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Nothing is Politically Right Which is Morally Wrong

"I pray every day to overcome worldly temptations and my insecure feelings."

Sister Bok Ja Moon Kim

"If we truly desire to please God and serve him, continual self- examination of our reasons for actions cannot fail to expose our selfish and sordid motives and challenge us to reform them. We can work to reform our motives if we are continually asking ourselves "Why am I taking this action?"

Dallin H. Oaks

"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

"Men become 'puffed up in the pride of their hearts' from wisdom and learning as well as from riches."

2 Nephi 28:15

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

"A wise man will desire no more than he may get justly, use soberly, distribute cheerfully, and leave contentedly."

Lord Richard E. Burton

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

"If you have not chosen the kingdom of God first, it will in the end make no difference what you have chosen instead."

"Let us be more concerned about the adornment of our minds that are eternal, rather than adornment of our persons with things that are of no lasting benefit. Let us keep the commandments of God; let us live humble, and sweet, and pure. Let us not be lifted up in the pride of our hearts if we have been more successful than our neighbor financially, but let us evidence by loving kindness to every child of our Heavenly Father that we are grateful."

Pres. George Albert Smith

"Men and Women of Christ are constant, being the same in private as in public. We cannot keep two sets of books while heaven has but one."

Neal A. Maxwell

"Men and Women of Christ magnify their callings without magnifying themselves."

Elder Neal A. Maxwell

"Never esteem anything as of advantage to thee that shall make thee break thy word or lose thy self-respect."

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

"Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong."

Daniel O'Connell

"Some people are only interested in themselves. 'What is in it for me?' is an expression we hear much too often. Someone has said, 'The smallest package in all the world is someone who is all wrapped up in himself.'"

George I. Cannon

"The business of life is not business, but LIVING."

B. C. Forbes

"This I know well: that the chief part of every life consists of small things....Blessed is the man who can enjoy the small things, the common beauties, the little day-to-day events, sunshine on the field, birds on the bough, breakfast, dinner, supper, the daily paper on the porch, a friend passing by. So many people who go afield for enjoyment leave it behind them at home."

David Grayson

"Why lose we life in anxious cares
To lay in hoards for future years?
Can these, when tortured by disease,
Cheer our sick hearts, or purchase ease?
Can these prolong one gasp of breath,
Or calm the troubled hour of death?


"Be content with your lot—one cannot be first in everything."


"For now, consecration may not require giving up worldly possessions so much as being less possessed by them."

Elder Neal Maxwell, Gen. Conf., Oct. 1992

"...he alone is great and happy who requires neither to command nor to obey in order to secure his being of some importance in the world."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)