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President Thomas S. Monson is a man known for his works — and words.

The 16th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been imparting messages of inspiration to the entire church since first standing at the pulpit as a newly called apostle in October 1963.

President Monson's ability to convey the spirit of his experiences is one of the most enduring characteristics of his church service.

Whether he's drawing inspiration from his time spent in Canada as a mission president, his work as a 22-year-old bishop, his military service or his younger days growing up in Salt Lake City, President Monson always seems to have an experience to share and a principle to teach — something that seems to resonate with members of the faith.

In President Monson's first talk as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve, he told the story of a sister in Quebec, who told him, "President Monson, I may never see the prophet. I may never hear the prophet. But, President, far better, now that I am a member of this church, I can obey the prophet."

In this issue, Mormon Times takes a look back at some of the more memorable words shared by the man who is now called prophet.