mortality

A Quote by Orson Hyde on age, body, change, day, death, existence, hope, life, mortality, progress, sorrow, struggle, and suffering

I have commenced to feel the infirmities of increasing age and years; and so many of us now, after these many years of toil, have to struggle with the going down sun of our earthly existence. But we have the consolation of knowing that our mortal body will not always impede our progress, we shall not forever suffer its inconveniences; we are gladdened in the hope of either laying down this mortal tabernacle or undergoing that welcome change which will free us from all afflications and annoyances. And as we hail the day when we shall be free from sorrow and death, to forever rejoice in the joys of everlasting lives.

Orson Hyde (1805 - 1878)

Source: Journal of Discoursses, 19:59-60.

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A Quote by Orson Hyde on children, confusion, control, devil, discipline, god, learning, mind, and mortality

It [the mind] is the agent of the Almighty clothed with mortal tabernacles, and we must learn to discipline it, and bring it to bear on one point, and not allow the Devil to interfere and confuse it, nor divert it from the great object we have in view. . . . If we could control our own minds, we could control our children and our families and the kingdom of God, and see that everything went right, and with much more ease than we do now.

Orson Hyde (1805 - 1878)

Source: Journal of Discourses, 7:153.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on generations and mortality

It is something to make two blades of grass grow where only one was growing, it is much more to have been the occasion of the planting of an oak which shall defy twenty scores of winters, or of an elm which shall canopy with its green cloud of foliage half as many generations of mortal immortalities.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Nicholas Grimald on friendship, gifts, men, mortality, and world

Of all the heavenly gifts that mortal men commend, What trusty treasure in the world can counterfail a friend?

Nicholas Grimald (1519 - 1562)

Source: Of Friendship

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on debt, eternity, faith, gifts, immortality, life, and mortality

Comparatively, we are so much quicker to return favors and to pay our debts to mortals - and we should be responsive and grateful. But what of Him who gave us mortal life itself, who will ere long give us all immortality, and who proffers to the faithful the greatest gift of all, eternal life? We are poor bookkeepers, indeed!

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Ensign, Nov. 1988, p. 31, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on conscience and mortality

Conscience warns us not to sink our cleats too deeply in mortal turf, which is so dangerously artificial.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Ensign, Nov. 1987, p. 32, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on mortality

We are here in mortality, and the only way to go is through; there isn't any around.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1988, p.7., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on college, experience, life, and mortality

The mortal experience . . . is not like a college course which we can passively audit. Instead, we are taking life's course for credit and there are no summers off - not even semester breaks.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Commencement, Ricks College, April 2000, © 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 Martin Luther on age, body, christ, cruelty, darkness, devil, earth, failure, fear, gifts, god, jesus, life, losing, mortality, spirit, strength, truth, work, and world

A mighty fortress is our God, A bulwark never failing; Our helper He, amid the flood Of mortal ills prevailing. For still our ancient foe Doth seek to work us woe; His craft and pow'r are great, And, armed with cruel hate, On earth is not his equal. Did we in our own strength confide, Our striving would be losing, Were not the right Man on our side, The Man of God's own choosing. Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He; Lord Sabaoth His name, From age to age the same, And He must win the battle. And though this world, with devils filled, Should threaten to undo us, We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us. The prince of darkness grim - We tremble not for him; His rage we can endure, For lo! his doom is sure; One little word shall fell him. That word above all earthly pow'rs - No thanks to them - abideth; The Spirit and the gifts are ours Through Him Who with us sideth. Let goods and kindred go, This mortal life also; The body they may kill; God's truth abideth still, His kingdom is for ever. Amen.

Martin Luther (1483 - 1546)

Source: A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GOD, by M.Luther, 1529,Translated-Frederick H. Hedge, 1853

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