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.

Don’t be one of the scurrying, struggling ants. Be the shoe.

Good is an infinitely recursive term—it can’t be defined except in terms of itself. Good is good because it’s better than bad, though why it’s better to be good than bad depends on how you define good, and on and on.

There are times when you have to defend yourself or someone else against relentless evil. And some of those times the only defense that has any hope of succeeding is a one-time use of brutal, devastating force. At such times good people act brutally.

My needs are simple and few... Food. Clothing. A comfortable place to sleep. And no idiots.

Kids are difficult. Kids are time-consuming. They're energy-consuming. They make mistakes. They annoy you. They're also the most wonderful thing that will ever happen to you.

I always felt such pity for you humans because you could only think of one thing at a time and your memories were so imperfect and... now I realize that just getting through the day without killing somebody can be an achievement.

It gets to be a habit. Most of us manage to keep our body count quite low. It’s the neighborly way to live.

Satan need not get everyone to be like Cain or Judas, he needs only to get able men to see themselves as sophisticated neutrals.

Knowledge is just opinion that you trust enough to act upon.

The joy of leadership comes from seeing others achieve more than they thought they were capable of.

If you tell what you know, everybody is wiser. If you keep a secret, then everyone is a fool.