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Packet 12


All Packet 12 Quotes (PDFs and Docs) - Alphabetical Order

All Packet 12 Quotes (PDFs and Docs) - Numerical Order

1. "A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he knows something." 

Wilson Mizner, God's Little Devotional for Graduates, p. 260

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2. "As we progress and become more like the Savior, we can strengthen every group with whom we associate, including families and friends."       

Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin (April 1998 Gen. Conf.)

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3. "Character is what you are in the dark."                           

Dwight L. Moody

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4. "Discipline weighs ounces----Regret weighs a ton."  

Jim Rohn

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5. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”      

Theodore Roosevelt

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6. "Happiness is a by product of making someone else happy."         

Gretta Brooker Palmer

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7. "He who limps is also walking."

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8. "Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you." 

Henry Ward Beecher

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9. "I take nothing for granted.  I now have only good days, or great days."      

Lance Armstrong

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10. "I was in darkness, but I took three steps and found myself in paradise.  The first step was a good thought, the second, a good word; and the third, a good deed." 


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11. "If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves." 

Thomas Edison

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12. "If you really want to do something, you'll find a way;  if you don't, you'll find an excuse."

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13. "In a world where there is so much to be done, I felt strongly impressed that there must be something for me to do."                

Dorothea Dix

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14. "It has been said that the sin of ingratitude is more serious than the sin of revenge.  With revenge, we return evil for evil, but with ingratitude, we return evil for good." 

W. Eugene Hansen, CR Oct. 1989

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15. "It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk."       

Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit 

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16. "Let us realize that the privilege to work is a gift, that power to work is a blessing, that love of work is success."

David O. McKay

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17. "Life is a coin.  You can spend it any way you wish, but you can spend it only once." 

Lillian Dickson, God's Little Devotional for Graduates, p. 188

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18. "Life is not about finding yourself—it's about creating yourself."  

George Bernard Shaw

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19. "Many receive advice----only the wise profit by it."           


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20. "Men will spend their health getting wealth; then, gladly pay all they have earned to get health back."                

Mike Murdock, God's Little Devotional for Graduates, p. 284   

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21. "No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle, pure and good without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the existence of that goodness."   

Phillips Brooks

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22. "Offer daily to be of use to the Lord."     

Kate L. Kirkham, BYU Dev., April 12, 1994

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23. "Our minds can become veritable junk heaps with dirty, cast-off ideas that accumulate there little by little.  Years ago I put up some signs in my mind.  They are very clearly printed and simply read:  'No Trespassing,'   'No dumping allowed.'   .....I do not want my mind to be a dumping place for shabby ideas or thoughts, for disappointments, bitterness, envy, shame, hatred, worry, grief, or  jealousy."                      

Boyd K. Packer (CR Oct. 1977)

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24. "People like you----not so much for what you are, but for the way you make them feel when they are near you."

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25. "Positive attitudes create a chain reaction of positive thoughts."

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26. "Self-pity is an acid which eats holes in happiness."           

Earl Nightingale  

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27. "The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own."                

Benjamin Disraeli (quoted in Readers Digest Quotable Quotes, Nov. 1997, p. 61)

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28. "The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places."

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29. "This generation will be known as those who trash the treasures and treasure the trash." 

Truman Madsen

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30. "We first make our habits and then our habits make us."       

John Dryden

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31. "We too often love things and use people, when we should be using things and loving people."

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32. "What do we live for----if not to make the world less difficult for each other?"

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33. "What we do with what happens to us is more important than what happens to us." 

Marvin J. Ashton

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34. "When one teaches, two learn."                    

Robert Half

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35. "You are the fellow that has to decide....Whether you'll do it or toss it aside...Whether you'll try for the goal that's afar...Or just be contented to stay where you are."    

Edgar A. Guest  "You"

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36. "You can accomplish more in one hour with God than one lifetime without Him." 

(God's Little Devotional for Graduates, p. 134)

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37. "You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them."                

Malcolm Forbes

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38. "You know...you can start the day over at any time you'd like." 

Patty Sheen, Stage Manager, Good Morning America

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39. "You never can tell when you do an act, just what the result will be; for with every deed, you are sowing a seed---though its harvest you may never see."

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40. "You never know how soon it may be too late." 

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