Thomas S. Monson

Quotes By Thomas S. Monson

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  |  "The Will Within"

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“What are the three most important decisions? First, what will be my faith? Second, whom shall I marry? Third, what will be my life’s work?”

Thomas S. Monson  |  "Decisions Determine Destiny"

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“So much in life depends on our attitude. The way we choose to see things and respond to others makes all the difference. To do the best we can and then to choose to be happy about our circumstances, whatever they may be, can bring peace and contentment. … 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  |  “Living the Abundant Life,” Ensign, Jan. 2012, 4.

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“My beloved brothers and sisters, fear not. Be of good cheer. The future is as bright as your faith.”

Thomas S. Monson  |  Be of Good Cheer

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“Obedience gives us greater control over our lives, greater capacity to come and go, to work and create. Of course, age, accident, and illnesses inevitably take their toll, but even so, our obedience to this gospel law enhances our capacity to deal with these challenges.”

Thomas S. Monson  |  Obedience Brings Blessings, April 2013 General Conference

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“I hope that you are not afraid of tough classes. I never did have a ‘cinch’ class. … You simply have to apply yourself. I hope that you want to be so well equipped that you can compete in this competitive world. I hope that you will learn to take responsibility for your decisions, whether they be in your courses of study which you elect to take, or whether they be in the direction of the academic attainments which you strive to achieve.

“My young brothers and sisters, don’t take counsel of your fears. Don’t say to yourselves, ‘I’m not wise enough, or I can’t apply myself sufficiently well to study this difficult subject or in this difficult field, so I shall choose the easier way.’ I plead with you to tax your talent, and our Heavenly Father will make you equal to those decisions.”

Thomas S. Monson

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

Thomas S. Monson  |  The Blessings of Obedience

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“In the game of life a second effort is often required. The happy life is not ushered in at any age to the sound of drums and trumpets. It grows upon us year by year, little by little, until at last we realize that we have it. It is achieved in individuals not by flights to the moon or Mars, but by a body of work done so well that we can lift our heads with assurance and look the world in the eye. Of this be sure: You do not find the happy life . . . you make it.”

Thomas S. Monson  |  “Faces and Attitudes,” New Era, September 1977

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“The Lord will shape the back to bear the burdens placed upon it.”

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“Please do not pray – I plead with you – for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle.”

Thomas S. Monson  |  BYU Commencement, April 25, 1991; Church News, May 4, 1991

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