You don’t know me; you never knew my heart. No man knows my history. I cannot tell it: I shall never undertake it.
I don’t blame any one for not believing my history. If I had not experienced what I have, I could not have believed it myself.
I never did harm any man since I was born in the world. My voice is always for peace.
(Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, comp. Joseph Fielding Smith, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1938, p. 361).