Quotes on Love

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We are Shaped and Fashioned by What we Love

"Never forget that the purpose for which a man lives is the improvement of the man himself, so that he may go out of this world having, in his great sphere or his small one, done some little good for his fellow creatures, and labored a little to diminish the sin and sorrow that are in the world."

-W. E. Gladstone-

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"Pride must be a special challenge in this dispensation, because the Book of Mormon, which was written to the people of our day, contains the most intensive and repetitive teachings about the evils of pride. It identifies pride as the cause of the spiritual and temporal downfall of the people of God."

-Dallin H. Oaks-

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"Restrain your tongues in criticism of others. It is so easy to find fault. It is so much nobler to speak constructively."

-Gordon B. Hinckley-

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Challenge For the Week: Each day this week, choose one person in your family to pray for. Think about that person's needs, problems, hopes, fears. Pray for his/her growth, happiness, and righteous desires. Express your gratitude and love to and for that person.

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A man filled with the love of God is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race."

Joseph Smith

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"Behold, verily, verily, I say unto you, ye must watch and pray always lest ye enter into temptation; for Satan desireth to have you, that he may sift you as wheat."

3 Nephi 18:18

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"A big man is one who makes us feel bigger when we are with him."

John C. Maxwell

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"Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand"

Mother Teresa

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"Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another."

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"How are we supposed to act when we are offended, misunderstood, unfairly or unkindly treated, or sinned against?  What are we supposed to do if we are hurt by those we love, or passed over for promotion, or are falsely accused, or have our motives unfairly assailed?  Do we fight back?  Do we send in an ever-larger battalion?  Do we revert to an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, or, as Tevye says in Fiddler on the Roof, do we come to the realization that this finally leaves us blind and toothless?"

Howard W. Hunter

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"You cannot lift another soul until you are standing on higher ground than he is."  

Harold B. Lee

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"Every home has both body and spirit.  You may have a beautiful house with all the decorations that  modern art can give or wealth bestow.  You may have all the outward forms that will please the eye and yet not have a home.  It is not home without love.  It may be a hovel, a log hut, a tent, a wickiup, if you have the right spirit within, the true love of Christ, and love for one another...you have the true life of the home that (we) build and are trying to establish."

David O. McKay, CR 1907, p. 63

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"To the world, you might be one person; but to one person, you might be the world."

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

Larry Christenson 

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

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"You should always remember to whom—and for whom—you are responsible." 

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