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Strength and struggle go together. The supreme reward of struggle is strength. Life is a battle and the greatest joy is to overcome. The pursuit of easy things makes men weak. Do not equip yourselves with superior power and hope to escape the responsibility and work. It cannot be done. It is following the lines of least resistance that makes rivers and men crooked.

Author: Ralph Parlette, Source: Quoted in the Miracle of ForgivenessSaved by xhenxhe in strength struggle 4 weeks ago[save this] [permalink]

It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force.

Author: Alexander Hamilton, Source: Federalist No. 1 - http://thomas.loc.gov/home/histdox/fed_01.h...Saved by bluesfreak in constitution 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

Free competition is worth more to society than it costs.

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Source: Vegelahn v. Guntner, 167 Mass. 92, 44 N.E. 1077, 1080 (1896) (opinion of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts).Saved by bluesfreak in freedom freemarkets 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Source: Towne vs. Eisner, 245 U.S. 418, 425 (7 January 1918)Saved by bluesfreak in words 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

God hath not revealed anything to Joseph, but what He will make known unto the Twelve, and even the least Saint may know all things as fast as he is able to bear them, for the day must come when no man need say to his neighbor, Know ye the Lord; for all shall know Him from the least to the greatest [see Jeremiah 31:34].


History of the Church, 3:380; from a discourse given by Joseph Smith on June 27, 1839, in Commerce, Illinois; reported by Willard Richards.

Author: Joseph Smith , Source: History of the Church, 3:380Saved by cmiket in knowledge 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

A man is saved no faster than he gets knowledge, for if he does not get knowledge, he will be brought into captivity by some evil power in the other world, as evil spirits will have more knowledge, and consequently more power than many men who are on the earth. Hence it needs revelation to assist us, and give us knowledge of the things of God.



History of the Church, 4:588; from a discourse given by Joseph Smith on Apr. 10, 1842, in Nauvoo, Illinois; reported by Wilford Woodruff.

Author: Joseph Smith , Source: History of the Church, 4:588Saved by cmiket in knowledge 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

Knowledge is necessary to life and godliness. Woe unto you priests and divines who preach that knowledge is not necessary unto life and salvation. Take away Apostles, etc., take away knowledge, and you will find yourselves worthy of the damnation of hell. Knowledge is revelation. Hear, all ye brethren, this grand key: knowledge is the power of God unto salvation.



Quoted by Martha Jane Knowlton Coray, reporting a discourse given by Joseph Smith on May 21, 1843, in Nauvoo, Illinois; Martha Jane Knowlton Coray, Notebook, Church Archives.

Author: Joseph Smith as quoted by Martha Jane Knowlton Coray, Source: Church ArchivesSaved by cmiket in knowledge 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

"I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend."

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: In a letter to William Hamilton, April 22, 1800Saved by bhquoty in politics civility 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."

Author: John Augustus Shedd, Source: Salt from My Attic (1928), The Mosher Press, Portland, Maine; cited in The Yale Book of Quotations (2006) ed. Fred R. Shapiro, p. 705Saved by bhquoty in risk ships adventure 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

"Never, never, never postpone a prompting."

Author: Thomas S. Monson, Source: "The Spirit Giveth Life", Ensign, June 1997Saved by bhquoty in spirit communication service holyghost 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

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