Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up.
The signers of the Declaration of Independence and the framers of the Constitution were inspired from on high to do that work.
Our religion will not clash with nor contradict the facts of science in any particular.
Don't try to tear down other people's religion about their ears, Build up your own perfect structure of truth, and invite your listeners to enter in and enjoy it's glories.
Education is the power to think clearly the power to act well in the worlds work and the power to appreciate life.
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.
I want to live perfectly above the law, and make it my servant instead of my master.
If I had a choice of educating my daughters or my sons because of opportunity constraints, I would choose to educate my daughters.
Our first and foremost duty [is] to seek the Lord until we open the path of communication from God to our own soul.
A good man, is a good man, whether in this church, or out of it.
If you educate a man you educate a person, but if you educate a woman you educate a family.
In the adversity of our best friends we often find something that does not displease us.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do. We should set them an example that we wish them to imitate.
Our faith is concentrated in the Son of God, and through him in the Father; and the Holy Ghost is their minister to bring truths to our remembrance, to reveal new truths to us, and teach, guide, and direct the course of every mind, until we become perfected and prepared to go home, where we can see and converse with our Father in Heaven.
I do not know of any, excepting the unpardonable sin, that is greater than the sin of ingratitude.
Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?
The men and women, who desire to obtain seats in the celestial kingdom, will find that they must battle everyday.
Parties in our Government have no better idea than to think the Republic stands all the firmer upon opposition; but I say that it is not so. A republican government consists in letting the people rule by their united voice, without a dissension,--in learning what is for the best, and unitedly doing it. That is true republicanism.
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 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.
It is the duty of a Saint of God to gain all the influence he can on this earth, and to use every particle of that influence to do good.
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.
Joseph Smith holds the keys of the last dispensation, and is now engaged behind the veil in the great work of the last days...No man or woman in this dispensation will ever enter into the celestial kingdom of God without the consent of Joseph Smith...
Every accomplishment, every refined talent, every useful attainment in mathematics, music, and in all sciences, and art belong to the Saints.
Silence may be golden, but can you think of a better way to entertain someone than to listen to him?
If the Devil can only make you think that you are abused or ill treated, and you begin to fret about it, and you give the Devil power over you - in the end, it is as bad as though you had done wrong yourself.
This is pretty hard on the Elders, is it not? If they could remember one thousandth part of that which they have heard, it would have sanctified them years and years ago; but it goes in at one ear and out at the other--it is like the weaver's shuttle passing through the web.
Education is the ability to think clearly, act well in the world of work and to appreciate life.
There is no music in hell, for all good music belongs to heaven.
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.
Instead of preparing to die, prepare to live in the midst of all the exaltations of the Gods.
So precious is the testimony of the mission of the Prophet Joseph Smith and the message that he delivered to this earth in reestablishing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to me that rather than do anything to lose that testimony I would be cut into inch pieces every night in my life and be put together in the morning to live out the day.
There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of, but what you have received it from some source.
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.
There is not a man who has been in this community a few years but knows I am telling the living truth. Do any of you hate me for it? Do any of you love me for it? It is all the same to me.
It is wise for us to forget our troubles, there are always new ones to replace them.
Never let a day pass that you will have cause to say, I will do better tomorrow.
To mind your own business incorporates the whole duty of man.
If you have a bad thought about yourself, tell it to go to hell because that's exactly where it came from.
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.
You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.