Thomas S. Monson

1927 -

A Quote by Thomas S. Monson on life and getting ahead


2. "Our very business in life is not to get ahead of others... but
to get ahead of ourselves."

Thomas S. Monson (1927 -)

Source: My diary

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A Quote by Thomas S. Monson on foolishness, god, learning, men, mortality, and wisdom

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 (1927 -)

Source: Friend December, 1988, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Thomas S. Monson on work

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The W Plan: Work Will Win When Wishy Washy Wishing Won't.

Thomas S. Monson (1927 -)

Source: Conf.Report,Oct.1973. from Mark and Barbara Hall Collection.© by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission

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A Quote by Thomas S. Monson on christ, colors, god, jesus, jokes, language, vulgarity, and words

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 (1927 -)

Source: Friend December, 1990, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Thomas S. Monson on church, good, life, presidency, prophets, sister, spirit, and wives

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 (1927 -)

Source: © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Thomas S. Monson on blessings, gifts, and god

Do we give thanks to God 'for his unspeakable gift' and His rich blessings so abundantly bestowed upon us?

Thomas S. Monson (1927 -)

Source: General Conference, October 1998, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Thomas S. Monson on brothers, criticism, and truth

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 (1927 -)

Source: BYU Speech, 1965. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Thomas S. Monson on failure, gifts, god, joy, needs, and trying

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.

Thomas S. Monson (1927 -)

Source: Ensign , May 1987, p. 68., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Thomas S. Monson on beauty, duty, joy, and life

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 (1927 -)

Source: paraphrasing Ellen Sturgis Hooper, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Thomas S. Monson on improvement and performance

Where performance is measured, performance improves. Where performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates.

Thomas S. Monson (1927 -)

Source: © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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