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252 Inspiring Quotes by Thomas S. Monson

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Wikipedia Summary for Thomas S. Monson

Thomas Spencer Monson (August 21, 1927 – January 2, 2018) was an American religious leader, author, and the 16th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). As president, he was considered by adherents of the religion to be a prophet, seer, and revelator. Monson's early career was as a manager at the Deseret News, a Utah newspaper owned by the LDS Church. He spent most of his life engaged in various church leadership positions and public service.

Monson was ordained an LDS apostle at age 36, served in the First Presidency under three church presidents, and was the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles from March 12, 1995, until he became President of the Church on February 3, 2008. He succeeded Gordon B. Hinckley as church president.

Monson received four honorary doctorate degrees, as well as the Boy Scouts of America's Silver Buffalo and the World Organization of the Scout Movement's Bronze Wolf—the highest awards in each organization. He was a member of the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America, the organization's governing body.

Monson was chairman of the Boards of Trustees/Education of the Church Educational System, and Ronald Reagan appointed him to the U.S. President's Task Force for Private Sector Initiatives. He married Frances Beverly Johnson in the Salt Lake Temple in 1948, and together they raised their three children. Frances died on May 17, 2013.

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Wishing will not make it so. The Lord expects our thinking. He expects our action. He expects our labors. He expects our testimonies. He expects our devotion.

--Thomas S. Monson

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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. Monson

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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

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To live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Work without vision is drudgery. Vision without work is dreaming. Work coupled with vision is destiny.

--Thomas S. Monson

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As we touch the temple and love the temple, our lives will reflect our faith. As we go to the holy house, as we remember the covenants we make therein, we will be able to bear every trial and overcome each temptation.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Our challenge is to join forces of the old and the new- experience and experiment, history and destiny, the world of man and the new world of science- but always in accordance with the never-changing word of God.

--Thomas S. Monson


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The battle for self-discipline may leave you a bit bruised and battered but always a better person.

--Thomas S. Monson

Longer Version:

The battle for self-discipline may leave you a bit bruised and battered but always a better person. Self-discipline is a rigorous process at best; too many of us want it to be effortless and painless. Should temporary setbacks afflict us, a very significant part of our struggle for self-discipline is the determination and the courage to try again....Eternal life in the kingdom of our Father is your goal, and self-discipline will surely be required if you are to achieve it.


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Christmas is a glorious time of the year, simple in origin, deep in meaning, beautiful in tradition and custom, rich in memories, and charitable in spirit.

--Thomas S. Monson


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If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues.

--Thomas S. Monson


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May we muster courage at the crossroads, courage for the conflicts, courage to say, "no," courage to say, "yes," for courage counts.

--Thomas S. Monson

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When you're on the Lord's errand, you're entitled to the Lord's blessings.

--Thomas S. Monson

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The all-important and crowning blessings of membership in the Church are those blessings which we receive in the temples of God.

--Thomas S. Monson


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Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Think to Thank. In these three words are the finest capsule course for a happy marriage, formula for enduring friendship, and a pattern for personal happiness.

--Thomas S. Monson



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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

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We do not find truth groveling through error.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Don't save something for a special occasion. Every day of your life is a special occasion.

--Thomas S. Monson


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The road back to God is not nearly so steep nor is it so difficult as some would have us believe.

--Thomas S. Monson


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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

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Stick to a task 'til it sticks to you...for beginners are many, but finishers few.

--Thomas S. Monson

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The sweetest feeling in mortality is to realize that God, our Heavenly Father, knows each one of us and generously permits us to see and to share His divine power to save.

--Thomas S. Monson

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The world around you is not equipped to provide the help you need to make it through this often treacherous journey.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Dedicated missionary service returns a dividend of eternal joy which extends throughout mortality and into eternity.

--Thomas S. Monson

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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

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It was by faith, nothing wavering, that Joseph saw God our Eternal Father and Jesus Christ, His Son.

--Thomas S. Monson

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My brothers and sisters, may the spirit of love which comes at Christmas time fill our homes and our lives and linger there long after the tree is down and the lights are put away for another year.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Temples are more than stone and mortar. They are filled with faith and fasting. They are built of trials and testimonies. They are sanctified by sacrifice and service.

--Thomas S. Monson


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Gaze Upward, Look Inward, Reach Outward, Press Forward.

--Thomas S. Monson



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The future will present insurmountable problems- only when we consider them insurmountable.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Our Heavenly Father is aware of our needs and will help us as we call upon Him for assistance.  I believe that no concern of ours is too small or insignificant.  The Lord is in the details of our lives.

--Thomas S. Monson

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We should strive for steadiness, and for a commitment to God that does not ebb and flow with the years or the crises of our lives.

--Thomas S. Monson

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The passage of time has not altered the capacity of the Redeemer to change lives.

--Thomas S. Monson

Longer Version:

The passage of time has not altered the capacity of the Redeemer to change men's lives. As he said to the dead Lazarus, so he says to you and me: "come forth." Come forth from the despair of doubt. Come forth from the sorrow of sin. Come forth from the death of disbelief. Come forth to a newness of life. Come forth.


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In this marvelous dispensation of the fulness of times, our opportunities to give of ourselves are indeed limitless, but they are also perishable.

--Thomas S. Monson

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When we safeguard (the heavenly virtue of freedom), when we honor it, when we protect it, we will walk with Washington, we will pray with patriots, and we shall have peace on earth, good will to men.

--Thomas S. Monson


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May we realize how close to us He is willing to come, how far He is willing to go to help us and how much He loves us.

--Thomas S. Monson




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So frequently we mistakenly believe that our children need more things, when in reality their silent pleadings are simply for more of our time.

--Thomas S. Monson


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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


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Remember who you are and what God expects you to become.

--Thomas S. Monson


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The power to lead is the power to mislead, and the power to mislead is the power to destroy.

--Thomas S. Monson


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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

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When you're at a funeral and you're crying, you're crying for yourself.

--Thomas S. Monson

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I hope that you will learn to take responsibility for your decisions. Don't take counsel of your fears.

--Thomas S. Monson

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The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Watch your step.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Let us respect others no one lives alone in a city, a nation, or a world.

--Thomas S. Monson

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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

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Be not weary in well-doing. … Out of small things proceedeth that which is great. Behold, the Lord requireth the heart and a willing mind.

--Thomas S. Monson

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All men have their fears. But those who face their fears with faith have courage as well.

--Thomas S. Monson

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The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.

--Thomas S. Monson


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The courage to say no, the courage to say yes. Decisions do determine Destiny.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Our problem is that we often expect instantaneous solutions to such challenges, forgetting that frequently the heavenly virtue of patience is required.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Testimony bearing is the key to missionary work.

--Thomas S. Monson

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As I approached my 18th birthday and prepared to enter military service in World War II, I was recommended to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood.

--Thomas S. Monson

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We tend to become like those whom we admire.

--Thomas S. Monson

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If you are persistent, you will succeed.

--Thomas S. Monson

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The lighthouse of the Lord sends forth signals readily recognized and never failing.

--Thomas S. Monson




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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


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No one has learned the meaning of living until he has surrendered his ego to the service of his fellow man. Service to others is akin to duty, the fulfillment of which brings true joy.

--Thomas S. Monson

Longer Version:

No one has learned the meaning of living until he has surrendered his ego to the service of his fellow man. Service to others is akin to duty, the fulfillment of which brings true joy. We do not live alone -- in our city, our nation, or our world. There is no dividing line between our prosperity and our neighbor's wretchedness. 'Love they neighbor' is more than a divine truth. It is a pattern for perfection.


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The Book of Mormon changes lives.

--Thomas S. Monson

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At times some may think that no one cares -- but someone always cares! Your Heavenly Father will not leave you to struggle alone, but stands ever ready to help.

--Thomas S. Monson


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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

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We can't direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. For maximum happiness, peace, and contentment, may we choose a positive attitude.

--Thomas S. Monson


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There is no tomorrow to remember if we don't 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

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Thinking is the hardest work anyone can do, which is probably the reason why we have so few thinkers.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Our opportunities to give of ourselves are indeed limitless, but they are also perishable.

--Thomas S. Monson

Longer Version:

Our opportunities to give of ourselves are indeed limitless, but they are also perishable. There are hearts to gladden. There are kind words to say. There are gifts to be given. There are deeds to be done. There are souls to be saved.


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Choose your love, Love your choice.

--Thomas S. Monson

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As we follow that Man of Galilee-even the Lord Jesus Christ-our personal influence will be felt for good wherever we are, whatever our callings.

--Thomas S. Monson

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There will come into every life moments of despair and the need for direction from a divine source-even an unspoken plea for help.

--Thomas S. Monson



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Let us be kind to one another, to be aware of each other's needs, and try to help in that regard.

--Thomas S. Monson


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No problem is too small for His attention nor so large that He cannot answer the prayer of faith. Prayer surely is the passport to spiritual power.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Your future depends on your Faith.

--Thomas S. Monson






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Finding the real joy of Christmas comes not in the hurrying and the scurrying to get more done, nor is it found in the purchasing of gifts. We find real joy when we make the Savior the focus of the season.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives: ‘I know that my Redeemer lives!'.

--Thomas S. Monson

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It has been said that the gate of history turns on small hinges, and so do people's lives. The choices we make determine our destiny.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Let us make of our homes sanctuaries of righteousness, places of prayer, and abodes of love, that we might merit the blessings that can come only from our Heavenly Father.

--Thomas S. Monson


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As we arise each morning, let us determine to respond with love and kindness to whatever might come our way.

--Thomas S. Monson


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Let us open wide the windows of our hearts, that each family member may feel welcome and at home.

--Thomas S. Monson


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Raising children, be aware that the piles and piles of laundry will disappear all too soon and that you will, to your surprise, miss them profoundly.

--Thomas S. Monson

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I acknowledge that I do not understand the processes of creation, but I accept the fact of it.

--Thomas S. Monson


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Life is perfect for none of us. Rather than being judgmental and critical of each other, may we have the pure love of Christ for our fellow travelers in this journey through life.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Without a goal there can be no real success.

--Thomas S. Monson

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We are never alone when we stand with our Father in Heaven.

--Thomas S. Monson



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A grateful heart ... comes through expressing gratitude to our Heavenly Father for His blessings and to those around us for all that they bring into our lives.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Heavenly Father loves you--each of you. That love never changes.

--Thomas S. Monson


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Serving throughout the world is a great missionary force going about doing good. Missionaries teach truth. They dispel darkness. They spread joy. They bring precious souls to Christ.

--Thomas S. Monson

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No temptation, no pressure, no enticing can overcome us unless we allow such. If we make the wrong choice, we have no one to blame but ourselves.

--Thomas S. Monson

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As we seek Christ, as we find Him, as we follow Him, we shall have the Christmas spirit, not for one fleeting day each year, but as a companion always.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Make room for the Lord in your homes and in your hearts, and He will be your companion. He will be by your side.

--Thomas S. Monson


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With a strong testimony of the Savior and His restored gospel, you have limitless opportunities to shine.

--Thomas S. Monson

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May we be people of honesty and integrity trying to do the right thing at all times and in all circumstances.

--Thomas S. Monson

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To express gratitude is gracious and honorable, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Anger does not solve anything; it builds nothing.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Choose your friends carefully, for you will tend to be like them and be found where they choose to go.

--Thomas S. Monson




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Few see beyond the outward appearance
And recognize the true worth of a human soul.
When they do, miracles occur.

--Thomas S. Monson


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Missionary work is a priesthood duty -- an obligation the Lord expects of us who have been given so very much.

--Thomas S. Monson

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The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.

--Thomas S. Monson


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May I always be found 'on the Lord's errand.'

--Thomas S. Monson

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Choose your friends with caution; plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith.

--Thomas S. Monson



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The road to anywhere is the road to nowhere, and the road to nowhere leads to dreams sacrificed, opportunities squandered, and a life unfulfilled. In our journey we will encounter forks and turnings in the road.

--Thomas S. Monson


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When we keep the spirit of Christmas, we keep the spirit of Christ, for the Christmas spirit is the Christ spirit.

--Thomas S. Monson

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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

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We are a temple-building and a temple-attending people.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Decisions determine destiny.

--Thomas S. Monson

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To catch the real meaning of the Spirit of Christmas, we need only drop the last syllable, and it becomes the Spirit of Christ.

--Thomas S. Monson

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May we give as the Savior gave. To give of oneself is a holy gift. We give as a remembrance of all the Savior has given.

--Thomas S. Monson

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A woman needs to be told she is beautiful. She needs to be told she is valued. She needs to be told she is worthwhile.

--Thomas S. Monson

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When faith replaces doubt, when selfless service eliminates selfish striving, the power of God brings to pass His purposes.

--Thomas S. Monson

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True love is a reflection of the Savior's love. In December of each year we call it the Christmas Spirit.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Each of us can do something to help someone.

--Thomas S. Monson



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Happiness abounds when there is genuine respect one for another. Wives draw closer to their husbands, and husbands are more appreciative of their wives, and children are happy, as children are meant to be.

--Thomas S. Monson

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I remember that our deportment in Primary was not always as it should be. I had a lot of energy and found it difficult to sit patiently in a class.

--Thomas S. Monson


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Often we live side by side but do not communicate heart to heart.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Let us not only remember the past and its required sacrifice, let us also remember that we are responsible to build a legacy for the generations which follow us.

--Thomas S. Monson

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The future is as bright as your faith.

--Thomas S. Monson

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As a result of the sacred ordinances performed in the holy house of God, no light need be permanently extinguished, no voice permanently stilled, no place in our heart permanently left vacant.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Ideals are like the stars -- you can't touch them with your hands, but by following them you reach your destination.

--Thomas S. Monson

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This will equally apply to every Latter-day Saint. Salvation is an individual operation.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Lessons learned in the home, last the longest.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Vice never leads to virtue. Hate never promotes love. Cowardice never gives courage. Doubt never inspires faith.

--Thomas S. Monson


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May you constantly nourish your testimonies of the gospel that they will be a protection to you against the buffetings of the adversary.

--Thomas S. Monson


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God left the world unfinished; the pictures unpainted, the songs unsung, and the problems unsolved, that man might know the joys of creation.

--Thomas S. Monson


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When you see people your own age afflicted and experiencing life-threatening illnesses, I think it prompts you to apply to yourself the philosophy, 'I want to do the best I know how to do every day.'

--Thomas S. Monson

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Miracles are everywhere to be found when the priesthood is understood, its power is honored and used properly, and faith is exerted.

--Thomas S. Monson



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Those who understand the eternal blessings which come from the temple know that no sacrifice is too great, no price too heavy, no struggle too difficult in order to receive those blessings.

--Thomas S. Monson


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Prayer continues to provide power -- spiritual power. Prayer continues to provide peace -- spiritual peace.

--Thomas S. Monson

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The opportunity to declare a truth may come when we least expect it. Let us be prepared.

--Thomas S. Monson

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The reward of eternal life requires effort.

--Thomas S. Monson






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This is not a time for fear, brethren, but rather a time for faith -- a time for each of us who holds the priesthood to be his best self.

--Thomas S. Monson

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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

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As you and I walk the pathway Jesus walked, let us listen for the sound of sandaled feet. Let us reach out for the Carpenter's hand. Then we shall come to know Him.

--Thomas S. Monson

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What will you and I give for Christmas this year? Let us in our lives give to our Lord and Savior the gift of gratitude by living His teachings and following in His footsteps.

--Thomas S. Monson

Longer Version:

What will you and I give for Christmas this year? Let us in our lives give to our Lord and Savior the gift of gratitude by living His teachings and following in His footsteps. It was said of Him that He "went about doing good." As we do likewise, the Christmas spirit will be ours.


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Work will win when wishy washy wishing won't.

--Thomas S. Monson

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In the temple we can find peace. The blessings of the temple are priceless.

--Thomas S. Monson

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In reality, we are all travelers -- even explorers of mortality.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Through humble prayer, diligent preparation, and faithful service, we can succeed in our sacred callings.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Love is the catalyst that causes change. Love is the balm that brings healing to the soul.

--Thomas S. Monson


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Christ's peace can permeate any heart -- hearts that are troubled, burdened with grief, confused, and pleading for help.

--Thomas S. Monson

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The way to be with God in every season is to strive to be near Him every week and each day.

--Thomas S. Monson


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We may not only find faith in God in our sorrow. We may also become faithful to Him in times of calm.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Through personal prayer, through family prayer, by trusting in God with faith, nothing wavering, we can call down to our rescue His mighty power.

--Thomas S. Monson



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If we are to have the very best Christmas ever, we must listen for the sound of sandaled feet. We must reach out for the Carpenter's hand. With every step we take in his footsteps, we abandon a doubt and gain a truth.

--Thomas S. Monson



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Prayer can solve more problems, alleviate more suffering, prevent more transgression, and bring about greater peace and contentment in the human soul than can be obtained in any other way.

--Thomas S. Monson

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We are reminded that anger doesn't solve anything. It builds nothing, but it can destroy everything.

--Thomas S. Monson

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We must develop the capacity to see men not as they are at present but as they may become.

--Thomas S. Monson

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I'm a great believer that the Lord provides us specific experiences to prepare us to deal with some of the challenges that we're going to encounter in our own period of service.

--Thomas S. Monson




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True love can alter human lives and change human nature.

--Thomas S. Monson

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The temples are a refuge from life's storms even a never-failing beacon guiding us to safety.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Self-discipline is a rigorous process at best; too many of us want it to be effortless and painless.

--Thomas S. Monson


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There is no better time than now, this very Christmas season, for all of us to rededicate ourselves to the principles taught by Jesus the Christ.

--Thomas S. Monson

Longer Version:

There is no better time than now, this very Christmas season, for all of us to rededicate ourselves to the principles taught by Jesus Christ. It is the time to love the Lord, our God, with all our heart -- and our neighbors as ourselves. It is well to remember that he who gives money gives much; he who gives time gives more; but he who gives of himself gives all.


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As the Christmas season envelops us with all its glory, may we, as did the Wise Men, seek a bright, particular star to guide us in our celebration of the Savior's birth.

--Thomas S. Monson

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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


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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

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Let us not demeanor or belittle. Rather, let us be compassionate and encouraging,. We must be careful that we do not destroy another person's confidence through careless words. or actions.

--Thomas S. Monson


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Your patriarchal blessing is your passport to peace in this life. It is a Liahona of light to guide you unerringly to your heavenly home.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Find someone who is having a hard time or is ill or lonely, and do something for him or her.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Be of good cheer. The future is as bright as your faith.

--Thomas S. Monson







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When God speaks and we obey, we will always be right.

--Thomas S. Monson

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May we be faithful followers of Christ, examples of righteousness, thus becoming lights in the world.

--Thomas S. Monson

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There is really no way we can know the heart, the intentions, or the circumstances of someone who might say or do something we find reason to criticize. Thus the commandment: 'Judge not.'

--Thomas S. Monson


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Our most significant opportunities will be found in times of greatest difficulty.

--Thomas S. Monson

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We cannot truly love God if we do not love our fellow travelers on this mortal journey.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other.

--Thomas S. Monson

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One day each of us will run out of tomorrows. Let us not put off what is important.

--Thomas S. Monson

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Dare to be a Mormon.
Dare to stand alone.
Dare to have a purpose firm;
Dare to make it known.

--Thomas S. Monson



brown rocky mountain under blue sky during daytime

I forbid you, agnostic, doubting thoughts, to destroy the house of my faith.

--Thomas S. Monson

landscape photography of mountain hit by sun rays

Kneel down to pray. Step up to serve. Reach out to rescue. Each is a vital page of God's blueprint to make a house a home and a home a heaven.

--Thomas S. Monson


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