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All Quotes by author - Ezra Taft Benson
" A positive self-image has little relationship to our material circumstances. "
" Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the foundation upon which sincere and meaningful repentance must be built. If we truly seek to put away sin, we must first look to Him who is the Author of our salvation. "
" Freedom can be killed by neglect as well as by direct attack. "
" God lives. I know that He lives. I know that Jesus is the Christ and the Redeemer of the world. "
" Go on daddy-daughter dates and father-and-sons' outings with your children. As a family, go on campouts and picnics, to ball games and recitals, to school programs, and so forth. Having Dad there makes all the difference. "
" I am grateful my own eternal companion served a mission in Hawaii before we were married in the Salt Lake Temple, and I am pleased that I have had three granddaughters serve full-time missions. "
" Many men and women in the world demonstrate great willpower and self-discipline in overcoming bad habits and the weaknesses of the flesh. "
" Modesty in dress and language and deportment is a true mark of refinement and a hallmark of a virtuous Latter-day Saint woman. "
" Mothers play an important role as the heart of the home, but this in no way lessens the equally important role fathers should play, as head of the home, in nurturing, training, and loving their children. "
" One of Satan's most frequently used deceptions is the notion that the commandments of God are meant to restrict freedom and limit happiness. "
" One who is kind is sympathetic and gentle with others. He is considerate of others' feelings and courteous in his behavior. He has a helpful nature. Kindness pardons others' weaknesses and faults. Kindness is extended to all - to the aged and the young, to animals, to those low of station as well as the high. "
" Our parents deserve our honor and respect for giving us life itself. Beyond this they almost always made countless sacrifices as they cared for and nurtured us through our infancy and childhood, provided us with the necessities of life, and nursed us through physical illnesses and the emotional stresses of growing up. "
" Periodic fasting can help clear up the mind and strengthen the body and the spirit. "
" Praise your children more than you correct them. Praise them for even their smallest achievement. "
" Satan works through human agents. "
" Scouting teaches a boy to take care of himself and stand on his own two feet. "
" Selfishness is one of the more common faces of pride. 'How everything affects me' is the center of all that matters - self-conceit, self-pity, worldly self-fulfillment, self-gratification, and self-seeking. "
" Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul. "
" The fellowship of true friends who can hear you out, share your joys, help carry your burdens, and correctly counsel you is priceless. "
" The founders had a strong distrust for centralized power in a federal government. So they created a government with checks and balances. This was to prevent any branch of the government from becoming too powerful. "
" The great test of life is obedience to God. "
" The price of peace is righteousness. "
" The privilege of holding the priesthood, which is the power and authority to act in God's name, is a great blessing and privilege and one that carries with it equally great obligations and responsibilities. "
" When obedience ceases to be an irritant and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow us with power. "
" With pride, there are many curses. With humility, there come many blessings. "
" Youth is the spirit of adventure and awakening. It is a time of physical emerging when the body attains the vigor and good health that may ignore the caution of temperance. Youth is a period of timelessness when the horizons of age seem too distant to be noticed. "
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