Latter Day Saints' Messenger and Advocate/Volume 3/Number 6/Encouragement
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Volume 3, Number 6, Encouragement
If at one time, and in one place, certain individuals become better, why should not the whole mass improve? If partial societies become perfect, why should it not happen with society at large?
We see neighborhoods, districts and towns becoming, almost instantaneously, more inquiring, more intelligent and more respectable and influential; and we also see certain individuals in almost every circle, however adverse the circumstances, suddenly starting from the stupidity of their associates, and rising into knowledge, influence and respect. What one neighborhood or individual has done, every neighborhood or individual may do. Cato remarked, "I can do whatever MAN has done."