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The Capital God Has Given Us

As Brigham Young passed through poverty and plenty time and time again in the early years of the Church, he developed a key insight that he later passed on to his daughters. “Our time is all the capital God has given us,” he told them, “and if we waste that we are bankrupt indeed.”

Susa Young Gates, History of the Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, from November 1869 to June 1910 (1911), 9