Thursday, November 13, 2008

Great Quotes

These are some of my favorite quotes that have been on my mind lately. They really put things into perspective. Take a look:

WHAT MATTERS MOST- by Elder Neal A. Maxwell
"Someday when we look back on mortality, we will see that many of the things that seemed to matter so much at the moment will be seen not to have mattered at all. And the eternal things will be seen to have mattered even more than the most faithful of the saints imagined..."

If you want to find out how proud you are the easiest way is to ask yourself, ‘How much do I dislike it when other people snub me, or refuse to take any notice of me, or shove their oar in, or patronise me, or show off?’ ... Now what you want to get clear is that Pride is essentially competitive — is competitive by its very nature — while the other vices are competitive only, so to speak, by accident. Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man. We say that people are proud of being rich, or clever, or good-looking, but they are not. They are proud of being richer, or cleverer, or better-looking than others. If everyone else became equally rich, or clever, or good-looking there would be nothing to be proud about. It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition has gone, Pride has gone. That is why I say Pride is essentially competitive in a way other vices are not … Greed may drive men into competition if there is not enough to go around; but the proud man, even when he has got more than he can possibly want, will try to get still more just to assert his power. Nearly all those evils in the world which put people down to greed or selfishness are really far more the result of Pride.”

DON'T GIVE UP- by President Gordon B. Hinckley
“No one need tell you that we are living in a very difficult season in the history of the world. Standards are dropping everywhere. Nothing seems to be sacred anymore. …I do not know that things were worse in the times of Sodom and Gomorrah… I think our Father must weep as He looks down upon His wayward sons and daughters.... We must not give up. We must not become discouraged. We must never surrender to the forces of evil…. If it means standing alone, we must do it. …But we shall not be alone.” - President Hinckley


Leah said...

Thanks for the quotes...great reminders of what we should be and what we should be doing.

Alicia said...

I need to be reminded every day. I love to hear the Prophets and Apostles speak. I also LOVE C.S. Lewis too! One thing I discover about myself in reading his words is how much pride I actually have. I want pride out of my heart.