Gordon B. Hinckley Quotes

American religious leader and author who served as the 15th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

Don’t be gloomy. Do not dwell on unkind things. Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. Even if you are not happy, put a smile on your face. ‘Accentuate the positive.’ Look a little deeper for the good. Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, with great and strong purpose in your heart. Love life.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

Remember that whatever you do or wherever you are, you are never alone.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

Some of you may feel that you are not as attractive and beautiful and glamorous as you would like to be. Rise above any such feelings, cultivate the light you have within you, and it will shine through as a radiant expression that will be seen by others. You need never feel inferior. You need never feel that you were born without talents or without opportunities to give them expression. Cultivate whatever talents you have, and they will grow anв refine and become an expression of your true self appreciated by others.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

May I suggest that you write, that you keep journals, that you express your thoughts on paper. Writing is a great discipline. It is a tremendous educational effort. It will assist you in various ways, and you will bless the lives of many-your families and others-now and in the years to come, as you put on paper some of your experiences and some of your musings.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

Limitless is your potential. Magnificent is your future.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

It is good to LOOK to the past to gain appreciation for the present and perspective for the FUTURE. It is good to look upon the VIRTUES of those who have gone before; to gain STRENGTH for whatever lies ahead. It is good to REFLECT upon the work of those who labored so hard and gained so little in this world, but out of whose DREAMS and early pains, so well nurtured, has come a great gravest of which we are the beneficiaries. Their tremendous EXAMPLE can become a compelling MOTIVATION for all of us.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

Gratitude creates the most wonderful feeling. It can resolve disputes. It can strengthen friendships. And it makes us better men and women.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

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.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

Rise above… cultivate the light you have within you, and it will shine through as a radiant expression that will be seen by others.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

Father forgive us, for we do not what we know.
– 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

All of us have problems. We face them every day. How grateful I am that we have difficult things to wrestle with. They keep us young, they keep us alive, they keep us going, they keep us humble. Be grateful for your problems, and know that somehow there will come a solution. Just do the best you can, but be sure it is the very best.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

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. It all works out in the end. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us. He will not forsake us. If we will put our trust in Him, if we will pray to Him, if we will live worthy of His blessings, He will hear our prayers.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

Life is to be enjoyed, not endured.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

All of us are the products of the lives that touched upon our own lives.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

Anger is the mother of a whole brood of evil actions.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

Things work out; it isn’t as bad as you sometimes think it is.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

Work will cure your grief. Serve others.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

I can no longer remember the books I have read than the meals I have eaten, but they have made me.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

How thankful I am, how thankful we all must be, for the women in our lives. God bless them. May His great love distill upon them and crown them with luster and beauty, grace and faith.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

Believe in yourselves. Believe in your capacity to do some good in this world. God sent us here for a purpose, and that was to improve the world in which we live. The wonderful thing is that we can do it.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

I hope you will simply do what you can do in the best way you know. If you do so, you will witness miracles come to pass.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

Our hope concerning the future is great, and our faith is strong. We know we’ve scarcely scratched the surface of that which will come to pass in the years that lie ahead.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

Work without vision is drudgery. Vision without work is dreaming. Work plus vision-this is destiny.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

Live today as if you were going to live forever, for you surely shall.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

Knowledge without labor is profitless. Knowledge with labor is genius.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

A marvelous thing it would be to stand with confidence, unafraid, unashamed, and unembarrassed in the presence of God.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

Let us stand a little taller, if you don’t, you will never strengthen yourself.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

Walk by faith. God will open the way. When there is no way, He will open the way.
– Gordon B. Hinckley

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