quotes tagged with 'intelligence'

We ought to foster education and intelligence of every kind; cultivate literary tastes, and men of literary and scientific talent should improve that talent; and all should magnify the gifts which God has given unto them. … If there is anything good and praiseworthy in morals, religion, science, or anything calculated to exalt and ennoble man, we are after it. But with all our getting, we want to get understanding, and that understanding which flows from God.

Author: President John Taylor, Source: The Gospel Kingdom, sel. G. Homer Durham [1943], 277Saved by mlsscaress in education faith literature understanding cultivate intelligence talents morals seek 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The most important consequence of the miracle of the garment industry, though, was what happened to the children growing up in those homes where meaningful work was practiced. Imagine what it was must have been like to watch the meteoric rise of Regina and Louis Borgenicht through the eyes of one of their offspring. They learned the same lesson that little Alex Williams would learn nearly a century later - a lesson crucial to those who wanted to tackle the upper reaches of a profession like law or medicine:  if you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.

Author: Malcom Gladwell, Source: Outliers, p.151Saved by mlsscaress in work desires children environment home parents intelligence becoming achieve create assert 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.

Author: Eleanor Roosevelt, Source: http://radar.oreilly.com/2009/01/edge-what-will-change-everyth...Saved by Doc in ideas intelligence gossip 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If the brain was so simple that we could understand it, then we would be so simple that we couldn't.

Author: Emerson Pugh, Source: UnknownSaved by Doc in mind knowledge intelligence brain paradox irony 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Intelligence is eternal and exists upon a self-existent principle. It is a spirit from age to age and there is no creation about it. All the minds and spirits that God ever sent into the world are susceptible of enlargement.

Author: Joseph Smith, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=da135f74db46c0...Saved by mlsscaress in development spirit intelligence eternal increase receptive impressionable pliable inclined liable 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The subtle layers of matter that first cover you - such as the mind, intelligence, and false ego - are like underclothes.

Author: Jagad Guru Chris Butler, Source: http://www.chrisbutlerspeaks.info/Saved by phantasmagoria in mind intelligence ScienceofIdentityFoundation JagadGuruChrisButler chrisbutler scienceofidentity jagadguru 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

A very natural and wonderful consequence of becoming a person capable of great love is described in this passage: “For intelligence cleaveth unto intelligence; wisdom receiveth wisdom; truth embraceth truth; virtue loveth virtue; light cleaveth unto light” (D&C 88:40).


If we pursue the goal of an eternal marriage with purity and with both our hearts and our minds, I believe in most cases we will eventually be rewarded with a companion who is at least our spiritual equal and who will cleave unto intelligence and light as we do, who will receive wisdom as we receive it, who will embrace truth as we embrace it, and who will love virtue as we love it. To spend the eternities with a companion who shares the most important fundamental values with us and who will discuss them, live them, and join in teaching them to children is among the most soul-satisfying experiences of true romantic love. To know that there will be someone who walks a parallel path of goodness and growth with us and yearns for the same eternal values and happiness is of great comfort.

Author: Elder Marlin K. Jensen, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by mlsscaress in light teaching love parenting marriage intelligence values capacity parallel likeness 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Pioneers are still needed. A pioneer is described as one who goes before, preparing the way for others. He is a leader, first in his field in discovery and invention. He will be followed by settlers and developers who expand and exploit his discoveries. Anyone seeking to become a pioneer will take care to fill his mind with what is known about the route he plans to take. Some of the qualities needed in pioneering are interest, intelligence, imagination, and determination. A pioneer must investigate, plan, experiment, and work.
Author: President N. Eldon Tanner, Source: Pioneers Are Still Needed, Ensign, Jul 1976, 2. http://www.lds...Saved by mlsscaress in work invention discovery prepare determination leader experiment interest plan intelligence imagination pioneer 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The first principles of man are self-existent with God. God himself, finding he was in the midst of spirits and glory, because he was more intelligent, saw proper to institute laws whereby the rest could have a privilege to advance like himself. The relationship we have with God places us in a situation to advance in knowledge. He has power to institute laws to instruct the weaker intelligences, that they may be exalted with himself, so that they might have one glory upon another, and all that knowledge, power, glory, and intelligence, which is requisite in order to save them in the world of spirits.

This is good doctrine. It tastes good. I can taste the principles of eternal life, and so can you. They are given to me by the revelations of Jesus Christ; and I know that when I tell you these words of eternal life as they are given to me, you taste them, and I know that you believe them. You say honey is sweet, and so do I. I can also taste the spirit of eternal life. I know it is good; and when I tell you of these things which were given me by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, you are bound to receive them as sweet, and rejoice more and more.
Author: Joseph Smith, Source: TPJS 354-355Saved by richardkmiller in progress power principle inspiration doctrine knowledge holyghost intelligence glory sweet 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Accordingly, as I had been commanded, I went at the end of each year, and at each time I found the same messenger there, and received instruction and intelligence from him at each of our interviews, respecting what the Lord was going to do, and how and in what manner his kingdom was to be conducted in the last days.
Author: Joseph Smith, Source: http://scriptures.lds.org/en/js_h/1/54Saved by richardkmiller in guidance intelligence instruction 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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