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Trust God for What You Need

"Ours is the blessing to live in a better season. The terrible persecutions of the past are behind us. Today we are looked upon with respect by people across the world. We must always be worthy of that respect. We must earn it, or we will not have it."

President Gordon B. Hinckley

"Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them—and you have their shoes!"

"Find a need and fill it....Find a hurt and heal it!"

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echos are truly endless."

"Thank God for what you have. Trust God for what you need."

"The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be, all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them.


"The superior man is modest in his speech, but excels in his actions."


"The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so."

"The way we live outweighs any words we may profess to follow."

Delbert L. Stapley

"There is no better exercise for the heart, than to reach down and lift someone up."

"Values have changed. Basic decency and respect for good things are eroding. A moral blackness is settling in. YOU are in many ways the hope of the future, and I remind you that valuable diamonds shine better against a dark background."

James E. Faust

"When you walk with God, you will reach your destination."

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles—It empties today of its strength."

"There are few comforts so sweet as to know that we have been an instrument in the hands of God in leading someone else to safety."

Elder Henry B. Eyring - 167th Annual General Conference, April 1997

As new converts receive the Holy Ghost, they experience "a mighty change . . . in their hearts." Great missionary that he is, President Hinckley finds his deepest satisfaction in the transformation that comes with conversion. Answering a reporter in a press interview, President Hinckley said: "The most satisfying experience I have is to see what this gospel does for people. It gives them a new outlook on life. It gives them a perspective that they have never felt before. It raises their sights to things noble and divine. Something happens to them that is miraculous to behold. They look to Christ and come alive".

Joseph B. Wirthlin, Oct. 4, 1997 General Conference

"The forces against which we labor are tremendous. We need more than our own strength to cope with them. To all who hold positions of leadership, to the vast corps of teachers and missionaries, to heads of families, I should like to make a plea: In all you do, feed the Spirit—nourish the soul. . . . I am satisfied that the world is starved for spiritual food"

President Hinckley "Feed the Spirit—Nourish the Soul," Improvement Era, Dec. 1967, 85­86

"We are poor in character when we think getting by is a substitute for doing our best."

Marvin J. Ashton, BYU Devotional