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“Choose your love. Love your choice.”
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“The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.”
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“May I share with you a formula that in my judgment will help you and help me to journey well through mortality... First, fill your mind with truth; second, fill your life with service; and third, fill your heart with love.”
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“Don't save something for a special occasion. Every day of your life is a special occasion.”
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“Never let a problem to be solved, become more important than a person to be loved.”
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“When we treat people merely as they are, they will remain as they are. When we treat them as if they were what they should be, they will become what they should be.”
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“Remember who you are and what God expects you to become.”
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“Stick to a task 'til it sticks to you. . .for beginners are many, but finishers few.”
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“Our opportunities to give of ourselves are indeed limitless, but they are also perishable. There are hearts to gladden. There are kind words to say. There are gifts to be given. There are deeds to be done. There are souls to be saved.

As we remember that “when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God,” (Mosiah 2:17) we will not find ourselves in the unenviable position of Jacob Marley’s ghost, who spoke to Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’s immortal "Christmas Carol." Marley spoke sadly of opportunities lost. Said he: 'Not to know that any Christian spirit working kindly in its little sphere, whatever it may be, will find its mortal life too short for its vast means of usefulness. Not to know that no space of regret can make amends for one life’s opportunity misused! Yet such was I! Oh! such was I!'

Marley added: 'Why did I walk through crowds of fellow-beings with my eyes turned down, and never raise them to that blessed Star which led the Wise Men to a poor abode? Were there no poor homes to which its light would have conducted me!'

Fortunately, as we know, Ebenezer Scrooge changed his life for the better. I love his line, 'I am not the man I was.'

Why is Dickens’ "Christmas Carol" so popular? Why is it ever new? I personally feel it is inspired of God. It brings out the best within human nature. It gives hope. It motivates change. We can turn from the paths which would lead us down and, with a song in our hearts, follow a star and walk toward the light. We can quicken our step, bolster our courage, and bask in the sunlight of truth. We can hear more clearly the laughter of little children. We can dry the tear of the weeping. We can comfort the dying by sharing the promise of eternal life. If we lift one weary hand which hangs down, if we bring peace to one struggling soul, if we give as did the Master, we can—by showing the way—become a guiding star for some lost mariner.”
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“When faith replaces doubt, when selfless service eliminates selfish striving, the power of God brings to pass His purposes.”
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“Reading is one of the true pleasures of life. In our age of mass culture, when so much that we encounter is abridged,adapted, adulterated, shredded, and boiled down, it is mind-easing and mind-inspiring to sit down privately with a congenial book...”
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“Our most significant opportunities will be found in times of greatest difficulty.”
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“One day each of us will run out of tomorrows. Let us not put off what is important.”
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“To you who are parents, I say, show love to your children. You know you love them, but make certain they know it as well. They are so precious. Let them know. Call upon our Heavenly Father for help as you care for their needs each day and as you deal with the challenges which inevitably come with parenthood. You need more than your own wisdom in rearing them.”
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“He who gives money gives some, he who gives time gives more, and he who gives of himself gives all.”
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“Work will work when wishy washy wishing won't.”
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“Youth need less critics and more models.”
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“Don't forget: one of the saddest things in life is wasted talent.”
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“Find joy in the journey.”
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“To live greatly, we must develop the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and triumph with humility.”
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“Learn from the past, prepare for the future, live in the present.”
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“Some are young people who don't know who they are, what they can be or even want to be. They are afraid, but they don't know of what. They are angry, but they don't know at whom. They are rejected and they don't know why. All they want is to be somebody. ”
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“There will be occasions in each of our lives when we will be called upon to explain or to defend our beliefs. When the time for performance arrives, the time for preparation is past.”
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“The good you have done, the kind words you have spoken, the love you have shown to others, can never be fully measured.”
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“Be of good cheer. The future is as bright as your faith.”
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“There is no tomorrow to remember if we don’t do something today, and to live most fully today, we must do that which is of greatest importance. Let us not procrastinate those things which matter most.”
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“Everyone can be discontented if he ignores his blessings and looks only at his burdens.”
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“Our task is to become our best selves. One of God's greatest gifts to us is the joy of trying again, for no failure ever need be final.”
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“Like the vital rudder of a ship, we have been provided a way to determine the direction we travel. The lighthouse of the Lord beckons to all as we sail the seas of life. Our home port is the celestial kingdom of God. Our purpose is to steer an undeviating course in that direction. A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder—never likely to reach home port. To us comes the signal: Chart your course, set your sail, position your rudder, and proceed.”
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“Men take care not to make women weep, for God counts their tears.”
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