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Duty to Self

Ability is a poor man's wealth. — John Wooden

Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. — Louis "Lou" Holtz

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. — Lou Holtz, former football coach

About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age. — Gloria Pitzer

Abstinence makes the heart grow fonder. — Johnny Hart in "BC"

A celebrity is someone you want to meet. A hero is someone you want to be like. — Lincoln DeWitt, US 2002 Olympic Skeleton Team

Acceptance of what happened is the first step to overcoming the consequence of any misfortune. — William James

Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts of the situation. Then decide what you're going to do about it. — Kathleen Casey Theisen

A closed mouth gathers no feet. — Author Unknown

A commandment is a lamp to show us the right course. — ElRay L. Christiansen (Ensign, May 1975, p 23)

A complete and accurately defined list of projects, kept current and reviewed on at least a weekly basis, is a master key to stress-free productivity. — David Allen

A compromise which results in a half-step toward evil is all wrong. — Theodore Roosevelt

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. — Ayn Rand

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. — William James

Action is the antidote to despair. — Joan Baez

Action speaks louder than words, but not nearly as often. — Mark Twain

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. — Oscar Wilde

A day is a span of time no one is wealthy enough to waste. — Author Unknown

Admitting errors clears the score and proves you wiser than before. — Arthur Guiterman

Adversity introduces a man to himself. — Author Unknown

Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not. — Henry Fielding

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. — Horace

Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take. — Josh Billings

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. — Erica Mann Jong (1942)

A failure is a man who has blundered but is not able to cash in on the experience. — Elbert Hubbard

A fool and his money are some party. — James VandenBosch

A fool has no delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own opinion. — Proverbs 18:2

A fool is a person who keeps doing the same thing and expects different results. — Albert Einstein

A free man must not be told how to think, either by the government or by social activists. He may certainly be shown the right way, but he must not accept being forced into it. — Jeff Cooper

A friend should bear his friend's infirmities. — William Shakespeare

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. — Nelson Mandela

Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him. — Goethe

Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill. — Author Unknown

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity. — Tom Stoppard

A genius is the one who is most like himself. — Thelonius Monk

Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul. — Douglas MacArthur

A good conscience never costs as much as it is worth. — J.A. Petit-Senn

[A] good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should endeavor not only to be learned but virtuous. — George Washington, letter to Steptoe Washington, 1790

Age may wrinkle the face, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. — Danish Proverb

A good name is better than riches. — Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616) (Don Quixote, Part ii. Chap. xxxiii)

A good self-image is one of the most important and necessary steps in facing life. So often we believe about ourselves only the things that others have implanted. There is no [person] in or out of the Church who is not a loved child of God—no one! — Marvin J. Ashton (Ensign, May 1984, p9)

A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water. — Sidney Goff

A great many people mistake opinions for thoughts. — Herbert V. Prochnow

A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness. — Bernard de Fontenelle

A habit is something you can do without thinking, which is why most of us have so many of them. — Frank Clark

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short. — Andre Maurois

A happy person is not a person in certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. — Hugh Downs

A hero is a man who does what he can. — Romain Rolland

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. — Bob Dylan

Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something. — Henry David Thoreau

Aim at heaven and you get earth thrown in; aim at earth and you get neither. — C. S. Lewis

Aim at nothing and you'll succeed. — Author Unknown

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. — Dr. David M. Burns

A life can never be happy that is focused inward. So if you are miserable now, forget your troubles. March right out your door, and find someone who needs you. — Robert L. Backman (Ensign, Nov 1985, p 13)

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. — George Bernard Shaw

A life that hasn't a definite plan is likely to become driftwood. — David Sarnoff

All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward. — Ellen Glasgow

All forms of fear produce fatigue. — Bertrand Russell

A goal is a dream with a deadline. — Napoleon Hill

All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it. — Samuel Butler

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. — Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)

All I kin say is when you finds yo'self wanderin' in a peach orchard, ya don't go lookin' for rutabagas. — Kingfish

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers. — Orison Swett Marden

All of us must come to an honest, open self-examination, an awareness within as to who and what we want to be. — M. Russell Ballard (Ensign, May 1987)

All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action. — Demosthenes

All things truly wicked start from an innocence. — Ernest Hemingway (A Movable Feast, 1964)

A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company. — Charles Evans Hughes

Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess, and to gain applause which he cannot keep. — Dr. Samuel Johnson

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right. — Thomas Paine

Always aim for achievement, and forget about success. — Helen Hayes

Always acknowledge a fault frankly. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you the opportunity to commit more. — Mark Twain

Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing. — Abraham Lincoln

Always be strong without being arrogant. Always be humble without being weak. — Iraqi proverb

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. — Mark Twain

Always go to the bathroom before you leave home. — Brenda

Always try to make a name for yourself, cause you might leave tomorrow. — David Spade

Always read the stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. — P.J. O'Rourke

Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else. — Author Unknown

Always stand on principle, even if you stand alone. — John Quincy Adams

A man always has two reasons for what he does -- a good one and the real one. — John Pierpont Morgan

A man cannot be comfortable spiritually who is in bondage financially. — Richard R. Lyman (General Conference Report, Oct 1904, page 18)

A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself. — Axel Munthe

A man doesn't automatically get my respect. He has to get down in the dirt and beg for it. — Jack Handey

A man gazing at the stars is at the mercy of every puddle on the road. — Author Unknown

A man has no more character than he can command in a time of crisis. — Ralph W. Sockman

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do. — Bob Dylan

A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true. — Demosthenes

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor. — Victor Hugo

A man is tomorrow what he thinks today. — Author Unknown

A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power. — Abraham Lincoln

A man must not only stand for the right principles, but he must also fight for them. Those who fight for principle can be proud of the friends they've gained and the enemies they've earned. — Ezra Taft Benson

A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another's. — Jean Paul Richter

A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are the portals of discovery. — James Joyce

A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. — George Bernard Shaw

A man reaps what he sows. — Bible, Galatians 6:7

A man's character is like a fence. It cannot be strengthened by whitewash. — Author Unknown

A man's commitment to his beliefs is best measured by what he does behind the closed doors of his own home. — Drew Johnson

A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth. — Charles Darwin

A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be. — Albert Einstein

A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying...that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. — Alexander Pope

A man's judgment is best when he can forget himself and any reputation he may have acquired and can concentrate wholly on making the right decisions. — Admiral Raymond A. Spruance

A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait. — Goethe

A man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense of what not to believe. — Euripides (485-406 BC), Greek playwright

A man that can't laugh at himself should be given a mirror. — Irish Proverb

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. — Mark Twain

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. — Charles Darwin

A man who gets the reputation of rising at dawn can sleep to noon. — Sir Winston Churchill

A man who has made no enemies is probably not a very good man. — US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (1936-2016)​ 2012

A man who is polite to a liar is worse that a man who won't defend his family from a bandit. For, he is refusing to defend the Truth. — Selwyn Duke

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault. — Cardinal Newman

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. — Benjamin Franklin

Amateurs wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work. — Chuck Close

Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. — Bill Eardley

A mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. — Author Unknown

A mistake not corrected is another mistake. — Author Unknown

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others. — Charles Darwin

A mule dressed in a tuxedo is still a mule. — K. Jackson Brown, Jr.

An apology is a good way to have the last word. — Author Unknown

An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it. — O. A. Battista

A new license is only a permit to learn. — Author Unknown

Anger against things is senseless indeed! — ElRay L. Christiansen, 3 Apr 1971

Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, everyone should be serene, slow-pulsed and calm. — Robert Green Ingersoll, (1833-1899) American lawyer & orator

Anger is a thief who steals away the nice moments. — Joan Lunden

Anger, resentment, and bitterness stunt our spiritual growth. Would you bathe in impure water? Then why do we bathe our spirits with negative and bitter thoughts and feelings? You can cleanse your heart. You don't have to harbor thoughts and feelings that drag you down and destroy your spirit. — Joseph B. Wirthlin (Ensign, Sep 2001, p 6)

An honorable man or women will personally commit to live up to certain self-imposed expectations. They need no outside check or control. They are honorable in their inner core. — James E. Faust (Ensign, May 1982, p 47)

An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered. — Gilbert Keith Chesterton (On Running After Ones Hat, All Things Considered, 1908)

A non-doer is very often a critic -- that is, someone who sits back and watches doers, and then waxes philosophically about how the doers are doing. It's easy to be a critic, but being a doer requires effort, risk, and change. — Wayne Dyer

An optimist is one who makes the best of it when he gets the worst of it. — Laurence Peter

An unshared life is not living. He who shares does not lessen, but greatens, his life. — Rabbi Stephen S. Wise

Anybody can grab a tiger by the tail. You only survive by knowing what to do next. — Author Unknown

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving. — Dale Carnegie

Any man can handle adversity. If you want to test his character, give him power. — Abraham Lincoln

Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error. — Cicero

Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose and in the right way - that is not easy. — Aristotle, Philosopher

Anyone can hate. It costs to love. — John Williamson

Any person who contributes to prosperity must prosper in turn. — Earl Nightingale

Any politician who starts shouting election-year demagoguery about the rich and the poor should be asked, "What about the other 90 percent of the people?" — Thomas Sowell

A pebble held close to the eye appears to be a gigantic obstacle. Cast on the ground, it is seen in perspective. Likewise, problems or trials in our lives need to be viewed in the perspective of scriptural doctrine. Otherwise they can easily overtake our vision, absorb our energy, and deprive us of the joy and beauty the Lord intends us to receive here on earth. Some people are like rocks thrown into a sea of problems. They are drowned by them. Be a cork. When submerged in a problem, fight to be free to bob up to serve again with happiness. — Richard G. Scott (Ensign, May 1996, p 24)

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell. — George Bernard Shaw

A person's reaction to his appetites and impulses when they are aroused gives the measure of that person's character. — David O. McKay (April 1964 General Conference)

A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body -- the wishbone. — Robert Frost

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of opportunities. An optimist makes opportunities of difficulties. — Author Unknown

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

A pint can't hold a quart; if it holds a pint it is doing all that can be expected of it. — Margaret Deland

A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers. All you have to do is hold your first dying soldier in your arms, and have that terrible futile feeling that his life is flowing out and you can't do anything about it. Then you understand the horror of war. Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for. — General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you. — C. S. Lewis (Mere Christianity, Macmillan Paperbacks, New York, 1960, p 96)

Are you sure this is the hill you want to die on? — Dr. Laura Schlessinger

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another. — John Dewey

Art, like morality, consists in drawing a line somewhere. - G. K. Chesterton, (1874-1936) English poet, novelist, essayist

As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey. — Thomas A. Edison

A sailor rides out the storm without losing his love for the sea. — Pat Brady

As a rule . . . he who has the most information will have the greatest success in life. — Benjamin Disraeli , 1804-1881

As a small child, one looks for compliments. As an adult, one looks for evidence of effectiveness. — Ben Bradlee (A Good Life)

A schedule defends from chaos and whim. — Annie Dillard

A sharp tongue sometimes cuts its own throat. — Jim Scancarrelli

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. — John A. Shedd

Ask a question and you're a fool for three minutes; do not ask a question and you're a fool for the rest of your life. — Chinese Proverb

Ask yourself the easy questions and you'll have a hard life, ask yourself the hard questions and you'll have an easier life! — Peter Thomson

A slave is one who waits for someone else to come and free him. — Ezra Pound

As long as man's beliefs, or any part of them, are based on error, he is not completely free, for the chains of error bind his mind. — Bruce R. McConkie (Mormon Doctrine, p 299)

As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can't see how it is. — Ram Dass

A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time. — Anne Dillard

A ship in a safe harbor is safe, but that is not what a ship is for. — William Shedd

A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner. — English Proverb

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation, for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company. — George Washington

A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective. — Andre Gide

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man. — Lana Turner

As we consider the importance of nourishing our intellects with the promising potential of Superhighway resources, we must be ever cautious about the choices of programs and the impact of media in our lives. Those who understand our Heavenly Father's eternal plan for the joy and happiness of his children will be better prepared to make good choices as the Information Superhighway rolls across the world. The computer, television, satellite, microchip, and even the telephone, all can bless and enhance our lives-or can make them miserable. — M. Russell Ballard (Ensign, May 1995, p 22)

As we consider various choices, we should remember that it is not enough that something is good. Other choices are better, and still others are best. Even though a particular choice is more costly, its far greater value may make it the best choice of all....Consider how we use our time in the choices we make in viewing television, playing video games, surfing the Internet, or reading books or magazines. Of course it is good to view wholesome entertainment or to obtain interesting information. But not everything of that sort is worth the portion of our life we give to obtain it. Some things are better, and others are best. When the Lord told us to seek learning, He said, 'Seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom' (D&C 88:118). — Dallin H. Oaks (Ensign, Nov 2007, p 104-105)

As we dread any disease that undermines the health of the body, so should we deplore contention, which is a corroding canker of the spirit. — Russell M. Nelson (Ensign, May 1989, p 68)

As we face the many decisions in life, the easy and popular messages of the world will not usually be the right ones to choose, and it will take much courage to choose the right. — L. Tom Perry (Ensign, Nov 1993, p 67)

As you journey down life's highway, never pick a fight with a really good cook. — Hagar the Horrible

As you look toward the future, always remember the treasures of our past. Every generation stands on the shoulders of the generation that came before. Jealously guard the values and principles of our heritage. They did not come easy. — Ronald Reagan

A tattoo is just a permanent visual reminder of having done something stupid. — Author Unknown

At each stage of life's journey, we should set out full of hope and optimism, but we should be prepared nonetheless to face opposition or hardship at some point. The patterns you establish in your youth may accompany you throughout the rest of your mortal life. By making the right choices now, you will be able to take the path that will help you endure the coldest and bleakest moments later. — Elder Ben B. Banks (Ensign, May 2002, p 42)

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. — Author Unknown

A warrior lives a life of contradiction for he stives to create a world in which he is no longer needed. — Author Unknown

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals. — Larry Bird

A wise father counseled, "Son, if you ever find yourself in a place you shouldn't ought to be - get out!" Good advice for a son. Good advice for a father, too. — Thomas S. Monson (Ensign, May 1989, p 44)

A wise man may look ridiculous in the company of fools. — Thomas Fuller

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. — Francis Bacon

A wise man will not go out of his way for information. — Thoreau

A wise monkey never monkeys with another monkey's monkey. — Author Unknown

A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. — Nancy Reagan

A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice. — Bill Cosby

A year from now you may wish you had started today. — Karen Lamb

Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else. — Judy Garland

Be always sure you're right, then go ahead. — Davy Crockett

Bear in mind that brains and learning, like muscle and physical skill, are articles of commerce. They are bought and sold. You can hire them by the year or by the hour. The only thing in the world not for sale is character. — Antonin Scalia, US Supreme Court Justice

Be around people who can keep your energy and inspiration high. While you can make progress alone, it's so much easier when you have support. — Dr. Joe Vitale

Be aware that a halo has to fall only a few inches to be a noose. — Dan McKinnon

Be careful of your friends. They can make you or break you. Be generous in helping the unfortunate and those in distress. But bind to you friends of your own kind, friends who will encourage you, stand with you, live as you desire to live; who will enjoy the same kind of entertainment; and who will resist the evil that you determine to resist. — Gordon B. Hinckley (Ensign, May 2004, p 113-114)

Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words. Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions. Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits. Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character. Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny. — Author Unknown

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are. — Bertold Brecht

Be content with what you have, but never with what you are. — Author Unknown

Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do. — Liz Smith

Being busy and being productive are not necessarily related. — Brian Koslow

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. — Marilyn vos Savant

Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. — Benjamin Franklin (letter to John Alleyne, 9 Aug 1768)

Being grown-up means you can have your own way - at your own expense. — Author Unknown

Being self-taught is no disgrace; but being self-certified is another matter. — Hugh Nibley

Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. — Tony Robbins

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas. — Marie Curie

Believe that you can whip the enemy, and you have won half the battle. — Jeb Stuart

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there. — Josh Billings

Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance. — Epicurus

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. — Chinese Proverb

Be ruthless with time yet gracious with people. — Author Unknown

Be sure to look in the mirror every day. It's better than the shock should you forget for a couple of years. — Author Unknown

Be thankful for what you have, you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never ever have enough. — Oprah Winfrey

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own. — Aesop

Better people think you a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. — Mark Twain

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. — Abraham Lincoln

Better to wear out than rust out. — Author Unknown

Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master. — Demosthenes

Beware the man who claims to be boss at home. He'll lie about important things, too. — Mark Twain

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde

Bigots are rarely a reliable source of information. — William Beem

Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting. — Christopher Morley

Blame keeps wounds open. Only forgiveness heals. — Thomas S. Monson (Ensign, May 2002, p 19)

Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape. — Deirdre Dee

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us worthy evidence of the fact. — George Eliot

Bloom where you are planted. — Author Unknown

Bodily vigor is good, and vigor of intellect is even better, but far above is character. — Theodore Roosevelt

Books may well be the only true magic. — Alice Hoffman

Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid. — David Hackworth

Caution is not cowardice nor is carelessness courage. — Author Unknown

Certainly what we are is more important than what we have or what is said of us. — Marvin J. Ashton (Ensign, May 1979, p 68)

Chance can allow you to accomplish a goal every once in a while, but consistent achievement happens only if you love what you are doing. — Bart Conner: Olympic Gold-Medal gymnast and entrepreneur

Chance only favors the prepared mind. — Louis Pasteur

Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better. — Richard Hooker

Change occurs when one becomes what she is, not when she tries to become what she is not. — Ruth P. Freedman

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition aspired, and success achieved. — Helen Keller

Character cannot be summoned at the moment of crisis if it has been squandered by years of compromise and rationalization. The only testing ground for the heroic is the mundane. The only preparation for that one profound decision which can change a life, or even a nation, is those hundreds of half-conscious, self-defining, seemingly insignificant decisions made in private. Habit is the daily battleground of character. — Senator Dan Coats

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. — James A. Michener

Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught. — JC Watts

Character is largely a matter of environment and training and, later on, of experience. It is by the character of its citizens, not by the force of its arms, that a country rises superior to others. — Baden-Powell

Character is much easier kept than recovered. — Thomas Paine

Character isn't inherited. — Helen Gahagan Douglas

Character isn't made during a crisi, but that's when it comes out. — Gene Mora in "Graffiti"

Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming. — Jim Rohn

Character is simply habit long continued. — Plutarch (Morals)

Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed. — Cavett Robert

Character is the one thing we develop in this world that we can take with us into the next. — Ezra Taft Benson, This Nation Shall Endure, p 46

Character is the one thing we make in this world and take with us into the next. — Ezra Taft Benson (General Conference Report, Apr 1966, p 128)

Character is what you are in the dark. — Dwight L Moody

Character is what you are; reputation, what people think you are. — Henry H. Saunderson

Character is what you are willing to do when the spotlight has been turned off, the applause has died down and no one is around to give you credit. — Author Unknown

Character is what you do when no one is looking. — Author Unknown

Character is won by hard work. — Delbert L. Stapley (Relief Society Courses of Study, 1985, p 141)

Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones. — Phillips Brooks

Choosing to do what the Lord has defined as right will, in the long run, always lead to the best outcomes. — Richard G. Scott (Ensign, Nov 1998, p 69)

[Christ] was perfect and sinless, not because he had to be, but rather because he clearly and determinedly wanted to be. — Howard W. Hunter (Ensign, Nov 1976, p 19)

Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise. — Samuel Lover

Circumstances - what are circumstances? I make circumstances. — Napoleon Bonaparte

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. — Mark Twain

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Complacency is the most dangerous and insidious threat we face because it makes us open to all the others. — Chief Chudwin

Complete and constant integrity is a great law of human conduct. There need to be some absolutes in life. — President James E. Faust (Ensign, May 1982, p 48)

Compromise makes a good umbrella but a poor roof. — J.R. Lowell, Address in Birmingham, England, 6 Oct 1884]

Compromise with evil always moves in the direction of evil. — Blaine Nay

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. — John F. Kennedy, 35th US president

Confusion and mistakes come when we forget the importance of God's word as our unwavering guide. — Hugh W. Pinnock (Conference Report, Oct 84, p 92)

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking. — Henry Louis Mencken, (1880-1956), A Mencken Chrestomathy (1949)

Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing. — William Feather

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong. — Peter T. McIntyre

Conflict builds character. Crisis defines it. — Steven V. Thulon

Conformity is doing what everybody else is doing, regardless of what is right. Morality is doing what is right, regardless of what everybody else is doing. — Evette Carter (Unfortunately, most of "what everybody else is doing" originates in the "blue" states.)

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. — Josh Billings

Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead. — Aldous Huxley

Count what you do have -- not what you don't have. — Marvin J. Ashton (Ensign, Feb 1993, p 64)

Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it. — William Tecumseh Sherman

Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow. — Dan Rather

Courage is being scared to death…and saddling up anyway. — John Wayne

Courage is clearly a readiness to risk self-humiliation. — Nigel Dennis

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened. — Billy Graham

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared. — Edward Rickenbacker (1890-1973) US war hero and airline executive

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. — Gen. George S. Patton

Courage is grace under pressure. — Ernest Hemingway

Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it. — Napoleon Bonaparte

Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don't have the strength. Industry and determination can do anything that genius and advantage can do and many things that they cannot. — Theodore Roosevelt

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. — C.S. Lewis

Courage is not the absence of fear, but simply moving on with dignity despite that fear. — Pat Riley, Miami Heat coach

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to carry on with dignity in spite of it. — Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. — Ambrose Redmoon (James Neil Hollingworth)

Courage is rarely reckless or foolish . . . courage usually involves a highly realistic estimate of the odds that must be faced. — Margaret Truman

Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other. — Samuel Johnson

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. — Mark Twain

Courage is the first of all the virtues because if you haven't courage, you may not have the opportunity to use any of the others. — Samuel Johnson

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. — Aristotle

Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount. — Clare Booth Luce

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage. — Maya Angelou

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. — Sir Winston Churchill

Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things. — Plautus

Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval. — Thomas S. Monson (Ensign, Nov 1986, p 41)

Creating success is tough. But keeping it is tougher. You have to keep producing, you can never stop. — Pete Rose

Danger can never be overcome without taking risks. — Latin proverb

Dark and difficult times lay ahead and soon we must make the choice between what is right and what is easy. — Albus Dumbledore

Dating leads to marriage. Marriage is a sacred religious covenant and in its most exalted expression may be an eternal covenant. Whatever preparation relates to marriage, whether it be personal or social, concerns us as members of the Church. If you are old enough to date, you are old enough to know that your parents have not only the right but the sacred obligation, and they are under counsel from the leaders of the Church, to concern themselves with your dating habits. If you are mature enough to date, you are mature enough to accept without childish, juvenile argument their authority as parents to set rules of conduct for you. — Boyd K. Packer (New Era, Jun 2004, p 6)

Dear Lady, be cautious of Cupid. List well to the lines of this verse. To be kissed by a fool is stupid. To be fooled by a kiss is worse. — Ambrose Redmoon (James Neil Hollingworth)

Decision is a sharp knife that cuts clean and straight; indecision, a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind it. — Gordon Graham

Decisions do determine destiny. — Thomas S. Monson (Ensign, Nov 1986, p 40)

Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all. — Brian Tracy

Delay procrastination. — Author Unknown

Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition. — Thomas Jefferson (Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XIX, 1787)

Destiny is the invention of the cowardly, and the resigned. — Ignazio Silone

Determined to walk in his own way, the natural man often persists to the point where he is "past feeling," having been sedated by pleasing the carnal mind. Sadly, like the drug addict, he is always in need of a fresh fix. — Neal A. Maxwell (Ensign, May 1999)

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing. — Thomas Jefferson, letter to Martha Jefferson, 5 May 1787

Develop discipline of self so that . . . you do not have to decide and redecide what you will do when you are confronted with the same temptation time and time again. You need only decide some things once. — Spencer W. Kimball

Difficulties are things that show what men are. — Epictetus

Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty remember that God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil. — Epictetus

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress. — Mahatma Gandhi,

Discipline is doing the right thing without supervision. — Col. Thomas Garrett, US Army

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. — Jim Rohn

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the high road to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction. — Margaret Thatcher (1925- ) British Prime Minister

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument an exchange of ignorance. — Robert Quillen

Distance doesn't matter; it's only the first step that is difficult. — Marquise du Delfand

Do not attempt to do a thing unless you are sure of yourself; but do not relinquish it simply because someone else is not sure of you. — Stewart E. White

Do not choose your wife at a dance, but in the field among the harvesters. — Czech Proverb

Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress. — Alfred A. Montapert

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not judge a man by friends he makes, but rather by the enemies he keeps. — Author Unknown

Do not let us mistake necessary evils for good. — C.S. Lewis

Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor the best opportunities; they will never come. — Janet E. Stuart

Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. — Dale Carnegie

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps. — David Lloyd George

Don't be humble, you're not that good. — Golda Mier

Don't be like anybody else. Be different. Then you can make a contribution. Otherwise, you just echo something; you're just a reflection. — Hugh Nibley (Of All Things, p 64)

Don't be upset by people who don't like you or who speak ill of you. They are the ones who will never know the pleasure of your friendship. — Fr. Frog

Don't borrow someone else's spectacles to view yourself with. — Simon Travaglia

Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got. — Janis Joplin

Don't confuse having a career with having a life. — Hillary Clinton

Don't dismiss a good idea simply because you don't like the source. — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Don't do stupid things, don't associate with stupid people, don't go to stupid places, and don't live in stupid areas. — Fr. Frog

Don't ever date a guy who looks better in makeup than you do. — Susan

Don't ever slam a door; you might want to go back. — Don Herold

Don't expect anything original from an echo. — Author Unknown

Don't give up. Moses was once a basket case! — Author Unknown

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. — Mark Twain

Don't just count your years, make your years count. — Ernest Meyers

Don't just do enough to get by; do enough to get ahead. — Author Unknown

Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning. - Robert Kiyosaki (American investor, businessman, author, and financial commentator)

Don't let the littleness in others bring out the littleness in you. — Author Unknown

Don't let the same dog bite you twice. — Chuck Berry, musician

Don't let your mouth write no check that your tail can't cash. — Bo Diddley

Don't look back. You're not going that way. — Author Unknown

Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed. — George Burns

Don't stop the parade to pick up a dime. — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done. — James Ling, American businessman

Don't tell me how talented you are. Tell me how hard you work. — Artur Rubenstein

Don't waste today regretting yesterday instead of making a memory for tomorrow. — Laura Palmer

Do or do not. There is no try. — Yoda

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. — Benjamin Franklin

Doubt indulged soon becomes doubt realized. — Francis R. Havergal

Do we need more time? Or do we need to be more disciplined with the time we have? — Kerry Johnson

Do what's right, and try to get along with people, in that order. — Ezra Taft Benson

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. — James Dean

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I am master of my fate and captain of my soul. — Ashleigh Brilliant

Each man is capable of doing one thing well. If he attempts several, he will fail to achieve distinction in any. — Plato

Each man [is] the architect of his own fortune. — Appius Caecus, Early Roman political figure and road builder

Each morning puts a man on trial and each evening passes judgment. — Roy Smith

Each of us has great gifts, but many of us severely limit ourselves with negative attitudes about our potential. — Gene R. Cook (Ensign, Mar 1986, p 78)

Each snowflake in an avalanche pleads not guilty. — Stanislaw J. Lee

Each time we planned a program, each time we became involved in an activity each time we mapped a course in our lives, if we applied the gauge, "Will this please my Heavenly Father?" we would be spared so much of pain and regret and enjoy so much of success and achievement that it would be wonderful. — Gordon B. Hinckley (Ensign, May 1985, p 48)

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. — Napoleon Hill

Ego trips are almost always made on someone else's expense account. — Neal A. Maxwell

Eighty percent of success is showing up. — Woody Allen

Either do not attempt at all, or go through with it. — Ovid

Either you run the day or the day runs you. — Jim Rohn

Elbow grease is the best polish. — English proverb

En la boca cerrada, no entran las moscas (Flies don't enter a closed mouth). — Mexican Proverb

Enthusiasm is nothing more or less than faith in action. — Henry Chester

Envy is an insult to oneself. — Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own. — Harold Coffin

Even a god cannot change the past. — Agathon

Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. — Will Rogers, 1879-1935

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. — C.S. Lewis

Even nectar is poison if taken to excess. — Hindu Proverb

Even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. — Author Unknown

Everybody is like a magnet. You attract to yourself reflections of that which you are. If you're friendly then everybody else seems to be friendly too. — Dr. David Hawkins

Every exit is an entry somewhere else. — Tom Stoppard

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism. — Carl Jung

Every great leap forward in your life comes after you have made a clear decision of some kind. — Brian Tracy

Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied. — Pearl S. Buck

Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence. — Author Unknown

Every man and woman in society has one big duty. That is, to take care of his or her own self. This is a social duty. For, fortunately, the matter stands so that the duty of making the best on one's self individually is not a separate thing from the duty of filling one's place in society, but the two are one, and the latter is accomplished when the former is done. – William Graham Sumner, What Social Classes Owe To Each Other [1883]

Every man has three characters: that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has. — Alphonse Karr, 1808-1890

Every man is a damned fool for at least five minutes every day. Wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit. — Elbert Hubbard

Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do. — Voltaire (1694-1778) French Philosopher and Author

Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself. — Samuel Butler, 1835-1902

Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied. — Pearl S. Buck

Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. — Henry Louis Mencken, (1880-1956)

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the dark place where it leads. — Erica Jong

Everyone is a house with four rooms: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person. — Rumer Godden

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. — Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi (1828-1910)

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it. — Author Unknown

Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference. — Nolan Bushnell

Every soul confined to a concentration camp of sin and guilt has a key to the gate. The adversary cannot hold them if they know how to use it. The key is labeled Repentance. — Boyd K. Packer (Ensign, May 1992, p 68)

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. — Babe Ruth, American baseball player

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms -- to choose one's own attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. — Viktor Frankl, Auschwitz survivor

Everything happens for a reason. For every effect there is a specific cause. That applies especially to success. People who are successful have chosen to be successful and have taken the steps to make it happen. — Brian Tracy (Bottomline Business, Dec 2000, p 14)

Everything has a price. There is a price to pay for success, fulfillment, accomplishment, and joy. There are no freebies. If you don't pay the price that is needed for success, you will pay the price of failure. Preparation, work, study, and service are required to achieve and find happiness. Disobedience and lack of preparation carry a terrible price tag. — James E. Faust (Ensign, May 2003, p 52)

Everything in the gospel teaches us that we can change if we need to, that we can be helped if we truly want it, that we can be made whole, whatever the problems of the past. — Jeffrey R. Holland (Ensign, Nov 1997, p 64)

Everything is simpler than you think and at the same time more complex than you imagine. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Poet and Philosopher

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. — Carl Jung

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. — Martin Luther King

Every time I've done something that doesn't feel right, it's ended up not being right. — Mario Cuomo

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. — Aristotle

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian. — Dennis Wholey

Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. — Author Unknown

Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other. — Benjamin Franklin

Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills. — Minna Antrim

Experience is a hard teacher, because she gives the test first, and the lesson afterwards. — Jenny Nay

Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you. — Aldous Huxley

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. — Oscar Wilde

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it. — Author Unknown

Experience is the best teacher, but it doesn't have to be bad experience. — Glen D. Zediker

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted. — Author Unknown

Experience may be the best teacher, but it sure is a tough grader. — Thaves (in "Frank and Ernest")

Experience suggests it doesn't matter so much how you got here, as what you do after you arrive. — Lois McMaster Bujold, "Barrayar", 1991

Failure is an event, never a person. — William D. Brown

Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others. — Jules Renard

Failure isn't a cause. it is a result. — Author Unknown

Failure is success if we learn from it. — Malcolm Forbes

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. — Truman Capote

Failure is usually the line of least persistence. — Wilfred Beaver

Faith is the only known cure for fear. — Lena K. Sadler

Fair play with others is primarily not blaming them for anything that is wrong with us. — Eric Hoffer

Faith that the thing can be done is essential to any great achievement. — Thomas N. Carruther

Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions. — Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. — Theodore Roosevelt, Speech in New York, September 7, 1903

Far away in the sunshine are my highest inspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead. — Louisa May Alcott

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. — Theodore Roosevelt, US President

Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are. — Quentin Crisp

Fear is a reflex. Courage is a choice. — Emil Mlodnicki

Fear is faith that it won't work out. — Sister Mary Tricky

Fear is nothing more than an emotional response to the perception of danger coupled with the belief that 'I can't handle it'. If you change that belief to 'I can handle it', you no longer will be experiencing fear. You will simply see what you are facing as a challenge... an opportunity to test yourself. You'll be energized. You'll actually fight harder and better. — Combat Veteran

Fear is the devil's first and chief tool. — John A. Widtsoe (General Conference Report, Apr 1950, p 127)

Fear less, hope more. Eat less, chew more. Whine less, breathe more. Talk less, say more. Hate less, love more. And all good things are yours. — Swedish Proverb

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example. — Mark Twain

Fill your mind with the meaningless stimuli of a world preoccupied with meaningless things, and it will not be easy to feel peace in your heart. — Marianne Williamson

Five enemies of peace inhabit with us - avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace. — Petrarch (1304-1374) Italian poet and humanist

Flattery is alright - if you don't inhale. — Adlai Stevenson

Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale. — Adlai Stevenson

The foolish man who sacrifices his peace of mind and happiness to seek wealth is like a man who sells his home to buy furniture. — Shards of Wisdom, The Britain Book, Kolbrin Bible

Fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people are so full of doubts. — Bertrand Russell

Fool someone once and they'll feel foolish for a day. But teach them to fool themselves and they'll be foolish for a lifetime. — Michael Fry and T. Lewis (in "Over the Hedge")

For a man to be great, he must not dwell on small things, though he may enjoy them. — Joseph Smith

Forbidden fruit creates many jams. — Author Unknown

For every man shall bear his own burden. — Bible, Galatians 6:5

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

For fast-acting relief try slowing down. — Lily Tomlin

Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success. — Denis Waitley

Forget the lottery. Bet on yourself instead. — Brian Koslow

Forget the times of your distress, but never forget what they taught you. — Herbert Gasser

Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself. — Harriet Nelson

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. — Paul Boese

Forgiveness is a personal attribute, not just a decision we make from time to time when we feel we should. To have a forgiving heart is to see the world in a different light. It is to forsake the tendency to judge, condemn, exclude, or hate any human soul. A forgiving heart seeks to love and to be patient with imperfection. The forgiving heart understands that we are all in need of the atonement of Jesus Christ. — Roderick J. Linton, Ensign, Apr 1993, p 15)

Forgiveness of others for wrongs - imaginary or real - often does more for the forgiver than for the forgiven. — H. Burke Peterson (Ensign, Nov 1983, p 60)

Forgiving those who hurt us is the key to personal peace. — G. Weatherly

For society as a whole, nothing comes as a "right" to which we are "entitled." Even bare subsistence has to be produced - and produced at a cost of heavy toil for much of human history. The only way anyone can have a right to something that has to be produced is to force someone else to provide it for him. The more things are provided as rights, the less the recipients have to work and the more others have to carry their load. — Thomas Sowell

For the true Warrior the fear of dying in battle is never as great as the fear of being unworthy to enter into it. — Author Unknown

Freedom, after all, is simply being able to live with the consequences of your decisions. — James X. Mullen

Freedom and liberty are precious gifts that come to us when we are obedient to the laws of God and the whisperings of the Spirit. If we are to avoid destruction...fences or guardrails must be built beyond which we cannot go. The fences which we must stay within are the principles of revealed truth. Obedience to them makes us truly free to reach the potential and the glory which our Heavenly Father has in store for us. — James E. Faust (Ensign, May 1999, p 45)

Freedom for most people of the world means "freedom from" the absence of malice or pain or suppression. But the freedom that God means when He deals with us goes one step further. He means "freedom to" -- the freedom to act in the dignity of our own choice. — F. Enzio Busche, (Ensign, Nov 2000, 83)

Freedom is based on truth, and no man is completely free as long as any part of his belief is based on error. — N. Eldon Tanner (Ensign, May 1978, p 14)

Freedom...is not an inconsequential chucking of one's weight about, it is the disciplined overcoming of self. — Iris Murdoch

Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire. — Epictetus

Freedom thus obtained—that is, by obedience to the law of Christ—is freedom of the soul, the highest form of liberty. And the most glorious thing about it is that it is within the reach of every one of us, regardless of what people about us, or even nations, do. All we have to do is learn the law of Christ and obey it. To learn it and obey it is the primary purpose of every soul's mortal life. — Marion G. Romney (Ensign, Nov 1981, p 43)

Freedom to be your best means nothing unless you're willing to do your best. — General Colin Powell

From the errors of others a wise man corrects his own. — Publilius Syrus

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding. — H. H. Williams

Gaze Closely upon the Warrior and you may glimpse the pain in his eyes and the smile on his lips. — Author Unknown

Generally each of us is painfully aware of our weaknesses, and we don't need frequent reminders. Few people have ever changed for the better as a result of constant criticism or nagging. — Joe J. Christensen (Ensign, May 1995, p 64)

Generally, the non-informed can be expected to oppose whatever he does not understand, hiding his own ignorance by a degree of aggressive dissent roughly equal to the amount he does not understand. — Zoob's Law

Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline. — George Eliot

Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent. — Sophia Loren

Glory belongs to the act of being constant to something greater than yourself, to a cause, to your principles, to the people on whom you rely, and who rely on you in return. — John McCain, US Senator and former prisoner of war in Vietnam

Goal begins with go. — Bill Keane in "Family Circus"

Goals are dreams with deadlines. — Diana Scharf Hunt

Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive. — Robert H. Schuller

Goals are stars to steer by, not sticks to beat yourself with. — Barbara B. Smith

Goals without action equal nothing. — Anita Canfield (The Young Woman and her Self-Esteem, page 25)

God gave us two ends - one to sit on and one to think with. Success depends on which one you use. Head you win, tail you lose. — Author Unknown

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest. — J.G. Holland

God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me. — Author Unknown

God has entrusted me with myself. — Epictetus

God helps those that help themselves. — Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790

Go down to the fish market and look into the crab barrel. They never have to put a lid on it because if one crab starts to crawl out, the others will grab onto him and pull him back down. That's what negative peer pressure does. — Ben Carson

God will hold us responsible for all the wonderful things on earth that we refused to enjoy. — Ancient Rabbinical Aphorism

Good character is not formed at the New Year. — Maltbie D. Babcock

Good enough never is. — Debbi Fields, founder of Mrs. Fields Bakeries

Good habits are developed in the workshops of our daily lives. It is not in the great moments of test and trial that character is built. That is only when it is displayed. The habits that direct our lives and form our character are fashioned in the often uneventful, commonplace routine of life. — Delbert L. Stapley (General Conference Report, October 1974, page 25)

Good hockey players go to where the puck is, but great players go to where the puck is going to be. — Wayne Gretsky

Good homes are still the best source of good humans. — Neal A. Maxwell (Ensign, Oct 1974, p 71)

Good is not good, where better is expected. — Thomas Fuller

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. — Will Rogers

Good luck is often with the man who doesn't include it in his plans. — Author Unknown

Good luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. — Darrell Royal, University of Texas football coach

Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them. — Amy Vanderbilt

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot. — Clarence Thomas

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. — Plato

Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either -— but right through every human heart. — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Grateful people are respectful people. Grateful people are courteous people. Grateful people are kindly people. Be grateful. — Gordon B. Hinckley (Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley, p. 250)

Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings. — C.D. Jackson

Great is the road I climb, but the garland offered by an easier effort is not worth the gathering. — Sextus Propertius

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. — Washington Irving

Greatness is best measured by how well an individual responds to the happenings in life that appear to be totally unfair, unreasonable, and undeserved. — Marvin J. Ashton (Ensign, Nov 1984, p 22)

Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength. — Henry Ward Beecher

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. — Vincent van Gogh

Great truths can only be forgotten and can never be falsified. — G. K. Chesterton

Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance. — Samuel Johnson

Growth is the only evidence of life. — John Henry Cardinal Newman

Hands that work are more blessed than Lips that pray. — Howard W. Hunter

Happiness comes from within, and not from without. — Milton R. Hunter (Conference Report, Oct 1966, p 39.)

Happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think. — Dale Carnegie

Happiness is inseparably connected with decent, clean behavior. — Boyd K. Packer (Ensign, May 1997, p 10)

Happiness is knowing which bad habits to keep. — Alex

Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it comes softly and sits on your shoulder. — Author Unknown

Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life. — Burton Hills

Happiness is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it. — Author Unknown

Happiness is prosperity combined with virtue. - Aristotle

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values. — Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

Happy people plan actions, they don't plan results. — Dennis Wholey

Hard work has a future payoff. Laziness pays off now. — Author Unknown

Hard work spotlights the character of people: Some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all. — Sam Ewing, baseball player

Have no fear of perfection -- you'll never reach it. — Salvador Dali, Spanish painter

Having 'freedom to' means that we have the potential of making wrong choices. Wrong choices have their merciless consequences, and when they are not stopped and corrected they lead us into misery and pain. Wrong choices, if not corrected, will lead us to the ultimate possible disaster in each person's life: to become separated from our Heavenly Father in the world to come. — F. Enzio Busche, (Ensign, Nov 2000, p 83-84)

Having harvested all the knowledge and wisdom we can from our mistakes and failures, we should put them behind us and go ahead. — Edith Johnson

He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold. — Herodotus

He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity. — Samuel Johnson

Hell is the place where one has ceased to hope. — AJ Cronin

He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lives a great street-sweeper who did his job well'. — Martin Luther King Jr.

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven. — Thomas Fuller

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals. — Benjamin Franklin

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. — Benjamin Franklin

He that won't be counseled can't be helped. — Benjamin Franklin

He that would be superior to external influences must first become superior to his own passions. — Samuel Johnson

He who angers you conquers you. — Elizabeth Kenny

He who cannot change the very fabric of his thought will never be able to change reality. — Anwar Sadat

He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty. — Lao-tzu

He who doesn't know for which port he is bound never has a fair wind. — Author Unknown

He who defecates on the road will meet flies on his return. — South African Proverb

He who fears he shall suffer already suffers what he fears. — Michel de Montaigne

He who fears something gives it power over him. — Arab proverb

He who feeds the crocodile most can take comfort from the fact that the crocodile will eat him last. — John Howard, Sydney, Australia

He who finds diamonds must grapple in mud and mire because diamonds are not found in polished stones. They are made. — Henry B Wilson

He who has begun is half done. — Horace

He who hesitates is probably right. — Author Unknown

He who is shipwrecked the second time cannot lay the blame on Neptune. — English proverb

He who leaves his house in search of happiness pursues a shadow, — Author Unknown

He who limps still walks. — Stanislaw Lec

He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king. — John Milton

He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away. — Raymond Hull

He who waits to do a great deal of good at once will never do anything. So many objections may be made to everything, that nothing can overcome them but the necessity of doing something. — Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

He who wants to do everything will never do anything. — Andre Maurois

He who will not reason, is a bigot; he who cannot, is a fool; and he who dares not, is a slave. — Byron

History has shown us time and again that what is right is not what is popular. — Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel

History is made at night. Character is what you are in the dark. — Lord John Whorfin

History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstance. — Donald Creighton

Hit the ball over the fence and you can take your time going around the bases. — John W. Raper

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned. — Buddha

Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life. — Joan Lunden

Honesty does not require posturing. In fact, the two things are incompatible. Nor does objectivity require neutrality. — Thomas Sowell

Hope for a miracle. But don't depend on one. — the Talmud

How can they say my life isn't a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten? — Logan Pearsall Smith

How important it is to know how to disagree without being disagreeable. — Marvin J. Ashton (Ensign, May 1978, p 8)

Howling is not a substitute for thinking. — Adlai E. Stevenson

How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied. — Herodotus

How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct. — Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881

How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself. — Publilius Syrus

How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win. — Gilbert K. Chesterton

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. — Annie Dillard

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experiences of others, are also remarkable for their disinclination to do so. — Douglas Adams

Human development... consists of both refusing to do evil and choosing to do good. — Neal A. Maxwell (Ensign, Jul 1976, p 72)

Human Felicity is produced not so much by great Pieces of good Fortune that seldom happen, as by little Advantages that occur every Day. — Benjamin Franklin (Autobiography, 1771)

Humility comes from understanding that the obstacles in front of you are not going to go away. — Sarah Ferguson

Humility is like underwear - essential, but indecent if it shows. — Author Unknown

Humility is royalty without a crown. — Spencer W. Kimball (Improvement Era, Aug 1963, p 704)

Humility is the proper estimate of oneself. — Author Unknown

I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific. — Lily Tomlin

I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody. — Lily Tomlin

I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. — Thomas Jefferson

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. — Pablo Picasso

I am…convinced of the fact that the speed with which we head along the Straight and narrow path isn't as important as the direction in which we are Traveling. — Marvin J. Ashton (Ensign, May 1989, p 20)

I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. — Louisa May Alcott

I believe that a lack of patience is a major cause of the difficulties and unhappiness in the world today. Too often, we are impatient with ourselves, with our family members and friends, and even with the Lord. We seem to demand what we want right now, regardless of whether we have earned it, whether it would be good for us, or whether it is right. — Joseph B. Wirthlin (Ensign, May 1987)

I believe that being despised by the despicable is as good as being admired by the admirable. — Author Unknown

I believe the creative urge is something that God puts in us. And we're almost doing a disservice to God and man if we ignore that urge. — Chaz Allen

I believe many of us are overnourished on entertainment junk food and undernourished on the bread of life. — Dallin H. Oaks (Ensign, May 2001, p 84)

I believe that people who work 12 hours a day should go home with bigger loaves of bread than people who work eight. — Michael Levine

I can accept failure; everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying. — Michael Jordan

I can accomplish anything as long as its not what I'm supposed to be doing at that moment. — Robert Benchley

I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act. — Abraham Maslow

I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one. — Henry Ward Beecher

I can't stress too strongly that decisions determine destiny. You can't make eternal decisions without eternal consequences. — Thomas S. Monson (CES Fireside for Young Adults, 6 Nov 2005)

I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do. That is character! — Teddy Roosevelt, US President

I could do great things, if I weren't so busy doing little things. — Ashleigh Brilliant

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self. — Aristotle

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it. — Jonathan Winters

Ideas and images in men's minds are the invisible powers that govern them. — Hans Sennholz

Ideas are funny little things. They won't work unless you do. — Author Unknown

Ideas won't keep; something must be done about them. — Alfred North Whitehead

I decline utterly to be impartial as between the fire brigade and the fire. — Winston Churchill (House of Commons, 1927)

I do not believe things happen accidentally. I believe you earn them. — Madeleine Albright, US Secretary of State

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. — Galileo Galilei

I do not like work even when someone else does it. — Mark Twain

I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy. — Samuel Butler

I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we nothing. — Ronald Reagan, 20 Jan 1981

I don't know that I subscribe to the notion that power corrupts, but I do know that it releases inhibitions, causing one's true colors to shine through. — Selwyn Duke

I don't know that there are any shortcuts to doing a good job. — Sandra Day O'Connor

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. — Bill Cosby

I don't let my mouth say nothin' my head can't stand. — Louis Armstrong

I don't look to jump over seven-foot bars. I look around for one-foot bars that I can step over. — Warren Buffett

I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. — Diane Ackerman

If A equals success, then the formula is A=X+Y+Z. X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut. — Albert Einstein

If a man has any greatness in him, it comes to light, not in one flamboyant hour, but in the ledger of his daily work. — Beryl Markham (1902-1986) English aviator

If a man has talent and can't use it, he's failed. If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know. — Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) US novelist

If a man isn't willing to take some risk for his opinions, either his opinions are no good or he's no good. — Ezra Pound,

If at first you don't succeed, the boss probably saw you. — Author Unknown

If at first you don't succeed you're running about average. — M. H. Alderson

I feel much better, now that I've given up hope. — Ashleigh Brilliant

If fate means you to lose, give it a good fight anyhow. — William McFee

If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. — Anatole France

If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress. — Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)

I find that it is not the circumstances in which we are placed, but the spirit in which we face them, that constitutes our comfort. — Elizabeth King

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. — Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826

If I'm not home, accepting what I can't change, I'm probably out, changing what I can't accept. — Ashleigh Brilliant

If it is worth doing, do it for money. — Author Unknown

If it was easy, everyone would do it. — Hugh Butler

If one asks for success and prepares for failure, he will get the situation he has prepared for. — Florence S. Shinn

If one is cruel to himself, how can we expect him to be compassionate with others? — Hasdai Ibn Shaprut

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. — Milton Berle

If people don't want to listen to you, what makes you think they want to hear from your sweater? — Fran Lebowitz

If someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that no one will believe it. — Author Unknown

If there's no wind, row. — Author Unknown

If the shoe fits, you're not allowing for growth. — Robert N. Coons

If the things we believe in are different than the things we do, there can be no true happiness. — Dana Telford

If the time ever comes when we can't smile at ourselves, it will be a sad time. — Gordon B. Hinckley

If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be. — Yogi Berra

If things go wrong, don't go with them. — Roger Babson

If we all realized that we were the children of one father, we would stop shouting at each other as much as we do. — George Bernard Shaw

If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done. — John Lubbock

If we choose the wrong road, we choose the wrong destination. — Dallin H. Oaks (Ensign, Nov 2004, p 44)

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we would all be millionaires. — Abigail Van Buren

If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed. — Chinese proverb

If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure. — Al Gore

If we entertain temptations, soon they begin entertaining us! — Neal A. Maxwell (Ensign, May 1987, p 71)

If we have not peace within ourselves, it is in vain to seek it from outward sources. — Francois de La Rochefoucauld

If we lived in a state where virtue was profitable, common sense would make us saintly. But since we see that avarice, anger, pride and stupidity commonly profit far beyond charity, modesty, justice and thought, perhaps we must stand fast a little, even at the risk of being heroes. — Sir Thomas More, as quoted in the movie "A Man For All Seasons"

If we live in such a way that the considerations of eternity press upon us, we will make better decisions. — Spencer W. Kimball, (Ensign, Jan 1977, p 3)

If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today. — Lou Holtz, University of South Carolina football coach

If ya keep a doin' whatcha always done, you'll keep a gettin' whatcha always got. — Author Unknown

If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got. — High-tech proverb

If you and I ever get into the celestial kingdom, we have got to keep the law of that kingdom. Show me the law that a man keeps and I will tell you where he is going. — Wilford Woodruff (Millenial Star, Jul 1889, p 596)

If you are afraid for your future, you don't have a present. — James Petersen

If you are losing a tug-of-war with a tiger, give him the rope before he gets to your arm. You can always buy a new rope. — Max Gunther on personal trials

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. — Jim Rohn

If you are not big enough to stand criticism, you are too small to be praised. — Author Unknown

If you aren't fired with an enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. — Vince Lombardi

If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man. — C.S. Lewis

If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk. — Raymond Inmon

If you are still talking about what you did yesterday, you haven't done much today. — Author Unknown

If you are too careful, you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something. — Gertrude Stein

If you associate enough with older people who do enjoy their lives, who are not stored away in any golden ghettos, you will gain a sense of continuity and of the possibility for a full life. — Tom Stoppard

If you cannot mould yourself as you would wish, how can you expect other people to be entirely to your liking? — Thomas a Kempis

If you can't accept losing, you can't win. — Vince Lombardi

If you can't afford to do it right, be sure you can afford to do it wrong. — Author Unknown

If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning. — Catherine Aird

If you can't change your fate, change your attitude. — Amy Tan

If you can't excel with talent, triumph with effort. — Dave Weinbaum

If you can't imitate him, don't copy him. Always be your own person. Never try to copy someone. Follow the lead of people you believe in, but do what instinctively feels right for you. It's okay to idolize someone. Role models are good for kids. — Yogi Berra

If you can't learn to do it well, learn to enjoy doing it badly. — Ashleigh Brilliant

If you can't make a mistake, you can't make anything. — Marva N. Collins

If you can tell the difference between good advice and bad advice, you don't need advice. — Laurence J. Peter

If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older. — Tom Stoppard

If you consider yourself a nobody and do nothing to improve yourself to become a somebody, you truly will end up being a nobody. — John H. Vandenberg (Ensign, Jan 1973, p 38)

If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor. — Jennifer Jones

If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. — Napoleon Hill

If you do not think about the future, you cannot have one. — John Galsworthy

If you don't care where you are, then you ain't lost. — Author Unknown

If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news? — Robert Anthony, Author

If you don't control your mind, someone else will. — John Allston

If you don't defend your honor, people will assume you have none. — Michael Levine

If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. — Jim Rohn

If you don't forgive your enemies, you're going to run out of friends. — Mr. Ingram quoted by Tony Hillerman

If you don't grow up you'll never grow old. — Author Unknown

If you don't have a backbone, you need thicker skin. — Gen Mora

If you don't have a sense of humor, you probably don't have any sense at all. — A Grandmother

If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? — John Wooden, UCLA basketball coach

If you don't have time to do it right you must have time to do it over. — Author Unknown

If you don't know where you are goin', you will probably not wind up there. — Forest Gump

If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. — Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull

If you don't let success enrich your life, you have merely put failure into Guicci shoes. — Author Unknown

If you don't privately think you're the best in the game, you are probably in the wrong game. If you don't think you can make a mistake, you are definitely in the wrong game. — Author Unknown

If you don't risk anything, you risk even more. — Erica Jong (How to Save your Own Life)

If you don't run your own life, somebody else will. — John Atkinson

If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner. — Zig Ziglar

If you don't set a baseline standard for what you'll accept in life, you'll find it's easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that's far below what you deserve. — Anthony Robbins

If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything. — Michael Evans

If you don't take control of your life, don't complain when others do. — Beth Mende Conny

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten. — Author Unknown

If you ever go temporarily insane, don't shoot somebody, like a lot of people do. Instead try to get some weeding done, because you'd really be surprised. — Jack Handey

If you ever have a chance to do something great, take it. You may never have that chance again. — Blaine Nay

If you ever wonder where your love went, you forgot that you are the one who makes it. — Paul Pearsall

If you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life. — Abraham Lincoln

If you find yourself making too many excuses about the man (woman) you're currently seeing, you're probably seeing the wrong person. — Victoria

If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around. — Will Rogers

If you go through a lot of hammers each month, I don't think it necessarily means you're a hard worker. It may just mean that you have a lot to learn about proper hammer maintenance. — Jack Handey

If you have a chance to do something now, and you don't, time will march on unforgivingly. — Brian Brovont; Salida, Indiana

If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters. — Alan Simpson, US Senator

If you have self-respect, you will take satisfaction in being well groomed and will not allow yourself to perform shabbily. You will continue to work toward high standards and goals to serve others, to continue and to practice self-discipline. You will not compromise your standards or beliefs. — Marvin J. Ashton (Ensign, Feb 1993, p 64)

If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it. — Anthony J. D'Angelo

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair. — C.S. Lewis

If you pick up a dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. — Mark Twain

If you question everything you are asked to do, or dig in your heels at every unpleasant challenge, you make it harder for the Lord to bless you....Your agency, the right to make choices, is not given so that you can get what you want. This divine gift is provided so that you will choose what your Father in Heaven wants for you. That way He can lead you to become all that He intends you to be. That path leads to glorious joy and happiness. — Richard G. Scott (Ensign, May 1996, p 25)

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought. — Peace Pilgrim (born Mildred Norman)

If you're careful enough, nothing bad or good will ever happen to you. — Ashleigh Brilliant

If you're going through hell, keep going. — Winston Churchill on personal trials

If you're going to be a failure, at least be one at something you enjoy. — Sylvester Stallone

If you're gonna date someone, be willing to marry them if offered. — Jim Crume

If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances. — Julia Sorel

If your head tells you one thing and your heart tells you another, before you do anything, you should decide whether you have a better head or a better heart. — Marilyn Vos Savant

If your mind isn't open, keep your mouth shut too. — Sue Grafton, (M Is For Malice)

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it. — Jonathan Winters

If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances. — Julia Sorel

If you're ridin' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there. — Will Rogers

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it. — Jonathan Winters

If you think it's going to rain, it will. — Clint Eastwood

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right. — Mary Kay Ash

If you think you're too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito. — Bette Reese

If you think you're too small to make a difference, you've obviously never been in bed with a mosquito. — Michelle Walker

If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done? — Stephen Wright

If you wait till you see the whites of their eyes, you will never know what hit you. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right, you'll probably never do much of anything. — Win Borden

If you wait until all the lights are green before you leave home, you'll never get started on your trip to the top. — Zig Ziglar

If you want a quality, act as if you already have it. — William James

If you want to be successful or outstanding in any field of endeavor, it is important that you determine while young to be a great boy, and not wait to be a man to be a great man; and then have the courage and strength and determination to discipline yourself, apply self-control and self-mastery. N. Eldon Tanner (Ensign, May 1975, p 74)

If you want to do something positive for your children, improve your marriage. — Author Unknown

If you want to know whether or not to go with the flow, you first have to know where the flow is coming from and where it's going. — Selwyn Duke

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. — Albert Einstein

If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up. — J.M. Power

If you want to succeed in the world, you must make your own opportunities. — John B. Gough

If you want your dreams to come true, don't oversleep. — Yiddish Proverb

If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you're dead and rotten, either write something worth reading, or do things worth the writing. — Benjamin Franklin

I have been told that you catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar. I say that you catch more brave lions with red meat than you do with honey. Flies are easily swatted, my friend, attract the brave lions. — Selwyn Duke

I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves. — Gordon B. Hinckley (Ensign, Aug 1982, p 5)

I have discovered that patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting. — Joyce Meyer

I have ever deemed it more honorable and more profitable, too, to set a good example than to follow a bad one. — Thomas Jefferson

I have never been hurt by what I have not said. — Calvin Coolidge

I have never seen happier people than those who have repented. — Stephen L. Richards (General Conference Report, Oct 1940, p 35)

I hope if dogs ever take over the world, and they choose a king, they don't just go by size, because I bet there are some Chihuahuas with some good ideas. — Jack Handey

I hope that I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man. — George Washington

I know it's hard to understand that sometimes painful things like this happen. It's all part of the process of exploration and discovery. It's all part of taking a chance and expanding man's horizons. The future doesn't belong to the fainthearted. It belongs to the brave. — Ronald Reagan on the Challenger space shuttle accident

I like people who refuse to speak until they are ready to speak. — Lillian Hellman (1905-1984)

I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. — Jerome K. Jerome

I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. — Helen Keller

I look forward to being older, when what you look like becomes less and less an issue and what you are is the point. — Susan Sarandon

I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don't like my opinions, it makes little difference as I don't solicit their opinions or votes. — William Tecumseh Sherman

I'm much too young to be this old. — Dave Tracewell

I'm not happy. I'm cheerful. There's a difference. A happy woman has no cares at all. A cheerful woman has cares but has learned how to deal with them. — Beverly Sills

Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance. — Gilbert Keith Chesterton (The Speaker, 1900)

Important principles may and must be inflexible. — Abraham Lincoln

Imposing limitations on yourself is cowardly because it protects you from having to try, and perhaps failing. — Vladimir Zworykin

In a conversation, keep in mind that you're more interested in what you have to say than anyone else. — Andy Rooney (Pieces of My Mind)

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. — Dale Carnegie

In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. — Bertrand Russell

In a world where the big things have little difference -- it's the little things that make a big difference. — Peter Thomson, author

Inches make a champion. — Vince Lombardi

Indecision and delays are the parents of failure. — George Canning

Indecision may or may not be my problem. — Jimmy Buffett

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. — Albert Einstein

In life, as in business, there has always been a need for those persons who could be called finishers. Their ranks are few, their opportunities many, their contributions great. From the very beginning to the present time, a fundamental question remains to be answered by each who runs the race of life. Shall I falter or shall I finish? On the answer await the blessings of joy and happiness here in mortality and eternal life in the world to come. — Thomas S. Monson (Ensign, Jul 1972, p 68)

In life we can alter our course through repentance, get back on course, and proceed vigorously toward that great goal of eternal life. — William H. Bennett (Ensign, May 1975, p 57)

I never did anything worth doing by accident; nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work. — Thomas Alva Edison

In making choices, discover what you can do, not what you think you can get away with. — Blaine Nay

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. — Thomas Jefferson

In not making the decision, you've made one. Not doing something is the same as doing it. — Ivan Bloch

In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired. — Author Unknown

In order to discover who you are, first learn who everybody else is, and you're what's left. — Ashleigh Brilliant

In order to do what really matters to you, you have to, first of all, know what really matters to you. — Dr. Edward Hallowell, Psychiatrist

In our play we reveal what kind of people we are. — Ovid

In premodern times, the courage of a leader often had to be physical. In the last 500 years it is more often moral. Moral courage is the ability to do what's right even when it is deeply unpopular, even dangerous. Courage is only found where there is the genuine possibility of loss -- loss of friends, reputation, status, power, possessions or, at the extremes, freedom or life. — Professors Daniel Taylor and Mark McCloskey, Christianity Today, 6 Jun 2008

In putting off what one has to do, one runs the risk of never being able to do it. — Charles Baudeliare

Inside of a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down. It's staying down that's wrong. — Muhammad Ali

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. — Pablo Picasso

Instead of thinking of reasons why it can't be done, find ways to do it. — Neil Bergt

Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire. — Dale Carnegie

Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people. — Spencer Johnson

Integrity is the core of our character. Without integrity we have a weak foundation upon which to build other Christ-like characteristics. — L. Lionel Kendrick (Ensign, Nov 1988)

Integrity is the value we set on ourselves. — James E. Faust (Ensign, May 1982, p 47)

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. — Samuel Johnson

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. — C. Archie Danielson

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. — Eleanor Roosevelt

In this life we have to make many choices. Some are very important choices. Some are not. Many of our choices are between good and evil. The choices we make, however, determine to a large extent our happiness or our unhappiness, because we have to live with the consequences of our choices. — James E. Faust (Ensign, May 2004, p5)

In times of hurt and discouragement, it may be consoling . . . for all of us to recall that no one can do anything permanently to us that will last for eternity. Only we ourselves can affect our eternal progression. — Marvin J. Ashton (Ensign, May 1984, p 10)

I prefer a faded coat to a faded reputation. — John Taylor, Mormon prophet

I pronounce it as certain that there was never yet a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous. — Benjamin Franklin (The Busy-body, #3, 18 Feb 1728)

I realized early on that if I followed the rules as written, I would fail. And how can anyone who knows better choose to fail? But it didn't take me long to figure that out. I started out just like everybody else, trying my best to go by the book. — Charles Martin Simon

I recommend that you take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves. — Lord Chesterfield

I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education. — Wilson Mizner

I searched through rebellion, drugs, diet, mysticism, religion, intellectualism, and much more, only to find that truth is basically simple and feels good, clear and right. — Chick Corea

It ain't over 'til it's over. Never assume anything is finished until it is really finished. Good things can happen if your persevere. — Yogi Berra

It ain't so much the things you don't know that get you in trouble. It's the things you know that just ain't so. — Artimus Ward, 1834-1867

It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to. — W.C. Fields

It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things. — Theodore Roosevelt

It does not require many words to speak the truth. — Chief Joseph (1840-1904)

It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was. — Anne Sexton

It doesn't pay to say too much when you are mad enough to choke. For the word that stings the deepest is the word that is never spoke, Let the other fellow wrangle till the storm has blown away, then he'll do a heap of thinking about the things you didn't say. — Jules Renard

I teach them correct principles, and they govern themselves. — Joseph Smith

It has always seemed somewhat paradoxical to me that we must constantly have the Lord command us to do those things which are for our own good. — Marion G. Romney (Ensign, Nov 1982, p 93)

It has been from the beginning and it will be till the end that the natural man will have a tendency to rationalize and to blame his behaviors on others or on certain circumstances. When we attempt to place responsibility for our choices on others, we are responding in a less than Christlike manner. — L. Lionel Kendrick (Ensign, Nov. 1988)

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. — Abraham Lincoln

It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste. — Henry Ford: Founder, Ford Motor Company

It has been said that the gate of history turns on small hinges, and so do people's lives. The choices we make determine our destiny. — Thomas S. Monson (Ensign, Nov. 2004, p 67)

I thought glory was the object of war, and all glory was self-glory. No more. There are greater pursuits than self-seeking. glory is not a conceit. It is not a decoration for valor. It is not a prize for being the most clever, the strongest, or the boldest. Glory belongs to the act of being constant to something greater than yourself, to a cause, to your principles, to the people on whom you rely, and who rely on you in return. No misfortune, no injury, no humiliation can destroy it. — John McCain, US Senator, writing on his experiences as a POW in Viet Nam (Faith Of My Fathers, p 257)

It is a poor, unwise and very imbecile people who cannot take care of themselves. — Brigham Young

It is a sheer waste of time and soul-power to imagine what I would do if things were different. They are not different. — Frank Crane

It is better to ask some of the questions than to know all the answers. — James Thurber

It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied. — John Stuart Mill

It is better to be alone than in bad company. — Joseph Smith

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. — Herman Melville

It is better to keep one's mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and resolve all doubt. — Abraham Lincoln

It is better to sleep on things beforehand than to lie awake about them afterward. — Baltasar Gracian

It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him. — Abraham Lincoln

It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't. — Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) 8th President of the United States

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. — William Blake

It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top. — Author Unknown

It is for men to choose whether they will govern themselves or be governed. — Henry Ward Beecher

It is generally good medicine to sympathize with others, but not with yourself. — Marvin J. Ashton (Ensign, May 1988, p 63)

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters in the end. — Ursula K. LeGuin

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. — Henry Louis Mencken, (1880-1956)

It is important that we keep in mind that the choices we make as we decide what is good and what is evil are the most important decisions we will ever make. Upon them depends our happiness or misery throughout time and eternity. — Marion G. Romney (Ensign, Aug 1978)

It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument. — William G. McAdoo

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. — Anthony Robbins

It is never too late to be what you might have been. — George Eliot

It is never too late to give up your prejudices. — Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

It is not always an easy life, but it can be most rewarding, depending upon our attitude toward it. — Spencer W. Kimball (Ensign, Oct 1975, p 2)

It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of them. — La Rochefoucauld

It is not how old you are, but how you are old. — Jules Renard

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. — William Shakespeare

It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of pacific station that great characters are formed. — Abigail Adams

It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory. — W. Edwards Deming

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds. — Aesop

It is not so much the major events as the small day-to-day decisions that map the course of our living....Our lives are, in reality, the sum total of our seemingly unimportant decisions and of our capacity to live by those decisions. By what standards shall we make those decisions? By the standards of Caesar, meaning the standards of the state as politicians have established those standards? By the standards of the circus, meaning the standards of the self-seeking masses? Or shall we make our decisions by the standards of Christ, the Son of God, who came in the meridian of time, as the one true lawgiver? What are the standards by which you will govern your life? I should like to suggest three standards by which to judge each of the decisions that determine the behavior patterns of your lives. These standards are so simple as to appear elementary, but I believe their faithful observance will provide a set of moral imperatives by which to govern without argument or equivocation each of our actions and which will bring unmatched rewards. They are: Does it enrich the mind? Does it discipline and strengthen the body? Does it nourish the spirit? — Gordon B. Hinckley (BYU Devotional, Oct 26, 1965)

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. — Theodore Roosevelt

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. — Seneca: Philosopher, statesman, dramatist

It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute ... that gives meaning to our lives. — Anthony Robbins

It isn't difficult to make a mountain out of a molehill just add a little dirt. — Author Unknown

It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe. — Robert W. Service

It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world's believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition. — Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, 19 Aug 1785

It is only an error in judgment to make a mistake, but it shows infirmity of character to adhere to it when discovered. — Christian Bovee

It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to- day basis. — Margaret Bonnano

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. — JK Rowling

It is selfishness which is the cause of most of our misery. — Gordon B. Hinckley (Ensign, November 1988, page 54)

It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has. — Henry Ward Beecher

It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters. — Aesop's Fables

It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. — Dr. Samuel Johnson

It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong. — Abraham Lincoln

It's a sad fact of human nature that people are more tolerant of clever lies than harshly spoken truths. — Selwyn Duke

It's all right to sit on your pity pot every now and again. Just be sure to flush when you are done. — Author Unknown

It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner, when you're number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you're not a winner. — Vince Lombardi

It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference. — Tom Brokaw

It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required. — Sir Winston Churchill

It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are. — Roy Disney

It's not so much what happens to us but how we deal with what happens to us. — James E. Faust, 174th Semiannual General Conference, Oct 2004

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. — Albert Einstein

It's not that `today is the first day of the rest of my life, but that now is all there is of my life. — Hugh Prather

It's not what we don't know that hurts, it's what we know that ain't so. — Will Rogers

It's not whether you got knocked down. It's whether you get back up. — Vince Lombardi, Green Bay Packers coach

It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed. — Kin Hubbard

It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to. — Annie Gottlier

It's so important to believe in yourself. Believe that you can do it, under any circumstances. Because if you believe you can, then you really will. That belief keeps you searching for the answers, and then pretty soon you get it. — Wally "Famous" Amos

It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. — Marlene Dietrich

It's the most unhappy people who most fear change. — Mignon McLaughlin

It's vital to select goals that are consistent with correct principles. — "Supervision in Teaching: A Case in Point" (Ensign, Oct 1974, p 30)

It takes a great man to be a good listener. — Calvin Coolidge

It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded. — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. — Eleanor Roosevelt

It takes courage to stand up and speak; it takes even more courage to sit down and listen. — Author Unknown

I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom. — Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) English author

I've got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end. — Larry Bird

I walk firmer and more secure up hill than down. — Michel de Montaigne

It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, 'Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.' — Sam Levenson

It was meant to be that life would be a challenge. To suffer some anxiety, some depression, some disappointment, even some failure is normal. — Boyd K. Packer (Ensign, May 1978, p 93)

I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often. — Brian Tracy

I've never seen a monument erected to a pessimist. — Paul Harvey

I've observed that the less a man has to be proud of, the more proud he usually is. — Selwyn Duke

I went on a diet - had to go on two diets at the same time 'cause one diet wasn't giving me enough food. — Barry Marter

I wish there were a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence. There's a knob called 'brightness,' but that doesn't work. — Author Unknown

Just as the capacity to defer gratification is a sign of real maturity, likewise the willingness to wait for deferred explanation is a sign of real faith and of trust spread over time. — Neal A. Maxwell (Ensign, May 1985, p 71)

Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but in finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong. — Theodore Roosevelt, 1916

Justifying a fault doubles it. — French Proverb

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. — Mark Twain

Keep in mind the challenging fact that your aim is not to get ahead of others, but to surpass yourself; to begin today to be the person you want to be. — Hugh B. Brown (Conference Report, April 1968)

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. — Robert Louis Stevenson

Know the difference between principles based on right or wrong vs. principles based on personal gain, and consider the basis of your own principles. — Marilyn vos Savant

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience. — George Washington

Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can. ― Elsa Maxwell

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects. — Arnold Glasow

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired. — Jules Renard

Learning from experience is like drawing without an eraser. — Gene Mora in Graffiti

Learn[ing] what is true, in order to do what is right, is the summing up of the whole duty of man. — Thomas Henry Huxley

Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. — Pablo Picasso

Learn to fake cheerfulness. Believe it or not eventually that effort will pay off: you'll actually start feeling happier. — Jean Bach

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present. — Roger Babson

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it. — Rabindranath Tagore

Let no pleasure tempt thee, no profit allure thee, no ambition corrupt thee, no example sway thee, no persuasion move thee to do anything which thou knowest to be evil; so thou shalt live jollily, for a good conscience is a continual Christmas. — Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanac)

Letting off steam always produces more heat than light. — Neal A. Maxwell (Ensign, Nov 1989, p 84)

Let us accept truth, even when it surprises us and alters our views. — George Sand

Let us remember that it is against the will of God that any one of us should be in bondage — in any way — neither to sin nor to addiction nor to debt. — Mark E. Petersen (Ensign, May 1981, p 63)

Let us so endeavor to live, that when we come to die, even the undertaker will be sorry. — Mark Twain

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. — George Bernard Shaw

Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties. — Samuel Johnson

Life can be real rough . . . you can either learn from your problems, or keep repeating them over and over. — Marie Osmond

Life experiences are like quarters, you loose both when you sit around on the couch. — Author Unknown

Life guarantees a chance – not a fair shake. — Author Unknown

Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it. — Irving Berlin

Life is a mission and not a career. — Stephen L. Richards

Life is a test: The test of life is open-book, take-home, and multiple choice. Your test is personalized. Not all problems make sense. Some problems are very difficult, but solutions are always simple. Mistakes can be fixed until the test is over. You must help others solve their problems. If you need help, you can call the instructor at any time. Don't quit – only the instructor knows how many problems there are and how long the test will last. — Ted Gibbons (This Life is a Test)

Life is God's greatest gift to man, and what we do with our life is our gift to God. — Franklin D. Richards (General Conference Report, April 1971, page 38)

Life is hard. After all, it kills you. — Katharine Hepburn

Life is hard. It's even harder if you're stupid. — Tom Gresham

Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once. — Lillian Dickson

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. — George Bernard Shaw

Life is not a static thing. The only people who do not change their minds are incompetents in asylums, and those in cemeteries. — Everett McKinley Dirksen

Life is the only game in which the object of the game is to learn the rules. — Ashleigh Brilliant

Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid. — John Wayne

Life not only begins at forty, it begins to show. — Author Unknown

Life's tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late. — Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. — Anais Nin

Life's journey is not traveled on a freeway devoid of obstacles, pitfalls, and snares. Rather, it is a pathway marked by forks and turnings. Decisions are constantly before us. To make them wisely, courage is needed: the courage to say, 'No,' the courage to say, 'Yes,' Decisions do determine destiny. The call for courage comes constantly to each of us. It has ever been so, and so shall it ever be. — Thomas S. Monson (Ensign, May 2004, p 54-55)

Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect. — Margaret Mitchell

Little drops of water, little grains of sand make the mighty ocean, and the pleasant land. — Julia Carney

Living is a constant process of deciding what we are going to do. — Jose Ortega y Gasset

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. — Will Rogers

Live so as to have a quiet conscience. — Richard L. Evans (General Conference Report, Apr 1954, page 85)

Live so that your friends can defend you, but never have to. — Arnold Glasow

Live so that your memories can bless the full length of your life. — David B. Haight (Ensign, May 1981, p 41)

Live truth instead of professing it. — Elbert Hubbard

Losers do the best they can. Winners do what has to be done. — Tom Cook

Lost time is like a run in a stocking. It always gets worse. — Ann Morrow Lindbergh

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. — Oprah Winfrey

Love is misunderstood to be an emotion; actually, it is a state of awareness, a way of being in the world, a way of seeing oneself and others. — Dr. David Hawkins, psychiatrist snd physician

Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we have learned here. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts. — Marianne Williamson

Love what you do. Believe in your instincts. And you'd better be able to pick yourself up and brush yourself off every day. — Mario Andretti

Luck always seems to be against the man who depends on it. — Author Unknown

Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work - and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't. — Lucille Ball

Luck is good planning, carefully executed. — Author Unknown

Luck is largely a matter of paying attention. — Susan M. Dodd

Luck is the by-product of busting your fanny. — Don Sutton

Luck is where opportunity meets preparation. — Robert Evans

Make a habit of canceling every subscription to anything you don't have time to read. — Marilyn vos Savant

Making a living is not the same thing as making a life. -- Maya Angelou

Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one rascal less in the world. — Carlyle

Man has no greater enemy than himself. — Petrarch (1304-1374) Italian poet and humanist

Man has two creators, his God and himself. The first creator furnishes him the raw materials of his life -- the laws and conformity with which he can make that life what he will. The second creator -- himself -- has powers he rarely realizes. It is what a man makes of himself that counts. — William George Jordan

Man is a biological unit, an animal, but he is more than this, he is the temple of an immortal spirit; that spirit can be defiled by the flesh, and defilement comes when the laws of chastity are violated. Our very civilization itself is based upon chastity, the sanctity of marriage, and the holiness of the home. Destroy these and Christian man becomes a brute. — J. Reuben Clark, Jr., US Ambasador (Conference Report, Oct 1938)

Man is commanded of God to live by the sweat of his brow, not someone else's. — Ezra Taft Benson (Ensign, Nov 1976, p 34)

Man is free at the moment he wishes to be. — Voltaire

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will; his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals. — Albert Schweitzer

Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter which fork you use. — Emily Post (1872-1960)

Man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for? — Robert Browning

Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself a slave to it. — Benjamin Franklin

Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal. — Nietzsche

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. — Thomas Edison

Many people, including me, have difficulty finding the time for sufficient rest, exercise, and relaxation. We must schedule time on our daily calendars for these activities if we are to enjoy a healthy and balanced life. Good physical appearance enhances our dignity and self-respect. — M. Russell Ballard (Ensign, May 1987)

Many years ago, while riding through Cleveland, Ohio, on a train, I saw on a building the inscription 'Obedience to Law is Liberty.' With the proper interpretation of the word law, we have in this inscription a statement of ultimate truth. By inserting three words, it is made to read, 'Obedience to the law of Christ is liberty.' (See D&C 88:21.) This is not only a statement of the perfect law of liberty, but also a statement of the way to perfect liberty. — Marion G. Romney (Ensign, Nov 1981, p 43)

Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability. — George Bernard Shaw

Martyrs alert the world to the presence of evil, warriors do something about it. — Author Unknown

May I provide a simple formula by which you can measure the choices which confront you. It's easy to remember: 'You can't be right by doing wrong; you can't be wrong by doing right.' Your personal conscience always warns you as a friend before it punishes you as a judge. — Thomas S. Monson (Ensign, May 2002, p100)

May you be the kind of person your dog thinks you are. — Mahatma Dahgi

Men and women everywhere must exercise deliberate decision to live wisely. — Robert Grant

Men and women in this technological age risk becoming victims of their own intellectual and technical achievements and end up in spiritual barrenness. — Pope Benedict XVI, Dec 2005

Men are all alike in their promises. It is only in their deeds that they differ. — Moliere

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. — James Allen, British philosophical writer

Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference. — Voltaire (1694-1778) French Philosopher and Author

Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose direction and begin to bend. — Walter Savage Landor

Men who never get carried away should be. — Malcolm Forbes

Men will get no more out of life than what they put into it. — William J. H. Boetcker

Moderate strength is shown in violence, supreme strength is shown in levity. — Gilbert Keith Chesterton (The Man Who was Thursday, 1908)

More than anything else, I believe it's our decisions, not the conditions of our lives, that determine our destiny. — Anthony Robbins

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. — Abraham Lincoln

Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind. — Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Most of the stress people experience comes from inappropriately managed commitments they make or accept. — David Allen

Most people don't look dumb 'til they start talkin'. — Forest Gump

Most people fail in life because they major in minor things. — Anthony Robbins

Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win. — Bobby Knight

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. — Jim Ryun: Former track athlete

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. — Brian Tracy

Much of the stress that people feel doesn't come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they've started. — David Allen, Management consultant, trainer, and author

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate – that's my philosophy. — Thornton Wilder (The Skin of Our Teeth)

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. — Henry Ford

My God, give me neither poverty nor riches; but whatsoever it may be Thy will to give, give me with it a heart which knows humbly to acquiesce in what is Thy will. — Gotthold

My life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened. — Michel de Montaigne

My opinion is a view I hold until . . . well, until I find something that changes it. — Luigi Pirandello

Necessity is the mother of taking chances. — Mark Twain

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope. — Epictetus

Never assume the obvious is true. — William Safire

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic. — Author Unknown

Never confuse a piece of mind with a piece of lip. — Gene Mora in "Graffiti"

Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair. — Edmund Burke

Never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed. — Sydney Smith

Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge, and dares forgive an injury. — E. H. Chapin

Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it. — Albert Einstein

Never fight an inanimate object. — PJ O'Rourke

Never get into fights with ugly people, they have nothing to lose. — Author Unknown

Never grow a wishbone...where your backbone ought to be. — Clementine Paddleford

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. — Marcus Aurelius

Never let things which matter most be at the mercy of things which matter least. — Marion D. Hanks (Ensign, Jan 1971)

Never let what you cannot do stop you from doing what you can do! — Stephen Pierce

Never let yesterday use up today. — Richard H. Nelson

Never let yesterday use up too much of today. — Will Rogers

Next to the bestowal of life itself, the right to direct that life is God's greatest gift to man. … Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give. It is inherent in the spirit of man. It is a divine gift. … Whether born in abject poverty or shackled at birth by inherited riches, everyone has this most precious of all life's endowments—the gift of free agency; man's inherited and inalienable right. — David O. McKay (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: David O. McKay, p 205)

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time. — Theodore Roosevelt

Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. — George Washington Carver

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. — Maria Robinson

Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat. — Ann Landers

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. — Samuel Ullman

Nobody holds a good opinion of a man who holds a low opinion of himself. — Anthony Trollope

Nobody is lost until somebody has given up. — Gordon B. Hinckley (Ensign, Oct 2003, p 22)

No conquest can ever become permanent which does not show itself beneficial to the conquered as well as to the conquerors. — Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) English author

No explanation ever explains the necessity of making one. — Elbert Hubbard

No greater responsibility has been given to anyone than the responsibility given to parents to rear worthy children. — Marian P. Sorensen (Ensign, May 1973, p 33)

No lasting great personal heights are ever reached by those who step on others to try to push themselves upward. — Marvin J. Ashton (Ensign, Nov 1991, p 70)

No legacy is so rich as honesty. — William Shakespeare

No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place. — Maya Angelou

No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched. — George Jean Nathan

No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar. — Abraham Lincoln

No man is a failure who is enjoying life. — William Feather

No man is free who is not master of himself. — Epictetus

No man is rich enough to buy back his past. — Oscar Wilde

No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience. — Terence

No man was ever wise by chance. — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods. — Demosthenes

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect. — George Bernard Shaw

No matter how difficult something you or a loved one faces, it should not take over your life and be the center of all your interest. Challenges are growth experiences, temporary scenes to be played out on the background of a pleasant life. Don't become so absorbed in a single event that you can't think of anything else or care for yourself or for those who depend upon you. Remember, much like the mending of the body, the healing of some spiritual and emotional challenges takes time. — Richard G. Scott (Ensign, May 1996, p 24)

No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back. — Turkish proverb

No matter how much a man can do, no matter how engaging his personality may be, he will not advance far in business if he cannot work through others. — John Craig

None are so empty as those who are full of themselves. — Benjamin Whichcote

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. — Henry David Thoreau

No one can make me feel inferior without my consent. — Eleanor Roosevelt

No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. — Edmund Burke

No one wants advice - only corroboration. — John Steinbeck

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. — Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

No pressure, no diamonds. — Thomas Carlyle

Not all those who wander are lost. — J.R.R. Tolkien

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious. — Brendan Gill

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts. — Albert Einstein

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. — Auguste Rodin

Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others. — Jonathan Winters

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. — Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company

Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious. — George Bernard Shaw

Nothing significant has ever been achieved by men who let apprehension corrode their principles. — Jeff Cooper

Nothing really matters, except a few things that really don't matter very much. — Ashleigh Brilliant

Nothing will work unless you do. — Maya Angelou

Not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. — Oprah Winfrey

No task is a long one but the task on which one dare not start. It becomes a nightmare. — Baudeliare

Not failure, but low aim is often our greatest sin. — LeGrand Richards (address, Brigham Young University, 14 Oct 1967, p 5)

Nothing ages people like not thinking. — Christopher Morley

Nothing else is quite so despicable and cowardly as a lie. — J. Reuben Clark, Jr. (Ensign, Aug 1975, p 3)

Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear. — Marcus Aurelius

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. — Calvin Coolidge

Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell, no! — John Belushi

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small steps. — Henry Ford

Nothing will work unless you do. — Maya Angelou

Nothing worthwhile or long-lasting can be achieved without hard work. Former basketball great Sen. Bill Bradley once said that during his Princeton days, his father would tell him, "Son, when you're not out practicing, someone else is. And when you meet that person, he's going to beat you." — Gary Franks (Searching for the Promised Land: An African American's Optimistic Odyssey)

Now go do the right thing. — Dr. Laura Schlessinger

Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed. — C.S. Lewis in "The Magician's Nephew"

Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes. — Benjamin Disraeli

Obedience is a part of greatness. — Mark E. Petersen (Ensign, Nov 1974, p 48)

Obedience leads to true freedom. The more we obey revealed truth, the more we become liberated. — James E. Faust (Ensign, May 1999, p 45)

Observation, and not old age, brings wisdom. — Author Unknown

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal. — E. Joseph Cossman

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals. — Sydney Smith

Obviously there is a great difference between feeling happy at a given moment and being happy for a lifetime, between having a good time and leading a good life. — James E. Faust (Ensign, Oct 2000, p 2)

Of all influences that cause men to choose wrong, selfishness is undoubtedly the strongest. Where it is, the Spirit is not. — William R. Bradford (Ensign, Nov 1987, p 76)

Of all possessions a friend is the most precious. — Herodotus

Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character. — Henry Clay

Often a mighty man is the humblest of creatures and a humble man is the mightiest of creatures. — Abu Abdullah Muhammad al-Harithi al-Baghdadi al-Mufid

Often, the lack of clear direction and goals can waste away our time and energy and contribute to imbalance in our lives. A life that gets out of balance is much like a car tire that is out of balance. It will make the operation of the car rough and unsafe. Tires in perfect balance can give a smooth and comfortable ride. So it is with life. The ride through mortality can be smoother for us when we strive to stay in balance. Our main goal should be to seek "immortality and eternal life." With this as our goal, why not eliminate from our lives the things that clamor for and consume our thoughts, feelings, and energies without contributing to our reaching that goal? — M. Russell Ballard (Ensign, May 1987)

Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man. — Felix Frankfurter

Old age is a matter of mind - not matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. — Author Unknown

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. — Helen Keller

One cannot learn anything by running away from the thing to be learned. — Blaine Nay

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. — Vince Lombardi

Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life. — John F. Kennedy

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. — Arthur Ashe

One important step of faith for you as a pioneer is to resist going along with the crowd in ways that would lead you astray. — Janette Hales Beckham, Young Women General President (April 1997, 167th Annual General Conference)

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. — Maya Angelou

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. — Elbert Hubbard

One major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions. — Edward R. Murrow

One man with courage is a majority. — Thomas Jefferson

One man with courage makes a majority. — Andrew Jackson

One measure of leadership is the caliber of people who chose to follow you. — Dennis A. Peer

One observes the survivors, and learns from them. — Bene Gesserit Teaching

One of the evils of our time is taking for granted so many of the things we enjoy. — James E. Faust (Ensign, May 1990, p 85)

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we've been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back. – Carl Sagan

One of these days is none of these days. — H. G. Bohn

One of the sources of pride in being a human being is the ability to bear present frustrations in the interests of longer purposes. — Helen Merrell Lynd

One of the weaknesses of our age is our apparent inability to distinguish or needs from our greeds. — Don Robinson

One's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into action...which bring results. — Florence Nightingale

One's philosophy is expressed in the choices one makes. — Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, stateswoman and writer

One thing you can't recycle is wasted time. — Author Unknown

One way to evaluate your own reputation is to think about what would be said of you at your eulogy. — Brian Koslow

One who walks in another's tracks leaves no footprints. — Author Unknown

Only a weak mind seeks ultimate answers. — Agnes Thornton

Only by pride cometh contention. — Bible, Proverbs 13:10

Only dead fish swim with the stream all the time. — Linda Ellerbee

Only fools and dead men don't change their minds. Fools won't and dead men can't. — John H. Patterson

Only humility can never be humiliated. — Howard Thurman

On the straight and narrow path, there are simply no corners to be cut. — Neal A. Maxwell (Ensign, Nov 1988, p 33)

Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity. — Lord John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834-1902), 1st Baron Acton of Aldenham

Opportunities are never lost; someone will take the one you miss. — Author Unknown

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls, and looks like work. — Thomas Edison

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence. — Helen Keller

Optimism the foundation of courage. — Nicholas Murray Butler

Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work. — Thomas Edison

Our actions, our expressions, our grooming habits, even the clothes we wear are constantly communicating messages to those around us. — J. Spencer Kinard (Ensign, Aug 1975, p 15)

Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working 24 hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force. — Tom Blandi

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves -- to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today. — Stewart B. Johnson

Our busy lives force us to focus on things we do from day to day. But the development of character comes only as we focus on who we really are. To establish and accomplish those greater goals, we do need heavenly help. — Russell M. Nelson (New Era, May 2003, p 6-7)

Our daily toil is our daily duty, and if we do it well, can become part of our daily worship. ― Brigham Young

Our freedom to choose our course of conduct does not provide personal freedom from the consequences of our performances. God's love for us is constant and will not diminish, but he cannot rescue us from the painful results that are caused by wrong choices. — Marvin J. Ashton (Ensign, Nov 1990, p 20)

Our friends should be companions who inspire us, who help us rise to our best. — Joseph B. Wirthlin (Ensign, Nov 1997, p 34)

Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made. — Wayne Dyer

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our success or failure, peace or discontent, happiness or misery, depend on the choices we make each day. — N. Eldon Tanner (Ensign, Jul 1973)

Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us. — Stephen Covey

Our very business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves. — Thomas L. Monson

Our weaknesses are like dogs, you see. If we walk toward them, they will run away from us. But if we run away from them, they'll chase us. — Hugh Nibley

Our will to resist self indulgence has been systematically broken down by commercials, by pop culture, by thousands of messages passed along by teachers, preachers and television broadcasters. Americans are taught to seek entertainment. Logically, the doctrines of self-denial and self-control would negatively impact consumer spending, which is a leading economic indicator. If narcissism disappeared from our midst, businesses would close and millions would be thrown out of work. The wheel of consumption and entertainment, it seems, must spin faster and faster. Will the merry-go-round continue, or will it break down at some future point? — JR Nyquist

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. — Author Unknown

Patterning your life around other's opinions is nothing more than slavery. — Lawana Blackwell

Patience is a bitter plant, but it has sweet fruit. — German proverb

Patience is also a form of action. — Auguste Rodin

Patience is a virtue, but indecision is not. — David Tubbs

Patience is the companion of wisdom. — Saint Augustine

Peace is an emotion that Satan cannot duplicate. — Author Unknown

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them. — George Bernard Shaw

People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within. — Elizabeth Kόbler-Ross

People are ridiculous only when they try or seem to be that which they are not. — Giacomo Leopardi

People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be - whether they will admit that or not. — Earl Nightingale

People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be. — Harvey MacKay

People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do. — Lewis Cass

People need spiritual anchors in their lives if they are to remain steadfast and not drift into the sea of temptation and sin. — M. Russell Ballard (Ensign, Dec 1993, p 50)

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing — that's why we recommend it daily. — Zig Ziglar

People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent. — Bob Dylan

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents. — Andrew Carnegie

People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness. — John Wanamaker

People who enjoy what they are doing invariably do it well. — Joe Gibbs: Redskins coach

People who live happier ever after usually aren't after much. — Gene Mora in "Graffiti"

People who never get carried away should be. — Malcolm Forbes

People who take time to be alone usually have depth, originality, and quiet reserve. — John Miller

People who throw their weight around rarely pull it. — Gene Mora, in Graffiti

People with goals succeed because they know where they are going. It's as simple as that. — Earl Nightingale

Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect. — Thomas S. Monson

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. — Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) English author

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. — Newt Gingrich

Physical bravery is an animal instinct; moral bravery is a much higher and truer courage. — Wendell Phillips (1811-1884)

Physics says you gotta get older, nothing says you gotta grow up. — Doug Duree

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. — Jonathan Kozol

Pleasure is not the purpose of man's existence. Joy is. — David O. McKay

Poor people have big TVs. Rich people have big libraries. — Author Unknown

Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power. — George Bernard Shaw

Power is most safe with those who are not in love with it. — Neal A. Maxwell (Ensign, May 1999)

Power is the ability not to have to please. — Elizabeth Janeway

Practice doesn't make perfect. Practice makes permanent. If you practice doing something wrong 3,428 times, guess what? On your 3,429th time, you are going to do the wrong thing. — Kathy Jackson (The Cornered Cat: A Woman's Guide to Concealed Carry)

President Abraham Lincoln was once criticized for his attitude toward his enemies. "Why do you try to make friends of them?" asked an associate. "You should try to destroy them." "Am I not destroying my enemies," Lincoln gently replied, "when I make them my friends? — Marvin J. Ashton, Ensign, Jan 1973, p 41)

Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it's because you've started to think of failure. — Tommy Lasorda, LA Dogers manager

Pride is a 'my will' rather than 'thy will' approach to life. — Ezra Taft Benson (Ensign, May 1986, p 6)

Pride is a very misunderstood sin, and many are sinning in ignorance. — Ezra Taft Benson (LDS Speaker's Sourcebook, Aspen Books 1991, p 340)

Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right. ― Ezra Taft Benson

Pride is tasteless, colorless and sizeless. Yet it is the hardest thing to swallow. — August B. Black

Pride is the most deadly spiritual virus. — Boyd K. Packer (Ensign, May 1989, p 59)

Principle -- particularly moral principle -- can never be a weathervane, spinning around this way and that with the shifting winds of expediency. Moral principle is a compass forever fixed and forever true. — Edward Lyman

Priorities lead to prosperity. — Michelle Singletary

Private choices are not private; they all have public consequences...Our society is the sum total of what millions of individuals do in their private lives. — James E. Faust (Ensign, May 1987, p 80)

Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. — Albert Einstein

Procrastination is opportunity's assassin. — Victor Kiam

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. — Don Marquis

Procrastination . . . is the thief of our self-respect. It nags us and spoils our fun. It deprives us of the fullest realization of our ambitions and hopes. — Thomas S. Monson (address at Brigham Young University on Feb 8, 1966)

Procrastination is the thief of time. — Edward Young

Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first. — Frederick B. Wilcox

Progressing through life is like running a marathon . . . [It] requires a good start and a strong, consistent effort all of the way to the finish. — Joseph B. Wirthlin (Ensign, Nov 1989, p 73)

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. — George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things. — Eric Butterworth

Putting off an easy thing makes it hard. Putting off a hard think makes it impossible. — George C. Lorimer

Quality is not an act, it is a habit. — Aristotle

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. — Henry Ford

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. — Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Rationalization may be defined as self-deception by reasoning. — Karen Horney

Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman, but believing what he read made him mad. — George Bernard Shaw

Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. — Theodore N. Vail

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit. — Hosea Ballou

Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they've stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments. — Kevin Costner, Actor and Director

Real joy comes from righteous character, and that is built from a pattern of consistent righteous decisions. — Richard G. Scott (Ensign, May 1991, p 34)

Regardless of what you've lost, what matters is what you do with what you have left. — Ashleigh Brilliant

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. — Sydney J, Harris

Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it is good only for wallowing. — Katherine Mansfield

Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. — Dalai Lama

Remember, that time is money. — Benjamin Franklin (Advice to a Young Tradesman, 1748)

Repentance is a change of behavior which invites forgiveness. — Theodore M. Burton (Ensign, May 1983, p 70)

Repentance is the key with which we can unlock the prison from inside. We hold that key within our hands, and agency is ours to use it. — Boyd K. Packer (Ensign, May 1988, p 71)

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us. — Thomas Paine

Resentment is an extremely bitter diet, and eventually poisonous. I have no desire to make my own toxins. — Neil Kinnock

Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. — Nelson Mandela

Respect for self is the beginning of virtue in men. — Gordon B. Hinckley, (Ensign, Nov 1975, p 38)

Right actions for the future are the best apologies for wrong ones in the past. — Tyron Edwards

Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing. — Warren Buffett

Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength. — Eric Hoffer

[Satan's] objective is the enslavement of God's children. All of his enticing, alluring temptations have as their root the destruction of the individual. — Richard G. Scott (Ensign, Nov 2002, p 87)

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but is has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. — Helen Keller

Security is mostly a superstition. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. — Helen Keller

Security is when everything is settled. When nothing can happen to you. Security is the denial of life. — Germaine Greer

Seek what is true not what is desirable. — Albert Camus

Self-discipline [is] an ordering of the self from the inside, not imposition from the outside. — Barbara Coloroso

Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment. — Maxwell Maltz

Selfishness is actually the detonator of all the cardinal sins. It is the hammer for the breaking of the Ten Commandments, whether by neglecting parents, the Sabbath, or by inducing false witness, murder, and envy. No wonder the selfish individual is often willing to break a covenant in order to fix an appetite. No wonder those who will later comprise the telestial kingdom, after they have paid a price, were once unrepentant adulterers, whoremongers, and those who both loved and made lies. — Neal A. Maxwell (Ensign, May 1999)

Self-pity is one of the most dangerous forms of self- centeredness. It fogs our vision. — Author Unknown

Self-respect is the noblest garment with which a man can clothe himself, the most elevating feeling with which the mind can be inspired. — Samuel Smiles

Set your goals—without goals you cannot measure your progress. But don't become frustrated because there are no obvious victories. Remind yourself that striving can be more important than arriving. If you are striving for excellence—if you are trying your best day by day with the wisest use of your time and energy to reach realistic goals—you are a success. — Marvin J. Ashton (Ensign, May 1984, p 9)

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow. — Swedish Proverb

Shouting is not a substitute for thinking and reason is not the subversion but the salvation of freedom. — Adlai Stevenson

Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser. — Vince Lombardi

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure. — Thomas Alva Edison

Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of man you are, for it shows me what your ideal of manhood is and what kind of man you long to be. — Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) English author

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. — Josh Billings

Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish. — Charles Caleb Colton

Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle that fits them all. — Oliver Wendell Holmes

Situations may explain why we have strong feelings, but they do not excuse us from controlling our feelings. If you have a horrible day, you allowed it to happen. If you have a wonderful day, you deserve the credit for staying positive. Other people do not have to change so you can feel better. You're the one who owns your life and must take responsibility for it. — Jennifer Nay

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. — Peter Marshall

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. — Demosthenes

So many of us make a great fuss of matters of small consequence. We are so easily offended. Happy is the man who can brush aside the offending remarks of another and go on his way. — Gordon B. Hinckley (Liahona, Nov 2007)

Some minds are like concrete - all mixed up and permanently set. — Author Unknown

Some mornings it just doesn't seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps. — Emo Philips

Some people are molded by their admirations, others by their hostilities. — Elizabeth Bowen

Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it. — Gordon R. Dickson

Some people never learn anything because they understand everything too soon — Alexander Pope

Some pursue happiness – others create it. — Author Unknown

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing. — Albert Einstein

Some reputations aren't ruined, they're confirmed. — Gene Mora in "Graffiti"

Sometimes, the best helping hand you can get is a good, firm push. — Joann Thomas

Sometimes, the best way to hurry is to take your time. — Author Unknown

Sometimes, the people who talk the most know the least. — Howard Dean, 2005

Sometimes we need a personal crisis to reinforce in our minds what we really value and cherish. The scriptures are filled with examples of people facing crises before learning how to better serve God and others. Perhaps if you, too, search your hearts and courageously assess the priorities in your life, you may discover, as I did, that you need a better balance among your priorities. — M. Russell Ballard (Ensign, May 1987)

Sometimes we will receive counsel that we cannot understand or that seems not to apply to us, even after careful prayer and thought. Don't discard the counsel, but hold it close. If someone you trusted handed you what appeared to be nothing more than sand with the promise that it contained gold, you might wisely hold it in your hand awhile, shaking it gently....After a time the gold flakes have begun to appear and I have been grateful. — Henry B. Eyring (Ensign, May 1997, p 24)

Some worry over missions that were missed, or marriages that did not turn out, or babies that did not arrive, or children that seem lost, or dreams unfulfilled, or because age limits what they can do. I do not think it pleases the Lord when we worry because we think we never do enough or that what we do is never good enough. — President Boyd K. Packer (Ensign, Nov 2004)

So the all-important thing in life isn't what happens to you, but the important thing is how you take it. That's the important thing. — Harold B. Lee

[Speaking of someone dying] In answer to the age-old question, 'How much did he leave?' be reassured the answer will always be, 'All of it.' So we would do well to lay up treasures in heaven, where not taxes but doctrines give meaning to words like estate, inheritance, testament, and will. Jeffrey R. Holland (Ensign, Nov 2001, p 33)

Speaking the Truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act. — George Orwell

Spend energies on those who make you strong. Energy spent on weaklings drags you to doom. — Frank Herbert (Dune)

Standing in the middle of the road is dangerous. You will get knocked down by the traffic from both ways. — Author Unknown

Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible. — Saint Francis of Assisi

Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy the full sunlight. — Gordon B. Hinkley (General Conference Report, Apr 2000)

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. — Arnold Schwarzenegger

Striving for perfection is the greatest stopper there is. It's your excuse to yourself for not doing anything. Instead, strive for excellence, doing your best. — Sir Laurence Olivier

Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted. — David Bly

Strong moral character results from consistent correct choices in the trials and testing of life. Your faith can guide you to those correct choices. — Elder Richard G. Scott (Ensign, May 2003)

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time. — George Bernard Shaw

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. — Albert Schweitzer

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?' — Brian Tracy

Success is a peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. — Author Unknown

Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. — Winston Churchill

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. — George S. Patton

Success is not in what you have, but who you are. — Bo Bennett

Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time. — Arnold H. Glasow

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. — Fred Shero, Philadelphia Flyers coach

Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time. — Arnold H. Glasow

Success, spiritually and temporally, will only be achieved to the degree that the laws involved are obeyed. The highest degree of success is accomplished by rendering the fullest degree of obedience to the fundamentals and the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; and the same is true in any line of endeavor that we may choose to follow. — Joseph L. Wirthlin (Conference Report, April 1941, p. 62) (See Doctrine & Covenants 130:20-21)

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. — Henry David Thoreau

Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good. — Joe Paterno, Penn State football coach

Swallow your pride occasionally, it's non-fattening! — Author Unknown

Sympathy is never wasted except when you give it to yourself. — John W. Raper

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. — Howard W. Newton

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash. — George S. Patton

Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get. — George Bernard Shaw

Take from the altars of the past the fire, not the ashes. — Jean Juaves

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. — Erica Jong

Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful. — John Wooden, UCLA basketball coach

Temptation usually comes in through a door that has been deliberately left open. — Arnold Glasgow

The key to success is discipline. Teens don't want to heat that. They think that they can just snap their fingers, and voila! But with discipline come knowledge, coordination, balance, muscle memory, confidence -- things that make it possible to hit the bulls-eye three times in a row. — Carlos Santana

Television: chewing gum for the eyes. — Frank Lloyd Wright

Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home. — David Frost

Tell me who you frequent and I will tell you who you are. — French proverb

Temptation usually comes in through a door that has been deliberately left open. — Arnold Glasow

Thankfulness is measured by the number of words; gratitude is measured by the nature of our actions. — David O. McKay (General Conference Report, Oct 1955, page 4)

That which we tolerate today we will embrace tomorrow. — Unknown

The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of the man. — Roy L. Smith

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. — Hans Hoffman

The aim of life is self-development, to realize one's nature perfectly. — Oscar Wilde

The all-important thing in life isn't what happens to you, but the important thing is how you take it. That's the important thing. — Harold B. Lee (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Harold B. Lee, 2000)

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. — William James

The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much. — William Hazlitt

The average man doesn't get pleasure out of an idea because he thinks it is true; he thinks it is true because he gets pleasure out of the idea. — Henry Louis Mencken, (1880-1956)

The beauty of doing nothing is that you can do it perfectly. Only when you do something is it almost impossible to do it without mistakes. Therefore people who are contributing nothing to society except their constant criticisms can feel both intellectually and morally superior. — Thomas Sowell

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today. — Elbert Hubbard

The best protection for the people is not necessarily to believe everything people tell them. — Demosthenes

The best things in life aren't things. — Art Buchwald

The best time to make friends is before you need them. — Ethel Barrymore

The best way to avoid a bad action is by doing a good one, for there is no difficulty in the world like that of trying to do nothing. — John Clare (1793-1864) English writer

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. — Mark Twain

The best way to do good to ourselves is to do it to others; the right way to gather is to scatter. — Seneca, 4 BC - 65 AD

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. — Paul Valery

The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live. — Elbert Hubbard

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others. — Author Unknown

The brave man is not he who feels no fear, for that were stupid and irrational; but he, whose noble soul its fears subdues, and bravely dares the danger nature shrinks from. — Joanna Baillie, (1762-1851) Scottish dramatist & poet

The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it's the opposition. — Nick Seitz

The capacity for self-deception, and self-justification, is large. — Jay Nordlinger

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. — Joseph Campbell

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. — Samuel Johnson

The champion makes his own luck. — Red Blaik

The course of our lives is not determined by great, awesome decisions. Our direction is set by the little day-to-day choices which chart the track on which we run. — Gordon B. Hinckley (Ensign, Nov 1980, p 21)

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer. — Nolan Bushnell: Founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese's

The cure for most marital troubles does not lie in divorce. It lies in repentance and forgiveness, in expressions of kindness and concern. It is to be found in application of the Golden Rule. — Gordon B. Hinckley (Ensign, Nov 2004, p 84)

The cynic never really sinks his teeth into life and lets the juices run down his chin. — Selwyn Duke

The danger of success is that it makes us forget the world's dreadful injustice. — Jules Renard

The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making excuses, that's the day you start your move to the top. — O. J. Simpson

The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise. — Tacitus

The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught. — Henry Louis Mencken, (1880-1956)

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will. — Vince Lombardi

The difference between the warrior and the assassin is the nightmares. — Author Unknown

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't. — Henry Ward Beecher

The difference between try and triumph is a little umph. — Unknown Author

The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter. — Author Unknown

The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones. — John Maynard Keynes

The diminutive chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. — Franklin D. Richards

The discipline of desire is the background of character. — John Locke

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live. — Flora Whittemore

The efforts which we make to escape from our destiny only serve to lead us into it. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The enlarging of the soul requires not only some remodeling, but some excavating. — Neal A. Maxwell (Ensign, May 1990, p 34)

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things. — Epictetus

The existence of laws, regulations, and procedures has never been sufficient to compel men to obedience. Productive obedience comes through the exercise of free will. — Dean L. Larsen (Ensign, May 1980)

The fact that your opponents are wrong doesn't necessarily make you right. — George Soros

The fearless are merely fearless. People who act in spite of their fear are truly brave. — James A. LaFond-Lewis

The fellow who does things that count, doesn't usually stop to count them." — Author Unknown

The finest eloquence is that which gets things done. — David Lloyd George

The finish line is just the beginning of a whole new race. — Susan Saint James

The first condition of happiness is a clear conscience. — (David O. McKay, Gospel Ideals, [1954], p 498)

The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion. — James Russell Lowell

The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it. — George Washington

The freedom to do your best means nothing unless you are willing to do your best. — Colin Powell, 65th US Secretary of State

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. — Chinese Proverb

The goal in life is to be the best at what you're good at -- not to make everyone equal. — James Delingpole (365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy)

The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working. — Ernest Newman

The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. — Epicurus

The greatest and most important problems of life cannot be solved. They can only be outgrown. — Frank Herbert (Dune)

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind. — William James

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves. — Sophocles

The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one. — John Maxwell

The greatest part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, and not our circumstances. — Martha Washington

The greatest single lesson we can learn in mortality is that when God speaks and a man obeys, that man will always be right. — Thomas S. Monson (Ensign, May 2005, p 22)

The greatest tragedy is indifference. — The Red Cross

The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be. — Socrates

The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure. — Laurence Peter

The great secret of success in life is for a man to be ready when his opportunity comes. — Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister of Great Britain

The great thieves of joy are envy (why can't I be like you?) and pride (why can't you be like me?)… Comparing is measuring, and it destroys joy. And to mock another's weaknesses cannot be acceptable to the Lord. — Barbara Workman (Ensign, Jul 2005, p 50–54)

The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. — Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Supreme Court Justice

The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency. It proceeds from not knowing what is going on in other people's minds. — Walter Bagehot (1826-1877), British journalist

The happiness of those who want to be popular depends on others; the happiness of those who seek pleasure fluctuates with moods outside their control; but the happiness of the wise grows out of their own free acts. — Marcus Aurelius

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts....take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. — Marcus Aurelius

The harder you work as a child, the more fun you'll have as an adult. The more fun you have as a child, the harder you'll have to work as an adult. — Wayne Gretzky

The hatred you're carrying is a live coal in your heart -- far more damaging to yourself than to them. — Lawana Blackwell, 1999

The higher you can rise above your disappointments, the smaller they will look. — Ashleigh Brilliant

The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts. — Charles Darwin

The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it. — John Ruskin

The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think. — Aristotle

The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a time of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality. — Dante, The Inferno (circa 1315 AD)

The importance of what a good reputation means was emphasized to me when I entered into business many years ago with a great business leader. Our plans were to start a new wholesale business. He was to furnish the capital, and I was to furnish the management. After we reached an understanding he wrote me a check for a very large amount of money, and then he said, "If the business is a success, you will get all the credit; and if the business fails, you will likewise get all the credit." He then went on to say, "Should the business fail, you will lose more than I will. I'll only lose money, and I have more of that; but you will lose your reputation, which is much more valuable than money. — O. Leslie Stone (Ensign, Nov 1975, p40)

The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it. — Debbi Fields: Founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies

The important thing is not that we can live on hope alone, but that life is not worth living without it. — Harvey Milk

The key is not the will to win. Everybody has that. It's the will to prepare to win that is important. Bobby Knight, Texas Tech basketball coach

The key to happiness is having dreams. The key to success is making your dreams come true. - Author Unknown

The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance - and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning. — Oprah Winfrey

The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions. — John A. Simone Jr.

The last of the human freedoms is to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances. — Victor Frankl, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist

The Lord in His wisdom has warned us that substances that are not good for us should be totally avoided. We have been warned not to take the first drink, smoke the first cigarette, or try the first drug. Curiosity and peer pressure are selfish reasons to dabble with addictive substances. We should stop and consider the full consequences, not just to ourselves and our futures, but also to our loved ones. These consequences are physical, but they also risk the loss of the Spirit and cause us to fall prey to Satan. — James E. Faust (Ensign, May 2006, p 53)

The major work of the world is not done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people, with balance in their lives, who have learned to work in an extraordinary manner. — Gordon B Hinckley

The man who fears nothing is as powerful as he who is feared by everybody. — J. C. F. von Schiller

The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious ancestry is like the potato -- the best part is underground. — Thomas Overbury

The man who insists on seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. — Henri Fredric Amiel

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. — Bishop W. C. Magee

The man who tells you a comforting lie is not your friend. The man who tells you a painful truth is not your enemy. — Author Unknown

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection. — Goethe

The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder-a waif, a nothing a no man. Have a purpose in life, and, having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you. — Thomas Carlyle

The maxims of men reveal their characters. — Luc de Clapier de Vauvanargues

The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out. — Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800–1859)

The mighty oak tree was once a little nut that held its ground. — Author Unknown

The minute a man is convinced that he's interesting, he isn't. — Stephen Leacock

The more immoral we become in big ways, the more puritanical we become in little ways. — Florence King

The more you are willing to accept responsibility for your actions, the more credibility you will have. — Brian Koslow

The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire. — Brian Tracy

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. — Alice Walker

The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere. — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The most expensive piece of real estate is the six inches between your right and left ear. It's what you create in that area that determines your wealth. We are only really limited by our mind. — Dr. Dolf de Roos

The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our action, Our inner balances and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life. — Albert Einstein

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people. — Theodore Roosevelt

The most important thing in life is never let anything in life become too important. — Ashleigh Brilliant

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people half way. — Henry Boyle

The new biggest American entitlement is the entitlement to go through life without being offended. People think they have a right not to have their feelings hurt! — George Will

The nuclear generator of brain sludge is television. — Dave Barry

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane. — Marcus Aurelius

The old law of an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety. — Henry Louis Mencken, (1880-1956)

The one thing worse than not being able to see is having no vision. — Helen Keller

The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions. — Ellen Glasgow

The only disability in life is a bad attitude. — Scott Hamilton

The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline. — Bum Phillips

The only kind of courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next. — Mignon McLaughlin

The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything. — Theodore Roosevelt 26th US President

The only people who have quick answers don't have the responsibility of making the decisions. — Justice Clarence Thomas

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. — Vince Lombardi

The only security lies in individual, personal honesty, The law cannot make people honest. — Albert E. Bowen (General Conference Report, October 1938, page 66)

The only thing life really promises us is pain. It's up to us to create the joy. — James Dodson

The only true failure in life is the failure to try. — Blaine Nay

The only truly worthy goal: The Next Step. — Author Unknown

The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first. — Ginger Rogers

The only way to keep a good reputation is to continuously earn it. — Brian Koslow

The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

The person who is waiting for something to turn up might start with their shirt sleeves. — Garth Henrichs

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it. — Chinese Proverb

The picture on your driver's license is your punishment for the way you drive when there aren't any cops around. — Author Unknown

The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream. — Harry Kemp

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it. — George Bernard Shaw

The principle of work has been taught from the foundation of the world. It is the bottom line of any forward motion of success. — F. David Stanley (Ensign, May 1993, p 44)

The probability of someone watching you is directly proportional to the stupidity of your actions. — Richard Sepulveda

The problem with patting yourself on the back is that your hands aren't free to break your fall. — Newsweek

The proper function of man is to live - not to exist. — Jack London

The proverb warns that, 'You should not bite the hand that feeds you.' But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself. — Thomas Szasz

The purpose of life is a life of purpose. — Robert Byrne

The purpose of life is life. — Karl Lagerfeld

The quality of a gift is determined not by the giver's ability to give, but by the receiver's ability to receive. — Aquinas

The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure, is to correct ourselves. — Demosthenes

The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits. — Plutarch

The real freedom of any individual can always be measured by the amount of responsibility which he must assume for his own welfare and security. — Robert Welch

The reality is, if we tell the truth, we only have to tell the truth once. If you lie, you have to keep lying forever. — Rabbi Wayne Dosick

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. — Marcel Proust

There are a million ways to lose a work day, but not even a single way to get one back. — Tom DeMarco & Timothy Lister

There are depths in the sea which the storms that lash the surface into fury never reach. They who reach down into the depths of life where, in the stillness, the voice of God is heard, have the stabilizing power which carries them poised and serene through the hurricane of difficulties. — Spencer W. Kimball (Ensign, Jan 1974, p 14)

There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory. — Josh Billings

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. — Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd US President

There are many who struggle and climb and finally reach the top of the ladder, only to find that it is leaning against the wrong wall. — Boyd K. Packer (Ensign, Aug 1976, p 60)

There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. — Roger Staubach

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is. — Albert Einstein

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other. — Douglas Everett

There are those today who say that man is the result of his environment and cannot rise above it. Those who justify mediocrity, failure, immorality of all kinds, and even weakness and criminality are certainly misguided. Surely the environmental conditions found in childhood and youth are an influence of power. But the fact remains that every normal soul has its free agency and the power to row against the current and to lift itself to new planes of activity and thought and development. Man can transform himself. Man must transform himself. — Spencer W. Kimball (Ensign, Jul 1978, p 3)

There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who finish what they start and... — Author Unknown

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. — Denis Waitley

There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well- dressed fools. — Nicolas Chamfort

The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work. — Robert Frost

There is a close correlation between getting up in the morning and getting up in the world. — Ron Dentinger

There is a great risk in justifying what we do individually and professionally on the basis of what is 'legal' rather than what is 'right.' In so doing, we put our very souls at risk. The philosophy that what is legal is also right will rob us of what is highest and best in our nature. What conduct is actually legal is, in many instances, way below the standards of a civilized society and light years below the teachings of the Christ. If you accept what is legal as your standard of personal or professional conduct, you will deny yourself of that which is truly noble in your personal dignity and worth. — James E. Faust ("Be Healers," Clark Memorandum, Spring, 2003)

There is all the difference in the world between having something to say and having to say something. — John Dewey

There is a monitor in every person that would reign there triumphantly, if permitted to do so, and lead to truth and virtue. — Brigham Young

There is a natural, probably a mortal, tendency to compare ourselves with others. Unfortunately, when we make these comparisons, we tend to compare our weakest attributes with someone else's strongest. — Marvin J. Ashton (Ensign, May 1989, p 20)

There is a very real relationship ... between what you contribute and what you get out of this world. — Oscar Hammerstein II

There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily. — George Washington

There is little room left for wisdom when one is full of judgment. — Malcolm Hein

There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he's absolutely free to choose. — William M. Bulger

There is no better way to worship and glorify God than by assisting his sons on the upward and difficult climb. This takes patience, tolerance, forbearance and other typically feminine virtues. — Hugh B. Brown (Relief Society Magazine, December 1965, p. 887)

There is no crime in not knowing, the crime is in not wanting to know. — Julius Sumner Miller

There is no failure except in no longer trying. — Elbert Hubbard

There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit. — Author Unknown

There is no outward sign of true chivalry that does not rest on a deep moral foundation. — Johann Goethe

There is no point at which you can say, `Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.' — Carrie Fisher

There is no public morality without private virtue. — Eran A. Call, (Conference Report, Oct 1997)

There is no right way to do a wrong thing. — Author Unknown

There is no robbery so terrible as the robbery committed by those who think they are doing right. — Mary Catherwood

There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity. — General Douglas MacArthur

There is no such thing as a great talent without great will- power. — Balzac

There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day. — Alexander Woollcott

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. — Peter Drucker

There is no use saying, we did our best. You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. — Winston Churchill

There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it. — Napoleon Hill

There is one thing more serious than merely to not believe, and that is to not care. — Sterling W. Sill (General Conference Report, Oct 1955, p 46)

There is only one quality worse than hardness of the heart and that is softness of the head. — Theodore Roosevelt

There is only one real sin and that is to persuade oneself that the second best is anything but second best. — Doris Lessing

There is strength in humility and weakness in pride. — N. Eldon Tanner (Ensign, Jun 1971)

There's a myth that time is money. In fact, time is more precious than money. It's a nonrenewable resource. Once you've spent it, and if you've spent it badly, it's gone forever. — Neil Fiore

There's a way to do it better. Find it. — Thomas A. Edison

There's much to be said for challenging fate instead of ducking behind it. — Diana Trilling

There's no labor a man can do that's undignified, if he does it right. — Bill Cosby

There's nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. — Peter Drucker (1909-2005)

There's only one foolproof "safe sex": save it for marriage and marry someone who does the same. All other forms of "safe" sex are only for fools. — Blaine Nay

There's plenty of intelligence in the world but the courage to do things differently is in short supply. — Marilyn vos Savant

The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself. — Rita Mae Brown

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places. — Author Unknown

The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts. — CS Lewis

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. — Groucho Marx

The secret of succeeding comes from doing the right thing at the right time and in the right way, and God will show you the way. — Melvin J. Ballard (General Conference Report, Apr 1933, p 127)

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. — Benjamin Disraeli

The secret of success is constancy of purpose. — Benjamin Disraeli

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. — Mark Twain

The secret to productive goal setting is in establishing clearly defined goals, writing them down and then focusing on them several times a day with words, pictures and emotions as if we've already achieved them. — Denis Waitley

These are the times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. Great necessities call out great virtues. — Abigail Adams in a letter to her son, John Quincy Adams, the future sixth president of the United States

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it. — Pearl S. Buck

The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be. — Socrates

The single most powerful investment we can ever make in life is investment in ourselves, in the only instrument we have with which to deal with life and to contribute. — Stephen R. Covey

The size of a man may be measured by the size of the things that make him angry. — Author Unknown

The size of the future you actually experience will largely be determined by one factor: the people you choose to connect with. When you invite people who are truly committed to growth into every aspect of your life, your own potential for growth becomes truly unlimited. — Dan Sullivan

The small day-to-day decisions will determine the course of your lives. — Gordon B. Hinckley (Ensign, Jan 1973, p 91)

The squeaky wheel doesn't always get greased; it often gets replaced. — John Peers

The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice. — George Eliot

The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don't like to do. — Thomas Edison

The successful person is the individual who forms the habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do. — Donald Riggs

The success of this life is not measured at the end of it by what we have, but rather by what we are. — Rulon S. Wells (General Conference Report, Oct 1912, p 25)

The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others. — Don Shula, Miami Dolphins coach

The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel. — George Bernard Shaw

The thorns that prick, that stick in the flesh, that hurt, often change lives which seem robbed of significance and hope. This change comes about through a refining process which often seems cruel and hard. In this way the soul can become like soft clay in the hands of the Master in building lives of faith, usefulness, beauty, and strength. — James E. Faust (Ensign, Feb 2006, p 4)

The time is always right to do what is right. — Martin Luther King Jr

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. — John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. — Benjamin Mays

The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins. — Heywood Broun

The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech. — George Bernard Shaw

The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. — Norman Vincent Peale

The truest test of warrior spirit is to be willing to fight the fight you cannot win. — Author Unknown

The true Master does not wish to lead. Nor does he wish to follow. He only wishes to place himself Where he is needed most. — Author Unknown

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. — Nelson Henderson

The true measure of a man is not how well he can read or write or spell, or how he dresses. The true measure of a man is in his honesty, his integrity, his willingness to do what is right against all odds. — Mike Diamond

The true test of character is...how we behave when we don't know what to do. — John Holt

The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions. — Mike Krzyzewski

The truth is more important than the facts. — Frank Lloyd Wright

The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions. — Mike Krzyzewski

The true worth of a man is to be measured by the objects he pursues. — Marcus Aurelius

The two most important days of your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why. — Mark Twain

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them. — Michel de Montaigne

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. — Walt Disney

The way you dress is a reflection of what you are on the inside. Your dress and grooming send messages about you to others and influence the way you and others act. — For the Strength of Youth, p 14)

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. — Mahatma Gandhi

The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone. — Lady Stella Reading

The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs. — Joan Didion

The will to win, compares little with the will to prepare to win. — Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant

The wishbone will never replace the backbone. — Author Unknown

The world has no room for cowards. We must all be ready somehow to toil, to suffer, to die. And yours is not the less noble because no drum beats before you when you go out into your daily battlefields, and no crowds shout about your coming when you return from your daily victory or defeat. — Robert Lewis Stevenson

The world is like a mirror; frown at it, and it frowns at you. Smile and it smiles, too. — Herbert Samuels

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning. — Joy Baker Priest

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. — Andy Warhol

They are able because they think they are able. — Vergil

The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool. — George Santayana

They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong. There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right. — Ronald Reagan

Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly. — Francis Bacon

Things to be learned from the story of Noah and his ark:

  1. Don't miss the boat.
  2. Remember that we are all in the same boat.
  3. Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.
  4. Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
  5. Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
  6. Build your future on high ground.
  7. For safety's sake, travel in pairs.
  8. Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
  9. When you're stressed, float a while.
  10. Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
  11. No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting.

Things may come to those who wait, but only those things left by those who hustle. — Abraham Lincoln

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out. — Author Unknown

Think about your life and set your priorities. Find some quiet time regularly to think deeply about where you are going and what you will need to do to get there. Jesus, our exemplar, often 'withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed' (Luke 5:16). We need to do the same thing occasionally to rejuvenate ourselves spiritually as the Savior did. Write down the tasks you would like to accomplish each day. Keep foremost in mind the sacred covenants you have made with the Lord as you write down your daily schedules. — M. Russell Ballard (Ensign, May 1987, p 14)

Think for yourselves, and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. — Voltaire

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. — Henri L Bergson

Think you can, think you can't; either way, you'll be right. — Henry Ford

Those people blessed with the most talent don't necessarily outperform everyone else. It's the people with follow-through who excel. — Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics and philanthropist

Those who are willing to dedicate themselves to a cause will always be resented by those who aren't. — Author Unknown

Those who stand at the threshold of life always waiting for the right time to change are like the man who stands at the bank of a river waiting for the water to pass so he can cross on dry land. — Joseph B. Wirthlin, October 2003

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. — Alexander Hamilton

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. — Author Unknown

Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. — Hector Berlioz

Time is a very precious gift of God; so precious that it is only given to us moment by moment. — Amelia Barr

Time is our most precious asset; we should invest it wisely. — Michael Levy

Time is our most valuable asset, yet we tend to waste it, kill it, and spend it rather than invest it. — Jim Rohn

Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre. — Warren Buffett

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. — Laertius Diogenes

Time is the only wealth we're given. — Barbara Sher

Time is within your control. — Luanne Oakes, Ph.D

To achieve more and better results, more resourcefulness is as important as more resources. — Dr. Tony Alessandra

To be as good as our fathers we must be better. Imitation is not discipleship. — Wendell Phillips (1811-1884)

To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. — Cicero

To belittle is to be little. — Author Unknown

To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated. — Kristopher Paull

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved. — George MacDonald, Scottish author, poet (1824-1905)

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. — Confucius

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

To build a house straight and strong, you do not choose crooked boards. So to build your eternal destiny, you cannot - you must not - limit lessons only to those warped to exclude revelation from God. Choose what you will learn and whose purposes you will serve. But don't place all your intellectual eggs in one basket of secular learning. — Russell M. Nelson (Ensign, Nov 1992)

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. — Bertrand Russell

Today, you have 100% of your life left. — Tom Landry, Dallas Cowboys coach

To do two things at once is to do neither. — Publius Syrus

To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom. — Horace

Too frequently we strive to live as good a life as our peers, when we should be striving to live like the Savior. — Dr. Jae R. Ballif, Physics Professor, Brigham Young University

To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are. — Author Unknown

To enjoy the flower of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks. — Robert Heinlein

To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself. — Francis Marion Crawford

To expect life to be tailored to our specifications is to invite frustration. — Author Unknown

To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals - this alone is worth the struggle. — William Penn

To increase your effectiveness, make your emotions subordinate to your commitments. — Brian Koslow

To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice. — Confucius

Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions. — GK Chesterton

Tolerance and compromise is the creed of a coward. — Pastor Butch Paugh

To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common -- this is my symphony. — William Henry Channing

To live in the presence of great truths and eternal laws, to be led by permanent ideals -- that is what keeps a man patient when the world ignores him, and calm and unspoiled when the world praises him. — Honore De Balzac

To live only for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top. — Robert Pirsig

To make a man happy, fill his hands with work. — Frederick E. Crane

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform. — Edward Young

Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man. — Jimmy Lyons

Too frequently we strive to live as good a life as our peers, when we should be striving to live like the Savior. — Dr. Jae R. Ballif, physics professor at Brigham Young University

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death. — James F. Byrnes

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. — Malcolm S. Forbes

To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence. — Arthur Schopenhauer

To say the right thing at the right time, keep still most of the time. — John W. Roper

To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it. — Tacitus

To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach. — W. Clement Stone

To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so. — Sir Walter Scott

Tough times are an opportunity to find out what you're made of. — Author Unknown

Trees that can stand in the midst of the hurricane often yield to the destroying pests that we can scarcely see with a microscope. — David O. McKay (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: David O. McKay, p 81)

Trouble is part of your life, and if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough. — Dinah Shore

True greatness...always requires regular, consistent, small, and sometimes ordinary and mundane steps over a long period of time. — Howard W. Hunter (Ensign, May 1982, p 20)

True humility is being able to accept criticisms as graciously as we accept compliments. — Sabrina Newby

True modesty and true pride are much the same thing: both consist in setting a just value on ourselves - neither more nor less. — William Hazlitt

Trying is lying. There is no such thing as trying. You do it or you don't. You get results in life or you have excuses why you didn't. When people say, 'I'll try,' they usually mean, 'I'm not going to do it now.' — Dick Sutphen

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value. — Albert Einstein

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. — Mark Twain

Understand why casinos and racetracks stay in business-the gambler always loses over the long term. — Marilyn vos Savant

Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it. — Don Herold

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unlike an animal, man is not told by drives and instincts what he must do. And in contrast to man in former times, he is no longer told by traditions and values what he should do. Now, knowing neither what he must do nor what he should do, he sometimes does not even know what he basically wishes to do. Instead, he wishes to do what other people do -- which is conformism -- or he does what other people wish him to do -- which is totalitarianism. — Viktor Frankl

Unnecessary fear of a bad decision is a major stumbling block to good decisions. — Jim Camp

Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have. — Doris Mortman

Use your spare time wisely. If we waste thirteen minutes each day, it is the equivalent of two weeks a year without pay. — J. Richard Clarke (Ensign, May 1982, p 78)

Values are like fingerprints. Nobody's are the same, but you leave 'em all over everything you do. — Elvis Presley (1935-1977)

Values should not change with time. Good values and morals never change. — Author Unknown

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. — Arthur Christopher Benson

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are. — Kurt Cobain

Waste your money and you're only out of money, but waste your time and you've lost a part of your life. — Michael Leboeuf

We all face choices in the course of our lives, some of them with a siren song of wealth and prosperity; others appear less promising. Somehow the Lord has watched over and guided my choices, although it was not always evident at the time...As I look back upon my life, I do so with a measure of wonder and awe. Everything good that has happened, including my marriage, I owe to my activity in the Church. — Gordon B. Hinckley (Ensign, May 2006, p 81)

We all seek acceptance and recognition as we enter the adult world. Adulthood comes to us one way or another if we live long enough. True manhood, however, comes only if and when we earn it. — Richard C. Edgley (New Era, May 2000)

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. — C.S. Lewis

Wealth lost - something lost; Honor lost - much lost; Courage lost - all lost. — German proverb

We are all born brave, trusting and greedy, and most of us remain greedy. — Mignon McLaughlin

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems. — John W. Gardner, former secretary of health, education and welfare

We are always complaining that our days are few; and acting as though there would be no end to them. — Seneca

We are not perfect. The people around us are not perfect. People do things that annoy, disappoint, and anger. In this mortal life it will always be that way. Nevertheless, we must let go of our grievances. Part of the purpose of mortality is to learn how to let go of such things. That is the Lord's way. Remember, heaven is filled with those who have this in common: They are forgiven. And they forgive. — Dieter F. Uchtdorf ("Why Do We Need Prophets?", LDS General Conference, Apr 2012)

We are not susceptible to pressure. We will do what is right. — Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. — Kurt Vonnegut

We cannot appeal to the conscience of the world when our own conscience is asleep. — Carl von Ossietzky

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. — Author Unknown

We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are. — Oprah Winfrey

We change the world not by what we say or do, but as a consequence of what we have become. — David R. Hawkins

We compromise our blessings, we rationalize ourselves out of the sure and safe way, when we do not ask our God to guide us in the decisions that are part of our daily lives. — Elder Marvin J. Ashton (General Conference, April 3, 1971)

We create our fate every day . . . most of the ills we suffer from are directly traceable to our own behavior. — Henry Miller

We don't know who we are until we see what we can do. — Martha Grimes

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. — George Bernard Shaw

We do survive every moment, after all, except the last one. — John Updike

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are. — Anais Nin (1903-1977), U.S. author

We fail far more often by timidity than by over-daring. — David Grayson

We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain. — Tom Stoppard

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over. — Anuerin Bevan

We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. — CS Lewis

We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves. — Eric Hoffer

We live in a most exciting and challenging period in human history. As technology sweeps through every facet of our lives, changes are occurring so rapidly that it can be difficult for us to keep our lives in balance. To maintain some semblance of stability in our lives, it is essential that we plan for our future. I believe it is time, and perhaps with some urgency, to review the counsel we have received in dealing with our personal and family preparedness. We want to be found with oil in our lamps sufficient to endure to the end. — L. Tom Perry (Ensign, Nov 1995, p 35)

We'll love you just the way you are if you're perfect. — Alanis Morissette

We mast always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden. — Johann von Goethe

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. — Maya Angelou

We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We must be master of our beings and control ourselves, and not be controlled by some habit or by someone else. We must be lifters and not leaners. — Ted E. Brewerton (Ensign, Nov 1986, p 30)

We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest. — Voltaire (1694-1778) French Philosopher and Author

We must resolve to govern ourselves; we must seek diversity of interests; . . . and try to balance work for the body and work for the mind. — Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

We must use things and love people; not the other way around. — Author Unknown

We need to have a little humor in our lives. We better take seriously that which should be taken seriously, but at the same time we can bring a touch of humor now and again. If the time comes when we can't smile at ourselves, it will be a sad time. — Gordon B. Hinckley

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship. — Omar Bradley

We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public. — Author Unknown

We rate ability in men by what they finish, not by what they begin. — Author Unknown

We see things not as they are, but as we are. — Delbert L. Stapley (April General Conference 1971)

We should always remember that our choices do not begin with the act, but in the mind with the idea. — Richard B. Wirthlin (167th Semi-annual General Conference, October 1997)

We should handle stress the way a dog handles life. If you can't eat it or play with it, pee on it and walk away! — attributed to Roxanne Gerber Bane

We should be patient with everyone, but above all with ourselves. — Author Unknown

We should never lower our dignity by lowering our language. — Ted E. Brewerton (Ensign, May 1983, p 74)

We should not allow our personal values to erode, even if others think we are peculiar. — James E. Faust (Ensign, May 1998)

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love. — Tom Robbins

We will either find a way, or make one. — Hannibal

What do you do with your leisure time? It's a good idea to examine carefully this important segment of your life. It exposes the real person-but not the finished person. We can change. ." (Earl Nightingale (Our Changing World, No. 2459)

Whatever the mix of (our) work, the hardest work you and I will ever do is to put off our selfishness. It is heavy lifting! — Neal A. Maxwell (Ensign, May 1998, p 37)

Whatever the past or its meaning, or its length, or its losses, or its lessons learned or left unlearned, we go on from where we are - wherever it is - and become what we can become; with work, repentance, improvement; with faith in the future. — Richard L. Evans (The Man and the Message, p 124-25)

Whatever you are trying to avoid won't go away until you confront it. — Author Unknown

Whatever you do, don't give up. Because all you can do once you've given up is bitch. I've known some great bitchers in my time. With some it's a passion, with others an art. — Molly Ivins

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. — Mahatma Gandhi

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

What ideals, when followed, will bring to you those blessings you so much seek, even a quiet conscience, a peace-filled heart, a loving family, a contented home? May I suggest these three: Choose your friends with caution. Plan your future with purpose. Frame your life with faith. — Thomas S. Monson (CES Fireside for Young Adults, 6 Nov 2005)

What is success? To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; This is to have succeeded. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?...I avow my faith that we are marching towards better days. Humanity will not be cast down. We are going on swinging bravely forward along the grand high road and already behind the distant mountains is the promise of the sun. — Sir Winston S. Churchill

What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. — Aristotle

What matters is not whether the remedy is based on science or faith, but whether it works. — Ashleigh Brilliant

What poison is to food, self-pity is to life. — Oliver C. Wilson

What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows. — Alexandra Stoddard

What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. — Thomas Paine (The American Crisis, No. 1, 1776)

What we wish, that we readily believe. — Demosthenes

What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half an hour. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

When a man boasts of his bad habits, you may rest assured they are the best he has. — Delbert L. Stapley (Ensign, Nov 1974, p 20)

When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package. — John Ruskin

Whenever we're afraid, it's because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid. — Earl Nightingale

Whenever we live up to the best that is in us, we live up to the principles and the ideals the Savior gave us. — O. Leslie Stone, (Ensign, Nov 1974, p 31)

When right, I shall often be thought wrong by those whose positions will not command a view of the whole ground. — Thomas Jefferson (1805)

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. — Charles A. Beard on personal trials

When obedience ceases to be an irritant and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow us with power. — Ezra Taft Benson

When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there. — Zig Ziglar

When priorities are in place, one can more patiently tolerate unfinished business. — Russell M. Nelson (Ensign, Nov 1987, p 88)

When seeking wise counsel, turn to those who have exhibited obedience to the commandments and willingness to follow the promptings of the Spirit. — Robert D. Hales (Ensign, Nov 1988, p 10)

When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves. — Anthony J. D'Angelo

When some folks agree with my opinions I begin to suspect I'm wrong. — Kin Hubbard

When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends. — Japanese Proverb

When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers. — Oscar Wilde

When the horse is dead, get off. — Author Unknown

When the Master sets his table, the edges of his cloth fall evenly on all sides and all will see and understand. When the true Master sets his table, the edges of his cloth fall across the laps of those likely to spill their food and only a few will see and understand. When the truest of Masters sets his table, the edges of his cloth fall well beyond his own lifetime and only the Master will see and understand. — Author Unknown

When things go wrong, don't go with them. — Elvis Presley (1935-1977)

When we determine within ourselves that we will control our thoughts and our actions can be the best we can possibly be, the best of life will come to us. — Sharon G. Larson (Ensign, May 2002, p 91)

When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free. — Charles Evans Hughes

When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; When health is lost, something is lost; When character is lost, all is lost. — Author Unknown

When we become satisfied with what we have accomplished, we begin to deteriorate... Let us not meet the fate of the bricklayer, who from a high scaffold stepped back to admire his work. — N. Eldon Tanner, (Ensign, Feb 1972, p 2)

When we know who we are and what we are supposed to do, it is easier to make important decisions about education, careers, and marriage. It is easier to shine our light in our families, with our friends, and in all other places. — Julie Beck (Ensign, May 2006, p 107)

When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves. — William Arthur Ward

When whatever you're doing stops being fun, you should stop doing it. — Jill

When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity. — John F. Kennedy

When you blame others you give up your power to change. — Author Unknown

When you break your word, you break something that cannot be mended. — Anonymous

When you choose your friends with caution, plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith, you will merit the companionship of the Holy Spirit. You will have a perfect brightness of hope. — Thomas S. Monson (CES Fireside for Young Adults, 6 Nov 2005)

When you come to a fork in the road, take it. Throughout life, decisions must be made. People are always afraid of making the wrong choices. — Yogi Berra

When you come to the end of everything you know and are faced with the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. Either there will be something solid for you to stand on, Or you will be taught how to fly. — Barbara J. Winter

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. — Author Unknown

When you don't know where you're going, any gust of wind will take you there. — George Will

When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt. — Leo F Buscaglia

When you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere. — Author Unknown

When you have 90 percent of what you want, think twice before insisting on the other 10 percent. — Thomas Sowell

When you learn to live for others, they will live for you. — Paramahansa Yogananda

When you lose, don't lose the lesson. — Author Unknown

When you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you. — Author Unknown

When you play it too safe, you're taking the biggest risk of your life. — Barbara Sher

When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get them, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either. — Leo Burnett

When you're through changing, you're through. — Bruce Barton

When you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out -- because that's what's inside. When you are squeezed, what comes out is what is inside. — Dr. Wayne Dyer

When you work seven days a week, fourteen hours a day, you get lucky. — Armmand Hammer

Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together. — Earl Nightingale

Where money, rather than morality, dictates ones actions, one is inclined away from God. Turning away from God brings broken covenants, shattered dreams, crushed hopes, and wrecked lives. Such a quagmire of quicksand I plead with you to avoid. You are of a noble birthright. Eternal life in the kingdom of our Father is your goal. Such a goal is not achieved in one glorious attempt; rather, it is the result of a lifetime of righteousness, an accumulation of wise choices, even a constancy of purpose. — Thomas S. Monson (Ensign, May 1999, p 118)

Where was it ever promised us that life on this earth can ever be easy, free from conflict and uncertainty, devoid of anguish and wonder and pain?...The purpose of life is to matter, to be productive, to have it make some difference that you lived at all. — Leo Rosten (This Week Magazine, 20 Jan 1963, p 2)

Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. — James Lane Allen

While standards generally may totter, we of the Church are without excuse if we drift in the same manner. We have standards -- sure, tested, and effective. To the extent that we observe them, we shall go forward. To the extent that we neglect them, we shall hinder our own progress and bring embarrassment to the work of the Lord. — Gordon B. Hinckley (Ensign, Jan 2005, p 4)

Whining is anger through a small opening. — Stuart Smalley

Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts,' probably lost. — Martina Navritalova

Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is? — Frank Scully

Wisdom does not belong to those who possess it - Wisdom belongs to those who seek it. — Author Unknown

Winning isn't everything, but losing isn't anything. — Charlie Brown (Charles Schulz)

Winning isn't everything. Wanting to win is. — Catfish Hunter

Wisdom begins with wonder. — Socrates

Wisdom is knowing when you can't be wise. — Paul Engle (1908-1991) US writer

Wisdom is meaningless until our own experience has given it meaning. — Bergen Evans

Wise is he who proves himself by showing what he can do with his life instead of what he can do to it. — Blaine Nay

Wise is the man who says what needs to be said, but not all that could be said. — Marvin J. Ashton (Ensign, Nov 1976 p 86)

Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it. — Benjamin Franklin

Wise men learn by other men's mistakes, fools by their own. — H.G. Bohn

Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise. — Cato the Elder

With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose. — Wayne Dyer

With integrity, nothing else counts. Without integrity, nothing else counts. — Sir Winston Churchill

Without discipline, there's no life at all. — Katharine Hepburn

Without forgiveness life is governed by...an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation. — Roberto Assagioli

Work as if you were to live 100 Years, Pray as if you were to die To-morrow. — Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanac, 1757)

Work is always a spiritual necessity even if, for some, work is not an economic necessity. — Neal A. Maxwell (Ensign, May 1998, p 37)

Work is the best method devised for killing time. — William Feather

Work keeps us from three great evils, boredom, vice, and poverty. — Voltaire

Worrying is like a rocking chair; it gives you something to do, but doesn't get you anywhere. — Author Unknown

Worrying is using your imagination to create something you do not want. — Abraham-Hicks

Worthy character is best forged from a life of consistent, correct choices centered in the teachings of the Master. — Richard G. Scott (Ensign, May 1999, p 25)

Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you in marble. — Arabic proverb

Yesterday is a cancelled check. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Today is cash in hand. Spend it! — John W. Newbern

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose. — Lyndon B. Johnson

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. — Rumi (13th-century Persian poet)

You are completely responsible for everything you are and for everything you become and achieve. Successful people accept high levels of responsibility. Mediocre people make excuses. — Brian Tracy (Bottomline Business, Dec 2000, p 14)

You are not entitled to an easy life and luxuries. — Fr. Frog

You are painting your own picture, carving your own statue. It is up to you to make it acceptable. — Spencer W. Kimball (Ensign, Nov 1974, p 79)

You are responsible for what happens to you. — Fr. Frog

You are the one who must choose your place. — James Lane Allen

You are the only person on earth who can use your ability. — Zig Ziglar

You are the only problem you will ever have and you are the only solution. — Bob Proctor

You are the way you are because that's the way you want to be. If you really wanted to be any different, you would be in the process of changing right now. — Fred Smith: The founder of Federal Express

You are what God created in you and what you do with that gift -- not what others have done to or for you. — Author Unknown

You become courageous by doing courageous acts... Courage is a habit. — Mary Daly

You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job. — Laurence Peter

You can either complain that rose bushes have thorns -- or rejoice that thorn bushes have roses. — Author Unknown

You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving. — Author Unknown

You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat. — Paul Brown, Cincinnati Bengals coach

You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself. — Beryl Markham (1902-1986) English aviator

You can never get enough of what you don't need, because what you don't need can never satisfy you. — Bernard Poduska (Ensign, Jan 2001, p 59)

You can never make the same mistake twice because the second time you make it, it's not a mistake. It's a choice. — Author Unknown

You can never plan the future by the past. — Edmund Burke

You cannot be fuelled by bitterness. It can eat you up but it cannot drive you. — Benazir Bhutto

You cannot begin to solve a problem until you admit you have a problem. — Bernard Goldberg (Arrogance, p 238)

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. — James A. Froude

You cannot exercise agency and escape accountability and responsibility for each choice. — Russell M. Nelson (Ensign, Oct 2003)

You cannot get ahead while you are getting even. — Dick Armey

You cannot kill time without injuring eternity. — Henry David Thoreau, American author and philosopher

You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind. — Author Unknown

You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims. — Harriet Woods

You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do. — Henry Ford

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. — Rabindranath Tagore

You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. — Mark Twain

You can't keep blaming yourself, Marge. Just blame yourself once and move on. — Homer Simpson

You can't run away from trouble. There ain't no place that far. — Uncle Remus

You can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. — Author Unknown

You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage him. — Author Unknown

You can't expect to win unless you know why you lose. — Benjamin Lipson

You can't sit on the road to success. If you do, you'll get run over. — Author Unknown

You can't TRY to do things; you simply MUST do them. — Ray Bradbury

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. — Jack London

You do not merely want to be considered just the best of the best. You want to be considered the only one who does what you do. — Jerry Garcia

You don't get owies if you don't have fun! — Gabbie Nay, an eight-year-old explaining three bandaids on her arm, 9 Aug 2011

You don't have to attend every argument you're invited to. — Author Unknown

You don't just luck into things . . . You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities. — Barbara Bush

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face... The danger lies in refusing to face the fear, in not daring to come to grips with it... You must make yourself succeed every time. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. — Eleanor Roosevelt

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself. — Ethel Barrymore

You have a right to express your opinion, but often it's wiser to keep it to yourself. — Ashleigh Brilliant

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime
in your life. — Winston Churchill

You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments or publicity. — Dr. O. A. Battista

You have to count on living every single day in a way you believe will make you feel good about your life - so that if it were over tomorrow, you'd be content with yourself. — Jane Seymour

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. — Michael Jordan

You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning. — Billy Wilder

You need never be discouraged or afraid. The way through difficulties has always been prepared for you and you will find it if you exercise faith. — Pres. Henry B. Eyring

You know what they call the guy who finishes last in medical school? They call him Doctor! — Abe Lemons

You learn more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. — Plato

You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted. — Ruth E. Renkl

You'll always miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take. — Wayne Gretzky

You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea. — Earl Nightingale

You'll notice that a turtle only makes progress when it sticks out its neck. — Author Unknown

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try. — Beverly Sills

You may delay, but time will not. — Benjamin Franklin

You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result. — Mahatma Gandhi

You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. — Walt Disney

You must have long range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures. — Charles C. Noble

You never see a fish on the wall with it's mouth shut. — Author Unknown

Your character is yours alone to build. No one can injure your character but you. — David B. Haight (Ensign, May 1981, p 42)

You're as little as the things that annoy you. — Gene Mora in "Graffiti"

You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day. — Marian Wright Edelman

You're only young once, but you can be immature forever. — Germaine Greer

Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you. — Frank Tyger

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life. — John Homer Miller

Your luck is how you treat people. — Bridget O'Donnell

Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them. — David Allen,

Your power is proportional to your ability to relax. — David Allen

Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach. — Earl Nightingale

Your wealth is where your friends are. — Plautus

Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind. — Earl Nightingale

You seldom get what you go after unless you know in advance what you want. — Maurice Switzer

You seldom improve quality by cutting costs, but you can often cut costs by improving quality. — Karl Albrecht

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was. — Irish Proverb

You want to make your own decisions, but you ought to make those decisions with an eternal perspective. — James E. Faust (Ensign, May 2006, p 112)

You will only be remembered for two things: the problems you solve or the ones you create. — Mike Murdock (101 Wisdom Keys)

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