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Wilford Woodruff, Served 1887–1898
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“We are willing to stand by the revelations of God.”
( Deseret News Weekly, Dec. 23, 1874, 741.)

I have always looked upon the life of our Savior who descended beneath all things that He might rise above all things as an example for His followers.
( The Discourses of Wilford Woodruff, sel. G. Homer Durham [1946], 4.)

You may have the administration of angels, you may see many miracles; . . . but I claim that the gift of the Holy Ghost is the greatest gift that can be bestowed upon man.
( The Discourses of Wilford Woodruff, sel. G. Homer Durham [1946], 5.)

I say to Israel, the Lord will never permit me or any other man who stands as president of this Church to lead you astray. It is not in the program. It is not in the mind of God. If I were to attempt that the Lord would remove me out of my place, and so He will any other man who attempts to lead the children of men astray from the oracles of God and from their duty.
( The Discourses of Wilford Woodruff, sel. G. Homer Durham [1946], 212–13.)

The Church of God could not live twenty four hours without revelation.
( The Discourses of Wilford Woodruff, sel. G. Homer Durham [1946], 61.)

I say to the Latter day Saints, the keys of the kingdom of God are here, and they are going to stay here, too, until the coming of the Son of Man. Let all Israel understand that. . . . No man who has ever breathed the breath of life can hold these keys of the kingdom of God and lead the people astray.
( The Discourses of Wilford Woodruff, sel. G. Homer Durham [1946], 73–74.)

There never was a set of men since God made the world under a stronger responsibility to warn this generation, to lift up our voices long and loud, day and night as far as we have the opportunity and declare the words of God unto this generation. We are required to do this. This is our calling. It is our duty. It is our business.
( Deseret News Semi Weekly, July 6, 1880, 1.)