quotes tagged with 'morality'


“Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.”


Author: Rick Warren, Source: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/601712-our-culture-has-accepte...Saved by sludgepickle in compassion morality love culture bigotry hate lies 6 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"The moral foundation of our doctrine can be a beacon light to the world and can be a unifying force for both morality and faith in Jesus Christ. We need to protect our families and be at the forefront together with all people of goodwill in doing everything we can to preserve light, hope, and morality in our communities."

Author: Quentin L. Cook, Source: "Let There Be Light", Ensign, Nov. 2010, 27–30Saved by ragogoni in jesuschrist world light doctrine morality hope families goodwill communities 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

What is so bad about big government? My indictment of big government is that it is bad because it attacks liberty, prosperity, progress, harmony, and morality.  Thanks to big government, we have significantly less of all of those good things than we would if we had been able to keep government right-sized. Big government is cancerous. Like a cancer, it hurts the body and tends to spread, doing more and more harm as it grows. It is time for some radical surgery.

Author: George C. Leef, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government progress prosperity morality biggovernment cancer georgecleef surgery 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

All denunciation implies a moral doctrine of some kind and the modern skeptic doubts not only the institution he denounces, but the doctrine by which he denounces it.  Thus he writes one book complaining that imperial oppression insults the purity of women, and then writes another book, a novel in which he insults it himself.  As a politician he will cry out that war is a waste of life, and then as a philosopher that all of life is a waste of time.  A Russian pessimist will denounce a policeman for killing a peasant, and then prove by the highest philosophical principles that the peasant ought to have killed himself.  A man denounces marriage as a lie and then denounces aristocratic profligates for treating it as a lie.

The man of this school goes first to a political meeting where he complains that savages are treated as if they were beasts.  Then he takes his hat and umbrella and goes on to a scientific meeting where he proves that they practically are beasts.  In short, the modern revolutionist, being an infinite skeptic, is forever engaged in underminging his own mines.  In his book on politics he attacks men for tramping on morality; in his book on ethics he attacks morality for tramping on men.  Therefore the modern man in revolt becomes practically useless for all purposes of revolt.  By rebelling against everything he has lost his right to rebel against anything.

Author: G.K. Chesterton, Source: as quoted by Ravi Zacharias in "Jesus Among Other Gods," page 116Saved by ImaWriterIII in morality christianity rebel gkchesterton rzquotes revolt absolutes 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It is not enough to be good. You must be good for something. You must contribute good to the world. The world must be a better place for your presence. And the good that is in you must be spread to others. In this world so filled with problems, so constantly threatened by dark and evil challenges, you can and must rise above mediocrity, above indifference. You can become involved and speak with a strong voice for that which is right.

Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: Standing For SomethingSaved by cboyack in character leadership morality service good 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It is no accident that the lessening, or loss, of belief in certain absolute truths, such as the existence of God and the reality of immortality, has occurred at the same time there has been a sharp gain in the size and power of governments in many portions of the world.

Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?hideNav=1&locale=0&sourc...Saved by cboyack in truth morality moralrelativism biggovernment 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

My purpose today is to assure you that our Heavenly Father and the Savior live and that They love all humanity. The very opportunity for us to face adversity and affliction is part of the evidence of Their infinite love. God gave us the gift of living in mortality so that we could be prepared to receive the greatest of all the gifts of God, which is eternal life. Then our spirits will be changed. We will become able to want what God wants, to think as He thinks, and thus be prepared for the trust of an endless posterity to teach and to lead through tests to be raised up to qualify to live forever in eternal life.


It is clear that for us to have that gift and to be given that trust, we must be transformed through making righteous choices where that is hard to do. We are prepared for so great a trust by passing through trying and testing experiences in mortality. That education can come only as we are subject to trials while serving God and others for Him.

Author: President Henry B. Eyring , Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1032-7,00.h...Saved by mlsscaress in trust adversity morality savior perspective eternallife choose tests manner redeemer 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

Author: C. S. Lewis, God in the Dock, p. 292, Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=I6xWiVDThpEC&pg=PA292&lpg=PA2...Saved by richardkmiller in government tyranny socialism morality good 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Perhaps the proper response to outrageous behavior is outrage, or, more to the point, the proper response to outrageous television is outrage. I express my own and this Church's disappointment, disagreement, and even outrage with television that turns our attention and sometimes our inclinations toward violence, self-serving greed, profanity, disrespect for traditional values, sexual promiscuity, and deviance.

Author: M. Russell Ballard, Source: http://lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010Vg...Saved by cboyack in media morality television 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

Author: John Adams, Source: Address to the Military, October 11, 1798Saved by jordy in constitution government morality 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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