howard-w-hunter-mormon“Let us be a temple attending people. Attend the temple as frequently as personal circumstances allow. Keep a picture of a temple in your home that your children may see it. Teach them about the purposes of the House of the Lord. Have them plan from the earliest years to go there and to remain worthy of that blessing.”
– Howard W. Hunter



boyd-k-packer-large“Sometimes our minds are so beset with problems, and there are so many things clamoring for attention at once that we just cannot think clearly and see clearly. At the temple the dust of distraction seems to settle out, the fog and the haze seem to lift, and we can ‘see’ things that we were not able to see before and find a way through our troubles that we had not previously known.”
– Boyd K. Packer


Lorenzo Snow“Greater work was never done by man since the days of Adam than is being done here in the temple.”
– Lorenzo Snow




Joseph-Fielding-Smith-mormon“Some of us get so enthusiastic over this temple work that we are not willing to abide by the rules and the regulations, and to confine ourselves to our own line, but we want to spread out into the other fellow’s line, and we want to do the work because we readily find names that belong to somebody else, and that method of work for the dead is not permissible. It is all right to help others do their work, if we do that with proper consent, but each family group is entitled to do the work for their particular line.”
– Joseph Fielding Smith



MONSON_medium“As you love, appreciate, and attend the temple you will not only have peace in your heart but purpose in your life.”
– Thomas S. Monson




spencerwkimball“It would be a fine thing if … parents would have in every bedroom in their house a picture of the temple so [their children] from the time [they are] infant[s] could look at the picture every day [until] it becomes a part of [their lives]. When [they reach] the age that [they need] to make [the] very important decision [concerning going to the temple], it will have already been made.”
– Spencer W. Kimball



MONSON_medium“How far is heaven? I testify that in the holy temples it is not far at all – for it is in these sacred places that heaven and earth meet and our Heavenly Father gives His children His greatest blessings. As we touch the temple and love the temple, our lives will reflect our faith. As we go to the holy house, as we remember the covenants we make therein, we will be able to bear every trial and overcome every temptation.”
– Thomas S. Monson



hinckley_medium“I know our lives are busy. I know that you have much to do. But I make you a promise that if you will go to the house of the Lord, you will be blessed; life will be better for you.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley



Joseph_B._Wirthlin“As we come unto Christ and journey to higher ground, we will desire to spend more time in His temples, because the temples represent high ground, sacred ground.”
– Joseph B. Wirthlin




hinckley_medium“Be worthy of the mate you choose. Respect him or her. Give encouragement to him or her. Love your companion with all your heart. This will be the most important decision of your life, the individual whom you marry. There is no substitute for marrying in the temple. It is the only place under the heavens where marriage can be solemnized for eternity. Don’t cheat yourself. Don’t cheat your companion. Don’t shortchange your lives. Marry the right person in the right place at the right time.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley

spencerwkimball“You think your responsibility, you parents and you leaders, is to lead young people to go on missions.  It isn’t.  It’s to get them to go to the house of the Lord, and then they go out in the world to enable others to go to the house of the Lord.  Everybody knows you cannot perfect the Saints without the temple.  And as for redeeming the dead, of course that’s in the temple.”
– Spencer W. Kimball


davidomckay“Brothers and sisters, I believe that there are few, even temple workers, who comprehend the full meaning and power of the temple endowment.  Seen for what it is, it is the step-by-step ascent into the Eternal Presence.  If our young people could but glimpse it, it would be the most powerful spiritual motivation of their lives.”
– David O. McKay


howard-w-hunter-mormon“Look to the temple of the Lord as the great symbol of your membership.”
– Howard W. Hunter




gary-e-stevenson-large“You are never lost when you can see the temple. The temple will provide direction for you and your family in a world filled with chaos. It is an eternal guidepost which will help you from getting lost in the ‘mist of darkness’.”
– Gary E. Stevenson




elainesdalton“Every day I see the angel Moroni, standing atop the temple, as a shining symbol of not only his faith, but ours. I love Moroni, because in a very degenerate society, he remained pure and true. He is my hero. He stood alone. I feel somehow he stands atop the temple today, beckoning us to have courage, to remember who we are and to be worthy to enter the holy temple to ‘arise and shine forth’, to stand above the worldly clamor and to, as Isaiah prophesied, ‘Come to the mountain of the Lord’ the holy temple.’“
– Elaine S. Dalton


MONSON_medium“Those who understand the eternal blessings which come from the temple know that no sacrifice is too great, no price too heavy, no struggle too difficult in order to receive those blessings.”
– Thomas S. Monson



George_Q__Cannon_-_Brady-Handy“Every temple … lessons the power of Satan on earth.”
– George Q. Cannon





MONSON_medium“As we enter through the doors of the temple, we leave behind us the distractions and confusion of the world. Inside this sacred sanctuary, we find beauty and order. There is rest for our souls and a respite from the cares of our lives.”
– Thomas S. Monson



david-a-bednar-largeElder Bednar often asks emeritus General Authorities who now serve as Temple Presidents, ‘What have you learned as a temple president that you wish you had better understood when you were General Authority?’ He summarizes their answers as follows: “I have come to understand better the protection available through our temple covenants and what it means to make an acceptable offering of temple worship. There is a difference between church-attending, tithe-paying members who occasionally rush into the temple to go through a session and those members who faithfully and consistently worship in the temple.”



spencerwkimball“If you understood the ordinances of the House of the Lord, you would crawl on your hands and knees for thousands of miles in order to receive them.”
– Spencer W. Kimball