64 Dallin H Oaks Quotes On Success In Life

Dallin Harris Oaks is an American jurist, educator, and religious leader who since 2018 has been the First Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He was called a member of the church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1984. Currently, he is the second most senior apostle by years of service and is the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. However, consistent with long-established practice, due to Oaks serving in the First Presidency, M. Russell Ballard (third in seniority) currently serves as the quorum’s acting president. These Dallin H Oaks quotes will motivate you.

Best Dallin H Oaks Quotes

  1. “Adversities are temporary. What is permanent is what we become by the way we react to them.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  2. “You can never get enough of what you don’t need because what you don’t need won’t satisfy you.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  3. “A good marriage does not require a perfect man or a perfect woman. It only requires a man and a woman committed to strive together toward perfection.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  4. “Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  5. “If we knew that we would meet the Lord tomorrow – through our premature death or through His unexpected coming – what would we do today? What confessions would we make? What practices would we discontinue? What accounts would we settle? What forgivenesses would we extend? What testimonies would we bear? If we would do those things then, why not now?” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  6. “The gospel of Jesus Christ is the brightest light and the only hope for this darkened world.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks

  7. “When we face seemingly insurmountable obstacles in the fulfillment of righteous responsibilities, we should remember that when we are involved in the work of the Lord, the obstacles before us are never as great as the power behind us. We should reach out and climb. Handholds will only be found by hands that are outstretched. Footholds are only for feet that are on the move.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  8. “Following Christ is not a casual or occasional practice but a continuous commitment and way of life that applies at all times and in all places.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  9. “The purpose of the gospel is to transform common creatures into celestial citizens, and that requires change.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  10. “If we choose the wrong road, we choose the wrong destination.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  11. “Man’s laws cannot make moral what God has declared immoral” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  12. “Love is the most powerful force in the world.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks

  13. “Healing blessings come in many ways, each suited to our individual needs, as known to Him who loves us best. Sometimes a ‘healing’ cures our illness or lifts our burden. But sometimes we are ‘healed’ by being given strength or understanding or patience to bear the burdens placed upon us.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  14. “The principles stated in the proclamation on the family are a beautiful expression of this gospel culture.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  15. “Testimony is to know and to feel, Conversion is to do and to become.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  16. “We should recognize that the Lord will speak to us through the Spirit in His own time and in His own way.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  17. “All of us should banish hateful communications and practice civility for differences of opinion.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  18. “Faith is developed in a setting where we cannot see ahead.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks

  19. “Tolerance obviously requires a non-contentious manner of relating toward one another’s differences. But tolerance does not require abandoning one’s standards or one’s opinions on political or public policy choices. Tolerance is a way of reacting to diversity, not a command to insulate it from the examination.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  20. “Forgiving is divine. Plead for the guidance of the Spirit of the Lord to forgive wrongs, to overcome faults, and to strengthen relationships.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  21. “Our priorities are most visible in how we use our time. Someone has said, “Three things never come back—the spent arrow, the spoken word, and the lost opportunity.” We cannot recycle or save the time allotted to us each day. With time, we have only one opportunity for choice, and then it is gone forever.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  22. “It’s amazing how much you can get done if you don’t worry about who gets the credit.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks

  23. “When we have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, we must have trust in him. We must trust him enough that we are content to accept his will, knowing that he knows what is best for us.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  24. “The word sharing affirms that we have something extraordinarily valuable and desire to give it to others for their benefit and blessing.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  25. “I believe many of us are overnourished on entertainment junk food and undernourished on the bread of life.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  26. “When we understand our relationship to God, we also understand our relationship to one another.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks

  27. “Pornographic or erotic stories and pictures are worse than filthy or polluted food. The body has defenses to rid itself of unwholesome food. With a few fatal exceptions, bad food will only make you sick but do no permanent harm. In contrast, a person who feasts upon filthy stories or pornographic or erotic pictures and literature records them in this marvelous retrieval system we call a brain. The brain won’t vomit back filth. Once recorded, it will always remain subject to recall, flashing its perverted images across your mind and drawing you away from the wholesome things in life.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  28. “…A man is not required to run faster than he is able but it is a requirement to run.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks

  29. “Even as we seek to be meek and to avoid contention, we must not compromise or dilute our commitment to the truths we understand. We must not surrender our positions or our values. The gospel of Jesus Christ and the covenants we have made inevitably cast us as combatants in the eternal contest between truth and error. there is no middle ground in that contest.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  30. “…When a choice will make a real difference in our lives—obvious or not—and when we are living in tune with the Spirit and seeking his guidance, we can be sure we will receive the guidance we need to attain our goal.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  31. “If we are practicing our faith and seeking the companionship of the Holy Spirit, his presence can be felt in our hearts and in our homes. A family having daily family prayers and seeking to keep the commandments of God and honor his name and speak lovingly to one another will have a spiritual feeling in their home that will be discernible to all who enter it.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  32. “When we have a vision of what we can become, our desire and our power to act increase enormously.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  33. “The church doesn’t seek apologies and we don’t give them.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks

  34. “We need to remember the purpose of our service to one another. If it were only to accomplish some part of His work, God could dispatch ‘legions of angels.’ . . . But that would not achieve the purpose of the service He has prescribed. We serve God and our fellowmen in order to become the kind of children who can return to live with our heavenly parents.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  35. “We have to forego some good things in order to choose others that are better or best because they “It is Christ’s atonement that makes it possible for us to be forgiven of our sins and His resurrection that gives us the assurance of immortality and the life to come. It is that life to come that orients our views in mortality and reinforces our determination to live the laws of God so that we can qualify for His blessings in immortality.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  36. “It is Christ’s atonement that makes it possible for us to be forgiven of our sins and His resurrection that gives us the assurance of immortality and the life to come. It is that life to come that orients our views in mortality and reinforces our determination to live the laws of God so that we can qualify for His blessings in immortality.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  37. “If our bodies are sick, we seek to heal them. We do not give up. The same thing should be true of our marriages.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks

  38. “There are people who oppose a federal Constitutional amendment because they think that the law of family should be made by the states. I can see a legitimate argument there. I think it’s mistaken, however, because the federal government, through the decisions of life-tenured federal judges, has already taken over that area.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  39. “And young women, please understand that if you dress immodestly, you are magnifying this problem by becoming pornography to some of the men who see you.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  40. “Our attitude toward abortion . . . is fixed by our knowledge that according to an eternal plan all of the spirit children of God must come to this earth for a glorious purpose, and that individual identity began long before conception and will continue for all the eternities to come. We rely on the prophets of God who have told us that while there may be ‘rare’ exceptions, ‘the practice of elective abortion is fundamentally contrary to the Lord’s injunction, ‘Thou shalt not . . . kill, nor do anything like unto it'” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  41. “It’s wrong to criticize leaders of the Church, even if the criticism is true.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks

  42. “The ultimate defining fact for all of us is that we are children of Heavenly Parents, born on this earth for a purpose, and born with a divine destiny.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  43. “Don’t accommodate any degree of temptation. Prevent sin and avoid having to deal with its inevitable destruction. So, turn it off! Look away! Avoid it at all costs. Direct your thoughts in wholesome paths. Remember your covenants and be faithful in temple attendance.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  44. “As children of God, knowing of His great love and His ultimate knowledge of what is best for our eternal welfare, we trust in Him. The first principle of the gospel is faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and faith means trust.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  45. “I expect celibacy of any person that is not married.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks

  46. “When I think of happiness or joy in this life, I begin with some experiences that are simple and basic. I see the expression on the face of a one-year-old taking those first steps. I think of a child loving a puppy or a kitten. If the more mature have not dulled their physical or spiritual sensitivities by excess or disuse, they can also experience joy in what is simple and basic.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  47. “Let us give thanks for what we are and for the circumstances God has given us for our personal journey through mortality.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  48. “We should recognize the reality that just because something is good is not sufficient reason for doing it. The number of good things we can do far exceeds the time available to accomplish them.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  49. “Plan specifically so you can implement flexibly.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks

  50. “I am unpersuaded that relative poverty and hard work are greater adversities than relative affluence and free time.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  51. “Our lives of service and sacrifice are the most appropriate expressions of our commitment to serve the Master and our fellowmen.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  52. “We have the agency to choose which characteristics will define us; those choices are not thrust upon us.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  53. “Young people, if you honor your fathers, you will love them, respect them, confide in them, be considerate of them, express appreciation for them, and demonstrate all of these things by following their counsel in righteousness and by obeying the commandments of God.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  54. “Religious insights and values are just as important today as they were 50 or 100 years ago.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks

  55. “Establish in the mind of a young person the powerful idea that he or she is a child of God, and you have given self-respect and motivation to move against the problems of life.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  56. “In contrast to the institutions of the world, which teach us to KNOW something, the gospel of Jesus Christ challenges us to BECOME something…The gospel of Jesus Christ is the plan by which we can become what children of god are supposed to become…Charity is something one becomes.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  57. “In contrast to the institutions of the world, which teach us to KNOW something, the gospel of Jesus Christ challenges us to BECOME something…The gospel of Jesus Christ is the plan by which we can become what children of god are supposed to become…Charity is something one becomes.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  58. “When we give thanks in all things, we see hardships and adversities in the context of the purpose of life… We are meant to learn and grow through opposition, through meeting our challenges, and through teaching others to do the same… the Lord will not only consecrate our afflictions for our gain, but He will use them to bless the lives of countless others.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  59. “Service that is given with little or no thought of personal advantage is an ideal to pursue for a lifetime.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks

  60. “Life is full of physical infirmities that some might see as discriminations – total paralysis or serious mental impairment being two that are relevant to marriage. If we believe in God and believe in His mercy and His justice, it won’t do to say that these are discriminations because God wouldn’t discriminate. We are in no condition to judge what discrimination is. We rest on our faith in God and our utmost assurance of His mercy and His love for all of His children.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  61. “The gospel of Jesus Christ challenges us to change. “Repent” is its most frequent message, and repenting means giving up all of our practices-personal, family, ethnic, and national-that are contrary to the commandments of God. The purpose of the gospel is to transform common creatures into celestial citizens, and that requires change.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  62. “I testify of our Savior, Jesus Christ, whose teachings and example we seek to follow. He invites all of us who are heavy laden to come unto Him, to learn of Him, to follow Him, and thus to find rest to our souls.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  63. “The Atonement of Jesus Christ and the healing it offers do much more than provide the opportunity for repentance from sins. The Atonement also gives us the strength to endure “pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind,” because our Savior also took upon Him “the pains and the sicknesses of his people” (Alma 7:11). Brothers and sisters, if your faith and prayers and the power of the priesthood do not heal you from an affliction, the power of the Atonement will surely give you the strength to bear the burden.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks
  64. “Our spirits…require nourishment. Just as there is food for the body, there is food for the spirit. The consequences of spiritual malnutrition are just as hurtful to our spiritual lives as physical malnutrition is to our physical bodies.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks

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