quotes tagged with 'imperfection'

Like those famous people mentioned, many of our forebears and those who built the foundations of this land were imperfect. They were human. They doubtless made mistakes and fell short from time to time. But the mistakes were minor when compared with the marvelous work they accomplished. To highlight the mistakes of a person and gloss over the greater good is to draw a caricature. Caricatures are amusing, but they are often ugly and dishonest. A man may have a wart on his cheek and still have a face of beauty and strength, but if the wart is emphasized unduly in relation to his other features, the portrait is lacking in integrity.

There was only one perfect man who ever walked the earth. The Lord uses imperfect people—you and me—to build strong societies. If some of us occasionally stumble, or if our characters may have been slightly flawed in one way or another, the wonder is the greater that we accomplish so much.
Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: Standing for Something, p. 123Saved by cboyack in leadership example morality leader perfection mistake imperfection caricature 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The revelations of God contain correct doctrine and principle, so far as they go; but it is impossible for the poor, weak, low, grovelling, sinful inhabitants of the earth to receive a revelation from the Almighty in all its perfections
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses 2:314Saved by Doc in revelation principle man sin doctrine perfection imperfection 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I am so far from believing that any government upon this earth has constitutions and laws that are perfect, that I do not even believe that there is a single revelation, among the many God has given to the Church, that is perfect in its fulness
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses 2:314Saved by Doc in constitution government revelation man law perfection imperfection fullness 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Condemn me not because of mine imperfection, neither my father, because of his imperfection, neither them who have written before him; but rather give thanks unto God that he hath made manifest unto you our imperfections, that ye may learn to be more wise than we have been.
Author: Moroni, Source: mormon 9:31Saved by Doc in wisdom condemnation learning forgiveness charity imperfection 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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