Faith is a gift of God bestowed as a reward for personal righteousness. It is always given when righteousness is present, and the greater the measure of obedience to Gods laws, the greater will be the endowment of faith.  -  Bruce R. McConkie

Sometimes when I'm faced with an atheist, I'm tempted to invite him to the greatest gourmet dinner that one could ever serve, and when we have finished eating that magnificent dinner, to ask him if he believes there's a cook. - Ronald Reagan

The umbrella spread out makes the silken material taut.  When the rain falls, it runs off; when the snow falls it slides off; when the hail comes, it bounces off; when the wind blows, it is diverted around the umbrella.  And in a like manner, this spiritual umbrella wards off the foe of ignorance, superstition, skepticism, apostasy, immorality, and other forms of godlessness.  It is my prayer that we shall all spread our spiritual umbrellas for protection of our families and keep our reservoirs full of faith and integrity; and we can promise that the third and fourth generation and indeed the tenth and the fiftieth will still be faithful, worthy, and God-fearing.  -Spencer W. Kimball