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“The ONLY way to obtain truth and wisdom, is not to ask it from books, but to go to God in prayer and obtain divine teaching.”

~Joseph Smith, Documents, Volume 8: February-November 1841 (of the Joseph Smith Papers), page 288. The text is from the Times and Seasons (Nauvoo, Illinois) vol. 2, no. 24, October 15, 1841), page 577; Elias Smith and Gustavus Hills were the clerks~

“The BEST way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask it from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.”

~Joseph Smith, JS History of the Church 4:425; 3 October 1841. Note that the word “only” was changed to “best”~