"A man may open the drapes so the warm sunlight comes into the room, but the man does not own the sun or the light or the warmth it brings. The blessings of the priesthood are infinitely greater than the one who is asked to administer the gift."
"From time to time, as individuals and as a church, we go through periods of crisis and danger. Some arise quickly like a fire. Others are subtle and go almost undetected before they are upon us. Some require heroic action, but most are less spectacular. The way we respond is crucial. My purpose this evening is to reemphasize to priesthood holders the importance of heeding the words of the prophets. This is one sure way to respond to physical and spiritual dangers of all kinds."
"‘We do not want our LDS women to be silent partners or limited partners in that eternal assignment! Please be a contributing and full partner.’ In the eyes of God, whether in the Church or in the family, women and men are equal, with different responsibilities."
"Pride is a switch that turns off priesthood power. Humility is a switch that turns it on."
"Priesthood power can calm the seas and heal fractures in the earth. Priesthood power can also calm the minds and heal fractures in the hearts of those we love."
"In the eternal perspective, both the procreative power and the priesthood power are shared by husband and wife."
"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."