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.

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.

Before the grove became sacred it was Joseph’s darkest place.

The Lord is anxious to lead us to the safety of higher ground, away from the path of physical and spiritual danger. His upward path will require us to climb. My mother used to say to me when I complained that things were hard, 'If you are on the right path, it will always be uphill.' And as the world becomes darker and more dangerous, we must keep climbing. It will be our choice whether or not to move up or to stay where we are.

Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.

Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.

Strong endures; hard shatters.

Always plan ahead… but worry too hard over next year, and you can trip over tomorrow.

A student asked to his master: You teach me fighting but you talk about peace. How do you reconcile the two?
The master replied: It's better to be warrior in garden than to be a gardener in war.

Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.