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.

It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.

Just because someone carries it well does not mean it isn’t heavy.

Courage is found in unlikely places.

The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.

Prayer for the Future

May our philosophies keep pace with our technologies. May our compassion keep pace with our powers. And may love, not fear, be the engine of change.

Success is the ability to go
from one failure to another
with no loss of enthusiasm.

Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.

Some men see things as they are and say why ... I dream things that never were and say why not.

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.