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.

I think there is pressure on people to turn every negative into a positive, but we should be allowed to say,
“I went through something really strange and awful, and it has altered me forever.”

Everybody has a testing environment. Some people are lucky enough to have a totally separate environment to run production in.

Courage is knowing it might hurt, and doing it anyway. Stupidity is the same. And that's why life is hard.

I used to think I was introverted because I really liked being alone, but it turns out that I just like being at peace, and I am very extroverted around people who bring me peace.

remember that discipleship is not about doing things perfectly; it’s about doing things intentionally.

Every person is defined by the communities she belongs to and the ones she doesn’t belong to. I am this and this and this, but definitely not that and that and that.

In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. And then, in that very moment when I love them… I destroy them. I make it impossible for them to ever hurt me again. I grind them and grind them until they don’t exist.

Knocking him down won the first fight. I wanted to win all the next ones, too. So they’d leave me alone.

What matters most in learning is attitude. The attitude of the teacher.

True friends are those who lift you up when no one else even noticed you were down.