The best quotes, thoughts, words to inspire actually can be found in the Book of
Mormon, in the scriptures, and the words of the Prophets and Apostles. Marvin
J. Ashton of the 12, said, (Apr. 28, 1989 commencement address): "it has been accurately and wisely observed that man has two creators: his
God, and himself. In your quest to improve yourself what will you do?" And
then he suggested, extend your learning, including studying the scriptures, and
the words of Apostles and Prophets.In another address, Jan. 21, 1976
he said,"What we do with what happens to us is more important than
what happens to us. The direction in which we are moving is more important than
place or situation. We may have stumbled or been grievously hurt, but we have
not fallen if we are willing to get back up." Elder Ashton was
remarkable in his genuine love for and concern for the youth of the Church.
I've met a few Apostles, none from which emanated Christ-like love more
than Elder Ashton.