quotes tagged with 'addiction'

I testify that the appetite to possess worldly things can only be overcome by turning to the Lord. The hunger of addiction can only be replaced by our love for Him. He stands ready to help each one of us. "Fear not," He said, "for you are mine, and I have overcome the world" (D&C 50:41 ).

Author: Robert D. Hales, Source: April 2009 General ConferenceSaved by davejames99 in addiction love debt pornography 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

In seeking to overcome debt and addictive behaviors, we should remember that addiction is the craving of the natural man, and it can never be satisfied. It is an insatiable appetite. When we are addicted, we seek those worldly possessions or physical pleasures that seem to entice us. But as children of God, our deepest hunger and what we should be seeking is what the Lord alone can provide--His love, His sense of worth, His security, His confidence, His hope in the future, and assurance of His love, which brings us eternal joy.

Author: Robert D. Hales, Source: April 2009 General ConferenceSaved by davejames99 in addiction love debt pornography naturalman 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I regard television as perhaps the greatest tool yet created to teach and educate people in large numbers. But I decry the filth, the rot, the violence, and the profanity that spew from television screens into our homes. It is a sad commentary on our societies. The fact that the television set is on six or seven hours every day in many homes says something of tremendous importance. I feel sorry for those who are addicted to the tube. I believe it is an addiction. It becomes a habit as pernicious as many other bad habits. I feel sorry for parents who do not read to their young children. I feel sorry for children who do not learn the wonders to be found in good books, or how stimulating an experience it is to get into the mind of a great thinker as that person expresses himself or herself, with language cultivated and polished, concerning great and important issues.
Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: “Four Simple Things to Help Our Families and Our Nations,” Ensign, Sep 1996, 2Saved by cboyack in society book knowledge addiction learning television 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Spiritually, addiction is a deep-seated form of idolatry. The objects of our addictions become our false gods.
Author: Gerald G. May, M.D., Source: Addiction & Grace, 1988, p. 13Saved by elb1179 in addiction idolatry 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
When we send a spacecraft to the moon and back, it burns more fuel in the first few seconds than during the entire remainder of its half-million-mile journey. Why? To reach outer space, it has to overcome both the gravity of the earth and the atmosphere that surrounds the earth. And in a sense, we must overcome the same two forces—the gravity of habits in our private lives and the social pressures we counter in the atmosphere of our public lives—before we can fulfill our divine potential.
Author: Stephen R. Covey, Source: Six Events, pp. 252-3Saved by cboyack in habit potential society addiction tradition burden gravity peerpressure pressure atmosphere 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
One of the most serious human defects in all ages is procrastination, an unwillingness to accept personal responsibilities now. Men came to earth consciously to obtain their schooling, their training and development, and to perfect themselves, but many have allowed themselves to be diverted and have become... addicts to mental and spiritual indolence and to the pursuit of worldly pleasure.
Author: Spencer W. Kimball, Source: Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball, pp. 4-5Saved by cboyack in development duty responsibility pleasure addiction perfection laziness procrastination diversion indolence 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
A person's reaction to his appetites and impulses when they are aroused gives the measure of that person's character.
Author: David O. McKay, Source: LDS General Conference, April 1964Saved by cboyack in character addiction reaction appetite impulse restraint 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I take it to be a principle rule of life, not to be too much addicted to any one thing.
Author: Terence, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in principle life addiction 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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