Quotes by Boyd K. Packer:

How often it is that our solutions become problems. This, it seems to me, is particularly true in the government. One of the major issues, perhaps the major issue, of both parties in the recent political campaign, was big government. The bigger the government becomes the more lost we are as individuals. Somehow, always under the notion that our rights are being protected, webs are combined with threads, and threads are added to strings, and strings are fashioned into cords, and cords into ropes, and ropes into bonds.

Ensign, March 1977. The Equal Rights Amendment.

Atheism, like theism, is divided into many sects: communism, agnosticism, skepticism, humanism, pragmatism, and others.The atheist proclaims his own dishonesty in accepting pay to teach psychology, sociology, history, or English, while he is indeed preaching his atheistic religious philosophy to his students.

Teach Ye Diligently, p. 225, 1975.

We have succeeded fairly well in teaching Latter-day Saints that they should take care of their own material needs and then contribute to the welfare of those who cannot provide for themselves. If a member is unable to sustain himself, then he is to call upon his own family, and then upon the Church, in that order, and not upon the government at all.

General Conference, April 1978. Solving Emotional Problems in the Lord’s Own Way.

We live in dangerously troubled times. The values that steadied mankind in earlier times are being tossed away. We must not ignore Moroni’s words when he saw our day and said, “Ye must awake to a sense of your awful situation” (Ether 8:24).

General Conference, April 2004. Do Not Fear.