quotes tagged with 'serenity'

ďAs you overcome adversity in your life, you will become stronger. Use your ingenuity, your strength, your might to resolve your challenges. Do all you can do and then leave the rest to the Lord. ... Living the gospel does not mean the storms of life will pass us by, but we will be better prepared to face them with serenity and peace.Ē

Author: Joseph B. Wirthlin, Source: Ensign, May 2000Saved by ragogoni in strength gospel adversity preparedness challenges serenity 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

In history--in life--possibilities do not become realities of their own accord; someone, with his hands and his brain, with his labor and his self-sacrifice, must make realities of them. . . .†All we are given is possibilities--to make ourselves one thing or another. . . .

[But]†slovenliness. . .†penetrates our whole national life from top to bottom. . . . [To oppose

slovenliness]†the individual must. . .†go into training, and give up many things, in the determination to surpass himself. . . . [A]†generation [who will do that]†can accomplish what centuries failed to achieve without [it].†And there, my young friends, lies [your]†challenge. . . .

[Yours is]†the historic [task]†of restoring to the university its cardinal function of "enlightenment." . . .†In the thick of life's urgencies and its passions, the university must assert itself as a major "spiritual power," . . .†standing for serenity in the midst of frenzy, for seriousness and the grasp of intellect in the face of. . .†unashamed stupidity.

Author: Josť Ortega y Gasset, Source: Mission of the University, trans. Howard LeeNostrand (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1944), pp. 39 45 passim, 86, 99]Saved by mlsscaress in sacrifice achievement progress challenge determination effort intellect serenity 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]
At the conclusion of every general conference, I experience a longing for moreómore of the serenity of the occasion, more of the companionship of the Spirit, more of the nurturing that has brightened and blessed my soul.
Author: Bishop H. David Burton , Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-479-31,00.h...Saved by mlsscaress in soul holyghost companionship conference serenity holiness more general nurturing bright blessed longing 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
If I were Satan and I wanted to destroy a society, I think I too would stage a full blown blitz on its women. I would keep them so distraught and distracted that they would never find the calming strength and serenity for which their sex has always been known. He has effectively done that, catching us in the crunch of trying to be superhuman, instead of realistically striving to reach our individual purpose and unique God-given potential.

He tauntingly teases us that if we don't have it all, fame, fortune, families and fun, and have it every minute, all the time, we have been shortchanged, we are second-class citizens in the race of life. You would have to be deaf, dumb and blind not to get these messges in today's world.
Author: Patricia Holland, Source: BYU Women's Conference, "Unity of Faith, Diversity of Works", March 12, 1987Saved by mlsscaress in strength world peace purpose women temptation home mother calm tender serenity realistic distracted distraught 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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