quotes tagged with 'wealth'

Nothing but money is sweeter than honey.

Author: Ben Franklin , Source: Resources for Science Learning Saved by AmandaBlue in faith wealth 5 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Author: Ben Franklin , Source: Resources for Science Learning Saved by AmandaBlue in wealth health moral wise beneficial productive selfdisciplined 5 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Modern-day prophets have pled in plainness for us to avoid "get-rich-quick" schemes if we would avoid the heartaches of financial bondage. Perhaps we have not said enough about the fact that too many of us, in our moments of dreaming of grandeur, plant the seeds of economic disaster. Then at a later date when much is lost, we blame those who participated with us. It is difficult to be of good cheer when self-deceit is our companion. When we willingly expose ourselves to the winds and storms of fraud and scam, we should not be surprised when we come down with deficit disease. Over the years of listening to those who have suffered heavy money losses, I have heard many in desperation declare, "I was taken." Often my heart, mind, and the Spirit have prompted me to share, "Yes, you were taken by yourself." We all need to be encouraged to lift up our heads and see where our thoughts and undeclared priorities are taking us. Self-deceit permits us to blame others for our failures.

Author: Marvin J. Ashton, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by cboyack in wealth prosperity business economy finances deceit 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"The cares of the world" (D&C 40:12), said the Lord, have taken many away from the real path, the real work, for the cares of the world quickly become our sole concern. Brigham's favorite word for Satan's trick was "decoy"---the work ethic decoys us away from the work we should be doing. Mammon is a jealous god and will not tolerate a competitor. But we get the idea that the only virtues are business virtues.

Author: Hugh Nibley, Source: Approaching Zion, p. 444Saved by cboyack in money work wealth business career mammon decoy 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Being driven from city to city... is nothing compared to the danger of becoming rich and being hailed by outsiders as a first-class community.

Author: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses, 12:272Saved by cboyack in persecution trial wealth prosperity rich utah 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I am afraid that many of us have been surfeited with flocks and herds and acres and barns and wealth and have begun to worship them as false gods, and they have power over us. Do we have more of these good things than our faith can stand?

Author: President Spencer W. Kimball, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=f318118dd536c0...Saved by mlsscaress in faith wealth worship materialism abundance false capaicty 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It is maxim of every prudent master of a family never to attempt to make at home what it will cost him more to make than to buy…

Author: Adam Smith, known as “the father of economics”, Source: The Wealth of Nations (1776)Saved by bluesfreak in wealth prudence cost 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
When possible the righteous should be friends, not enemies, with people in positions of authority or wealth, for someday those friends may assist the righteous and the kingdom of God.
Author: Elder Tsung-Ting Yang, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by richardkmiller in wealth authority friends schmoozing 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Why should we labor this unpleasant point? Because the Book of Mormon labors it, for our special benefit. Wealth is a jealous master who will not be served halfheartedly and will suffer no rival--not even God: "Ye cannot serve God and Mammon." (Matthew 6:24) In return for unquestioning obedience wealth promises security, power, position, and honors, in fact anything in this world. Above all, the Nephites like the Romans saw in it a mark of superiority and would do anything to get hold of it, for to them "money answereth all things." (Ecclesiastes 10:19) "Ye do always remember your riches," cried Samuel the Lamanite, ". . .unto great swelling, envyings, strifes, malice, persecutions, and murders, and all manner of iniquities." (Helaman 13:22) Along with this, of course, everyone dresses in the height of fashion, the main point being always that the proper clothes are expensive--the expression "costly apparel" occurs 14 times in the Book of Mormon. The more important wealth is, the less important it is how one gets it.
Author: Hugh Nibley , Source: Since Cumorah (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1970), pp. 393–94Saved by mlsscaress in priorities wealth modesty greed 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
'Tis wealth enough of joy for me
In summertime to simply be
Author: Paul Laurence Dunbar, Source: ?Saved by mlsscaress in wealth joy presence summer 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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