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Spencer W. Kimball, Served 1973–1985
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“We must lengthen our stride and must do it now.”
( “Always a Convert Church: Some Lessons to Learn and Apply This Year,” Ensign, Sept. 1975, 3.)

“We have a commitment to serve our Lord. We have an assurance that the cause is just and worthy. But, above all, we have a knowledge that God lives and is in His Heavens and that His Son Jesus Christ has laid out a plan for us which will bring us and our loved ones eternal life if we are faithful. That life will be a busy, purposeful life with accomplishments and joys and development.”
( “The Cause Is Just and Worthy,” Ensign, 1974, 118.)

“I come to you today. . . as one who has urged you to "lengthen your stride" and who continues urging you to do so.”
( “The True Way of Life and Salvation,” Ensign, May 1978, 4.)

“No father, no son, no mother, no daughter should get so busy that he or she does not have time to study the scriptures and the words of modern prophets. None of us should get so busy that we crowd out contemplation and praying. None of us should become so busy in our formal Church assignments that there is no room left for quiet Christian service to our neighbors.”
( “Boys Need Heroes Close By,” Ensign, May 1976, 47.)

“I am convinced that each of us, at some time in our lives, must discover the scriptures for ourselves—and not just discover them once, but rediscover them again and again.”
( “How Rare a Possession-the Scriptures,” Ensign, Sept. 1976, 5.)

“Working toward perfection is not a one time decision but a process to be pursued throughout one's lifetime.”
( “Hold Fast to the Iron Rod,” Ensign, Nov. 1978, 6.)

“The Lord's way builds individual self esteem and develops and heals the dignity of the individual, whereas the world's way depresses the individual's view of himself and causes deep resentment.”
( "Family Preparedness," Ensign, May 1976, 125.)

“There is no doubt that the life one leads, and the thoughts one thinks are registered plainly in his face.”
( “To Bear the Priesthood Worthily,” Ensign, May 1975, 81.)

“A true Latter–day Saint family is a haven against the storms and struggles of life.”
( “The Fruit of Our Welfare Services Labors,” Ensign, Nov. 1978, 75.)