MONSON_medium“May I share with you a formula that in my judgment will help you and help me to journey well through mortality… First, fill your mind with truth; second, fill your life with service; and third, fill your heart with love.”
– Thomas S. Monson




MONSON_medium“Face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and triumph with humility.”
– Thomas S. Monson




davidomckayDavid O. McKay’s counsel on marriage:

1) Never shout at each other unless the house is on fire

2) Never let your wife’s hand touch a door knob.  Always open the door for her

3) Take your wife out once a week.  Let her count on a date night each week when you will be together to share feelings



Napoleon_Hill_headshot“Riches cannot always be measured in money.  To some, riches can be evaluated only in terms of lasting friendships, happy family relationships, understanding between business associates, or peace of mind measureable only in spiritual values.”
– Napoleon Hill*


MONSON_medium“Although our journey through mortality will at times place us in harm’s way, may I offer you tonight three suggestions which, when observed and followed, will lead us to safety. They are:  1. Study diligently.  2. Pray fervently.  3. Live righteously.  These suggestions are not new; they have been taught and repeated again and again. If we incorporate them into our lives, however, we will have the strength to withstand the adversary. Should we ignore them, we will be opening the door for Satan to have influence and power over us.”
– Thomas S. Monson


564px-Ted_Geisel_NYWTS_2_crop“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
– Dr. Seuss*




Nelson_Mandela-2008_(edit)“There is no passion to be found playing small in setting for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
– Nelson Mandela*





399px-Portrait_Gandhi“Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever.”
– Mahatma Gandhi*





MONSON_medium“The past is behind. Learn from it. The future is ahead. Prepare for it. The present is here. Live it.”
– Thomas S. Monson




To Succeed In Life:

  1. Establish principles to guide your life.
  2. Don’t make exceptions to your standards.
  3. Be loyal.
  4. Live so that the Lord can guide you.
  5. Serve others.
  6. Smile.
  7. Don’t complain.
  8. Always have a Church assignment.
  9. Worship in the temple.
  10. Follow the Savior’s example.

davidomckay“Whate’er thou art, act well thy part.”
– David O. McKay



800px-Zig_Ziglar_at_Get_Motivated_Seminar,_Cow_Palace_2009-3-24_3“You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”
– Zig Ziglar*



382px-Mark_Twain,_Brady-Handy_photo_portrait,_Feb_7,_1871,_cropped“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bow lines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover.”
– Mark Twain*



MONSON_medium“One of the greatest and most valuable lessons we can learn in mortality is that when God speaks and a man obeys, that man will always be right.”
– Thomas S. Monson



oprahwinfrey“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”
– Oprah Winfrey*




Abraham_Lincoln_November_1863“It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
– Abraham Lincoln*




jeffrey-r-holland-large“Live by faith, hold fast to hope, and show compassion to one another.”
– Jeffrey R. Holland




220px-Tenzin_Gyatso_-_Trento_2013_01“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow. So today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.”
– Dalai Lama*




“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
– African Proverb


“Only God can turn a mess into a message, a test into a testimony, a trial into a triumph, a victim into a victory.”
– Unknown


“Work like you don’t need money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one is watching.”
– Randall G. Leighton*


“In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you take, but how many moments took your breath away.”
– Shing Xiong*


“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
– Maya Angelon*


“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”
– Buddha*


“Be grateful for what you have. Work hard for what you don’t have. Stop complaining. Stop wishing. Start working.”
– Unknown