"Acknowledge and face your weaknesses, but don’t be immobilized by them, because some of them will be your companions until you depart this earth life. No matter what your current status, the very moment you voluntarily choose honest, joyful, daily repentance by striving to simply do and be your very best, the Savior’s Atonement envelops and follows you, as it were, wherever you go. Living in this manner, you can truly “always retain a remission of your sins” (Mosiah 4:12) every hour of every day, every second of every minute, and thus be fully clean and acceptable before God all the time."
"A useful way to think about the commandments is they are loving counsel from a wise, all-knowing Heavenly Father. His goal is our eternal happiness, and His commandments are the road map He has given us to return to Him, which is the only way we will be eternally happy."
"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."