52 D Todd Christofferson Quotes On Success In Life

David Todd Christofferson is an American religious leader and former lawyer who serves as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He has been a general authority of the church since 1993. Currently, he is the ninth most senior apostle in the church. This D Todd Christofferson quotes will motivate you.

Best D Todd Christofferson Quotes

  1. “True success in this life comes in consecrating our lives—that is, our time and choices—to God’s purposes. In so doing, we permit Him to raise us to our highest destiny.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  2. “Whatever the cost of repentance, it is swallowed up in the joy of forgiveness.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  3. “Hard-earned achievement brings a sense of self-worth. Work builds and refines character, creates beauty, and is the instrument of our service to one another and to God. A consecrated life is filled with work, sometimes repetitive, sometimes menial, sometimes unappreciated but always work that improves, orders, sustains, lifts, ministers, aspires.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  4. “Freedom comes not from resisting truth, but from applying it.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson

  5. “We do not need to achieve some minimum level or capacity or goodness before God will help – divine aid can be ours every hour of every day, no matter where we are in the path of obedience.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  6. “The greatest service we can provide to others in this life, beginning with those of our own family, is to bring them to Christ.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  7. “There could never be enough rules so finely crafted as to anticipate and cover every situation, and even if there were, enforcement would be impossibly expensive and burdensome. This approach leads to diminished freedom for everyone…In the end, it is only an internal moral compass in each individual that can effectively deal with the root causes as well as the symptoms of societal decay. Societies will struggle in vain to establish the common good until sin is denounced as sin and moral discipline takes its place in the pantheon of civic virtues.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  8. “Many things are good, many are important, but only a few are essential.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson

  9. “The central purpose of all scripture is to fill our souls with faith in God the Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  10. “We need strong Christians who can persevere against hardship, who can sustain hope through tragedy, who can lift others by their example and their compassion, and who can consistently overcome temptations. We need strong Christians who can make important things happen by their faith and who can defend the truth of Jesus Christ against moral relativism and militant atheism. What is the source of such moral and spiritual power, and how do we obtain it? The source is God. Our access to that power is through our covenants with Him.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  11. “Policemen and laws can never replace customs, traditions and moral values as a means for regulating human behavior. At best, the police and criminal justice system are the last desperate line of defense for a civilized society. Our increased reliance on laws to regulate behavior is a measure of how uncivilized we’ve become.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  12. “Keep going and the Lord will help you.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson

  13. “We do not diminish the value of what women or men achieve in any worthy endeavor or career — we all benefit from their achievements — but still recognize that there is not a higher good than motherhood and fatherhood in marriage. There is no superior career, and no amount of money, authority or public acclaim can exceed the ultimate rewards of family.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  14. “Work builds and refines character, creates beauty, and is the instrument of our service to one another and to God.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  15. “Good men sometimes make mistakes. A man of integrity will honestly face and correct his mistakes, and that is an example we can respect. Sometimes men try but fail. Not all worthy objectives are realized despite one’s honest and best efforts. True manhood is not always measured by the fruits of one’s labors but by the labors themselves–by one’s striving.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  16. “Any pain entailed in repentance will always be far less than the suffering required to satisfy justice for unresolved transgression.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson

  17. “The work of our missionaries is a magnificent expression of the Lord’s redeeming love.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  18. “The Savior’s suffering in Gethsemane and His agony on the cross redeem us from sin by satisfying the demands that justice has upon us. He extends mercy and pardons those who repent. The Atonement also satisfies the debt justice owes to us by healing and compensating us for any suffering we innocently endure.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  19. “As men of the priesthood, we have an essential role to play in society, at home, and in the Church. But we must be men that women can trust, that children can trust, and that God can trust.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  20. “As days lengthen into weeks and months and even years of adversity, the hurt grows deeper. The Church cannot hope to save a man on Sunday if during the week it is a complacent witness to the crucifixion of his soul.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  21. “What does God want me to do with the resources, time, and talents He has given me?” ~ D. Todd Christofferson

  22. “Without repentance, there is no real progress or improvement in life. Pretending there is no sin does not lessen its burden and pain. Suffering for sin does not by itself change anything for the better. Only repentance leads to the sunlit uplands of a better life.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  23. “A mother can exert an influence unequaled by any other person in any other relationship.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  24. “Repentance is a divine gift, and there should be a smile on our faces when we speak of it. It points us to freedom, confidence, and peace. Rather than interrupting the celebration, the gift of repentance is the cause for true celebration.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  25. “One of the blessings of the temple is the perspective that it provides. When we go to the house of the Lord, we leave all of our cares and problems at the door. And when we come back out, they’re still there. We have to pick them back up and they haven’t changed, but what has changed is us.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  26. “Take responsibility and go to work so God has something to help us with.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson

  27. “With faith in the merciful Redeemer and His power, potential despair turns to hope. One’s very heart and desires change, and the once-appealing sin becomes increasingly abhorrent. A resolve to abandon and forsake the sin and to repair, as fully as one possibly can, the damage he or she has caused now forms in that new heart. This resolve soon matures into a covenant of obedience to God. With that covenant in place, the Holy Ghost, the messenger of divine grace, will bring relief and forgiveness.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  28. “A woman’s moral influence is nowhere more powerfully felt or more beneficially employed than in the home. There is no better setting for rearing the rising generation than the traditional family, where a father and a mother work in harmony to provide for, teach, and nurture their children. Where this ideal does not exist, people strive to duplicate its benefits as best they can in their particular circumstances.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  29. “By “moral discipline,” I mean self-discipline based on moral standards. Moral discipline is the consistent exercise of agency to choose the right because it is right, even when it is hard. It rejects the self-absorbed life in favor of developing character worthy of respect and true greatness through Christlike service.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  30. “In creating a family, we fulfill our greatest purpose on earth.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson

  31. “With confidence we testify that the Atonement of Jesus Christ has anticipated and, in the end, will compensate all deprivation and loss for those who turn to Him. No one is predestined to receive less than all that the Father has for His children.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  32. “Only through repentance do we gain access to the atoning grace of Jesus Christ.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  33. “All of us can meet God’s high expectations.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson

  34. “The Church and the world and women are crying for men, men who are developing their capacity and talents, who are willing to work and make sacrifices, who will help others achieve happiness and salvation.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  35. “When we have entered into divine covenants, the Holy Ghost is our comforter, our guide, and our companion. The fruits of the Holy Spirit are “the peaceable things of immortal glory; the truth of all things; that which quickeneth all things, which maketh alive all things; that which knoweth all things, and hath all power according to wisdom, mercy, truth, justice, and judgment” (Moses 6:61). The gifts of the Holy Spirit are testimony, faith, knowledge, wisdom, revelations, miracles, healing, and charity, to name but a few.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  36. “Everyone has gifts; everyone can contribute.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson

  37. “The greatest good we can do in helping others become what they can become will be to lead them to the Savior.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  38. “The scriptures, for example, discredit an ancient philosophy that has come back into vogue in our day-the philosophy of Korihor that there are no absolute moral standards, that “every man prospers according to his genius, and that every man conquers according to his strength; and whatsoever a man does is no crime” and “that when a man is dead, that is the end thereof”.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  39. “Moral discipline is the consistent exercise of agency to choose the right because it is right, even when it is hard.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  40. “Women bring with them into the world a certain virtue, a divine gift that makes them adept at instilling such qualities as faith, courage, empathy and refinement in relationships and in cultures.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  41. “The gospel of Jesus Christ opens the path to what we may become.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson

  42. “I testify that in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is found the priesthood authority to administer the ordinances by which we can enter into binding covenants with our Heavenly Father in the name of His Holy Son. I testify that God will keep His promises to you as you honor your covenants with Him.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson quotes
  43. “A covenant is an agreement between God and man, an accord whose terms are set by God.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  44. “On the other hand, with a sense of the sacred, one grows in understanding and truth. The Holy Spirit becomes his frequent and then constant companion. More and more he will stand in holy places and be entrusted with holy things. Just the opposite of cynicism and despair, his end is eternal life.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  45. “You cannot lift others to virtue on the one hand if you are entertaining vice on the other.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson

  46. “We must be careful, as we seek to become more and more [Christlike], that we do not become discouraged and lose hope. Becoming Christlike is a lifetime pursuit and very often involves growth and change that is slow, almost imperceptible.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  47. “Now, we will compare the word unto a seed. Now, if ye give place, that a seed may be planted in your heart, behold, if it be a true seed, or a good seed, if ye do not cast it out by your unbelief, that ye will resist the Spirit of the Lord, behold, it will begin to swell within your breasts; and when you feel these swelling motions, ye will begin to say within yourselves—It must needs be that this is a good seed, or that the word is good, for it beginneth to enlarge my soul; yea, it beginneth to enlighten my understanding, yea, it beginneth to be delicious to me.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  48. “A God who makes no demands is the functional equivalent of a God who does not exist.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson

  49. “Quorum and group leaders should provide the leading voice and laboring oar in every ward and branch council regarding retention of converts.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  50. “Integrity is fundamental to being men. Integrity means being truthful, but it also means accepting responsibility and honoring commitments and covenants.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  51. “Of all your associations, it is your relationship with God, your Heavenly Father, who is the source of your moral power.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson
  52. “The gifts of the Holy Spirit are testimony, faith, knowledge, wisdom, revelations, miracles, healing, and charity, to name but a few.” ~ D. Todd Christofferson

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