“Out of the experience of an extraordinary human disaster that lasted too long, must be born a society of which all humanity will be proud.... Never, never, and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.”
Presidential Inaugural Address, 10 May 1994
“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.”
Credo at his official website
“The subtlest and most pervasive of all influences are those which create and maintain the repertory of stereotypes. We are told about the world before we see it. We imagine most things before we experience them.”
Public Opinion (1922), Chapter 6
“We have learned by sad experience that it is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little authority, as they suppose, they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion.”
―Joseph Smith, Jr.