Thomas Monson Love Quotes and Sayings
#1 Priesthood Power [S]
1. Find someone with whom you can be compatible. Realize that you will not be able to anticipate every challenge which may arise, but be assured that almost anything can be worked out if you are resourceful and if you are committed to making your marriage work.
#2 Quoted from a plague Thomas S. Monson once saw in the home of an uncle and aunt, Priesthood Power
2. Choose your love; love your choice.
#3 Formula for Success [S]
3. May I share with you a formula that in my judgment will help you and help me to journey well through mortality…First, fill your mind with truth; second, fill your life with service; and third, fill your heart with love.
#4-7 Finding Joy in the Journey [S]
4. Stresses in our lives come regardless of our circumstances. We must deal with them the best we can. But we should not let them get in the way of what is most important—and what is most important almost always involves the people around us. Often we assume that they must know how much we love them. But we should never assume; we should let them know.
5. 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.
6. Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.
7. Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family. One day each of us will run out of tomorrows.
Excerpt from Wikipedia: Thomas Spencer Monson (21 August 1927 – 2 January 2018) is an American religious leader and author, and the 16th and current President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). As president, Monson is considered by adherents of the religion to be a “prophet, seer, and revelator” of God’s will on earth. A printer by trade, Monson has spent most of his life engaged in various church leadership positions and in public service.
Sayings by Thomas S. Monson
#1 See Others as They May Become [S]
1. We must develop the capacity to see men not as they are at present but as they may become.
#29 Twitter [S]
29. Of this be sure: you do not find the happy life—you make it.
#3 Formula for Success [S]
3. That which you selfishly keep, you lose; that which you willingly share, you keep.
#4 Three Goals to Guide You [S]
4. 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.
#5-6 Great Expectations, BYU Speech [S]
5. Work will win when wishy-washy wishing won’t.
6. Remember that when you help another up a mountain, you are a little nearer the top yourself.
#7-9 Three Gates Only You Can Open [S]
7. The past is behind—we must learn from it. The future is ahead—we must prepare for it. The present is now—we must live in it.
8. Don’t forget: one of the saddest things in life is wasted talent.
9. Youth need fewer critics and more models to follow.
#10 How Firm a Foundation [S]
10. Along your pathway of life you will observe that you are not the only traveler. There are others who need your help. There are feet to steady, hands to grasp, minds to encourage, hearts to inspire, and souls to save.
#11 An Attitude of Gratitude [S]
11. 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.
#12-13 Meeting Your Goliath [S]
12. Duty is not merely to do the thing we ought to do, but to do it when we should, whether we like it or not.
13. Our most significant opportunities will be found in times of greatest difficulty.
#14 Be of Good Cheer [S]
14. Be of good cheer. The future is as bright as your faith.
#15 Speaking Today [S]
15. The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.
#16 Yellow Canaries with Gray on Their Wings [S]
16. Some are young people who don’t know who they are, what they can be or even want to be. They are afraid, but they don’t know of what. They are angry, but they don’t know at whom. They are rejected, and they don’t know why. All they want is to be somebody.
#17-19 Finding Joy in the Journey [S]
17. Time never stands still; it must steadily march on, and with the marching come the changes.
18. Throughout our lives, we must deal with change. Some changes are welcome; some are not. There are changes in our lives which are sudden, such as the unexpected passing of a loved one, an unforeseen illness, the loss of a possession we treasure. But most of the changes take place subtly and slowly.
19. Rather than dwelling on the past, we should make the most of today, of the here and now, doing all we can to provide pleasant memories for the future.
If you are still in the process of raising children, be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disappear all too soon and that you will—to your surprise—miss them profoundly.
#20-21 Crisis at the Crossroads [S]
20. Ideals are like the stars—you can’t touch them with your hands, but by following them you reach your destination.
21. You can’t be right by doing wrong; you can’t be wrong by doing right.
#22-25 In Search of Treasure [S]
22. Learn from the past, prepare for the future, live in the present.
23. Sometimes we let our thoughts of tomorrow take up too much of today. Daydreaming of the past and longing for the future may provide comfort but will not take the place of living in the present. This is the day of our opportunity, and we must grasp it.
24. 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.
25. One day, each of us will run out of tomorrows. Let us not put off what is most important.
Live in the present.
#26 Dedication Day [S]
26. Time is a gift, a treasure not to be put aside for the future but to be used wisely in the present.
#27-28 Christmas Is Love [S]
27. Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.
28. It is well to remember that he who gives money gives much; he who gives time gives more; but he who gives of himself gives all.
Unsourced Quotes by Thomas S. Monson
1. The good you have done, the kind words you have spoken, the love you have shown to others, can never be fully measured.
2. Everyone can be discontented if he ignores his blessings and looks only at his burdens.