Standing for Something

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Standing for Something
AuthorGordon B. Hinckley
PublisherRandom House
Publication date
Media typePrint

Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes is a self-improvement book by Gordon B. Hinckley, the 15th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The foreword to the book was written by Emmy Award-winning journalist Mike Wallace, and it bears endorsements by William J. Bennett, Stephen R. Covey, and United States Senator Joe Lieberman.

The book became a New York Times Best Seller in 2000 in the "advice and how-to category,"[1] and it received the 2000 Devotional Award from the Association for Mormon Letters.[2]

The book's ten virtues[edit]

Hinckley composed ten virtues:

  • Virtue 1 - Love: The Lodestar of Life
  • Virtue 2 - Where There Is Honesty, Other Virtues Will Follow
  • Virtue 3 - Making a Case for Morality
  • Virtue 4 - Our Fading Civility
  • Virtue 5 - Learning: "With All Thy Getting, get Understanding"
  • Virtue 6 - The Twin Virtues of Forgiveness and Mercy
  • Virtue 7 - Thrift and Industry: Getting Our Houses in Order
  • Virtue 8 - Gratitude: A Sign of Maturity
  • Virtue 9 - Optimism in the Face of Cynicism
  • Virtue 10 - Faith: Our Only Hope