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#1. one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#2. How precious are the souls of men! - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#3. Mormons can testify whether I am willing to lay down my life for a Mormon; If it has been demonstrated that I have been willing to die for a Mormon I am bold to declare before heaven that I am just as ready to die for a Presbyterian, a baptist or any other denomination. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#4. There are so many fools in the world for the devil to operate upon, it gives him the advantage oftentimes. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#5. According to the laws and constitution of the people, which I [the Lord] have suffered to be established, and should be maintained for the rights and protection of all flesh, according to just and holy principles. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#6. When did I ever teach anything wrong from this stand? When was I ever confounded? I want to triumph in Israel before I depart hence and am no more seen. I never told you I was perfect; but there is no error in the revelations which I have taught. Must I, then, be thrown away as a thing of naught? - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#7. 18 But, behold, Laman and Lemuel would not hearken unto my words; and being grieved because of the hardness of their hearts I cried unto the Lord for them. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#8. And now, if God, who has created you, on whom you are dependent for your lives and for all that ye have and are, doth grant unto you whatsoever ye ask that is right, in faith, believing that ye shall receive, O then, how ye ought to impart of the substance that ye have one to another. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#9. I told them I was but a man, and they must not expect me to be perfect; if they expected perfection from me, I should expect it from them; but if they would bear with my infirmities and the infirmities of the brethren, I would likewise bear with their infirmities. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#10. I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#11. How I do love to hear the wolves howl! - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#12. Save they shall cast these things away, and consider themselves fools before God, and come down in the depths of humility, he will not open unto them. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#13. This society is not only to relieve the poor, but to save souls. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#14. Never give up an old tried friend, who has waded through all manner of toil, for your sake, and throw him away because fools may tell you he has some faults. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#15. By their complying with your request to leave they [the Saints in Clay County] are surrendering some of the dearest rights guaranteed in the Constitution of our country; and that human nature can be driven to a certain extent when it will yield no further. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#16. 9 Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things, both in heaven and in earth; believe that he has all wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth not comprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#17. We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#18. our women did give plenty of suck for their children, and were strong, yea, even like unto the men; and they began to bear their journeyings without murmurings. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#19. Salvation could not come to the world without the mediation of Jesus Christ. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#20. And also those to whom these commandments were given, might have power to lay the foundation of this church, and to bring it forth out of obscurity and out of darkness, the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth ... - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#21. 24 Therefore, wo be unto him that is at ease in Zion! - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#22. Surely I have contemplated the things of God. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#23. Mobs may assemble, calumny may defame, but the work of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent ... - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#24. We think it would be wise in you to try to git [sic] influence by offering to print a paper in favor of the government as you know we are all friends to the Constitution yea true friends to that Country for which our fathers bled. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#25. Search your hearts, and see if you are like God. I have searched mine, and feel to repent of all my sins. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#26. God hath not revealed anything to Joseph, but what he will make known unto the Twelve, and even the least Saint may know all things as fast as he is able to bear them ... - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#27. God sees the secret springs of human action, and knows the hearts of all living. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#28. I am the greatest advocate of the Constitution of the United States there is on the earth. In my feelings I am always ready to die for the protection of the weak and oppressed in their just rights. The only fault I find with the Constitution is, it is not broad enough to cover the whole ground. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#29. Wherefore, we would to God that we could persuade all men not to rebel against God, to provoke him to anger, but that all men would believe in Christ, and view his death, and suffer his cross and bear the shame of the world; - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#30. It is our duty to concentrate all our influence to make popular that which is sound and good, and unpopular that which is unsound. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#31. Friendship is the grand fundamental principle of Mormonism - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#32. Never be discouraged. If I were sunk in the lowest pits of Nova Scotia, with the Rocky Mountains piled on me, I would hang on, exercise faith, and keep up good courage, and I would come out on top. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#33. The greatest responsibility in this world that God has laid upon us is to seek after our dead. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#34. [God] never will institute an ordinance or give a commandment to His people that is not calculated in its nature to promote that happiness which He has designed, and which will not end in the greatest amount of good and glory to those who become the recipients of His law and ordinances. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#35. The root of masculine is stronger, and of feminine weaker. The sun is a governing planet to certain planets, while the moon borrows her light from the sun, and is less or weaker. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#36. For, behold, the mystery of godliness, how great is it! For, behold, I am endless, and the punishment which is given from my hand is endless punishment, for Endless is my name. Wherefore - 11 Eternal punishment is God's punishment. 12 Endless punishment is God's punishment. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#37. While other men were peacefully following their vocations and extending their interests they [the Saints in Clay County] have been deprived of the right of citizenship, prevented from enjoying their own, charged with violating the sacred principles of our Constitution and laws. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#38. We may come to Jesus and ask Him; He will know all about it; if He comes to a little child, he will adapt himself to the language and capacity of a little child. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#39. We are friendly to our country, and when we speak of the flag of our Union, we love it, and we love the rights the Constitution guarantees to every citizen. What did the Prophet Joseph say? When the Constitution shall be tottering we shall be the people to save it from the hand of the foe. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#40. It is one thing to see the kingdom of God, and another thing to enter into it. We must have a change of heart to see the kingdom of God, and subscribe the articles of adoption to enter therein. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#41. We cannot be saved until we have risen above all our enemies, not the least of which is ignorance. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#42. Happiness is the object and design of our existence; and will be the end thereof, if we pursue the path that leads to it; and this path is virtue, uprightness, faithfulness, holiness, and keeping all the commandments of God. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#43. I am tired of the misrepresentation, calumny and detraction, heaped upon me by wicked men; and desire and claim, only those principles guaranteed to all men by the Constitution and laws of the United States and of Illinois. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#44. I never feel to force my doctrine upon any person; I rejoice to see prejudice give way to truth, and the traditions of men dispersed by the pure principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#45. My pride has brought me very low. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#46. Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness; 28. For the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves. And inasmuch as men do good they shall in nowise lose their reward. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#47. Meekness,love, purity, these are the things that should magnify us. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#48. Whatsoever thing ye shall ask in faith, believing that ye shall receive in the name of Christ, ye shall receive it. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#49. Love is one of the chief characteristics of Deity, and ought to be manifested by those who aspire to be the sons of God ... - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#50. I don't blame any one for not believing my history. If I had not experienced what I have, I could not have believed it myself. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#51. And the angel spake unto me, saying: Behold the gold, and the silver, and the silks, and the scarlets, and the fine-twined linen, and the precious clothing, and the harlots, are the desires of this great and abominable church. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#52. The secret of masonry is to keep a secret. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#53. I have always declared God to be a distinct personage, Jesus Christ a separate and distinct personage from God the Father, and the Holy Ghost was a distinct personage and a Spirit: and these three constitute three distinct personages and three Gods. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#54. The fundamental principles of our religion are the testimony of the Apostles and Prophets, concerning Jesus Christ, that He died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended into heaven; and all other things which pertain to our religion are only appendages to it. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#55. An angel of God never has wings - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#56. 9 Wherefore, he is the firstfruits unto God, inasmuch as he shall make intercession for all the children of men; and they that believe in him shall be saved. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#57. 23 Therefore, cheer up your hearts, and remember that ye are free to act for yourselves - to choose the way of everlasting death or the way of eternal life. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#58. Patriotism should be sought for and will be found in right living. No man can be a good Latter-day Saint and not be true to the best interests and general welfare of his country. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#59. Pray always, that you may come off conqueror; yea, that you may conquer Satan, and that you may escape the hands of the servants of Satan that do uphold his work. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#60. They were treated as though they were angels sent from God to save them from everlasting destruction - therefore, - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#61. All our losses will be made up if we are faithful. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#62. The exaltation and happiness of any community, goes hand in hand with the knowledge possessed by the people, when applied to laudable ends; whereupon we can exclaim like the wise man; righteousness exalteth a nation; for righteousness embraces knowledge and knowledge is power. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#63. A question may be asked, 'Will mothers have their children in eternity?' Yes! Yes! Mothers, you shall have your children. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#64. You might as well baptize a bag of sand as a man, if not done in view of the remission of sins and getting of the Holy Ghost. Baptism by water is but half a baptism, and is good for nothing without the other half-that is, baptism of the Holy Ghost. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#65. There is no such thing as immaterial matter. All spirit is matter, but is more fine or pure, and can only be discerned by purer eyes. We cannot see it, but when our bodies are purified, we shall see that it is all matter. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#66. Patience is heavenly, obedience is noble, forgiveness is merciful, and exaltation is godly; and he that holds out faithful to the end shall in no wise lose his reward. A good man will endure all things to honor Christ. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#67. Why do ye smite your younger brother with a rod? - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#68. Knowledge does away with darkness, suspense, and doubt; for these cannot exist where knowledge is ... In knowledge there is power. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#69. What is the damnation of hell? To go with that society who have not obeyed His commands. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#70. In your hands or that of any other person, so much power would, no doubt, be dangerous. I am the only man in the world whom it would be safe to trust with it. Remember, I am a prophet! - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#71. We don't ask any people to throw away any good they have got; we only ask them to come and get more. What if all the world should embrace this Gospel? They would then see eye to eye, and the blessings of God would be poured out upon the people, which is the desire of my whole soul. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#72. If my life is of no value to my friends it is of none to myself. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#73. We believe in enjoying the constitutional privilege and right of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own consciences. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#74. If God had a church it would not be split up into factions, and that if he taught one society to worship one way, and administer in one set of ordinances, He would not teach another, principles which were diametrically opposed. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#75. God instituted laws whereby [the Spirits that He would send into the world] could have a privilege to advance life himself. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#76. Sometimes the Lord brings us low before he can lift us higher. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#77. If I had not actually got into this work and been called of God, I would back out. But I cannot back out: I have no doubt of the truth. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#78. Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#79. My Brethren if thou endure thy trials well though shalt be exalted. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#80. Where doubt is, there faith has no power. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#81. Whatever happens, the Lord is in it. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#82. The constitution expects every man to do his duty; and when he fails the law urges him; or should he do too much; the same master rebukes him. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#83. 52 Behold, my beloved brethren, remember the words of your God; pray unto him continually by day, and give thanks unto his holy name by night. Let your hearts rejoice. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#84. Take away the Book of Mormon and the revelations, and where is our religion? We have none. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#85. 6 Wherefore, redemption cometh in and through the Holy Messiah; for he is full of grace and truth. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#86. Let us here observe, that a religion that does not require the sacrifice of all things, never has power sufficient to produce the faith necessary unto life and salvation. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#87. I could explain a hundred fold more than I ever have of the glories of the kingdoms manifested to me in the vision, were I permitted, and were the people prepared to receive them. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#88. I believe all that God ever revealed, and I never hear of a man being damned for believing too much; but they are damned for unbelief. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#89. 1 Nephi and immediately preceding Mosiah chapter 9, are - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#90. Any man may believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and be happy in that belief, and yet not obey his commandments, and at last be cut down for disobedience to the Lord's righteous requirements. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#91. If you live up to your privileges, the angels cannot be restrained from being your associates. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#92. For if there be no Christ there be no God; and if there be no God we are not, for there could have been no creation. But there is a God, and he is Christ, and he cometh in the fulness of his own time. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#93. Let the Saints remember that great things depend on their individual exertion, and that they are called to be co-workers with us and the Holy Spirit in accomplishing the great work of the last days - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#94. for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#95. For he that diligently seeketh shall find; and the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto them, by the power of the Holy Ghost, as well in these times as in times of old as in times to come; wherefore, the course of the Lord is one eternal round - 1 Nephi 10:19 - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#96. But my disciples shall stand in holy places, and shall not be moved; but among the wicked, men shall lift up their voices and curse God and die. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#97. It is a time-honored adage that love begats love ... cast your bread upon the waters and ye shall receive it after many days, increased to a hundredfold. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#98. Noah came before the flood. I have come before the fire. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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#99. Hinkle, having made a treaty with the mob on his own responsibility, to carry out his treachery, marched the troops out of the city, and the brethren gave up their arms, their own property, which no government on earth had a right to require.
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#100. and he denieth none that come unto him, black and white, bond and free, male and female; and he remembereth the heathen; and all are alike unto God, both Jew and Gentile. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
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