the all time favorite quotes {pt. 5}

"true love is not so much a matter of romance as it is a matter of anxious concern for the well being of one's companion" --gordon b. hinckley

"optimism is true moral courage." --ernest shackleton

"be sure to put your feet in the right place, then stand firm." --abraham lincoln

"sometimes, i think a soulmate is someone who will make you the most you that you possibly can be." --unknown

"if you’re not a full-time missionary with a missionary badge pinned on your coat, now is the time to paint one on your heart—painted, as paul said, not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God." --neil l. andersen

"isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different?" --c.s. lewis

"all this nothing has meant so much more than so many somethings." --kathleen kelly, in "you've got mail"

"life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." --anais nin

"if you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." --roald dahl

"children are not a distraction from more important work. they are the most important work." --c.s. lewis

“…but maybe people who felt that way had never learned the universal language. because, when you know that language, it’s easy to understand that someone in the world awaits you, whether it’s in the middle of the desert or in some great city. and when two such people encounter each other, and their eyes meet, the past and the future become unimportant. there is only that moment, and the incredible certainty that everything under the sun has been written by one hand only. it is the hand that evokes love, and creates a twin soul for every person in the world. without such love, one’s dreams would have no meaning. ...so i love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you." --paulo coehlo, the alchemist

"the meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away." --joy j. golliver

"in christ alone, my hope is found." --unknown

"don't shine so others can see you. shine so that through you, others can see him." --c.s. Lewis

"be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." --maya angelou

"you may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." --margaret thatcher

"why worry? If you've done the very best you can, worrying won't make it any better." -- walt disney

"love is a gift from God, and as we obey His laws and genuinely learn to serve others, we develop God's love in our lives. the love of God is the means of unlocking divine powers which help us to live worthily and overcome the world." --david b. haight

"we are cast as combatants in the war between truth and error. there is no middle ground. we must stand up for truth, even while we practice tolerance and respect for beliefs and ideas different from our own and for the people who hold them." --dallin h. oaks

"we are under covenant both to lift up those in need and to be witnesses of the Savior as long as we live. we will be able to keep our covenants without fail only as we feel the love of the Savior. as we are faithful to the promises we have made, our love for Him will increase as we sense His power and Him drawing near to us in His service." --henry b. eyring

“my belonging to relief society has renewed, strengthened, and committed me to be a better wife and mother and daughter of God. my heart has been enlarged with gospel understanding and with love of the Savior and what He’s done for me. so to you, dear sisters, i say: come to relief society! it will fill your homes with love and charity; it will nurture and strengthen you and your families. your home needs your righteous heart.” --bonnie d. parkin

"...if we are to search for real light and eternal certainties, we have to pray as the ancients prayed. we are women now, not children, and we are expected to pray with maturity. the words most often used to describe urgent, prayerful labor are wrestle, plead, cry, and hunger. in some sense, prayer may be the hardest work we ever will engage in, and perhaps it should be." -- patricia holland 

“decide to do something that will have eternal consequences… anywhere you are in the world, with prayer and faith, determination and diligence, and some sacrifice, you can make a powerful contribution.” --richard g. scott, “the joy of redeeming the dead,” october 2012 general conference

"the value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving." --albert einstein

"the Lord is anxious to lead us to the safety of higher ground, away from the path of physical and spiritual danger. His upward path will require us to climb." -- henry b. eyring, in "choose higher ground"

“our lives are nothing but a series of choices—and you always, always have the chance to choose a different path.” --james a. owen, “drawing out the dragons”

“it is easier to hold to your principles 100% of the time than it is to hold to them 98% of the time. if you give in to just this once based on a marginal cost analysis, you’ll regret where you end up.” --clayton christensen, from "how will you measure your life?"

“ask yourself, 'how did God bless me today?' if you do that long enough and with faith, you will find yourself remembering blessings. and sometimes, you will have gifts brought to your mind which you failed to notice during the day, but which you will then know were a touch of God’s hand in your life.” --henry b. eyring

"as i held her hand and saw mortal life drain from her fingers, i confess i was overcome. before i married her, she had been the girl of my dreams, to use the words of a song then popular. she was my dear companion for more than two-thirds of a century, my equal before the Lord - really, my superior. and now in my old age, she has again become the girl of my dreams." --gordon b. hinckley  

"aim high, but do not aim so high that you totally miss the target. what really matters is that he will love you, that he will respect you, that he will honor you, that he will be absolutely true to you, that he will give you the freedom of expression and let you fly in the development of your own talents. he is not going to be perfect, but if he is kind and thoughtful, if he knows how to work and earn a living, if he is honest and full of faith, the chances are you will not go wrong, that you will be immensely happy." --gordon b. hinckley

"someone who is worthy of your love will never put you in a situation where you feel you must sacrifice your dignity, your integrity, or your self-worth to be with them." --unknown

"there is no 'never', just long periods of 'not yet'..." --solenn heusaff

"she always had that about her, that look of otherness, of eyes that see things much too far, and of thoughts that wander off the edge of the world." --joanne harris

"i feel like i can conquer the world with one hand when you're holding the other one." -- unknown

"you is kind, you is smart, you is important." --aibileen clark, from "the help"

"if you can't hear god speaking to you, maybe you are too preoccupied with your own voice." --unknown

"fill your mind with truth. fill your heart with love. fill your life with service." --thomas s. monson

"most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." --abraham lincoln

{pt. 1, 2, 3, 4}

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