Tuesday, November 4, 2014

"Women are never tired of bewailing man's fickleness in love, but they only seem to snub his constancy."

- Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd, ch 24
'Kiss my foot, sir; my face is for mouths of consequence.'

- said by Liddy, Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd, ch 9
"It may have been observed that there is no regular path for getting out of love as there is for getting in. Some people look upon marriage as a short cut that way, but it has been known to fail."

- Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd, ch 5

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Spirits rejoice when their temple work is done

"Through our efforts in their behalf their chains of bondage will fall from them, and the darkness surrounding them will clear away, that light may shine upon them and they shall hear in the spirit world of the work that has been done for them by their children here, and will rejoice with you in your performance of these duties."

 - Joseph F. Smith, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph F. Smith, (2011), 240–48, https://www.lds.org/manual/teachings-joseph-f-smith/chapter-27?lang=eng 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

"There is a set of advantages that have to do with material resources, and there is a set that have to do with the absence of material resources--and the reason underdogs win as often as they do is that the latter is sometimes every bit the equal of the former."

- Malcolm Gladwell, David and Goliath, 24-25

Sunday, March 2, 2014

"There is something powerful in searching out someone who needs temple ordinances, learning who they are, and then being part of their receiving these sacred ordinances. This is how you become “saviors on Mount Zion.” There is a joy and satisfaction that is only understood through spiritual feelings. We are linked to them forever."

- Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, "Find Our Cousins!," Family Discovery Day youth devotional, RootsTech Family History Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, on February 8, 2014, https://www.lds.org/prophets-and-apostles/unto-all-the-world/find-our-cousins?lang=eng&ET_CID=46461009&ET_RID=brownie242@yahoo.com

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Eight hours work, eight hours sleep, eight hours recreation

"One of President Young’s daughters recalled that he had taught: “Life is best enjoyed when time periods are evenly divided between labour, sleep and recreation. All men, women and children should labour; all must sleep; and if mental and physical balance is to be maintained, all people should spend one-third of their time in recreation which is rebuilding, voluntary activity—never idleness. ‘Eight hours work, eight hours sleep, and eight hours recreation’ was Brigham Young’s motto.”"

Susa Young Gates and Leah D. Widtsoe, The Life Story of Brigham Young (1931), 251, as quoted in "A Rock-Solid Foundation for Marriage," Brent A. Barlow, Ensign, June 2003

Saturday, February 22, 2014

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things can not be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime."

- Mark Twain, "The Innocents Abroad," Conclusion