quotes tagged with 'selfcontrol'

Be responsive to the counsel of the prophets, seers, and revelators who will help you to reach true self-mastery. Be responsive to the promptings of the Spirit. The Spirit will influence your conscience and help you to refine yourself by working on the little tasks of self-control--like controlling your thoughts, words, and actions, which leads to self-control of your whole self, of mind, body, and spirit. Remember, anger is only one letter short of danger.


Your choices are the mirror of your self-control. They will lead you to your eternal destination if they are made with divine direction and control. Stay morally clean. Keep a clean mind and heart. Your thoughts will determine your actions. Control your thoughts. Don't submit yourself to temptation. Aristotle said, "For what it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do."


Control wisely and select carefully what you will invite via a mouse click or remote control into your home, your dormitory, or your office. Select reading material, movies, TV shows, and any other form of entertainment that bring good, uplifting thoughts rather than unwholesome desires.

Author: DIETER F. UCHTDORF, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=4534&x=59&y=4Saved by mlsscaress in control media spirit body mind listen selfmastery temptation thoughts selfcontrol holy promptings uplifting ghost determine 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]
CALMNESS of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the
result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is
an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary
knowledge of the laws and operations of thought.

A man becomes calm in the measure that he understands himself as a
thought evolved being, for such knowledge necessitates the
understanding of others as the result of thought, and as he develops
a right understanding, and sees more and more clearly the internal
relations of things by the action of cause and effect he ceases to
fuss and fume and worry and grieve, and remains poised, steadfast,
serene.
Author: James Allen, Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext03/mntkh10.txtSaved by mlsscaress in self mind law understanding selfcontrol calm steadfast clear tosee poise serene 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The [body] must be brought in subjection to the spirit perfectly, or your bodies cannot be raised to inherit eternal life. ... Seek diligently, until you bring all into subjection to the law of Christ.
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young [1997], 204Saved by cboyack in spirit body eternallife selfcontrol subjection mastery temperance 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
By paying more attention to what we are rather than exclusively to what we do, our public and our private persons will be the same—the man or the woman of Christ. Our intrinsic value is not dependent upon mortal acclaim anyway; in fact, the world may actually see us as weak and foolish (see 1 Cor. 1:27). Countering, however, are divine affirmations, including this one: "The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God" (Rom. 8:16).

God is infinitely more interested in our having a place in His kingdom than with our spot on a mortal organizational chart. We may brood over our personal span of control, but He is concerned with our capacity for self-control. Father wants us to come home, bringing our real résumés, ourselves!
Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: The Tugs & Pulls of the World. Ensign. Nov 2000Saved by mlsscaress in self spirit value peace career identity selfcontrol childofgod 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Every noble impulse, every unselfish expression of love; every brave suffering for the right; every surrender of self to something higher than self; every loyalty to an ideal; every unselfish devotion to principle; every helpfulness to humanity; every act of self-control; every fine courage of the soul, undefeated by pretense or policy, but by being, doing, and living of good for the very good's sake—that is spirituality.
Author: David O. McKay, Source: "Something Higher Than Self", Speeches of the Year, 1965, pp. 4-5Saved by cboyack in principle courage love good spirituality loalty devotion help selfcontrol ideal 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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