“The Lord has never sent judgments upon any generation which we have any knowledge of until he has raised up prophets and inspired men to warn the inhabitants of the earth. This is the course the Lord has dealt with all men from the days of Father Adam to the present time” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff, p. 197-198).
“We are here to prepare to live, and to teach our children how to live after us; and to teach the world the same lesson if they will only receive it. We know that our spirits existed with the Father before we came here. We know that we are immortal as well as mortal beings, and that we have had to do with another world as well as this. We know that the world abounds with corruption; but it is our business to keep ourselves from it, and to progress in virtue, truth, integrity and holiness” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: John Taylor, p. 187).
“We will have revelations to know our forefathers clear back to Father Adam and Mother Eve, and we will enter into the temples of God and officiate for them. Then man will be sealed to man until the chain is made perfect back to Adam, so that there will be a perfect chain of Priesthood from Adam to the winding-up scene.
“This will be the work of the Latter-day Saints in the Millennium” (Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 116).
“The hope of the world is the Prince of Peace---our Creator, Savior, Jehovah, and Judge. He offers us the good life, the abundant life, and eternal life. Peaceful---even prosperous---living can come to those who abide His precepts and follow His pathway to peace. This I declare to all the world” (“Blessed Are the Peacemakers,” General Conference, October 2002).
“My beloved brothers and sisters, communication with our Father in Heaven—-including our prayers to Him and His inspiration to us---is necessary in order for us to weather the storms and trials of life. The Lord invites us, ‘Draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you; seek me diligently and ye shall find me.’ As we do so, we will feel His Spirit in our lives, providing us the desire and the courage to stand strong and firm in righteousness---to ‘stand … in holy places, and be not moved’ (“Stand in Holy Places,” Ensign, November 2011).
“No other written testament so clearly illustrates the fact that when men and nations walk in the fear of God and in obedience to his commandments, they prosper and grow, but when they disregard him and his word, there comes a decay which, unless arrested by righteousness, leads to impotence and death” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley, p. 229).
“As children of God and descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, we must seek to dispel fear from among people. A timid, fearing people cannot do their work well, and they cannot do God’s work at all. The Latter-day Saints have a divinely assigned mission to fulfill which simply must not be dissipated in fear and anxiety” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Howard W. Hunter, p. 71).
“There are many events in the world today which indicate that the great day of the Lord is drawing near when the Redeemer will again appear to set up his kingdom in righteousness preparatory to the millennial reign. In the meantime it is the duty of members of the Church to seek for knowledge and to prepare themselves by study and by faith for the ushering in of that great and glorious day” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith, p. 325-326).
“No principle of life was more constantly emphasized by the Great Teacher than the necessity of right thinking. To Him, the man was not what he appeared to be outwardly, nor what he professed to be by his words: what the man thought determined in all cases what the man was” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: David O. McKay, p. 218).
“We . . . are fortunate to know that there is a way for peace that alone will produce results, and that way is to keep the commandments of God as revealed to the children of men anciently and in our day. If that way were followed, all the problems that are so serious in the world could be solved, and peace would come to this unhappy earth” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: George Albert Smith, p. 260).
“I . . . stand upon this principle, that the truth is in the gospel of Jesus Christ, that the power of redemption, the power of peace, the power for good will, love, charity and forgiveness, and the power for fellowship with God, abides in the gospel of Jesus Christ and in obedience to it on the part of the people. I therefore admit, and not only admit but claim, that there is nothing greater on earth, nor in heaven, than the truth of God’s gospel which he has devised and restored for the salvation and the redemption of the world. And it is through that that peace will come to the children of men, and it will not come to the world in any other way” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph F. Smith, p. 405).
“I say to the Latter-day Saints, if any of you are sleepy, read the words of the Savior spoken when He was upon the earth in regard to the ten virgins, five of whom were wise, and took oil in their lamps, and when the Bridegroom came there was only one-half prepared to go out to meet Him. Do not let it be so with us as Latter-day Saints. Let us try to be true to the everlasting covenants that we have made and be true to God. God bless the Latter-day Saints and pour out His Spirit upon you. May you be faithful to your God, faithful to your families, and conduct yourselves with prudence in all things, and labor for the interests of the kingdom of God, and that we may not be among the foolish virgins” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Lorenzo Snow, p. 282-283).
“My feelings and views are that the Lord never did have a people from Father Adam to the present time that were called upon to build up His Kingdom and establish His Zion in the world, or to preach the gospel of repentance to the children of men, but what they were dependent entirely upon the God [of] heaven for their support” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff, p. 103).
“When you get the Spirit of God you feel full of kindness, charity, long-suffering, and you are willing all the day long to accord to every man that which you want yourself. You feel disposed all the day long to do unto all men as you would wish them to do unto you” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: John Taylor, p. 21).
“Cease your anger, and sullenness of temper, and serve the Lord with cheerfulness, and singleness of heart. You need not expect salvation, except you can administer the same salvation to others, both in precept and example. If you expect compassion from me, administer the same to me. If you wish kind words and kind treatment from me, give me the same blessing you desire yourself; and that is the way you will be saved” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young, p. 206).