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Daughters in My Kingdom: Quotes from new book

Following are quotes from Daughters in My Kingdom: The History and Work of Relief Society:

"As women participate in Relief Society, they serve as valiant disciples of Jesus Christ in the work of salvation." — p. 7

"The Relief Society was established by the spirit of inspiration, and has been guided by that spirit [ever since]." — President Joseph Fielding Smith, p. 13

"The Relief Society is not only to relieve the poor, but to save souls." — President Joseph Smith, p. 24

"Relief Society is 'Relief of poverty, relief of illness; relief of doubt, relief of ignorance — relief of all that hinders the joy and progress of woman.' " — Elder John A. Widtsoe of the Quorum of the Twelve, p. 25

"We must cherish one another, watch over one another, comfort one another and gain instruction, that we may all sit down in heaven together." — Sister Lucy Mack Smith, mother of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 25

"What comes next for willing hands to do?" — Sister Lucy Meserve Smith, early Relief Society sister, p. 37

"I stress ... the deep need each woman has to study the scriptures. We want our homes to be blessed with sister scriptorians." — President Spencer W. Kimball, p. 50

"Relief Society sisters will become a powerful influence for good as they 'reflect righteousness and articulateness in their lives.' " — President Spencer W. Kimball, pp. 50-51

"Don't you see that our sphere is increasing? Our sphere of action will continually widen, and no woman need[s] to mourn because her sphere is too narrow." — Sister Eliza R. Snow, Relief Society general president, p. 58

"This great circle of sisters will be a protection for each of you and for your families." — President Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve, p. 81

"Make your influence felt." — President George Albert Smith, p. 89

"Relief Society should be organized, aligned, and mobilized to strengthen families and help our homes to be sacred sanctuaries from the world." — Sister Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president, pp. 96-97

"We cannot always lift the burden of one who is troubled, but we can lift her so she can bear it well." — Sister Elaine L. Jack, former Relief Society general president, p. 119

"Men have no greater claim than women upon the blessings that issue from the Priesthood and accompany its possession." — Elder John A. Widtsoe of the Quorum of the Twelve, p. 127

"There is a great need to rally the women of the Church to stand with and for the Brethren in stemming the tide of evil that surrounds us." — President Howard W. Hunter, p. 157

"The ability to qualify for, receive, and act on personal revelation is the single most important skill that can be acquired in this life." — Sister Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president, p. 158

"If you live up to [your] privilege, the angels cannot be restrained from being your associates.... If you will be pure, nothing can hinder." — President Joseph Smith, p. 169