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    All I have to do is keep my spirit, feelings and conscience like a sheet of blank paper, and let the Spirit and power of God write upon it what He pleases. When He writes, I will read; but if I read before He writes, I am very likely to be wrong
    — Brigham Young
    tags: power  conscience  wrong  god  write  read  spirit 
     
    When people learn to master their feelings, they can soon learn to master their reflections and thoughts in the degree requisite for attaining the objects they are seeking. But while they yield to a feeling or spirit that distracts their minds from a subject they wish to study and learn, so long they will never gain the mastery of their minds.
    — Brigham Young
    Mend it, fix it, make do, or do without.
    — Brigham Young
    Miracles, or those extraordinary manifestations of the power of god, are not for the unbeliever; they are to console the Saints, and to strengthen and confirm the faith of those who love, fear, and serve God.
    — Brigham Young
    It is for us to do those things which the Lord requires at our hands, and leave the result with him.
    — Brigham Young
    It is difficult to find anything more healthy to drink than good cold water, such as flows down to us from springs and snows of our mountains. This is the beverage we should drink. It should be our drink at all times.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: time  healthy  water 
     
    [Our] first and foremost duty [is] to seek the Lord until we open the path of communication from God to our own soul.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: communication  soul  god  path 
     
    If you wish to get rich, save what you get. A fool can earn money; but it takes a wise man to save and dispose of it to his own advantage.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: men  wishes  wise  fools  advantage 
     
    Crying babies are like good intentions: Both should be carried out immediately!
    — Brigham Young
    tags: crying 
     
    Pray as though everything depended on the Lord and work as though everything depended on you.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: work  pray 
     
    The men and women, who desire to obtain seats in the celestial kingdom, will find that they must battle everyday.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: desires  men  women  battle 
     
    To mind your own business incorporates the whole duty of man.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: men  mind  business 
     
    Learn to be good for something.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: learn 
     
    I am more afraid that this people have so much confidence in their leaders that they will not inquire for themselves of God whether they are led by him. I am fearful they settle down in a state of blind self security. Let every man and woman know, by the whispering of the Spirit of God to themselves, whether their leaders are walking in the path the Lord dictates, or not.
    — Brigham Young
    Our religion will not clash with nor contradict the facts of science in any particular.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: facts 
     
    There is no music in hell, for all good music belongs to heaven.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: hell  music  heaven 
     
    If you don't feel like praying, pray until you do!
    — Brigham Young
    tags: pray 
     
    He who takes offense when offense was not intended is a fool, yet he who takes offense when offense is intended is an even greater fool for he has succumbed to the will of his adversary.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: fools 
     
    It's better to die doing good than to live doing evil.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: evil  live  die 
     
    He who takes offense when no offense is intended is a fool, and he who takes offense when offense is intended is a greater fool.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: fools 
     
    Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?
    — Brigham Young
    You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: men 
     
    I don't care about my character here on earth.I don't care about what other people think or say about me, all I care about is my standing before the Lord.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: character  people  care 
     
    To gain the spiritual ascendancy over ourselves, and the influences with which we are surrounded, through a rigid course of self-discipline, is our first consideration, it is our first labor, before we can pave the way for our children to grow up without sin unto salvation.
    — Brigham Young
    It is wise for us to forget our troubles, there are always new ones to replace them.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: wise 
     
    Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up.
    — Brigham Young
    Any young man who is unmarried at the age of twenty one is a menace to the community.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: men  young  age  community 
     
    To be gentle and kind, modest and truthful, to be full of faith and integrity, doing no wrong is of God; goodness sheds a halo of loveliness around every person who possesses it, making their countenances beam with light, and their society desirable because of its excellency. They are loved of God, of holy angels, and of all the good earth, while they are hated, envied, admired, and feared by the wicked.
    — Brigham Young
    All rational beings have an agency of their own; and according to their own choice they will be saved or damned.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: choice 
     
    The apostates think that everybody is wrong but themselves.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: wrong 
     
    Do not reject anything because it is new or strange, and do not sneer nor jeer at what comes from the Lord, for if we do, we endanger our salvation.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: salvation 
     
    Do you think that people will obey the truth because it is true, unless they love it? No, they will not. Truth is obeyed when it is loved.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: truth  people  true 
     
    People are not to be driven and you can put into a gnat's eye all the souls of the children of men that are driven into heaven by preaching hell-fire.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: children  men  people  soul  eyes  child  heaven 
     
    There is no calling of God to man on earth but what brings with it the evidence of its authenticity.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: men  earth  authenticity  god 
     
    The gifts of the Gospel are given to strengthen the faith of the believer.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: believer  gift  faith  gospel 
     
    My people must be tried in all things, that they may be prepared to receive the glory that I have for them.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: people 
     
    If you want to know what to do with a thief that you may find stealing, I say kill him on the spot, and never suffer him to commit another iniquity. I will prove by my works whether I can mete out justice to such persons, or not. I would consider it just as much my duty to do that, as to baptize a man for the remission of his sins.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: justice  men  work  sin 
     
    God himself is increasing and progressing in knowledge, power, and dominion, and will do so, worlds without end.
    — Brigham Young
    tags: power  world  god 
     
    We are prepared for some things, and we receive just as fast as we prepare ourselves.
    — Brigham Young
    Recreation and diversion are as necessary to our well- being as the more serious pursuits of life.
    — Brigham Young
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    brigham young
    Birth    : June 1, 1801
    Death  : August 29, 1877
    Occupation  : Founding Figure