Quotes on Heritage

You have a heritage – whether from pioneer forebears or later converts.  This heritage, you usually discover, provides a foundation built of sacrifice and faith.  Ours is the privilege and responsibility to build on such firm and stable footings. — President Thomas S. Monson speaking at BYU Devotional, 3/11/97

To you I say with all of the energy of which I am capable, do not become a weak link in the chain of your generations.  You come to this world with a marvelous inheritance.  You come of great men and women, of men of bravery and courage, of women of accomplishment and of tremendous faith.  Never let them down.  Never do anything which would weaken the chain of which you are a fundamental part. — President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ricks College Devotional Assembly, Sept. 7, 1999

Much will be related about devotion, faith in action, heartbreak, suffering and blessings from on high.  Two words which will be heard repeatedly are heritage and legacy.

You have a heritage – whether from pioneer forebears or later converts. This heritage, you usually discover, provides a foundation built of sacrifice and faith.  Ours is the privilege and responsibility to build on such firm and stable footings. – President Thomas S. Monson, speaking of the sesquicentennial celebration of the arrival of the Mormon pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley, BYU Devotional, March 11, 1997