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<p>President Monson Quotes</p> <p>The reward of eternal life requires effort. Thomas S. Monson Though we may not necessarily forfeit our lives in service to our God, we can certainly demonstrate our love for Him by how well we serve Him. Thomas S. Monson We must not let our passions destroy our dreams. Thomas S. Monson We tend to become like those whom we admire. Thomas S. Monson Work will win when wishy washy wishing won t. Thomas S. Monson Amidst the confusion of the times, the conflicts of conscience, and the turmoil of daily living, an abiding faith becomes an anchor to our lives. Thomas S. Monson Choose a field that will supply sufficient remuneration to provide adequately for your companion and your children. I bear testimony that these criteria are very important in choosing your life's work. Thomas S. Monson Choose your friends with caution; plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith. Thomas S. Monson Choose your love, Love your choice. Thomas S. Monson Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval. Thomas S. Monson</p> <p>Each heartfelt prayer, each Church meeting attended, each worthy friend, each righteous decision, each act of service perfomed all precede that goal of eternal life. Thomas S. Monson Faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other. Thomas S. Monson I acknowledge that I do not understand the processes of creation, but I accept the fact of it. Thomas S. Monson I am certain that the Lord, who notes the fall of a sparrow, looks with compassion upon those who have been called upon to part, even temporarily, from their precious children. Thomas S. Monson I counseled many returning missionaries. I interviewed 1,700 missionaries all over the world. My advice to them is that you should study and prepare for your life's work in a field that you enjoy. Thomas S. Monson I forbid you, agnostic, doubting thoughts, to destroy the house of my faith. Thomas S. Monson I hope that you will learn to take responsibility for your decisions. don't take counsel of your fears. Thomas S. Monson I urge you to hold fast to your standards. I plead with you not to waver. Thomas S. Monson I wasn't with Joseph, but I believe him. My faith did not come to me through science, and I will not permit so-called science to destroy it.</p> <p>Thomas S. Monson In reality, we are all travelers - even explorers of mortality. Thomas S. Monson On occasion we need to make a second effort - and a third effort, and a fourth effort, and as many degrees of effort as may be required to accomplish what we strive to achieve. Thomas S. Monson One sees a blatant disregard for the precious souls of mankind. Thomas S. Monson Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect. Thomas S. Monson Should doubt knock at your doorway, just say to those skeptical, disturbing, rebellious thoughts, I propose to stay with my faith, with the faith of my people. Thomas S. Monson The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility. Thomas S. Monson</p> <p>The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it." Thomas S. Monson "Choose your love. Love your choice." Thomas S. Monson "Remember who you are and what God expects you to become." Thomas S. Monson "Stick to a task 'til it sticks to you. . .for beginners are many, but finishers few." Thomas S. Monson "Don't save something for a special occasion. Every day of your life is a special occasion." Thomas S. Monson "Reading is one of the true pleasures of life. In our age of mass culture, when so much that we encounter is abridged,adapted, adulterated, shredded, and boiled down, it is mind-easing and mindinspiring to sit down privately with a congenial book..." Thomas S. Monson "May I share with you a formula that in my judgment will help you and help me to journey well through mortality... First, fill your mind with truth; second, fill your life with service; and third, fill your heart with love." --Thomas S. Monson, "Formula for Success," Ensign, Mar. 1996, 2" Thomas S. Monson "One day each of us will run out of tomorrows. Let us not put off what is important." Thomas S. Monson</p> <p>"Never let a problem to be solved, become more important than a person to be loved." Thomas S. Monson</p> <p>"He who gives money gives some, he who gives time gives more, and he who gives of himself gives all." Thomas S. Monson "Work will work when wishy washy wishing won't." Thomas S. Monson "Youth need less critics and more models." Thomas S. Monson "There will be occasions in each of our lives when we will be called upon to explain or to defend our beliefs. When the time for performance arrives, the time for preparation is past." Thomas S. Monson "Don't forget: one of the saddest things in life is wasted talent." Thomas S. Monson "When faith replaces doubt, when selfless service eliminates selfish striving, the power of God brings to pass His purposes." Thomas S. Monson "Learn from the past, prepare for the future, live in the present." Thomas S. Monson "The good you have done, the kind words you have spoken, the love you have shown to others, can never be fully measured." Thomas S. Monson</p> <p>"There is no tomorrow to remember if we dont do something today, and to live most fully today, we must do that which is of greatest importance. Let us not procrastinate those things which matter most." Thomas S. Monson "Find joy in the journey." Thomas S. Monson "To you who are parents, I say, show love to your children. You know you love them, but make certain they know it as well. They are so precious. Let them know. Call upon our Heavenly Father for help as you care for their needs each day and as you deal with the challenges which inevitably come with parenthood. You need more than your own wisdom in rearing them." Thomas S. Monson "Everyone can be discontented if he ignores his blessings and looks only at his burdens." Thomas S. Monson "Like the vital rudder of a ship, we have been provided a way to determine the direction we travel. The lighthouse of the Lord beckons to all as we sail the seas of life. Our home port is the celestial kingdom of God. Our purpose is to steer an undeviating course in that direction. A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder never likely to reach home port. To us comes the signal: Chart your course, set your sail, position your rudder, and proceed." Thomas S. Monson</p> <p>"Rather than dwelling on the past, we should make the most of today, of the here and now, doing all we can to provide pleasant memories for the futureIf you are still in the process of raising children be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly</p> <p>cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled, will disappear all too soon, and that you will, to your surprise, miss them, profoundly." Thomas S. Monson "The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility. " Thomas S. Monson "Be of good cheer. The future is as bright as your faith." Thomas S. Monson "The most constant thing is change." Thomas S. Monson</p> <p>"Along your pathway of life you will observe that you are not the only traveler. There are others who need your help. There are feet to steady, hands to grasp, minds to encourage, hearts to inspire, and souls to save." Thomas S. Monson "Our task is to become our best selves. One of God's greatest gifts to us is the joy of trying again, for no failure ever need be final." Thomas S. Monson "Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal" Thomas S. Monson : "Ideals are like the stars - you can't touch them with your hands, but by following them you reach your destination. " Thomas S. Monson</p> <p>"Glance backward, look heavenward, reach outward, press onward" Thomas S. Monsont</p> <p>"My dear sisters, do not pray for tasks equal to your abilities, but pray for abilities equal to your tasks. Then the performance of your tasks will be no miracle, but you will be the miracle. " Thomas S. Monson "Your mind is a cupboard and you stock the shelves." Thomas S. Monson "Work will win when wishy washy wishing won't." Thomas S. Monson "Whatever our calling, regardless of our fears or anxieties, let us pray and then go and do." Thomas S. Monson "We need learn what we need to learn, know what we need to know, and do what we need to do." Thomas S. Monson "Remember that ofttimes the wisdom of God appears as foolishness to men, but the greatest single lesson we can learn in mortality is that when God speaks and a man obeys, that man will always be right." Thomas S. Monson</p> <p>"You have a heritage honor it. You have posses a testimony share it. You will face temptations withstand it. You know the truth live it." Thomas S. Monsont</p> <p>"Faith precedes the miracle. It has ever been so and shall ever be. It was not raining when Noah was commanded to build an ark. There was no visible ram in the thicket when Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac. Two heavenly personages were not yet seen when Joseph knelt and prayed. First came the test of faithand then the miracle. Remember that faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other. Cast out doubt. Cultivate faith." Thomas S. Monson "Men take care not to make women weep, for God counts their tears." Thomas S. Monson "We do not find truth groveling through error." Thomas S. Monson "Many more people could ride out the storm-tossed waves in their economic lives if they had their year's supply of foodand were debtfree. Today we find that many have followed this counsel in reverse: they have at least a year's supply of debt and are food-free." Thomas S. Monson "May each of us remember this truth; 'one cannot forget mother and remember God. One cannot remember mother and forget God.' Why? Because these two sacred persons, God and mother, partners in creation, in love, in sacrifice, in service, are as one." Thomas S. Monson (Pathways to Perfection: Discourses of Thomas S. Monson) "The Lord shapes the back to bear the burden placed upon it." Thomas S. Monson </p> <p>"To live greatly, we must develop the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and triumph with humility." Thomas S. Monson (Pathways to Perfection: Discourses of Thomas S. Monson)tags: life, trials, triumphs 11 people liked it</p> <p>"It is in the home that we form our attitudes, our deeply held beliefs. It is in the home that hope is fostered or destroyed. Our homes are to be more than sanctuaries; they should also be places where Gods Spirit can dwell, where the storm stops at the door, where love reigns and peace dwells" Thomas S. Monson11 people liked it</p> <p>"Sometimes we let our thoughts of tomorrow take up too much of today. Daydreaming of the past and longing for the future may provide comfort but will not take the place of living in the present. This is the day of our opportunity, and we must grasp it" Thomas S. Monson11 people liked it</p> <p>"May we muster courage at the crossroads, courage for the conflicts, courage to say, "no," courage to say, "yes," for courage counts. " Thomas S. Monsontags: courage 11 people liked it</p> <p>"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Watch your step." Thomas S. Monsontags: inspirational 10 people liked it</p> <p>"We will never regret the kind words spoken or the affection shown.</p> <p>Rather, our regrets will come if such things are omitted from our relationships with those who mean the most to us. " Thomas S. Monson9 people liked it</p> <p>"Some are young people who don't know who they are, what they can be or even want to be. They are afraid, but they don't know of what. They are angry, but they don't know at whom. They are rejected and they don't know why. All they want is to be somebody. " Thomas S. Monson (Pathways to Perfection: Discourses of Thomas S. Monson)tags: leadership, self, teenagers, youth 9 people liked it</p> <p>"When we treat people merely as they are, they will remain as they are. When we treat them as if they were what they should be, they will become what they should be. " Thomas S. Monson (Pathways to Perfection: Discourses of Thomas S. Monson)tags: kindness, respect 9 people liked it</p> <p>"When you're at a funeral and you're crying, you're crying for yourself" Thomas S. Monson8 people liked it</p> <p>"In the private sanctuary of one's own conscience lies that spirit, that determination to cast off the old person and to measure up to the statue of true potential." Thomas S. Monson8 people liked it</p> <p>"Thinking is the hardest work anyone can do, which is probably the reason why we have so few thinkers. "</p> <p> Thomas S. Monson (Pathways to Perfection: Discourses of Thomas S. Monson)tags: thinking, work 7 people liked it</p> <p>"Heavenly Father has a picture of you on His dresser. He loves you and will help you. Call upon Him." Thomas S. Monson7 people liked it</p> <p>"Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier" Thomas S. Monson7 people liked it</p> <p>"Our most significant opportunities will be found in times of greatest difficulty. " Thomas S. Monson (Pathways to Perfection: Discourses of Thomas S. Monson)tags: life, opportunity, trials 6 people liked it</p> <p>"Cooperativeness is not so much learning how to get along with others as taking the kinks out of ourselves, so that others can get along with us." Thomas S. Monson (Pathways to Perfection: Discourses of Thomas S. Monson)tags: communication, cooperativeness 6 people liked it</p> <p>"Perhaps when we face our maker, we will not be asked, 'How many positions did you hold,' but rather, 'How many people did you help?" Thomas S. Monson (Pathways to Perfection: Discourses of Thomas S. Monson)tags: service 6 people liked it</p> <p>"When the time for decision arrives, the time for preparation is past."</p> <p> Thomas S. Monson6 people liked it</p> <p>"Let us respect others no one lives alone in a city, a nation, or a world." Thomas S. Monson5 people liked it</p> <p>"The future will present insurmountable problems- only when we consider them insurmountable. " Thomas S. Monson (Pathways to Perfection: Discourses of Thomas S. Monson)tags: challenges, life, overcoming, problems 5 people liked it</p> <p>"Anger does not solve anything; it builds nothing." Thomas S. Monsontags: anger, inspirational, life, religous, self-help 5 people liked it</p> <p>"A patriarchal blessing is a revelation to the recipient, even a white line down the middle of the road, to protect, inspire, and motivate activity and righteousness. A patriarchal blessing literally contains chapters from your book of eternal possibilities. I say eternal, for just as life is eternal, so is a patriarchal blessing. What may not come to fulfillment in t...</p>