“Temperate in All Things”

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Elder Russell M. Nelson remarked on the safety temperance brings:

“Temperance suggests sobriety and self-restraint in action. It reminds one of covenants made. …
“Repeatedly, scriptures teach that we be ‘temperate in all things’ (1 Corinthians 9:25; Alma 7:23; 38:10; D&C 12:8). Temperance can protect each of us from the aftermath of excess” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1991, 81; or Ensign, Nov. 1991, 60).

Book of Mormon Student Manual (2009 Edition)