Brigham Young Love Quotes and Sayings
#1 “Chapter 24: Teaching the Family,” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young (1997), 170–76
1. We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do. We should set them an example that we wish them to imitate.
Excerpt from Wikipedia: Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was an American leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and a settler of the Western United States. He was the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1847 until his death in 1877, he founded Salt Lake City, and he served as the first governor of the Utah Territory, United States. Young also led the foundings of the precursors to the University of Utah and Brigham Young University.
Sayings by Brigham Young
#1-2 Chapter 27: Learning by Study and by Faith, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young (1997), 192–201
1. The closer people apply their minds to any correct purpose the faster they can grow and increase in the knowledge of the truth. When they learn to master their feelings, they can soon learn to master their reflections and thoughts in the degree requisite for attaining the objects they are seeking. But while they yield to a feeling or spirit that distracts their minds from a subject they wish to study and learn, so long they will never gain the mastery of their minds.
2. Let wisdom be sown in your hearts, and let it bring forth a bountiful harvest. It is more profitable to you than all the gold and silver and other riches of earth. Let wisdom spring up in your hearts, and cultivate it.
#3-4 “Chapter 29: Living the Word of Wisdom,” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young (1997), 210–15
3. The Americans, as a nation, are killing themselves with their vices and high living. As much as a man ought to eat in half an hour they swallow in three minutes, gulping down their food like the [dog] under the table, which, when a chunk of meat is thrown down to it, swallows it before you can say “twice.” If you want a reform, carry out the advice I have just given you. Dispense with your multitudinous dishes, and, depend upon it, you will do much towards preserving your families from sickness, disease and death.
4. It is difficult to find anything more healthy to drink than good cold water, such as flows down to us from springs and snows of our mountains. This is the beverage we should drink. It should be our drink at all times.
#5 Quoted by George H. Brimhall in “The Brigham Young University,” Improvement Era, vol. 23, no. 9 [July 1920], p. 831
5. Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world’s work, and the power to appreciate life.
#6 Journal of Discourses 8:140 (August 5, 1860)
6. Never let a day so pass that you will have cause to say, “I will live better to-morrow,”
Unsourced Brigham Young Quotes
1. Silence may be golden, but can you think of a better way to entertain someone than to listen to him?
2. Honest hearts produce honest actions.
3. He who takes offense when offense was not intended is a fool, yet he who takes offense when offense is intended is an even greater fool for he has succumbed to the will of his adversary.
4. A good man, is a good man, whether in this church, or out of it.
5. If I had a choice of educating my daughters or my sons because of opportunity constraints, I would choose to educate my daughters.