Quotes on Priorities


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Our Priorities Determine What We Seek In Life

"Our priorities determine what we seek in life."

-Dallin H. Oaks-

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"The most important things in life are not 'THINGS'."

-Marion D. Hanks-

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

-Richard L. Evans-

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

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"It's true that you can't take it with you, but folks ought to remember that how you got it may determine where you go."

-Author Unknown-

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"The real measure of our wealth is how much we would be worth if we lost all our money."

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Don't be so busy making a living that you forget what you are living for.

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“A century from today, these won’t mean a thing: the house we lived in, the money we made, the clothes we wore, the kind of car we drove. But the world will be a better place…because our children were loved."

Family Circle Cartoon, 1996

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"Don’t let good things crowd out what is ESSENTIAL."

Elder Richard G. Scott (April 1997 Gen. Conf.)

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"If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy."  


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"Wanting less is probably a better blessing than having more.  It's a change in the desires of our heart, and we can thereby be content sooner and more often."         

Mary Ellen Edmunds - "Godliness with Contentment" - BYU Speeches Nov. 21, 1995

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"When priorities are proper, the power to endure is increased." 

Russell M. Nelson, April Gen. Conf. 1997

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"When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives.  Our love of the Lord will govern the claims for our affection, the demands on our time, the interests we pursue, and the order of our priorities." 

President Ezra Taft Benson, April Gen. Conf. 1988

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"This generation will be known as those who trash the treasures and treasure the trash." 

Truman Madsen

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"We too often love things and use people, when we should be using things and loving people."

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"Wherefore, do not spend money for that which is of no worth, nor your labor for that which cannot satisfy....."

2 Nephi 9:51

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"In quiet moments when you think about it, you recognize what is critically important in life and what isn't.  Be wise and don't let good things crowd out those that are essential." 

Richard G. Scott, April 1997 Gen. Conf.

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Joshua didn't say: "Choose ye next year whom ye will serve."

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"What does it matter how much we do if what we're doing isn't what matters most?" 

Stephen R. Covey - Book:  First Things First, p. 89 

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"The failure to take prophetic counsel lessens our power to take inspired counsel in the future."     

Henry B. Eyring, April 1997 Conf.

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"Whenever you violate a principle (such as honesty, morality, integrity, etc.), you may get a short-term gain, but always a long-term loss."

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"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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"My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time." 

Steve Jobs

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"The meaning of earthly existence lies not, as we have grown used to thinking, in prospering, but in the development of the soul."

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value."

Albert Einstein

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