H. Burke Peterson quotes

  • If our words are not consistent with our actions, they will never be heard above the thunder of our deeds.
    -- H. Burke Peterson

    #Our Words #Deeds #Our Actions

  • Praying is the most important thing you will do on any day
    -- H. Burke Peterson

    #Important #Praying

  • Too often, charity is extended to another when his actions or conduct are acceptable to us. The exhibition of charity to another must not be dependent on his performance. It should be given because of who we are-not because of how we behave.
    -- H. Burke Peterson

    #Inspiration #Exhibitions #Who We Are

  • Criticism is a destroyer of self-worth and esteem.
    -- H. Burke Peterson

    #Self Esteem #Self Worth #Criticism

  • Perhaps a supreme form of charity may be exhibited by one who withholds judgment of another's acts or conduct, remembering that there is only one who can look into the heart and know the intent-and know the honest desires found therein.
    -- H. Burke Peterson

    #Heart #Judging #Desire

  • Impossible mountains are climbed by those who have the self confidence that comes from truly being loved.
    -- H. Burke Peterson

    #Self Confidence #Mountain #Missionary

  • Listening is an essential part of praying. Answers from the Lord come quietly-every so quietly. In fact, few hear his answers audibly with their ears. We must be listening carefully or we will never recognize them.
    -- H. Burke Peterson

    #Listening #Essentials #Ears

  • President David O. McKay put it beautifully when he said, speaking of mothers, 'This ability and willingness properly to rear children, the gift to love, and eagerness, yes, longing to express it in soul development, make motherhood the noblest office or calling in the world. . .' (Gospel Ideals, Salt Lake City: Improvement Era, 1953, pp. 453-54).
    -- H. Burke Peterson

    #Mother #Children #Cities

  • My dear friends you are a royal generation. You were preserved to come to the earth in this time for a special purpose. Not just a few of you, but all of you. There are things for each of you to do that no one else can do as well as you.... If you will let Him, I testify that our Father in Heaven will walk with you through the journey of life and inspire you to know your special purpose here.
    -- H. Burke Peterson

    #Father #Journey #Heaven

  • Let us remember: trials are an evidence of a Father's love.
    -- H. Burke Peterson

    #Father #Trials #Remember

  • We have been told mankind will be judged on the intent of the heart. No mortal can see into the depth of another. There is only One who can. His is the role of a judge-not ours. If you are prone to criticize or judge, remember, we never see the target a man aims at in life. We see only what he hits.
    -- H. Burke Peterson

    #Heart #Men #Judging

  • It may be relatively mild when expressed as criticism, anger, or feelings of severe frustration. Criticism has a negative influence on the feelings of love for and interest in one's spouse.
    -- H. Burke Peterson

    #Frustration #Feelings #Criticism

  • Criticism is a destroyer of self-worth and esteem. It is heartbreaking how criticism can wound children and diminish their self-esteem.
    -- H. Burke Peterson

    #Children #Self Esteem #Self Worth

  • Do without if you need to, but don't do without mother.
    -- H. Burke Peterson

    #Mother #Motherhood #Needs

  • The dictionary describes a selfish person as one who is 'concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself: seeking pleasure or well-being without regard for others.' May we add, a selfish person is often one who refers to 'I,' 'me,' and 'mine' rather than to 'we,' 'ours,' 'yours,' or 'theirs.' This person is anxious to be in the limelight, to be on center stage in life's little dramas. He or she may be a poor listener, or a conversation monopolizer. Selfishness is the great unknown sin. No selfish person ever thought himself to be selfish.
    -- H. Burke Peterson

    #Selfish #Drama #Add