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.
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.
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.