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Packet 16

All Packet 16 Quotes (PDFs and Docs) - Alphabetical Order

All Packet 16 Quotes (PDFs and Docs) - Numerical Order

1. "A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one would find fault with what he had done."

John Henry Cardinal Newman 

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2. "All God's testings have a purpose,   
     Someday you will see the light. 
     But for now just put your trust in Him: 
     Walk by faith, not by sight." 

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3. "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.  Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved."

Helen Adams Keller (1880-1968), American memoirist, lecturer

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4. "Character is a victory--not a gift." 

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5. "Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart." 

(Henry Clay {1777-1852}{The Great Compromise} American Politician)

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6. "He who knows enough is enough will always have enough."  


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7. "It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent."

M. Somerset Maugham

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8. "Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or the last time." 

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9. "May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to bring you joy." 

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10. "Of all influences that cause men to choose wrong, selfishness is undoubtedly the strongest.   Where it is, the Spirit is not."

William R. Bradford, Oct. 1987 Conf. 

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11. "One life can influence an entire community, just as a flower can fill a room with sweet perfume." 

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12. "Personality has the power to open many doors; but character must keep them open." 

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13. "Remember that once you have experienced excellence, you will never again be content with mediocrity."               

President Thomas S. Monson, Young Women's Conf., March 27, 1999

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14. "Some of us are inclined to look to the weaknesses and shortcomings of others in order to expand our own comfort zone." 

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15. "The brook would lose its song if the rocks were removed." 

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16. "The failure to take prophetic counsel lessens our power to take inspired counsel in the future."     

Henry B. Eyring, April 1997 Conf.

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17. "The greatest blessing one can enjoy in life is going to bed with a clear conscience." 

N. Eldon Tanner

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18. "The imperfections of others never release us from the need to work on our own shortcomings." 

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19. "The only thing worse than having too much to do is having not enough." 

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20. "The onslaught of wickedness against our homes is at once more subtle and more brazen than it has ever been."

A. Theodore Tuttle, April 1984 Conf. 

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21. "The really happy man is the one who can enjoy scenery when he has to take a detour." 

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22. "The short sayings of wise and good men are of great value, like the dust of gold and the sparkle of diamonds."


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23. "The trouble with opportunity is it always come disguised as hard work."

Herbert V. Prochnow, Sr. 

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24. "There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other... how to live."

James Truslow Adams

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25. "There's no limit to what two people can do - if one is God and the other is You!"

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26. "Those who do too much for their children will soon find they can do nothing with their children.   So many children have been so much done for they are almost done in." 

Neal A. Maxwell (April 1975 Conf.) 

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27. "To get along better with others:   Use a mirror--not a magnifying glass." 

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28. "To reach a goal you have never before attained, you must do things you have never before done."                                        

Richard G. Scott,  April 1990 Conf. 

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29. "True dignity is never gained by place, and never lost when honors are withdrawn."          

Philip Massinger 

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30. "We need to purge out of our lives the desire to come to meetings late and leave early....I don't see any of the men that I prize most, leaving any meetings early except in an emergency. 
I believe they have the dignity to not offend God.  I believe it is an offense to God when we leave meetings early, and when we come late to meetings." 

Vaughn J. Featherstone, April 1975 Conf. 

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31. “When I was young, I admired clever people.  Now that I am older, I admire kind people.”                           


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32. "When the textbook of life seems too difficult; let the author be your tutor."

Ruben W. Eyre 

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33. "When you do the things you have to do when you have to do them, the day will come when you can do the things you want to do when you want to do them."         

Zig Ziglar, God's Little Devotional for Graduates, p. 244

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34. "When you feel in need of a compliment give one to someone else." 

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35. "When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice." 

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36. "Whenever you violate a principle (such as honesty, morality, integrity, etc.), you may get a short-term gain, but always a long-term loss."

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37. "Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d rather have been talking. " 


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38. "You should always remember to whom—and for whom—you are responsible." 

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