Franklin D. Richards

President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (September 13, 1898 – December 9, 1899)

Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (February 12, 1849 – December 9, 1899)

General Conference Addresses

  • October 1853 General Conference
    • Advice to Immigrants
      • “You have come to this place with feelings and views as varied as the degree of faith in, and knowledge you have of, the Gospel, and the measure of spirit in which you walk. There are some who, in their own estimation, are well qualified and fully prepared to judge of the propriety and impropriety of everything that exists here; and such, while they may find some few things answer pretty well, will find many things which, in their opinion, are not right, and really need reformation.”
      • “If you are heedless of this day, and calculate on tomorrow, you have no assurance that you will realize your hopes tomorrow.”
      • “The work we are called unto in these last days, calls upon us not to narrow our minds down to the building of a piece of fence, to the enclosing of a piece of land, or to the putting up of a house, alone; but it is our duty while seeking to make an inheritance here, to reach out our prayers in faith and supplication for the general good, and with becoming liberality feel after those who are to enjoy the same blessings we enjoy. We have our duties to ourselves and families to perform, and our daily and hourly duties to our God; but there is a duty we owe, in common with all God’s people, to those who are not yet gathered from the house of bondage.”
      • “Let us not settle down, and become sordid in our affections to anything earthly. It is our duty to seek first the kingdom of God, and the promise is that other things shall be added unto us.”

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