The enabling power of the Atonement of Christ strengthens us to do things we could never do on our own. Sometimes I wonder if in our latter-day world of ease--in our world of microwave ovens and cell phones and air-conditioned cars and comfortable homes--I wonder if we ever learn to acknowledge our daily dependence upon the enabling power of the Atonement.Author: DAVID A. BEDNAR, Source: "In the Strength of the Lord", http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/...
We need to slow down, think about our priorities, and ask ourselves what the point is of an expensive kitchen remodel when we donít take the time to cook, and why we work so hard that we never have time to see the people we love. Maybe if we traded some of our discretionary income for discretionary time, that would be the true luxury.Author: Laurence Hauben, Source: http://independent.com/news/2007/oct/25/eating-french/
Increase of material comforts ... does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.Author: Mahatma Gandhi, Source: Unknown
Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury -- to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.Author: Albert Einstein, Source: Unknown
War destroys men, but luxury destroys mankind; at once corrupts the body and the mind.Author: John Crowne, Source: Unknown
We gather the poorest of the people, the unlearned, and a few of the learned; but generally, we gather the poor, who wish to be redeemed; who feel the oppression the high and the proud have made them endure; they have felt a wish to be delivered, and consequently their ears were open to receive the truth. Take those who are in the enjoyment of all the luxuries of life, and their ears are stopped up; they cannot hear.Author: Brigham Young, Source: Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 321
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