, learning, life, mathematics, mind, motherhood, parenthood, passion, people, spirit, struggle, and words

Heredity: the transmission of characteristics from parent to offspring; I sang in church today. My husband said I tucked my chin a certain way and he glimpsed my father. I often look for him. I have his lips, his small, rounded teeth, though when I smile, people say they see my mother. Startled, I've seen her myself in store windows. My father seldom smiled. He told me, as a child he sensed his spirit struggling, wanting to get out, wanting to fly, to be free. "Life," he said, "is learning submission: spirit to body body to mind." "Mathematics," he said, "is good for the mind." He asked what color were my threes, my nines. His were red and green. They stood in lines. I squinted, tried to give mine color, lied, said they stood in circles, counter-clockwise. And when he sang, oh, when he sang he placed each note perfectly, chin tucked, the tone, precise. "Sound should ring''', he said, "right out the top of your head." When I sing I forget where to breathe, how to use my head voice, how to stand, how to project, everything, except the words. For me it has always been words, not numbers, not tone, not mind over anything, just words and the passion they spell. My poems embarrassed him. They were not metered. They did not rhyme. Yet today when I sang, I tucked my chin and some faint seed of him flamed, some spark of him flickered. And those who knew him saw him in me.

Elaine Christensen (1948 -)

Source: I have learned five things, 1995 winner, Nat’l Fed’n StatePoetry Societies’ manuscript comp

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A Quote by Elaine Cannon on fatherhood, god, and life

If we had everything we wanted and needed without asking of Heavenly Father, we would lose sight of the hand of God in our lives.

Elaine Cannon

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A Quote by Edward Young on blessings, fatherhood, heaven, and sons

The booby father craves a booby son, And by Heaven's blessing thinks himself undone.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Love of Fame. Satire ii. Line 165.

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A Quote by Edward O. Sisson on absence, certainty, fatherhood, habits, indolence, schools, and secrets

The secret of the whole matter is that a habit is not the mere tendency to repeat a certain act, nor is it established by the mere repetition of the act. Habit is a fixed tendency to react or respond in a certain way to a given stimulus; and the formation of habit always involves the two elements, the stimulus and the response or reaction. The indolent lad goes to school not in response to any stimulus in the school itself, but to the pressure of his father's will; when that stimulus is absent, the reaction as a matter of course does not occur.

Edward O. Sisson

Source: The Essentials of Character, The Macmillan Company, 1915

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A Quote by Edith Virginia Eradt on children, fatherhood, gifts, justice, life, love, planning, rest, suffering, trust, understanding, and path

Just why I suffer loss I cannot know, I only know my Father wills it so. He leads in paths I cannot understand; But all the way I know is wisely planned. My life is only mine that I may use The gifts he length me as he may choose; And if in love some boon he does recall, I know that unto him belongeth all. I am his child and I can safely trust; He loves me and I know that he is just. Within his love I can scarcely rest, Assured that what he does for me is best.

Edith Virginia Eradt

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