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 Thomas S. Monson - “When called to the Council of the Twelve, October 4, 1963, he said in the Salt Lake Tabernacle I think of a little sister, a French-Canadian sister, whose life was changed by the missionaries as her spirit was touched. As she said good-by to me and my wife in Quebec, she said, 'President Monson, I may never see the Prophet. I may never hear the Prophet. But President, far better, now that I am a member of this Church, I can obey the Prophet.'”
 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. 207).”
 Thomas S. Monson - “The W Plan Work Will Win When Wishy Washy Wishing Won't.”
 Thomas S. Monson - “Remember, the wisdom of God may appear 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.”
 Thomas S. Monson - “Gracias, danke, merci whatever language is spoken, 'thank you' frequently expressed will cheer your spirit, broaden your friendships, and lift your lives to a higher pathway as you journey toward perfection. There is a simplicity even a sincerity when 'thank you' is spoken.”
 Thomas S. Monson - “The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.”
 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 - “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 - “The passage of time has not altered the capacity of the Redeemer to change lives.”
 Thomas S. Monson - “It is imperative that we recognize that whatever has happened to us has happened to others. They have coped and so must we. We are not alone. Heavenly Fathers help is near.”
 Thomas S. Monson - “Where performance is measured, performance improves. Where performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates.”
 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 - “Our task is to become our best selves. One of Gods greatest gifts to us is the joy of trying again, for no failure ever need be final.”
 Thomas S. Monson - “One man said, 'I looked at my brother through the microscope of criticism, and I said, 'How coarse my brother is.' Then I looked at my brother through the telescope of scorn, and I said, 'How small my brother is.' Then I looked into the mirror of truth and I said, 'How like me my brother is.'”
 Thomas S. Monson - “Do we give thanks to God 'for his unspeakable gift' and His rich blessings so abundantly bestowed upon us”
 Thomas S. Monson - “He who gives money, gives much. He who gives time, gives more. He who gives himself, gives all.”
 Thomas S. Monson - “We have the right to choose, but, likewise, we have the responsibility to choose. We cannot be neutral. There is no middle ground. The Lord knows this Lucifer knows this. So there is a great campaign being waged today. On the one hand, Lucifer has attractively painted his road signs. You have read them you have seen them. They are bright they are attractive. They read something like this 'Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.' Another may read 'It's the popular thing to do.' Another one may read 'Just this once won't matter.' On the other hand, the Lord has prepared His road signs for our guidance. They read 'Fear God and keep his commandments.' See II Kings 1736-39. Another one may read 'As ye sow, so shall ye reap.' See Galatians 67. Another one 'There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated- And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated.' (DC 13020-21) Thus we have two roads to follow, and we have the responsibility to choose.”
 Thomas S. Monson - “The question each of us must answer is What shall I do with Jesus He Himself has provided us the answer 'Follow me, and do the things which ye have seen me do'”
 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 - “With the birth of the Babe in Bethlehem, there emerged a great endowment, a power stronger than weapons, a wealth more lasting than the coins of Caesar. This child was to be the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the promised Messiah even Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”
 Thomas S. Monson - “Choose your friends carefully, for you will tend to be like them and be found where they choose to go.”
 Thomas S. Monson - “I extol those who, with loving care and compassionate concern, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and house the homeless. He who notes the sparrows fall will not be unmindful of such service.”
 Thomas S. Monson - “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 stature of true potential.”