Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
Universal education is not only a moral imperative but an economic necessity, to pave the way toward making many more nations self-sufficient and self-sustaining.
My people have been sucked into the violence because some feel they have to retaliate, and some feel they have to protect themselves.
We are spirit children of a loving Heavenly Father who placed us in mortality to see if we would choose – freely choose – to keep His commandments and come unto His Beloved Son. They do not compel us. They cannot, for that would interfere with the plan of happiness. And so there is in us a God-given desire to be responsible for our own choices.
It is never too late to strengthen the foundation of faith. There is always time. With faith in the Savior, you can repent and plead for forgiveness. There is someone you can forgive. There is someone you can thank. There is someone you can serve and lift. You can do it wherever you are and however alone and deserted you may feel.
Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
Go straight for souls, and go for the worst.
Without question, the material world and your everyday needs distract you from living meaningfully.
Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.
The government I led gave ordinary people peace, security, dignity, and opportunity to progress.