Profound and Inspired Book of Mormon “One-liners”

As we studied the The Book of Mormon this year, we noticed it is overflowing with “one-liners.”  These are very short profound and memorable quotes. Each of these one-liners can be a motto or slogan to guide our lives. Each of these one-liners can be a topic for a sermon.

These one-liners not only inspire us, but also give us a glimpse of the breadth and depth of the doctrine in the Book of Mormon.

This partial list of one-liners is also internal evidence of the prophetic calling of Joseph Smith and the authenticity of the Book of Mormon. (Paintings by Arnold Friberg)

  • Come unto Christ, and be perfected in him
  • Counsel with the Lord in all they doings
  • Learn wisdom in thy youth
  • Learn in thy youth to keep the commandments of God
  • Little children are alive in Christ
  • I give unto men weakness that they may be humble
  • By small means the Lord can bring about great things
  • To be learned is good if they hearken
  • Adam fell that men might be
  • Men are that they might have joy
  • Let us walk in the light of the Lord
  • Reconcile yourselves to the will of God
  • Feast upon the words of Christ
  • Seek not the counsel the Lord
  • Bear one another’s burdens that they may be light
  • Mourn with those that mourn
  • Comfort those that stand in need of comfort
  • Stand as witnesses of God at all times
  • This life is the time for men to prepare to meet God
  • Do not procrastinate the day of your repentance
  • He shall consecrate thine afflictions for thy gain
  • There must needs be opposition in all things
  • The Spirit of Christ is given to every man
  • I am encircled about eternally in the arms of his love
  • Be faithful in keeping the commandments of the Lord
  • The Lord slayeth the wicked to bring forth his righteous purposes
  • I will go and do
  • Be diligent in keeping the commandments of the Lord
  • If ye keep the commandments ye shall prosper
  • I have dreamed a dream, or seen a vision
  • No unclean thing can dwell with God
  • The Holy Ghost giveth authority
  • Knowest thou the condescension of God?
  • I know that he [God] loveth his children
  • Have ye inquired of the Lord?
  • The guilty taketh the truth to be hard
  • Ye were past feeling, that ye could not feel his words
  • Ye are swift to do iniquity but slow to remember
  • By the Spirit are all things made known
  • All that fight against Zion shall be destroyed
  • Notwithstanding our afflictions we have obtained a land of promise
  • Arise from the dust, my sons, and be men
  • For my soul delighteth in the scriptures
  • My soul delighteth in the things of the Lord
  • My soul grieveth because of mine iniquities
  • Awake, my soul! No long droop in sin.
  • May I shake at the appearance of sin
  • Wo unto the rich
  • Ye are free to choose for yourselves
  • My soul delighteth in plainness
  • We talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ
  • Look forward unto Christ with steadfastness
  • He inviteth all to come unto him
  • Wo be unto him that is at ease in Zion!
  • A Bible! A Bible! We have got a Bible!
  • Press forward with a steadfastness in Christ
  • Endure to the end
  • Pray always
  • I glory in truth
  • I glory in my Jesus
  • The Lord commanded me, and I must obey
  • I the Lord delight in the chastity of women
  • Before ye seek for riches seek ye the kingdom
  • Arouse the faculties of your soul
  • Behold great and marvelous are the works of the Lord
  • Come unto Christ
  • Be filled with love towards God and all men
  • For the natural man is an enemy to God
  • Believe in God; believe that He is
  • Retain a remission of your sins from day to day
  • Are we not all beggars?
  • Impart of your substance to the poor
  • Walk guiltless before God
  • Watch yourselves
  • Take upon you the name of Christ
  • A seer is greater than a prophet
  • Turn to the Lord will full purpose of heart
  • Ye have not applied your hearts to understanding
  • They would not hearken unto the voice of the Lord
  • Preach nothing save it were repentance and faith on the Lord
  • I the Lord do visit my people in their afflictions
  • Have ye been spiritually born of God?
  • Have ye received his image in your countenances?
  • Have ye experienced this mighty change in your hearts?
  • Do ye exercise faith in the redemption?
  • Have ye walked, keeping yourself blameless before God?
  • Are ye stripped of pride?
  • Except ye repent ye can in nowise inherit the kingdom
  • Be humble and submissive
  • Our words will condemn us
  • Our works will condemn us
  • Our thoughts will condemn us
  • It is given unto many to know the mysteries
  • They had waxed strong in the knowledge of the truth
  • They were men of sound understanding
  • They had searched the scriptures diligently
  • Show forth good examples
  • God knows all the thoughts and intents of the heart
  • In his strength I can do all things
  • Blessed by the name of our God
  • Let us sing to his praise
  • We will praise our God forever
  • Who can glory too much in the Lord?
  • O, that I were an angel
  • All things denote there is a God
  • Experiment on my words
  • Use boldness but not overbearance
  • Bridle all your passions
  • The soul shall be restored to the body
  • Wickedness never was happiness
  • Justice exerciseth all his demands
  • Mercy claimeth all which is her own
  • Ye have sought for happiness in doing iniquity
  • I created the heavens and the earth
  • I was with the Father from the beginning
  • I am he who covenanted with my people Israel
  • I am the law, and the light
  • Behold, your little ones
  • He took their little children, one by one, and blessed them
  • Pray in your families unto the Father, always in my name
  • I have set an example for you
  • Be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord
  • My wisdom is greater than the cunning of the devil
  • Search these things diligently
  • Great are the words of Isaiah
  • They had all things common among them
  • The eternal purposes of the Lord shall roll on
  • Who can stand against the works of the Lord?
  • They were also taught from on high
  • Ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith
  • Faith is things which are hoped for
  • I will show unto men their weakness
  • I make weak things become strong
  • Charity is the pure love of Christ
  • Little children need no repentance, neither baptism
  • Deny yourselves of all ungodliness
  • Love God with all your might, mind, and strength

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