“As I have said before from this pulpit, when the process of creation occurred, Jehovah, the Creator, under instruction from His Father, first divided the light from the darkness and then separated the land from the waters. There followed the creation of plant life, followed by the creation of animal life. Then came the creation of man, and culminating that act of divinity came the crowning act, the creation of woman.
“Each of you is a daughter of God, endowed with a divine birthright. You need no defense of that position.” President Gordon B. Hinckley October 1996 General Conference
“God placed within women divine qualities of strength, virtue, love, and the willingness to sacrifice to raise future generations of His spirit children.
“A recent United States study asserts that women of all faiths “believe more fervently in God” and attend more religious services than men do. “By virtually every measure they are more religious.”2
“I was not surprised by this result, particularly as I reflected on the preeminent role of families and women in our faith. Our doctrine is clear: Women are daughters of our Heavenly Father, who loves them. Wives are equal to their husbands. Marriage requires a full partnership where wives and husbands work side by side to meet the needs of the family.”3 Quentin L. Cook April 2011 General Conference
“Your intuition is to do good and to be good, and as you follow the Holy Spirit, your moral authority and influence will grow.” Elder D. Todd Christofferson October 2013 General Conference
“May your efforts to develop Christlike attributes be successful so that His image may be engraven in your countenance and His attributes manifest in your behavior.” Lynn G. Robbins April 2011 General Conference
“Well, you dear women, I say thanks to you. Thank you for being the kind of people you are and doing the things you do. May the blessings of heaven rest upon you. May your prayers be answered and your hopes and dreams become realities.
“You serve so well in the Church. You think it is so demanding. It is. But with every responsibility fulfilled, there comes a great reward.
“Many of you think you are failures. You feel you cannot do well, that with all of your effort it is not sufficient.
“We all feel that way. I feel that way as I speak to you tonight. I long for, I pray for the power and the capacity to lift you, to inspire you, to thank you, to praise you, and to bring a measure of gladness into your hearts.” President Gordon B. Hinckley October 2003 General Conference