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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: I cannot recall a time that I did not believe in Jesus Christ. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

I cannot recall a time that I did not believe in Jesus Christ.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: What a gift it would be to receive at Christmastime a greater knowledge of the Lord. What a gift it would be to share that knowledge with others. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

What a gift it would be to receive at Christmastime a greater knowledge of the Lord. What a gift it would be to share that knowledge with others.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: There will always be those little minds who, out of vanity or intellectual display, will attempt to destroy faith in the very foundations of life. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

There will always be those little minds who, out of vanity or intellectual display, will attempt to destroy faith in the very foundations of life.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: The Saints never suffer as the sinners do. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

The Saints never suffer as the sinners do.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Try as you may, you cannot put the Lord in your debt. For every time you try to do His will, He simply pours out more blessings upon you. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Try as you may, you cannot put the Lord in your debt. For every time you try to do His will, He simply pours out more blessings upon you.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Truth is truth, whether labeled 'science' or 'religion.' with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Truth is truth, whether labeled 'science' or 'religion.'

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Blessed are they who seek to learn wisdom. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Blessed are they who seek to learn wisdom.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Many men and women in the world demonstrate great willpower and self-discipline in overcoming bad habits and the weaknesses of the flesh. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Many men and women in the world demonstrate great willpower and self-discipline in overcoming bad habits and the weaknesses of the flesh.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: The Book of Mormon, the record of Joseph, verifies and clarifies the Bible. It removes stumbling blocks; it restores many plain and precious things. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

The Book of Mormon, the record of Joseph, verifies and clarifies the Bible. It removes stumbling blocks; it restores many plain and precious things.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: The Bible sits on the pulpit of hundreds of different religious sects. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

The Bible sits on the pulpit of hundreds of different religious sects.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: 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. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

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.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Truly a man does not live by bread alone. A good name is still to be preferred over great riches. Especially is it to be preferred to the appearance of riches, acquired with nothing down and nothing … with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Truly a man does not live by bread alone. A good name is still to be preferred over great riches. Especially is it to be preferred to the appearance of riches, acquired with nothing down and nothing to pay for two months.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Efficient spending and saving will give the family more security, more opportunities, more education, and a higher standard of living. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Efficient spending and saving will give the family more security, more opportunities, more education, and a higher standard of living.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: We all know of families who have obligated themselves for more than they could pay. There is a world of heartache behind such cases. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

We all know of families who have obligated themselves for more than they could pay. There is a world of heartache behind such cases.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Many a family, in order to make a 'proper showing,' will commit itself for a larger and more expensive house than is needed, in an expensive neighborhood. Almost everyone would, it seems, like to kee… with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Many a family, in order to make a 'proper showing,' will commit itself for a larger and more expensive house than is needed, in an expensive neighborhood. Almost everyone would, it seems, like to keep up with the Joneses.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: No other single influence has had so great an impact on this earth as the life of Jesus the Christ. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

No other single influence has had so great an impact on this earth as the life of Jesus the Christ.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Nations cannot endure in sin. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Nations cannot endure in sin.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: If a man does not control his temper, it is a sad admission that he is not in control of his thoughts. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

If a man does not control his temper, it is a sad admission that he is not in control of his thoughts.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Young adults enrolled in universities and colleges or other postsecondary training should avail themselves of the opportunity to take institute of religion courses or, if attending a Church school, s… with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Young adults enrolled in universities and colleges or other postsecondary training should avail themselves of the opportunity to take institute of religion courses or, if attending a Church school, should take at least one religion course every term.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Virtue is akin to holiness, an attribute of godliness. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Virtue is akin to holiness, an attribute of godliness.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Can human hearts be changed? Why, of course! It happens every day in the great missionary work of the Church. It is one of the most widespread of Christ's modern miracles. If it hasn't happened to yo… with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Can human hearts be changed? Why, of course! It happens every day in the great missionary work of the Church. It is one of the most widespread of Christ's modern miracles. If it hasn't happened to you -- it should.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Mothers, stay close to your daughters. Earn and deserve their love and respect. Be united with their father in the rearing of your children. Do nothing in your life to cause your daughters to stumble… with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Mothers, stay close to your daughters. Earn and deserve their love and respect. Be united with their father in the rearing of your children. Do nothing in your life to cause your daughters to stumble because of your example.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: 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. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

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.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Young women, the family unit is forever, and you should do everything in your power to strengthen that unit. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Young women, the family unit is forever, and you should do everything in your power to strengthen that unit.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Christ removed self as the force in His perfect life. It was, 'Not my will, but thine be done.' with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Christ removed self as the force in His perfect life. It was, 'Not my will, but thine be done.'

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: 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. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

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.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: The moral code of Heaven for both men and women is complete chastity before marriage and full fidelity after marriage. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

The moral code of Heaven for both men and women is complete chastity before marriage and full fidelity after marriage.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: One of the standards on which your happiness is based, now and in your future, is moral purity. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

One of the standards on which your happiness is based, now and in your future, is moral purity.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Let your minds be filled with the goal of being like the Lord, and you will crowd out depressing thoughts as you anxiously seek to know Him and do His will. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Let your minds be filled with the goal of being like the Lord, and you will crowd out depressing thoughts as you anxiously seek to know Him and do His will.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: 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 ac… with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

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.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Sin pulls a man down into despondency and despair. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Sin pulls a man down into despondency and despair.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: From the Book of Mormon, we learn how disciples of Christ live in times of war. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

From the Book of Mormon, we learn how disciples of Christ live in times of war.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: There is a difference between a convert who is built on the rock of Christ through the Book of Mormon and stays hold of that iron rod, and one who is not. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

There is a difference between a convert who is built on the rock of Christ through the Book of Mormon and stays hold of that iron rod, and one who is not.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Reading the Book of Mormon is one of the greatest persuaders to get men on missions. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Reading the Book of Mormon is one of the greatest persuaders to get men on missions.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: I challenge the homes of Israel to display on their walls great quotations and scenes from the Book of Mormon. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

I challenge the homes of Israel to display on their walls great quotations and scenes from the Book of Mormon.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: I have a vision of homes alerted, of classes alive, and of pulpits aflame with the spirit of Book of Mormon messages. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

I have a vision of homes alerted, of classes alive, and of pulpits aflame with the spirit of Book of Mormon messages.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: If you really want to receive joy and happiness, then serve others with all your heart. Lift their burden, and your own burden will be lighter. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

If you really want to receive joy and happiness, then serve others with all your heart. Lift their burden, and your own burden will be lighter.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Time is numbered only to man. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Time is numbered only to man.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: I testify to you that God's pay is the best pay that this world or any other world knows anything about. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

I testify to you that God's pay is the best pay that this world or any other world knows anything about.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: If someone wants to marry you outside the temple, whom will you strive to please -- God or a mortal? If you insist on a temple marriage, you will be pleasing the Lord and blessing the other party. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

If someone wants to marry you outside the temple, whom will you strive to please -- God or a mortal? If you insist on a temple marriage, you will be pleasing the Lord and blessing the other party.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: We should put God ahead of everyone else in our lives. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

We should put God ahead of everyone else in our lives.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: The great test of life is obedience to God. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

The great test of life is obedience to God.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Attractive labels are usually attached to the most dangerous programs, often in the name of public welfare and personal security. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Attractive labels are usually attached to the most dangerous programs, often in the name of public welfare and personal security.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: The United States of America has been great because it has been free. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

The United States of America has been great because it has been free.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Freedom can be killed by neglect as well as by direct attack. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Freedom can be killed by neglect as well as by direct attack.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: 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. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

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.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: In the beginning, God placed a woman in a companion role with the priesthood. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

In the beginning, God placed a woman in a companion role with the priesthood.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: The world is increasing in wickedness. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

The world is increasing in wickedness.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: An unvirtuous citizenry tend to elect representatives who will pander to their covetous lustings. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

An unvirtuous citizenry tend to elect representatives who will pander to their covetous lustings.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: America, North and South, is a choice land, a land reserved for God's own purposes. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

America, North and South, is a choice land, a land reserved for God's own purposes.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Constitutional government, as designed by the framers, will survive only with a righteous people. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Constitutional government, as designed by the framers, will survive only with a righteous people.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: 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… with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

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.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: God will have a humble people. Either we can choose to be humble, or we can be compelled to be humble. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

God will have a humble people. Either we can choose to be humble, or we can be compelled to be humble.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Pride adversely affects all our relationships -- our relationship with God and His servants, between husband and wife, parent and child, employer and employee, teacher and student, and all mankind. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Pride adversely affects all our relationships -- our relationship with God and His servants, between husband and wife, parent and child, employer and employee, teacher and student, and all mankind.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: 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-… with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

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.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Fear of men's judgment manifests itself in competition for men's approval. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Fear of men's judgment manifests itself in competition for men's approval.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: 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. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

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.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: I am a witness to nations and people deprived of their freedom. I was there. I watched that great Iron Curtain drop around nations which formerly had prized their freedom -- good people. I was aghast… with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

I am a witness to nations and people deprived of their freedom. I was there. I watched that great Iron Curtain drop around nations which formerly had prized their freedom -- good people. I was aghast as these were written off by the stroke of a pen.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: The false prophets of Communism predict a utopian society. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

The false prophets of Communism predict a utopian society.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Students at universities are sometimes so filled with the doctrines of the world they begin to question the doctrines of the gospel. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Students at universities are sometimes so filled with the doctrines of the world they begin to question the doctrines of the gospel.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: I love all our Father's children of every color, creed, and political persuasion. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

I love all our Father's children of every color, creed, and political persuasion.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: The undermining of the home and family is on the increase with the devil anxiously working to displace the father as the head of the home and create rebellion among the children. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

The undermining of the home and family is on the increase with the devil anxiously working to displace the father as the head of the home and create rebellion among the children.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Time is on the side of truth. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Time is on the side of truth.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: God lives. I know that He lives. I know that Jesus is the Christ and the Redeemer of the world. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

God lives. I know that He lives. I know that Jesus is the Christ and the Redeemer of the world.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Your most important friendships should be with your own brothers and sisters and with your father and mother. Love your family. Be loyal to them. Have a genuine concern for your brothers and sisters. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Your most important friendships should be with your own brothers and sisters and with your father and mother. Love your family. Be loyal to them. Have a genuine concern for your brothers and sisters.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: 'What would Jesus do?' or 'What would He have me do?' are the paramount personal questions of this life. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

'What would Jesus do?' or 'What would He have me do?' are the paramount personal questions of this life.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Satan would have you believe that happiness comes only as you surrender to his enticements, but one only needs to look at the shattered lives of those who violate God's laws to know why Satan is call… with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Satan would have you believe that happiness comes only as you surrender to his enticements, but one only needs to look at the shattered lives of those who violate God's laws to know why Satan is called the Father of Lies.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: 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 … with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

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.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: The human body is the tabernacle of the spirit, and God expects that it be kept clean and unimpaired. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

The human body is the tabernacle of the spirit, and God expects that it be kept clean and unimpaired.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: The condition of the physical body can affect the spirit. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

The condition of the physical body can affect the spirit.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: The Book of Mormon exposes the enemies of Christ. It confounds false doctrines and lays down contention. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

The Book of Mormon exposes the enemies of Christ. It confounds false doctrines and lays down contention.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Opposition provides choices, and choices bring consequences -- good or bad. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Opposition provides choices, and choices bring consequences -- good or bad.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: The Book of Mormon Is the Word of God. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

The Book of Mormon Is the Word of God.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: God's revelation to Adam did not instruct Noah how to build the ark. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

God's revelation to Adam did not instruct Noah how to build the ark.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Scouting teaches a boy to take care of himself and stand on his own two feet. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Scouting teaches a boy to take care of himself and stand on his own two feet.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: When obedience ceases to be an irritant and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow us with power. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

When obedience ceases to be an irritant and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow us with power.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: 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. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

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.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: When our children obey the Lord and go to the temple to receive their blessings and enter into the marriage covenant, they enter into the same order of the priesthood that God instituted in the very … with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

When our children obey the Lord and go to the temple to receive their blessings and enter into the marriage covenant, they enter into the same order of the priesthood that God instituted in the very beginning with father Adam.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: The sacred title of 'father' is shared with the Almighty. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

The sacred title of 'father' is shared with the Almighty.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Callings in the church, as important as they are, by their very nature are only for a period of time, and then an appropriate release takes place. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Callings in the church, as important as they are, by their very nature are only for a period of time, and then an appropriate release takes place.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Fathers, yours is an eternal calling from which you are never released. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Fathers, yours is an eternal calling from which you are never released.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: The greatest events of history are those which affect the greatest number for the longest periods. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

The greatest events of history are those which affect the greatest number for the longest periods.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: The scriptures record remarkable accounts of men whose lives changed dramatically, in an instant, as it were: Alma the Younger, Paul on the road to Damascus, Enos praying far into the night, King Lam… with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

The scriptures record remarkable accounts of men whose lives changed dramatically, in an instant, as it were: Alma the Younger, Paul on the road to Damascus, Enos praying far into the night, King Lamoni.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: We must be careful, as we seek to become more and more godlike, that we do not become discouraged and lose hope. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

We must be careful, as we seek to become more and more godlike, that we do not become discouraged and lose hope.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: The Lord is pleased with every effort, even the tiny, daily ones in which we strive to be more like Him. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

The Lord is pleased with every effort, even the tiny, daily ones in which we strive to be more like Him.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: We must not lose hope. Hope is an anchor to the souls of men. Satan would have us cast away that anchor. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

We must not lose hope. Hope is an anchor to the souls of men. Satan would have us cast away that anchor.

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We must not lose hope. Hope is an anchor to the souls of men. Satan would have us cast away that anchor. In this way he can bring discouragement and surrender. But we must not lose hope. The Lord is pleased with every effort, even the tiny, daily ones in which we strive to be more like Him. Though we may see that we have far to go on the road to perfection, we must not give up hope.


quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Becoming Christlike is a lifetime pursuit and very often involves growth and change that is slow, almost imperceptible. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Becoming Christlike is a lifetime pursuit and very often involves growth and change that is slow, almost imperceptible.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Wickedness never did, never does, never will bring us happiness. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Wickedness never did, never does, never will bring us happiness.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: I have a vision of artists putting into film, drama, literature, music, and paintings great themes and great characters from the Book of Mormon. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

I have a vision of artists putting into film, drama, literature, music, and paintings great themes and great characters from the Book of Mormon.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: I reverence the Constitution of the United States as a sacred document. To me its words are akin to the revelations of God, for God has placed his stamp of approval on the Constitution of this land. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

I reverence the Constitution of the United States as a sacred document. To me its words are akin to the revelations of God, for God has placed his stamp of approval on the Constitution of this land.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Every Latter-day Saint should love the inspired Constitution of the United States -- a nation with a spiritual foundation and a prophetic history -- which nation the Lord has declared to be his base … with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Every Latter-day Saint should love the inspired Constitution of the United States -- a nation with a spiritual foundation and a prophetic history -- which nation the Lord has declared to be his base of operations in these latter days.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Years of happiness can be lost in the foolish gratification of a momentary desire for pleasure. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Years of happiness can be lost in the foolish gratification of a momentary desire for pleasure.

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quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Satan knows that youth is the springtime of life when all things are new and young people are most vulnerable. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Satan knows that youth is the springtime of life when all things are new and young people are most vulnerable.

--Ezra Taft Benson
quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Praise your children more than you correct them. Praise them for even their smallest achievement. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Praise your children more than you correct them. Praise them for even their smallest achievement.

--Ezra Taft Benson
quote by Ezra Taft Benson: It is a truism that children need more of Mother than of money. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

It is a truism that children need more of Mother than of money.

--Ezra Taft Benson
quote by Ezra Taft Benson: The seeds of divorce are often sown and the problems of children begin when Mother works outside the home. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

The seeds of divorce are often sown and the problems of children begin when Mother works outside the home.

--Ezra Taft Benson
quote by Ezra Taft Benson: 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 exa… with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

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.

--Ezra Taft Benson
quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Too often the pressure for popularity, on children and teens, places an economic burden on the income of the father, so mother feels she must go to work to satisfy her children's needs. That decision… with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Too often the pressure for popularity, on children and teens, places an economic burden on the income of the father, so mother feels she must go to work to satisfy her children's needs. That decision can be most shortsighted.

--Ezra Taft Benson

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