104+ Best Russell M Nelson Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Russell Marion Nelson Sr. is an American religious leader and former surgeon who is the 17th and current president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Profoundly inspirational Russell M Nelson quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous Russell M Nelson Quotes

Whether full-time missionaries or members, we should all be good examples of the believers in Jesus Christ. — Russell M. Nelson

Irrespective of age, we mourn for those loved and lost. Mourning is one of the deepest expressions of pure love. — Russell M. Nelson

I worry about all who are impure in their thoughts, feelings, or actions or who demean their wives or children, thereby cutting off priesthood power. — Russell M. Nelson

Differences exist in practice and organization between the Lord’s Church and man-made institutions. — Russell M. Nelson

In this world filled with challenges, we do need help from time to time. Religion, eternal truth, and our missionaries are vital parts of that help. — Russell M. Nelson

Saints can be happy under every circumstance. — Russell M. Nelson

How much better it would be if all could be more aware of God’s providence and love and express that gratitude to Him. — Russell M. Nelson

Prior to my call to the Twelve, I served as a medical doctor and surgeon. — Russell M. Nelson

Sometimes a nickname is used instead of the real name. But a nickname may offend either the one named or the parents who gave the name. — Russell M. Nelson

Surely wisdom will come as we listen to learn from children, parents, partners, neighbors, Church leaders, and the Lord. — Russell M. Nelson

Life is filled with detours and dead ends, trials and challenges of every kind. Each of us has likely had times when distress, anguish, and despair almost consumed us. — Russell M. Nelson

My concern is that contention is becoming accepted as a way of life. — Russell M. Nelson

Each faithful young woman in the Church proclaims that individual worth is one of her most cherished values. — Russell M. Nelson

The only way to take sorrow out of death is to take love out of life. — Russell M. Nelson

We make the Sabbath a delight when we teach the gospel to our children. — Russell M. Nelson

Eternal principles that govern happiness apply equally to all. — Russell M. Nelson

My dear brothers and sisters, the joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives. — Russell M. Nelson

All that the future holds in store for each sacred child of God will be shaped by his or her parents, family, friends, and teachers. Thus, our faith now becomes part of our posterity’s faith later. — Russell M. Nelson

We need women who are devoted to shepherding God’s children along the covenant path toward exaltation; women who know how to receive personal revelation, who understand the power and peace of the temple endowment; women who know how to call upon the powers of heaven to protect and strengthen children and families; women who teach fearlessly. — Russell M. Nelson

Because of our sacred regard for each human intellect, we consider the obtaining of an education to be a religious responsibility. — Russell M. Nelson

To rule children by force is the technique of Satan, not of the Savior. — Russell M. Nelson

Missionaries serve to make life better for God’s children. — Russell M. Nelson

I first found delight in the Sabbath many years ago when, as a busy surgeon, I knew that the Sabbath became a day for personal healing. By the end of each week, my hands were sore from repeatedly scrubbing them with soap, water, and a bristle brush. I also needed a breather from the burden of a demanding profession. — Russell M. Nelson

Marriage and family are ordained of God. The family is the most important social unit in time and in eternity. Under God’s great plan of happiness, families can be sealed in temples and be prepared to return to dwell in His holy presence forever. That is eternal life! — Russell M. Nelson

Each day brings opportunity for decisions for eternity. — Russell M. Nelson

A worthy woman personifies the truly noble and worthwhile attributes of life. — Russell M. Nelson

As apostles and prophets, we are concerned not only for our children and grandchildren but for yours as well – and for each of God’s children. — Russell M. Nelson

Married or single, you sisters possess distinctive capabilities and special intuition you have received as gifts from God. We brethren cannot duplicate your unique influence. — Russell M. Nelson

As a medical doctor, I have known the face of adversity. I have seen much of death and dying, suffering and sorrow. I also remember the plight of students overwhelmed by their studies and of those striving to learn a foreign language. And I recall the fatigue and frustration felt by young parents with children in need. — Russell M. Nelson

To bear means to support the weight of that which is held. It is a sacred trust to bear the priesthood, which is the mighty power and authority of God. — Russell M. Nelson

We should understand the source of our authority and something of the keys that control its power. — Russell M. Nelson

Contention existed before the earth was formed. — Russell M. Nelson

Our Creator expects His children everywhere to educate themselves. — Russell M. Nelson

Even more amazing than modern technology is our opportunity to access information directly from Heaven, without hardware, software, or monthly service fees. — Russell M. Nelson

The decision to serve a mission will shape the spiritual destiny of the missionary, his or her spouse, and their posterity for generations to come. A desire to serve is a natural outcome of one’s conversion, worthiness, and preparation. — Russell M. Nelson

Preparation for a mission is important. A mission is a voluntary act of service to God and humankind. Missionaries support that privilege with their personal savings. Parents, families, friends, and donors to the General Missionary Fund may also assist. — Russell M. Nelson

I believe that in the pursuit of education, individual desire is more influential than institution, and personal faith more forceful than faculty. — Russell M. Nelson

Counsel with your parents is a privilege at any age. — Russell M. Nelson

Sisters, do you realize the breadth and scope of your influence when you speak those things that come to your heart and mind as directed by the Spirit? — Russell M. Nelson

Parents and teachers, learn to listen, then listen to learn from children. — Russell M. Nelson

You are never too young to learn, never too old to change. — Russell M. Nelson

The only length of life that seems to satisfy the longings of the human heart is life everlasting. — Russell M. Nelson

My dear sisters, whatever your calling, whatever your circumstances, we need your impressions, your insights, and your inspiration. We need you to speak up and speak out in ward and stake councils. — Russell M. Nelson

If one accepts the terms of the covenant and obeys God’s law, he or she receives the blessings associated with the covenant. — Russell M. Nelson

I doubt that the Lord cares much which honorable vocation you choose. But He does care if you love one another and serve one another. — Russell M. Nelson

We are all pleased when our names are pronounced and spelled correctly. — Russell M. Nelson

The ways of the Lord are different from the ways of man. Man’s ways remove people from office or business when they grow old or become disabled. But man’s ways are not and never will be the Lord’s ways. — Russell M. Nelson

We can feel joy even while having a bad day, a bad week, or even a bad year! — Russell M. Nelson

To understand the power of the priesthood, we must know its limitations. — Russell M. Nelson

A saint serves others, knowing that the more one serves, the greater the opportunity for the Spirit to sanctify and purify. — Russell M. Nelson

Mission presidents hold keys of responsibility for the welfare, safety, and success of their missionaries. — Russell M. Nelson

A covenant made with God should be regarded not as restrictive but as protective. — Russell M. Nelson

Honoring the priesthood fosters respect, respect promotes reverence, and reverence invites revelation. — Russell M. Nelson

While musical experts of the world focus on what choir members can do, I would like to focus on what choir members can be. — Russell M. Nelson

We are eternal beings – spirit children of heavenly parents. — Russell M. Nelson

The Lord has often chosen to instruct His people in their times of trial. — Russell M. Nelson

We were born with a capacity to grow, love, marry, and form families. — Russell M. Nelson

Members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir are not superhuman. They are ordinary people with ordinary frailties. But therein lies the power of their example. — Russell M. Nelson

As a member of the Church, you have made sacred covenants with the Lord. — Russell M. Nelson

He chose to honor us with His priesthood. So we honor Him by honoring His priesthood – both its power and those who bear it. — Russell M. Nelson

Our personal intelligence is everlasting and divine. — Russell M. Nelson

We were born to die and we die to live. As seedlings of God, we barely blossom on earth; we fully flower in heaven. — Russell M. Nelson

All leaders in the Lord’s Church are called by proper authority. No prophet or any other leader in this Church, for that matter, has ever called himself or herself. No prophet has ever been elected. — Russell M. Nelson

Many religious confessions share common values. They teach that we should do unto others as we would have them do unto us. — Russell M. Nelson

All missionaries, younger and older, serve with the sole hope of making life better for other people. — Russell M. Nelson

Contention does not usually begin as strife between countries. More often, it starts with an individual, for we can contend within ourselves over simple matters of right and wrong. From there, contention can infect neighbors and nations like a spreading sore. — Russell M. Nelson

Contemplation of life after retirement and life after death can help you deal with contemporary challenges. — Russell M. Nelson

Every religious group, while perhaps a majority somewhere, is also inevitably a minority somewhere else. Thus, religious organizations should and do show tolerance toward members of other religious denominations. — Russell M. Nelson

Think of our physical sustenance. It is truly heaven-sent. The necessities of air, food, and water all come to us as gifts from a loving Heavenly Father. — Russell M. Nelson

A faithful woman can become a devoted daughter of God – more concerned with being righteous than with being selfish, more anxious to exercise compassion than to exercise dominion, more committed to integrity than to notoriety. And she knows of her own infinite worth. — Russell M. Nelson

Our inquiring friends and neighbors not of our faith can also catch the wave. We encourage them to keep all that is good and true in their lives. And we invite them to receive more, especially the glorious truth that through God’s eternal plan, families can be together forever. — Russell M. Nelson

From an eternal perspective, the only death that is truly premature is the death of one who is not prepared to meet God. — Russell M. Nelson

Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ can be bolstered as we learn about Him and live our religion. The doctrine of Jesus Christ was designed by the Lord to help us increase our faith. — Russell M. Nelson

Even the best teams can fail. Celebrities can fade. There is only One in whom your faith is always safe, and that is in the Lord Jesus Christ. And you need to let your faith show! — Russell M. Nelson

When I had to make a decision whether or not an activity was appropriate for the Sabbath, I simply asked myself, ‘What sign do I want to give to God?’ That question made my choices about the Sabbath day crystal clear. — Russell M. Nelson

Service of any type requires preparation. — Russell M. Nelson

It is important for you to know who you are and who you may become. It is more important than what you do, even as vital as your work is and will be. — Russell M. Nelson

When we speak of faith – the faith that can move mountains – we are not speaking of faith in general but of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. — Russell M. Nelson

Many shoulder heavy burdens of righteous responsibility which, on occasion, seem so difficult to bear. I have heard those challenges termed impossible. — Russell M. Nelson

I fear that too many have sadly surrendered their agency to the adversary and are saying by their conduct, ‘I care more about satisfying my own desires than I do about bearing the Savior’s power to bless others.’ — Russell M. Nelson

I feel impressed to counsel those engaged in personal challenges to do right. In particular, my heart reaches out to those who feel discouraged by the magnitude of their struggle. — Russell M. Nelson

The wise use of your freedom to make your own decisions is crucial to your spiritual growth, now and for eternity. — Russell M. Nelson

Generally, the younger the victim, the greater the grief. Yet even when the elderly or infirm have been afforded merciful relief, their loved ones are rarely ready to let go. — Russell M. Nelson

Agency is a divine gift to you. You are free to choose what you will be and what you will do. — Russell M. Nelson

Clinicians, academicians, and politicians are often put to a test of faith. In pursuit of their goals, will their religion show or will it be hidden? Are they tied back to God or to man? — Russell M. Nelson

In legal language, a covenant generally denotes an agreement between two or more parties. But in a religious context, a covenant is much more significant. It is a sacred promise with God. He fixes the terms. — Russell M. Nelson

Young men and women, your education is ever important – to us, to you, and to God. — Russell M. Nelson

One of the most important concepts of revealed religion is that of a sacred covenant. — Russell M. Nelson

Imagine the privilege the Lord has given us of sustaining His prophet, whose counsel will be untainted, unvarnished, unmotivated by any personal aspiration, and utterly true! — Russell M. Nelson

As a medical doctor and cardiac surgeon, I had the responsibility of performing open-heart surgery on President Spencer W. Kimball in 1972, when he was Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. — Russell M. Nelson

Our Heavenly Father loves you. He has created you to be successful and to have joy. — Russell M. Nelson

Many institutions of higher learning will grant an 18- to 30-month deferral to prospective missionaries. This will enable you elders and sisters to serve without worrying about where you will begin your advanced education. We are very grateful to leaders of educational institutions who are making such planning possible! — Russell M. Nelson

Indeed, the Lord has not forgotten! He has blessed us and others throughout the world with the Book of Mormon. — Russell M. Nelson

As we dread any disease that undermines the health of the body, so should we deplore contention, which is a corroding canker of the spirit. — Russell M. Nelson

Obedience brings success; exact obedience brings miracles. — Russell M. Nelson

I fear that there are too many priesthood bearers who have done little or nothing to develop their ability to access the powers of Heaven. — Russell M. Nelson

Men and women may form associations for and among themselves and be governed by stipulations that are mutually acceptable. — Russell M. Nelson

Your life will be a blessed and balanced experience if you first honor your identity and priority. — Russell M. Nelson

No, we don’t own our children. Our parental privilege is to love them, to lead them, and to let them go. — Russell M. Nelson

In one thousand years of Russia’s existence, its first popular national election ever to be held occurred in June 1991. Six days later, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performed in Moscow! — Russell M. Nelson

A saint is tolerant and is attentive to the pleadings of other human beings, not only to spoken messages but to unspoken messages as well. — Russell M. Nelson

The Sabbath provides a wonderful opportunity to strengthen family ties. — Russell M. Nelson

Have you not learned that strength comes to an ordinary soul when given an extraordinary calling? — Russell M. Nelson

Each daughter of God is of infinite worth because of her divine mission. — Russell M. Nelson

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