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 same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It's about what you're made of, not the circumstances.

Integrity means that what you thought, what you said, and what you did, are all the same.

If you want real peace in your heart and mind, learn to process and appreciate life as it is, rather than how you thought, expected, or hoped it would be.

I want to call back
the blackberry flowers
that have fallen
though pear blossoms remain

The poet Li Qing-jao knew the pain of regretting words that have already fallen from our lips and can never be called back. But she was wise enough to remember that even though those words are gone, there are still new words waiting to be said, like the pear blossoms.

Success doesn't come from what you do occasionally, but what you do consistently.

Raise your words, not voice.
It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.

Life is like a piano. The white keys are happy days, and the black keys are sad ones. Remember that you need both to make music.

Some people never understand what you bring to the table until they watch you in action at another table.

The only thing you can do about awful people is not be one of them.

Making peace doesn't mean avoiding conflict; it means ending feelings of conflict in our minds and in our hearts so that we can feel inner peace!