"Thoughts mold your features. Thoughts lift your soul heavenward or drag you toward hell. … As nothing reveals character like the company we like and keep, so nothing foretells futurity like the thoughts over which we brood. … To have the approval of your conscience when you are alone with your thoughts is like being in the company of true and loving friends. To merit your own self-respect gives strength to character. Conscience is the link that binds your soul to the spirit of God."
President David O. McKay
"The Lord gives us a spirit of hope and a feeling of comfort
and confidence that we can overcome the obstacles we face.
He has shown the way to gain strength during our struggles.
With His assistance, we have the ability to succeed.
Listen to His words of counsel and comfort:
"Fear not, little children, for you are mine, and
I have overcome the world and none of them that my Father hath given me shall be lost."
L. Lionel Kendrick
"God knows the feelings in every human heart.
He can soften sorrow and lead when there seems to be no light.
Prayer can give guidance and confidence. It reminds us that no one need be alone in this world.
If all else fails, remember,
God and one other person can be a family."
Marvin J. Ashton
"The problems of our day loom ominously before us.
Surrounded by the sophistication of modern
living, we look heavenward for that unfailing sense of direction,
that we might chart and follow a wise and proper course.
He whom we call our Heavenly Father
will not leave our sincere petition unanswered."
Thomas S. Monson
"There is room for improvement in every life.
Regardless of our occupations, regardless of our circumstances,
we can improve ourselves and while so doing have
an effect on the lives of those about us."
"At ... moments of crisis and challenge, some choose to abandon faith just at the time when it most needs to be embraced. Prayer is ignored at the very hour when it needs to be intensified. Virtue is carelessly tossed aside when it needs to be cherished. God is forsaken in the all-too-human yet mistaken fear that He has forsaken us."
"Never underestimate the power of true love, for it knows no barriers."