quotes tagged with 'work', page 8

We are, all of us, a reflection of what we do with time, of what we want – or at least what we want enough to be willing to work for.
Author: Richard L. Evans, Source: unknownSaved by soeurane in character choice work time 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children.
Men have the same choice we’ve always had: work or prison.
Author: Tim Allen, Source: http://tvvshowzz.wordpress.com/2008/01/29/humor-from-great-min...Saved by Doc in life work humor men women family marriage 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Build as if you'll be here forever.
Author: Joseph Smith?, Source: BYUSaved by osojen in work 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
God left the world unfinished for man to do their work
Author: unknown, Source: instituteSaved by osojen in work 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
When we are working for the Lord, the obstacles in front of us are never as great as the power behind us.
Author: unknown, Source: seminarySaved by bluesfreak in power faith work obstacles 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Being busy does not always mean real work….Seeming to do is not doing.
Author: Thomas A. Edison., Source: UnknownSaved by bluesfreak in work 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
We need to slow down, think about our priorities, and ask ourselves what the point is of an expensive kitchen remodel when we don’t take the time to cook, and why we work so hard that we never have time to see the people we love. Maybe if we traded some of our discretionary income for discretionary time, that would be the true luxury.
Author: Laurence Hauben, Source: http://independent.com/news/2007/oct/25/eating-french/Saved by mlsscaress in priorities work time luxury cook income slow kitchen 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Our greatest strengths can become our greatest weaknesses.

You may be skilled and well prepared in some areas of your life, but that can also become a great weakness if you rely solely on these abilities. If you are not careful, the skills you have gained can be very self-serving when not properly balanced, and they may become very limiting.

For instance, if you cannot get along with other people, you will fail. You must now apply the knowledge you have gained to strengthen the Church, your family, your work, the community, and your friendships.

Our greatest strengths can become weaknesses to us whenever we forget that our gifts, talents, and intellect are given to us by God—whenever we rely on the “natural man” (Mosiah 3:19) and forget that God is the giver of all the gifts of life. If we would keep our strength from turning to weakness, we must “confess … his hand in all things, and obey … his commandments” (D&C 59:21).
Author: Elder Robert D. Hales , Source: “Ten Axioms to Guide Your Life,” Liahona, Feb 2007, 34–39: ht...Saved by mlsscaress in success ability remember obedience work humility weakness family balance community friendships skilled selfserving apply 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.
Author: Henry J. Kaiser, Source: unknownSaved by bluesfreak in work quality 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
But how, you ask, do you get this glimpse of the future that helps you to hang on? Well, for me that is one of the great gifts of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. It is not insignificant that early in this life Joseph Smith was taught this lesson three times in the same night and once again the next morning. Moroni said, quoting the Lord verbatim as recorded by the prophet Joel:

I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids of those days will I pour out my spirit. [Joel 2:28­29]

Dreaming dreams and seeing visions. The Lord's spirit upon all flesh--sons and daughters, old and young, servants and handmaidens. I may be wrong, but I can't imagine an Old Testament verse of any kind that could have helped this boy prophet more. He is being called into the battle of his life, for life itself, or at least for its real meaning and purpose. He will be driven and hunted and hounded. His enemies will rail and ridicule. He will see his children die and his land lost and his marriage tremble. He will languish in prison through a Missouri winter, and he will cry out toward the vault of heaven, "O God, where art thou? . . . How long. . . .O Lord, how long?" (D&C 121:1­3). Finally he would walk the streets of his own city uncertain who, except for a precious few, were really friend or actually foe. And all that toil and trouble, pain and perspiration would end maliciously at Carthage--when there simply were finally more foes than friends. Felled by balls fired from the door of the jail inside and one coming through the window from outside, he fell dead into the hands of his murderers--thirty-eight years of age.

If all this and so much more was to face the Prophet in such a troubled lifetime, and if he finally knew what fate awaited him in Carthage, as he surely did, why didn't he just quit somewhere along the way? Who needs it? Who needs the abuse and the persecution and the despair and death? It doesn't sound fun to me, so why not just zip shut the cover of your Triple Combination, hand in your Articles of Faith cards, and go home?

Why not? For the simple reason that he had dreamed dreams and seen visions. Through the blood and the toil and the tears and the sweat, he had seen the redemption of Israel. It was out there somewhere--dimly, distantly--but it was there. So he kept his shoulder to the wheel until God said his work was finished.
Author: Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: However Long & Hard The Road (Devotional) http://speeches.byu....Saved by mlsscaress in josephsmith vision opposition work gospel future perserverance glimpse 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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