Heber J. Grant

President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1856-1945)

Heber Jeddy Grant (November 22, 1856May 14, 1945) was the seventh president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Heber J. Grant in 1923

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  • We will all be blessed of the Lord if we have this same spirit and realize that no obstacles are insurmountable when God commands and we obey.
    • Grant (1897) in: Semi-annual Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day. Vol 70 (1899). p. 18
  • No matter in what land we may dwell the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ makes us brothers and sisters, interested in each other, eager to understand and know each other.
  • There is a still small voice telling us what is right, and if we listen to that still small voice we shall grow and increase in strength and power, in testimony and in ability not only to live the gospel but to inspire others to do so.
  • That which we persist in doing becomes easy to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed, but our power to do has increased.
    • Attributed to Grant in: Fred G. Taylor (1944) A saga of sugar. (Often attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, without source)
  • May we be strengthened with the understanding that being blessed does not mean that we shall always be spared all the disappointments and difficulties of life.
  • When the First Presidency of the Church set me apart, I asked President Grant if he had any official word for me, any instruction. He said: "Yes, Oscar. Express yourself freely in council. Say what you have to say, freely, but when a decision is made, line up." I will tell you that those are words of wisdom. In my opinion that is democracy in its very essence.

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