Jeffrey R. Holland quotes

  • Pure Christlike love flowing from true righteousness can change the world.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #World #Changing The World #Righteousness

  • The Church is not a monastery for the isolation of perfect people. It is more like a hospital provided for those who wish to get well.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Get Well #People #Perfect

  • For 179 years [The Book of Mormon] has been examined and attacked, denied and deconstructed, targeted and torn apart like perhaps no other religious history – perhaps like no other book in any religious history- and still it stands.” Jeffrey R. Holland
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Religious #Book #Years

  • Above all, never lose faith in your Father in Heaven, who loves you more than you can comprehend.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Father #Love You #Heaven

  • The work of a mother is hard, too often unheralded work. Please know that it is worth it then, now, and forever.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Mother #Forever #Please

  • God is eagerly waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as he always has. But he can't if you don't pray, and he can't if you don't dream. In short, he can't if you don't believe.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Dream #Prayer #Believe

  • In that most burdensome moment of all human history, with blood appearing at every pore and an anguished cry upon His lips, Christ sought Him whom He had always sought—His Father. “Abba,” He cried, “Papa,” or from the lips of a younger child, “Daddy.” This is such a personal moment it almost seems a sacrilege to cite it. A Son in unrelieved pain, a Father His only true source of strength, both of them staying the course, making it through the night—together.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Pain #Children #Father

  • Imperfect people are all god has ever had to work with. That must be terribly frustrating to him, but he deals with it. So should we.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Spiritual #People #Imperfect

  • My own great-grandfather, who said simply enough, "No wicked man could write such a book as this; and no good man would write it unless it were true and he were commanded of God to do so.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Book #Writing #Men

  • If we teach by the Spirit and you listen by the Spirit, some one of us will touch on your circumstance, sending a personal prophetic epistle just to you.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Spirit #Circumstances #Teach

  • However late you think you are, however many chances you think you have missed, however many mistakes you feel you have made or talents you think you don’t have, or however far from home and family and God you feel you have traveled, I testify that you have not traveled beyond the reach of divine love. It is not possible for you to sink lower than the infinite light of Christ’s Atonement shines.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Mistake #Home #Thinking

  • Don't you quit. You keep walking, you keep trying, there is help and happiness ahead. Some blessings come soon. Some come late. Some don't come until heaven. But for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come. It will be alright in the end. Trust God and believe in Good Things to Come.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Jesus #Believe #Blessing

  • Love. Healing. Help. Hope. The power of Christ to counter all troubles in all times—including the end of times. That is the safe harbor God wants for us in personal or public days of despair. That is the message with which the Book of Mormon begins, and that is the message with which it ends, calling all to 'come unto Christ, and be perfected in him' (Moroni 10:32).
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Book #Healing #Despair

  • In the gospel of Jesus Christ you have help from both sides of the veil, and you must never forget that. When disappointment and discouragement strike--and they will--you remember and never forget that if our eyes could be opened we would see horses and chariots of fire as far as the eye can see riding at reckless speed to come to our protection. They will always be there, these armies of heaven, in defense of Abraham's seed.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Jesus #Horse #Disappointment

  • I believe we have all been created for greater things than we can comprehend.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Believe #I Believe

  • God doesn't care nearly as much about where you have been as He does about where you are and, with His help, where you are willing to go.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Doe #Care #Helping

  • If you are lonely, please know you can find comfort. If you are discouraged, please know you can find hope. If you are poor in spirit, please know you can be strengthened. If you feel you are broken, please know you can be mended.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Lonely #Broken #Comfort

  • Hope on. Journey on. Honestly acknowledge your questions and your concerns, but first and forever fan the flame of your faith, because all things are possible to them that believe.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Believe #Journey #Flames

  • You are doing God's work. You are doing it wonderfully well. He is blessing you, and He will bless you, --even--no, -especially--when your days and your nights may be most challenging. Like the woman who anonymously, meekly, perhaps even with hesitation and some embarrassment, fought her way through the crowd just to touch the hem of the Master's garment, so Christ will say to the women who worry and wonder and weep over their responsibility as mothers, `Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole.' And it will make your children whole as well.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Mother #Daughter #Children

  • True love blooms when we care more about another person than we care about ourselves. That is Christ's great atoning example for us, and it ought to be more evident in the kindness we show, the respect we give, and the selflessness and courtesy we employ in our personal relationships.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Kindness #Giving #Example

  • And if those children are unresponsive, maybe you can't teach them yet, but you can love them. And if you love them today, maybe you can teach them tomorrow.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Children #Today #Tomorrow

  • One of the great consolations . . . is that because Jesus walked such a long, lonely path utterly alone, we do not have to do so.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Lonely #Jesus #Long

  • Believe in miracles. I have seen so many of them come when every other indication would say that hope was lost. Hope is never lost. If those miracles do not come soon or fully or seemingly at all, remember the Savior's own anguished example: if the bitter cup does not pass, drink it and be strong, trusting in happier days ahead.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Strong #Believe #Miracle

  • Patiently enduring some things is part of our mortal education.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Endure

  • When life is hard, remember - we are not the first to ask, 'Is there no other way?
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Life Is Hard #Way #Firsts

  • Nowhere can anyone find a #‎ quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his or her own #‎ soul . We need to turn some things down and turn some things off. We need to be #‎ quiet .
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Soul #Needs #Down And

  • Trust God and Believe in good things to come!
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Believe #Trust In God #Good Things

  • Rights are best guarded when each person and group guards for others those rights they wish guarded for themselves.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Rights #Wish #Groups

  • Even if you cannot always see that silver lining on your clouds, God can, for He is the very source of the light you seek. He does love you, and He knows your fears. He hears your prayers. He is your Heavenly Father, and surely He matches with His own the tears His children shed.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Prayer #Children #Father

  • Teach your children that many of the blessings of the Church are available to them because you and they give tithes and offerings to the Church. Teach them that those blessings could come virtually no other way.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Children #Blessing #Offering

  • So be kind, and be grateful that God is kind. It is a happy way to live.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Gratitude #Grateful #Way

  • In a dating and courtship relationship, I would not have you spend five minutes with someone who belittles you, one who is constantly critical of you, one who is cruel at your expense and may even call it humor. Life is tough enough without the person who is supposed to love you leading the assault on your self-esteem, your sense of dignity, your confidence, and your joy. In this person's care, you deserve to feel physically safe and emotionally secure.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Self Esteem #Love You #Dating

  • Don't give up when the pressure mounts. Face your doubts. Master you fears.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Inspirational #Spiritual #Giving Up

  • Missionary work isn't the only thing we need to do in this big, wide, wonderful Church. But almost everything else we need to do depends on people first hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ and coming into the faith. ... With all that there is to do along the path to eternal life, we need a lot more missionaries opening that gate and helping people through it.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Jesus #People #Church

  • In whatever country you live, however young or inadequate you feel, or however aged or limited you see yourself as being, I testify you are individually loved of God, you are central to the meaning of His work, and you are cherished and prayed for by the presiding officers of His Church. The personal value, the sacred splendor of every one of you, is the very reason there is a plan for salvation and exaltation.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Country #Church #Exaltation

  • We should honor the Savior's declaration to "be of good cheer." (Matthew 14:27) Indeed, it seems to me we may be more guilty of breaking that commandment than almost any other!
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Cheer #Honor #May

  • Be strong. Live the gospel faithfully even if others around you don’t live it at all.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Strong

  • So how do you best respond when mental or emotional challenges confront you or those you love? Above all, never lose faith in your Father in Heaven, who loves you more than you can comprehend. ... Never, ever doubt that, and never harden your heart.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Father #Love You #Heart

  • No misfortune is so bad that whining about it won’t make it worse. (Apr 2007 Gen Conf)
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Whining #Misfortunes

  • ‎"With any major decision there are cautions and considerations to make, but once there has been illumination, beware the temptation to retreat from a good thing. If it was right when you prayed about it and trusted it and lived for it, it ...is right now. Don't give up when the pressure mounts. Certainly don't go to that being who is bent on your destruction of your happiness. Face your doubts. Master your fears. 'Cast not away therefore your confidence.' Stay the course and see the beauty of life unfold for you.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Giving Up #Illumination

  • I testify that no one of us is less treasured or cherished of God than another. I testify that He loves each of us—insecurities, anxieties, self-image, and all. He doesn’t measure our talents or our looks; He doesn’t measure our professions or our possessions. He cheers on every runner, calling out that the race is against sin, not against each other.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Cheer #Race #Self

  • I testify that bad days come to an end, that faith always triumphs, and that heavenly promises are always kept.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Bad Day #Promise #Triumph

  • However many chances you think you have missed, however many mistakes you feel you have made, ... you have not traveled beyond the reach of divine love.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Mistake #Thinking #Chance

  • There is no convenient Messiah. Salvation comes only through discipline and sacrifice.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Sacrifice #Discipline #Salvation

  • After an encounter with the living Son of the living God, nothing is ever again to be as it was before.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Son #Encounters

  • Christlike love is the greatest need we have on this planet... So if love is to be our watchword, as it must be, them by the word of Him who is love personified, we must forsake transgression and any hint of advocacy for it in others.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Love Is #Needs #Hints

  • Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don't come until heaven; but for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Jesus #Blessing #Heaven

  • In a world of discouragement, sorrow, and overmuch sin, in times when fear and despair seem to prevail, when humanity is feverish with no worldly physicians in sigh, I too say, Trust Jesus. Let Him still the tempest and ride upon the storm. Believe that He can lift mankind from its bed of affliction, in time and in eternity.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Jesus #Believe #Humanity

  • Be a woman of Christ. Cherish your esteemed place in the sight of God. He needs you. This church needs you. The world needs you. A woman's abiding trust in God and unfailing devotion to things of the Spirit have always been an anchor when the wind and the waves of life were fiercest.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Anchors #Wind #Sight

  • There is not a single loophole or curveball or open trench to fall into for the man or woman who walks the path that Christ walks. When He says, "Come, Follow Me" (Luke 18:22), He means that He knows where the quicksand is and where the thorns are and the best way to handle the slippery slope near the summit of our personal mountains. He knows it all, and He knows the way. He is the way.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Fall #Mean #Men

  • Your Father in heaven knows your name and knows your circumstance. He hears your prayers. He knows your hopes and dreams, including your fears and frustrations. And He knows what you can become through faith in Him.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Dream #Prayer #Father

  • On that very night, the night of the greatest suffering that has ever taken place in the world or that ever will take place, the Savior said, "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you... Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14:27) I submit to you, that may be one of the Savior's commandments that is, even in the hearts of otherwise faithful Latter-day Saints, almost universally disobeyed; and yet I wonder whether our resistance to this invitation could be any more grievous to the Lord's merciful heart.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Taken #Heart #Night

  • We are not diminished when someone else is added upon.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

  • Our children take their flight into the future with our thrust and with our aim. And even as we anxiously watch that arrow in flight and know all the evils that can deflect its course after is has left our hand, nevertheless we take courage in remembering that the most important factor in determining that arrow's destination will be the stability, strength, and unwavering certainty of the holder of the bow.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Children #Hands #Arrows

  • I am convinced that missionary work is not easy because salvation is not a cheap experience. Salvation never was easy. We are the Church of Jesus Christ, this is the truth, and He is our Great Eternal Head. How could we believe it would be easy for us when it was never, ever easy for Him?
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Jesus #Believe #Church

  • Don't you quit! You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help & happiness ahead.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Trying #Helping #Quitting

  • Elder Jeffery R. Holland: “So we have neighbors to bless, children to protect, the poor to lift up and the truth to defend. We have wrongs to make right, truths to share and good to do. In short, we have a life of devoted discipleship to give in demonstrating our love of the Lord. We can’t quit and we can’t go back.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Children #Giving #Our Love

  • Excellence does not come easily or quickly-- an excellent education does not, a successful mission does not, a strong, loving marriage does not, rewarding personal relationships do not. It is simply a truism that nothing very valuable can come without significant sacrifice, effort, and patience on our part.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Strong #Sacrifice #Successful

  • Our words, like our deeds, should be filled with faith and hope and charity, the three great Christian imperatives so desperately needed in the world today. With such words, spoken under the influence of the Spirit, tears can be dried, hearts can be healed, lives can be elevated, hope can return, confidence can prevail. ... May we all rejoice in the thought that when we say edifying, encouraging things unto the least of these, our brethren and sisters and little ones, we say it unto God.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Christian #Inspiration #Heart

  • Rich or poor, we are to “do what we can” when others are in need.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Needs #Rich #Poor

  • If the bitter cup does not pass, drink it and be strong, trusting in happier days ahead.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Strong #Doe #Cups

  • Think the best of each other, especially of those you say you love. Assume the good and doubt the bad.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Thinking #Doubt #Assuming

  • Never check your religion at the door. Not ever.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Doors #Checks

  • I especially wish to praise and encourage young mothers. The work of a mother is hard, too often unheralded work... Do the best you can through these years, but whatever else you do, cherish that role that is so uniquely yours and for which heaven itself sends angels to watch over you and your little ones.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Mother #Angel #Years

  • Trust in God. Hold on to His love. Know that one day the dawn will break brightly and all shadows of mortality will flee.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Shadow #One Day #Dawn