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“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”
Brigham Young
“Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?”
Brigham Young
“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
“He who takes offense when no offense is intended is a fool, and he who takes offense when offense is intended is a greater fool.”
Brigham Young
“It's better to die doing good than to live doing evil.”
Brigham Young
“To be gentle and kind, modest and truthful, to be full of faith and integrity, doing no wrong is of God; goodness sheds a halo of loveliness around every person who possesses it, making their countenances beam with light, and their society desirable because of its excellency. They are loved of God, of holy angels, and of all the good earth, while they are hated, envied, admired, and feared by the wicked. ”
Brigham Young
“There is no music in hell, for all good music belongs to heaven.”
Brigham Young
“He who takes offense when offense was not intended is a fool, yet he who takes offense when offense is intended is an even greater fool for he has succumbed to the will of his adversary.”
Brigham Young
“If you don't feel like praying, pray until you do!”
Brigham Young
“True Independence and Freedom can only exist in doing whats right.”
Brigham Young
“Our religion will not clash with nor contradict the facts of science in any particular.”
Brigham Young
“Learn to be good for something.”
Brigham Young
“If I do not know the will of my Father, and what He requires of me in a certain transaction, if I ask Him to give me wisdom concerning any requirement in my life, or in regard to my own course, or that of my friends, my family, my children, or those that I preside over, and get no answer from Him, and then do the very best that my judgement will teach me, He is bound to own and honor that transaction, and He will do so to all intents and purposes.”
Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses by Brigham Young V3 His Two Counsellors, the Twelve Apostles, and Others
“To mind your own business incorporates the whole duty of man.”
Brigham Young
“I am more afraid that this people have so much confidence in their leaders that they will not inquire for themselves of God whether they are led by him. I am fearful they settle down in a state of blind self security. Let every man and woman know, by the whispering of the Spirit of God to themselves, whether their leaders are walking in the path the Lord dictates, or not.”
Brigham Young
“The men and women, who desire to obtain seats in the celestial kingdom, will find that they must battle everyday.”
Brigham Young
“[Our] first and foremost duty [is] to seek the Lord until we open the path of communication from God to our own soul.”
Brigham Young
“We went west willingly--because we had to.”
Brigham Young
“Pray as though everything depended on the Lord and work as though everything depended on you.”
Brigham Young
“We are in a great school, and we should be diligent to learn, and continue to store up the knowledge of heaven and of earth, and read good books, although I cannot say that I would recommend the reading of all books, for it is not all books which are good. Read good books, and extract from them wisdom and understanding as much as you possibly can, aided by the Spirit of God. (JD 12:124)”
Brigham Young
“Crying babies are like good intentions: Both should be carried out immediately!”
Brigham Young
“It is difficult to find anything more healthy to drink than good cold water, such as flows down to us from springs and snows of our mountains. This is the beverage we should drink. It should be our drink at all times.”
Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses by Brigham Young V12, His Two Counsellors, the Twelve Apostles, and Others
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“We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do. We should set them an example that we wish them to imitate.”
Brigham Young
“All I have to do is keep my spirit, feelings and conscience like a sheet of blank paper, and let the Spirit and power of God write upon it what He pleases. When He writes, I will read; but if I read before He writes, I am very likely to be wrong”
Brigham Young
“Miracles, or those extraordinary manifestations of the power of god, are not for the unbeliever; they are to console the Saints, and to strengthen and confirm the faith of those who love, fear, and serve God.”
Brigham Young
“It is for us to do those things which the Lord requires at our hands, and leave the result with him.”
Brigham Young
“The Americans as a nation are killing themselves with their vices and high living. As much as a man ought to eat in half an hour they swallow in three minutes gulping down their food like the [dog] under the table which when a chunk of meat is thrown down to it swallows it before you can say 'twice.' If you want a reform carry out the advice I have just given you. Dispense with your multitudinous dishes, and, depend upon it, you will do much towards preserving your families from sickness, disease and death.”
Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses by Brigham Young V13, His Two Counsellors, the Twelve Apostles, and Others
“Mend it, fix it, make do, or do without.”
Brigham Young
“If the Devil says you cannot pray when you are angry, tell him it is none of his business, and pray until that species of insanity is dispelled and serenity is restored to the mind. (p. 175)”
Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses: Volume 10
“If you wish to get rich, save what you get. A fool can earn money; but it takes a wise man to save and dispose of it to his own advantage.”
Brigham Young

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