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there is a chance for all of us to be much better (Brigham Young)

A man can commit sin, and return to the Lord and receive forgiveness; but who has the assurance that he will have power to repent? Who has the right and privilege granted unto him to swear, or to take that which is not his own and make use of it for himself? I know of no such right... I know of no person who has a right to sin.
“Brother Brigham, don’t you sometimes sin?” If I do, it is none of your business; and the whole of you are not smart enough to catch me in a wrong. Look back at my life since I have been preaching the Gospel, and point out, if you can, the iniquity I have committed. “Have you not taken the name of God in vain?” Not the first time have I ever used the name of my Savior, or the name of a holy angel, or the name of the mother of Jesus, or the name of our Father in heaven with trifling feelings. “Have you not taken that which was not your own?” No; and I have not been able to get half of what is my own. I am going to have much more than I now have—not twice or thric…

"I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee" (Monson, Joshua 1:5)

"Whether it is the best of times or the worst of times, He is with us. He has promised that this will never change." —Thomas S. Monson, ""I Will Not Fail Thee, nor Forsake Thee""
There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with aMoses, so I will be bwith thee: I will not fail thee, nor cforsake thee. Joshua 1:5

The real Christmas (Hunter)

“The real Christmas comes to him who has taken Christ into his life as a moving, dynamic, vitalizing force. The real spirit of Christmas lies in the life and mission of the Master.”

-The Teachings of Howard W. Hunter, ed. Clyde J. Williams (1997), 269; quoted in Ensign, Dec. 2012, 55