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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

policing one's self (Maxwell)

True law enforcement depends on the policing of one's self.  If the sentry of self fails, there are simply not enough other policemen to restrain those who will not restrain themselves, and beating the system will become the system. Elder Neal A. Maxwell, Ensign, May 1975, p. 101

our goals (Oaks)

“We may have to struggle to achieve our goals, but our struggles may yield as much growth as our learning. The strengths we develop in overcoming challenges will be with us in the eternities to come.” Elder Dallin H. Oaks -“Learning and Latter-day Saints,” Ensign, Apr. 2009, 27

no two persons are tempered alike (Brigham Young)

“There are no two faces alike, no two persons tempered alike; we are tried with each other, and large drafts are made upon our patience, forbearance, charity, and good will, in short, upon all the higher and Godlike qualities of our nature."                         Brigham Young ( Deseret News, July 6, 1862, 9. )