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Famous Quotes By J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 1723314

The ravening wolves are amongst us, from our own membership, and they, more than any others, are clothed in sheep's clothing, because they wear the habiliments of the priesthood ... We should be careful of them. — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 2046763

I am persuaded, from all the facts that have come to me, that it would have been possible, if we had functioned as the Lord intended us to function, if we had paid our tithes and our offerings as the Lord intended us to pay them, we might have gone on without one dollar from our federal government. And has it ever occurred to you what a mighty influence we should have exercised for good and for respect and for all of the virtues that we have been taught, and that God has commanded us to exercise and cultivate and practice, if we had just followed along what he has asked us to do? — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 1406923

There is no curse equal to the curse of idleness. It destroys the man, the group, the people, or the nation who suffer under it. — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 746470

What we get, we members of the Church, compared with the total mass that is distributed, is almost microscopic, but the spirit in which we might take it, the spirit in which we might spend it, is the leaven that might leaven the whole lump. Let us be patriotic; let us love the government under which we live. — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 1120098

I say to you that the price of liberty is and always has been blood, human blood, and if our liberties are lost, we shall never regain them except at the price of blood. They must not be lost. — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 1552532

If the gospel is only for the learned, how few there are of us who could have any use for it. — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 853531

I say unto you with all the soberness I can, that we stand in danger of losing our liberties, and that once lost, only blood will bring them back; and we of this church will, in order to keep the Church going forward, have more sacrifices to make, and more persecutions to endure than we have yet known. If the conspiracy comes here it will probably come in its full vigor and there will be a lot of vacant places among those who guide and direct, not only this government, but also this Church of ours. — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 121973

When we really get into hard times, where food is scarce or there is none at all, and so with clothing and shelter, money may be no good for there may be nothing to buy, and you cannot eat money, you cannot get enough of it together to burn to keep you warm, and you cannot wear it. — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 150365

But there is one whom you do not deceive, and that is Christ, our Lord. He knows all. Personally, I have felt that nobody need keep much of a record about me, except what I keep myself in my mind, which is a part of my spirit. I often question in my mind, whether it is going to require very many witnesses in addition to my own wrongdoing. — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 161965

Not only does the Charter Organization not prevent future wars, but it makes it practically certain that we shall have future wars, and as to such wars it takes from us the power to declare them, to choose the side on which we shall fight, to determine what forces and military equipment we shall use in the war, and to control and command our sons who do the fighting. — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 459218

I believe American manhood is too valuable to be sacrificed on foreign soil for foreign issues and causes. — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 474730

We may first observe that communism and socialism
which we shall hereafter group together and dub Statism
cannot live with Christianity nor with any religion that postulates a Creator such as the Declaration of Independence recognizes. The slaves of Statism must know no power, no authority, no source of blessing, no God, but the State ... — J. Reuben Clark

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It is the eternal, inescapable law that growth comes only from work and preparation, whether the growth be material, mental, or spiritual. Work has no substitute. — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 808340

Let every head of household see to it that he has on hand enough food and clothing and, where possible, fuel also for at least a year ahead. — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 982271

Let us avoid debt as we would avoid a plague ... Let every head of every household see to it that he has on hand enough food and clothing, and, where possible, fuel also, for at least a year ahead ... Let every head of household aim to own his own home, free from mortgage. Let us again clothe ourselves with these proved and sterling virtues-honesty, truthfulness, chastity, sobriety, temperance, industry, and thrift; let us discard all covetousness and greed. — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 1022217

Do you know that all of the money that we are spending, that the government is spending, must come from you? The government has no great pile of gold to which it can go to get what it gives you. The government has not one cent that it does not take from your pockets. Do not imagine, do not believe, do not go on the theory that you are not to pay this bill, unless the fundamentals of our government are to be overturned. — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 1039906

Now, I am not caring today, for myself, anything at all about a political party tag. So far as I am concerned, I want to know what the man stands for ... When I find out these things, then I know who it is who should receive my support, and I care not what his party tag is ... Today, our duty transcends party allegiance; our duty today is allegiance to the Constitution as it was given to us by the Lord. — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 1137727

You have the highest of human trusts committed to your care. Providence has showered on this favored land blessings without number, and has chosen you as the guardians of freedom, to preserve it for the benefit of the human race. — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 1151811

That man has a spiritual body is evidenced by the account ... given in the writings of Moses that man was created spiritually in heaven before he was given a natural body. — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 1431933

Reduced to its lowest terms, the great struggle which now rocks the whole earth more and more takes on the character of a struggle of the individual versus the state. — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 1465889

The principle of allegiance to the Constitution is basic to our freedom ... when you see government invading any of these realms of freedom which we have under our Constitution, you will know that they are putting shackles on your liberty, and that tyranny is creeping upon you, ... no matter what the reason and excuse therefore may be. — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 1580334

Debt never sleeps nor sickens nor dies; it never goes to the hospital; it works on Sundays and holidays; it never takes a vacation ... it is never laid off work ... it buys no food; it wears no clothes; it is unhoused ... it has neither weddings nor births nor deaths; it has no love, no sympathy; it is as hard and soulless as a granite cliff. Once in debt, it is your companion every minute of the day and night; you cannot shun it or slip away from it; you cannot dismiss it ... and whenever you get in its way or cross its course or fail to meet its demands, it crushes you. — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 1676248

A mind obsessed with sex is good for nothing else. — J. Reuben Clark

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If we have the truth, it cannot be harmed by investigation. If we have not the truth, it ought to be harmed. — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 1875233

We get nearer to the Lord through music than perhaps through any other thing except prayer. — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 1904440

The youth of the Church are hungry for things of the Spirit; they are eager to learn the gospel, and they want it straight, undiluted" (The Charted Course of the Church in Education, rev. ed. [1994], 3). — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 2049610

In the service of the Lord it is not where but how you serve. — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 2102662

I am not a strict constructionalist, believing that we seal our eternal progress by what we do here. It is my belief that God will save all of His children that he can: and while, if we live unrighteously here, we shall not go to the other side in the same status, so to speak, as those who lived righteously; nevertheless, the unrighteous will have their chance, and in the eons of the eternities that are to follow, they, too, may climb to the destinies to which they who are righteous and serve God, have climbed to those eternities that are to come. — J. Reuben Clark

J. Reuben Clark Quotes 2129115

It is the union of independence and dependence of these branches - legislative, executive and judicial - and of the governmental functions possessed by each of them, that constitutes the marvellous genius of this unrivalled document. — J. Reuben Clark