quotes tagged with 'read'

Today, with the abundance of books available, it is the mark of a truly educated man to know what not to read. … Feed only on the best. As John Wesley’s mother counseled him: ‘Avoid whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, takes off your relish for spiritual things, … increases the authority of the body over the mind.

Author: President Ezra Taft Benson, Source: Saved by mlsscaress in read priorities body mind conscience focus books intellect less best tenderness taint JohnWesley 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

You know that your children will read. They will read books and they will read magazines and newspapers. Cultivate within them a taste for the best. While they are very young, read to them the great stories which have become immortal because of the virtues they teach. Expose them to good books. Let there be a corner somewhere in your house, be it ever so small, where they will see at least a few books of the kind upon which great minds have been nourished.

Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: Conference Report, Oct. 1975, 57; or Ensign, Nov. 1975, 39Saved by mlsscaress in read virtue literature parenting family home cultivate library futurehome nourish 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
We receive light from the Lord. This can happen to us when we study the scriptures and “our eyes [are] opened and our understandings [are] enlightened” (D&C 76:12). Daily scripture study turns on the light of our spiritual perception and opens our understandings to further knowledge. I try to read from the scriptures at the close of the day. It brings a remarkable peace. I sleep better by doing this.
Author: President James E. Faust, Source: Put Light in Your Life. fireside talk given on September 8, 20...Saved by mlsscaress in read scriptures peace knowledge perception understanding enlightenment sleep daily open 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
...we must learn the principles of the Constitution in the tradition of the Founding Fathers.

Have we read the Federalist papers? Are we reading the Constitution and pondering it? Are we aware of its principles? Are we abiding by these principles and teaching them to others? Could we defend the Constitution? Can we recognize when a law is constitutionally unsound? Do we know what the prophets have said about the Constitution and the threats to it?

As Jefferson said, "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free . . . it expects what never was and never will be".
Author: Ezra Taft Benson, Source: "Divine Constitution", Generaly Conference, October 1987Saved by cboyack in politics constitution liberty government freedom ignorance education read principle book wisdom knowledge study 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"[R]emember...who you are"

Imagine the impact if this year every woman with a testimony helped one other woman gain a testimony and begin to find out who she is and was and may become. I'll take the challenge. Will you join me? Ask the Lord to help you, and He will. Begin by reading Doctrine and Covenants 138 and Abraham 3 about the noble and great ones, and see what the Spirit reveals to you about you. When you understand that you were chosen and reserved for now, and when you live in harmony with that mission, you'll be happier than you have ever been before. Listen to these words from President Gordon B. Hinckley: "Woman is God's supreme creation. . . . "Of all the creations of the Almighty, there is none more . . . inspiring than a . . . daughter of God who walks in virtue with an understanding of why she should do so." "Rise above the dust of the world. Know that you are daughters of God . . . and that there is for you a great work to be done which cannot be left to others." My dear sisters, will you seek to remember with the help of the Holy Ghost who you are and who you have always been? Will you remember that you stood by our Savior without flinching? Remember that you were reserved for now because you would have the courage and determination to face the world at its worst and to help rear and lead a chosen generation. Remember the covenants you have made and the power they carry. Remember that you are noble and great and a potential heir of all our Father has. Remember that you are the daughter of a King.

Author: Sheri Dew, Source: Saved by mlsscaress in read remember courage determination testimony holyghost covenants ask heir arise 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.
Author: Amos Branson Alcott, Source: Table TalkSaved by cboyack in read book learn study 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Numerous leisure hours have been made available to men. It is noticeable that many use these extra hours for fun and pleasure. Certainly an increased part of it could profitably be used for gaining knowledge and culture through the reading of good books. Numerous people fail to take advantage of these opportunities. Many people spend hours in planes with only cursory glancing at magazines, and in the train or bus, time is spent 'sitting and thinking,' and in many cases, 'just sitting,' when there could be such a constructive program of reading. People in beauty parlors, professional offices, waiting rooms, and elsewhere waste precious hours thumbing through outdated magazines when much valuable reading could be done in these islands of time...Even in the beginning there was the written word, for Adam and Eve were conscious of the need for the development of the mind, 'And by them their children were taught to read and write, having a language which was pure and undefiled.' (Moses 6:6.)
Author: Spencer W. Kimball, Source: Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, pp. 383-384Saved by cboyack in read book productivity pleasure reading learning time magazine fun leisure 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them.
Author: Mark Twain, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in read book knowledge study 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Miss a meal if you have to, but don't miss a book.
Author: Jim Rohn, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in read book knowledge 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It isn't what the book costs; it's what it will cost if you don't read it.
Author: Jim Rohn, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in read book knowledge 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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