"Life that day seemed so overwhelming, and the undergraduate plus graduate years that we still anticipated before us seemed monumental, nearly insurmountable. Our love for each other and our commitment to the gospel were strong, but most of all the other temporal things around us seemed particularly ominous.On a spot that I could probably still mark for you today, I turned to Pat and said something like this: 'Honey, should we give up? I can get a good job and carve out a good living for us. I can do some things. I’ll be okay without a degree. Should we stop trying to tackle what right now seems so difficult to face?' In my best reenactment of Lot’s wife, I said, in effect, 'Let’s go back. Let’s go home. The future holds nothing for us.' Then my beloved little bride did what she has done for 45 years since then. She grabbed me by the lapels and said, 'We are not going back. We are not going home. The future holds everything for us.'" -Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, "Remember Lot's Wife"
"Do not be afraid of ridicule. The strength and peace that come from knowing God and having the comforting companionship of His Spirit will make your efforts eternally worthwhile." -Robert D. Hales
"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being." -Goethe
"Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' " -Mary Anne Radmacher
"I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down." -Nehemiah 6:3
"To be nobody but yourself - in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." -e e cummings
"Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great." -D&C 64:33
"Be patient in afflictions, for thou shalt have many; but endure them, for, lo, I am with thee, even unto the end of thy days." -D&C 24:8