"It is important to recognize that God’s ultimate purpose is our progress."
"God wants us to have joy. He wants us to have peace. He wants us to succeed."
—Von G. Keetch, "Blessed and Happy Are Those Who Keep the Commandments of God"
"We do not have to be perfect, but we need to be good and getting better"
"If a man have faith he must needs have hope; for without faith there cannot be any hope."
"The very moment you begin to seek your Heavenly Father, in that moment, the hope of His light will begin to awaken, enliven, and ennoble your soul. The darkness may not dissipate all at once, but as surely as night always gives way to dawn, the light will come."
"Everybody in this life has their challenges and difficulties. That is part of our mortal test. The reason for some of these trials cannot be readily understood except on the basis of faith and hope because there is often a larger purpose which we do not always understand. Peace comes through hope."
"And see that ye have faith, hope, and charity, and then ye will always abound in good works."
"A testimony of the hope of redemption is something which cannot be measured or counted. Jesus Christ is the source of that hope."
"So much in life depends on our attitude. The way we choose to see things and respond to others makes all the difference. To do the best we can and then to choose to be happy about our circumstances, whatever they may be, can bring peace and contentment."