In building up the Zion of God on this land we must become very different from what we are now, in many respects and particularly in financial matters…. There are many men who are so anxious for wealth, that if they cannot make a fortune in a few months, they feel they are not succeeding according to their desires, and they turn to something else. I do not do this; nor am I anxious to spend a dollar as fast as I make it.

– Brigham Young, 5/17/1868