Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mothers Day 2012 Inspirational Quotes

Mothers Day 2012 Inspirational Quotes

By Gordon B. Hinckley

Read the scriptures to your children. You may not think they understand. They won’t understand everything you read. But they will develop within themselves a feeling, an attitude, a spirit that will be wonderful. And I don’t hesitate to promise you that the day will come, if you nurture your children and love and teach in righteousness, you will get on your knees with tears in your eyes and thank the Lord for His blessing you.

No other work reaches so close to divinity as does the nurturing of the sons and daughters of God.

Are you the kind of son or daughter your mother thinks you are? You know, if we would be the kind of boys and girls, sons and daughters, our mothers think we are, we’d all be pretty good.

God bless you, mothers. When all the victories and defeats of men’s efforts are tallied, when the dust of life’s battles begins to settle, when all for which we labor so hard in this world of conquest fades before our eyes, you will be there, you must be there, as the strength for a new generation, the ever-improving onward movement of the race.

There is nothing in all this world as magnificent as virtue. It glows without tarnish. It is precious and beautiful. It is above price. It cannot be bought or sold. It is the fruit of self-mastery.

You have nothing in this world more precious than your children. When you grow old, when your hair turns white and your body grows weary, when you are prone to sit in a rocker and meditate on the things of your life, nothing will be so important as the question of how your children have turned out. It will not be the money you have made. It will not be the cars you have owned. It will not be the large house in which you live. The searing question that will cross you mind again and again will be “How well have my children done?”.

The true strength that is America’s, the true strength of any nation, lies in those qualities of character that have been acquired for the most part by children taught in the quiet, simple, everyday manner of mothers. What Jean Paul Richter once declared of fathers is even more true of mothers— and I paraphrase it just a little to make the point—

“What a mother says to her children is not heard by the world, but it will be heard by posterity.”

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