::Quotes::

Below I have posted some of my most favorite and inspiring quotations. Although some of them may be humorous or satirical, there is always something deeper that can be found beneath it all. I hope that some of these quotes will inspire, motivate, or touch someone's life in a way that will help him to change for the better. If nothing else, a few nice laughs or a quick smile will always lighten your day. Read and enjoy! Feel free to email me with any questions or comments.


 

The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature...Yes, Christ changes men, and changed men can change the world. Men changed for Christ will be captained by Christ...Men captained by Christ will be consumed in Christ.


 

 

 

 

 

 

--Ezra Taft Benson

It is better to be respected than it is to be popular. Popularity ends on Yearbook Day, but respect lasts forever.


 

--John Bytheway

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't.


 

--Richard Bach

First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits, or they'll eventually conquer you.


 

--Rob Gilbert

It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by then I was too famous.


 

--Robert Benchley

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.


 

--Thomas Edison

Howard, it's Bateman, Patrick Bateman, you're my lawyer so I think you should know I've killed a lot of people, some girls in the apartment uptown uh, some homeless people maybe 5 or 10 um and in Central Park I left her in a parking lot behind some donut shop. I killed Bethany, my old girlfriend, with a nail gun, uh, uh, and some man uh, uh some old faggot with a dog last week, I uh, I killed another girl with a chainsaw, I had to, she almost got away and uh someone else there I can't remember maybe a model, but she's dead too and uh, Paul Allen, I killed Paul Allen with an axe in the face, his body is dissolving in a bathtub in Hell's Kitchen. I don't want to leave anything out here. I guess I've killed maybe 20 people, maybe 40 uh, I have tapes of a lot of it, uh some of the girls have seen the tapes. I even, um...I ate some of their brains, and I tried to cook a little. Tonight I, uh, I just had to kill a lot of people and um I'm not sure I'm gonna get away with it this time. I guess I'll uh, I mean, oh, I guess I'm a pretty uh, I mean I guess I'm a pretty sick guy. So, if you get back tomorrow, I may show up at Harry's Bar, so you know, keep your eyes open.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

--Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale)
American Psycho

Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.


 

--G. Eliot

Strength to do battle begins with enlisting the strength of God.


 

--Gordon B. Hinckley

Is death the last sleep? No, it is the last and final awakening.


 

--Sir Walter Scott

Do not despair. Do not give up. Look for the sunlight through the clouds.


 

--Gordon B. Hinckley

Masturbation is not physically necessary. There is already a way by which the male system relieves excessive spermatic fluid quite regularly through the nocturnal emission or wet dream. Monthly menstrual flow expels the female’s egg and cleanses the womb. For both sexes, physical or emotional tensions can be released by vigorous activity. Thus, in a biological sense, masturbation for either gender is not necessary. In a gospel sense, it is a sin: Masturbation, a rather common indiscretion, is not approved of the Lord...regardless of what may have been said by others whose ‘norms’ are lower.


 

 

 

 

 

 

--Spencer W. Kimball

Homosexuality is an ugly sin, repugnant to those who find no temptation in it, as well as to many past offenders who are seeking a way out of its clutches. All such deviations from normal, proper heterosexual relationships are not merely unnatural but wrong in the sight of God.


 

--Spencer W. Kimball

But let us emphasize that right and wrong, righteousness and sin, are not dependent upon man’s interpretations, conventions and attitudes. Social acceptance does not change the status of an act, making wrong into right. If all the people in the world were to accept homosexuality, the practice would still be a deep, dark sin.


 

--Spencer W. Kimball

Many years ago a learned man, a member of the Roman Catholic Church, came to Utah and spoke from the stand of the Salt Lake Tabernacle. I became well acquainted with him, and we conversed freely and frankly. A great scholar, with perhaps a dozen languages at his tongue’s end, he seemed to know all about theology, law, literature, science and philosophy. One day he said to me: ‘You Mormons are all ignoramuses. You don’t even know the strength of your own position. It is so strong that there is only one other tenable in the whole Christian world, and that is the position of the Catholic Church. The issue is between Catholicism and Mormonism. If we are right, you are wrong; if you are right, we are wrong; and that’s all there is to it. The Protestants haven’t a leg to stand on. For if we are wrong, they are wrong with us, since they were a part of us and went out from us; while if we are right, they are apostates whom we cut off long ago. If we have the apostolic succession from St. Peter, as we claim, there is no need of Joseph Smith and Mormonism; but if we have not that succession, then such a man as Joseph Smith was necessary, and Mormonism’s attitude is the only consistent one. It is either the perpetuation of the gospel from ancient times, or the restoration of the gospel in latter days.’


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

--LeGrand Richards

If you have power, you might as well abuse it.


 

--Matt Royl
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