quotes tagged with 'family'

It’s lovely to be going home and know it’s home.

Author: LM Montgomery, Source: Anne of Green GablesSaved by l1nds4y in love family home 3 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Unless you are a hermit or half of a pair of Siamese twins, you probably enjoy taking the occasional break from members of your family to enjoy some privacy, perhaps with a friend or companion, in your room or in a railway car you have managed to sneak aboard

Author: Lemony Snicket, Source: HorseradishSaved by l1nds4y in family privacy lemonysnicket 3 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Our theology begins with heavenly parents. Our highest aspiration is to be like them. Under the merciful plan of the Father, all of this is possible through the atonement of the Only Begotten of the Father, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. As earthly parents we participate in the gospel plan by providing mortal bodies for the spirit children of God. The fulness of eternal salvation is a family matter.


It is the reality of these glorious possibilities that causes us to proclaim our message of restored Christianity to all people, even to good practicing Christians with other beliefs. This is why we build temples.

Author: Dallin H Oaks, Source: http://www.lds.org/ensign/1995/05/apostasy-and-restorationSaved by fstaheli in family 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Indeed, it may be our own capacity to give love that makes us most lovable. The greater our own personal substance is and the deeper our own mental, emotional, and spiritual reserves are, the greater will be our capacity to nurture and love others, especially our companion. President Marion G. Romney of the First Presidency posed a question that puts our ability to genuinely care about others in perspective: “How can we give if there is nothing there? Food for the hungry cannot come from empty shelves. Money to assist the needy cannot come from an empty purse. Support and understanding cannot come from the emotionally starved. Teaching cannot come from the unlearned. And most important of all, spiritual guidance cannot come from the spiritually weak” (Ensign, Nov. 1982, p. 93).

Author: Elder Marlin K. Jensen, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by jarvie in support love family marriage capacity bk12a 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

When all is said and done, this is what the gospel is about. The family is a creation of God. It is the basic creation. The way to strengthen the nation is to strengthen the homes of the people.

Author: Pres. Hinkley, Source: http://lds.org/general-conference/1998/04/living-worthy-of-the...Saved by tristenure in nation family 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"We have to forego some good things in order to choose others that are better or best because they develop faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and strengthen our families."

Author: Dallin H. Oaks, Source: "Good, Better, Best", Ensign, Nov 2007, 104–108Saved by ragogoni in faith strength family best families better 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It is the duty of parents to maintain their children decently, and according to their circumstances; to protect them according to the dictates of prudence; and to educate them according to the suggestions of a judicious and zealous regard for their usefulness, their respectability and happiness.

Author: James Wilson, Source: Lectures on Law, 1791Saved by ImaWriterIII in children family parents jameswilson 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

All that I am, my mother made me.

Author: John Quincy Adams, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in johnquincyadams family mother 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

There is no such thing as a "self-made" man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.

Author: George Matthew Adams, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in character family story EDS 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

More noble than the valiant deeds of shining knights of yore,
More powerful than earthly plights that make the rich man poor,
More kingly than a royal throne or a lion with his pride,
Is he whose babes sleep well at night sure Daddy will provide.
There is a spirit in this land and Jezebel’s her name.
She’s calling you to leave your home for power, fun, and fame.
She wants your wife, your children too — she’ll never compromise,
Until your house is torn in two by listening to her lies.
But though a hundred thousand million men may fall prey to her lures,
And wives en masse leave home in search of “more fulfilling” chores,
Though preachers praise, and friends embrace, her pagan plan of death,
Stand strong and quit you like a man with every blessed breath.
Stand strong and rise, O man of God, to meet this noble call,
The battle is not new you see, it’s been here since the Fall.
Your wife is your helpmeet, my friend, and not another man’s,
So care for her and keep her far from Mistress Jezi’s plans.
Protect, provide, and give to her your undivided life,
This is the dear one of your youth, your precious bride, your wife.
And rally to those tiny ones who trust you for their care —
A lifetime spent discipling them’s a lifetime pure and rare.
For when they put their hand in yours and know a Daddy’s love,
You’re showing them a picture of the Father from above.
Look not toward worldly goal or gain, or for your liberty,
Look only into their sweet eyes to find your ministry.
Devote your heart and sacrifice and make your manly mark —
There is none so great as he who finds his call as patriarch.

Author: Doug Phillips, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in valiant family father patriarch bravery poem valor dougphillips daddy knights deceptionofculture 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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