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"We are beginning to grow and to become a mighty people, but we are as nothing to what we will be. There is no question in my mind but what the Lord is going to multiply the Latter-day Saints and bless them more abundantly in the future than He has ever done in the past, provided of course we are humble and diligent; provided we seek for the advancement of God's kingdom, and not to do our own mind and will." — "Conference Report," April 1899, p. 28

"I have given much advice to the Latter-day Saints in my time, and one of the principle items was never to criticize any one but ourselves. I believe in fault-finding for breakfast, dinner and supper, but with our own dear selves." — "Conference Report," April 1902, p. 60

"I may know that the Gospel is true, and my wife may know it; but I do not imagine for one moment that my children will be born with this knowledge. We receive a testimony of the Gospel by obeying the laws and ordinances thereof; and our children will receive that knowledge exactly the same way; and if we do not teach them, and they do not walk in the straight and narrow path that leads to eternal life, they will never receive this knowledge." — "Collected Discourses," Vol. 4, April 6, 1894

"I realize and appreciate the fact that the Lord could pour out upon us an abundance of the wealth of this world, that he could make us all rich, because the mountains are full of wealth, and he could open up avenues to us that we could all become wealthy, but in doing this we would have no opportunity of showing our faith by our works; we would have no opportunity of developing our manhood and of fitting and preparing ourselves by actual labor to go back and dwell in the presence of our Heavenly Father." — "Conference Report," April 1945, p. 5

"No man who breaks the Word of Wisdom can gain the same amount of knowledge and intelligence in this world as the man who obeys that law. I don't care who he is or where he comes from, his mind will not be as clear, and he cannot advance as far and as rapidly and retain his power as much as he would if he obeyed the Word of Wisdom." — "Conference Report," April 1925, p. 10

"I wish that I possessed the power to impress upon the hearts and the minds of the Latter-day Saints the necessity of becoming familiar with the commandments contained in the [Doctrine and Covenants], and not only becoming familiar with them, but that I might have the power to impress upon their hearts and souls a determination to keep those commandments, to live them in very deed and in their every-day lives." — "Conference Report," October 1928, p. 7

"We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ--And when I say 'Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ,' we want it distinctly understood that we believe absolutely in Jesus Christ, that he was the Son of God, and that he did come to the earth with a divinely-appointed mission to die as the Redeemer of mankind on the cross. We do not believe that He was just a 'great moral teacher,' but that He is our Redeemer.  (Church News, Sept. 3, 1938, p. 7)" — Heber J. Grant, "The Atoning Sacrifice: Modern Prophets Testify," Ensign, Apr. 1974, insert

"In these hard times financially, I want to repeat to the Latter-day Saints my firm belief that God our heavenly Father prospers and blesses and gives wisdom to those men and to those women who are strictly honest with him in the payment of their tithing. I believe that when a man is in financial difficulty, the best way to get out of that difficulty (and I speak from personal experience, because I believe that more than once in my life I have been in the financial mud as deep as almost anybody) is to be absolutely honest with the Lord, and never to allow a dollar to come into our hands without the Lord receiving ten per cent of it. The Lord does not need your money or mine. Compliance with the law of tithing and donations for ward meetinghouses, stake houses, academies, temples, missionary work and these various needs, are all for our good. They are but lessons that we are learning which will qualify and prepare us to become more godlike and to be fitted to go back into the presence of our heavenly Father." - Heber J. Grant, "Conference Report," October 1921, p.7

“I know of nothing that I feel is of so great value in life as to be obedient to the counsel and advice of the Lord, and of His servants in this our day.” - Heber J. Grant, “Gospel Standards: Selections from the Sermons and Writings of Heber J. Grant,” compiled by G. Homer Durham, p. 69

If Joseph Smith did not have that interview with God and Jesus Christ the whole Mormon fabric is a failure and a fraud. It is not worth anything on earth. But God did come, God did introduce his Son, God did inspire that man to organize the Church of Jesus Christ, and all the opposition of the world is not able to withstand the truth. It is flourishing, it is growing, and it will grow more. I know beyond a shadow of doubt of the divinity of this work in which we are engaged. It is one of the joys of my life at home and abroad, in private and in public to testify that I know as well as I know that I live, that God lives, that he hears and answers our prayers. - Heber J. Grant, "Conference Report," October 1939, Afternoon Meeting, p.129

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