Wilford Woodruff, 4th President of the Church, 1889–1898
I have felt to rejoice
exceedingly of what I saw of Brother Joseph, for in his
public and private career he carried with him the spirit of
the Almighty, and he manifested a greatness of soul which I
had never seen in any other man.
Brigham Young, 2nd President of the Church, 1847–1877
What is necessary to
constitute a Saint, or a disciple of Jesus? It is simply
this: a strict obedience to all the requirements of the
ordinances of the house of God, and to be one in all things
as the Father and the Son are one.
Heber J. Grant, 7th President of the Church, 1918–1945
There is but one path
of safety to the Latter-day Saints, and that is the path of
duty. It is not a testimony, it is not marvelous
manifestations, it is not knowing that the Gospel of Jesus
Christ is true, that it is the plan of salvation, it is not
actually knowing that the Savior is the Redeemer, and that
Joseph Smith was His prophet, that will save you and me, but
it is the keeping of the commandments of God, the living the
life of a Latter-day Saint.