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.

Respect is always a pretense… It begins as a game of pretending, and then as the players come to know each other, it can turn into real respect, or it can remain pretense forever, because nobody is worthy of it.

Pride is characterized by ‘What do I want out of life?’ rather than by ‘What would God have me do with my life?’

brave and foolish are very near to being synonyms

Had agency come to man without the Atonement, it would have been a fatal gift.

worry feels a lot like love, but it’s not the same.

Like Lehi… you don’t chase after your loved ones who feel lost. “You stay where you are and call them. You go to the tree, stay at the tree, keep eating the fruit and, with a smile on your face, continue to beckon to those you love and show by example that eating the fruit is a happy thing!”

It’s the Savior’s work to bring our loved ones back. It’s His work and His timing. It is our work to provide the hope and a heart they can come home to.

Our words are one of our superpowers, and family members are like human blackboards, standing in front of us saying, “Write what you think of me!” These messages, whether intentional or unintentional, should be hopeful and encouraging.

No misfortune is so bad that whining about it won't make it worse.

The only people who think children are carefree are the ones who’ve forgotten their own childhood.