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.

There are only two industries they call their customers users: illegal drugs and software.

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.

A good friend is a connection to life, a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.

If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him.

People rise to the occasion without hesitation when they feel inspired and challenged.

It doesn't matter where you came from. All that matters is where you are going.

A modern parable: a little girl comes up to her dad and says that all the other kids she races against have better shoes than she does. The dad asks her if she won the race. She responded with of course I won I’m faster and trained really hard. The dad replies that she doesn’t need the fancy shoes then since she still won the race.
The message to learn from this is that we may not have the best of everything but if we work hard and strive to do our best we can still “win the race.”

The choice isn’t always about what you do… but why you do it

A punishment is not a true punishment unless you accept it

Being in control wasn’t so much about the power you had, but the power you implied that you had.