85 Dieter F. Uchtdorf Quotes and Sayings on Faith and Inspiration

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, born in 1940 in Czechoslovakia, joined the Church in 1947 in Germany.

His family moved to Frankfurt in 1952 where he pursued engineering. Joining the German Air Force in 1959, he served as a fighter pilot for six years.

Marrying Harriet Reich in 1962, they have two children and multiple grandchildren. They relocated to the U.S. upon his call as an Apostle.

Passionate about the outdoors and arts, family time is treasured by the Uchtdorfs.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Professionally, Uchtdorf held significant roles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Lufthansa, even becoming Lufthansa’s Chief Pilot.

Here is a list of the top quotes by Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Best Dieter F. Uchtdorf Quotes


Don’t judge me because I sin differently from you. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.


Compared to God, man is nothing; yet we are everything to God. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.


God sent you here to prepare for a future greater than anything can imagine. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.


Rise up and become the person you were meant to be. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.


The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

The Savior can wipe away our tears of regret. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.


You are stronger than you realize. You are more capable than you can imagine. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

As we lose ourselves in the service of others, we discover our own lives and our own happiness. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

What we love determines what we seek. What we seek determines what we think and do. What we think and do determines who we are – and who we will become. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Be strong and of good courage. You are truly royal spirit daughters of Almighty God. You are princesses, destined to become queens. Your own wondrous story has already begun. Your “once upon a time” is now. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.


Discipleship is the pursuit of holiness and happiness. It is the path to our best and happiest self. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

You live in a time of great challenges and opportunities. As spirit sons of heavenly parents, you are free to make the right choices. This requires hard work, self-discipline, and an optimistic outlook, which will bring joy and freedom into your life now and in the future. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Often the answer to our prayer does not come while we’re on our knees, but while we’re on our feet serving the Lord and serving those around us. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

No matter our circumstances, no matter our challenges or trials, there is something in each day to embrace and cherish. There is something in each day that can bring gratitude and joy if only we will see and appreciate it. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

There are messages in each general conference given as a gift and a blessing from heaven specifically for our personal life situations. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Famous Dieter F. Uchtdorf Quotes

Being a disciple of Jesus Christ is not an effort of once a week or once a day. It is an effort of once and for all. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.


To strengthen our relationship with God, we need some meaningful time alone with Him. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

The Atonement of Jesus Christ is real; it brings immortality to all and opens the door to eternal life. The gospel of Jesus Christ is again on the earth. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true and living. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Try and keep on trying until that which seems difficult becomes possible and that which seems only possible becomes habit and a real part of you. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

First doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith. We must never allow doubt to hold us prisoner and keep us from the divine love, peace, and gifts that come through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

The more we incline our hearts and minds toward God, the more heavenly light distills upon our souls. Gradually, things that before seemed hazy, dark, and remote become clear, bright and familiar with us. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Now is the best time to start becoming the person we eventually want to be – not only 20 years from now but also for all eternity. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

When it comes to hating, gossiping, ignoring, ridiculing, holding grudges, or wanting to cause harm, please apply the following: Stop it! ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Top Dieter F. Uchtdorf Quotes

Love is the measure of our faith, the inspiration for our obedience, and the true altitude of our discipleship. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.


Never give up on anyone. And that includes not giving up on yourself. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Sometimes a single phrase of testimony can set events in motion that affect someone’s life for eternity. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

It is good advice to slow down a little, steady the course, and focus on the essentials when experiencing adverse conditions. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

When our wagon gets stuck in the mud, God is much more likely to assist the man who gets out to push than the man who merely raises his voice in prayer – no matter how eloquent the oration. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don’t let fear of failure discourage you. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Christ came to save us. If we have taken a wrong course, the Atonement of Jesus Christ can give us the assurance that sin is not a point of no return. A safe return is possible if we will follow God’s plan for our salvation. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Salvation cannot be bought with the currency of obedience; it is purchased by the blood of the Son of God. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.


Healing comes when we move away from the darkness and walk towards the light. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Life has a way of testing our anchors and tempting us to drift. Nevertheless, if our anchors are correctly placed in the rock of our Redeemer, they will hold – no matter the force of the wind, the strength of the tide, or the height of the waves. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Popular Dieter F. Uchtdorf Quotes

God’s promises are not always fulfilled as quickly as or in the way we might hope; they come according to His timing and in His ways. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Heavenly Father is constantly raining blessings upon us, but it is our fear, doubt, and sin that, like an umbrella, block these blessings from reaching us. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

We can choose to be grateful, no matter what. This type of gratitude transcends whatever is happening around us. It surpasses disappointment, discouragement and despair. It blooms just as beautifully in the icy landscape of winter as it does in the pleasant warmth of summer. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.


The most important thing is to keep trying. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

By becoming the answer to someone’s prayer, we often find the answer to our own. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost and without compass, God’s love encompasses us completely. … He loves every one of us, even those who are flawed, rejected, awkward, sorrowful, or broken. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Christ knows how to minister to others perfectly. When the Savior stretches out His hands, those He touches are uplifted and become greater, stronger, and better people as a result. If we are His hands, should we not do the same? ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Though you may feel that no one understand the depth of your despair, our savior, Jesus Christ, understands. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

All you have to do is trust your Heavenly Father. Trust Him enough to follow His plan. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

I am optimistic about the future. Brethren, for our part, we must remain steadfast in hope, work with all our strength, and trust in God. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Sometimes, of all the people in the world, the one who is the hardest to forgive-as well as perhaps the one who is most in need of our forgiveness-is the person looking back at us in the mirror. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Great Dieter F. Uchtdorf Quotes

Patience is a purifying process that refines understanding, deepens happiness, focuses action, and offers hope for peace. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.


When we stumble don’t get discouraged. Get up and Keep Trying. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

The more you trust and rely upon the Spirit, the greater your capacity to create. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

God sees you not only as a mortal being on a small planet who lives for a brief season – He sees you as His child. He sees you as the being you are capable and designed to become. He wants you to know that you matter to Him. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Think of the purest, most all-consuming love you can imagine. Now multiply that love by an infinite amount-that is the measure of God’s love for you. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

We have a choice. We can seek for the bad in others. Or we can make peace and work to extend to others the understanding, fairness, and forgiveness we so desperately desire for ourselves. It is our choice; for whatever we seek, that we will certainly find. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

The church is a home for all to come together, regardless of the depth or the height of our testimony. I know of no sign on the doors of our meetinghouses that says, Your testimony must be this tall to enter. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

When the Lord commands that we must forgive all men, that includes forgiving ourselves. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

You will suffer, be tempted, and make mistakes. You will learn for yourself what every heroine has learned: through overcoming challenges come growth and strength. It is your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself, that determines how your life’s story will develop. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.


Often small acts of service are all that is required to lift and bless another. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

It is often in the trial of adversity that we learn those most critical lessons that form our character and shape our destiny. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Wise Dieter F. Uchtdorf Quotes

With Christ, darkness cannot succeed. Darkness will not gain victory over the light of Christ. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

We see baptism as the starting point in our journey of discipleship. Our daily walk with Jesus Christ leads to peace and purpose in this life and profound joy and eternal salvation in the world to come. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Sometimes we become so focused on the finish line, that we fail to find joy in the journey. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Let us resolve to be happy regardless of our circumstance. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

The perfect place to begin is exactly where you are right now. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Even when we think we cannot rise up, there is still hope. And sometimes we just need someone to look us in the eyes, take our hand, and say, ‘you can do it now!’ ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Our destiny is not determined by the number of times we stumble but by the number of times we rise up, dust ourselves off, and move forward. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Integrity indicates wholeness or oneness. If we have integrity, we are sincere, truthful, fair, and honest. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

In His plan there are no true endings. Only everlasting beginnings. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Love should be our walk and our talk. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

We don’t discover humility by thinking less of ourselves; we discover humility by thinking less about ourselves. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Never stop hoping for all of the righteous desires of your heart. But don’t close your eyes and hearts to the simple and elegant beauties of each day’s ordinary moments that make up a rich, well-lived life. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Powerful Dieter F. Uchtdorf Quotes

Don’t let fear of failure discourage you. Don’t let the voice of critics paralyze you – whether that voice comes from the outside or the inside. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Happiness doesn’t come from external circumstances. It comes from the inside-regardless of what is happening around us. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

How much of life do we miss by waiting to see the rainbow before thanking God there is rain? ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Our loving Heavenly Father wants us to become more like him. God understands that we get there not in an instant, but by taking one step at a time. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

No one likes to fail. But we mortals do not become champions without effort and discipline or without making mistakes. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

It is your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself, that determines how your life’s story will develop. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Inspiring Dieter F. Uchtdorf Quotes

You have agency, and you are free to choose. But there is actually no free agency. Agency has its price. You have to pay the consequences of your choices. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

The spirit of gratitude is always pleasant and satisfying because it carries with it a sense of helpfulness to others; it begets love and friendship, and engenders divine influence. Gratitude is said to be the memory of the heart. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

The heavens will not be filled with those who never made mistakes but with those who recognized that they were off course and who corrected their ways to get back in the light of gospel truth. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

The thing about the truth is that it exists outside of belief. Even if nobody believes it, that thing is still true. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

God wants you to find your way back to Him, and the Savior is the way. God wants you to learn of His Son, Jesus Christ, and experience the profound peace and joy that come from following the path of divine discipleship. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

In the end, the number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness, but the number of prayers we answer may be of even greater importance. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

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