100 Thought-Provoking Thomas Spencer Monson Quotes That Tell The True Meaning Of Life
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Thomas Spencer Monson was a religious leader, who inspired his followers with his thoughts on spiritual learning and righteous lifestyle. An author and a revelatory seer, Monson was lso associated with public service. He took up leadership roles in chapels (mainly The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Having an excellent command over English, languages and American history, Thomas held four honorary doctorate degrees. A printer and publisher by profession, Monson became an LDS (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) apostle when he was barely 36 years old. Thereafter he served as president under three distinguished churches. He was also associated with 'Deseret News' in mid 1950s. In later years, he became the chairman of Church Educational System. Former American President Ronal Reagan appointed him at the presidential position for Private Sector Initiatives Task Force. Hailing from a business background, he was a board member of prestigious industries and groups. In his lifetime, he had earned several awards and prestigious titles including Bronze Wolf awarded by World Organization of the Scout Movement and Silver Buffalo given by Boy Scouts of America. He played a key role in construction of Freiberg's temple in Germany. Thomas valued community service and ethical culture. He devoted nearly three decades of his life to the society. He inspired hundreds of thousands with his thoughts and services. We have collected his quotes from his speeches, discourse and writings. Here is a collection of Thomas Spencer Monson quotes about God, religion, Christianity, love, life, truth, service, joy, happiness and much more.
Choose your love. Love your choice. The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it. Don't save something for a special occasion. Every day of your life is a special occasion. Never let a problem to be solved, become more important than a person to be loved. Remember who you are and what God expects you to become. When we treat people merely as they are, they will remain as they are. When we treat them as if they were what they should be, they will become what they should be. Stick to a task 'til it sticks to you. . .for beginners are many, but finishers few. When faith replaces doubt, when selfless service eliminates selfish striving, the power of God brings to pass His purposes. One day each of us will run out of tomorrows. Let us not put off what is important. Our most significant opportunities will be found in times of greatest difficulty. He who gives money gives some, he who gives time gives more, and he who gives of himself gives all. Work will work when wishy washy wishing won't. Youth need less critics and more models. Don't forget: one of the saddest things in life is wasted talent. To live greatly, we must develop the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and triumph with humility. Learn from the past, prepare for the future, live in the present. There will be occasions in each of our lives when we will be called upon to explain or to defend our beliefs. When the time for performance arrives, the time for preparation is past. The good you have done, the kind words you have spoken, the love you have shown to others, can never be fully measured. 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. Be of good cheer. The future is as bright as your faith. Everyone can be discontented if he ignores his blessings and looks only at his burdens. 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. Men take care not to make women weep, for God counts their tears. Anger does not solve anything; it builds nothing. The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility. 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. Your mind is a cupboard and you stock the shelves. Glance backward, look heavenward, reach outward, press onward The most constant thing is change. Ideals are like the stars - you can't touch them with your hands, but by following them you reach your destination. Any excuse, no matter how valid, only weakens the character. 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? Whatever our calling, regardless of our fears or anxieties, let us pray and then go and do. We will never regret the kind words spoken or the affection shown. Rather, our regrets will come if such things are omitted from our relationships with those who mean the most to us. Thinking is the hardest work anyone can do, which is probably the reason why we have so few thinkers. 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. We need learn what we need to learn, know what we need to know, and do what we need to do. 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. Choose your friends with caution; plan your future with purpose; and frame your life with faith. Work will win when wishy washy wishing won't. Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier The future will present insurmountable problems- only when we consider them insurmountable. When you're at a funeral and you're crying, you're crying for yourself 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. The Lord shapes the back to bear the burden placed upon it. May we muster courage at the crossroads, courage for the conflicts, courage to say, "no," courage to say, "yes," for courage counts. Heavenly Father has a picture of you on His dresser. He loves you and will help you. Call upon Him. Cooperativeness is not so much learning how to get along with others as taking the kinks out of ourselves, so that others can get along with us. When the time for decision arrives, the time for preparation is past. The power to lead is the power to mislead, and the power to mislead is the power to destroy. We can’t direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. For maximum happiness, peace, and contentment, may we choose a positive attitude. Having gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a gift and not deliver it. Our thinking will automatically improve when we remember the words of Paul: 'know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and the spirit of God dwelleth in you? The storm stops at the door. Love reigns, peace dwells. In the private sanctuary of one's own conscience lies that spirit, that determination to cast off the old person and to measure up to the statue of true potential. Your future depends on your Faith. We do not find truth groveling through error. As you walk through life, always walk toward the light, and the shadows of life will fall behind you. We can lift ourselves, and others as well, when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude. 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. Prayer continues to provide power--spiritual power. Prayer continues to provide peace--spiritual peace. It was by faith, nothing wavering, that Joseph saw God our Eternal Father and Jesus Christ, His Son. Let us respect others no one lives alone in a city, a nation, or a world. Courage becomes a worthwhile and meaningful virtue when it is regarded not so much as a willingness to die manfully but as a determination to live decently. We cannot know what faith is if we have never had it, and we cannot obtain it as long as we deny it. Faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other. Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with family and friends. The world around you is not equipped to provide the help you need to make it through this often treacherous journey. 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. Man has made remarkable strides in conquering outer space, but how futile have been his efforts in conquering inner space- the space in our hearts and minds of men. We can't direct the wind but we can adjust the sail. In this marvelous dispensation of the fulness of times, our opportunities to give of ourselves are indeed limitless, but they are also perishable. There are hearts to gladden... kind words to say... gifts to be given... deeds to be done. A happy home is but and earlier Heaven. He measures the abundant life by the capacity "to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and triumph with humility. When we are on the Lord’s errand, we are entitled to the Lord’s help. Remember that the Lord will shape the back to bear the burden placed upon it. Home should be a haven of love. Honor, courtesy, and respect symbolize love and characterize the righteous family. I once sacrificed something I love for the God I love even more, and He has never forgotten me for it. A friend is more concerned about helping people than getting credit. A friend cares. A friend loves. A friend listens. And a friend reaches out. Dare to be a Mormon.
Dare to stand alone.
Dare to have a purpose firm;
Dare to make it known. Time is a gift, a treasure not to be put aside for the future but to be used wisely in the present. As we survey the challenges of life, that which is easy is rarely right. In fact, the course that we should properly follow appears at times impossible, impenetrable, hopeless. Fear not. Be of good cheer. The future is as bright as your faith. Today we have a rebirth of ancient Sodom and Gomorrah. From seldom-read pages in dusty Bibles they come forth as real cities in a real world, depicting a real malady--pernicious permissiveness. Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect Obedience brings blessings. We learn from the hard taskmaster of experience. We discern between good and evil. We differentiate as to the bitter and the sweet. We discover that decisions determine destiny. The world is a stage of excitement
There's danger whatever you do.
But if you are tempted in weakness,
Have courage, my boy, to say "no. We live so far below the level of our divine possibilities. I testify that when we do all we can to accomplish the work that is before us, the Lord will make available to us the sacred key needed to unlock the treasure which we so much seek. The mantle of leadership is not the cloak of comfort but rather the robe of responsibility. It is the immutable law that the more you give away, the more you receive. You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give. If we lift one weary hand which hangs down, if we bring peace to one struggling soul, if we give as did the Master, we can—by showing the way—become a guiding star for some lost mariner.
Let us relish life as we live it and… find joy in the journey.
Blame keeps wounds open, only forgiveness heals.
Whatever ideals we would impress upon others we must first have realized in ourselves.
How does one magnify a calling? Simply by performing the service that pertains to it.
How you speak and the words you use tell much about the image you choose to portray. Use language to build and uplift those around you.
Chose your love, love your choice. The world in which we live is filled with diversity. We can and should demonstrate respect toward those whose beliefs differ from ours.