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“It is better to be respected than it is to be popular. Popularity ends on yearbook day, but respect lasts forever.”
John Bytheway
“If our testimonies are strong onthis point and if we feel the absolute assurance that God loves us, we will change our questons. We won't ask, 'Why did this happen?' or 'Why doesn't God care about me?' Instead, our questions will become, 'What can I learn from this experience?' or 'How does the Lord want me to handle this?”
John Bytheway, When Times Are Tough: 5 Scriptures That Will Help You Get Through Almost Anything
“If you're trying to be miserable, it's important you don't have any goals. No school goals, personal goals, family goals. Your only objective each day should be to inhale and exhale for sixteen hours before you go to bed again. Don't read anything informative, don't listen to anything useful, don't do anything productive. If you start achieving goals, you might start to feel a sense of excitement, then you might want to set another goal, and then your miserable mornings are through. To maintain your misery, the idea of crossing off your goals should never cross your mind.”
John Bytheway, How to Be Totally Miserable
“Everyone would like to have stronger faith. By themselves, the scriptures may not strengthen your faith, but being faithful to what they teach, does. In other words, faith cannot be separated from faithfulness.”
John Bytheway, When Times Are Tough: 5 Scriptures That Will Help You Get Through Almost Anything
“If someone were to ask whether communications skills or meekness is most important to a marriage, I'd answer meekness, hands down. You can be a superb communicator but still never have the humility to ask, 'Is it I?' Communication skills are no substitute for Christlike attributes. As Dr. Douglas Brinley has observed, 'Without theological perspectives, secular exercises designed to improve our relationship and our communication skills (the common tools of counselors and marriage books) will never work any permanent change in one's heart: they simply develop more clever and skilled fighters!”
John Bytheway, When Times Are Tough: 5 Scriptures That Will Help You Get Through Almost Anything
“you cannot find happiness, outside the plan of happiness!”
John Bytheway
“The best way to prepare for death is to live life to its fullest. ”
John Bytheway
“If your only nice to the people that are nice to you, big deal; what do you want, a gist certificate? Everyone does that. And if you only say "hi" in the hall to the people that say hi to you, what are doing more than anyone else?

Maybe you know people who are different when they're alone than when they're with their friends. they might say "hi" to you if your alone, but with a group they act like they've never seen you. ”
John Bytheway, What I Wish I'd Known in High School: A Crash Course in Teenage Survival
“Some people will dream big dreams while others will wake up and do them.”
John Bytheway
“Say no to asphalt!”
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“The Imagi-Nation is a little country in your head. When you're young, you go there to play. When you get older, you go there to worry.”
John Bytheway, How to Be Totally Miserable
“Inch by inch, life's a cinch. Yard by yard, life's hard.”
John Bytheway
“We don’t LOVE our Grandmas because they look like super models. We love them because of WHO they are”
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“The miserable think that what they have is never enough. Like the Little Mermaid, who owned no more than twenty thingamabobs, they say, "But who cares, no big deal, I want MORE." (How could you be miserable with twenty thingamabobs?)”
John Bytheway, How to Be Totally Miserable
“And I, Nephi, took one of the daughters of Ishmael to wife.' Well Mr. Go-And-Do just went and did!”
John Bytheway
“Say no to parking lots!”
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“Go and do, don't sit and stew.”
John Bytheway
tags: humor
“Be prepared. *smacks chest*”
John Bytheway
“When people point fingers at someone else, they should remember that three fingers are pointing back at them.”
John Bytheway, How to Be Totally Miserable
“Popularity ends on yearbook day-Respect stays forever.”
John Bytheway, You're Gonna Make It
“Oh, seriously--how could you be miserable with twenty thingamabobs AND a snarfblat?!”
John Bytheway, How to Be Totally Miserable
tags: humor
“What will he [Satan] do first? Prevent spirits from coming to earth. How will he do this? He'll do all in his power to promote abortion. He'll convince people to have no children. He will raise fears about over population and encourage governments to make laws that limit the number of children couples can have. He'll do whatever he can to keep those spirits form coming!”
John Bytheway, What I Wish I'd Known in High School: A Crash Course in Teenage Survival
“Seriously--you've got TWENTY thingamabobs AND a snarfblat!”
John Bytheway, How to Be Totally Miserable
tags: humor
“Our hope is that the Lord will intervene in our lives, but if not, we will discover whether our faith is real, or only something we hold onto when it appears to be working for our benefit.”
John Bytheway
“If you're trying to be miserable, it's important you don't have any goals. No school goals, personal goals, family goals. Your only objective each day should be to inhale and exhale for sixteen hours before you go to bed again. Don't read anything informative, don't listen to anything useful, don't do anything productive. If you start achieving goals, you might start to feel a sense of excitement, then you might want to set another goal, and then your miserable mornings are through. To maintain your misery, the idea of crossing off your goals should never cross your mind.”
John Bytheway, How to Be Totally Miserable
“I've noticed that there is danger in spending all this time writing about those "publicans and sinners" over there in the great and spacious building. If our spot near the tree of life becomes a Rameumptom where we congratulate each other on our chosen-ness and look down on everyone else, then we're occupying nothing more than a branch office of the great and spacious.”
John Bytheway, Lifestyles of the Great and Spacious: Finding Your Path in Lehi's Dream
“Legislatures and parliaments can get together and pretend to change God's laws, but it has no effect on eternal truth.”
John Bytheway, What I Wish I'd Known Before My Mission


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