Latter-day Saints have been preaching the need for gratitude since the days of Joseph Smith. Whether it’s used as a measure of discipleship, a mark of holiness, or a fruit of forgiveness, the benefits of gratitude are legion. These inspiring Latter-day Saint quotes on gratitude from general conferences and BYU devotionals help make everyday a day of “thanksgiving.”
Joseph Smith established the Council of Fifty in 1844 to address several issues, including the potential relocation of the Latter-day Saints outside the United States. This article includes a sample of interesting Council of Fifty quotes from Part One of the administrative records, including new teachings from the Prophet Joseph and an account of his martyrdom.
President Nelson quotes have the special ability to make your burdens feel lighter. Since giving his first address in 1984, Russell M. Nelson’s talks have covered topics like revelation, testimony, and the coming days. His most recent talk in the October 2023 General Conference was called “Think Celestial!”. Similar to our Dallin H. Oaks quotes page, this article shares President Nelson quotes from all of his General Conference addresses.
Dallin H. Oaks has given many talks as a member of the First Presidency and the Quorum of Twelve Apostles. His first address was shared in 1971, and his most recent October 2023 General Conference talk was called “Kingdoms of Glory.” In between, he’s spoken about topics like the Family Proclamation, the US Constitution, and the teachings of Jesus Christ. Similar to our article with Russell M. Nelson quotes and Bruce R. McConkie quotes, this piece includes Dallin H. Oaks quotations from every general conference.
Elder Neal A. Maxwell’s name is synonymous with discipleship (similar to Latter-day Saints like Truman G. Madsen and Henry B. Eyring). But the term meant different things to him at different times. Initially, it was a designation for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But over time, it evolved to include a wholehearted devotion to the Savior—especially during times of adversity. In this interview, biographer Bruce C. Hafen explains why Elder Maxwell is so closely associated with discipleship.
B. H. Roberts was a prolific and influential writer and speaker in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the turn of the 20th century. He’s been called the Church’s most eminent intellectual, its best officially accepted theologian, one of our most important historians, and possibly the most prolific and most effective defender of the Church. He wrote at a furious pace throughout his adult life, publishing 35 books, over 300 articles, and scores of manuals, pamphlets, tracts, and sermons, becoming, in the words of biographer Truman G. Madsen, “the most prolific interpreter of Mormonism’s first century.” This article provides Elder Roberts quotes about topics such as scriptures, salvation, and the Church’s history.
It’s been nearly 20 years since Elder Neal A. Maxwell gave his final general conference talk, and yet his addresses still remain popular. You can find topics such as adversity, the last days, gratitude, suffering, and the character of Christ in Neal A. Maxwell talks given in general conference, BYU devotionals, and more.
Bruce R. McConkie quotes have greatly influenced Latter-day Saints. For example, sociologist Armaud Mauss said that McConkie’s teachings “took on almost a scriptural stature,” and Robert Millet suggested that “we as a people will never be the same” because of McConkie’s final talk. This article provides Elder McConkie quotes about topics such as faith, marriage, priesthood, and scripture study.
Jeffrey R. Holland talks run the gamut from books and BYU devotionals to Face-to-Face events and general conference talks. We even reference his work in our Come Follow Me: New Testament Resources. Use these links to find the Elder Holland talks you’re looking for.
Bruce R. McConkie served as an apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1972 to 1985. The gospel scholar authored numerous books, including the controversial Mormon Doctrine and expansive Messiah series. He knew the standard works so well that Henry B. Eyring sometimes wondered if Bruce R. McConkie quotes originated with the apostle—or the scriptures. In this interview, Dennis B. Horne explains who we still feel his influence today.