quotes tagged with 'pride'

“It’s impossible,” said pride.


“It’s risky,” said experience.


“It’s pointless,” said reason.


“Give it a try,” whispered the heart.

Author: n/a, Source: unknownSaved by l1nds4y in experience pride risk chance deepquote 2 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Collective pride takes the burden of self regard off of the individual. We don't have to do it all ourselves. We can belong to something better, and sometimes greater, than we are."


















Author: Alain de Botton, Source: The Pleasure of Community, The School of Life Video SeriesSaved by bhquoty in pride community 4 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Pride is incompatible with progress; disunity is impossible between exalted beings."

Author: LDS Church Scholars, Source: https://www.lds.org/topics/becoming-like-god?lang=engSaved by bhquoty in progress destiny pride 5 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Some things are changeless—priceless. We must anchor ourselves to the eternal verities of life, for life is   eternal. The honors of men more often than not are fleeting. Anxious to run after the honors of office or succumb to the pressures of public glamour and worldly acclaim, some of us are no longer willing to stand up for all the principles of the gospel. We seek to justify our unrighteousness by claiming that if only we can get title or position, then think of the good we can do. Hence we lose our salvation en route to those honors. We sometimes look among our numbers to find one to whom we can point who agrees with us, so we can have company to justify our apostasy."


Excellent Talk  http://scriptures.byu.edu/gettalk.php?ID=1361

Author: Ezra Taft Benson, Source: Three Threatening Dangers, Conference Report, October 1964, pp. 56-60Saved by cmiket in pride ambition honorofmen worldly 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The Book of Mormon narrative is a chronicle of nations long since gone. But in its descriptions of the problems of today’s society, it is as current as the morning newspaper and much more definitive, inspired, and inspiring concerning the solutions of those problems.


I know of no other writing which sets forth with such clarity the tragic consequences to societies that follow courses contrary to the commandments of God. Its pages trace the stories of two distinct civilizations that flourished on the Western Hemisphere. Each began as a small nation, its people walking in the fear of the Lord. But with prosperity came growing evils. The people succumbed to the wiles of ambitious and scheming leaders who oppressed them with burdensome taxes, who lulled them with hollow promises, who countenanced and even encouraged loose and lascivious living. These evil schemers led the people into terrible wars that resulted in the death of millions and the final and total extinction of two great civilizations in two different eras.


No other written testament so clearly illustrates the fact that when men and nations walk in the fear of God and in obedience to His commandments, they prosper and grow, but when they disregard Him and His word, there comes a decay that, unless arrested by righteousness, leads to impotence and death. The Book of Mormon is an affirmation of the Old Testament proverb: “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people” (Prov. 14:34).


The God of heaven spoke to these people of the Americas through prophets, telling them where true security could be found: “Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ” (Ether 2:12).


https://www.lds.org/ensign/2005/08/a-testimony-vibrant-and-true?lang=eng

Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: A Testimony Vibrant and True, August 2005 Ensign Saved by karabeara in government pride 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

When we are right, let's try to win people tactfully and gently to our way of thinking; and when we are wrong-- and that will be surprisingly often, if we are honest with ourselves-- let's admit our mistakes quickly and with enthusiasm. Not only will that technique produce some astonishing results; but believe it or not, it is a lot more fun, under the circumstances, than trying to defend oneself.

Author: Dale Carnegie, Source: How to Win Friends and Influence People, p. 142Saved by amberb in humility pride arguing 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

By fighting, you never get enough. By yielding, you get more than you expected.

Author: Chinese proverb, Source: How to Win Friends and Influence People, p. 142Saved by amberb in humility pride arguing 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I have found it of enormous value when I permit myself to understand the other person.

Author: Dale Carnegie, Source: How to Win Friends and Influence People, p. 127Saved by amberb in humility pride arguing 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

You will never get into any trouble by admitting that you are wrong. that will stop all argument and inspire your opponent to be just as fair and open and broad-minded as you are. It will make him want to admit that he, too, may be wrong.

Author: Dale Carnegie, Source: How to Win Friends and Influence People, p. 125Saved by amberb in humility pride arguing 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

Author: Dale Carnegie, Source: How to Win Friends and Influence People, p. 117Saved by amberb in pride arguing 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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