[Heber J. Grant]
When I look at my old friends & associates I cannot but recall the many pleasant times we had had together in years gone bye, and I cannot but feel to thank my Heavenly Father that in his mercy I have been lead in a different path from that of my old associates they are nearly all living for the pleasures of this life have no faith in many of the principles of our Faith and almost all of them are emphatic in renouncing the doctrine of 'Polygamy'. They are all good hearted hole souled people & strictly honest but I am sorry to say have but little faith'I like to be in their company but not so much as that of men like Apostles F. M. Lyman & Jno Hy Smith. I take greater joy in associating with men that love to talk of the principles of the Gospel than I do in dancing with my old friends.
[The Diaries of Heber J. Grant, 1880-1945, Abridged, Digital Edition Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015]