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Book of Mormon

"We have the Book of Mormon, we have the members, we have the missionaries, we have the resources, and the world has the need. The time is now." (page 5) - President Ezra Taft Benson

"I believe that the reason our Heavenly Father has had his prophet direct us into a more intesive study of the Book of Mormon is that his generation needs its message more than any of its forbears. - Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Council of the Twelve.

Chemical dependency

"From an initial experiment thought to be trivial, a vicious cycle may follow. From trial comes a habit. From habit comes dependence. From dependence comes addiction. Its grasp is so gradual. Enslaving shackles of habit are to be sensed until they are too strong to be broken." (page 8) - Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Council fo the Twelve

Communications

"Our communications are at the core of our relationships with other. If we are to return home safely to our Heavenly Father we must develop righteous relationships with His children in mortality." (page 11) - Elder L. Lionel Kendrick of the First Quorum of the Seventy

Conversion

"Being converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ means to walk in a newness of life. It means learning to yield to the Spirit and responding to the things that the Lord expects us to respond to. It means caring for and serving others with deep, considerate feelings rather than pursuing the natural desires of our own lives." (page 11) - Elder Robert E. Sackley of the First Quorum of the Seventy

Death and funerals

"The Comforter works, as far as I have experience, in moments of reverence and quiet ans solemnity. How sad if our own conduct is irreverent at a time when others are seeking so desperately for spiritual strength." (page 9) - Elder Boyd K. Packer of the Council of the Twelve

Eternal life

"Even in the Church the doctrine of eternal life is not always well understood or appreciated. If it were, many members would do more about it. After all, the quality of the eternal existence is in our own hands." (page 23) - Elder Wm. Grant Bangerter of the presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy

Family

"It rests solely upon the shoulders of the parents to establish a gospel foundation in the lives of their children. This is a responsibility that cannot be abandoned. Of course, there are other organizations that can help, but we should want to be certain that we know what they are learning. . . ." (page 21) - Elder L. Tom Perry of the Council of the Twelve

"The children need to see in us what they can become. They need to see us keeping the commandments. We must come unto the Lord and seek for the peace of the gospel in our own lives." (page 23) - Sister Michaelene P. Grassli

Fellowship

"I believe we members do not have the option to extend the hand of fellowship only to relatives, close friends, certain church members, and those selected non-members who express an interest in the church. Limiting or withholding our fellowship seems to me to be contrary to the gospel of Jesus Christ." (page 10) - Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Council of the Twelve

Guidance

"Perhaps no promise in life is more reassuring than that promise of divine assistance and spiritual guidance in times of need. it is a gift freely given from heaven, a gift that we need from our earliest youth through the very latest days of our lives." (page 18) - President Howard W. Hunter of the Council of the Twelve

Home

"We are the builders of the homes we occupy. And we must build well, for the voyage of eternity is not brief. There will be calm and storm, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. - President Thomas S. Monson of the first Presidency.

Jesus Christ

"I would that the healing power of Christ might spread over the earth and be diffused through our society and into our homes, that it might cure men's hearts of the evil and adverse elements of greed and hate and conflict." (page 16) - President Gordon B. Hinckley of the First Presidency.

"What think ye of Christ? However the world ignores it or responds to it, this is the reverberating and the great question! Can we answer with both our lives and our tongues - 'Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living god?'" (page 10) - Elder Neal A. Maxwell of the council of the Twelve

"Like the apostles of old this knowledge and belief (in the atonement of Christ) should transform all of us to be confident, settled, unafraid and at peace in our lives as followers of the divine Christ. It should help us carry all burdens, bear any sorrows, and also fully savor all joys and happiness that can be found in this life." (page 7) - Elder James E. Faust of the Council of the Twelve

"There is nop burden He cannot lift, here is not heart He cannot purify and fill with joy. Ther is no life He cannot cleanse and restore when one is obedient to His teachings." (page 22) - Elder Richard G. Scott of the Council of the Twelve

Missionary service

"There are few things that invite the blessings of the Lord into our own lives and into the lives of our family members more powerfully than does missionary service." (page 20) - President Ezra Taft Benson

Obedience

"I testify that it is time for every man to set in order his own house both temporally and spiritually. It is time for the nonbeliever to learn for himself that this work is true. . . ." (page 20) - President Ezra Taft Benson

"A willing heart describes one who desires to please the Lord and to serve His cause first. He serves the Lord on the Lord's terms, not his own. There is no restrictions to where or how he will serve." (page 6) - Elder Marvin J. Ashton of the Council of the Twelve

"We cannot travel both roads - although sometimes we try. It is difficult to come back, but we can; and our greatest satisfaction will more than likely come from taking the lonelier road which is less traveled." (page 8) - Presiding Bishop Robert D. Hales

Religion

"Religion is not a thing apart from life. It is not principles and ordinances or missionary work or leadership as an end in themselves. It is manifested by the kind of people we are. . . ." (page 19) - Elder Marion D. Hanks of the Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy

Testimony

"Our testimonies will be in good ground if they are rooted in Christ. Christ is the source of our greatest strength and comfort in times of stress and doubt." (page 11) - Elder John K. Carmack of the First Quorum of the Seventy.