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Quotes by Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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Dieter Friedrich Uchtdorf (born 6 November 1940) is a German aviator, airline executive and religious leader. He is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Called as an apostle in 2004, he served as Second Counselor to Thomas S. Monson in the church's First Presidency from 2008 until Monson's death on 2 January 2018. Currently, Uchtdorf is the sixth most senior apostle in the ranks of the church.


The Savior can wipe away our tears of regret.



Life is not only meant to be appreciated in retrospect. There is something each day to embrace and cherish.



Rise up and become the person you were meant to be.



You are a princess, destined to become a queen. Your own wondrous story has already begun. Your 'once upon a time' is now.



In family relationships, love is really spelled T.I.M.E.

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In family relationships, 'love' is really spelled 't-i-m-e,' time. Taking time for each other is the key for harmony at home.



Our motives and thoughts ultimately influence our actions.

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Our motives and thoughts ultimately influence our actions. Jesus repeatedly emphasized the power of good thoughts and proper motives: 'Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not' In Proverbs we read, 'For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.



As we lose ourselves in the service of others we discover our own lives and our own happiness.



Allow Christ's Atonement to change and heal your heart.



Protection against the influence of the devil comes through the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is the good news that Jesus Christ has made a perfect Atonement for mankind.



Sometimes we become so focused on the finish line, that we fail to find joy in the journey.



Over time, I have learned that if I'm not feeling grateful, then I struggle to hear His voice. But when I am able to recognize all that the Lord has given me, I hear His voice more clearly.



Lifting where we stand is a principle of power. Most of the priesthood bearers I know understand and live by this principle. They are eager to roll up their sleeves and go to work, whatever that work might be.



The heavens will not be filled with those who never made mistakes but with those who recognized that they were off course and who corrected their ways to get back in the light of gospel truth.



It is not repentance per se that saves man. It is the blood of Jesus Christ that saves us.





The deepest regret of yesterday can be made right by following the Savior today.



As we patiently follow the Savior, He will bless us beyond our own capacity to become what He wants us to be.



Sometimes a single phrase of testimony can set events in motion that affect someone's life for eternity.



No matter our circumstances, no matter our challenges or trials, there is something in each day to embrace and cherish. There is something in each day that can bring gratitude and joy if only we will see and appreciate it.



What you create doesn't have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don't let fear of failure discourage you.



Absolute truth is not dependent upon public opinion or popularity. Now what is this truth? It is His gospel. It is the gospel of Jesus Christ.





Life has a way of testing our anchors and tempting us to drift. Nevertheless, if our anchors are correctly placed in the rock of our Redeemer, they will hold--no matter the force of the wind, the strength of the tide, or the height of the waves.



I am optimistic about the future. Brethren, for our part, we must remain steadfast in hope, work with all our strength, and trust in God.



There are few things that have filled me with such breathless awe as flying in the black of night across oceans and continents and looking out my cockpit window upon the infinite glory of millions of stars.



Commandments and covenants of God are like navigational instructions from celestial heights and will lead us safely to our eternal destination. It is one of beauty and glory beyond understanding. It is worth the effort. It is worth making decisive corrections now and then staying on course.



Let us not give up. Let us be true to our covenants. Let us never lose sight of our Advocate and Redeemer as we walk toward Him, one imperfect step after another.



Christ is the source of all true priesthood authority and power on earth. It is His work, in which we are privileged to assist.



Now is the best time to start becoming the person we eventually want to be--not only 20 years from now but also for all eternity.



God knows that some of the greatest souls who have ever lived are those who will never appear in the chronicles of history. They are the blessed, humble souls who emulate the Savior's example and spend the days of their lives doing good.



Think of the purest, most all-consuming love you can imagine. Now multiply that love by an infinite amount-that is the measure of God's love for you.



Discipleship is the pursuit of holiness and happiness. It is the path to our best and happiest self.



The Lord doesn't expect us to work harder than we are able. He doesn't (nor should we) compare our efforts to those of others. Our Heavenly Father asks only that we do the best we can--that we work according to our full capacity, however great or small that may be.





The things we hope for lead us to faith, while the things we hope in lead us to charity. The three qualities faith, hope, and charity working together, grounded on the truth and light of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, lead us to abound in good works.



The happiest people I know are not those who find their golden ticket; they are those who, while in pursuit of worthy goals, discover and treasure the beauty and sweetness of the everyday moments.



If we spend our days waiting for fabulous roses we could miss the beauty and wonder of the tiny forget-me-nots that are all around us.



There are messages in each general conference given as a gift and a blessing from heaven specifically for our personal life situations.



God loves us deeply, perfectly, and everlastlingly.



The spirit of gratitude is always pleasant and satisfying because it carries with it a sense of helpfulness to others; it begets love and friendship, and engenders divine influence. Gratitude is said to be the memory of the heart.



As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness, you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you.





The Atonement of Jesus Christ is real; it brings immortality to all and opens the door to eternal life. The gospel of Jesus Christ is again on the earth. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true and living.





With Christ, darkness cannot succeed. Darkness will not gain victory over the light of Christ.



Our obedience to God's commandments comes as a natural outgrowth of our endless love and gratitude for the goodness of God.



You will suffer, be tempted, and make mistakes. You will learn for yourself what every heroine has learned: through overcoming challenges come growth and strength. It is your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself, that determines how your life's story will develop.



God wants you to find your way back to Him, and the Savior is the way. God wants you to learn of His Son, Jesus Christ, and experience the profound peace and joy that come from following the path of divine discipleship.





To strengthen our relationship with God, we need some meaningful time alone with Him.



The more you trust and rely upon the Spirit, the greater your capacity to create.



Though you may feel that no one understand the depth of your despair, our savior, Jesus Christ, understands.



It is good advice to slow down a little, steady the course, and focus on the essentials when experiencing adverse conditions.



By becoming the answer to someone's prayer, we often find the answer to our own.



One of the greatest sermons ever pronounced on missionary work is this simple thought attributed to Saint Francis of Assisi: Preach the gospel at all times and if necessary, use words. Opportunities to do so are all around us. Do not miss them by waiting too long on the road to Damascus.





We can choose to be like the Mormon pioneers, who maintained a spirit of gratitude during their slow and painful trek toward the Great Salt Lake, even singing and dancing and glorying in the goodness of God.



The process of gathering spiritual light is the quest of a lifetime.







Never stop hoping for all of the righteous desires of your heart. But don't close your eyes and hearts to the simple and elegant beauties of each day's ordinary moments that make up a rich, well-lived life.



It isn't until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are that you can begin to take control of yourself. As you learn to control yourself, you will get control of your life. If you want to move the world, you first have to move yourself.





I bare witness that our living hope is in Jesus Christ.. I testify that with Christ, darkness cannot succeed.





We cannot and we must not allow ourselves to get distracted from our sacred duty. We cannot and we must not lose focus on the things that matter most.



We don't discover humility by thinking less of ourselves; we discover humility by thinking less about ourselves.





We cannot go back in time and change the past but we can repent.







If life and its rushed pace and many stresses have made it difficult for you to feel like rejoicing, then perhaps now is a good time to refocus on what matters most.



Have faith. The Lord can magnify the words you speak and make them mighty. God doesn't ask you to convert but rather to open your mouths.





You may feel burdened by worry, fear, or doubt. To you and to all of us, I repeat a wonderful and certain truth: #God's light is real. It has the power to soften the sting of the deepest wound. It can illuminate the path before us and lead us through the darkest night into the promise of a new dawn.











Our loving Heavenly Father wants us to become more like him. God understands that we get there not in an instant, but by taking one step at a time.





As we turn to our Heavenly Father and seek His wisdom regarding the things that matter most, we learn over and over again the importance of four key relationships: with our God, with our families, with our fellowman, and with ourselves.









Your Heavenly Father knows that you will make mistakes. He knows that you will stumble-perhaps many times. This saddens Him, but He loves you. He does not wish to break your spirit. On the contrary, He desires that you rise up and become the person you were designed to be.



Our Heavenly Father created the universe that we might reach our potential as His sons and daughters.



You are to do the choosing here and now during this exciting and wonderful time on earth. Moral agency, the freedom to choose, is certainly one of God's greatest gifts next to life itself. We have the honorable right to choose; therefore, we need to choose the right. This is not always easy.





The more we incline our hearts and minds toward God, the more heavenly light distills upon our souls. Gradually, things that before seemed hazy, dark, and remote become clear, bright and familiar with us.



Often small acts of service are all that is required to lift and bless another.



Endings are not our destiny...They are merely interruptions-temporary pauses that one day will seem small compared to the eternal joy awaiting the faithful.



The acorn of honest inquiry has often sprouted and matured into a great oak of understanding.





I rejoice in the fact that Christ is not dead but risen from the grave! He lives and has returned to the earth to restore His authority and gospel to man. He has given us the perfect example of the kind of men and women we should be.





Never give in, never surrender, Never allow despair to overcome your spirit.



The love of Christ is not a pretend love. It is not a greeting-card love. It is not the kind of love that is praised in popular music and movies.



Of one thing we can be certain: every person we see -- no matter the race, religion, political beliefs, body type, or appearance -- is family.





Love should be our walk and our talk.



This mortal life is our playing field. Our goal is to learn to love God and to extend that same love toward our fellowman. We are here to build, uplift, treat fairly, and encourage all of Heavenly Father's children.







In these simple words, Lord, is it I? lies the beginning of wisdom and the pathway to personal conversion and lasting change.



Hope is a leg of a 3-legged stool with Faith and Charity.







Sin is the willful transgression of divine law. The Atonement of Jesus Christ is the gift of God to His children to correct and overcome the consequences of sin. The gift of the Atonement of Jesus Christ provides us at all times and at all places with the blessings of repentance and forgiveness.











If we are only willing to open our hearts and minds to the spirit of Christmas, we will recognize wonderful things happening around us.



The Wright brothers committed themselves to do what no one else had ever done before. They took time to do their homework. They were humble and smart enough to appreciate and learn about the work of others who went before. And they tackled the problem line upon line, precept upon precept.



It is my conviction that those who disregard the reality of Heaven will ultimately find themselves on the wrong side of history.



The divine love of God turns ordinary acts into extraordinary service.



The more we treasure the words of the prophets and apply them the better we will recognize when we are drifting off course-even if only by a matter of a few degrees.



Even when we think we cannot rise up, there is still hope. And sometimes we just need someone to look us in the eyes, take our hand, and say, You can do it now!



Wherever you are, whatever your circumstances may be, you are not forgotten. No matter how dark your days may seem, no matter how insignificant you may feel, no matter how overshadowed you think you may be, your Heavenly Father has not forgotten you. In fact, He loves you with an infinite love.


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