Eliza R. Snow quotes

  • Sister Eliza R. Snow was given a charge from the prophet Brigham Young to help lift and teach the sisters of the Church. She “taught that individual women could receive inspiration to guide them in their personal lives, their families, and their Church responsibilities. She said: ‘Tell the sisters to go forth and discharge their duties, in humility and faithfulness and the Spirit of God will rest upon them and they will be blest in their labors. Let them seek for wisdom instead of power and they will have all the power they have wisdom to exercise.’
    -- Eliza R. Snow

    #Inspiration #Humility #Responsibility

  • Women should be women and not babies that need petting and correction all the time. I know we like to be appreciated but if we do not get all the appreciation which we think is our due, what matters? We know the Lord has laid high responsibility upon us, and there is not a wish or desire that the Lord has implanted in our hearts in righteousness but will be realized, and the greatest good we can do to ourselves and each other is to refine and cultivate ourselves in everything that is good and ennobling to qualify us for those responsibilities.
    -- Eliza R. Snow

    #Baby #Appreciation #Heart

  • Let [us] seek for wisdom instead of power and [we] will have all the power [we] have wisdom to exercise.
    -- Eliza R. Snow

    #Exercise

  • I will go forward... I will smile at the rage of the tempest, and ride fearlessly and triumphantly across the boisterous ocean of circumstance... And the 'testimony of Jesus' will light up a lamp that will guide my vision through the portals of immortality, and communicate to my understanding the glories of the Celestial kingdom.
    -- Eliza R. Snow

    #Spiritual #Jesus #Ocean

  • We saw Time's varied traces Were deep on every hand - Indeed, upon the people, More marked than on the land. The bands that once with firmness Could grasp the axe and blade, Now move with trembling motion, By strength of nerve decayed. The change in form and feature And furrows on the cheek Of Time's increasing volume, In plain, round numbers speak. And thus, as in a mirror's Reflection, we were told, With stereotyped impressions, The fact of growing old.
    -- Eliza R. Snow

    #Moving #Reflection #Mirrors

  • He will regard his people's cry, the widow's tear, the orphan's moan.
    -- Eliza R. Snow

    #People #Tears #Widows

  • It is the duty of each one of us to be a holy woman. We shall have elevated aims, if we are holy women.
    -- Eliza R. Snow

    #Women #Holy #Duty

  • Let your first business be to perform your duties at home. But, inasmuch as you are wise stewards, you will find time for social duties. . . . By seeking to perform every duty you will find that your capacity will increase, and you will be astonished at what you can accomplish.
    -- Eliza R. Snow

    #Wise #Home #Firsts

  • I heard the prophet Joseph Smith say the time would come when this nation would so far depart from its original purity, its glory, and its love for freedom and its protection of civil rights and religious rights, that the Constitution of our country would hang as it were by a thread. He said, also, that this people, the sons of Zion, would rise up and save the Constitution and bear it off triumphantly.
    -- Eliza R. Snow

    #Country #Religious #Son

  • One should not be happy or distressed over desirables and undesirables, knowing that such feelings are just created by the mind.

  • I interned at Miramax and subsequently at Paramount because I was really curious about the future of entertainment - how were we going to get films online? While the inspiration for Box didn't come from that experience directly, it was very obvious that bigger businesses had a lot of slow processes and cumbersome technology.

  • You have to dream before your dreams can come true.

  • The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.

  • Humility means that one should not be anxious to have the satisfaction of being honored by others.

  • Humility is not weakness, but strength under control

  • We can express our worship to God in many ways. But if we love the Lord and are led by His Holy Spirit, our worship will always bring a delighted sense of admiring awe and a sincere humility on our part.

  • I think that the young people today feel a tremendous sense of responsibility to their brothers and sisters because of the sacrifices that most families make to send their children to college.

  • There is a tendency by a lot of officials to hide behind the king. And it's about time that officials take their responsibility and are responsible in front of the people.

  • The Marine Corps is some of the best acting training you could have. Having that responsibility for people's lives, suddenly time becomes a really valuable commodity and you want to make the most of it. And for acting, you just have to do the work, just keep doing it.