Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work.
And out of small things proceedeth that which is great.
— Doctrine and Covenants 64:33
"The urgings for us not to weary in well-doing contain prescriptions to avoid such weariness," said Elder Neal A. Maxwell of the Quorum of the Twelve in the April 1999 general conference. "We are to work steadily, but realistically, and only expect to reap 'in due season.' We are to serve while being 'meek and lowly,' avoiding thereby the wearying burdens of self-pity and hypocrisy. We are to pray always so that we will not faint, so that our performance will actually be for the welfare of our souls, which is so much more than just going through the motions."