One of the bellwether marks of the growth and vitality of the Church is the construction of temples. . . . We will keep on working to bring the temples to the people, making it more convenient for Latter day Saints everywhere to receive the blessings which can only be had in these holy houses.Gordon B. HinckleyThe Work Goes On, Ensign, May 2001, 1.
There is nothing that dulls a personality so much as a negative outlook.Gordon B. HinckleyWhosoever Will Save His Life, Tambuli, Feb 1983, 1.
This is my prayer for all of us—"Lord, increase our faith." Increase our faith to bridge the chasms of uncertainty and doubt. . . . Grant us faith to look beyond the problems of the moment to the miracles of the future. . . . Give us faith to do what is right and let the consequence follow.Gordon B. HinckleyLord, Increase Our Faith, Ensign, Nov. 1987, 52–53.
Please don’t nag yourself with thoughts of failure. Do not set goals far beyond your capacity to achieve. Simply do what you can do, in the best way you know, and the Lord will accept of your effort.Gordon B. HinckleyRise to the Stature of the Divine within You, Ensign, Nov 1989, 94.
We must work harder to build mutual respect, an attitude of tolerance, with forbearance one for another.Gordon B. HinckleySpeech to the National Conference of Community and Justice, Feb 21, 1995.
In all of living have much of fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.Gordon B. HinckleyStand True and Faithful, Ensign, May 1996, 91.
You are people with a present and with a future. Don't muff the ball. Be excellent.Gordon B. HinckleyThe Quest for Excellence, BYU Devotional Address, November 10, 1998.
Believe in Jesus Christ, our Savior and our Redeemer, the Son of God, who came to earth and walked the dusty roads of Palestine-the Son of God-to teach us the way of truth and light and salvation, and who, in one great and glorious act offered an atonement for each of us. He opened the way of salvation and exaltation for each of us, under which we may go forward in the Church and kingdom of God. Be not faithless, but believe in the great and wonderful and marvelous blessings of the Atonement.Gordon B. HinckleySelections from Addresses of President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, Mar. 2001, 64.
Under the plan of heaven, the husband and the wife walk side by side as companions, neither one ahead of the other, but a daughter of God and a son of God walking side by side. Let your families be families of love and peace and happiness. Gather your children around you and have your family home evenings, teach your children the ways of the Lord, read to them from the scriptures, and let them come to know the great truths of the eternal gospel as set forth in these words of the Almighty.Gordon B. HinckleySelections from Addresses of President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, Mar. 2001, 64.
I come to you tonight with a plea that we stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. I am suggesting that as we go through life we try to "accentuate the positive." I am asking that we look a little deeper for the good, that we still our voices of insult and sarcasm, that we more generously compliment virtue and effort.Gordon B. HinckleyBe Not Afraid, Only Believe, CES Fireside for Young Adults, September 9, 2001.
The best thing you can do is just keep busy, keep working hard, so you’re not dwelling on it all the time. Work is the best antidote for sorrow.Gordon B. HinckleyDiscussing the death of his wife with Larry King, 2004.
Somehow forgiveness, with love and tolerance, accomplishes miracles that can happen in no other way.Gordon B. HinckleyForgiveness, Liahona, Nov 2005, 81–84.
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. HinckleyWords of the Prophet: Forget Yourself and Serve, New Era, Jul 2006, 2–5.
The wind is blowing and I feel like the last leaf on the tree. Actually, my health is quite good despite all the rumors to the contrary. Skillful doctors and nurses keep me on the right track; some of you may go before I do.Gordon B. HinckleyThe Things of Which I Know Sunday Morning Session, General Conference, April 1, 2007.
So long as this church has any resources, those resources will be made available to those in need, anywhere in the world.Gordon B. HinckleySpeech given in Honduras, November 1998, following Hurricane Mitch
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