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Quotes from President Thomas S. Monson


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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

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.

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

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

"Never let a problem to be solved, become more important than a person to be loved." Thomas S. Monson

"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

"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

"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

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

"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

"Glance backward, look heavenward, reach outward, press onward" Thomas S. Monsont

"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

"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

"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 sup