“When a lawyer asked the Savior which of all the commandments was greatest, Jesus responded without hesitation: ‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. … And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.‘ These are the great commandments. Upon them hang all the law and the prophets. These are the things that matter most. As we strive to live these commandments, the others will take care of themselves.” – Mary Ellen W. Smoot, “Steadfast and Immovable,” Ensign (CR), November 2001, p.91
“Lucifer is doing all that he can to divert us from those things of first importance. One of his most effective tools is to convince us that it is impossible to stay centered on spiritual things when the demands of life are so pressing.