A Quote by Frederic William Farrar on difficulty, god, heart, love, obedience, purity, rules, slavery, soul, spirit, spirituality, strength, elightenment, and yielding

It is easy to be a slave to the letter, and difficult to enter into the spirit; easy to obey a number of outward rules, difficult to enter intelligently and self-sacrificingly into the will of God; easy to entangle the soul in a network of petty observances, difficult to yield the obedience of an enlightened heart; easy to be haughtily exclusive, difficult to be humbly spiritual; easy to be an ascetic or a formalist, difficult to be pure, and loving, and wise, and free; easy to be a Pharisee, difficult to be a disciple; very easy to embrace a self-satisfying and sanctimonious system of rabbinical observances, very difficult to love God with all the heart, and all the might, and all the soul, and all the strength.

Frederic William Farrar (1831 - 1903)

Source: Farrar in The Life of Christ, quoted by Dallin H. Oaks, Pure in Heart, p.25

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A Quote by Ernest Hemingway on acceptance, courage, difficulty, discipline, duty, intelligence, obedience, resolution, time, understanding, and world

We have come out of the time when obedience, the acceptance of discipline, intelligent courage and resolution were most important, into that more difficult time when it is a man's duty to understand his world rather than simply fight for it.

Ernest Hemingway (1898 - 1961)

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A Quote by Elaine Cannon on god, life, obedience, and women

Obedience sets a woman apart, fills her with life, permits her to be God-blessed.

Elaine Cannon

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A Quote by Ed Pinegar on christ, faith, love, motives, obedience, power, reason, and spirit

Faith is the power. Love is the motive. Obedience is the price. The Spirit is the key. And Christ is the reason.

Ed Pinegar

Source: Mark and Barbara Hall Collection.

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A Quote by Delbert L. Stapley on affliction, direction, experience, fatherhood, learning, obedience, perfection, strength, suffering, and support

We learn obedience, as the Savior did, by the things which we suffer. . . . Sometime in the eternities to come, we will see that our trials were calculated to cause us to turn to our Heavenly Father for strength and support. Any affliction or suffering we are called upon to bear may be directed to give us experience, refinement, and perfection.

Delbert L. Stapley (1896 - 1978)

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on god, obedience, and spirituality

Obedience to the commandments of God is the key to spirituality.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on christ, duty, freedom, happiness, individuality, jesus, liberty, mankind, necessity, obedience, peace, people, principles, relationships, responsibility, and uncertainty

In these days of uncertainty and unrest, liberty-loving people's greatest responsibility and paramount duty is to preserve and proclaim the freedom of the individual, his relationship to deity, and the necessity of obedience to the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Only thus will mankind find peace and happiness.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

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A Quote by Charles Taylor on america, behavior, crime, day, death, disobedience, fear, obedience, people, problems, punishment, and work

Will corporal punishment help restrain criminal behavior? Some well-intentioned experts say no. But one group that disagrees with these experts is the criminals themselves. Criminals know that punishment works, and they use it every day all over America. Criminals demand absolute obedience, and if corporal punishment doesn't work, then they will use capital punishment, for they know that the fear of death is the best deterrent for disobedience. Even the experts tell us that when being attacked by a criminal, obey him- because to resist may bring even more punishment. So does punishment work? It sure does. The problem is the wrong people are being punished

Charles Taylor

Source: Knoxville News-Sentinel

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A Quote by Cecil Frances Alexander on children, christianity, day, good, obedience, tears, and weakness

Christian children all must be Mild, obedient, good as He. . . . . For He is our childhood's pattern, Day by day like us He grew, He was little, weak, and helpless, Tears and smiles like us He knew; And He feeleth for our sadness, And He shareth in our gladness.

Cecil Frances Alexander (1818 - 1895)

Source: Once in Royal David’s City (1848)

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A Quote by C. E. Graham Swft on anxiety, conviction, jesus, nature, obedience, order, pride, purpose, security, and truth

The basic assumption which all expositors seem anxious to secure is certainly right, namely, that the ultimate purpose of a parable is to help and not hinder the apprehension of the truth. But beyond this, we may say that it belongs to the very nature of revelation that the capacity to receive it depends upon the prior surrender and obedience of the will. . . . The disciples had so surrendered to the sovereignty of Jesus and could therefore know. If temporarily a parable concealed the truths of the kingdom from the outsider on the intellectual plane, it was only in order that moral conviction might first be secured with a view to intellectual enlightenment afterwards. There are many who, through intellectual pride, would like to have it otherwise, but it cannot be.

C. E. Graham Swft

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