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A Quote by John Ball on fatherhood, good, leisure, men, motherhood, pain, people, pride, water, and wine

Good people, things will never go well in England so long as goods be not in common, and so long as there be villeins and gentlemen. By what right are they whom we call lords greater folk than we? On what grounds have they deserved it? Why do they hold us in serfage? If we all came of the same father and mother, of Adam and Eve, how can they say or prove that they are better than we, if it be not that they make us gain for them by our toil what they spend in their pride? They are clothed in velvet and warm in their furs and their ermines, while we are covered with rags. They have wine and spices and fir bread; and we oat-cake and straw, and water to drink. They have leisure and fine houses; we have pain and labour, the rain and the wind in the fields. And yet it is of us and of our toil that these men hold their state.

John Ball

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A Quote by Joe J. Christensen on good, love, pride, retirement, sharing, spirituality, and work

A Ten-Point Plan for Increased Spirituality: 1. Read Scriptures Daily. 2. Pray Fervently and Sincerely. 3. Fast Meaningfully. 4. Retire Early and Get Up Early. 5. Be of Good Cheer. 6. Work Hard. 7. Overcome Pride. 8. Love Everyone, and Express Your Love. 9. Become One. (As in John 17) 10. Share Your Testimony.

Joe J. Christensen (1929 -)

Source: To Grow In Spirit, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Jeffrey R. Holland on foolishness, pride, and progress

Nothing so obstinately stands in the way of all sorts of progress as pride of opinion; while nothing is so foolish and baseless.

Jeffrey R. Holland (1940 -)

Source: © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by James Keller on business, day, decisions, devil, difficulty, jealousy, people, pride, and sales

One day, the Devil decided to go out of business. His tools, therefore, being for sale, were put on display; and Malice, Jealousy, and Pride were soon recognized by most of his prospective customers. There was one worn, tiny wedge-shaped tool bearing the highest price, however, which seemed difficult to identify. "What is that?" someone asked. "I can't quite place it." "Oh that!" Satan answered. "That is Discouragement. It is my most valuable tool. With it I can open many hearts, since so few people know that it belongs to me."

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by James F. Lincoln on adoption, jobs, justice, labor, life, management, people, pride, satisfaction, security, society, and work

A people, secure in their jobs, taking pride in their work, and sure of just recognition, will help our society grow to new heights. If all industry should adopt an incentive system, the standard of living of all peoples would be quadrupled; friction between labor and management would disappear, and the satisfaction of all workers would be greatly enhanced.

James F. Lincoln

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A Quote by James F. Oates on acceptance, character, day, determination, faith, motivation, nature, optimism, pride, purpose, sacrifice, spirituality, study, success, virtue, and work

Factors necessary to develop us into real eminence in any field: Whatever may be the nature of our work, or the character of our own vocational activity, eminence always involves the following: [And then he named four factors, and I want you to mark them.] 1. You must have the determination to excel. 2. You must have the willingness [And I want you to mark this.] to pay the price, to study, to live through disappointments with optimism, and to accept the sacrifices necessary to succeed. [Now, do you get the significance of that?] 3. You must have the steadfast pursuit of purpose, doing the work day after day, week after week, yes, year after year, whether you feel like doing it or not. 4. You must have pride and faith in the virtue of your calling. [That is to say, spiritual motivation.] (James F. Oates, Address before the YMCA at Los Angeles, California, April 15, 1960.)

James F. Oates

Source: quoted by Harold B. Lee, LDS Church president, at BYU, February 7, 1962

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A Quote by James E. Talmage on gratitude, humility, pride, and sister

Gratitude is twin sister to humility; Pride is foe to both.

James E. Talmage (1862 - 1933)

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A Quote by Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis on christianity, conceit, devil, evil, god, greed, humility, lies, mind, morality, opposites, pride, teachers, vices, and virtue

The vice I am talking about is Pride or Self-Conceit: and the virtue opposite to it, in Christian morals, is called Humility. You may remember, when I was talking about sexual morality, I warned you that the centre of Christian morals did not lie there. Well, now we have come to the centre. According to Christian teachers, the essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. Unchastity, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere flea-bites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind.

Jack Lewis (1898 - 1963)

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A Quote by J. Michael Straczinski on age, appreciation, death, destruction, greatness, pride, and youth

Greatness is never appreciated in youth, called pride in midlife, dismissed in old age, and reconsidered in death. Because we cannot tolerate greatness in our midst, we do all we can do destroy it.

J. Michael Straczinski

Source: production#309, episode#53, Point of No Return, Lady Morella, Centauri Emperor Touranne’s widow

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A Quote by Jean Iris Murdoch on life, obsession, pride, and vanity

The sin of pride may be a small or a great thing in someone's life, and hurt vanity a passing pinprick, or a self-destroying or ever murderous obsession.

Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999)

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