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#1. Food production is just one part of the repeated emphasis that you store a provision of food which will last for at least a year wherever it is legally permissible to do so. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#2. That the sole object and only legitimate end of government is to protect the citizen in the enjoyment of life, liberty, and property, and when the government assumes other functions it is usurpation and oppression. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#3. Beguiling voices in the world cry out for 'alternative lifestyles' for women. They maintain that some women are better suited for careers than for marriage and motherhood. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#4. The great commandment of life is to love the Lord. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#5. For years we have heard of the role the Elders could play in saving the Constitution from total destruction. But how can the Elders be expected to save it if they have not studied it and are not sure if it is being destroyed or what is destroying it. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#6. The Declaration of Independence to which these great men affixed their signatures is much more than a political document. It constitutes a spiritual manifesto-revel ation, if you will-declaring not for this nation only, but for all nations, the source of man's rights. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#7. [The Constitution] will not be saved in Washington. It will be saved by the citizens of this nation who love and cherish freedom ... men and women who will subscribe to and abide the principles of the Constitution. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#8. With the Spirit and magnifying your call, you can do miracles for the Lord in the mission field. Without the Spirit, you will never succeed, regardless of your talent and ability. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#9. Every accountable child of God needs to set goals, short- and long-range goals. A man who is pressing forward to accomplish worthy goals can soon put despondency under his feet, and once a goal is accomplished, others can be set up. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#10. The history of humanity has, to a large extent, been one of groping blindly in the dark, fearing for the future and yet resisting the guiding hand of inspired men who would willingly lead mankind in the path of safety. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#11. Beware of those who would pit the dead prophets against the living prophets, for the living prophets always take precedence. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#12. The secret of a happy marriage is to serve God and each other. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#13. I speak of honor-your honor to God-your honor to country-your honor to self. I sincerely believe it to be the cure to most of our ills, both on a national or individual basis. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#14. To the proud, the applause of the world rings in their ears; to the humble, the applause of heaven warms their hearts. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#15. The true scientist no longer attempts to disprove the pull of gravity, or the rotation of the earth, or the motion of heavenly bodies, or the sequence of the seasons, or man's need of food and water, or the function of the heart. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#16. Let us have no further blind devotion to the communist dominated United Nations! - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#17. The Lord is letting the wheat and the tares mature before he fully purges the Church. He is also testing you to see if you will be misled. The devil is trying to deceive the very elect. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#18. Pride is a sin that can readily be seen in others but is rarely admitted in ourselves. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#19. The earth was cursed for Adam's sake. Work is our blessing, not our doom. God has a work to do, and so should we. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#20. To their duty to God, youth should realize their duty to our country. They should love and honor the Constitution of the United States, the basic concepts and principles upon which this nation has been established. Yes, they need to develop a love for our free institutions. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#21. America is a place of many great events. Here is where Adam dwelt, where the Garden of Eden was located. America was the place of former civilizations, including Adam's, the Jaredites', and Nephites'. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#22. Unless you and your mate are united in purpose, dedication, and loyalty, you will not succeed to the extent you otherwise could. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#23. While you are going through your trial, you can recall your past victories and count the blessings that you do have with a sure hope of greater ones to allow if you are faithful. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#24. "On my honor" - what an ennobling phrase! Three short words, nine letters, but the summation of all we call character. From the Boy Scout's Oath. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#25. What would God have me do with my life? - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#26. The Bible sits on the pulpit of hundreds of different religious sects. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#27. Yes, it is the precepts of men versus the revealed word of God. The more we follow the word of God the less we are deceived, while those who follow the wisdom of men are deceived the most. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#28. In the beginning, God placed a woman in a companion role with the priesthood. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#29. We can choose to humble ourselves by conquering enmity toward our brothers and sisters, esteeming them as ourselves, and lifting them as high as or higher than we are. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#30. Pride is competition-competition between God and Man. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#31. We do not find the Savior using force or coercion to accomplish His purposes. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#32. When we set goals we are in command. If we know where we are going, we can judge more accurately where we are now and make effective plans to reach our destination. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#33. Disobedience is essentially a prideful power struggle against someone in authority over us. It can be a parent, a priesthood leader, a teacher, or ultimately God. A proud person hates the fact that someone is above him. He thinks this lowers his position. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#34. All through my life the counsel to depend on prayer has been prized above almost any other advice I have ever received. It has become an integral part of me, an anchor, a constant source of strength and the basis of my knowledge of things divine. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#35. The condition of the physical body can affect the spirit. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#36. Fatherhood is not a matter of station or wealth. It is a matter of desire, diligence and determination to see one's family exalted in the celestial kingdom. If that prize is lost, nothing else really matters. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#37. The temple will be an ever-present reminder that God intended the family to be eternal. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#38. Secret combinations lusting for power, gain, and glory are flourishing. A secret combination that seeks to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries is increasing its evil influence and control over America and the entire world. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#39. The greatest test of life is obedience to God. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#40. Fidelity to one's marriage vows is absolutely essential for love, trust and peace - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#41. We should know why paternalism, collectivism, or unnecessary federal supervision will hold our standard of living down and reduce productivity just as it has in every country where it has been tried. We should also know why the communist leaders consider socialism the highroad to communism. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#42. Nations cannot endure in sin. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#43. The seeds of divorce are often sown and the problems of children begin when Mother works outside the home. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#44. I testify to you that God's pay is the best pay that this world or any other world knows anything about. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#45. I would rather say whoa to a leader than gittie up. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#46. To love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength is all-consuming and all-encompassing. It is no lukewarm endeavor. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#47. We must be devoted to sound principles in word and deed: principle above party, principle above pocketbook, principle above popularity. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#48. No nation which has kept the commandments of God has ever perished, but I say to you that once freedom is lost, only blood - human blood - will win it back. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#49. We will not know Him, until we become like him. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#50. I have a vision of artists putting into film, drama, literature, music, and paintings great themes and great characters from the Book of Mormon. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#51. Temples are places of personal revelation. When I have been weighed down by a problem or a difficulty, I have gone to the House of the Lord with a prayer in my heart for answers. The answers have come in clear and unmistakable ways. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#52. The God of heaven sent some of His choicest spirits to lay the foundation of this government. And he has sent other choice spirits to preserve it. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#53. To the patriots I say this: Take that long eternal look. Stand up for freedom, no matter what the cost. Stand up and be counted. It can help to save your soul-and maybe your country. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#54. The proud cannot accept the authority of God giving direction to their lives. (See Helaman 12:6.) They pit their perceptions of truth against God's great knowledge, their abilities versus God's priesthood power, and their accomplishments against His mighty works. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#55. Encourage good music and art and literature in your homes. Homes that have a spirit of refinement and beauty will bless the lives of your children forever. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#56. It is mother's influence during the crucial formative years that forms a child's basic character. Home is the place where a child learns faith, feels love, and thereby learns from mother's loving example to choose righteousness. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#57. We have a sacred responsibility to fulfill the threefold mission of the Church - first, to teach the gospel to the world; second, to strengthen the membership of the Church wherever they may be; third, to move forward the work of salvation for the dead. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#58. What does the Atonement have to do with missionary work? Any time we experience the blessings of the Atonement in our lives, we cannot help but have a concern for the welfare of others ... A great indicator of one's personal conversion is the desire to share the gospel with others. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#59. A young woman who knows and loves the Book of Mormon, who has read it several times, who has an abiding testimony of its truthfulness, and who applies its teachings will be able to stand against the wiles of the devil and will be a mighty tool in the hands of the Lord. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#60. To a significant degree, we are an overfed and undernourished nation digging an early grave with our teeth, and lacking the energy that could be ours because we overindulge in junk foods. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#61. Since the beginning, a woman's first and most important role has been ushering into mortality spirit sons and daughters of our Father in Heaven. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#62. One of the standards on which your happiness is based, now and in your future, is moral purity. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#63. If you are a single parent, make friends with others in similar situations and develop friendships with married couples. Counsel with your priesthood leaders. Let them know of your needs and wants. Single parenthood is understood by the Lord. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#64. Without Christ there would be no Christmas and without Christ there can be no fulness of JOY - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#65. I rode horseback three miles each way to get to high school, and in bad weather it was a problem sometimes to make my eight o'clock class on time. Like others, I often missed school to help on the farm, especially in the fall, until after harvest, and in the spring, during planting season. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#66. The greatest events of history are those which affect the greatest number for the longest periods. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#67. When obedience ceases to be an irritant and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow us with power. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#68. Take care of yourselves physically. Guard your health carefully. It is one of our greatest blessings. I especially encourage some type of exercise program so you can stay physically fit and physically capable in proportion to the demands on your body. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#69. I promise you that, with increased attendance in the temples of our God, you shall receive increased personal revelation to bless your life as you bless those who have died - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#70. It is the mark of a truly educated man to know what not to read. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#71. Freedom is an eternal principle. Heaven disapproves of force, coercion and intimidation. Only a free people can be truly a happy people. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#72. The proud make every man their adversary by pitting their intellects, opinions, works, wealth, talents, or any other worldly measuring device against others. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#73. The so-called civil rights movement as it exists today is used as a Communist program for revolution in America. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#74. The central feature of pride is enmity - enmity toward God and enmity toward our fellowmen. Enmity means "hatred toward, hostility to, or a state of opposition." It is the power by which Satan wishes to reign over us. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#75. He who kneels before God, can stand before any man. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#76. Every man eventually is backed up to the wall of faith, and there he must make his stand. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#77. In this age of the electronic media and the mass distribution of the printed word, God will hold us accountable if we do not now move the Book of Mormon in a monumental way. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#78. Ponder the significance of the responsibility the Lord has given to us. The Lord has counseled, "Let the solemnities of eternity rest upon your minds." (D&C 43:34.) You cannot do that when your minds are preoccupied with the cares of the world. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#79. Have sufficient food, clothing, and fuel on hand to last at least one year. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#80. With good health all the activities of life are greatly enhanced ... It gives our every experience in life more zest and more meaning. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#81. There must be a renewal of the spirit of our forefathers, an
appreciation of the American way of life, a strengthening of muscle and sinew and the character of the nation. America needs guts as well as guns.
National character is the core of national defense. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#82. The moral code of Heaven for both men and women is complete chastity before marriage and full fidelity after marriage. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#83. Our mothers put God first when they fill their highest mission within the walls of their own homes. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#84. When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#85. Build traditions of family vacations and trips and outings. These memories will never be forgotten by your children. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#86. I am sure many of you know that the veil can be very thin-that there are people over there who are pulling for us-people who have faith in us and who have great hopes for us, who are hoping and praying that we will measure up-our loved ones who have passed on - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#87. Attractive labels are usually attached to the most dangerous programs, often in the name of public welfare and personal security. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#88. 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. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#89. What does it mean to love someone with all your heart? It means to love with all your emotional feelings and with all your devotion. Surely when you love your wife with all your heart, you cannot demean her, criticize her, find fault with her, or abuse her by words, sullen behavior, or actions. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#90. The Lord has warned and forewarned us against a day of great tribulation and given us counsel, through His Servants, on how we can be prepared for these difficult times. Have we heeded His counsel? - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#91. When individual members and families immerse themselves in the scriptures regularly and consistently, ... other areas of activity will automatically come. Testimonies will increase. Commitment will be strengthened. Families will be fortified. Personal revelation will flow - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#92. We must be careful, as we seek to become more and more godlike, that we do not become discouraged and lose hope. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#93. This nation was established by the God of heaven as a citadel of liberty. A Constitution guaranteeing those liberties was designed under the superintending influence of heaven. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#94. Pride is essentially competitive in nature. We pit our will against God's. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#95. Some spiritually alert parents hold early-morning devotionals with their families in their homes. They have a hymn, prayer, and then read and discuss the Book of Mormon. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#96. Thoughts lead to acts, acts lead to habits, habits lead to character - and our character will determine our eternal destiny. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#97. Opposition provides choices, and choices bring consequences - good or bad. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#98. Would we not do well to have the pleasing of God as our motive rather than to try to elevate ourselves above our brother and outdo another? - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#99. An unvirtuous citizenry tend to elect representatives who will pander to their covetous lustings. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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#100. It is better to prepare and prevent than it is to repair and repent. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson
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