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In terms of preoccupation with self and a fixation on the physical, this is more than social insanity; it is spiritually destructive, and it accounts for much of the unhappiness women, including young women, face in the modern world. And if adults are preoccupied with appearance—tucking and nipping and implanting and remodeling everything that can be remodeled—those pressures and anxieties will certainly seep through to children. At some point the problem becomes what the Book of Mormon called “vain imaginations.” And in secular society both vanity and imagination run wild. One would truly need a great and spacious makeup kit to compete with beauty as portrayed in media all around us. Yet at the end of the day there would still be those “in the attitude of mocking and pointing their fingers” as Lehi saw, because however much one tries in the world of glamour and fashion, it will never be glamorous enough.
Author: Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by cboyack in popularity vanity women clothing fashion beauty makeup glamour 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I wish to say to you, and you may read it in the Bible if you wish, that he who has the love of the world within him hath not the love of the Father. They who love the things of this world are destitute of the love of the Gospel of the Son of God. This is my Scripture: They who long and lust after the fashions of the world are destitute of the Spirit of God. Every person of experience will testify that this is the truth.
Author: Brigham Young, Source: http://journalofdiscourses.org/Vol_14/JD14-015.htmlSaved by cboyack in spirit trend popularity clothing fashion worldliness 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The third-rate mind is happy only when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is happy only when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is happy only when it is thinking.
Author: A. A. Milne, Source: UnknownSaved by Doc in thought mind popularity opinion criticism thinking groupthink 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The holy prophets have not only refused to follow erroneous human trends, but have pointed out these errors. No wonder the response to the prophets has not always been one of indifference. So often the prophets have been rejected because they first rejected the wrong ways of their own society. ...

Prophets have a way of jarring the carnal mind. Too often the holy prophets are wrongly perceived as harsh and as anxious to make a record in order to say, “I told you so.” Those prophets I have known are the most loving of men. It is because of their love and integrity that they cannot modify the Lord’s message merely to make people feel comfortable. They are too kind to be so cruel. I am so grateful that prophets do not crave popularity.
Author: Spencer W. Kimball, Source: Conference Report, Apr. 1978, 115, 116; or Ensign, May 1978, 76–77.Saved by cboyack in wickedness truth society integrity popularity prophet testimony error culture carnal rejection 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Truth has never been dependent on the number who embrace it.
Author: Douglas L. Callister, Source: http://www.lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,49-1-775-36,...Saved by cboyack in truth popularity 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
...the strength of government does not consist in anything within itself, but in the attachment of a nation, and the interest which the people feel in supporting it. When this is lost, government is but a child in power; and though... it may harass individuals for a while, it but facilitates its own fall.
Author: Thomas Paine, Source: Rights of Man, p. 127Saved by cboyack in government support power patriotism popularity unity 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, "Is it safe?" Expediency asks the question, "Is it politic?" And Vanity comes along and asks the question, "Is it popular?" But Conscience asks the question "Is it right?" And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right.
Author: Martin Luther King, Jr, Source: Address at SCLC Ministers Leadership Training ProgramSaved by Doc in politics safety fear right conscience popularity cowardice expediency vanity 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The major obstacle to a sensible foreign policy is the fiction about what patriotism means. Today patriotism has come to mean blind support for the government and its policies. In earlier times patriotism meant having the willingness and courage to challenge government policies regardless of popular perceptions.
Author: Ron Paul, Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul331.htmlSaved by cboyack in government patriotism opposition foreignpolicy popularity 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
When man found the mirror, he began to lose his soul.
Author: Anonymous, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in character popularity perception selfesteem image mirror 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of the few; and number not the voices, but weigh them.
Author: Immanuel Kant, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in popularity testimony 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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