10 memorable quotes from Elder Richard G. Scott

In memory of Elder Richard G. Scott, here are some of the most memorable quotes, provided to us through his devotionals, talks and event appearances.

  1. “We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day.”
  2. “You are here on earth for a divine purpose. It is not to be endlessly entertained or to be constantly in full pursuit of pleasure. You are here to be tried, to prove yourself so that you can receive the additional blessings God has for you. . . some blessings will be delivered in this life; others will come beyond the veil. The Lord is intent on your personal growth and development. That progress is accelerated when you willingly allow Him to lead you through every growth experience you encounter, whether initially it be to your individual liking or not.”
  3. “Just when all seems to be going right, challenges often come in multiple doses applied simultaneously. When those trials are not consequences of your disobedience, they are evidence that the Lord feels you are prepared to grow more. He therefore gives you experiences that stimulate growth, understanding, and compassion which polish you for your everlasting benefit.”
  4. “Sadness, disappointment, and severe challenge 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. The Lord inspired Lehi to declare the fundamental truth, “Men are, that they might have joy.” That is a conditional statement: “they might have joy.” It is not conditional for the Lord. His intent is that each of us finds joy. It will not be conditional for you as you obey the commandments, have faith in the Master, and do the things that are necessary to have joy here on earth.”
  5. “If you want to talk to God, pray. If you want him to talk to you, read your scriptures.”
  6. “Set aside those things that don’t really matter and do something with eternal consequences.”
  7. “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.”
  8. “The temple sealing has greater meaning as life unfolds. It will help you draw ever closer together and find greater joy and fulfillment in mortality.”
  9. “Pure love is an incomparable, potent power for good. Righteous love is the foundation of a successful marriage.”
  10. “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.”

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