"If ever you are tempted to become discouraged or to lose faith, remember those faithful Saints who remained true in Kirtland. Hold on a little longer. You can do this! You are part of a special generation. You were prepared and preserved to live at this important time in the existence of our beautiful planet earth. You have a celestial pedigree and therefore have all the necessary talents to make your life an eternal success story."
--Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Hold on a Little Longer", Ensign, Jan. 2010
"Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrificing. The mother who, in compliance with eternal law, brings into the world an immortal spirit occupies first rank in the realm of creation."
--David O Mckay, "Respect for Mothers and Their Divine Role", Gospel Ideals , Improvement Era, 1953], p. 456).Aaronic Priesthood Manual #1 (the lesson on Mothers)