40+ Best Gordon B. Hinckley Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Gordon Bitner Hinckley was an American religious leader and author who served as the 15th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from March 12, 1995, until his death. Profoundly inspirational Gordon B. Hinckley quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous Gordon B. Hinckley Quotes

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.

Please don’t nag yourselves with thoughts of failure. Simply do what you can do, in the best way you know how, and the Lord will accept your effort.

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….

Life is to be enjoyed, not endured

Get on your knees and pray, then get on your feet and work.

Gordon B. Hinckley quotes

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.

You are good. But it is not enough just to be good. You must be good for something.

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

If Life Gets Too Hard To Stand, Kneel.

That which comes easily departs easily. That which comes of struggle remains.

The best antidote I know for worry is work. The best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired. One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.

You have not failed until you quit trying.

In my ninety-plus years, I have learned a secret. I have learned that when good men and good women face challenges with optimism, things will always work out! Truly, things always work out! Despite how difficult circumstances may look at the moment, those who have faith and move forward with a happy spirit will find that things always work out.

There is no substitute for personal integrity. It includes honor. It includes performance. It includes keeping one’s word. It includes doing what is right regardless of the circumstances.

Being humble means recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others

I urge our people everywhere, with all of the persuasiveness of which I am capable, to live worthy to hold a temple recommend, to secure one and regard it as a precious asset, and to make a greater effort to go to the House of the Lord and partake of the spirit and the blessings to be had therein.

Fear not; only believe. This is a time to make resolutions that will be binding upon you. This is a season to set standards that will hold you to the right course and make you happy now and in the years that follow.

Forget yourself and go to work.

Inspirational Gordon B. Hinckley Quotes

Imagine how our own families, let alone the world, would change if we vowed to keep faith with one another, strengthen one another, look for and accentuate the virtues in one another, and speak graciously concerning one another. Imagine the cumulative effect if we treated each other with respect and acceptance, if we willingly provided support. Such interactions practiced on a small scale would surely have a rippling effect throughout our homes and communities and, eventually, society at large.

You must ask for God’s help. After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again.

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

Love is like the North Star. In a changing world, it’s always constant.

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.

You can’t plow a field simply by turning it over in your mind.

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

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.

Knowledge without labor is profitless. Knowledge with labor is genius.

The cause of most of man’s unhappiness is sacrificing what he wants most for what he wants now.

I spent one night in the hospital in my life. I was past 75 when that occurred.

I think the world would be much poorer without religion, speaking generally.

You are people with a present and with a future. Don’t muff the ball. Be excellent.

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.

You are doing the best you can, and that best results in good to yourself and to others. Do not nag yourself with a sense of failure. Get on your knees and ask for the blessings of the Lord;then stand on your feet and do what you are asked to do.

Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight.

My plea…is a plea to save the children. Too many of them walk with pain and fear, in loneliness and despair. Children need sunlight…They need kindness and refreshment and affection. Every home, regardless of the cost of the house, can provide an environment of love which will be an environment of salvation.

The true gospel of Jesus Christ never led to bigotry. It never led to self-righteousn ess. It never led to arrogance. The true gospel of Jesus Christ leads to brotherhood, to friendship, to appreciation of others, to respect and kindness and love

You can be smart and happy or stupid and miserable…it’s your choice.

Pray for the strength to walk the high road, which at times may be lonely but which will lead to peace and happiness and joy supernal.

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