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The Lord communicates with the meek and submissive (Maxwell)

As the Lord communicates with the meek and submissive, fewer decibels are required, and more nuances are received. Even the most meek, like Moses (see Num. 12:3), learn overwhelming things they “never had supposed.” (Moses 1:10.) But it is only the meek mind which can be so shown and so stretched—not those, as Isaiah wrote, who “are wise in their own eyes.” (Isaiah 5:21; see also 2 Nephi 9:29 and 2 Nephi 15:21.) 

Elder Neal A. Maxwell (1985 April General Conference)

a superficial view of life (Maxwell)

It is so easy to be half hearted, but this only produces half the growth, half the blessings, and just half the life, really, with more bud than blossom.  A superficial view of this life, therefore, just will not do, lest we mistakenly speak of this mortal experience only as coming here to get a body, as if we were merely picking up a suit at the cleaners.  Or, lest we casually recite how we have come here to be proved, as if a few brick push-ups and deep knee bends would do.

Elder Neal A. Maxwell, April 1985 General Conference

https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1985/04/willing-to-submit?lang=eng

The Nature of God (Moses 7:30)

And were it possible that man could number the particles of the earth, yea, millions of earths like this, it would not be a beginning to the number of thy creations; and thy curtains are stretched out still; and yet thou art there, and thy bosom is there; and also thou art just; thou art merciful and kind forever;

Moses 7:30