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.

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.

Historically, great progress comes about through bold visions. Only weak leaders make decisions based upon the phrase “Thus it has always been done.”

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

The most important parenting skill is knowing when to exert control and when to let go.

The person with the fewest accomplishments often boasts the loudest.

Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.

Careers, like rockets, don't always take off on schedule. The key is to keep working the engines.

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment.

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.