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Packet 15


All Packet 15 Quotes (PDFs and Docs) - Alphabetical Order

All Packet 15 Quotes (PDFs and Docs) - Numerical Order

1. "A Smile is a facelift that's in everyone's price range."     

(Ziggy cartoon) 

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2. "Always do more than is required of you."   

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3. "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."

Oscar Wilde  

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4. "Fools look to tomorrow; wise men use tonight."                 

Scottish Proverb  

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5. "God answers kneemail."   

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6. "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."   

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7. "I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once."

(Jennifer Unlimited) 

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8. "If you are further from God today than yesterday, who moved?" 

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9. It is our choices that show what we are...far more than our abilities."

Book:  Harry Potter 

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10. "It takes courage to realize that you are greater than your moods, greater than your thoughts,   and that you can control your moods and thoughts. 

Stephen R. Covey:  Book:  First Things First, p. 178   

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11. "Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it.  No idleness, no delay, no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today."

Earl of Chesterfield 

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12. "Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for; and with obscurity, for being unenvied."


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13. "Love has a short memory.  It needs continual reminders."

Larry Christenson 

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14. "Moroni declared the need for us to deny ourselves 'all ungodliness', thus including both large and small sins.  While boulders surely block our way, loose gravel slows discipleship, too.  Even a small stone can become a stumbling block."                        

Neal A. Maxwell, April 1995 Conf. 

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15. "Never underestimate the value of 15 minutes."   

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16. "No one is useless in the world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else." 

Charles Dickens   

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17. "Our two greatest gifts are time and the freedom to choose.  The key is in not 'spending' time, but in 'investing' it."

Stephen R. Covey, Book:  First Things First, p. 302 

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18. "One does not have to be an especially brilliant student of the likes and dislikes of the Diety to be confident that the Lord loves a cheerful man.  God somehow seems to put on this earth a sufficient number of joyful persons to keep the rest of us from drowning in our own tears." 

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19. "Politeness goes far, yet costs nothing."


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20. "Pray for a good harvest---------but keep plowing."   

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21. "Prevent truth decay.  Brush up on your Scriptures."   

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22. "Satan subtracts and divides.  God multiplies and multiplies."   

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23. "The best vitamin for a Christian is B1."   

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24. "The Lord can do remarkable miracles with a person of ordinary ability who is humble, faithful, and diligent in serving the Lord and seeks to improve himself.  This is because God is the ultimate source of power." 

James E. Faust, Oct. 1995 Conf.   

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25. "Thought is action in rehearsal."  

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26. "To belittle is to be little."   

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27. "Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming."


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28. "We all get discouraged and distracted--caught up in the thick of thin things--no matter how good we are.  But do we have time, energy, or emotion to waste on what to wear or whose living room is the loveliest?  We have real things to think about, things of the kingdom of God.  We need to drink more deeply and be filled more fully for the work that lies ahead of us."

Patricia Holland, Book:  A Quiet Heart 

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29. "We are shaped and fashioned by what we love."              

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

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30. "We need each other's support.  The world will give us enough beatings." 

(Anais Nin to Henry Miller) 

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31. "Well done is better than well said."   

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32. "What does it matter how much we do if what we're doing isn't what matters most?" 

Stephen R. Covey - Book:  First Things First, p. 89 

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33. "What we say and how we present ourselves not only betray our inner person but also mold that person, those around us, and finally our whole society."

Robert S. Wood

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34. "When there is contention, the Spirit of the Lord will depart, regardless of who is at fault." 

Pres. James E. Faust, April 1996 Conf. 

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35. "You are only what you are when no one is looking." 

Robert C. Edward, quoted in God's Little Devotional for Graduates, p. 38 

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36. "You can determine how confident a person truly is by listening to what they DON'T say about themselves."                   

Brian G. Jett 

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37. "You cannot do WRONG and feel RIGHT."                      

President Ezra Taft Benson

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38.  "You cannot reach your potential alone.  You need the help of the Lord."          

Pres. Hinckley

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