quotes tagged with 'forgive'

Always forgive your enemies--nothing annoys them so much.

Author: Oscar Wilde, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in forgive forgiveness enemy oscarwilde annoy 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.

Author: Oscar Wilde, Source: UnknownSaved by trwth in forgive enemies oscarwilde 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Real charity is not something you give away; it is something that you acquire and make a part of yourself. And when the virtue of charity becomes implanted in your heart, you are never the same again. It makes the thought of being a basher [critical or verbally abusive] repulsive.

Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don’t judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet. Charity is accepting someone’s differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings; having patience with someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn’t handle something the way we might have hoped. Charity is refusing to take advantage of another’s weakness and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us. Charity is expecting the best of each other.

Author: Elder Marvin J. Ashton, Source: http://library.lds.org/nxt/gateway.dll/Magazines/Ensign/1992.h...Saved by mlsscaress in virtue judge forgive heart quiet patience kindness charity new differences expectations selfless resist accepting acquire implanted categorize shortcomings 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]


One year later, on April 6, 1893, 40 years after the groundbreaking and laying of the cornerstones, 75,000 Saints (15,000 more than the total population of Salt Lake City at that time) gathered for the dedication ceremonies. President Wilford Woodruff, who as a young apostle had pounded the stake into the ground to mark Brigham Young’s cane print in the dirt, presided at the dedication. He and the First Presidency had earlier counseled that everyone planning to attend should first commit themselves to repent and forgive and reconcile all past sins and faults. Elder Franklin D. Richards commented that “it was of more importance for the people to be accepted than for the temple to be accepted.”18


Author: Monte R. Swain, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=12337Saved by richardkmiller in temple forgive repent reconciliation acceptance refining 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The real spirit of Christmas lies in the life and mission of the Master. I continue with what the writer defines as the real spirit of Christmas:

'It is a desire to sacrifice for others, to render service and to possess a feeling of universal brotherhood. It consists of a willingness to forget what you have done for others, and to remember what others have done for you; to ignore what the world owes you, and think only of your duties in the middle distance, and your chance to do good and aid your fellow-men in the foreground--to see that your fellow-men are just as good as you are, and try to look behind their faces to their hearts--to close your book of grievances against the universe, and look about you for a place to sow a few seeds of happiness, and go your way unobserved. [Clarence Baird, "The Spirit of Christmas," Improvement Era, 23:154 (December 1919)]'
Author: Howard W. Hunter, Source: Brigham Young University on 5 December 1972Saved by mlsscaress in sacrifice happiness remember jesuschrist forgive give heart service christmas 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Author: Confucius, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in forgive offend forget 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.
Author: William A. Ward, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in speak listen write think spend earn invest investigate criticize wait pray forgive quit try retire save die give 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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