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Orson Pratt Quotes and Sayings

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It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings,
as my parents had not much faith in and were never
so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects.
- Orson Pratt

Related topics: Faith

The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son,
and the Holy Spirit.
The Father is a material being.
- Orson Pratt

Noah and his family were the only loyal and obedient
subjects to the legal power:
they alone were saved.
- Orson Pratt

On the 1st day of December, 1830, I was confirmed,
and in accordance with the word of the Lord I was ordained
an Elder under the hands of the Prophet.
- Orson Pratt

 

Each atom of the Holy Spirit is intelligent,
and like all other matter has solidity,
form, and size, and occupies space.
- Orson Pratt

God is a spirit.
A spirit is as much matter as oxygen or hydrogen.
- Orson Pratt

It is a grievous sin in the sight of God for any man to presume to baptize,
unless God has authorized him by new revelation to baptize in his name.
- Orson Pratt

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The system of idolatry, invented by modern christianity,
far surpasses in absurdity anything that we have ever heard of.
- Orson Pratt

Do not suffer any man to baptize or minister unto you,
unless God has spoken unto him by the voice of his servants,
and authorized him to minister in his name.
- Orson Pratt

I was ordained one of the standing High Council in Zion,
under the hands of President Joseph Smith.
- Orson Pratt

God is the King.
In him exists all legal authority.
- Orson Pratt

The true God He has extension, and form,
and dimensions.
He occupies space; has a body, parts,
and passions; can go from place to place.
He can eat, drink, and talk.
- Orson Pratt

All the modern christian churches have no more authority to preach,
baptize, or administer any other ordinance of the gospel
than the idolatrous Hindoos have.
- Orson Pratt

The greatest desire of my heart was for the Lord to
manifest His will concerning me.
- Orson Pratt

The kingdom of God is an order of government established by divine authority.
It is the only legal government that can exist in any part of the universe.
- Orson Pratt

Any people attempting to govern themselves by laws of their own making,
and by officers of their own appointment,
are in direct rebellion against the kingdom of God.
- Orson Pratt

At various times during the last four thousand years
God has asserted his rights and endeavoured to establish his own authority,
his own laws, and his own government among the children of men.
- Orson Pratt

A true servant of God will never teach a false doctrine.
He will never deny new revelation.
He never will tell you that the canon of scripture is full,
or that the New Testament is the last revelation ever
intended to be given to man.
- Orson Pratt

God the Father and God the Son cannot be everywhere present;
indeed they cannot be even in two places at the same instant:
but God the Holy Spirit is omnipresent -
it extends through all space,
with all other matter.
- Orson Pratt

The kingdom of God is a theocracy.
And as it is the only form of government which will redeem and save mankind,
it is necessary that every soul should be rightly and
thoroughly instructed in regard to its nature and general characteristics.
- Orson Pratt

An order of government, established by such an all-wise,
powerful being, must be good and perfect,
and must be calculated to promote the permanent peace,
happiness, and well-being of all his subjects.
- Orson Pratt

If God had sufficient wisdom and power to construct
such a beautiful world as this,
then we must admit that his wisdom and power are immeasurably
greater than that of man,
and hence he is qualified to reign as king.
- Orson Pratt

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Things are seldom what they seem.
- William S. Gilbert (Gilbert and Sullivan: HMS Pinafore)

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
- Sally Koch

Be alert. The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

Thoughtful people seldom share exactly the same opinion -
the same point-of-view.
The wise ones understand that they know nothing -
for virtually none of our experience is truly factual -
and they graciously honor all other opinions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship often leads to love,
but lust seldom leads to friendship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I seldom think about my limitations,
and they never make me sad.
Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times;
but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.
- Helen Keller

She generally gave herself very good advice,
(though she very seldom followed it).
- Lewis Carroll

True friendship is like sound health;
the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Unless they share our opinions,
we seldom find people sensible.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Advice is seldom welcome,
and those who need it the most, like it the least.
- Lord Chesterfield

Great designers seldom make great advertising men,
because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture -
and forget that merchandise must be sold.
- James Randolph Adams

Rich men's sons are seldom rich men's fathers.
- Herbert Kaufman

The cautious seldom err.
- Confucius

A building has integrity just like a man.
And just as seldom.
- Ayn Rand

Without change, something sleeps inside us,
and seldom awakens.
The sleeper must awaken.
- Frank Herbert

Beauty is an outward gift,
which is seldom despised,
except by those to whom it has been refused.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Silence is not only golden, it is seldom misquoted.
- Bob Monkhouse

The man who rows the boat seldom has time to rock it.
- Bill Copeland

What appears in newspapers is often new but seldom true.
- Patrick Kavanagh

An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.
- Pliny the Elder

Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.
- Simeon Strunsky

I will interview bigwigs if I get the chance,
but you are seldom surprised by people in power -
you've got to get awfully damn close to get anything new.
- Joe Sacco

Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not
strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
- Oliver Goldsmith

It is seldom very hard to do one's duty when one knows what it is,
but it is often exceedingly difficult to find this out.
- Samuel Butler

For the human mind is seldom at stay:
If you do not grow better,
you will most undoubtedly grow worse.
- Samuel Richardson

I seldom end up where I wanted to go,
but almost always end up where I need to be.
- Douglas Adams

Prayers not felt by us are seldom heard by God.
- Philip Henry

We seldom call anybody lazy, but such as we reckon inferior to us,
and of whom we expect some service.
- Bernard de Mandeville

Terrorism has become the systematic weapon of a war
that knows no borders or seldom has a face.
- Jacques Chirac

People seldom become famous for what they say until
after they are famous for what they've done.
- Cullen Hightower

The conductor's gift does not always go hand in hand
with that of composition;
indeed,
the union is found much more seldom than is popularly believed.
- Anton Seidl

If a man has been his mother's undisputed darling he
retains throughout life the triumphant feeling,
the confidence in success, which not seldom brings
actual success along with it.
- Sigmund Freud

Age seldom arrives smoothly or quickly.
It's more often a succession of jerks.
- Jean Rhys

A widow's refusal of a lover is seldom so explicit as to exclude hope.
- Samuel Richardson

He who is a slave to his stomach seldom worships God.
- Saadi

A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything
than he does of his dinner.
- Samuel Johnson

We owe something to extravagance, for thrift and adventure seldom go hand in hand.
- Jennie Churchill

Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
- Oliver Goldsmith

I'm actually a very quiet person off the golf course.
I talk 150 miles per hour when I'm at the course,
but when in private I very seldom ever open my mouth.
- Lee Trevino

Men are sent into the world with bills of credit,
and seldom draw to their full extent.
- Horace Walpole

Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.
- Indira Gandhi

When people contend for their liberty they seldom get
anything for their victory,
but new masters.
- Edward F. Halifax

I don't consider myself qualified to do a movie about international intrigue -
I seldom leave the country.
- John Hughes

A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
- Samuel Johnson

A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.
- Ansel Adams

Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
- W. H. Auden


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