quotes tagged with 'comfort'

Stories are consoling, fiction is one of the consolation prizes for having lived in the world

Author: Don DeLillo, Source: unknownSaved by l1nds4y in life book world words comfort 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

There are lots of ways of being miserable, but there’s only one way of being comfortable, and that is to stop running round after happiness.  If you make up your mind not to be happy there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have a fairly good time.

Author: Edith Wharton, Source: unknownSaved by l1nds4y in happiness comfort irony miserable 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is comfort them.  But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them, so they will not be embarrassed

Author: Lemony Snicket, Source: HorseradishSaved by l1nds4y in noble comfort lemonysnicket embarrassed 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

In the end, more than freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all – security, comfort, and freedom.  When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again. [on ancient Athens]

Author: Edward Gibbon, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom tyranny security responsibility comfort politicalpower edwardgibbon athens 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The death of Elimelech and his two sons, and the disconsolate condition Naomi was thereby reduced to. Her husband died (v. 3) and her two sons (v. 5) soon after their marriage, and the Chaldee says, Their days were shortened, because they transgressed the law in marrying strange wives. See here, 1. That wherever we go we cannot out-run death, whose fatal arrows fly in all places. 2. That we cannot expect to prosper when we go out of the way of our duty. He that will save his life by any indirect course shall lose it. 3. That death, when it comes into a family, often makes breach upon breach. One is taken away to prepare another to follow soon after; one is taken away, and that affliction is not duly improved, and therefore God sends another of the same kind. When Naomi had lost her husband she took so much the more complacency and put so much the more confidence in her sons. Under the shadow of these surviving comforts she thinks she shall live among the heathen, and exceedingly glad she was of these gourds; but behold they wither presently, green and growing up in the morning, cut down and dried up before night, buried soon after they were married, for neither of them left any children. So uncertain and transient are all our enjoyments here. It is therefore our wisdom to make sure of those comforts that will be made sure and of which death cannot rob us. But how desolate was the condition, and how disconsolate the spirit, of poor Naomi, when the woman was left of her two sons and her husband! When these two things, loss of children and widowhood, come upon her in a moment, come upon her in their perfection, by whom shall she be comforted? Isa. 47:9; 51:19. It is God alone who has wherewithal to comfort those who are thus cast down.

Author: Matthew Henry, Source: Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible, Complete and Unabridged, Ruth 1:1Saved by ImaWriterIII in suffering duty wisdom sorrow family marriage comfort death testing shadow matthewhenry 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

When you were confirmed a member of the Church, you received the right to the companionship of the Holy Ghost. He can help you make good choices. When challenged or tempted, you do not need to feel alone. Remember that prayer is the passport to spiritual power.

Author: President Thomas S. Monson , Source: http://www.lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1207-22...Saved by mlsscaress in power holyghost prayer challenges companionship comfort confirmation tempted 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

When I was a little girl, I often experienced serious illness. My father was always willing and worthy to use the priesthood power he held to bless me. But I have also felt that my mother's special gifts contributed to my healing. She was truly gifted in her ability to minister to my needs and help me get well. Her great faith that the Lord would lead her to answers about medical treatment was a comfort to me. How blessed I was to have two parents who lovingly used their spiritual gifts.


President Wilford Woodruff said that "it is the privilege of every man and woman in this kingdom to enjoy the spirit of prophecy, which is the Spirit of God; and to the faithful it reveals such things as are necessary for their comfort and consolation, and to guide them in their daily duties."

Author: Julie B. Beck , Source: http://www.lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-602-3,0...Saved by mlsscaress in priesthood faith love effort guidance comfort gifts capacity spirituality stewardship fulfill duities 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"God offers us counsel not just for our own safety but for the safety of His other children, whom we should love. There are few comforts so sweet as to know that we have been an instrument in the hands of God in leading someone else to safety. That blessing generally requires the faith to follow counsel when it is hard to do."

Author: Henry B. Eyring, Source: "Safety in Counsel", Liahona, Jun 2008, 2–7Saved by dyejo in safety counsel comfort 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"The knowledge that Heavenly Father loves us and that we are His children gives us strength, comfort, and hope to live this mortal life. Allowing the Savior to atone for our sins is the greatest expression of our Heavenly Father's love for each of us. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

Author: Dean R. Burgess , Source: "Do You Know Who You Are?", Ensign, May 2008, 53–55Saved by dyejo in love child comfort atone 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The Lord always suits the relief to the person in need to best strengthen and purify him or her. Often it will come in the inspiration to do what might seem especially hard for the person who needs help himself. One of the great trials of life is losing to death a beloved husband or wife. President Hinckley described the hurt when Sister Hinckley was no longer at his side. The Lord knows the needs of those separated from loved ones by death. He saw the pain of widows and knew of their needs from His earthly experience. He asked a beloved Apostle, from the agony of the cross, to care for His widowed mother, who would now lose a son. He now feels the needs of husbands who lose their wives and the needs of wives who are left alone by death.


Most of us know widows who need attention. What touches me is to hear, as I have, of an older widow whom I was intending to visit again having been inspired to visit a younger widow to comfort her. A widow needing comfort herself was sent to comfort another. The Lord helped and blessed two widows by inspiring them to encourage each other. So He gave succor to them both.

Author: President Henry B. Eyring , Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1032-7,00.h...Saved by mlsscaress in strength adversity service attention trials comfort death eternallife relief pain succor encourage purification 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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