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.


For want of a nail the shoe was lost
For want of a shoe the horse was lost
For want of a horse the rider was lost
For want of a rider the message was lost
For want of the message the battle was lost
For want of the battle the war was lost
For want of the war the kingdom was lost
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.


The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.

- Dante Alighieri


The most important step a man can take. It’s not the first one, is it?
It’s the next one. Always the next step, Dalinar.


I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York’s skyline


I’d have no desire to penalize a man because he’s worth only fifteen dollars a week. But I’ll be damned if I can see why a man worth forty must be penalized—and penalized in favor of the one who’s less competent


The temptation for farandola or for man or for star is to stay an immature pleasure-seeker. When we seek our own pleasure as the ultimate good we place ourselves as the center of the universe. A fara or a man or a star has his place in the universe, but nothing created is the center.


But isn’t that the best reason of all? I don’t need a reason to love you. I just do.


'I wish it need not have happened in my time,’ said Frodo.

‘So do I,’ said Gandalf, ‘and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us'


If the infinite had not desired man to be wise, he would not have bestowed upon him the faculty of knowing.

- Manly P. Hall


I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me they are wonderful things for other people to go on.