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Memorable Quotes from Joseph Smith, Jr.

 

"I have more to boast of than ever any man had. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. Neither Paul, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him; but the Latter-day-Saints never ran away from me yet."

-LDS History of the Church, vol. 6, pp. 408-409, italics added


"In the beginning, the head of the Gods called a council of the Gods; and they came together and concocted a plan to create the world and people [in] it."

-Journal of Discourses Vol. 6, Page 5


"I will prove that the world is wrong, by showing what God is. God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man. We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea. You have got to learn how to be Gods yourselves the same as all Gods have done before you, namely, by going from one small degree to another. I know more than all the world."

-King Follett Discourse, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 6, pp. 3-4, italics added


"God made Aaron to be the mouth piece for the children of Israel, and he will make me be God to you in his stead and if you don’t like it, you must lump it."

-Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 363, italics added


"The greatest responsibility in this world that God has laid upon us is to seek after our dead."

-Journal of Discourses, vol. 6, p. 7, italics added


"I am going on in my progress for eternal life. It is not only necessary that you should be baptized for your dead, but you will have to go through all the ordinances for them, the same as you have gone through to save yourselves. There will be 144,000 saviors on Mount Zion, and with them an innumerable host that no man can number."

-Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 366, italics added


"When I [Joseph Smith] have proved that I am right, and get all the world subdued under me, I think I shall deserve something."

-The New York Spectator, September 23, 1843, italics added


 

 
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