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A Quote by Truman G. Madsen on kindness, life, limits, loneliness, meaning, needs, service, and solution

There is no final solution to loneliness until you recognize that you need the resources which are in yourself to enpy, within limits, being alone being the kind of person that you like to be with, and reaching out to others, not in a grasping way, but in an attempt to be meaningful and loving and of service in their lives.

Truman G. Madsen

Source: Fireside Address, Provo, Utah, 1980.

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A Quote by Thomas S. Monson on compassion, concern, hunger, and service

I extol those who, with loving care and compassionate concern, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and house the homeless. He who notes the sparrow's fall will not be unmindful of such service.

Thomas S. Monson (1927 -)

Source: Ensign , November 1987, p. 68., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on country, crisis, patriotism, service, and soldiers

The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: Pennsylvania Journal, 19 Dec. 1785

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on army, conflict, country, crisis, earth, freedom, god, heaven, hell, love, men, patriotism, power, service, slavery, soldiers, soul, tyranny, value, and women

These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we may obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: 't is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods. It would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as Freedom should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to tax) but "to bind us in all cases whatsoever," and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious, for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: The American Crisis, no. 1, December 23, 1776

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on country, culture, plants, and service

The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Terence Kealey on america, computers, country, decisions, economics, electricity, future, generations, government, growth, losing, money, myth, power, projects, research, science, service, success, war, wealth, and world

There is a central myth about British science and economic growth, and it goes like this: science breeds wealth, Britain is in economic decline, therefore Britain has not done enough science. Actually, it is easy to show that a key cause of Britain's economic decline has been that the government has funded too much science. . . . Post-war British science policy illustrates the folly of wasting money on research. The government decided, as it surveyed the ruins of war-torn Europe in 1945, that the future lay in computers, nuclear power and jet aircraft, so successive administrations poured money into these projects-to vast technical success. The world's first commercial mainframe computer was British, sold by Ferrranti in 1951; the world's first commercial jet aircraft was British, the Comet, in service in 1952; the first nuclear power station was British, Calder Hall, commissioned in 1956; and the world's first and only supersonic commercial jet aircraft was Anglo-French, Concorde, in service in 1976. Yet these technical advances crippled us economically, because they were so uncommercial. The nuclear generation of electricity, for example, had lost 2.1 billion pounds by 1975 (2.1 billion pounds was a lot then); Concord had lost us, alone, 2.3 billion pounds by 1976; the Comet crashed and America now dominates computers. Had these vast sums of money not been wasted on research, we would now be a significantly richer country.

Terence Kealey

Source: Terence Kealey Wasting Billions, the Scientific Way, The Sunday Times, Oct. 13, 1996.

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A Quote by Susan Brownell Anthony on death, duty, ideas, progress, service, and women

Of all the old prejudices that cling to the hem of the woman's garments and persistently impede her progress, none holds faster than this. The idea that she owes service to a man instead of to herself, and that it is her highest duty to aid his development rather than her own, will be the last to die.

Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906)

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A Quote by Stephen L. Richards on blessings, brothers, contentment, courage, earth, egotism, faith, friendship, god, humanity, humility, ideas, peace, purpose, relatives, reward, satisfaction, service, spirit, spirituality, and work

I give to my friends the assurance that if they will recast their ideas and attitudes about the relative importance of the spiritual to the material, and bring themselves to participate in the mighty cause of establishing God's kingdom in the earth, they will find a satisfaction, a sureness of purpose, a peace and contentment, surpassing anything they have ever known. They will not be ashamed to say to themselves and to their fellows that God and his work come first. When they can develop the faith and the courage to make this acknowledgment, self-sufficiency and egotism will be replaced by humility of spirit. The brotherhood of man will become real to them. Their service will be ennobled, and they will lay the foundation for the attainment of the highest rewards and blessings vouchsafed to humanity.

Stephen L. Richards (1879 - 1959)

Source: Ensign, November 1952, p. 102.

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A Quote by Sir Robert Baden-Powell on community, desires, satisfaction, selfishness, service, and success

Yet one more item is needed to complete success, and that is the rendering of service to others in the community. Without this the mere satisfaction of selfish desire does not reach the top notch.

Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857 - 1941)

Source: Lessons from the varsity of life

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A Quote by Sir Isaac Newton on patience, service, and thought

If I have done the public any service, it is due to patient thought.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)

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