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89 President Monson Quotes to Celebrate His 89th Birthday

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To celebrate President Thomas S. Monson’s eighty-ninth birthday, here are 89 quotes from his more than 50 years of Church service!

1: May we ever choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong. Choices, April 2016

2: One of God’s greatest gifts to us is the joy of trying again, for no failure ever need be final.The Will Within, April 1987

3: The future is as bright as your faith.Be of Good Cheer, April 2009

4: Kneel down to pray. Step up to serve. Reach out to rescue.Heavenly Homes, Forever Families, October 1991

5: Of this be sure: You do not find the happy life … you make it.Faces and Attitudes, September 1977

You have a heritage; honor it. You will meet temptation; withstand it. You know the truth; live it. You possess a testimony; share it.Be Thou an Example, April 2005

7: 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.The Divine Gift of Gratitude, October 2010

8: Never, never, never postpone a prompting. – The Spirit Giveth Life, June 1997

9: Your Heavenly Father loves you—each of you. That love never changes. It is not influenced by your appearance, by your possessions, or by the amount of money you have in your bank account. It is not changed by your talents and abilities. It is simply there. It is there for you when you are sad or happy, discouraged or hopeful. God’s love is there for you whether or not you feel you deserve love. It is simply always there.We Never Walk Alone, October 2013

10: Wonderful, glorious things are in store for you if you will only believe, obey, and endure.Believe, Obey, and Endure, April 2012


11: Only the Master knows the depths of our trials, our pain, and our suffering. He alone offers us eternal peace in times of adversity. He alone touches our tortured souls with His comforting words. – “I Will Not Fail Thee, nor Forsake Thee”,  October 2013

12: The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.Speaking Today, November 2005

13: Faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other.Come unto Him in Prayer and Faith, March 2009

Perhaps the surest test of an individual’s integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect.In Search of an Abundant Life, August 1988

15: Work Will Win When Wishy Washy Wishing Won’t.Seven Steps to Success with Aaronic Priesthood Youth, February 1985

16:  Let us have the courage to defy the consensus, the courage to stand for principle. Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God’s approval.The Call for Courage, April 2004

Remember who you are and what God expects you to become. – A Sacred Trust, April 2016

18:  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. Finding Joy in the Journey, October 2008

19:  Choose your friends with caution. Plan your future with purpose. Frame your life with faith.The Lighthouse of the Lord: A Message to the Youth of the Church, February 2001

20: Men, take care not to make women weep, for God counts their tears.That We May Touch Heaven, October 1990

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