pride

A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on brothers, confession, god, humility, life, people, pride, service, and sister

The antidote for pride is humility - meekness, submissiveness. . . . God will have a humble people. Either we can choose to be humble or we can be compelled to be humble. . . . We can choose to humble ourselves by conquering enmity toward our brothers and sisters, esteeming them as ourselves, and lifting them as high or higher than we are. . . . We can choose to humble ourselves by receiving counsel and chastisement, . . . by forgiving those who have offended us, . . . by rendering selfless service, . . . by going on missions and preaching the word that can humble others, . . . by getting to the temple more frequently, [and] by confessing and forsaking our sins and being born of God. . . . We can choose to humble ourselves by loving God, adjusting our will to His, and putting Him first in our lives.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: Ensign, May 1989, pp. 6-7.

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on argument, christ, devil, force, god, life, men, pride, and spirit

Pride does not look up to God and care about what is right. It looks sideways to man and argues who is right. Pride is manifest in the spirit of contention. Was it not through pride that the devil became the devil? Christ wanted to serve. The devil wanted to rule. Christ wanted to bring men to where He was. The devil wanted to be above men. Christ removed self as the force in His perfect life. It was not my will, but thine be done (see Mark 14:36; Luke 22:42).

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: Conference Report, April 1986, Ensign May 1986

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on blessings, foolishness, god, goodness, imagination, nations, needs, prayer, pride, virtue, and wisdom

Many of us have a tendency to forget the Gracious Hand which has preserved our nation, enriched it, strengthened it. Many of us imagine in the foolishness of pride, that our manifold blessings are due not to God's goodness, but to our own wisdom and virtue. Too many of us have been so drunk with self-sufficiency as no longer to feel the need of prayer.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: Title of Liberty, p. 156.

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on devil, discontent, divorce, family, pride, problems, rebellion, teenage, and women

One of Satan's greatest tools is pride: to cause a man or a woman to center so much attention on self that he or she becomes insensitive to his Creator or fellow beings. It is a cause for discontent, divorce, teenage rebellion, family indebtedness, and most other problems we face.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: Conference Report, April 1979, Ensign May 1979

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on fear, god, heaven, humility, needs, pleasure, pride, and world

Humility responds to God's will-to the fear of His judgments and to the needs of those around us. To the proud, the applause of the world rings in their ears; to the humble, the applause of heaven warms their hearts. Someone has said, "Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man."

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: Conference Report, April 1986, Ensign May 1986

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on god, humility, life, opposites, pride, relationships, and worth

In the scriptures there is no such thing as righteous pride. It is always considered as a sin. We are not speaking of a wholesome view of self-worth, which is best established by a close relationship with God. But we are speaking of pride as the universal sin, as someone has described it. . . . Essentially, pride is a "my will" rather than "thy will" approach to life. The opposite of pride is humbleness, meekness, submissiveness, or teachableness.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: Conference Report, April 1986, Ensign May 1986

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A Quote by Edward Young on glory and pride

We rise in glory as we sink in pride.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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A Quote by Edward Gibbon on companions, emotion, fame, freedom, future, history, ideas, joy, life, melancholy, mind, and pride

I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on the recovery of my freedom, and, perhaps, the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind, by the idea that I had taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatsoever might be the future date of my History, the life of the historian must be short and precarious.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on grief, honesty, and pride

If ever I said, in grief or pride, I tired of honest things, I lied.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Source: The Goose Girl, 1923

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A Quote by Edmund Spenser on age, love, pride, and time

Gather therefore the Rose, whilst yet is prime, For soon comes age, that will her pride deflower: Gather the Rose of love, whilst yet is time.

Edmund Spenser (1552 - 1599)

Source: The Faerie Queene, 1590

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