“The prophets of God, from Joseph Smith to the present day, have guided us and they have guided us aright, when we have listened to that guidance. The mistakes which have been made have been because of our failure to listen to the prophet whose right it is to guide the people of God. . . .
“I know that the path of safety for the Latter-day Saints is not only to sing, ‘We thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet, to guide us in these latter days,’ but to be ready and willing and anxious to be guided” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Heber J. Grant, p. 81).