We love President Hinckley!  For many of us, he was the prophet of our youth.  He had a way with words.  He was witty, funny, spiritual, and powerful. He made all of us want to improve and to reach a full potential.  We have compiled a list of our favorite Gordon B. Hinckley quotes and hope that you will enjoy them.

Top Ten List- Gordon B. Hinckley Quotes

  1. Try a little harder to be a little better.
  2. I wrote a letter home to my good father and said that I felt I was wasting my time and his money. He was my father and my stake president, and he was a wise and inspired man. He wrote a very short letter to me which said, “Dear Gordon, I have your recent letter. I have only one suggestion: forget yourself and go to work.”
  3. By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.
  4. You have not failed until you quit trying.
  5.  You can be smart and happy or stupid and miserable. . . it’s your choice.
  6. If life gets too hard to stand, kneel!
  7. Be Grateful, Be Smart, Be Clean, Be True, Be Humble, Be Prayerful, Be Positive, Be Still, Be Involved.
  8. Things will work out. Keep trying. Be believing. Don’t get discouraged. Things will work out.
  9. To save a girl is to save generations!
  10. Cultivate an attitude of happiness. Cultivate a spirit of optimism. Walk with faith, rejoicing in the beauties of nature, in the goodness of those you love, in the testimony which you carry in your heart concerning things divine.

What are your favorite Gordon B. Hinckley quotes?  President Hinckley effected all of us!  Comment below and let others grow from his quotes that have helped you!

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