Brown’s Axioms for Latter-day Saints:
The bigger your rush to get to the temple, the less likely you are to find your recommend where you always keep it.
The first time you teach the Gospel Doctrine class is the day the Stake President will decide to visit.
The night before you and your spouse are to speak in Sacrament Meeting, all of your children come down with the flu.
(Latter-day Saint Wit and Wisdom, by David J. Brown, p. 38)
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Sterling W. Sill: In listening to this very generous introduction by Dr. Bernhard’s, I thought of a man who said to his wife, “How many really great men do you think there are in the world?”
And she said, “I don’t’ know, but I am sure of this: There is one less than you think there is” (Speeches of the Year, 21 Feb. 1962, 1).
John Tyler, president of the United States from 1841 to 1845, wrote the following inscription over the grave of his horse: “Here lies the body of my good horse, ‘The General.’ For twenty years he bore me around the circuit of my practice, and in all that time, he never made a blunder. Would that the same could be said of his master!”
During the war, General Dwight D. Eisenhower spoke to a group of soldiers. As he left the platform from which he was speaking, he slipped and fell in the mud but was not hurt. He got up and smiled and waved at the troops. The soldiers roared with laughter, causing Ike to comment later, “You know, of all the things I said and did to raise the morale of those troops, it was that fall into the mud on the seat of my pants that did them the most good.”
(Best-Loved Humor of the LDS People, p. 111)
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J. Golden Kimball: One parable is that I do not want a rosewood casket. I am willing to be buried among the people in a plain casket, and all I want inscribed on the headboard of my grave is that I have been true to the Church and to the Priesthood of God, and have walked in the footsteps of my father. I once read a beautiful article about anvils and hammers...”Every man in the world who gives blows must take blows, and until a man becomes as good an anvil as he is a hammer, he fails to be thoroughly fitted for his work.” (J. Golden Kimball, His Sermons, December 1891-April 1938, edited by Bonnie Taylor, 68)
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