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“What is man in this boundless setting of sublime splendor? I answer you: Potentially now, actually to be, he is greater and grander, more precious in the arithmetic of God, than all the planets and suns of space. For him they were created; they are the handiwork of God; man is His son! In this world man is given dominion over many things; it is his privilege to achieve supremacy over many things…

“Incomprehensibly grand as are the physical creations of the earth and space, they have been brought into existence as a means to an end.”

James E. Talmage, Millennial Star (Liverpool, England: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 31 December 1931), 862-863.