Joseph_Smith1_Mormon“I may safely say that the word ‘Mormon’ stands independent of the learning and wisdom of this generation.  Before I give a definition, however, to the word, let me say that the Bible in its widest sense, means good; for the Savior says according to the gospel of John, ‘I am the good shepherd’, and it will not be beyond the common use of terms, to say that good is among the most important in use, and though known by various names in different languages, still its meaning is the same, and its ever in opposition to bad.  We say from Saxon, good; the Dane, god; the Goth, goda; the German, gut; the Dutch, goed; the Latin, bonus; the Greek, kalos; the Hebrew, tob; and the Egyptian, mon.  Hence, with the addition of more, or the contraction, mor, we have the word MORMON; which means literally, more good.”
– Joseph Smith


georgealbertsmith“If we desire to be identified with the kingdom of our Lord, the celestial kingdom, this is our opportunity to prepare, with love unfeigned with desire to do all that is within our power to bless others, to give – not to be always feeling we must receive, but desire to give, for I say unto you: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’.  The Gospel of Jesus Christ is a gospel of giving, not only of our substance but of ourselves, and I thank my Heavenly Father that I belong to such an organization that has been so instructed.”
– George Albert Smith


Lorenzo Snow“Knowing our religion to be true we ought to be the most devoted people on the face of the earth to the cause we have embraced.  Knowing as we do, or should know, that the gospel we have received promises all our hearts can wish or desire, if we are faithful, we ought to be very faithful, devoted, energetic and ambitious in carrying out the designs and wishes of the Lord as He reveals them from time to time through His servants.  We ought not to be lukewarm or negligent in attending to our duties, but with all our might, strength, and souls we should try to understand the spirit of our calling and the nature of the work in which we are engaged.”
– Lorenzo Snow


brigham-young-mormon“‘Mormonism’ has made me all that 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.”
– Brigham Young



ann-m-dibb-large“I’m a Mormon. I know it. I live it. I love it.”
– Ann M. Dibb





brigham-young-mormon“It is the Lord’s work.  I know enough to let the kingdom alone, and do my duty.  It carries me, I do not carry the kingdom.  I sail in the old ship Zion, and it bears me safely above the raging elements.”
– Brigham Young




Joseph_Smith1_Mormon“We teach people correct principles and let them govern themselves.”
– Joseph Smith