quotes tagged with 'blind'
Author: Boyd K. Packer, Source: Ensign, May 1983, p.66
Those who talk of blind obedience may appear to know many things, but they do not understand the doctrines of the gospel. There is an obedience that comes from a knowledge of the truth that transcends any external form of control. We are not obedient because we are blind, we are obedient because we can see.
“Whatever God requires is right … although we may not see the reason thereof till long after.”Author: Joseph Smith, Source: History of the Church, 5:135
“Latter-day Saints are not obedient because they are compelled to be obedient. They are obedient because they know certain spiritual truths and have decided, as an expression of their own individual agency, to obey the commandments of God. … We are not obedient because we are blind, we are obedient because we can see.”Author: President Boyd K. Packer, Source: April 1983 conference
Some stupid people started the idea that because women obviously back up their own people through everything, therefore women are blind and do not see anything. They can hardly have known any women. The same women who are ready to defend their men through thick and thin . . . are almost morbidly lucid about the thinness of [their] excuses or the thickness of [their] head[s]. . .Love is not blind; that is the last thing that it is. Love is bound; and the more it is bound the less it is blind.Author: G.K. Chesterton, Source: Orthodoxy (Garden City, N.Y.: Image Books, 1959), pp. 69, 71
I pondered, therefore, on the sad fate of mortals, adrift upon this sea of human opinions, without compass or rudder, and abandoned to their stormy passions with no guide but an inexperienced pilot who does not know whence he comes or whither he is going.Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Source: Unknown