Top 25+ Quotes by Joseph Smith


Joseph Smith was the first president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As a young man, he was called by God to be the next prophet to restore the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Earth. Since Jesus Christ’s authority and church had fallen away after the 12 original apostles were killed, that same authority was restored to Joseph Smith to once again build the Church of Jesus Christ on the Earth—the same church Jesus Christ had established with the same organization. Joseph Smith worked and fought for the building up of the kingdom of God even until his own martyrdom. The Prophet Joseph’s total sacrifice and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ has touched and inspired millions of people across the world and continues to do so today.


In Doctrine and Covenants 135:3, in response to Joseph Smith’s martyrdom, the leaders of the early church declared their humble respect and gratitude for the recently deceased prophet: “Joseph Smith, the Prophet and Seer of the Lord, has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it. In the short space of twenty years, he has brought forth the Book of Mormon, which he translated by the gift and power of God, and has been the means of publishing it on two continents; has sent the fulness of the everlasting gospel, which it contained, to the four quarters of the earth; has brought forth the revelations and commandments which compose this book of Doctrine and Covenants, and many other wise documents and instructions for the benefit of the children of men; gathered many thousands of the Latter-day Saints, founded a great city, and left a fame and name that cannot be slain. He lived great, and he died great in the eyes of God and his people; and like most of the Lord’s anointed in ancient times, has sealed his mission and his works with his own blood; and so has his brother Hyrum. In life they were not divided, and in death they were not separated!”


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The following are the top 25+ quotes by Joseph Smith:


  • “When you climb up a ladder, you must begin at the bottom and ascend step by step, until you arrive at the top; and so it is with the principles of the Gospel– you must begin with the first, and go on until you learn all the principles of exaltation. But it will be a great while after you have passed through the veil before you will have learned them. It will be a great work to learn our salvation and exaltation even beyond the grave.”


  • “Happiness is the object and design of our existence; and will be the end thereof, if we pursue the path that leads to it; and this path is virtue, uprightness, faithfulness, holiness, and keeping all the commandments of God.”


  • “Whatever God requires is right, no matter what it is, although we may not see the reason there of until all of the events transpire.”


  • “A man is saved no faster than he gains knowledge”


  • “When God commands, do it!”


  • “We say that God is true; that the Constitution of the United States is true; that the Bible is true; and that the Book of Mormon is true, and that Christ is true”



  • “The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.”


  • “You don’t know me; you never knew my heart. No man knows my history. I cannot tell it: I shall never undertake it. I don’t blame any one for not believing my history. If I had not experienced what I have, I would not have believed it myself. I never did harm any man since I was born in the world. My voice is always for peace.”


  • “God himself, finding he was in the midst of spirits and glory, because he was more intelligent, saw proper to institute laws whereby the rest could have a privilege to advance like himself. The relationship we have with God places us in a situation to advance in knowledge. He has power to institute laws to instruct the weaker intelligences, that they may be exalted with Himself, so that they might have one glory upon another, and all that knowledge, power, glory, and intelligence, which is requisite in order to save them in the world of spirits. (King Follett Discourse) ”


  • “It is our duty to concentrate all our influence to make popular that which is sound and good, and unpopular that which is unsound. ”


  • “God judges men according to the use they make of the light which He gives them.”


  • “Let us here observe, that a religion that does not require the sacrifice of all things, never has power sufficient to produce the faith necessary unto life and salvation.”




  • “A man filled with the love of God, is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race.”


  • “The Book of Mormon is the most correct of any book on this Earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than any other book.”


  • “The exaltation and happiness of any community, goes hand in hand with the knowledge possessed by the people, when applied to laudable ends; whereupon we can exclaim like the wise man; righteousness exalteth a nation; for righteousness embraces knowledge and knowledge is power.”


  • “If men do not comprehend the character of God, they do not comprehend themselves…”


  • “If the veil were rent today, and the great God who holds the world in its orbit, and who upholds all worlds and all things by His power, was to make Himself visible, – I say, if you were to see Him today, you would see Him like a man in form – like yourself in all the person, image, and very form as a man.”


  • “Sometimes the Lord brings us low before he can lift us higher.”



  • “Never give up an old tried friend, who has waded through all manner of toil, for your sake, and throw him away because fools may tell you he has some faults.”


  • “Stand Fast Through the Storms of Life.”


  • “The important consideration is not how long we can live but how well we can learn the lesson of life, and discharge our duties and obligations to God and to one another.”


  • “We say, that the Constitution of the United States is a glorious standard; it is founded in the wisdom of God.”


  • “Take away the Book of Mormon and the revelations, and where is our religion? We have none.”


  • “What is the damnation of hell? To go with that society who have not obeyed His commands.”


  • “An angel of God never has wings.”


  • “The greatest responsibility in this world that God has laid upon us is to seek after our dead.”



  • “The nearer a person approaches the Lord, a greater power will be manifested by the adversary to prevent the accomplishment of His purposes.”


  • “If men do not comprehend the character of God, they do not comprehend themselves.”
    ( History of the Church, 6:303. )


  • “Shall we not go on in such great a cause?”



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