Teach him to deny himself. Teach him to say no. (Robert E. Lee; Holland)

...when a newborn baby was brought before the venerable Robert E. Lee and the hopeful parents asked for this legendary man’s advice, saying, “What should we teach this child? How should he make his way in the world?” the wise old general said, “Teach him to deny himself. Teach him to say no.”

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

BYU Devotional, January 1989



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