Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A favorite Quote.

Hey Miss T,

I was asked for a favorite quote. This question is like what it would be like to pick something out to wear if your closet was your favorite store and you loved everything you owned. Wouldn't you agree that there are a lot of profound statements in this world, that are very worthy of being someone's favorite quote or saying? From age old adages to Japanese kotowazas, from good common sense nursery rhymes, to inspired pearls of wisdom. There sure are a lot of good quotes.

A few good ideas ran through my head, but then I remembered this one, from the late Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin. Perhaps because I am so looking forward to this upcoming General Conference, my thoughts were searching through the catalogs of memories of past talks and quotes that have uplifted, encouraged, inspired and blessed me. In his quiet and profound way, Elder Wirthlin shed some light on the difference between an earthly view of humanity with in the confines of mortal time, and the view that is uninhibited by mortal measure, seeing a full range of potential and possibility. He said,

"We see ourselves in terms of yesterday and today. Our Heavenly Father sees us in terms of forever."

Isn't it nice that someone doesn't see you for only who you were today? For the way you rammed into that girl at the intra-mural flag football game? For the cookie you ate in the library even though you know food is not allowed in the library? For the quiz that you bombed because you left your book on the floor this morning and didn't complete the reading? I have a hard time getting past some of that sometimes. But wow. Someone can see past that? Yes. Heavenly Father knows our deepest potential, and often times a sister has a little more foresight as well.

So tonight, a quote I love is that one. And now, I want to hear a quote you love. You know you know a lot of them...I'll pose the question that was asked me. What's your favorite quote?



  1. On Saturday, President Monson quoted Mother Teresa, "If you judge people, you have no time to love them."
    That has been running through my mind lately as a favorite quote.

  2. I like this quote, too. Thanks Kallene! Miss seeing you around, btw. lots of love.

  3. Okay, you got me. I thought FOR SURE you were going to quote "Come what may and Love it!".

    One of my favorite quotes is “That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do; not that the nature of the thing itself is changed, but that our power to do is increased” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  4. Oh mom! Good one. I love that one.