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A Quote by David Oman McKay on benevolence, character, charity, communication, control, deed, dignity, divinity, fatherhood, harmony, justice, laws, life, love, power, self-control, thought, truth, and wisdom

The virtues that combined to make this perfect character are truth, justice, wisdom, benevolence, and self control. His every thought, word, and deed was in harmony with divine law and therefore true. The channel of communication between him and the Father was constantly open so that truth which 'rests upon revelation' was always known to him. . . . His short though eventful life was one of benevolence which comprehends charity and love. His self-control, whether exemplified in his power over his appetites and passions or his dignity and poise when before his persecutors, was perfect-was divine.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Improvement Era, May 1965, p. 380.

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A Quote by David E. Sorensen on fatherhood, goodness, and grace

Temples stand as a constant physical reminder of the grace and goodness of the Father.

David E. Sorensen (1933 -)

Source: General Conference, October 1998, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by Dante Alighieri on angels, day, fatherhood, forgiveness, god, grace, heaven, humility, learning, love, men, merit, peace, power, praise, prayer, pride, proof, and strength

They find seven cornices on which penitent and redeemed sinners are cleansed by the grace of God. On the first cornice, that of Pride, the proud are learning humility: Our Father, dwelling in the Heavens, nowise As circumscribed, but as the things above, Thy first effects, are dearer in Thine eyes, Hallowed Thy name be and the Power thereof, By every creature, as right meet it is We praise the tender effluence of Thy love. Let come to us, let come Thy kingdom's peace; If it come not, we've no power of our own To come to it, for all our subtleties. Like as with glad Hosannas at Thy throne Thine angels offer up their wills alway, So let men offer theirs, that Thine be done. Our daily manna give to us this day, Without which he that through this desert wild Toils most to speed goes backward on his way. As we, with all our debtors reconciled, Forgive, do thou forgive us, nor regard Our merits, but upon our sins look mild. Put not our strength, too easily ensnared And overcome, to proof with the old foe; But save us from him, for he tries it hard. This last prayer is not made for us-we know Dear Lord, that it is needless-but for those Who still remain behind us we pray so.

Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321)

Source: Inferno

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A Quote by Peter "Dale" Wimbrow, Sr. on authors, cheating, clarity, danger, day, difficulty, fatherhood, friendship, honesty, information, judgment, life, mind, money, motherhood, poetry, rest, reward, sons, struggle, tears, thought, time, wives, and wor

Peter "Dale" Wimbrow Sr. wrote the poem "The Guy in the Glass" in 1934. It was first published in The American Magazine at that time and the copyright was subsequently assigned to the author. The poem has become also known, incorrectly, as "The Man in the Glass," but the thought is the same. The message is clear. You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years, but you can't fool the guy staring back in the mirror. Since it was published, it has taken on a life of its' own and is usually seen as anonymous, but occasionally with someone falsely taking credit. Why would someone falsely take credit for a poem about being honest with one's self? For more information, see The Official Guy in the Glass website at www.theguyintheglass.com. The author's son, Peter Dale Wimbrow, Jr., may be contacted by e-mail at: pwimbrow@usacomputer.com. The Guy in the Glass When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf,* And the world makes you King for a day, Then go to the mirror and look at yourself, And see what that guy has to say. For it isn't your Father, or Mother, or Wife, Who judgment upon you must pass. The feller whose verdict counts most in your life Is the guy staring back from the glass. He's the feller to please, never mind all the rest, For he's with you clear up to the end, And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test If the guy in the glass is your friend. You may be like Jack Horner and "chisel" a plum, And think you're a wonderful guy, But the man in the glass says you're only a bum If you can't look him straight in the eye. You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years, And get pats on the back as you pass, But your final reward will be heartaches and tears If you've cheated the guy in the glass. * pelf: money, riches

Dale Wimbrow (1895 - 1954)

Source: grateful memory of the author, Dale Wimbrow. © 1934

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A Quote by Peter "Dale" Wimbrow, Sr. on cheating, clarity, danger, day, fatherhood, friendship, judgment, justice, life, mind, motherhood, originality, people, rest, reward, struggle, wives, and world

The Guy in the Glass

by Dale Wimbrow, (c) 1934


When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf,

And the world makes you King for a day,

Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,

And see what that guy has to say.

 

For it isn't your Father, or Mother, or Wife,

Who judgement upon you must pass.

The feller whose verdict counts most in your life

Is the guy staring back from the glass.

 

He's the feller to please, never mind all the rest,

For he's with you clear up to the end,

And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test

If the guy in the glass is your friend.

 

You may be like Jack Horner and "chisel" a plum,

And think you're a wonderful guy,

But the man in the glass says you're only a bum

If you can't look him straight in the eye.

 

You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,

And get pats on the back as you pass,

But your final reward will be heartaches and tears

If you've cheated the guy in the glass.

Dale Wimbrow (1895 - 1954)

Source: The Guy in the Glass

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A Quote by D. Lee Tobler on achievement, fatherhood, good, home, leadership, and motherhood

[Countering worldly wickedness] is achieved when the powers of righteousness are marshaled in the home under the worthy priesthood leadership of the father, equally yoked with a good and righteous mother.

D. Lee Tobler (1933 -)

Source: General Conference, April 1999, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Clinton L. Cutler on fatherhood, gratitude, home, and sons

My thoughts go out in gratitude to that loving Father, the Father of us all, who stands with arms out-stretched, cheering us on, asking us to come home to him and to his beloved Son, our Savior.

Clinton L. Cutler (1929 - 1994)

Source: Ensign, May 1990, p. 43.

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A Quote by Christian Nestell Bovée on doubt, fatherhood, and inventions

Galileo called doubt the father of invention; it is certainly the pioneer.

Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)

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A Quote by Charlotte Elliott on darkness, day, fatherhood, friendship, god, grief, guests, heart, home, life, loneliness, prayer, resignation, rest, spirit, yielding, and path

My God, my Father, while I stray Far from home, on life's rough way, O teach me from my heart to say, "Thy will be done." Though dark my path and sad my lot, Let me be still and murmur not; But breathe the prayer divinely taught, "Thy will be done." What though in lonely grief I sigh For friends beloved no longer nigh, Submissive still, would I reply, "Thy will be done." If thou shouldst call me to resign What most I prize-it ne'er was mine, I only yield Thee what was Thine; "Thy will be done." If but my fainting heart be blest With thy sweet spirit for its guest, My God, to Thee I leave the rest; "Thy will be done." Renew my will from day to day; Blend it with Thine, and take away All that now makes it hard to say, "Thy will be done."

Charlotte Elliott (1789 - 1871)

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A Quote by Charles Windsor on fatherhood

Father told me if I ever met a lady in a [very low-cut] dress like yours, I must look her straight in the eyes.

Charles Windsor (1948 -)

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