quotes tagged with 'abundance'

I am afraid that many of us have been surfeited with flocks and herds and acres and barns and wealth and have begun to worship them as false gods, and they have power over us. Do we have more of these good things than our faith can stand?

Author: President Spencer W. Kimball, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=f318118dd536c0...Saved by mlsscaress in faith wealth worship materialism abundance false capaicty 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:
But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:
Author: Paul, Source: http://scriptures.lds.org/en/2_cor/8/13-14#13Saved by cboyack in equality service desire family marriage charity abundance poverty burden 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly.
Author: Bertrand Russell, Source: unknownSaved by rpage in abundance scarcity 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
By definition, according to the scarcity paradigm, no person can ever engage in a win-win transaction. The dilemma becomes, then, if I want to be happy I must do it at the expense of other people, and If I want to be moral, I must sacrifice my happiness to do so.

The abundance paradigm helps us to see the possibility of and the value in win-win exchanges and transactions. People who are operating in abundance know that by servicing the wants of others, and thus creating happiness in the lives of others, they actually bring more happiness to themselves.
Author: Garrett Gunderson, Source: Killing Sacred Cows, page 35Saved by rpage in happiness abundance exchange scarcity 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It annoys me when men whom the Lord blesses with great abundance are not willing to do their full duty.
Author: Heber J. Grant, Source: Gospel Standards p.107Saved by cboyack in duty responsibility prosperity abundance 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car... a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little.
Author: Ben Sweetland, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in wealth opportunity abundance 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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