Quotes on Meetings

If there is a Bishop’s meeting, let every Bishop, Priest, Teacher and Deacon attend, and no man among them say, “I must go and water my grain,” “cut my hay,” or “gather my harvest,” but attend the meeting, sit until it is out and hear every word.  If you have to speak, speak; if you are to hear only, hear every word that is said. — Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, 15:35

There are a great many people in this city who should attend meeting on a Sunday morning – enough to fill this house, besides those who go to Sunday school . . . but they are here, there and everywhere but where they should be . . . will you . . . set the example, and come to meetings every Sunday?  Or shall I, in a few Sundays, hear that you are gone on a pleasure excursion, that you are riding out here or there? — Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, 14:221

I shall require the people to be perfectly still, while they are here and we are trying to speak to them.  Let there be no talking, whispering, nor shuffling of feet.  It would be beneficial for mothers who have small children here that will cry, to leave the bowery, if they cannot keep their children still. — Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, 4:112