“President Howard W. Hunter offered this counsel: 'Let me offer a word of caution....I think that if we are not careful..., we may begin to try to counterfeit the true influence of the Spirit of the Lord by unworthy and manipulative means. I get concerned when it appears that strong emotion or free-flowing tears are equated with the presence of the Spirit. Certainly the Spirit of the Lord can bring string emotional feelings, including tears, but the outward manifestation ought not to be confused with the presence of the Spirit itself' (Preach My Gospel, p. 99).
- "We frequently testify to each other that we know that this Gospel is true; and as I have a great many times said to those that listen to my conversation, upon the principles of life and salvation, I believe this work, I believe this Gospel, I believe this doctrine, that is brought to us through the Prophet Joseph, in these the latter days, in this our time, for the simplest, plainest and most palpable reason that can be given. "What is it?" Why, because it is true." (Brigham Young) http://www.journalofdiscourses.org/Vol_16/JD16-160.html