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David O Mckay
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Slander is poison to the soul. David O Mckay
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Man's earthly existence is but a test as to whether he will concentrate his efforts, his mind, his soul upon things which contribute to the comfort and gratification of his physical instincts and passions, or whether he will make as his life's end and purpose the acquisition of spiritual qualities David O Mckay
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Let husband and wife never speak to one another in loud tones,unless the house is on fire. David O Mckay
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Let us realize that: the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success! David O Mckay
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As precious as life itself is our heritage of individual freedom, for man's free agency is a God-given gift. David O Mckay
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True Christianity is love in action. David O Mckay
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It is part of our "Mormon" theology that the Constitution of the United States was divinely inspired; that our Republic came into existence through wise men raised up for that very purpose. We believe it is the duty of the members of the Church to see that this Republic is not subverted either by any sudden or constant erosion of those principles which gave this Nation its birth. David O Mckay
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All good things require effort. That which is worth having will cost part of your physical being, your intellectual power, and your soul power-"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." (Matt. 7:7.) But you have to seek, you have to knock. On the other hand, sin thrusts itself upon you. It walks beside you, it tempts you, it entices, it allures. You do not have to put forth effort. ... Evil seeks you, and it requires effort and fortitude to combat it. But truth and wisdom are gained only by seeking, by prayer, and by effort. David O Mckay
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The latest I like to be to meeting is 15 minutes early David O Mckay
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The development of our spiritual nature should concern us most. Spirituality is the highest acquisition of the soul, the divine in man; 'the supreme, crowning gift that makes him king of all created things.' It is the consciousness of victory over self and of communion with the infinite. It is spirituality alone which really gives one the best in life. David O Mckay
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One time or another we all face adversity's chilling wind. One man flees from it, and like an unresisting kite falls to the ground. Another yields no retreating inch, and the wind that would destroy him lifts him as readily to the heights. We are not measured by the trials we meet, only by those we overcome. David O Mckay
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When harmony, mutual consideration and trust pass out of the home, hell enters in. David O Mckay
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What-e're thou art, Act well thy part. David O Mckay
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Man is a spiritual being, a soul, and at some period of his life everyone is possessed with an irresistible desire to know his relationship to the Infinite. . . . There is something within him which urges him to rise above himself, to control his environment, to master the body and all things physical and live in a higher and more beautiful world. David O Mckay
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I think it must be apparent to every thinking mind that the noblest of all professions is that of teaching, and that upon the effectiveness of that teaching hangs the destiny of nations. David O Mckay
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Every member ... a missionary! David O Mckay
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President David O. McKay (1873-1970) observed that too many couples come to "marriage looking upon the marriage ceremony as the end of courtship instead of the beginning of an eternal courtship. ... Love can be starved to death as literally as the body that receives no sustenance. Love feeds upon kindness and courtesy" David O Mckay
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This age is fraught with limitless perils, as well as untold possibilities. David O Mckay
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Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny. David O Mckay
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I wish to emphasize the fact that our homes should be more attractive and that more of our amusements should be in the home instead of the streets. David O Mckay
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Free agency is a gift of God....The world does not comprehend the significance of that divine gift to the individual. It is as inherent as intelligence which, we are told, has never been nor can be created David O Mckay
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The seeds of a happy marriage are sown in youth. Happiness does not begin at the altar; it begins during the period of youth and courtship. David O Mckay
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Everyone is possessed with an irresistible desire to know his relationship to the Infinite. David O Mckay
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True Christianity is love in action. There is no better way to manifest love for God than to show an unselfish love for your fellow men. This is the spirit of missionary work David O Mckay
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If you would be happy, render a kind service, make somebody else happy. David O Mckay
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What you think about when you don't think, shows who you really are. David O Mckay
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Do your duty that is best; leave unto the Lord the rest. David O Mckay
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To be ignorant of one's own ignorance is to be in an unprogressive, uninspired state of existence. David O Mckay
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Seek to share joy with others, or to make somebody else happy, and you will find your own soul radiant with the joy you wished for another. David O Mckay
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There are seeds of happiness in every soul. Our mental attitude and dispositions constitute the environment in which these seeds germinate. There is as much need for sunshine in our heart as for sunshine in the world. Today, as perhaps never before, mankind needs encouragement and cheer. David O Mckay
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True happiness comes only by making others happy. David O Mckay
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To be carnally minded is to be spiritually dead David O Mckay
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The home is the basis of a righteous life and no other instrumentality can take its place nor fulfill its essential functions. David O Mckay
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All good things require effort. That which is worth having will cost part of your physical being, your intellectual power and your soul power. Let us ever keep in mind that life is largely what we make it. David O Mckay
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The home is the first and most effective place to learn the lessons of life: truth, honor, virtue, self control, the value of education, honest work, and the purpose and privilege of life. Nothing can take the place of home in rearing and teaching children, and no other success can compensate for failure in the home. David O Mckay
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The noblest calling in the world is motherhood. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece, or who can write a book that will influence millions, deserve the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will exert influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have decayed or been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give, and the choicest blessings of God. David O Mckay
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The greatest work we will ever do will be within the walls of our home. David O Mckay
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And what is true education? It is awakening a love for truth; giving a just sense of duty; opening the eyes of the soul to the great purpose and end of life. It is not so much giving words, as thoughts; or mere maxims, as living principles. It is not teaching to be honest, because 'honesty is the best policy'; but because it is right. It is teaching the individual to love the good, for the sake of the good; to be virtuous in action because one is so in heart; to love and serve God supremely, not from fear, but from delight in his perfect character. David O Mckay
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In the well-ordered home we may experience a taste of heaven. David O Mckay
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The greatest forces in the world are being used against families and traditional family values. These values are being undermined in subtle and in not-so-subtle ways. Because of this assault on family values, it takes all of your best efforts to fortify your family. It takes hard work and planning. It takes sacrifice. 'In the setting of the family...may I suggest that we give more of ourselves.' David O Mckay
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A man who cannot control his temper is not very likely to control his passions, and no matter what his pretensions in religion, he moves in daily life very close to the animal plane. David O Mckay
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The world is hungry to hear the truth. ... We have it. Are we equal to the task-to the responsibility God has placed upon us? David O Mckay
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Why pray for the Kingdom of God to come unless you have in your heart a desire and a willingness to aid in its establishment? Praying for His will to be done and then not trying to live it, gives you a negative answer at once. You would not grant something to a child who showed that attitude towards a request he is making of you. If we pray for the success of some cause or enterprise, manifestly we are in sympathy with it. It is the height of disloyalty to pray for God's will to be done, and then fail to conform our lives to that will. David O Mckay
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There should be no yelling in the home unless there is a fire. David O Mckay
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Misrepresentation, false propaganda, innuendoes soon sprout into poisonous weeds, and before long the people find themselves victims of a pollution that has robbed them of their individual liberty and enslaved them to a group of political gangsters. David O Mckay
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Being a parent is the greatest trust that has been given to human beings. David O Mckay
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There is no development of character without resistance, there is no growth of spirituality without overcoming. David O Mckay
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Next to the bestowal of life itself, the right to direct that life is God's greatest gift to man. David O Mckay
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Motherhood is the greatest potential influence either for good or ill in human life. The mother's image is the first that stamps itself on the unwritten page of the young child's mind. It is her caress that first awakens a sense of security; her kiss, the first realization of affection; her sympathy and tenderness, the first assurance that there is love in the world. David O Mckay
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Happiness and peace will come to earth only as the light of love and human compassion enter the souls of men. David O Mckay
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Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give. David O Mckay
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Wisdom is the right application of knowledge; and true education...is the application of knowledge to the development of a noble and Godlike character. David O Mckay
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No other success can compensate for failure in the home. The poorest shack in which love prevails over a united family is of greater value to God and future humanity that any other riches. In such a home God can work miracles and will work miracles. David O Mckay
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Gossip bespeaks either a vacant mind or one that entertains jealousy or envy. David O Mckay
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Communism is not a political party nor a political plan under the Constitution; it is a system of government that is the opposite of our Constitutional government, and it would be necessary to destroy our government before Communism could be set up in the United States....[Communism] even reaches its hand into the sanctity of the family circle itself, disrupting the normal relationship of parent and child, all in a manner unknown and unsanctioned under the Constitutional guarantees under which we in America live. David O Mckay
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I believe that only through a truly educated citizenry can the ideals that inspired the Founding Fathers of our nation be preserved and perpetuated. David O Mckay
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Let us instill into the hearts of our children the love of freedom. Teach them that to be free is as precious as life itself. Fight every influence - Socialist, communist, whatever it may be - that would deprive an American citizen of the liberty vouchsafed by the Constitution. Liberty is truth. In truth we find liberty. You teachers, feel it in your hearts; instill it into the hearts of these precious children. May the Church of Jesus Christ ever stand true to the ideals of freedom. David O Mckay
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A girl who sacrifices self-respect for social popularity debases true womanhood. A spotless character, founded upon the ability to say "no" in the presence of those who mock and jeer, wins the respect and love of men and women whose opinion is most worthwhile.. David O Mckay
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An essential virtue is humility. ... The principle of humility and prayer leads one to feel a need of divine guidance. Self-reliance is a virtue, but with it should go a consciousness of the need of superior help-a consciousness that as you walk firmly in the pathway of duty, there is a possibility of your making a misstep; and with that consciousness is a prayer, a pleading that God will inspire you to avoid that false step David O Mckay
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One of my most precious possessions is my memory of a home in which love was supreme, in which I cannot recall ever a cross word having passed between father and mother. We all owe such a blessing to our children. David O Mckay
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The greatest spiritual blessing comes from helping another. David O Mckay
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"We don't take sufficient time to meditate." I get up early in the morning...five o'clock, when my mind and spirit are clear and rested. Then I meditate... David O Mckay
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The first condition of happiness is a clear conscience. David O Mckay
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If our young people could but glimpse it, it would be the most powerful spiritual motivation of their lives! David O Mckay
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Thoughts mold your features. Thoughts lift your soul heavenward or drag you toward hell. ... As nothing reveals character like the company we like and keep, so nothing foretells futurity like the thoughts over which we brood. ... To have the approval of your conscience when you are alone with your thoughts is like being in the company of true and loving friends. To merit your own self-respect gives strength to character. Conscience is the link that binds your soul to the spirit of God. David O Mckay
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Trust is greater than love. David O Mckay
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There are seeds of happiness planted in every human soul. Our mental attitude and disposition constitute the environment in which these seeds may germinate. David O Mckay
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True education is awakening a love for truth...opening the eyes of the soul to the great purpose and end of life. David O Mckay
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The two most important documents affecting the destiny of America are the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. Both these immortal papers relate primarily to the freedom of the individual. David O Mckay
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Throughout the ages advanced souls have yearned for a society in which liberty and justice prevail. Men have sought for it, fought for it, have died for it. Ancient freemen prized it; slaves longed for it; the Magna Charta demanded it; the Constitution of the United States declared it. David O Mckay
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