Decisions

Thomas S. Monson

“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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“Real joy comes from righteous character, and that is built from a pattern of consistent righteous decisions. When the things that you acquire are used as tools to help others, they won’t rule your life. Your righteous decisions determine who you are and what is important to you. They make doing the right things easier. For happiness now and throughout your life, steadfastly obey the Lord, no matter what pressure you feel to do otherwise.”

Richard G. Scott  |  "Making the Right Decisions"

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“It is interesting to me that one of the central elements of the word character is created by the letters A, C, and T. As we already have seen in the examples of Christ’s character from the New Testament, the nature and consistency of how one acts reveals in a powerful way his or her true character.”

Elder David A. Bednar  |  "The Character of Christ", Jan 25, 2003

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I have decided to stick to love… Hate is too great a burden to bear.

Martin Luther King, Jr.  |   A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

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“The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder—a waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life, and, having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.”

Thomas Carlyle

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Thomas S. Monson

“I can’t stress too strongly that decisions determine destiny. You can’t make eternal decisions without eternal consequences.

“May I provide a simple formula by which you can measure the choices which confront you. It’s easy to remember, sometimes difficult to apply: You can’t be right by doing wrong; you can’t be wrong by doing right. Your personal conscience always warns you as a friend before it punishes you as a judge.”

Thomas S. Monson  |  "Decisions Determine Destiny"

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Thomas S. Monson

“It has been said by one, years ago, that history turns on small hinges, and so do people’s lives. Our lives will depend upon the decisions which we make—for decisions determine destiny.”

Thomas S. Monson  |  "Decisions Determine Destiny"

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All of our decisions will not be perfect. We will feel hopefully only temporarily, regret. But let us never wait for perfect clarity. It will be a rare decision indeed when all of the data in perfect clarity is apparent before the decision is made. Some of our greatest growth comes from the mind stretching exercise of filling in where information is not available and weighing that which is incomplete. Sometimes there must simply be a leap of faith.

Hugh W. Pinnock  |  “Decisions Determine Our Destiny,” February 6, 1981

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“The right to make a decision, then, is now ours, and it is the greatest asset we have on earth. The Lord will not, and cannot, and does not intend to take it away from us. He intends for us to use it. He is constantly advising us and teaching us how to use it for our own good and further growth, even to attain eternal life.”

Eldred G. Smith  |  "Decisions"

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“You cannot today remotely imagine what that decision to be unwaveringly obedient to the Lord will allow you to accomplish in life. Your quiet, uncompromising determination to live a righteous life will couple you to inspiration and power beyond your capacity now to understand. To others, if an honest evaluation of your life reveals a continuing dependency on individuals or things that are not good, please listen. I sincerely want to help you. If you understand and use the principles we now review, they will bring you great reward.”

Richard G. Scott  |  "Making the Right Decisions"

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