"We just don't drink coffee because it is not good for us; we do it because we covenanted we won't drink coffee." - President Boyce
"We can tell easily enough how much we wanted something by whether or not we got it. If we really desire righteousness, we will receive it." - George W. Pace
"If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." - Unknown
"Fast offering funds aren't sacred until they've been used to bless someone else's life." - ?
"... having done all, that ye may be able to stand." - D&C 27:15
"Seeing we know these things, and they are true, let us repent." - Alma 12:37
"... and he did walk after the ways of his father, insomuch that he did prosper in the Lord." - Helaman 3:20
"Lift up your voices and spare not." - D&C 43:20
"These were true pioneers for they went before, showing others the way to follow." - Thomas S. Monson
"And there are non that doeth good except those who are ready to receive the fulness of my gospel." - D&C 35:12
"I've been educated while standing, I've been educated while kneeling, and I've been educated while crying." - Sister Stanton
"One of the best things you can do is to be there for the special events in your kids lives." - Brother Andrus
"Teach and live the first principles of the gospel and let the mysteries of heaven wait until you get there." - Heber J. Grant
"Your authority comes through your ordination; your power comes through obedience and worthiness." - Boyd K. Packer
"O be wise, what can I say more." - Jacob 6:12
"None of the prophets have written, nor prophesied, save they have spoken concerning this Christ." - Jacob 7:11
"Canst thou read this without rejoicing and lifting up thy heart for gladness." - D&C 19:39
"If people don't believe it, they forgot what they once knew." - Michael Anderson
"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear." - John 4:18
"As long as I'm willing to do it, I know that they give more to me than I could ever give to them." - Randy Steadman
"The last great gathering has begun." - Henry B. Eyring
"He was what he was wherever he was." - Unknown
"Create memories of life at home that will tug and pull at children long after they have left the nest." - Neal A. Maxwell
"In the midsts of this great vastness is great personalness." - Neal A. Maxwell
"Life will be measured by the defining moments." - Neal A. Maxwell
"We cannot give up on anyone for there is always hope through the Atonement." - Elder Mask
"One must live, not only exist." - Spencer W. Kimball
"People want to be around us because our very countenances radiate the influence of the Spirit." - Ezra Taft Bensen
"Those of us who know them the best, love them the most." - Jeffery R. Holland referring to missionaries
"Anyone who does any kind of missionary work will have occasion to ask, Why is this so hard? Why doesn’t it go better? Why can’t our success be more rapid? Why aren’t there more people joining the Church? It is the truth. We believe in angels. We trust in miracles. Why don’t people just flock to the font? Why isn’t the only risk in missionary work that of pneumonia from being soaking wet all day and all night in the baptismal font?

"You will have occasion to ask those questions. I have thought about this a great deal. I offer this as my personal feeling. I am convinced that missionary work is not easy because salvation is not a cheap experience. Salvation never was easy. We are The Church of Jesus Christ, this is the truth, and He is our Great Eternal Head. How could we believe it would be easy for us when it was never, ever easy for Him? It seems to me that missionaries and mission leaders have to spend at least a few moments in Gethsemane. Missionaries and mission leaders have to take at least a step or two toward the summit of Calvary.

"Now, please don’t misunderstand. I’m not talking about anything anywhere near what Christ experienced. That would be presumptuous and sacrilegious. But I believe that missionaries and investigators, to come to the truth, to come to salvation, to know something of this price that has been paid, will have to pay a token of that same price.

"For that reason I don’t believe missionary work has ever been easy, nor that conversion is, nor that retention is, nor that continued faithfulness is. I believe it is supposed to require some effort, something from the depths of our soul.

"If He could come forward in the night, kneel down, fall on His face, bleed from every pore, and cry, “Abba, Father (Papa), if this cup can pass, let it pass,” then little wonder that salvation is not a whimsical or easy thing for us. If you wonder if there isn’t an easier way, you should remember you are not the first one to ask that. Someone a lot greater and a lot grander asked a long time ago if there wasn’t an easier way.

"The Atonement will carry the missionaries perhaps even more importantly than it will carry the investigators. When you struggle, when you are rejected, when you are spit upon and cast out and made a hiss and a byword, you are standing with the best life this world has ever known, the only pure and perfect life ever lived. You have reason to stand tall and be grateful that the Living Son of the Living God knows all about your sorrows and afflictions. The only way to salvation is through Gethsemane and on to Calvary. The only way to eternity is through Him—the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

"I testify that the living God is our Eternal Father and that Jesus Christ is His living and Only Begotten Son in the flesh. I testify that this Jesus, who was slain and hanged on a tree, was the chief Apostle then and is the chief Apostle now, the Great High Priest, the chief cornerstone of His Church in this last and greatest of all dispensations. I testify that He lives, that the whole triumph of the gospel is that He lives, and because He does, so will we.

"On that first Resurrection Sunday, Mary Magdalene first thought she saw a gardener. Well, she did—the Gardener who cultivated Eden and who endured Gethsemane. The Gardener who gave us the rose of Sharon, the lily of the valley, the cedars of Lebanon, the tree of life.

"I declare Him to be the Savior of the world, the Bishop and Shepherd of our souls, the Bright and Morning Star. I know that our garments can be washed white only in the blood of that Lamb, slain from the foundation of the world. I know that we are lifted up unto life because He was lifted up unto death, that He bore our griefs and carried our sorrows, and with His stripes we are healed. I bear witness that He was wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities, that He was a man of sorrows acquainted with grief because upon Him were laid the transgressions of us all.

"I bear witness that He came from God as a God to bind up the brokenhearted, to dry the tears from every eye, to proclaim liberty to the captive and open the prison doors to them that are bound. I promise that because of your faithful response to the call to spread the gospel, He will bind up your broken hearts, dry your tears, and set you and your families free. That is my missionary promise to you and your missionary message to the world."
"Mere pleasure is at best but fleeting; happiness is abiding, for in the recollection thereof is joy renewed." - James E. Talmage
"Thy visitation hath preserved my spirit." - Job 10:12
"Behold, I have told you before." - Matthew 24:25
"There is no price too high, no struggle too severe, no sacrifice too great, if out of it all we receive and enjoy the gift of the Holy Ghost." - Bruce R. McConkie
"Read and ponder more what the Lord has said, and less about what others have written concerning what the Lord has said." - Ezra Taft Benson
"Anytime we experience the blessings of the atonement in our lives, we cannot help but have a concern for the welfare of others." - Howard W. Hunter
"Hold onto them with your faith." - Robert D. Hales
"Never, never underestimate the preciousness of the one." - M. Russell Ballard
"We are the end harvest to all that have gone before." - Gordon B. Hinckley
"You cannot be one thing and effectively teach another." - L. Tom Perry
"Your will is the only unique thing you can give." - Neal A. Maxwell
"The Lord knows how many miles we have to go before we can sleep." - Neal A. Maxwell
"What is going to be different because I am here?" - Irmao Danielo
"Who can argue with a testimony? Unbelievers may contend about our doctrine. They may wrest the scriptures to their destruction. They may explain away this or that from a purely intellectual standpoint, but they cannot overpower a testimony." - Bruce R. McConkie
"You will begin to know that you're converted, the more delicious the gospel tastes to your soul." - D. Todd Christofferson
"If we have the Spirit of the Lord to guide us, we can teach any person, no matter how well educated, any place in the world. The Lord knows more than any of us, and if we are His servants, acting under His Spirit, He can deliver His message to each and every soul." - Dallin H. Oaks
"It is the memory of the gift they have received that makes them eager for others to receive it." - Russell M. Nelson
"This individual strives for instinctive honesty, acting on impulse toward the right, without having to weigh the merits of advantage and disadvantage." - J. Richard Clarke
"There is no measure to the amount of good that a man may do if he does not worry as to who gets the credit." - Unknown
"Trials and tribulation is mandatory, misery is optional." - Unknown
"Strive to be answers to others' prayers." - Katie Naylor
"Come what may, we will be alright." - M. Russell Ballard
"If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them." - John 13:17
“For my part, Brothers and Sisters, I am glad the book will be with us ‘as long as the earth shall stand.’ I need and want additional time. For me, the Book of Mormon is like a vast mansion with gardens, towers, courtyards, and wings. My tour of it has never been completed. Some rooms I have yet to enter, and there are more felicitous fireplaces waiting to warm me. Even the rooms I have glimpsed contained further furnishings and rich detail yet to be savored. There are panels inlaid with incredible insights, and design and d├ęcor dating from eden. There are even sumptuous banquet tables painstakingly prepared by predecessors which await all of us. Yet we as church members sometimes behave like hurried tourists, scarcely venturing beyond the entry hall. May we come to feel as a whole people beckoned beyond the entry hall. May we go inside, far enough to hear clearly the whispered truths from those who have slumbered, which whisperings will awaken in us individually, a life of discipleship as never before.” - Neal A. Maxwell
“An older boy and his young companion were walking along a road which led through a field. They saw an old coat and a badly worn pair of men’s shoes by the roadside, and in the distance they saw the owner working in the field.

“The younger boy suggested that they hide the shoes, conceal themselves, and watch the perplexity on the owner’s face when he returned.

“The older boy … thought that would not be so good. He said the owner must be a very poor man. So, after talking the matter over, at his suggestion, they concluded to try another experiment. Instead of hiding the shoes, they would put a silver dollar in each one and … see what the owner did when he discovered the money. So they did that.

“Pretty soon the man returned from the field, put on his coat, slipped one foot into a shoe, felt something hard, took it out and found a silver dollar. Wonder and surprise [shone] upon his face. He looked at the dollar again and again, turned around and could see nobody, then proceeded to put on the other shoe; when to his great surprise he found another dollar. His feelings overcame him. … He knelt down and offered aloud a prayer of thanksgiving, in which he spoke of his wife being sick and helpless and his children without bread. … He fervently thanked the Lord for this bounty from unknown hands and evoked the blessing of heaven upon those who gave him this needed help.

“The boys remained [hidden] until he had gone.” They had been touched by his prayer and felt something warm within their hearts. As they left to walk down the road, one said to the other, “Don’t you have a good feeling?” (Adapted from Bryant S. Hinckley, Not by Bread Alone, 95).
"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." - Pablo Picasso
"If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything." - Ken Robinson
"If you're not a risk taker, you should get out of business." - Ray Kroc
"If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours." - Ray Kroc
"Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?" - Ray Kroc
"Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get." - Ray Kroc
"Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in." - Andrew Jackson
"Never take counsel of your fears." - Andrew Jackson
"Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error." - Andrew Jackson
TODAY

With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
The past has canceled and buried deep.
All yesterdays, there let them sleep
Concern yourself with but today;
Grasp it, and teach it to obey.
You and today! A soul Sublime
And the great heritage of time,
With God himself to find the twain
Go forth, brave heart! Attain! Attain!
The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost [1916]
“Don't fall asleep or you will miss the beauty of all that is around you. After all, most of you probably haven't been here, and for most, this might be your last time.” - A tour guide