Things will work out. Keep trying. Be believing. Don't get discouraged. Things will work out.
Through all of living have much joy and laughter, life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.
In our old age my beloved companion said to me quietly one evening, "You have always given me wings to fly, and I have loved you for it.
I love libraries. I love books. There is something sacred, I think, about a great library because it represents the preservation of the wisdom, the learning, the pondering, of men and women of all the ages accumulated together under one roof to which we can have access as our needs require.
Marriage, in its truest sense, is a partnership of equals, with neither exercising dominion over the other, but, rather, with each encouraging and assisting the other in whatever responsibilities and aspirations he or she might have.
With all my heart, I plead with the Latter-day Saints to live honestly with the Lord in the payment of tithes and offerings. I plead with youth to establish this habit while you are still young and to resolve to continue with it all the days of your lives.
We magnify our priesthood and enlarge our calling when we serve with diligence and enthusiasm in those responsibilities to which we are called by proper authority.
I do not fear truth. I welcome it. But I wish all of my facts to be in their proper context.
Where ever the spirit of Christ is known, there is much of good will, of mutual respect, of love and appreciation and kindness.
If there were no immortality there would be no need for temples. There would be no need for eternal marriage if there were no eternity.
The smallest gesture can mean to much to those who may need a little lift in their lives.
Meekness implies a spirit of gratitude as opposed to an attitude of self-sufficiency, an acknowledgement of a greater power beyond oneself, a recognition of God, and an acceptance of his commandments.
Eternal vigilance is the price of eternal development.
If there were more temple work done in the Church, there would be less of selfishness, less of contention, less of demeaning others.
How grateful I am for the law of tithing. It is the Lord's law of finance.
The Lord is forgiving, but sometimes life is not forgiving.
I thank the Lord for the great principle of repentance and forgiveness.
I hope that if you are employed full-time, you are doing it to ensure that basic needs are met and not simply to indulge a taste for an elaborate home, fancy cars, and other luxuries.
We do not wonder that there is conflict in the world. There is now, and has been from the time that Cain slew Abel, so much of hatred.
There is far too much of divorce, wherein hearts are broken, and sometimes lives are destroyed.
There is nothing we could do of greater importance than to have fortified in our individual lives an unshakable conviction that Jesus is the Christ, the living Son of the living God.
I've tried to recognize my wife's individuality, her personality, her desires, her background, her ambitions.
Parents have no greater responsibility in this world than the bringing up of their children in the right way, and they will have no greater satisfaction as the years pass than to see those children grow in integrity and honesty and make something of their lives.
You dear women, I say thanks to you. Thank you for being the kind of people you are and doing the things you do.
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.
Life is meant to be enjoyed, not just endured.
My heart goes out to a missionary who does not receive regular mail from home. Generally, a letter once a week is a good rule. But on the other hand, too much mail can be damaging to a missionary's morale.
Through reading the scriptures, we can gain the assurance of the Spirit that that which we read has come of God for the enlightenment, blessing, and joy of his children.
The work of the Lord is done by ordinary people who work in an extraordinary way.
We live in a world that is filled with filth and sleaze, a world that reeks of evil. You cannot afford that filthy poison to touch you. Stay away from it. Avoid it.
People seem to be looking for discipline in a topsy-turvy world.
At the end of our lives, we step across the threshold or death and enter into a new and better world. I believe that. It's just that simple.
When all is said and done, the greatest satisfaction you'll have in this life as you grow old will be seeing your children grow in righteousness and faith and goodness as citizens of the society of which they are a part.
You have to establish in your life some sense of prioritizing things, of giving emphasis to the important things and of laying aside the unimportant things that will lead to nothing.
Sister Hinckley and I are learning that the so-called golden years are laced with lead.
The gospel is not a philosophy of repression, as so many regard it. It is a plan of freedom that gives discipline to appetite and direction to behavior.
The whole essence of the Christian religion is based on the atonement of Christ, his death and his resurrection.
Opportunities for sharing the gospel are everywhere.
If you are a good missionary, you will return home with the desire to continue to serve the Lord, to keep His commandments, and to do His will.
Encourage your children to read more and watch television less.