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

Thomas S. Monson on future

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

Thomas S. Monson on capacity

Choose your love, Love your choice.

Thomas S. Monson on choice

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 on respect

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

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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.

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When you help another up a mountain, you are a little nearer to the top yourself.

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 on called

Work will win when wishy washy wishing won t.

Thomas S. Monson on work

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 on destroy

I hope that you will learn to take responsibility for your decisions.

don't take counsel of your fears.

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We must not let our passions destroy our dreams.

Thomas S. Monson on destroy

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

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We cant direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

About Thomas S. Monson

Name Thomas S. Monson
Quotes 25 quotations
Nationality American
Profession Clergyman
Birthday October 16
About President Thomas S. Monson has served as the 16th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since February 3, 2008. He had served as a Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church since November 10, 1985. Most recently, on March 12, 1995, he was set apart as First Counselor to President Gordon B. Hinckley.
Top topics faith, life, work, choose, destroy

We tend to become like those whom we admire.

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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 on amidst

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

Thomas S. Monson on explorers

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 on act

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 on demonstrate

I urge you to hold fast to your standards. I plead with you not to waver.

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If you want to give light to others you habe to glow yourself.

Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval.

Thomas S. Monson on bravery

The reward of eternal life requires effort.

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One sees a blatant disregard for the precious souls of mankind.

Thomas S. Monson on blatant

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 on disturbing

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 on adequately

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.

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May we ever choose the harder right, instead of the easier wrong.

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

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