President Gordon B. Hinckley of the Mormon Church

President Gordon B. Hinckley of the Mormon Church

Messages of inspiration from President Hinckley


I hope you keep nurturing and loving your children, leading them in light and truth. They are the most precious things you have in all the world. Among all the assets you possess nothing is so precious as your children. You will grow old, even as I have grown old, and when you look around you will see the greatest thing to have is the love, confidence, and respect of your children. — Magna Utah South Stake Conference, Oct. 22, 1995.


It is very important to be happy in this work. We have a lot of gloomy people in the Church because they do not understand, I guess, that this is the gospel of happiness. It is something to be happy about, to get excited about. — Temple Recorders Seminar, Oct. 23, 1995.


Simple honesty is so remarkable a quality. It is of the very essence of integrity. It demands that we be straightforward, unequivocal, in walking the straight and narrow line of what is right and true. It is so easy to cheat. At times it is so enticing to do so. Better a poor grade than a dishonest act. — BYU Devotional, Oct. 17, 1995.


We need to have a little humor in our lives. We better take seriously that which should be taken seriously, but at the same time we can bring in a touch of humor now and again. If the time ever comes when we can’t smile at ourselves, it will be a sad time. — Church News interview with Mike Cannon, in Dublin, Ireland, Sept. 1, 1995.