"He who created us and who loves us perfectly knows just how we need to live our lives in order to obtain the greatest happiness possible. He has provided us with guidelines which, if we follow them, will see us safely through this often treacherous mortal journey. We remember the words of the familiar hymn: “Keep the commandments! In this there is safety; in this there is peace.”"
"Please remember that commandments and covenants are priceless truths and doctrines."
"The commandments…were God-given. Using our agency, we can set them aside. We cannot, however, change them."
"God’s commandments are not given to frustrate us or to become obstacles to our happiness. Just the opposite is true."
"He lives!...happiness & peace can be secured in this life by living His commandments."
"Life is not easy, nor was it meant to be…. living temple-worthy lives will hold together all that really matters."
—Quentin L. Cook, "Shipshape and Bristol Fashion: Be Temple Worthy—in Good Times and Bad Times"
"Our desire to be obedient to…God’s commandments is the reaching out of our mortal hand to…our Heavenly Father."
"May our Heavenly Father bless us…that we may be obedient to His commandments, and…follow carefully the steps of our Lord."
"As God encourages us to keep on trying, He expects us to also allow others the space to do the same, at their own pace."
"God’s commandments are strict but not restrictive. They protect us from… danger and prevent us from getting lost."