June 19

Famous Quotes of Elementary School Teachers (back in time):

To Noah: “Thanks for the variety of animals you have been bringing to show and tell.”

To Joshua: “This is the seventh time I have asked you to quit shouting.”

To Abinidi: “Since you are the bravest boy in the class, we would like you to tell the Principal he is wrong on that subject.”

(Latter-day Saint Wit and Wisdom, by David J. Brown, p. 28)

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Chuck: “So, how did it go when you asked that nice-looking girl to dance?”

Brett: “Not bad, really.”

Chuck: “Yeah? She gave you some encouragement, then?”

Brett: “Well, she looked at me twice before saying no.”


Dad: “Well, son. I’ll bet you feel pretty grown-up now that you have turned sixteen and have gone on your first date!”

Todd: “I would feel a lot more grown-up if Mom hadn’t taken pictures and recorded it in my baby book!”


Susan: “Don’t worry, sweetheart. I love you so much, I am willing to share all your troubles.”

Sam: “Thanks honey, but I don’t have that many troubles right now.”

Susan: “I don’t mean now. I am talking about after we are married.”

(Best-Loved Humor of the LDS People, p. 64)

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J. Golden Kimball: “I frankly confess that I am disappointed, and when I am disappointed, you can see it, for it shows upon the very lines in my face. I am not like a brother I once had, and he was the only one I ever did have like that, when he was disappointed and felt badly, he would whistle and sing. I cannot whistle or sing when I feel disappointed...It is our duty when we are confronted with anything we do not understand, or go against any obstruction, to plow around it.

I have always been accustomed to going over it. If I ran against a snag when plowing, it did me a whole lot of good to see my team pull, to test the plow, and see how good it was. I have broken many a plow and done considerable damage by not plowing around the obstacle.” (J. Golden Kimball, His Sermons, December 1891-April 1938, edited by Bonnie Taylor, 19)

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Mission Mania , p. 30

Mission Mania, p. 30