quotes tagged with 'friend'


This day I have been walking through the most splendid part of the city of New York. The buildings are truly great and wonderful, to the astonishing of every beholder. After beholding all that I had any desire to behold, I returned to my room to meditate and calm my mind; and behold, the thoughts of home, of Emma and Julia, rush upon my mind like a flood and I could wish for a moment to be with them. My breast is filled with all the feelings and tenderness of a parent and a husband, and could I be with you I would tell you many things.



I feel as if I wanted to say something to you to comfort you in your peculiar trial and present affliction [Emma was pregnant at the time]. I hope God will give you strength that you may not faint. I pray God to soften the hearts of those around you to be kind to you and take the burden off your shoulders as much as possible and not afflict you. I feel for you, for I know your state and that others do not, but you must comfort yourself knowing that God is your friend in heaven and that you have one true and living friend on earth, your husband.


Author: Joseph Smith, Source: Letter from Joseph Smith to Emma Smith, Oct. 13, 1832, New York City, New York; Community of Christ Archives, Independence, Missouri.Saved by ragogoni in josephsmith friend pray love husband wife burden meditation afflictions emmasmith 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"A friend is a possession we earn, not a gift. ....The Lord has declared that those who serve him and keep his commandments are called his servants. After they have been tested and tried and are found faithful and true in all things, they are called no longer servants, but friends. His friends are the ones he will take into his kingdom and with whom he will associate in an eternal inheritance."

Author: Marvin J. Ashton, Source: "What Is a Friend?", Ensign, Jan. 1973, 41Saved by dyejo in friend friends servant servants 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

So long as we love, we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson, Source: unknownSaved by jarvie in friend love service friendship serve bkp 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Dear Friend, You Are Not God

Author: Science of Identity Foundation, Source: http%3A//www.jagadguruchrisbutler.org/science-of-identity-foundation.htmlSaved by crisdale44 in god friend science foundation identity of jagad guru chris butler siddhaswarupananda paramahamsa 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Above all, be a genuine friend to the individuals and families you teach. As the Savior declared to us, "I will call you friends, for you are my friends" (D&C 93:45). A friend makes more than a dutiful visit each month. A friend is more concerned about helping people than getting credit. A friend cares. A friend loves. A friend listens, and a friend reaches out.
Author: President Ezra Taft Benson, Source: "To the Home Teachers of the Church," Ensign, May 1987, 48; ht...Saved by mlsscaress in duty friend pleasure listen hometeaching care genuine visitingteaching concern reachout 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The blogosphere is the friend of information but the enemy of thought.
Author: Alan Jacobs, Source: http://www.christianitytoday.com/bc/2006/003/17.36.htmlSaved by joeyday in information thought friend enemy blogosphere blogging blogs 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
He that loseth wealth, loseth much; he that loseth friends, loseth more; but he that loseth his spirit loseth all.
Author: Spanish Proverb, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in spirit loss wealth friend 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
Author: Henry Ward Beecher, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in friend love friendship improvement fault correction 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The best way to destroy your enemy is to make him your friend.
Author: Abraham Lincoln, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in friend enemy 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.
Author: Abraham Lincoln, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in character action friend behavior conscience 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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