August 24, 2010

On Equal Rights

{Someone else said it, but I've thought it}



"You were not created to be the same as men. Your natural attributes, affections, and personalities are entirely different from these of a man. They consist of faithfulness, benevolence, kindness, and charity. They also balance the more aggressive and competitive nature of man. The business world is competitive and sometimes ruthless. We do not doubt that women have both the brain power and the skills to compete with men. But by competing they must of necessity, become aggressive and competitive. Thus their godly attributes are diminished and they acquire a quality of sameness with man. The conventional wisdom of the day would have you be equal with men. We say, we would not have you descend to that level."

-Ezra Taft Benson

10 comments:

  1. I always love your quotes Les. Thanks for gathering them for my pleasure! ;)

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  2. Say it Pres. Benson!!! This is why we stay home and not feel "useless" or "unaccomplished" for being "only a mom".

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  3. That is some food for thought. Thanks for posting.

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  4. "..We would not have you descend to that level."

    My favorite!

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  5. Awesome quote! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  6. Love that last line...
    Thanks.

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  7. i've been reading similar things lately. I really like the way he puts it. So grateful for inspired wisdom that extends through generations.

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  8. That is awesome. Just awesome.

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