Wilford Woodruff

“It has no doubt been a marvel many times, in the minds of men and women, why God ever placed men and women in such a world as this, why he causes his children to pass through sorrow and affliction here in the body. The Lord has revealed something to us concerning this matter, and we have learned enough about it to know that this thing is necessary” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff, p. 218).