Brigham Young Quotes (43 Quotes)

    It's a lot more common now for someone to know a Mormon rather than just know of Mormons out in Utah, ... We seem more normal. We're not as exotic.

    'Mormonism' has made me all I am and the grace, the power, and the wisdom of God will make me all that I ever will be, either in time or in eternity.

    My faith does not lead me to think the Lord will provide us with roast pig, bread already buttered, etc. He will provide us with the ability to raise the grain.

    How shall we know that we obey God There is but one method by which we can know it, and that is by the inspiration of the Spirit of the Lord witnessing unto our spirit that we are His, that we love Him, and that He loves us. It is by the spirit of revelation we know this.

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

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

    I am more afraid that this people have so much confidence in their leaders that they will not inquire for themselves of God whether they are led by him. I am fearful they settle down in a state of blind self security. Let every man and woman know, by the whispering of the Spirit of God to themselves, whether their leaders are walking in the path the Lord dictates, or not.( Discourses of Brigham Young, sel. John A. Widtsoe 1954, 135.)

    Let not the tongue give utterance to the evil that is in thine heart, but command thy tongue to be silent until good shall prevail over evil.

    We want men to rule the nation who care more for and love better the nation's welfare than gold and silver, fame or popularity.

    Any young man who is unmarried at the age of twenty one is a menace to the community.

    I honor and revere the name of Joseph Smith. I delight to hear it I love it. I love his doctrine. I feel like shouting Hallelujah, all the time, when I think that I ever knew Joseph Smith, the Prophet whom the Lord raised up. I am bold to say that, Jesus Christ excepted, no better man ever lived or does live upon this earth. I am his witness.

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

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

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

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

    Everyone should learn to do one thing supremely well because he likes it, and one thing supremely well because he detests it.

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

    All I have to do is keep my spirit, feelings and conscience like a sheet of blank paper, and let the Spirit and power of God write upon it what He pleases. When He writes, I will read but if I read before He writes, I am very likely to be wrong.

    The principle of love within us is an attribute of the Deity, and it is placed within us to be dispensed independently according to our own will.

    All we have to do is to go onward and upward, and keep the commandments of our Father and God and he will confound our enemies.

    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.

    Daily toil, however humble it may be, is our daily duty, and by doing it well, we make it a part of our daily worship.

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

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

    We have a work to do just as important in its sphere as the Savior's work was in its sphere. Our fathers cannot be made perfect without us we cannot be made perfect without them. They have done their work and now sleep. We are now called upon to do ours which is to be the greatest work man ever performed on the earth.

    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.

    A good man, is a good man, whether in this church, or out of it.

    I never cared but for one thing, and that is, simply to know that I am right before my Father in Heaven. If I am this moment, this day doing the things God requires of my hands, and precisely where my Father in Heaven wants me to be, I care no more about tomorrow than though it would never come.

    This is the greatest wealth we possess to know how to direct our labors rightly.

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

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

    He coached them from the bed and said, 'I don't care if we win a game this year I want you to stay spiritually pure, glorify God and have fun,' ... And that's coming from a very competitive guy.

    If I had the choice of educating a boy or a girl, I would educate the girl. If you educate a boy, you educate one, but if you educate a girl, you educate a generation.

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

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

    Life is best enjoyed when time periods are evenly divided between labor, sleep, and recreation...all people should spend one-third of their time in recreation which is rebuilding, voluntary activity, never idleness.

    The man or woman who lives worthily now is in a state of salvation.

    Every accomplishment, every polished grace, every useful attainment in mathematics, music, and in all sciences and art belong to the Saints.

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

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