Loretta Young Quotations

Religion and Prayer

"I believe that a life without religion is, truly, an impoverished existence. I believe in the efficacy of prayer and I have a deep and sorrowful sympathy for one who is without faith. I believe our Father answers every prayer - all prayers- with His matchless, inscrutable wisdom, with infinite compassion and with love. I believe in that simple acknowedgment of God's dominion over me and my needs, The Lord's Prayer. I know I must learn and remember every day that because He is in all His creatures, there is something to love in everyone, if I'll just remember to look for it. For if I look, I'll find it."


"Listening is more than just a very rewarding habit. After awhile you discover what a world of information you can gain from hearing what others say, and If you're interested, you're interesting. All the most popular people are good listeners. (You can check this fact for yourself. Any place. Any time.)


"If you use disappointments as sort of mid-semester exams, for learning, you will learn that every disappointment you overcome makes you stronger - and wiser. The greatest success stories have been lived by those who had to grow strong and wise in that very way!"


"I don't know many ambition-ridden people who really enjoy themselves. Even success doesn't seem to still the insatiable, gnawing hunger of their ambition. Ambition is a good gift, but it cannot be all. It is a gift to cherish only in balance with God's other gifts, whether they are tangible or intangible."

The above quotations are taken from Miss Young's book "The Things I Had To Learn" (publication date: 1961, Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill)

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