"Thought is action in rehearsal."
Sign over an arch leading to a university campus:
"You are not what you think you are; but what you think, you are."
"I realize that I will be, when my life's labor is complete, the product of my thoughts."
George Albert Smith
"The thought in your mind at this moment is contributing, however infinitesimally, almost imperceptibly, to the shaping of your soul."
Spencer W. Kimball
"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
"...the power to dictate to the brain its task and insure its obedience."
"For every worry under the sun,
There is a remedy or there is none.
If there be one, hurry and find it.
If there be none, then never mind it."
quoted by LeGrand Richards
"I do not intend to read (or watch or listen to) anything I do not wish to remember through eternity."
"If you think you are beaten—you are.
If you think that you dare not—you don't.
If you'd like to win, but fear you can't
It's fifty to one you won't."
"Instead of dismissing temptations as Jesus did, it is giving heed to them which gets so many in trouble."
Neal A. Maxwell
"The life of self-control is not grievous but joyous when we become accustomed to it. It clears the mind; it strengthens the judgement; it elevates the character. It is the true freedom."
"The older I grow, the more I enjoy the words of thoughtful writers, ancient and modern, and the savoring of that which they have written."
Gordon B. Hinckley
"Ultimate human power is not in our possessions, but in our minds."
"If you don't believe in yourself, neither will anyone else."
Anne L. Horton, Ph.D.
"If I am not happy with me, other people suffer."
Neal A. Maxwell
"It must be the aim of education to teach the citizen that he must first of all rule himself."
Winthrop A. Aldrich
"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
"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."
"Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as by the latter."
English Clergyman Edwin Paxton Hood, The New Dictionary of Thoughts
"Discipline what you allow your eyes to see, your ears to hear, your mouth to speak, and your hands to touch."
Elder Rulon G. Craven, CR April, 1996, p. 106