Quotes on Industriousness

If there is impatience in heaven they would be impatient with the slothfulness of the Latter-day Saints.  The heavens are waiting to be gracious, and are ready to shed forth all the blessings heaven and earth can bestow on the Saint, as soon as we can receive them and make use of them to the glory of God.  If we do not first learn the little things, we cannot learn the greater things. — Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, 9:296

Instead of searching after what the Lord is going to do for us, let us inquire what we can do for ourselves. — Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, 9:172

To be prudent and saving, and to use the elements in our possession for our benefit and the benefit of our fellow beings is wise and righteous, but to be slothful, wasteful, lazy and indolent, to spend our time and means for naught, is unrighteous. — Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, 16:16

Let every man and woman be industrious, prudent, and economical in their acts and feelings, and while gathering to themselves, let each one strive to identify his or her interests with the interests of this community, with those of their neighbor and neighborhood, let them seek their happiness and welfare in that of all, and we will be blessed and prospered. Discourses of Brigham Young, 303