Beauty Tips for the Soul

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Beauty Tip #2:  Be tolerant.

My therapist once quoted Scott Fitzgerald to me when he said, “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time.” This amazing revelation has held sway with me on many occasions since that time, particularly when trying to understand another persons point of view or find equilibrium in morally and intellectually challenging circumstances. Mastering this concept is truly a gift and allows for tolerance, respect and real charity in many types of relationships.  For more fantastic quotes on tolerance, keep reading:

The Quorum of the 12 Apostles:

“We call upon all people everywhere to recommit themselves to the time-honored ideals of tolerance and mutual respect. We sincerely believe that as we acknowledge one another with consideration and compassion we will discover that we can all peacefully coexist despite our deepest differences.” 

The Law of Moses:

“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.”

Gordon B. Hinckley, a prophet:

“We must work harder to build mutual respect, an attitude of forbearance, with tolerance one for another regardless of the doctrines and philosophies which we may espouse. Concerning these you and I may disagree. But we can do so with respect and civility.”

Excerpts taken from the Apostle, Russell M. Nelson’s talk, What is Tolerance?:

“Only the comprehension of the true fatherhood of God can bring full appreciation of the true brotherhood of man. That understanding inspires desire to build bridges of cooperation instead of walls of segregation.”

“Now may I offer an important note of caution. An erroneous assumption could be made that if a little of something is good, a lot must be better. Not so! Overdoses of needed medication can be toxic. Boundless mercy could oppose justice. So tolerance, without limit, could lead to spineless permissiveness.”

“The Lord drew boundary lines to define acceptable limits of tolerance. Danger rises when those divine limits are disobeyed. Just as parents teach little children not to run and play in the street, the Savior taught us that we need not tolerate evil. “Jesus went into the temple of God, … and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers” (Matthew 21:12; see also Mark 11:15). Though He loves the sinner, the Lord said that He “cannot look upon sin with the least degree of allowance” (D&C 1:31).”

“Together we may stand intolerant of transgression but tolerant of neighbors with differences they hold sacred. Our beloved brothers and sisters throughout the world are all children of God. He is our Father. His Son, Jesus, is the Christ.”



  1. what a wonderful post! I love those excerpts and will take them to heart. It’s so important to have that mutual respect between ourselves and I love that you really focused on that. I’m visiting from the VB blog hop. have a great day!

    kathryn @

    1. Thank you Kathryn~ I will be checking out your blog a little bit later. Have a great night and nice to meet you.

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