Gordon B. Hinckley

«In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«Though my work may be menial, though my contribution may be small, I can perform it with dignity and offer it with unselfishness. My talents may not be great, but I can use them to bless the lives of others.... The goodness of the world in which we live is the accumulated goodness of many small and seemingly inconsequential acts.»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«There are few things more pathetic than those who have lost their curiosity and sense of adventure, and who no longer care to learn.»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«I am satisfied that a happy marriage is not so much a matter of romance as it is an anxious concern for the comfort and well-being of one’s companion.»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«I challenge every one of you who can hear me to rise to the divinity within you. Do we really realize what it means to be a child of God, to have within us something of the divine nature?»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«It is not so much the major events as the small day-to-day decisions that map the course of our living. . . Our lives are, in reality, the sum total of our seemingly unimportant decisions and of our capacity to live by those decisions.»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«How sweet is the assurance, how comforting is the peace that come from the knowledge that if we marry right and live right, our relationship will continue, notwithstanding the certainty of death and the passage of time. Men may write love songs and sing them. They may yearn and hope and dream. But all of this will be only a romantic longing unless there is an exercise of authority that transcends the powers of time and death.»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«The major work of the world is not done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people, with balance in their lives, who have learned to work in an extraordinary manner.»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«It's not as bad as you sometimes think it is. It ALL works out. Don't worry. I say that to myself every morning. It will all work out. If you do your best, it all works out. Put your trust in God and move forward, with faith and confidence in the future. The lord will not forsake us... If we put our trust in him, if we will pray to him, if we will live worthy of his blessings, He will hear our prayers.»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«If we could follow the slogan that says,"Turn off the TV and open a good book" we would do something of substance for a future generation.»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«True love is not so much a matter of romance as it is a matter of anxious concern for the well-being of one's companion.»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«work at our responsibility as parents as if everything in life counted on it, because in fact everything in life does count on it.»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«We wear on our faces the results of what we believe and how we behave, and such behavior is most evident in the eyes and on the faces of those who have lived many years.»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«It isn't as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out. Don't worry. I say that to myself every morning. It all works out in the end. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us. He will not forsake us. If we will put our trust in Him, if we will pray to Him, if we will live worthy of His blessings, He will hear our prayers.»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others...By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«Respect for self is the beginning of cultivating virtue in men and women.»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«Gratitude is a sign of maturity...Where there is appreciation: there is also courtesy and concern for the rights and property of others.»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«The willingness to forgive is a sign of spiritual and emotional maturity. It is one of the great virtues to which we all should aspire. Imagine a world filled with individuals willing both to apologize and to accept an apology. Is there any problem that could not be solved among people who possessed the humility and largeness of spirit and soul to do either -- or both -- when needed?»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«Our lives are the only meaningful expression of what we believe and in Whom we believe. And the only real wealth, for any of us, lies in our faith.»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«The trouble with most of our prayers is that we give them as if we were picking up the phone and ordering groceries - we place our order and hang up.»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«You are good. But it is not enough just to be good. You must be good for something. You must contribute good to the world. The world must be a better place for your presence. And the good that is in you must be spread to others....»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«I remind you that no man who makes disparaging remarks concerning those of another race can consider himself a true disciple of Christ," said President Hinckley. "How can any man holding the Melchizedek Priesthood arrogantly assume that he is eligible for the priesthood whereas another who lives a righteous life but whose skin is of a different color, is ineligible?»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«Do not despair. Do not give up. Look for the sunlight through the clouds.»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«Of course we're Christian. The very name of the church declares that. The more people see us and come to know us, the more I believe they will come to realize that we are trying to exemplify in our lives and in our living the great ideals which (Jesus Christ) taught.»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«Let us stand a little taller, if you don't, you will never strengthen yourself»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«Let us never forget to pray. God lives. He is near. He is real. He is not only aware of us but cares for us. He is our Father. He is accessible to all who will seek Him.»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«If we are worried about the future, then we must look today at the upbringing of children.»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«Things work out, it isn't as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out, don't worry. I say that to myself every morning. It will all work out. If you do your best, it will all work out. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us. If we will put our trust in him, if we will pray to him, if we will live worthy of his blessings, he will hear our prayers.»

Gordon B. Hinckley


«The cause of most of man's unhappiness is sacrificing what he wants most for what he wants now.»

Gordon B. Hinckley