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20+ Best Joseph Smith Quotes From The Founder Of Mormonism

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The word 'Mormon' was taken from the 'Book Of Mormon'.

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Joseph Smith Jr. was an American religious leader best known as the founder of Mormonism.

T'he Book Of Mormon' was published by Joseph Smith when he was 24 years old. The followers of Joseph Smith often call him the Prophet of God, or Prophet Joseph Smith, as they believe that Jesus Christ called him to prepare the way.

Joseph Smith Jr. founded the Latter Day Saint movement as well as the faith of Mormonism after he proclaimed that an angel had gifted him a group of golden plates that recited the story of the American people. Mormons primarily believe in the principles of Christianity and the beliefs of  Joseph Smith. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, often called solely by its acronym LDS, has millions of members all across the world. It was formally established in 1830 after the 'The Book Of Mormon' had been published. If you want to delve into the teachings of the prophet Joseph Smith, then these quotes are a good starting point. Here are some quotes by Joseph Smith from 'Doctrine And Covenants', 'The Book Of Mormon' quotes, and other quotes that enlist the teachings of the prophet Joseph Smith.

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Best Joseph Smith Quotes

Once upon a time there was a man called Joseph Smith who founded Mormonism.

Here are some of the best Joseph Smith quotes!

1. “And as to yourself if you want to know how much I want to see you, examine your feelings, how much you want to see me, and judge for yourself, I would gladly walk from here to you barefoot to see you and think it great pleasure.”

- Joseph Smith Jr.

2. "We have learned by sad experience that it is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little authority, as they suppose, they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion."

- Joseph Smith Jr.

3. "It is my meditation all the day, and more than my meat and drink, to know how I shall make the Saints of God comprehend the visions that roll like an overflowing surge before my mind."

- Joseph Smith Jr.

4. "If my life is of no value to my friends it is of none to myself."

- Joseph Smith Jr.

5. "A man filled with the love of God is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race."

- Joseph Smith Jr.

6. "The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching."

- Joseph Smith Jr.

7. "For he that diligently seeketh shall find; and the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto them, by the power of the Holy Ghost, as well in these times as in times of old as in times to come; wherefore, the course of the Lord is one eternal round."

- Joseph Smith Jr.

8. "I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book."

- Joseph Smith Jr.

9. "God sees the secret springs of human action, and knows the hearts of all living."

- Joseph Smith Jr.

10. "God judges men according to the use they make of the light which He gives them."

- Joseph Smith Jr.

11. "If I was to show the Latter-day Saints all the revelations that the Lord has shown unto me, there is scarce a man that would stay with me, they could not bear it."

- Joseph Smith Jr.

12. "When persons manifest the least kindness and love to me, O what power it has over my mind, while the opposite course has a tendency to harrow up all the harsh feelings and depress the human mind."

- Joseph Smith Jr.

13. "It is a time-honored adage that love begets love. Let us pour forth love—show forth our kindness unto all mankind, and the Lord will reward us with everlasting increase; cast our bread upon the waters and we shall receive it after many days, increased to a hundredfold."

- Joseph Smith Jr.

14. "One of the grand fundamental principles of Mormonism is to receive truth, let it come from whence it may."

- Joseph Smith Jr.

15. "Salvation cannot come without revelation. Men of the present time testify of heaven and hell, and have never seen either; and I will say that no man knows these things without this."

- Joseph Smith Jr.

16. "The Standard of Truth has been erected; no unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done."

- Joseph Smith Jr.

17. "If men do not comprehend the character of God, they do not comprehend themselves."

- Joseph Smith Jr.

18. "If I revealed all that has been made known to me, scarcely a man on this stand would stay with me. ' and 'Brethren, if I were to tell you all I know of the kingdom of God, I do know that you would rise up and kill me."

- Joseph Smith Jr.

19. "Friendship is one of the grand fundamental principles of Mormonism; [it is designed] to revolutionize and civilize the world, and cause wars and contentions to cease and men to become friends and brothers."

- Joseph Smith Jr.

Joseph Smith Quotes About Jesus Christ

Faith is powerful.

If you want to know what Joseph Smith said about Jesus Christ, here is a list of quotes that depict his sentiments towards Jesus Christ.

20. "I would that ye should come unto Christ, who is the Holy One of Israel, and partake of his salvation, and the power of his redemption. "

- Joseph Smith Jr.

21. "Mormonism is the pure doctrine of Jesus Christ; of which I myself am not ashamed."

- Joseph Smith Jr.

22. "A good man will endure all things to honor Christ, and even dispose of the whole world, and all in it, to save his soul."

- Joseph Smith Jr.

23. "I am a lover of the cause of Christ and of virtue, chastity, and an upright, steady course of conduct and a holy walk. I despise a hypocrite or a covenant breaker."

- Joseph Smith Jr.

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