Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Quotes By Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“For members of the Church, education is not merely a good idea—it’s a commandment.”

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“An old proverb says, ‘The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.’

“There is something wonderful and hopeful about the word now. There is something empowering about the fact that if we choose to decide now, we can move forward at this very moment.

“Now is the best time to start becoming the person we eventually want to be—not only 20 years from now but also for all eternity.”

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  The Best Time to Plant a Tree

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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“We may assume that because we have fallen before, falling is a part of our identity. Like one famous author said, ‘And so we beat on, boats against the current, born back ceaselessly into the past.'”

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Perhaps you don’t consider yourself all that useful; perhaps you don’t consider yourself a blessing in somebody’s life. Often, when we look at ourselves, we see only our limitations and deficiencies. We might think we have to be “more” of something for God to use us–more intelligent, more wealthy, more charismatic, more talented, more spiritual. Blessings will come not so much because of your abilities but because of your choices. And the God of the universe will work within and through you, magnifying your humble efforts for His purposes.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  A Yearning for Home

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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

What we love determines what we seek. What we seek determines what we think and do. What we think and do determines who we are — and who we will become.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  The Love of God

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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

The glitter of the season should never dim our sight and prevent us from truly seeing the Prince of Peace in His majesty.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  Can We See The Christ?

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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“To be effective Church leaders, we must learn this critical lesson: leadership in the Church is not so much about directing others as it is about our willingness to be directed by God.”

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Some suppose that humility is about beating ourselves up. Humility does not mean convincing ourselves that we are worthless, meaningless, or of little value. Nor does it mean denying or withholding the talents God has given us. We don’t discover humility by thinking less of ourselves; we discover humility by thinking less about ourselves.”

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  "Pride and the Priesthood"

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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Pride is a switch that turns off priesthood power. Humility is a switch that turns it on.”

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  "Pride and the Priesthood"

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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Setting goals is a worthy endeavor. We know that our Heavenly Father has goals because He has told us that His work and glory is ‘to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man’ (Moses 1:39).

“Our personal goals can bring out the best in us. However, one of the things that derail our efforts in making and keeping resolutions is procrastination. We sometimes delay starting, waiting for the right moment to begin—the first day of a new year, the beginning of summer, when we’re called as bishop or Relief Society president, after the kids get into school, after we retire.”

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  The Best Time to Plant a Tree

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