“When I think of the Book of Mormon, I think of the word power. The truths of the Book of Mormon have the power to heal, comfort, restore, succor, strengthen, console, and cheer our souls" (“The Book of Mormon: What Would Your Life Be Like without It?” Ensign, November 2017).
“As we attend the temple, there can come to us a dimension of spirituality and a feeling of peace which will transcend any other feeling which could come into the human heart. . . . Such peace can permeate any heart---hearts that are troubled, hearts that are burdened down with grief, hearts that feel confusion, hearts that plead for help” (“Blessings of the Temple,” Ensign, May 2015).
“I stand here today as an optimist concerning the work of the Lord. I cannot believe that God has established his work in the earth to have it fail. I cannot believe that it is getting weaker. I know that it is getting stronger. . . . I have a simple and solemn faith that right will triumph and that truth will prevail” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley, p. 75).
“We should never let Satan fool us into thinking that all is lost. Let us take pride in the good and right things we have done; reject and cast out of our lives those things that are wrong; look to the Lord for forgiveness, strength, and comfort; and then move onward” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Howard W. Hunter, p. 229).
“But when individual members and families immerse themselves in the scriptures regularly and consistently, these other areas of activity will automatically come. Testimonies will increase. Commitment will be strengthened. Families will be fortified. Personal revelation will flow” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson, p. 120).
“It has sorrowed me that some of us have not learned the meaning of that calm, spiritual warmth, for it is a witness to us that our prayers have been heard. And since our Father in Heaven loves us with more love than we have even for ourselves, it means that we can trust in his goodness, we can trust in him; it means that if we continue praying and living as we should, our Father’s hand will guide and bless us” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball, p. 57).
“Equally effective and applicable are His teachings regarding the value and sacredness of human life, the virtue of forgiveness, the necessity of fair dealing, His condemnation of the sin of hypocrisy, and of covetousness, His teachings regarding the saving power of love, and of the immortality of the soul” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: David O. McKay, p. 6).
Our faith is conditioned upon our righteous lives. We cannot live improperly and have faith as we should, but if we keep the commandments of the Lord, we can have faith, and it will grow and increase as our righteousness increases” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: George Albert Smith, p. 188).
“When we can really understand that our future destiny---future happiness, exaltation and glory, or our future misery, debasement and sorrow, all depend upon the little time we spend in this world, I can say that it is not to the advantage of any man under the heavens to spend his time in doing wrong” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff, p. 209).
“The design of God before the foundation of the world was that we should take tabernacles [bodies], that through faithfulness we should overcome and thereby obtain a resurrection from the dead, in this wise obtaining glory, honor, power, and dominion” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith, p. 211).