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Brigham Young

Brigham Young

American Mormon Leader

Alive from: 1801-1877

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    A good man, is a good man, whether in this church, or out of it.
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    Any young man who is unmarried at the age of twenty one is a menace to the community.
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    Don't try to tear down other people's religion about their ears, Build up your own perfect structure of truth, and invite your listeners to enter in and enjoy it's glories.
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    E shall continue to do it until God tell us to stop, or until we pass into sin and iniquity, which will never be.
    Source: Polygamy Journal of Discourses 12:262 (Aug. 9, 1868)
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    Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the worlds work, and the power to appreciate life.
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    Everyone should learn to do one thing supremely well because he likes it, and one thing supremely well because he detests it.
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    Honest hearts produce honest actions.
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    I want to live perfectly above the law, and make it my servant instead of my master.
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    If I had a choice of educating my daughters or my sons because of opportunity constraints, I would choose to educate my daughters.
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    If I had the choice of educating a boy or a girl, I would educate the girl. If you educate a boy, you educate one, but if you educate a girl, you educate a generation.
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    In the adversity of our best friends we often find something that does not displease us.
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    Is there war in our religion? No; neither war nor bloodshed. Yet our enemies cry out bloodshed, and oh, what dreadful men these Mormons are, and those Danites! how they slay and kill! Such is all nonsense and folly in the extreme. The wicked slay the wicked, and they will lay it on the Saints.
    Source: Danites Journal of Discourses, 12:30 (Apr. 7 1867)
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    It is wise for us to forget our troubles, there are always new ones to replace them.
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    Kanosh the Pauvantee Chief with Several of his band visted me gave them some council & presints. A Spirit Seems to be takeing possesion of the Indians to assist Isreal. I can hardly restrain them from exterminating the Americans
    Source: Mountain Meadows massacre Diary of Brigham Young 1857, p. 71 (September 1, 1
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    Love the giver more than the gift.
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