Teaching the Virtues

Advice to Youth

Be grateful. Be smart. Be clean.
Be true. Be humble. Be prayerful.

Complete text of the Six B’s address

“….And so I speak to you today as an old man talking to those whose lives are ahead of you. I have observed that it is not the geniuses that make the difference in this world. The work of the world is done largely by men and women of ordinary talent who have worked in an extraordinary manner.

“I hope for you the very best that life has to offer, but I hope even more for a few simple things — things that come of the heart, things that come of the spirit, things that come of the divine in each of us.

I know of no single practice that will have a more salutary effect upon your lives than the practice of kneeling together as you begin and close each day. Somehow the little storms that seem to afflict every marriage are dissipated when, kneeling before the Lord, you thank him for one another, in the presence of one another, and then together invoke his blessings upon your lives, your home, your loved ones, and your dreams.

There is no substitute for family prayer. A return to the old pattern of prayer, family prayer in the homes of the people is one of the basic medications that would check the dread disease that is eroding the character of our society.” ~~Gordon B. Hinckley~~