prosperity

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 Joseph R. Sizoo, D.D. on crime, god, heart, honor, jesus, life, mind, oppression, people, prosperity, slavery, soul, tragedy, tyranny, and war

It is a tragedy when the mind, soul and heart are in slavery in a way of life which refuses to recognize that people have rights before God. It is a war which makes hate a badge of honor, slavery the keystone to prosperity. Not to resist would make one an accomplice to crime. Resistance was part of the program of Jesus. We must resist oppression and tyranny. We have to end it no matter what it costs.

Joseph R. Sizoo

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on affliction and prosperity

Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by John N. Willys on happiness, opportunity, progress, and prosperity

Certainly it is true that the constant striving for something better-the price of progress-adds to the total of human happiness. It stimulates industry by creating new wants. It multiplies opportunities for the employment of brain and brawn. And it bridges the gaps between peaks of prosperity and helps take up the slack during times of reaction.

John N. Willys

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A Quote by John Milton on prosperity

Surer to prosper than prosperity Could have assur'd us.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 39.

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A Quote by John Keats on adversity and prosperity

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity there are a hundred that will stand adversity.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: The Hero as a Man of Letters.

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A Quote by John Heider on achievement, behavior, clarity, conflict, contentment, death, fear, force, goals, intelligence, learning, life, needs, peace, people, power, prosperity, strength, time, and wisdom

To know how other people behave takes intelligence, but to know myself takes wisdom. To manage other people's lives takes strength, but to manage my own life takes true power. If I am content with what I have, I can live simply and enjoy both prosperity and free time. If my goals are clear, I can achieve them without fuss. If I am at peace with myself, I will not spend my life force in conflicts. If I have learned to let go, I do not need to fear dying.

John Heider

Source: The Tao Of Leadership

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A Quote by John Churton Collins on adversity, friendship, and prosperity

In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.

John Churton Collins (1848 - 1908)

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A Quote by John Calvin Coolidge on prosperity

Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshiped.

Calvin Coolidge (1872 - 1933)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on endurance, prosperity, and world

Everything in the world may be endured except continued prosperity.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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