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Small and Simple Things Small and Simple Things by Marjorie Pay Hinckley
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“I know it is hard for you young mothers to believe that almost before you can turn around the children will be gone and you will be alone with your husband. You had better be sure you are developing the kind of love and friendship that will be delightful and enduring. Let the children learn from your attitude that he is important. Encourage him. Be kind. It is a rough world, and he, like everyone else, is fighting to survive. Be cheerful. Don't be a whiner.”
Marjorie Pay Hinckley, Small and Simple Things
“Think about your particular assignment at this time in your life. It may be to get an education, it may be to rear children, it may be to be a grandparent, it may be to care for an relieve the suffering of someone you love, it may be to do a job in the most excellent way possible, it may be to support someone who has a difficult assignment of their own. Our assignments are varied and they change from time to time. Don't take them lightly. Give them your full heart and energy. Do them with enthusiasm. Do whatever you have to do this week with your whole heart and soul. To do less than this will leave you with an empty feeling.”
Marjorie Pay Hinckley, Small and Simple Things
“The trouble with the world and the trouble with you and me is that we don't love each other enough. And if we do, we don't bother to show it, or we don't bother to say it. If the world is to know love, it has to be in your heart and in mine.”
Marjorie Pay Hinckley, Small and Simple Things
“True spirituality makes you loving and grateful, and forgiving, and patient, and gentle, and long-suffering. True spirituality breathes reverence into every act and deed.”
Marjorie Pay Hinckley, Small and Simple Things
“Stick to a task, 'til it sticks to you. Beginners are many, finishers are few." -Anonymous, as quoted in Small and Simple Things.”
Marjorie Pay Hinckley, Small and Simple Things
“...the beautiful thing--perhaps the thing I love most about the gospel-- is that everything we learn we can use and take with us and use it again. No bit of knowledge goes wasted. Everything you are learning now is preparing you for something else. Did you know that? What a concept!”
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“People are wonderful. Each one has a story, each something to give, each knows something interesting, something that can make your life richer.”
Marjorie Pay Hinckley, Small and Simple Things
“Thank you' is a wonderful phrase. Use it. It will add stature to your soul.”
Marjorie Pay Hinckley, Small and Simple Things
“Oftentimes the thing that makes the difference between a good student and a poor one, a good learner or a bored human being, is just a little curiosity. If you have it, cultivate it, feed it. Never let it go. If you do not have it - get it. Wonder, watch, ask questions, be alive. It's just that simple”
Marjorie Pay Hinckley, Small and Simple Things
“For it is not requisite that a woman should hobble faster than she has strength!”
Marjorie Pay Hinckley, Small and Simple Things
“Complete abstention may be much easier than moderation.”
Marjorie Pay Hinckley, Small and Simple Things
“...the only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. you either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.”
Marjorie Pay Hinckley, Small and Simple Things
“In the book of Alma is a story that has fascinated e since I first read it. it is about a very colorful character named Moroni--not to be confused with the last survivor of the Nephites, who was also named Moroni. This man was a brilliant military commander, and he rose to be supreme commander of all the Nephite forces at the age of twenty-five. For the next fourteen years he was off to the wars continuously except for two very short periods of peace during which he worked feverishly at reinforcing the Nephite defenses. When peace finally came, he was thirty-nine years old, and the story goes that at the age of forty-three he died. Sometime before this he had given the chief command of the armies of the Nephites to his son Moronihah. Now, if he had a son, he had a wife. I've often wondered where she was and how she fared during those fourteen years of almost continuous warfare, and how she felt to have him die so soon after coming home. I am sure there are many, many stories of patience and sacrifice that have never been told. We each do our part, and we each have our story.”
Marjorie Pay Hinckley, Small and Simple Things

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