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Packet 11


All Packet 11 Quotes (PDFs and Docs) - Alphabetical Order

All Packet 11 Quotes (PDFs and Docs) - Numerical Order

1. "A praying man is a growing man."

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2 "Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another."

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3. "Deferred joys purchased by sacrifice are always the sweetest."

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4. "Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and find they were the big things."

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5. "Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it.  Autograph your work with excellence." 

Quoted in "God's Little Devotional for Graduates," p. 44

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6. "Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards." 

Vernon Sanders

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7. "Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."

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8. "How are we supposed to act when we are offended, misunderstood, unfairly or unkindly treated, or sinned against?  What are we supposed to do if we are hurt by those we love, or passed over for promotion, or are falsely accused, or have our motives unfairly assailed?  Do we fight back?  Do we send in an ever-larger battalion?  Do we revert to an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, or, as Tevye says in Fiddler on the Roof, do we come to the realization that this finally leaves us blind and toothless?"       

Howard W. Hunter

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9. "If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy."  


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10. "It is a matter of the greatest importance that the people be educated to appreciate and cultivate the bright side of life rather than to permit its darkness and shadows to hover over them."          

Joseph Fielding Smith, "Gospel Doctrine", p. 155

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11. "Scripture power keeps me safe from sin!
Scripture power is the power to win! 
Scripture power, every day I need,
The power that I get each time I read!"

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12. The Bible says:  "A good name is more desirable than great riches"  In other words, your self-worth is more important than your net-worth.

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13. "The most effective preaching of the gospel is when it is accompanied by beautiful appropriate music."     

Harold B. Lee, CR 4/73:181

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14. "The only people you should try to get even with are those who have been good to you."

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15. "The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them."     

G. B. Shaw

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16. "The prayers that carry the most weight and are of rarest beauty are those in which we don't demand, but just report for duty."

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17. "Through obedience to gospel principles, the enticements of the world lessen in our lives. With each right choice we make, we spiritually empower ourselves. The accumulation of right choices builds inner spiritual strength and divine character. We should expect temptation, for without temptations there would be little education and little character improvement."    

Rulon G. Craven, April 1996 Gen. Conf.

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18. "Wanting less is probably a better blessing than having more.  It's a change in the desires of our heart, and we can thereby be content sooner and more often."         

Mary Ellen Edmunds - "Godliness with Contentment" - BYU Speeches Nov. 21, 1995

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19. "We may neglect to thank our Heavenly Father for five pennies if we're constantly complaining because we don't have ten—and they all belong to him anyway!"         

Mary Ellen Edmunds - "Godliness with Contentment" - BYU Speeches Nov. 21, 1995

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20. "We should always remember that our choices do not begin with the act but in the mind with the idea. As a poet stated: 

'Sow an idea and you reap an act.  Sow an act, and you reap a habit.  Sow a habit and you reap a character.  Sow a character and you reap a destiny.' 

"Given our agency, we are therefore individually responsible for our ideas, acts, habits, character, and yes, even our destiny."

Richard B. Wirthlin, Gen. Conf. Oct. 1997

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21. "When priorities are proper, the power to endure is increased." 

Russell M. Nelson, April Gen. Conf. 1997

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22. "When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives.  Our love of the Lord will govern the claims for our affection, the demands on our time, the interests we pursue, and the order of our priorities." 

President Ezra Taft Benson, April Gen. Conf. 1988

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23. "Wouldn't it be nice if we could find other things as easily as we find fault?"

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24. "You cannot lift another soul until you are standing on higher ground than he is."  

Harold B. Lee

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