Other Quotes About Hope

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“Relief Society, when it operates in an inspired way, can replace fear, doubt, and selfishness with faith, hope, and charity.”

Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President
Daughters in My Kingdom: the History and Work of Relief Society,” October 2010 General Conference

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“Peace, joy, and hope are available to those who measure success properly.”

Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President
And upon the Handmaids in Those Days Will I Pour Out My Spirit,” April 2010 General Conference

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“Sincere prayer can be more effective in protecting our families than the earthen walls Moroni erected around the Nephite cities. It’s impossible to kneel down and take your problems to the Lord without having your heart softened. The changes prayer effects in our homes are multiple. It restores peace and gives hope. It lightens heavy hearts and heals the wounds of sin. It restores perspective, allowing us to recognize our blessings even in the midst of our trials. Finally, it guides us in making decisions.”

Virginia U. Jensen, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Creating Places of Security,” October 1997 General Conference

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“I think of hope as a modest but very tough everyday virtue, an ordinary but resilient virtue that is both gentle and beautiful. It is an unassuming but powerful force for good that will greatly increase our ability to do good and to be good.”

Chieko N. Okazaki, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Raised in Hope,” October 1996 General Conference

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“What is the opposite of hope? Despair, of course, but despair comes when we feel powerless to influence events and when the sources of meaning in our life disappear. Despair is a kind of disorientation so profound that we lose contact with the sources of life itself.  To choose hope is to choose life. To choose hope is to choose love.”

Chieko N. Okazaki, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Raised in Hope,” October 1996 General Conference

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“Oh sisters, dearest sisters, choose life even though the forces of death seem strong! Choose hope even though despair seems close! Choose to grow even though circumstances oppress you! Choose to learn even though you must struggle against your own ignorance and that of others! Choose to love, even though ours are days of violence and vengeance. Choose to forgive, to pray, to bless another’s life with simple kindness.”

Chieko N. Okazaki, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Raised in Hope,” October 1996 General Conference

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“I want to reach out to you and share with you what I have learned over the years about hope. I would give it to you if I could, but I’ve learned that it only comes from your own upward climb. You see, this brief time away from our heavenly home and parents is a time when we are given our agency for the purpose of being tried and tested in every way (see 2 Ne. 2:24–28). You should expect some ‘down’ days and some hard tests. Learn from them. Grow from them. Be stronger because of them.”

Ardeth G. Kapp, Young Women General President
A Time for Hope,” October 1986 General Conference

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“Now, if we were sitting together on my back porch, I would stop and ask you, ‘Do you understand the plan of our Heavenly Father and your part in it? Have you received your patriarchal blessing? Do you know you are literally youth of the noble birthright?’

“Young women, I plead with you, find your own back porch, away from the demanding, loud voices of the world. Learn to really listen—not to the crickets, but to the constant whisperings of the Spirit with its messages of hope prompting you each step of the way on your road to the celestial kingdom.”

Ardeth G. Kapp, Young Women General President
A Time for Hope,” October 1986 General Conference

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“Can you imagine what could happen if every young girl were sending out messages of hope to the world that would inspire others to never give up?”

Ardeth G. Kapp, Young Women General President
A Time for Hope,” October 1986 General Conference

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“Be aware that growth is a process. It is never fully and finally achieved; it’s just a steady picking our way upward along the mountain path. Ultimately the process requires hope and faith. We have potential for development much like the seed Alma so eloquently described which, when tended and nurtured, will burst into full flower. Once the preparation is completed, full growth is realized only when we have the faith to venture forth.”

Dwan J. Young, Primary General President
An Invitation to Grow,” April 1982 General Conference

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