God expects me to talk plainly. …I tell you the truth. And while He has called us to high privileges, to thrones and principalities and dominions, and to be saviors on Mount Zion… while God has ordained us for this, in the name of Israel’s God we will try and carry it out. And we will find enough [men] that will be true and faithful to God and to His Holy priesthood. And the work of God will roll on, Zion will be established, and the kingdom of God built up, and no man will stay its progress. Amen.

– John Taylor, 8/28/1881