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.

You tried to help the people of the market. You mostly failed. This is life. The longer you live, the more you fail. Failure is the mark of a life well lived. In turn, the only way to live without failure is to be of no use to anyone.

Marriage meant that you had to live with the fact that your spouse’s foibles would rub off on the kids.

A wise man once told me, the only difference between you and God is that you have forgotten you are divine.

She said to him, Depend on me, lean on me, do what I tell you to do, and I’ll make you a great man. You said to him, Stand on your own, make up your own mind, you already are a man, and maybe you’ll make yourself into a great man by and by

If someone knows who he is, really knows, then he doesn’t need to hate.

the two most terrible words in the world are ‘if only.'

It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish

if a man does not properly love and cherish his wife while he’s living with her here, God will not give him the privilege of having her there.

- Joseph Smith

It’s not his servants God is trying to protect with this principle. There is something about murmuring that kills the Spirit of God. It was true of the Israelites. It was true of Laman and Lemuel in the Book of Mormon. You cannot turn against God’s anointed without it grieving the Spirit.

- Joseph Smith

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.