"We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things." - Articles of Faith 1:13
(Disclaimer: I am not an official spokesman for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
"My only hope and confidence is in that God who gave me being, in whom there is all power, who now is present before me, and my heart is naked before his eyes continually. He is my comforter, and he forsaketh me not.
I know in whom I trust; I stand upon the rock; the floods cannot, no, they shall not, overthrow me."
While walking down a crowded City street the other day, I heard a little urchin To a comrade turn and say, ‘Say, Chimmey, lemme tell youse, I’d be happy as a clam If only I was de feller dat Me mudder t’inks I am.’
‘She t’inks I am a wonder, An’ she knows her little lad Could never mix wit’ nuttin’ Dat was ugly, mean or bad. Oh, lot o’ times I sit and t’ink How nice, ’twould be, gee whiz! If a feller was de feller Dat his mudder t’inks he is.’
My friends, be yours a life of toil Or undiluted joy, You can learn a wholesome lesson From that small, untutored boy. Don’t aim to be an earthly saint With eyes fixed on a star: Just try to be the fellow that Your mother thinks you are.