Monday, January 28, 2008

Some of my favorite Gordon B Hinckley Quotes

"Life is just like an old time rail journey ... delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."

“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.”

"It is a time to be considerate and good, decent and courteous toward one another in all our relationships. In other words, to become more Christlike."

"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."

"the only way to get anything done is to get on your knees and plead for help and then get on your feet and go to work."

"How grateful I am, how grateful we all must be for the women in our lives."

"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 will all work out. If you do your best, it will all work out. Put your trust in God and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us,...if we put our trust in Him, if we pray to Him, if we live worthy of His blessings, He will hear our prayers."

"Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great purpose in heart."

6 comments:

Cameron said...

The first quote about the old time train ride has long been one of my favorites as well.

Leeann said...

I was searching up my blog (curious as to how someone found my page) and found yours. Interesting, how our blog names are so similar and our last posts were for the prophet. :)

Anonymous said...

Searching for quotes from the prophet and pulled up this one. It happened to be just what I needed to hear today. Thanks!

Wendy said...

i stumbled across your blog after i googled the quote about the train ride. i would be grateful if you could let me know where i can find it. i thought it was in a conference address, but i can't locate it.

thanks
wendy
ydnewc1@hotmail.com

Bruce Lloyd said...

President Hinckley liked to quote "Life is just like an old time rail journey..." However, he was quoting Jenkins Lloyd Jones (syndicated columinst). See The Deseret News, 12 June 1973, A4 at http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=b0kOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Kn8DAAAAIBAJ&dq=most%20putts%20don't&pg=5366%2C2877894

James gregersen said...

Sure do love him (he is a very inspiring man)