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10 General Conference Quotes to Brighten Your Day

What inspired revelation does God want you to hear?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint conference center

The general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has something for everyone — and students are no exception. Modern prophets, apostles, and other Church leaders share messages that inspire us to deepen our testimonies of the gospel, serve our neighbors, and draw closer to Christ. Some of these messages even focus on education, perseverance, and positive change.

Hearing these encouraging words is a good way to remember why you started your educational journey in the first place. You are not just increasing your self-reliance — you are improving your eternal growth. You are becoming more like Heavenly Father and the Savior.

Here are just a few of the uplifting messages from the April 2022 General Conference . While reading, what stands out to you? How can you apply what you learn and feel into your studies and life?

President Russell M. Nelson
“Yes, we should learn from the past, and yes, we should prepare for the future. But only now can we do. Now is the time we can learn. Now is the time we can repent. Now is the time we can bless others and ‘lift up the hands which hang down.’” 1
Russell M. Nelson, “Now Is the Time,” Liahona, May 2022, 126

— President Russell M. Nelson

Elder Martinez Hugo
“Striving to be self-reliant is part of our work along the covenant path that leads us back to Heavenly Father and to His Son, Jesus Christ. It will strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ and joyfully bind us to Him through the covenants and ordinances of salvation and exaltation.” 2
Hugo E. Martinez, “Teaching Self-Reliance to Children and Youth,” Liahona, May 2022, 95

— Elder Hugo E. Martinez

Elder Gerrit W Gong
“Each of our stories is a journey still in progress, as we discover, create, and become with possibilities beyond imagination.” 3
Gerrit W. Gong, “We Each Have a Story,” Liahona, May 2022, 45

— Elder Gerrit W. Gong

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf
“When we look at our lives and see a hundred things to do, we feel overwhelmed. When we see one thing—loving and serving God and His children, in a hundred different ways—then we can work on those things with joy.” 4
Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Our Heartfelt All,” Liahona, May 2022, 124

— Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Sister Susan H. Porter
“No matter our circumstances, our lives are sacred and have meaning and purpose.” 5
Susan H. Porter, “Lessons at the Well,” Liahona, May 2022, 59–60

— Sister Susan H. Porter

Elder Kevin S. Hamilton
“One of Satan’s greatest lies is that men and women cannot change.” 6
Kevin S. Hamilton, “Then Will I Make Weak Things Become Strong,” Liahona, May 2022, 50

— Elder Kevin S. Hamilton

Elder Adrián Ochoa
“What great things does the Lord want you to accomplish? In His Church and kingdom, there are many opportunities to serve and minister to others as the Savior did. He wants you to be part of His great work. Never will the plan of happiness become more real to you than when you are helping others to live it.” 7
Adrián Ochoa, “Is the Plan Working?,” Liahona, May 2022, 49

— Elder Adrián Ochoa

Elder Dale G. Renlund
“Realizing our eternal destiny is dependent on our choices.” 8
Dale G. Renlund, “Your Divine Nature and Eternal Destiny,” Liahona, May 2022, 75

— Elder Dale G. Renlund

“[Our repentance and obedience, our service and sacrifices] matter because they engage us in God’s work and are the means by which we collaborate with Him in our own transformation from natural man to saint.” 9
D. Todd Christofferson, “Our Relationship with God,” Liahona, May 2022, 79

— Elder D. Todd Christofferson

“Waiting upon the Lord can be a sacred place—a place of polishing and refining where we can come to know the Savior in a deeply personal way.” 10
Amy A. Wright, “Christ Heals That Which Is Broken,” Liahona, May 2022, 83

— Sister Amy A. Wright