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If there is any one thing that will bring peace and contentment into the human heart, and into the family, it is to live within our means. ---->>>

Let every man feel that he is the architect and builder of his own life, and that he proposes to make a success of it by working. ---->>>

My most earnest prayer is that every man and every woman will get it into his or her heart that they are in very deed the architects of their lives. ---->>>

I know of nothing that brings greater joy to the human heart than laboring at home or abroad for the salvation of the souls of men. I know of nothing which gives us a greater love of all that is good, than teaching this Gospel of Jesus Christ. ---->>>

If we are striving, if we are working, if we are trying, to the best of our ability, to improve day by day, then we are in the line of our duty. ---->>>

When I was about forty-three years of age, I had a private secretary with a beautiful baritone voice. I told him I would give anything in the world if I could only carry a tune. He laughed and said, 'Anybody who has a voice and perseverance can sing.' ---->>>

When one is giving service for the advancement of humanity, when one is working without money and without price, with no hope of earthly reward, there comes a real, genuine joy into the human heart. ---->>>

If you have ambitions, dream of what you wish to accomplish, and then put your shoulder to the wheel and work. ---->>>

A Mormon knows that the promises of God are true, and He said that all will be tried; realizing these things the Latter-day Saints will acknowledge their Maker not only in blessings but also in tribulations. ---->>>

If you and I desire the blessings of life, of health, of vigor of body and mind; if we desire the destroying angel to pass us by, as he did in the days of the children of Israel, we must obey the Word of Wisdom; then God is bound, and the blessing shall come to us.

If you and I desire the blessings of life, of health, of vigor of body and mind; if we desire the destroying angel to pass us by, as he did in the days of the children of Israel, we must obey the Word of Wisdom; then God is bound, and the blessing shall come to us.

What I count as real prosperity... is the growth in a knowledge of God, and in a testimony, and in the power to live the gospel and to inspire our families to do the same. That is prosperity of the truest kind. ---->>>

Day-dreams without work do not amount to anything; it is the actual work that counts. ---->>>

Every individual can improve from day to day, from year to year, and have greater capacity to do things as the years come and the years go. ---->>>

I am always pleased when I have the opportunity of meeting with the Latter-day Saints in any of their gatherings. ---->>>

I am free to confess that I am disappointed with the Yosemite valley. It seems only about one-half as grand as the American Fork canyon. ---->>>

I consider it one of the greatest accomplishments of my life that I have learned to sing. ---->>>

I have reached out my hand, I have plucked the fruits of the Gospel, I have eaten of them, and they are sweet, yea, above all that is sweet. ---->>>

I value all things as nothing in comparison with having the spirit of God to guide me. ---->>>

Being an only child, my mother reared me very carefully. ---->>>

I have felt the inspiration of the living God directing me in my labors. ---->>>

I have no animosity against any living soul. ---->>>

With the help of the Lord, I will do the best I can, and... with His help, I have no fear at all but what I can get along. ---->>>

The Book of Mormon is in absolute harmony from start to finish with other sacred scriptures. There is not a doctrine taught in it that does not harmonize with the teachings of Jesus Christ. ---->>>

It is a remarkable fact that we can never read or hear of the labors which our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ performed, without taking pleasure in it, while, on the other hand, there is nothing so interesting in the life and history of any other individual but what by hearing or reading it time and time again we become tired of it. ---->>>

Thank the Lord for a mother who was a general as well as a Latter-day Saint; who realized that it was a remarkable and splendid thing to encourage a boy to do something besides perhaps milking cows if he was on a farm, if he had ambitions along athletic lines. ---->>>

There is no labor in which we engage but that there is a spirit telling us, 'Oh, you do not need to do that; it is a waste of time, and you ought to be engaged in something else.' ---->>>

To my mind, the main reason for the Depression in the United States as a whole, is the bondage of debt and the spirit of speculation among the people. ---->>>

I know that Lorenzo Snow was God's mouthpiece upon the earth, that he was the representative of the Lord, and that he was, in very deed, a prophet of God. ---->>>

There stand out in my life many incidents in my youth, of wonderful inspiration and power through men preaching the gospel in the spirit of testimony and prayer. ---->>>

What the world needs today more than anything else is an implicit faith in God, our Father, and in Jesus Christ, His Son, as the Redeemer of the world. ---->>>

When I was a child, next to my own mother, no woman that ever lived took as much interest in me, gave me as much motherly advice or seemed to love me more than did Sister Snow. I loved her with all my heart, and loved her hymn, 'O My Father.' ---->>>

When we set our hearts upon the things of this world and fail to be strictly honest with the Lord, we do not grow in the light and power and strength of the gospel as we otherwise would do.

When we set our hearts upon the things of this world and fail to be strictly honest with the Lord, we do not grow in the light and power and strength of the gospel as we otherwise would do.

Not only did Jesus come as a universal gift, He came as an individual offering with a personal message to each one of us. ---->>>

I have, all the days of my life, enjoyed singing very much. ---->>>

Let every Latter-day Saint give value received for everything he gets, whether it be in work, or whatever he does. ---->>>

My mother tried to teach me when I was a small child to sing but failed because of my inability to carry a tune. ---->>>

My wife Lucy was very sick for nearly three years prior to her death. At one time, I was in the hospital with her for six months. ---->>>

There never was one particle of... jealousy... in the heart of Hyrum Smith. ---->>>

As a boy, without experience, never having spoken in public in my life, for any length of time, never ten minutes at once, I was called to preside over a stake of Zion. ---->>>

Prosperity comes to those who observe the law of tithing. ---->>>

The power of the living God is here on the earth. The Priesthood is here. ---->>>

There is no better example of an older brother's love than that exhibited in the life of Hyrum Smith for the Prophet Joseph Smith. ---->>>

There is no such thing as standing still. ---->>>

When I first began to learn to sing, it took me from three to four months to learn two simple hymns. ---->>>

When I first began to learn to sing... I would get off on nearly every line and did not know it. I have learned to know when I am off. ---->>>

Every living soul among the Latter-day Saints that fasts two meals once a month will be benefited spiritually and be built up in the faith of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ - benefited spiritually in a wonderful way - and sufficient means will be in the hands of the bishops to take care of all the poor. ---->>>

I, of course, owe everything to my mother, because my father died when I was only nine days of age; and the marvelous teachings, the faith, the integrity of my mother have been an inspiration to me. ---->>>

When I joined a baseball club, the boys of my own age, and a little older, played in the first nine, those younger than myself played in the second, and those still younger in the third, and I played with them. ---->>>

As a man grows and increases in the things of this world, if he is not careful, he will lose the Spirit of the Lord, and he will set his heart upon the things of this world. ---->>>

I appeal to the Latter-day Saints to be honest with the Lord, and I promise them that peace, prosperity and financial success will attend those who are honest with our Heavenly Father. ---->>>

I ask every man and woman occupying a place of responsibility whose duty it is to teach the gospel of Jesus Christ to live it and keep the commandments of God, so that their example will teach it. ---->>>

I don't care if every patriarch in the Church has made a mistake in a blessing, and told a lie, I believe with all my heart and soul that the gospel is true, and I will not allow my faith to be upset. ---->>>

Many men say: 'If I could only see an angel, if I could only hear an angel proclaim something, that would cause me to be faithful all the days of my life!' ---->>>

When I was about twenty-five years of age, Professor Sims informed me that I could sing, but added, 'I would like to be at least forty miles away while you are doing it.' ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: November 22, 1856
Birthplace:
Die: 05-14, 1945
Occupation: Clergyman
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Heber Jeddy Grant (November 22, 1856 – May 14, 1945) was an American religious leader who served as the seventh president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Grant worked as a bookkeeper and a cashier, then was called to be an LDS apostle on October 16, 1882, at age 25 (wikipedia)