Favorite Quotes

“No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good. A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is. After all, you find out the strength of the German Army by fighting against it, not by giving in. You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down. A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people in one sense know very little about badness. They have lived a sheltered life by always giving up. We never find out the strength of the evil impulse inside us until we try to fight it; and Christ, because he was the only man who never yielded to temptation, is also the only man who knows to the full what temptation means-the only complete realist.” –C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got”

“The past is behind–we must learn from it. The future is ahead–we must prepare for it. The present is now—we must live in it.”–Thomas S. Monson

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. So watch your step”

 “Faith doesn’t get us around adversity. It gets us through it.”

“I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed. The dye has been cast! I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made; I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I wont look back, let up, slow down, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure. I’m finished and done with low living, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tainted visions, worldly talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals. I no longer need pre-eminence, positions, promotions, plaudits or popularity. I now live by faith, lean on his presence, walk with patience, am uplifted by prayer, and labor with power. My face is set. my gait is fast, and my goal is heaven. My road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my guide is reliable, my mission is clear! I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, divided or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity. I won’t give up, shut up, or let up, until i have stayed up stored up, and paid up of the cause of Christ. I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till I know, and work till He stops me. And when He returns for His own, He will have no problem recognizing me. My banner will be Clear.” –Henry B. Eyring

“The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth”

“When I do good, I feel good” –Abraham Lincoln

“You can be the best garbage man or you can be the best model-it doesnt matter as long as you’re the best.”-Muhammad Ali

“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.” –Lord of the Rings

“Tough times don’t stick around-tough people do.”

“Do you pursue GOD with the same fervor you pursue things of the world? I’m no Saint but I know where my blessings come from.” –Chad Ochocinco

“In 200o-in 2000-I told the graduates to not be afraid to fail, and I still believe that. But today I tell you that whether you fear it or not, disappointment will come. The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.” –Conan O’Brien speaking to the Graduating Class of Dartmouth of 2011


2 responses to “Favorite Quotes

  1. dianne

    Elder Eyering didn’t create the quote- A young man from Rwanda was forced by his tribe to either renounce Christ or face certain death did.

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