Wednesday, October 6, 2010

32nd Thankful Thursday: Favorite Quotes II

This past weekend I joined millions of other members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in watching eight hours of talks given by our top church leaders, a semi-annual event called General Conference.

If you are interested in reading, viewing, or listening to the talks, they will soon be posted here.

Here are three quotes that touched me in particular (and short enough I could write them down):

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." --President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, quoting Leonardo da Vinci

A story told by Elder Per G. Malm, with a lesson summed up by me:
"In our day-to-day actions, it is often the small and simple things that will have a long-lasting impact (see Alma 37:6–7). What we say, how we act, and how we choose to react will influence not only ourselves but also those around us. We can build up, or we can tear down. A simple and positive example is a story told about my grandmother. She sent one of her young children to buy some eggs. The trusted child was probably joyfully walking home along the road, but most of the eggs were broken when the child arrived home. A friend of the family was there and admonished my grandmother to scold the child for behaving so badly. Instead, Grandmother calmly and wisely said, 'No, that will not make the eggs whole again. We will simply use what we can and make some pancakes that we can enjoy together.'"
"Scolding will not make broken eggs whole again." --Ivy's paraphrase

And from our beloved prophet:

"My brothers and sisters, to express gratitude is gracious and honorable, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven."

--President Thomas S. Monson

This week: What is another favorite quote you are thankful for?


  1. Those are all really good ones :) Elder Uchtdorf's is my favorite, I think. I liked these ones, too:

    "No one can find peace in a mine field." --E. Patrick Kearon, Priesthood Session

    "A consecrated life is a beautiful thing." --E. D. Todd Christofferson, Sat AM

    "I testify that you are individually loved of God. ... The personal value, the sacred splendor of every one of you, is the very reason there is a plan for salvation and exaltation." --E. Jeffrey R. Holland, Sat AM

    :) :) :)

  2. Oh, thank you thank you thank you for not only commenting, but sharing your own favorites! That means SO MUCH! :) :) :)


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