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No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God, … and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire

Author: Orson F. Whitney , Source: Improvement Era, Mar. 1966, 211Saved by frobee in faith adversity patience 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

How wondrous is the matter of the believer, for all that happens to him is good: if good befalls him he shows gratitude, and it is best for him; and if ill befalls him he shows patience, and it is best for him.

Author: Prophet Muhammad, Source: Sahih MuslimSaved by frobee in gratitude patience enduring 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If you come at me with your fists doubled, I think I can promise you that mine will double as fast as yours; but if you come to me and say, 'let us sit down and take counsel together, and, if we differ from each other, understand why it is that we differ, just what the points at issue are,' we will presently find that we are not so far apart after all, that the points on which we differ are few and the points on which we agree are many, and that if we only have the patience and the candor, and the desire to get together, we will get together.

Author: Woodrow Wilson, Source: How to Win Friends and Influence People, p. 143Saved by frobee in humility understanding agreement arguing 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them. The extraordinary will take care of itself.

Author: William Martin, Source: The Parent's Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern ParentsSaved by frobee in children simplicity ordinary 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Lesson number one for the establishment of Zion in the 21st century: You never "check your religion at the door." Not ever. My young friends, that kind of discipleship cannot be—it isn't discipleship at all.

Author: Jeffery R. Holland, Source: CES Devotional 2012Saved by frobee in 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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