quotes tagged with 'labor'

The die has been cast. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of Christ. I won't look back, let up, slow down, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present is defined, and my future is secure. I'm finished and done with low living, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, worldly talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals. I no longer need pre-eminence, positions, promotions, plaudits or popularity. I don't have to be right, first, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk with patience, am uplifted by prayer, and labor with power. My face is set, my gait is fast, and my goal is Eternal Life. My road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my guide is reliable, my mission is clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, divided, or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity. I won't give up, hold up, or let up until I have stayed up, stored up and paid up for the cause of Christ. I must go 'til He comes, give 'til I drop, preach 'til all know, and work until He stops me. And when He returns for his own, He will have no problem recognizing me. My banner will be clear.

Author: Unknown, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in religion labor missionary testimony christianity eternallife enduretotheend 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Have courage for the great sorrows of life
and patience for the small ones;
and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task,
go to sleep in peace.
God is awake.

Author: Victor Hugo, Source: UnkownSaved by jarvie in god labor peace patience sorrow sleep bkp 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Is it a coincidence that missionaries give a portion of their lives in behalf of others, then come home and testify of their great love for the people they have served? Is it any wonder that bishops and other priesthood and auxiliary leaders who sacrifice for others are filled with love for those who are recipients of their labors? Is there a greater love among mortals than that of a mother, who offers all for her child? Many who desire to have charity like Jesus attain it as he did.

Author: Elder C. Max Caldwell, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by mlsscaress in sacrifice testify labor love service charity missionarywork 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk
without money and without price.
2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and
eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
3 Incline your ear, and come unto me; hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure
mercies of David.
Author: ISAIAH, Source: Isaiah 55:1-3: http://scriptures.lds.org/en/isa/55Saved by mlsscaress in labor spend covenant delight satisfy hearken diligent eat incline come hear live mercies 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The state of mind which enables a man to do work of this kind is akin to that of the religious worshiper or the lover; the daily effort comes from no deliberate intention or program, but straight from the heart.
Author: Albert Einstein, Source: unknownSaved by Doc in work labor heart devotion 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Do you realize that a great republic, Greece provided a great degree of freedom and a high standard of living but it vanished? Rome came along with a great republic. Roman citizenship was cherished – yes, it was sought, it was bought. But Rome, falling into the throes of cheap politics, began to tax everything that could be taxed and to regulate everything that could be regulated – even to the load that could be carried on an ass. And what was the result? They began to put names on the public payroll until a third of the citizens of Rome were on the national payroll, and that republic collapsed... The empire fell – and great was the fall thereof. It ushered in a period known as the Dark Ages, lasting a thousand years. Should our American private free-enterprise system fall, what will be the result?

Channing Pollock observed that most democracies last for about two hundred years. The are conceived and developed by simple, vigorous, idealistic, hard-working people who, unfortunately, with success become rich and decadent, learn to live without labor, depend more on the largess of big government, and end by trading domestic tyrants for foreign tyrants.

Even among free nations we see the encroachment of government upon the lives of the citizenry by excessive taxation and regulation, all done under the guise that the people would not willfully or charitably distribute their wealth, so the government must take it from them. We further observe promises by the state of security, whereby men are taken care of from the womb to the tomb rather than earning this security by the ‘sweat of their brow’; deception in high places, with the justification that ‘the end justifies the means’; atheism; agnosticism; immorality; and dishonesty. The attendant results of such sin and usurpation of power lead to a general distrust of government officials, an insatiable, covetous spirit for more and more material wants, personal debt to satisfy this craving, and the disintegration of the family unit.
Author: Ezra Taft Benson, Source: The Teachings Of Ezra Taft Benson, p. 696-697Saved by cboyack in politics tyranny rome security labor economy taxes republic greece demoracy 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Steadiness and toil will serve you better than brilliance.
Author: James E. Faust, Source: http://www.lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-32-18,0...Saved by richardkmiller in work labor consistency intelligence tenacity 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
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. . . .
Author: José Ortega y Gasset, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=6940Saved by richardkmiller in sacrifice work labor mind reality creating building hands 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
When you are labouring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself.
Author: Confucius, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in work labor service 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There is no substitute under the heavens for productive labor. It is the process by which dreams become realities. It is the process by which idle visions become dynamic achievements. Most of us are inherently lazy. We would rather play than work. We would rather loaf than work...But it is work that spells the difference in the life of a man or woman. It is stretching our minds and utilizing the skills of our hands that lift us from mediocrity.
Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: Ensign, August 1992Saved by cboyack in work labor laziness 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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