Quotation Explorer - '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
God is the designer of the family. - Gordon B. Hinckley
In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured. - 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
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
The cause of most of man's unhappiness is sacrificing what he wants most for what he wants now. - Gordon B. Hinckley
Teach them [your children] in such a way that they could not misunderstand the Gospel of Jesus Christ. - Gordon B. Hinckley
I believe that it should be the blessing of every child to be born into a home where that child is welcomed, nurtured, loved, and blessed with parents, a father and a mother, who live with loyalty to one another and to their children. - Gordon B. Hinckley
Try a little harder to be a little better. - 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
Our kindness may be the most persuasive argument for that which we believe. - Gordon B. Hinckley
Nevertheless, I sought counsel from my leaders and obeyed, even when I knew their advice would make my life more complicated. I decided it was not for me to question and that if some advice caused temporary pain for me, it must be something I should experience. - Gordon B. Hinckley
Let our voices be heard. I hope they will not be shrill voices, but, I hope we shall speak with such conviction that those to whom we speak shall know of the strength of our feeling and the sincerity of our efforts. - 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
Encourage your children to read more and watch television less. - Gordon B. Hinckley
Be believing, be happy, don't get discouraged. Things will work out. - 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
The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally. - Gordon B. Hinckley
Do your best, and be a little better than you are. - Gordon B. Hinckley
Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds. - Gordon B. Hinckley
Life is to be enjoyed, not endured - Gordon B. Hinckley
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. - 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
Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things always work out. - 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
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 hope that you mothers will realize that when all is said and done, you have no more compelling responsibility, nor any laden with greater rewards, than the nurture you give your children in an environment of security, peace, companionship, love, and motivation to grow and do well. - Gordon B. Hinckley
Don't get discouraged. Things will work out. - Gordon B. Hinckley
Do not despair. Do not give up. Look for the sunlight through the clouds. - Gordon B. Hinckley
All writers should be put in a box and thrown in the sea. - Gordon B. Hinckley
No matter the circumstances, I encourage you to go forward with faith and prayer, calling on the Lord. You may not receive any direct revelation. But you will discover, as the years pass, that there has been a subtle guiding of your footsteps in paths of progress and great purpose. - Gordon B. Hinckley
Through all of living have much joy and laughter, life is to be enjoyed, not just endured. - 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
It is both relaxing and invigorating to occasionally set aside the worries of life, seek the company of a friendly book...from the reading of 'good books' there comes a richness of life that can be obtained in no other way. - 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
Respect for self is the beginning of cultivating virtue in men and women. - Gordon B. Hinckley
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