Quotes About "The One"

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He Wants the Best for You

"One life can influence an entire community, just as a flower can fill a room with sweet perfume."

"If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain.
If I can cease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain."

"As we progress and become more like the Savior, we can strengthen every group with whom we associate, including families and friends."

Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin - April 1998 Gen. Conf.

"I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather.

I possess tremendous power to make a life miserable or joyous.

I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.

I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.

In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be—we help them become what they are capable of becoming."


"To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world."


"We are not saved as congregations nor as groups, but we are saved as we come into the world as individuals, and the Lord's purpose is to save the individual, each being precious in his sight."

David O. McKay - General Conference Report, April 1957

"Man's machinery makes things alike; God's machinery gives to things which appear alike a pleasing difference."

Brigham Young - Journal of Discourses, 9:369

"I believe some of you have a tendency to underestimate your profound capacity for blessing the lives of others. More often than not, it is not on the stage with some public pronouncement but in your example of righteousness and the countless gentle acts of love and kindness done so willingly, so often on a one-to-one basis."

James E. Faust, "You Are All Heaven Sent," Ensign, Nov. 2002, 111-12

"First, I want to tell you young men that the Lord has His eye upon you. He loves you. He knows you. He knows your triumphs and your trials, your successes and your heartaches. "

Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin "Growing into the Priesthood", Oct. Gen. Conf. 1999

"The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker."

Helen Keller

"Have faith in your Heavenly Father. He knows who you are. He listens to you when you pray. He loves you. He is mindful of you. He wants the best for you."

Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin - Ensign, Dec. 2000, 9

"The individual, then, is the focal point of all the programs and performance of the Church—not the program itself, not the statistics. Not institutional expansion but individual exaltation is the purpose of it all."

Marion D. Hanks, "Conference Report," April 1966, p.149-150

"Father in Heaven knows us as individuals. The covenants we make with Him are performed one on one. President Howard W. Hunter noted: 'I have always been impressed that the Lord deals with us personally, individually. We do many things in groups in the Church,...but...the most important things are done individually.

We bless babies one at a time, even if they are twins or triplets. We baptize and confirm children one at a time. We take the sacrament, are ordained to the priesthood, or move through the ordinances of the temple as individuals—as one person developing a [personal] relationship with our Father in Heaven.... Heaven's emphasis is on each individual, on every single person' ('Eternal Investments,' address to CES religious educators, 10 Feb. 1989, p. 4).

These individual commitments made directly with our Heavenly Father are things to celebrate. And to consecrate! Do you remember what happened when Alma invited his people to make these covenants? They celebrated! They 'clapped their hands with joy.' I wonder why our covenants so often feel more like obligations than privileges."

Bonnie D. Parkin, "Celebrating Covenants," Ensign, May 1995, 78

"It is not a matter of comparing individually. We are not baptized collectively, nor will we be judged collectively."

Boyd K. Packer - Ensign, November 1985, p. 82

"When we realize who we are, where we came from, why we are here, and what our future can be, surely we must agree that the greatest miracle in all the world is YOU, the individual. It is YOU and what YOU do that will affect YOU eternally."

N. Eldon Tanner, Ensign, Feb 1976, 2