Spencer W. Kimball Quotes

Who is Spencer W. Kimball?

Spencer Woolley Kimball was an American businessman and religious leader. Kimball was the twelfth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints aka LDS Church.

Born March 28, 1895
Died November 05, 1985

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Best 18 Quotes by Spencer W. Kimball

“Any excuse for non-performance, no matter how valid, weakens character.”

Spencer W. Kimball

“Change comes by substituting good habits for less desirable ones. You mold your character and future by good thoughts and acts.”

Spencer W. Kimball

“Dream beautiful dreams and then work to make those dreams come true.”

Spencer W. Kimball

“If men are really humble, they will realize that they discover, but do not create, truth.”

Spencer W. Kimball

“Lengthen your stride. Go the extra mile.”

Spencer W. Kimball

“Life gives to all the choice. You can satisfy yourself with mediocrity if you wish. You can be common, ordinary, dull, colorless, or you can channel your life so that it will be clean, vibrant, useful, progressive, colorful, and rich.”

Spencer W. Kimball

“Love people, not things; use things, not people. ”

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“Make no small plans. They have no magic to stir men's souls.”

Spencer W. Kimball

“My life is like my shoes, worn out by service.”

Spencer W. Kimball

“O timid one, awaken, exert yourself, draw back the curtains your training and background have hung over the windows of your soul.”

Spencer W. Kimball

“Profanity is the effort of a feeble brain to express itself forcibly.”

Spencer W. Kimball

“Self-justification is the enemy of repentance.”

Spencer W. Kimball

“Sow a thought, reap an act; Sow an act, reap a habit; Sow a habit, reap a character; Sow a character, reap an eternal destiny.”

Spencer W. Kimball

“Strength and struggle travel together.”

Spencer W. Kimball

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“The day obedience becomes a quest and not an irritation is the day you gain power.”

Spencer W. Kimball

“We learn to do by doing.”

Spencer W. Kimball

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“The spiritual man is trying to free himself from the materiality that is the cause of his prodigal wandering in the maze of incarnations, but the ordinary man does not want more than a betterment of his earthly existence.”

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“We must eliminate the individual tendency to selfishness that snares the soul, shrinks the heart, and darkens the mind.”

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“Your life is your own, to develop or to destroy. You can blame others little and yourself almost totally if that life is not a productive, worthy, full, and abundant one.”

Spencer W. Kimball