"Our, Father, strengthen the youth who walk in a world saturated with the sophistries of Satan. Give them the courage to stand firm for truth. Bless them with a lengthened view of their eternal possibilities." — Dedicatory prayer offered for re-dedication of the Mexico City Temple, Nov. 16, 2008
Bridges Jesus built
"Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, was the supreme builder of bridges for you, for me, for all humankind. He has built the bridges over which we must cross if we are to reach our heavenly home." — Friend, November 2008
"The gate of history swings on small hinges, and so do people's lives."
— BYU devotional assembly, Nov. 14, 2006
Be not weary
"In moments when the light of resolution dims and when the heart grows faint, we can take comfort from His promise: 'Be not weary in well-doing.' Out of small things proceedeth that which is great. Behold, the Lord requireth the heart and a willing mind." — "Finding Peace," Ensign, March 2004
Living for Today
"How fragile life, how certain death. We do not know when we will be required to leave this mortal existence. And so I ask, "What are we doing with today?" If we live only for tomorrow, we'll have a lot of empty yesterdays today." — "Now Is the Time," Ensign, November 2001.
Time to choose
"There is no better time in all the world to make important choices than at the beginning of a new semester, and particularly at the beginning of a new year, for we literally become the product of our choices. Our choices determine our destiny. — BYU, Jan. 16, 1973, "A Time to Choose."
Stand for right
"The face of sin today often wears the mask of tolerance. Do not be deceived; behind that facade is heartache, unhappiness and pain. . . . YOU be the one to make a stand for right, even if you stand alone. Have the moral courage to be a light for others to follow." — "Examples of Righteousness." April 2008 general conference; Ensign, May 2008.
"Joy and happiness come from living the way the Lord wants you to live and from service to God and others." — The New Era, October 2008
"Write in your journal tonight or tomorrow what you saw this evening; how you felt this evening." — Cultural program preceding the dedication of the Mexico City Temple, Nov. 15, 2008