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Brigham Young

We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.

It is wise for us to forget our troubles, there are always new ones to replace them.


Don't try to tear down other people's religion about their ears, Build up your own perfect structure of truth, and invite your listeners to enter in and enjoy it's glories.

Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the worlds work, and the power to appreciate life.

Honest hearts produce honest actions.

I don't care about my character here on earth.I don't care about what other people think or say about me, all I care about is my standing before the Lord.

I love the Constitution and government of this land, but I hate the damned rascals that administer the government.

I want to live perfectly above the law, and make it my servant instead of my master.

If I had a choice of educating my daughters or my sons because of opportunity constraints, I would choose to educate my daughters.

In the adversity of our best friends we often find something that does not displease us.

It is wise for us to forget our troubles, there are always new ones to replace them.

Love the giver more than the gift.

Nature is the glass reflecting God, as by the sea reflected is the sun, too glorious to be gazed on in his sphere.

Never let a day pass that you will have cause to say, I will do better tomorrow.

Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up.

Silence may be golden, but can you think of a better way to entertain someone than to listen to him?

The difference between God and the Devil, is that God creates and organizes, while the whole study of the Devil is to destroy.

There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of, but what you have received it from some source.

True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right.

We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.

Several years after the Prophet Joseph Smith was martyred, he appeared to President Brigham Young and shared this timeless counsel: “Tell the people to be humble and faithful and [be] sure to keep the Spirit of the Lord and it will lead them right. Be careful and not turn away the small still voice; it will teach [you what] to do and where to go; it will yield the fruits of the kingdom. Tell the brethren to keep their hearts open to conviction so that when the Holy Ghost comes to them, their hearts will be ready to receive it. They can tell the Spirit of the Lord from all other spirits. It will whisper peace and joy to their souls, and it will take malice, hatred, envying, strife, and all evil from their hearts; and their whole desire will be to do good, bring forth righteousness, and build up the kingdom of God. Tell the brethren if they will follow the Spirit of the Lord they will go right” (Teachings: Joseph Smith, 98).

Quotes by Brigham Young

Brigham Young

Brigham Young

1801 to 1877

2nd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint

 
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