Quotes

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.


No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.


Every time you get upset at something, ask yourself if you were to die tomorrow, was it worth wasting your time being angry.


If you choose not to find joy in the snow, you will have less joy in your life but still the same amount of snow.


It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.


Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life.


Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.


A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.


The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.


We must love one another and be less judgmental—especially when our expectations are not immediately met.


[I have] observed that some of our most — I’m looking for the right word — vexing problems come from mixing science and politics. What I see happening in connection with the masks that we wear, the inoculations that we receive, is a certain number of people who get their direction on matters of science from political authorities.