quotes tagged with 'pondering'
Author: Anne Frank, Source: Unknown
"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature."
Life must be lived forwards, however, it can only be understood backwards.Author: Soren Kierkegaard, Source: unknown
However talented men may be in administrative matters; however eloquent they may be in expressing their views; however learned they may be in worldly things, they will be denied the sweet whisperings of the Spirit that might have been theirs unless they pay the price of studying, pondering, and praying about the scriptures.Author: Bruce R. McConkie, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=11954
"In April 1982, Elder Bruce R. McConkie spoke to the regional representatives about the priority the scriptures should take in our labors. He said: “We are so wound up in programs and statistics and trends, in properties, lands and mammon, and in achieving goals that will highlight the excellence of our work, that we have ‘omitted the weightier matters of the law.’ … However talented men may be in administrative matters; however eloquent they may be in expressing their views; however learned they may be in the worldly things—they will be denied the sweet whisperings of the Spirit that might have been theirs unless they pay the price of studying, pondering, and praying about the scriptures.”Author: Ezra Taft Benson, Source: Ensign May 1986, p. 81
Brethren, we do not spend enough time meditating.Author: David O. McKay, Source: “Life’s Obligations,”
What is desired is reflection that transpires within everyday lives and that evaluates those lives, assesses values, sets goals, solves problems—in short, that creates examined lives, the only kind that Socrates said are worth living. What is desired is the kind of pondering in the heart recommended repeatedly in the scriptures.Author: Stephen L. Tanner, Source: http://magazine.byu.edu/?act=view&a=1639
Sit down and commune with yourself. There is a battle going on within you, and within me, every day. Fight it out with yourself, and decide upon your course of action.... Decide where your duty is, ...remembering that 'the greatest battle of life is fought out within the silent chambers of your own soul'.Author: David O. McKay, Source: Conference Report, April 1969, p. 95
It is often said that a man's personal religion grows out of the uses to which he puts his moments of solitude. A sure mark of an irreligious person is one who hates to ever be alone, who must be constantly amused by radio, television, canasta or idle companionship. Such shows the lack of self-discipline and self-determination.Author: Gilbert M. Holloway, Source: Unknown