quotes tagged with 'indulgence'

...living lives of noisy, slurping indulgence, wrongly celebrating [our] capacity to feel so that [we] finally lose [our] capacity to feel and
become “past feeling.” Hence [we] lick [our] particular platters in a desperate search for more sensation.
Author: Elder Neal A. Maxwell, Source: “How Choice a Seer!,” Liahona, Nov 2003, 99–102: http://www.l...Saved by mlsscaress in less capacity indulgence feel sensation more 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Good and evil both increase at compound interest. The smallest good act today is the capture of a strategic point from which, a few months later, you may be able to go on to victories you never dreamed of. An apparently trivial indulgence in lust or anger today is the loss of a ridge or railway line or bridgehead from which the enemy may launch an attack otherwise impossible.
Author: C. S. Lewis, Source: Mere ChristianitySaved by cboyack in society evil victory good interest lust indulgence increase 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Evil that used to be localized and covered like a boil is now legalized and paraded like a banner. The most fundamental roots and bulwarks of civilization are questioned or attacked. Nations disavow their religious heritage. Marriage and family responsibilities are discarded as impediments to personal indulgence. The movies and magazines and television that shape our attitudes are filled with stories or images that portray the children of God as predatory beasts or, at best, as trivial creations pursuing little more than personal pleasure. And too many of us accept this as entertainment.

The men and women who made epic sacrifices to combat evil regimes in the past were shaped by values that are disappearing from our public teaching. The good, the true, and the beautiful are being replaced by the no-good, the "whatever," and the valueless fodder of personal whim.
Author: Dallin H. Oaks, Source: "Preparation for the Second Coming" Ensign, May 2004Saved by Brookewheat in media evil secondcoming values indulgence 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
[D]emocracy, more than any other form of government, requires self-restraint, which it would inculcate through moral education and impose on itself through laws, including laws governing the manner of public amusements. It was the tyrant who could usually allow the people to indulge themselves. Indulgence of the sort we are now witnessing did not threaten his rule, because his rule did not depend on a citizenry of good character. Anyone can be ruled by a tyrant, and the more debased his subjects, the safer his rule.
Author: Walter Berns, Source: Democracy, Censorship, and the ArtsSaved by richardkmiller in tyranny education censorship character restraint law democracy indulgence 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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