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Thomas S. Monson:
When God speaks, and a man obeys, that man will always be right
Decisions determine destiny
When you are called onthe Lord's errand, you are entitled to the Lord's help
Your decision to think right, choose right, and do right will rarely if ever be the easiest course
The power to lead is the power to mislead, and the power to mislead is the power to destroy
Good habits are the souls muscles; the more you use them, the stronger they grow
Life is like a candid camera; it does not wait for you to pose
The door of history turns on small hinges, and so do people's lives
As we look heavenward, we inevitable learn of our responsibility to reach outward 
To the Rescue: The  Biography of Thomas S. Monson

J. Reuben Clark
“Do not think that all these usurpations, intimidations, and impositions are being done to us through inadvertency or mistake, the whole course is deliberately planned and carried out; its purpose is to destroy the Constitution and our Constitutional government.” October 1949

Lynn Hunt
Present-ism, at its worst, encourages a kind of moral complacency and self-congratulation. Interpreting the past in terms of present concerns usually leads us to find ourselves morally superior.

Dr. Wally Goddard

We all rewrite our histories by the choices we make about what to remember. If we assume the worst, we see ourselves surrounded by foul and selfish people. If we assume the best, we know that God is at work among us. Even memory is the servant of our agency.
Life can be legitimately seen as a painful tragedy or a purposeful triumph. Each of us must choose. I choose to see God at work blessing His children in wise and loving ways.
The very fact that God has created a world in which everything can be seen in gloomy or glorious ways seems to be evidence that He honors our agency.

All of us who have felt the heartache of sin and the joy of goodness know that it is better (more meaningful, satisfying, purposeful, and rewarding) to wash dishes in God’s house than to party in Satans

Joseph Smith

A man is his own tormentor and his own condemner. Hence the saying, They shall go into the lake that burns with fire and brimstone... The torment of disappointment in the mind of man is as exquisite as a lake of fire and brimstone. I say~ so is the torment of man.

Neal A Maxwell

Irreligion as the state religion would be the worst of all combinations. Its orthodoxy would be insistent and its inquisitors inevitable. Its paid ministry would be numerous beyond belief. Its Caesars would be insufferably condescending. Its majorities—when faced with clear alternatives—will make the Barabbas choice, as did a mob centuries ago when Pilate confronted them with the need to decide. 
It is not enough to read the scriptures. Random reading results in reduced retention. We must search for specifics. We must seek for truth and increased understanding of its application in our lives. (Conference Report, April 1993, p.15)

History is philosophy teaching by example.’ If we can read history by looking at past events to determine what ideas were being followed, we can see how those ideas worked out in practice and learn lessons from the experience of others and avoid the same mistakes. The extreme importance of history and its study was cogently stated by Patrick Henry, ‘I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no other way of judging the future but by the past.

Parley P. Pratt
The gift of the Holy Spirit . . . quickens all the intellectual faculties, increases, enlarges, expands and purifies all the natural passions and affections; and adapts them, by the gift of wisdom, to their lawful use. It inspires, develops, cultivates and matures all the fine-toned sympathies, joys, tastes, kindred feelings and affections of our nature. It inspires virtue, kindness, goodness, tenderness, gentleness and charity. It develops beauty of person, form and features. It tends to health, vigor, animation and social feeling. It develops and invigorates all the faculties of the physical and intellectual man. It strengthens, invigorates, and gives tone to the nerves. In short, it is, as it were, marrow to the bone, joy to the heart, light to the eyes, music to the ears, and life to the whole being. (Key to the Science of Theology, pp.100–101).

Ezra Taft Benson
As a prophet reveals the truth it divides the people. The honest in heart heed his words, but the unrighteous either ignore the prophet or fight him. When the prophet points out the sins of the world, the worldly either want to close the mouth of the prophet, or else act as if the prophet didn't exist, rather than repent of their sins. Popularity is never a test of truth. Many a prophet has been killed or cast out. As we come closer to the Lord's second coming, you can expect that as the people of the world become more wicked, the prophet will be less popular with them."Fourteen Fundamentals in Following the Prophet", Liahona, June 1981

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