Conference capsules


To offset the worldly messages that entice us to choose the wrong, the Lord has blessed us with symbols of purity to keep us on the right course to "Choose the Right." (page 19) - Elder L. Tom Perry

Church leaders

[Church leaders] speak with a single, perfect heart which, I promise you, gives them an understanding of our times and of what the Church ought to do. (page 19) - Elder Monte J. Brough


Constancy amid change is assured by heavenly personages, plans and principles. Our trust can be safely anchored to them. (page 9) - Elder Russell M. Nelson


It takes deep and abiding faith in Christ to endure faithfully to the end of our mortal lives. (page 11) - Elder John H. Groberg


Real joy and happiness come from living in such a way that our Heavenly Father will be pleased with us. (page 22) - Elder W. Eugene Hansen

Home and Family

The primary place in building a value system is in the homes of the people. (page 17) - President Gordon B. Hinckley


Only in that state of pure honesty are we able to see truth in its complete dimension. Honesty may not be everything, but everything is nothing without honesty. (page 10) - Elder F. Enzio Busche


One underlying principle runs throughout the Savior's life, mission and teachings: we are to love one another. (page 6) - Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin


The relationships between husbands and wives are sacred, and we should never trifle with that great blessing. (page 11) - Elder Adney Y. Komatsu

Men and women

All virtues listed in the scriptures - love, joy, peace, faith, godliness, charity - are shared by both men and women, and the highest priesthood ordinance in mortality is given only to man and woman together. (page 8) - Elder Boyd K. Packer

Missionary service

The Lord needs messengers to match His message. (page 19) - Elder David B. Haight


[The first man and woman were commanded to] be fruitful and multiply. This commandment was the first in sequence and first in importance. It was essential that God's spirit children have mortal birth and an opportunity to progress toward eternal life. (page 20) - Elder Dallin H. Oaks

The Church will assist parents in the teaching and training, but only assist. The Church cannot be a substitute for parental responsibility. (page 9) - Elder Ben B. Banks

We can help our children and grandchildren to survive spiritually and morally in a world where the pollution index continues to spiral upward. The intent is not to take our children out of the world but, as the Lord prayed, to keep them from evil. (page 6) - Elder Joe J. Christensen

In many ways earthly parents represent their Heavenly Father in the process of nurturing, loving and teaching children. (page 7) - Bishop Robert D. Hales


Priesthood is for service not servitude; compassion, not compulsion; caring, not control. (page 21) - Elder M. Russell Ballard

Purposes of wards

A ward is another place where there is enough commitment and energy to form a sort of `safety net' family for each of us when our families cannot or do not provide all. . . . (page 23) - Sister Virginia H. Pearce


The journey from wickedness to joy requires a mighty change of heart. (page 6) - Elder Spencer J. Condie

The Savior's vicarious sacrifice satisfies the justice of God. Therefore, God extends his mercy whereby we may receive forgiveness of our personal transgressions through faith in the Redeemer, followed by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the gospel. (page 23) - Elder Ronald E. Poelman


"By so living [to become more like the SaviorT, ours will not then be a mere appreciation of Jesus. . . . Rather, ours will be an adoration of Jesus expressed by our emulation of Him. (page 9) - Elder Neal A. Maxwell


We, too, can bless if we but follow His noble example. Opportunities are everywhere. Needed are eyes to see the pitiable plight and ears to hear the silent pleadings of a broken heart. (page 18) - President Thomas S. Monson

Spiritual Knowledge

To acquire spiritual knowledge and to obey it with wisdom one must: In humility, seek divine light; exercise faith in Jesus Christ; hearken to His counsel; keep His commandments. (page 21) - Elder Richard G. Scott

In a world of discouragement, sorrow and over much sin, in times when fear and despair seem to prevail. . . , I too say, `Trust Jesus.' (page 7) - Elder Jeffrey R. Holland


Live the present moment to the hilt, and do not live in the past or the future. Success is a journey, not a destination. (page 11) - Elder Jacob de Jager

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