"We do not find the Savior using force or coercion to accomplish His purposes."
—Ezra Taft Benson, "Chapter 15: The Sacred Callings of Fathers and Mothers"
"Let us take most seriously the callings, the responsibilities, and the duties which come with the priesthood we hold."
"The priesthood of God … is as indispensable to the true Church of God as it is unique to it."
"General conference provides a great opportunity to let the Lord strengthen your power to serve in the priesthood of God."
"All of the ordinances invite us to increase our faith in Jesus Christ and to make and keep covenants with God. As we keep these sacred covenants, we receive priesthood power and blessings."
"We are beloved spirit sons and daughters of heavenly parents, with a divine nature and destiny. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, loved us enough to give His life for us. His Atonement provides the way for us to progress on the path to our heavenly home, through sacred priesthood ordinances and covenants."
"The blessings of the priesthood are available to everyone. Indeed, the Father “inviteth … all to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him, black and white, bond and free, male and female; … all are alike unto God” (2 Ne. 26:33) (Robert D. Hales, "Blessings of the Priesthood," October 1995 general conference)."
"I have observed three common characteristics of the priesthood holders who are my heroes. One is a pattern of prayer, the second is a habit of service, and the third is a rock-hard decision to be honest."
"In the eyes of God, whether in the Church or in the family, women and men are equal, with different responsibilities."
"The greatest power God has given to His sons cannot be exercised without the companionship of one of His daughters, because only to His daughters has God given the power “to be a creator of bodies … so that God’s design and the Great Plan might meet fruition.”"