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Quotes from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes

Gordon B. Hinckley ·  256 pages

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“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.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, quote from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


“The willingness to forgive is a sign of spiritual and emotional maturity. It is one of the great virtues to which we all should aspire. Imagine a world filled with individuals willing both to apologize and to accept an apology. Is there any problem that could not be solved among people who possessed the humility and largeness of spirit and soul to do either -- or both -- when needed?”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, quote from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


“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, quote from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


“The remedy for most marital stress is not in divorce. It is in repentance and forgiveness, in sincere expressions of charity and service. It is not in separation. It is in simple integrity that leads a man and a woman to square up their shoulders and meet their obligations. It is found in the Golden Rule, a time-honored principle that should first and foremost find expression in marriage.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, quote from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


“Love is the very essence of life. It is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Yet it is not found only at the end of the rainbow. Love is at the beginning also, and from it springs the beauty that arched across the sky on a stormy day. Love is the security for which children weep, the yearning of youth, the adhesive that binds marriage, and the lubricant that prevents devastating friction in the home; it is the peace of old age, the sunlight of hope shining through death. How rich are those who enjoy it in their associations with family, friends, and neighbors! Love, like faith, is a gift of God. It is also the most enduring and most powerful virtue.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, quote from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


“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.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, quote from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


“If we are worried about the future, then we must look today at the upbringing of children.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, quote from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


“There is something wonderful about a book. We can pick it up. We can heft it. We can read it. We can set it down. We can think of what we have read. It does something for us. We can share great minds, great actions, and great undertakings in the pages of a book.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, quote from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


“There is something almost sacred about a great library because it represents the preservation of the wisdom, the learning, and the pondering of men and women of all the ages, accumulated under one roof.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, quote from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


“It is possible to be honest every day. It is possible to live so that others can trust us-can trust our words, our motives, and our actions. Our examples are vital to those who sit at our feet as well as those who watch from a distance. Our own constant self-improvement will become as a polar star to those within our individual spheres of influence. They will remember longer what they saw in us than what they heard from us. Our attitude, our point of view, can make a tremendous difference.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, quote from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


“There is no more compelling motivation to worthwhile endeavor than the knowledge that we are children of God, that God expects us to do something with our lives, and that He will give us help when help is sought.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, quote from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


“We wear on our faces the results of what we believe and how we behave, and such behavior is most evident in the eyes and on the faces of those who have lived many years.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, quote from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


“Love is the only force that can erase the differences between people or bridge the chasms of bitterness.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, quote from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


“Integrity is at the heart of commerce in the world in which we live. Honesty and integrity comprise the very underpinnings of society.....Indeed, the strength and safety of any organization-including the family-lie in the integrity of its members. Without personal integrity, there can be no confidence. Without confidence, there can be no prospect of permanent success.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, quote from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


“No matter how old we become, we can acquire knowledge and use it. We can gather wisdom and profit from it. We can grow and progress and improve-and, in the process, strengthen the livs of those within our circle of influence.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, quote from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


“If we are to continue to have the freedoms that came of the inspiration of the Almighty to our Founding Fathers, we must return to the God who is their true Author.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, quote from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


“There have been times when a particularly heavy dose of such cynicism has caused me to reflect that surely this is the age and place of the gifted pickle sucker!”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, quote from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


“You are people with a present and with a future. Don't muff the ball. Be excellent.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, quote from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


“People who carry in their hearts a strong conviction concerning the living reality of the Almighty and their accountability to Him for what they do with their lives are far less likely to become enmeshed in problems that inevitably weaken society.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, quote from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


“It is not enough just to be good. We must be good for something. We must contribute good to the world. The world must be a better place for our presence. And the good that is in us must be spread to others. This is the measure of our civility.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, quote from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


“Reformation of the world begins with reformation of self. We cannot hope to influence others in the direction of moral virtue unless we live lives of virtue. The example of our virtuous living will carry a greater influence than will all the preaching, postulating, and theorizing in which we might indulge. We cannot expect to lift others unless we are standing on higher ground.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, quote from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


“There is nothing that dulls a personality so much as a negative outlook.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, quote from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


“Men and women of integrity understand intrinsically that theirs is the precious right to hold their heads in the sunlight of truth, unashamed before anyone. Embodied within this simple principle and character trait rests the foundational virtue of every person and of every society.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, quote from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


“I am an optimist! What a wonderful time it is to be alive, here at the turn of a milestone century! With that frame of reference, my plea is that we stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. I am suggesting that as we go through life, we “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 and endorse virtue and effort.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, quote from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


“So long as we have more politicians than statesmen, we shall have problems.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, quote from Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


About the author

Gordon B. Hinckley
Born place: in Salt Lake City, Utah, The United States
Born date June 23, 1910
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