Importance and Purpose of Virtue

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“I know of nothing that will qualify us for the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost as much as virtue.”

Linda S. Reeves, Second Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Worthy of Our Promised Blessings,” October 2015 General Conference

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“Virtue is a requirement to have the companionship and guidance of the Holy Ghost. You will need that guidance in order to successfully navigate the world in which you live.”

Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President
Guardians of Virtue,” April 2011 General Conference

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“Young women, you are engaged in a great work! And you are not alone! As you guard your virtue and purity, you will be given strength. As you keep the covenants you have made, the Holy Ghost will guide and guard you. You will be surrounded by heavenly hosts of angels. ”

Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President
Guardians of Virtue,” April 2011 General Conference

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“…I learned about what I now call ‘deep beauty’—the kind of beauty that shines from the inside out. It is the kind of beauty that cannot be painted on, surgically created, or purchased.

“It is the kind of beauty that doesn’t wash off. It is spiritual attractiveness. Deep beauty springs from virtue. It is the beauty of being chaste and morally clean. It is the kind of beauty that you see in the eyes of virtuous women like your mother and grandmother. It is a beauty that is earned through faith, repentance, and honoring covenants.”

Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President
Remember Who You Are!” April 2010 General Conference

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“The color of virtue is gold because gold is pure. It shines. It is soft, not harsh or brash. It is precious. Gold must be refined. As you live a pure and virtuous life, you will be refined by your life’s experiences, and as you ‘trust in the Lord’ (Proverbs 3:5) and draw closer to Him, He will ‘make [your] hearts as gold’.”

Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President
Come Let Us Go Up to the Mountain of the Lord,” April 2009 General Conference

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“As you live a virtuous life, you will have the confidence, power, and strength necessary to climb. You will also be blessed with the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost. Follow the promptings that you receive. Act upon them. Like the cairns on a trail less traveled, the Holy Ghost will show you all things you should do (see 2 Nephi 32:5). He will teach and testify of Christ, who has ‘marked the path and led the way’.”

Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President
Come Let Us Go Up to the Mountain of the Lord,” April 2009 General Conference

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“Why is our being virtuous so important not just to our earthly parents but to our Heavenly Father as well? Virtue brings peace, strength of character, and happiness in this life. Our Heavenly Father knew that we would be faced with many choices and challenges, and virtuous living would prepare us to succeed.”

Mary N. Cook, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
A Virtuous Life—Step by Step,” April 2009 General Conference

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“Youth is a defining time in which you can develop patterns of virtue that will help you take necessary steps toward eternal life.”

Mary N. Cook, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
A Virtuous Life—Step by Step,” April 2009 General Conference

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“I truly believe that one virtuous young woman or young man, led by the Spirit, can change the world, but in order to do so, we must return to virtue. We must engage in strict training… Now is the time to set our course and focus on the finish. A return to virtue must begin individually in our hearts and in our homes.”

Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President
A Return to Virtue,” October 2008 General Conference

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“I testify that a return to virtue is possible because of the Savior’s example and the ‘infinite virtue of His great atoning sacrifice.’ I testify that we will be enabled and strengthened not only to do hard things but to do all things. Now is the time for each of us to arise and unfurl a banner to the world calling for a return to virtue. May we so live that we can be instruments in preparing the earth for His Second Coming, ‘that when he shall appear we shall be like him,… purified even as he is pure.’ ”

Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President
A Return to Virtue,” October 2008 General Conference

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“I delight in the chastity and purity of all women and men. How it must grieve the Lord to see virtue violated and modesty mocked on every side in this wicked world.”

Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President
My Soul Delighteth in the Things of the Lord,” April 2008 General Conference

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“Where much is given, much is required. Our Heavenly Father asks His daughters to walk in virtue, to live in righteousness so that we can fulfill our life’s mission and His purposes. He wants us to be successful, and He will help us as we seek His help.”

Margaret D. Nadauld, Young Women General President
The Joy of Womanhood,” October 2000 General Conference

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“You can recognize women who are grateful to be a daughter of God by their abilities. They fulfill their divine potential and magnify their God-given gifts. They are capable, strong women who bless families, serve others, and understand that ‘the glory of God is intelligence’. They are women who embrace enduring virtues in order to be all that our Father needs them to be.”

Margaret D. Nadauld, Young Women General President
The Joy of Womanhood,” October 2000 General Conference

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