Temples

LDS Quotes on Temples

“Through our efforts in their behalf [the dead] their chains of bondage will fall from them, and the darkness surrounding them will clear away, that light may shine upon them and they shall hear in the spirit world of the work that has been done for them by their children here, and will rejoice with you in your performance of these duties.”

Joseph Fielding Smith  |  “The Priesthood in Action,” Ensign, November 1992, 48

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“We go to the temple to make covenants, but we go home to keep the covenants that we have made. The home is the testing ground. The home is the place where we learn to be more Christlike. The home is the place where we learn to overcome selfishness and give ourselves in service to others.”

J. Ballard Washburn  |  Ensign, May 1995, p. 12

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“What a glorious thing it is for us to have the privilege of going to the temple for our own blessings. Then after going to the temple for our own blessings, what a glorious privilege to do the work for those who have gone on before us.”

Howard W. Hunter  |  "A Temple-Motivated People"

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Thomas S. Monson

“Those who understand the eternal blessings which come from the temple know that no sacrifice is too great, no price too heavy, no struggle too difficult in order to receive those blessings.”

Thomas S. Monson  |  “The Holy Temple—a Beacon to the World,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2011, 91–92.

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“The most important single thing any latter day saint ever does in this world is to marry the right person in the right place and by the right authority.”

Bruce R. McConkie

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“How sweet is the assurance, how comforting is the peace that come from the knowledge that if we marry right and live right, our relationship will continue, notwithstanding the certainty of death and the passage of time. Men may write love songs and sing them. They may yearn and hope and dream. But all of this will be only a romantic longing unless there is an exercise of authority that transcends the powers of time and death.”

Gordon B. Hinckley  |  The Marriage That Endures

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“no member of the Church has received the ultimate which this Church had to give until he or she has received his or her temple blessings in the house of the Lord.

Gordon B. Hinckley  |  Some Thoughts on Temples, Retention of Converts, and Missionary Service

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“Elder Widtsoe pointed out that ‘whoever seeks to help those on the other side [through temple work] receives help in return in all the affairs of life.” Can the temple’s lively powers affect our daily life and even our livelihood? “I can think of no better preparation for one’s labor on the farm, in the office, wherever it may be, than to spend a few hours in the temple, to partake of its spirit and to give oneself unselfishly for the benefit of those who have gone beyond the veil.’ The temple radiates. It sends blessings to both sides of the veil”

Wayne E. Brickey  |  101 Powerful Promises from Latter Day Prophets, p. 103

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Spencer W. Kimball Portrait

“Every time a temple is dedicated to the Lord , the darkness pushes further back, prison doors are opened and light comes into the world.”

Spencer W. Kimball  |  Church News, Jan. 27, 2001

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“The deepest desire of our presidency is to help each woman in the Church prepare to receive the blessings of the temple, to honor the covenants she makes, and to be engaged in the cause of Zion. The Relief Society inspires and teaches women to help them increase their faith and personal righteousness, strengthen families, and seek out and help those in need.”

Silvia H. Allred  |  Every Woman Needs Relief Society

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