All I have to do is keep my spirit, feelings and conscience like a sheet of blank paper, and let the Spirit and power of God write upon it what He pleases. When He writes, I will read; but if I read before He writes, I am very likely to be wrong
When people learn to master their feelings, they can soon learn to master their reflections and thoughts in the degree requisite for attaining the objects they are seeking. But while they yield to a feeling or spirit that distracts their minds from a subject they wish to study and learn, so long they will never gain the mastery of their minds.
Mend it, fix it, make do, or do without.
Miracles, or those extraordinary manifestations of the power of god, are not for the unbeliever; they are to console the Saints, and to strengthen and confirm the faith of those who love, fear, and serve God.
It is for us to do those things which the Lord requires at our hands, and leave the result with him.
It is difficult to find anything more healthy to drink than good cold water, such as flows down to us from springs and snows of our mountains. This is the beverage we should drink. It should be our drink at all times.
[Our] first and foremost duty [is] to seek the Lord until we open the path of communication from God to our own soul.
If you wish to get rich, save what you get. A fool can earn money; but it takes a wise man to save and dispose of it to his own advantage.
Crying babies are like good intentions: Both should be carried out immediately!
Pray as though everything depended on the Lord and work as though everything depended on you.
The men and women, who desire to obtain seats in the celestial kingdom, will find that they must battle everyday.
To mind your own business incorporates the whole duty of man.
Learn to be good for something.
I am more afraid that this people have so much confidence in their leaders that they will not inquire for themselves of God whether they are led by him. I am fearful they settle down in a state of blind self security. Let every man and woman know, by the whispering of the Spirit of God to themselves, whether their leaders are walking in the path the Lord dictates, or not.
Our religion will not clash with nor contradict the facts of science in any particular.
There is no music in hell, for all good music belongs to heaven.
If you don't feel like praying, pray until you do!
He who takes offense when offense was not intended is a fool, yet he who takes offense when offense is intended is an even greater fool for he has succumbed to the will of his adversary.
It's better to die doing good than to live doing evil.
He who takes offense when no offense is intended is a fool, and he who takes offense when offense is intended is a greater fool.
Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?
You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.
I don't care about my character here on earth.I don't care about what other people think or say about me, all I care about is my standing before the Lord.
To gain the spiritual ascendancy over ourselves, and the influences with which we are surrounded, through a rigid course of self-discipline, is our first consideration, it is our first labor, before we can pave the way for our children to grow up without sin unto salvation.
It is wise for us to forget our troubles, there are always new ones to replace them.
Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up.
Any young man who is unmarried at the age of twenty one is a menace to the community.
To be gentle and kind, modest and truthful, to be full of faith and integrity, doing no wrong is of God; goodness sheds a halo of loveliness around every person who possesses it, making their countenances beam with light, and their society desirable because of its excellency. They are loved of God, of holy angels, and of all the good earth, while they are hated, envied, admired, and feared by the wicked.
All rational beings have an agency of their own; and according to their own choice they will be saved or damned.
The apostates think that everybody is wrong but themselves.
Do not reject anything because it is new or strange, and do not sneer nor jeer at what comes from the Lord, for if we do, we endanger our salvation.
Do you think that people will obey the truth because it is true, unless they love it? No, they will not. Truth is obeyed when it is loved.
People are not to be driven and you can put into a gnat's eye all the souls of the children of men that are driven into heaven by preaching hell-fire.
There is no calling of God to man on earth but what brings with it the evidence of its authenticity.
The gifts of the Gospel are given to strengthen the faith of the believer.
My people must be tried in all things, that they may be prepared to receive the glory that I have for them.
If you want to know what to do with a thief that you may find stealing, I say kill him on the spot, and never suffer him to commit another iniquity. I will prove by my works whether I can mete out justice to such persons, or not. I would consider it just as much my duty to do that, as to baptize a man for the remission of his sins.
God himself is increasing and progressing in knowledge, power, and dominion, and will do so, worlds without end.
We are prepared for some things, and we receive just as fast as we prepare ourselves.
Recreation and diversion are as necessary to our well- being as the more serious pursuits of life.