quotes tagged with 'simple'

The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled.

Author: John Kenneth Galbraith, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in money economics simple banks johnkennethgalbraith 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Serving others need not come from spectacular events. Often it is the simple daily act that gives comfort, uplifts, encourages, sustains, and brings smiles to others."

Author: Elder Michael J. Teh of the Seventy, Source: "Out of Small Things", Ensign November 2007, p.37Saved by dyejo in smile service help simple 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Serving others need not come from spectacular events. Often it is the simple daily act that gives comfort, uplifts, encourages, sustains, and brings smiles to others."

Author: Elder Michael J. Teh of the Seventy, Source: "Out of Small Things", Ensign November 2007, p.37Saved by dyejo in smile service help simple 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If the brain was so simple that we could understand it, then we would be so simple that we couldn't.

Author: Emerson Pugh, Source: UnknownSaved by knockternull in intelligence brain simple paradox irony 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

My daughter is just eighteen months, so I can't tell her this now, but when she's old enough, I want Chloe to know something a female colleague once told me, which is good advice for young ladies everywhere. In fact, pound for pound, it's the best advice I've ever heard.


My colleague told me: "It took a long time, but I've finally figured it out. When it comes to men who are romantically interested in you, it's really simple. Just ignore everything they say and only pay attention to what they do."


That's it. So, here it is, for Chloe.

Author: Randy Pausch, Source: The Last Lecture - p.145-146Saved by mlsscaress in words behavior men advice simple romance actions 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Among the old and sacred values to which we should return are the plain and simple principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. These should be firmly established in our homes to ensure happiness in family life.
President Wilford Woodruff declared: "The Lord has a great many principles in store for us, and the greatest principles which he has for us are the most simple and plain. The first principles of the gospel which lead us unto eternal life are the simplest and yet none are more glorious or important unto us" ("Remarks," Deseret News, 1 Apr. 1857, 27).
It is precisely because these principles are plain and simple that many times they are not considered when there are challenges to face that affect family life. At times we have the tendency to think that the more serious the problem, the bigger and more complex the solution should be. That idea can lead us, for example, to seek help from people or institutions outside the home when in reality the most effective solution will come by applying the glorious principles of the gospel in our homes in the small actions and duties of everyday life. The scriptures remind us "that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass" (Alma 37:6).
Author: Elder Francisco J. Viñas , Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-439-15,00.h...Saved by mlsscaress in happiness parenting family home mother less principles simple firm solutions plain establish enviroment 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There is no end in sight for the good you can do. Do you know it? You are just simple kids. You are not geniuses. I know that. But the work of the world isn't done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people who have learned to work in an extraordinary way people of your kind who can do these things.
Author: President Hinckley, Source: Dedication of the Gordon B. Hinckley Building, 22 October 2002...Saved by mlsscaress in work genius learn simple consistent 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It troubled me that the question kept returning. I have come to believe this happened because, like a lot of other people of my generation, I had got it wrong. Yes, it takes a lifetime, or longer, to achieve simplicity. But I was not making much progress at all. The problem did not lie in my objectives. My objectives were lofty--never stooping to dishonesty, not compromising my principles, standing forward to defend the right and make corrections when things didn't go as they should. The problem was that pursuing these objectives was a project too much in behalf of myself. I could not see it then, but in a very subtle way my quest continued the very preoccupation with myself I was trying to overcome. And it twisted my goal of being true into the goal of being true to me, and being true to me, for my sake, often came before the interests and needs of others. Perhaps my way of pursuing my quest was like that of the prodigal son's elder brother, outwardly ever faithful in his duty but inwardly resentful when his brother received the public honor he thought should be his. My way showed itself as I responded in a hurried manner to a student's question in the hall--because, after all, I had important things to do; and in a conversation with a colleague, thinking of what I would say next instead of listening appreciatively; and in becoming inwardly indignant about a brother's false doctrine in priesthood meeting. No matter how rigorous, a quest to be true when undertaken on one's own behalf can never put to silence the disquieting voice that says, "You're not honest, simple, solid, and true. You're still in it for yourself. It's your own agenda that you care most about." Stubbornly setting out to be true cannot be glorious if I do not lift my focus higher than myself.
Author: C. TERRY WARNER, Source: Honest, Simple, Solid, True. devotional address 16 January 199...Saved by mlsscaress in self selfish service correction simplicity principles simple manner true honest solid objectives 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It is essential that those you teach be fed, that they be taught something. Each time they come there should be at least one thought, one idea, one inspiration that is theirs for having been in the class. It can be a little thought, an ordinary one—in fact, the more fundamental it is, the more you have accomplished.
Author: Boyd K. Packer, Source: Teach Ye Diligently [1975], 154: & cited here: http://www.lds....Saved by mlsscaress in teaching learning simple ordinary nourish essentials 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
When the 23-year-old Heber J. Grant was installed as president of the Tooele Stake, he told the Saints he believed the gospel was true. President Joseph F. Smith, a counselor in the First Presidency, inquired, “Heber, you said you believe the gospel with all your heart, . . . but you did not bear your testimony that you know it is true. Don’t you know absolutely that this gospel is true?”

Heber answered, “I do not.” Joseph F. Smith then turned to John Taylor, the President of the Church, and said, “I am in favor of undoing this afternoon what we did this morning. I do not think any man should preside over a stake who has not a perfect and abiding knowledge of the divinity of this work.”

President Taylor replied, “Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, [Heber] knows it just as well as you do. The only thing that he does not know is that he does know it.”

Within a few weeks that testimony was realized, and young Heber J. Grant shed tears of gratitude for the perfect, abiding, and absolute testimony that came into his life.
Author: Elder Douglas L. Callister - Of the Seventy, Source: Knowing That We Know. October 2007 General Conference. http://...Saved by mlsscaress in truth testimony simple realize 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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