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God Gives Us the Ingredients for Our Daily Bread

"As we have felt the spirit and made new and sacred resolves, may we now have the courage and fortitude to carry out the resolves."

-Pres. Ezra Taft Benson, Gen. Conf.-

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"Every day there are many opportunities to be nice--or not so nice."

-Rex Lee-

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"God gives us the ingredients for our daily bread, but He expects us to do the baking."

-William A. Ward-

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"He who picks up one end of a stick also picks up the other."

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"In the justice of God, we will ultimately be judged and rewarded for what we are. And what we are is the sum total of our good and our evil actions and desires."

-Dallin Oaks-

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"Not only will the righteous desires of our hearts be granted, but also the unrighteous desires of our hearts. Over the long run, our most deeply held desires will govern our choices, one by one and day by day, until our lives finally add up to what we have really wanted."

-Bruce Hafen

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"The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out."

-Macaulay (writer)

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"You are the one who must decide whose thoughts you will entertain. You are free to choose-but you are not free to alter the consequences of those choices. You will be what you think about-what you consistently allow to occupy the stage of your mind."

-Ezra Taft Benson-

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"Don't ask the Lord to guide your footsteps unless you are willing to move your feet."

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"Make choices-not excuses."

-Charles Givens (book: Super Self)-

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"DOING beats stewing!"

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"We are living in a time when the best of things are on the earth... and the worst of things. Are we taking advantage of the best of things...and staying away from the worst of things?"

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

-President Herbert Hoover-

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"If you can control your thoughts, you can overcome habits--even degrading, personal habits. If you can learn to master them, you will have a happy life."

--Boyd K. Packer--

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