quotes tagged with 'selfmastery'
Author: DIETER F. UCHTDORF, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=4534&x=59&y=4
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.
Self-mastery is a challenge for every individual. Only we can control our appetites and passions. Self-mastery cannot be bought by money or fame. It is the ultimate test of our character. It requires climbing out of the deep valleys of our lives and scaling our own Mount Everests.Author: President James E. Faust, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...
No greater good can come to any man or woman than to become self-active. All the experiences of life are designed by Providence to force men and women into self-activity; to compel them to cease being creatures of circumstances and master their environment. In his lowest stage, man is the child of chance and circumstance and the slave of fear. His acts are all reactions resulting from the impingement upon him of forces in his environment. He acts only as he is acted upon; he originates nothing. But the lowest savage has within him a Principle of Power sufficient to master all that he fears; and if he learns this and becomes self-active, he becomes as one of the godsAuthor: Wallace D. Wattles, Source: The Science of Being Great
Would you judge the lawfulness of pleasure, take this rule:Author: John Wesley's mother, Source: Unknown
Whatever weakens your reason,
Whatever increases the authority of your body over your mind,
Whatever impairs the tenderness of your conscience,
Whatever takes away your relish for things spiritual,
Whatever obscures your sense of God,
That is sin to you, no matter how innocent it may seem in itself.
If you first gain power to check your words, you will then begin to have power to check your judgment, and at length actually gain power to check your thoughts and reflections.Author: Brigham Young, Source: Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 267-68
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.Author: Leo Tolstoy, Source: Unknown
You may have heard the expression mind over matter. I would like to ...phrase it a little differently: spirit over body. That is self-mastery.Author: Russell M. Nelson, Source: Ensign, November 1985
Self-mastery is a continuous program--a journey . . . Men do not suddenly become righteous any more than a tiny acorn suddenly becomes an oak.Author: Spencer W. Kimball, Source: The Miracle of Forgiveness, p. 210