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“[W]e should be warned against coming too quickly to a conclusion, of forming a decision too hastily. We should be scientific — that is, open-minded, approaching new problems without prejudice, deferring a decision until all the facts are in.”

Hugh B. Brown, see Edward B. Firmage, The Memoirs of Hugh B. Brown: An Abundant Life (Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books, 1988), 135.

“When our leaders speak, the thinking has been done. When they propose a plan — it is God’s plan. When they point the way, there is no other which is safe. When they give direction, it should mark the end of controversy. God works in no other way. To think otherwise, without immediate repentance, may cost one his faith, may destroy his testimony, and leave him a stranger to the kingdom of God.”

Ward Teachers Message, The Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Church Section, 26 May 1945), 5.