Richard G. Scott quotes

  • Great power can come from memorizing scriptures. To memorize a scripture is to forge a new friendship. It is like discovering a new individual who can help in time of need, give inspiration and comfort, and be a source of motivation for needed change
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Motivation #Inspiration #Giving

  • Recognize the good in others, not their stains.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Stains

  • I witness that as you gain experience and success in being guided by the Spirit, your confidence in the impressions you feel can become more certain than your dependence on what you see or hear.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Gains #Spirit #Certain

  • Pure love is an incomparable, potent power for good. Righteous love is the foundation of a successful marriage.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Successful #Love Is #Foundation

  • Repentance is not punishment, it is the hope filled path to a more glorious future.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Punishment #Path #Repentance

  • The joyful news for anyone who desires to be rid of the consequences of past poor choices is that the Lord sees weaknesses differently than He does rebellion. Whereas the Lord warns that unrepented rebellion will bring punishment, when the Lord speaks of weaknesses, it is always with mercy.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Past #Punishment #Choices

  • In quiet moments when you think about it, you recognize what is critically important in life and what isn't. Be wise and don't let good things crowd out those that are essential.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Wise #Thinking #Important

  • Stay on the Lord's side, and you will win every time.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Winning #Sides #Lord

  • Think of the long view of life, not just what's going to happen today or tomorrow. Don't give up what you most want in life for something you think you want now.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Giving Up #Thinking

  • What I am trying to teach is that when we keep the temple covenants we have made and when we live righteously in order to maintain the blessings promised by those ordinances, then come what may, we have no reason to worry or to feel despondent.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Blessing #Order #Worry

  • Scriptures are like packets of light that illuminate our minds and give place to guidance and inspiration from on high.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Inspiration #Light #Giving

  • To reach a goal you have never before attained, you must do things you have never before done.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Inspirational #Spiritual #Goal

  • Lay the burden at the feet of the Savior.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Feet #Burden #Savior

  • Pondering a passage of scripture can be a key to unlock revelation and the guidance and inspiration of the Holy Ghost. Scriptures can calm an agitated soul, giving peace, hope, and a restoration of confidence in one’s ability to overcome the challenges of life. They have potent power to heal emotional challenges when there is faith in the Savior. They can accelerate physical healing.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Inspiration #Healing #Emotional

  • One of the greatest blessings we can offer to the world is the power of a Christ-centered home where the gospel is taught, covenants are kept, and love abounds.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Home #Blessing #World

  • Sadness, disappointment, and severe challenges are events in life, not life itself. I do not minimize how hard some of these events are. They can extend over a long period of time, but they should not be allowed to become the confining center of everything you do.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Disappointment #Sadness #Long

  • As you lose your life in the service of Father in Heaven's children, Satan's temptations lose power in your life.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Children #Father #Heaven

  • God’s purpose is “to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.”2 That is fundamental to all we do. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in things that we find fascinating or become so consumed by mundane responsibilities that we lose sight of God’s objectives. As you consistently focus your life on the most basic principles, you will gain an understanding of what you are to do, and you will produce more fruit for the Lord and more happiness for yourself.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Responsibility #Men #Sight

  • When you trust in the Lord, when you are willing to let your heart and your mind be centered in His will, when you ask to be led by the Spirit to do His will, you are assured of the greatest happiness along the way and the most fulfilling attainment from this mortal experience. If you question everything you are asked to do, or dig in your heels at every unpleasant challenge, you make it harder for the Lord to bless you.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Heart #Challenges #Mind

  • You are one of the noblest of God's creations. His intent is that your life be gloriously beautiful regardless of your circumstances. As you are grateful and obedient, you can become all that God intends you to be.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Life #Beautiful #Grateful

  • Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, each of us can become clean and the burden of our rebellion will be lifted. Remember, repentance is not punishment. It is the hope-filled path to a more glorious future.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Jesus #Punishment #Path

  • There are few things in life that bring as much joy as the joy that comes from assisting another improve his or her life.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Joy

  • By making choices consistent with eternal truth you will develop righteous character.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Character #Choices #Eternity

  • The most difficult is the first family, to bring someone out of the world.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Family #World #Firsts

  • Father in Heaven knew that you would face challenges and be required to make some decisions that would be beyond your own ability to decide correctly…That assistance will come to you through the Holy Ghost as spiritual guidance. It is a power, beyond your own capability, that a loving Heavenly Father wants you to use consistently for your peace and happiness.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Spiritual #Father #Decision

  • But what about you? Have you prayed about your own ancestors’ work? Set aside those things in your life that don’t really matter. Decide to do something that will have eternal consequences. Perhaps you have been prompted to look for ancestors but feel you are not a genealogist. Can you see that you don’t have to be anymore? It all begins with love and a sincere desire to help those beyond the veil who can’t help themselves. Check around. There will be someone in your area who can help you have success.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Desire #Looks #Veils

  • When I marry, it will be to a faithful returned missionary in the Temple.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Faithful #Temples #Missionary

  • If your life is in disarray and you feel uncomfortable and unworthy to pray because you are not clean, don't worry. He already knows about all of that. He is waiting for you to kneel in humility and take the first few steps. Pray for strength. Pray for others to be led to support you and guide you and lift you. Pray that the love of the Savior will pour into your heart. Pray that the miracle of the Atonement will bring forgiveness because you are willing to change. I know that those prayers will be answered, for God loves you. His Son gave his life for you. I know they will help you.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Prayer #Love You #Heart

  • We need not worry if we can’t simultaneously do all of the things that the Lord has counseled us to do. He has spoken of a time and a season for all things. In response to our sincere prayers for guidance, He will direct us in what should be emphasized at each phase of our life. We can learn, grow, and become like Him one consistent step at a time.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Prayer #Worry #Needs

  • When we obey the commandments of the Lord and serve His children unselfishly, the natural consequence is power from God—power to do more than we can do by ourselves. Our insights, our talents, our abilities are expanded because we receive strength and power from the Lord. His power is a fundamental component to establishing a home filled with peace.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Children #Home #Fundamentals

  • Are there so many fascinating, exciting things to do or so many challenges pressing down upon you that it is hard to keep focused on that which is essential? When things of the world crowd in, all too often the wrong things take highest priority. Then it is easy to forget the fundamental purpose of life. Satan has a powerful tool to use against good people. It is distraction. He would have good people fill life with 'good things' so there is no room for the essential ones. Have you unconsciously been caught in that trap?
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Powerful #People #Priorities

  • We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Change #Self Improvement #Each Day

  • No missionary can determine the lasting effects of his or her labors.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Missionary #Lasting #Determine

  • Marriage provides an ideal setting for overcoming any tendency to be selfish or self-centered. I think one of the reasons that we are counseled to get married early in life is to avoid developing inappropriate character traits that are hard to change.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Selfish #Character #Thinking

  • There is no doctrine more fundamental to our work than the Atonement of Jesus Christ. At every appropriate opportunity, testify of the Savior and of the power of His Atoning sacrifice. Use scriptures that teach of Him and why He is the perfect pattern for everyone in life.4 You will need to study diligently. Do not become so absorbed with trivial things that you miss learning the doctrine and teachings of the Lord. With a solid, personal doctrinal foundation, you will be a powerful source for sharing vital truths with others who desperately need them.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Jesus #Powerful #Teaching

  • Create an atmosphere for the Spirit. The Spirit must be present.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Atmosphere #Spirit

  • Can you hang in there with your investigators when things get going tough? Don't give up on investigators because they have a little weakness. Work with them until the Holy Ghost tells you not to.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Giving Up #Littles

  • We best serve our Father in Heaven by righteously influencing others and serving them.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Father #Heaven #Influence

  • The demands of justice for broken law can be satisfied throughmercy, earned by your continual repentance and obedience to the laws ofGod... Through the Atonement you can live in a world where justiceassures that you will retain what you earn by obedience.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Law #Justice #Broken

  • If we are not careful, we will convey the message that investigators have to be perfect. Not true!
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Perfect #Messages #Careful

  • Only baptize them if you truly believe these people are ready, taking a little more time if necessary so the Holy Ghost can strengthen them a little more.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Believe #People #Littles

  • Peace is the precious fruit of a righteous life. It is possible because of the Atonement of the Savior. It is earned through full repentance, for that leads to refreshing forgiveness.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Fruit #Atonement #Repentance

  • I have a suggestion: When a temple is conveniently nearby, small things may interrupt your plans to go to the temple. Set specific goals, considering your circumstances, of when you can and will participate in temple ordinances. Then do not allow anything to interfere with that plan.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Goal #May #Temples

  • True friendship is like the asphalt of life. It fills in the potholes and makes the journey smooth.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #True Friend #Journey #Smooth

  • Conversion is a very, very important part of what you are doing. We will have a responsibility to report to Heavenly Father regarding those we bring into the Church.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Father #Responsibility #Church

  • Spirituality yields two fruits. The first in inspiration to know what to do. The second is power, or the capacity to do it. These two capacities come together. That's why Nephi could say, 'I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded' (1 Nephi 3:7). He knew the spiritual laws upon which inspiration and power are based. Yes, God answers prayer and gives us spiritual direction when we live obediently and exercise the required faith in Him.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Spiritual #Prayer #Inspiration

  • The Lord will bless us with more baptisms if you make sure the ones you have are going to keep their commitments. The Lord will not prepare more people for baptism if we are not converting the ones we have.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Commitment #People #Baptism

  • Sadness, disappointment, and severe challenge are events in life, not life itself.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Disappointment #Sadness #Challenges