Inspirational LDS Quotes

100 Inspirational LDS Quotes On Life, Hope And Happiness

Ranked as the fourth-largest Christian denomination in the U.S (over 6.5 million members) as of January 2012, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, popularly known as the LDS Church or Mormon Church has been in existence for centuries. Although it is a Christian denomination, one major thing that makes the group different from most other Christian denominations is the fact that Latter-day Saints, as their adherents are often called, do not believe in the mainstream Christian doctrine of the Trinity. Learn more about the church through the inspirational LDS quotes below.

100 Inspirational LDS Quotes On Life, Faith, Hope And Happiness

1. Each of us is under a divinely spoken obligation to reach out with pardon and mercy and to forgive one another. There is a great need for this Christlike attribute in our families, in our marriages, in our wards and stakes, in our communities, and in our nations.

We will receive the joy of forgiveness in our own lives when we are willing to extend that joy freely to others. Lip service is not enough. We need to purge our hearts and minds of feelings and thoughts of bitterness and let the light and the love of Christ enter in. As a result, the Spirit of the Lord will fill our souls with the joy accompanying divine peace of conscience. ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

2. Peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment;

And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes.

Thy friends do stand by thee…Jesus the Christ ― Joseph Smith Jr., The Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

3. Nothing is so much calculated to lead people to forsake sin as to take them by the hand and to watch over them in tenderness. When persons manifest the least kindness and love to me, O what pow’r it has over my mind. ― Joseph Smith Jr.

4. Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we are saved by love. No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as it is from our standpoint. Therefore we must be saved by the final form of love, which is forgiveness. ― David Brooks, The Road to Character

5. Hope is one leg of a three-legged stool, together with faith and charity. These three stabilize our lives regardless of the rough or uneven surfaces we might encounter at the time… Hope in our Heavenly Father’s merciful plan of happiness leads to peace, mercy, rejoicing, and gladness. The hope of salvation is like a protective helmet; it is the foundation of our faith and an anchor to our souls. ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf, The Infinite Power of Hope, Ensign, Nov 2008

6. As I read and ponder the scriptures, I see that developing faith, hope, and charity within ourselves is a step-by-step process. Faith begets hope, and together they foster charity. We read in Moroni, “Wherefore, there must be faith; and if there must be faith there must also be hope; and if there must be hope there must also be charity.” These three virtues may be sequential initially, but once obtained, they become interdependent. Each one is incomplete without the others. They support and reinforce each other. ― Joseph B. Wirthlin, “Cultivating Divine Attributes,” Ensign, Nov. 1998

7. Faith is both a principle of action and of power. Marcus B. Nash, October 2012 general conference

8. There is nothing wrong with righteous yearnings—we hope and seek after things that are “virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy.” The problem comes when we put our happiness on hold as we wait for some future event—our golden ticket—to appear. ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

9. The gospel causes men and women to reveal that which would have slept in their disposition until they dropped into their graves. The plan by which the Lord leads his people makes them reveal their thoughts and intents, and brings out every trait of disposition lurking in their beings. ― Brigham Young

10. It is a peculiarity of man that he can only live by looking to the future – sub specie aeternitatis. And this is his salvation in the most difficult moments of his existence, although he sometimes has to force his mind to the task. ― Victor Frankl, Mean’s Search for Meaning

11. Cultivate an attitude of happiness. Cultivate a spirit of optimism. Walk with faith, rejoicing in the beauties of nature, in the goodness of those you love, in the testimony which you carry in your heart concerning things divine. ― Gordon B. Hinckley

12. Like the vital rudder of a ship, we have been provided a way to determine the direction we travel. The lighthouse of the Lord beckons to all as we sail the seas of life. Our home port is the celestial kingdom of God. Our purpose is to steer an undeviating course in that direction. A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder—never likely to reach homeport. To us comes the signal: Chart your course, set your sail, position your rudder, and proceed. ― Thomas S. Monson

13. Any task in life is easier if we approach it with the one at a time attitude. … To cite a whimsical saying; ‘If you chase two rabbits, both of them will escape.’ No one is adequate to do everything all at once. We have to select what is important, what is possible, and begin where we are, with what we have. And if we begin and if we keep going the weight, the worry, the doubt, the depression will begin to lift… We can’t do everything always, but we can do something now, and doing something will help to lift the weight and lessen the worry, ‘The beginning,’ said Plato, ‘is the most important part. ― Richard L. Evans

14. Stellar spirits are often housed in imperfect bodies. ― Russell M. Nelson

15. The things we hope for lead us to faith, while the things we hope in lead us to charity. The three qualities faith, hope, and charity working together, grounded on the truth and light of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, lead us to abound in good works. ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf The Infinite Power of Hope, Ensign, Nov 2008

16. Because of Christ, there is hope smiling brightly before you, and you need not worry too much about sickness, death, poverty, or other afflictions. The Lord will take care of you. Your responsibility is to keep the commandments, feast upon the words of Christ, and stay in the path to your heavenly home. ― Julie B Beck,  “There Is Hope Smiling Brightly before Us”, Ensign, May 2003

17. When problems come and questions arise, do not start your quest for faith by saying how much you do not have, leading as it were with your “unbelief.” That is like trying to stuff a turkey through the break! — Jeffrey R. Holland To My Friends: Messages of Counsel and Comfort

18. As we lose ourselves in the service of others, we discover our own lives and our own happiness. ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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19. He who lives only unto himself withers and dies, while he who forgets himself in the service of others grows and blossoms in this life and in eternity. ― Gordon B. Hinckley

20. The earth did not come by chance nor by accident. It is the result of a creation that is based on purpose, on agency, on choice. It accords with laws which were in force long before the plan was every laid down. All of it has order; all of it was planned for us. The beauty and precision of the universe, the endless variety of plant and animal life­—all testify of a plan and a creator. – Boyd K. Packer, The Earth Shall Teach Thee, 12

21. The laughter of the world is merely loneliness pathetically trying to reassure itself. ― Neal A. Maxwell, The Neal A. Maxwell Quote Book

22. We’re not alone–at least, we’re alone only if we choose to be alone. We’re alone only if we choose to go through life relying solely on our own strength rather than learning to draw upon the power of God. ― Sheri L. Dew, If Life Were Easy, It Wouldn’t Be Hard: And Other Reassuring Truths

23. We came to earth to be tried, tested and to choose. – Russell M. Nelson

24. Faith is like spiritual oxygen. As we allow faith to freely flow within us, it awakens and enlivens our spiritual senses. It breathes life into our very souls. As faith flows, we become sensitively attuned to the whisperings of the Spirit. Our minds are enlightened, our spiritual pulse quickens, our hearts are touched. Faith fuels hope. Our perspective changes; our vision becomes clearer. We begin to look for the best, not the worst, in life and in others. We gain a deeper sense of life’s purpose and meaning. Despair gives way to joy. ― David S. Baxter, Faith, Service, Constancy, Ensign, November 2006

25. But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated. ― Ernest Hemingway

26. As patterns of obedience develop, the specific blessings associated with obedience are realized and belief emerges. Desire, hope, and belief are forms of faith, but faith as a principle of power comes from a consistent pattern of obedient behavior and attitudes. Personal righteousness is a choice. Faith is a gift from God, and one possessed of it can receive enormous spiritual power. ― Kevin W. Pearson, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ

27. Like the intense fire that transforms iron into steel, as we remain faithful during the fiery trial of our faith, we are spiritually refined and strengthened. — Neil L. Andersen, October 2012 general conference

28. Discipleship is the pursuit of holiness and happiness. It is the path to our best and happiest self. ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

29. The Atonement is our singular hope for a meaningful life. ― Tad R. Callister, The Infinite Atonement

30. Stand up and speak for truth especially when it’s not popular. ― Russell M. Nelson

31. Soul mates’ are fiction and an illusion; and while every young man and young woman will seek with all diligence and prayerfulness to find a mate with whom life can be most compatible and beautiful, yet it is certain that almost any good man and any good woman can have happiness and a successful marriage if both are willing to pay the price. ― Spencer W. Kimball

32. We must not falter nor weary in well-doing. We must lengthen our stride. Not only is our own eternal welfare at stake, but also the eternal welfare of many of our brothers and sisters who are not now members of this, the true Church. I thrill to the words of the Prophet Joseph Smith in a letter that he sent to the Church from Nauvoo on September 6, 1842: ‘Shall we not go on in so great a cause? Go forward. … Courage … and on, on to the victory! ― Spencer W. Kimball

33. Our heavenly father never intended we would deal with the maze of personal problems and social issues on our own. ― Russell M. Nelson

34. We must not lose hope. Hope is an anchor to the souls of men. Satan would have us cast away that anchor. In this way he can bring discouragement and surrender. But we must not lose hope. The Lord is pleased with every effort, even the tiny, daily ones in which we strive to be more like Him. Though we may see that we have far to go on the road to perfection, we must not give up hope. ― Ezra Taft Benson,  “A Mighty Change of Heart,” Ensign, October 1989,

35. These are the most reassuring words in all of human history [referencing (Matt. 28:1–2, 5–6)]. Death—universal and final—had now been conquered. Never had this occurred before. There had been only death without hope. Now there was life eternal. Only a God could have done this. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ was the great crowning event of His life and mission. It was the capstone of the Atonement. The sacrifice of His life for all mankind was not complete without His coming forth from the grave, with the certainty of the Resurrection for all who have walked the earth. ― Gordon B. Hinckley, This Glorious Easter Morn

36. No matter how difficult the trail, and regardless of how heavy our load, we can take comfort in knowing that others before us have borne life’s most grievous trials and tragedies by looking to heaven for peace, comfort, and hopeful assurance. We can know as they knew that God is our Father, that He cares about us individually and collectively, and that as long as we continue to exercise our faith and trust in Him there is nothing to fear in the journey. ― M. Russell Ballard, “You Have Nothing to Fear from the Journey”, Ensign, May 1997

37. There are times when we have to step into the darkness in faith, confident that God will place solid ground beneath our feet once we do. — Dieter F. Uchtdorf, April 2012 general conference

38. Patience is a purifying process that refines understanding, deepens happiness, focuses action, and offers hope for peace. ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

39. We humans have a lamentable tendency to spend more time theorizing reasons behind human suffering, than working to alleviate human suffering, and in imagining a heaven above, than creating a heaven in our homes and communities. ― Terryl and Fiona Givens, The God Who Weeps

40. Aim at heaven and you will get the earth thrown in; aim at earth and you will get neither. ― CS Lewis, Mere Christianity

41. How sweet is the assurance, how comforting is the peace that come from the knowledge that if we marry right and live right, our relationship will continue, notwithstanding the certainty of death and the passage of time. Men may write love songs and sing them. They may yearn and hope and dream. But all of this will be only a romantic longing unless there is an exercise of authority that transcends the powers of time and death. ― Gordon B. Hinckley

42. Thus, when we plead for the gift of charity, we aren’t asking for lovely feelings toward someone who bugs us or someone who has injured or wounded us. We are actually pleading for our very natures to be changed, for our character and disposition to become more and more like the Savior’s, so that we literally feel as He would feel and thus do what He would do. ― Sheri L. Dew, If Life Were Easy, It Wouldn’t Be Hard: And Other Reassuring Truths

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43. God is anxiously waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as He always has. But He can’t if you don’t pray, and He can’t if you don’t dream. In short, He can’t if you don’t believe. ― Jeffrey R. Holland

44. The joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives. ― Russell M. Nelson

45. I see a wonderful future in a very uncertain world. If we will cling to our values if we will build on our inheritance, if we will walk in obedience before the Lord, if we will simply live the gospel we will be blessed in a magnificent and wonderful way. We will be looked upon as a peculiar people who have found the key to a peculiar happiness. ― Gordon B. Hinckley, Look to the Future, Ensign, Nov. 1997

46. You are never too young to learn, never too young to change. ― Russell M. Nelson

47. Trusting in God’s will is central to our mortality. With faith in Him, we draw upon the power of Christ’s Atonement at those times when questions abound and answers are few. — Ronald A. Rasband, April 2012 general conference

48. The lessons we learn from patience will cultivate our character, lift our lives, and heighten our happiness. ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

49. The Atonement of Jesus Christ outweighs, surpasses, and transcends every other mortal event, every new discovery, and every acquisition of knowledge, for without the Atonement all else in life is meaningless. ― Tad R. Callister, The Infinite Atonement

50. True success in this life comes in consecrating our lives – that is, our time and choices – to God’s purposes. In so doing, we permit Him to raise us to our highest destiny. ― D. Todd Christofferson,  “Reflections on a Consecrated Life,” General Conference, October 2010

51. Patience is tied very closely to faith in our Heavenly Father. Actually, when we are unduly impatient, we are suggesting that we know what is best—better than does God. Or, at least, we are asserting that our timetable is better than His. We can grow in faith only if we are willing to wait patiently for God’s purposes and patterns to unfold in our lives, on His timetable. ― Neal A. Maxwell

52. God not only loves the obedient – He enlightens them. ― Henry B. Eyring

53.  Eternal principles that govern happiness apply equally to all. ― Russell M. Nelson

54. Daily hope is vital, since the ‘Winter Quarters’ of our lives are not immediately adjacent to our promised land either. An arduous trek still awaits, but hope spurs weary disciples on. ― Neal A. Maxwell,  “Brightness of Hope,” Ensign, Nov. 1994

55. Education is  the difference between wishing you could help others and being able to help them. ― Russell M. Nelson

56. Daily hope is vital, since the “Winter Quarters” of our lives are not immediately adjacent to our promised land… Those with true hope often see their personal circumstances shaken, like kaleidoscopes, again and again. Yet with the “eye of faith,” they still see divine pattern and purpose. ― Neal A. Maxwell, Brightness of Hope, Ensign

57. Our birthright—and the purpose of our great voyage on this earth—is to seek and experience eternal happiness. ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

58. The more we devote ourselves to the pursuit of holiness and happiness, the less likely we will be on a path to regrets. The more we rely on the Savior’s grace, the more we will feel that we are on the track our Father in Heaven has intended for us. ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

59. Men and women who turn their lives over to God will find out that he can make a lot more out of their lives than they can. He will deepen their joys, expand their vision, quicken their minds, strengthen their muscles, lift their spirits, multiply their blessings, increase their opportunities, comfort their souls, raise up friends, and pour out peace. ― Ezra Taft Benson

60. We cannot afford young men who lack self-discipline and live only to be entertained. We cannot afford young adult men who are going nowhere in life, who are not serious about forming families and making a real contribution in this world. We cannot afford husbands and fathers who fail to provide spiritual leadership in the home. We cannot afford to have those who exercise the Holy Priesthood, after the Order of the Son of God, waste their strength in pornography or spend their lives in cyberspace. Brethren, we have work to do. ― D. Todd Christofferson, Brethren We Have Work to Do, Conference October 2012

61. Faith is the antidote to fear. – Russell M. Nelson

62. Perseverance means to continue in a given course until we have reached a goal or objective, regardless of obstacles, opposition, and other counterinfluences…Perseverance is a positive, active characteristic…It gives us hope by helping us realize that the righteous suffer no failure except in giving up and no longer trying. ― Joseph B. Wirthlin

63. Your life will be a blessed and balanced experience if you first honor your identity and priority. ― Russell M. Nelson

64. Hope is an emotion which brings richness to our everyday lives. It is defined as “the feeling that … events will turn out for the best.” When we exercise hope, we “look forward … with desire and reasonable confidence” As such, hope brings a certain calming influence to our lives as we confidently look forward to future events. ― Steven E. Snow, “Hope”, April 2011 General Conference

65. Everybody in this life has their challenges and difficulties. That is part of our mortal test. The reason for some of these trials cannot be readily understood except on the basis of faith and hope because there is often a larger purpose which we do not always understand. Peace comes through hope. ― James E. Faust, Hope, an Anchor of the Soul, Ensign, Nov 1999

66. Prepare to do work of real worth for your fellowmen. This is one of the fundamental reasons for enrollment at this institution of higher learning. The critical difference between your just hoping for good things for mankind and your being able to do good things for mankind is education. ― Russell M. Nelson, “Reflections and Resolution”, Speeches: Brigham Young University, Jan. 7, 2004

67. We shouldn’t wait to be happy until we reach some future point, only to discover that happiness was already available—all the time! Life is not meant to be appreciated only in retrospect. “This is the day which the Lord hath made … ,” the Psalmist wrote. “Rejoice and be glad in it.” ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

68. He gave us His gospel, a pearl beyond price, the grand key of knowledge that, once understood and applied, unlocks a life of happiness, peace, and fulfillment. ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

69. But when considered from the unique perspective of eternity, fame and popularity aren’t nearly as important as loving and being loved; status doesn’t mean much when compared to service; and acquiring spiritual knowledge is infinitely more meaningful than acquiring an excess of wealth. ― M. Russell Ballard, Our Search for Happiness

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70. In this method, you don’t ask, What do I want from life? You ask a different set of questions: What does life want from me? What are my circumstances calling me to do? In this scheme of things we don’t create our lives; we are summoned by life. ― David Brooks The Road to Character

71. Faith is not so much something we believe; faith is something we live. ― Joseph B. Wirthlin

72. To be or not to be?’ That is not the question. What is the question? The question is not one of being, but of becoming. ‘To become more or not to become more’ This is the question faced by each intelligence in our universe. ― Truman G. Madsen, Eternal Man

73. Our task is to become our best selves. One of God’s greatest gifts to us is the joy of trying again, for no failure ever need be final. ― Thomas S. Monson The Will Within, Ensign, May 1987, 67

74. Act by inspiration, motivated by love. ― Russell M. Nelson

75. There is a divine purpose in the adversities we encounter every day. They prepare, they purge, they purify, and thus they bless. ― James E. Faust, The Refiner’s Fire, Ensign, May 1979

76. Abandoning our faith because it doesn’t answer all the questions would be like closing the shutters because we can’t see the entire mountain. — Fiona Givens, The Crucible of Doubt: Reflections On the Quest for Faith

77. Discipleship is the pursuit of holiness and happiness. It is the path to our best and happiest self. ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

78. You and I are ultimately in charge of our own happiness. ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

79. You cannot be passive in life, or in time the natural man will undermine your efforts to live worthily. You become what you do and what you think about. Lack of character leads one under pressure to satisfy appetite or seek personal gain. ― Richard G. Scott

80. Start your work from where you live, with the small concrete needs right around you. Help ease tension in your workplace. Help feed the person right in front of you. Personalism holds that we each have a deep personal obligation to live simply, to look after the needs of our brothers and sisters, and to share in the happiness and misery they are suffering. ― David Brooks, The Road to Character

81. Joy comes from and because of him. ― Russell M. Nelson

82. You can wake up every day looking forward to new adventures with hope smiling brightly before you because you have a Savior. You are baptized in His Church…. You just need to stay in, pressing forward with a brightness of hope to your heavenly home. ― Julie B. Beck

83. Because God has been faithful and kept his promises in the past, we can hope with confidence that God will keep His promises to us in the present and in the future. ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

84. Nothing is more crucial to your eternal life than your own conversion. ― Russell M. Nelson

85. In this long eternal quest to be more like our Savior, may we try to be “perfect” men and women in at least this one way now-by offending not in word, or more positively put, by speaking with a new tongue, the tongue of angels. Our words, like our deeds, should be filled with faith and hope and charity, the three great Christian imperatives so desperately needed in the world today. ― Jeffrey R. Holland,  “The Tongue of Angels”, Ensign, May 2007

86. Hope gives us courage to do those things that we don’t believe we are capable of. —Noelle Pikus-Pace, Focused

87. The gospel is not a secret. It is not complicated or hidden. It can unlock the door to true happiness. ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

88. Often the most difficult times of our lives are essential building blocks that form the foundation of our character and pave the way to future opportunity, understanding, and happiness. ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

89. I can’t imagine pain greater than stepping across the veil and realizing I had not done what I came here to do – or realizing that I had given up my life to little or nothing, only then to find that it was gone. ― Sheri Dew, No Doubt About It

90. Happiness is the purpose and design of existence. ― David O. McKay, Pathways to Happiness

91. Each day is a day of decisions and decisions determine your destiny. ― Russell M. Nelson

92. Forget yourself and go to work. ― Bryant S. Hinkley

93. We were born to die and we die to live. As seedlings of God, we barely blossom on earth; we fully flower in heaven. ― Russell M. Nelson

94. Hope is critical to both faith and charity. When disobedience, disappointment, and procrastination erode faith, hope is there to uphold our faith. When frustration and impatience challenge charity, hope braces our resolve and urges us to care for our fellowmen even without expectation of reward. The brighter our hope, the greater our faith. The stronger our hope, the purer our charity. ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf, The Infinite Power of Hope, Ensign, Nov 2008

95. Every one of us has times when we need to know things will get better. The Book of Mormon speaks of this as “hope for a better world.” For emotional health and spiritual stamina, everyone needs to be able to look forward to some respite, to something pleasant and renewing and hopeful, whether that blessing be near at hand or still some distance ahead. It is enough just to know we can get there, that however measured or far away, there is the promise of “good things to come. ― Jeffrey R. Holland, Ensign, November 1999

96. Hope on. Journey on. Honestly acknowledge your questions and your concerns, but first and forever fan the flame of your faith, because all things are possible to them that believe. — Jeffrey R. Holland, April 2013 general conference

97. The difference between happiness and misery in individuals, in marriages, and families often comes down to an error of only a few degrees. ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

98. The gospel of Jesus Christ is not an obligation; it is a pathway, marked by our loving Father in Heaven, leading to happiness and peace in this life and glory and inexpressible fulfillment in the life to come. The gospel is a light that penetrates mortality and illuminates the way before us. ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

99. We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals. ― Stephen R. Covey, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

100. If you’re serious about sanctification, you can expect to experience heart-wrenching moments that try your faith, your endurance, and your patience. ― Sheri L. Dew, If Life Were Easy, It Wouldn’t Be Hard: And Other Reassuring Truths

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