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51 Best-Kept LDS New Year’s Quotes for a Blessed 2024


Ring in the new year with these LDS New Years quotes from church leaders and voices of latter-day saints from the past.

I love being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because every time I study the scriptures I feel there’s always hope. Hope for second chances, for Jesus to fix the unfixable in my life, and joy for the future.

My prayer is you’ll find these inspirational quotes from LDS leaders just as inspiring and full of hope for your new year.

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51 Best-Kept LDS New Year’s Quotes for a Blessed 2024

As you reflect on this past year and look towards the new one, here are 35 of our favorite quotes to keep in mind as you strive to make 2024 your best year yet. Feel free to read through these messages and share your favorite LDS quotes with your loved ones to spread some inspiration and light for the new year.

Good News About The Future

1 – “Personally, I am enthusiastic about the future. You can be too. You are living in the most exciting period of time in history. Many reasons could be cited for that optimism. Yet your greatest source of hope and assurance is that you have the fullness of the teachings of the Master. They will show you how to live a good life. You can receive ordinances and covenants that when righteously lived assure true happiness and significant attainment.” – Elder Richard G. Scott

Good People Will Do This Next Year

2 – “Dale Carnegie, a well-known American author and lecturer, believed that each person has within himself or herself the “power to increase the sum total of [the] world’s happiness … by giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged.” Said he, “Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.”” – President Thomas S. Monson

3 – “As we think about the future, we should be filled with faith and hope.” – President M. Russell Ballard

Set Realistic Goals This Upcoming Year

4 – “You must cultivate a desire to develop the skill of setting worthy and realistic goals. If your goals are righteous, then go for them. When you set a goal and commit yourself to the necessary self-discipline to reach that goal, you will eliminate most of the problems in your life. Spend your energies doing those things that will make a difference. We have to have faith. We have to have faith in God. We have to have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. And oh, how desperately we have to have faith in ourselves.” – President M. Russell Ballard

Hark Work Is The Best Way To See Results

5 – “Keep your eyes on your dreams however distant and far away. Live to see the miracles of repentance and forgiveness, of trust and divine love that will transform your life today, tomorrow, and forever. That is a New Year’s resolution I ask you to keep.” – President Jeffrey R. Holland

New Year’s Resolutions And Permissions

6 – “You don’t need an invitation before you start moving in the direction of your righteous goals. You don’t need to wait for permission to become the person you were designed to be. We can sometimes waste years of our lives waiting to be chosen. But that is a false premise. You are already chosen!” – Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

7 – “The time has now come to turn about and face the future. This is a season of a thousand opportunities.” – President Gordon B. Hinckley

8 – “With celestial sight, trials impossible to change become possible to endure.” – President Russell M. Nelson

9 – “Each day is a day of decision, and our decisions determine our destiny.” – President Russell M. Nelson

The Great Teacher Of The New Year

10 – “Life, after all, is made up of little things.” – Elder Rex D. Pinegar

11 – “Dear friends who have been so terribly wounded—and for that matter, anyone who has borne the injustices of life—you can have a new beginning and a fresh start. In Gethsemane and on Calvary, Jesus “took upon Himself … all of the anguish and suffering ever experienced by you and me,” and He has overcome it all! With arms outstretched, the Savior offers the gift of healing to you. With courage, patience, and faithful focus on Him, before too long you can come to fully accept this gift. You can let go of your pain and leave it at His feet.” – Elder Patrick Kearon

12 – “This path cannot be easy for any of us. There is too much refining needed for it to be easy.” – Elder D. Todd Christofferson

13 – “True success in this life comes in consecrating our lives – that is our time and choices to God’s purposes.” – Elder D. Todd Christofferson

The Different Ways You Can Face The Future With Faith

14 – “The time has now come to turn about and face the future. This is a season of a thousand opportunities. It is ours to grasp and move forward. What a wonderful time it is for each of us to do his or her small part in moving the work of the Lord on to its magnificent destiny.” – President Gordon B. Hinckley

15 – “The most holy places on earth are the temples. In the temple, worthy members of the Church receive the greatest blessings anyone can aspire to as we make sacred covenants with God. We also help make those same blessings available to our ancestors who died without receiving the necessary ordinances of salvation.” – Sister Silvia H. Allred

16 – “Your vision of your future will help you press forward. Take a few minutes to envision where you want to be in one year or two or five. Then take action to prepare yourselves. People don’t just run a marathon when they decide to do it. They must train daily, slowly building stamina and endurance to run the 26.2-mile distance. So it is with life. It is daily diligence with prayer and scripture study that will help you reach your goals. Your daily decisions will influence generations.” – Sister Elaine S. Dalton

17 – “Repentance takes care of the past, faith takes care of the future, and the Holy Ghost helps us with today.” – Elder Neal A. Maxwell

Wise Men and Women Will Do Great Things

18 – “Act now, so that a thousand years from now when you look back at this moment, you an say this was a moment that mattered. This was a day of determination.” – Elder Neal A. Maxwell

19 – “We are to be an example in spirit. To me that means we strive to have in our lives kindness, gratitude, forgiveness, and goodwill. These qualities will provide for us a spirit which will touch the lives of those around us. It has been my opportunity through the years to associate with countless individuals who possess such a spirit. We experience a special feeling when we are with them, a feeling that makes us want to associate with them and to follow their example. They radiate the Light of Christ and help us feel His love for us.” – President Thomas S. Monson

20 – “The most important of the Lord’s work you will ever do will be the work you do within the walls of your own home.” – President Harold B. Lee

New Year Standards For You

21 – “You must learn to walk to the edge of the light, and then a few steps into the darkness; then the light will appear and show the way before you.” – President Harold B. Lee

22 – “As a new year begins and we try to benefit from a proper view of what has gone before, I plead with you not to dwell on days now gone nor to yearn vainly for yesterdays, however good those yesterdays may have been.” – President Jeffrey R. Holland

23 – “I repeat, the crucial decision of life does not center in the choice between fame and obscurity, nor between wealth and poverty. The decision of life is between good and evil. It is possible to be both rich and famous and at once succeed in the eternal spiritual sense, but the Lord warned of the difficulty of it when He talked about camels and needles. “If neither wealth nor prominence are ideal objectives, how can we then be motivated to excellence? Toward what goals can we strive? “There are two that I would suggest. Excellence itself is a worthy goal—to be good, very good, at whatever you do; to develop your own talents to the fullest extent that you can; to develop a balanced, worthy, sensible individual. “The Lord said it. ‘Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect’ (Matt. 5:48). “The other goal is service. ‘When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God’ (Mosiah 2:17).” – President Boyd K. Packer

God’s Love Will Help You Stand Strong

24 – “These are your days to stand strong as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. As you live righteously year after year, your experiences will confirm unto you that Jesus is the Christ.” – Elder Neil L. Andersen

25 – “Show and prove to the world, to angels and to God, that you are on the side of truth and right, of honesty, purity and integrity, and that you are for God in His kingdom.” – President John Taylor

26 – “Her [woman at the well] past and present circumstances did not determine her future. Like her, we can choose to turn to the Savior today for the strength and healing that will enable us to fulfill all that we were sent here to do.” – Sister Susan H. Porter

27 – “The apostle Paul said: “… by love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.'” – Bishop Victor L. Brown

28 – “As we think about the future, we should be filled with faith and hope. Always remember that Jesus Christ—the Creator of the universe, the architect of our salvation, and the head of this Church—is in control. He will not permit His work to fail. He will be victorious over all darkness and evil.” – President M. Russell Ballard

The Important Thing Is Remember Your Covenants

29 – “Likewise, whenever any kind of upheaval occurs in your life, the safest place to be spiritually is living inside your temple covenants! Please believe me when I say that when your spiritual foundation is built solidly upon Jesus Christ, you have no need to fear. As you are true to your covenants made in the temple, you will be strengthened by His power. Then, when spiritual earthquakes occur, you will be able to stand strong because your spiritual foundation is solid and immovable.” – President Russell M. Nelson

30 – “No one intends to make serious mistakes. They come when you compromise your standards to be more accepted by others. You be the strong one. You be the leader. Choose good friends and resist peer pressure together.” – Elder Richard G. Scott

New Year Quotes To Live By

31 – “The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature.” – President Ezra Taft Benson

32 – “Never serve God because you are afraid of hell; but live your religion, because it is calculated to give you eternal life.” – President Brigham Young

33 – “You were organized, and brought into being, for the purpose of enduring forever.” – President Brigham Young

Set Your Goals With The Lord

34 – “Setting goals is a worthy endeavor. We know that our Heavenly Father has goals because He has told us that His work and glory is ‘to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man’ (Moses 1:39). Our personal goals can bring out the best in us. However, one of the things that derail our efforts in making and keeping resolutions is procrastination. We sometimes delay starting, waiting for the right moment to begin—the first day of a new year, the beginning of summer, when we’re called as bishop or Relief Society president, after the kids get into school, after we retire.” – Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Holy Spirit As A Great Teacher And Mentor

35 – “After we receive our own temple ordinances and make sacred covenants with God, each one of us needs the ongoing spiritual strengthening and tutoring that is possible only in the house of the Lord. And our ancestors need us to serve as proxy for them.” – President Russell M. Nelson

36 – “With technology, you are witnessing an explosion of knowledge. You are constantly bombarded by sound, video, and networking. Be selective and don’t allow this surge of information to distract you or slow your progress. Arise, young women! You determine your goals. You decide what enters your mind and heart.” – Sister Mary N. Cook

Spiritually Protect Yourself This New Year

37 – “Do you young people want a sure way to eliminate the influence of the adversary in your life? Immerse yourself in searching for your ancestors, prepare their names for the sacred vicarious ordinances available in the temple, and then go to the temple to stand as proxy for them to receive the ordinances of baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost.” – Elder Richard G. Scott

38 – “Many of these beautiful human butterflies winged for heavenly flight have fallen with wings singed and badly seared because of their curiosity about the forbidden. The more I see of life, the more I am convinced that we must impress you young people with the awfulness of sin rather than to content ourselves with merely teaching the way of repentance.” – Elder Robert L. Backman

Next Time You Feel Discouraged, Remember This

39 – “Our best days are ahead of us, not behind us.” – Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

40 – “In contrast to the institutions of the world, which teach us to know something, the gospel of Jesus Christ challenges us to become something.” – President Dallin H. Oaks

41 – “In a paradoxical way, afflictions and sorrow prepare us to experience joy if we will trust in the Lord and His plan for us. This truth is beautifully expressed by a 13th-century poet: “Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.”” – Elder L. Todd Budge

The Right Thing For The New Year

42 – “Before we interact with a loved one, can we ask ourselves the question “Is what I’m about to do or say helpful or hurtful?” Our words are one of our superpowers, and family members are like human blackboards, standing in front of us saying, “Write what you think of me!” These messages, whether intentional or unintentional, should be hopeful and encouraging.” – Sister Tamara W. Runia

43 – “May God bless us that we may look forward to a new century with faith, testimony, confidence, and determination to better prepare ourselves for the eternal life we are all seeking. May the new year begin with the sound of trumpets and joyful shouts as we make the most of this coming year of jubilee is my humble prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.” – Elder L. Tom Perry

44 – ““Jonathan began taking the missionary lessons again. The week before New Year’s, he called me and asked, ‘What are you doing on New Year’s Eve?’ I reminded him about our annual party. But instead, he replied, ‘I want you to come to my baptism! I want to start this new year right.’ After 20 years of ‘come and see,’ ‘come and help,’ and ‘come and stay,’ this precious soul was ready to be baptized.” – Elder D. Todd Christofferson

God’s Greatest Blessings In Our Lives

45 – “Decide now to receive the ordinances of the temple at the appropriate time. Don’t let anything overcome that resolve.” – Elder Richard G. Scott

46 – “I believe this is the best season for women in all the history of the world. In opportunities for education, for the training of your hands and minds, there has never before been a time when doors were so widely opened to you as they are today.” – President Gordon B. Hinckley

47 – “God’s commandments are not given to frustrate us or to become obstacles to our happiness. Just the opposite is true. He who created us and who loves us perfectly knows just how we need to live our lives in order to obtain the greatest happiness possible. He has provided us with guidelines which, if we follow them, will see us safely through this often treacherous mortal journey.” – President Thomas S. Monson

Setting Our Personal Goals and Blessings

48 – “Set goals that are well balanced—not too many nor too few, and not too high nor too low. Write down your attainable goals and work on them according to their importance. Pray for divine guidance in your goal setting.” – President M. Russell Ballard

49 – “You may take upon you the holy name of the Lord. You can qualify to speak in the sacred name of God.” – President Henry B. Eyring

50 – “I testify to you that our promised blessings are beyond measure. Though the storm clouds may gather, though the rains may pour down upon us, our knowledge of the gospel and our love of our Heavenly Father and of our Savior will comfort and sustain us and bring joy to our hearts as we walk uprightly and keep the commandments. There will be nothing in this world that can defeat us. My beloved brothers and sisters, fear not. Be of good cheer. The future is as bright as your faith.” – President Thomas S. Monson

51 – “President Harold B. Lee said, “I [am] persuaded of one great truth: Whenever the Lord has a great blessing for one of his children, he puts that son or daughter in the way to make a great sacrifice.” – President Ezra Taft Benson

Can you see why these are some of our favorite talks from General Conference and other meetings from the past? They offer valuable insights and teachings that can help guide us in our own lives.

And the best part is, these talks are just a small sample of the vast collection of talks available to us through the Church’s resources.

As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we have been blessed with modern-day prophets and apostles who are inspired to give us counsel and guidance. They speak to us with love and wisdom, sharing their personal experiences and knowledge of the gospel.

My prayer for you is that as you continue to study and learn from these talks, you will be strengthened and uplifted. May you find the answers and guidance you seek, and may your faith in Jesus Christ grow stronger each day.

Happy New Year’s Eve, friend.


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