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Packet 1A - Non-Religious Quotes


All Packet 1A Quotes (PDFs and Docs) - Alphabetical Order

All Packet 1A Quotes (PDFs and Docs) - Numerical Order

1. "A book is a present you can open again and again."

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2. "A bore is a man who talks so much about himself that you can't talk about yourself."

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3. "A cardinal principle of management teaches: When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates."

President Monson - Conference Report, Oct. 1970

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4. "A chip on the shoulder is the heaviest load a man can carry."


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5. "A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition."

-William Ward-

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6. "A coincidence is a small miracle in which God chooses to remain anonymous."

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7. "A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared but still goes on."

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8. "A dozen times a day we come to a fork in the road and must decide which way we will go.

It is important to get our ultimate objectives clearly in mind so that we do not become distracted at each fork in the road by the irrelevant questions:

Which is the easier or more pleasant way? Or, Which way are others going?"

-Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, p. 164-

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9. "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."

-Winston Churchill-

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10. "A fool and his money rarely get together to start with."

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11. "A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away."

Arabian Proverb

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12. "A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words"

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13. "A goal is created three times. First as a mental picture. Second, when written down to add clarity and dimension. And third, when you take action towards it's achievement."

-Gary Ryan Blair-

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14. "A good sailor was never made on smooth seas."

-George Q. Cannon-

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15. "A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice."

-Nadine Gordimer (b. 1923) South African writer, "Abroad", "Amnesty", "Ah, Woe Is Me"-

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16. "A good way to widen out the strait and narrow path would be for more people to walk on it."

-Arabian Proverb-

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17. "A healthy attitude is contagious, but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."


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18. "A hug is the perfect gift-- one size fits all, and nobody minds if you exchange it."

-Ivern Ball-

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19. "A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving."

-Albert Einstein-

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20. "A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the Difference."

-Eeyore (The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh written by A.A. Milne)-

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2l. "Be careful - the most noticable thing you wear is your expression."

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22. "Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm."

Abraham Lincoln

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23. "Let never day nor night unhallow'd pass, but still remember what the Lord hath done."

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24. "Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for."

-Will Rogers-

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25. "Be very, very careful what you put into that head, because you will never get it out."

Thomas Cardinal Wolsey (1471-1530)

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26. "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

Abraham Lincoln

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27. "Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all."

-Abraham Lincoln-

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28. "Change can come in either of two ways: Start behaving positively or stop behaving negatively."

Dr. Phil

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29. "Character may be manifested in the great moments, but is is made in the small ones."

-"Phillips Brooks (1835-93) American Episcopal Bishop, wrote "O Little Town of Bethlehem"

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30. "Choose well. Your choice is brief, and yet endless."


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31. "Commend in public. Correct in Private."

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32. "Common sense is genius dressed up in its working clothes."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson-

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33. "Confidence on the outside begins by living with integrity on the inside."

--Brian Tracy--

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34. "Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there."

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35. "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."

Sir Winston Churchill

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36. "Create your future from your future not your past."

Werner Erhard

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37. "The course of our lives is seldom determined by great, life-altering decisions. Our direction is often set by the the small, day-to-day choices that chart the track on which we run This is the substance of our lives -- making choices."

-Gordon B. Hinckley-

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38. "Decisions Determine Destiny."

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39. "Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how it remains so popular?"

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40. "Dignity does not consist of possessing honors, but, in deserving them."


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41. "Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame."

Alexander Pope

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42. "Each life should build a step upon which some who follow can climb a little higher."


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43. "Failure is usually the line of least persistence."

-Wilfred Beaver-

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44. "When you are offended at anyone's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. By attending to them, you will forget your anger and learn to live wisely."

Marcus Aurelius

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45. "First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do."


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46. "For every sixty seconds of anger, you lose one minute of happiness."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson-

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47. "Gentlemen, why don't you laugh? With the fearful strain that is upon me night and day, if I did not laugh, I should die."

-Abraham Lincoln-

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48. "Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save."

Will Rogers

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49. "I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."

-Thomas Jefferson-

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50. "I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday."

-Abraham Lincoln-

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