Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Virtue

  • "Again I renew the call for a return to virtue. Virtue is the strength and power of daughters of God. What would the world be like if virtue—a pattern of thought and behavior based on high moral standards, including chastity—were reinstated in our society as a most highly prized value? If immorality, pornography, and abuse decreased, would there be fewer broken marriages, broken lives, and broken hearts? Would media ennoble and enable rather than objectify and degrade God’s precious daughters? If all humanity really understood the importance of the statement “We are daughters of our Heavenly Father,” how would women be regarded and treated?"

    —Elaine S. Dalton, "We Are Daughters of Our Heavenly Father"
    Topics: Virtue

  • "It is a duty which every Saint ought to render to his brethren freely—to always love them, and ever succor them. To be justified before God we must love one another: we must overcome evil; we must visit the fatherless and the widow in their affliction, and we must keep ourselves unspotted from the world; for such virtues flow from the great fountain of pure religion."

    —Joseph Smith, "Chapter 37: Charity, the Pure Love of Christ", Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith
    Topics: Virtue

  • "Be not moved. You have a great destiny before you. This is your moment! I truly believe that one virtuous young woman, led by the Spirit, can change the world!"

    —Elaine S. Dalton, "Be Not Moved!"
    Topics: Virtue

  • "My earnest prayer is that you will have the courage required to refrain from judging others, the courage to be chaste and virtuous, and the courage to stand firm for truth and righteousness. As you do so, you will be ‘an example of the believers’ (1 Timothy 4:12), and your life will be filled with love and peace and joy."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "May You Have Courage"
    Topics: Virtue

  • "Virtue is the strength and power of daughters of God. … If all humanity really understood the importance of the statement ‘We are daughters of our Heavenly Father,’ how would women be regarded and treated?"

    —Elaine S. Dalton, "We Are Daughters of Our Heavenly Father"
    Topics: Virtue