quotes tagged with 'dedication'
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert, Source: unknown
You’re wishin’ too much, baby. You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone oughtta be
Author: Norton Juster, Source: unknown
So many things are possible just as long as you don’t know they’re impossible
Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: unknown
If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done
Author: Sir Winston Churchill, Source: October 29, 1941, Harrow School
"Never give in, never give in, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense."
Author: Lewis Haynes, LCDR, Medical Corps, USN (Ret.), Source: quoted in "In Harm's Way," by Doug Stanton, page 183
At first you get in a situation where you abhor it. You can't stand it. It's terrible. But you can't get away from it. So you stick with it. And then you get so that you can tolerate it. You tolerate it long enough, you embrace it. It becomes your way of life.
Author: Henry Ford, Source: Unknown
Genuis is seldom recognized for what it is: a great capacity for hard work.
Author: Andrew Klavan, Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121694247343482821.html?mod=op...
Doing what's right is hard, and speaking the truth is dangerous. Many have been abhorred for it, some killed, one crucified.
When I listen to people say they have something more important to do, I wonder what it could possibly be. What could be more important than keeping a commitment we have made with the Lord?Author: F. Burton Howard, Source: Commitment,” Ensign, May 1996, 27. http://library.lds.org/nxt/...
As I travel the Church I often ask stake presidents what their concerns are and what they perceive to be their greatest need. Frequently the reply is, “We have wonderful people. Some of them just need to be more committed and more dedicated. They need to be more anxiously engaged in the work.”
Just eight weeks ago I was holding a mission district conference on the island of Chiloe, an interior location in the south of Chile that gets few visitors. Imagine the responsibility I felt in addressing these beautiful people when it was pointed out to me that a very elderly man seated near the front of the chapel had set out on foot at five o’clock that morning, walking for four hours to be in his seat by nine o’clock, for a meeting that was not scheduled to begin until eleven o’clock. He said he wanted to get a good seat. I looked into his eyes, thought of times in my life when I had been either too casual or too late, and thought of Jesus’ phrase, “I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.” Author: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: Abide in Me,” Liahona, May 2004, 30–32. http://www.lds.org/lds...
Let me say something of the marvelous members of the Church themselves. In the reorganization of a rather far-flung stake recently, I felt the Lord’s prompting to call a man to the stake presidency who, I had been told, owned a bicycle but no automobile. Many leaders across the Church don’t have cars, but I was nevertheless worried about what that might mean for this man in this particular stake. In my terminally-ill Spanish I pursued the interview, then said, “Hermano, ¿no tiene un auto?” With a smile and not a second’s hesitation he replied, “No tengo un auto; pero yo tengo pies, yo tengo fe.” (“I do not have a car, but I do have feet and I do have faith.”) He then said he could ride the bus, ride his bicycle, or walk, “como los misioneros,” he smiled—“like the missionaries.” And so he does.Author: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: Abide in Me,” Liahona, May 2004, 30–32. http://www.lds.org/lds...