Words matter. These are the best Gordon B. Hinckley Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
There is nothing we could do of greater importance than to have fortified in our individual lives an unshakable conviction that Jesus is the Christ, the living Son of the living God.
If every man would make his prime concern the comfort and well-being of his wife and every wife make her chief concern the comfort and well-being of her husband, we would have very little divorce in the land.
There are widows who long for friendly voices and that spirit of anxious concern which speaks of love.
The world is starved for spiritual food.
Seek to establish an environment conducive to study in the home.
Eligibility for a temple recommend is not based on financial worth. That has nothing whatever to do with it. It is based on consistent personal behavior, on the goodness of one’s life. It is not concerned with money matters, but rather with things of eternity.
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.
I spent one night in the hospital in my life. I was past 75 when that occurred.
People seem to be looking for discipline in a topsy-turvy world.
Did you ever think that your body is holy? You are a child of God. Your body is His creation.
Where ever the spirit of Christ is known, there is much of good will, of mutual respect, of love and appreciation and kindness.
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.
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.
As we give presents at Christmas, we need to recognize that sharing our time and ourselves is such an important part of giving.
Choose your friends carefully. It is they who will lead you in one direction or the other.
How grateful I am for the law of tithing. It is the Lord’s law of finance.
There would be no Christmas if there was no Easter.
The work of the Lord is done by ordinary people who work in an extraordinary way.
I almost stand in awe when I think of Joseph Smith. The angel appeared to him in 1823 – he said to this simple little boy, ‘Your name should be known for good and evil throughout the entire world.’
Sister Hinckley and I are learning that the so-called golden years are laced with lead.
Eternal vigilance is the price of eternal development.
You will find peace and happiness if you will live the gospel.
There is need occasionally to leave the noise and the tumult of the world and step within the walls of a sacred house of God, there to feel His Spirit in an environment of holiness and peace.
I hope that if you are employed full-time, you are doing it to ensure that basic needs are met and not simply to indulge a taste for an elaborate home, fancy cars, and other luxuries.
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.
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.
Every righteous man or woman is entitled to revelation concerning his own affairs.
Today is a part of eternity.
My children are now all grown. Some are in their 60s. But when they call and I answer the phone, they say, ‘How are you?’ And before I can answer, they ask, ‘Is Mother there?’
If there were more temple work done in the Church, there would be less of selfishness, less of contention, less of demeaning others.
I cannot understand why any young man – or young woman, for that matter – would wish to undergo the painful process of disfiguring the skin with various multicolored representations of people, animals, and various symbols.
I submit that in the few minutes that Joseph Smith was with the Father and the Son, he learned more of the nature of God the Eternal Father and the risen Lord than all the learned minds in all their discussions through all centuries of time.
Missionary work has never been easy, and yet the joyful rewards cannot be equaled by any other experience.
Let the Latter-day Saints be in their homes, teaching their families, reading the scriptures, doing things that are wholesome and beautiful and communing with the Lord on the Sabbath day.
We cannot be unclean and expect the help of the Almighty.
The most persuasive gospel tract is the exemplary life of a faithful Latter-day Saint.
Marriage, in its truest sense, is a partnership of equals, with neither exercising dominion over the other, but, rather, with each encouraging and assisting the other in whatever responsibilities and aspirations he or she might have.
Any investigator worthy of baptism becomes a convert worthy of saving.
It is difficult for me to understand the tragic accounts of troubled marriages that come to me.
Every good citizen adds to the strength of a nation.
Conflict grows out of ignorance and suspicion.
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.
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.
I promise you that the time will come, if you have tattoos, that you will regret your actions. They cannot be washed off. They are permanent. Only by an expensive and painful process can they be removed. If you are tattooed, then probably for the remainder of your life you will carry it with you.
You dear women, I say thanks to you. Thank you for being the kind of people you are and doing the things you do.
Keep your families close together, and love and honor your children.
There is dissatisfaction among a great many Christian people. They are not happy with what they have and, therefore, respond readily to the message of the restored gospel.
Brigham Young had a prophetic vision.
Opportunities for sharing the gospel are everywhere.
When all is said and done, the greatest satisfaction you’ll have in this life as you grow old will be seeing your children grow in righteousness and faith and goodness as citizens of the society of which they are a part.
Every individual in the church is free to think as he pleases.
We are all prone to be a little selfish, a little lazy.
We live in a world of shifting values. The family is falling apart. Parents failing in what they ought to do.
Every sacrament meeting ought to be a spiritual feast.
There is no substitute for marrying in the temple.
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.
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.
Let every mother realize that she has no greater blessing than the children who have come to her as a gift from the Almighty; that she has no greater mission than to rear them in light and truth, in understanding and love.
I thank the Lord for the great principle of repentance and forgiveness.
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.
Knowledge, learning, is an eternal thing.
My wife once said that one of her great ambitions was to walk down the streets of Hong Kong with her children. So we all went to Asia on one occasion. Then she said she’d like to walk down the streets of Jerusalem with her children. So we arranged our family finances and all went to Jerusalem.
The whole essence of the Christian religion is based on the atonement of Christ, his death and his resurrection.
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.
Our bodies… are the tabernacles of our spirits.
There is a tendency in all of us to ask for better statistical performance. There is a tendency to impose quotas behind which usually lies imposition of pressure to achieve improved statistics.
When the ‘Book of Mormon’ was first published, some of those who believed in it taught it to others and testified of it.
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.
Fear comes not from God but from the evil one.
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.
Pages: 1 2