Thomas S Monson Quotes & Wallpapers

Thomas S Monson
Total Quotes: 516


In sickness, with its attendant pain, patience is required. If the only perfect man who ever lived-even Jesus of Nazareth-was called upon to endure great suffering, how can we, who are less than perfect, expect to be free of such challenges? Thomas S Monson

A grateful heart, then, comes through expressing gratitude to our Heavenly Father for His blessings and to those around us for all that they bring into our lives. This requires conscious effort-at least until we have truly learned and cultivated an attitude of gratitude. Often we feel grateful and intend to express our thanks but forget to do so or just don't get around to it. Someone has said that "feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." Thomas S Monson

If any has stumbled in his journey, there is a way back. The process is called repentance. Our Savior died to provide you and me that blessed gift. Though the path is difficult, the promise is real: 'Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow' (Isaiah 1:18). Thomas S Monson

Forgiveness should go hand-in-hand with love. Thomas S Monson

A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder - never likely to reach home port. To us comes the signal: chart your course, set your sail, position your rudder, and proceed. Thomas S Monson

I have found that, rather than dwelling on the negative, if we will take a step back and consider the blessings in our lives, including seemingly small, sometimes overlooked blessings, we can find greater happiness. Thomas S Monson

Recent surveys of Church members have shown a serious erosion in the number of families who have a year's supply of life's necessities. Most members plan to do it. Too few have begun... It is our sacred duty to care for our families, including our extended families. Thomas S Monson

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? Thomas S Monson

Heavenly Father has a picture of you on His dresser. He loves you and will help you. Call upon Him. Thomas S Monson

Come from your wandering way, weary travelers. Come to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Come to that heavenly haven called home. Here you will discover the truth. Here you will learn the reality of the Godhead, the comfort of the plan of salvation, the sanctity of the marriage covenant, the power of personal prayer. Come home. Thomas S Monson

Let us open wide the windows of our hearts, that each family member may feel welcome and 'at home. Thomas S Monson

If you want to give light to others you have to glow yourself. Thomas S Monson

When we safeguard (the heavenly virtue of freedom), when we honor it, when we protect it, we will walk with Washington, we will pray with patriots, and we shall have peace on earth, good will to men, Thomas S Monson

When you're on the Lord's errand, you're entitled to the Lord's blessings. Thomas S Monson

What will you and I give for Christmas this year? Let us in our lives give to our Lord and Savior the gift of gratitude by living His teachings and following in His footsteps. It was said of Him that He 'went about doing good.' As we do likewise, the Christmas spirit will be ours. Thomas S Monson

As we move toward the future, we must not neglect the lessons of the past. Our Heavenly Father gave His Son. The Son of God gave His life. We are asked by Them to give our lives, as it were, in Their divine service. Will you? Will I? Will we? There are lessons to be taught, there are kind deeds to be done, there are souls to be saved. Thomas S Monson

Happiness comes from living the way the Lord wants you to live. Thomas S Monson

This Sabbath day has been designated as a day of thanksgiving, a day of gratitude-even a day of prayer. We pause, we ponder, we reflect on the blessings an all-wise Heavenly Father has bestowed upon us, His children, by bringing peace to the battlefield of war and comfort to the hearts of so many in this wonderful world where we live and which we call home Thomas S Monson

Whether it is the best of times or the worst of times, He is with us. He has promised us that this will never change. Thomas S Monson

The teacher not only shapes the expectations and ambitions of her pupils, but she also influences their attitudes toward their future and themselves. If she is unskilled, she leaves scars on the lives of youth, cuts deeply into their self-esteem, and distorts their image of themselves as human beings. But if she loves her students and has high expectations of them, their self-confidence will grow, their capabilities will develop, and their future will be assured. Thomas S Monson

LOVE should be the very heart of FAMILY life. Thomas S Monson

Men and women of integrity, character, and purpose have ever recognized a power higher than themselves and have sought through prayer to be guided by that power. Such has it ever been. So shall it ever be. Thomas S Monson

A prayerful life is the key to possessing gratitude. We often take for granted the people who most deserve our gratitude. Let us not wait until it is too late for us to express our gratitude. Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. If I gratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues. To express gratitude is gracious and honorable, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven. Thomas S Monson

Let us have the courage to defy the consensus, the courage to stand for principle. Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval. Courage becomes a living and an attractive virtue when it is regarded not only as a willingness to die manfully, but also as a determination to live decently. A moral coward is one who is afraid to do what he thinks is right because others will disapprove or laugh. Remember that all men have their fears, but those who face their fears with dignity have courage as well. Thomas S Monson

We become so caught up in the busyness of our lives. Were we to step back, however, and take a good look at what we"re doing, we may find that we have immersed ourselves in the "thick of thin things." In other words, too often we spend most of our time taking care of the things which do not really matter much at all in the grand scheme of things, neglecting those more important causes. Thomas S Monson

Noah heeded God's command to build an ark...that they might be saved from the floodwaters. Yet there was no evidence of rain and flood. His actions were considered irrational. The sun was shining and life moved forward as usual. But time ran out. The floods came, the disobedient were drowned. When God speaks and we obey, we will always be right. Thomas S Monson

The sweetest feeling in mortality is to realize that God, our Heavenly Father, knows each one of us and generously permits us to see and to share His divine power to save. Thomas S Monson

How do we find the Lord? I believe we have to seek Him in simple things. I believe we have to seek Him in personal prayer. I believe we must seek Him in personal service. I believe we seek and find Jesus when we follow His example. Thomas S Monson

Remember that faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other. Thomas S Monson

Find someone who is having a hard time or is ill or lonely, and do something for him or her. Thomas S Monson

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. Thomas S Monson

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. Thomas S Monson

Faith precedes the miracle. It has ever been so and shall ever be. It was not raining when Noah was commanded to build an ark. There was no visible ram in the thicket when Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac. Two heavenly personages were not yet seen when Joseph knelt and prayed. First came the test of faith-and then the miracle. Remember that faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other. Cast out doubt. Cultivate faith. Thomas S Monson

We should strive for steadiness, and for a commitment to God that does not ebb and flow with the years or the crises of our lives. Thomas S Monson

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

Think to Thank. In these three words are the finest capsule course for a happy marriage, formula for enduring friendship, and a pattern for personal happiness. Thomas S Monson

Clearly, one primary purpose of our existence upon the earth is to obtain a body of flesh and bones. We have also been given the gift of agency. In a thousand ways we are privileged to choose for ourselves. Here 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 there are consequences attached to our actions. Thomas S Monson

I urge you to live within your means. One cannot spend more than one earns and remain solvent. I promise you that you will then be happier than you would be if you were constantly worrying about how to make the next payment on nonessential debt. Thomas S Monson

Through personal prayer, through family prayer, by trusting in God with faith, nothing wavering, we can call down to our rescue His mighty power. Thomas S Monson

The temples are a refuge from life's storms even a never-failing beacon guiding us to safety. Thomas S Monson

There are those who struggle every day with challenges. Let us extend to them our concern, as well as a helping hand. As we care for each other, we will be blessed. Thomas S Monson

May we show increased kindness toward one another, and may we ever be found doing the work of the Lord. Thomas S Monson

Should there be anyone who feels he is too weak to do better because of that greatest of fears, the fear of failure, there is no more comforting assurance to be had than the words of the Lord: 'My Grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them' (Ether 12:27) Thomas S Monson

Have we been guilty of declaring, 'I've been thinking about making some course corrections in my life. I plan to take the first step-tomorrow'? With such thinking, tomorrow is forever. Such tomorrows rarely come unless we do something about them today. Thomas S Monson

Love thy neighbor is more than a divine truth. It is a pattern for perfection. Thomas S Monson

We are surrounded by those in need of our attention, our encouragement, our support, our comfort, our kindness... We are the Lord's hands here upon the earth, with the mandate to serve and to lift His children. He is dependent upon each of us Thomas S Monson

May your homes be filled with peace, harmony, courtesy, and love. May they be filled with the Spirit of the Lord. Thomas S Monson

This is our one and only chance at mortal life-here and now. The longer we live, the greater is our realization that it is brief. Opportunities come, and then they are gone. I believe that among the greatest lessons we are to learn in this short sojourn upon the earth are lessons that help us distinguish between what is important and what is not. I plead with you not to let those most important things pass you by as you plan for that illusive and nonexistent future when you will have time to do all that you want to do. Instead, find joy in the journey-now. Thomas S Monson

There is a golden thread that runs through every account of faith from the beginning of the world to the present time. Abraham, Noah, the brother of Jared, the Prophet Joseph Smith, and countless others wanted to be obedient to the will of God. They had ears that could hear, eyes that could see, and hearts that could know and feel. They never doubted. They trusted. Thomas S Monson

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. Thomas S Monson

I think there is no place in the world where I feel closer to the Lord than in one of His holy temples. Thomas S Monson

So much in life depends on our attitude. The way we choose to see things and respond to others makes all the difference. Thomas S Monson

Decisions determine destiny. Thomas S Monson

The problems of our day loom ominously before us. Surrounded by the sophistication of modern living, we look heavenward for that unfailing sense of direction, that we might chart and follow a wise and proper course. He whom we call our Heavenly Father will not leave our sincere petition unanswered. Thomas S Monson

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. Thomas S Monson

This is not a time for fear, brethren, but rather a time for faith-a time for each of us who holds the priesthood to be his best self. Thomas S Monson

I dreamt and saw that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was duty. I served and found that duty was joy. See Life a Duty, Ellen Sturgis Hooper, (1816-1841) Topics: beauty, duty & Life I slept, and dreamed that life was Beauty; I woke, and found that life was Duty. Thomas S Monson

Serving throughout the world is a great missionary force going about doing good. Missionaries teach truth. They dispel darkness. They spread joy. They bring precious souls to Christ. Thomas S Monson

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. Profane, vulgar, or crude language and inappropriate or off-color jokes are offensive to the Lord. Never misuse the name of God or Jesus Christ. The Lord said, "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain" (Ex. 20:7). Thomas S Monson

Family prayer is the greatest deterrent to sin, and hence the most beneficent provider of joy and happiness. The old saying is yet true: 'The family that prays together stays together.' Thomas S Monson

The face of sin today often wears the mask of tolerance. Do not be deceived; behind that facade is heartache, unhappiness and pain. .. YOU be the one to make a stand for right, even if you stand alone. Have the moral courage to be a light for others to follow. Thomas S Monson

How does one magnify a calling? Simply by performing the service that pertains to it. Thomas S Monson

We are going to make mistakes, but none of us can become an expert in family history work without first being a novice. Thomas S Monson

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. Thomas S Monson

Our opportunities to give of ourselves are indeed limitless, but they are also perishable. Thomas S Monson

Let us not demean or belittle. Rather, let us be compassionate and encouraging. Thomas S Monson

When we encounter challenges and problems in our lives, it is often difficult for us to focus on our blessings. However, if we reach deep enough and look hard enough, we will be able to feel and recognize just how much we have been given. Thomas S Monson

The world around you is not equipped to provide the help you need to make it through this often treacherous journey. Thomas S Monson

Lessons learned in the home, last the longest. Thomas S Monson

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. Thomas S Monson



Page 1 of 8 | NEXT PAGE >
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8  


RELATED TOPICS

Thomas S. Monson Quotes, Delusional Thomas Quotes, Eric Thomas Quotes, Art Thomas Merton Quotes, Common-Sense Thomas Paine, Contemplation Thomas Merton Quotes, Government Thomas Jefferson Quotes, Opportunity Thomas Edison Quote, Revolution Thomas Jefferson Quotes, Truth Thomas Jefferson Quotes, Saint Thomas Quotes,