Henry Eyring, American Educator ( May 31, 1933 - )

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Our understanding, great as it sometimes seems, can be nothing but the wide-eyed wonder of the child when measured against omniscience.~Henry Eyring

Great Child Nothing

For one who feels compelled, as I do, to accept the existence of the Master Architect, it is important to examine his handiwork for the light it throws on him and on his program for his children. For me, there has been no serious difficulty in reconciling the principles of true science with the principles of true religion.~Henry Eyring

Children Light Science

The gospel may not make a sow's ear into a silk purse, but it will make everybody better if they live it. I've tried it. It stands the test.~Henry Eyring

May Live Better

Some people conclude that the injustices existing in the world prove there is no God. On the contrary, I conclude that God, being both just and merciful, will and can rectify all inequities in a life after death.~Henry Eyring

Life Death God

God will use us for his purposes, but it takes a certain kind of listening.~Henry Eyring

God Listening Kind

I believe that what is really important is that God can speak to us. If we have the humility to approach him in prayer with the right attitude, he can speak to our intelligence directly.~Henry Eyring

Attitude God Intelligence

Death is not the end; it is but one more step in a great forward march made possible by the redemption wrought by the Savior. This is the spirit of true science - constant and eternal seeking.~Henry Eyring

Death Science End

I would write a scientific paper with the devil, if it was on high temperatures. The fellow's probably an authority.~Henry Eyring

Devil High Paper

The more I try to unravel the mysteries of the world in which we live, the more I come to the conception of a single overruling power - God.~Henry Eyring

Power God World

I perceive myself as rather uninhibited, with a certain mathematical facility and more interest in the broad aspect of a problem than the delicate nuances. I am more interested in discovering what is over the next rise than in assiduously cultivating the beautiful garden close at hand.~Henry Eyring

Beautiful Myself I Am

Apparent contradictions between religion and science often have been the basis of bitter controversy. Such differences are to be expected as long as human understanding remains provisional and fragmentary.~Henry Eyring

Science Religion Long