Snippets of inspiration from all walks of life, compiled over the last seven years

Brent Dance 12/7/2009

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FORMER PERESIDENTS of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ........... 39 OTHER CHURCH AUTHORITIES/Authors/Personal .................................................. 51 MISCELLANEOUS QUOTES (All Walks of Life) .................................................................. 66 AUTHOR UNKNOWN ..................................................................................................... 127

MODERN-DAY PROPHETS, Seers and Revelators of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Hinckley-President Gordon B. Hinckley1) “Cling to the Church. If you will do so, it will become as an anchor in the midst of a stormy sea. It will be a light to your lives and a foundation upon which to build them.” President Gordon B. Hinkley 2) “I am one who believes that love, like faith, is a gift of God.” President Hinckley 3) “Love is the ‘Lodestar’.” President Gordon B. Hinkley 4) “Knowledge without labor is profitless, knowledge with labor is genius.” President Gordon B. Hinkley 5) “You know what is right and what is wrong. You can not use ignorance as an excuse for unacceptable behavior.” President Hinckley 6) “Let virtue garnish your courtship, and absolute fidelity be the crown jewel of your marriage.” President Hinckley 7) “...By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.” President Hinckley 8) “We must work on our responsibilities as parents as if everything in life depended on it when in fact everything in life does depend on it. If we have failed in the home we have failed in our lives.” President Hinckley 9) “Keep yourselves open to the inspiration of the Lord. Listen to the whisperings of the Spirit. I remember when Brother (Harold B) Lee set me apart as a stake president. He said, "Listen for the whisperings of the Spirit in the stillness of the night." Now, I believe in that. I have seen in my experience and I think I can testify that the Lord has spoken quietly. I didn't hear any words, but in the middle of the night ideas have come into my head which, I think, have been prophetic in their nature.” President Hinckley - From Friday Night Devotional, Missionary Training Center, June 1998 10) “People ask me what my favorite scripture is. I say, "Well, I have several of them." One of them is this: "Be thou humble; and the Lord thy God shall lead thee by the hand, and give thee answer to thy prayers." (D&C 112:10) There is not room for arrogance in our lives. There is no room for conceit in our lives. There is no room for egotism in our lives. We must be humble before the Lord. He has so declared, and if we will do it, HE will hear our prayers and answer them with a blessing upon our heads.” President Hinkley -From Winnipeg, Manitoba, member meeting, Aug 1998 11) “Teach your children when they are young and small, and never quit. As long as they are in your home, let them be your primary interest.” President Hinckley 12) “Cultivate an attitude of happiness. Cultivate a spirit of optimism. Walk with faith, rejoicing in the beauties of nature, in the goodness of those you love, in the

testimony which you carry in your heart concerning things divine.” President Hinckley 13) “Every Latter-day Saint has the responsibility to know for himself or herself with a certainty beyond doubt that Jesus is the resurrected, living Son of the living God.” President Hinckley 14) “When people of goodwill labor cooperatively in an honest and dedicated way, there is no end to what they can accomplish.” President Hinckley 15) “Be humble. There is no place for arrogance in our lives. There is no place for conceit in our lives. There is no place for egotism in our lives.” President Hinckley 16) “I don't hesitate to say if every family in the world practiced [family home evening], you'd see a very great difference in the solidarity of the families of the world.” President Hinckley 17) “Ye who hold the priesthood, bind it to your very souls and you will enjoy that peace of soul that passes all understanding.” President Hinckley 18) “Our work is in terms of individuals.” President Hinckley 19) “How grateful I am to know that God loves us. The incomprehensible depth of that love found expression in the gift of His Only Begotten Son.” President Hinckley 20) “I testify that our prayers, offered in humility and sincerity, are heard and answered. It is a miraculous thing, but it is real.” President Hinckley 21) “There is no other resource to compare with prayer. To think that each of us may approach our Father in Heaven . . . for individual help and guidance, for strength and faith, is a miracle in and of itself.” President Hinckley 22) “By the way you lead your life, it should reflect loyalty, and love.” President Hinckley 23) “Endeavor to pursue a course that will promote the smile of the Almighty.” President Hinckley 24) “Joseph of Egypt – Self-disciplined to never violate a trust.” President Hinckley 25) “Be strong in the strength of simple honesty.” President Hinckley 26) “Woman is God’s supreme creation.” President Hinckley 27) “You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.” President Hinckley 28) “I do not complain at our situations. I accept the situations as His will.” President Hinckley 29) “We either have a prophet or we have nothing and having a prophet we have everything.” President Hinckley 30) “God be thanked for the Son of Mankind.” President Hinckley 31) “This will be the most important decision of your life, the individual whom you marry. . . . Marry the right person in the right place at the right time.” President Hinckley 32) “There is no substitute for marrying in the temple. It is the only place under the heavens where marriage can be solemnized for eternity. Don't cheat yourself. Don't cheat your companion. Don't shortchange your lives.” President Hinckley 33) “Choose a companion of your own faith. You are much more likely to be happy. Choose a companion you can always honor, you can always respect, one who

will complement you in your own life, one to whom you can give your entire heart, your entire love, your entire allegiance, your entire loyalty.” President Hinckley 34) “I hope you will not put off marriage too long. I do not speak so much to the young women as to the young men whose prerogative and responsibility it is to take the lead in this matter. Don't go on endlessly in a frivolous dating game. Look for a choice companion, one you can love, honor, and respect, and make a decision.” President Hinckley 35) “How sweet is the assurance, how comforting is the peace that comes from the knowledge that if we marry right and live right, our relationship will continue, notwithstanding the certainty of death and the passage of time.” President Hinckley 36) “Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal, is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual tolerance, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time journey . . . delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas, and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for the ride.” President Hinckley 37) “He lives, my one sure rock of faith, the one bright hope of men on earth, the beacon to a better way, the light beyond the veil of death.” Gordon B. Hinckley My Redeemer Lives #135 38) “He will open the windows of heaven according to our need not according to our greed.” President Hinckley 39) “People are like stained glass windows. They glow and sparkle when it is sunny and bright; but when the sun does down their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” President Gordon B. Hinckley 40) “If as a people we will build and sustain one another, the Lord will bless us with the strength to weather every storm and continue to move forward through every adversity.” President Gordon B. Hinckley (Ensign, May 1982, p. 46) 41) “Everybody needs friends. No one wishes to be without them. But never lose sight of the fact that it is your friends who will lead you along the paths that you will follow.” President Gordon B. Hinckley 42) “Please don't nag yourself with thoughts of failure. Do not set goals far beyond your capacity to achieve. Simply do what you can do, in the best way you know, and the Lord will accept of your effort.” President Gordon B. Hinckley 43) “Time is really all we have. And every individual has an equal portion of it. The trick is to get more out of what is available.” President Gordon B. Hinckley 44) “The only conquest that brings satisfaction is the conquest of self. It was said of old that he who governs himself is greater than he who takes a city.” President Gordon B. Hinckley (Proverbs 16:32) 45) “Cynics do not contribute, skeptics do not create, doubters do not achieve.” President Gordon B. Hinckley 46) “We have basic cornerstones on which this great latter-day Church has been established by the Lord and built, 'fitly framed together.' They are absolutely

fundamental to this work—the very foundation, anchors on which it stands.” President Hinckley 47) “A powerful testimony is that quiet encouraging voice without pause that sustains the walk of faith through life.” President Hinckley (paraphrased) 48) “Is there a valid case for virtue? It is the only way to freedom from regret. The peace of conscience which flows therefrom is the only personal peace that is not counterfeit.” President Hinckley 49) “With all of our doing, with all of our leading, with all of our teaching, the most important thing we can do for all those who we lead is to cultivate in their hearts a living, vital, vibrant testimony and knowledge of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of the world, the Author of our salvation, He who atoned for the sins of the world and opened the way of salvation and eternal life. I would hope that in all we do we would somehow constantly nourish the testimony of our people concerning the Savior. I am satisfied – I know it’s so – that whenever a man has a true witness in his heart of the living reality of the Lord Jesus Christ, all else will come together as it should . . . That is the root from which all virtue springs among those who call themselves Latter-day Saints.” President Hinckley 50) “This is the work for which the Savior gave His life. We are serving with Him in the great work of the Father to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of mankind.” President Hinckley 51) “Sing and dance, hike and skate.” President Hinckley 52) “The protection of the ministry of angels is no greater than when you are an apostle.” President Hinckley (speaking of full-time missionaries and those in the Lord’s work) 53) “In all of living have much of fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed not just endured.” President Hinckley 54) “Making choices is the substance of our lives. We fought a war in heaven over choices. And the great battle goes on in the world today.” President Gordon B. Hinckley; Ensign, Apr. 1996, 76 55) “Let our voices be heard. I hope they will not be shrill voices, but I hope that we shall speak with such conviction that those to whom we speak shall know of the strength of our feeling and the sincerity of our effort." President Hinckley 56) “There is nothing richer, nor more powerful for good or for evil, than the relationship between husband and wife.” President Hinckley 57) We need to be able to say to our spouse . . . “I want to be happy but I cannot be happy unless you are happy.” President Hinckley 58) "Work is the miracle by which talent is brought to the surface and dreams become a reality." Gordon B. Hinckley 59) “The lives of our people must become the most meaningful expression of our faith and . . . the symbol of our worship.” Gordon B. Hinckley 60) Question: “What are some of the things you ponder about?” “I don't know. I haven't pondered on that question. Oh, I don't know. Many things, but when you ponder, don't ponder so long that you fall asleep. Ponder and then go to work.” Gordon B. Hinckley (interview on his 95th birthday on June 25, 2005) 61) Question: “You seem so youthful and full of energy. What is your secret?” “Well, when you get this age people look at you as if you are an artifact in the museum.

But, the key – the secret – when you get to this age is to keep busy. Work, work, work is the best antidote for loneliness, for incapacity, for any other thing that happens to impede your progress.” Gordon B. Hinckley (interview on his 95th birthday on June 25, 2005) 62) “It's been a long road and a wonderful experience, really, to live all these years and to have reasonably good health. If I could only get my feet to work I think I could last a little longer. But if you're going to have something go wrong you better have your feet than your head.” President Gordon B. Hinckley 63) “I know, I realize, of course, we're all in the hands of the Lord. He's the one who determines how long we live, when we die, when we pass on, what we do. I feel profoundly and deeply grateful for His blessings and recognize that He's the giver of life, and that in His own due time and according to His will and wisdom our years are numbered.” President Gordon B. Hinckley 64) “The greatest blessing in my life is the remarkable woman to whom I was married for 67 years. She took care of me. She put me in my place when I went overboard a little bit and always looked after me and blessed me and made it possible for me to do my work.” President Gordon B. Hinckley 65) “I feel satisfied that there is no adequate substitute for the morning and evening practice of kneeling together—father, mother, and children.” President Gordon B. Hinckley 66) "If every husband and every wife would constantly do whatever might be possible to ensure the comfort and happiness of his or her companion, there would be very little, if any, divorce. Argument would never be heard. Accusations would never be leveled. Angry explosions would not occur. Rather, love and concern would replace abuse and meanness." President Hinckley 67) “A mind must not only keep intelligence but the soul must embrace and abide by the knowledge.” President Gordon B. Hinckley 68) “Educate yourself for time and for eternity.” President Gordon B. Hinckley 69) “I don’t want to drive up to the Pearly Gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully tailored clothes, my hair perfectly coiffed, and with long perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to Scout camp. I want to be there with grass stains on my shoes from mowing Sister Shenck’s lawn. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbor’s children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone’s garden. I want to be there with children’s sticky kisses on my cheeks and tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know that I was really here and that I really lived.” Sister Marjory Hinckley

Oaks-Elder Dallin H. Oaks70) “Wisdom is lost in knowledge, knowledge is lost in information.” Elder Dallin H. Oaks 71) “The primary reason we are commanded to avoid criticism is to preserve our own spiritual well-being, not to protect the person whom we would criticize.” Elder Oaks

72) “We offer everyone the privilege of receiving all of the ordinances of salvation and exaltation.” Elder Oaks 73) “Each of us should do all that we can, in the spirit of gospel self-reliance, to provide for ourselves and our families in a temporal and a spiritual way.” Elder Oaks 74) “In contrast to the institutions of the world which teach us to know something, the gospel of Jesus Christ challenges us to become something.” Elder Oaks 75) “The greatest miracle of them all is a mighty change of heart. That miracle directly affects ones eternal status and brings much more than temporary rewards.” Elder Oaks 76) “When we look at life through spiritual lenses we the commandments as invitations to blessings.” Elder Dallin H. Oaks 77) “Now is the time for each of us to work toward our personal conversion, toward becoming what our Heavenly Father desires us to become.” Elder Oaks 78) “There is hope for each of us, even if we have sinned and strayed.” Elder Oaks 79) “If a revelation is outside the limits of stewardship, you know it is not from the Lord, and you are not bound by it. I have heard of cases where a young man told a young woman she should marry him because he had received a revelation that she was to be his eternal companion. If this is a true revelation, it will be confirmed directly to the woman if she seeks to know. In the meantime, she is under no obligation to heed it. She should seek her own guidance and make up her own mind. The man can receive revelation to guide his own actions, but he cannot properly receive revelation to direct hers. She is outside his stewardship.” Elder Oaks 80) “There might be a lot of people who can go without paying tithing . . . but we can’t.” Elder Oaks (“I can’t afford not to pay tithing) 81) “Hardships can deprive mortals of the power to ACT. But at the same time, hardships can be the means of eternal growth in ATTITUDE and DESIRE. If endured with the right attitude and accompanied by righteous desires, suffering and deprivation can be the agency of great growth in our spirits.” Elder Dallin H. Oaks 82) “Pray that you will have good and correct attitudes about all your experiences--be they good or bad.” Elder Dallin H. Oaks 83) “When we face seemingly insurmountable obstacles in the fulfillment of righteous responsibilities, we should remember that when we are involved in the work of the Lord, the obstacles before us are never as great as the power behind us. We should reach out and climb. Handholds will only be found by hands that are outstretched. Footholds are only for feet that are on the move.” Elder Dallin H. Oaks (“Reach Out and Climb!” New Era, Aug. 1985, 4) 84) “In all the important decisions in our lives, what is most important is to do the right thing. Second, and only slightly behind the first is to do the right thing at the right time. People who do the right thing at the wrong time can be frustrated and ineffective. They can even be confused about whether they made the right choice when what was wrong was not their choice but their timing.” Elder Oaks 85) “We have thousands of times more available information than Thomas Jefferson or Abraham Lincoln. Yet which of us would think ourselves a thousand times

more educated or more serviceable to our fellowmen than they? The sublime quality of what these two men gave to us—including the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address—was not attributable to their great resources of information, for their libraries were comparatively small by our standards. Theirs was the wise and inspired use of a limited amount of information.” Elder Oaks (“Focus and Priorities”) 86) “Available information wisely used is far more valuable than multiplied information allowed to lie fallow.” Elder Oaks (“Focus and Priorities”) 87) “I believe many of us are overnourished on entertainment junk food and undernourished on the bread of life.” Elder Oaks (“Focus and Priorities”) 88) “The ultimate Latter-day Saint priorities are twofold: First, we seek to understand our relationship to God the Eternal Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, and to secure that relationship by obtaining their saving ordinances and by keeping our personal covenants. Second, we seek to understand our relationship to our family members and to secure those relationships by the ordinances of the temple and by keeping the covenants we make in that holy place. These relationships, secured in the way I have explained, provide eternal blessings available in no other way. No combination of science, success, property, pride, prominence, or power can provide these eternal blessings!” Elder Oaks (“Focus and Priorities”) 89) “Adversity is temporary, what is permanent is what we become.” Elder Oaks 90) “Happiness and spiritual progress lie in following the leaders of the Church.” Elder Dallin H. Oaks 91) “I wish to stress the Lord’s command, quoted earlier, that gospel teachers should ‘teach the principles of my gospel . . . as they shall be directed by the Spirit. . . . And if ye receive not the Spirit ye shall not teach’ (D&C 42:12-14). It is a gospel teacher’s privilege and duty to seek that level of discipleship where his or her teachings will be directed and endorsed by the Spirit rather than being rigidly selected and prearranged for personal convenience or qualifications.” Elder Dallin H. Oaks 92) “I gospel teacher, like the Master we serve, will concentrate entirely . . . On the needs of the sheep.” Elder Dallin H. Oaks 93) “The family circle is the ideal place to demonstrate and learn kindness, forgiveness, faith in God, and every other practicing virtue of the gospel of Jesus Christ.” Elder Dallin H. Oaks 94) “I know that the consequences of the 'furnace of affliction' bring eternal blessings. Those blessings are made possible because of the Resurrection and Atonement of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.” Elder Dallin H. Oaks 95) “One of the most Godlike expressions of the human soul is the act of forgiveness . . . Forgiveness is mortality’s mirror image of the mercy of God.” Elder Dallin H. Oaks 96) “Our temples are living, working testimonies to our faith in the reality of the resurrection.” Elder Dallin H. Oaks 97) “Do you, like the pioneers, have the courage and the consistency to be true to the faith and endure to the end?” Elder Dallin H. Oaks

98) "The Savior taught that we should not lay up treasures on earth but should lay up treasures in heaven (see Matt. 6:19-21). In light of the ultimate purpose of the great plan of happiness, I believe that the ultimate treasures on earth and in heaven are our children and our posterity." Elder Dallin H. Oaks 99) "Arguments . . . will come at you in classrooms and hallways, in what you read, and in what you see in popular entertainment. Many in the world deny the need for a Savior. Others deny that there is any right or wrong, and they scoff at the idea of sin or a devil. Still others rely on the mercy of God and ignore His justice. . . . Be not deceived. . . Heed the ancient and modern prophetic warnings against thievery, drunkenness, and all forms of sexual sin. The deceiver seeks to destroy your spirituality by all of these means. . . . Beware of the slick package and the glitz of a good time. What the devil portrays as fun can be spiritually fatal." Elder Oaks

Monson-President Tomas S. Monson100) “A man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what else is heaven for?” President Tomas S. Monson 101) “Everyone can be discontented if he ignores his blessings and looks only at his burdens.” Thomas S. Monson 102) “The past is behind; learn from it. The future is ahead; prepare for it. The present is here; live in it!” President Monson 103) “It is our solemn duty, our precious privilege—even our sacred opportunity—to welcome to our homes and to our hearts the children who grace our lives.” President Monson 104) “God does not begin by asking us about our ability, but only about our availability, and if we then prove our dependability, He will increase our capability.” President Monson 105) “So frequently we mistakenly believe that our children need more things, when in reality their silent pleadings are simply for more of our time.” President Monson 106) “No plan. No objective. No goal. The road to anywhere is the road to nowhere, and the road to nowhere leads to dreams sacrificed, opportunities squandered, and a life unfulfilled.” President Monson 107) “The years have come and the years have gone, but the need for a testimony of the gospel continues paramount.” President Monson 108) “Nothing penetrates the human heart as does a personal, fervent prayer and its heaven-sent response.” President Monson 109) “I declare my personal witness that death has been conquered, victory over the tomb has been won. May the words made sacred by Him who fulfilled them become actual knowledge to all. . . . He is risen.” President Monson 110) “The sweetest feeling in mortality is to realize that God, our Heavenly Father, knows each one of us and generously permits us to see and to share His divine power to save.” President Monson 111) “Prayer surely is the passport to spiritual power. You can pray with purpose when you realize who you are and what Heavenly Father wants you to become.” President Monson

112) “The decision to change one's life and come unto Christ is, perhaps, the most important decision of mortality.” President Monson 113) “Wherever we may be, our Heavenly Father can hear and answer the prayer offered in faith.” President Monson 114) “Genius comes like inspiration in a single moment.” President Tomas S. Monson 115) “Mediocrity is not is style. Excellence is the order of the day.” President Tomas S. Monson 116) “Ideals should be like the stars. We can never reach them but they guide us.” President Tomas S. Monson 117) “We must not let our yearnings exceed our earnings.” President Tomas S. Monson 118) “The Holy Ghost teaches from the pulpit of our memory.” President Monson 119) “The greatest gift is the smile of God’s approval.” President Monson 120) “I’ve learned that when we heed on a small prompting to discover that the Lord has answered another’s prayer through you.” President Monson 121) “It is our solemn duty, our precious privilege—even our sacred opportunity—to welcome to our homes and to our hearts the children who grace our lives.” President Monson 122) “I love the sacred music of the Church. The hymns of the Restoration carry an inspiration and a protection.” President Monson 123) “Look to the lighthouse of the Lord. There is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what its beacon light can rescue.” President Monson 124) “Our business in life is not to get ahead of others but to get ahead of ourselves:” President Monson 125) “Brethren, acquire the language of the Spirit. It is not learned from textbooks written by men of letters, nor is it acquired through reading and memorization. The language of the Spirit comes to him who seeks with all his heart to know God and keep His divine commandments. Proficiency in the "language" permits one to breach barriers, overcome obstacles, and touch the human heart.” President Monson 126) “Let us remember that after the funeral flowers fade, the well wishes of friends become memories and the prayers offered and words spoken dim in the corridors of the mind. Those who grieve frequently find themselves alone.” President Monson 127) “Truth must not be excused with expedience.” President Monson 128) “It is well to remember that he gives money gives much, he who gives time gives more, but he who gives of himself gives all.” President Monson 129) “Jesus invites us to give of ourselves: 'Behold, the Lord requireth the heart and a willing mind.' Our opportunities to give of ourselves are indeed limitless, but they are also perishable.” President Monson 130) “In sickness, with its attendant pain, patience is required. If the only perfect man who ever lived—even Jesus of Nazareth—was called upon to endure great suffering, how can we, who are less than perfect, expect to be free

of such challenges?” President Thomas S. Monson ("Patience—A Heavenly Virtue," Ensign, Nov. 1995, p. 59) 131) “Vision with out effort is daydreaming, effort without vision is drudgery, but vision coupled with effort will obtain the prize.” President Monson 132) “The home is the laboratory of our lives, and what we learn there largely determines what we do when we leave there.” President Thomas S. Monson 133) “The greatest battles are fought within the silent chambers of our soul.” President Thomas Monson 134) “Remember, the adversary tread the floor of the grove tempting and hindering Joseph before it became sacred.” President Monson 135) “Fill your minds with truth. Fill your hearts with love.” President Monson 136) “Choose your love, Love your choice.” President Thomas S Monson 137) “Work will win when wishy washy wishing won’t.” President Thomas S Monson 138) “Our Heavenly Father lives. Jesus Christ the Lord is our Savior and Redeemer. . . . That we may shoulder our sorrows, bear our burdens, and face our fears – as did our Savior – is my prayer. I know that He lives.” President Thomas S. Monson 139) “Through humble prayer, diligent preparation, and faithful service, we can succeed in our sacred callings.” President Thomas S. Monson 140) “Let the scriptures be your guide, and you will never find yourself traveling the road to nowhere.” President Thomas S. Monson 141) “I've done a lot of reading in matters pertaining to business in seeking certain degrees, and you learn by reading, but you learn more when you have a model, a role model, to follow. And you learn more about how to get along in this world from President Hinckley than you will with all the books that you may read.” President Thomas S. Monson (speaking of President Hinckley at his birthday party in SLC on June 25, 2005) 142) “He does not take counsel of his fears. That's the mark of a leader. Number two: he does not rush to judgment. Number three: he dreams great dreams and dares to live them. Finally, he personifies the saying "Consistency, thou art a jewel.” President Thomas S. Monson (speaking of President Hinckley at his birthday party in SLC on June 25, 2005) 143) "Life's journey is not traveled on a freeway devoid of obstacles, pitfalls, and snares. Rather, it is a pathway marked by forks and turnings. Decisions are constantly before us. To make them wisely, courage is needed: the courage to say, 'No,' the courage to say, 'Yes,' Decisions do determine destiny. The call for courage comes constantly to each of us. It has ever been so, and so shall it ever be." President Monson 144) "It has been said that the gate of history turns on small hinges, and so do people's lives. The choices we make determine our destiny." President Monson 145) "Those who have felt the touch of the Master's hand somehow cannot explain the change which comes into their lives. There is a desire to live better, to serve faithfully, to walk humbly, and to be more like the Savior. Having received their spiritual eyesight and glimpsed the promises of eternity, they echo the

words of the blind man to whom Jesus restored sight: 'One thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see' (John 9:25)." President Monson 146) "Each of us should remember that he or she is a son or daughter of God, endowed with faith, gifted with courage, and guided by prayer. Our eternal destiny is before us. . . . At times many of us let that enemy of achievement-even the culprit 'self-defeat'--dwarf our aspirations, smother our dreams, cloud our vision, and impair our lives. The enemy's voice whispers in our ears, 'You can't do it.' 'You're too young.' 'You're too old.' 'You're nobody.' This is when we remember that we are created in the image of God. Reflection on this truth provides a profound sense of strength and power." President Monson 147) “There is one phrase which should be erased from your thinking and from the words you speak aloud. It is the phrase 'If only.' It is counterproductive and is not conducive to the spirit of healing and of peace. Rather, recall the words of Proverbs: 'Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.’” President Monson 148) “Frequently death comes as an intruder. It is an enemy that suddenly appears in the midst of life's feast, putting out its lights and gaiety. It visits the aged as they walk on faltering feet. Its summons is heard by those who have scarcely reached midway in life's journey, and often it hushes the laughter of little children.” President Monson 149) “So universal is its application, so beneficial its result, that prayer qualifies as the number hallmark of a happy home. As parents listen to the prayer of a child, they too draw close to God.” Thomas Monson

Packer-President Boyd K. Packer150) “It is quite another to have the spirit confirm to you in your bosom that what you have testified is true.” President Boyd K. Packer 151) “The entire world with all its power and glory pales in comparison with the simple unadorned testimony of the Son of God.” President Boyd K. Packer 152) “Some things that ought to be put in order are not put in order because you can’t control them.” President Packer 153) “If you weren’t happy all the time, you might wonder what’s wrong; why don’t you wonder what is right.” President Packer 154) “If you are one who's been wandering off course, now is the time to return. You can, you know.” President Packer 155) “The study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than talking about behavior.” President Packer 156) “You are a child of God. He is the Father of your spirit. Spiritually you are of noble birth, the offspring of the King of Heaven. Fix that truth in your mind and hold to it. However many generations your mortal ancestry, no matter what race of people you represent, the pedigree of your spirit can be written on a single line, you are a child of God.” President Packer 157) “The Lord is voting for me and the adversary is voting against me...but it’s my vote that counts.” President Packer 158) “Beware of any sinspiration you may receive.” President Packer

159) “The body is the instrument of your mind and the foundation of your character.” President Packer 160) “You are young and I am not. I have been where you have been but where I have been you have not.” President Packer 161) “Attending Church is, or should be, a respite from the pressures of everyday life. It should bring peace and contentment.” President Packer 162) “Every soul confined to a concentration camp of sin and guilt has a key to the gate. The adversary cannot hold them if they know how to use it. The key is labeled Repentance.” President Packer 163) “Reverence invites inspiration.” President Packer 164) “The study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than talking about behavior.” President Packer 165) “Freedom of choice (free agency) does not mean we can choose what we want. It means we can choose what God wants for us.” President Packer 166) “Temple and genealogical work there is nothing more conductive to spiritual refinement or nothing that better helps us to sharpen our spiritual sensitivities.” President Packer 167) “Remember you cannot force spiritual things. We may not be doing anything wrong, we just may not be doing the right long enough.” President Packer 168) “A testimony is to be found in the bearing of it.” President Packer 169) “We have a dual-alarm system built in us: the body being pain, the spirit being guilt.” President Boyd K. Packer 170) “The gospel is the sure way to happiness.” President Boyd K. Packer 171) “Faith is not heavy. It lifts and carries us over hard places.” President Boyd K. Packer 172) “In the home it is a partnership with husband and wife equally yoked together, sharing in decisions, always working together.” President Packer 173) “I know my Christ lives but even more than that I know my Christ.” President Packer 174) “How wise is the man who looks for potential instead of perfection.” President Packer 175) “No teaching is equal, more spiritually rewarding, or more exalting than that of a mother teaching her children.” President Boyd K. Packer 176) “We live in a day when the adversary stresses on every hand the philosophy of instant gratification. We seem to demand instant everything, including instant solutions to our problems. We are indoctrinated that somehow we should always be instantly emotionally comfortable. When that is not so, some become anxious—and all to frequently seek relief from counseling, from analysis, and even from medication. It was meant to be that life would be a challenge. To suffer some anxiety, some depression, some disappointments, even some failure is normal.” President Boyd K Packer 177) “I bear witness of the Lord Jesus Christ. He lives. He is our Redeemer and is our Savior. He presides over this Church. He is no stranger to His servants here.” President Boyd K. Packer

178) “Things we cannot solve, we must survive.” President Boyd K. Packer (Ensign, November 1987, page 18) 179) “There is so much difference between teaching missionaries what they are to do as compared to concentrating on what they are to be. The first will make a salesman of them. The second will produce a saint.” President Boyd K. Packer 180) “When we begin to analyze ourselves, and look to improve ourselves as teachers, what better model could we find? What finer study could we undertake then to analyze our ideals and goals and methods and compare them with those of Jesus Christ?” President Boyd K. Packer 181) “It was never intended that one man held the priesthood.” President Boyd K. Packer 182) “Never neglect your faith.” President Boyd K. Packer 183) “Marriage provides shelter for the child who enters mortality innocent and helpless. Marriage ensures security and happiness for parents as well.” President Boyd K. Packer 184) “And they all lived happily ever after never comes in the second act of a third act play.” President Boyd K. Packer (“The Play and the Plan”) 185) “No service in the Church or in the community transcends that given in the home.” President Boyd K. Packer 186) "For more than 40 years, my wife and I have traveled over the earth. We know members of the Church in perhaps a hundred countries. We have felt the power in their simple faith. Their individual testimonies and their sacrifice have had a profound effect on us. . . . The great work of moving the gospel forward has in the past, does now, and will in the future depend upon ordinary members." President Packer 187) "Some worry endlessly over missions that were missed, or marriages that did not turn out, or babies that did not arrive, or children that seem lost, or dreams unfulfilled, or because age limits what they can do. I do not think it pleases the Lord when we worry because we think we never do enough or that what we do is never good enough. Some needlessly carry a heavy burden of guilt which could be removed through confession and repentance." President Packer 188) “When you feel weak, discouraged, depressed, or afraid, open the Book of Mormon and read. Do not let too much time pass before reading a verse, a thought, or a chapter.” President Boyd K. Packer, Ensign, May 2005, 8 189) “No man achieves the supernal exalting status of worthy fatherhood except as a gift from his wife.” President Boyd K. Packer

-Elder Neal A. Maxwell- (1922-2004) Maxwell- (1922190) “When from Thy stern tutoring, I would quickly flee, Turn me from my Tarshish, To where is best for me. Help me in my Nineveh, To serve with love and truth-Not on a hillside posted, Mid shade of gourd or booth. When my modest suffering seems, So vexing, wrong, and sore, May I recall what freely flowed, From each and every pore. Dear Lord of the Abba Cry, Help me in my duress, To endure it well enough, And to say, . . . “Nevertheless.” Elder Neal A. Maxwell (I love this one.)

191) “Mortality, this precious micro-dot on the canvas of eternity, is such a brief moment. While in it, we are to prepare ourselves for the time when there will be no time.” Elder Maxwell 192) “Can we tell the Savior anything about suffering?” Elder Maxwell 193) “Each of us is an innkeeper who decides if there is room for Jesus.” Elder Maxwell 194) “Art is the ability to see things as they really are and not as they appear to be.” Elder Neal Maxwell 195) “If you have not chosen the kingdom of God first, it will in the end make no difference what you have chosen instead.” Elder Maxwell 196) “In certain times and circumstances, discipleship will require us to stand alone. Our willingness to do so here and now is consistent with Christ kneeling alone there and then; in the final atoning process, none were with Him.” Elder Maxwell 197) “Sometimes in life we can mistake local, low passing cloud cover for general darkness.” Elder Maxwell 198) “Repentance takes care of the past, faith the future, and the Holy Ghost helps us with today.” Elder Maxwell 199) “He who notes the sparrow’s fall will not abandon the servants need.” Elder Maxwell 200) “The heaviest load we feel is often from the weight of our unkept promises and unresolved sins, which press down relentless upon us.” Elder Maxwell 201) “Suffering is the sweat of salvation.” Elder Maxwell 202) “Hearts set so much upon the things of this world are hearts so set they must first be broken.” Elder Maxwell 203) “The LDS scholar has his citizenship in the Kingdom, but carries his passport into the professional world-not the other way around.” Elder Maxwell 204) “The sobering indication “All these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good” (D&C 122:7) tells us that while we are doctrinally rich, we are usually experience poor. God’s plan is designed to correct the latter deficiency; one’s soul shivers, however, as one contemplates the implications.” Elder Maxwell 205) “Trials and tribulations tend to squeeze the artificiality out of us, leaving the essence of what we really are and clarifying what we really yearn for.” Elder Maxwell 206) “God gives us breath to blaspheme as well as to praise him. Because he is a loving Father, he gives us muscles to smile or to sneer.” Elder Maxwell 207) “Our submissiveness to the Lord must be real, not only the equivalent of obeying the speed limit only as long as the highway patrolman is there in his pace car.” Elder Maxwell 208) “Our self-esteem is stretched, however, only as we are stretched, and true humility includes believing in and exploring our own possibilities.” Elder Maxwell 209) “Brothers and sisters, preferred to periodic miracles is having the Holy Ghost as a 'constant companion'.” Elder Maxwell

210) “We must be willing to let our gears of commitment be hammered and shaped so that they mesh with life's opportunities in ways that are crucial.” Elder Maxwell 211) “Individuals and nations will continue to choose what they want, but they cannot alter the ultimate consequences of what they want.” Elder Maxwell 212) “In Gospel grammar, death is not an exclamation point, merely a comma.” Elder Maxwell 213) “Mortal experience points evermore to the Atonement of Jesus Christ as the central act of all human history. The more I learn and experience, the more unselfish, stunning, and encompassing His Atonement becomes.” Elder Maxwell 214) “Hope is realistic anticipation which takes the form of a determination—not only to survive adversity but, moreover, to 'endure . . . well' to the end (D&C 121:8).” Elder Maxwell 215) “In contrast to the path of selfishness, there is no room for road rage on the straight and narrow way.” Elder Maxwell 216) “The enlarging of the soul requires not only some remodeling but some excavating.” Elder Maxwell 217) “It is the only pathway where littering is permissible, even encouraged.” Elder Maxwell (What makes it so hard to stay on the straight and narrow path are the unneeded things we carry in our backpacks.) 218) “Believe in order to understand, rather than understand in order to believe.” Elder Maxwell 219) “Jesus knows how to succor us in the midst of our griefs and sicknesses precisely because Jesus has already borne our griefs and sicknesses (see Alma 7:11–12).” Elder Maxwell 220) “The church is a hospital for the sinners, not a country club for the near perfect.” Elder Maxwell 221) “The issue for us is trusting God enough to trust also His timing. If we can truly believe He has our welfare at heart, may we not let His plans unfold as He thinks best? The same is true with the second coming and with all those matters wherein our faith needs to include faith in the Lord’s timing for us personally, not just in His overall plans and purposes.” Elder Maxwell 222) “Since faith in the timing of the Lord may be tried, let us learn to say not only, ‘Thy will be done,’ but patiently also, ‘Thy timing be done.’” Elder Maxwell 223) “Though real and dangerous, the gulf of misery is not the whole ocean.” Elder Maxwell 224) “God is very serious about the joy of His children! Why should we be surprised? God desires us to become more like Him so we can go home to Him. He is a perfect Father!” Elder Maxwell 225) “We will never find him ‘asking us to do what he has not done’ or ‘asking us to endure what he has not endured.” Elder Maxwell (Mosiah 3:5-10) 226) “. . . thank Christ for the tender times, the jarring times, the perplexing times, and even for the times when (his) learning is so very painfully public.” Elder Maxwell 227) “Never has anyone offered so much in so many few words as when Jesus said, ‘Here am I, send me.’” Elder Maxwell

228) “No son ever complimented his Father so gracefully, honored his Father so constantly, or trusted his Father so completely as did Jesus.” Elder Maxwell 229) “Christ combined his long view of our needs with a short step forward to volunteer his services.” Elder Maxwell 230) “Christ partook voluntarily of the bitter cup in the awful, but for him avoidable, atonement-we must, therefore, drink from our tiny cups.” Elder Maxwell 231) “Although Christ never needed it, he gave us what we desperately needed-that program of progress-repentance.” Elder Maxwell 232) “(Christ gave us) . . . the example of rising above his beginnings . . . he was raised in a lowly town.” Elder Maxwell 233) “Just as it is not possible to save an individual against his will, so blessings do not come against our wills.” Elder Maxwell 234) “True discipleship is for volunteers only. Only volunteers will trust the Guide sufficiently to follow Him in the dangerous ascent which only He can lead.” Elder Maxwell 235) “I have not seen any perspiration-free shortcuts to the celestial kingdom; there is no easy escalator to take us there.” Elder Maxwell 236) “You and I should count our blessings, but we should also make them count!” Elder Maxwell 237) “If the choice is between reforming other Church members [including fiancés, fiancées, spouses, children] or ourselves, is there really any question about where we should begin? The key is to have our eyes wide open to our own faults and partially closed to the faults of others--not the other way around! The imperfections of others never release us from the need to work on our own shortcomings.” Elder Maxwell 238) “If one is devoid of hope and thanksgiving, he cannot for long remain sinless, for he will, in despair, have slackened his resolve. Feelings of futility foster vulnerability. Self-pity is such a busy stagehand, rearranging the scenery to help sin make its entrance. No wonder the prophets say that without faith in the Lord, there is no hope.” Elder Neal A. Maxwell 239) “During our mortal schooling in submissiveness, we will see the visible crosses that some carry, but other crosses will go unseen. A few individuals may appear to have no trials at all, which, if it were so, would be a trial in itself. Indeed, if, as do trees, our souls had rings to measure the years of greatest personal growth, the wide rings would likely reflect the years of greatest moisture—but from tears, not rainfall.” Elder Neal A. Maxwell (We Will Prove Them Herewith, p.7) 240) “Ah, the arrogant arm of flesh, like the quarterback whose arm was so strong it was boasted that he could throw a football through a car wash and it would come out dry on the other side! Such naïveté, such triviality symbolize not only the arm, but also the mind of flesh, which misses “things as they really are, and … things as they really will be” (Jacob 4:13).” Elder Maxwell 241) “While most of our suffering is self-inflicted, some is caused by or, permitted by God. This sobering reality calls for deep submissiveness, especially when God does not remove the cup from us. In such circumstances,

when reminded about the pre-mortal shouting for joy as this life's plan was unfolded (see Job 38: 7), we can perhaps be pardoned if, in some moments, we wonder what all the shouting was about.” Elder Neal A. Maxwell 242) “For the faithful, our finest hours are sometimes during or just following our darkest hours.” Elder Neal A. Maxwell 243) “By seeing life's experiences through to the end, on our small scale, we can finally say, as Jesus did on the cross, "It is Finished." We, too, can then have "finished our preparations," having done the particular work God has given each of us to do. However, our tiny cup cannot be taken from us either. For this reason have we come into the world.” Elder Neal A. Maxwell 244) “When in situations of stress we wonder if there is any more in us to give. We can be comforted to know that God, who knows our capacity perfectly, placed us here to succeed. No one was foreordained to fail or to be wicked. Let us remember that we were measured before and were found equal to our tasks; therefore, let us continue, but with a more determined discipleship. When we feel overwhelmed, let us recall the assurance that God will not over-program us; he will not press upon us more than we can bear.” Elder Neal A. Maxwell 245) “Mortality presents us with numerous opportunities to become more Christlike: first, by coping successfully with those of life's challenges which are "common to man[kind]" (1 Cor. 10:13). In addition, there are also our customized trials such as experiencing illness, aloneness, persecution, betrayal, irony, poverty, false witness, unreciprocated love, etc.. If endured well now, "all these things" can be for our good and can "greatly enlarge the soul," including an enlarged capacity for joy (D&C 122:7; 121:42). Meek suffering often does the excavating necessary for that enlarging!” Elder Neal A. Maxwell (October 1997 General Conference) 246) “Uncertainty as to world conditions does not justify moral uncertainty, and distracting churn will not cover our sins nor dim God's all-seeing-eye. Furthermore, military victories are no substitute for winning our individual wars for self-control. Nor do the raging, human hatreds lessen God's perfect and redeeming love for all His children.” Elder Neal A. Maxwell 247) “It is up to us. God will facilitate, but He will not force.” Elder Maxwell 248) “Only by educating and training our desires can they become our allies instead of our enemies!” Elder Maxwell 249) “Remember, brothers and sisters, it is our own desires, which determine the sizing and the attractiveness of various temptations. We set our thermostats as to temptations.” Elder Maxwell 250) “Brothers and sisters, a loving God will work with us, but the initiating particle of desire which ignites the spark of resolve must be our own!” Elder Maxwell 251) “Amid the volatile and vexing cares of the world, let us, as instructed, care for the life of the soul. Thanks to Jesus' glorious atonement, the life of that immortal soul outlasts the stretching longevity of any star, and, hence the short span of passing mortal events, even if grim.” Elder Neal A. Maxwell 252) “We can learn to serve and to forgive within our sample of humanity, including settings no larger than the family or friendships.” Elder Neal A. Maxwell

253) “When we speak about teaching by the Spirit it is not about a mystical process which removes responsibility from the missionary . . . for prayerful and pondering preparation. Teaching by the Spirit is not the lazy equivalent of going on ‘automatic pilot.’ We still need a carefully worked out ‘flight plan’ . . . The Lord is especially willing to take the lead of an already informed mind in which things have been ‘studied out.’” Elder Neal A. Maxwell 254) “Only when what and who he is begins to dawn more fully upon us – and to fill us with awe instead of respect – we will really follow him.” Elder Neal A. Maxwell 255) “Being valiant in one’s testimony of Jesus includes striving to become more like Him in mind, heart and attributes.” Elder Neal A. Maxwell 256) “The only real veneration of Jesus is emulation of Him. Indeed, striving to become like Him is a special way of bearing and sharing our testimony of Him.” Elder Neal A. Maxwell 257) “How can we expect to enjoy eternally that which we reject in mortality.” Elder Neal A. Maxwell 258) “Discipleship is our days, as in all eras, has as a goal not our being different from other men, but our need to be morel like God.” Elder Neal A. Maxwell 259) “Some insist upon seeing the church through the eyes of its defectors 260) “Led by Judas there came thither that band of men with lanterns and torches. So spiritually blind was the multitude they actually needed lanterns to see and capture the ‘light of the world’.” Elder Maxwell (“Meek and Lowly” – BYU Devotional; 1986) 261) “Coincidences are miracles where the Lord chooses to remain anonymous.” Elder Neal A. Maxwell 262) “My life must constitute my call.” Elder Neal A. Maxwell 263) “As much light as we can bear, He will give us.” Elder Neal A. Maxwell 264) “Humans indifference to God, not God’s indifference to man, accounts for so much suffering.” Elder Neal A. Maxwell 265) “Only reform and self-restraint, institutional and individual, can finally rescue society! Only a sufficient number of sin-resistant souls can change the marketplace. As Church members we should be part of that sin-resistant counterculture.” Neal A. Maxwell 266) “When in situations of stress we wonder if there is any more in us to give, we can be comforted to know that God, who knows our capacity perfectly, placed us here to succeed. No one was foreordained to or to be wicked. When we have been weighed and found wanting, let us remember that we were measured before and we were found equal to our tasks; and, therefore, let us continue, but with a more determined discipleship. When we feel overwhelmed, let us recall the assurance that God will not overprogram us; he will not press upon us more that we can bear.” Neal A. Maxwell (D&C 50:40) 267) “A full understanding is impossible; we simply have to trust in what the Lord had told us, knowing enough, however, to realize that we are not dealing with guarantees from God but extra opportunities – and heavier responsibilities.” Neal A. Maxwell (D&C 130:20-21)

268) “So spiritually blind was the multitude, they actually needed lanterns to see and capture the ‘Light of the World’.” Elder Neal A. Maxwell 269) “There appears no other to be ‘no other way’ to learn certain things except through the relevant, clinical experiences. Happily, the commandment, ‘take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart’ (Matthew 11:29) carries an accompanying and compensating promise from Jesus – ‘and yes shall find rest unto your souls.’ This is a very special form of rest. It surely includes the rest resulting from the shedding of certain needless burdens: fatiguing insincereity, exhausting hypocrisy, and the strength-sapping quest for recognition, praise, and power. Those of us who fall short, in one way or another, often do so because we carry such unnecessary and heavy baggage. Being this overloaded, we sometimes stumble and then feel sorry for ourselves.” Elder Neal A. Maxwell 270) “Some insist upon studying the Church only through the eyes of its defectors – like interviewing Judas to understand Jesus. Defectors always tell us more about themselves than about that from which they have departed.” Elder Neal A. Maxwell 271) “In some ways, our second estate, in relationship to our first estate, is like agreeing in advance to surgery. Then the anesthetic of forgetfulness settles in upon us. Just as doctors do not de-anesthetize a patient in the midst of authorized surgery to ask him again if the surgery should be continued, so, after divine tutoring, we agreed once to come here and to submit ourselves to certain experiences and have no occasion to revoke that decision.” Elder Neal A. Maxwell 272) “It is very important that we not assume the perspective of mortality in making the decisions that bear on eternity.” Elder Neal A. Maxwell 273) “God created and had a perfect church until he put humans in it.” Neal A. Maxwell 274) “Again, there can be no agency avoidance. No decision is a decision. Delay is a delusion, and that delay always discards the holy present. It simply throws it away.” Neal A. Maxwell

-Excerpts from Elder Maxwell’s – “Free to Choose?”
(He gave this address on March 16, 2004; final BYU address before he passed away) 275) “God bless you, my young friends, in your daily choices, in the inflections of your decisions, and in the thoughts that traverse your minds. May there be for all of us, including myself, an alignment with Him that brings us home. Hence where, as He says, He will give us “all that he hath” (Luke 12:44). There isn’t any more – of which I testify in the Jesus Christ, amen.” Neal A. Maxwell (this is his last paragraph of his last talk he ever gave at BYU before he passed away on June 24, 2004) 276) “Again, there can be no agency avoidance. No decision is a decision. Delay is a delusion, and that delay always discards the holy present. It simply throws it away.” Neal A. Maxwell 277) “It is matched by what the Lord of the vineyard can justifiably say at the end of the salvational day. Reading these words often makes me weep. As He

surveyed all that He had tried to do – leaving us free – and all the yield that might have been, and having given us our freedom to choose, He, the Lord of the vineyard, tenderly asked: ‘What could I have done more?’” (Jacob 5:47) Neal A. Maxwell 278) “. . . Thus his very temptations become vexing verifications that we’re free to choose.” (D&C 29:39) Neal A. Maxwell 279) “One cannot say, however, on that naïve plane of understanding very long when he or she reads these next sobering words. They are so ripe with implications. They inform us that some rebels are simply “not willing to enjoy that which they might have received” (D&C 88:32). That cold wind is really blowing at the edges of my mind now. Foregoing enjoyment? But why? Knowingly turning down something better? Why?” Neal A. Maxwell 280) “Could the further education of my desires be the most important form of continuing education?” Neal A. Maxwell 281) “So it is that the chilly dawn of realization is further felt: Real choosing bristles with alternatives, enticements, defining moments, accountability, counterfeits, and consequences.” Neal A. Maxwell

-Excerpts from Elder Maxwell’s “The Pathway of Discipleship ”282) “Colleen has been wonderful as a nurturer and as an encourager – in the last year in particular.” Neal A. Maxwell (speaking of his wife in the heat of his cancer – these two traits are something to look for in a woman to be your wife) 283) “”So let us focus tonight on our shared discipleship amid this shared mortal experience – a subject dear to my heart and about which I know a little more than I did a year ago.” Neal A. Maxwell (a year ago he was contracted with cancer . . . what does that say about learning; about trials; about discipleship?) 284) “Nevertheless, as striving disciples, our strategic focus must fall on the interaction of immortal individuals and immortal principles as applied to life’s changing tactical situations. It is vital, therefore, for you an me, in the words of Jacob, to see things “as they really are” and things “as they really will be” (Jacob 4:13). It’s interesting that those who have eyes single to the glory of God are those who know the most of reality.” Neal A. Maxwell 285) “But this road of discipleship about which we are speaking tonight is not easy. It requires sturdy, all-weather souls who are constant in every season of life and who are not easily stalled or thrown off course.” Neal A. Maxwell 286) “Of course, there are going to be puzzling moments. Nephi, paralleling what Brigham Young said, had this reaction when he was perplexed: ‘I know that [God] loveth his children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things’ (1 Nephi 11:17). We cannot always fully or glibly explain everything that is happening to us or around us, but knowing that God loves us is absolutely crucial. Then, as immortals possessed of immortal principles, we can overcome the mortal trials and we can put the pressing things of the day in precious perspective.” Neal A. Maxwell 287) “Another thing will happen: We will become much more aware of and alive to the many possibilities for doing good that re present in life’s daily situations.

Even the moments that seem humdrum are full of possibilities. Nothing is really routine.” Neal A. Maxwell 288) “True disciples are meek but very determined.” Neal A. Maxwell 289) “A customized commandment thus came for that man. It was. It was something he needed to do, not something he needed to stop doing, that kept him from wholeness.” Neal A. Maxwell

-Excerpts from Elder Maxwell’s “Things as They Really Are”290) “Jesus’ brief stumbling while carrying the cross is a reminder as to how close to the very edge of our strength God stretches us at times.” Elder Maxwell 291) “The prompt response to reality (things as they really are) is soul-efficient – not in the sense of shoulder-shrugging acceptance, but in getting underway not with what must eventually be. Appreciative affirmation of these central realities is the mark of the astute, while tardy acknowledgment is the response of the naïve, the proud or the wicked.” Elder Maxwell 292) “A course of life that is wrong now cannot and will not be proven right later.” Elder Maxwell 293) “The choice is ours as between joyful reality and artificiality with its plastic pleasures. It is a choice that must be made not once, but it must also be reaffirmed everyday and even every moment.” Elder Maxwell 294) “The ways of this world are, in fact, alien to the better world he (a disciple) seeks to prepare for . . . for to be too quick to adjust to the ways of this world is to be maladjusted for the next. It is vital to know, therefore, about things as they really are.” Elder Maxwell 295) “With true perspective comes a sense of proportion about life. Proportion would help us with our priorities. For instance, clearly one would not forgo partaking of the sacrament because he is trying to lose weight, yet some neglect the scriptures because they are too busy minding the cares of the world.” Elder Maxwell

Perry-Elder Tom Perry296) “God, in His divine plan, ordained marriage to bring about His basic organizational unit-the family.” Elder Tom Perry 297) “Second only to the importance of being eternal companions is being an earthly parent.” Elder Tom Perry 298) “The Holy Ghost will be our constant companion if we submit ourselves to the will of our Father in Heaven, always remembering Him and keeping His commandments.” Elder Perry 299) “It is in the hidden corners of our lives where there are things that only we know about that we must be particularly thorough to ensure that we are clean.” Elder Perry 300) “Fundamental to becoming good teachers is serious study of the word of the Lord, that we are able to impart our acquired knowledge to others.” Elder Perry

301) “The almost universal gift everyone can develop is the creation of a pleasant disposition, an even temperament.” Elder Perry 302) “We should prepare ourselves through obedience to God’s commandments, that our confidence will wax strong when we call upon the Lord.” Elder Perry 303) “We divinely have been called to be good mothers and fathers.” Elder Perry 304) “In our hearts do we feel a sense of gratitude and devotion to the Father? Are we of one heart with Him to whom we owe everything? The test of our devotion to the Lord seems to be the way we serve Him.” Elder Perry 305) “Have we preserved for our children the great stories of how the gospel was brought to and accepted by those early members of our families?” Elder Perry 306) “Do we look to the scriptures as a source of great spiritual power? If not, we are missing a wonderful opportunity for spiritual nourishment and strength.” Elder Perry 307) “What we do need to do is live worthy of the continued companionship of the Holy Ghost and have the courage to follow the promptings that come into our lives.” Elder Perry 308) “The Holy Ghost will be our constant companion if we submit ourselves to the will of our Father in Heaven, always remembering Him and keeping His commandments.” Elder L. Tom Perry 309) “It is in the hidden corners of our lives where there are things that only we know about that we must be particularly thorough to ensure that we are clean.” Elder L. Tom Perry 310) “I challenge you to stand up to your peers as an example of righteous living.” Elder L. Tom Perry 311) “Salvation is not in facilities or technology, but in the word. Only in the power of the word will it impact our lives and help us to live closer to our Father in Heaven.” Elder L. Tom Perry; Ensign, May 2000, 25

Haight-Elder David B. Haight312) “As I listened to that pleading song (“O Divine Redeemer”) with that wonderful melody, I silently asked the Savior to accept me as I am and remember not my failures, my shortcomings, and my sins.” Elder David B. Haight 313) “I would remind all of you that if we’re ever going to show gratitude properly to our Heavenly Father, we should do it with all of our heart, might, mind and strength-because it was He who gave us life and breath.” Elder Haight 314) “Brothers and sisters, live the commandments. Do what is right. Take advantage of this great opportunity in your life to live it well, to be good, to have good works, and to influence other people for good.” Elder Haight 315) “I hope that we have grateful hearts for the knowledge that we have and the testimonies we have and for the feelings we have.” Elder Haight 316) “Life is wonderful if we live the simple principles that we have been taught and if we live the way that we know we should live” Elder Haight

317) “As I get older I find that my vision improves, that I see the larger picture more clearly as time goes on.” Elder Haight 318) “How do we demonstrate to the Savior the love we have for Him? Wouldn’t it be through our obedience and through our service?” Elder Haight (likewise to our parents and spouses.) 319) “Where we find the answer to our challenges and our problems would be as we listen to the voice of the prophet—God’s prophet here upon the earth.” Elder Haight 320) “Take advantage of this great opportunity in your life to live it well, to be good, to have good works, and to influence other people for good.” Elder Haight 321) “God lives. He is our Father. We are His children. He loves us.” Elder Haight 322) “I hope that we have grateful hearts for the knowledge that we have and the testimonies we have and for the feelings we have.” Elder Haight 323) “The only real gift is a portion of one’s self.” Elder Haight 324) “Our challenge is not the message, it is the messenger. It is how we look and how we act and how we feel about the message.” Elder Haight

-Elder Robert D. HalesHales325) “Pay your tithing. Unlock the windows of heaven. You will be abundantly blessed for you obedience and faithfulness to the Lord’s laws and commandments.” Elder Robert D. Hales 326) “The temporal and spiritual blessings of tithing are specifically tailored to us and our families, according to the Lord’s will.” Elder Robert D. Hales 327) “Whatever the needs of family members may be, we can strengthen our families as we follow the counsel given by prophets.” Elder Hales 328) “How we treat our family members, our neighbors, business associates, and all we meet will reveal if we have taken His name upon us and do always remember Him.” Elder Hales 329) “We need to spend our time and energy building our faith by turning to the Lord and asking for strength to overcome the pains and trials of this world.” Elder Hales 330) “We have to keep the commandments and conduct ourselves in such a way that our families will want to live with us in the eternities.” Elder Hales 331) “The gift of the Holy Ghost, given to us when we are confirmed, gives us the ability to discern the difference between the giving ways of the kingdom of God and the taking practices of the world.” Elder Hales 332) “The Lord has given you everything. Including the air which you breathe.” Elder Hales 333) “Everyone has something they must learn to master. Some are just more obvious than others.” Elder Hales 334) “Often we do not know what we can endure until after a trial of our faith.” Elder Robert D. Hales (Ensign, May 1998, pg. 76) 335) “Are there times in our lives when we think we have been forsaken by God, or by our fellow men, or by our families? Those are the moments when we have to I turn to Christ and endure.” Elder Robert D. Hales

336) “By choosing to be in His kingdom, we separate—not isolate—ourselves from the world.” Elder Robert D. Hales 337) "When the challenges of mortality come, and they come for all of us, it may seem hard to have faith and hard to believe. At these times only faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His Atonement can bring us peace, hope, and understanding. Only faith that He suffered for our sakes will give us the strength to endure to the end. When we gain this faith, we experience a mighty change of heart, and like Enos, we become stronger and begin to feel a desire for the welfare of our brothers and sisters. We pray for them, that they too will be lifted and strengthened through faith on the Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ." Elder Hales 338) “We whose conversion is sufficient must reach out to those who wander. As we do, we will find great joy in gathering the Lord’s sheep.” Elder Robert D. Hales, Ensign, May 1997, 82

Wirthlin irthlin-Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin339) “Only when our faith is aligned with the will of our Heavenly Father will we be empowered to receive the blessings we seek.” Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin 340) “Faith exists when absolute confidence in that which we cannot see combines with action that in is absolute conformity to the will of our Heavenly Father.” Elder Wirthlin 341) “It is distressing how eagerly some rush into foolish or unethical behavior, believing that God will somehow deliver them from the inevitable tragic consequences of their actions.” Elder Wirthlin 342) "Seeing life from an eternal perspective helps us focus our limited mortal energies on the things that matter most." Elder Wirthlin 343) “If we live by the Savior's teachings, we will with surety find a safe harbor in this life and in the eternities to come.” Elder Wirthlin 344) “The Lord has His eye upon you. He loves you. He knows you. He knows your triumphs and your trials, your successes and your heartaches.” Elder Wirthlin 345) “Our friends should be companions who inspire us, who help us rise to our best.” Elder Wirthlin 346) “We need to do all that is in our power to accomplish our goals, and the Lord will make up the difference.” Elder Wirthlin 347) “In our own storms in life the Savior is our solace and our sanctuary. If we seek peace, we must come unto Him.” Elder Wirthlin 348) “We will have genuine joy and happiness only as we learn patience.” Elder Wirthlin 349) “Love is the very essence of the gospel of Christ.” Elder Wirthlin 350) “Kindness is the essence of greatness.” Elder Wirthlin 351) “As a special witness of the name of Jesus Christ in all the world, I promise you that if you seek the Lord, you will find Him. Ask, and you shall receive.” Elder Wirthlin

352) “The Lord will never forsake or abandon anyone. You may abandon him, but he will not abandon you. You never need to feel that you are alone.” Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin 353) “No one is free from the adversary, anyone can fall into temptation. Even President Grant prayed so he would not fall into temptation.” Elder Wirthlin 354) “Many . . . suffer heartbreak, loneliness, pain, and setback. These experiences are a necessary part of the human experience. However, please do not lose hope in the Savior and His love for you. It is constant. He promised that He would not leave us comfortless (see John 14:18)." Elder Wirthlin 355) “If you feel that Heavenly Father is not listening to your petitions, ask yourself if you are listening to the cries of the poor, the sick, the hungry, and the afflicted all around you.” Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, Ensign, May 2001, 74 356) “Seeing life from an eternal perspective helps us focus our limited mortal energies on the things that matter most.” Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

Holland-Elder Jeffrey R. Holland357) “Asking a member to be a missionary is not nearly as crucial as asking a member to be a member.” Elder Holland 358) “I declare that God has through His Only Begotten Son lifted the famine of which Amos spoke. I testify that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Bread of Life and a Well of Living Water springing up unto eternal life.” Elder Holland 359) “Everything in the gospel teaches us that we can change if we need to, that we can be helped if we truly want it, that we can be made whole, whatever the problems of the past.” Elder Holland 360) “Even if you cannot always see that silver lining on your clouds, God can, for He is the very source of the light you seek. He does love you, and He knows your fears. He hears your prayers. He is your Heavenly Father, and surely He matches with His own, the tears His children shed.” Elder Holland 361) “...and to the faithful what doesn’t come in time will come in eternity.” Elder Holland 362) “The solutions to life’s problems are always gospel solutions.” Elder Holland 363) “No eternal learning can take place without that quickening of the Spirit from heaven.” Elder Holland 364) “Don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime in the lifetime of the opportunity.” Elder Holland 365) “Those who will receive the Lord Jesus Christ as the source of their salvation will always lie down in green pastures, no matter how barren and bleak the winter has been.” Elder Holland 366) “What they feel is more important than what they know.” Elder Holland 367) “My flight was delayed and hour and I had a cold. I hope my trials and tribulations will qualify me to shake hands with Peter, Paul and Brigham.” Elder Holland 368) “True faith in Jesus Christ has always been linked to sacrifice.” Elder Holland

369) “Real love is best shown in the how.” Mrs. Browning –“How Do I Love Thee” Elder Holland 370) “A young person’s developing concept of God centers on characteristics observed in that child’s earthly parents.” Elder Holland 371) “The Lord does allow darkness and struggle and pain. He often uses it to call us to him. Using my own children as examples, I've come to know that the one who is playing happily is so preoccupied with pleasant experiences that he sometimes may not respond when I call and may even run farther away. “But the child who has been hurt, or is in pain, seeks me out, comes to me readily, knocks at my door (if you will), and is anxious for me to help and be healed.” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland (“In the Thick of Life's Urgencies” “BYU Speeches of the Year”, 11 September 1984) 372) “Everyone will be tempered and tried. The sun will rise on the evil as well as the good, and the rains will descend on the just as well as the unjust. (Matthew 5:45) But a life built on a firm foundation will endure.” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland (“However Long and Hard the Road,” [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1985], p. 24) 373) “Closely related to our own obligation to repent is the generosity of letting others do the same.” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland 374) “Christ and His angels and prophets forever labor to buoy up our spirits, steady our nerves, calm our hearts, and send us forth with renewed strength and resolute hope. They wish all to know that 'if God be for us, who can be against us?' In the world we shall have tribulation, but we are to be of good cheer.” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland (“The Peaceable Things of the Kingdom” General Conference, October 1996) 375) “Mothers, we acknowledge and esteem your faith in every footstep. Please know that it is worth it then, now, and forever.” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland (Ensign, May 1997, 35) 376) “Let us never let our faith be difficult to detect.” Elder Holland 377) “Mercy, with its sister virtue forgiveness, is at the very heart of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the eternal plan of salvation.” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland 378) “I have much to do, but if you step up with me we can walk together.” Elder Holland (see The SOURCE in “Step up and we will walk together”) 379) “Everything in the Gospel teaches us that we can change if we need to, that we can be helped if we truly want it; that we can be made whole, whatever the problems of the past.” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland 380) “No eternal learning can take place without that quickening of the Spirit from heaven.” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland 381) “No, it is not without a recognition of life’s tempests but fully and directly because of them that I testify of God’s love and the Savior’s power to calm the storm. Always remember in that biblical story that He was out there on the water also, that He faced the worst of it right along with the newest and youngest and most fearful. Only one who has fought against those ominous waves is justified in telling us—as well as the sea—to ‘be still.’ Only one who has taken the full brunt of such adversity could ever be justified in telling us in such times to ‘be of good

cheer.’ Such counsel is not a jaunty pep talk about the power of positive thinking, though positive thinking is much needed in the world. No, Christ knows better than all others that the trials of life can be very deep and we are not shallow people if we struggle with them. But even as the Lord avoids sugary rhetoric, He rebukes faithlessness and He deplores pessimism. He expects us to believe!” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland 382) “Don’t give up, boy. Don’t you quit. You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead—a lot of it—30 years of it now, and still counting. You keep your chin up. It will be all right in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come.” Elder Holland 383) “Daily taking up the cross is daily denying the physical appetites.” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland 384) “Gird up your loins and get some gusto.” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland 385) “We must never let fear and the father of fear divert us from faith.” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland 386) “Only One who was with God, and was God, can answer the deepest and most urgent questions of our soul.” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland 387) "In the gospel of Jesus Christ you have help from both sides of the veil and you must never forget that. When disappointment and discouragement strike--and they will--you remember and never forget that if our eyes could be opened we would see horses and chariots of fire as far as the eye can see riding at reckless speed to come to our protection. They will always be there, these armies of heaven, in defense of Abraham's seed." Elder Holland

Faust-President James E. Faust388) “Sometimes the physical side says give up and lie down but the better half says ‘Here I am send me.’” President Faust 389) “You have made my life.” President Faust quoting the wife of the hero on 9/11 390) “Going in with, ‘What’s in it for me’ may cost a lot of property, money and land.” President Faust 391) “Your criticism may be worse that the conduct you are trying to correct.” President Faust 392) “As sons and daughters of God, we are obligated to develop as many of our divinely given talents as we can.” President Faust 393) “Obviously there is a great difference between feeling happy at a given moment and being happy for a lifetime, between having a good time and leading a good life.” President Faust 394) “How will we endure all things? . . . We shall do so by faith, by unity, and by following the prophets of God.” President Faust 395) “We need to push down the moral decay.” President Faust 396) “We perhaps need to snatch happiness in little pieces, learning to recognize the elements of happiness and then treasuring them while they last.” President Faust 397) “May we dedicate our lives to serving the Lord and not worry about offending the devil.” President Faust

398) “We torture our souls when we think of receiving instead if giving.” President Faust 399) “Whether we are young or old, single or married, whether we have children at home or have become empty nesters, family home evening can increase unity and love in our homes.” President Faust 400) “I did not kiss my wife until we were engaged. But I have been trying to make up for it ever sense.” President James Faust 401) “Sometimes the physical side says give up and lie down but the better half says ‘Here I am send me.’” President Faust 402) “We need to rely on the help of our Heavenly Father more than the comfort from tears.” President Faust 403) “May I suggest a further requisite in the continuing quest to live happily every hour, every day, every month and every day of our lives. The golden pathway to happiness is the selfless giving of love-the kind of love that has concern and interest and some measure of charity for every living soul. Love is the direct route to the happiness that would enrich and bless our lives and the lives of others.” James Faust 404) “We should not allow our personal values to erode, even if others think we are peculiar.” President Faust 405) “Obedience helps us develop the full potential our Heavenly Father desires for us in becoming celestial beings worthy someday to live in His presence.” President Faust 406) “We often sit back in the eat, drink and be merry mode and passively assume that someone else will pick up the slack.” President Faust 407) “Into every life there come the painful, despairing days of adversity and buffeting. There seems to be a full measure of anguish, sorrow, and often heartbreak for everyone, including those who earnestly seek to do right and be faithful. The thorns that prick, that stick in the flesh, that hurt, often change lives which seem robbed of significance and hope. In this way the soul can become like soft clay in the hands of the Master in building lives of faith, usefulness, beauty, and strength. For some, the refiner's fire causes a loss of belief and faith in God, but those with eternal perspective understand that such refining is part of the perfection process.” President James E. Faust (April 1979 General Conference) 408) “There is a divine purpose in the adversities we encounter every day. They prepare, they purge, the purify, and thus they bless.” President James E. Faust (Ensign, May 1979, page 59) 409) “Here then is a great truth... In the pain, the agony, and the heroic endeavors of life, we pass through a refiner's fire, and the insignificant and the unimportant in our lives can melt away like dross and make our faith bright, intact, and strong. In this way the divine image can be mirrored from the soul. It is part of the purging toll extracted of some to become acquainted with God. In the agonies of life, we seem to listen better to the faint, godly whisperings of the Divine Shepherd.” President James E. Faust

410) “There is a divine purpose in the adversities we encounter every day. They prepare, they purge, they purify, and thus they bless.” President James E. Faust 411) “In the many trials of life, when we feel abandoned and when sorrow, sin, disappointment, failure, and weakness make us less than we should ever be, there can come the healing salve of the unreserved love in the grace of God. It is a love that forgives and forgets, a love that lifts and blesses. It is a love that sustains a new beginning on a higher level and thereby continues "from grace to grace.” President James E. Faust 412) “We must keep our faith simple and our worship pure. Religion is more than a ritual; it is righteousness.” President James E. Faust (Ensign, May 1999, 18) 413) “It is very unfair and unkind to judge conscientious and faithful parents because some of their children rebel or stray from the teachings and love of their parents. Fortunate are the couples who have children and grandchildren who bring them comfort and satisfaction. We should be considerate of those worthy, righteous parents who struggle and suffer with disobedient children.” President James E. Faust (Second Counselor in the First Presidency) 414) “We remember [the Savior's] sacrifice at this time of year when we celebrate His birth. It is only through the atoning sacrifice of the Prince of Peace that we may know the true power of peace in our own lives." President Faust 415) “Every moment demands that we choose, over and over again, between that which comes from the Lord and that which comes from the Devil. As tiny drops of water shape a landscape, so our minute by minute choices shape our eternal character. Living the eternal gospel every day may be harder than dying for the church and for the Lord.” President Faust 416) “We make no greater voluntary choice in this life than the selection of a marriage partner. This decision can bring eternal happiness and joy. To find sublime fulfillment in marriage, both partners need to be fully committed to the marriage.” President Faust 417) "Each of us has to receive our own witness concerning Jesus as the Christ. . . . As one who has sought such a witness, I would like to set my seal upon the testimony that has come to me of the reality of the Lord Jesus Christ." President James E. Faust 418) “May we dedicate our lives to serving the Lord and not worry about offending the devil.” President James E. Faust 419) “He is in tune with the Spirit of the Lord. He still has a zest for life. He has a great sense of humor. He is always positive. He is always gracious.” President James E. Faust (speaking of President Hinckley at his birthday party in SLC on June 25, 2005) 420) “He is brilliant, able and wise. He's thoughtful and deliberate. He enjoys an exchange of wits. He likes people.” President James E. Faust (speaking of President Hinckley at his birthday party in SLC on June 25, 2005) 421) "As we look into the future, we are going to need to be stronger and more responsible for our choices in a world where people 'call evil good, and good evil' 2 Nephi 15:20). We do not choose wisely if we use our agency in opposition to

God's will or to priesthood counsel. Tomorrow's blessings and opportunities depend on the choices we make today." President James E. Faust 422) "So where should each of us make our stand? As we demonstrate our devotion to God by our daily acts of righteousness, He can know where we stand. For all of us this life is a time of sifting and refining. We all face trials. Individual members in the early days of the Church were tested and refined when they had to decide if they had the faith . . . to put their belongings in a wagon or a pioneer handcart and travel across the American plains. Some did not have the faith. Those who did traveled 'with faith in every footstep.' In our time we are going through an increasingly difficult time of refining and testing. The tests are more subtle because the lines between good and evil are being eroded. Very little seems to be sacred in any of our public communication. In this environment we will need to make sure where we stand all of the time in our commitment to eternal truths and covenants." President Faust 423) "Marriage relationships can be enriched by better communication. One important way is to pray together. This will resolve many of the differences, if there are any, between the couple before sleep comes. I do not mean to overemphasize differences, but they are real, and make things interesting. Our differences are the little pinches of salt which can make the marriage seem sweeter. We communicate in a thousand ways, such as a smile, a brush of the hair, a gentle touch, and remembering each day to say 'I love you' and the husband to say 'You're beautiful.' Some other important words to say, when appropriate, are 'I'm sorry.' Listening is excellent communication." President Faust 424) "While few human challenges are greater than that of being good parents, few opportunities offer greater potential for joy. Surely no more important work is to be done in this world than preparing our children to be God-fearing, happy, honorable, and productive." President Faust 425) “To me, there is no more important human effort. Being a father or a mother is not only a great challenge; it is a divine calling. It is an effort requiring consecration.” President Faust 426) “In my opinion, the teaching, rearing, and training of children requires more intelligence, intuitive understanding, humility, strength, wisdom, spirituality, perseverance, and hard work than any other challenge we might have in life. This is especially so when moral foundations of honor and decency are eroding around us. For us to have successful homes, values must be taught, and there must be rules, there must be standards, there must be absolutes. Many societies give parents very little support in teaching and honoring moral values. A number of cultures are becoming essentially valueless, and many of the younger people in those societies are becoming moral cynics.” President Faust 427) “To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself.” President Faust

428) “We must keep our faith simple and our worship pure. Religion is more than a ritual; it is righteousness.” President James E. Faust

Nelson-Elder Russell M. Nelson429) “If we truly did practice; and eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. We would all be blind and toothless.” Elder Nelson 430) “You can do more than what’s scheduled in your daily planners.” Elder Nelson 431) “When priorities are in place one can more patiently tolerate unfinished business.” Elder Nelson 432) “Men and women really are brothers and sisters because God is really our Father.” Elder Nelson 433) “There is hope in the future. Peace. Peace is a prime priority that pleads for our pursuit.” Elder Nelson 434) “Look in the mirror every morning and tell yourself you are a child of God.” Elder Nelson 435) “In the pursuit of education, individual desire is more influential than institution, and personal faith more forceful than faculty.” Elder Nelson 436) “It’s sad in our days what has become of affection.” Elder Nelson 437) “Our grandparents watch—and wait—for us to identify them, be linked to them, and provide temple ordinances for them.” Elder Nelson 438) “Do you want to get rid of a bad habit? Do you want to improve relationships in your family? Do you want to increase your spiritual capacity? Read the Book of Mormon!” Elder Nelson 439) “An ideal marriage is a true partnership between two imperfect people, each striving to complement the other, to keep the commandments, and to do the will of the Lord.” Elder Nelson 440) “We all need guidance through life. We obtain it best from the standard works and teachings of the prophets of God.” Elder Nelson 441) “The temple can bless you, even before you enter it.” Elder Nelson 442) “Think of the long view of life, not just what's going to happen today or tomorrow. Don't give up what you most want in life for something you think you want now.” Elder Nelson 443) “Your body, whatever its natural gifts, is a magnificent creation of God. It is a tabernacle of flesh—a temple for your spirit.” Elder Nelson 444) “We were not sent by Father in Heaven just to be born. We were sent to endure and return to Him with honor.” Elder Nelson 445) “Choosing to do what the Lord has defined as right will, in the long run, always lead to the best outcomes.” Elder Nelson 446) “What we do need to do is live worthy of the continued companionship of the Holy Ghost and have the courage to follow the promptings that come into our lives.” Elder Nelson 447) “If you really want to be like the Lord, . . . you will remember that your adoration of Jesus is best shown by your emulation of Him.” Elder Russell M. Nelson (Ensign, May 1997, 72)

448) “Sweet serenity is found in fervent prayer. Then, we forget ourselves and remember the reaching hands of the Savior, who said, "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." As our burdens are shared with Him, they do become lighter.” Elder Russell M. Nelson (Matthew 11:28-30) 449) “It matters not that giants of tribulation torment you. Your prayerful access to help is just as real as when David battled his Goliath.” Elder Russell M. Nelson 450) “With celestial sight, trials impossible to change become possible to endure.” Elder Russell M. Nelson (Ensign, May 1988, page 35) 451) “Overdoses of needed medication can be toxic. Boundless mercy could oppose justice. So tolerance, without limit, could lead to spinless permissiveness.” Russell M. Nelson (Perfection Pending p71, Deseret Book Company, SLC, UT) 452) “Our busy lives force us to focus on things we do from day to day. But the development of character comes only as we focus on who we really are.” Elder Russell M. Nelson 453) “We should gratefully acknowledge God as our Creator. Otherwise, we would be as guilty as goldfish swimming in a bowl, oblivious to the goodness of their provider.” Elder Russell M. Nelson, Ensign, Nov. 1998, 87 454) “There are no greater roles in life for a man than those of husband and father. Likewise, there are no greater roles for a woman than those of wife and mother.” Elder Russell M. Nelson; Ensign, Nov. 1989, 20

Ballard-Elder M. Russell Ballard455) “This is not a time for spiritual weaklings.” Elder Ballard 456) “You released missionaries are not released from the church.” Elder Ballard 457) “We need not apologize for our beliefs nor back down from that which we know to be true.” Elder Ballard 458) “Look the part. Act the part. Don’t follow worldly trends, you are better than that.” Elder Ballard 459) “Let us, each one, radiate to others the joy, confidence, love, and warmth of being part of the true Church of Christ.” Elder Ballard 460) “Pray hard and work hard and obey. Get busy, find your companion and serve together.” Elder Ballard 461) “It may not always be easy, convenient, or politically correct to stand for truth and right, but it is the right thing to do. Always.” Elder Ballard 462) “We are all bound together—19th- and 20th-century pioneers and more— in our great journey to follow the Lord Jesus Christ.” Elder Ballard 463) “The Lord has promised us that our joy will be great if we bring just one soul unto Him.” Elder Ballard 464) “The time has come when we must marshal every resource to fellowship every convert and bless the lives of many more of our Heavenly Father's children.” Elder Ballard

465) “We should seek at all times to purify ourselves and to lead such worthy lives that the Light of Christ emanates from us in all that we say and do.” Elder Ballard 466) “Take what I said, because everything I said was true.” Elder Ballard 467) “Don’t tip-toe through the tulips.” Elder Ballard 468) “A holy relationship with the Lord IS what it’s cracked up to be.” Elder Ballard 469) “Don’t worry about where Kolab is!” Elder Ballard 470) “Prosylyting is talking to people wherever you find them.” Elder Ballard 471) “I learn better when I focus on understanding a principle.” Elder Ballard 472) “Don’t measure the Spirit, because it never stops growing, just know when it is felt.” Elder Ballard 473) “The Lord is closer than many of you realize.” Elder Ballard 474) “I know it is sometimes hard to stand for truth and right. Yet we need to be positive examples if we are to help others find a better way.” Elder M. Russell Ballard 475) “Attitude is an important part of the foundation upon which we build a productive life. A good attitude produces good results, a fair attitude fair results, a poor attitude poor results. We each shape our own life, and the shape of it is determined largely by our attitude.” Elder M. Russell Ballard 476) “The everlasting peace Jesus promises is an inner peace, born in faith, anchored by testimony, nurtured with love, and expressed through continual obedience and repentance. It is a peace of spirit that echoes through the heart and the soul. If one truly knows and experiences this inner peace, there is no fear from worldly disharmony or discord. One knows deep down inside that all is well as far as the things that really matter are concerned.” Elder M. Russell Ballard 477) "Having a testimony alone is not enough. In fact, when we are truly converted, we cannot be restrained from testifying. And as it was with Apostles and faithful members of old, so is it also our privilege, our duty, and our solemn obligation to 'declare the things which [we] know to be true' (D&C 80:4)." Elder Ballard 478) "God's peace is not to be hoarded. Rather, it is to be shared liberally with our families, our friends, and our communities." Elder M. Russell Ballard

Eyring-Elder Henry B. Eyring479) “It is by giving our whole heart to the Master and serving Him is when we become to know Him.” Elder Eyring 480) “Repentance hurts.” Elder Eyring 481) “Give thanks for the gift you have when you are called. You will miss it when it is gone.” Elder Eyring 482) “The fruit of keeping the commandments is the companionship of the Holy Ghost.” Elder Eyring 483) “If you evaluate your own performance, you will be sad. Look for evidence for what God has done, through you and around you.” Elder Eyring 484) “The Savior will let you feel the love He feels for those you serve. The call is an invitation to become like Him.” Elder Eyring

485) “The Saints of God have always been under covenant to nourish each other spiritually, especially those tender in the gospel.” Elder Eyring 486) “If we are capable of reason and past the age of eight, we all need the cleansing that comes through applying the full effects of the Atonement of Jesus Christ.” Elder Eyring 487) “It does not require a calling more than being a member to nourish by reaching out in kindness.” Elder Eyring 488) “If you and I will study the scriptures and pray and tune our hearts and ears, we will hear the voice of God in the voice of the people that He has sent to teach and guide us and direct us.” Elder Eyring 489) “This is the Church of Jesus Christ, and He leads it. No assignment in it need ever overwhelm you if you know that and listen for the Master's voice.” Elder Eyring 490) “The good word of God with which we must nourish is the simple doctrine of the gospel.” Elder Eyring 491) “Contention in the home comes from sin and selfishness.” Elder Eyring 492) “It’s a gift from God to find joy in another’s happiness.” Elder Eyring 493) “There is a protection against pride it is to see the bounties which God pours upon us not only as a mark of His favor but an opportunity to join with those around us in greater service.” Elder Eyring 494) “A foundation built on truth and illuminated by the light of God will free us from the fear that we might overcome.” Elder Eyring 495) “I gave my heart to the Lord’s service . . . He gave me the hearts of my sons.” Elder Eyring 496) “You weren’t the same person because the Atonement of Jesus Christ is real. And the promise is real that we can become new, changed, and better. And we can become stronger for the tests of life. We then go in the strength of the Lord, a strength developed in His service. He goes with us. And in time we become His tested and strengthened disciples.” Elder Eyring (recited repeatedly to myself while climbing Mt. Rainer in July Summer of 2004 along with the poem, “Father, where shall I work today?”) 497) “We need a conviction that the keys of the priesthood are held on this earth.” Elder Eyring 498) “The power of the priesthood lies in our faith.” Elder Eyring 499) “Be determined to pray with all the energy of your heart that you might have every gift a loving Heavenly Father knows you must have to serve His Son and to endure against the powers of darkness.” Elder Henry B. Eyring 500) “Calls will stretch you, often at the start and always over their course, but He will give you the Holy Ghost to be your companion.” Elder Henry B. Eyring 501) "We cannot control what others choose to do, and so we cannot force our children to heaven, but we can determine what we will do. And we can decide that we will do all we can to bring down the powers of heaven into that family we want so much to have forever. A key for us is in the proclamation: 'Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ.' What could make it more likely that people in a family would love and serve one another, observe the commandments of God, and obey the

law? It is not simply teaching them the gospel. It is in their hearing the word of God and then trying it in faith. If they do, their natures will be changed in a way that produces the happiness they seek." Elder Eyring 502) "The family unit is fundamental not only to society and to the Church but also to our hope for eternal life. We begin to practice in the family, the smaller unit, what will spread to the Church and to the society in which we live in this world, which will then be what we practice in families bound together forever by covenants and by faithfulness. We can start now to 'promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family.' I pray that we will. I pray that you will ask, 'Father, how can I prepare?' Tell him how much you want what he desires to give you. You will receive impressions, and if you act on them, I promise you the help of the powers of heaven." Elder Eyring 503) “This is the Church of Jesus Christ, and He leads it. No assignment in it need ever overwhelm you if you know that and listen for the Master's voice.” Elder Henry B. Eyring

Scott-Elder Richard G. Scott504) “Many of you grieve and feel burdened because you don’t let the healing power of the spirit to work.” Elder Scott 505) “If you feel there is only a thin thread of hope, believe me, it is not a thread. It can be the unbreakable connecting link to the Lord which puts a life preserver around you. He will heal you as you cease to fear and place your trust in him by striving to live His teachings.” Elder Scott 506) “Recognize the role of the Savior in the atonement. It will give you great motivation for repentance.” Elder Scott 507) “Repentance opens the doors of enlightenment and aide inspiration.” Elder Scott 508) “Peace is the precious fruit of a righteous life. It is possible because of the Atonement of the Savior.” Elder Scott 509) “There are few things in life that bring as much joy as the joy that comes from assisting another improve his or her life.” Elder Scott 510) “Worthy character is best forged from a life of consistent, correct choices centered in the teachings of the Master.” Elder Scott 511) “After this life, you will be restored to that which you have here allowed yourself to become.” Elder Scott 512) “Why every member a missionary? Because that is what the Lord has asked us to do.” Elder Scott 513) “There is one heritage that you need never change. It is that heritage that comes from your being a daughter or son of Father in Heaven.” Elder Scott 514) “Enrich your life with the beauty around you. There is such an abundance of it.” Elder Scott 515) “Keeping the covenants is not hard when you do it willingly with a “broken heart and a contrite spirit.” Elder Scott 516) “The reason is because you are motivated to help the missionaries come to know the happiness, and joy, you know.” Elder Scott (Spoken at a MTC teacher’s mtg. about teaching the missionaries and why)

517) “Set aside the past or previous if the now (better) is different.” Elder Scott 518) “We must be as pure and as clean as a mirror so that the Lord can reflect off of you what people should do.” Elder Scott 519) “Full repentance results in forgiveness with spiritual renewal. One can feel the cleansing, the purity, the freshness that accompanies sincere repentance at any time in life.” Elder Scott 520) “In a potential spouse we should look for essential attributes that bring happiness: a deep love of the Lord and of His commandments, a determination to live them, one that is kindly understanding, forgiving of others, and willing to give of self, with the desire to have a family crowned with beautiful children and a commitment to teach them the principles of truth in the home.” Elder Scott 521) “I suggest that you not ignore many possible candidates who are still developing these attributes, seeking the one who is perfected in them. You will likely not find that perfect person, and if you did, there would certainly be no interest in you. These attributes are best polished together as husband and wife.” Elder Scott 522) “True enduring happiness with the accompanying strength, courage, and capacity to overcome the most challenging difficulties comes from a life centered in Jesus Christ.” Elder Scott 523) “Once again the Savior proved to be the Great Exemplar. Not only did he know the totality of mortal temptation, not only did he know the pain and infirmities of man, not only did he know the consequences of all sin, but now he knew what it was like to have every vestige of reason stripped away, so that faith and faith alone is all that remains to carry one forward. All that he had intellectually was an unanswered why, but what he had spiritually was faith, and with that faith he pressed forward and descended beneath it all.” Elder Scott 524) “No one wants adversity. Trials, disappointments, sadness, and heartache come to us from two basically different sources. Those who transgress the laws of God will always have those challenges. The other reason for adversity is to accomplish the Lord's own purposes in our life that we may receive the refinement that comes from testing. It is vitally important for each of us to identify from which of these two sources come our trials and challenges, for the corrective action is very different.” Elder Richard G. Scott (“Ensign”, November 1995 (October Conference) page 16) 525) “Anchor your life in Jesus Christ, your Redeemer. Make your Eternal Father and His Beloved Son the most important priority in your life - more important than life itself, more important than a beloved companion or children or anyone on earth. Make their will your central desire. Then all that you need for happiness will come to you.” Elder Richard G. Scott 526) “God uses your faith to mold your character. Character is the manifestation of what you are becoming. Strong moral character results from consistent correct choices in the trials and testing of life. Your faith can guide you to those correct choices. Clearly, it is what you do and what you think about that determines what you are and what you will become. Therefore the choices you make need to be inspired by the Lord.” Elder Richard G. Scott

527) “This experience simply could not be intellectualized. So it is with love. However exhaustively we may read of the subject, it will always fall short of the actual experience.” Elder Scott 528) “Choosing to do what the Lord has defined as right will, in the long run, always lead to the best outcomes.” Elder Richard G. Scott 529) “Spend time now doing what you don’t want to do, so you can do what you want, later.” Elder Scott (paraphrased) 530) “Faith in Christ means we trust Him; we trust His teachings. That leads to hope, and hope brings charity, the pure love of Christ—that peaceful feeling that comes when we sense His concern, His love, and His capacity to cure us or to ease our burdens with His healing power.” Elder Richard G. Scott 531) “Brethren, as we honor womanhood, each daughter of God will be encouraged to do likewise.” Elder Richard G. Scott 532) “Think of the long view of life, not just what's going to happen today or tomorrow. Don't give up what you most want in life for something you think you want now.” Elder Richard G. Scott; Ensign, May 1997, 54

FORMER PERESIDENTS of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Jr.-Joseph Smith Jr.1) “I teach the people correct principles and then they govern themselves.” Joseph Smith 2) “I had seen a vision; I knew it, and I knew that God knew it, and I could not deny it, neither dared I do it; at least I knew that by doing so I would offend God.” Joseph Smith 3) “Oh my God! I have lived to see my own father baptized into the true Church of Jesus Christ.” Joseph Smith 4) “I am perfectly satisfied that my Father and my God is a cheerful, pleasant, lively, good-natured Being. Why? Because I am cheerful, pleasant, lively, and goodnatured when I have His Spirit.” Joseph Smith 5) “He who reads it (the scriptures) oftenest will like it best.” Joseph Smith (1 Nephi 15:24) 6) “If you want to win someone to your case, you must be his friend.” Joseph Smith 7) “Where doubt and fear are, faith cannot be. For fear and faith cannot exist in the same person.” Joseph Smith 8) “The opinions of men are to me as the crackling of thorns under the pot, or the whistling of the wind.” Joseph Smith 9) “There are some things that a wicked man will never know in this life.” Joseph Smith 10) “...all things wherewith you have been afflicted shall work together for your good.” D&C 98:3 As revealed to Joseph Smith

11) “And now it came to pass that the burdens which were laid upon Alma and his brethren were made light; yea, the Lord did strengthen them that they could bear up their burdens with ease, and they did submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will of the Lord.” (Mosiah 24:15) Translated by Joseph Smith 12) “All these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good.” D&C 122:7 As revealed to Joseph Smith by the Lord 13) “ . . . fear not, let your hearts be comforted . . . (All) things wherewith you have been afflicted shall work together for your good.” D&C 98:1, 3 As revealed to Joseph Smith 14) “Men have to suffer that they may come upon Mount Zion and be exalted above the heavens.” Joseph Smith 15) “God hath said that He would have a tried people, that He would purge them as gold.” Joseph Smith 16) “Men who have no principle of … truth, do not understand the word of truth when they hear it. The devil taketh away the word of truth out of their hearts, because there is no desire for righteousness in them.” Joseph Smith 17) “Here, use my arm as a pillow.” Joseph Smith 18) “The nearer man approaches perfection, the clearer are his views, and the greater his enjoyments, till he has overcome the evils of his life and lost every desire for sin; and like the ancients, arrives at that point of faith where he is wrapped in the power and glory of his Maker and is caught up to dwell with Him. But we consider that this is a station to which no man ever arrived in a moment.” Joseph Smith 19) “A [person] filled with the love of God is not content with blessing family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race.” Joseph Smith Jr. 20) “The devil could not compel not mankind to do evil; all was voluntary. . . . God would not exert any compulsory means, and the devil could not.” Joseph Smith Jr.

Smith-George Albert Smith21) “We should not force anyone into doing what’s right but rather love them into doing what’s right.” George A. Smith (I really believe this.) 22) “If you want to be happy, remember that all happiness worthy of the name is on the Lord’s side of the line and all sorrow and disappointment is on the devil’s side of the line.” George A. Smith 23) “Those who pursue pleasure in this life to excess are likely to forsake the ways of the Lord.” George A. Smith 24) “The pathway to righteousness is the highway of happiness.” George Albert Smith

McKay-David O. McKay25) “We are by divine right, social beings.” David O. McKay 26) “The flower by the roadside that catches the dust of every traveler-is not admired but the flower way up on the hill protected by a perpendicular cliff is the one the boy will risk his life to possess.” David O. McKay (see Mulan quotation)

27) “The noblest aim in life is to strive to live to make other lives better and happier.” David O. McKay 28) “To be trusted is greater than to be loved.” David O. McKay 29) “Spirituality, our true aim, is the consciousness of victory over self, and of communion with the infinite. Spirituality impels one to conquer difficulties and acquire more and more strength.” David O. McKay 30) “To feel one’s faculties unfolding, and truth expanding in the soul, is one of life’s sublimest experiences.” David O. McKay 31) “Happiness is not an external condition; it is the state of the spirit and an attitude of the mind.” David O. McKay 32) “Joy is sweeter than pleasure. Joy is an emotion excited with the acquisition or expectation of good. Pleasure is a state of gratification of the senses or mind and may be sensuous. It may be self-indulgence. It is nearly always transitory. Joy and happiness are permanent.” David O. McKay 33) “Motherhood is just another name for sacrifice.” David O. McKay 34) “In the well-ordered home we may experience on earth a taste of heaven.” David O. McKay 35) “There is one responsibility that no man can evade. That is the responsibility of personal influence. The effect of your words and acts is tremendous in this world. Every moment of life you are changing to a degree the life of the whole world...Life is a state of radiation...You will select the qualities that you will permit to be radiated.” David O. McKay 36) “In choosing a companion, it is necessary to study the disposition, the inheritance, and training of the one with whom you are contemplating making life's journey.” David O. McKay 37) “Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your best.” David O. McKay 38) “Adversity itself may lead toward and not away from God and spiritual enlightenment; and privation may prove a source of strength if we can but keep a sweetness of mind and spirit.” David O. McKay 39) “True happiness comes only by making others happy the practical application of the Savior's doctrine of losing one's life to gain it. In short, the Christmas spirit is the Christ spirit that makes our hearts glow in brotherly love and friendship and prompts us to kind deeds of service. It is the spirit of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, obedience to which will bring peace on earth because it means good will toward all men.” David O. McKay 40) “Spirituality, our true aim, impels one to conquer difficulties and acquire more and more strength. To feel one’s faculties unfolding, and truth expanding in the soul is one of life’s sublimest experiences.” David O. McKay 41) “Let us realize that the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success.” David O. McKay 42) “Reverence is profound respect mingled with love.” David O. McKay 43) “Meditation is the language of the soul.” David O. McKay 44) President David O. McKay (1873–1970) stated that being parents is "the greatest trust that has been given to human beings."

45) “It is true that the answers to our prayers may not always come as direct and at the time nor in the manner, we anticipate; but they do come and at a time and in a manner best for the interests of him who offers the supplication.” David O. McKay

Young-Brigham Young46) “My religion is to know the will of God and do it.” Brigham Young 47) “Those who cannot serve God with a pure heart in the dance, should not dance.” Brigham Young 48) “Every moment, every hour is for our benefit if we will make it a point to learn from it.” Brigham Young 49) “I told them that Joseph was a Prophet, and I knew it, and they might rail and slander him as much as they pleased. But they could not destroy the appointment of the Prophet of God.” Brigham Young 50) “More of us are willing to die for our religion then to live it.” Brigham Young 51) “When I am left to myself, I have no power, and my wisdom is foolishness; then I cling close to the Lord, and I have power in His name. I think I have learned the Gospel so as to know, that in and of myself I am nothing.” Brigham Young 52) “No man can know himself unless he knows God, and he cannot know God unless he knows himself.” Brigham Young 53) “All hell cannot hinder me from enjoying Zion in my heart if my individual will yields to the Lord.” Brigham Young 54) “A large trial precedes a superior blessing.” Brigham Young 55) “Man is destined to be God – and has to act as an independent being – and is left . . . to practice him to depend on his own resources, and try his independency to be righteous in the dark – to be the friend of God and to do the best” (he) can when left to (himself and to show his capacity).” Brigham Young 56) “The lifetime of man is a day of trial, wherein we may prove to God, in our darkness, in our weakness, and where the enemy reign, that we are our Father's friends.” Brigham Young 57) “My religion teaches me to embrace all truth in the heavens, on the earth, under the earth, and in the bottomless pit, if there is any there. My creed embraces all truth. If you have truth that I have not, let me know it, and it will come to where it belongs; and if I have truth which you have not you are welcome to it. There is no need of debate and contention in regard to truth and error, for debate tends to create a spirit of bitterness.” Brigham Young (JD, Vol.9, p.316 - p.317) 58) “The men and women, who desire to obtain seats in the celestial kingdom, will find that they must battle every day.” Brigham Young (in Journal of Discourses, 11:14) 59) “It is evident that many who understand the truth do not govern themselves by it; consequently, no matter how true and beautiful truth is, you have to take the passions of the people and mould them to the law of God.” Brigham Young (in Journal of Discourses, 7:55) 60) “If you are ever called upon to chasten a person, never chasten beyond the balm you have within you to bind up [the wound].” Brigham Young (Discourses of Brigham Young, 278)

61) “Honest hearts produce honest actions. Fulfill your contracts and sacredly keep your word.” Brigham Young 62) “Man has to learn to be righteous as an independent being.” Brigham Young 63) “. . .If you cannot provide for your natural lives, how can you expect to have wisdom to obtain eternal lives.” Brigham Young 64) “Every principle God has revealed carries its own convictions of its truth to the human mind.” Brigham Young 65) “Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.” Brigham Young 66) “Where I draw a distinction in all the duties that are required of the children of men, from first to last, I would place first and foremost the duty of seeking unto the Lord our God until we open the path of communication from heaven and earth – from God to our own souls.” Brigham Young

Taylor-John Taylor67) “When we cooperate with God, nothing is impossible.” John Taylor 68) “Because it is God’s kingdom, it shall move onward, ONWARD, ONWARD!!!” John Taylor 69) “Anybody can preach. It takes a man to practice.” John Taylor 70) “He expects us to be Saints, not in name, not in theory, but in reality.” John Taylor 71) “View the church as a life-long labor that extends into the next.” John Taylor 72) “In relation to events that will yet take place, the kind of trials, troubles, and sufferings which we shall have to cope with, it is to me a matter of very little moment; these things are in the hands of God, he dictates the affairs of the human family, and directs and controls our affairs; and the great thing that we, as a people, have to do is to seek after and cleave unto our God, to be in close affinity with him, and to seek for his guidance, and his blessing and Holy Spirit to lead and guide us in the right path. Then it matters not what it is nor who it is that we have to contend with, God will give us strength according to our day.” John Taylor (“Journal of Discourses”, 18:282) 73) “No trial is joyous for the present but grievous to be borne; but trials yield their blessings, when patiently endured.” John Taylor (Journal of Discourses, Vol.6, p.166-7) 74) “I find in tracing out the scriptures, that from the beginning there have existed two powers --the powers of light and the powers of darkness; that both these things existed in the heavens before they came here, that the powers of darkness were cast out, and thus became the devil and his angels. This antagonism, then, existed before, and it is necessary it should exist. It is necessary men should be tried and purged and purified and made perfect through suffering.” John Taylor

Woodruff-Wilford Woodruff75) “I tell you trusting in the Lord in these days is an unpopular business with the world.” Wilford Woodruff 76) “The Lord has been watching over us form the hour of our birth.” Wilford Woodruff

77) “True happiness and prosperity cannot be found independent of the gospel it is uphill work.” Wilford Woodruff 78) “Trust is both obedience to God’s commandments and our willingness to invite Him to participate in our daily lives.” Wilford Woodruff 79) “You may have the administration of angels, you may see many miracles; you may see many wonders in the earth; but I claim that the gift of the Holy Ghost is the greatest gift that can be bestowed upon man.” Wilford Woodruff

Snow-Lorenzo Snow80) “As man now is, God once was; As God now is, man may be.” Lorenzo Snow 81) “Make others happy and you will be happy yourselves.” Lorenzo Snow 82) “You must learn to govern yourself, or you will never be saved in the kingdom of God.” Lorenzo Snow 83) “Thousands and thousands of years hence we will be ourselves, and nobody else, so far as our individuality is concerned. That never dies from all eternity to all eternity.” Lorenzo Snow 84) “Take it individually or take it collectively, we have suffered and we shall have to suffer again; and why? Because the Lord requires it at our hands for our sanctification.” Lorenzo Snow 85) “Many of you may have severe trials, that your faith may become more perfect, your confidence be increased, and your knowledge of the powers of heaven be augmented; and this before your redemption takes place. If a stormy cloud sweep over the horizon of your course. . . if the cup of bitter suffering be offered and you be compelled to partake --if Satan is let loose among you, with all his seductive powers of deceiving and cunning craftiness --if the strong relentless arm of persecution is against you, then in that hour lift up your heads and rejoice that you are accounted worthy to suffer with Jesus, the Saints, and Holy prophets, and know that the period of your redemption approaches.” Lorenzo Snow 86) “It is guaranteed that if you follow the plans exactly you will fly like the prototype.” Lorenzo Snow

Grant-Heber J. Grant87) “...tell them to make others happy and to aid them in carrying their burdens in life. Then they will be sure of happiness, not only in their lives here, but in the life to come.” Heber J. Grant 88) “What are we working for? Wealth? Riches? If we have embraced the gospel of Jesus Christ, than we are working for eternal life.” Heber J. Grant 89) “Let me promise you here today that if the Latter-day Saints will honestly and conscientiously from this day forth, as a people, keep the monthly fast and pay into the hands of their bishops the actual amount that they would have spent for food for the two meals from which they have refrained . . . we would have all the money necessary to take care of the idle and all the poor.” Heber J. Grant 90) “Every living soul among the Latter-day Saints that fasts two meals once a month will be benefited spiritually and be built up in the faith of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ – benefited spiritually in a wonderful way.” Heber J. Grant

91) “Persistence in the pursuit of righteous desires can help us develop talents, attain our spiritual goals, and serve others.” Heber J. Grant 92) “I believe that we can accomplish any object that we make up our minds to, and no boy or girl ought to sit down and say, because they cannot do as well as somebody else, that they will not do anything. God has given to some people ten talents; to others, he has given one; but they who improve the one talent will live to see the day when they will far outshine those who have ten talents but fail to improve them. Trustworthiness, stick-to-it-iveness, and determination are the qualities that will help you to win the battle of life. I believe unless we have ambition to accomplish things and to do things that we amount to but very little in the battle of life. . . . Every individual should have a desire to grow and increase in capacity and in ability to do things. Certainly, by mere exertion of the will, by mere desire, we accomplish nothing. We must put with that desire the labor to accomplish the things we desire. . . . I am convinced that every individual can improve from day to day, from year to year, and have greater capacity to do things as the years come and the years go. I believe in that with all my heart. I know of no easy formula to success. Persist, persist, PERSIST; work, work, WORK – is what counts in the battle of life.” Heber J. Grant

Hunter-Howard W. Hunter93) “Will we wear the victor’s crown? Satan may have lost Jesus, but he does not believe he has lost us. He continues to tempt, taunt and plead for our loyalty. We should take strength for this battle from the fact that Christ was victorious not as a God but as a man.” Howard W. Hunter 94) “He was perfect and sinless, not because he had to be, but because he clearly and determinedly wanted to be.” Howard W. Hunter 95) “We need to remember that though we make our friends, God has made our neighbors-everywhere. Love should have no boundary; we should have no narrow loyalties.” Howard W. Hunter 96) “Marriage would bring happiness, and divorce would be unknown if there were understanding hearts. Hatred tears down, but understanding builds up.” Howard W. Hunter 97) “If prayer is only a spasmodic cry at the time of crisis, then it is utterly selfish, and we come to think of God as a repairman or a service agency to help us only in our emergencies.” Howard W. Hunter (D&C 19:38) 98) “Let us remember that doing the things that have been ordained by God to be important and needful and necessary, even though the world may view them as unimportant and insignificant, will eventually lead to true greatness.” Howard W. Hunter 99) “The direction of our lives is more important than any particular level of perfection that we may be at.” Howard W. Hunter 100) “We came to mortal life to encounter resistance. It was part of the plan for our eternal progress. Without temptation, sickness, pain, and sorrow, there could be no goodness, virtue, appreciation for well-being, or joy.” Howard W. Hunter (“God Will Have a Tried People,” Ensign, May 1980, p. 25)

101) “Perhaps no promise in life is more reassuring than that promise of divine assistance and spiritual guidance in times of need. It is a gift freely given from heaven, a gift that we need from our earliest youth through the very latest days of our lives.” Howard W. Hunter

Benson-Ezra Taft Benson102) “Just as a man does not really desire food until he is hungry, so does he not desire the salvation of Christ until he knows why he needs Christ.” Ezra Taft Benson 103) “The war that began in heaven is not over yet. The conflict continues on the battlefield of mortality.” Ezra Taft Benson 104) “Our inability to explain a thing in terms of our materialism does not disprove its reality.” Ezra Taft Benson 105) “Bad experiences are expensive schools that only fools keep going to.” Ezra Taft Benson 106) “When we put the Lord first all other things fall into place in our lives.” Ezra Taft Benson 107) “Cleave unto thy wife? - It means to stay close to her, to be loyal to her, to strengthen her, to communicate with her, and to express your love for her.” Ezra Taft Benson 108) “The secret of a happy marriage is to serve God and each other. . . . Paradoxically, the more we serve one another, the greater is our spiritual and emotional growth.” (Ensign, Nov. 1982, p. 60.) President Hinckley noted: “The family is falling apart all over the world. There are too many broken homes among our own [people]. . . . This is a malady with a cure. The prescription is simple and wonderfully effective. It is love. It is plain, simple, everyday love and respect.” Ezra Taft Benson 109) “Every reversal can be turned to our benefit and blessing and can make us stronger, more courageous, more godlike.” Ezra Taft Benson (Conf. Report, Philippine Islands Area Conf, 1975, p. 11) 110) “It is not on the pinnacle of success and ease where men and women grow most. It is often down in the valley of heartache and disappointment and reverses where men and women grow into strong characters.” Ezra Taft Benson (Conf. Report, Stockholm Sweden Area Conf., 1974, p. 70.) 111) “There are times when you simply have to righteously hang on and outlast the devil until his depressive spirit leaves you. As the Lord told the Prophet Joseph Smith: 'Thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment; And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high' (D&C 121:7-8).” Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p.396 112) “You are the one who must decide whose thoughts you will entertain. You are free to choose--but you are not free to alter the consequences of those choices. You will be what you think about--what you consistently allow to occupy the stage of your mind.” Ezra Taft Benson 113) “Only Jesus Christ is uniquely qualified to provide the hope, that confidence, and that strength to overcome the world and rise above our human failings.” Ezra Taft Benson

114) “The Spirit is the most important single element in this work. With the Spirit magnifying your call, you can do miracles for the Lord in the mission field. Without the Spirit, you will never succeed regardless of your talent and ability.” Ezra Taft Benson 115) “ . . . The only measure of true greatness is how close a man can become like Jesus.” Ezra Taft Benson 116) "The Book of Mormon brings men to Christ. The Doctrine and Covenants brings men to Christ's kingdom, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 'the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth' (D&C 1:30). I know that." President Benson 117) “Answers to prayer come most often by a still voice and are discerned by our deepest, innermost feelings. I tell you that you can know the will of God concerning yourselves if you will take the time to pray and listen.” Ezra Taft Benson 118) “All through my life the counsel to depend on prayer has been prized above almost any other advice I have received

Kimball-Spencer W. Kimball119) “Bear in mind, dear sisters, that the eternal blessings which are yours through membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are far, far greater than any other blessings you could possibly receive. No greater recognition can come to you in this world than to be known as a woman of God.” Spencer W. Kimball 120) “Whoever said that sin was not fun? Whoever claimed that Lucifer was not handsome, persuasive, easy, and friendly? Whoever said that sin was unattractive, undesirable or nauseating in its acceptance? Transgression wears elegant gowns and sparkling apparel.” Spencer W. Kimball 121) “Jesus stands on the horizon of human experience as the only one who cannot be improved.” Spencer W. Kimball 122) “Any excuse, no matter how valid it may be, it weakens the character.” Spencer W. Kimball 123) “If you had spent half the time in your life trying to gain an understanding of the gospel instead of spending all of your time on studies and other activities, your faith would have been invincible.” Spencer W. Kimball 124) “Happiness...is an elusive thing. It is a little like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If you go out deliberately to find it, you may have great difficulty catching it. But if you will follow directions closely, you will not need to pursue it. It will overtake you and remain with you.” Spencer W. Kimball`125 125) “I may not be able to eliminate pornographic trash, but my family and I need not buy or view it. I may not be able to close disreputable businesses, but I can stay away from areas of questioned honor and ill repute. I may not be able to greatly reduce the divorces of the land or save all broken homes and frustrated children, but I can keep my own home a congenial one, my marriage happy, my home a heaven, and my children well adjusted. I may not be able to stop the growing claims to freedom from laws based on morals, or change all opinions regarding looseness in sex and growing perversions, but I can guarantee

devotion to all high ideals and standards in my own home, and I can work toward giving my own family a happy, interdependent spiritual life. I may not be able to stop all graft and dishonesty in high places, but I myself can be honest and upright, full of integrity and true honor, and my family will be trained likewise. I may not be able to insure family prayers, home evening, meeting attendance, and spiritual, well-integrated lives in all my neighbors, but I can be certain that my children will be happy at home. They will grow strong and tall and realize their freedom is found at home, in their faith, in clean living, and in opportunity to serve. As Christ said, “And the truth shall make you free.” No virtues in the perfection we strive for are more important than integrity and honesty. Let us then be complete, unbroken, pure and sincere, to develop in ourselves that quality of soul we prize so highly in others.” Spencer W. Kimball 126) “The treasures of both secular and spiritual knowledge are hidden onesbut hidden from those who do not properly search and strive to find them...spiritual knowledge is not available merely for the asking; even prayers are not enough. It takes persistence and dedication of one’s life.” Spencer W. Kimball 127) “The Lord never fills a vacant mind, He fills a humble heart.” Spencer W. Kimball 128) “Soul Mates are fiction and an illusion; and while every young man and young woman will seek with all diligence and prayerfulness to find a mate with whom life can be most compatible and beautiful, yet it is certain that almost any good man and any good woman can have happiness and a successful marriage if both are willing to pay the price.” Spencer W. Kimball 129) “Right marriage starts with right marriage.” Spencer W. Kimball 130) “I'm grateful that my priesthood power is limited and used as the Lord sees fit to use it. I don't want to heal all the sick--for sickness sometimes is a great blessing. People become angels through sickness. Have you ever seen someone who has been helpless for so long that he has divested himself of every envy and jealousy and ugliness in his whole life, and who has perfected his life? I have. Have you seen mothers who have struggled with, perhaps, unfortunate children for years and years, and have become saints through it...? No pain suffered by man or woman upon the earth will be without its compensating effects if it be suffered in resignation and if it be met with patience.” President Spencer W. Kimball (Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, 16768.) 131) “Now, we find many people critical when a righteous person is killed, a young father or mother is taken from a family, or when violent deaths occur. Some become bitter when oft-repeated prayers seem unanswered. Some lose faith and turn sour when solemn administrations by holy men seem to be ignored and no restoration seems to come from repeated prayer circles. But, if all the sick were healed, if all the righteous were protected and the wicked destroyed, the whole program of the Father would be annulled and the basic principle of the Gospel, free agency, would be ended. If pain and sorrow and total punishment immediately followed the doing of evil, no soul would repeat a misdeed. If joy and peace and rewards were instantaneously given the doer of good, there could be

no evil-all would do good and not because of the rightness of doing good. There would be no test of strength, no development of character, no growth of powers, no free agency, no Satanic controls. Should all prayers be immediately answered according to our selfish desires and or limited understanding, then there would be little or no suffering, sorrow, disappointment, or even death; and if these were not, there would also be an absence of joy, success, resurrection, eternal life, and godhood.” Spencer W. Kimball ("Tragedy or Destiny," Improvement Era, March 1996, pp. 180, 210) 132) “Being human we would expel from our lives, sorrow, distress, physical pain, and mental anguish and assure ourselves of continual ease and comfort. But if we closed the doors upon such, we might be evicting our greatest friends and benefactors. Suffering can make saints of people as they learn patience, long- suffering and self-mastery.” Spencer W. Kimball 133) “There are depths in the sea which the storms that lash the surface into fury never reach. They who reach down into the depths of life where, in the stillness, the voice of God is heard, have the stabilizing power which carries them poised and serene through the hurricane of difficulties.” Spencer W. Kimball 134) “Strength and struggle go together. The Supreme reward of struggle is strength. Life is a battle and the greatest joy is to overcome. The pursuit of easy things makes men weak. Do not equip yourselves with superior power and hope to escape the responsibility and work. It cannot be done. It is following lines of least resistance that makes a river and men crooked.” Spencer W. Kimball (Miracle of Forgiveness, Bookcraft pg. l64) 135) “God does notice us, and he watches over us. But it is usually through another person that he meets our needs. Therefore, it is vital that we serve each other.” Spencer W. Kimball (Ensign, October 1985, P3) 136) “The height of a man's success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment... He who cannot establish a dominion over himself will have no dominion over others. He who masters himself shall be king.” Spencer W. Kimball 137) “The love of which the Lord speaks is not only physical attraction, but also faith, confidence, understanding, and partnership. It is devotion and companionship, parenthood, common ideals, and standards. It is cleanliness of life and sacrifice and unselfishness. This kind of love never tires nor wanes. It lives on through sickness and sorrow, through prosperity and privation, through accomplishment and disappointment, through time and eternity. . . . Today it is a demonstrative love, but in the tomorrows of ten, thirty, fifty years it will be a far greater and more intensified love, grown quieter and more dignified with the years of sacrifice, suffering, joys, and consecration to each other, to your family, and to the kingdom of God.” Spencer W. Kimball (An Apostle Speaks About Marriage to John and Mary,” Improvement Era, February 1949, 76; also “John and Mary, Beginning Life Together,” New Era, June 1975, 7–8) 138) (Jesus: The Perfect Leader) “Jesus said several times, ‘Come follow me.’ His was a program of ‘do what I do,’ rather than ‘do what I say.’ His innate brilliance would have permitted Him to put on a dazzling display, but that would

have left His followers far behind. He walked and worked with those He was to serve.” Spencer W. Kimball 139) (Importance of Goal Setting) “I believe in goals, but I believe the individual should set his own. Goals should always be made to a point that will make us reach and strain. Success should not necessarily be gauged by always reaching the goal set, but by progress and attainment.” Spencer W. Kimball 140) “Jesus gave people truths and tasks that were matched to their capacity. He did not overwhelm them with more than they could manage, but gave them enough to stretch their souls. Jesus was concerned with basics in human nature and in bringing about lasting changes, not simply cosmetic changes.” Spencer W. Kimball 141) (Wise Use of Time) “Jesus also taught us how important it is to use our time wisely. This does not mean that there can never be any leisure, for there must be time for contemplation and for renewal, but there must be no waste of time. How we manage time matters so very much, and we can be good managers of time without being frantic or officious . . . Time cannot be recycled. When a moment has gone, it has really gone. Wise time management is really the wise management of ourselves.” President Kimball 142) (Our Potential) “One of the greatest teachings of the Man of Galilee, the Lord Jesus Christ, was that you and I carry within us immense possibilities. In urging us to be perfect as our Father in Heaven is perfect, Jesus was not taunting us or teasing us. He was telling us a powerful truth about our possibilities and about our potential. It is a truth that is almost too stunning to contemplate . . . We are not perfect as Jesus was, but unless those about us can see us striving and improving, they will not be able to look to us for example, and they will see us as less than fully serious about the things to be done.” President Kimball 143) (Accountability) “A good leader will remember he is accountable to God as well as to those he leads.” President Kimball 144) “Find yourselves by serving and you will fill with substance.” President Kimball 145) “Anything we put before our God is an idol.” President Spencer Kimball

Smith-Joseph Fielding Smith146) “The time of quickening is when the mother feels the life of her unborn infant.” Joseph Fielding Smith 147) “You cannot teach one thing and do another. Example is the way we teach the gospel.” Joseph Fielding Smith 148) “Parents will be responsible for the actions of their children, if they have failed to teach their children by example and precept.” Joseph Fielding Smith 149) “Men cannot teach what they themselves cannot live or do not know.” Joseph F. Smith 150) “To be a successful father or successful mother is greater than to be a successful statesmen (anything else) etc.” Joseph F. Smith 151) “Let us conquer ourselves and then go to and conquer all the evil that we see around us.” Joseph F. Smith

152) “A testimony is either growing or deteriorating.” Joseph F. Smith 153) “Let no man break the laws of the land, for he that obeys the laws of God hath no need to break the laws of the land.” Joseph F. Smith 154) “Until we have a perfect love we are susceptible to falling.” Joseph F. Smith

Lee-Harold B. Lee155) “I invite women to be a little more firm under their tenderness and men to be a little more tender under their firmness.” Harold B. Lee 156) “A spiritual man strives to make every day his masterpiece.” Harold B. Lee 157) “Let your spirit be taught by the spirit.” Harold B. Lee 158) “As Christ overcame, He has made it possible, and has placed it within the power of believers in Him, also to overcome.” Harold B. Lee 159) “Now don't misunderstand me. I am not trying to urge you younger men to marry too early. I think therein is one of the hazards of today's living. We don't want a young man to think of marriage until he is able to take care of a family, to have an institution of his own, to be independent. He must make sure that he has found the girl of his choice, they have gone together long enough that they know each other, and that they know each other's faults and they still love each other. . . . Please don't misunderstand what we are saying; but, brethren, think more seriously about the obligations of marriage for those who bear the holy priesthood at a time when marriage should be the expectation of every man who understands [his] responsibility.” Harold B. Lee 160) “If young people would resolve at the moment of their marriage that from that time forth they would do everything in their power to please each other in things that are right, even to the sacrifice of their own pleasures, their own appetites, their own desires, the problem of adjustment in married life would take care of itself, and their home would indeed be happy. Great love is built on great sacrifice . . .” Harold B. Lee 161) “Don't try to live too many days at a time.” Harold B. Lee

-EldersElders1) “For do I persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:10 2) “We must not be nearly dependable but always dependable, let us be faithful in the little things as well as the big ones.” Eldon Tanner 3) “When one falls, an entire generation falls right behind.” Elder Ned B. Roueche 4) "For the gospel to be written in your heart, you need to know what it is and grow to understand it more fully, . . . sometimes reading a few verses, stopping to ponder them, carefully reading the verses again, and as you think about what they mean, praying for understanding, asking questions in your mind, waiting for spiritual impressions, and writing down the impressions and insights that come so you can remember and learn more. Studying in this way, you may not read a lot of chapters or verses in a half hour, but you will be giving place in your heart

for the word of God, and He will be speaking to you." Elder D. Todd Christofferson 5) "The blessings that flow from welcoming God's rule in our lives are so enticing, and the alternative so appalling, that if we see things in their true light, we cannot be kept from walking in wisdom's paths." Elder D. Todd Christofferson 6) “Love, whether immature or mature, has three aspects--how love feels; how you think about love; and how you behave, or act, when in love.” Thomas B. Holman 7) “We learn lessons from storms that we cannot learn from calm seas.” Elder John Groberg 8) “My life has taught me how important the church is.” Elder John Groberg 9) “Those that the world shuns, the Lord blesses.” Elder John Groberg 10) “Ask the Lord to help you be the best you can and be confident and the only way you can be confident is if you are doing what is right.” Elder John Groberg 11) “A poet described this delusion as an ‘endless cycle’ that brings ‘knowledge of words, and ignorance of the Word,’ in which "wisdom" is ‘lost in knowledge’ and ‘knowledge’ is ‘lost in information.’” T.S. Elliot, Choruses from “The Rock” (as quoted by Elder Oaks in General Conference) 12) “Take a page from nature’s book; they (sunflowers) stand tall and are not easily uprooted.” Elder Burton 13) “Anniversaries serve to remind us of sacred events.” Elder Burton 14) “If you don’t know, you are hesitating to know.” Elder Diedie 15) “Focus on the simple tasks of missionary work; you will succeed beyond your wildest dreams! You will learn things that people would never imagine.” Elder Pinnock 16) “The suffering that results from sin is most tragic because through our own choices, we can choose to avoid it. We have that power.” Elder Jack Goasling 17) “When the Lord commands . . . do it, because that’s the way it is.” Elder Burton 18) “A second language will be learned best by struggling to communicate one’s own meaning and by interacting with others in order to negotiate meaning.” From MTC Documents 19) “We ought to be real students—students like no one else. … If we, in this lay Church, don’t become proficient in learning the gospel of Jesus Christ, who on earth will? If the elders of Israel do not become profound theologians, who on earth will? If you mothers and mothers-to-be don’t learn the gospel sufficiently to teach your children, who on earth will? And, you missionaries, if you don’t learn the message the Lord would have you teach, who on earth will? Many painfully discover the obvious—you can’t teach well that which you do not know!” Joe J. Christensen (“Learning Is Everybody’s Business,” Ensign, Feb. 1979, pp. 64–65) 20) "In common with all of the human family--everyone being the progeny of our loving Heavenly Father--we share vast congruence in our DNA or genetic physical makeup, as well as the universally possible and promised blessings and characteristics that identify our divine parentage and spiritual potential. It is this special blending of our common origins and characteristics and also of our unique attributes, experiences, and specialized challenges that makes each of us who and what we are." President Samuelson

21) "When we begin to understand the magnitude of [the Messiah's] sacrifice and service to us individually and collectively, we then cannot consider anything else to be of more importance or to approach His significance in our lives. For most of us, this understanding does not come all at once and likely will not be fully complete during our mortal sojourn. We do know, however, that as we learn line upon line, our appreciation for the Savior's contributions will increase and our knowledge and assurance of their truthfulness will grow." President Samuelson

-SistersSisters22) “When we feel His love we are more willing to submit.” Sister Patty Montgomery 23) “Feeling inferior and feeling superior are two sides of the same coin of pride.” Sister Patty Montgomery 24) “Our greatest success comes from being ourselves.” Sister Patty Montgomery 25) “The true unfailing source for self-esteem is the pure love of Christ.” Sister Patty Montgomery 26) “We didn’t come to earth to gain our worth we brought it with us.” Sheryl Dew 27) “Never underestimate the effects of your actions; the power of an individual on another. We never think that we have the capacity to do great things. We can do small things in great ways. We never know the impact of our actions . . . Mother Theresa day by day did small, unnoticed things, but she changed lives. D&C 64:33 We can change the world. We are laying the foundation of great things.” Sister Margaret Arnold 28) “I cannot know the future, nor the path I shall have trod, But by that inward vision, which points the way to God. I would not glimpse the beauty or joy for me in store, Lest patience ne’er restrain me from thrusting wide the door. I would not part the curtains or cast aside the veil, Else sorrows that await me might make my courage fail; I’d rather live not knowing, just doing my small mite; I’d rather walk by faith with God, than try alone the light.” Sister Ida Allredge 29) "We may know much of loneliness. We may know discouragement and frustration. We may know adversity and trouble and pain. I would hope not. But you know, and I know, that suffering comes to many. Sometimes it is mental. Sometimes it is physical. Sometimes it may even be spiritual. Ours is the duty to walk by faith. Ours is the duty to walk in faith, rising above the evils of the world. We are sons and daughters of God. Ours is a divine birthright. Ours is a divine destiny. We must not, we cannot sink to the evils of the world--to selfishness and sin, to hate and envy and backbiting, to the "mean and beggarly” elements of life. "You and I must walk on a higher plane. It may not be easy, but we can do it. Our great example is the Son of God whom we wish to follow." Ellen Pucell (Unthank Monument Dedication, Cedar City, Utah, August 3, 1991) 30) “When we are pushed, stung, defeated, embarrassed, hurt, rejected, tormented, forgotten----when we are in agony of spirit crying out 'why me?' we are in a position to learn something.” Elaine Cannon (Adversity p. 47) 31) “Every burden on the back can become a gift in the hand.” Elaine Cannon 32) “Hopeless may be the saddest word in our language. Despair is the enemy of our soul. It can paralyze us, halt our progress, and cause us to loose our way. But hope awakens us like a light shining in the darkness. We can endure all things

when our hope is centered in one who will never fail us --our Savior, Jesus Christ, who is the Light of the world.” Dawn J. Young 33) “That is the nature of hope. We do all we can, and then the Lord stretches forth his hand and touches our lives with light and courage and, most of all, hope.” Dawn J. Young 34) “Before we can teach our children, we must understand and live the principles ourselves. It is vital that the child learn from our example that what we say and what we live are the same.” Dawn J. Young (Ensign, November 1983, page 86) 35) “Sometimes adversity impels a person to greater heights, and sometimes it provides the opportunity for that person to be a blessing in the lives of others.” Norma H. Hill (Ensign, August 1984, page 64) 36) “Sharing what we've learned with each other builds us all. If we can turn and help one another with the experience we've gained, then the trial really is a blessing. Isn't that what these earth life experiences are all about anyway? If our trials can be a school of experience so that another need not suffer so, if we can help a brother or sister because of what we have learned, then the difficulty seems very worthwhile. Life is one growing experience after another.” Diane Hopkins of Latter-day Family Resources 37) “One other aspect of our trials not being only for us but others - I think when we go through different trials we are better able to help others going through the same thing.” Karen 38) “What Would I Do? – What would I do? If I had stood among the trees and watched Him as He walked. Would I have been a passer-by and listened as He talked. He cried for help, for peace, for strength – he stumbled and He fell. Would I have watched with hardened heart and thought not me, oh well. Or will I share the strength I saw as drops of blood were shed, when my cup comes will I not shrink to follow where He led. Help me dear Lord to pray for help and please with patience bless, to see thy hand in spite of fear and say nevertheless . . . .” Sister Alder 39) “Of Him I Testify – It’s much to hard I often think when storms of life arise. I kneel again upon this floor, ‘Oh Lord please hear my cries.’ I am studying to preach thy word, I want to do my best, my weary soul is searching for a place that it can rest. With faith I made the choice to serve, to join the MTC but now I stop to wonder, am I good enough for thee? I think of how He called to them in distant lands of old to reach with love to every man, and bring sheep to His fold. They were not skilled with many words, mere fisherman at best but still they served until their death and found in Him their rest. If He who made the lame to walk and caused the blind to see can cause within a heart to burn, what won’t He do for me. He suffered for my every sin, His death showed me the way, to find the hope and peace I need to live from day to day. I life my eyes, my strength renewed another chance to try . . . He is my Lord, my God, my King – of Him I testify!” Sister Alder 40) “Mortality is, in reality, a very, very short period. It is literally a snap of the fingers compared to an eternity. It is so short that we can do it. We can prevail. Why, you can stand your foot in a vice for a while if you know it's going to be released

soon. Yes, earthly probation is short compared to eternity, but so very much is riding on how we handle the trials and temptations of the flesh.” Hartman Rector, Jr. 41) “Faith is the willingness to endure.” Lloyd Newell 42) “We learn obedience, as the Savior did, by the things which we suffer. ...Sometimes in the eternities to come, we will see that our trials were calculated to cause us to turn to our Heavenly Father for strength and support. Any affliction or suffering we are called upon to bear may be directed to give us experience, refinement, and perfection.” Delbert L. Stapley 43) “Difficulties are just God's errands. If we are sent upon them, it is an evidence of His confidence. Therefore, let us be glad, be happy, for it is a way of being wise.” Ardeth G. Kapp 44) “True peace consists in not separating ourselves from the will of God.” Thomas Aquinas 45) “I like the man who faces what he must with step triumphant and a heart of cheer; who fights the daily battle without fear; sees his hopes fail, yet keeps unfaltering trust that God is God; that somehow, true and just, His plans work out for mortals;...” (from “Unfaltering Trust,” by Sarah K. Bolton) Quoted by El Ray L. Christiansen (BYU Speeches, Jan. 6, 1960, p. 3) 46) “We want you to come and experience the joy of those two worlds (the world we live in and the one we’re going to) together-to see how they blend as one through the gospel of Jesus Christ.” Rex D. Pinegar 47) “Do not fear the challenges of life, but approach them patiently, with faith in God. He will reward your faith with power not only to endure, but also to overcome hardships, disappoitments, trials, and struggles of daily living. Through diligently striving to live the law of God and with faith in Him, we will not be diverted from our eternal course.” Rex D. Pinegar 48) “From my own experience with life’s hardships I have learned that faith in God develops a personal love for Him which is reciprocated through his blessings to us in times of need. To my daughter and to all others who are meeting new or challenging times, I say: Do not fear the challenges of life, but approach them patiently, with faith in God. He will reward your faith with power not only to endure, but also to overcome hardships, disappointments, trials, and struggles of daily living. Through diligently striving to live the law of God and with faith in Him, we will not be diverted from our eternal course either by the ways or the praise of the world.” Rex D. Pinegar (“Faith—The Force of Life,” Ensign, Nov. 1982, p. 26) 49) “Our search for knowledge should be ceaseless, which means that it is openended, never resting on laurels, degrees, or past achievements. "If we get puffed up by thinking that we have much knowledge, we are apt to get a contentious spirit," and what is the cure? "Correct knowledge is necessary to cast out that spirit." The cure for inadequate knowledge is "ever more light and knowledge." But who is going to listen patiently to correct knowledge if he thinks he has the answers already? "There are a great many wise men and women too in our midst who are too wise to be taught; therefore, they must die in their ignorance." "I have tried for a number of years to get the minds of the Saints prepared to receive the things of God; but we frequently see some of them...[that] will fly to

pieces like glass as soon as anything comes that is contrary to their traditions: they cannot stand the fire at all."...True knowledge never shuts the door on more knowledge, but zeal often does.” Hugh Nibley 50) “I know when I’ve been taught by the Holy Spirit when I’ve learned something new in the process.” Marion G. Romney 51) “This is the living Church of Jesus Christ, nothing or no one on the inside and on the outside can stop it from reaching its glory.” Marion G. Romney 52) “Everything we do in life, whether it be good or bad, simple or profound, has an effect or influence on someone -- either ourselves or others. ‘Be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work,’ the Lord told the early saints. ‘For out of small things proceedeth that which is great.’ (D&C 64:33). Small things -- actions, words, deeds that we may think are ‘no big deal’ -- may in fact, powerfully affect another, either positively or negatively. And even if we don't think our action may influence another, we are reminded that there are no small things to the Lord in his assessment of who and what we really are, for our entire life and spiritual character is made up of a lifetime of small things. For this reason the Lord has declared that in his judgment of mankind, ‘whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap’(Galatians 6:7).” Brent L. Top (Lord I Would Follow Thee, Bookcraft, p3)

Ashton-Marvin J. Ashton53) “Blessed is he or she who avoids being offended.” Marvin J. Ashton 54) “If we would know true love and understanding one for another, we must realize that communication is more than a sharing of words. It is the wise sharing of emotions, feelings, and concerns. It is the sharing of oneself totally.” Marvin J. Ashton 55) “The most extraordinary thing about the oyster is this ~ Irritations get into his shell. He does not like them. But when he cannot get rid of them, he uses the irritation to do the loveliest thing an oyster ever has a chance to do. If there are irritations in our lives today, there is only one prescription: make a pearl.” Marvin J. Ashton, quoting Harry Emerson Fosdick 56) “Greatness is best measured by how well an individual responds to the happenings in life that appear to be totally unfair, unreasonable, and undeserved.” Marvin J. Ashton (Ensign, November 1984, page 22) 57) “We must at regular and appropriate intervals speak and reassure others of our love and the long time it takes to prove it by our actions. Real love does take time. The Great Shepherd had the same thoughts in mind when he taught, “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15; italics added) and “If ye love me feed my sheep” (John 21:16; italics added). Love demands action if it is to be continuing. Love is a process. Love is not a declaration. Love is not an announcement. Love is not a passing fancy. Love is not an expediency. Love is not a convenience. “If ye love me, keep my commandments” and “If ye love me feed my sheep” are God-given proclamations that should remind us we can often best show our love through the processes of feeding and keeping.” Marvin J. Ashton

58) “Victories in life come through our ability to work around and over the obstacles that cross our path. We grow stronger as we climb our own mountains.” Marvin J. Ashton 59) “Satan is ever present, trying to destroy our glory and remove our crown. One of his most powerful tools is discouragement. Don't let your discouragement make Satan rejoice.” Marvin J. Ashton 60) “As children of God we are somebody. He will build us, mold us, and magnify us if we will but hold our heads up, our arms out, and walk with him. What a great blessing to be created in his image and know of our true potential in and through him! What a great blessing to know that in his strength we can do all things!” Marvin J. Ashton 61) “It is a happy day when we come to know that with God's help nothing is impossible for us.” Marvin J. Ashton 62) “God knows the feelings in every human heart. He can soften sorrow and lead when there seems to be no light. Prayer can give guidance and confidence. It reminds us that no one need be alone in this world. If all else fails, remember: God and one other person can be a family.” Marvin J. Ashton 63) “With God's help, good cheer permits us to rise above the depressing present or difficult circumstances. It is a process of positive reassurance and I reinforcement. It is sunshine when clouds block the light.” Marvin J. Ashton 64) “Adaptability cushions the impact of change or disappointment.” Marvin J. Ashton

McConkies-The McConkies65) “. . . it must be recognized that faith and doubt are not compatible classmates; as long as they are allowed to sit next to each other, they will be disruptive to the spirit of the class.” Joseph Fielding McConkie 66) “Vagueness in preparation ensures vagueness in presentation.” Joseph Fielding McConkie 67) “It has been my observation that good teachers suffer more disappointment and frustration in teaching than do poor teachers.” Joseph Fielding McConkie 68) “In large measure, the role of the gospel teacher is not to teach truths that are unknown or little understood by the student, but rather to motivate his students to make application of those things that they already know they should be doing.” Joseph Fielding McConkie 69) “A master teacher once suggested that 99 percent of all classroom problems are teacher caused.” Joseph Fielding McConkie 70) “ . . . what each of us needs, is a PH.D in faith and righteousness.” Elder Bruce R. McConkie 71) “The right person is someone for whom the natural and wholesome and normal affection that should exist does exist. It is the person who is living so that he or she can go to the temple of God and make the covenants that we there make.” Elder Bruce R. McConkie 72) “All our losses and sufferings will be made up to us in the resurrection.” Elder Bruce R. McConkie (Ensign, November 1976, page 108) 73) “Revelation is not something you can describe it’s something you experience.” Elder McConkie

74) “Priesthood is the very name of the power of God.” Elder Bruce R. McConkie 75) “There is nothing in this world that I would rather do than have the privilege of preaching the gospel and of devoting such time and abilities as the Lord may bless me with to the building up his kingdom.” Elder Bruce R. McConkie 76) “I testify that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God and was crucified for the sins of the world. He is our Lord, our God, and our King. This I know of myself independent of any other person. I am one of his witnesses, and in a coming day I shall feel the nail marks in his hands and in his feet and shall wet his feet with my tears. But I shall not know any better than I know now that he is God’s Almighty Son, that he is our Savior and Redeemer, and that salvation comes in and through his atoning blood and in no other way.” Elder Bruce R. McConkie 77) “With out revelation, all is darkness, guesswork and confusion.” Bruce McConkie 78) “When He, after his resurrection . . . sought to give the Nephites the most transcendent spiritual experience they were able to bear, he did it, not in a sermon, but in a prayer, ‘The things which he prayed cannot be written,’ the record says.” Bruce R. McConkie

Authors-Noteworthy Authors79) Dr. Hewitt, in response to a question, why do both the good and the bad suffer? “First,” he says, “I don’t know. Second: We may not be as innocent as we think. Third: I believe it is because He loves us so much more than He loves our happiness. How so? Well, if on a basis of strict personal return here and now, all the good were always happy and the bad suffered disaster (instead of often quite the reverse), this would be the most subtle damnation of character imaginable” Dr. Hewitt 80) “Some entertainment is simply paying the adversary for lessons.” John Bytheway 81) “The wrong one is the right one to lead you to the best one.” John Bytheway 82) “I have never seen happier people than those who have repented.” Stephen L. Richards 83) “God is our Father, Man is brother, Life is a mission not a career.” Stephen Richards 84) “The iron rod does not go through the lobby of the great and spacious building.” W. Jeffrey Marsh (1 Nephi 15:24) 85) “You are hungry and thirsty when you don’t have the object of your desire.” Stephen R. Robinson 86) “‘I’m just not celestial material.’ Well . . . join the club. None of us meet the perfection requirements needed to be in the presence of our Heavenly Father. Are you trying to save yourself with Jesus as an advisor?” (quoted from Robinson’s book “Believing Christ”) 87) “God many times answers our prayers not by bringing down His will to ours; but lifting us up to Himself. We grow strong; so as to need no longer cry for relief. We can bear the heavy load without asking to have it lightened. We can keep the sorrow now and endure it. We can go on in quiet peace without the new blessing which we thought so necessary. We have not been saved from the battle we shrank so from entering; but we have sought and have gained the

victory. Is not victoriousness in conflict better than being freed from the struggle? Is not peace in the midst of the storm and the strife better than to be lifted together over the strife?” J.R. Miller 88) “Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.” William Hazlitt - English writer

Cannons nnons-The Cannons89) “If God deprives his children of any present blessing, it is so that he may bestow upon them a greater and more glorious one by and by.” George Q. Cannon 90) “No matter how serious the trial, how deep the distress, how great the affliction, (GOD) will never desert us. He never has, and HE NEVER WILL. He cannot do it. It is not His character to do so. He is an unchangeable being the same yesterday, the same day, and He will be the same throughout the eternal ages to come. We have found that God. We have made Him our friend, by obeying His gospel; and He will stand by us. We may pass through the fiery furnace; we may pass through deep waters; but we shall not be consumed nor overwhelmed. We shall emerge from all these trials and difficulties the better and purer for them, if we only TRUST in our God and KEEP His commandments.” George Q. Cannon (Freedom of the Saints, Study 5, vols. 2:185) 91) “The time must come when the talent of men [and women] of business shall be used to benefit the whole people . . . to uplift the masses, to rescue them from their poverty. That is one of the objectives in establishing Zion, and anything short of that is not Zion.” George Q. Cannon 92) “A small mind is obstinate. A great mind can lead and be led.” Alexander Cannon 93) “Teach our members that if they have a good, miserable day once in a while, or several in a row, to stand steady and face them. Things will straighten out. There is great purpose in our struggle in life.” Daniel K Judd “The Simpleness of the Way Looking to the Lord for Help and Healing” (Bookcraft 1998) 94) “My experience in various church callings and in my profession as a family therapist has convinced me that God actively intervenes in some destructive lineages, assigning a valiant spirit to break the chain of destructiveness in such families. Although these children suffer innocently as victims of violence, neglect, and exploitation, through the grace of God some find the strength to 'metabolize' the poison within themselves, refusing to pass it on to future generations. Before them were generations of destructive pain; after them the line flows clear and pure. Their children and children's children will call them blessed.” Carlfred Broderick (Aug Ensign 1996, p. 38) 95) “Beware of the danger [of over-commitment and physical exhaustion]. It is especially [harmful] for young couples who are trying to get started in a profession or in school. Do not try to go to college, work full-time, have a baby, manage a toddler, fix up a house and start a business [all] at the same time. It sounds ridiculous, but many young couples do just that and are then surprised when their marriage falls apart. Why wouldn’t it? The only time they see each other is when they are worn out! You must reserve time for one another if you

want to keep your love alive.” This is how Dr. James Dobson, a Christian psychologist, responded to the question, “What are the major marriage killers in contemporary marriage?” in his book titled “Love for a Lifetime: Building a Marriage That Will Go the Distance” 96) “Sometimes it’s like being on opposites sides of a chasm and lovingly building a bridge toward each other.” Becca Kaufman and Paula Ramsey 97) “A father: The first man in your life to give you unconditional love, and the one who every man after is compared to.” Becca Kaufman and Paula Ramsey 98) “Throughout our years together, we had built up a history and a closeness subtle we didn’t even know it was there.” Erma Bombeck 99) “For two people in a marriage to live together day after day is unquestionably the one miracle the Vatican has overlooked.” Bill Cosby 100) “Love another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that.” Michael Leunig 101) “Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed.” Thomas Traherne 102) “Think not because you are wed that all your courtship’s at the end.” Antonio Hurtado de Mendoza 103) “Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.” Robert Browning 104) “I love you. I want to be together all the time. When I think about us, I am thinking about forever.” Willis Newton 105) “I was so much fun, we proposed to each other all day long.” Melissa Errico 106) “Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship – never.” Charles Caleb Colton 107) “How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches.” George Elliston 108) “She whom I love is hard to catch and conquer, hard, but O the glory of the winning were she won!” George Meredith 109) “The weak have one weapon: the errors of those who think they are strong.” George Bidault 110) “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.” George Bernard Shaw 111) “I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.” George Bernard Shaw 112) “God left the world unfinished for man to work his skill upon. He left the electricity still in the cloud, the oil still in the earth. How often we look upon God as our last and feeblest resource! We go to Him because we have nowhere else to go. And then we learn that the storms of life have driven us, not upon the rocks, but into the desired haven.” George MacDonald 113) “The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation.” Jacob Bronowski 114) “Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” H. Jackson Brown Jr. 115) “Hope deferred makes the heart sick; but when dreams come true at last, there is life and joy.” Proverbs 13 116) “Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” Erich Fromm

117) “You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together.” Erika Cosby 118) “One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears – by listening to them.” Dean Rusk, former U.S. Secretary of State 119) “A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” Ingrid Bergman 120) “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” Theodore Hesburgh 121) “Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies, for example.” John Ruskin 122) “What we think or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.” John Ruskin 123) “There is no wealth but life.” John Ruskin 124) “Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.” Lydia M. Child 125) “Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.” Joseph Barth 126) “A mother laughs our laughter, sheds our tears, returns our love, fears our fears, she lives our joys, cares our cares, and all our hopes and dreams she shares.” Julia Summers 127) “Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” Oliver Wendell Holmes 128) “I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. 129) “A page of history is worth a volume of logic.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. 130) “People seldom improve when they have no model but themselves to copy after.” Oliver Goldsmith 131) “If the soul be happily disposed, everything becomes capable of affording entertainment, and distress will almost want a name.” Oliver Goldsmith 132) “No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut.” Sam Rayburn 133) “Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are not great because of their techniques; they are great because of their passion.” Martha Graham 134) “Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.” Jeanne Moreau 135) “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” Sigmund Freud 136) “Love cures people – both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.” Dr. Karl Menninger 137) “Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together.” Fay Seevers 138) “To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.” William M. Thackeray 139) “‘I think patience is what love is,’ he said, ‘because how could you love somebody with-out it?” Jane Howard 140) “Trouble is a part of life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you enough to love you.” Dinah Shore

141) “Sometimes I would almost rather have people take away years of my life than take away a moment.” Pearl Bailey 142) “A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as the love of the giver.” Thomas a Kempis 143) “A friend is someone who knows all about you, and loves you just the same.” Elbert Hubbard 144) “Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them; power flows to the man who knows how.” Elbert Hubbard 145) “For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one strands.” Christina Rossetti 146) “Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.” Albert Schweitzer 147) “Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.” Albert Schweitzer 148) “Children and mothers never truly part bound in the beating of each other’s heart.” Charlotte Gray 149) “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.” Orison Marden 150) “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” Thomas Campbell 151) “A promise made is a debt unpaid.” Robert W. Service 152) “In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.” Alex Henry 153) “A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.” Thomas Fuller, M.D. 154) “We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.” Agnes Repplier 155) “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” Harry to Sally in “When Harry Met Sally” 156) “We are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.” Gwendolyn Brooks 157) “He who laughs, lasts.” Mary Pettibone Poole 158) “Even for two people who are very much in love, learning to live together is full of challenges. How comforting it is to discover that the conflicts we face are not unique to our own relationship!” Marilyn McCoo 159) “People shop for a bathing suit with more care than they do a husband or wife. The rules are the same. Look for something you’ll feel comfortable wearing. Allow for room to grow.” Erma Bombeck 160) “There is no joy in life like the joy of sharing.” Billy Graham 161) “Try praising your wife, even if it does frighten her at first.” Billy Sunday 162) “Listen to me, Mister. You’re my knight in shining armor . . . don’t you forget it.” Ethel Thayer to Norman Thayer in on “On Golden Pond” 163) “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without.” Winnie the Pooh 164) “Real love stories never have endings.” Richard Bach

Coveys-The Coveys165) “You don’t accept callings because you have time; you accept callings because you have faith. You don’t pay tithing because you have tithing; you pay tithing because you have faith.” Stephen R. Covey 166) “Have faith be our watchword, not fear.” Stephen R. Covey 167) “There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.” Stephen R. Covey 168) “Begin with the end in mind.” Stephen R. Covey 169) “The best way to predict your future is to create one.” Stephen R. Covey 170) “To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.” Stephen R. Covey 171) “The key to any family is how you treat the child who tests you the most. Then the other children know that their love is unconditional love.” Stephen R. Covey 172) “Freedom is the fruit of discipline.” Stephen R. Covey 173) “True leadership is conveying true self-worth to the individual so that he believes himself.” President Covey (BYU Stake counselor) 174) “The social mirror is the crazy in the carnival. The social mirror portrays the distorted, contorted, inaccurate mirror. And if that’s all you saw you would believe it.” (the social mirror tends to be comparison based) President Covey 175) “Comparisons do not represent accurately our self-maps.” President Covey 176) “God doesn’t compare. He sets standards and then invites to follow.” President Covey 177) “Believing in Him is good but it is equally important to believe what He says about us, about our potential, our faculties and our identities” President Covey

Presidents)-President Hill (other BYU Stake Presidents)178) “Everything. All things are spiritual.” President Hill (stake president in BYU stake) 179) “Leaving Church early without taking the sacrament is like paying tithing on stolen money.” President Hill 180) “The world focuses on safe sex, (while) the church focuses on sacred sex.” President Hill 181) “There is a difference between a mistake and a sin.” President Hill 182) “Let’s get off our womps.” President Hill 183) “Let’s be celestial personalities.” President Hill 184) “It seems like nowadays we are paying more attention to Abercrombie and Fitch instead of Hinckley and Foust; Tommy Hilfiger instead of Tommy Monson.” President Hill 185) “When we raise the one we must be prepared to raise the other to hold up the arms of our leaders in battle.” President Hill (Hymn #85 How Firma Foundation *Isaiah 41:10; 43:2-5; The Lord always has His hand raised and outstretched all the day long to sustain us and comfort us in all times of our lives.) 186) “When the crucial moment arrives the day of preparation has come to a close.” President Hill

187) “If people learned to share everything they have we would all be prepared.” President Hill 188) “The way to peace is not through spiritual marathons of cram sessions but rather through consistent effort.” President Hill 189) “Our everyday efforts, prayers and scriptures add drops of oil to our reservoir.” President Hill (The parable of the “Ten Virgins,” *Matthew 25:1-13; D&C 45, 63:54) *See “The SOURCE” under “The SEVEN P’s”) 190) “Some people think that the world is their oyster. Others feel as if they are the oyster, plucked from the sea, cracked open and everything precious taken from them.” President Hill 191) “We must pace ourselves, put one foot in front of the other, one step at a time. We don’t have to be better than anyone else or be perfect today.” President Hill (Just do all that you are capable of.) 192) “I do all I can do and He does all that I cannot yet do.” President Hill 193) “When I am well then I will take the medicine, then I will be worthy of it.” President Hill 194) “Humble yourselves and realize that we are fallen creatures – do so, and you will be ahead of all of us.” President Griffith 195) “If what you are teaching cannot be related to the atonement, you either haven’t thought about it enough or it ain’t worth teaching.” President Griffith 196) “In the Gospel, you cannot give of yourself with out getting back, it’s an eternal principle.” President Watterson

BYU-Bishopric 159th Ward BYU197) “Oh that we all could be durable.” Bishop Tom Tippits 198) “Your choices will dwindle when bad choices are made.” Tom Tippits 199) “The song of redeeming love is not a solo.” Tom Tippits 200) “You cannot work out your own salvation and you cannot live your life as an island.” Tom Tippits 201) “The atonement takes away the ‘chance’ out of life, if we rely on it.” Bishop Tippits 202) “Sometimes it may seem like you’re trying to nail jello to a tree.” Brother Ainge 203) “I believe that is his justice and mercy [God] will give us the maximum reward for our acts, give us all that he can give, and in the reverse, I believe that he will impose upon us the minimum penalty which it is possible for him to impose.” J. Reuben Clark 204) “Into the field of religion, the holy of holies of the soul of man, this modern world state also enters, to dethrone God and exalt the State into God’s place. This is the archest treason of them all. For man robbed of God becomes a brute.” J. Reuben Clark 205) “Our faith must not be difficult to detect.” J. Reuben Clark 206) “The time will come when no man will be able to live on borrowed light.” Heber C. Kimball

Whitney-Orson F. Whitney-

207) “Art thou in truth? Then what of Him who bought thee with His blood? Who plunged into devouring seas and snatched thee from the flood? Free will is thine-free agency. To wield for right or wrong; But thou must answer unto Him to whom all souls belong. Bend to the dust that head “unbowed,” small part of life’s great whole! And see in Him and Him alone, the Captain of thy Soul.” Orson F. Whitney 208) “No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God . . . and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and mother in Heaven.” Orson Whitney (quoted in Improvement Era, Mar. 1966, 211 Robert D. Hales) 209) “ . . . And women who have suffered, ...bring forth the riches of their sympathy and condolences as a blessing to those now in need. Could they do this had they not suffered themselves? . . . Is not this God's purpose in causing his children to suffer? He wants them to become more like himself. God has suffered far more than man ever did or ever will, and is therefore the great source of sympathy and consolation.” Orson F. Whitney 210) “There are no mistakes, only opportunities for growth and learning. And learning from the past gives meaning, and even purpose, to some of the pain and heartache collected along the way.” ??? (General Conference) 211) “Failure itself can be a success if 3 questions are answered: (1) What happened? (2) What caused it? (3) What can I learn from this experience?” H. Stephen Glenn (Speaker and Youth Advocate) 212) “For every worry under the sun, there is a remedy or there is none. If there be one, hurry and find it. If there be none, then never mind it.” Quoted by LeGrand Richards

Hymns-Excerpts From Hymns213) “Who am I to judge another, When I walk imperfectly?” #220 214) “Although in agony he hung, No murm’ring word escaped his tongue. His high commission to fulfill,...He magnified his Father’s will. He dies a sacrifice for sin,...That man may live and glory win.” Eliza Snow Behold the Great Redeemer Die #191 215) “Master, the tempest is raging! The billows are tossing high! The sky is o’ershadowed with blackness. No shelter or help is nigh. Carest thou not that we perish? How canst thou lie asleep when each moment so madly is threat’ning a grave in the angry deep? The winds and the waves shall obey thy will: Peace, be still, peace, be still. Whether the wrath of the storm tossed sea or demons or men whatever it be, No waters can swallow the ship where lies the Master of ocean and earth and skies. They all shall sweetly obey thy will: Peace,

be still; peace, be still. They all shall sweetly obey thy will: Peace, peace, be still.” Mary Ann Baker Master the Tempest is Raging #105 216) “When through the deep waters I call thee to go, The rivers of sorrow shall not thee o’reflow, For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,...And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress. When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie, My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply. The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design...Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine...The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose, I will not, I cannot, desert to his foes; That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,...I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.” How Firm a Foundation #85 217) “It may not be on the mountain height, Or over the stormy sea, It may not be at the battle’s front, My Lord will have need of me. But if, by a still, small voice he calls, To paths that I do not know, I’ll answer, dear Lord, with my hand in thine: I’ll go were you want me to go. I’ll go where you want me to go, dear Lord, Over mountain or plain or sea; I’ll say what you want me to say, dear Lord; I’ll be what you want me to be. Perhaps today there are loving words, Which Jesus would have me speak; There may be now in the paths of sin, Some wond’rer whom I should seek. O Savior, if thou wilt be my guide, Tho dark and rugged the way, My voice shall echo the message sweet: I’ll say what you want me to say. There’s surely somewhere a lowly place, In earth’s harvest fields so wide, Where I may labor through life’s short day, For Jesus, the Crucified. So trusting my all to thy tender care, And knowing thou lovest me, I’ll do thy will with a heart sincere: I’ll be what you want me to be. But if, by a still, small voice he calls to paths that I do not know, I’ll answer, dear Lord, with my hand in thine: I’ll go where you want me to go.” I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go #270 218) “More holiness give me, More strivings within, More patience in suff’ring, More sorrow for sin, More faith in my Savior, More sense of His care, More joy in His service, More purpose in prayer.” More Holiness Give Me #131 219) “Ye fearful Saints, fresh courage take; The clouds ye so much dread Are big with mercy and shall break In blessings on your head.” God Moves in a Mysterious Way (Hymn No. 285, verse 2) 220) “God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform; He plants His footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the storm. Deep in unfathomable mines, of never-failing skill, He treasures up His bright designs, And works His sovereign will.” William Cowper 326 221) “He has no hope who never had a fear.” William Cowper

Quotes-Mountain Quotes1) “The Forest Preserve is essentially a quiet and healthful retreat from the turmoils and artificialities of a busy urban life.” Hinman Decision 2) “For me, and for thousands with similar inclinations, the most important passion of life is the overpowering desire to escape periodically from the clutches of a

mechanistic civilization. To us the enjoyment of solitude, complete independence, and the beauty of undefined panoramas is absolutely essential to happiness.” Bob Marshall 3) “Of course we weren't lost. We were merely where we shouldn't have been, without knowing where that was.” T. Morris Longstreth 4) “Getting to the summit is optional, getting down is mandatory.” David Breashears 5) “I have not conquered Everest, it has merely tolerated me.” Peter Habeler 6) “Altitude is the great equalizer.” Unknown 7) “Mountains don't kill people, they just sit there.” Ed Viesters 8) “We will stomp to the summit with the wind in our teeth.” George Mallory 9) “Because it is there.” George Mallory 10) “Don't forget, it's really just a big pile of rocks.” David Breashears 11) Your head is totally worked, your arms twitch like they're gonna fall off, your fingers are cracked, swollen and bleeding. I find it all so peaceful.” Tommy Caldwell – Climber 12) “It's about function, not style.” Jon Martina 13) “Stay beautiful but don’t stay down underground too long. Don’t turn into a mole, or a worm, or a root, or a stone. Come on out into the sunlight. Breathe in trees. Knock out mountains. Commune with snakes, & be the very hero of the birds. Don’t forget to poke your head up & blink think. Walk all around. Swim upstream. Don’t forget to fly.” Al Young 14) “Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to be added, but when there is nothing more to be taken away.” ??? 15) “Take only pictures, Leave only footprints and kill only time.” ??? 16) “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” ??? 17) “To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labor.” Robert L. Stevenson 18) “Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.” Robert Louis Stevenson 19) “You cannot run away from a weakness; you must sometimes fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?” Robert Louis Stevenson 20) “The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.” Robert Louis Stevenson 21) “What the mind can conceive and believe can achieve.” Napoleon Hill 22) “There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” Napoleon Hill 23) “Victory belongs the most persevering.” Napoleon Bonaparte 24) “You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just so you learn to love God and man by loving. Begin as a mere apprentice and the very power of love will lead you on to become a master of the art.” St. Francis De Sales 25) “The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.” Frank Lloyd Wright

26) “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.” Frank A. Clark 27) “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” William Feather 28) “Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy.” Robert Anthony 29) “We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.” John W. Gardner 30) “Associate with the noblest people you can find; read the best books, live with the mighty. But learn to be happy alone. Rely upon your own energies, and do not wait for or depend on other people.” Thomas Davidson 31) “Success is that old ABC -- ability, breaks, and courage.” Charles Luckman 32) “Greater is he who acts from love than he who acts from fear.” Simeon Ben Eleazar 33) “One man all by himself is nothing. Two people who belong together make a world.” Hans Margolius 34) “You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.” Albert Camus 35) “Politics, and the fate of mankind, are shaped by men without ideals and without greatness.” Albert Camus 36) “Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest.” Wilson Mizner 37) “I’d rather be good than great.” Harvey Fletcher

etc.-Mother Theresa, Gandhi, etc.38) “If you judge people, you never have time to love them.” Mother Theresa of Calcutta 39) “I can do no great things, only small things with great love.” Mother Teresa 40) “The fruit of love is service.” Mother Teresa 41) “I trust that God wouldn't give me more than I can handle. I just wish he didn't have such faith in me.” (“I know that God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.” – *2 Corinthians 7:16) Mother Teresa 42) “Let us always greet each other with a smile for the smile is the beginning of love.” Mother Teresa 43) “Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next-door neighbor . . . Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.” Mother Teresa 44) “The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.” Mother Theresa 45) “Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.” Mother Theresa 46) “Small things done in great love, bring joy and peace.” Mother Theresa 47) “If we really want to love, we must learn how to forgive.” Mother Theresa 48) “A smile is the beginning of love.” Mother Theresa 49) “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” Gandhi

50) “The fragrance of the rose always lingers on the hand of the giver.” Gandhi 51) “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mohandas K. Gandhi 52) “Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart.” Myla Kabat-Zinn 53) “A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” Antoine De Saint-Exupery 54) “Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery 55) “Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, happiness, which is everything in the world.” Blaise Pascal 56) “There are three gates of perception upon the universe: the sensual, the intellectual, and the emotional.” Blaise Pascal 57) “The weakness of human reason appears more evidently in those who know it not than in those who know it.” Blaise Pascal 58) “Nature is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.” Blaise Pascal 59) “The heart has its reasons which reason knows not of.” Blaise Pascal 60) “I apologize for the length of this letter but I didn’t have time to make it shorter.” Blaise Pascal 61) “With love and patience, nothing is impossible.” Daisaku Ikeda 62) “The sun will set without thy assistance.” The Talmud 63) “Not everything should be speculation; you must also act.” Baltasar Gracian 64) “Perseverance alone does not assure success. No amount of stalking will lead to game in a field that has none.” I Ching 65) “If I could be useful to another human being, even for a day, that would be a great thing. It would be greater than all the big thoughts I could have at the university.” Muhammad Yunus (Founder of Grameen Bank) 66) “And think not you can guide the course of love. For love, if it finds you worthy, shall guide your course.” Kahlil Gibran 67) “Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love.” Kahlil Gibran 68) “You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” Kahlil Gibran 69) “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” Kahlil Gibran

Sainte-Beuve-St. Charles Augustine Sainte-Beuve70) “Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.” St. Charles Augustine Sainte-Beuve 71) “This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections. Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.” St Augustine 72) “The people who remained victorious were less like conquerors than conquered. Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.” St Augustine 73) “The greatest evil is physical pain.” St Augustine 74) “To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it.” St Augustine

75) “Don't you believe that there is in man a deep so profound as to be hidden even to him in whom it is?” St Augustine 76) “Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.” St Augustine 77) “Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty.” St Augustine 78) “Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.” St Augustine 79) “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.” St. Augustine 80) “Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.” St. Augustine

Book-Quotations from the HUG BookQuotations
81) “The greatest gift we can give one another is rapt attention to one another’s existence.” Sue Atchley Ebaugh 82) “It is always worthwhile to make others aware of their worth.” Malcolm S. Forbes 83) “A hug is embracing vulnerability and having it embrace you back.” Martha Bolton 84) “Love is always open arms.” Leo Buseag’lia 85) “Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” James Matthew Barrie 86) “People need loving the most when they deserve it the least.” John Harrigan 87) HUGS – How You Get Squeezed 88) “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” Paul Boese 89) “The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.” G.K. Chesterton (this would apply only for a little while for the eternal bonds in the temple make IT last and never LOST) 90) “Love is not blind – it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.” Rabbi Julius Gordon 91) “Too many are waiting for God to do something for them rather than with them.” Ralph W. Sockman 92) “Do all things with love.” Og Madino 93) “If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.” Barbara De Angelis 94) “The art of love . . . is largely the art of persistence.” Albert Ellis 95) “You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.” Henry Drummond 96) “Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which shirking pain, misses happiness as well.” Mary Cholmondeley 97) “Looking back I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.” David Grayson

Songs-Musical Artists and Excerpts from Songs98) “I never shall yield, ‘till we come face to face.” Les Miserables 99) “There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.” Victor Hugo 100) “Sorrow is a fruit; God does not allow it to grow on a branch that is too weak to bear it.” Victor Hugo 101) “Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.” Victor Hugo 102) “The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved – loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” Victor Hugo 103) “To love another person is to see the face of God.” Victor Hugo 104) “After silence, that which comes closest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” Aldous Huxley 105) “Music can measure how broad our horizons are. My mind wants to see infinity.” Stevie Wonder 106) “Have I ever told you you’re my hero? You’re everything I would like to be. I can climb higher than an eagle. You are the wind beneath my wings.” Larry Henley and Jeff Silbar 107) “I keep a close watch on this heart of mine. I keep my eyes wide open all the time. I keep the ends out for the tie that binds. Because you're mine, I walk the line." ("I Walk the Line") Johnny Cash 108) “My love is like an open book, if you take a look you can read between the lines.” The Nylons 109) “See the bird with the leaf in her mouth, through the flood all the colors came out.” U2 110) “You’re on the road but you have no destination.” U2 111) “You were my lesson I had to learn.” Madonna 112) “When old friends greet each other, shake hands and say ‘how do you do?’ What they’re really trying to say is ‘I love you’.” Isaiah (Hawaiian Singer) 113) “To love another person is to see the face of God.” Cosette in Les Miserables 114) “Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.” Isaac Bashevis (Singer) 115) “You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.” Vanessa Williams 116) “A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” Bob Dylan 117) “I hope you never lose your sense of wonder. You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger. May you never take one single breath for granted. God forbid love ever leave you empty-handed. I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean. Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens. Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance. And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance...I hope you dance, I hope you dance. I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance. Never settle for the path of least resistance. Livin’ might mean takin’ chances but they’re worth makin’. Lovin’ might be a mistake but it’s worth makin’. Don’t let some hell-bent heart leave you bitter. When you come close to sellin’ out reconsider. Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance. And when you get the choice to sit it our

or dance...I hope you dance, I hope you dance. Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along. Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder, where those years have gone...I hope you dance, I hope you dance, I hope you dance.” Lee Ann Womack 118) “You fill up my senses. Like a night in the forest. Like the mountains in springtime. Like a walk in the rain. Like a storm in the desert. Like a sleepy blue ocean. You fill up my senses. Come fill me again. Come let me love you. Let me give my life to you. Let me drown in your laughter. Let me die in your arms. Let me lay down beside you. Let me always be with you. Come let me love you. Come love me again. Let me give my life to you. Come let me love you. Come love me again. You fill up my senses. Like a night in the forest. Like the mountains in springtime. Like a walk in the rain. Like a storm in the desert. Like a sleepy blue ocean. You fill up my senses. Come fill me again.” Words and music by John Denver 119) “My parents were married for four years before I was born. I suppose that, in some way, accounts for the abundance of love that I felt as a child. As the first-born, I was given all of their attention – almost to the point of wonderment. How fortunate a child is to be welcomed as a blessing and a gift from God. What a difference it must make in a young person’s life to be welcomed instead of considered as an accident, or as a physical and natural happening, or as an unwanted child. Who can imagine what far-reaching consequences the family’s reception has in the life of a child and later of the adult.” Wladimer Jan Kochanski (“The People’s Pianist”) 120) “Today, when I see children, I look deep into their eyes, to their very souls, for that glimmer which can reveal which path their lives are destined to take. What an enormous responsibility is placed on the parents when a young soul is placed in their hand.” Wladimer Jan Kochanski (“The People’s Pianist”) 121) “I have never thought of writing for reputation and honor. What I have in my heart must come out; that is the reason why I compose.” Ludwig van Beethoven

-BYU 10th, 165th and 159th122) “The road to obedience is not an express-laned highway.” Zach 123) “Failure only comes because of the lack of faith.” Aaron Watts 124) “The Three Fold Mission of the world: Drugs, sex and rock and roll.” Barrett 125) “We may not become perfect, but we can become complete. And in that there is a complete difference.” Barrett 126) “We shouldn’t run faster than we have strength but we can still run.” Nate Orion 127) “Satan’s attack consists of a siege on the fortress of motherhood.” Nate Orion 128) “Family is like a PBJ. The bread being the father as the support. The PBJ all sweet, soft and full of substance is the mother.” Nate Orion

129) “Family is not about keeping score unless you are making music.” Nate Orion 130) “You can’t get excited about sin without thinking about it.” Nate Orion 131) “There is nothing more destructive than breaking the law of chastity. There is nothing that will destroy a Zion-like society quicker.” Brandon 132) “If we don’t understand the importance, there is no need for preparation.” Eric Buhler 133) “The gospel means different things to different people.” Lisa P. 134) “Being honest will never go out of style.” Lisa P. 135) “Without spiritual preparations the temporary preparations will be meaningful.” Lisa P. 136) “I am trying, but it takes more than that, it takes doing.” Elder Deloy Blanchard 137) “There are no plateaus on the mountain of the Lord.” Mikey Nader 138) “The only way to have peace and security is to be prepared.” Brain K. 139) “Even though I seem to forget to remember Him always, He still leads me to do what is best. He loves me more than I could ever understand and He will not leave my side unless I push Him away.” (Ether 12:41) Angela 140) “Passive guys finish last.” Scotty Neilson 141) “The Book of Mormon is like a glorified journal. One that in many ways reflects our own.” Kevin Tame Jr. 142) “Discouragement is faith that things won’t work.” Jake 143) “Your family will not be on the rocks if founded upon the Rock itself.” Cort Andrews 144) “You haven’t heard the point until you let it register.” Wade Andrews 145) “Christ asked us to kill the animals in the field, now we must kill the animal in us.” Luke Drake

Professor)-Jim Gough (BYU Art History Professor)146) “God is not gender-specific, He is relationship specific.” Gough 147) “It is a blessing to have a dream...so for heaven’s sake go out and do something about it! Don’t trade your dreams for what you think is security.” Gough 148) “If you’re going to the holy land to find Christ, you have got to make sure to bring Him with you.” Gough 149) “Satan can’t create, he just can’t. He only twists. To create is an act of love.” Gough 150) “At times it is like coming back to an emotional freeze.” Gough 151) “It is a dedicated house of worship for the process of the sanctification of the soul.” Gough 152) “God is not an Absentee Father.” Gough 153) “Don’t use education as justification for your ignorance.” Gough 154) “Nudity does not mean pornography.” Gough 155) “Being obedient builds our confidence.” Gough 156) “’I AM that I AM’ He knew exactly who He was because He obeyed God’s will.” Gough

157) “Principles mean nothing if all they are, are words.” Gough 158) “The only dumb question is the one you don’t ask.” Gough 159) “The more things change the more things stay the same.” Gough (quoting another) 160) “Refuse to paint what sells.” Gough 161) “The taste of the masses is at best, mediocre.” Gough 162) “A great sign of nobility and wisdom is knowing when to offer what you have.” Gough 163) “You’re never going to know if it’s right until you face the feelings you’re feeling now.” Gough 164) “The real works of art are people. They are the real masterpieces of the master creator.” Gough 165) “Human behavior is all too painfully predictable.” Gough 166) “We can all be Mormons with our giving up what’s inside, because that is what God created us with and that is what’s important.” Gough 167) “Something that is so ordinary speaks to the success of the movement not to the fault.” Gough 168) “It is one thing to throw away a paper plate and spoon. It’s another to throw away a relationship.” Gough 169) “Don’t only be concerned with the label or all you’ll get is trash.” Gough 170) “A true king doesn’t need a crown to define His nobility.” Gough 171) “Where much is required, much is given.” Gough 172) “The true humble follower of Christ doesn’t need someone to tell them what’s wrong. They need someone to help them get through.” Gough 173) “The doctor doesn’t care how you got sick unless it’s part of the cure.” Gough 174) “He helps me through the tough times and is with me through the good times.” Gough 175) “Beauty does not transcend time or culture.” Gough 176) “Art is life and life isn’t always beautiful.” Gough 177) “There is a difference between seeing and looking.” Gough 178) “Sometimes doing the right things for the right reasons takes a long time.” Gough 179) “The temple has to go through you. Not you through the temple.” Gough 180) “God sees us how and what we can be but He loves us for who we are.” Gough 181) “Service should never be a “service project.” A service project has a beginning and an end.” Gough 182) “None of us doubt that God will do what’s best for us. We are just afraid of how painful it will be.” Gough 183) “The teacher who teaches, teaches the student to love the teachings.” Gough

Professor)-Vern Sommerfeldt (BYU Religion Professor)-

184) “Our relationship with the words of Christ determines our relationship with the Savior himself. Or relationship with Him determines our relationship with everyone else.” Professor Sommerfeldt 185) “The very essence of Heavenly Father’s love is shown by how a man loves a woman and how a woman loves a man.” Sommerfeldt 186) “By definition eternal life is married life.” Sommerfeldt 187) “Great desires produce great results.” Sommerfeldt 188) “You and I right now would be terrible Gods.” Sommerfeldt 189) “Do not construct in your mind a God that is a perfectionist because He won’t reward you for any progress that you make.” Sommerfeldt 190) “There are two paths to take in life, and the reward of the easier path is just that . . . it is easy.” Sommerfeldt

Professor)-Kent Brooks (BYU Religion Professor)191) “How can you help Him to heal?” Brooks 192) “Gratitude is a gift of the Spirit.” Brooks 193) “Mortal experience and happiness are connected with progress.” Brooks 194) “The stronger the faith the greater capacity for joy.” Brooks 195) “Mortal life tests our faith yet it opens the doors for greater joy.” Brooks 196) “We made covenants about what we were to do here on earth (see Patriarchal Blessing).” Brooks 197) “The wisdom of the counsel doesn’t come until you live it.” Brooks (Ether 12:6)

Woodworth-Professor Warner Woodworth198) “Make it your quest to find and fulfill your informal calling in life.” Professor Warner Woodworth 199) “Rock the boat! Change the world! Become a social entrepreneur!” Professor Warner Woodworth 200) “Be willing to fight for the underdog.” Professor Warner Woodworth 201) “Don’t just do things differently, do different things.” Professor Warner Woodworth 202) “Seek to understand your personal stewardship.” Professor Warner Woodworth

(BYU Professor)-Professor Shandon Gubler (BYU Strategy Professor)203) “I would fund methods of teaching children.” Shandon Gubler 204) “In consulting, people are an asset rather than an expense.” Shandon Gubler 205) “Every traditional breakthrough is a breakthrough with a traditional way of doing things.” Shandon Gubler

Lewis-C.S. Lewis206) “The safest road to Hell is the gradual one.” C.S. Lewis 207) “It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible Gods and Goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninterested person you talk to may one

day be a creature which . . . you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are in some degree helping each other to one or the other of these destinations. It is in a light of these overwhelming possibilities; it is with awe and circumspection proper to them that we should conduct all our dealings with one another all friendship, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations, these are not mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals, whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit – immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.” C.S. Lewis 208) “Christ, who said to the disciples 'Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you,' can truly say to every group of Christian friends 'You have not chosen one another but I have chosen you for one another.' The Friendship is not a reward for our discrimination and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each the beauties of all the others. They are no greater than the beauties of a thousand other men; by Friendship God opens our eyes to them. They are, like all beauties, derived from Him, and then, in a good Friendship, increased by Him through the Friendship itself, so that it is His instrument for creating as well as for revealing. At this feast it is He who has spread the board and it is He who has chosen the guests. It is He, we may dare to hope, who sometimes does, and always should, preside.” C.S. Lewis (The Four Loves) 209) “Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on: you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of -- throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace.” C. S. Lewis (Mere Christianity) 210) “The event of falling in love... in one high bound it has overleaped the massive wall of our selfhood; it has made appetite itself altruistic, tossed personal happiness aside as a triviality and planted the interests of another in the centre of our being.” C.S. Lewis 211) “Courage is the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means, at the point of highest reality. A chastity of honesty or mercy which yields to danger will be chaste or honest or merciful only on conditions.” C.S. Lewis 212) “Very often what God first helps us towards is not the virtue itself but just this power of always trying again.” C.S. Lewis 213) “The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.” C.S. Lewis 214) “I Believe in Christ as I believe in the sun at noon day, not that I can see it, but by it, I can see everything else.” CS. Lewis

215) “Those who are enjoying something, or suffering something together, are companions. Those who enjoy or suffer one another, are not.” C.S. Lewis 216) “Conversion requires an alteration of the will, and an alteration which, in the last resort, does not occur without the intervention of the supernatural.” C.S. Lewis 217) (In anticipation of his wife’s death, Lewis asks:) “Has He not promised comfort to those who mourn?” C.S. Lewis 218) “No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.” C.S. Lewis 219) “All that is not eternal is certainly out of date.” C.S. Lewis 220) “Goodness is, so to speak, itself . . . Evil is a parasite, not an original thing.” C.S. Lewis 221) “I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him.” C.S. Lewis 222) “Evil comes from the abuse of free will.” C.S. Lewis 223) “The best fruits are plucked for each by some hand that is not their own.” C.S. Lewis 224) “If God is satisfied with the work, the work may be satisfied with itself.” C.S. Lewis 225) “The Moral Law tells us the tune we have to play: our instincts are merely the keys.” C.S. Lewis 226) “As long as this deliberate refusal to understand things from above, even where such understanding is possible, continues, it is idle to talk of any final victory over materialism.” C.S. Lewis 227) “We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.” C.S. Lewis 228) “Human beings, all over the earth, have this curious idea that they ought to behave in a certain way, and can't really get rid of it.” C.S. Lewis 229) “Who can endure a doctrine which would allow only dentists to say whether our teeth were aching, only cobblers to say whether our shoes hurt us, and only governments to tell us whether we were being well governed?” C.S. Lewis 230) “Everything except God has some natural superior; everything except unformed matter has some natural inferior.” C.S. Lewis 231) “Without the aid of trained emotions the intellect is powerless against the animal organism.” C.S. Lewis 232) “Man's conquest of Nature turns out, in the moment of its consummation, to be Nature's conquest of Man.” C.S. Lewis 233) “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” C.S. Lewis 234) “Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.” C S Lewis 235) “Aim at heaven, and you will get earth thrown in; aim at earth, and you will get neither.” C S Lewis 236) “If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since

Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.” C S Lewis 237) “We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, ''Blessed are they that morn.” C S Lewis 238) “The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.” C S Lewis 239) “A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you're looking down, you can't see something that's above you.” C S Lewis 240) “Talk to me about the truth of religion and I'll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I'll listen submissively. But don't come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall suspect that you don't understand.” C S Lewis 241) “I believe in Christianity as I believe in the rising sun; not because I see it, but by it I can see all else.” C S Lewis 242) “You ask whether I have ever been in love: fool as I am, I am not such a fool as that. But if one is only to talk from first-hand experience, conversation would be a very poor business. But though I have no personal experience of the things they call love, I have what is better -- the experience of Sappho, of Euripides, of Catallus, of Shakespeare, of Spenser, of Austen, of Bronte, of anyone else I have read.” C S Lewis 243) “It is when I turn to Christ, when I give myself up to His personality, that I first begin to have a real personality of my own. Your real, new self will not come as long as you are looking for it. It will come when you are looking for Him. Give up yourself, and you will find your real self . . . look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in.” C.S. Lewis (“Mere Christianity” p. 226) 244) “When the Author of the play comes on stage, the play is over.” C.S. Lewis

Thinketh”)-James Allen (“As A Man Thinketh”)245) “A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.” James Allen 246) “Only by much searching and mining are gold and diamonds obtained, and man can find every truth connected with his being if he will dig deep into the mine of his soul; and that he is the maker of his character, the moulder of his life, and the builder of his destiny, he may unerringly prove, if he will watch, control, and alter his thoughts, tracing their effects upon himself, upon others, and upon his life and circumstances, linking cause and effect by patient practice and investigation, and utilising his every experience, even to the most trivial, everyday occurrence, as a means of obtaining that knowledge of himself which is Understanding, Wisdom, Power. In this direction, as in no other, is the law absolute that “He that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be

opened”; for only by patience, practice, and ceaseless importunity can a man enter the Door of the Temple of Knowledge.” James Allen 247) “Of all the beautiful truths pertaining to the soul which have been restored and brought to light in this age, none is more gladdening or fruitful of divine promise and confidence than this – that man is the master of thought, the moulder of character, and the maker and shaper of condition, environment, and destiny.” James Allen 248) “A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.” James Allen 249) “The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors; that which it loves, and also that which it fears; it reaches the height of its cherished aspirations; it falls to the level of its unchastened desires. Every thought-seed sown or allowed to fall into the mind, and to take root there, produces its own, blossoming sooner or later into act, and bearing its own furtive of opportunity and circumstance. Good thoughts bear good fruit; bad thoughts, bad fruit.” James Allen

Jr.-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.250) “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." Martin Luther King Jr. 251) “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 252) “Everyone can be great. Because anybody can serve.” Martin Luther King, Jr. 253) “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Authors-Artisans and Authors254) “A good painter has two chief objects to paint-man and the intention of his soul. The former is easy, the latter hard, for it must be expressed by gestures and the movement of the limbs...A painting will only be wonderful for the beholder by making that which is not so appear raised and detached from the wall.” Anthony Blunt (Artistic Theory in Italy) 255) “First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits, or they’ll eventually conquer you.” Dr. Rob Gilbert 256) “Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.” Dr. Rob Gilbert 257) “Only put of until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” Picasso 258) “Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle leads to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.” Leonardo da Vinci 259) “They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourselves.” Andy Warhol 260) “Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” Salvador Dali

261) “A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.” Abraham Maslow (a child of God must be righteous if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself) 262) “Some people grumble because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.” Alphonse Karr 263) “Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.” Peter Seller 264) “He that would have the fruit must climb the tree.” Thomas Fuller M.D. 265) “If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think.” Clarence Darrow 266) “I am in earnest; I will not equivocate; I will not excuse; I will not retreat a single inch; and I will be heard.” William Lloyd Garrison 267) “Problems form an important part of our lives. They are placed in our path for us to overcome them, not to be overcome by them. We must master them, not let them master us. Every time we overcome a challenge, we grow in experience, in selfassuredness, and in faith.” Horacio A. Tenorio 268) “Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.” Ellen Goodman

Goethe-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe269) “What does not kill me makes me stronger.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 270) “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 271) “A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 272) “Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” Goethe 273) “I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make a life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or deescalated. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.” Goethe

-David PattersonPatterson274) “Those who have gazed into the eyes of an infant only seconds old and who have then looked up to behold the world transformed know what it means to realize, if only for a moment, what is infinitely precious. Infinity, you see, comes in small packages.” David Patterson 275) “The home . . . might be better understood not as a place or a thing, but as an event in the life of the holy.” David Patterson 276) “Marriage alone makes it possible to overcome a fundamental condition of exile and thus dwell in the world.” David Patterson

277) “Indeed, only through the wife and the mother of a household does blessing fall upon a home; for as the bearer of life she is the most intimately aligned with the miracle and mystery of life.” David Patterson

Poets-Authors and Poets278) “We can’t do everything for everyone everywhere, but we can do something for someone somewhere.” Richard L. Evans 279) “Continuous effort -- not strength or intelligence -- is the key to unlocking our potential." Black Elk 280) “Short of throwing away all the television sets, I really don’t know what we can do about writing.” E.B. White 281) “Out of the night that covers me, black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever Gods may be for my unconquerable soul. It matters not how strait the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate; I am the Captain of my Soul.” R.J. Cook 282) “Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire.” Robert Frost 283) “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.” Robert Frost 284) “Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.” Robert Frost 285) “Before I built a wall I’d ask to know what I was walling in or walling out.” Robert Frost (Mending Wall - 1914) 286) “When in doubt make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.” Cynthia Heimel 287) “No one is useless in the world who lightens the burdens of it for another.” Charles Dickens 288) “Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.” Charles Dickens 289) “You are a human boy, my young friend. A human boy. O glorious to be a human boy! O running stream of sparkling joy to be a soaring human boy.” Charles Dickens 290) “We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” E.E. Cummings 291) “True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.” William Penn 292) “No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.” William Blake 293) “Love is infallible; it has no errors, for all errors are the want of love.” William Law 294) “Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.” William Yeats 295) “Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.” Wayne Dyer

296) “When one loves somebody, everything is clear - where to go, what to do it all takes care of itself and one doesn't have to ask anybody about anything.” Maxim Gorky 297) “Nothing in the world is single; all things by law divine in one spirit mix and mingle. Why not I with thine?” Percy Shelley 298) “Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.” Karl Menninger 299) “Immature love says ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’” Erich Fromm 300) “Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.” Erich Fromm 301) “Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.” Arthur Koestler 302) “Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.” Dietrich Bonhoeffor 303) “Glory gives herself only to those who always dreamed of her.” Charles de Gaulle 304) “The great and glorious masterpiece of humanity is to know how to live with a purpose.” Michel de Montaigne 305) “Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.” Oscar Wilde 306) “Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.” Oscar Wilde 307) “Always love your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.” Oscar Wilde 308) “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.” Oscar Wilde 309) “Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.” George Lois 310) “We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements in life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.” Charles Kingsley 311) “Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.” Jules Renard 312) “Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.” Roger Crawford 313) “All brave men love, for he only is brave who has affections to fight for, whether in the daily battle of life or in physical contests.” Nathaniel Hawthorne 314) “Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.” Alexander Smith 315) “The world is rife with promises that are fast and falsely spoken. For man in his deceptive way knows his promise can be broken. But when God makes a promise, it remains forever true. For everything God promises he unalterably will do. So when you are disillusioned, and every hope is blighted, recall the promises of God, and your faith will be relighted.” Helen Steiner Rice 316) “The little toy dog is covered with dust, But sturdy and staunch he stands; And the little toy soldier is red with rust, And his musket moulds in his hands. Time was when the little toy dog was new, And the soldier was passing fair, And that was the time when our Little Boy Blue Kissed them and put them there. Now, don't you go

till I come," he said, "And don't you make any noise!" So toddling off to his trundle-bed He dreamt of the pretty toys. And, as he was dreaming, an angel song Awakened our Little Boy Blue,— Oh! the years are many, the years are long, But the little toy friends are true! Ay, faithful to Little Boy Blue they stand, Each in the same old place, Awaiting the touch of a little hand, The smile of a little face. And they wonder, as waiting the long years through, In the dust of that little chair, What has become of our Little Boy Blue Since he kissed them and put them there.” Eugene Field 317) “When I hear somebody sigh that Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what?” Sydney J. Harris 318) “What naggers never understand is finely expressed in an old Yiddish proverb: "Protest long enough that you are right, and you will be wrong.” Sydney J. Harris 319) “Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.” Sydney J. Harris 320) “To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as well as we can.” Sydney Smith 321) “It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more . . . quiet we become toward the defects of others.” Francois Fenelon 322) “We all have sufficient strength to endure the misfortunes of OTHERS!” Larochefoucauld 323) “Two human loves make one divine.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning 324) “A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.” Patricia Neal 325) “Go gladden the lonely, the dreary; Go comfort the weeping, the weary; Go scatter kind deeds on your way. Oh, make the world brighter today!” Mrs. Frank A. Breck 326) “Forgiveness takes the burden of hate, guilt, and bitterness off your back and, with a lighter load, you can climb higher and faster, and be much happier in the process.” Zig Ziglar 327) “Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself the most comforting words of all...This too, shall pass.” (see D&C 121:1-10; 58:2-4) Ann Landers 328) “The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions.” William F. Scolavino 329) “Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” James Baldwin 330) “Money may buy the husk of many things, but not the kernal. It brings you food, but not the appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not faithfulness; days of joy, but not happiness.” Henrik Ibsen 331) “Success is getting what you want. HAPPINESS is wanting what you get.” Carl Trumbell Hayden 332) “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” Herm Albright

333) “Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.” Frank Herbert 334) “Make choices----not excuses.” Charles Givens (Book: Super Self) 335) “True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.” Charles Caleb Colton

Ward-Snoqualmie Valley Ward336) “Don’t let your problems get you down-unless they get you down on your knees.” YW 337) “If you don’t have an open heart, you’ll never have an open mind.” YW 338) “If you don’t have fun the right way, you won’t have fun after you’re dead.” YM 339) “God allows U-turns.” YM 340) “Those who watch bad movies are just paying the adversary for lessons.” YM 341) “The Holy Ghost can’t steer a parked car. You have to be moving to have Him help you.” YM 342) “We have two things to accomplish in life...one is horizontal and one is vertical. The horizontal thing we do is to come unto Christ...then he takes us on the vertical to Heavenly Father. It is our responsibility to get to Christ....Christ's responsibility to get us to the Father. We can get to the Father only by Him (Christ).” Sister Hamm (a Bishop’s wife) 343) “Pride is concerned with WHO is right. Humility is concerned with WHAT is right.” Jane Duffy 344) “Sometimes we need to learn that the earth still revolves around the sun (Son) and not around us.” Carol Overson 345) “Prayer is the key that opens the day and the lock that protects the night.” Trinette Brown 346) “The first meeting I had with the missionaries was the beginning of the end of my loneliness.” Karly Larsen 347) “Jesus gave the hardest of all gifts, the gift of self.” Tori Dickson 348) “The temples can give us a “moment” to gain an “eternal” perspective.” Brad Witt 349) “There is no right way to be wrong.” Louise Sypher 350) “Well taught doctrines and principles have a more dramatic impact upon children than do ‘rules.’ Rose Sypher 351) “The best way to lighten someone’s burden is to bring him or her back into the fold.” Belinda Sypher 352) “Gossip is like talking to a canyon wall. Our words just echo off and come back to hurt us.” Samantha Reising 353) “Our heart strings are instinctively linked to our spiritual strings.” Eric Glenn 354) “There are two types of people in the church: those that would LIKE to know more and those that WANT to know more.” Nicole Sanders 355) “Priesthood is the borrowing of God’s faith.” Steve Marquis 356) “Man is a creature able to rationalize anything.” Brother Barnes

357) “Calmness of mind is the beautiful jewel of wisdom.” ??? (during Brother Barnes lesson)

Philosophers-Socrates, Horace and Other Philosophers358) “Don’t tell me how much you know. Tell me how much you’ve traveled and I’ll tell you how much you know.” Socrates 359) “To know and not do is to not know.” Socrates 360) “A bad man is not permitted to injure a better than himself.” Socrates 361) “If we were all to bring our misfortunes into a common store, so that each person should receive an equal share in the distribution, the majority would be glad to take up their own and depart.” Socrates 362) “Without labor nothing prospers.” Sophocles 363) “A short saying often contains much wisdom.” Sophocles 364) “Children are an anchor that hold a mother to life.” Sophocles 365) “Such as thy words are, such will thine affections be esteemed; and such as thine affections, will be thy deeds; and such as thy deeds will be thy life.” Socrates 366) The Light of Integrity - “The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the full light if day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think, and what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny . . . . It is the light that guides your way.” Heraclitus (Greek Poet, Philosopher) 367) “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” Marcus Aurelius (121-180) 368) “Here is a rule to remember in the future, when anything tempts you to be bitter: Not, "This is a misfortune," but, "To bear this worthily is good fortune.” Marcus Aurelius 369) “Remember this, that very little is needed to make a happy life.” Marcus Aurelius 370) “God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.” Anon 371) “The essentials for happiness are: Something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for.” Anon (which is exactly what the Gospel gives you – something to do, serve, someone to love, God, and something to hope for, life eternal with HIM.) 372) “Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, under prosperous conditions, may have remained dormant.” Horace 373) “In adversity, remember to keep an open mind.” Horace 374) “How ridiculous and what a stranger he who is surprised at anything which happens in life.” Marcus Aurelius 375) “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only dream, but also believe.” Anatole (France) 376) “The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.” Aristotle 377) “Excellence is not an act but a habit.” Aristotle 378) “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” Aristotle 379) “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” Aristotle

380) “The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.” Confucius 381) “It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.” Confucious 382) “If a man take no thought at what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand.” Confucius 383) “All good poets compose their beautiful poems not by art, but because they are inspired and possessed...for not by art does the poet sing, but by power divine.” Plato 384) “He whom love touches not walks in darkness.” Plato 385) “At the touch of love everyone become a poet.” Plato 386) “Relationships are like Rome. Difficult to start out, incredible during the prosperity of the 'Golden Age', and unbearable during the fall. Then, a new kingdom will come along and the whole process will repeat itself until you come across a kingdom like Egypt...that thrives, and continues to flourish. This kingdom will become your best friend, your soulmate, and your love.” Helen 387) “Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.” Voltaire 388) “To live without loving is not really to live.” Moliere 389) “We are here on earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don’t know.” W.H. Auden 390) “To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.” Euripides 391) “If we could be twice young and twice old we could correct all our mistakes.” Euripides 392) “Spice a dish with love and it pleases every palate.” Plautus 393) “Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war.” Aristophanes 394) “Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.” Cicero 395) “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” Cicero 396) “It is not only arrogant, but profligate, for a man to disregard the world's opinion of himself.” Cicero 397) “If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these; for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.” Epictetus 398) “It is not that which has happened that afflicts this man, for it does not afflict another, but it is the opinion about this thing which afflicts the man.” Epictetus 399) “The soul of man is divided into three parts: intelligence and passion are possessed by other animals as well, but reason by man alone. The soul is distinct from life; it is immortal, since that from which it is detached is immortal. Reason is immortal, all else mortal.” Pythagoras 400) “Nothing is so bitter that a calm mind cannot find comfort in it.” Seneca

401) “Philosophy alone makes the mind invincible, and places us out of the reach or fortune, so that all her arrows fall short of us.” Seneca 402) “Principles are like seeds; they are little things which do much good, if the mind that receives them has the right attitudes.” Seneca 403) “When once a man is determined to believe, the very absurdity of the doctrine does but confirm him in his faith.” Junius 404) “Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.” Lucretius 405) “In giving advice, seek to help, not please, your friend.” Solon

-AesopAesop406) “Example is the best precept.” Aesop 407) “Fools take to themselves the respect that is given to their office.” Aesop 408) “Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.” Aesop 409) “Little by little does the trick.” Aesop 410) “The injuries we do and the injuries we suffer are seldom weighed on the same scales.” Aesop 411) “Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.” Aesop 412) “Enemies promises were made to be broken.” Aesop 413) “There once was a Bald Man who sat down after work on a hot summer's day. A Fly came up and kept buzzing about his bald pate, and stinging him from time to time. The Man aimed a blow at his little enemy, but - whack - his palm come on his own head instead; again the Fly tormented him, but this time the Man was wiser and said: ‘YOU WILL ONLY INJURE YOURSELF IF YOU TAKE NOTICE OF DISPICABLE ENEMIES.’” Aesop 414) “We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.” Aesop 415) “Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.” Aesop 416) “To a large degree, the value of our possessions depends on how we use them.” Aesop 417) “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Aesop

Nietzsche-Friedrich Nietzsche418) “What does not destroy me makes me stronger.” Friedrich Nietzsche 419) “Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called ‘Ego’.” Friedrich Nietzsche 420) “For what purpose humanity is there should not even concern us: why you are there, that you should ask yourself: and if you have no ready answer, then set for yourself goals, high and noble goals, and perish in pursuit of them! I know of no better life purpose than to perish in attempting the great and the impossible . . . .” Friedrich Nietzsche 421) “Without music, life would be a mistake.” Friedrich Nietzsche 422) “And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.” Friedrich Nietzsche 423) “Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.” Friedrich Nietzsche

424) “Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any realized joy could be.” Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche 425) “He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.” Nietzsche 426) “The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher regard those who think alike than those who think differently.” Nietzsche 427) “One will not go wrong if one attributes extreme actions to vanity, average ones to habit, and petty ones to fear.” Nietzsche 428) “In order to acquire intellect one must need it. One loses it when it is no longer necessary.” Nietzsche 429) “Real difficulties can be overcome; it is the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.” Theodore N. Vail 430) “Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect. Be true to your own mind and conscience, your heart and your soul; so only can you be true to God.” Theodore Parker 431) “Far away in the sunshine are my highest inspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead.” Louisa May Alcott 432) “Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow them.” Louisa May Alcott 433) “The fight is famous not because it is a fight, but because it gives a glimpse of the fighter’s character.” William J. Bennett 434) “Hard work is a good sign of a willingness to be responsible. People who are doing things are usually getting things done for other people as well as themselves.” William J. Bennett 435) “For God is Father-Mother, too! The world is my big home; The green grass is the carpet, and the blue sky is the dome. On every side are pictures; The fields are full of food; and all the things that God has made are beautiful and good. He keeps me by His mighty power, He loves me as His child; His paths are bright with happiness, His laws are just and mild. And all His children in this house, so wonderful and fair, should love each other, learn His truth, and trust His love and care. I thank thee, Father, for these homes, where we may dwell with thee, and cast our fear, and share the joys thou givest full and free.” Henry Hallum Tweedy 436) “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” Robert Schuller 437) “A sure way for one to lift himself up is by helping to lift someone else.” Booker T. Washington 438) “Self-discipline is doing something that needs to be done whether or not you find it convenient. Self-discipline is usually motivated by our convictions, our internal hopes, and our desires.” Robert L. Simpson 439) “Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.” Michael Pritchard

Beecher-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow/ Henry Ward Beecher-

440) “If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 441) “The bravest are the tenderest. The loving are the daring.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 442) “The heart hath its own memory, like the mind, and in it are enshrined the precious keepsakes.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 443) “The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do, without a thought of fame” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 444) “Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, was not spoken of the soul.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 445) “Great men stand like solitary towers in the city of God, and secret passages, running deep beneath external nature, give their thoughts intercourse with higher intelligence, which strengthens and consoles them, and of which the laborers on the surface do not even dream.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 446) “Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.” Henry Ward Beecher 447) “Tears are often the telescope through which men see far into heaven.” Henry Ward Beecher 448) “Nature holds an immense uncollected debt over every man's head.” Henry Ward Beecher 449) “If we would have anything of benefit, we must earn it, and earning it become shrewd, inventive, ingenious, active, enterprising.” Henry W. Beecher “Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes 450) “Every calling is great when greatly pursued.” Oliver Wendell Holmes 451) “Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” Oliver Wendell Holmes 452) “The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows whither he is going.” David Starr Jordan 453) “Passion is in all great searches and is necessary to all creative endeavors.” W. Eugene Smith 454) “The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion.” Nadia Boulanger 455) “Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.” Katherine Mansfield, Forbes, 778 456) “The soul in this state is beyond mere sadness and melancholy. It has removed itself from the rise and fall of feelings; the very root of its feelings in desire is dead. … To be a man is to desire. The good man desires God and other things in God. The sinful man desires things in the place of God, but he is still recognizably human, inasmuch as he has known desire. The slothful man, however, is a dead man, an arid waste. … His desire itself has dried up.” William R. May (“A Catalogue of Sins,” as quoted in Christian Century, 24 Apr. 1996, 457)

Shakespeare-William Shakespeare457) “Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.” William Shakespeare (2 Timothy 1:7; D&C 6:34,36) 458) “The sight of lovers feedeth those in love.” William Shakespeare 459) “Our thoughts are ours, their ends none of our own.” William Shakespeare 460) “Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.” William Shakespeare 461) “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” Shakespeare 462) “There was never yet the philosopher That could endure the toothache patiently.” Shakespeare (from Much Ado About Nothing. Act V. Scene 1) 463) “Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful.” Shakespeare 464) “No legacy is so rich as honesty.” Shakespeare 465) “My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep. The more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.” Shakespeare 466) “The very substance of the ambitions is merely the shadow of a dream.” Shakespeare 467) “What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Shakespeare 468) “There is a divinity which shapes our ends, rough-hew them as we might.” Shakespeare (Hamlet) 469) “My words fly up, my thoughts remain below. Words without thoughts never to heaven go.” Shakespeare 470) “If you can look into the seeds of time and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then to me . . . .” Shakespeare (from Macbeth) 471) “Brevity is the soul of wit.” Shakespeare 472) “My age is as a lusty winter Frosty, but kindly.” Shakespeare 473) “Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.” Shakespeare 474) “Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.” Shakespeare 475) “But screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we'll not fail.” Shakespeare 476) “Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late.” Shakespeare 477) “Let never the night unhallowed pass, but still remember what the Lord hath done.” William Shakespeare 478) “The miserable have no other medicine; but only hope” William Shakespeare (Claudio, in Measure for Measure Act 3, Scene 1) 479) “What's gone and what's past help should be past grief.” William Shakespeare 480) “And, when he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of Heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun.” William Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet) 481) “This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night of the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.” William Shakespeare 482) “It is a wise father who knows his own child.” William Shakespeare 483) “It is impossible you should take true root but by the fair weather that you make yourself; it is needful that you frame the season of your own harvest.” William Shakespeare

484) “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” William Shakespeare (from Troilus and Cressida, Act 3, Scene 3) 485) “What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an angel! In apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world! The paragon of animals!” William Shakespeare (Hamlet) 486) “The purest treasure mortal times afford is spotless reputation; that away, men are but gilded loam or painted clay.” William Shakespeare 487) “Mend your speech a little, lest it may mar your fortunes.” Shakespeare, King Lear 488) “To love the game beyond the prize.” Sir Henry Newbolt 489) “Some will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.” Sir Thomas Pope Blount 490) “Scholars are men of peace; they bear no arms, but their tongues are sharper than the sword; their pens carry further and give a louder report than thunder. I had rather stand in the shock of a basilisk than in the fury of a merciless pen.” Sir Thomas Browne 491) “Our humanity were a poor thing were it not for the divinity which stirs within us.” Sir Francis Bacon 492) “I couldn’t wait for success, so I went ahead without it.” Jonathan Winters 493) “You can’t change the pass, you CAN change the future. When, you make a decision, the first thing you can do is pray.” Irmao Sandra 494) “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” Dale Carnegie 495) “A man has to live in a crowd but he doesn’t have to be a part of the crowd.” Richard Evans 496) “Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control.” Richard Kline 497) “God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into the nest.” J. G. Holland 498) “There is only one real failure in life that is possible, and that is, not to be true to the best one knows.” Frederick W. Farrar 499) “Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.” Thomas Paine 500) “All persons possessing any portion of power ought to be strongly and awfully impressed with an idea that they act in trust, and that they are to account for their conduct in that trust to the one great Master, Author and founder of society.” Edmund Burke 501) “Nobody makes a greater mistake than he did nothing because he could do only a little.” Edmund Burke

Keller-Helen Keller502) “Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” Helen Keller

503) “Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” Helen Keller 504) “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” Helen Keller 505) “One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.” Helen Keller 506) “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller -The Nashes507) “He who serves also stands and waits.” G&G Nash 508) “Maturity-Is the ability to go and do that what you ought not what you want.” G&G Nash 509) “The Lord, my companion and then me.” G & G Nash 510) “You can disagree but you can’t be disagreeable.” G&G Nash 511) “When the going gets tough the tough get going.” G&G Nash 512) “Tis easy enough to be pleasant, when life goes by with a song. But the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when everything goes wrong.” Quoted by Amy Bastian

Lincoln-Abraham Lincoln513) “Here was a man to hold against the world, A man to match the mountains and the sea....And when he fell in whirlwind, he went down, As when a lordly cedar, green with boughs, Goes down with a great shout upon the hills, And leaves a lonesome place against the sky.” Edwin Markham (written about Abraham Lincoln but compared to Joseph Smith) 514) “It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels he is worthy of himself and claims kindred to the Great God who made him.” Abraham Lincoln 515) “Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.” Abraham Lincoln 516) “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” Abraham Lincoln 517) “Always bear in mind your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.” Abraham Lincoln 518) “Without the assistance of that Divine Being...I cannot succeed. With that assistance I cannot fail.” Abraham Lincoln 519) “Whatever you are, be a good one.” Abraham Lincoln 520) “During a political debate an opponent of Abraham Lincoln called him ‘twofaced’ Lincoln replied, ‘I leave it to my audience. If I had another face, do you think I'd wear this one?’” About Abraham Lincoln 521) “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln 522) “I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” Abraham Lincoln

523) “Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?” Abraham Lincoln 524) “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” Abraham Lincoln 525) “Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." Abraham Lincoln 526) “Life is uncertain, death is for sure, sin is the wound, and Christ is the cure.” An old Civil War soldier wrote this in his journal -The Presidents of the United States of America (in chronological order)527) “Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.” Chicago government poster 528) “I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an Honest Man.” George Washington, 1789-1797 529) “In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude. Every man will speak as he thinks, or, more properly, without thinking, and consequently will judge of effects without attending to their causes.” George Washington 530) “Yesterday the greatest question was decided which was ever debated in America; and a greater perhaps never was, nor will be, decided upon men. A resolution was passed without one dissenting colony, that those United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states.” John Adams, 1797-1801 531) “There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation.” James Madison, 1809-1817 532) “The American continents... are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers.” James Monroe, 1817-1825 (Monroe Doctrine, 1823) 533) “The influence of each human being on others in this life is a kind of immortality.” John Quincy Adams, 1825-1829 534) “One man with courage makes a majority.” Andrew Jackson, 1829-1837 535) “It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't.” Martin Van Buren, 1837-1841 536) “The only legitimate right to govern is an express grant of power from the governed.” William Henry Harrison, 1841 (Inaugural Address, 1841) 537) “The institutions under which we live, my countrymen, secure each person in the perfect enjoyment of all his rights.” John Tyler, 1841-1845 (Inaugural Address, 1841) 538) “We must ever mandate the principle that the people of this continent alone have the right to decide their own destiny.” James Knox Polk, 1845-1849 (Message to Congress, 1845) 539) “For more than half a century... this Union has stood unshaken. Whatever dangers may threaten it, I shall stand by it and maintain it in its integrity to the full extent of the obligations imposed and the powers conferred upon me by the Constitution.” Zachary Taylor, 1849-1850 (Message to Congress, 1849

540) “In a body like Congress where there are more than one hundred talking lawyers, you can make no calculation upon the termination of any debate, and frequently the more trifling the subject the more animated and protracted the discussion.” Millard Fillmore, 1850-1853 541) “In expressing briefly my views upon an important subject which has recently agitated the nation..., I fervently hope that the question is at rest and that no sectional or ambitious or fanatical excitement may again threaten the durability of our institutions . . . .” Franklin Pierce, 1853-1857 (Inaugural Address, 1853) 542) “Our union rests upon public opinion, and can never be cemented by the blood of its citizens shed in civil war.” James Buchanan, 1857-1861 (Message to Congress, 1860) 543) “Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people? Is there any better or equal hope in the world?” Abraham Lincoln, 1861-1865 (Inaugural Address, 1861) 544) “It is our sacred duty to transmit unimpaired to our posterity the blessings of liberty which were bequeathed to us by the founders of the Republic . . . .” Andrew Johnson, 1865-1869 (Message to Congress, 1868) 545) “Everyone has superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, or to do anything, never to turn back or to stop until the things intended was accomplished.” Ulysses Simpson Grant, 1869-1877 546) “He serves his party best who serves his country best.” Rutherford Birchard Hayes, 1877-1881 (Inaugural Address, 1877) 547) “Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.” James Abram Garfield, 1881 (Letter accepting Presidential nomination, 1880) 548) “No higher or more assuring proof could exist of the strength and permanence of popular government than the fact that though the chosen of the people be struck down, his constitutional successor is peacefully installed without shock or strain . . . .” Chester Alan Arthur, 1881-1885 (Inaugural Address, 1881) 549) “Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust.” Grover Cleveland, 1885-1889; 1893-1897 (Inaugural Address, 1885) 550) “Let those who would die for the flag on the field of battle give a better proof of their patriotism and a higher glory to their country by promoting fraternity and justice.” Benjamin Harrison, 1889-1893 (Inaugural Address, 1889) 551) “There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness.” Grover Cleveland, 1893-1897 552) “We want no war of conquest... War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed.” William McKinley, 1897-1901 (Inaugural Address, 1897) 553) “It is well indeed for our land that we of this generation have learned to think nationally.” Theodore Roosevelt, 1901-1909 (Builders of the State) 554) “Let us show, not merely in great crises, but in every day affairs of life, qualities of practical intelligence, of hardihood and endurance, and above all, the power of devotion to a lofty ideal.” Theodore Roosevelt

555) “A government is for the benefit of all the people . . . .” William Howard Taft, 1909-1913 (Veto of Arizona Enabling Act, 1911) 556) “Friendship is the only cement that will hold the world together.” Woodrow Wilson, 1913-1921 557) “Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is the history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.” Woodrow Wilson 558) “We mean to have less of Government in business and more business in Government.” Warren Gamaliel Harding, 1921-1923 (Address to Congress, 1921) 559) “The business of America is business.” Calvin Coolidge, 1923-1929 560) “The greatness of America has grown out of a political and social system and a method of control of economic forces distinctly its own - our American system . . . .” Herbert Clark Hoover, 1929-1933 (Rugged Individualism, 1928) 561) “The world order which we seek is the co-operation of free countries, working together in a friendly, civilized society.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933-1945 (Four Freedoms Address, 1941) 562) “John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were political enemies, but they became fast friends. And when they passed away on the same day, the last words of one of them was, ‘The country is safe. Jefferson still lives.’ And the last words of the other was, ‘John Adams will see that things go forward.’” Harry S. Truman, 1945-1953 563) “If you can’t convince them, confuse them.” Harry S. Truman 564) “When you’ve done the best you can, you can’t do any better.” Harry S. Truman 565) “The quest for peace is the statesman's most exacting duty... Practical progress to lasting peace is his fondest hope.” Dwight David Eisenhower 1953-1961 (Geneva Conference Address, 1955) 566) “In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger... The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 19611963 (Inaugural Address, 1961) 567) “Some men see things as they are and ask, “Why?” I dream of things that never were and ask, “Why not?” Robert Kennedy 568) “If we fail now, then we will have forgotten in abundance what we learned in hardship: that democracy rests on faith; freedom asks more than it gives; and the judgment of God is harshest on those who are most favored.” Lyndon Baines Johnson, 1963-1969 (Inaugural Address, 1965) 569) “The peace we seek to win is not victory over any other people, but the peace that comes ‘with healing in its wings;’ with compassion for those who have suffered; with understanding for those who have opposed us; with the opportunity for all the peoples of this Earth to choose their own destiny.” Richard Milhous Nixon, 1969-1974 (Inaugural Address, 1969) 570) “My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. Our Constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws and mot of men.

Here, the people rule . . . .” Gerald Rudolph Ford, 1974-1977 (Inaugural Address, 1974) 571) “Two centuries ago our nation's birth was a milestone in the long quest for freedom, but the bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of our nation still awaits its consummation. I have no new dream to set forth today, but rather urge a fresh faith in the old dream.” James Earl Carter, Jr., 1977-1981 (Inaugural address, 1977) 572) “No arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.” Ronald Wilson Reagan, 19811989 573) “Freedom is where there is no monopoly on the truth.” Ronald Reagan 574) “‘One for the Gipper’ Someday when things are tough, maybe you can ask the boys to go in there and win just one for the Gipper." Ronald Reagan – Portraying football player George Gipp in the film “Knute Rockne, All American,” 1940 575) “‘Shining city on a hill' Let us resolve tonight that young Americans will always ... find there a city of hope in a country that is free.... And let us resolve they will say of our day and our generation, we did keep the faith with our God, that we did act worthy of ourselves, that we did protect and pass on lovingly that shining city on a hill." Ronald Reagan – Election Eve speech, Nov. 3, 1980 576) “‘We have piled deficit upon deficit’ For decades, we have piled deficit upon deficit, mortgaging our future and our children's future for the temporary convenience of the present. To continue this long trend is to guarantee tremendous social, cultural, political, and economic upheavals. You and I, as individuals, can, by borrowing, live beyond our means, but for only a limited period of time. Why, then, should we think that collectively, as a nation, we are not bound by that same limitation?" Ronald Reagan – Inaugural address, Jan. 20, 1981 577) “‘Tear down this wall’ If you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here, to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” Ronald Reagan – Speech at the Berlin Wall, June 12, 1987 578) “‘Grown beyond the consent of the governed’ We are a nation that has a government — not the other way around. And this makes us special among the nations of the Earth. Our government has no power except that granted it by the people. It is time to check and reverse the growth of government which shows signs of having grown beyond the consent of the governed." Ronald Reagan – Inaugural address, Jan. 20, 1981 579) “‘A special interest group that has been too long neglected’ We hear much of special interest groups. Our concern must be for a special interest group that has been too long neglected. It knows no sectional boundaries or ethnic and racial divisions, and it crosses political party lines. It is made up of men and women who raise our food, patrol our streets, man our mines and our factories, teach our children, keep our homes, and heal us when we are sick—professionals, industrialists, shopkeepers, clerks, cabbies, and truck drivers. They are, in short, 'We the people,' this breed called Americans." Ronald Reagan — Inaugural address, Jan. 20, 1981

580) “‘I forgot to duck’ Honey, I forgot to duck." Ronald Reagan — 1981, Reagan to his wife, as he recovered gunshot wounds after an assassination attempt by John Hinckley on March 30, 1981 581) “‘A time of reckoning’ An almost unbroken 50 years of deficit spending has finally brought us to a time of reckoning. We have come to a turning point, a moment for hard decisions. I have asked the Cabinet and my staff a question, and now I put the same question to all of you: If not us, who? And if not now, when? It must be done by all of us going forward with a program aimed at reaching a balanced budget. We can then begin reducing the national debt." Ronald Reagan — Second inaugural address, Jan. 21, 1985 582) “‘Render nuclear weapons obsolete’ For decades, we and the Soviets have lived under the threat of mutual assured destruction; if either resorted to the use of nuclear weapons, the other could retaliate and destroy the one who had started it. Is there either logic or morality in believing that if one side threatens to kill tens of millions of our people, our only recourse is to threaten killing tens of millions of theirs? I have approved a research program to find, if we can, a security shield that would destroy nuclear missiles before they reach their target. It wouldn't kill people, it would destroy weapons. It wouldn't militarize space, it would help demilitarize the arsenals of Earth. It would render nuclear weapons obsolete.” Ronald Reagan — Second inaugural address, Jan. 21, 1985 583) “‘Whatever else history may say’ Whatever else history may say about me when I'm gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears.... May all of you as Americans never forget your heroic origins, never fail to seek divine guidance and never lose your natural, God-given optimism.” Ronald Reagan — Speech to Republican National Convention, Aug. 17, 1992 584) “‘Go ahead, make my day’ I have only one thing to say to the tax increasers: Go ahead, make my day.” Ronald Reagan — March 13, 1985, in a speech threatening to veto legislation raising taxes. 585) “‘You don't become president of the United States’ When people tell me I became president on January 20, 1981, I feel I have to correct them. You don't become president of the United States. You are given temporary custody of an institution called the presidency, which belongs to our people.” Ronald Reagan — Address to the Republican national convention. Aug. 15, 1988 586) “America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world.” George Herbert Walker Bush, 1989-1993 (Inaugural Address, 1989) 587) “The advance of human freedom - the great achievement of our time, and the great hope of every time - now depends on us. Our nation - this generation - will lift a dark threat of violence from our people and our future. We will rally the world to this cause by our efforts, by our courage. We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.” George Walker Bush, 2001 to present (September 20, 2001) 588) Barbara Bush, wife of former United States president George Bush, once said to the graduates of Wellesley College: “Whatever the era, whatever the times, one thing will never change: Fathers and mothers, if you have children, they must come first. You must read to your children and you must hug your children and you

must love your children. Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens in the White House but on what happens inside your house.”

-AuthorsAuthors589) “Father, where shall I work today? And my love flowed warm and free. Then he pointed out a tiny spot and said, “Tend that for me.” I answered quickly, “Oh no; not that! Why no one would ever see, no matter how well my work was done; Not that little place for me.” And the word he spoke, it was not stern; He answered me tenderly: “Ah, little one, search that heart of thine. Art thou working for them or for me? Nazareth was a little place and so was Galilee.” Meade McGuire (recited repeatedly to myself while climbing Mt. Rainer in July Summer of 2004 along with the quotation by Elder Eyring concerning the atonement, personal, miraculous change and not being the same person.) 590) “Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As to be hated needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.” Alexander Pope 591) “It is with narrow-souled people as with narrow necked bottles; the less they have in them the more noise they make in pouring it out.” Alexander Pope 592) “To dazzle let the vain design; to raise the thought, and touch the heart, be thine.” Alexander Pope 593) “Linger, O blessed Redeemer! Leave me alone no more, And with joy I shall make the blest harbor, And rest on the blissful shore.” Gene Hemingway

Guest st-Edgar A. Guest594) “Tis better to have tried in vain, Sincerely striving for a goal, Than to have lived upon the plain an idle and timid soul. ‘Tis better to have fought and spent, your courage, missing all applause, then to have lived in smug content and never ventured for a cause. For he who tries and fails may be, the founder of a better day; though never his the victory, from him shall others learn the way.” Edgar A. Guest 595) “She is fair to see and sweet, dainty from her head to feet, modest, as her blushing shows, happy, as her smiles disclose, and the young man at her side nervously attempts to hide, underneath a visage grim, that the fuss is bothering him. Pause a moment, happy pair! This is not the station where romance ends, and wooing stops and the charm from courtship drops; This is but the outward gate where the souls of mortals mate, but the border of the land you must travel hand in hand. You who come to marriage, bring all your tenderness, and cling steadfastly to all the ways that have marked your wooing days. You are only starting our on life’s roadways, hedged about thick with roses and with tares, sweet delights and bitter cares. Heretofore you’ve only played at love’s game, young man and maid; only known it at its best; now you’ll have to face its test. You must prove your love worthwhile, something time cannot defile, something neither care nor pain can destroy or mar or stain. You are now about to show whether love is real or no; yonder down the lane of life you will find, as man and wife, sorrows, disappointments, doubt, hope will always flicker out; but if rightly you are wed love will linger where you tread. There are joys that you will share, joys to balance every care; arm in arm remain, and you will not fear the storms that brew, if when you are sorest tried you face your trials, side

by side. Now your wooing days are done, and your loving years begun.” Edgar A. Guest 596) “I believe in the world and its bigness and splendor: That most of the hearts beating round us are tender; That days are but footsteps and years are but miles, that lead us to beauty and singing and smiles: That roses that blossom and toilers that plod, are filled with the glorious spirit of God. I believe in the purpose of everything living: That taking is but the forerunner of giving; That strangers are friends that we some day may meet; And not all the bitter can equal the sweet; That creeds are but colors, and no man has said, that God loves the yellow rose more than the red. I believe in the path that to-day I am treading, that I shall come safe through the dangers I’m dreading; that even the scoffer shall turn from his ways, and some day be won back to trust and to praise; that the leaf on the tree and the thing we call man, are sharing alike in His infinite plan. I believe that all things that are living and breathing, some richness of beauty to earth are bequeathing; that all that goes out of this world leaves behind, some duty accomplished for mortals to find; that the humblest of creatures our praise is deserving, for it, with the wisest, the Master is serving.” Edgar A. Guest 597) “Life is a gift to be used every day, no to be smothered and hidden away; it isn’t a thing to be stored in the chest, where you gather your keepsakes and treasure your best; it isn’t a joy to be sipped now and then, and promptly put back in a dark place again. Life is a gift that the humblest may boast of, and one that the humblest may well make the most of. Get out and live it each hour of the day, wear and use it as much as you may; don’t keep it in niches and corners and grooves, you’ll find that in service its beauty improves.” Edgar A. Guest

Out-Don’t Stress Out598) “We live longer than our forefathers; but we suffer more from a thousand artificial anxieties and cares. They fatigued only the muscles, we exhaust the finer strengths of the nerves.” Edward George Bulwer-Lytton 599) “The mark of a successful man is one that has spent an entire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it.” ??? 600) “Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency.” ??? 601) “Some of the secret joys of living are not found by rushing from point A to point B, but by inventing some imaginary letters along the way.” Douglas Pagels 602) “When Mozart was composing at the end of the eighteenth century, the city of Vienna was so quiet that fire alarms could be given verbally, by a shouting watchman mounted on top of St. Stefan’s Cathedral. In twentieth-century society, the noise level is such that it keeps knocking our bodies out of tune and out of their natural rhythms. This ever-increasing assault of sound upon our ears, minds and bodies adds to the stress load of civilized beings trying to live in a highly complex environment.” Steven Halpern 603) “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” Chinese Proverb 604) “A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.” Aesop, Fables

605) “If you’re ever lying on a beach with 80 billion grains of sand beneath you, 700 thousand ocean waves before you, 60 million stars stretched out above you, and you’re still not at all impressed, I want you to think about this: The light you see reflecting from the stars is over one million years old. Wow. But then, just before you start to feel like a mere blip in the gigantic scheme of things, please remember this: Yes, you are small, but you’re also irreplaceable and invaluable, eternal and miraculous. Those stars don’t have anything on you.” Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers 606) “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead 607) “People will work for money, but they will die for something they believe in deeply.” Mark Willes 608) “Self-confidence is the first requisite for achieving great things.” Samuel Johnson 609) “A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad.” Samuel Goldwyn 610) “Those with out eternal perspective are those who lose sight of it.” Jay Johnson 611) “We can’t wait for the storm to blow over. We’ve got to learn to work in the rain.” Pete Silas (Phillips Petroleum) 612) “The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.” General H. Norman Schwarzkopf 613) “Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.” John Updike 614) “People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.” Earl Nightingale 615) “Self-pity is an acid which eats holes in happiness.” Earl Nightingale 616) “That which is striking and beautiful is not always good; but that which is good is always beautiful.” Ninon de Lenclos 617) “Let us not pretend to deny in our philosophy what we know in our hearts to be true.” Edward O. Wilson 618) “Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open.” Thomas Dewar

Thoreau-Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau619) “A gift without the giver is bare.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 620) “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 621) “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 622) “Every artist was first an amateur.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 623) “One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 624) “Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood.” Ralph Emerson

625) “That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the nature of the task changed, but our ability to perform it has increased.” Ralph Waldo Emerson (President Grant loved this quote) 626) “Every great man is unique.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 627) “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 628) “Concentration is the secret of strength.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 629) “The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 630) “Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by the horsepower of the understanding.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 631) “When I first open my eyes upon the morning meadows and look out upon the beautiful world, I thank God I am alive.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 632) “Do not be too timid and squeamish about your reactions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 633) “I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 634) “To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 635) “All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 636) “Every personal consideration that we allow, costs us heavenly state. We sell the thrones of angels for a short and turbulent pleasure.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 637) “Right is more beautiful than private affection, and is compatible with universal wisdom.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 638) “Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force; that thoughts rule the world.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 639) “By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 640) “Commerce is a game of skill which many people play, but which few play well.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 641) “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” Henry David Thoreau 642) “Between whom there is hearty truth, there is love.” Henry David Thoreau 643) “Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.” Henry David Thoreau 644) “The heart is forever inexperienced.” Henry David Thoreau 645) “None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.” Henry David Thoreau 646) “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.” Henry David Thoreau

647) “Live the life you have imagined.” Henry David Thoreau 648) “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau 649) “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor.” Henry David Thoreau 650) “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost. That is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” Henry David Thoreau

Twain-Mark Twain651) “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain 652) “Wherever she was, there was paradise.” Mark Twain’s Adam about Eve 653) “Don’t let your schooling get in the way of your education.” Mark Twain 654) “The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer someone else up.” Mark Twain 655) “Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” Mark Twain 656) “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Mark Twain 657) “When in doubt, tell the truth.” Mark Twain 658) “My father was an amazing man. The older I got, the smarter he got.” Mark Twain 659) “I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.” Mark Twain 660) “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” Mark Twain 661) “God has put something noble and good into every heart His hand created.” Mark Twain 662) “A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.” Mark Twain 663) “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence - and then success is sure.” Mark Twain 664) “Behold, the fool saith 'Put not all thine eggs in the one basket' - which is but a manner of saying, 'Scatter your money and your attention;' but the wise man saith, 'Put all your eggs in the one basket and - watch that basket.’” Mark Twain 665) “Familiarity breeds contempt. How accurate that is. The reason we hold truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get familiar with it.” Mark Twain 666) “Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” Mark Twain 667) “The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.” Mark Twain

668) “There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesome returns of conjectures out of such trifling investment of fact.” Mark Twain 669) “Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” Mark Twain 670) “October is one of those dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, November, and December.” Mark Twain 671) “A powerful agent is the right word. Whenever we come upon one of those intensely right words in a book or newspaper the resulting effect is physical as well as spiritual, and electrically prompt.” Mark Twain 672) “Buy land. They've stopped making it.” Mark Twain 673) “Wagner's music is better than it sounds.” Mark Twain 674) “If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.” Mark Twain 675) “Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.” Mark Twain 676) “It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.” Mark Twain 677) “Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” Mark Twain 678) “Write without pay until somebody offers to pay you. If nobody offers within three years, sawing wood is what you were intended for.” Mark Twain 679) “If everybody was satisfied with himself, there would be no heroes.” Mark Twain 680) “The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.” Mark Twain 681) “It is not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that make horse races.” Mark Twain (from "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar," 1894) 682) “Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.” Mark Twain 683) “Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.” Mark Twain 684) “It's not the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.” Mark Twain 685) “No man or woman knows what perfect love is, until they have been married a quarter of a century.” Mark Twain 686) “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward, it is not a compliment to say it is brave.” Mark Twain 687) “Few sinners are saved after the first 20 minutes of a sermon.” Mark Twain 688) “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read.” Mark Twain 689) “Discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust 690) “I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.” Groucho Marx

691) “If you want a thing bad enough to go out and fight for it, to work day and night for it, to give up your time, your peace, and your sleep for it...if all that you dream and scheme is about it, and life seems useless and worthless it...if you gladly sweat for it and fret for it and plan for it and lose all your terror of the opposition for it (perfect love casteth away all fear)...if you simply go after that thing you want with all of your capacity, strength and sagacity, faith, hope and confidence and stern pertinacity...if neither cold, poverty, famine, nor gout, sickness nor pain, of body or brain, can keep you away from the thing that you want...if dogged and grim you besiege and beset it, with the help of God, you will get it.” Les Brown (Live Your Dreams) 692) “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” Les Brown 693) “Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.” Josh Billings 694) “There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.” Josh Billings 695) “Giving is the secret of a healthy life...not necessarily money, but whatever a man has of encouragement and sympathy and understanding.” John D. Rockefeller 696) “Life is eternal; and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.” Rossiter Worthington Raymond 697) “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift that is why they call it the present.” Loretta Laroche

Franklin-Benjamin Franklin698) “There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond and to know one’s self.” Benjamin Franklin 699) “We learn by chess the habit of not being discouraged by present bad appearances in the state of our affairs, the habit of hoping for a favorable change, and that of persevering in the search of resources.” Benjamin Franklin (The Game Is Not Over: Just because you’re in check it doesn’t mean you’re going to lose.) 700) “A place for everything and everything in its place.” Benjamin Franklin 701) “Games lubricate the body and the mind.” Benjamin Franklin 702) “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.” Benjamin Franklin

Jefferson-Thomas Jefferson703) “On matters of style, swim with the current, on matter of principle stand like a rock.” Thomas Jefferson 704) “It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.” Thomas Jefferson 705) “When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.” Thomas Jefferson 706) “What has destroyed liberty and the rights of men in every government that has ever existed under the sun? The generalizing and concentrating of all cares and powers into one body.” Thomas Jefferson 707) “I cannot live without books.” Thomas Jefferson

708) “No person will have the occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any.” Thomas Jefferson 709) “Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.” Thomas Jefferson 710) “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Thomas Jefferson 711) “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” Thomas Jefferson 712) “I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” Thomas Jefferson 713) “The most valuable of talents is that of never using two words when one will do.” Thomas Jefferson 714) “Man is a rational animal, endowed by nature with rights and with an innate sense of justice.” Thomas Jefferson 715) “No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the natural rights of another; and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him.” Thomas Jefferson 716) “Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread.” Thomas Jefferson 717) “Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.” Thomas Jefferson 718) “But though I am an old man, I am but a young gardener.” Thomas Jefferson (letter to Charles Willson Peale, Aug. 20, 1811) 719) “I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.” Thomas Jefferson 720) “Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain cool and unruffled under all circumstances.” Thomas Jefferson 721) “I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear astern.” Thomas Jefferson 722) “Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.” Thomas Jefferson 723) “It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness.” Thomas Jefferson 724) “If the happiness of the mass of mankind can be secured at the expense of a little tempest now and then, or even of a little blood, it will be a precious purchase.” Thomas Jefferson 725) “I have ever judged of the religion of others by their lives. For it is in our lives, and not from our works, that our religion must be read.” Thomas Jefferson 726) “The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best.” Thomas Jefferson 727) “I have never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as a cause for withdrawing from a friendship.” Thomas Jefferson 728) “. . . it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg.” Thomas Jefferson (It is ok to

have differences and believe differently – just if you know the truth the share it with the willing and open-hearted.) 729) “If we can prevent the Government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them, they must become happy.” Thomas Jefferson 730) “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. But I should mean that every man should receive those papers and be capable of reading them.” Thomas Jefferson 731) “Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church and State.” Thomas Jefferson (letter to Connecticut Baptists) 732) “I am a strong believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” Thomas Jefferson

Einstein-Albert Einstein733) “The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.” Albert Einstein 734) “There are two ways to live life. One is that nothing is a miracle. The other is that everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein 735) “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile." Albert Einstein 736) “Not everything that counts can be counted . . . not everything that can be counted counts.” Albert Einstein 737) “Concerns for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.” Albert Einstein 738) “The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.” Albert Einstein 739) “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Albert Einstein 740) “I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.” Albert Einstein 741) “I want to know God's thoughts. The rest are details.” Albert Einstein 742) “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” Albert Einstein 743) “The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has its limits.” Albert Einstein

744) “There are two things infinite in the world: human stupidity and the universe and I am not sure about the last one.” Albert Einstein 745) “Everyone is aware of the difficult and menacing situation in which human society - shrunk into one community with a common fate - finds itself, but only a few act accordingly. Most people go on living their everyday life: half frightened, half indifferent, they behold the ghostly tragicomedy that is being performed on the international stage before the eyes and ears of the world.” Albert Einstein (from his speech to the 2nd annual dinner of the Foreign Press Association to the General Assembly and Security Council of the United Nations, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York, New York; November 11, 1947) 746) “I don't believe in mathematics.” Albert Einstein 747) “The search for truth is more precious than its possession.” Albert Einstein 748) “Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value.” Albert Einstein 749) “Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.” Albert Einstein 750) “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein 751) “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over and over again, but expecting a different result.” Albert Einstein 752) “Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods.” Albert Einstein 753) “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” Albert Einstein 754) “You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.” Albert Einstein 755) “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists... this knowledge, this feeling, is the centre of true religiousness.” Albert Einstein 756) “Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Albert Einstein 757) “Any power must be an enemy of mankind which enslaves the individual by terror and force, whether it arises under the Fascist or the Communist flag. All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded to the individual.” Albert Einstein (statement, England, September 15) 758) “What is the meaning of human life, or of organic life altogether? To answer this question at all implies a religion. Is there any sense then, you ask, in putting it? I answer, the man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life.” Albert Einstein (The World as I See It, 1934) 759) “Bear in mind that the wonderful things you learn in your schools are the work of many generations. All this is put in your hands as your inheritance in order that you may receive it, honor it, add to it, and one day faithfully hand it on to your children.” Albert Einstein 760) “We should take care not to make the intellect our God.” Albert Einstein 761) “You are not thinking. You are merely being logical.” Neils Bohr to Albert Einstein

Century ury-Men of the 18th Century762) “Relentlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.” Thomas Alva Edison 763) “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Alva Edison 764) “Genius is 99 percent perspiration and 1 percent inspiration.” Thomas Alva Edison 765) “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” John Quincy Adams 766) “Real learning comes not so much from reasonable thinking, but from those illuminating moments that permanently warp the mind.” Henry Adams 767) “He well knows what snares are spread about his path . . . He is traduced and abused for his supposed motives.” (?) 768) “Break free from the walls around you, when you take the risk of living, life brings immeasurable rewards.” Benjamin Disreali (1804-81) 769) “The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” Benjamin Disreali (1804-81) 770) “Great men are rarely isolated mountain-peaks; they are the summits of ranges.” Thomas Wentworth Higginson 771) “Discipline and focused awareness ... contribute to the act of creation.” John Poppy 772) “You’ve got to say, “I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it.” It’s called perseverance.” Lee J. Iacocca 773) “People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.” Earl Nightingale 774) “As is our confidence, so is our capacity.” William Hazlitt 775) “If I see further it is because I stand on the shoulders of giants.” Sir Issac Newton 776) “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I found it!) but ‘That’s funny. . . .’” Issac Asimov

-MichelangeloMichelangelo777) “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” Michelangelo Buonarroti 778) “Purity is ever green.” (never grows old, never dies) Michelangelo 779) “Every beauty which is seen here below by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come...My eyes longing for beautiful things together with my soul longing for salvation have no other power to ascend to heaven than the contemplation of beautiful things.” Michelangelo 780) “If we have been pleased with life then we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.” Michelangelo

781) “What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful that the garment with which it is clothed?” Michelangelo 782) “Genius is eternal patience.” Michelangelo 783) “Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.” Michelangelo 784) “Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.” Michelangelo 785) “It is well with me only when I have a chisel in my hand.” Michelangelo 786) “A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.” Michelangelo

Mandela-Nelson Mandela787) “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Nelson Mandela 788) “As we let our light shine, we give permission for others to let their light so shine.” Nelson Mandela 789) “It’s not who we are afraid of, it’s what we will become.” Nelson Mandela

Proverbs-Ancient Proverbs790) “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Old Chinese Proverb 791) “The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.” Chinese proverb 792) “Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.” Chinese Proverb 793) “When you hear something, you will forget it. When you see something, you will remember it. But not until you do something, will you understand it.” Chinese Proverb 794) “Man who waits with open mouth on side of hill for roast duck, wait for long time.” Chinese Proverb 795) “This one makes a net; This one stands and wishes. Would you like to bet, which one gets the fishes?” Chinese Rhyme, in Forbes, 919 796) “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” Japanese Proverb 797) “Love rules without rules.” (Amore regge senza legge.) Italian proverb 798) “He who enjoys good health is rich, though he knows it not.” Italian Proverb 799) “By asking for the impossible we obtain the best possible.” Italian Proverb 800) “The comforter’s head never aches.” Italian Proverb

801) “He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything.” Arabian Proverb 802) “Fear less, hope more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.” Swedish Proverb 803) “Hold a true friend with both hands.” Nigerian Proverb 804) “A man is not where he lives but where he loves.” Latin Proverb 805) “The tone makes the music.” Old German Proverb 806) “How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward.” Spanish Proverb 807) “Tell me who you love, and I'll tell you who you are.” Creole proverb 808) “A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.” English Proverb 809) “Some dream of big things, others wake up and do them.” Old Saying (Proverbs 20:13) 810) “The heart that loves is always young.” Greek Proverb 811) “Live to learn and you will learn to live.” Portuguese Proverb 812) “It takes 64 muscles of the face to make a frown, and only thirteen to make a smile. Why work overtime?” Gems of Thought (3 Nephi 19:25) 813) “Make of yourself an honest man, and there will be one rascal fewer in the world.” Wise Man 814) “Though a man be learned, if he does not apply his knowledge, he resembles the blind man, who, lamp in hand, cannot see the road.” Tibetan saying 815) “The world is a chain, one link in another.” Maltese Proverb 816) “To change customs is a difficult thing.” Lebanese Proverb 817) “Half the world knows not how the other half lives.” English Proverb 818) “Poverty does not destroy virtue, nor does wealth bestow it.” Spanish Proverb 819) “Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.” Hasadic saying 820) “If you don’t laugh at yourself, life is going to seem a lot older (younger?) than you want it to be.” Sam from Garden State 821) “When you do things with all your soul, it is hard to fall.” Ignacio Alvarado R. 822) “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” William Arthur Ward 823) “Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.” William A. Ward 824) “In the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.” Bernard Baruch 825) “The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.” Harold Taylor 826) “All men who achieved great things have been great dreamers.” Orison Swett Marden 827) “In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest.” Henry Miller

828) “The task of the leader is to get people from where they are to where they have not been.” Henry Kissenger 829) “This may shock you, but I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude. It is more important than my past, my education, my bankroll, my successes, my failures, fame or pain, what other people think of me or say about me, my circumstances or my position. Attitude is that “single string” that keeps me going or hinders my progress. It alone fuels my fire or assaults my hope. When my attitudes are right, there’s no barrier too high, no valley too deep, no dream too extreme, no challenge too great for me.” Charles Swindoll 830) “People who soar are those who refuse to sit back, sigh and wish things would change. They neither complain of their lot nor passively dream of some distant ship coming in.” Charles R. Swindoll 831) “There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential.” Rusty Berkus 832) “Nothing in the world can take place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are omnipotent.” Calvin Coolidge 833) “All greatness is achieved while performing outside your comfort zone.” Greg Arnold 834) “To be successful one must make change an ongoing process. Quality is a race with no finish line.” David T. Kearns 835) Affirmation for Today “Today I will live through the next 24 hours and not try to tackle all of life’s problems at once. Today I will improve myself, body, mind and spirit. Today I will refuse to spend time worrying about what might happen it....Today I will not imagine what I would do if things were different. They are not different. I will do my best with what material I have. Today I will find the grace to let go if resentments of others and self-condemnation over past mistakes. Today I will not try to change, or improve, anybody but me. Today I will act towards others as though this will be my last day on earth. Today I will be unafraid. I will enjoy what is beautiful, and I will believe that as I give to the world, the world will give to me. Whether these are the best of times or the worst of times, theses are the only times we’ve got. Live each other fully and you will look back on a life that made a difference.” Steve Goodier 836) “In this world, you must be a bit too kind in order to be kind enough.” Pierre Marivaux

Professors-BYU Religion Professors837) “Obedience to truth gives one power.” Brother Manscill 838) “Being in outer darkness is like being a POW for eternity.” Brother Manscill 839) “What’s more important than truths, are relationships. We take what we learn and apply it to people.” Brother Manscill 840) “You can’t escape a celestial relationship.” Brother Manscill 841) “When we love people we see them through filters.” Brother Fawcett 842) “Utterances may die but meaning never does.” Brother Steinagel

Personal-Sports Personal843) “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have lastminute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” Muhammad Ali 844) “I take nothing for granted. I now have only good days, or great days.” Lance Armstrong 845) “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” Tommy Lasorda 846) “If you see a man on top of a mountain, you can be rest assured that he did not fall to get there.” An anonymous basketball coach 847) “There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength.” Pat Riley 848) “How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or not.” Lou Holtz 849) “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do; Attitude determines how well you do it.” Lou Holtz 850) “Physically fit people are more intellectually inclined, emotionally stable, composed, self-confident, easy-going and relaxed.” A. H. Ismail (Purdue University) 851) “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!” Lewis Carroll 852) “The vision of a champion is someone bent over, drenched in sweat, to a point of exhaustion, when no one else is watching.” Anson Dorrance, collegiate women's soccer coach 853) “Success is aiming for the stars, because if you fall short, you are going to land on the moon, and there are not too many people on the moon now, are there?” Amy Van Dyken, Olympic swimming gold medalist 854) “You've always got to be aware of why you don't win, otherwise you'll keep losing. Every mistake is a learning experience and, hopefully, you won't make the same mistake again.” Layne Beachley, world champion surfer 855) “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” Michael Jordan

Ashe-Arthur Ashe856) “If I were to say, ‘God, why me?’ about the bad things, then I should have said, ‘God, why me?’ about the good things that happened in my life.” Arthur Ashe 857) “Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.” Arthur Ashe 858) “You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.” Arthur Ashe 859) “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life. Every time you win, it diminishes the fear a little bit. You never really cancel the fear of losing; you keep challenging it.” Arthur Ashe

860) “Success is a journey not a destination. The doing is usually more important than the outcome. Not everyone can be Number 1.” Arthur Ashe

Ford-Henry Ford861) “You can’t build a reputation on what you are GOING to do.” Henry Ford 862) “Life is a series of experience, each of which makes us bigger even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward.” Henry Ford 863) “Whether you think you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.” Henry Ford 864) “Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger . . . . Henry Ford 865) “One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” Henry Ford

Personal-Business Personal866) “One must not lose desires. They are mighty stimulants to creativeness, to love, and to long life.” Alexander A. Bogomoletz 867) “Television is not like the weather. He who complains about it can do something about it. The trouble is, he usually doesn’t.” Telford Taylor 868) “The real secret of success is enthusiasm.” Walter Chrysler 869) “Every successful business in the world is in existence because its founder recognized in a problem or need an opportunity to be of service to others. Every problem or need in your life is in reality an opportunity to call forth inner resources of wisdom, love, strength, and ability.” J. Sig Paulson 870) “Indeed, if we were not paid at all, Charlie and I would be delighted with the cushy jobs we hold. At bottom, we subscribe to Ronald Reagan's creed: ‘It's probably true that hard work never killed anyone, but I figure why take the chance.’” Warren Buffet 871) “The ideas which are here expressed so laboriously are extremely simple and should be obvious. The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old . . . .” John M. Keynes 872) “Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice.” Jim Collins (quotation from “Good to Great”) 873) “He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot 874) “Economics is the study of mankind in the ordinary business of life.” Alfred Marshall 875) “History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.” B.C. Forbes 876) “Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish, or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry.” Bill Drayton (Ashoka)

877) “Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.” Adam Smith 878) “The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor to find much fun in life.” Charles W. Schwab 879) “A child is the ultimate startup, and I have three. This makes me rich.” Guy Kawasaki 880) “Saying you are willing to do something does not mean that you will do it.” Guy Kawasaki 881) “Many years ago Rudyard Kipling gave an address at McGill University in Montreal. He said one striking thing which deserves to be remembered. Warning the students against an over-concern for money, or position, or glory, he said: ‘Some day you will meet a man who cares for none of these things. Then you will know how poor you are.’” Halford E. Luccock

Quotes-Consulting Quotes882) “Old age isn’t so bad (when you consider the alternative).” Maurice Chevalier 883) “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of old ones.” John Cage 884) “The only real training for leadership is leadership.” Anthony Jay 885) “If you can find something everyone agrees on, it’s wrong.” Mo Udall 886) “Nothing in life is free. (Unless you’re a consultant.)” ??? 887) “A specialist is a man who fears the other subjects.” Martin H. Fisher 888) “The difference between a job and a career is the difference between 40 and 60 hours a week.” Robert Frost 889) “We’re drowning in information and starving for knowledge.” Rutherford D. Rogers 890) “Nothing astonishes people so much as common sense and plain dealing.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

-TeamsTeams891) “When we come to the end of our light and must move into the dark of the unknown, we must believe we will find something solid on which to stand or that we will understand how to fly.” ??? 892) “Leaders have to get people into an "adult" mode of operation so they will make rational and objective choices. These move the company forward, not sideways. After all is said and done, that's the way Square Wheels move best” Ed Westerdahl 893) “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” Martha Graham 894) “Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well” Voltaire 895) “As soon as everyone is on the bandwagon with one idea, a leader should be working on the next one” Roger Enrico, Pepsico

896) "It is not what people do when they work, but what they do when they don't work that causes all their troubles.” Wm. J. H. Boetcker 897) “No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings” William Blake 898) “Every exit is an entrance somewhere else.” Tom Stoppard 899) “Sometimes I go about in pity for myself, and all the while a great wind is bearing me across the sky.” Ojibwa Saying 900) “If a man wishes to be sure of the road he treads on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark” St. John of the Cross 901) "Holle vaten klinken het hardst" - "Empty (hollow) barrels sound the loudest." a Dutch expression: “I do not feel obliged to believe that that same God who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forego their use.” Galileo in retort to his critics including the Church 902) Eugene Taurman wrote: "Deprived of information one cannot assume responsibility, but, given the information one cannot avoid responsibility." Smitty The Janitor 903) “... teams, not individuals, are the fundamental learning unit in modern organizations. This is where the "rubber stamp meets the road"; unless teams can learn, the organization cannot learn.” Peter M. Senge, The Fifth Discipline 904) “Most potential teams can become real teams, but not without taking risks involving conflict, trust, interdependence, and hard work. For example, a common team purpose, set of performance goals, and approach rarely arise without conflict. Indeed, quite the contrary -- the most successful teams recognize their members' conflicting views and experiences as a source of strength. Similarly, mutual accountability requires trust and interdependence, which usually do not grow without risk taking. And, finally, most potential teams include members who must develop the skills needed by the team after they have joined the team itself. This, too, implies risks and hard work for everyone on the team.” “in "The Wisdom Of Teams," by Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith 905) "We trained hard...but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing, and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demorilization." Petronius Arriter, 210 B.C. 906) “It's important to talk to people in their own language. If you do it well, they'll say, ‘God, he said exactly what I was thinking.’ And when they begin to respect you, they'll follow you to the death. The reason they're following you is not because you're providing some mysterious leadership. It's because you're following them.” Lee Iacocca 907) “Group desire is different than individual desire. With individual desire, it's up to you to feed the fire. With group desire, you get all kinds of people rolling logs on from every direction.” Vince Pfaff

-PerformancePerformance908) “Some people drink deeply from the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle.” adapted by Grant M. Bright

909) “If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Abraham Lincoln 910) “Go to the people, Learn from them, Love them, Start with what they know, Build on what they have, But of the best leaders, When their task is accomplished, Their work is done, The people will remark: ‘We have done it ourselves.’” 2000 Year Old Chinese Poem 911) “Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 912) “It is not necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paper work and the other is nostalgia” Frank Zappa 913) “If something is not worth doing at all, it is not worth doing well.” Warren Buffett 914) “Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” William Faulkner 915) “People may doubt what you say, but they always believe what you do.” Unknown 916) “The body travels more easily than the mind, and until we have limbered up our imagination we continue to think as though we had stayed home. We have not really budged a step until we take residence in someone else's point of view.” John Erskine The Complete Life, Chapter 8, Foreigners 917) “A sale is not something you pursue; it's what happens to you while you are immersed in serving your customer.” Unknown 918) “People who never do more than they get paid for, never get paid for anything more than they do.” Kemmons Wilson, Founder, Holiday Inns 919) “A frustrated manager complained that everytime he provided training, the now highly skilled employee was snatched up by a competitor: ‘The only thing worse than training people and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.’” attributed to Zig Ziglar 920) “It wasn't until 1865 that the Matterhorn was first climbed. Four men in the party died during the descent. It took 30 years and 20 deaths before Everest was first successfullly climbed and it was generally considered ‘Impossible without oxygen.’ In 1975, 2 men made it. Mount Blanc used to take 3 days to climb. Last year, a climber did it in 7 hours. Now, athletes actually have a race to the top of Matterhorn, where they start at 2000 feet and run to the peak, up 35 degree inclines at a rate of 1500 meters an hour. It's about beliefs.” ???

-KnowledgeKnowledge921) “Some are born with knowledge, some derive it from study, and some acquire it only after a painful realization of their ignorance. But the knowledge being possessed, it comes to the same thing. Some study with a natural ease, some from a desire for advantages, and some by strenuous effort. But the achievement being made, it comes to the same thing.” Confucius (in The Doctrine of the Mean) 922) “The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.” Calvin and Hobbes (Bill Watterson) 923) “Wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair and all the terrible things that happen to us happen because we really deserve them?” J.M. Straczynski

924) “I always remember an epitaph in the cemetery at Tombstone, AZ. It says: "Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest." I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have - when he gives everything that is in him to the job he has before him. That is all you can ask of him and that is what I have tried to do.” Harry S. Truman 925) “It should be born in mind that there is nothing more difficult to arrange, more doubtful of success, and more dangerous to carry through than initiating changes in a state's constitution (read organization). The innovator makes enemies of all those who prospered under the old order, and only lukewarm support is forthcoming from those who would propser uinder the new. Their support is lukewarm partly from fear of their adversaries, who have the existing laws on their side, and partly because men are generally incredulous, never really trusting new things unless they have tested them by experience. In consequence, whenever those who oppose changes can do so, they attack vigorously, and the defense made by the others is only lukewarm so both the innovator and his friends are endangered together.” Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince 926) “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” George Bernard Shaw 927) “The illiterate of the future are *not* those who cannot read or write. They are those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Alvin Toffler 928) “Never doubt that a small, committed group of people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead 929) “If you want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.” Giuseppe di Lamedosa 930) “Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.” Michael Pritchard 931) “The human mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes 932) “If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.” old Chinese proverb 933) “Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.” Zen Poem 934) “Unless we change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.” (Old Chinese Proverb) 935) “Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have.” (Emile Charter) 936) “Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops." Thomas J. Watson Jr., computer executive 937) “Stubbornness does have its helpful features. You always know what you're going to be thinking tomorrow.” Glen Beaman 938) “People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.” Norman Vincent Peale

939) “Destiny is no matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.” William Jennings Bryan 940) “Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” William Faulkner 941) “The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.” William James (1842-1910) 942) “Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to save it.” JeanJacques Rosseau 943) “Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.” Norman Vincent Peale. 944) Following their defeat at the battle of Shiloh, the shattered Confederate army fled for their lives in a panicked rout. General A.S. Johnston, desperately trying to rally his troops to stand and fight, grabbed a passing soldier and demanded, “Private why are you running?” The Private hurriedly replied, “General, I’m running ‘cause I can’t fly!”

-Contemporary Women and Women of AntiquityAntiquity945) “Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives, the cumulative experience of many masters of craftsmanship. Quality also marks the search for an ideal after necessity has been satisfied and mere usefulness achieved.” Willa A. Foster 946) “Where there is great love there are always miracles.” Willa Cather 947) “My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that “achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that’s nice, too, but not as important or satisfying.” Always aim for achievement and forget about success.” Helen Hayes 948) “Positive attitudes-optimism, high self-esteem, an outgoing nature, joyousness, and the ability to cope with stress-may be the most important bases for continued good health.” Helen Hayes 949) “It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.” Sally Kempton 950) “Motherhood is the one profession that a dedicated and educated adult can practice for a decade and still not be considered an expert.” Jaroldeen Edwards 951) “Haunted from my early youth by the transitoriness and pathos of life, I was aware that it is not enough to say, “I am doing no harm.” I ought to be testing myself daily, and asking myself what I am really achieving.” Margot Asquith 952) “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and the time that the tide will turn.” Harriet Beecher Stowe 953) “Two human loves make one divine.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning

954) “Love is a force that connects us to every strand of the universe, an unconditional state that characterizes human nature, a form of knowledge that is always there for us if only we can open ourselves to it.” Emily H. Sell 955) “We've grown to be one soul - two parts; our lives so intertwined that when some passion stirs your heart, I feel the quake in mine.” Gloria Gaither 956) “We may run, walk, stumble, drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey, or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way.” Gloria Gaither 957) “We should all constantly evaluate our progress. To live righteous lives and accomplish the purpose of our creation, we must constantly review the past, determine our present status, and set goals for the future. Without this process there is little chance of reaching one’s objectives.” O. Leslie Stone 958) “Many of our problems are blessings in disguise.” O. Leslie Stone 959) “. . . in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.” Anne Frank 960) “God has a plan for each of us and so we see God’s ways are not always our ways but His ways are always best.” Katherine McCafferty 961) “A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.” Mary Kay Ash 962) “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie

Rqnd-Ayn Rqnd963) “Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.” Ayn Rand 964) “No one's happiness but my own is in my power to achieve or to destroy.” Ayn Rand 965) “Words are a lens to focus one’s mind.” Ayn Rand 966) “A genius is a genius, regardless of the number of morons who belong to the same race - and a moron is a moron, regardless of the number of geniuses who share his racial origin.” Ayn Rand 967) “We cannot fight against anything, unless we fight for something -- and what we must fight for is the supremacy of reason, and a view of man as a rational being.” Ayn Rand 968) “The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see.” Ayn Rand 969) “Whether you know the shape of a pebble or the structure of a solar system, the axioms remain the same: that it exists and that you know it.” Ayn Rand 970) “There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.” Ayn Rand 971) “Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.” Ayn Rand

972) “The idea that 'the public interest' supersedes private interests and rights can have but one meaning: that the interests and rights of some individuals take precedence over the interests and rights of others.” Ayn Rand 973) “America's abundance was not created by public sacrifices to the common good, but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes.” Ayn Rand (taken from the invisible-hand economic theory) 974) “The desire not to be anything is the desire not to be.” Ayn Rand 975) “Today, when a concerted effort is made to obliterate this point, it cannot be repeated too often that the Constitution is a limitation on the government, not on private individuals - that it does not prescribe the conduct of private individuals, only the conduct of the government - that it is not a charter for government power, but a charter of the citizens' protection against the government.” Ayn Rand 976) “Neither life nor happiness can be achieved by the pursuit of irrational whims. Just as a man is free to attempt to survive by any random means, as a parasite, a moocher or a looter, but not free to succeed at it beyond the range of the moment - so he is free to seek his happiness in any irrational fraud, any whim, any delusion, any mindless escape from reality, but not free to succeed at it beyond the range of the moment not to escape the consequences.” Ayn Rand 977) “I'm working to improve my methods, and every hour I save is an hour added to my life.” Ayn Rand 978) “A "whim" is a desire experienced by a person who does not know and does not care to discover its cause.” Ayn Rand 979) “Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.” Ayn Rand 980) “The Middle Ages were an era of mysticism, ruled by blind faith and blind obedience to the dogma that faith is superior to reason. The Renaissance was specifically the rebirth of reason, the liberation of man's mind, the triumph of rationality over mysticism - a faltering, incomplete, but impassioned triumph that led to the birth of science, of individualism, of freedom.” Ayn Rand 981) “In western civilization, the period ruled by mysticism is known as the 'Dark Ages' and the 'Middle Ages'. I will assume that you know the nature of that period and the state of human existence in those ages. The Renaissance broke the rules of the mystics. "Renaissance" means the "rebirth". Few people today will care to remind you that it was a rebirth of reason - of man's mind.” Ayn Rand 982) “Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist's metaphysical value-judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent his fundamental view of man's nature.” Ayn Rand

Roosevelts-The Roosevelts983) “There are two kinds of success. One is the very rare kind that comes to the person who has the power to do what no one else has the power to do. That is genius. But the average person who wins what we call success is not a genius. That person is a man or woman who has merely the ordinary qualities that they share with their fellows, but who has developed those ordinary qualities to a more than ordinary degree.” Theodore Roosevelt

984) “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” Franklin D. Roosevelt 985) “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” F.D. Roosevelt 986) “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt 987) “The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.” John Foster Dulles

Churchill-Winston Churchill988) “It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.” Winston Churchill 989) “The cost of the war both of human life and resources was of such magnitude you cannot distinguish the difference between the victorious and the defeated.” Winston Churchill 990) “Never give in – never. Never. Never. Never . . . .” Winston Churchill 991) “The optimist sees every opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity.” Winston Churchill 992) “Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts.” Winston Churchill 993) “Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.” Winston Churchill 994) “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” Winston Churchill 995) “It is a mistake to try and look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.” Winston Churchill 996) “Never give in – never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” Winston Churchill 997) “Where there is a great deal of free speech there is always a certain amount of foolish speech.” Winston Churchill 998) “There is a great deal of difference between being responsible for an order which may lose valuable ships and expressing an opinion without such responsibility.” Winston Churchill

(actors)-Performers/Hollywood (actors)999) “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot 1000) “I like not only to be loved, but to be told I am loved.” George Eliot 1001) “What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other.” George Eliot 1002) “What a greater thing is there for two human souls then to feel that they are joined for life – to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting.” George Eliot

1003) “Whenever I hear, ‘It can’t be done,’ I know I’m close to success.” Michael Flatley 1004) “The higher up you go, the more mistakes you’re allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it’s considered to be your style.” Fred Astaire 1005) “An optimist is the human personification of spring.” Susan J. Bissonette 1006) “All men should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.” James Thurber 1007) “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” Will Rogers 1008) “Life is like an ice cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time.” Charlie Brown 1009) “If you choose passion over principle you lose every time.” Karate Kid II 1010) “Keep walking and keep smiling.” Tiny Tim 1011) “If we can conquer outer space we should be able to conquer inner space too.” Christopher Reed 1012) “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.” Bill Cosby 1013) “For two people in a marriage to live together day after day is unquestionably the one miracle the Vatican has overlooked.” Bill Cosby 1014) “People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.” Bob Hope 1015) “90% of success is being there.” Woody Allen 1016) “For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” Judy Garland 1017) “If at first you do succeed, try to hide your astonishment.” Los Angeles Times 1018) “Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenary you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” Eddie Cantor (US comedian & singer – 1892-1964) 1019) “Everybody's got a laughin' place, trouble is most folks won't take the time to find it. And where it is for one, mightn't be for another." Brer Rabbit 1020) “Love is but the heart's immortal thirst to be completely known and all forgiven.” Henry Van Dyke 1021) “Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.” Brian Adams

Kotter-Matthew Tyson Kotter1022) “Our perception of eternity is solely based on our perception of reality.” Mattski 1023) “Soon the traps and snares of the adversary will be but molten steel in the fire of the Almighty.” Mattski 1024) “Agency is the proposition of opposition.” Mattski 1025) “Endless battles beget new beginnings.” Mattski 1026) “Pride forces prayer to become a casual chat.” Mattski 1027) “Salvation saturates purposeful living.” Mattski

1028) “Christ engraved us on His hands and we must allow Him to engrave His law in our hearts.” Mattski 1029) “The atonement further annunciates our own nothingness.” Mattski (but solidifies our potential for eternal success) 1030) “Depression depicts Satan’s victory.” Mattski 1031) “Obedience is the natural man’s worst nemesis.” Mattski 1032) “Covenants clarify the Lord’s love.” Mattski 1033) “Laziness lingers while Discipleship does.” Mattski 1034) “Immorality emanates from idleness.” Mattski 1035) “Disillusionment, defeat, despair, disobedience, dishonesty, depression and denial are nothing but dreadful aftertastes of a natural man’s seven course meal.” Mattski 1036) “Ignorance turns stepping stones into stumbling blocks.” Mattski 1037) “Life’s meaning is found in purposeful pleading.” Mattski 1038) “Sadly we judge faster than our own hearts beat.” Mattski (Sadly, we pass judgement...) 1039) “Temptation torturously tests truth’s triumph.” Mattski 1040) “Pride is the cyclical saturation of carnality.” Mattski 1041) “If you want to see the light at the end of the tunnel there needs to be a light behind you first.” Mattski

Dances-The Dances1042) “Don’t let evil thoughts come into your bay and float around...don’t harbor such thoughts...ever.” Jeff Dance 1043) “My parents were my missionaries.” Jeff Dance 1044) “Love must penetrate every sense.” Jeff Dance 1045) “The IQ is not as important as the ‘I will’.” Tom Dance 1046) “When you are kicked in the rear, you know you’re in front.” Tom Dance 1047) “The best insurance is being a member of the Church.” Dave Dance 1048) “There is nothing wrong with raw as long as it gets cooked.” Melanie Dance 1049) “In life comes great disappointments, but it is in how you handle them that defines your true character.” Amanda Dance 1050) “The day we think we are perfect is the time when we are actually most imperfect.” Amanda Dance 1051) “Laughing is the cure for heartache.” Emily Dance 1052) “See the need, DO THE DEED.” My Momma Dance 1053) “The veil covers your mind not your heart.” Mom Dance 1054) “Where would you have been at the time of the Savior’s crucifixion? What would you be doing- helping or taunting?” My Papa Dance 1055) “Remember . . . it’s all about peace, love and temple marriage.” Mama Thuelson

Clydes-The Clydes1056) “It’s the most wonderful place this side of heaven...and I don’t remember heaven.” Grandpa Clyde

1057) “You don’t really know who you are until you know where you came from.” Grandpa Clyde 1058) “To go into the highest degree it takes two...you cannot do it alone.” Grandpa Clyde 1059) “No life that is righteously lived will be forgotten.” Grandpa Clyde 1060) “You can’t allow other priorities to overshadow your roots and black out the sun.” Amanda Hadley 1061) “O, one might reach heroic heights by one strong burst of power. He might endure the whitest lights of heaven for an hour;-. But harder is the daily drag, to smile at trials which fret and fag, and not to murmur –nor to lag. The test of greatness is the way one meets the eternal Everyday.” Edmund Vance Cooke, Impertinent Poems

Philosophers-Russian Authors and PhilosophersRussian
1062) “The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.” Leo Tolstoy 1063) “What, then, was the force that moved the nations? ...Power. What then is power? Power is the sum total of will as expressed as one person.” Leo Tolstoy 1064) “The strongest of all warriors are these two -- Time and Patience.” Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy 1065) “ . . . If I were told that what I shall write will be read in twenty years by the children of today and that they will weep and smile over it and will fall in love with life, I would devote all my life and all my strengths to it.” Leo Tolstoy 1066) “Is there any meaning in my life that the inevitable death awaiting me does not destroy?” Leo Tolstoy 1067) “I sought in all the sciences but, far from finding what I wanted, became convinced that all who like myself had sought in knowledge for the meaning of life had found nothing.” Leo Tolstoy (“Confession”) 1068) “He never chooses an opinion, he just wears whatever happens to be in style.” Leo Tolstoy 1069) “Boredom: the desire for desires.” Leo Tolstoy 1070) “Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.” Leo Tolstoy 1071) “There is only one time that is important -- NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time that we have any power.” Leo Tolstoy 1072) “Christianity, with its doctrine of humility, of forgiveness, of love, is incompatible with the state, with its haughtiness, its violence, its punishment and its wars.” Leo Tolstoy 1073) “Everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.” Leo Tolstoy 1074) “In historic events, the so-called great men are labels giving names to events, and like labels they have but the smallest connection with the event itself. Every act of theirs, which appears to them an act of their own will, is in an historical sense involuntary and is related to the whole course of history and predestined from eternity.” Leo Tolstoy

1075) “There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness and truth.” Leo Tolstoy 1076) “All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Leo Tolstoy 1077) “We lost because we told ourselves we lost.” Leo Tolstoy 1078) “So long as man remains free he strives for nothing so incessantly and so painfully as to find some one to worship.” Dostoevsky (The Brothers Karamazov) 1079) “Talking nonsense is man's only privilege that distinguishes him from all other organisms.” Dostoevsky (Crime and Punishment) 1080) “If it were not for Christ's Church, indeed there would be no restraint on the criminal in his evildoing, and no punishment for it later, real punishment, that is, not a mechanical one such as has just been mentioned, which only chafes the heart in most cases, but a real punishment, the only real, the only frightening and appeasing punishment, which lies in the acknowledgement of one's own conscience.” Dostoevsky (Crime and Punishment) 1081) “I am a ridiculous man. They call me a madman now. That would be a distinct rise in my social position were it not that they still regard me as being as ridiculous as ever.” Dostoevsky (Dream of a Ridiculous Man) 1082) “Is there suffering on this new earth? On our earth we can truly love only with suffering and through suffering! We know not how to love otherwise. We know no other love. I want suffering in order to love.” Dostoevsky (Dream of a Ridiculous Man) 1083) “...to be acutely conscious is a disease, a real, honest-to-goodness disease.” Dostoevsky (Notes from the Underground) 1084) “When . . . in the course of all these thousands of years has man ever acted in accordance with his own interests?” Dostoevsky (Notes from the Underground) 1085) “For what is man without desires, without free will, and without the power of choice but a stop in an organ pipe?” Dostoevsky (Notes from the Underground) 1086) “My debauchery I undertook solitarily, by night, covertly, fearfully, filthily, with a shame that would not abandon me... I was then already bearing the underground in my soul.” Dostoevsky (Notes from the Underground) 1087) “Every man has some reminiscences which he would not tell to everyone, but only to his friends. He has others which he would not reveal even to his friends, but only to himself, and that in secret. But finally there are still others which a man is even afraid to tell himself, and every decent man has a considerable number of such things stored away. That is, one can even say that the more decent he is, the greater the number of such things in his mind.” Dostoevsky (Notes from the Underground) 1088) “Imagine that you are creating a fabric of human destiny with the object of makingmen happy in the end......but that it was essential and inevitable to torture to death only one tiny creature...And to found that edifice on its unavenged tears: would you consent to be the architect on those conditions? Tell me, and tell me the truth!” Dostoevsky (The Brothers Karamazov) 1089) “Above all, do not lie to yourself. A man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point where he does not discern any truth either in himself or anywhere around him, and thus falls into disrespect towards himself and others. Not respecting anyone, he ceases to love, and having no love, he gives himself up to

passions and coarse pleasures, in order to occupy and amuse himself, and in his vices reaches complete beastiality, and it all comes from lying continually to others and to himself. A man who lies to himself is often the first to take offense. It sometimes feels very good to take offense, doesn't it? And surely he knows that no one has offended him, and that he himself has invented the offense and told lies just for the beauty of it, that he has exaggerated for the sake of effect, that he has picked on a word and made a mountain out of a pea- he knows all of that, and still he is the first to take offense, he likes feeling offended, it gives him great pleasure, and thus he reaches the point of real hostility... Do get up from your knees and sit down, I beg you, these posturings are false, too.” Dostoevsky (The Brothers Karamazov) 1090) “Even there, in the mines, underground, I may find a human heart in another convict and murderer by my side, and I may make friends with him, for even there one may live and love and suffer. One may thaw and revive a frozen heart in that convict, one may wait upon him for years, and at last bring up from the dark depths a lofty soul, a feeling, suffering creature; one may bring forth an angel, create a hero! There are so many of them, hundreds of them, and we are to blame for them.” Dostoevsky (The Brothers Karamazov) 1091) “But do you understand, I cry to him, do you understand that along with happiness, in the exact same way and in perfectly equal proportion, man also needs unhappiness!” Dostoevsky (The Possessed or Demons) 1092) “To love a person means to see him as God intended him to be.” Fyodor Dostoevsky 1093) “There is no one unhappier than you.” Dostoevsky 1094) “The most pressing question on the problem of faith is whether a man as a civilized being… can believe in the divinity of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, for therein rests the whole of our faith.” Fyodor Dostoevski 1095) “It is not possible to eat me without insisting that I sing praises of my devourer?” Fyodor Dostoevski 1096) “A just cause is not ruined by a few mistakes.” Fyodor Dostoevski 1097) “The secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for.” Fyodor Dostoevski 1098) “Realists do not fear the results of their study.” Fyodor Dostoevski 1099) “It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man's life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half.” Fyodor Dostoevski 1100) “To live without Hope is to Cease to live.” Fyodor Dostoevski 1101) “If you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may say with confidence that he is a good man.” Fyodor Dostoevski 1102) “Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.” Fyodor Dostoevski 1103) “You are told a lot about your education, but some beautiful, sacred memory, preserved since childhood, is perhaps the best education of all. If a man carries many such memories into life with him, he is saved for the rest of his days. And even if only one good memory is left in our hearts, it may also be the instrument of our salvation one day.” Fyodor Dostoevski

1104) “The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” Ferdinand Foch 1105) “God gave us memories, that we might have June roses in the December of our lives.” James Barrie 1106) “When I give, I give myself.” Walt Whitmat 1107) “There is a destiny which makes us brothers; none lives to self alone. All that we send into the lives of others, comes back into our own.” Edwin Markham 1108) “He drew a circle that shut me out; heretic, rebel, a thing to flout, but love and I had the wit to win; we drew a circle that took him in.” Edwin Markham 1109) “No person was ever honored for what he received; honor has been the reward for what he gave.” Calvin Coolidge 1110) “The measure of a life is not its duration, but its donation.” Peter Marshall 1111) “If it didn’t look effortless you hadn’t learned it yet.” James Goslina (designer of Java at Sun Microsystems)

1112) “A Christ-centered life is like a good watch: open face, busy hands, pure gold and full of good works.” ??? 1113) “If we can love without boundaries, we can have success without boundaries.” ??? 1114) “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” ??? 1115) “Everything I know I learned one mistake at a time.” ??? 1116) “Love is a verb.” ??? 1117) “A bell is no bell til you ring it; a song is no song til you sing it; love in your heart wasn't put there to stay, love isn't love til you give it away.” Unknown 1118) “There are two lasting gifts we can give to our children: one is roots, the other wings.” ??? 1119) “No man is an island entirely by himself-he is a piece of continent.” ??? 1120) “Prayer keeps a man from sin. Sin keeps a man from prayer.” ??? 1121) “The harder you work the harder it is to give up.” ??? 1122) “Yes, it’s true: We can’t control the wind or the rain or the other vagaries of weather. But we can track our sails such that we can steer the course we desire.” ??? 1123) “Don’t worry about whether your vision is new, let other people make that decision they usually do.” ??? 1124) “To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius.” ??? (Valley Furniture and Interiors) 1125) “Dear Brother though you are bound in jail. Yet never fear the powers of hell. Your God he will deliver you. Therefore fear not what men can do. Let all the hosts of hell engage. With all their malice spite and rage. The Mormonites God will defend. Who are so called by wicked men.” ??? 1126) “The sealing power gives us membership in the earthly kingdom which is the Church, and in the heavenly kingdom which is the celestial realm where God and Christ are.” ???

1127) “I have an everyday religion that always works. Love God first and everything falls into line. You really have to love God to get anything done in this world.” ??? 1128) “Commitment is doing what usually everyone can do but doesn’t.” ??? 1129) “There are no unimportant days in the lives of the anxiously engaged.” ??? 1130) “You can count the amount of seeds in an apple but you can’t count the amount of apples in a seed.” ??? 1131) “Your success, health, happiness, and wealth can be attributed to the choice of your attitude.” ??? 1132) “Somewhere there’s someone who dreams of your smile, and finds in your presence that life is worthwhile, so when you are lonely, remember it’s true: somebody, somewhere is thinking if you.” ??? 1133) “Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ??? 1134) “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.” ??? 1135) “See yourselves as God sees you.” ??? 1136) “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” ??? 1137) “IF I KNEW-If I knew it would be the last time That I'd see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord, your soul to keep. If I knew it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and kiss and call you back for one more. If I knew it would be the last time I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise, I would video tape each action and word, so I could play them back day after day. If I knew it would be the last time, I could spare an extra minute to stop and say "I love you," instead of assuming you would KNOW I do. If I knew it would be the last time I would be there to share your day, Well I'm sure you'll have so many more, so I can let just this one slip away. For surely there's always tomorrow to make up for an oversight, and we always get a second chance to make everything just right. There will always be another day to say "I love you," And certainly there's another chance to say our "Anything I can do?" But just in case I might be wrong, and today is all I get, I'd like to say how much I love you and I hope we never forget. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike, And today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight. So if you're waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today? For if tomorrow never comes, you'll surely regret the day, That you didn't take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss and you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish. So hold your loved ones close today, and whisper in their ear, Tell them how much you love them and that you'll always hold them dear Take time to say "I'm sorry," ”Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay." And if tomorrow never comes, you'll have no regrets about today..” ??? 1138) “All the water in the world, no matter how hard it tried, could never sink a ship unless it got inside. And all the evil in the world, the blackest sin and kind, can never hurt you one least bit, unless: you let it in.” ??? 1139) “All the water in the world, no matter how it tried, could never sink the smallest ship unless it got inside. All the evil of the world, and every kind of sin, could never damn a human soul, unless we let it in.” ???

1140) “We must go the extra mile.” ??? 1141) “If we individually give heed to the lessons of the past, we will find ourselves ready to sacrifice when the Lord requires it, because we will have chosen to align ourselves with His servants.” ??? 1142) “I complained because I had no shoes until I saw a man who had no feet.” ??? 1143) “Your imagination is yours. You can remember the past you choose, rehearse the future you want, and identify with the real and fictional heroes and events of your selection.” ??? 1144) “We must consider the blessings that we have, don’t think what could be better. Think of what you could do to fix it.” ??? 1145) “If you love something, set it free. If it comes back to you it is yours. If it doesn’t, it never was.” ??? (But don’t give up looking) 1146) “You might have walked where Jesus walked and stayed where he was staying; You might have eaten bread and sop and knelt where he was praying; He might have washed your weary feet and wiped them with his dryer; He might have laid his precious hands upon your head with fire. You might have eased his weary way and wiped away his bleeding; You might have helped in his defense when he was sorely needing; Most disappointing words are oft expressed by tongue and writing; The saddest words, “It might have been,” are always the most biting.” ??? 18 1147) “The task before us is never as strong as the power behind us.” ??? 1148) “Suffering is mandatory, but misery is optional.” ??? 1149) “You have never failed until you quit trying.” ??? 1150) “The measure of a man is his word.” ??? 1151) “Pride is like underwear, it is necessary but indecent when exposed.” (When a humble confidence goes sour and turns prideful and selfish) ??? 1152) “By knowledge we overcome fear.” ??? 1153) “Necessity is the mother of invention.” ??? 1154) “To make people think outside the box don’t have the box at all.” ??? 1155) “If you can see Christ in her, that strengthens the two of you.” ??? 1156) “When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high, and don’t be afraid of the dark.” ??? 1157) “The most important testimony does not come by sight, the Savior may be a lot closer than you think.” ??? 1158) “As members of the Church we need to learn to distinguish between counsel and commandment.” ??? 1159) “The most important commandment is the one you are having trouble keeping.” ??? 1160) “I am only an average man, but by George I work harder than the average man.” ??? 1161) “The race isn’t done until the race is done.” ??? 1162) “It is better to weigh our blessings than to multiply our grievances.” ??? 1163) “With out the doctrine of God being our Father we are left to think of Him as a supreme being who sent us here to tag with us as we go through calamities, trials and tribulations.” ??? 1164) “Strangers are only brothers and sisters you haven’t met yet.” ???

1165) “Where you tend a rose my lad a thistle cannot grow.” ??? 1166) “To be busy and productive are two different things.” ??? 1167) “When you do something well you make an investment.” ??? 1168) “Procrastination is how we justify the inability to make a decision.” ??? 1169) “Gravity isn’t easy but it is the law.” ??? 1170) “There are only two types of complainers: men and women.” ??? 1171) “If you can’t have the best, make the best of what you have.” ??? 1172) “Only those who try and resist temptation know how strong it is.” ??? (D&C 29:39) 1173) “If you want change, change yourselves.” ??? 1174) “Stones and chains are not to my liking. Sad and downhearted I will never be. The stars and great moon shall smile upon my flee from you. Catch me if you can...” ??? 1175) “It’s as if we all are a big wheel, each representing a spoke of the whole.” ??? 1176) “The ways of the world are migrating into religion.” ??? 1177) “A goal not written is just a wish.” ??? 1178) “When the Lord is involved in your life there is no such thing as coincidences.” ??? 1179) “Don’t fear the person who can put you to death. Fear the person who can send you to hell.” ??? 1180) “You can’t put a price on the pursuit of knowledge and or happiness.” ??? 1181) “We are the weather forecasters, with the power to change and govern the length of the seasons.” ??? 1182) “You can’t pray a lie.” ??? 1183) “Happiness is not a destination but a mode of travel.” ??? 1184) “You can look at the commandments of God as a barrier or as a bridge.” ??? 1185) “For as a man walketh the roads of life…so shall he continue after…so how much better to not walk alone.” ??? 1186) “If Christ is your co-pilot you need to switch seats.” ??? 1187) “Time goes by fast in comparison with how much we enjoy the time.” ??? 1188) “How we behave determines who we are.” ??? 1189) “The hero is no braver than the ordinary man but he is brave five minutes longer.” ??? 1190) “A positive man is one who makes a sure foundation out of the rocks people throw at him.” ??? 1191) “Christ, He died for us, but now, He lives for us.” ??? 1192) “Sometimes, we sacrifice what we want most for what we want in the moment.” ??? 1193) “Integrity is sometimes more telling the truth, than telling lies.” ??? 1194) “Hate is love gone wrong. We hate those whom we might have loved.” ??? 1195) “Kind hearts are the garden, kind thoughts are the root, kind words are the blossoms, kind deeds are the fruit.” ??? 1196) “We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.” ??? 1197) “The Lord will either use you as a bad example or a good example.” ???

1198) “We should try to bless not impress.” ??? 1199) “It doesn’t matter what path you take if you don’t know where you are going.” ??? 1200) “Stay green because when you are ripe you are close to being rotten.” ??? 1201) “Consistency is the father of destiny.” ??? 1202) “If the Lord wanted us perfect; he would have made us perfect, but He wants us to be perfect with the knowledge of becoming perfect.” ??? 1203) “DOING beats stewing!” ??? 1204) “If you think you are beaten--you are. If you think that you dare not--you don't. If you'd like to win, but fear you can't, it's fifty to one you won't.” ??? 1205) “Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working.” ??? 1206) “Don't ask the Lord to guide your footsteps unless you are willing to move your feet.” ??? 1207) “Failure is an event, not a person.” ??? 1208) “If people spent as much time praying as they do grumbling, they would soon have nothing to grumble about.” ??? 1209) “All god's testings have a purpose, someday you will see the light. But for now just put your trust in him: Walk by faith, not by sight.” ??? 1210) “A good bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep.” ??? 1211) “The trials of life are to make us better-----not bitter.” ??? 1212) “If you learn from your suffering, and really come to understand the lesson you were taught, you might be able to help someone else who's now in the phase you may have just completed. Maybe that's what it's all about after all . . .” ??? 1213) “The road is better because you have traveled it.” ??? 1214) “Amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it.” ??? 1215) “Have you GROWN or did you GROAN!!” ??? 1216) “Thank God for what you have. Trust God for what you need.” ??? 1217) “The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.” ??? 1218) “Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles----It empties today of its strength.” ??? 1219) “Do not pray for a light burden----Pray for a strong back.” ??? 1220) “Truth stands up to examination. False ideas do not.” ??? 1221) “The test of tolerance comes when we are in a majority. The test of courage comes when we are in a minority.” ??? 1222) “Don't give up what you want most, For what you want now.” ??? 1223) “7 days without prayer makes one weak.” ??? 1224) “He who limps is also walking.” ??? 1225) “Believe your beliefs and doubt your doubts.” ??? 1226) “The best angle to approach a problem is the Try-angle.” ??? 1227) “It’s better to be hated for what you are, than to be loved for what you are not.” ??? 1228) “Sometimes things become possible if we want them enough.” ??? 1229) “Three things never come back—the spent arrow, the spoken word, and the lost opportunity.” ???

1230) "Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming... WOW - What a Ride!" ??? 1231) “True happiness is enjoying the present without anxiously waiting for the future.” ??? 1232) “If you wait to be happy, you will never be.” ??? 1233) “When we live our lives correctly we lend credibility to the Lord and to His church.” ??? 1234) “Our lives are sermons. Live it, so that as you walk, people say a quiet ‘amen’.” ??? 1235) “Man is very inconsistent. He cannot avoid change, although good change can avoid him.” ??? 1236) “Man as a divine soul grows in self-restraint, not personal satisfaction.” ??? 1237) “The primary reason for our dissatisfaction with our own condition is out absurdly exaggerated estimation of the happiness of others.” ??? 1238) “Faith is the premise, not the result.” ??? 1239) “If you feel your lot is empty, build a service station on it.” ??? 1240) “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” ??? 1241) “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” ??? 1242) “Suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” ??? 1243) “Life is short, live it to the fullest.” ??? 1244) “Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a direct question.” ??? 1245) “Minds are like parachutes – they function only when open.” ??? 1246) “It is easy to fly into a passion – anyone can do this – but to be angry (more as Christ was in the temple; bold, direct and honest) with the right person to the right extent at the right time in the right way – that is not easy, and not everyone can do it.” ??? 1247) “Dive head first into anything that catches your interest. Then it’s sink or swim, if you can’t swim, worry about it later, just keep working hard and you’ll come out on top.” ??? 1248) Life is what you make of it, so make the most of it.” ??? 1249) “Work like you don’t need the money, laugh until your stomach hurts, snore like no one is listening, live as though heaven is on earth.” ??? 1250) “Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is not noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.” ??? 1251) “In wanting the impossible, you get the best possible.” ??? 1252) “Good people always have a good time.” ??? 1253) “If we did everything we are capable of doing we would amaze ourselves.” ??? 1254) “If He brought you to it, he will get you through it.” ??? 1255) “In dreams and love, there are no impossibilities.” ???

1256) “No matter how tall the mountain, it cannot block out the sun.” ??? 1257) “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” ??? 1258) “The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” Disney’s Mulan (see David O. McKay’s quotation) 1259) “Faliure is only postponed success as long as courage coaches ambition.” ??? 1260) “So many of us don’t realize how connected we are. It’s not a coincidence that when you stare into someone’s eyes you see a small you looking back.” ??? 1261) “The biggest disease in this day and age is that of people feeling unloved.” ??? 1262) “Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.” ??? 1263) “It's the absent who are judged guilty-and who are put on committees.” ??? 1264) “A chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of a blockhead.” ??? 1265) “To learn the worth of money, try borrowing some.” ??? 1266) “The man who can't make a choice makes a choice.” ??? 1267) “Life is for becoming perfect and not just for being perfect.” ??? 1268) “Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” ???

-Christ Has No Hands But Our Hands1269) “Christ has no hands but our hands to do his work today. He has no tongue but our tongues to tell men how he died. He has no help but our help to lead men to his side. What if our hands are busy, with other work than His? What if our feet are walking, where sin’s allurement is? What if our tongues are speaking of things His lips would shun? How can we hope to help Him, or hasten His return?” Author Unknown

-Take Risks1270) “To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out to another is to risk involvement. To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self. To place your ideas, your dreams before the crowd is to risk their loss. To love is to risk not being loved in return. To live is to risk dying. To hope is to risk despair. To try is to risk failure. But risk must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, and is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love . . . live. Chained by his certitudes, he is a slave, he has forfeited freedom. Only a person who risks is free. Risks...” Author Unknown

-Don't Quit1271) “When things go wrong as they some times will; when the road you are trudging seems all uphill, when the funds are low and the debts are high; when you want to smile but you have to sigh; when care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don't you quit. Life is queer with its twists and turns, as every one of us

sometime learns; Don't give up though the pace seems slow; you might succeed with another blow. And many a failure turns about when he might have won had he stuck it out; Success is failure turned inside out--the silver lining of the cloud of doubt, and you can never tell how close you are; it may be near when it seems afar; So stick to the fight when you are hardest hit; It's when things get worse that you mustn't quit!” ??? 1272) “Sometimes we pay too much attention to the ‘return’ rather than to the ‘returned’.” ?? (Prodigal Son – Remember the righteous. Covet – To forget what we have.) 1273) “The church and the family are mutually tied together-they’re inseparable.” ?? 1274) “There have been many dispensations and the most important dispensation is the one we’re in right now. The Gospel is here right now and we are the messengers spreading the good news.” ?? 1275) “You traverse the world in search of happiness when you should just look at what’s inside your hand.” ?? 1276) “His testimony increased the kerosene in my testimony lamp.” ?? 1277) “Realization of self comes with the realization of who your Savior is.” (then and only then) ?? 1278) “I’m a spiritual addict and you can’t heal me. Develop Christ-like habits...after all, aren’t habits hard to break.” ?? 1279) “Strive for charity, for it never faileth and will be standing when the adversary finally gives up and fails.” ?? 1280) “The good thing about mistakes is that you never run out of them.” ?? (Stemmed from the principle that you must make 2,000,000 mistakes in order to learn a language.) 1281) “Don’t get tired until you get on your knees. And then don’t go to sleep until you are in bed.” ?? 1282) “It’s not as important where I came from or where I’m at; as where I’m going.” ?? 1283) “As our understanding grows, so does our capacity for truth.” ?? 1284) “It’s hard to be cool or new aged when we are all draped in white.” ?? 1285) “They have to be taught to become as we are-because they come clothed in the amour of God and are trusting, loving, meek and pure.” ?? (new-born babies) 1286) “It’s the little things that recharge the batteries in the smoke detectors which detect the fires of the adversary.” ?? 1287) “The Holy Ghost is fluent in the language of the spirit and not too far behind are its carriers.” ?? 1288) “Sometimes the most difficult decisions are between the two good ones. The easy distinction is the black and white.” ?? (Pick the better and go with it) 1289) “The pathway to God is like an escalator sloped down: If we don’t do anything we go down. If we do a little we stay in the same place. We have to work hard to go up-to get closer to God.” ?? 1290) “A person is meant to be read not just looked at.” ?? 1291) “When we believe we understand.” ??

1292) “Keeping the commandments sheds light on the nooks and crannies in our sometimes shadowed lives.” ?? 1293) “What do you think about when you don’t have to think? That shows what is most important to you.” ?? 1294) “Truth is never restrictive. It is enhancing and enlarging. In other words revelatory.” ?? 1295) “One must first understand oneself before he can create a masterpiece.” ?? 1296) “If everything was done or felt instantaneous then there would be no test of strength, no development of character, no growth of powers, no free agency...There would also be an absence of joy, success, resurrection, eternal life and Godhood.” ?? 1297) “Don’t take on too much or too much will take you down.” ?? 1298) “Justification is a qualification for destruction.” ?? 1299) “When all the world and life seems to be too much, all it takes is (He calms us with) His gentle touch.” ?? 1300) “Love is the greatest motivator in this life and the life to come.” ?? 1301) “People may listen to what you are saying but do they watch what you do?” ?? 1302) “That which is most rewarding, pure, and precious lies down the road just beyond the extra mile.” ?? 1303) “It’s not how much you read that counts but how much you ponder. Then how much you ponder is not as important as how much you do (apply).” ?? (It’s a step-by-step process. We are not expected to do all, all at once. Begin to read, ponder then do (apply).) 1304) “Focus on the right things and you will never go wrong.” ?? 1305) “Focus on the right things and the right things will focus on you.” ?? 1306) “In this race called life it’s those who slow down and stop to help those around them who will at the finish line eventually come out on top.” ?? (Inspired from the two-hour stint we took traveling back from BYU-Provo on 21 June 2003. We stopped because of Brooke’s car at a rest stop where we eventually helped a distraught lady, and her young daughter, meet up with her mother) 1307) “Fear, of course limits, constrains, closes, hinders, constricts, even thwarts, but worse of all fear opens the gateway for the adversary to waltz on in.” ?? 1308) “Love destroys fear, you can’t fear that which you love.” ?? 1309) “We need to set a celestial standard if we want to receive celestial joy.” ?? 1310) “Occupy your mind with things of eternity so that which is temporary won’t have any room.” ?? 1311) “Only when I give do I truly live.” ?? 1312) “Develop Christ-Like habits because they’re hard to break.” ?? 1313) “Become addicted to righteousness so there is no hope for the deceiving “healing” powers of the adversary.” ?? 1314) “Don’t let your emotions supersede what the spirit is trying to tell you.” ?? 1315) “You may not know what you’re going to do that day, but the Spirit does. Therefore He will guide you and prompt you.” ?? 1316) “You can’t future feel but you know how you feel right now.” ??

1317) “The feeling we have not fully preparing for a test as we sit in the testing center pales in comparison with the feeling we would have standing in front of the Savior not fully prepared to meet Him. Are you ready to meet me?” ?? 1318) “Let’s not make this a Vacation Church: Casual, comfy, convenient and not really listening.” ?? 1319) “Kindness doesn’t sugar coat things; it just puts a nice, tasty cream on the outside.” ?? 1320) “The silence during a prayer is unmatched; it’s as if you can hear the windows of heaven slowly being unlatched.” ?? 1321) “The Holy Ghost works on a case-by-case basis.” ?? 1322) “Some problems have to be dealt with outside of the problem.” ?? 1323) “He truly wants us to live with Him again, because He truly understands how important that is.” ?? 1324) “The spiritual body gains victory over the natural, imperfect, physical body when faith and hope supersede the temporary bodily pain. The ultimate victory, Resurrection, was exactly that.” ?? 1325) “We love Christ not because He is beautiful, popular, and cool or because everyone else loves Him. We love Him because of what He did for us and because He loved us first.” ?? 1326) “We are bound to Him by loving ties and ropes.” ?? 1327) “There is one person that never, ever will fail me. 100% guaranteed and foolproof-That’s my Savior.” ?? 1328) “A promise is all about faith. A promise is only as strong as your own faith in your own self and in God Himself.” ?? 1329) “...where there’s youth, there’s hope...where there’s hope, there’s wonder...where there’s wonder, there’s faith...where there’s faith, there’s chance...where there’s chance, there’s love...where there’s love, there’s God...and that’s all that matters.” ?? 1330) “We may not be perfect but we can have perfect love.” ?? 1331) “We should double major with one of them being a PR* with Christ.” ?? *Personal Relationship 1332) “Truth and light are reflections/manifestations of love.” ?? 1333) “We shouldn’t run faster than we have strength, but by golly we can run.” ?? 1334) “It’s the love of evil that kills us. It’s the love of good that saves us.” ?? 1335) “We must obtain an attitude of “Nevertheless.” ?? 1336) “If you are moving slow, locked in by sound principle, strapped in by the seat belts of high standards and if His Hand is on the wheel, you won’t crash.” ?? 1337) “When we love we see through God’s eyes.” ?? 1338) “Love is the lodestar, love is the North Star. Let it guide your life and you will be wrapped up in the arms of His love.” ?? 1339) “It’s amazing what we can do when we are fueled by love.” ?? (You will surprise yourself) 1340) “Let the relationship take its natural course and the Lord will take the helm.” ?? 1341) “Strive to be the best and the best will find you.” ?? 1342) “Perception never was deception until it becomes a bad complexion.” ?? 1343) “She laughs, she loves it. And so do I.” ??

1344) “Two is better than one. Then why try to have all the fun?” ?? 1345) “Your integrity is the most important thing you can lose. People sell it all the time.” ?? 1346) “The adversary is the waiter who needs no tips. He just keeps on bringing it.” ?? 1347) “The atonement must be felt in order for it to have meaning in your life.” ?? 1348) “If I want to be in the presence of the Lord, I must treat His presence as a gift.” ?? 1349) “Pride just prolongs the pain.” ?? 1350) “The best protection is truth.” ?? 1351) “It’s all in containing and maintaining, not simply obtaining.” ?? (The spirit and the change of heart) 1352) “We continue to work in the Lord’s army as best as we can, thrusting forth our sickles in his incredible land. The love our Savior has for us is absolutely indescribable. This gospel and its potential is simply unfathomable. To follow His perfect example is the least we can do, after all, He suffered and bled for us too. As He lay on the cross shedding His tears, He saw each and every one of us, our sins and our fears. Because of His love, we are never alone. So stretch forth your hand and He will take you all the way home.” ?? 1353) “A holy relationship with a loved one IS what it’s cracked up to be.” ?? 1354) “Sometimes the best thing you can give is yourself.” ?? 1355) “The most serious sin is the one you are committing right now.” ?? 1356) “Time is love and love is commitment.” ?? 1357) “Don’t shortchange eternal life, the atonement, and eternal marriage, all of those involve the Lord.” ?? 1358) “Make time for the Lord and He will make time for you.” ?? 1359) “You don’t make friends, you become one first.” ?? 1360) “Learn to love, love to learn.” ?? 1361) “Truth has a sticker on it that says ‘Best if used by now.’” ?? 1362) “Being converted to the gospel is like learning a new language. What once was foreign, difficult to grasp and impossible to understand is now second nature.” ?? 1363) “Light-mindedness, disobedience and such vulnerabilities are fertilizers for doubt.” ?? 1364) “Nothing is more frustrating to evil than a convicted soul, intrepid and built on a ROCK.” ?? 1365) “A proactive chooser of the right is not malleable.” ?? 1366) “As I go higher my lows get higher too.” ?? 1367) “What we are capable of becoming is sometimes different than what we have become.” ?? 1368) “The Spirit is like a well-timed fortune cookie; foreseeing, confirming and exciting.” ?? 1369) “The problem with letting the adversary take a ride is that he likes to drive.” ?? 1370) “We have to continue to seek and study the words of the Christ because at any moment and at any time we may need to hear a certain doctrine.” ??

1371) “Much of life is spent trying to figure out who God is when you already decided long ago when you decided to come here to this earth, acknowledging that it was His plan you preferred and He who truly loved you.” ?? 1372) “A perfect love, reveals our true identity and sets us free from the constraining bonds of fear.” ??

To be continued . . .

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