MONSON_medium“May we ever remember that the mantle of membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is not a cloak of comfort but rather a robe of responsibility.  Our duty, in addition to saving ourselves, is to guide others to the celestial kingdom of God.”
– Thomas S. Monson



John-taylor-mormon“If you do not magnify your callings, God will hold you responsible for those whom you might have saved had you done your duty.”
– John Taylor




georgealbertsmith“What does it mean to magnify a calling?  It means to build it up in dignity and importance, to make it honorable and commendable in the eyes of all men, to enlarge and strengthen it to let the light of heaven shine through it to the view of other men.  And how does one magnify a calling?  Simply by performing the service that pertains to it.  An elder magnifies the ordained calling of an elder by learning what his duties as an elder are and then doing them.  As with an elder, so with a deacon, a teacher, a priest, a bishop, and each who holds office in the priesthood.”
– George Albert Smith


Elder Dallin H. Oaks“The scriptures talk very little of rights, rather commandments of responsibilities.”
– Dallin H. Oaks



trumanmadsen“Today we hear little about obligation and duty – we seemed to be more concerned about ‘rights’.  But there has never been a ‘right’ that did not have a corresponding duty.  On the other hand, there has never been a duty or an obligation that did not come with a corresponding blessing.”
– Truman G. Madsen



davidomckay“Wherefore let every man learn his duty, and act in all diligence in the performance of it. He that is slothful shall not be counted worthy to stand, and he that learns not his duty and shows himself not approved, shall not be counted worthy to stand.”
– David O. McKay



250px-Shakespeare“Be not afraid of greatness.  Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”
– William Shakespeare*