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"... improve upon and make beautiful everything around you."

Author: Brigham Young, Source: (Deseret News, Aug. 8, 1860, 177)Saved by rpage in attitude 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

One reason to be humble about knowledge is that much of it is subject to change.

Author: Quentin L. Cook, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?hideNav=1&locale=0&sourc...Saved by rpage in knowledge 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

A testimony is what we know to be true in our minds and in our hearts by the witness of the Holy Ghost (see D&C 8:2). As we profess truth rather than admonish, exhort, or simply share interesting experiences, we invite the Holy Ghost to confirm the verity of our words. The power of pure testimony (see Alma 4:19) does not come from sophisticated language or effective presentation; rather, it is the result of revelation conveyed by the third member of the Godhead, even the Holy Ghost.

Author: David A. Bednar, Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1117-6,00.h...Saved by rpage in testimony 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

You do not expel evil from "the hearts of the children of men" by shooting them or blowing them up or torturing them—the Inquisition operated on that theory. Nor can "the powers of hell be shaken" by heavy artillery or nuclear warheads.

Author: Hugh Nibley, Source: http://byustudies.byu.edu/shop/pdfSRC/25.1Nibley.pdfSaved by rpage in bookofmormon 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"What gets you on the news is controversy. The easiest way to get 15 minutes on the news, or your 15 minutes of fame, is to be rude."

Author: Barack Obama, Source: http://www.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,41728494001_1925...Saved by rpage in media news obama 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

In ancient times when people wanted to worship the Lord and seek His blessings, they often brought a gift. For example, when they went to the temple, they brought a sacrifice to place on the altar. After His Atonement and Resurrection, the Savior said He would no longer accept burnt offerings of animals. The gift or sacrifice He will accept now is “a broken heart and a contrite spirit.” As you seek the blessing of conversion, you can offer the Lord the gift of your broken, or repentant, heart and your contrite, or obedient, spirit.

Author: D. Todd Christofferson, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=f318118dd536c0...Saved by rpage in obedience heart repentance broken contrite 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

For it were not possible that our father, Lehi, could have remembered all these things, to have taught them to his children, except it were for the help of these plates; for he having been taught in the language of the Egyptians therefore he could read these engravings, and teach them to his children, that thereby they could teach them to their children, and so fulfilling the commandments of God, even down to this present time.

Author: King Benjamin, Source: http://scriptures.lds.org/en/mosiah/1/4Saved by rpage in scriptures teaching parenting 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

They had not intended to do anything wrong, but they had just kind of followed the leadership.

Author: Spencer W. Kimball, Source: Lock Your HeartSaved by rpage in leadership example 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

There are at least three dangers that threaten the Church within, and the authorities need to awaken to the fact that the people should be warned unceasingly against them. As I see these, they are flattery of prominent men in the world, false educational ideas, and sexual impurity.

Author: Joseph F. Smith, Source: Gospel Doctrine, p. 312-3Saved by rpage in education apostasy flattery purity virture 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Inspired Book of Mormon prophets repeatedly teach us that the Fall was a necessary and foreseen part of the great plan of happiness and that “the way [to salvation] is prepared from the fall of man” (2 Ne. 2:4; see also Mosiah 4:7). Far from being a great disappointment and disgrace to their Heavenly Father, Adam and Eve were his instruments to further the divine plan “which was prepared from the foundation of the world” (Mosiah 15:19). Indeed, Father Lehi taught his son Jacob that “if Adam [and Eve] had not transgressed [they] would not have fallen, but [they] would have remained in the garden of Eden. …

Author: Spencer J. Condie, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by rpage in fall 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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