Loneliness

Thomas S. Monson

“We were not placed on this earth to walk alone.”

Thomas S. Monson

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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Hope is not knowledge, but rather the abiding trust that the Lord will fulfill His promise to us. It is confidence that if we live according to God’s laws and the words of His prophets now, we will receive desired blessings in the future. It is believing and expecting that our prayers will be answered. It is manifest in confidence, optimism, enthusiasm, and patient perseverance.

“The adversary uses despair to bind hearts and minds in suffocating darkness. Despair drains from us all that is vibrant and joyful and leaves behind the empty remnants of what life was meant to be. Despair kills ambition, advances sickness, pollutes the soul, and deadens the heart. Despair can seem like a staircase that leads only and forever downward.”

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  Ensign, November 2008

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Elder Jeffery R. Holland of the LDS church

“. . .For His Atonement to be infinite and eternal, He had to feel what it was like to die not only physically but spiritually, to sense what it was like to have the divine Spirit withdraw, leaving one feeling totally, abjectly, hopelessly alone.”

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland  |  “None Were with Him,” Ensign, May 2009, 87–88

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“Light and darkness cannot occupy the same space at the same time. Light dispels darkness. When light is present, darkness is vanquished and must depart. More important, darkness cannot conquer light unless the light is diminished or departs.”

Elder Robert D. Hales  |  Ensign, May 2002

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Neal A. Maxwell Headshot
“The laughter of the world is merely loneliness pathetically trying to reassure itself.”

Elder Neal A. Maxwell  |  The Neal A. Maxwell Quote Book

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“The body needs food, but the mind needs people.”

Velma Wallis  |  Two Old Women (Fairbanks, AK: Epicenter Press, 1993), 65.

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“The most terrifying specter that haunts the modern psyche is not death or disease or nuclear annihilation. It is loneliness.”

Terryl and Fiona Givens  |  The God Who Weeps: How Mormonism Makes Sense of Life

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“We’re not alone–at least, we’re alone only if we choose to be alone. We’re alone only if we choose to go through life relying solely on our own strength rather than learning to draw upon the power of God.”

Sheri Dew  |  If Life Were Easy, It Wouldn't Be Hard: And Other Reassuring Truths

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“It is better to be alone than in bad company.”

George Washington

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“Conscience affirms the reality of the Spirit of Christ in man. It affirms, as well, the reality of good and evil, of justice, mercy, honor, courage, faith, love, and virtue, as well as the necessary opposites—hatred, greed, brutality, jealousy (see 2 Ne. 2:11, 16). Such values, though physically intangible, respond to laws with cause-and-effect relationships as certain as any resulting from physical laws (see Gal. 6:7–9). The Spirit of Christ can be likened unto a “guardian angel” for every person.”

Joseph Fielding Smith  |  Doctrines of Salvation

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