Date: January 24, 2012 11:31PM
If Elohim can't inspire Mormonism's false prophets with their own revealed inspirational lines, simply steal quotes from deceased Gentiles and call it your own.
To review the rip-off:
David O. McKay (1873-1970) is perhaps best known for his oft-quoted little couplet (which, come to find out, wasn't his after all):
"No other success can compensate for failure in the home."
(cited on an official LDS website, from J. E. McCullough, "Home: The Savior of Civilization" , 42; Conference Report, April 1935, p. 116, at: http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/presidents/controllers/potcController.jsp?leader=9&topic=quotes
; see also, Julie M. Smith, "Book Review: David O. McKay: Beloved Prophet," on "Times and Season: 'Truth Will Prevail,'" at: http://www.timesandseasons.org/?p=2252
McKay had, in fact, purloigned that famous line from Disraeli, who said it before McKay did:
"No success in public life can compensate for failure in the home."
INTERESTING SIDENOTE: I previously found Disraeli's "no success" quote on wikipediat, at: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Benjamin_Disraeli
Checking back there today, however, that quote is no longer on that site.
Since one can go on to wiki and anonymously edit the articles of others, it does not seem beyond the realm of reasonable possibility that a true-believing Mormon (in an all-too-typical dishonest effort to keep McKay's mythological image as a "prophet" intact) snuck in to the wiki artilce and took it out.
Edited 12 time(s). Last edit at 01/25/2012 11:45AM by steve benson.