quotes tagged with 'qualities'

Be careful about your choice of friends. In today’s technological society, we may spend more time with nonhuman companions than we do with our peers. While we may be very careful about our human companions, sometimes we give little thought to the other companions that we allow to influence us. Media of any kind can be a very powerful social influencer. We have all been given three precious gifts for our mortal experience. These include our body, our agency, and our time. If Satan can entice us to use our time in unfocused or unproductive or, even worse, nonvirtuous pursuits and then deceive us into believing that if we do this in private our actions don’t affect anyone, he is victorious. “If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we [must] seek after these things” (Articles of Faith 1:13).


Seek the companionship of virtuous friends, not virtual friends. Remember, “virtue loveth virtue [and] light cleaveth unto light” (D&C 88:40). This is a relationship scripture. In your pursuit of friendships and an eternal marriage partner, you cannot just make a list of all the qualities you are looking for in another or in an eternal companion. You must be your list at all times and in all things and in all places.

Author: Elaine S. Dalton , Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=12902&x=53&y=6Saved by mlsscaress in agency media influence body qualities time marriage friends companions focused productive beyourlist 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]
In discussing our various longings for more, I'm not suggesting we adopt Scrooge as a role model for good parenting. I am suggesting that it is important for families and individuals to aggressively seek more of the virtues which go beyond this mortal life. A prayerful, conservative approach is the key to successfully living in an affluent society and building the qualities that come from waiting, sharing, saving, working hard, and making do with what we have. May we be blessed with the desire and the ability to understand when more is really less and when more is better.
Author: Bishop H. David Burton , Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-479-31,00.h...Saved by mlsscaress in success ability society conservative work qualities wait save parenting desire discernment home less build prayerful share more virtues 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It is very important that we genuinely encourage the full development of women in the Church, so that they can carry out their unique roles effectively and articulately--in the nursery and neighborhood, and in the classroom as well as in cookery.

Brethren, marry a woman who is your better in some respects; and, sisters, do likewise, so that your eternal partnership is one of compensating competencies. This is certainly the case in my own marriage, so far as certain attributes are concerned. I am gladdened--not threatened--by my wife's superior qualities. I am grateful for her traits and qualities that excel my own in some critical dimensions of our partnership.
Author: Neal A Maxwell, Source: Taking Up the Cross, Firesite BYU 4 Jan 1976. http://speeches...Saved by mlsscaress in church qualities women marriage traits roles partnership 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Wisdom, compassion and courage--these are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
Author: Confucius, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in wisdom qualities compassion courage 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The nobler sort of man emphasizes the good qualities in others, and does not accentuate the bad. The inferior does the reverse.
Author: Confucius, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in noble qualities emphasize 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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