Quotes for Youth

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Quotes for Youth

"Beloved young friends, much of our future rests with you. You are needed-not to be weak, but to be strong. WE BELIEVE IN YOU."

-David B. Haight-

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"The devil is a shrewd fighter, and we must be aware of his tactics. He tempts us with the transitory pleasures of the world so that we will not focus our minds and efforts on the things that bring eternal joy."

-M. Russell Ballard-

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"It is my belief that the Lord has held many of you in reserve in the spirit world to come to earth at this particular time when temptations are the greatest and strength of character is most needed."

-Pres. Ezra Taft Benson-

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"Make a list of the traits of the type of spouse you would like to marry. Then make a list of the traits you would need to attract that type of person. Then throw away the first list and work on the seond. Don't just look for the right one-become the right one!"

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"Every country in the world desperately needs a young generation of champions--champions of TRUTH, of HONESTY, of PURITY, of HIGH MORAL STANDARDS."

-David B. Haight-

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"Self-discipline negates the need for forced discipline."

--Richard G. Scott--

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"The Lord votes for you-Satan votes against you--YOU cast the deciding vote!"

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"I do not intend to read (or watch or listen to) anything I do not wish to remember through eternity."

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"The only control that counts in the eyes of the Lord is self-control."

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"I have a great and compelling sense of gratitude and optimism about the youth of the Church. In saying this, I do not wish to imply that all is well with all of them. There are many who have troubles, and many who live far beneath the high expectations we have concerning them.

"But even considering these, I have great confidence in our young people as a whole. I regard you as the finest generation in the history of the Church. I compliment you, and I have in my heart a great feeling of love and respect and appreciation for you. 'Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood...'"

-Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley-

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"YOU help set the tone in our home."

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"If you are faced with temptation and choose the temptation, your desire and willingness to do evil will increase. We have to start by doing something good when we don't want to do it. Then our desire and ability to do good will increase. Obedience breeds desire."

-Harold C. Brown, while President of Cottonwood Stake-

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"At present, the Book of Mormon is studied in our S.S. and seminary classes every fourth year. This 4-year pattern, however, must not be followed by Church members in their personal and family study. We need to read daily from the pages of the book that will get a man 'nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.'"

-Pres. Ezra Taft Benson, Gen. Conf., Oct., 1988-

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"It should be part of our daily prayers to ask the Lord for constant strength to resist temptation, especially temptations that involve the law of chastity."

-President Ezra Taft Benson-

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"For those who are single and dating, carefully plan positive and constructive activities so that you are not left to yourselves with nothing to do but share affection."

-Pres. Ezra Taft Benson-

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"An important key to being loyal to your mate after marriage is to be faithful to your future mate before marriage."

-Zig Ziglar-

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"If it is worth spending 12 to 20 years to prepare for a life of 75 years, what is it worth to prepare for a life that never ends?"

-Elder LeGrand Richards-

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"All through the ages prophets have looked down through the corridors of time to our day. Billions of the deceased and those yet to be born have their eyes on us. Make no mistake about it...this is a marked generation. There has never been more expected of the faithful in such a short time than there is of us."

-President Ezra Taft Benson-

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"If you're not heaven to be around, then you're not heaven-bound."

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"I believe without any doubt that you are the finest generation this Church has ever had."

--Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley, Reg. Conf. March 2, 1997--

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Just How Much Impact Does Music Have? In 1703 Andrew Fletcher, a great Scottish patriot, made this observation (and I paraphrase him):

"You write the laws, let me write the music, and I will rule your country."

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

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