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Messages of inspiration from President Monson

Adversity

It is imperative that we recognize that whatever has happened to us has happened to others. They have coped, and so must we. We are not alone. Heavenly Father's help is near. — From General Conference, October 1992

Education

Have discipline in your preparations. Have checkpoints where you can determine if you're on course. Study something you like and which will make it possible for you to support a family. While this counsel would apply almost certainly to young men, it also has relevance to young women. There are situations in life which we cannot predict which will require employable skills. You can't get the jobs of tomorrow until you have the skills of today. — From CES Fireside, Ricks College, Jan. 14, 2001

People walk on theBYU campus to classes during BYU Education Week.   for Church News.    Aug. 22, 2006   Photo By Stuart Johnson
People walk on theBYU campus to classes during BYU Education Week. for Church News. Aug. 22, 2006 Photo By Stuart Johnson Photo: Stuart Johnson/Deseret Morning News

Faith

Noah had the unwavering faith to follow God's commandments. May we ever do likewise. May we remember that the wisdom of God ofttimes appears as foolishness to men; but the greatest lesson we can learn in mortality is that when God speaks and we obey, we will always be right. — General Conference, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002

Give of ourselves

Our opportunities to give of ourselves are indeed limitless, but they are also perishable. There are hearts to gladden. There are kind words to say. There are gifts to be given. There are deeds to be done. There are souls to be saved. — From First Presidency Christmas Devotional, Dec. 3, 2000

Gospel of Jesus Christ

Each one of us has the responsibility to find out for himself or herself that this gospel of Jesus Christ is true. If we study the scriptures and put the teachings to the test, then we shall know of the truthfulness of the doctrine, for this is our promise. — From CES satellite broadcast, Sept. 7, 2003

Honor

Honor is akin to duty. It is an expression of our inner selves, a commitment to do that which is right. We remember the adage: You can't be right by doing wrong, and you can't be wrong by doing right. — From Freedom Festival address, Provo, Utah, June 28, 1998

Parents

You can't look at the hand of a little child, or feel the softness of his or her skin and not believe the spirit in that little body lived before it came to earth and that a great responsibility falls upon the parents to rear that little child. — From Missionary Training Center devotional, June 22, 1999

Prayer

Prayer surely is the passport to spiritual power. You can pray with purpose when you realize who you are and what Heavenly Father wants you to become. — From General Young Women Meeting, March 27, 1999

Single women

Death, divorce and indeed lack of opportunity to marry have in many instances made it necessary for a woman to stand alone. In reality, sisters, she need not stand alone, for a loving Heavenly Father will be by her side to give direction to her life and provide peace and assurance in those quiet moments where loneliness is found and where compassion is needed. — From General Relief Society Meeting Sept. 27, 1997