History of the Church, 5:467
I wish the lawyer who says we have no powers in Nauvoo may be choked to death with his own words. Don’t employ lawyers, or pay them money for their knowledge, for I have learned that they don’t know anything. I know more than they all.
History of the Church, 6:78
I combat the error of the ages; I meet the violence of mobs; I cope with illegal proceedings from executive authority; I cut the gordian knot of powers; and I solve mathematical problems of universities, with truth – diamond truth; and God is my “right hand man.”
History of the Church, 6:308
…I am learned, and know more than all the world put together.
History of the Church, 6:319-320
God made Aaron to be the mouthpiece for the children of Israel, and He will make me to be a god to you in His stead, and the Elders to be mouth for me; and if you don’t like it, you must lump it.
History of the Church, 6:408
If they want a beardless boy to whip all the world, I will get on the top of a mountain and crow like a rooster; shall always beat them.
History of the Church, 6:408-409
Come on! ye persecutors! ye false swearers! All hell, boil over! ye burning mountains, roll down your lava! for I will come out on the top at last. I have more to boast of than any man had. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. A large majority of the whole have stood by me. Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him; but the Latter-day Saints never ran away from me yet.
One cannot help but wonder: How could a true prophet of God have said such things, when the Bible clearly says:
That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 1:31)