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  • "Courage is required to make an initial thrust toward one’s coveted goal, but even greater courage is called for when one stumbles and must make a second effort to achieve. Have the determination to make the effort, the single-mindedness to work toward a worthy goal, and the courage not only to face the challenges that inevitably come but also to make a second effort, should such be required."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "Living the Abundant Life"
    Topics: Goals

  • "The person who is working on his or her family history fits the description of one who is fulfilling his or her duty. I know the effort, I know the expense, I know the difficulties through which one may go to uncover one name. I know our Heavenly Father is aware of these efforts. And those for whom we perform sacred ordinances are aware of our efforts. Oftentimes, in a miraculous way, there shall appear before us a clear pathway through a field of turbulence."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "The Key of Faith", First Presidency Message, February 1994
    Topics: Family History, Blessings

  • "The more we devote ourselves to the pursuit of holiness and happiness, the less likely we will be on a path to regrets. The more we rely on the Savior’s grace, the more we will feel that we are on the track our Father in Heaven has intended for us."

    —Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Of Regrets and Resolutions"
    Topics: Devotion

  • ""Prepare to share by filling your mind every day with the truths of the gospel. As you keep the commandments and honor your covenants, you will feel the testimony of the Spirit and more of the Savior’s love for you and for those you meet. If you do your part, you will increasingly have the sweet experience of meeting people who are prepared to hear your testimony of the truth—offered from heart to heart, yours to theirs.""

    —Henry B. Eyring, "Sharing the Gospel Heart to Heart"
    Topics: Becoming a Witness

  • "We should love all people, be good listeners, and show concern for their sincere beliefs. Though we may disagree, we should not be disagreeable. Our stands and communications on controversial topics should not be contentious. We should be wise in explaining and pursuing our positions and in exercising our influence."

    —Dallin H. Oaks, "Loving Others and Living with Differences"
    Topics: Discipleship, Love, Peace

  • "You have a choice. You can wring your hands and be consumed with concern for the future or choose to use the counsel the Lord has given to live with peace and happiness in a world awash with evil. If you choose to concentrate on the dark side, this is what you will see."

    —Richard G. Scott, "How to Live Well amid Increasing Evil"
    Topics: Faith, Happiness

  • "Brothers and sisters, we live to die and we die to live—in another realm. If we are well prepared, death brings no terror. From an eternal perspective, death is premature only for those who are not prepared to meet God. Now is the time to prepare."

    —Russell M. Nelson, "Now Is the Time to Prepare"
    Topics: Eternal perspective, Hope

  • "When He says to the poor in spirit, “Come unto me,” He means He knows the way out and He knows the way up. He knows it because He has walked it. He knows the way because He is the way. Brothers and sisters, whatever your distress, please don’t give up and please don’t yield to fear."

    —Jeffrey R. Holland, "Broken Things to Mend"
    Topics: Hope, Jesus Christ

  • ""Said the Savior to His disciples, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” (Matt. 5:48). This is the commandment which is before us. Regrettably we have not reached perfection. We have a great distance to go. We must cultivate the faith to reform our lives, commencing where we are weak and moving on from there in our work of self-correction, thus gradually and consistently growing in strength to live more nearly as we should.""

    —Gordon B. Hinckley, "Words of the Prophet: God Will Make a Way", New Era, January 2002
    Topics: Faith, Endure to the End

  • "I want you to know that in my life when I have had disappointments and delays, I have lived to see that if I continue to knock with unshakable faith and persist in my patience—waiting upon the Lord and his calendar—I have discovered that the Lord’s “no’s” are merely preludes to an even greater “yes.”"

    —Patricia T. Holland, "Filling the Measure of Your Creation"
    Topics: Eternal perspective, Revelation