Tomas Monson

United States
Born on 21 Aug 1927
Religious Leader / Author


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The future will present insurmountable problems - only when we consider them insurmountable.

Pathways To Perfection: Discourses Of Thomas S. Monson
Any excuse, no matter how valid, only weakens the character.
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.
Ideals are like the stars - you can't touch them with your hands, but by following them you reach your destination.
The most constant thing is change.
Anger does not solve anything; it builds nothing.
Everyone can be discontented if he ignores his blessings and looks only at his burdens.
The good you have done, the kind words you have spoken, the love you have shown to others, can never be fully measured.
Some are young people who don't know who they are, what they can be or even want to be. They are afraid, but they don't know of what. They are angry, but they don't know at whom. They are rejected and they don't know why. All they want is to be somebody.

Pathways To Perfection: Discourses Of Thomas S. Monson
To live greatly, we must develop the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and triumph with humility.
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."