David O. McKay quotes

  • Let us realize that: the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success!
    -- David O. McKay

    #Love #Inspirational #Work

  • Do your duty that is best; leave unto the Lord the rest.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Lord #Doing Your Best #Duty

  • Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Inspirational #Life #Motivational

  • Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your best.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Positive #Challenges #Purpose

  • Next to being one in worshipping God there is nothing in this world upon which the Church should be more united that in upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States
    -- David O. McKay

    #Church #United States #World

  • True happiness comes only by making others happy.
    -- David O. McKay

    #True Happiness

  • Being a parent is the greatest trust that has been given to human beings.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Parent #Family And Friends #Given

  • Children are more influenced by sermons you act than by sermons you preach.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Children #Learning #Influence

  • Happiness and peace will come to earth only as the light of love and human compassion enter the souls of men.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Love #Happiness #Peace

  • The home is the first and most effective place to learn the lessons of life: truth, honor, virtue, self control, the value of education, honest work, and the purpose and privilege of life. Nothing can take the place of home in rearing and teaching children, and no other success can compensate for failure in the home.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Children #Life Lesson #Teaching

  • True motherhood is the noblest call of the world, and we look with sorrow upon the practice here in our own United States of limiting families, a tendency creeping into our own Church.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Motherhood #Practice #Sorrow

  • All good things require effort. That which is worth having will cost part of your physical being, your intellectual power and your soul power. Let us ever keep in mind that life is largely what we make it.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Effort #Soul #Intellectual

  • True education does not consist merely in the acquiring of a few facts of science, history, literature, or art, but in the development of character.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Art #Character #Doe

  • As long as the day lasts, let's give it all we got.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Perseverance #Long #Giving

  • True happiness comes only by making others happy—the practical application of the Savior's doctrine of losing one's life to gain it. In short, the Christmas spirit is the Christ spirit, that makes our hearts glow in brotherly love and friendship and prompts us to kind deeds of service.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Heart #Love And Friendship #Deeds

  • A man who cannot control his temper is not very likely to control his passions, and no matter what his pretensions in religion, he moves in daily life very close to the animal plane.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Life #Moving #Anger

  • Anger itself does more harm than the condition which aroused anger.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Anger #Doe #Harm

  • Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrificing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountains of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Mom #Sacrifice #Motherhood

  • Let husband and wife never speak to one another in loud tones,unless the house is on fire.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Husband #Fire #Wife

  • Man's greatest happiness comes from losing himself for the good of others.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Men #Losing

  • Motherhood is the greatest potential influence either for good or ill in human life. The mother's image is the first that stamps itself on the unwritten page of the young child's mind. It is her caress that first awakens a sense of security; her kiss, the first realization of affection; her sympathy and tenderness, the first assurance that there is love in the world.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Mother #Children #Kissing

  • It is possible to make home a bit of heaven; indeed, I picture heaven to be a continuation of the ideal home
    -- David O. McKay

    #Home #Heaven #Continuation

  • Man is responsible not only for every deed, but also for every idle word and thought.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Men #Deeds #Responsible

  • Always remember that a soldier's pack is lighter than a slave's chains.
    -- David O. McKay

    #War #Remember

  • I repeat that no greater immediate responsibility rests upon members of the Church, upon all citizens of this republic and of neighboring republics than to protect the freedom vouchsafed by the Constitution of the United States.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Responsibility #Church #United States

  • Only to the extent that men desire peace and brotherhood can the world be made better. No peace even though temporarily obtained, will be permanent, whether to individuals or nations, unless it is built upon the solid foundation of eternal principles.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Men #Brotherhood #Desire

  • There should be no yelling in the home unless there is a fire.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Home #Fire #Yelling

  • Man is a spiritual being, a soul, and at some period of his life everyone is possessed with an irresistible desire to know his relationship to the Infinite. . . . There is something within him which urges him to rise above himself, to control his environment, to master the body and all things physical and live in a higher and more beautiful world.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Beautiful #Spiritual #Men

  • President David O. McKay (1873-1970) observed that too many couples come to "marriage looking upon the marriage ceremony as the end of courtship instead of the beginning of an eternal courtship. ... Love can be starved to death as literally as the body that receives no sustenance. Love feeds upon kindness and courtesy"
    -- David O. McKay

    #Marriage #Couple #Kindness

  • Seek to share joy with others, or to make somebody else happy, and you will find your own soul radiant with the joy you wished for another.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Joy #Soul #Share

  • Next to the bestowal of life itself, the right to direct that life is God's greatest gift to man.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Men #Next #Life Is

  • Music is truly the universal language, and when it is excellently expressed how deeply it moves our souls
    -- David O. McKay

    #Music #Moving #Soul

  • No greater responsibility can rest upon a man, than to be a teacher of God's children
    -- David O. McKay

    #Teacher #Children #Responsibility

  • And what is true education? It is awakening a love for truth; giving a just sense of duty; opening the eyes of the soul to the great purpose and end of life. It is not so much giving words, as thoughts; or mere maxims, as living principles. It is not teaching to be honest, because 'honesty is the best policy'; but because it is right. It is teaching the individual to love the good, for the sake of the good; to be virtuous in action because one is so in heart; to love and serve God supremely, not from fear, but from delight in his perfect character.
    -- David O. McKay

    #Honesty #Teaching #Character