"Perhaps the reason we respond so universally to our mothers’ love is because it typifies the love of our Savior."
"There is no greater good in all the world than motherhood."
"You have entered into a partnership with our Father in Heaven to give mortal experience to His sons and daughters."
"May I say to mothers collectively, … you are magnificent. You are doing terrifically well."
"Motherhood is more than bearing children. … It is the essence of who we are as women."
"You can show your daughter by the way you love and honor your wife that she should never settle for less."
"No woman who understands the gospel would ever say, “I am just a mother,” for mothers heal the souls of men."
"You rock a sobbing child … because you know you hold tomorrow tightly in your arms."
"As grandmothers, mothers, and role models, women have been the guardians of the wellspring of life, teaching each generation the importance of sexual purity—of chastity before marriage and fidelity within marriage. In this way, they have been a civilizing influence in society; they have brought out the best in men; they have perpetuated wholesome environments in which to raise secure and healthy children."
"A mother can exert an influence unequaled by any other person in any other relationship. By the power of her example and teaching, her sons learn to respect womanhood and to incorporate discipline and high moral standards in their own lives. Her daughters learn to cultivate their own virtue and to stand up for what is right, again and again, however unpopular. A mother’s love and high expectations lead her children to act responsibly without excuses, to be serious about education and personal development, and to make ongoing contributions to the well-being of all around them."