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.

We must reject the idea that every time a laws broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.

Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.

Just because fate has chosen something for you instead of you choosing it for yourself doesn’t mean it has to be bad. Even if it’s something you are sure you would never have chosen in a hundred years.

I love you, dear brothers and sisters, and assure you that wonderful days are ahead

The measure of a man is his ability to navigate to a proper shore during the worst of the storm.

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.

The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.