A Quote by Lloyd Dobens on joy, justice, and pride

The only lifelong, reliable motivations are those that come from within, and one of the strongest of those is the joy and pride that grow from knowing that you've just done something as well as you can do it.

Lloyd Dobens

Source: Thinking About Quality

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on admiration, blessings, improvement, order, pride, truth, understanding, universe, and world

Some help others in order to receive blessings and admiration. This is simply meaningless. Some cultivate themselves in part to serve others, in part to serve their own pride. They will understand, at best, half of the truth. But those who improve themselves for the sake of the world -- to these, the whole truth of the universe will be revealed.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching,

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A Quote by L. Tom Perry on affliction, beginning, blessings, christ, consequences, destruction, familiarity, god, good, hope, hunger, inconsistency, investment, listening, love, people, persistence, possessions, pride, prosperity, providence, soul, and w

Jacob denounces his people's love of riches and the pride that has found a place in their hearts. He implores them to turn their hearts again to the Lord. He begins with these words: (Jacob 2:13-19) And the hand of providence hath smiled upon you most pleasingly, that you have obtained many riches; and because some of you have obtained more abundantly than that of your brethren ye are lifted up in the pride of your hearts, and wear stiff necks and high heads because of the costliness of your apparel, and persecute your brethren because ye suppose that ye are better than they. And now, my brethren, do ye suppose that God justifieth you in this thing? Behold, I say unto you, Nay. But he condemneth you, and if ye persist in these things his judgments must speedily come unto you. O that he would show you that he can pierce you, and with one glance of his eye he can smite you to the dust! O that he would rid you from this iniquity and abomination. And, O that ye would listen unto the word of his commands, and let not this pride of your hearts destroy your souls! Think of your brethren like unto yourselves, and be familiar with all and free with your substance, that they may be rich like unto you. But before ye seek for riches, seek ye for the kingdom of God. And after ye have obtained a hope in Christ ye shall obtain riches, if ye seek them; and ye will seek them for the intent to do good--to clothe the naked, and to feed the hungry, and to liberate the captive, and administer relief to the sick and the afflicted. The important point is that the Lord condemns both the preoccupation with worldly possessions and the lack of occupation with building His kingdom, whether it is a consequence of having too much or to little. . . . The Lord is not telling us that we should not be prosperous. This would be inconsistent with the many records we have of Him blessing His people with prosperity. But He is telling us that we should seek prosperity only after we have sought and found Him. Then, because our hearts are right, because we love Him first and foremost, we will choose to invest the riches we obtain in building His kingdom.

L. Tom Perry (1922 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1987, pp. 39, 40., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Kathy Obara on courage, day, faith, justice, life, possibility, pride, strength, understanding, and world

ALWAYS HAVE FAITH IN YOURSELF It is not easy to live life sometimes And face the world with a smile when you're crying inside. It takes a lot of courage to reach down inside yourself, Hold on to that strength that's still there, And know that tomorrow is a new day-with new possibilities. But if you can just hold on long enough to see this through, You'll come out a new person-stronger, With more understanding and with a new pride in yourself From knowing you made it.

Kathy Obara

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A Quote by Joseph Story on benevolence, charity, evil, exercise, forgiveness, good, heart, humility, imagination, judgment, learning, melancholy, men, mercy, persecution, pride, proof, purpose, religion, salvation, spirit, spirituality, teaching, vengean

How it is possible to imagine that a religion breathing the spirit of mercy and benevolence, teaching the forgiveness of injuries, the exercise of charity, and the return of good for evil, can be so perverted as to breathe the spirit of slaughter and persecution, of discord and vengeance, for differences of opinion, is a most unaccountable and extraordinary phenomenon. Still more extraordinary, that it should be the doctrine, not of base and wicked men merely seeking to cover up their own misdeeds, but of good men, seeking the way of salvation with uprightness of heart and purpose. It affords a melancholy proof of the infirmity of human judgment, and teaches a lesson of humility from which spiritual pride may learn meekness, and spiritual zeal a moderating wisdom.

Joseph Story (1779 - 1845)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on pride and soul


'T 's pride, rank pride, and haughtiness of soul; I think the Romans call it stoicism.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Cato. Act i. Sc. 4.

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A Quote by John Ruskin on mistakes and pride

In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Milton on delay, modesty, pride, and yielding

Implied Subjection, but requir'd with gentle sway, And by her yielded, by him best receiv'd,-- Yielded with coy submission, modest pride, And sweet, reluctant, amorous delay.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book iv. Line 307.

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A Quote by John Milton on delay, god, good, grace, husbands, knowledge, laws, modesty, praise, pride, study, women, and yielding

For contemplation he and valour formed; For softness she and sweet attractive grace, He for God only, she for God in him; His fair large front and eye sublime declare Absolute rule; and hyacinthine locks Round from his parted forelock manly hung Clustering, but not beneath his shoulders broad. Which implied Subjection, but required with gentle sway And by her yielded, by him best received; Yielded with coy submission, modest pride, And sweet reluctant amorous delay. . . . God is thy law, thou mine: to know no more Is woman's happiest knowledge and her praise. . . . For nothing lovelier can be found In woman, than to study household good, And good works in her husband to promote.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost

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A Quote by John Gay on assumptions, ignorance, and pride

Pride is increased by ignorance; those assume the most who know the least.

John Gay (1685 - 1732)

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