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  • #1
    Socrates
    “Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.”
    Socrates


  • #2
    Ezra Taft Benson
    “Men and women who turn their lives over to God will discover that He can make a lot more out of their lives than they can. He can deepen their joys, expand their vision, quicken their minds, strengthen their muscles, lift their spirits, multiply their blessings, increase their opportunities, comfort their soals, and pour out peace.”
    Ezra Taft Benson


  • #3
    Ezra Taft Benson
    “The tenth plank in Karl Marx's Manifesto for destroying our kind of civilization advocated the establishment of "free education for all children in public schools." There were several reasons why Marx wanted government to run the schools.…one of them [was that] ‘It is capable of exact demonstration that if every party in the State has the right of excluding from public schools whatever he does not believe to be true, then he that believes most must give way to him that believes least, and then he that believes least must give way to him that believes absolutely nothing, no matter in how small a minority the atheists or agnostics may be.’

    It is self-evident that on this scheme, if it is consistently and persistently carried out in all parts of the country, the United States system of national popular education will be the most efficient and widespread instrument for the propagation of atheism which the world has ever seen.”
    Ezra Taft Benson


  • #4
    Ezra Taft Benson
    “The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ would take the slums out of people, and then they would take themselves out of the slums.
    The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature.”
    Ezra Taft Benson


  • #5
    Ezra Taft Benson
    “When obedience ceases to be an irritant and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow us with power.”
    Ezra Taft Benson


  • #6
    Ezra Taft Benson
    “When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives.”
    Ezra Taft Benson


  • #7
    Ezra Taft Benson
    “Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right.”
    Ezra Taft Benson


  • #8
    Ezra Taft Benson
    “The great task of life is to learn the will of the Lord and then do it.”
    Ezra Taft Benson


  • #9
    Ezra Taft Benson
    “You cannot do wrong and feel right. It is impossible!”
    Ezra Taft Benson


  • #10
    Ezra Taft Benson
    “What about the lame, the sick and the destitute?” Is an often-voiced question. Most other countries in the world have attempted to use the power of government to meet this need. Yet, in every case, the improvement has been marginal at best and has resulted in the long run creating more misery, more poverty, and certainly less freedom than when government first stepped in.

    Most of the major ills of the world have been caused by well-meaning people who ignored the principle of individual freedom, except as applied to themselves, and were obsessed with fanatical zeal to improve the lot of man kind-in-the-mass through some pet formula of their own… The harm dome by ordinary criminals, murderers, gangsters, and thieves is negligible in comparison with the agony inflicted upon human beings by the professional ‘do-gooder,’ who attempt to set themselves up as gods on earth and who would ruthlessly force their views on all others—with the abiding assurance that the end justifies the means.”(The Proper Role of Government, Ezra T. Benson)”
    Ezra Taft Benson


  • #11
    “If man will not recognize the inequalities around him and voluntarily, through the gospel plan, come to the aid of his brother, he will find that through ‘a democratic process’ he will be forced to come to the aid of his brother. The government will take from the ‘haves’ and give to the ‘have nots.’ Both have lost their freedom. Those who ‘have,’ lost their freedom to give voluntarily of their own free will and in the way they desire. Those who ‘have not,’ lost their freedom because they did not earn what they received. They got ‘something for nothing,’ and they will neither appreciate the gift nor the giver of the gift.”
    Howard W. Hunter, The Teachings of Howard W. Hunter, Fourteenth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints


  • #12
    “This year, mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge. Forgigve an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love and the speak it again.”
    Howard W. Hunter


  • #13
    “Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind.”
    Howard W. Hunter


  • #14
    “At such times when we feel the floods are threatening to drown us and the deep is going to swallow up the tossed vessel of our faith, I pray we may always hear amid the storm and the darkness that sweet utterance of the Savior of the world: 'Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid' (Matt. 14:27)”
    Howard W. Hunter


  • #15
    “God's chief way of acting is by persuasion and patience and long-suffering, not by coercion and stark confrontation. He acts by gentle solicitation and by sweet enticement. He always acts with unfailing respect for the freedom and independence that we possess.”
    Howard W. Hunter


  • #16
    Spencer W. Kimball
    “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


  • #17
    Spencer W. Kimball
    “God does watch over us and does notice us, but it usually through someone else that he meets our needs.”
    Spencer W. Kimball


  • #18
    Spencer W. Kimball
    “Sin is the result of deep and unmet needs.”
    Spencer W. Kimball


  • #19
    Spencer W. Kimball
    “Any excuse for non-performance, no matter how valid, weakens character.”
    Spencer W. Kimball


  • #20
    Thomas S. Monson
    “Stick to a task 'til it sticks to you. . .for beginners are many, but finishers few.”
    Thomas S. Monson


  • #21
    Thomas S. Monson
    “Don't save something for a special occasion. Every day of your life is a special occasion.”
    Thomas S. Monson


  • #22
    Thomas S. Monson
    “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.”
    Thomas S. Monson


  • #23
    Thomas S. Monson
    “Everyone can be discontented if he ignores his blessings and looks only at his burdens.”
    Thomas S. Monson


  • #24
    Thomas S. Monson
    “Rather than dwelling on the past, we should make the most of today, of the here and now, doing all we can to provide pleasant memories for the future…If you are still in the process of raising children be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled, will disappear all too soon, and that you will, to your surprise, miss them, profoundly.”
    Thomas S. Monson


  • #25
    Thomas S. Monson
    “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.”
    Thomas S. Monson


  • #26
    Thomas S. Monson
    “My dear sisters, do not pray for tasks equal to your abilities, but pray for abilities equal to your tasks. Then the performance of your tasks will be no miracle, but you will be the miracle.”
    Thomas S. Monson


  • #27
    “Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle. ”
    Phillips Brooks


  • #28
    Jane Austen
    “It is only a novel... or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour, are conveyed to the world in the best-chosen language”
    Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey


  • #29
    Oscar Wilde
    “A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.”
    Oscar Wilde


  • #30
    Willa Cather
    “Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.”
    Willa Cather




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