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 doesn't matter where you came from. All that matters is where you are going.
A modern parable: a little girl comes up to her dad and says that all the other kids she races against have better shoes than she does. The dad asks her if she won the race. She responded with of course I won I’m faster and trained really hard. The dad replies that she doesn’t need the fancy shoes then since she still won the race.
The message to learn from this is that we may not have the best of everything but if we work hard and strive to do our best we can still “win the race.”
The choice isn’t always about what you do… but why you do it
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.