quotes tagged with 'intellect'

In history--in life--possibilities do not become realities of their own accord; someone, with his hands and his brain, with his labor and his self-sacrifice, must make realities of them. . . . All we are given is possibilities--to make ourselves one thing or another. . . .


[But] slovenliness. . . penetrates our whole national life from top to bottom. . . . [To oppose


slovenliness] the individual must. . . go into training, and give up many things, in the determination to surpass himself. . . . [A] generation [who will do that] can accomplish what centuries failed to achieve without [it]. And there, my young friends, lies [your] challenge. . . .


[Yours is] the historic [task] of restoring to the university its cardinal function of "enlightenment." . . . In the thick of life's urgencies and its passions, the university must assert itself as a major "spiritual power," . . . standing for serenity in the midst of frenzy, for seriousness and the grasp of intellect in the face of. . . unashamed stupidity.

Author: José Ortega y Gasset, Source: Mission of the University, trans. Howard LeeNostrand (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1944), pp. 39 45 passim, 86, 99]Saved by mlsscaress in sacrifice achievement progress challenge determination effort intellect serenity 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Today, with the abundance of books available, it is the mark of a truly educated man to know what not to read. … Feed only on the best. As John Wesley’s mother counseled him: ‘Avoid whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, takes off your relish for spiritual things, … increases the authority of the body over the mind.

Author: President Ezra Taft Benson, Source: Saved by mlsscaress in read priorities body mind conscience focus books intellect less best tenderness taint JohnWesley 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The gift of the Holy Spirit adapts itself to all these organs or attributes. It quickens all the intellectual faculties, increases, enlarges, expands and purifies all the natural passions and affections; and adapts them, by the gift of wisdom, to their lawful use. It inspires, developes, cultivates and matures all the fine toned sympathies, joys, tastes, kindred feelings and affections of our nature. It inspires virtue, kindness, goodness, tenderness, gentleness and charity. It developes beauty of person, form and features. It tends to health, vigour, animation and social feeling. It developes and invigorates all the faculties of the physical and intellectual man. It strengthens, invigorates, and gives tone to the nerves. In short, it is, as it were, marrow to the bone, joy to the heart, light to the eyes, music to the ears, and life to the whole being.

Author: Parley P. Pratt, Source: Key to the Science of Theology, 9th ed. (1965), 101Saved by richardkmiller in spirit intellect fruits 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
This Church came about as a result of intellectual curiosity. We believe in education, and we spend a substantial part of our budget on the education of our young people. We expect them to think. We expect them to investigate. We expect them to use their minds and dig deeply for knowledge in all fields. If we have a motto, it is this, "The glory of God is intelligence."
Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley, p. 127Saved by cboyack in truth thought knowledge learning intellect curiosity inquiry investigation 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Man has, through the richness of the intellectual quest, become more knowing, more clever and more skeptical. But we have not become more profound or more reverent. Nor have we found a way to put our learning in the context of the eternal.
Author: Josiah Royce, Source: http://www.ldscio.org/2008/02/15/royce/Saved by Doc in truth education meaning thought wisdom pride learning intellect skepticism profound academia intellectualism 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
For each of us, a transcendent blessing is available when we make the right moral choices. It is much easier for those who have a righteous balance to yield “to the enticings of the Holy Spirit” (Mosiah 3:19). Then we can leave behind the attributes of the natural man or woman and become someone much more enlightened. Alma counseled his brethren to “contend no more against the Holy Ghost” (Alma 34:38). The gifts of the Holy Ghost have special strengths for those who study and learn. “He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance” (John 14:26). Yes, “the Holy Ghost shall be thy constant companion” (D&C 121:46).

How do these marvelous gifts of the Holy Ghost function? Elder Parley P. Pratt (1807–57) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles stated: “It quickens all the intellectual faculties; increases, enlarges, expands and purifies all the natural passions and affections; and adapts them, by the gift of wisdom, to their lawful use. … It inspires virtue, kindness, goodness, tenderness, gentleness and charity. It develops beauty of person, form and features. … It develops and invigorates all the faculties of the physical and intellectual man. It strengthens, invigorates, and gives tone to the nerves. In short, it is, as it were, marrow to the bone, joy to the heart, light to the eyes, music to the ears, and life to the whole being.” Persons enjoying these gifts have “light of their countenances,” and their presence is “a warm glow of pure gladness and sympathy.”
Author: President James E. Faust, Source: The Need for Balance in Our Lives,” Ensign, Mar 2000, 2. http:...Saved by mlsscaress in strength wisdom holyghost charity intellect balance gift moral beauty enlightenment form yield how increases enlarges expands inspires features invigorates 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Her palate for all the joys of sense and intellect and spirit was fresh and unspoiled. Nothing would have been wasted on her. She liked more things and liked them more than anyone I have known
Author: C.S. Lewis, Source: A Grief ObservedSaved by mlsscaress in spirit positive experience passion joy intellect enjoy fresh 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The bolder you are, I would argue, the more you have to explain yourself on an interpersonal basis. The stronger, the more distinct, the more visionary your arguments, the more you have to reveal yourself as an individual to make people comfortable with the process by which you've come up with these ideas.
Author: Thomas Barnett, Source: http://www.itconversations.com/shows/detail788.htmlSaved by richardkmiller in vision ideas argument intellect blogging writing authenticity 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The gift of the Holy Ghost adapts itself [in many facets of our lives]. It quickens all the intellectual faculties, increases, enlarges, expands and purifies all the natural passions and affections and adapts them by the gift of wisdom to their lawful use. It inspires, develops, cultivates and matures all the fine-toned sympathies, joys, tastes, kindred feelings and affections of our nature. It inspires virtue, kindness, goodness, tenderness, gentleness and charity. It develops beauty of person, form and features. It tends to health, vigor, animation and social feeling. It invigorates all the faculties of the physical and intellectual man. It strengthens, and gives tone to the nerves. In short, it is, as it were, marrow to the bone, joy to the heart, light to the eyes, music to the ears, and life to the whole being.
Author: Parley P. Pratt, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=2399Saved by richardkmiller in joy holyghost charity intellect health beauty gentleness sociality physique 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Today the world is the victim of propaganda because people are not intellectually competent. More than anything the United States needs effective citizens competent to do their own thinking.
Author: William Mather Lewis, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in ignorance propaganda thought wisdom knowledge intellect 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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