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"Make certain decisions only once . . . We can make a single decision about certain things that we will incorporate in our lives and then make them ours - without having to brood and re-decide a hundred times what it is we will do and what we will not do."

Spencer W. Kimball

Born: March 28, 1895

Die: November 5, 1985

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Any excuse for non-performance, no matter how valid, weakens character.

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Jesus perfected his life and became our Christ. Priceless blood of a god was shed, and he became our Savior; his perfected life was given, and he became our Redeemer; his atonement for us made possible...

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No true Latter-Day Saint, while physically or emotionally able will voluntarily shift the burden of his own or his family's well-being to someone else. So long as he can, under the inspiration of the Lord...

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Now is the time to set your life's goals. Now is the time to set your standards firmly and then hold to them throughout your life.

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It is important for us ... to cultivate in our own family a sense that we belong together eternally, that whatever changes outside our home, there are fundamental aspects of our relationship which will...

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If men are really humble, they will realize that they discover, but do not create, truth.

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The fact that some governments, churches and numerous corrupted individuals have tried to reduce such behavior from criminal offence to personal privilege dose not change the nature nor the seriousness...

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We make no apology then for raising our voices loud to a world that is ripening in sin the lord has said,” Say nothing but repentance unto this generation; The adversary is subtle, cunning, he knows...

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When one becomes conscious of his great humility, he has already lost it. When one begins boasting of his humility, it has already become pride-the antithesis of humility.

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We ought to encourage our children to know their relatives. We need to talk of them, make effort to correspond with them, visit them, join family organizations, etc.

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It frequently happens that offenses are committed when the offender is not aware of it. Something he has said or done is misconstrued or misunderstood. The offended one treasures in his heart the offense,...

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Get a notebook, my young folks, a journal that will last through all time, and maybe the angels may quote from it for eternity. Begin today and write in it your goings and comings, your deepest thoughts,...

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The Lord's way builds individual self esteem and develops and heals the dignity of the individual, whereas the world's way depresses the individual's view of himself and causes deep resentment

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God is good. He is eager to forgive. He wants us to perfect ourselves and maintain control of ourselves. He does not want Satan and others to control our lives. We must learn that keeping our Heavenly...

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I believe that the telephone and telegraph and other such conveniences were permitted by the Lord to be developed for the express purpose of building the kingdom. Others may use them for business, professional...

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Only when you lift a burden, God will lift your burden. Divine paradox this! The man who staggers and falls because his burden is too great can lighten that burden by taking on the weight of another's...

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You women are daughters of God. You are precious. You are made in the image of our Heavenly Mother.

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Wherever women are true to their feminine natures and magnify their opportunities for loving service, they are learning to become more like God.

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Your life is your own, to develop or to destroy. You can blame others little and yourself almost totally if that life is not a productive, worthy, full, and abundant one.

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If we live in such a way that the considerations of eternity press upon us, we will make better decisions.

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What are we to fear when the Lord is with us? Can we not take the Lord at his word and exercise a particle of faith in him?

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... it [masturbation] too often leads to grievous sin, even to that sin against nature, homosexuality. For, done in private, it evolves often into mutual masturbation - practiced with another person of...

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Humility is royalty without a crown.

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Success is not measured in achievement of goals, but in the stress and strain of meeting those goals

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Goals should always be made to a point that will make us reach and strain.

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Wherever you have a plot of land, however small, plant a garden. Staying close to the soil is good for the soul.

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If I immerse myself in the scriptures...I find myself loving more intensely those whom I must love with all my heart and mind and strength, and loving them more. I find it easier to abide their counsel.

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I am not afraid of death. What I am afraid of is that I will meet the Saviour and He will say, 'You could have done better'

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Let us remember, too, that greatness is not always a matter of the scale of one’s life, but of the quality of one’s life. True greatness is not always tied to the scope of our tasks, but to the quality...

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To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the...

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We must lengthen our stride and must do it now because we over ate and feel fat.

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Do it. Do it right. Do it right now.

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Your faith will perform miracles, especially when you get your hands and feet involved.

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How could a person possibly become what he is not thinking? Nor is any thought, when persistently entertained, too small to have its effect. The 'divinity that shapes our ends' is indeed ourselves.

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Do not make small goals because they do not have the magic to stir men's souls.

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The only way we can keep our freedom is to work at it. Not some of us. All of us. Not some of the time, but all of the time.

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Dream beautiful dreams and then work to make those dreams come true.

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One of the best ways to celebrate righteous history is to make more of it, make more righteous history!

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We learn to do by doing.

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I ask you, what good is a big picture window and the lavish appointments and a priceless decor in a home if there is no mother there?

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There isn't anything else more important than taking the gospel to the world.

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It is not so much what we know that is important, as what we are and what we do.

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Peace, sweet peace finally comes to men when they humbly yield to the gentle pressure of the Spirit.

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One can hardly help another to the top of the hill without climbing there himself.

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Marriage can be more an exultant ecstasy than the human mind can conceive. This is within the reach of every couple, every person.

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There is nothing unholy or degrading about sexuality in itself, for by that means men and women join in a process of creation and in an expression of love

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Do not pray to marry the one that you love, but to love the one that you marry.

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I say to everyone within the sound of my voice, 'Do not fail the Lord'. We must accept the truth that the gospel principles are not on trial but that we are.

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People must be changed...goodness cannot be legislated.

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Sin comes when communication lines are down - it always does, sooner or later.

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Make certain decisions only once.

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If you have not done so yet, decide to decide.

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Learn all you can. Growth comes from setting your goals high and reaching for the stars.

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Home life, home teaching, parental guidance is the panacea for all the ailments, a cure for all diseases, a remedy for all problems.

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They who get off on tangents and ride hobby horses to death are they who become fanatic. Let them understand that they must be tolerant of others faults but never accept as justifiable their own.

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The essence of the miracle of forgiveness is that it brings peace to the previously anxious, restless, frustrated, perhaps tormented soul.

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Impoverished is the life fenced in with few friends

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Always keep good company. Never waste an hour with anyone who doesn't lift you up and encourage you.

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I go down the street, I say hello to everybody, a stranger or otherwise. I know that they do not know me, but I like to say hello and I think they appreciate it. I notice their faces light up with a smile...

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To be sure your life will be full and abundant, you must plan your life.

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Failure to plan brings barrenness and sterility. Fate brushes man with its wings, but we make our own fate largely.

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Goals are good. Laboring with a distant aim sets the mind in a higher key and puts us at our best.

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Too often we take blessings for granted, like the sun, the air, health, and opportunity. Or we accept favors, honors, and privileges day after day as did the lepers their newfound health, without a word...

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Peace of mind, joy and happiness cannot be purchased with money or worldly goods.

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We can make our houses homes and our homes heavens.

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Now we ask you to clean up your homes we urge each of you to dress and keep in a beautiful state the property that is in your hands.

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We are on the whole an idolatrous people.

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Whatever thing a man sets his heart on...is his god; and if his god doesn't also happen to be the true and living God of Israel that man is laboring in idolatry.

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Modern idols or false gods can take such forms as clothes, homes, businesses, machines, automobiles, pleasure boats, and numerous other material deflectors...

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Man is naturally a religious being. His heart instinctively seeks for God whether he reverences the sacred cow or prays to the sun or moon; whether he kneels before wood and stone images, or prays in secret...

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Of all treasures of knowledge, the most vital is the knowledge of God, his existence, powers, love, and promises.

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O timid one, awaken, exert yourself, draw back the curtains your training and background have hung over the windows of your soul.

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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...

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Your own private journal should record the way you face up to challenges that beset you. Do not suppose life changes so much that your experiences will not be interesting to your posterity. Experiences...

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Sometimes our celebrations of notable occurrences seem to take on earthly color, and we do not fully realize the significance of the reason for the celebration. This is true of Christmas, when too often...

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My life is like my shoes, worn out by service.

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Man must live, not only exist; he must do, not merely be; he must grow, not just vegetate.

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I promise that if you will keep your journals and records, they will indeed be a source of great inspiration to your families, to your children, your grandchildren, and others, on through the generations....

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We must be trained to clarify minds, heal broken hearts, and create homes where sunshine will make an environment in which mental and spiritual health may be nurtured. Our schooling must not only teach...

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We know so little. Our judgment is so limited. We judge the Lord's ways from our own narrow view.

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Man can be literally transformed by his own repentance and by God's gift of forgiveness.

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The more we serve our fellowmen in appropriate ways, the more substance there is to our souls. We become more significant individuals as we serve others. We become more substantive as we serve others—indeed,...

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A dozen times a day we come to a fork in the road and must decide which way we will go. It is important to get our ultimate objectives clearly in mind so that we do not become distracted at each fork in...

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Develop discipline of self so that you do not have to decide and re-decide what you will do when you are confronted with the same temptation time and time again. You need only decide some things once.

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If we live in such a way that the considerations of eternity press upon us, we will make better decisions. Perhaps this is why President Brigham Young once said that if he could do but one thing to bless...

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Home: The place to save society.

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The day obedience becomes a quest and not an irritation is the day you gain power.

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God does watch over us and does notice us, but it usually through someone else that he meets our needs.

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Sin is the result of deep and unmet needs.

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As Latter-day Saints we must ever be vigilant. The way for each person and each family to guard against the slings and arrows of the Adversary and to prepare for the great day of the Lord is to hold fast...

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Let us hold fast to the iron rod. The Savior urged us to put our hand to the plow without looking back. In that spirit we are being asked to have humility and a deep and abiding faith in the Lord and to...

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Profanity is the effort of a feeble brain to express itself forcibly.

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I believe in goals, but I believe that the individual should set his own. Goal setting should cause us to stretch as we make our way.

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Many couples permit their marriages to become stale and their love to grow cold like old bread or worn-out jokes or cold gravy. These people will do well to reevaluate, to renew their courting, to express...

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It is an act of extreme selfishness for a married couple to refuse to have children when they are able to do so.

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Many good people, being influenced by the bold spirit of the times, are now seeking surgery for the wife or the husband so they may avoid pregnancies and comply with the strident voice demanding a reduction...

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Love people, not things; use things, not people.

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Death is a vast mystery, but there are two things we can say about it: It is absolutely certain that we will die, and it is uncertain when or how we will die. The only surety we have, then, is this uncertainty...

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Malcolm Knowles

We will learn no matter what! Learning is as natural as rest or play. With or without books, inspiring trainers or classrooms, we will manage to learn. Educators can, however, make a difference in what...

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Charles R. Swindoll

The pursuit of happiness is a matter of choice...it is a positive attitude we choose to express. It is not a gift delivered to our door each morning, nor does it come through the window. And it is certain...

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Marguerite de Angeli

A fine and beautiful life lies before thee, because thou hast a lively mind and a good wit. Thine arms are very strong and sturdy. Swimming hath helped to make them so, but only because thou hast had the...

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Jose Angel Gurria

We need to make growth greener, to make our economic and environmental policies more compatible and even mutually-reinforcing. This is not just a matter of new technologies or new sources of renewable,...

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Mike Rounds

We can do things the cheap way, the simple way, for the short-term and without regard for the future. Or, we can make the extra effort, do the hard work, absorb the criticism and make decisions that will...

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Ron Paul

The most basic principle to being a free American is the notion that we as individuals are responsible for our own lives and decisions. We do not have the right to rob our neighbors to make up for our...

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