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two voices (Tolstoy)

At the approach of danger there are always two voices that speak with equal force in the heart of man: one very reasonably tells the man to consider the nature of the danger and the means of avoiding it; the other even more reasonable says that it is too painful and harassing to think of the danger, since it is not a man's power to provide for everything and escape from the general march of events; and that it is therefore better to turn aside from the painful subject till it has come, and to think of what is pleasant. In solitude a man generally yields to the first voice; in society to the second.


Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

the importance of prayer (Heber J. Grant)

“The minute a man stops supplicating God for His Spirit and direction, just so soon he starts out to become a stranger to Him and His works. When men stop praying for God's Spirit, they place confidence in their own unaided reason, and they gradually lose the Spirit of God.” 

( “Some Sentence Sermons,” Improvement Era, Aug. 1944, 481.) 



The Spirit Will Guide You (President Packer)

“The gift of the Holy Ghost, if you consent, will guide and protect you and even correct your actions. It is a spiritual voice that comes into the mind as a thought or a feeling put into your heart. … It is not expected that you go through life without making mistakes, but you will not make a major mistake without first being warned by the promptings of the Spirit. This promise applies to all members of the Church.”
President Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “Counsel to Youth,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2011, 17–18.