Quotes by Gordon B. Hinckley

Pray in faith.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Truth will prevail.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Today is a part of eternity.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
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Nothing's too good for the Lord.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Brigham Young had a prophetic vision.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Children can be disciplined with love.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Teach your daughters to walk in virtue.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
The world is starved for spiritual food.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Knowledge, learning, is an eternal thing.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Every convert is a son or daughter of God.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
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Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Dishonesty of any kind will create a blemish.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Life is meant to be enjoyed, not just endured.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Conflict grows out of ignorance and suspicion.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Fear comes not from God but from the evil one.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
We all exercise agency in the choices we make.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
A tattoo is graffiti on the temple of the body.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Our bodies... are the tabernacles of our spirits.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
There is no substitute for marrying in the temple.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
There would be no Christmas if there was no Easter.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Every good citizen adds to the strength of a nation.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Opportunities for sharing the gospel are everywhere.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Every sacrament meeting ought to be a spiritual feast.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Eternal vigilance is the price of eternal development.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
We are all prone to be a little selfish, a little lazy.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Some of our finest work comes through service to others.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
We cannot be unclean and expect the help of the Almighty.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
With small means the Lord accomplishes His marvelous work.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
I have two sons. Good sons. They're both businessmen.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
The Lord is forgiving, but sometimes life is not forgiving.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
A nation will rise no higher than the strength of its homes.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Every individual in the church is free to think as he pleases.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
You will find peace and happiness if you will live the gospel.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Encourage your children to read more and watch television less.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Seek to establish an environment conducive to study in the home.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
People seem to be looking for discipline in a topsy-turvy world.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Life is precious. Life is sacred. And it ought so to be observed.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Keep your families close together, and love and honor your children.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Any investigator worthy of baptism becomes a convert worthy of saving.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
I thank the Lord for the great principle of repentance and forgiveness.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
We all know that education unlocks the door of opportunity for the young.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Respect for self is the beginning of cultivating virtue in men and women.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
I don't think that the Internet has contributed greatly to immorality.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
I think the world would be much poorer without religion, speaking generally.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
You don't need coffee. Nobody needs coffee. You can get along without it.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Small aberrations in doctrinal teaching can lead to large and evil falsehoods.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
I spent one night in the hospital in my life. I was past 75 when that occurred.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
How grateful I am for the law of tithing. It is the Lord's law of finance.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Unfortunately, some women want to remake their husbands after their own design.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
The work of the Lord is done by ordinary people who work in an extraordinary way.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Every righteous man or woman is entitled to revelation concerning his own affairs.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
The most persuasive gospel tract is the exemplary life of a faithful Latter-day Saint.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Sister Hinckley and I are learning that the so-called golden years are laced with lead.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
The smallest gesture can mean to much to those who may need a little lift in their lives.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Choose your friends carefully. It is they who will lead you in one direction or the other.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
I do not fear truth. I welcome it. But I wish all of my facts to be in their proper context.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Did you ever think that your body is holy? You are a child of God. Your body is His creation.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
There is far too much of divorce, wherein hearts are broken, and sometimes lives are destroyed.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
It is difficult for me to understand the tragic accounts of troubled marriages that come to me.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
The biggest challenge facing a missionary today is to forget himself and lose himself in the work.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
There are widows who long for friendly voices and that spirit of anxious concern which speaks of love.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Missionary work has never been easy, and yet the joyful rewards cannot be equaled by any other experience.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
I've never been a believer in the physical punishment of children. I don't think it is necessary.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
When you touch the life of a man of this generation, that influence is felt through generations yet to come.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
We live in a world of shifting values. The family is falling apart. Parents failing in what they ought to do.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
The whole essence of the Christian religion is based on the atonement of Christ, his death and his resurrection.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
You dear women, I say thanks to you. Thank you for being the kind of people you are and doing the things you do.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
We have come to Earth in this great season in the long history of mankind. It is a marvelous age - the best of all.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
I've tried to recognize my wife's individuality, her personality, her desires, her background, her ambitions.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
The Savior of all mankind left the ninety and nine to find the one lost. That one who was lost need not have become lost.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Do you feel gloomy? Lift your eyes. Stand on your feet. Say a few words of appreciation and love to the Lord. Be positive.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Some husbands regard it as their prerogative to compel their wives to fit their standards of what they think to be the ideal.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
As we give presents at Christmas, we need to recognize that sharing our time and ourselves is such an important part of giving.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Where ever the spirit of Christ is known, there is much of good will, of mutual respect, of love and appreciation and kindness.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
When the 'Book of Mormon' was first published, some of those who believed in it taught it to others and testified of it.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Anything so precious as the gospel of Jesus Christ is worthy of all the effort and sacrifice of time and means employed to teach it.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
If there were more temple work done in the Church, there would be less of selfishness, less of contention, less of demeaning others.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
If you have a temper, now is the time to learn to control it. The more you do so while you are young, the more easily it will happen.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
We do not wonder that there is conflict in the world. There is now, and has been from the time that Cain slew Abel, so much of hatred.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
If there were no immortality there would be no need for temples. There would be no need for eternal marriage if there were no eternity.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
If you are too busy in your church activities to take care of your family, then perhaps we had better find something else for you to do.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
God gave us our agency. He taught us a way. He showed us what to do. But he gave us our agency and left us free to act as we choose to do.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Determine that there will never be anything that will come between you that will disrupt your marriage. Make it work. Resolve to make it work.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
If you are a good missionary, you will return home with the desire to continue to serve the Lord, to keep His commandments, and to do His will.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
At the end of our lives, we step across the threshold or death and enter into a new and better world. I believe that. It's just that simple.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
In missionary work, as in all else, preparation precedes power. Encouragement to prepare while still very young can make a tremendous difference.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
We're all sons and daughters of God, and therefore in a very literal sense, brothers and sisters. And we ought to treat each other that way.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
It is not a mark of manhood to carelessly use the name of the Almighty or of His Beloved Son in a vain and flippant way, as many are prone to do.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
You can't build a great building on a weak foundation. You must have a solid foundation if you're going to have a strong superstructure.
- 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
I am satisfied that every man or woman who goes to the temple in a spirit of sincerity and faith leaves the house of the Lord a better man or woman.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
When you are young, do not get involved in steady dating. When you reach an age where you think of marriage, then is the time to become so involved.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Be virtuous in thought and in deed. God has planted in you, for a purpose, a divine urge which may be easily subverted to evil and destructive ends.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
I've been blessed so abundantly that I can never get over it. I just feel so richly blessed that I want to extend that to others wherever I can.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
I have many friends of other religions, and I am satisfied that they are very conscientious, good people who are trying to do good. I appreciate that.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Criticism and pessimism destroy families, undermine institutions of all kinds, defeat nearly everyone, and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
The gospel is not a philosophy of repression, as so many regard it. It is a plan of freedom that gives discipline to appetite and direction to behavior.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
I think that the churches do a better job in many respects than the government does in various kinds of things. Extending aid, the helpfulness, and so on, yes.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
We magnify our priesthood and enlarge our calling when we serve with diligence and enthusiasm in those responsibilities to which we are called by proper authority.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
We live in a world that is filled with filth and sleaze, a world that reeks of evil. You cannot afford that filthy poison to touch you. Stay away from it. Avoid it.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
My heart reaches out to you missionaries. You simply cannot do it alone and do it well. You must have the help of others. That power to help lies within each of us.
- 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
In the underdeveloped countries, we have young men and women, many of them of capacity but without opportunity to improve themselves. They cannot do so without help.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Through reading the scriptures, we can gain the assurance of the Spirit that that which we read has come of God for the enlightenment, blessing, and joy of his children.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Oh, I don't think religion has failed. It's man who has failed. Christ hasn't failed. The Gospel hasn't failed. The teachings of God have not failed.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
The Almighty, if necessary, may have to shake the nations to humble them and cause them to listen to the servants of the living God. Whatever is needed will come to pass.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
I would enjoy sitting in a rocker... listening to soft music and contemplating the things of the universe. But such activity offers no challenge and makes no contribution.
- Gordon B. Hinckley