quotes tagged with 'persecution'
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses, 12:272
Being driven from city to city... is nothing compared to the danger of becoming rich and being hailed by outsiders as a first-class community.
Author: Monte R. Swain, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=12337
On that cold February day when the frozen ground was broken to start the work, Brigham Young spoke with characteristically poignant humor as he told the recent converts attending the ground dedication to not
be discouraged because they had not had all the privileges that many of the older members had had, of being robbed, and driven and mobbed and plundered of everything they had on earth, for he would promise all who would remain faithful, that they . . . should be proved in all things.
I sometimes become excited when I talk about them, and so do my brethren. Author: Heber C Kimball, Source: Journal of Discourses 3:259-260
Why? Because we are made of flesh, blood, and bones, like other men, and sometimes our feelings are warm, when we think about the conduct of our enemies.
But what do the pure principles of the Gospel teach us?
“Be still, and know that I am God, that I rule in the heavens above, and perform my pleasure on the earth, and that I turn the hearts of the children of men, as the rivers of water are turned”
And third, if neighbors become testy or frustrated because of some disagreement with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or with some law we support for moral reasons, please don't suggest to them—even in a humorous way—that they consider moving someplace else. I cannot comprehend how any member of our Church can even think such a thing! Our pioneer ancestors were driven from place to place by uninformed and intolerant neighbors. They experienced extraordinary hardship and persecution because they thought, acted, and believed differently from others. If our history teaches us nothing else, it should teach us to respect the rights of all people to peacefully coexist with one another.Author: M. Russell Ballard, Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-225-14,00.h...
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
The way of the world is to praise dead saints, and persecute living ones.Author: Nathaniel Howe, Source: Unknown
Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument, endeavors to silence by persecution, in old days by fire and sword, in modern days by the tongue.Author: Charles Simmons, Source: Unknown
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what's said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.Author: Abraham Lincoln, Source: The Inner Life of Abraham Lincoln: Six Months at the White House, pp. 258-259
It always has been when a man was sent of God with the priesthood and he began to preach the fulness of the Gospel, that he was thrust out by his friends, who are ready to butcher him if he teach things which they imagine to be wrong; and Jesus was crucified upon this principle.Author: Joseph Smith, Source: Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 177
Let us alone, and we will send Elders to the uttermost parts of the earth, and gather out Israel, wherever they are; and if you persecute us, we will do it the quicker, because we are naturally dull when let alone, and are disposed to take a little sleep, a little slumber, and a little rest. If you let us alone, we will do it a little more leisurely, but if you persecute us, we will sit up nights to preach the Gospel.Author: Brigham Young, Source: Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 351