Quotes

One of the fondest memories of my Granddad Nelson was trading quotes regularly over email. Sadly I lost the email archive when I went on my mission, but it has continued to be an interest of mine. I hope you enjoy my collection of quotes. A bit of everything from religion to politics to leadership.


What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?


Supervisor to employee: "Don't think of me as the boss. Think of me as a co-worker who's always right."


When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country.

But it, too, seemed immovable.

As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.

And now as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realize: If I had only changed myself first, then by example I would have changed my family.

From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country and, who knows, I may have even changed the world.


Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day.


Strive to be first: first to nod, first to smile, first to compliment, and first to forgive.


Just because someone carries it well does not mean it isn’t heavy.


Kindness is loaning someone your strength instead of reminding them of their weakness.


Taking care of your mental health is so hard because when you need help the most is the hardest time to ask.


I am a Military Brat. My hometown is nowhere... my friends are everywhere. I grew up with the knowledge that home is where the heart and family are... with no dependence on the dwelling.

Mobility is my way of life. Some would wonder about my roots, yet they are as deep and strong as the mighty oak's. I sink them quickly absorbing all an area offers... hopefully giving enrichment in return. Travel has taught me to be open... shaking hands with the universe, I find brotherhood in all men.

Farewells are never easy. Yet, even in sorrow comes strength and ability to face tomorrow with anticipation... if I leave one place feeling that half my world has been left behind, I also know that the other half is still waiting to be with me.

Friendships are formed in hours and kept decades. I will never grow up with someone, but I will mature with many. Be it inevitable that paths part... there is constant hope that they will meet again.

Love of country, respect, and pride fill my being when Old Glory passes in review. As I stand to honor that flag, so also do I stand in honor of all military people, most especially those whose life created mine... my parents. Because of them, I have shared in the rich heritage of military life.


Don't be a part-time Christian, who demands a full-time God.


Chinese word in the book of Mormon for repentance is "change your heart every day" in the bible it is punishment.


What kind of ship are you?

Barge? Need a tug boat to pull you around.
Yacht? Do well but only in good weather and ideal conditions
Rescue Boat? Able to go out in the any conditions even the worst.

Are you ready to be the rescue boat?


There is a very good reason for this sign being here and you standing there reading it.
It is here to keep you busy.
We realize how annoying it can be, just standing around doing nothing, trying to find someone to help you.
So we have this sign here for you to read and hope that by the time you finish, one of our people will have found you.
P.S. If not, please read it again


If you choose not to find joy in the snow, you will have less joy in your life but still the same amount of snow.


Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.