Thoughts

“I imagine that if we could see the heavenly barometer that reads and records the secret thoughts of each person during the sacrament, we would have a pretty good measure of the spirituality of that person.”

Tad R. Callister  |  The Infinite Atonement

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“I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, on the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts, the rest are details.”

Albert Einstein

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Elder Jeffery R. Holland of the LDS church

“Like thieves in the night, unwelcome thought can and do seek entrance to our minds. But we don’t have to throw open the door, serve them tea and crumpets, and tell them where the silverware is kept! Throw the rascals out! Replace lewd thoughts with hopeful messages an joyful memories; picture the faces of those who love you and would be shattered if you let them down.”

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland  |  Place No More for the Enemy of My Soul, Conference April 2009

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“Our life is what our thoughts make it.”

Marcus Aurelius  |  Meditations

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“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”

Dale Carnegie  |  How to Win Friends and Influence People

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“Some seem to believe that faith and questions are antithetical. Such could not be further from the truth. The question is not whether or not we should ask questions but rather, what are the questions that we should be asking?”

Cecil O. Samuelson

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“Immoral thoughts, words, and deeds always are immoral, even in cyberspace… We are all accountable to God, and ultimately we will be judged of Him according to our deeds and the desires of our hearts.”

Elder David A. Bednar  |  Things as They Really Are, CES Fireside, May 3, 2009 BYU-Idaho

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“The statement, “As a man thinketh, so is he,” could equally well be rendered “As a man thinketh, so does he.” If one thinks it long enough he is likely to do it.”

Spencer W. Kimball  |  The Miracle of Forgiveness

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“Prayers that do not demand much of your thought will hardly merit much attention from our Heavenly Father. When you find yourself getting into a routine with your prayers, step back and think. Meditate for a while on the things for which you really are grateful. Look for them. They don’t have to be grand or glorious. Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small and simple things like the scent of the rain, the taste of your favorite macaroni and cheese recipe, or the sound of a loved one’s voice. Thinking of things we are grateful for is a healing balm. It helps us get outside ourselves. It changes our focus from our pains and our trials to the abundance of this beautiful world we live in.”

Joseph B. Wirthlin  |  Improving Our Prayers

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