quotes tagged with 'openmindedness'

I have tried for a number of years to get the minds of the Saints prepared to receive the things of God; but we frequently see some of them, after suffering all they have for the work of God, will fly to pieces like glass as soon as anything comes that is contrary to their traditions: they cannot stand the fire at all. How many will be able to abide a celestial law, and go through and receive their exaltation, I am unable to say, as many are called, but few are chosen.
Author: Joseph Smith Jr., Source: Teaching of the Prophet Joseph Smith 331Saved by Doc in revelation pride apostasy traditions orthodoxy openmindedness gospelhobbies 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Should the Lord Almighty send an angel to re-write the Bible, it would in many places be very different from what it now is. And I will even venture to say that if the Book of Mormon were now to be re-written, in many instances it would materially differ from the present translation. According as people are willing to receive the things of God, so the heavens send forth their blessings. If the people are stiff-necked, the Lord can tell them but little
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses 9:311Saved by Doc in truth revelation pride apostasy prophecy openmindedness 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
Author: Albert Einstein, Source: Essay, Ideas and OpinionsSaved by Doc in thought ideas opinion prejudice openmindedness openness 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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