We are here to build up Zion; and how ought we to feel? We want to make as good houses as we can. That is all right provided we come by them honestly. We want to lay a foundation for our children if we can. That’s all right. But do not let our hearts and affections be placed upon these things, for there are other things we have to do. We have to pay our tithes and offerings, as we have been commanded. We have to build Temples. And that is all right. I was going to say, if we do that….But do we want to speculate out of our brethren and get something from them to build us up? That is not right. We want to build one another up as well as ourselves.

– John Taylor, 6/26/1881