Ezra Taft Benson Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old ezra taft benson quotes, ezra taft benson sayings, and ezra taft benson proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The proud wish God would agree with them. They are not interested in changing their opinions to agree with God's.     

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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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Essentially, pride is a 'my will' rather than 'thy will' approach to life.     

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A mother's role is God-ordained. Mothers are to conceive, bear, nourish, love, and train. They are to be helpmates and are to counsel with their husbands.      

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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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Our parents deserve our honor and respect for giving us life itself. Beyond this they almost always made countless sacrifices as they cared for and nurtured us through our infancy and childhood, provided us with the necessities of life, and nursed us through physical illnesses and the emotional stresses of growing up.     

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When we set goals we are in command. If we know where we are going, we can judge more accurately where we are now and make effective plans to reach our destination.     

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If you are a single parent, make friends with others in similar situations and develop friendships with married couples. Counsel with your priesthood leaders. Let them know of your needs and wants. Single parenthood is understood by the Lord.     

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The fellowship of true friends who can hear you out, share your joys, help carry your burdens, and correctly counsel you is priceless.     

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Besides the physical ordinance of baptism and the laying on of hands, one must be spiritually born again to gain exaltation and eternal life.     

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You are free to choose, but you are not free to alter the consequences of your decisions.     

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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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Personal revelation, consecration of performance, attention to detail, and dependency on God-with these qualities you cannot fail.     

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Communism introduced into the world a substitute for true religion. It is a counterfeit of the gospel plan.     

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The great test of life is obedience to God.     

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The fellowship of true friends who can hear you out, share your joys, help carry your burdens, and correctly counsel you is priceless.     

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Yes, one can repent of moral transgression. The miracle of forgiveness is real, and true repentance is accepted of the Lord.     

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Do not make your mind a dumping ground for other people's garbage.     

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

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We do not find the Savior using force or coercion to accomplish His purposes.     

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In the scriptures there is no such thing as righteous pride. It is always considered as a sin.     

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In the scriptures there is no such thing as righteous pride. It is always considered as a sin.     

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Faithful attendance at Church meetings brings blessings you can receive in no other way.     

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A father's duty is to make his home a place of happiness and joy.     

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The responsibility of a man is to lead his family.     

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

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The earth was cursed for Adam's sake. Work is our blessing, not our doom. God has a work to do, and so should we.     

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Great battles can make great heroes and heroines.     

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Disobedience is essentially a prideful power struggle against someone in authority over us. It can be a parent, a priesthood leader, a teacher, or ultimately God. A proud person hates the fact that someone is above him. He thinks this lowers his position.     

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