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Packet 6


All Packet 6 Quotes (PDFs and Docs) - Alphabetical Order

All Packet 6 Quotes (PDFs and Docs) - Numerical Order

1. A LIE is ANY attempt to deceive someone.

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2. Always do Right! This will gratify some people and astonish the rest!

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3. A wise man will desire no more than he may get justly, use soberly, distribute cheerfully, and leave contentedly.

-Lord Richard E. Burton-

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4. Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.

-Thomas A. Kempis-

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5. Dare to be true; nothing can need a lie; a fault which needs it most grows two thereby.

-George Herbert-

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6. Developing spirituality is not an easy matter. It takes time and frequently involves a struggle. It will not happen by chance, but is accomplished only through deliberate effort and by calling upon God and keeping his commandments.

-Pres. Howard W. Hunter-

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7. Don't be so busy making a living that you forget what you are living for.

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8. Each of us here, let the world go how it will...has he not a Life of his own to lead?... The world's being saved will not save us; nor the world's being lost destroy us. We should look to ourselves.

-Thomas Carlyle-

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9. God must love the common people, for he made so many of them.

-Abraham Lincoln-

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10. God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.

-Thomas Jefferson-

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11. Half the things that people do not succeed in, are through fear of making the attempt.

-James Northcote-

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12. Hardships can deprive mortals of the power to ACT. But at the same time, hardships can be the means of eternal growth in ATTITUDE and DESIRE. If endured with the right attitude and accompanied by righteous desires, suffering and deprivation can be the agency of great growth in our spirits."

-Dallin H. Oaks-

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13. He who can suppress a moments anger may prevent a day of sorrow.

-Tryon Edwards-

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14. I find that when I get casual in my relationships with divinity and when it seems that no divine ear is listening and no divine voice is speaking, that I am far, far away. If I immerse myself in the scriptures the distance narrows and the spirituality returns.

-Pres. Spencer W. Kimball-

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15. I had rather do and not promise, than promise and not do.

-Arthur Warwick-

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16. I have a vision of thousands of missionaries going into the mission field with hundreds of passages memorized from the BOOK OF MORMON so that they might feed the needs of a spiritually famished world.

-Pres. Ezra Taft Benson, Gen. Conf., Oct., 1988-

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17. I have come to know that the responsibility is completely mine to maintain my testimony and righteousness.

-Meralee Stallings-

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18. I think if we were to take one single measure of how spiritually well a person is, it would be how much gratitude he or she feels for life, for what it has to offer.

--Church News

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19. If you can't find the time to do something right the first time....where will you find the time to do it over?

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20. If you have not chosen the kingdom of God first, it will in the end make no difference what you have chosen instead.

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21. It may be true that it is never too late to mend our ways, but most people seem to think it is too early.

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22. It is a great and safe rule to sojourn in every place as if you meant to spend your life there; never omitting an opportunity of doing a kindness, or speaking a true word, or making a friend.


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23. It is not an easy thing to be a parent. There is so much of frustration, so much of worry, so much of blighted dreams and broken hopes for so very many. I recognize, of course, that there are many homes where this is not the case, where things go smoothly and well, where there are never raised angry voices, where there are parents who are happy and calm, and children who are faithful and grow up without serious problems. If such be your home, be grateful. Thank the Lord for the marvelous blessing that has come to you.

-Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley-

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24. Let him that would move the world, first move himself.


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25. Let us be more concerned about the adornment of our minds that are eternal, rather than adornment of our persons with things that are of no lasting benefit. Let us keep the commandments of God; let us live humble, and sweet, and pure. Let us not be lifted up in the pride of our hearts if we have been more successful than our neighbor financially, but let us evidence by loving kindness to every child of our Heavenly Father that we are grateful.

-Pres. George Albert Smith-

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26. Maintain your rank, profanity despise, To swear is neither brave, polite, nor wise.

-William Cowper-

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27. Men and Women of Christ are constant, being the same in private as in public. We cannot keep two sets of books while heaven has but one.

-Elder Neal A. Maxwell-

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28. Men and Women of Christ magnify their callings without magnifying themselves.

-Elder Neal A. Maxwell-

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29. Never esteem anything as of advantage to thee that shall make thee break thy word or lose thy self-respect.

-Marcus Aurelius Antoninus-

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30. Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong.

-Daniel O'Connell-

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31. Religion is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special occasions.

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32. SIN will ALWAYS result in suffering. It may come sooner, or it may come later, but it will come.

-Elder M. Russell Ballard-

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33. Some people are only interested in themselves. 'What is in it for me?' is an expression we hear much too often. Someone has said, 'The smallest package in all the world is someone who is all wrapped up in himself.'

-George I. Cannon-

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34. The business of life is not business, but LIVING.

-B. C. Forbes-

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35. The greater a man's understanding, the further does he remove himself from quarrels.

-Hasidic Saying-

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36. The simple virtues of willingness, readiness, alertness, and courtesy will carry a young man farther than mere smartness.

-Henry P. Daveson-

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37. The world is full of willing people, some willing to work and others willing to let them.

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38. There are only two kinds of people in the end, those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, in the end, 'Thy will be done.'

-C. S. Lewis-

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39. There is no excellence without labor.

--Author Unknown

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40. There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.

-French Proverb--

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41. This I know well: that the chief part of every life consists of small things .......Blessed is the man who can enjoy the small things, the common beauties, the little day-to-day events, sunshine on the field, birds on the bough, breakfast, dinner, supper, the daily paper on the porch, a friend passing by. So many people who go afield for enjoyment leave it behind them at home.

-David Grayson-

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42. To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.

-Theodore Roosevelt-

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43. To see what is right, and not to do it, is a want of courage.


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44. What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly.

-Thomas Paine-

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45. What you dislike in another, take care to correct in yourself.

-Thomas Sprat-

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46. Whatever you give to life will return to you. This applies to our daily thoughts, feelings, and actions, be they positive or negative, uplifting or depressing.

-Frederick W. Babbel-

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47. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.

-Henry Ford-

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Why lose we life in anxious cares
To lay in hoards for future years?
Can these, when tortured by disease,
Cheer our sick hearts, or purchase ease?
Can these prolong one gasp of breath,
Or calm the troubled hour of death?


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49. You cannot hide the heart, when the mouth is open.

-President Brigham Young

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50. Your judgement is only as good as your information.

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