David O. McKay Quotes.
Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give.
It is written that he who governs well, leads the blind; But that he who teaches, gives them eyes.
There should be no yelling in the home unless there is a fire.
Pleasure is not the purpose of man’s existence. Joy is.
The rising sun can dispel the darkness of night, but it cannot banish the blackness of malice, hatred, bigotry, and selfishness from the hearts of humanity.
No other success can compensate for failure in the home. The poorest shack in which love prevails over a united family is of greater value to God and future humanity that any other riches. In such a home God can work miracles and will work miracles.
The home is the first and most effective place to learn the lessons of life: truth, honor, virtue, self control, the value of education, honest work, and the purpose and privilege of life. Nothing can take the place of home in rearing and teaching children, and no other success can compensate for failure in the home.
As precious as life itself is our heritage of individual freedom, for man’s free agency is a God-given gift.
One time or another we all face adversity’s chilling wind. One man flees from it, and like an unresisting kite falls to the ground. Another yields no retreating inch, and the wind that would destroy him lifts him as readily to the heights. We are not measured by the trials we meet, only by those we overcome.
What you think about when you don’t have to think, shows what you really are.
The greatest work we will ever do will be within the walls of our home.
Men may yearn for peace, cry for peace, and work for peace, but there will be no peace until they follow the path pointed out by the Living Christ. He is the true light of men’s lives.
When a Father takes the child by the hand, he takes the Mother by the Heart…. The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Always remember that a soldier’s pack is lighter than a slave’s chains.
Into the soul of every student I would have instilled the patriotic fervor of Patrick Henry.
Only to the extent that men desire peace and brotherhood can the world be made better. No peace even though temporarily obtained, will be permanent, whether to individuals or nations, unless it is built upon the solid foundation of eternal principles.
That which a man continually thinks about determines his actions in times of opportunity and stress. I will know what you are if you tell me what you think about when you don’t have to think.
What you think about when you don’t think, shows who you really are.
Seek to share joy with others, or to make somebody else happy, and you will find your own soul radiant with the joy you wished for another.
The kind of life you live, your disposition, your very nature, will be determined by your thoughts, of which your acts are but the outward expression. Thought is the seed of action.
There are seeds of happiness in every soul. Our mental attitude and dispositions constitute the environment in which these seeds germinate. There is as much need for sunshine in our heart as for sunshine in the world. Today, as perhaps never before, mankind needs encouragement and cheer.
Misrepresentation, false propaganda, innuendoes soon sprout into poisonous weeds, and before long the people find themselves victims of a pollution that has robbed them of their individual liberty and enslaved them to a group of political gangsters.
Be thankful that sometimes God lets you struggle for a long time before that answer comes. Your character will grow; your faith will increase. There is a relationship between these two: the greater your faith, the stronger your character, and increased character enhances your ability to exercise even greater faith.
Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your best.
Let us realize that: the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success!