"Sometimes we wonder why we remember our sins long after we have forsaken them. Why does the sadness for our mistakes at times continue following our repentance?"
"Repentance is the Lord’s regimen for spiritual growth."
"As if we were climbing a tree-covered mountain, at times we don’t see our progress until we get closer to the top and look back from the high ridges. Don’t be discouraged. If you are striving and working to repent, you are in the process of repenting."
"Remember, repentance is not punishment. It is the hope-filled path to a more glorious future. Father in Heaven has provided us tools that help to build the fortifications between our vulnerabilities and our faithfulness."
—Elder Richard G. Scott, "Personal Strength through the Atonement of Jesus Christ"
"To repent from sin is not easy. But the prize is worth the price. Repentance needs to be done one step at a time."
"For behold, I, God, have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer if they would repent. But if they would not repent they must suffer even as I."
"Difficult as circumstances may be, they do not relieve us of accountability for our actions or our inactions. Nephi was right. God gives no commandments to the children of men save He prepares a way for them to obey. However difficult our circumstances, we can repent."
"The invitation to repent is rarely a voice of chastisement but rather a loving appeal to turn around and to “re-turn” toward God. It is the beckoning of a loving Father and His Only Begotten Son to be more than we are, to reach up to a higher way of life, to change, and to feel the happiness of keeping the commandments."
"The reach of the Savior’s Atonement is infinite in breadth and depth, for you and for me. But it will never be imposed on us. … Repentance is a choice."
"Our Redeemer chooses to forgive because of His incomparable compassion, mercy, and love. Our Savior wants to forgive because this is one of His divine attributes. And, like the Good Shepherd He is, He is joyful when we choose to repent."