Ernest L. Wilkinson quotes

  • In my commencement address I gave the language and sources of the prophetic utterance made by the Prophet Joseph that the Constitution of the United States would hang by a single thread, but be saved by the elders of Israel. I hope you will read those sources so you will be well-informed as to this prophecy and be prepared to do your part in its fulfillment.
    -- Ernest L. Wilkinson

    #Israel #United States #Utterance

  • One of the great reasons, I am sure, why [David O.] McKay has lived to such a good, ripe, and vigorous old age has been the fact that as a young man he developed habits of retiring to bed early, arising early, generally before sun up, when his mind was clear and his body vigorous, to do the day's work.
    -- Ernest L. Wilkinson

    #Men #Mind #Age

  • Now what has happened in our country during the time we have been plunging toward socialism? Are we actually at that point where the Constitution may be hanging by a single thread and we need to step in to save it?
    -- Ernest L. Wilkinson

    #Country #Needs #May

  • One of the chief tasks of any dialogue with the Gentile world is to prove that the distinction between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism is not a distinction at all.

  • The Holocaust is a central event in many people's lives, but it also has become a metaphor for our century. There cannot be an end to speaking and writing about it. Besides, in Israel, everyone carries a biography deep inside him.

  • Since Israel does not differentiate between attacking this group or that, we are saying our people can work individually or collectively to face this aggression.

  • The attacks inside Israel are operations we carry out in response to Israeli crimes against our people.

  • Our critique of Israel has to be about the state, not culture or religion, but the state of Israel

  • The new naval treaty permits the United States to spend a billion dollars on warships-a sum greater than has been accumulated by all our endowed institutions of learning in their entire history. Unintelligence could go no further! ... In Great Britain, the situation is similar. ... Until the figures are reversed, ... nations deceive themselves as to what they care about most.

  • Any Mexican, would recognise that Mexico was abused, undervalued and downgraded in international circles, most of all by the United States.

  • If 'god' is a metaphysical term, then it cannot be even probable that a god exists. For to say that 'God exists' is to make a metaphysical utterance which cannot be either true or false. And by the same criterion, no sentence which purports to describe the nature of a transcendent god can possess any literal significance.

  • Those emotive theorists who said that the function of moral utterance was to evince emotion would... have been correct if they had substituted the indefinite for the definite article.

  • It is necessary to me, not simply to be but to utter, and I require utterance of my friends.