Quotes on Values

Our values in life influence everything we do with our time, energy, resources, and how we interact with others.  In short they give direction to our life. . .  — Barbara Winder, Devotional Address at BYU, November 12, 1985

As we look at ourselves, then, what should our primary concerns be?  They are not the ones we often hear today:  Should I be jogging five miles a day?  Am I a perfect housekeeper?  Should I have a career?  Am I really fulfilled?  These concerns are clearly secondary.  Our primary concerns must be these:  Do I know that Jesus is the Christ, the literal Son of God?  Do I believe and follow the living prophets?  How do I respond to the challenges of daily life?  Am I usually trying to please the Lord, other people, or myself? — Sydney Smith Reynolds, “Teaching Values – A Mother’s Commission,” Ensign, March 1984, p. 22

Our lives are made up of thousands of everyday choices.  Over the years these little choices will be bundled together and show clearly what we value.  — Elder Boyd K. Packer, Ensign, November 1980, p. 21