quotes tagged with 'industry'

The early bird gets the worm, but the late-rising worm lives.

Author: Anonymous, Source: UnknownSaved by Doc in humor industry sloth 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Our primary purpose was to set up, insofar as possible, a system under which the curse of idleness would be done away with, the evils of the dole abolished, and independence, industry, thrift, and self-respect be once more established amongst our people. The aim of the Church is to help people to help themselves. Work is to be reenthroned as a ruling principle in the lives of our Church membership.
Author: The First Presidency (1936), Source: Conference Report, October 1936, p. 3. http://speeches.byu.edu...Saved by mlsscaress in welfare work selfreliance industry independence thrift selfrespect idleness 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It is a truism among us that when we attend sacrament meeting we renew our covenants. And that is sobering enough. As President McKay said: "Who can measure the responsibility of such a covenant—how far-reaching, how comprehensive? [Listen to his list.] It excludes from our life profanity, vulgarity, idleness, enmity, jealousy, drunkenness, dishonesty, hatred, selfishness and every form of vice. It obligates us to sobriety, industry, kindness, to the performance of every duty of church and state, to respect our fellow men, to honor the priesthood, to pay tithes and offerings and to consecrate our lives to the service of humanity" (David O. McKay, Millennial Star 85:778).
Author: Truman G. Madsen, Source: The Savior, the Sacrament, and Self-Worth. http://ce.byu.edu/c...Saved by mlsscaress in industry service covenant kindness performance sacrament instill sobriety consecrate 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Our leaders urge us to be active in politics—and yet think it very important to keep the Church out of politics. Is this a contradiction? Consider:

Brigham Young encouraged the people to dance, even while proclaiming, "Dancing [is] no part of our worship."43

He says, "I labor for my own dear self," and in the same breath adds that men have no right to work for themselves.44

We practice shrewd economics even while being told to take no thought of what we shall eat or wear.

We should constantly be storing our minds with knowledge, yet take no thought of what we are to say when we teach the gospel.

We are told to be provident and thrifty—but to ask and trust our heavenly Father for our daily bread.

We are told to be industrious and independent, yet "if the laborer in Zion labor for money, he shall perish" (cf. 2 Nephi 26:31).

We are told to go to with our might—and consider the lilies of the field who toil not neither do they spin.

We are told to hold the Sabbath most sacred as a day of rest, yet it is the day on which many of us work hardest.

We are told to acquire worldly learning and told that worldly learning is nothing.

Joseph Smith said he would have nothing to do with politics and ran for president!

The Savior, speaking with the woman at the well, was thirsty and asked for a drink, and even as he was drinking she asked him for a drink, because he told her that he could give her water of which whoever drank would never thirst again.

We could go on and on, but what is wrong here? Nothing. If we were to examine each of the above apparent paradoxes we would find them all falling into the pattern of Moses' declarations, both uttered on the same occasion and as it were in the same breath. First he said, "Now, for this cause I know that man is nothing, which thing I never had supposed" (Moses 1:10). And then he adds: "But now mine own eyes have beheld God; . . . his glory was upon me; and I beheld his face, for I was transfigured before him. . . . I am a son of God, in the similitude of his Only Begotten" (Moses 1:11, 13). Which is it? Is man nothing or everything? It all depends on which existence we behold him in, temporal or eternal.
Author: Hugh Nibley, Source: Brother Brigham Challenges the Saints In the Party, but Not of the Party pp. 105–37Saved by Doc in politics religion potential faith strength work knowledge industry humility learning weakness testimony sabbath temporal thrift eternal childofgod paradox dancing 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
By preventing a free market in education, a handful of social engineers, backed by the industries that profit from compulsory schooling — teacher colleges, textbook publishers, material suppliers, and others — has ensured that most of our children will not have an education, even though they may be thoroughly schooled.
Author: John Taylor Gatto, Source: Dumbing Us Down, p. 85Saved by cboyack in freedom education industry school corruption lobbying 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality, nothing will do, and with them everything.
Author: Benjamin Franklin, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in money industry frugality time 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
We still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping at the spoil of the multitude. ... It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without a tribute.
Author: Thomas Paine, Source: Rights of Man, p. 105Saved by cboyack in government socialism prosperity industry tax 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
...every individual necessarily labours to render the annual revenue of the society as great as he can. He generally, indeed, neither intends to promote the public interest, nor knows how much he is promoting it. By preferring the support of domestic to that of foreign industry, he intends only his own security; and by directing that industry in such a manner as its produce may be of the greatest value, he intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention. Nor is it always the worse for the society that it was no part of it. By pursuing his own interest he frequently promotes that of the society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it. I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good.
Author: Adam Smith, Source: "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations", 1776Saved by cboyack in nation society work labor invisiblehand wage industry capitalism economy 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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