Pray for the strength to walk the high road, which at times may be lonely but which will lead to peace and happiness and joy supernal.
In all this world there is no substitute for personal integrity. It includes honor. It includes performance. It includes keeping one's word. It includes doing what is right regardless of the circumstances.
When temptation comes your way, name that boastful, deceitful giant Goliath! and do with it as David did to the Philistine of Gath.
The true gospel of Jesus Christ never led to bigotry. It never led to self-righteousn ess. It never led to arrogance. The true gospel of Jesus Christ leads to brotherhood, to friendship, to appreciation of others, to respect and kindness and love.
It is both relaxing and invigorating to occasionally set aside the worries of life, seek the company of a friendly book...from the reading of 'good books' there comes a richness of life that can be obtained in no other way.
Conversations I have had with school principals and students lead me to the same conclusion-that...there is an evil and growing habit of profanity and the use of foul and filthy language.
Mortality is but a stepping-stone to a more glorious existence in the future.
I wish to be up and doing. I wish to face each day with resolution and purpose. I wish to use every waking hour to give encouragement, to bless those whose burdens are heavy, to build faith and strength of testimony.
You must ask for God's help. After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again.
In all we do we must cultivate faith. Increased faith is the touchstone to improved church performance.
You can't build a great building on a weak foundation.
You can't build a great building on a weak foundation. You must have a solid foundation if you're going to have a strong superstructure.
Walk by faith. God will open the way. When there is no way, He will open the way.
Just as our Redeemer gave His life as a vicarious sacrifice for all men, and in so doing became our Savior, even so we, in a small measure, when we engage in proxy work in the temple, become as saviors to those on the other side.
What a wonderful time it is for each of us to do his or her small part in moving the work of the Lord on to its magnificent destiny.
If Life Gets Too Hard To Stand, Kneel.
I commend to you the virtues of thrift and industry. In doing so, I do not wish you to be a tightwad, if you will pardon that expression, or to be a freeloader, or anything of the kind.
Limitless is your potential. Magnificent is your future.
I believe in the principle that I can make a difference in this world. It may be ever so small, but it will count for the greater good.
Our Eternal Father lives. He stands as the great God of the universe, ruling in majesty and power. And yet He is my Father, to whom I may go in prayer with the assurance that He will hear, listen, and answer.
The time has come for us to stand a little taller, to lift our eyes and stretch our minds to a greater comprehension and understanding of the grand millennial mission of this, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
We must work harder to build mutual respect, an attitude of tolerance, with forbearance one for another.
Mutual respect, the soft answer, financial honesty with the Lord, prayer. I do not hesitate to promise that if you will go to your homes and cultivate and nurture it among these four cornerstones, your lives will be happy.
Well, we have nothing to hide. Our history is an open book. They may find what they are looking for, but the fact is the history of the church is clear and open and leads to faith and strength and virtues.
Each of us has to face the matter -- either the Church is true, or it is a fraud. There is no middle ground. It is the Church and kingdom of God, or it is nothing.
There have been times when a particularly heavy dose of such cynicism has caused me to reflect that surely this is the age and place of the gifted pickle sucker!
It was a very limited practice; carefully safeguarded. In 1890, that practice was discontinued.
I condemn polygamy, yes, as a practice, because I think it is not doctrinal. It is not legal. And this church takes the position that we will abide by the law.
When referring to an individual, including yourself, never use the word 'just.'
Happy is the man who can brush aside the offending remarks of another and go on his way.
Something happens inside of us when we are courteous and deferential toward others. It is all part of a refining process, which if persisted in, will change our very natures.
Brigham Young had a prophetic vision.
I don't know how to get anything done except getting on my knees and pleading for help and then getting on my feet and going to work.
While you should be friendly with all people, select with great care those whom you wish to have close to you. They will be your safeguards in situations where you may vacillate between choices, and you in turn may save them.
Let your first interest be in your home. The baby you hold in your arms will grow quickly as the sunrise and the sunset of the rushing days.
Do your best, and be a little better than you are.
We feel the need to emphasize with greater clarity the obligation for members of the Church to become more independent and self reliant.
Spare yourselves from the indulgence of self-pity. It is always self-defeating. Subdue the negative and emphasize the positive.
God is weaving His tapestry according to his own grand design. All flesh is in His hands. We have no need to fear. We have no need to worry. Our imperative need is to be found doing our duty.
All writers should be put in a box and thrown in the sea.
I am suggesting that we spend a little less time in idleness, in the fruitless pursuit of watching inane and empty television programs. Time so utilized can be put to better advantage, and the consequences will be wonderful.
Christmas is more than trees and twinkling lights, more than toys and gifts and baubles of a hundred varieties. It is love. It is the love of the Son of God for all mankind. It is magnificent and beautiful.
The greatness of the world in which we live is the accumulated goodness of many small and seemingly inconsequential acts.
A marvelous thing it would be to stand with confidence, unafraid, unashamed, and unembarrassed in the presence of God.
In matters of honesty, there are no shortcuts; no little white lies, or big black lies, only the simple, honest truth spoken in total candor... Being true is different than being honest.
If we could follow the slogan that says,Turn off the TV and open a good book we would do something of substance for a future generation.
I challenge every one of you who can hear me to rise to the divinity within you. Do we really realize what it means to be a child of God, to have within us something of the divine nature?
It is good to look to the past to gain appreciation for the present and perspective for the future.
The trick, my brethren and sisters is to enjoy the journey, traveling hand in hand, in sunshine and storm, as companions who love one another.
A testimony is a conviction, a quiet inward certainty of the reality of the living God, of the divinity of His Beloved Son, of the restoration of Their work in this time. It demands that we do what He has asked us to do.