Memorable sermons from LDS leaders in fewer than 10 words (30 items)
The Mormon Channel's most recent Mormon Message video, which discussed bullying, highlighted a two-word sermon from President Dieter F. Uchtdorf: "Stop it!"
The video was based on President Uchtdorf's April 2013 general conference address titled "The Merciful Obtain Mercy." It encouraged viewers to actively stop bullying and show mercy.
The video and President Uchtdorf's talk demonstrated how short sermons can be powerful reminders and motivators.
Here are 30 quotes from leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that provide powerful messages in fewer than 10 words.
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President David O. McKay referenced this quote, usually attributed to Shakespeare, during a priesthood session of conference. He first saw the statement while serving a mission in Scotland.
It has since been mentioned by Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve at a CES Devotional and by Sister Elaine S. Dalton at the April 2013 general conference.
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Sister Julie B. Beck, then the Relief Society general president, shared this quote during the October 2009 general conference. She attributed it to Sister Camilla Kimball, wife of President Spencer W. Kimball.
Sister Bonnie D. Parkin, also a former Relief Society general president, shared the quote at a 2007 BYU Devotional.
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At the October 2011 general conference, Elder Carl B. Cook of the First Quorum of the Seventy shared these words President Thomas S. Monson once said to him.
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President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, shared this two-word sermon during his April 2012 general conference talk on mercy.
He said, "When it comes to hating, gossiping, ignoring, ridiculing, holding grudges, or wanting to cause harm, please apply the following: Stop it!"
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During the October 2008 general conference, Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin of the Quorum of the Twelve shared this advice he received from his mother when he was young.