A good teacher is like a candle--it consumes itself to light the way for others.
A good friend will bail you out of jail. A true fiend will be sitting next to you saying, "Damn, we fucked up."
A good friend sees the first tear, catches the second, and stops the third.
A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to Hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
Zion is Zion because of the character, attributes, and faithfulness of her citizens. Remember, "the Lord called his people Zion, because they were of one heart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there was no poor among them" (Moses 7:18). If we would establish Zion in our homes, branches, wards, and stakes, we must rise to this standard. It will be necessary (1) to become unified in one heart and one mind; (2) to become, individually and collectively, a holy people; and (3) to care for the poor and needy with such effectiveness that we eliminate poverty among us. We cannot wait until Zion comes for these things to happenóZion will come only as they happen.