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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Packet 4


All Packet 4 Quotes (PDFs and Docs) - Alphabetical Order

All Packet 4 Quotes (PDFs and Docs) - Numerical Order

1. "Be at War with your Vices, at Peace with your Neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better man."

-Benjamin Franklin-

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2. "Character is like a tree and Reputation is like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."

-Abraham Lincoln-

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3. "Don't be down on that you're not up on."

-Harold B. Lee -

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4. "Don't try to live too many days at a time."

-Harold B. Lee -

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5. "Every man complains of his memory, but no man complains of his judgement."

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6. "Every man gives his life for what he believes. Every woman gives her life for what she believes. Sometimes people believe in little or nothing and yet they give their lives to that little or nothing. One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it, and then it's gone. But to surrender what you are and to live without belief is more terrible than dying, even more terrible than dying young."

-Joan of Arc-

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7. "Every man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his neighbor. Then all goes well. He has changed his market cart into a chariot of the sun."

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-Ralph Waldo Emerson

8. "Families will experience different types of stress within and without their households. In major trauma, most families have resources that are brought together to help overcome the immediate problem. But it's often life's daily stresses that add up, related or unrelated to a major event .

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9. "Fix it up, Wear it out. Make it do, or do without."

-old pioneer adage-

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10. "Forgiveness takes the burden of hate, guilt, and bitterness off your back and, with a lighter load, you can climb higher and faster, and be much happier in the process."

-Zig Ziglar-

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11. "GRATITUDE is twin sister to humility; PRIDE is foe to both."

-James E. Talmage-

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12. "Happiness is the soul's joy in the possession of the intangible."

-William George Jordan-

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13. "He who sows courtesy reaps friendship; and he who plants kindness gathers love."

-Richard Brooks—

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14. "Housework is what women do that nobody notices until they don't do it."

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15. "How you spend your hours equals who you are today."

-Dr. Stephen Bavolek, Psychologist-

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16. "I believe in the principle that I can make a difference in this world. It may be ever so small, but it will count for the greater good. The goodness of the world in which we live is the accumulated goodness of many small and seemingly inconsequential acts."

-Gordon B. Hinckley-

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17. "I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our choice between economy and liberty and profusion and servitude."

-Thomas Jefferson-

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18. "If a teacher influences but one, his influence never stops."

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19. "If I am not happy with me, other people suffer."

-Neal A. Maxwell-

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20. "If the nation is living within its income, its credit is good. If in some crisis it lives beyond its income for a year or two, it can usually borrow temporarily on reasonable terms. But if, like the spendthrift, it throws discretion to the winds, is willing to make no sacrifice at all in spending, extends its taxing up to the limit of the people's power to pay, and continues to pile up deficits, it is on the road to bankruptcy."

-Franklin D. Roosevelt-

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21. "If the world learned from history, how different both would be."

-Arnold Glasow-

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22. "If you don't believe in yourself, neither will anyone else."

-Anne L. Horton, Ph.D.-

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23. "It must be the aim of education to teach the citizen that he must first of all rule himself."

-Winthrop A. Aldrich-

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24. "It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure you haven't lost the things that money can't buy."

-George Horace Lorimer-

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25. "Let no pleasure tempt thee, no profit allure thee, no ambition corrupt thee, to do anything which thou knowest to be evil; so shalt thou always live jollily; for a good conscience is a continual Christmas."

-Benjamin Franklin-

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26. Mr. Rogers likes you just the way you are.

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27. "Never underestimate the impact of one good deed...it creates a ripple effect."

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28. "One of the things the news media does very well is to make a minority look like a majority."

-Author unknown-

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29. "Our future is a product of our past...so be very careful what you do in your past."

-Russell M. Ballard-

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30. "People must be changed...goodness cannot be legislated."

-Spencer W. Kimball-

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31. "Physically fit people are more intellectually inclined, emotionally stable, composed, self-confident, easy-going and relaxed."

-A. H. Ismail, Purdue University-

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32. "Reputation through a thousand years may depend on the conduct of a single moment."

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33. "Show courtesy to others, not because they are gentlemen but because you are."

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34. "Success is never final."

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35. "The big givers are the big getters."

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36. "The first step in raising positive kids is to become a positive parent."

-Zig Ziglar's Book: Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World-

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37. "The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we could be."

-John Grimes-

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38. "The manner of jesting ought not to be extravagant or immoderate, but refined and witty...There are, generally speaking, two sorts of jests: the one, coarse, rude, vicious, indecent; the other polite, refined, clever, witty (which), if well timed, is becoming to the most dignified person. The other is unfit for any gentleman."


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39. "The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother, and the most important thing a mother can do for her children is to love their father."

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40. "The only way to stretch your future is to stretch your present."

-Old Adage-

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41. "The past is to learn from and not to live in."

-Richard L. Evans-

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42. "The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it."

-James Bryce-

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43. "There's no limit to the good that could be done in the world.....if nobody cared who got the credit."

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44. "Usually our criticism of others is not because they have faults, but because their faults are different than ours."

-Roger Eastman-

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45. "Virtually every issue that we deal with, be it education...be it human services or gang problems or drugs, we find STRONG FAMILIES the ultimate solution."

-Governor Mike Leavitt-

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46. "We all have sufficient strength to endure the misfortunes of others!"


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47. "We have been so anxious to give our children what we didn't have that we have neglected to give them what we did have."

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48. "We must never become so busy slapping at mosquitoes that we walk into the quicksand."

-Richard L. Evans-

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49. "We need to add to the three R's, namely Reading, 'Riting, and 'Rithmetic, a fourth--RESPONSIBILITY."

-President Herbert Hoover-

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50. "We shall continue to have crime until our neighbor's problems are as important to us as they are to him."


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51. "We've learned to dress for success, to speak for success. Now we need to learn how to behave for success."

-Marjabelle Young Stewart-

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52. "What we shall be, we are becoming."

-Old Proverb-

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53. "Whatever I did not know, I was not ashamed to inquire about, so I acquired knowledge."

-Ancient Persian Philosopher-

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54. "You cannot run away from a weakness. You must sometime fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not now and where you stand?"

-Robert Louis Stevenson-

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55. "You don't find time--You make it!"

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56. "You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if it's a little thing, do something for those who have need of help, something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it."

-Albert Schweitzer-

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57. "Your Attitude is contagious.....Is yours worth catching?"

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58. "Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be."

-David Bly-

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