Wilford Woodruff

“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).