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Packet 9


All Packet 9 Quotes (PDFs and Docs) - Alphabetical Order

All Packet 9 Quotes (PDFs and Docs) - Numerical Order

1. "A good bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep." 

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2. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  

~Chinese Proverb~   

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3. "A big man is one who makes us feel bigger when we are with him."

~ John C. Maxwell ~   

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4. "A true friend is somebody who can make us do what we can."

~R. W. Emerson~   

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5. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes.  That way, when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them-----and you have their shoes.   

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6. "Before you flare up at anyone's faults, take time to count ten.....of your own."     

~a Pentecostal Evangelist~   

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7. "Better keep yourself clean and bright...You are the window through which you must see the world."

~-George Bernard Shaw~   

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8. "Do not pray for a light burden;  Pray for a strong back."

~Author Unknown~   

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9. "Father, forgive us, for we do not what we know."

 ~Pres. Hinckley, Christmas Fireside, 1998~   

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10. "Find a need and fill it.....Find a hurt and heal it!"

~Author Unknown~   

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11. "Great thoughts left unread are like fruitful seeds left unplanted."   

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12. "Happiness comes from what we are, not what we have."

~Richard G. Scott, Dev. 1990~   

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13. "Have you GROWN or did you GROAN!!"   

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14. "He who lives without discipline dies without honor."

 ~Icelandic Proverb~   

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15. "I am convinced that unless we set goals, we move no place."                      

~Pres. Kimball~   

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16. If someone were to accuse you of being a "Mormon" -----would there be enough evidence to convict you?   

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17. "Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echos are truly endless."   

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18. "Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances." 

~Thomas Jefferson~   

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19. "One of the most effectual ways of pleasing and of making one's self loved is to be cheerful; joy softens more hearts than tears do."

~Mme. de Sartory~   

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20. "Ours is the blessing to live in a better season.  The terrible persecutions of the past are behind us. Today we are looked upon with respect by people across the world.  We must always be worthy of that respect.  We must earn it, or we will not have it." 

~President Gordon B. Hinckley~   

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21. "Remember that you become what you practice most."

~Richard Carlson~   

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22. "So, as someone else has counseled, I would urge you students not to let a day pass without contact  with the best literature of the world. "Worm yourselves into the minds of the great thinkers, walk in the footsteps of the intellectual giants who have gone before, and mark well the behavior of those who have invented, discovered, and mined the streams of knowledge.  "However, 'as the soul is dyed by the thoughts, let no day pass without contact with (the scriptures.  In forming character and in shaping conduct, (they still have their) ancient power' (William Osler, A Way of Life,  1937, p. 37-38)." 

~Carlos E. Asay~   

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23. "Thank God for what you have.  Trust God for what you need."   

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24. "The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you.  Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life."                                             

--Robert Louis Stevenson--   

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25. "The Lord has blessed you with an abundance of the things of the earth. "He has blessed you with peace.  He has blessed you with knowledge.  He has blessed you with testimony.  And He has blessed you with the good things of the earth... "How thankful we ought to be, my brothers and sisters, how very, very grateful we ought to be."...How thankful we ought to be that somehow in the majesty and kindness and goodness of the Lord you and I were brought forth in this generation with the marvelous and wonderful blessings we hold."                                            

--President Gordon B. Hinckley--   

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26. "The Lord's storehouse includes the time, talents, skills, compassion, consecrated material, and financial means of faithful church members.  These resources are available to the Bishop in assisting those in need."                                                             

--Thomas S. Monson--   

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27. "The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be, all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them.        


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28. "The superior man is modest in his speech, but excels in his actions."               


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29. "The time to be happy is now.  The place to be happy is here.  The way to be happy is to make others so."   

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30. "The way we live outweighs any words we may profess to follow."                    

~Delbert L. Stapley~   

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31. "There is no better exercise for the heart, than to reach down and lift someone up."     

~ Unknown ~   

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32. "Values have changed.  Basic decency and respect for good things are eroding.  A moral blackness is  settling in.  YOU are in many ways the hope of the future, and I remind you that valuable  diamonds shine better against a dark background."                       

~James E. Faust~   

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33. "When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.                     

~Japanese Proverb~   

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34. "When you walk with God, you will reach your destination."   

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35. "Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles---It empties today of its strength."   

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