The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.— Thomas S. Monson
The most cheerful Thomas S. Monson quotes you will be delighted to read
Choose your friends with caution; plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith.
The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.
Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect.
When you help another up a mountain, you are a little nearer to the top yourself.
If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues.
Men take care not to make women weep, for God counts their tears.
I acknowledge that I do not understand the processes of creation, but I accept the fact of it.
We cant direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
When faith replaces doubt, when selfless service eliminates selfish striving, the power of God brings to pass His purposes.
There is no more beautiful sight in all this world than to see a family praying together. There is real meaning behind the oft-quoted ‘The family that prays together stays together.
There are feet to steady, hands to grasp, minds to encourage, hearts to inspire, and souls to save
If you want to give light to others you habe to glow yourself.
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.
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.
As we arise each morning, let us determine to respond with love and kindness to whatever might come our way.
May we ever choose the harder right, instead of the easier wrong.
Let me begin now, this very night, to emulate Christ.
Cast off forever will be the old self and with it defeat, despair, doubt, and disbelief. To a newness of life I come--a life of faith, hope courage, and joy. No task looms too large; no responsibility too heavy; no duty is a burden. All things become possible.
Charity is having patience with someone who has let us down.
It is resisting the impulse to become offended easily. It is accepting weaknesses and shortcomings. It is accepting people as they truly are. It is looking beyond physical appearances to attributes that will not dim through time. It is resisting the impulse to categorize others.
Don’t limit yourself and don’t let others convince you that you are limited in what you can do. Believe in yourself and then live so as to reach your possibilities. You can achieve what you believe you can. Trust and believe and have faith.
Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Watch your step.
Life by the yard is hard; by the inch it's a cinch. Each of us can be true for just one day--and then one more and then one more after that--until we've lived a lifetime guided by the Spirit, a lifetime close to the Lord, a lifetime of good deeds and righteousness.
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.'
Choose your love; love your choice.
Choose your love, Love your choice.
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.
The lighthouse of the Lord sends forth signals readily recognized and never failing
Decisions are constantly before us. To make them wisely, courage is needed-the courage to say no, the courage to say yes. Decisions do determine destiny. I plead with you to make a determination right here, right now, not to deviate from the path which will lead to our goal: eternal life with our Father in Heaven.
One day each of us will run out of tomorrows. Let us not put off what is important.
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 God’s Spirit can dwell, where the storm stops at the door, where love reigns and peace dwells
Look to the lighthouse of the Lord. There is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what its beacon light can rescue.
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.
Things which provide deep and lasting happiness and gratitude are the things which money cannot buy: our families, the gospel, good friends, our health, our abilities, the love we receive from those around us.
To catch the real meaning of the Spirit of Christmas, we need only drop the last syllable, and it becomes the Spirit of Christ.
Love is the catalyst that causes change. Love is the balm that brings healing to the soul.
True love can alter human lives and change human nature.
Ideals are like the stars - you can't touch them with your hands, but by following them you reach your destination.
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.
We are reminded that anger doesn't solve anything. It builds nothing, but it can destroy everything.
We are never alone when we stand with our Father in Heaven.
Learn from the past, prepare for the future, live in the present.
Prayer is the passport to peace.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is my philosophy on all life, not just when it comes to love.
All the best things are terrifying, but that's why they're the best things. Nothing worth having comes easy. You have to be afraid to want it, afraid to lose it, afraid to try. If you feel that, then you know you're on to a winner.
Many more people could ride out the storm-tossed waves in their economic lives if they had their year's supply of food…and were debt-free. 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.
I think there is no place in the world where I feel closer to the Lord than in one of His holy temples.
Don't save something for a special occasion. Every day of your life is a special occasion.
Remember who you are and what God expects you to become.
You can share your testimony in many ways, by the words you speak, by the example you set, by the manner in which you live your life.
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.
We learn to pray by praying. One can devote countless hours to examining the experiences of others, but nothing penetrates the human heart as does a personal fervent prayer and its heaven sent response.