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A Quote by F. L. Holmes on faith, friendship, god, heaven, hell, joy, peace, sorrow, work, and path

Faith will turn any course, light any path, relieve any distress, bring joy out of sorrow, peace out of strife, friendship out of enmity, heaven out of hell. Faith is God at work.

F. L. Holmes

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on action, appearance, basketball, beginning, belief, change, character, cheating, circumstances, clarity, coaching, conscience, criticism, day, evil, god, guilt, heart, injustice, innocence, joy, judgment, justice, learning,

One day in the middle of an important examination in high school, the point of my lead pencil broke. In those days we used pocket knives to sharpen our pencils. I had forgotten my penknife and turned to ask a neighbor for his. The teacher saw this; he accused me of cheating. When I tried to explain, he gave me a tongue-lashing for lying; worse, he forbade me to play on the basketball team in the upcoming game. I could see that the more I protested the angrier he seemed to become. But again and again I stubbornly told what had happened. Even when the coach pleaded my cause, the teacher refused to budge. The disgrace was almost more than I could bear. Then, just minutes before the game, he had a change of heart and I was permitted to play. But there was no joy in it. We lost the game; and though that hurt, by far the deeper pain was being branded a cheat and a liar. Looking back. I know that lesson was God-sent. Character is shaped in just such crucibles. My parents believed me: they were understanding and encouraging. Supported by them and a clear conscience, I began to realize that when you are at peace with your Maker you can, if not ignore human criticism, at least rise above it. And I learned something else - the importance of avoiding even the appearance of evil. Though I was innocent, circumstance made me look guilty. Since this could so easily be true in many of life's situations, I made a resolution to keep even the appearance of my actions above question, as far as possible. And it struck me, too, that if this injustice happened to me, it could happen to others, and I must not judge their actions simply on appearances.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: Crossfire: The Eight Years with Eisenhower, p. 17.

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on charity, christ, eternity, growth, joy, love, purity, selfishness, and world

The world today speaks a great deal about love, and it is sought by many. But the pure love of Christ differs greatly from what the world thinks of love. Charity never seeks selfish gratification. The pure love of Christ seeks only the eternal growth and joy of others.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: Ensign, November 1986, p. 47.

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on devil, happiness, heart, joy, labor, learning, opportunity, optimism, rest, soul, and work

You must not allow yourselves to become discouraged. Missionary work brings joy, optimism, and happiness. Don't give Satan an opportunity to discourage you. Here again, work is the answer. The Lord has given us a key by which we can overcome discouragement: "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30.)

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p. 205-206

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A Quote by Evan Roberts on joy

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Seek your joy in what you give, and not in what you get.

Evan Roberts

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Euripides on cheerfulness, heart, joy, and songs

Song brings of itself a cheerfulness that wakes the heart of joy.

Euripides (c. 485 - 406 BC)

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A Quote by Emma Goldman on church, destiny, force, hope, joy, laws, life, love, and marriage

Love, the strongest and deepest element in all life, the harbinger of hope, of joy, of ecstasy; love, the defier of all laws, of all conventions; love, the freest, the most powerful molder of human destiny; how can such an all-compelling force be synonymous with that poor little State and Church-begotten weed, marriage?

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on failure, joy, poverty, and victory

'Tis so much joy! 'tis so much joy!
If I should fail, what poverty!
And yet, as poor as I
Have ventured all upon a throw,
Have gained - yes, hesitated so,
This side the victory.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on joy and life

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Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Journey in Word, ed. Cyndi Craven; an internet collection of quotations.

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A Quote by Emanuel Swedenborg on desires, good, joy, kindness, and life

Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.

Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 - 1772)

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