Sometimes I lose faith in human nature for a time; I am assailed by doubt. But always the Lord restores my faith and reveals to me His bounteous love for His creatures
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
"Faith never demands an answer to every question but seeks the assurance and courage to move forward, sometimes acknowledging, "I don't know everything, but I do know enough to continue on the path of discipleship."
“There is no conflict between science and religion. Conflict only arises from an incomplete knowledge of either science or religion, or both...”
Nothing but money is sweeter than honey.
Be always ashamed to catch thyself idle.
A faith without some doubts is like a human body without any antibodies in it. People who blithely go through life too busy or indifferent to ask hard questions about why they believe as they do will find themselves defenseless against either the experience of tragedy or the probing questions of a smart skeptic.
"The moment a man loses the spirit of God and the spirit of the advasary takes possession of him he is filled with fear. For the sinners in Zion are afraid. Fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. No honest man or woman need fear. Indeed they never fear. What are they afraid of ? They have done nothing to cause the spirit of fear to come upon them. It is when a man does that which is wrong that he receives the spirit of fear."
It takes little faith to believe in God's existence. One can even obey God without much faith, in the way a slave or a pet obeys a master. Faith enters in at the powerful moments in our lives when we must decide whether or not we believe that God is good.
In my experience, I've found that most women don't know their true worth. They judge themselves against unrealistic standards set by advertisers and fashion magazines. They believe they can never be smart enough, pretty enough, rich enough, successful enough, good enough. They are their own harshest critics, panning every performance, calling themselves up short. They have so little confidence in their ability to succeed that it often leads to a critical case of stage fright. Unwilling to risk a negative review, they stay out of the spotlight and remain in the wings.