As we commemorate Joseph Smith's Birthday here are some great quotes about his life:
Pres. Thomas S. Monson stated,"We do not worship the Prophet Joseph Smith; however he left behind a legacy that enables [his] followers today on every continent to proclaim him as a prophet of God. May we, each of us, strive to continue the Prophet Joseph's vision for this work and to magnify his legacy through our works and testimonies to others, that they may know him as we do and that they may experience the peace and joy of the gospel he restored."
President George Albert Smith, who presided over the Church from 1945 to 1951, said,
"To my mind one of the strongest testimonies of the divinity of the life of our Savior is the testimony of Joseph Smith who laid down his life as a witness of the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ."
Indeed, Joseph Smith was the Prophet of the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ in this dispensation. He is numbered among the prophets of the ages who testified of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, whose birth we commemorate during this season of the year.
*These quotes are from a Church News article about Joseph Smith entitled: "Witness of Christ" published Dec. 17, 2011. To read the entire article go to this link: