Purpose

LDS Quotes on Purpose

“Happiness is the purpose and design of existence.”

David O. McKay  |  Pathways to Happiness

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“He who lives only unto himself withers and dies, while he who forgets himself in the service of others grows and blossoms in this life and in eternity.”

Gordon B. Hinckley

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Joseph Smith Portrait

“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.”

Joseph Smith

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“We humans have a lamentable tendency to spend more time theorizing reasons behind human suffering, than working to alleviate human suffering, and in imagining a heaven above, than creating a heaven in our homes and communities.”

Terryl and Fiona Givens  |  The God Who Weeps

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“The purpose of the gospel is to make bad men good and good men better.”

David O. McKay

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“The Atonement of Jesus Christ outweighs, surpasses, and transcends every other mortal event, every new discovery, and every acquisition of knowledge, for without the Atonement all else in life is meaningless.”

Tad R. Callister  |  The Infinite Atonement

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“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we are saved by love. No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as it is from our standpoint. Therefore we must be saved by the final form of love, which is forgiveness.”

David Brooks  |  The Road to Character

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“Look for Christ and you will find him, and with him everything else thrown in.”

CS Lewis  |  "Mere Christianity"

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“Aim at heaven and you will get the earth thrown in; aim at earth and you will get neither.”

CS Lewis  |  Mere Christianity

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