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One Powerful Quote from Every Talk President Monson Gave as Prophet


October 2009

School Thy Feelings, O My Brother

“’Anger doesn’t solve anything. It builds nothing, but it can destroy everything.’ . . . May we make a conscious decision, each time such a decision must be made, to refrain from anger and to leave unsaid the harsh and hurtful things we may be tempted to say.”

What Have I Done for Someone Today?”

“[U]nless we lose ourselves in service to others, there is little purpose to our own lives. Those who live only for themselves eventually shrivel up and figuratively lose their lives, while those who lose themselves in service to others grow and flourish—and in effect save their lives.”

Closing Remarks

“I leave with you my witness and my testimony that God our Eternal Father lives and loves us. He is indeed our Father, and He is personal and real. May God bless you. May His promised peace be with you now and always.”

April 2009

Be Your Best Self

“Each must strive to learn his [or her] duty and then to do it to the best of his ability.”

Be of Good Cheer

“Though the storm clouds may gather, though the rains may pour down upon us, our knowledge of the gospel and our love of our Heavenly Father and of our Savior will comfort and sustain us and bring joy to our hearts as we walk uprightly and keep the commandments. There will be nothing in this world that can defeat us. . . .

“Be of good cheer. The future is as bright as your faith.”

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May You Have Courage

“True love can alter human lives and change human nature.”

Until We Meet Again

“As our Savior gave His life as a vicarious sacrifice for us, so we, in some small measure, do the same when we perform proxy work in the temple for those who have no means of moving forward unless something is done for them by those of us here on the earth.”

October 2008

To Learn, to Do, to Be

“Let us make our homes sanctuaries of righteousness, places of prayer, and abodes of love that we might merit the blessings that can come only from our Heavenly Father. We need His guidance in our daily lives.”

Finding Joy in the Journey

“This is our one and only chance at mortal life—here and now. . . . I plead with you not to let those most important things pass you by as you plan for that illusive and non-existent future when you will have time to do all that you want to do. Instead, find joy in the journey—now.”

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Until We Meet Again

“We know that continuous revelation is the very lifeblood of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

April 2008

"Examples of Righteousness"

"If we are on the Lord’s errand . . . we are entitled to the Lord’s help. Never forget that truth."

"Looking Back and Moving Forward"

“I would encourage members of the Church wherever they may be to show kindness and respect for all people everywhere. The world in which we live is filled with diversity. We can and should demonstrate respect toward those whose beliefs differ from ours.”

Abundantly Blessed

“Brethren, let’s treat our wives with dignity and with respect. They’re our eternal companions. Sisters, honor your husbands. They need to hear a good word. They need a friendly smile. They need a warm expression of true love.”

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Throughout his nearly 50 years as an Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ, President Thomas S. Monson has presented countless messages of wisdom, inspiration, and doctrinal insight. Own some of his most treasured messages to own for yourself with this compilation.

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