- By Elder Thatcher

A Thematic Blog - -By Elder Thatcher
"By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, November 19, 2010

Keys to Happiness

Socrates taught, "Know Thyself."  
 (469-399 BC)

"You are a child of God.  He is the Father of your Spirit.  Spiritually you are of noble birth, the offspring of the King of Heaven.   Fix that truth in your mind and hold to it.  However many generations in your mortal ancestry, no matter what race or people you represent, the pedigree of your spirit can be written on a single line.  You are a child of God!" 
                                            -Boyd K. Packer
Cicero taught, "Control Thyself."
 (106-43 BC)

"Learn to control yourselves; learn to be in the hands of God as clay in the hands of the potter."  

"I have frequently said that the greatest endowment God ever gave to man is good, sound, solid sense to know how to govern ourselves."  

"If you first gain power to check your words, you will then begin to have power to check your judgment, and at length actually gain power to check your thoughts and reflections."  

                                                                            -Brigham Young
Christ taught, "Give Thyself."
(c. 5BC-1AD -- 30-33 AD)

"To find real happiness, we must seek for it in a focus outside ourselves.  No one has learned the meaning of living until he has surrendered his ego to the service of his fellow man.  Service to others is akin to duty--the fulfillment of which brings true joy."  
                                                   -Thomas S. Monson

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