President Thomas S. Monson—Picture Quotes

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    A Patriarchal Blessing
    “[A patriarchal blessing] will chart our course and give us safe passage to our heavenly home.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Your Patriarchal Blessing: A Liahona of Light”
    A Perfect Christmas
    If we are to have the very best Christmas ever, we must listen for the sound of sandaled feet. We must reach out for the Carpenter's hand. (President Thomas S. Monson) "The Best Christmas Ever," Ensign, Dec. 2008, 8; or Liahona, Dec. 2008, 6
    A Temple-Building People
    “We are a temple-building and a temple-attending people.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Welcome to Conference”
    Always There
    “God’s love is there for you whether or not you feel you deserve love. It is simply always there.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “We Never Walk Alone”
    Answering Prayers
    “Our Heavenly Father does answer prayers in His own time and in His own way.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Special Witnesses of Christ”
    Be Aware, Be Ready
    “I pray that we may be aware of the needs of those around us. … May we ever be ready to extend to them a helping hand and a loving heart.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Until We Meet Again”
    Be of Good Cheer
    “Be of good cheer. The future is as bright as your faith.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Be of Good Cheer”
    Be of Good Cheer
    “Be of good cheer. The future is as bright as your faith.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Be of Good Cheer”
    Because He Came
    “Because He came, there is meaning to our mortal existence.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Because He Came”
    Believe in Yourself
    “Believe in yourself and then live so as to reach your possibilities.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Living the Abundant Life.”
    Blueprint Home
    “Kneel down to pray. Step up to serve. Reach out to rescue. Each is a vital page of God’s blueprint to make a house a home and a home a heaven.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Heavenly Homes, Forever Families”
    Bright
    “Your future is as bright as your faith.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Be of Good Cheer” (Created by Jenae Nelson)
    Christmas Spirit
    “When we keep the spirit of Christmas, we keep the Spirit of Christ, for the Christmas spirit is the Christ Spirit.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Because He Came”
    Christmas Spirit
    “Giving, not getting, brings to full bloom the Christmas spirit.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “The Real Joy of Christmas”
    Confidence
    “We must be careful that we do not destroy another person’s confidence through careless words or actions.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Love—the Essence of the Gospel”
    Courage
    “Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God’s approval.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “The Call for Courage”
    Courage Is Needed
    “Decisions are constantly before us. To make them wisely, courage is needed.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “The Three Rs of Choice”
    Courage, Cheerfulness, Humility
    “Face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and triumph with humility.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Yellow Canaries with Gray on Their Wings”
    Decisions Determine Destiny
    “Decisions determine destiny.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Decisions Determine Destiny.” Created by Emily Stanton.
    Difficulties
    “Difficulties allow us to change for the better, to rebuild our lives in the way our Heavenly Father teaches us, and to become something different from what we were—better than we were.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “I Will Not Fail Thee, nor Forsake Thee”
    Essential
    “Essential to the plan is our Savior Jesus Christ.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “The Perfect Path to Happiness” Created by Emily Stanton.
    Ever Willing to Sacrifice
    “Father, like Mother, is ever willing to sacrifice his own comfort for that of his children. Daily he toils to provide the necessities of life, never complaining, ever concerned for the well-being of his family.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “An Attitude of Gratitude”
    Faith Becomes an Anchor
    “An abiding faith becomes an anchor to our lives.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “The Lighthouse of the Lord: A Message to the Youth of the Church”
    Finding Real Happiness
    “To find real happiness, we must seek for it in a focus outside ourselves.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “The Joy of Service”
    Formula of Success
    “May I suggest a formula that will ensure our success: first, search the scriptures with diligence; second, plan your life with purpose …; third, teach the truth with testimony; and fourth, serve the Lord with love.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Come, All Ye Sons of God”
    Friend
    “A friend is more concerned about helping people than getting credit. A friend cares. A friend loves. A friend listens. And a friend reaches out.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “To the Rescue”
    Full-Time missionaries
    “The response of our young people has been remarkable and inspiring. As of April 4—two days ago—we have 65,634 full-time missionaries serving, with over 20,000 more who have received their calls but who have not yet entered a missionary training center and over 6,000 more in the interview process with their bishops and stake presidents. It has been made necessary for us to create 58 new missions to accommodate the increased number of missionaries. To help maintain this missionary force, and because many of our missionaries come from modest circumstances, we invite you, as you are able, to contribute generously to the General Missionary Fund of the Church.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Welcome to Conference”
    General Conference
    “Those who will address us have sought heaven’s help and direction as they have prepared their messages. They have been impressed concerning that which they will share with us.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Welcome to Conference”
    Give Light to Others
    “If you want to give a light to others, you have to glow yourself.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “For I Was Blind, but Now I See.”
    Gives Much
    “He who gives money gives much; he who gives time gives more; but he who gives of himself gives all.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Christmas Is Love”
    Giving Thanks
    “Sincerely giving thanks not only helps us recognize our blessings, but it also unlocks the doors of heaven and helps us feel God’s love.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “The Divine Gift of Gratitude”
    God Is with Us
    “Whether it is the best of times or the worst of times, He is with us. He has promised that this will never change.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “I Will Not Fail Thee, nor Forsake Thee”
    God and Mother
    “One cannot forget mother and remember God. One cannot remember mother and forget God.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Behold Thy Mother”
    God and Mother
    “One cannot forget mother and remember God. One cannot remember mother and forget God. Why? Because these two sacred persons, God and mother, partners in creation, in love, in sacrifice, in service, are as one.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Behold Thy Mother”
    God on Our Side
    “With God on our side we cannot fail.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Be Your Best Self”
    God’s Blueprint
    “Kneel down to pray. Step up to serve. Reach out to rescue. Each is a vital page of God’s blueprint to make a house a home and a home a heaven.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Heavenly Homes, Forever Families”
    God’s Love
    “God’s love is there for you whether or not you feel you deserve love. It is simply always there.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “We Never Walk Alone”
    God’s Love
    “God’s love is … simply always there.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “We Never Walk Alone”
    Grateful Heart
    “A grateful heart … comes through expressing gratitude to our Heavenly Father for His blessings and to those around us for all that they bring into our lives.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “The Divine Gift of Gratitude”
    Grow Closer
    “There is no shame in a couple having to scrimp and save. It is generally during these challenging times that you will grow closer together as you learn to sacrifice and to make difficult decisions.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Priesthood Power”
    Heavenly Father Loves You
    “Heavenly Father loves you—each of you. That love never changes.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “We Never Walk Alone”
    Home of Love
    “Home should be a haven of love. Where love is, there is no disputation. Where love is, there is no contention. Where love is, there God will be also.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “The Doorway of Love”
    In Return
    “He lived for us, and He died for us. What can we, in return, give to Him?”—President Thomas S. Monson, “The Real Joy of Christmas”
    Increased Kindness
    “May we show increased kindness toward one another, and may we ever be found doing the work of the Lord.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Till We Meet Again”
    Joy in the Journey
    “Find joy in the journey—now.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Finding Joy in the Journey”
    Keep the Commandments
    “When we keep the commandments, our lives will be happier, more fulfilling, and less complicated.” —President Thomas S. Monson, “Keep the Commandments”
    Lighthouse of the Lord
    “The lighthouse of the Lord beckons to all as we sail the seas of life.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Sailing Safely the Seas of Life”
    Lights in the World
    “May we be faithful followers of Christ, examples of righteousness, thus becoming ‘lights in the world.’”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Until We Meet Again”
    Lives, Hearts, and Souls to Save
    “There are lives to brighten. There are hearts to touch. There are souls to save.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “True Shepherds”
    Lose Ourselves in Service
    “Unless we lose ourselves in service to others, there is little purpose to our own lives.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “What Have I Done for Someone Today?”
    Lose Ourselves in Service
    “Unless we lose ourselves in service to others, there is little purpose to our own lives.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “What Have I Done For Someone Today?”
    Love
    “Love is the very essence of the gospel and Jesus Christ is our Exemplar.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Love—the Essence of the Gospel.”
    May Faith Increase
    “May our hearts be touched and our faith increased.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Welcome to Conference”
    Members and Missionaries
    “Now is the time for members and missionaries to come together, to work together, to labor in the Lord’s vineyard to bring souls unto Him.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Welcome to Conference”
    Never Alone
    “Remember, you are never alone. Never forget that you are loved. Never doubt that someone surely cares for you.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “A Time to Choose”
    Obey the Laws of God
    “Obey the laws of God. They are given to us by a loving Heavenly Father.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Believe, Obey, and Endure”
    On His Errand
    “We are on His errand. Let us learn of Him. Let us follow in His footsteps. Let us live by His precepts.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “The Priesthood—a Sacred Gift”
    Prayer
    “Prayer is not just for times of trouble.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “We Never Walk Alone”
    Priceless Blessings
    “The blessings of the temple are priceless.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Blessings of the Temple”
    Problem to Be Solved
    “Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Finding Joy in the Journey”
    Purpose
    “A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Sailing Safely the Seas of Life”
    Search for Truth
    “There is no need for you … to sail uncharted seas or to travel unmarked roads in search of truth. A loving Heavenly Father has plotted our course and provided an unfailing guide—even obedience.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Obedience Brings Blessings”
    Seek
    “As we seek Christ, as we find Him, as we follow Him, we shall have the Christmas spirit, not for one fleeting day each year, but as a companion always.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “In the Search of the Christmas Spirit”
    Service to Others
    “Unless we lose ourselves in service to others, there is little purpose to our own lives.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “What Have I Done for Someone Today?”
    Service to Others
    “Unless we lose ourselves in service to others, there is little purpose to our own lives.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “What Have I Done for Someone Today?”
    Show Love
    “Show love to your children. You know you love them, but make certain they know it as well.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Abundantly Blessed”
    Spirit of Christ
    “When we keep the spirit of Christmas, we keep the Spirit of Christ.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Because He Came”
    Spirit of Christ
    “It is through giving, rather than getting, that the Spirit of Christ enters our lives.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Christmas Gifts, Christmas Blessings”
    Spiritually Lifted
    “I am lifted spiritually whenever I search the scriptures.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “We Never Walk Alone”
    Temple in Your Sights
    “Now, my young friends who are in your teenage years, always have the temple in your sights. Do nothing which will keep you from entering its doors and partaking of the sacred and eternal blessings there.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “The Holy Temple—a Beacon to the World” Learn more about keeping your sights on the temple by accepting the Youth Temple Challenge.
    The Center of Our Lives
    “As we make Christ the center of our lives, our fears will be replaced by the courage of our convictions.” —President Thomas S. Monson, “Be an Example and a Light”
    The Greatest Force
    “The greatest force in the world today is the power of God as it works through man.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Examples of Righteousness”
    The Lord’s Hands
    “We are the Lord’s hands here upon the earth.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “What Have I Done for Someone Today?”
    The Spirit of Christ
    “To catch the real meaning of the spirit of Christmas, we need only drop the last syllable and it becomes the Spirit of Christ.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “The Real Joy of Christmas”
    The Work of the Lord
    “May we ever be found doing the work of the Lord.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Until We Meet Again”
    Truth, Service, Love
    “First, fill your mind with truth; second, fill your life with service; and third, fill your heart with love.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Formula for Success”
    Unlock the Doors of Heaven
    “Sincerely giving thanks … unlocks the doors of heaven and helps us feel God’s love.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “The Divine Gift of Gratitude”
    We Are the Lord’s Hands
    “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.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “What Have I Done for Someone Today?”
    We Will Not Falter
    “We can fortify our foundations of faith, our testimonies of truth, so that we will not falter, we will not fail.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “How Firm a Foundation.”
    What He Can
    “Nothing else, no other choice we make, can make of us what He can.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Ponder the Path of Thy Feet”
    Wise Men Still Seek Him
    “May we, as did the Wise Men, seek a bright, particular star to guide us in our celebration of the Savior’s birth.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “The Real Joy of Christmas”