Quotes on Relief Society

This institution is a good one. . . . We must cherish one another, watch over one another, comfort one another, and gain instruction that we may all sit down in heaven together. — Lucy Mack Smith at second meeting of Relief Society, March 24, 1842; History of Relief Society, 1842-1966, p. 20

Sisters, we are all in this together.  We need each other.  Oh, how we need each other.  Those of us who are old need you who are young.  And, hopefully, you who are young need some of us who are old.  It is a sociological fact that women need women.  We need deep satisfying and loyal friendships with each other.  These friendships are a necessary source of sustenance.  We need to renew our faith every day.  We need to lock arms and help build the kingdom so that it will roll forth and fill the whole earth. — Marjorie Hinckley, Glimpses into the Life and Heart of Marjorie Pay Hinckley, pp. 254-55

Eliza R. Snow, second Relief Society general president, gratefully acknowledged the efforts of sisters in Ogden, Utah, USA, to strengthen one another.  “I am well aware that a great deal is donated [in terms of service] that never reaches the [record] books,” she said.  But recognizing that a heavenly record is kept of the sisters’ work as they reach out to those whose hearts have grown cold, she said:  “President Joseph Smith said this society was organized to save souls. . . . Another book is kept of your faith, your kindness, your good works, and words. . . . Nothing is lost.”  ( Eliza R. Snow, in Daughters in My Kingdom, 83) — “Activation,” Ensign, March 2013, p. 7