And so his last great act here upon the earth was to leave the door and lead Willard Richards to safety, throw the gun on the floor, and go to the window, that they might see him, that the attention of this ruthless mob might be focused upon him rather than the others. Willard Richards was spared, and John Taylor recovered from his wounds.'Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends' (John ).
The Prophet Joseph Smith taught us love--by example.” ― Thomas S.
A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder—never likely to reach home port.
To us comes the signal: Chart your course, set your sail, position your rudder, and proceed.” ― Thomas S. Kimball “I think one of the sweetest lessons taught by the Prophet, and yet one of the saddest, occurred close to the time of his death.
” ― Sheri Dew, “We must not falter nor weary in well-doing. Not only is our own eternal welfare at stake, but also the eternal welfare of many of our brothers and sisters who are not now members of this, the true Church. That statement of the Prophet teaches us obedience to law and the importance of having a clear conscience toward God and toward our fellowmen.