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

From trial comes habit, from habit comes addiction, from addiction comes dependency. 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

You are God’s agents in the care of children He has entrusted to you. Let His divine influence remain in your hears as you teach and persuade. Russell M. Nelson

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

A temple is literally the House of the Lord, reserved for ordinances of eternal significance. Those ordinances include baptisms, marriage, endowments, and sealings. Each temple is symbolic of our faith in God and an evidence of our faith in life after death. The temple is the object of every activity, every lesson, every progressive step in the Church. All of our efforts in proclaiming the gospel, perfecting the Saints, and redeeming the dead lead to the holy temple. Ordinances of the temple are absolutely crucial. We cannot return to God’s glory without them. 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

For each of you to receive revelation unique to your own needs and responsibilities, certain guidelines prevail. The Lord asks you to develop faith, hope, charity and love, with an eye single to the glory of God. Then with your firm faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, brotherly kindness, godliness, charity, humility, and diligence, you may ask, and you will receive; you may knock, and it will be opened unto you. 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

Unfailing faith is fortified through prayer. Your heartfelt pleadings are important to Him. Think of the intense and impassioned prayers of the Prophet Joseph Smith during his dreadful days of incarceration in Liberty Jail. The Lord responded by changing the Prophet’s perspective. He said, Know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good. Russell M. Nelson

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

Obedience allows God’s blessings to flow without constraint. He will bless His obedient children with freedom from bondage and misery. And He will bless them with more light. 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

We live in a time of turmoil. Earthquakes and tsunamis wreak devastation, governments collapse, economic stresses are severe, the family is under attack,

and divorce rates are rising. We have great cause for concern. But we do not need to let our fears displace our faith. We can combat those fears by strengthening our faith. Russell M. Nelson

Heavenly Father loves every one of His children. After all, He is their Father. Quote Russell M. Nelson

Truth is truth! It is not divisible, and any part of it cannot be set aside. 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

Have faith to keep all the commandments of God, knowing that they are given to bless His children and bring them joy. You will encounter people who pick which commandments they will keep and ignore others that they choose to break. I call this the cafeteria approach to obedience. This practice of picking and choosing will not work. It will lead to misery. To prepare to meet God, one keeps all of His commandments. It takes faith to obey them, and keeping His commandments will strengthen that faith. Russell M. Nelson

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

Marriage is sanctified when it is cherished and honored in holiness. That union is not merely between husband and wife; it embraces a partnership with God. Russell M. Nelson

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

How you deal with life’s trials is part of the development of your faith. Strength comes when you remember that you have a divine nature, an inheritance of infinite worth. The Lord has reminded you, your children, and your grandchildren that you are lawful heirs, that you have been reserved in heaven for your specific time and place to be born, to grow and become His standard bearers and covenant people. As you walk in the Lord’s path of righteousness, you will be blessed to continue in His goodness and be a light and a savior unto His people. 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 only way to take sorrow out of death is to take love out of life. 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

Prepare yourselves to ennoble, to enrich, and even to become the heart and soul of the home. You many bless others either as mothers or the legislators; as leaders in the schoolroom or in the laboratory of truth; at the hearth or at the crib side. Russell M. Nelson

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

Differences of opinion may occur between husband and wife. But one’s objective in marriage is never to win an argument, but to build an eternal relationship of love. 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

Day after day, on your path toward your eternal destiny, increase your faith. Proclaim your faith! Let your faith show! Russell M. Nelson

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

Because the evil one is ever at work, our vigilance cannot be relaxed not even for a moment. A small and seemingly innocent invitation can turn into a tall temptation which can lead to tragic transgression. Night and day, at home or away, we must shun sin and hold fast that which is good. Russell M. Nelson

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

A strong human spirit with control over appetites of the flesh is master over emotions and passions and not a slave to them. That kind of freedom is as vital to the spirit as oxygen is to the body! Freedom from self slavery is true liberation! 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

Make the Sabbath a delight by rendering service to others, especially those who are not feeling well or those who are lonely or in need. Lifting their spirits will lift yours as well. 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 our day civil governments have a vested interest in protecting marriage because strong families constitute the best way of providing for the health, education, welfare, and prosperity of rising generations. But civil governments are heavily influenced by social trends and secular philosophies as they write, rewrite, and enforce laws. Regardless of what civil legislation may be enacted, the doctrine of the Lord regarding marriage and morality cannot be changed. Remember sin, even if legalized by man, is still sin in the eyes of God! Russell M. Nelson

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

We should liken all scriptures unto us for our profit and learning. Danger lurks when we try to divide ourselves with expressions such as my private life or even my best behavior. If one tries to segment his or her life into such separate compartments, one will never rise to the full stature of one’s personal integrity never to become all that his or her true self could be. 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

Your choices will not all be between good and evil. Many will be choices between two good options. Not all truths are created equal, so you will need to establish priorities. Russell M. Nelson

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

Wickedness never was happiness. Many have tried to challenge that truth and have failed every time! 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

Don’t be afraid to pursue your goals even your dreams! But know that there is no shortcut to excellence and competence. Education is the difference between wishing you could help other people and being able to help them. 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

The beauty of our family is more than physical, it is spiritual. Russell M. Nelson

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

In all professional endeavors, rigorous standards of accuracy are required. Scholars cherish their freedom of expression. But full freedom cannot be experienced if part of one’s knowledge is ruled out of bounds by edicts of men. Spiritual truth cannot be ignored especially divine commandments. 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

The temptation to be popular may prioritize public opinion above the word of God. Political campaigns and marketing strategies widely employ public opinion polls to shape their plans. Results of those polls are informative. But they could hardly be used as grounds to justify disobedience to God’s commandments! 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

Because one’s spirit is so important, its development is of eternal consequence. It is strengthened as we communicate in humble prayer with our loving Heavenly Father. 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

As you move along life’s journey, you will also become acquainted with people who do not believe in God. Many of them have not yet found divine truth and don’t know where to look for it. You could be of help to them there. But as you mingle with nonbelievers, be aware that a few may not have your best interest at heart. As soon as you discern that, flee from them quickly and permanently. Russell M. Nelson

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

As you teach more, you will learn more. This is the Lord’s way of helping you to comprehend His gospel. 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

In addition to time with family, you can experience true delight on the Sabbath from family history work. Searching for and finding family members who have preceded you on earth those who did not have an opportunity to accept the gospel while here can bring immense joy. Russell M. Nelson

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

Our sojourn in mortality is a period of probation, a time of trial and testing to see if we will do whatever the Lord commands us to do. Russell M. Nelson

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

God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, but we are not. Each day, ours is the challenge to access the power of the Atonement so that we can truly change, become more Christlike, and qualify for the gift of exaltation and live eternally with God, Jesus Christ, and our families. For these powers, privileges, and gospel gifts, thanks be to God! Russell M. Nelson

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

Education is yours to obtain. No one else can gain it for you. Wherever you are, develop a deep desire to learn. For us as Latter day Saints, gaining an education is not just a privilege; it is a religious responsibility. The glory of God is intelligence. Indeed, our education is for the eternities. 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

As a husband and wife immerse themselves deeply and totally in their love of the Lord, their capacity to love each other will increase. Those who put the Lord first will be rewarded eternally for so structuring and selflessly styling their marriage. 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

Personal revelation can be honed to become spiritual discernment. To discern means to sift, to separate, or to distinguish.7 The gift of spiritual discernment is a supernal gift.8 It allows members of the Church to see things not visible and to feel things not tangible. Bishops are entitled to that gift as they face the task of seeking out the poor and caring for the needy. With that gift, sisters and brothers may view trends in the world and detect those that, however popular, are shallow or even dangerous. Members can discern between schemes that are flashy and fleeting and those refinements that are uplifting and enduring. 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

Focusing on the Lord and everlasting life can help us through all the challenges of mortality. Russell M. Nelson

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

As our great Exemplar, Jesus taught us how to live, to love, and to learn. He taught us how to pray, to forgive, and to endure to the end.10 He taught us how to care about others more than we care about ourselves. He taught us about mercy and kindness making real changes in our lives through His power. He taught us how to find peace of heart and mind. Russell M. Nelson

Through the ages, many of His children have had access to the blessings of the gospel, but many more have not. Russell M. Nelson