You are not competing with anyone else. You are only competing with yourself to do the best with whatever you have received.

— L. Tom Perry

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One of the greatest weaknesses in most of us is our lack of faith in ourselves.

One of our common failings is to depreciate our tremendous worth.

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A good character is something you must make for yourself.

It cannot be inherited from parents. It cannot be created by having extraordinary advantages. It isn't a gift of birth, wealth, talent or station. It is the result of your own endeavor. It is the reward that comes from living good principles and manifesting a virtuous and honorable life.

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We must never let the noise of the world overpower and overwhelm that still small voice.

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Teaching children the joy of honest labor is one of the greatest of all gifts you can bestow upon them.

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Let us each day search from the scriptures and from the prophets….

The scriptures that are never read will never help us. If read, the words of God will nourish our souls and carry us to great heights in our endeavors.

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The choices you make will make all of the difference in what you want to achieve.

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Family is the center of life. It is the key to eternal happiness.

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Have you ever thought of yourself as a junior angel crowned with glory and honor? Every one of our Father in Heaven's children is great in His sight. If the Lord sees greatness in you, how then should you see yourself?

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If you don't raise the bar, how will you ever know your potential?

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Homes should be an anchor, a safe harbor, a place of refuge, a place where families dwell together, a place where children are loved. In the home, parents should teach their children the great lessons of life. Home should be the center of one’s earthly experience, where love and mutual respect are appropriately blended.

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We must not pick and choose which commandments we think are important to keep but acknowledge all of God’s commandments. We must stand firm and steadfast, having perfect confidence in the Lord’s consistency and perfect trust in His promises.

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Enduring to the end is definitely not a do-it-yourself project.

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About L. Tom Perry

Quotes 70 sayings
Birthday August 5, 1922

We declare our belief in Jesus Christ and accept Him as our Savior.

He will bless us and guide us in all of our efforts. As we labor here in mortality, He will strengthen us and bring us peace in time of trials. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints walk by faith in Him whose Church it is.

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Increasingly, the balance between living in the world and not being of the world is becoming more delicate. Publications, radio, television, and the Internet have surrounded us with worldliness. . . . We are fortunate to have been blessed with a special power to direct us in making important decisions between right and wrong.

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The joining together of a man and a woman to be legally and lawfully wed not only is preparation for future generations to inherit the earth, but it also brings the greatest joy and satisfaction that can be found in this mortal experience.

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I promise you, if you will heed the voice of warning of the Holy Ghost and will follow His direction, you will be blessed with the ministering of angels, which will add wisdom, knowledge, power, and glory to your life. Remember, the Lord is bound by solemn covenant to bless our lives according to our faithfulness.

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Teaching children the joy of honest labor is one of the greatest of all gifts you can bestow upon them. Let us also teach our children to see that the work assigned is carried to its completion and to take pride in what they accomplish.

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We declare to the world that the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth. . . . We invite all to listen to the message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ from us. Then you can compare the glorious message with what you may hear from others, and you can determine which is from God and which is from man.

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Be certain that you easily clear the minimum standards for service as a missionary and that you are continually raising the bar.

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Heavenly Father's commandments are the road map He has given us to return to Him, which is the only way we will be eternally happy.

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Parents have the glorious opportunity of being the most powerful influence, above and beyond any other, on the new lives that bless their homes.

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Have more confidence in yourself than allowing your decisions to happen just by chance.

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Strong, proactive obedience is anything but weak or passive.

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Strong, proactive obedience is anything but weak or passive.

It is the means by which we declare our faith in God and qualify ourselves to receive the powers of heaven. Obedience is a choice. It is a choice between our own limited knowledge and power and God’s unlimited wisdom and omnipotence.

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God’s eternal blessings are contingent upon our obedience and adherence to the word of the Lord that is revealed to us through His holy prophets

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We can't predict all the struggles and storms in life, not even the ones just around the next corner, but as persons of faith and hope, we know beyond a shadow of any doubt that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true and the best is yet to come.

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And after ye have obtained a hope in Christ ye shall obtain riches, if ye seek them; and ye will seek them for the intent to do good-to clothe the naked, and to feed the hungry, and to liberate the captive, and administer relief to the sick and the afflicted.

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Prayer endows us with the power to draw near to our Eternal Father.

How important it is, then, that one of our fundamental teachings to our children is how to pray.

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When we have the Spirit to direct us, we are capable of teaching with great power.

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The scriptures are one of our greatest treasures.

They contain God’s instructions to His people from the beginning of time.

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One of the better ways to simplify our lives is to follow the counsel we have so often received to live within our income, stay out of debt, and save for a rainy day. We should practice and increase our habits of thrift, industry, economy, and frugality. Members of a well-managed family do not pay interest; they earn it.

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In our hearts do we feel a sense of gratitude and devotion to the Father? Are we of one heart with Him to whom we owe everything? The test of our devotion to the Lord seems to be the way we serve Him.

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What we need is a royal army of returned missionaries reenlisted into service.

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Young men, I challenge you to build your lives on a foundation of truth and righteousness. It is the only foundation that will stand the pressures of this life and endure through the eternities. The priesthood you bear is a special gift, for the giver is the Lord Himself. Use it, magnify it, and live worthy of it. I want you to know that I have a special and personal testimony of its power. It has blessed my life in so many ways.

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If we will build righteous traditions in our families, the light of the gospel can grow ever brighter in the lives of our children from generation to generation. We can look forward to that glorious day when we will all be united together as eternal family units to reap the everlasting joy promised by our Eternal Father for His righteous children.

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Our value system must conform to His. Our actions must conform to our values.

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Today's complexities demand greater simplicity.

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Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and the restorer of all things important to building the kingdom of God and preparing for the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Mothers of today have no greater opportunity and no more serious challenge than to do all they can to strengthen the home.

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It is not enough to behave reverently;

we must feel in our hearts reverence for our Heavenly Father and our Lord, Jesus Christ. Reverence flows from our admiration and respect for Deity. It is something we feel inside our hearts no matter what is going on around us. It is also a personal responsibility. We cannot blame others for disturbing our reverent attitudes.

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The service of bringing light to a troubled world must never end.

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If I keep my promises to the Lord, He will always keep His promises to me.

He [will] always fulfill His end of the bargain—and much, much more—if I fulfill mine.

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The world changes constantly and dramatically, but God, His commandments, and promised blessings do not change.

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What a glorious legacy of faith, courage, and ingenuity those noble early Mormon pioneers have left for us to build upon. My admiration for them deepens the longer I live.

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What the restored gospel brings to the discussion on marriage and family is so large and so relevant that it cannot be overstated: we make the subject eternal!

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Let me close by bearing witness (and my nine decades on this earth fully qualify me to say this) that the older I get, the more I realize that family is the center of life and is the key to eternal happiness.

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A good character is something you must make for yourself. It cannot be inherited from parents.

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Start now to create a plan if you don't already have one, or update your present plan. Watch for best buys that will fit into your year's supply. We are not in a situation that requires panic buying, but we do need to be careful in purchasing and rotating the storage that we're putting away. The instability in the world today makes it imperative that we take heed of the counsel and prepare for the future.

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Go forward with new zeal and determination, and through your example shine the light of the gospel in this troubled world.

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