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A Quote by Delbert L. Stapley on acceptance, change, earth, facts, faith, god, knowledge, liberals, thinking, and truth

We must acquire the faith to accept the fact that all knowledge is from God and known to God. Knowledge is released to man on earth according to God's plan for him. Free or liberal thinking does not change truth, the revealed knowledge which comes from God.

Delbert L. Stapley (1896 - 1978)

Source: at BYU, May 5, 1964

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on abuse, adultery, chance, character, choice, commitment, divinity, effort, evil, extremism, good, greed, heart, human rights, jesus, men, misery, murder, nobility, perfection, theft, thinking, thought, vices, and world

That from the heart come good thoughts and bad thoughts is the message of the Savior. By the right choice, and through application of thought, man ascends to divine perfection; by the abuse and wrong application of thought, he descends below the level of the beasts. Between these two extremes are all the grades of character and man in their maker and master. Jesus taught that from within the heart of man come evil thoughts, sexual vice, acts of theft, murder, adultery, greed. When men commit these crimes individually or collectively, they trespass upon human rights and, of course, bring misery into the world. A noble and godlike character is no thing of favor or chance, but is a natural result of continued effort and right thinking, the effect of long cherished associations with godlike thoughts.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

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A Quote by David. J. Schwartz, PhD on body, day, environment, facts, feeling, force, gossip, guilt, men, mind, people, thinking, thought, and women

But there's another type of poison perhaps a little more insidious - thought poison - commonly called "gossip." Thought poison differs from body poison in two ways. It affects the mind, not the body, and it is more subtle. The person being poisoned usually doesn't know it. Thought-poison is subtle but it accomplishes "big" things. It reduces the size of our thinking by forcing us to concentrate on petty, unimportant things. It warps and twists our thinking about people because it is based on a distortion of facts, and it creates a guilt feeling in us that shows through when we meet the person we've gossiped about. Thought-poison is 0 percent right thinking: it is 100 percent wrong thinking. And contrary to lots of opinion, women have no exclusive franchise on gossip. Every day many men, too, live in a partially poisoned environment.

David. J. Schwartz

Source: The Magic of Thinking Big

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A Quote by David B. Haight on deed, justice, love, and thinking

Someone has written, "Love is a verb." It requires doing - not just saying and thinking. The test is in what one does, how one acts, for love is conveyed in word and deed.

David B. Haight (1906 -)

Source: Ensign, November 1982. p. 12., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by Daniel Dennett on abuse, anxiety, controversy, cosmology, culture, danger, defeat, ethics, force, ideas, improvement, politics, psychology, religion, revolution, struggle, thinking, traditions, and understanding

Much of the controversy and anxiety that has enveloped Darwin's idea ... can be understood as a series of campaigns in the struggle to contain Darwin's idea within some acceptably "safe" and merely partial revolution. Cede some or all of modern biology to Darwin, perhaps, but hold the line there! Keep Darwinian thinking out of cosmology, out of psychology, out of human culture, out of ethics, politics, and religion! In these campaigns, many battles have been won by the forces of containment: flawed applications of Darwin's idea have been exposed and discredited, beaten back by the champions of the pre-Darwinian tradition. But new waves of Darwinian thinking keep coming. They seem to be improved versions, not vulnerable to the refutations that defeated their predeccessors, but are they sound extensions of the unquestionably sound Darwinian core idea, or might they, too, be perversions of it, and even more virulent, more dangerous, than the abuses of Darwin already refuted?

Daniel Dennett (1942 -)

Source: Darwin's Dangerous Idea, London, Penguin, 1995, p 63

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A Quote by Dame Edith Sitwell on modesty, thinking, and time

I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty. . . . But I am too busy thinking about myself.

Dame Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964)

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A Quote by Colby Dorr Dam on blindness, dreams, emotion, encouragement, eternity, feeling, future, guidance, hope, idealism, learning, love, people, soul, study, thinking, thought, time, understanding, water, and wishes

Each person has an ideal, a hope, a dream of some sort which represents his soul. In the long light of eternity this seed of the future is all that matters! We must find this seed no matter how small it is; we must give to it the warmth of love, the light of understanding and the water of encouragement. We must learn to deal with people as they are - not as we wish them to be. We must study the moral values which shape our thinking, arouse our emotions and guide our conduct. We must get acquainted with our inner stream and find out what's going on in our heads and hearts. We must put an end to blind, instinctive, sensory thought and feeling. We must take time to be human.

Colby Dorr Dam

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A Quote by Christopher Darlington Morley on day, mind, reading, and thinking

Read every day something no one else is reading. Think every day something no one else is thinking. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.

Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957)

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A Quote by Christopher Darlington Morley on books, mind, purpose, and thinking

The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.

Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957)

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A Quote by Christopher Darlington Morley on future, kindness, life, men, and thinking

It will be a shock to men when they realize that thoughts that were fast enough for today are not fast enough for tomorrow. But thinking tomorrow's thoughts today is one kind of future life.

Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957)

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