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Live So As to Have a Quiet Conscience

"The only way to build a peaceful community is to build men and women who are lovers and makers of peace."

John A. Widtsoe - General Conference Report, October 1943, page 113

"Peace can come to both the giver and the receiver as we follow the promptings of the Spirit to serve one another."

Barbara W. Winder - November 1985 Ensign, page 96

"Live so as to have a quiet conscience."

Richard L. Evans - April 1954 General Conference Report, page 85

If there is righteousness in the heart,
there will be beauty in character.

If there is beauty in character,
there will be harmony in the home.

If there is harmony in the home,
there will be order in the nation.

If there is order in the nation,
there will be peace in the world.

Chinese Proverb

"If only we could realize that the momentary pleasure we might feel by an act of disobedience can never be equal to the feelings of peace and happiness that result from obedience."

Janet G. Lee - BYU Devotional, Sept. 15, 1992

"There isn't any way to cheat nature, to bypass law, to run away from life. The commandments haven't been repealed; the laws of morality, the spiritual laws, the laws of life are still in force and effect. Oh, don't let others drag you down, and don't drag yourself down. No matter what cynical or immoral or even honestly mistaken people may say, don't let them destroy your faith or your virtue, or lead you to a lower way of life. And when they try to tell you what you're missing, you tell them what they're missing: peace and self-respect and a quiet conscience—happiness—and the assurance of the highest opportunities of everlasting life."

Richard L. Evans - Conference Report, October 1969, p.67

"The Holy Ghost is the greatest guarantor of inward peace in our unstable world."

James E. Faust - Ensign, May 1989, page 33

"It is my conviction that the world needs, as it needs no other thing, the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the people of the world want what the gospel will give, but they do not realize it. They want the anchor which the gospel provides, which gives them the answers to the problems that face them; which brings them a feeling of security and a feeling of inner peace. The gospel is the only answer to the problems of the world. We may cry peace. We may hold peace conferences. And I have nothing but commendation for those who work for peace. But it is my conviction that peace must come from within. It cannot be imposed by state mandate. It can come only by following the teachings and the example of the Prince of Peace."

Ezra Taft Benson, Title of Liberty, pp. 213-14; see Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p.705

"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you ... let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14:27)
"I submit to you that may be one of the Savior's commandments that is, even in the hearts of otherwise faithful Latter-day Saints, almost universally disobeyed..."

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland - CES Fireside, Mar. 2, 1997

"If joy and peace and rewards were instantaneously given the doer of good, there would be no evil—all would do good but not because of the rightness of doing good. There would be no test of strength, no development of character, no growth of powers, no free agency, only satanic controls."

Spencer W. Kimball, "Faith Precedes The Miracle", p 97

"For us to feel peace within our hearts while we live here on earth we must be righteous. There is nothing that the world calls fun or pleasurable that can compare to the inner happiness and joy that comes from being righteous, nothing. That may be something you don't think much about, but if you will take time to identify how you feel when you make an unrighteous choice and compare that to how you feel when you make a difficult but righteous choice, you will know what I am talking about."

"What Matters Most", BYU-Idaho Dev., October 16, 2001 - Patricia P. Pinegar

"Peace—not passion, not personal possessions, not personal accomplishments nor happiness—is one of the greatest blessings a man can receive."

Marvin J. Ashton, "Peace—A Triumph of Principles," Ensign, Nov. 1985, 69

"Just as Jesus' anxious Apostles were given peace by 'another Comforter,' so today can all men and women receive the same marvelous blessing each day of their lives: the teenager challenged by peer pressure, the person torn by seemingly overwhelming passions or emotions, the person encircled about by loneliness and despair, the hungry, the oppressed, the forgotten, the frightened, the abused, the abuser, the liar, the thief—all who will surrender, follow the Master, and do His works are entitled to the same peace."

Dennis E. Simmons, "His Peace," General Conference, April 1997

"The truths of the gospel do not change. If you will follow the Christ, follow his prophet, and follow his Spirit, you will always choose the right. As a result of your wise choices, your testimony will grow stronger, and great blessings of joy, happiness, and peace will be yours."

Joseph B. Wirthlin, "It's Your Choice," New Era, Feb. 1998, 4

"Jesus Christ says, 'my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you'. Wherever this peace exists, it leaves an influence that is comforting and refreshing to the souls of those who partake of it. It is like the morning dew to the thirsty plant. This peace is the gift of God alone, and it can be received only from him through obedience to his laws. If any man wishes to introduce peace into his family or among his friends, let him cultivate it in his own bosom; for sterling peace can only be had according to the legitimate rule and authority of heaven, and obedience to its laws."

John Taylor, JD, 1:228 or The Gospel Kingdom, p.319

"Peace is a blessing that comes to those who trust in God. It is established through individual righteousness. True personal peace comes about through eternal vigilance and constant righteous efforts."

Marvin J. Ashton, Ensign, Nov. 1985