Quotes on Persecution

See also: Matthew 5:10-12  

Every time you kick “Mormonism” you kick it upstairs; you never kick it downstairs.  The Lord Almighty so orders it. Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 351

I will take shelter under the broad cover of the wings of the work in which I am engaged.  It matters not to me if all hell boils over. — Joseph Smith, History of the Church, 6:253

We surely have been warned and forewarned about our time, a period in which the compression of challenges may make a year seem like a decade.  Members will be cleverly mocked and scorned by those in the “great and spacious building,” representing the pride of the world.  No matter, for ere long, He who was raised on the third day will raze that spacious but third-class hotel! — Elder Neal Maxwell, Ensign, May 1987, p. 71