Wilford Woodruff

1807 - 1898

A Quote by Wilford Woodruff on age, caution, children, contentment, debt, economics, fashion, habits, hope, possessions, and wealth

We feel led to caution . . . against forming the bad habit of incurring debt and taking upon themselves obligations which frequently burden them heavier than they can bear, and lead to the loss of their homes and other possessions. We know it is the fashion of the age to use credit to the utmost limit. . . . We, therefore, repeat our counsel . . . to shun debt. Be content with moderate gains, and be not misled by illusory hopes of acquiring wealth. . . . Let our children also be taught habits of economy, and not to indulge in tastes which they cannot gratify without running into debt.

Wilford Woodruff (1807 - 1898)

Source: James R. Clark, Messages of the First Presidency, 3:144-45

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A Quote by Wilford Woodruff on affliction, kindness, labor, pain, salvation, sons, sorrow, and work

Some labor this side of the veil, others on the other side of the veil. If we tarry here we expect to labor in the cause of salvation and if we go hence we expect to continue our work until the coming of the Son of Man. The only difference is, while we are here we are subject to pain and sorrow, while they on the other side are free from affliction of every kind.

Wilford Woodruff (1807 - 1898)

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A Quote by Wilford Woodruff on age, authority, day, duty, failure, god, interest, labor, life, men, mind, privilege, spirit, understanding, vision, and work

I would say to bishops, and to all men in authority, we should have an interest in carrying on this work. We should labor to get the Spirit of God. It is our right, our privilege, and our duty to call upon the Lord, that the vision of our mind may be opened, so that we may see and understand the day and age in which we are living. It is your privilege, and mine too, to know the mind and will of the Lord concerning our duties, and if we fail to seek after this, we neglect to magnify our calling.

Wilford Woodruff (1807 - 1898)

Source: Journal of Discourses 21:283

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A Quote by Wilford Woodruff on choice, earth, god, government, heaven, independence, men, and nobility

Those men who laid the foundation of this American government and signed he Declaration of Independence were the best spirits the God of heaven could find on the face of the earth. They were choice spirits . . . noble spirits before God. (CR, April 1898, pp. 89-90.)

Wilford Woodruff (1807 - 1898)

Source: , April 1898, pp. 89-90.

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A Quote by Wilford Woodruff on birth, body, company, death, departure, friendship, god, nobility, purpose, salvation, spirit, and world

When mourning the loss of our departed friends, I cannot help but think that in every death there is a birth; the spirit leaves the body dead to us, and passes to the other side of the veil alive to that great and noble company that are also working for the accomplishment of the purpose of God, in the redemption and salvation of a fallen world.

Wilford Woodruff (1807 - 1898)

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A Quote by Wilford Woodruff on anger, weakness, and women

The moment a man or a woman becomes angry they show a great weakness.

Wilford Woodruff (1807 - 1898)

Source: Journal of Discourses 4:98.

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A Quote by Wilford Woodruff on fatherhood, god, and sons

With regard to our position before we came here, . . . we dwelt with the Father and with the Son, as expressed in the hymn, "O My Father.". . . We dwelt in the presence of God before we came here.

Wilford Woodruff (1807 - 1898)

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A Quote by Wilford Woodruff on spirit, understanding, and world

When we get into the spirit world, and the veil is withdrawn, we shall then perhaps understand the whys and wherefores.

Wilford Woodruff (1807 - 1898)

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