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.

'Come, Mr. Frodo!' he cried. 'I can’t carry it for you, but I can carry you and it as well. So up you get! Come on, Mr. Frodo dear! Sam will give you a ride. Just tell him where to go, and he’ll go.'

That man who rises up to condemn others, finding fault with the Church, saying that the leaders are out of the way while he himself is righteous, then know most assuredly that that man is on the high road to apostasy. And if he does not repent, he will apostatize, as surely as God lives.

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,” he used to say. “You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

I have a hundred questions, but I have no doubts

You tried to help the people of the market. You mostly failed. This is life. The longer you live, the more you fail. Failure is the mark of a life well lived. In turn, the only way to live without failure is to be of no use to anyone.

Marriage meant that you had to live with the fact that your spouse’s foibles would rub off on the kids.

A wise man once told me, the only difference between you and God is that you have forgotten you are divine.

She said to him, Depend on me, lean on me, do what I tell you to do, and I’ll make you a great man. You said to him, Stand on your own, make up your own mind, you already are a man, and maybe you’ll make yourself into a great man by and by

If someone knows who he is, really knows, then he doesn’t need to hate.

the two most terrible words in the world are ‘if only.'